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A full sized and equipped kitchen with a dining bar opens onto living room.Living room of guest house, two double french doors open onto the outside deck. The fireplace comes with free fire wood!
OJAI INSPIRATION - 1 Bedroom Guesthouse on Hilltop
OJAI INSPIRATION - 1 Bedroom Guesthouse on Hilltop
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A stand-alone 1br cottage on 2.5 acre hilltop view property conveniently located in Ojai.

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Enjoy Ojai, one of California's most special destinations for tourism, health, art, spirit, retreats, workshops, shopping, dining and outdoor sports. Located in the mountains, yet only 1 hour north of Los Angeles, Ojai is only 10 minutes from the beach and 30 minutes from Santa Barbara.

In a rural uncrowded hillside neighborhood with winding roads and private driveways leading to hidden properties all nestled between many hundreds of unpopulated acreage to the north and south.

The guest house is located on the same 2.5 acre hilltop estate as the main Chalet and Guest Apartment. Also available, please see my other listings.
Winding up a long private drive from the main road you will arrive at a hilltop sanctuary with views in all directions. Majestic Oaks provide protective summer shade and refuge for the abundant wildlife. If you are a bird watcher this will be a real treat as we often see Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Egrets swooping low over the hill.

The property is not far from Villanova Preparatory School and only 2 miles to downtown Ojai, by car or the convenient bike / horse path which also leads to the beach in Ventura 11 miles away. This is a perfect retreat offering quite and contemplative solitude to nourish your spirit and body. We embrace people of all committed spiritual persuasions to come enjoy this sanctuary.

The Guest house itself is accessed by an extension of the main driveway which circumnavigates the hill and leads to the guest house with it's own off street parking area. Amenities include:

+ 1 Bedroom with Queen bed

+ Bath with shower

+ Large Deck

+ Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer

+ Bright Open plan living room with two sets of double french doors to deck

+ Full Kitchen with dining bar

+ Fireplace with free firewood

+ Located on private 2.5 acre hilltop estate with amazing views of Ojai Valley

+ Private Entrances

+ Amazing Views

+ All Utilities included

+ WiFi internet included (when signal is strong from main house, for longer terms guests can activate own account)

+ Off street parking up long private driveway away from roads

+ Near bike path into Ojai or Ventura beach

+ 5 minutes to downtown Ojai

+ Very secluded & peaceful

NOW BOOKING FROM December 1st.
Please note:
There is a larger option on the same beautiful hilltop property.
The main Chalet - perfect for 2 couples or up to 6 guests. We live here so can only accept reservations when we can plan to travel.


Other things to note

No Pets.
I know you love your animal and can't go anywhere without it.
However many guests are allergic. So with that in mind, please leave your animals at home. Thanks

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Extra people $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $75
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $178 / night
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a unique retreat-like property most appropriately enjoyed by special people who vaiue:

Conscious healthy lifestyle
Courteous quiet behavior
Appreciation for peace & beauty

If this is you a very special experience awaits you.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have an indoor outdoor cat at the main house, he doesn't seem to visit the guest house however.
2 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Tess User Profile
November 2017
Johann was the best! We just wanted a private get away and that's exactly what we got. It's a great place, secluded, quiet and beautiful!!

Justin User Profile
October 2017
Johann was a great host. The location was very central to Ojai and the place was very clean, private, and comfortable. We had everything we needed and felt well taken care of. Would definitely stay there again.

Fred User Profile
October 2017
Bring your sense of adventure for a hilltop getaway. Quaint and rustic, eclectic and secluded, this is a sweet spot in the forest only 5 minutes from the middle of town. We enjoyed the cry of a coyote, a dark and quiet location, and the personal attention of our host. This little cabin is good for staying in and keeping house for a few days, or as a base for trips into town or farther. Navigation is tricky - make sure you talk to the host and get good directions before venturing up the hill. We were happy to find a kitchen with sufficient gear, and surprised by the wildlife.

Joslyn User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful spot! Completely charming with everything we needed to relax, make food and enjoy the view. Johann was a great host, super available and hospitable.

Ron User Profile
September 2017
Don't stay here unless you want to feel like you are in a scene from the movie Deliverance. Right out the front steps is a view of a rusted out old car, a dumpster, and stacks of misshapen sheets of plywood. I could not believe AirBNB would allow a place like this on their site. Also bring ant spray unless you want ants getting into your Dopp kit on the bathroom sink. The view from the house is not at all as pictured on the website.
Johann User Profile
Response from Johann:
Wow, I'm shocked to see such a negative review. Ron actually didn't stay in touch even after my multiple inquires as to his ETA (I waited for them for a long time, until he informed me they would arrive several hours later). He ignored my offers to talk him in and find the driveway, never informed me that they had arrived and refused to answer subsequent inquiries as to how everything was going. While it's true sometimes ants come, there were absolutely none in there after housekeeping left. The place is clean and well situated. I get a fussy guest about once every two years. For them... I recommend the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Please read my other reviews and decide who is the majority. PS - the rusted out car is a vintage Studebaker truck far away from the guest house and barely visible and most people find it interesting and charming. I wrote Ron a fairly positive review. As far as I'm concerned his is appalling. Not welcome back now.
September 2017

Jim User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful place, everything as advertised. If you want seclusion, relaxation and beautiful surroundings, this place isnfor uou.

Gabe User Profile
July 2017
Johann was an excellent host and his place was ideal for my purposes. Johann was a generous host and great to talk with. The property is beautiful and the guest house is well furnished. I was pleasantly surprised to even find and air conditioner in the bedroom. I hope to be back at Johann's place soon.

Ojai, California, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Johann User Profile

I'm an Ojai native, a father and an expert at creative living.
I grew up in Ojai and I absolutely love it here!
I have lived in Europe and travelled a lot. I moved back to Ojai after my daughter was born because its a perfect place to live and raise a child.
It offers a simple high quality of life.

I live on a magic hilltop with amazing views and abundant & cheerful animal life.
I live a healthy lifestyle, eat fresh and good food, exercise, practice yoga, Qigong and meditate.
I love exotic music. I enjoy the outdoors and the west coast culture.
I work as a creative director, photographer and film director.

I hope you come to Ojai for a relaxing, diverse and recharging experience.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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