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 with 2 rental cabins, 5 mins from downtown Ojai and Hiking/mountain biking trails, local hot springs, local wine tasting nearby. We are walking distance to organic restaurants, yoga classes, Aikido lessons and bars. Wireless Internet, hot tub, pool table, out door bathroom (shower and claw foot bathtub), street parking, bicycles and library/video check out. Farm fresh eggs/produce when available. Hosting, Tours and/or breakfast can be arranged.
We generally have a 2 night minimum, but exceptions can be made, so contact us with any questions.
All of our cleaning supplies are all natural and green, 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, always. The water in the bathroom sink is filtered and fine for drinking.
We have a caretaker on site who can help arrange bicycles or assist with other needs.
See "Meiners Oaks Retreat" on the internet for more pics and info. Please note, all reservations must be booked through airbnb.
Cabin- Sleeps 2 adults on 1 Queen Bed
Shared facilities include two outdoor showers, an outdoor bathtub, and an outbuilding with two 1/2 bathrooms
House also available for aditional fee - Sleeps 2 adults in a Queen bed in Bedroom 1, 3 adults in a king bed and a twin bed in bedroom 2. There is also a queen size day bed in the living room that sleeps 2 adults.
Second cabin also available for aditional fee - Sleeps 2 adults on 1 Queen Bed.
More info on house and cabin here:
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.
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.
Such a charming place to stay! Would recommend the place and we had a pleasant experience from start to finish.
Great experience staying at Mark's retreat for the weekend. The woman watching the grounds, Claire, was very receptive and a great host. The Pine cabin was exactly as described and perfect for a good night sleep (the bed was awesome). While there was a family staying in the larger home, we rarely heard them or ran into them. There are three bathrooms to share and never any issue with that, the showers or hot tub. I'm very happy that we cancelled the Inn reservation we had in Ojai and opted to stay at Mark's. I'd certainly go back if I am in the area again. For anyone staying here I suggest you check out the book selection near the pool table and read for a few hours in one of the hammocks, very interesting collection of material.
We love this place! Such a nice, affordable little retreat. You have to be comfortable with a somewhat rustic setting, and if you are, this place is amazing! Chickens, outdoor claw foot tub, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, cozy cabin, cute decor- the place place couldn't be any more awesome. And Magda the caretaker of the grounds is the best!! And she responds quickly- so you are very well- taken care of!
Magda the caretaker was great! Super sweet and nice. The cabin itself was very cozy and warm, better heating than my house at home! The space is genuinely incredible. Everything is so beautifully built with style and efficiency. We were even able to buy firewood and built a fire in the outside oven. It was a wonderful stay. We even made friends with the cat Elijah and he sat with us by the fire all night.
I thoroughly enjoyed staying in the Pine cabin at the Meiners Oaks Retreat! The location is perfect - it is a 10 minute walk to an amazing cafe (Coffee Connection) and delicious restaurant (Farmer & the Cook). I really appreciate how the caretaker Magda ensured that I was able to check in smoothly and provided everything that I needed! Soaking tired muscles in the hot tub was a pleasure! The cabin itself is warm and cozy with a very comfortable and roomy bed!
Mark was great! It was a very lovely visit. The place looks exactly like on the pictures. A lot to explore and do in the beautiful garden and area: playing pool, using the hot tub, playing golf, hiking, meditating, visiting Lake Casitas. There's a good biker bar and restaurant around the corner and many more in town. We would be more than happy to stay there again!
My second time staying here, I feel like this is my home away from home... thank you Mark (and Magda!)
I really really enjoyed this place! It was exactly what I was looking for and led me to have the best weekend! Magda was just the most accommodating caretaker. She truly gave me the best experience I've had in a long time. I will be returning!
We stayed for three nights and loved every minute of it. Ojai valley is very quiet and peaceful and the perfect place to relax and enjoy. The cabin is wonderfully small and cozy and showering under the stars or in full sunlight was an amazing experience. And last, but not least - Magda (the caretaker) is a perfect host. Full of ideas, but with respect for privacy.
Amazingly this place was available for us at the last minute. They were very quick to respond and everything was clean and ready just a half hour after we confirmed our stay. It was a relaxing place to stay and we basically had the entire place to ourselves. Loved the outdoor shower and organic soap! Cool garden, I just wanted to start working in it :)