About this listing
View views and more views located in the town of Ojai. Designer owned home is the perfect get away for guests year round. The property offers privacy (fully gated 4 acres), luxury furnishings and ideal location in premiere area for a weekend in Ojai.
This is the main living room in the house - there is a sunken pit reading area as well with a fireplace.
Tranquil 4 acre ranch with Guest House, Seasonal Pool, Hot Tub, Outdoor Kitchen, Outdoor Shower with Tankless Heat, Private Meadow, Badmington Court and garage Game Room, Seasonal Stream, Secluded Oak Grove, Endless Mountain Views Surround this Hilltop Property. Pets Welcome. Designer owned and furnished. 2 night minimum please. 3 night minimum for Holidays. 5 star living amidst the calm backdrop of one of California's most treasured small towns. Private Yoga, Massage and Chef services available for additional fee. No weddings please.
There is also a game room set up in one of the properties garages that includes a double toss basketball game, fuss ball, and ping pong.
Interaction with Guests
Emailing is the best way for guests to reach us as we travel quite a bit. But texting works too.
Rancho Francese is located in a friendly high end Ojai area connected to town thru the beautiful Oak Lined Arbolada. Many guest enjoy easy access to hiking trails and the tranquil walk to the Ojai Farmer's Market on Sundays.
There is an adorable Ojai Trolley and a convenient stop just down the hill from the ranch. Renters can also rent bikes thru the Mob Shop, a local Ojai Business located downtown. The is also a Topa Topa taxi service in town.
Other Things to Note
The main house is equipped with A Master Bedroom King Bed, A Queen Bed in Guest Room 2, and a King Bed in Guest Room 3. The Guest House has a Queen Bed and a Queen Sleeper Sofa -that comes with fiber bedding for added comfort.
No smoking on the property. Dogs are welcome as long as a pet deposit is paid so we can professionally clean rugs for allergy sensitive future renters. We ask that renters keep a special eye on the 400 year old rustic dining table that has been in our family for generations and keep the table covered at all times.
To book our property you will need to contact the owner listed. If the requested dates are available, the guest is ask to book thru AirBnb. A cleaning fee of $200 must be left at the property at the time of departure in cash. 2 night minimum - on holidays (Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years etc) 3 night minimum please. NO WEDDINGS- OR WEDDING INQUIRIES EVEN IF YOUR EVENT IS SMALL. 10 Person Occupancy Maximum. Over occupancy will result in loss of deposit. We love our Ojai home and prefer to host guests who will respect and love it as much as we do.
The listing description is very accurate, but what it doesn't tell you is that you will never want to leave this house. I rented Rancho Francese for 7 total people while attending a wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. We had two couples and 3 single men. The couples had their own rooms and the guys all had their own beds. 2 shared the guest house which is directly above the playroom garage (so many fun games inside, foosball, basketball shooting game). The beds were very comfortable and the house decor was absolutely beautiful, the pictures don't even do it justice. We enjoyed the outdoor kitchen, bbqed, played a little badminton, swam in the pool, and relaxed in the hot tub.
The wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa was only a 5 minute cab ride away and we took taxis over there both Friday and Saturday nights. We used the Topa Topa Taxi Service and had no trouble getting there and back with no more than a 10/15 min wait at the peak hours. Overall a fantastic weekend trip at a gem of an Airbnb.
I hope Lila and Dines continue to rent this house out for years to come because I would love to come back again.
Wonderful home! The photos do not do it justice! Spacious and comfortable. The owners have thought of every detail and it feels like you are staying at a hotel. Relaxing and quiet it is the perfect place to get away! When you arrive there is a list of activities and places to eat while you are there. Wonderful hosts!
Lila and Dines were very helpful and communicative all along, with helpful notes and instructions also left throughout the house. The property was beautiful - great views and plentiful room for our group to spread out and have a relaxing and festive weekend. The living quarters and beds were cozy and the place offered so much for entertaining, from local hikes to backyard kitchen, hottub and games. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect retreat and we will definitely consider a return visit in the future!
Rancho Francese was WAY COOLER than the description. It is totally underated and definitely the coolest place on Airbnb that I have ever stayed at.
The photos hardly do it justice! The beds are super comfortable. There is a separate guest house that is included with the game room down below with a ping-pong table, basketball, and there was even an acoustic guitar and a drum set that the Francese family was kind enough to let us use.
The pool and hot tub were incredible. There is even an outside kitchen with a mini fridge containing a few extra beers. The inside kitchen had all the appliances you would want and even a few condiments that we forgot to bring. Everything was clean and worked perfectly.
One of the biggest surprises was the awesomeness of the den and fireplace! I didn't see this in the pictures, but you can actually enjoy the fireplace from both sides of it! Also, the view is incredible everywhere you look, and there are practically no neighbors since the house is on top of a hill. The back of the property is great for exploring with lots of trees to climb and a big open area to run around in. We brought bachi balls, frisbees, and a styrofoam glider to throw around... it was PERFECT. I would love to come back with my kids sometime.
There is a couple of great local restaurants / bars about 1/2 a mile down the road which we walked to, and the streets surrounding the house were not busy at all. They'd be fun to longboard or bike down.
Lastly, the hosts are amazing. So down to earth, understanding, fair, and friendly. The cleaning crew pulled in as soon as we left and I can tell that they take Airbnb seriously and are PROS at what they do.
I could not recommend this place any higher. Perfect for a family retreat, church small group, or even a small business get away.
peace and quiet + wifi
clean air + cable tv
nature everywhere + washing machine
What else could you want!?
Thank you Lila & Dines!
A home away from home. Our friends were getting married in Ojai and instead of being in separate rooms at a hotel, we wanted a communal space where we could catch up and feel like family. Lila and Dines's home was the perfect setting for that. We even reminisced about days past around the Bonfire in the backyard. Thank you Lila and Dines for the warm home and very comfortable beds. The bathtub in the master bath was heaven, especially after dancing the night away. I suggest this tranquil spot for anyone that wants a welcoming and warm environment for a group gathering. Oh oh oh...and there is a swing in the front for those that enjoy a little thrill. It is right over the hill and you feel like you are flying!!!! :0) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We stayed at the house for a retreat and it was perfect! We echo everyone else's glowing reviews about the location, the home, amenities and the hosts.
We rent vacation homes often and this has been one of our best experiences. The views are gorgeous, the decor tasteful, but comfortable, and we had all the amenities we wanted. Best of all, Lila was super helpful and responsive when we needed recommendations or had questions.
About the Host, Lila & Dines
Family of 3 who love living in Southern California! We love Ojai and Palm Springs -laid back retreats where we can just "hang" and fall off the map for awhile...