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Luxurious & Private Estate Property In the Heart of Ojai

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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3 Bedroom, 4 Baths, Pool, Spa, Fabulous Gardens & Orchard


Located in the heart of downtown Ojai in the prestigious 'upper Foothill' area, this property boasts old world, craftsman style construction with hardwood and travertine floors; granite and slate countertops; and, custom knotty alder doors, windows and cabinets. The 'Mission' style decor is complimented by fabulous furnishings; the latest in appliances and features, including a kitchen fit for any chef; and, an unequaled audio/visual system throughout the home.

Three large bedrooms are all equipped with walk-in closets and private bathrooms, each bathroom designed with unique, custom tiled floors and walls. The master suite is beyond belief, overlooking the backyard and includes a private Jacuzzi tub for two. Add the formal living room (with fireplace), dining room, family room (with surround sound), separate laundry, attached two car garage, and you have an unequaled Ojai retreat for your private and quiet use.

The open floor plan opens out into a huge backyard overlooking a salt water pool, spa and waterfall, all adorned with hundreds of feet of hand-chiseled rock walls, lush landscaping, complete with a gorgeous array of seasonal colors and large formal lawn. Relax in the cabana next to the pool or on the spacious pool decks, or stroll down the rose covered arbor towards the orchard. Venture into the orchard with peach, plum, nectarine, apricot, Pixie tangerines, orange and avocado trees. Pick all you can eat, even try the grapes, raspberries or blackberries if in season.

This home is for the discerning traveler, wanting to experience the best of Ojai. It is not a 'party house.' It is the owner’s second home with quality and detail reflected everywhere.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Bob Kemper
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016
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About Bob Kemper

The owner is a local businessman, actively involved in myriad civic activities. Originally from Southern CA, Bob has been in Ojai for 15 years and also owns a home in Aspen, Colorado where he now spends much of his time.

Bob Kemper purchased this estate in 2003

Why Bob Kemper chose Central Coast California

The home and property was immediately perfect for my goal of creating a custom, craftsman estate. In 2003, I began the 8 year process of a complete (down to the studs) remodel with all new electrical, plumbing, doors, windows, floors and everything else you could dream up. The entire yard was dozed and recreated from scratch to establish a 'resort-like' atmosphere. It worked!

What makes this estate unique

Proximity to Ojai, privacy, serenity, the grounds and the warm, cozy feeling, couched in decadent luxury.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxurious & Private Estate Property In the Heart of Ojai
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Ojai oasis in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Six of us recently enjoyed a fabulous long weekend at Bob's house in Ojai.

A sprawling three-bedroom ranch (with incredibly generous master suite and bath), the house is perfect for a group looking to relax and enjoy Ojai's breathtaking natural beauty. The house has several common spaces that are perfect for gathering - including two large tables and two separate seating areas with couches and comfy chairs - and the grounds are spectacular. The pool and backyard are incredibly private and secluded - we especially enjoyed the ability to grill and relax on the patio/deck and to cook in the large, communal kitchen.

Located about a five-minute drive from Ojai Ave, the house is a quick trip to all the restaurants and shops of downtown.

Finally, Bob (the owner) is incredibly responsive and helpful and goes out of his way to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one. Highly recommend this property ... and Ojai itself!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel, California

Beautiful house in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom house in Ojai was just perfect. Very well appointed. Top of the line appliances. Spacious kitchen. Lovely salt water pool and jacuzzi. The yard with big lawn and arbor was gorgeous. Enjoyed dinner out at Suzanne's restaurant. We had such a good time we've already booked another week in the summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leawood Kansas, USA

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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful and well appointed home in Ojai. The owner was very accommodating and easy to work with. The backyard is very relaxing and private with lush landscaping We found ourselves staying at the home more than anticipated because it was so relaxing and inviting.

Santa Barbara is an easy and scenic 30 minute drive, either route you take. A day at a public beach is a 20 minute drive. Hiking and trails are close by and easily accessible. Ojai is a quaint, laid back town and easy to walk and shop. Numerous restaurants can be found in town and all have a local flair. We even toured a local olive farm and processor which was very interesting.

By far the best VRBO experience and value we've experienced.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad these folks ventured into Ojai to take in the sights, do some local shopping in this beautiful small town and didn't get too caught up in this magical property. Ojai is so well known for its beautiful scenery, hiking and biking, artistic, eclectic and spiritual flair. It is definitely worthwhile to venture out and enjoy the whole "Ojai" experience.
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Los Angeles

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful, spacious home helped make the perfect long weekend in Ojai. A couple of friends from LA and a few friends from outside CA joined me to celebrate a "big birthday." While we did enjoy Ojai (walking around town which is very close, wine tasting, etc.), we enjoyed eating outside in the beautiful backyard, cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, catching up in the hot tub, etc. The owner is lovely and accessible. This was my first VRBO experience and my friend who had used VRBO before agreed that this was an exceptionally great experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful and classy group of ladies celebrating a birthday and a "girlfriend getaway." The perfect guests for this lovely and private estate property.
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San Diego, CA

Perfect beautiful house for a small family wedding

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for my family and friends to share a memory of a lifetime. Not only being able to enjoy this beautiful spacious house with my family I was able to marry my best friend here. The grounds were so perfect and beautiful to set up our small wedding with close family and friends. The owner was so kind and generous and had been working with us to make our experience so magical. I couldn't imagine our wedding day any more then perfect. This was the perfect getaway for my family to enjoy. The kids loved how big the house was and really enjoyed the pool. All the accommodations were wonderful and I couldn't have ask for anything better. Thank you so much for letting us make beautiful memories in your amazing home.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although I don't normally allow events at the house, I couldn't resist letting this lovely couple, who are both actively serving in the military, to use my home for their romantic getaway and small, family wedding. They were the perfect guests, took wonderful care of the home and grounds, and are a credit to our country. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!
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Point Reyes Station, Ca , USA

Just Right in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the lovely Ojai Valley and Village while using this spacious home and beautiful surrounds as our headquarters. The house (with its' great master suite and very spacious family/entertainment areas) and grounds are everything our gracious host described and afforded us a great space to enjoy each other and the beautiful Ojai weather. Our little ones are good swimmers and it made the pool area a perfect spot for all to have fun and hang out. It is so well appointed that we felt it was a breeze, and a pleasure, to prepare gourmet meals for our group. At any given time we had 2 or 3 competing cooks (who all think they are chef like, of course) in the spacious kitchen and never felt cramped while we turned out dishes in this fun pro kitchen environment. The gardens and pool area were so easy and beautiful to be in we had to WORK hard at getting the energy up to leave and go visit other sights. Our host's attention to detail made it very comfortable to be on vacation with our 3 families. The area is great too. Many hiking trails are nearby into the hills but if you like to walk (or bike, run), you can go down to the village in a bit over a mile, through lovely winding, shaded streets, catch a biking trail to stretch it out or stop for lunch, or a little film and fine wine and head back up the hill, without having to find a trail. It's amazingly close to Montecito and Santa Barbara, for a nice lunch or shopping day. Day trips to the Channel Islands and the beach are a must...if you can tear yourself away from this little spot of heaven. Great attention to detail! (For perspective, I should also mention that I am an ex very successful BnB owner, am not only a VRBO frequent guest, but rent out 3 successful vacation properties on VRBO.)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous family, seasoned travelers, VRBO renters and VRBO owners as well. Absolutely loved having them. Hoping for more high-quality guests who appreciate the environment we have created here in Ojai and at this home.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
World Famous Deer Lodge
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ojai Valley Inn
Car: necessary

Ojai is a spiritual mecca, surrounded by National Forest but only an hour and a half from LA, forty five minutes to Santa Barbara. Ojai is known for its world class spas, farm-to-table restaurants, a wonderful golf course at the Ojai Valley Inn, and incredible hiking and biking trails throughout the valley.


Rates & Availability

Ojai Estate Rental Rates

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Discounts for Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Ojai Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Travetine floors, glass shower/toilet cabinets, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom tile design, knotty alder cabinets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom rock and tile design, knotty alder cabinets
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Guest bath in entry, travertine floor, slate counters
  • All are beautifully tiled and floored, custom alder cabinets, and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With private bath (tub/shower) and walk-in closet.
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also, double futon in sitting area. Private bath w/Jacuzzi,
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Two twins with pop-up trundles, private bath (tub/shower).
  • Each bedroom is exquisitely appointed with beautiful artwork and furnishings. Each has large private baths and walk-in closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ojai is a destination resort town within 20 minutes of Ventura/Santa Barbara area beaches and surrounded by National Forest. It is known for its 'chain-free,' local merchants, artisans, culture, and wealth of outdoor recreational activities (hiking, biking, golfing, fishing). It has been nicknamed 'Shangri-La' and many know the Ojai Valley as a spiritual retreat with a deep-rooted Krishnamurti tradition. The summers are warm and clear, perfect for lazy days by the pool or any recreational activity. The winters are mild, making Ojai the perfect year-round getaway experience.

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