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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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:
January 11, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Love Shack,Cabin, Forest,Mountains,Canyon Stream,Ojala,Ojai
average rating of 4.9342103 based on 78 reviews

The quiet rustic cabin alongside the babbling stream is basically the antidote to everything

  • 5 of 5

Provided you remember that the operative word is cosy you will enjoy everything about this place. So sweet. And the surrounding flora so beautiful

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Love Shack was the perfect place to get away and simply relax. The cabin is incredibly cozy and comfortable. Our favorite things were the screen porch and the sound of the creek just a few steps away. We would definitely return! Thank you, Anna!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet, cozy creekside cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Love Shack. It's a perfect place to get away from it all and simply sit on the porch, read or talk, and listen to the relaxing sounds of the burbling creek. Anna was a great host. We would definitely return. Thank you, Anna!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
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. There is no land line phone. Cell phone reception can be spotty.

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