|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
*Please note that the homeowners live on the property in a separate house and may be present during your stay*
*Great weekly and monthly rates available!*
Escape from the real world and discover your personal 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 in the east end of the Ojai valley and featuring splendid amenities for a memorable vacation, '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 needed 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 glass french 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 completely 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 wonderful vacation rental casita!
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 amphitheatre, 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!
- 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
Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.
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.
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 :)
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.
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! :)
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.
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
Our family of 4 rented this for my 40th birthday weekend. It didn't meet our expectations AT ALL and we left after the 1st night! While the suite is separate from the owner’s home, you don’t feel like you’re private. Their car is parked outside the suite, you walk past their house to get to the pool, and they also use the pool and outdoor shower. While there are 2 jacuzzis, you can only use 1, NOT the one under the stars in the picture because that is their private one. Also note that the suite’s jacuzzi is above-ground and takes all night to heat up. It has a cover, and you are asked to put it back on when you're done (what a pain!). The pool is NOT in-ground even though it looks so on VRBO.com. It's a freezing cold above-ground “pool” with a makeshift platform around it. It is not very big (kind of like a cold, glorified jacuzzi), and it also has a cover that you’re supposed to put on when not swimming (pain!). The kitchen is NOT what I'd call a "complete kitchen." There is a mini-bar fridge and dorm room sized microwave in the 1st sleeping area, and there’s a sink and 2-burner electric hot plate in the kitchen. There is no oven or stove. The swinging bed is large enough for 2 adults, but it was very uncomfortable; we kept rolling into the center of it, and my husband’s back hurt for a week afterwards. There are two sleeping areas, but you have to pay extra for the 2nd one, and it does not have a bathroom. It is in the same building, but you walk outside a few steps and through a locking door to get there. We had our kids in there, and we didn’t feel safe having them separated from us like that. The 2nd area is small and had a VERY noticeable moldy/mildewed smell. My daughter, sensitive to dust and mold, couldn’t breathe well in the morning. It took 2 days of nebulized albuterol to get her back to normal once home. Also, in the 2nd area, there are electrical wires running underneath a rug under the bed which didn’t seem safe to us. The whole “suite” seemed more like a renovated garage, and I wonder if it even meets fire and safety codes for residential living. The suite was dirty, with cobwebs everywhere and a giant spider in the bed! There’s no potable water to drink; the sink water was NASTY! None of us could imagine spending any more time there, so we left early the next morning though we knew we wouldn’t get our money back. The owners *were* nice, and "to each his own," but this place just wasn't as nice as what we were expecting.