Ojai Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Two-1 Bedroom+ Homes located on this amazing property. Sleeps up to 8 people.
Treat yourself to 300 degree breathtaking mountain views, amazing sunsets, and starry nights.
This amazing home is actually two separate and completely private self-contained wings with private entrances, separated by an indoor/outdoor atrium area. The home is nestled on 8 prime acres on a bluff overlooking the Ventura river bottom and is home to Mano Farm, a 2 acre certified organic working farm.
Rent one 1500 sq. ft. wing with 1 Bedroom/1 Bath and either 1 or 3 daybeds to sleep 3 or 5 depending on the wing or rent both wings to sleep 8 in beds.
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 and/or Garden Tour, in magazines & television, and has served as the location for many photo shoots.
This true eco-home is a passive solar/thermal mass design that runs on solar power and has many high end natural finishes throughout, including mediterranean-inspired integral colored plaster and radiant heat concrete floors. The great room has either a sweet vintage-style kitchen or an amazing professional style kitchen depending on the wing.
The showers are luxurious with 4-heads and steam.
Outdoors, enjoy beautiful landscaping set against the backdrop of a 2 acre certified organic farm. Check-in with your own CSA share & 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.
The cliff-side 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 ....
And in the meantime, let us know if there are any questions we can answer.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- limited accessibility
About Kim McLin
When I purchased this land in 2000, it was a chemically farmed citrus 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.
Kim McLin purchased this chateau / country house in 2000
Why Kim McLin chose Ojai
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.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
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.