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Eco Modern Farmhouse With Amazing Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

my summary

3 Beds, 2 Baths Sleeps 4 - 5 MAXIMUM-including children. No pets allowed. House is NOT child proof. Not suitable for children under 8 years. Property is not available for wedding location. Special Events with 10 or more people requires owner approval and may require an additional fee.

Sparkling Fountain Spa overlooking Topa Topa Mountains.

4.5 Acres of breathtaking views

Over 500 organically grown citrus and fruit trees

Outdoor dining, outdoor fireplace, outdoor living spaces with over 1 acre of native lawns

The outdoor experience

Located within beautiful citrus orchards filled with a variety of fruit trees and surrounded with amazing views of the Ojai Valley and the famous Ojai Pink Moment Sunset. This home offers spectacular gardens on 4.5 acres with breathtaking views that afford the luxury and serenity of a Tuscan holiday. Get up each morning and walk the quite paths and rest among the many magical sitting areas. Steps from hiking trails and horseback riding. The landscape was designed by a professional landscape designer who owns and built the home and the lighting, outdoor music, water features, vintage furniture, salt water Jacuzzi and bountiful fruits and citrus are here for your enjoyment. The botanical gardens are filled with a rainbow of colorful succulents and rare plants and flowers. Beautiful patios offer plenty of outdoor entertaining with fireplace, BBQ & alfresco dinning. The outdoor fireplace nestled in a living room setting with outdoor couches; dinning table to accommodate 25 people with piped in music is the perfect spot for sunset and moon gazing and intimate dinner parties. The oval blue stone dining table can seat the entire family comfortably and catering is available upon request.

The Indoor Experience

This newly built home has all the charm of a country farmhouse yet designed with modern simplicity. 5 minutes from downtown Ojai. This splendid retreat was designed to feel like the outdoors and the indoors are one with complete seclusion from the outside world. The kitchen has vintage refurbished appliances and opens to the living rooms high pitched ceiling with every wall a glass window or floor to ceiling glass doors. When these walls open up to the outdoors you feel like you are living in an oasis.

Every room in this home is designed with the most minute details, from custom furniture, antique pottery and vintage western art, colored concrete radiated heated floors, concrete counters and bathrooms with custom concrete showers with rain shower heads. The master bathroom has a claw foot bathtub with vintage lights and pull chain toilet and towel warmer bar.

The living room and sitting room both have a 52' flat screen TV with cable and Apple iTunes. The whole house is wireless and there is a mounted computer on the wall of the kitchen for your use. There is a printer as well in the master bedroom's office area, along with a vintage desk.

Two cozy loft bedrooms that kids and adults love to be in. It brings you back to your childhood times. One has a twin bed and the other is a full. These rooms have the most amazing views of the mountains and gardens. All the beds thru out the home are Tempur-Pedic and have beautiful high-end linens.

The Designer/Artist

The home owner and a well known Ojai architect designed the home.

This home was built green and every inch of the home is used. The owner wanted a home that wouldn't waste energy or create a negative footprint.


A salt water 10 person Jacuzzi with pool towels, spa robes, outdoor fireplace furnished with firewood, state of the art stainless steel BBQ with farm outdoor sink, outdoor living room that will accommodate 25 people comfortably, water features, 150 citrus trees, 150 pomegranates, 150 raspberries and black berries, plum, peach, fig and jujube trees, espaliered apple fences with raised bed vegetable gardens, kumquat hedges and much more.

Chef's dream kitchen with two refurbished 1930's Chamber ovens, double wide vintage refurbished Kelvinator side by side refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, Vietri Italian dishes with state of the art cooking gadgets and utensils. Radiated heated floors, central heating and central air conditioning, state of the art ceiling and wall fans, wireless, cable with HBO, concrete counter that seats 6, custom furniture, colored concrete floors with vintage rugs.

Concierge Services available:

In House Massage and Spa treatments

Catering available upon request

Private Yoga

Please note: Several guest reviews include comments about the guest house. This was a converted cargo container and has since been removed from the property. The bed, bath and sleeping accommodations have been updated in the listing to reflect this change.

More Details

Carla Melson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Carla Melson

I fell in love with this little town of Ojai 12 years ago when I needed to get out of the city. I had lived in Los Angels for 15 years and had a 9 year-old daughter that I felt needed to finish growing up in a small town. I had grown up in small towns in Texas and knew the benefits.

Carla Melson purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Carla Melson chose Central Coast California

I have been in the landscaping business for 35 years and found this piece of property that had views to die for. It was absolutely the perfect canvas to build my dream home and never run out of space to create rooms of gardens.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Offering breathtaking views that afford the luxury and serenity of a Tuscan holiday. Steps from hiking trails and horseback riding. Beautiful citrus and fruit tree orchards.

So private that you feel in complete seclusion from the outside world.


Ojai Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bed - 1 king
    Double Bed - 1 double
    Twin Bed - 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Eco Modern Farmhouse With Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I would have to agree with all of the above reviews. The property is amazing. This was my first time to the area and my girlfriends and I planned a few activities off of the property. Since, the property itself is a destination, we should have planned to spend our 5 days just at the property or extended our stay. One treat that I loved was the large juicer and sink placed right outside the kitchen door. It was so easy to make fresh juice every day and there was virtually no clean up.

Accessibility to trails was great. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Italy in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two adult kids (and girlfriend of one) had an absolutely fantastic time at Blue Heron. Such a beautiful place, inside and out. So artful, with such care devoted to every detail. And so comfortable and intimate. A true delight on all accounts. We spent five nights there, the views are spectacular, you will feel like you're in an Italian villa. Picking oranges in the morning, collecting fresh eggs and sipping delicious coffee. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous well kept property with beautiful citrus trees and gardens! We chose to cook all of our meals at home simply because of our access to fresh herbs along with a very well equipped kitchen. I would definitely return! You will love this very unique home!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a few days of relaxing, re-energizing, and masterminding with a few girlfriends of mine. From the moment we saw the grounds and smelled the citrus on the orange trees to walking into the bright open spacious house that Carla has cultivated, was simply enchanting. We stayed on the property most of the weekend, to our surprise, and enjoyed fresh squeezed OJ, fresh herbs for seasoning our food, and even grilled some artichokes and figs from the property.

The location is close to town and the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I flew into LAX and had a pleasant 2 hour drive up to the property. I would definitely recommend renting a car or it may be difficult to get around.

I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely amazing. Fresh fruit trees everywhere. Amazing hot tub. Great kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Ojai Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property and the house are well kept and lovely. We were only there for a few days so we didn't get the chance to use the kitchen but I was thoroughly impressed with how well equipped it was. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. The house is delightfully breezy. The gardens are glorious and we were invited to pick whatever we wanted from the garden (beans, squashes, lettuces, and a wide range of herbs were all ready to eat). Basic things like wifi, and the entertainment system all functioned very well. It's easy to map some great running routes from the property. We frequently make trips to Ojai and we will most certainly rent this farmhouse again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place to unplug and connect with real life!

Nestled in a scenic valley surrounded by orange groves and natural beauty, Ojai is easy to explore -- by foot, bike, trolley or even horseback -- while taking in the sights along the way.

Explore miles of scenic trails. Visit local farms to pick produce or see how olive oil is made. Or stay close to town … and enjoy shopping, dining and an array of cultural offerings.

Be inspired by art, go wine tasting, indulge in a spa treatment, or play a round of golf. The choice is yours.

Fabulous weather makes our town a popular year-round destination for golf and tennis. The courses are challenging and incredibly beautiful. And for tennis – well, let's just say we were named the second best tennis town in the U.S.

The magnificent climate and natural beauty have fostered Ojai's reputation as a place to restore and rejuvenate health. That heritage thrives today at our world-renowned spas and resorts.

Ojai is a small town brimming with possibilities!


Rates & Availability

Ojai Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Rates non-negotiable
$200 cleaning fee added to total rental rates
$750 Reservation Fee (converted into a security deposit upon arrival)
Check In Time 4:00 pm
Check Out Time 11:00 am

2 night stay may be considered, but at a nightly rate of $950.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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