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2BR 'Casita de Paz' House w/ Outdoor Terrace!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ojai, California

*Great weekly and monthly rates available!*

*Please note that the homeowners live on the property in a separate house and may be present during your stay*

Escape from the real world and discover your very own hidden paradise when you book this eclectic 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental house that comfortably sleeps 4! Situated on 5 acres of magical landscaping with splendid amenities in the east end of the Ojai Valley, 'Casita de Paz' promises a rejuvenating retreat for all!


Your vacation begins the moment you drive up the small private street and through the gate of the lovely home, where you'll be greeted by a multitude of colors and a vast array of vegetation, from succulents over lush trees to vibrant flowers and juicy fruits that can be picked right off the vine, depending on the season. While the exterior features fairytale-like scenery making you feel completely at peace, inside, the casita boasts 1,572 square feet of delicately appointed living space, featuring 2 separate sleeping quarters, each with its own unique style and decor, making this charming abode perfect for 2 couples or smaller families traveling together. While the kids can sleep on the full-sized sofa bed, the heads of the household can sleep in the king-sized round hanging bed in the same living space! Your other travel companions will love sleeping on the queen-sized bed in the other inviting bedroom. The elegant and spacious bungalow also features upscale designer furnishings and all of the modern conveniences expected in a true home away from home. From the comfy couches and the HD TV in the living area providing a place to rest, to the unique and beautifully designed atrium-style kitchenette with french glass doors giving you year-round cooking opportunities in a real garden setting, you'll love every part of this marvelous abode!

Outside, you'll experience complete serenity in the splendor of nature in the hundred-year-old garden with a variety of pines, fruit, and pepper trees, along with beautiful fountains, all surrounding the casita. Look forward to sipping your morning coffee on the outside terrace overlooking the garden. Enjoy incredible mountain and valley views from the property's swim-spa-lap-pool available upon request during the summer, watching breathtaking sunsets, and unwinding under the stars in your private Jacuzzi. Explore the grounds, which are both sacred and quite fun, as they boast many secret destination points, such as a magnificent outdoor amphitheater, ideal for yoga, meditation, dancing, and music, along with the "Stone Peace Chapel," which belongs to the main house, the "Casa De Paz." The "Stone Peace Chapel" is a magnificent venue for small weddings and can even be transformed into an additional bedroom for extra sleeping arrangements. Along with the 'Casita de Paz,' you can also opt to book the adjacent, rustic Cowboy Cabin with an outdoor shower, as well as the Tink Trailer, each able to sleep 2 extra guests. Other optional treats available for your enjoyment include invigorating massage treatments with an on-site massage therapist or a special fairy photo shoot experience by True Essence Photography.


Situated on 5 acres of beautiful landscaping in the peaceful East End of the Ojai Valley, yet amazingly close to many local attractions, you truly get the best of both worlds at this fabulous home! Walk to the Krishnamurti Retreat to connect with the natural beauty of the Ojai Valley or walk along the various pristine hiking trails of the Topa Topa Mountains! From the property, you're also just a quick drive away from Ojai's famed downtown restaurants, unique shops, and art galleries! With such a serene setting and an exciting surrounding area, you're bound to have an unforgettable trip at this splendid vacation rental casita!


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a well-equipped kitchenette, an outdoor terrace, a jacuzzi, a flatscreen HD TV, wireless internet access, a pool available upon request during the summertime, and much more

- Enjoy the spectacular outdoor amenities, including a terrace with 2 sunbeds, a picnic table for 6, a trampoline, an amphitheater, a pool available upon request during the summertime, and more!

- Perfect for spiritual retreats and pure relaxation - Inquire for more details about on-site massage treatments and special fairy photo shoots!

- Incredible location - Situated on 5 acres of mesmerizing landscape and gardens with breathtaking mountain and valley views!

- A video of the property and grounds is available - Inquire for more details!

Bedroom Configuration:

- The Suite (Main Living Space): Round King-sized Floating Bed, Full-sized Sofa Bed

- Red Room: Queen-sized Bed, French-style Daybed


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- Must be at least 30 years old to book

- No parties, events, or large gatherings permitted without prior owner approval

- Long term rentals possible

- This home sleeps up to 6 guests - $50/person/night extra person fee for groups over 4

- Please note that the on-site Cowboy Cabin and Tink Trailer can also be rented along with the Casita for a combined occupancy of 8! Inquire with Evolve for further details

- $75/night Cowboy Cabin

- $75/night Tink Trailer

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Marcus & Eva,

this is Benny, the mushroom haired kid, but I am speaking for everyone in my

family and I think that it is safe to say that we hada VERY good time at the

'Secret Garden'. The environment here is, as my dad said once, "very creative

and unique" (in a really good way). The hanging bed was of utmost comfort,

the jacuzzi and pool were REALLY FUN, the scenery was magnificent (you can

ask my camera), and the dry-riverbed-hiking-trail was completely AMAZING!

My only regret is that we couldn't stay any longer....because if we could than

my life would be heaven-like. Wow, I think that nothing was forgotten in

making this stay perfect/"supa-cool"(says my sister). My family and i had a,

to put it in terms we can all agree on, superfabulousamazing-

amazingawesomely cool time! Sincerely yours, Benny

P.S. I like all the Hindu/Buddhist sculptures etc.
Aug 2009
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Ojai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Round Floating King Bed - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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2BR 'Casita de Paz' House w/ Outdoor Terrace!
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Two teenage sons, husband & I had a relaxing weekend stay at Casa de Paz in Ojai. Private setting, adventuresome decor, quiet & peaceful. Property is lovely and inviting. Didn't want to leave and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Relaxing Mini Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is so peaceful we didn't want to come back, I would write more but it might be booked next time we come back :)

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I loved my week long stay at The Secret Garden Suite.

The Suite itself is whimsical yet extremely comfortable. The 5-acre property, Casa de Paz, is unique and gorgeous. The owners, Eva and Marcus are amazing people and hosts.

I initially reserved The Secret Garden Suite for it’s location-almost on the border of Thacher-my daughter’s school. The experience turned out to be so much more than just convenient and practical. It was magical and probably life changing.

I certainly plan to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Incredibly Beautiful & Peaceful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous retreat this became for me. This property is situated at the base of massive mountains that have absolutely breathtaking views when hiked. After a long day exploring the nearby hikes or walking around the massive bright blue lake, it was absolute heaven to come back to this Ojai Ranch. Whether it was relaxing in one of 3 jacuzzis or enjoying a delicious meal of local produce at one of the many beautiful outdoor structures, we felt totally pampered and like royalty. Every detail from the interior design of the magical bungalow to the flowers growing along the stone path has love and intention. We got to know Marcus and Eva and their beautiful daughter Shanti, and they have such vitality and love. It was a pleasure sharing meals and getting to know them. What beautiful people inside and out, their bright shining light is truly a testament to their sacred land! It is inspiring and full of life here. A perfect place for a getaway. Thank you Eva, Marcus, Shanti, and Yogi the Doggy! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We took three kids and a baby to this magical house. The kids went wild in the nature and they loved circular bed!

The house is in a magical garden where the kids could explore, they fed the horses and got lost.

The studio does have a very unusual & wonderful second bedroom, which Eva actually let us have at no extra cost, which is very kind.

Eva, Marc & Shanti were exceptional hosts, they were relaxed, thoughtful, generous and respectful.

This place is so peaceful and pretty and very eccentric! there is an additional outdoor shower which feels great after a hike, and an additonal outside toilet in a beautiful hut. I loved the reading material in there!

The house is a 5 minute drive into town and two minutes to the hectic, fantastic Bucalli's restaurant an Ojai staple. There are many hikes in the area including a wonderful mountain hike behind the Casa which looks out across all of Ojai Valley.

If you really want the Ojai experience then this is the place for you

We will defintly be going back as soon as we can.

This would also be perfect for a romantic get away, especially as the house has it's own private hot tub!

Please note. The pool is a 'spa' pool and not as big as we had expected. The kids loved it and it was the perfect size for them but not really for a bunch of grownups.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern California

A Magical Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Paz is the treat of a lifetime! My partner and I went for a few days and stayed three weeks! It's like a hidden jewel in a mystical land. We felt like explorers finding a beautiful surprise around every corner. And, the Secret Garden Suite is VERY sexy! There's the king size floating bed and an exquisite soft white fur rug waiting for you after a hot soak under the stars. Eva and Marc are two of the most caring, giving and FUN people that we've ever met. Shanti is their beautiful daughter who calls the horses "my brother and sister." I smile every time I think of them. Everything was perfect and we want to celebrate many anniversaries in this beautiful place. Thank you Eva & Marc. You're amazing.

N & K

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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