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East End Paradise Casita Encanto!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

Spacious Studio casita, King , 1 Bath, sleeps 2 additional on floor cushion

Our Casita is on a 2 acre property nestled by neighboring orange orchards, olive trees and the Los Padres National forest in the beautiful East end of Ojai. With the center of town just minutes away, it is located close to Thacher school, and Meditation Mount. Ideal location for travelers seeking immediate decompression in a provincial style of existence.

Lrg Studio 1bath, fully equipped kitchen. The studio is well appointed and abundant with natural visual beauty. Be prepared to be transformed to a place of serenity. The amenities include luxury bedding and linens and plush spa robes to lounge in while enjoying a cup of morning coffee. As a smoke free and green friendly property, we have also considered all the comforts of home! So pack light. Prepare your meals on the outdoor grill, or well stocked kitchen, after a shopping trip up the road from local growers of fruits, veggies and Olive oil. Toss in some herbs from our garden to complete the meal. The dining patio awaits you! The space is an intimate open floor plan. We have hosted, couples, families with small children, friends, couples with dogs.

This charming Provence inspired property adorns a view of the mountains, gardens, Olive trees, fragrances of lavender, rosemary and orange blossoms when in season and welcoming sounds of flowing fountains. Step out into a serene and private patio set up for time of relaxation, bird gazing and a space to enjoy lounging with a good book. Meandering rock path will lead you to our pool area. The bright stars transforms the patio into a romantic dining area for two or a lively and festive evening with friends and family. Wake up to the sounds of the fountain and calming vistas to refresh the soul.

Whether lounging by the pool after a day of hiking and biking, taking in a nap in the hammock, reading under an Olive tree, or roasting marsh mellows with love ones around a fire pit, our property will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. So if you are ready to escape and to rediscover the simple pleasures of life........let it be here with us a serene Ojai getaway!

We look forward to hosting your visit to Ojai. Please look up our other vrbo 300370 Casita Ojai/ Casita Thacher rental since 2009. Check out our reviews.


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Keywords: Casita, cottage, gardens, orchard

More Details

Maida Interiano
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Maida Interiano

My family and I relocated to So Ca. from Berkeley in search of a new adventure and a place to temporarily hang our hat. Our stint in Ojai was to be a 4 year commitment. We are going on 17 years now. It has been just the absolute perfect place to raise our children and dogs here. When we found this property we immediately fell in love with it.The setting reminded us of our travels through the South of France. It has been a work in progress and a labor of love. Our most fondest memories of our travels abroad were meeting the families who owned farmhouses that we had stayed at. This vacation rental has allowed us to connect with incredibly fascinating people from all over the states and the world. Now we have the opportunity to be the hosts, and we are loving it!! We share our property with 2 dogs, 4 hens, quail, bunnies, squirrels and a multitudes of birds. We have hosted visitors from our other vacation rental vrbo 300370 since 2009 and has been the most rewarding experience for me and my family!

Maida Interiano purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Maida Interiano chose Central Coast California

This property held a strong nostalgic feel to our travels abroad. The absolute visual and spiritual beauty and serenity of the East End was immediately captivating.

What makes this cottage unique

There is an abundance of nature. The colors, the sounds, scents and awe inspiring vistas is all around us. Everyday is a spiritual awakening and an oasis. I sit out most days in the mornings with my cup of coffee to capture the activity of the animals when they arise. As the evening approaches the sounds once again changes. Where we live there are no street lights which gives us on clear evenings the most spectacular view of the stars. My most favorite time of the day is in the evening, especially when the cool breeze fills the night air. Dining outdoors feels like we are on vacation also. We take our dogs on walks along pepper and olive tree lined roads. We also enjoy the hiking trails just up the road. We are fortunate to have neighbors who grow fruits and sell them at fruit stands on location. Freshly picked avocados, oranges, lemons and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the casita. It was very peaceful and low key. Exactly what we were looking for. I invited several friends over for an evening and the first thing they said upon entering the cottage was," Oh how cute!!!" They all said they wanted to live in the cottage. :) The patio and the fire pit was enjoyable as well as the chickens who came over to say "hello".... And the bed was sooooo comfortable! Maida was welcoming and a gracious host...... Ojai is a magical town. We will be back!!
Jan 2013
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East End Paradise Casita Encanto!
average rating of 4.793103 based on 32 reviews

East End Casita - a quiet little paradise

  • 5 of 5

I loved this casita as well as the city of Ojai. The space was comfortable, well appointed for sleeping, cooking, hanging out and very convenient to town. Maida was an attentive hostess, quickly addressing any issues I had and being a good new friend. I hope I can come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in a gorgeous neighborhood not far from town!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the casita farther from the pool and really liked the inside. The king bed and pillows were better than most high end hotels. Note that the drought is still going on so Ojai has water limits and yards are not as green as they used to be. We took our small dog but the yards are not enclosed in back. It would be great if the one we stayed in was blocked from the pool area but we just kept her on a long leash to wander around. There were also 2 adorable cats always sitting outside our back door so best she was on a leash! We walked the neighborhood each day because it was so pretty. The owner is very sweet and gave us tips where to go and left us fresh eggs from her hen. There are a lot of windows which was great for light during the day but some windows did not have shades for sleeping in so you either have to get creative covering them or just bring an eye cover. We sat outside at night after dinner and listened to music and turned the tree lights on which was nice and relaxing, then turned off all lights to try to see the stars. We are already planning to go back to the other casita on the other side of the property which has a less private yard but faces the sunset. I would recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, romantic getaway

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, wonderful owner who made us feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Maida and her Casita Encanto were absolutely wonderful! My husband, dog, and I came to Ojai for a friend's wedding and we had never been to Ojai before.

We are so happy we chose to stay at the Casita! The studio was light, clean, and had more than everything we could need. Maida could not have been more welcoming and even brought us flashlights and coffee during an Ojai spread blackout!

There were plenty of blankets, towels, and even a dog bowl with treats for our pup. We loved hanging by the pool and her property is gorgeous. When we have an excuse to come back to Ojai, we would definitely stay at the Casita Encanto again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful, relaxing and lots of land

  • 5 of 5

this was our first time at this property. we were welcomed by the owner and felt like at home right away. She is so sweet and generous with her property. The room was perfect for us with two small dogs. we will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I came up here for a romantic weekend getaway. It was a great location -- close drive to hikes by the Thatcher school but close enough to bike to town. Maida very lovely -- allowed us to borrow two bikes to ride into town with. She checked in with us often to assure we were okay, and know all the local going-ons (as well as to make sure we grabbed some eggs from her chickens!). She invited us to join her for sunset at Meditation Mount but we ended up staying in for some R&R after a long day out.

The studio was decorate very cute, clean, super comfy bed with all the kitchen amenities we needed. It was a bit cool to hang by the pool but we did jump in once :) Overall a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ojai Cottage Rental Rates

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May 3 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
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May 5 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Housekeeping $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Fall and winter special rates do not apply to Holiday weekends or special events in Ojai.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 king , Queen air mattress for additional 2 sleepers
  • King size bed (1) extremely comfy, Queen size Beds (1) aeobed available upon request, Twin raised fold up sleeping mats, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 5 ft sofa- by removing back cushions it can be a sleeping alternative space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
bicycles helmets/ locks fresh eggs and herbs in garden when available

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