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

73 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Ojai 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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

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 73 traveler reviews

Love Shack,Cabin, Forest,Mountains,Canyon Stream,Ojala,Ojai
average rating of 4.9315066 based on 75 reviews

Simple and blended in with everything.

  • 5 of 5

Much, much better than any hotel room, has everything you need and don't need and more. Very clean, 10 minutes from downtown Ojai. The privacy, relaxing environment, the porch (reading in the AM and watching the moon in the evening), the babbling brook (go down and sit by it for a while) made for a stay you don't often experience when traveling. Perfect for couple bonding. Minor minus, challenging to find at first, better directions needed especially if at night. Make sure you get the gate code too.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful hidden gem that makes you feel like you're home

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning of our communication, it was clear that our stay in Ojala would be very easy and relaxing. We were provided with very clear instructions on how to access the property and what we would be able to expect. The shack itself was small yet spacious all at the same time, and the property at large was very inviting (including a really wonderful freshwater pool). For anyone looking to find a quiet spot away from the craziness of LA or the coast line, this is a perfect spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Magical, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent an enchanting two nights at the Love Shack. It was hot but we took dips in the creek and the pool to cool off. We used the little screened in porch to read and relax. The kitchen is lovely and we cooked all our meals there. The caretaker left us fresh fruit from the orchard which was a very welcoming touch. Don't miss the chance to stay in this magical place! Thanks Anna!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Calm, nature, the love Shack was the perfect home away from home... We look forward to being back, and jump in that perfect pool!

Thank you Carrie and Anna for everything

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Anna's comfortable cabin! We especially enjoyed the spring fed pool, creek, nearby hiking, convenient distance to town, Beatrice Wood artwork, and the excellent communication with Carrie and Anna. We had to move our booking by a day due to a family emergency and they were very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone who prefers a unique place surrounded by nature over a generic motel in town!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 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
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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

Ojai Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
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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Ojai 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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