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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Love Shack,Cabin, Forest,Mountains,Canyon Stream,Ojala,Ojai

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Central Coast California Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The 'Love Shack' is a cozy cottage, rustic and tastefully furnished with the work of local artists. The cabin has many windows with river and canyon views, as well as a wood burning stove and a screened in porch overlooking the stream (a raging river when it rains heavily). Nestled among heritage oaks and sycamores, it is on the grounds of Ojala, an old resort that is now our private retreat.

Enjoy the soothing sound of the flowing river water, canyon breezes, fresh clean air and drinking water from our own mountain spring. Wild yet peaceful, Ojala is surrounded by the mountains of the Los Padres National Forest with superb hiking trail heads adjacent to property.

Located only three miles from Ojai, known for its historic spiritual community, music festival and tennis tournament, restaurants and galleries, and for the 'Pink Moment'. We are close to the Sespe Condor Wilderness, Lake Casitas, the Ocean and Santa Barbara.

The Love Shack is an intimate getaway for those who love simple luxury and want to be in a natural setting.

Wood burning stove in the winter.

Pool in the summer.

Screened in porch overlooking the creek, all year long

Keywords: cabin/cottage

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anna (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Anna

We live in other cabins on the property.

Anna purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Anna chose Central Coast California

Our family compound and personal retreat.

What makes this cottage unique

Ojala is on the edge of Ojai, on the edge of the river bank, on the edge of the Los Padres Forest wilderness, and on the edge of civilization.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Anna & Robert

We are leaving today, regretfully, but with plans to return. This is the perfect weekend vacation for us; we will be back. Listening to the river flowing gladdens my heart; watching the light on the mountains through the upper windows at dusk is a treat beyond compare.

Thankyou for for the lovely bed, beautiful flowers, delightful pottery and all the quaint and intimate touches which make each visitor feel especially loved and prepared for, like precious invited guests.

We look forward to returning soon-

Debby & Tim

[Debby & Tim have returned to the Love Shack over 10 times!]
Oct 2005
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based on 68 traveler reviews

Love Shack,Cabin, Forest,Mountains,Canyon Stream,Ojala,Ojai
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 70 reviews


  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed three nights at the Love Shack celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary and found the Love Shack to be just perfect. It was clean, quiet and so lovely to sit on the screened porch overlooking the creek listening to the running water over the rocks. Enjoyed our stay very much. Sam and Sandy

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin the woods

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for exploring Los Padres national forest and Ojai. Wish we had more time. Was so nice sitting on the porch listening to the stream. The cabin had everything we needed. And we were there during the CA heat wave so the pool was very refreshing.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, breathtaking, perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is bright and filled with the beautiful artwork of Beatrice Wood. We loved our mornings having coffee in the screened in porch. The bed was comfortable. We were lulled to sleep by the sounds of the river and awoken by the chirping of birds. The location was just far enough away from town to feel a world away. We were close to excellent hiking trails. Too cold for more than a dip of our feet in the pool but I bet it is super refreshing in hot days. The kitchen was just the right size for our needs. Ojala in Ojai is just a magical little place. We were lucky to have found it. Don't hesitate to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Cabin in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was all as advertised . . . for us a rustic cabin in paradise. I was reminded of the times I spent with my family in the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State. We awoke every morning to the sound of the flowing stream just outside our window and the songs of birds. The cabin is equipped with basic necessities such as a gas stove, apartment size refrigerator, microwave, cooking accessories and an assortment of utensils. Hot water was always available in the kitchen and bathroom. WIFI was generally adequate. There is a small, rather old TV, but with no cable connection. Instead there is an assortment of VHS tapes and DVDs one could choose from. It didn't matter to us because we seldom watch TV. On one cool morning we started a fire in the wood burning stove that was previously prepared by the host. Within minutes the entire cabin was cozy warm. The Love Shack is about a 5 minute drive into Ojai where one could buy basic food items (there's an organic supermarket). There are also several good restaurants that offer a variety of dishes. Within minutes of the cabin there are several areas where we went trekking. Cozy Dell Trail was our favorite. From its summit, we could look westward and see the sun setting beyond the hills. It looked like a minor version of Machu Pichu in Peru, but without the hundreds of tourists elbowing their way for a vantage spot.

All in all, we had a wonderful stay and hopefully someway we will return.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Shack is a Love Nest

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, romantic getaway. Beautiful surroundings, enclosed porch, lovely decor. Definitely a must! Available, responsive management. We left an article behind, contacted management, they were MOST responsive! Found it and mailed it to us immediately. We are returning soon!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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just perfect

  • 5 of 5

just perfect

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Bird watching, Bike Trail To The Ocean, Trips To The Channel Islands, Packing Trips To The Sespe Hot Springs, Beaches, Spas, Festivals. Excellent hiking with nearby trail heads. 10 minute drive to Lake Casitas and 20 minute drive to ocean beaches


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

7th night is free! No arrivals on Major Holidays, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Central Coast California Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1, Tiny, shower, no tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Basic Kitchen, Light cooking, Wood for the Stove, Air Conditioner, Screened in porch overlooking the creek which flows year round, Unheated spring fed pool, No pets, Self contained, Non-hosted, No parties, No gatherings, One or Two Quiet Adults only please. We have wireless internet available.

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