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Love Shack,Cabin, Forest,Mountains,Canyon Stream,Ojala,Ojai

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

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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Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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
  • 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. There is no land line phone. Cell phone reception can be spotty.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Love Shack,Cabin, Forest,Mountains,Canyon Stream,Ojala,Ojai
average rating of 4.9390244 based on 84 reviews

Would come back again and AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

Went with my dear friend for a writing retreat and we had a WONDERFUL time at the Love shack. We went on hikes, cooked in the quaint kitchen, had a fire going every night... As I've said, we'd come back again and again. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had an amazing time at the love shack

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, quaint, comfortable. The nearness to the river was amazing day and night, awaking to the sound of the river and sleeping to it at night. Kitchen is well suited for basic cooking. Excellent romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature lovers dream

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and quaint, the Love Shack offers the serenity I seek in stay aways

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin, owner and community were great!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter adventure in Love Shack

  • 5 of 5

We love it. Thanks so much . Maggie and Ande

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway Close to Home

  • 5 of 5

I'm almost reluctant to write a glowing review for fear that it become so popular I can't rebook. But a good experience deserves to be lauded and this is certainly the case with the Love Shack. The space is perfectly sized for a couple, giving you the chance to stretch out and relax while also not wasting any space at all. The creek adjacent to the house brings a lovely sense of nature into the home and the ceramics throughout the home add a note of memorability. The house was well-stocked with linens and firewood and the hosts are very communicative and leave no question unanswered. This really was one of the easiest vacation rentals ever. The location is just far enough from Ojai to make you feel like you're off the path while close enough to take advantage of restaurants and other sites and attractions--but I'd recommend at least one day on the premises to rest, relax, and maybe cook a meal yourself.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 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


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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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