SPACIOUS CRAFTSMAN FARMHOUSE IN OJAI VALLEY

Joan Churchill

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPACIOUS CRAFTSMAN FARMHOUSE IN OJAI VALLEY

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5 B, 3 BA, sleeps 9, four couples and one single

A spacious Craftsman farm house, the Churchill Residence is located in the east end of the Ojai Valley, a half block from The Thacher School and the Krishnamurti Foundation. Originally part of the historic Pierpont property, the 4000 sq. ft. house was designed and built in 1905 for Civil War veteran General Charles G. Penney. The second owner of the house was Dr. Guido Ferrando who along with Aldous Huxley, and J. Krishnamurti founded the Besant Hill School (formerly Happy Valley School). The residence has been owned by the Churchill family since 1955.

A short drive from Ojai Town Center, the residence is set back one-tenth of a mile from Thacher Road. Amid orange and avocado orchards, the location is private and serene. Beautifully landscaped grounds compliment mountain and valley views from verandas on the front and back of the house. The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage.

A peaceful, rural retreat: The Churchill Residence is popular with friend's groups, writer's groups, and Thacher families. It's secluded and peaceful, a great place to have a family reunion, catch up with friends, read, think, create. There are many cultural events in Ojai throughout the year. Don't miss the Sunday Farmer's market and Bart's Books.

Restrictions: We do not allow parties, receptions, etc. with more guests than are staying in the house.

The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage. The house is over 100 years old and has not been child proofed. An infant under crawling age may be accepted by special arrangement. You will be required to bring bed and bedding for the infant. We require a liability release at the time of the reservation.

The house is not available for any commercial use including filming and photography.

Our calendar is up to date. Please check availability before making your inquiry. With respect, we no longer respond to inquiries for dates that are booked in the calendar.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our 3 days here were not enough. My son was married at Twin Peaks Ranch on the 15th so we were very busy with wedding activities and could take full advantage of the beautiful grounds and orchards. We all loved this wonderful gracious house and spending time on the verandas just enjoying the spectacular scenery around us (and the flowers). It was so relaxing and calming."
May 2010
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Joan Churchill

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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
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Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230749
(310) 828-1613
Ojai Central Coast California
Portland
5

IDYLLIC RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Came here for a calm and peaceful bachelorette weekend and was blown away by the home. The property is stunning, the home is wonderful, and the pool is fantastic. We were amazed by the amenities included, the kitchen, movies, towels, BBQ, etc. It was the perfect relaxing weekend retreat. Would DEFINITELY recommend!! Can't wait to return one day.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230749
(310) 828-1613
Ojai Central Coast California
5

"UN PETIT BOUT DE PARADIS" ( A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE)

"Un petit bout de Paradis" ( A little piece of paradise)
  • 5 of 5
We've been many times in Ojai, in this magical house, and knowing that we are going back brings peace and joy in my heart The place is marvellous, welcoming charming. On one hand, you feel comfortable, at home, like you've been there earlier in your life...and at the same time the home is full of memories, objects, movies, secret garden's places from other times and people...that your imagination can only go on a wild romantic ride... a treasure. Thanks to the owners who take such a loving care of it and let us share it with them.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230749
(310) 828-1613
Ojai Central Coast California
5

CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK

Can't wait to go back
  • 5 of 5
I absolutely loved our stay at the Churchill house! I planned a weekend away for my 30th with some girlfriends and it was total bliss. The house is large with lots of character. The kitchen is amazing and we cooked and enjoyed the porch all weekend long. All the rooms were spacious and we had plenty of space for the 9 of us. We only went into town one afternoon and the rest of the time enjoyed the pool, hot tub and the grounds. Added bonus was the amazing orange blossoms in bloom. It was quite a magical getaway and can't wait to enjoy the Churchill's hospitality again!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230749
(310) 828-1613
Ojai Central Coast California
Champaign, Il
5

TURN OF THE CENTURY EXCELLENCE

  • 5 of 5
We-five adults stayed at the Churchill house for a week this summer. It was a wonderfully rich experience. Apart from the comfortable bedrooms-great linens--we enjoyed the carpets, the old family photographs and some lovely old books in the considerable library. Above all, we loved all our dinners on the porch with the sun setting in the evenings over the mountains-a view that we are convinced cannot be found elsewhere in Ojai. We will return. Thank you to Joan Churchill for maintaining the house in a manner that felt like home to us.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230749
(310) 828-1613
Ojai Central Coast California
Champaign, Il
5

TURN OF THE CENTURY EXCELLENCE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five adults-coming in from different parts of the world-were looking for the perfect place to relax and spend some time together. We could not have chosen a better place than Ojai and a better house than the Churchill house which is part of Ojai history. The house itself is lovely--beautiful carpets, wonderful linens, family photographs on the walls, and a rich library which includes some very interesting old books. The grounds, with many sitting areas, invites you to spend much time outside. What we enjoyed most, however, were our dinners on the porch watching the sun go down over the mountains providing us with what we were convinced were quite the best views in Ojai. We do look forward to returning to the Churchill house many times in the future. And, I might mention, we spotted a bear in the orange groves right by the house!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The house is in Los Padres National Forrest.  We see all sorts of wildlife especially in the summer months .  Right now there is a family of Red Tailed Hawks nesting in one of our pine trees. They return each year to our property.

Deer, rabbits, squirrels, and wild turkey are common.  White owls, coyotes, bobcats, raccoon and black bear are sometimes seen or heard.  Bear are very rarely sighted as they are quite shy.  Gopher snakes are common and there has been the rare rattle snake.

If the idea of encountering wildlife gives you anxiety, our house and for that matter rural California is not for you!  This is one of the reasons we feel the property is unsuitable for children.  That said, in the 55+ years our family has owned the house no one has been injured by wildlife.
business
Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230749
(310) 828-1613
Ojai Central Coast California
5

GORGEOUS AND RELAXING FARMHOUSE RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here for the weekend with several girlfriends and had a fantastic time. The house is beautiful, charming, clean, and well-maintained, and the pool and hottub were both a God-send. The porches look like they were taken out of a magazine. The owners and caretaker were easy to communicate with and helped facilitate a seamless transaction, even when my check was stolen out of the mail. I would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend this house if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing weekend.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

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Car: necessary

Ojai's Sunday morning farmer's market is a real treat. Don't miss Bart's Books.

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Ojai House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year-round
Mar 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
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$3,800
 
Notes: See tax and cleaning fees below.    

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning USD125

Notes

  • A 10% fee will be added to cover hotel tax
  • New rates for 2014
    $625.00 per night, $3,800.00 per week.
    Discounts for longer stays.
    $125.00 Cleaning Fee
    $500.00 refundable damage/cleaning deposit.  
    Two-night minimum.  Three-night minimum on holiday weekends.  
    Taxes: A 10% fee will be added to cover hotel tax expense.
    Credit cards accepted via PayPal with 3% fee

Amenities

Ojai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Outdoor shower with hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeping Porch
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: