About the property
- House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
5 B, 3 BA, sleeps 9, four couples and one single
Please contact us by phone or through our website which can be found by name.
A spacious Craftsman farm house, the historic Churchill Residence is located in the east end of the Ojai Valley, a half block from 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 1957.
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. 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 for groups of friends, writers, artists 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. No commercial use allowed including filming and photography.
The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage. The house is over 110 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.
Our calendar is up to date. Please check availability before making your inquiry. Please note: We don't allow parties and events of any kind are prohibited by local ordinance.
Ventura County Business Tax Certificate #8879
Joan Churchill or Alan Barker
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Why Joan Churchill or Alan Barker chose Ojai
Two generations of Churchills have owned this property and we hope many more will follow. We enjoy sharing it and maintaining its historical essence.
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Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A dreamy location and home
What a beautiful and charming home! We enjoyed our three night stay at the Churchill Home basking under the sun near the pool and relaxing with morning coffee on the porch. Quiet, well maintained home with beautiful yard. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Amazing and relaxing home
I can't say enough nice things about this home. I can't wait to go back and visit again. It honestly felt like I was staying in my own (dream) home. The grounds were stunning. The kitchen amazing. The rooms cozy and classic. Not a single bad thing to say.
Beauty Beauty Everywhere
This place is one of my happy places - we've been coming here for years and hope to forever more. Simple and deep beauty, easy for a relaxing wonderful weekend every time. From big meals eaten on the front porch watching the sunset to soaking in the hot tub looking at the stars, this place is the best. Highly highly recommend.
Ojai at its best!
Wonderful....All was perfect!
What an exceptional place, There's nothing else like it
Located in the east end of the Ojai valley a few miles from the town of Ojai this is a very special place. Completely quiet and at night there are no distracting lights and you can see the stars. The kitchen is a gourmet cook's dream. Our party of six could all work in the kitchen at the same time. Every part of the house and grounds is impeccable. Believe me, between the beautiful house, the library, the extensive porches front and back, the pool and hot tub, and not to mention the hammocks and the outdoor shower, you’re in paradise. It’s short drive into town, but I can’t imagine why anyone would want to go anywhere once they’re here.
Beautiful silent yoga retreat
What a special property! The energy of the house supported our retreat and our silence. the living room worked perfectly for our asanas. The front porch was heaven and the Cedars, the pool, the outdoor shower - all of it was beautiful and serene. Thank you for the care you give the house to make it so welcoming, and for all of the information about the house, walks, etc. that made our arrival and stay easy. We truly appreciated it!
Ojai's Sunday morning farmer's market is a real treat. Don't miss Bart's Books. Many great hiking trails nearby, check out the AllTrails app.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
3-Day minimum on holiday weekends. Ask owner about weekly discount.