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.
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.
The retreat is a marvelous, intimate place. The caretaker, Melanie, is warm and friendly and the neighborhood is charming. If you value seclusion, are in love or thinking about love, and self sufficient enough to figure stuff out yourself then you should enjoy your stay here tremendously. But if you are offended by the natural world, including occasional barnyard scents or the unadorned human form, then I would recommend finding another accomodation.
you guys...this was my second time back at meiners oaks retreat. this is coming from a gal who hates to repeat herself in effort to explore new food, experiences, etc etc. but THIS place is heaven. you feel like you're being hugged by your cabin (whether it's the hidden cabin or the blue one), the surroundings are peaceful kitchy and loving, the neighborhood brings me peace, and the hosts this time round, melanie and her beau, were just wonderful.
come for the peace, come for the glamping (glorified camping), come for the starry night view in the hot tub. just do it.
This was a lovely little retreat. My partner and I came down for the Valentine's Day weekend (and also an academic conference nearby that was going on), and we absolutely loved staying here. Our hosts made sure that we got in ok, and checked us in over the phone since they could not be there to greet us. The neighborhood felt very safe to walk around in at night. The landscape was very green and lush and smelled constantly of citrus blossoms! The cabin was clean, cute and cozy. We would definitely stay again!
My stay at Mark's place was unplanned and rather short notice as most of my road trips go. I felt the urge to escape LB city and return back to nature where I can regain connectedness and a true sense of peace. It is Ojai that brings me there, the land is magical, the local people are genuine.
The moment I arrived at the property I knew I had made the right choice, or did the property choose me? Roxanne the caretaker greeted me with a warm welcome and gave me a brief and informative tour of the property.
The property is very inviting, warm and gives you a sense of seclusion and privacy. Splashed with bohemian decor throughout,nothing is straight or perfect. Precisely the point. The cabin is quaint, just roomy enough with a very comfortable bed. Neat and clean linens with drinking water provided. The outdoor shower and sink scene is charming. And for those who have never showered outside beneath the stars, I highly recommend the experience.
The short of the long, Mark's place rocks. Easy to find, very charming, fun and clean accommodations at a very reasonable rate. My only disappointment was not getting the chance to meet with Mark personally. I get the sense from his bio and his home that he is a good soul with a lot of kid in him.
See you on the next trip back to Ojai Mark.
This was a wonderful place, one of our favorites!!! Beautiful grounds, peace, quiet, towering trees above and room to roam and chill. We spent two nights here and got so much rest and quiet down time. Mark and Nicholas were superb hosts and we will definitely be back! Yeah for them and for Meiners Oaks.
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I had the pleasure of staying here for four nights. It is such a neat place! The Pine Cabin was everything I wanted it to be: quiet, temperature-cool, and a place away from it all where I could relax a bit and focus on a creative project or two.
The property is probably the most eclectic one that I've ever been to, but it all works. The outdoor shower was fantastic, and the outdoor kitchen area was laid out in a way that was functional and a good meeting place with other guests. The housekeeper on site and Sara were both readily available for any problems, and everything went really smooth overall.
Keep in mind: it's more glamping then a true cabin, and I highly recommend showing up before it gets too dark as the intentional layout can make it feel a little creepy when it's unfamiliar. But I recommend a weekend here if it calls to you, especially if you are part of a group that can rent out the entire place.
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Clown since three years old, and seventh generation fortune teller. Mark is the host and co-producer of New Fangled Opry and works with a variety of groups, including The Do Lab, L’Unkles Boink, Insomniac Events, and The Beckys. With years of professional experience, Mark is a performer, producer, promoter, airbrusher, welder, builder, rigger, fire safety technician, elixir maker, healer, saw player, consultant, heyoka, yoga teacher, and more.
With Mark traveling the world performing and his beautiful daughter Maeha in college, this family has decided to share their home with travelers, people looking to retreat to the delightful Ojai Valley and folks needing a comfortable foot on the ground in Los Angeles.
Since Mark tends to be out and about, our dear friend and property manager Sara takes care of things at home and handles most of the communication through airbnb.
Mark and Maeha love to spend time home in Ojai at Meiners Oaks Retreat or in Los Angeles at their Pied-à-Terre in Highland Park whenever possible.