You’ll feel the welcoming energy of this lovely cottage the moment you stroll up the front walk of Matilija Cottage in downtown Ojai just a short walk to the farmers' market, shops, restaurants, wine tasting, hiking, biking, tennis and golf.Matilija Cottage has a great floor plan featuring a large living room, large eat-in kitchen, private master suite and two more bedrooms and a bath on the opposite side of the house.This light and airy cottage has hardwood floors, a fully-outfitted kitchen, many casual comfortable seating areas for reading, romantic dining, or relaxing. However long you stay, you’ll wish it was longer!
Comfortable with great energy
Walk to Music Festival, events, dining, shops
Bicycles - 2 Cruisers, 2 Hybrids, 4 helmets & 4 locks
Lots of great outdoor spaces, lush gardens
Beautiful flowers and cutting herb garden
One well-mannered adult dog may be considered
Convenient to everything yet still really quiet & private!
$160 cleaning fee depending on # of guests
$100 non-refundable pet fee
$250 refundable security deposit
Entire house and yard. All that Ojai has to offer.
Interaction with Guests
Owner not on premises.
Ojai is awesome! Matilija Cottage is just steps away from many activities.
Ojai Trolley, bikes, great area for walking, easy street parking all over Ojai except during big events.
Other Things to Note
The house is fully equipped with towels, linens, cooking and eating utensils, picnic carrier, hair dryers, microwave, gas range, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster. Children should be water safe as there is a small pond in the back yard. The pond is not for swimming or wading. The house and yard are quiet and private.
This is our vacation home too so we've made every effort to make the cottage comfortable and charming. We would hope that our guests enjoy their stay in a respectful and adult manner. There's a house book in the living room with specifics about the house which would be important to read when you arrive.
There are raccoons and possums who visit regularly seeking the pond oasis and peaches or other goodies. Please DO NOT FEED THEM or encourage them in any way! It's also important to close any windows without screens at night or when you go out.
Matilija Cottage was the perfect location for a family get-together of 6 adults and a new baby. Linda was very accommodating, and though we never met her, she was the perfect hostess! And the house was truly wonderful with lots of nice little touches. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and exactly as pictured...clean, cute and cozy! The living spaces were very comfortable and we felt right at home working on the jigsaw puzzle around the living room coffee table. But, honestly, we spent the majority of our time in the amazing, relaxing backyard that is even nicer than the photos! The lovely sound of the pond, the comfortable porch, blooming tress, and fabulous weather were just what we all needed to destress from our busy city lives. We even barbecued a tri tip from the local Westridge Market and ate outside! We wish we had more time together and to enjoy all that Ojai has to offer, but it was a wonderful weekend that will forever be a favorite family memory.
We were in Ojai for a wedding at the Ojai resort but didn't want to spend a fortune staying at the resort. This location was no more than a 5 minute drive away and worked out perfectly. The rooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable, and spacious. Linda set up the bathrooms thoughtfully, including a hairdryer and some travel toiletries. Though we didn't go to any restaurants or go on any hikes, the guide book she has included lots of useful information about the cottage, the area, things to do, and places to eat. We'll definitely be back if we're in Ojai again!
Absolutely adorable house on a quiet street in downtown, Ojai. Easily walkable to all the cute shops and restaurants. Everything was exactly described, if not cuter! Linda was a dream to work with and most generous. We accidentally locked ourselves out and she resolved the problem in a matter of minutes! Spacious and comfortable, we look forward to returning in the warmer weather so we can take full advantage of the awesome back yard.
Linda was so wonderful in arranging our stay at the cottage. The place is lovely, clean, comes with 2 tvs, linens, and a great kitchen. Everything was very well organized. We bought some steaks and locally sold sea bass and grilled both on the gas grill and sat for hours in the spacious back yard patio. The small lily pond was such a nice touch with its relaxing fountain. Linda even offered the use of the herbs, peaches, and artichokes grown in her yard! We loved borrowing the 4 bikes on site to go to downtown Ojai. Everything needed for a comfortable stay was here, and we felt so at home. This place is very well maintained, and the owner, Linda is so helpful and friendly, that we are definitely looking forward to our next visit.