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Private Ojai Retreat with Awesome Mountian Views

Bedrooms 5
Space sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

For those who appreciate the casual and laid back Southern California lifestyle, we offer you a private country home nestled in the heart of California's beautiful Ojai Valley.

Experience the paradise of Ojai. Located 90 miles north of Los Angeles, and 35 miles from Santa Barbara, Ojai boasts near perfect year round weather, breath-taking mountain vistas, glorious pink moment sunsets, and a pastoral community of artists, writers, bohemians, mystics and spiritualists. The Ojai Valley has been known the world over as shangri-la for its restorative energy.

For those travelers who prefer private accommodations for family vacations, gatherings, and personal and business retreats, the property awaits you with welcome arms.

This executive residence features five bedrooms, 2 full baths, pool, spa, and over an acre of private landscaped grounds for your serenity and relaxation.

For a weekend, week or extended stay, this comfortable home will be your special place not long forgotten. We look forward to your arrival...

Vacation Rental Amenities:

Peace and quiet. 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, (sleeps 8)

Fully equipped kitchen, towels and linens, washer & dryer.

Private and beautiful grounds. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Pool Courtyard and Spa. Plenty of off street parking. Small dogs welcome. High Speed Internet Access and full Office in upstairs loft. It is the perfect getaway retreat for creative professionals who take working vacations.

Special Note:

We can not accept guests with infants or children under 4 years of age because the pool is not fenced and is accessible from the main living room and master bedroom. We will consider one small dog per family. Cats are not allowed

Activities and Attractions:

Local hiking and biking trails. Golf, horseback riding, and world class spa attractions. Shopping and fine dining 5 minutes away in downtown Ojai. 5 minutes to Lake Casitas, boating and fishing. 20 minutes from Ventura, 30 minutes from Santa Barbara. 1 hour from the amazing Santa Barbara Wine Country for day-trips and tastings.

Ojai features many art, music, storyteller and film festivals throughout the year.

Rental Rates:

$ 600.00 per night (two-night minimum)

$ 3,600.00 per week

$ 6,000.00 per month for multiple month bookings

$250.00 Cleaning fee is additional to the rental fee.

Payment in US Dollars by check, money order or wire transfer

Keywords: Private country house with pool / spa and gorgeous landscaped grounds. Perfect Writer / Artist Retreat. 90 minutes north of LA, and 40 minutes from Santa Barbara. Awesome mountain views.

More Details

Thomson Dawson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Thomson Dawson

I am a brand strategy and creative consultant working everywhere in the world.

I absolutely love living in Ojai! It is paradise! Nothing is better than returning here to the nest from my travels. I am delighted to share this amazing place with travelers from all over the world!

Thomson Dawson purchased this chateau / country house in 1998

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Ojai is all about natural beauty.

From the Pink Moment on the Topa Topa bluffs to the amazing mountain views–everywhere you look it's breathtaking. The property is right next to the trailhead of the Ojai Land Conservatory offering miles of back country hiking, mountain biking.

The property is 5 minutes from beautiful Lake Casitas and 20 minutes from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. There is a large horse ranch across the street. You'll be five minutes from the village center for shopping, great restaurants and art galleries. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is five minutes away offering world class golf and spa accommodations for the most discerning traveler.

In all of the central coast of California, there is nothing that matches the old California charm of Ojai!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful stay here...very comfortable and well appointed. The property is located one block from amazing hiking trails and one mile from the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Ojai is so beautiful! We have booked our Thanskgiving Holiday again...can't wait to come back!
Nov 2014
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Ojai Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , with master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 second floor - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 second level - 1 double
  • King size bed in master bedroom Queen size bed in bedrooms 2 and 3 Futon sleeper in upstairs loft Full Beds in Upstairs Bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Private Ojai Retreat with Awesome Mountian Views
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews
Portola Valley, CA

5 Days in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

Two families stayed here and were thoroughly pleased with the amenities and location of the home. Great shops and restaurants in walking distance. The home is set back some and private. Our children played in the pool in back as well on the grass in front. The town of Ojai is very charming and we look forward to coming back to this home in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Josh... sure appreciate you choosing our place!!!
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The best stay ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend in Ojai! While the NYC was snowed in, we had a chance to live and stay in a paradise. Lovely town, nice boutiques and restaurants, only 20 min drive to the ocean. Thanks to the owner hospitality, we felt very comfortable in the house. Lots of spring flowers, quiet part of Ojai, far away from any noise. It was too cold for a swimming pool, but we had a good use of the hot tub. Definitely will come back next year, but for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our property for your stay! I hope you'll come back to Ojai soon!!!
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LA Area

Lovely place for a romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 days enjoying our stay in this lovely home! Very private and peaceful and very clean!!!!

We enjoyed the grounds, the campfire and amazing hiking trails are a block away. Beautiful surroundings with great Ojai sunsets. We are looking forward to coming back to the house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Sure appreciate you taking the time to share...looking forward to having you back!
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Really Nice Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay here...very comfortable and well appointed. The property is located one block from amazing hiking trails and one mile from the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Ojai is so beautiful! We have booked our Thanksgiving Holiday again...can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Looking forward to having your family back,
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Altadena, CA, USA

Fair home in Ojai

  • 2 of 5

The house is OK and full of surprises. Be aware of the heating pool fee in the contract. (So high we declined it, and did not use the pool. My first surprise) When we arrived to the home, it had a peculiar smell that was not very pleasant. The master bedroom has no curtains in french door leading to the pool area, thus privacy is compromised. (owner was made aware of the issue, but decided to ignore it) The master bedroom bathroom light was nonoperational the first night. (owner was called when we noticed, but it did not get fixed till the following day). The owner is friendly, but obviously decides what to take care of in the property or what not. He kindly gave us citrus fruit form the property, and wood for the fireplace. Shop around. At this price, we expected a better experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been successfully doing the VRBO rental of our property for over two years now. Many of our guests are repeat customers, particularly those who rent for a month or more. This is our first published review. Unfortunately it was not a positive one. Reviews, favorable and otherwise are encouraged. We want our guests to enjoy their stay in our vacation home. Our winter fee to heat the pool is fully noted in our rental agreement sent to our potential guests before they make a decision to choose our property. Whenever a guest lets us know something is not to their satisfaction we do whatever we can as fast as we can to make things right to our guests satisfaction.
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Cleaning Fee $200

I accept checks via mail and wire transfer. 50% non-refundable deposit due on booking confirmation and rental agreement. Balance due 10 days prior to check in date.

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