About this listing
A stand-alone 1br cottage on 2.5 acre hilltop view property conveniently located in Ojai.
Magnificent North View of Krotona Hill featuring the world famous Theosophical Library with Chief Peak and Topa Topa Mountains beyond
VERY PRIVATE ONE BEDROOM GUEST HOUSE UPON HILLTOP ACREAGE ESTATE WITH EPIC VIEWS.
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 JUNE 1st.
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PERFECT FOR A SINGLE, CREATIVE, RESPECTFUL, & RESPONSIBLE JEDI SEEKING PEACEFUL REFLECTIVITY.
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.
Johann was a great host and the property was just as beautiful as the pictures on his profile. Prior the my stay, Johann called to chat about the trip and got me really excited about his property and my stay.
Upon arriving, the guesthouse was very clean and stocked with fresh towels and linens. The main room was very bright and open so I made sure to keep the French doors open when I could. The view was spectacular and the property was very quiet. Johan's property was also close to downtown and the hiking trails.
It was exactly what I had envisioned for my weekend getaway to Ojai and my very first Airbnb experience. If you're looking for a quiet and secluded trip, Johann's place is a must!
Johann was an amazing host! On arrival, we found that he had picked us a vase of flowers and some citrus from around the property. He was always easy to get ahold of if we needed something, but otherwise left us to our own devices. His property feels secluded, but is only a 5-minute drive from downtown Ojai. There's a beautiful view from the deck, so we left the french doors open anytime we were home during the day. There's a great little fireplace with wood provided, so we were able to have a crackling fire one night. There is no TV (which is actually a very good thing for a weekend away), so we went to the adorable toy store in town called Serendipity and picked up a couple of games. Overall a completely wonderful experience; we'll be back. Thank you, Johann!
I have nothing but great things to say about my stay in Ojai. Johann is an extremely friendly and kind host, with a beautiful guest home. Combine the accommodations with unbeatable location, and it is the perfect weekend retreat.
WE loved our weekend in Ojai.
Johanns guest house was in a great location; easy to get into town but far enough away to feel secluded.
A quiet private place very close to Ojai. The weather was hot when we went but the place was very cool due to trees and AC.
Johann was very helpful and place was easy to find with Johann's direction + GPS.
My parents came from Texas for a visit and Johann's peaceful guest house was the perfect place to home base for our time in Ojai. From the time I first read about the space and the host I sensed in my heart that I had to stay there. Fresh-cut roses and a bowl of fruit welcomed us to the space. The views of the valley and trees were serene. I slept very peacefully during my stay.
Even more than the rejuvenating home, I can't say enough about Johann's warmth and magnetic energy. He non-invasively checked our well-being and needs throughout our stay and provided graciously for our additional requests. When we returned home early one evening, he was working on his fabric and bamboo temple in the yard and he invited me up in it for a birds-eye view of the sacred Ojai valley. Being around Johann, you know you are in the presence of someone very grounded and centered, someone who loves people and loves to share his piece of Shangri-La with like-minded seekers. If you seek tranquility, natural beauty, and compassion, this is the place to stay.
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About the Host, Johann
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.