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.
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.
We had a great time at Meiner's Retreat! It was the perfect weekend getaway spot. I loved the outdoor tub and outdoor showers..so relaxing. Melanie, the hostess, was very helpful and informative. All around it was a great romantic retreat and we will be coming back :).
We had an absolutely wonderful time here! The grounds are eclectic, fun, and there's secret bits of beauty everywhere you go. The accommodations certainly aren't fancy but fancy was not what we were looking for and we couldn't have been more pleased! Excellent retreat, awesome responsive hosts, beautiful oasis in ojai.
We had a great time at the Meiners Oaks Retreat. Daniel and Melanie, the caretakers, were very welcoming and helpful. We didn't meet Mark. The cabin was so cute and tiny, we were very cosy in there! The grounds are lovely too, our daughter was thrilled to feed the chickens and I loved the outdoor shower! The cabin is very small, a person who is of size might have a tough time getting around inside. The bed is very comfortable.
The retreat is in a neighborhood, a quick 5 minute drive from the center of Ojai, walking distance to a very cool BBQ/bar place. While the grounds are very calm and inviting, there are neighbors next door that have an inconveniently yappy dog (we didn't hear it at all at night time, though!). We had a very relaxing stay and will definitely come back again! This place is funky, off beat and tranquil!
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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.
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