About this listing
ASK ABOUT OUR SPRING SPECIALS!! Utilizing 1/5 of an acre with an Eco/Permaculture Design ethic, nestled in the desirable Meiners Oaks section of Ojai. This private gated property features a 3BR main house, 2 rental cabins, and beautiful gardens.
SPRING SPECIAL ~ stay with us 2 nights get a 3rd night 1/2 price (discounted night will be applied to Sunday - Thursday only).
The Pine Cabin features a queen bed, love seat, writers desk, wall heater, and A/C unit.
All of our cleaning supplies are eco friendly and natural, and our gardens are organic. We have premium beds and 100% cotton linens. We do our best to choose the healthiest and most sustainable option available. There is filtered drinking water in one of the bathroom sinks.
Guests have shared access to wireless internet, hot tub, pool table, outdoor kitchen, 3 outdoor bathrooms, 2 outdoor showers (1 has a claw foot bathtub!). There is ample street parking, bicycles, and library/video check out. Our chickens and gardens provide fresh eggs and produce when available.
Interaction with Guests
We have a caretaker on site who can help arrange bicycles or assist with other needs. Please let us know what time you plan on arriving so we can let you in and give you a tour of the property.
The property is 2.5 miles from downtown Ojai and close to hiking/mountain biking trails, local hot springs, and local wine tasting. We are walking distance to organic restaurants, yoga classes, Aikido lessons, and bars.
Many things are within walking distance and we do have bikes for guests to borrow. The Ojai Trolley goes from Meiners Oaks to downtown Ojai.
Other Things to Note
Meiners Oaks Retreat does not allow pets. While pets are never allowed in the house, we keep chickens and one sweet kitty lives outdoors on the property. There are dogs, cats, chickens, horses, and other animals in our neighborhood.
We generally have a 2 night minimum, but exceptions can be made, so contact us with any questions.
In an effort to make the place the best retreat possible, it is currently going through some renovations. There are some renovation materials still on site. We make every effort to work around bookings to keep the place as comfortable and quiet as possible for our guests.
We have rubbish service at the street. If you have more trash than will fit inside of our trashcans, we will handle your extra rubbish for a fee of $30 per trash can (32 gallon size). All rubbish must be sorted.
See "Meiners Oaks Retreat" on the internet for more pics and info. Please note, all reservations must be booked through airbnb.
House also available for additional fee - Sleeps 9 adults total with 1 Queen bed in Bedroom 1, 1 Queen bed in Bedroom 2, and 1 King bed and a Twin bed in bedroom 3. There is also a Queen bed in the living room that can be used as a day bed/lounge area. More info here:
Hidden Cabin also available for additional fee. Cabin sleeps 2 adults on 1 Queen bed. More info here:
Hidden Cabin: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1308863
Or you can book the entire property for larger gatherings. You can review the property details here:
Meiners Oaks Retreat does not allow pets.
Please do not park blocking any mailbox or driveway in our neighborhood. While Ojai is a safe and friendly community, always lock your car and our front gate.
With respect for our neighbors, please be quiet while outdoors after 10:00pm and while coming and going.
We allow respectfull nudity in our hot tub, sauna and the surrounding area. Nude sunbathing is also permitted in the back yard. Lewd and lascivious activity will not be permitted in any outdoor areas.
All furniture is intentionally placed. Please do not rearrange the furniture.
Please be respectful of other guests who may be staying on the property at the same time as you.
Do not enter any private space on the property except the space you have specifically rented. This includes the caretaker trailer, tool sheds, other rentals such as the house, etc.
Totally quirky in a cool and memorable way. When we arrived it was dark but Daniel, the caretaker, showed us around and made sure we were set. He also gave us great tips for exploring Ojai and was easily available by text. The hot tub was nice after a long drive down. We weren't able to really enjoy and take advantage of the property as we were only there for the night. I definitely would recommend this place if you're staying more than 1 night to make the most of it. Bring firewood for the fire pit. There are several rooms for booking so just make sure you're aware of and ok with that. Bed was comfy.
Wonderful, chill place to be. It was quiet, peaceful and unique. I slept very well in the Pine Cabin. Loved the outdoor shower and barely ran into anyone, during my short stay. Everyone seemed to respect each others' space and privacy. I would definitely stay again and wished I'd had more time to connect with the host. Ojai is a great spot and I highly recommend a visit and a stay at this property.
I had a very last minute booking and was on the road, once I arrived I had trouble with the internet (though the hosts were helpful via text) and I had spotty connectivity, at best. So, unfortunately didn't see all the guidelines to the property until well after I left. This was my first Airbnb experience, so I'll be sure to download guidelines ahead of time next go around. For example, both network passwords are in the guidelines.
This place is a little treasure trove. If you are looking for an outdoor communal feel this experience is for you. The bed was beyond comfortable and the atmosphere was perfect for this visit to Ojai.
Really funky place that seems to embody the vibe of Ojai. The room was clean and the bed was comfy! We loved the garden and the animals and especially the bathtub! We will return and stay longer next time.
We had an extremely brief but lovely stay in Ojai. We slept well and comfortably and truly enjoyed the outdoor shower and amenities. Sadly, we didn't get to try out the hot tub hopefully on our next stay in Ojai. Thank you for having us. My girlfriend mentioned that she loved your sheets.
Cheers and blessings.
No problem finding this place and an easy check in and check out experience.
Such a peaceful place. The room was clean, the property was beautiful, and Matt and Mark were kind and helpful. We especially loved the outdoor claw foot tub and the yoga area. The hot tub was a scalding 115 degrees, so if you're planning on using it you may want to ask about setting the temperature beforehand. We didn't end up using the available bikes but I would definitely take advantage of them during another visit. The outdoor kitchen was a cool touch and a fun way to make breakfast. There's also an outdoor fireplace, hammocks, and plants and succulents everywhere. It all made for a very relaxing retreat.
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About the Host, Mark
Life long clown, herbalist and formulator of adaptogenic superfood Highlove Vitality. Spending most of his time traveling, Mark has a clear understanding of what is required for travelers to be comfortable, applying this at his favorite vacation rental... Meiners Oaks Retreat.
Along with the full time business of running Highlove Vitality, Mark hosts and produces burlesque and vaudeville shows, building interactive Elixir Lounge environments at art and music festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle in Monterey, CA and Envision Festival in Costa Rica.
With Mark's work taking him all over the world and his beautiful daughter Maeha grown and living on the east coast, this family shares their home with travelers looking to retreat to the delightful Ojai Valley.
Since Mark tends to be out and about, dear friends and property managers Melanie & Daniel take care of things at home, and handle most of the communication through airbnb.
Mark loves to spend time home in Ojai at Meiners Oaks Retreat whenever his schedule allows.