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Majestic Views, Beautiful Gardens, Radiant Floor Heat, Jacuzzi & Steam Shower

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Old California Vibe with plenty of Luxury and Sleeping Accommodation for 5

Treat yourself to 300 degree breathtaking mountain views, amazing sunsets, and starry nights - Ojai is a dark sky community!

This beautifully appointed villa is dramatically perched on a an 8 acre bluff overlooking the Ventura riverbed with the most beautiful views in the Ojai Valley!

This true eco-designed villa has beautiful natural finishes throughout, including integral colored plaster walls and radiant heat concrete floors.

The kitchen is professionally styled for those who love to cook.

The shower is luxurious with 4-heads and steam - made for two!

The villa was designed by the owner, a professional landscape designer and has very unique and beautiful gardens.

This special place has been featured on many home and/or garden tours, in magazines and television, and has served as the location for many photo shoots.

Beautiful gardens are set against the backdrop of organic farming.

Dine indoors or al fresco under the vine covered patio arbor with the option of hiring a personal chef to create something wonderful just for you.

Watch shooting stars at night from the cliff-side jacuzzi.

Walk to hiking trails, mountain biking, seasonal swimming holes and horseback riding.

A great hub for Southern California exploring, the villa is:

*a quick 20-minute trip to the beach (including the world famous Rincon point break surf beach and the kid-friendly Bates Beach).

*20 minutes to the quaint hippy beach town of Carpinteria.

*18 minutes to the 101 freeway.

*36 minutes to Santa Barbara.

*25 minutes to upscale Montecito shopping.

*75-120 [traffic] minutes to Los Angeles and LAX.

This property is ideal for your personal retreat or a romantic weekend getaway.

Stay on-property for your entire visit, or drive or ride your bike downtown into the magical hamlet of Ojai, where the iconic film Shangri La was filmed. Currently famous as the idyllic village hideaway for Hollywood insiders and celebs, Ojai has much to explore. 

Downtown restaurants are California cafe casual and offer something for everyone, from authentic burritos to tapas Mediterranean-style, from gourmet deli to LA vegetarian, from homemade pizza to local wine tasting, and four coffeehouses thrown in for good measure.

Natural-foods markets are locally owned, and the picture-perfect Sunday Farmer’s Market is friendly and regionally famous.

Shopping is upscale, with boutiques lining the main drag, and a variety of festivals and events each weekend throughout the year. 

For the outdoor explorer, the surrounding back roads meandering through orange and avocado groves and up into the mountains are breathtaking. Ojai's backdrop is the Los Padres National Forest and endless trails wind through the valley. One of Ojai’s most popular network of trails and seasonal swim holes is a 1/4 mile stroll from Red Tail Ranch and can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or horseback, with trail rides organized through a ranch at the trailhead. 

For the sports enthusiast, Ojai is a nationally famous golf and tennis destination, home to the golf course at The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, and placed second in a national “tennis town” contest due to it’s perfect weather and pristine open tennis courts. In addition, the lovely Lake Casitas is just 5 miles up the road, with the best bass fishing in California , and a local waterpark for the kids.

Shoppers will find a quaint downtown street of locally owned upscale boutiques and art galleries, including an independent toy store and several quality consignment stores for shoppers who love the hunt. And don’t miss locally famous Bart’s Books, an open air mecca for used books and the people who love them.

Historically, Ojai has served as home to global spiritual and artistic leaders such as Krishnamurti, the Theosophists and Beatrice Wood. Currently, scores of healers, bodyworkers and mystics comprise an active healing community. And local art is everywhere, with frequent studio tours available.

Come treat yourself to a truly special place, a wide open space to e-x-h-a-l-e ....

More Details

Kim McLin
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Kim McLin

When I purchased this land in 2000 it was a chemically farmed citrus orchard. I made the three year transition to organic, designed and built the home and the gardens, diversified, and Red Tail Ranch is the culmination of those efforts

And yes - there are beautiful Red Tail Hawks here!

Kim McLin purchased this villa in 2000

Why Kim McLin chose Ojai

If you want to experience living in nature but with ultimate comfort, to 'escape it all' but without giving up anything, then you need to spend some time here at Red Tail Ranch. It is a magical and restorative place, a 9000 year old registered archeological site - a milling site of the Oak Grove Indians - productive - the perfect place for growing things!

What makes this villa unique

The incredible views, the quiet, the darkness, the stars, the history, the energy, the magic!


Ojai Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Four shower heads and steam.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom Suite - 1 queen
    daybeds - 3 single daybeds
  • Queen bedroom suites and 3 daybeds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Majestic Views, Beautiful Gardens, Radiant Floor Heat, Jacuzzi & Steam Shower
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

A spectacular property. Exactly want you want in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

Had a beautiful stay here. I picked this place as a place to propose to my girlfriend and it lived up to the photos in beauty and peacefulness.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely exceeded all expectations. It was an incredibly relaxing and inspiring property. We can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are good but don't quite do the home justice. This property is gorgeous, private and clean. Beautiful rental with open space, gorgeous decorations and the spa/steam shower was a really nice surprise filled with essential oils. We took advantage of the mobile local massage therapist who came to us, Becca (she was incredible), and the personal chef (Robin, delicious) - so it really felt like a true get-a-way. Kim, the owner, was quickly responsive via text in meeting all our needs. Truly an exceptional, peaceful experience and we will be back. Natasha

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful property for a long weekend, and were fortunate to have a small family gathering during our stay. The grounds are immaculate, the air is fresh, and everything was absolutely perfect. Kim is a dream host, easy to talk to, and a wonderfully generous person. I highly recommend staying here, and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Relaxing, Comfortable & Accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

The host, Kim, could not have been more kind, accommodating or helpful during our stay. Her property has impeccable landscaping and views, is beautiful and comfortable, and is tucked away where you can visit for ultimate relaxation. We will be back to visit for years to come!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time....

Location amazing...

Grounds were awesome....

Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Deer Lodge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ojai Valley Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Deer Lodge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ventura Beaches

Walking distance to trailheads from the home and then to the Deer Lodge for drinks, dinner & dancing!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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