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Carolyn Olsen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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

52 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Ojai Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3) 30-day minimum

THE CITY OF OJAI HAS BANNED ALL SHORT TERM RENTALS IN THE CITY OF OJAI! I NOW MUST REQUIRE A 30-DAY MINIMUM STAY - NO EXCEPTIONS!

GUEST CASITA OFFERS:

Plenty of privacy awaits your arrival in your own private retreat in the beautiful Ojai Valley. It is a short walk into the Village for casual and fine dining, coffee houses, wine tasting, parks, live theatre, movie 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 is walking distance.

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, 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.

KITCHEN

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, and toaster oven available, 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.

BEDROOM

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

BATHROOM

The bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination with glass shower doors, sink, toilet, storage, stocked with 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 House with views

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Carolyn Olsen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Central Coast California

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.

Reviews

5
based on 52 traveler reviews

Affordable, Beautifully Decorated Guest House; Walk to Town and Ojai Valley Inn
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Kenora ON Canada
5

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: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, NM
5

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: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful little get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay! The location is perfect.....a short walking distance to restaurants and shops, while also being secluded and quiet. The owner is very hospitable and the casita is very well appointed, with much attention given to the details for maximum comfort and convenience. We definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place, Location, & Ownef

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place, location and owners. Carolyn was very easy and accommodations to work with. Studio is very large and walking distance to everything in Downtown Ojai.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place in Ojai!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage...the property, and especially Stella the poodle! Fabulous guest house with everything you could ask for for a short stay or long. Carolyn the owner was simply the most gracious host. Very private, yet inviting. Easy walk to town or Ojai Spa. We'll never stay anywhere else in Ojai :))

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathryn for your lovely comments. It was a real pleasure having you as guests. I look forward to your return. I know Stella was comforted by your presence while I was away! Thank you for that. Enjoy your summer and please keep in touch. All the best to you and your family.
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Wine tasting; Lake Casitas is 10 minutes away offering fishing, kayaking, and boating

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Rates & Availability

Ojai Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

THE CITY OF OJAI, ON JANUARY 12, 2016, HAS BANNED ALL SHORT TERM RENTALS IN THE CITY OF OJAI. THEREFORE, I HAVE IMPLEMENTED A 30-DAY MINIMUM STAY BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY.

NOTE:

Dates will be blocked and confirmed once deposit is received. Please note there may be multiple inquiries for the same date. Unless a deposit is received, I will not be able to guarantee your dates. Please note, I am booking well in advance of the desired dates because the demand is so high.

Cancellation policy is a full refund is offered if cancelled 90 days prior to arrival date. I recommend the travel cancellation insurance offered by VRBO as it is inexpensive and offers reimbursement if something unforeseen comes up and you need to cancel. If your stay is scheduled for more than two consecutive months, after two months, payment will be due on the 25th of the month for the next month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower combination with sliding glass enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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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