OJAI ECO-HOME ON 8 ACRES & HOME OF MANO FARM

Kim McLin

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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OJAI ECO-HOME ON 8 ACRES & HOME OF MANO FARM

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
Kim McLin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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Ojai Eco-home On 8 Acres & home of Mano Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Ojai Eco-home On 8 Acres & home of Mano Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424356vb
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Ojai Central Coast California
5

Weekend getaway from LA

  • 5 of 5
I surprised my girlfriend with a weekend getaway, seeking a destination more down-to-earth and different than LA. We hit the jackpot with Red Tail Ranch! My girlfriend was practically in tears upon arrival due of the beauty of the property and surroundings.

The clash between the rustic and modern was met perfectly and we really did not want to leave. The outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the mountain-scape was out of a fantasy, the quaint farm behind the property was charming and a serious photo-op, the back courtyard adorned with flora, a patio, and a fountain was just wonderful.

Kim was very accommodating, gave us excellent recommendations, and she has exquisite taste.

We can't wait to come back one day soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Ojai Central Coast California
San Francisco
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5
Simply perfect. We stayed here for a week in November and it was like living in Eden--flowers out every window, birds singing in the morning, bright sun, fruit trees in the back yard. Pictures do not do it justice; it is actually prettier in person. We were thrilled to arrive at night and see that Kim had left lights on for us and picked fresh flowers to place around the house. The ranch has two halves and I believe at this point you could rent both sides if you have a larger party. We rented half the ranch for the week and had plenty of privacy since they are separated by a breezeway. The decor is warm and inviting, and tastefully done. Kim has lovingly designed the ranch with eco friendly features, such as windows that capture light in the morning but not in the noon day heat. The ranch itself is a little ways outside of Ojai, but that made it all the more quiet and relaxing. There are miles of trails nearby, so it is a fantastic spot for hikers and horse back riders alike.

As if this is not praise enough, I have not yet mentioned that we also held our wedding ceremony here. We felt incredibly lucky to have been able to have the ceremony in the yard with the stunning mountains behind us. Our guests enjoyed the intimate setting (30 people) and our photos by Kelly Brown (and her sister Erin) captured the day perfectly. We had our reception in town at Azu and we loved that too. Any wedding has some stress, but we were able to keep it to a minimum, and a lot of that was due to Kim and Kelly.

One more recommendation--if you are looking to do a trip up the California coast, I encourage staying here and also at the Red Barn Retreat in Little River (right next to Mendocino). These two retreats capture some of the best spots that California has to offer.

Thank you, Kim!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Megan,
Funny & sweet that you are thinking of me now seven months after the fact.
Most people leave here with the spoken intention of writing a review and never do despite how blissed out they seemed??? - so I am very grateful:)
Maybe they want to keep it a secret?!
See you in November for your first anniversary******
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Ojai Central Coast California
Los Angeles
5

Impossible to ever leave this house...

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I wanted a quick getaway and all the hotels were booked in Ojai which in retrospect was a total blessing because we found this house. We never wanted to leave this house, we want to get married on this property, we didn't even want to leave the house to get dinner... it's absolute perfection. It feels like you are in a vineyard in Tuscany or a house in the Mediterranean. The interior design is comforting and stylish. The grounds are stunning with views in every direction. I wish we had time to use the outdoor jacuzzi, next time! It's close to downtown Ojai but just far enough to make it feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. The shower is next level, it has a sauna feature and I took about three showers a day just to experience it. I have no idea how to cook but the kitchen was so epic that I had to do it justice, I even made fresh squeezed orange juice. The owner Kim is the most accommodating and gracious host ever. Can't say enough good things about it. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Ojai Eco-home On 8 Acres & home of Mano Farm
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+1 8056405472
Ojai Central Coast California
Los Angeles, CA
5

A Wonderland Hidden Gem in Ojai

  • 5 of 5
This property is like a Sumerian Paradise; a warm glow of the evening sun shinning on the beautiful garden, the home which seems to be in perfect harmony with nature, and the ever so helpful, cheerful and wonderful property owner adds to the peaceful yet vibrant feeling which overcomes you when you arrive. My wife and I had the pleasure of having our wedding on the property and staying in the home. Which is elegant yet simple, with everything you need to host a wonderful gathering or to laze away your day. Everything was there as described, and additional amenities were provided by the property owner during our Ceremony and Party. Our friends and family still talk to this day about Red Tail Ranch with the fondest memories and with earnest desires to return.
Ojai, is wonderful escape from the busy world, surrounded by hiking trails, wonderful restaurants, yoga studios, farmer's market and curios and quaint shops. All easily accessible by bicycle or car from Red Tail Ranch. We cant wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ojai Eco-home On 8 Acres & home of Mano Farm
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Ojai Central Coast California
Los Angeles
5

After 2 stays here

  • 5 of 5
I've stayed on this property twice over the past 3 years, once for a wedding and then again for a weekend visit.... And I'll be there again! Behind the backyard is a lot of space so you dont see any other homes. Its very quiet except for a few horses that are stabled 1/4 mile away. The hot tub has some stunning views of the mountains and the fruit trees were producing quite a bit of donut peaches when I was there. Ojai tends to be rather expensive though this rental is very reasonable for a luxurious eco stay.
I am a bit dismayed that it is now posted on the web, I was secretly hoping this place would stay under the radar!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ojai Eco-home On 8 Acres & home of Mano Farm
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Ojai Central Coast California
San Diego, CA
5

Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed on this property on more than one occasion. Every time has been wonderful. The landscape is beautiful. Waking up every morning surrounded by exuberant flowers and fresh fruits and veggies growing in every directions is amazing. The house is clean and very well taken care of and the shower....AMAZING! If you like to sing, be sure and belt some tunes while you are enjoying the acoustics. I have not met a rude person on the property. The owner is one of the most caring, lively and accommodating people. The locations is great. Close to everything you may need... bank, grocery, coffee shop, bar. I
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ojai Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Four shower heads and steam.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room Twins - 2 twin/ single , Extra Long Custom Made Twins or Put Together for King
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sun Porch Day Bed - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), single daybed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • festivals
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • kayaking
Notes:
Magic!
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