Treat yourself to breathtaking mountain views, pink moment sunsets, and tranquility.
This amazing 1500sf, 1 Bedroom/1 Bath country home is one of two homes on 8+ prime acres nestled in Ojai, California, nicknamed the Shangri-La of Southern California. The indoor-outdoor home was designed by the owner, a professional landscape designer, with a high-use yet low-maintenance mentality and has beautiful, user-friendly elements.
This special home has been featured in every Ojai Home & Garden Tour, in magazines & television, and has served as the location for many photo shoots.
With 300-degree open mountain views, this true eco-home runs on solar power and sleeps 2+ in 1 bedroom with a queen bed on an eco mattress in a pretty, airy bedroom. The great room has a vintage-style kitchen, a gas-ignited wood-burning fireplace, wifi and cable tv. The shower for two is luxurious with 4-heads and a steam sauna. High end natural finishes throughout, including mediterranean-inspired integral colored plaster and modern radiant heat concrete floors.
Outdoors, enjoy beautiful landscaping set against the backdrop of a 2 acre certified organic farm and CSA (community supported agriculture). Leave with your own CSA share on sundays. Check out www.manofarm.org for more about Mano Farm.
Dine indoors or al fresco under the wisteria covered patio arbor with the option of hiring the personal chef across the street to create something wonderful just for you with farm fresh produce.
Just past the fountain with lily pads and singing frogs (!), through rustic wooden doors, you’ll find a cliff-side jacuzzi with an outdoor shower and beautiful sunset views. The jacuzzi is private but shared amongst both homes.
Walk to hiking trails, mountain biking, seasonal swimming holes and horseback riding.
A great hub for Southern California exploring, the home is
*a quick 20-minute trip to the beach (including the world famous Rincon point break surf beach and the kid-friendly Bates Beach)
*20 minutes to the quaint hippy beach town of Carpinteria
*18 minutes to the 101 freeway
*36 minutes to Santa Barbara and SBO
*25 minutes to upscale Montecito shopping
*75-120 [traffic] minutes to Los Angeles and LAX
This property is ideal for your personal retreat or for a romantic weekend getaway!
Stay on-property for your entire visit, or drive or ride your bike downtown into the magical hamlet of Ojai, where the iconic film Shangri La was filmed. Currently famous as the idyllic village hideaway for Hollywood insiders and celebs, Ojai has much to explore.
Downtown restaurants are California cafe casual and offer something for everyone, from authentic burritos to tapas Mediterranean-style, from gourmet deli to LA vegetarian, from homemade pizza to local wine tasting, and four coffeehouses thrown in for good measure. Natural-foods markets are locally owned, and the picture-perfect Sunday Farmer’s Market is friendly and regionally famous. Shopping is upscale, with boutiques lining the main drag, and summer festivals and outdoor markets spread out through the downtown park and playground each weekend throughout the summer.
For the outdoor explorer, the surrounding back roads through orange and avocado groves and up into the mountains are breathtaking, and endless trails wind through live oaks, expansive views, hot springs and seasonal swim holes. One of Ojai’s most popular network of trails and seasonal swim holes is a 1/4 mile stroll from your home headquarters, and can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or horseback, with trail rides organized through a ranch at the trailhead.
For the sports enthusiast, Ojai is a nationally famous golf and tennis destination, home to the golf course at The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, and placed second in a national “tennis town” contest due to it’s perfect weather and pristine open tennis courts. In addition, the lovely Lake Casitas is just 5 miles up the road, with the best bass fishing in California , and a local waterpark for the kids.
Shoppers will find a quaint downtown street of locally owned upscale boutiques and art galleries, including an independent toy store and several quality consignment stores for shoppers who love the hunt. And don’t miss locally fairly famous Bart’s Books, an open air mecca for used books and the people who love them.
Historically, Ojai has served as home to global spiritual and artistic leaders such as Krishnamurti, the Theosophists and Beatrice Wood. Currently, scores of healers, bodyworkers and mystics comprise an active healing community. And local art is everywhere, with frequent studio tours available.
Come treat yourself to a truly unique holiday, a wide open space to e-x-h-a-l-e ....
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When I purchased this land in 2000, it was a chemically farmed citrus and avocado orchard. I made the three year transition to organic, designed and built a green home, diversified, and the culmination of those efforts are a small and wonderful community we now call Red Tail Ranch complete with an organic farm (Mano Farm) and CSA.
If you want to experience living in nature but with all the amenities of a modern home, to 'escape it all' but without giving up anything, then you need to spend some time here at Red Tail Ranch. it is a magical and restorative place and we seek like minded people to enjoy all that it and Ojai has to offer.
The view, the serenity, the acreage, and the peacefulness that cannot happen at a hotel or high end resort is why people rent private homes in Ojai. Imagine the quiet of a remote cabin, but with all modern amenities and a short walk or drive into 'civilization' in the quaint form of Ojai, CA, a town of less than 10,000.
This property was an Oak Grove Indian milling site 9 to 10,000 years ago and features a working certified organic farm and CSA on 2 of the 8 acres.
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