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Affordable, Beautifully Decorated Guest House; Walk to Town and Ojai Valley Inn

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Plenty of privacy awaits your arrival in your own private retreat in the beautiful Ojai Valley. It is a short walk to the Village for casual and fine dining, coffee houses, wine tasting, parks, live theatre, and more. A short walk in the other direction leads you down the walking/biking path to the exquisite Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Suzanne's Cuisine and Nocciola Restaurants are two blocks away.

LIVING AREA (separate room with door between bedroom)

All the comforts of home in this Spanish-style 'casita', complete with Italian tile and professionally decorated with comfort in mind. The living room features a large picture window offering spectacular views of the tree-lined property, and the Topa Topa mountains, featuring the popular 'pink moment' sunset. There is a flat screen TV in the living room and bedroom; DVD player with a DVD library, full cable with On Demand Movies, HBO and Showtime, Bose CD player with music and an extensive reading library.


A fully stocked kitchen provides everything you will need for light meal preparation during your stay. There is a two burner gas cooktop; Subzero apartment size refrigerator with small freezer area, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, etc. Enjoy your favorite refreshments at the end of the day on your private patio with comfortable seating and beautiful views.


The bedroom has a very comfortable queen sized bed, lots of windows; high quality linens and towels are provided for your use. There is a small closet and dresser for your clothes.


The bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination with glass shower doors, sink, toilet, storage, stocked with hair dryer, and many extras in case you forget something.

If there is something else you need, just ask. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and comfort.

Exquisite, comfortable and convenient with all the making for the perfect vacation stay -- at a fraction of the cost of a hotel.

Keywords: Private Guest Casita with views

More Details

Carolyn Olsen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Carolyn Olsen

We purchased this property after visiting Ojai many times over the years. We decided to relocate out of Los Angeles. We have thoroughly enjoyed the Ojai Valley with all the friendly people, including tourists and locals. We enjoy long walks, wine tasting, tennis, swimming and dining with good friends.

Carolyn Olsen purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Carolyn Olsen chose Ojai

We often vacationed in Ojai We saw this property and fell in love with it. It is a little piece of paradise yet a short walk to town and the Ojai Valley Inn.


Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower combination with sliding glass enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

a beautiful and peaceful casita

  • 5 of 5

Ojai is a wonderful spot in central coastal California. Carolyn,the owner, is very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable. Our 30 day stay flew by and we look forward to visiting again next year. Missing the beautiful views and bird sounds of the sublime casita!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Carolyn's casita was perfect. Peace and quiet. A few blocks from the center of town - many fine places to eat, shop, etc.

Her photos showed us exactly what to expect - a private, comfortable, sunny cottage with a swimming pool, hidden behind her home and surrounded by gardens and lounging areas. What is not visible in the photos is her attention to detail. High end cookware and appliances, plenty of bed pillows to choose from, hangers in the closet along with iron, board, and drying rack, more than enough towels and blankets, books galore. The casita comes with everything you need, from coffee and milk and cookies, to toothpicks and office supplies.

Carolyn is a gem - welcoming and thoughtful, intelligent and generous. We will always remember our idyllic weeks living in her guest house. Thank you, Carolyn!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonds, WA

Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This guest house is ideal for two people. We stayed for a month and enjoyed our stay, including the friendly owner Carolyn who attended to every request without being intrusive, her lovely poodle, and the weekly cleaning service. The kitchenette and fridge are small but workable, but all other aspects of the cottage are outstanding. The TV and Wifi always worked, and there is dedicated off-street parking and a lovely outdoor dining area with views of the Topa Topa. The bed is comfortable and there are plenty of pillows, sheets and towels. If you love to read, the book collection is one of the best I've seen in a rental cottage. From this cottage, you can take your daily walks throughout the Arbolada or stroll to downtown Ojai. We highly recommend this Ojai cottage and would not hesitate to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kenora ON Canada

A Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Ojai and were thrilled with Carolyn's rental cottage. Not only was it quiet and private, but the 1 acre property was lush, with views to the mountains which border the Ojai Valley. As other guest have noted, the photos on the website do not actually do this cottage justice. It is perfect for two people. Carolyn affords her guests total privacy, briefly "touching base" periodically to make sure everything is OK and to offer advise for dining and sight seeing. I cannot imagine an rental better suited for a couple visiting Ojai.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Lovely Casita!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Guest Casita. The Casita was comfortably relaxing and beautifully decorated fitting our needs perfectly. We especially enjoyed the magnificent view of the mountains, listening to music and reading books from the impressive library provided by Carolyn (loved our daily visits from Stella too!). We also appreciated the quietness of the surrounding area yet close proximity to town - walking distance to great restaurants, shops and Ojai Valley Inn. Carolyn was very accommodating while being respectful of our privacy. This lovely Casita is a great place to stay while visiting Ojai! We plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, NM

Great location, very welcoming host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great six night stay at the Guest House. Our host Carolyn was very warm and checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. This is a beautiful property in a fantastic location. Thank you Carolyn for the wonderful, relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
LAX; Bob Hope and Santa Barbara airports a
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Ventura
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Ventura; Oxnard; Carpenteria

Wine tasting; seasonal concerts at Libbey Bowl within walking distance, two of the finest restaurants are 2 blocks away, Suzanne's Cuisine and Nocciola; bicycle rentals; hiking. There is always something happening in Ojai.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500



Dates will be blocked and confirmed once payment is received.

Cancellation policy is a full refund (100%) is offered if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date; fifty percent (50%) refund if canceled within 30 days prior to arrival date. I recommend travel cancellation insurance in the event something unforeseen comes up and you need to cancel.

If you are interested in a longer stay (more than 30 days, please speak with me directly to discuss the terms and your required dates.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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