Whether your music be the timeless songs of crickets and birds, or a favorite tune wafting from any of twenty-four high end speakers throughout, or a choice melody played live in the rich tones of a 1917 Steinway piano, and with window views to two tiled courtyards with tiered fountains, the beckoning pool & spa, a spacious green yard with citrus trees, roses, fragrant vines, colorful flower beds, Apache onyx boulders, stone benches to meditate by the cascading serenity of the water garden, with its live goldfish and charming teak footbridge, and capped by stunning views of the mountains beyond, Ocotillo Oasis presents a soothing feast for the senses and captivates with a healing calm for the soul.
Not just another vacation rental, Ocotillo Oasis offers the warmth and welcome of a true home, with a skillful blend of old Hollywood glamour and state of the art amenities. A picturesque desert garden of ocotillo, rock, assorted cactus, and native vegetation will greet you as you enter the circular drive outside this walled compound, its four gated passes betraying barely a hint of the pleasures hidden beyond the periphery of this 1933 Spanish style gem. Through one gate (all gates and doors personally coded for you, forget about lost keys or lock-outs), a cobblestone path leads you through a lush landscape of vines, herbs, flowers and trees, where you might linger on a bench, relaxing to the gentle trickle of a fountain, or the soft coo of a dove. When you reach the tiled forecourt, you find to one side the wide double gates, convenient when entertaining larger numbers, or accepting over-sized deliveries, and opposite these a front door, simple and without expectation, until you open it to be lured, in an instant, deeper into this sanctuary and further from the worries and obligations that so often weigh on, distract from, or interrupt what should be our journey of pleasure, beauty and discovery.
Here you will begin to recharge that wonder. From the handcrafted Oriental rugs on tile floors, to century old images in paintings and photographs adorning the walls, a collection of early electric clocks by Telechron, masters of design and engineering, and all basking in the glow of vintage art deco light fixtures of unparalleled elegance, these are the details that breathe magic back to the imagination.
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For over thirty years, owner Ralph Morrison has worked in Los Angeles as a musician, both in live performance, and on studio recordings for commercials, television, hundreds of major motion pictures, and on albums for Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Diane Schuur, Queen Latifah, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Sheryl Crow, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr., Seal, Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, KD Lang, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Chick Corea, Barry White, Mariah Carey, Leo Kottke, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, System of a Down, Counting Crows, Natalie Merchant, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble, Johnny Mathis, Gwen Stefani, Aaron Neville, Tina Turner, Lea Salonga, Christopher Cross, Marc Anthony, Wilson Phillips, 10,000 Maniacs, David Benoit, Fiona Apple, Ottmar Liebert, James Darren, Pussycat Dolls, Peter Gabriel, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, and many, many others. Painted as the far right panel of Kent Twitchell’s 'Harbor Freeway Overture' mural, his eighty-foot portrait has stood, since 1992, over the Harbor Freeway at 8th street, in downtown Los Angeles.