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 with 2 rental cabins, 5 mins from downtown Ojai and Hiking/mountain biking trails, local hot springs, local wine tasting nearby. We are walking distance to organic restaurants, yoga classes, Aikido lessons and bars. Wireless Internet, hot tub, pool table, out door bathroom (shower and claw foot bathtub), street parking, bicycles and library/video check out. Farm fresh eggs/produce when available. Hosting, Tours and/or breakfast can be arranged.
We generally have a 2 night minimum, but exceptions can be made, so contact us with any questions.
All of our cleaning supplies are all natural and green, 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, always. The water in the bathroom sink is filtered and fine for drinking.
We have a caretaker on site who can help arrange bicycles or assist with other needs.
See "Meiners Oaks Retreat" on the internet for more pics and info. Please note, all reservations must be booked through airbnb.
Cabin- Sleeps 2 adults on 1 Queen Bed
Shared facilities include two outdoor showers, an outdoor bathtub, and an outbuilding with two 1/2 bathrooms
House also available for aditional fee - Sleeps 2 adults in a Queen bed in Bedroom 1, 3 adults in a king bed and a twin bed in bedroom 2. There is also a queen size day bed in the living room that sleeps 2 adults. More info here:
Second cabin also available for aditional fee - Sleeps 2 adults on 1 Queen Bed. More info on cabin here:
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.
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.
For my first ever solo vacation, I took myself to Ojai and chose to stay at Meiners Oaks retreat. And it WAS A Treat.
Mark is magical. He has set his land up to be truly a retreat and a rejuvenating, whimsical haven. Claire who greeted me upon my arrival, was warm, generous, and happy to share about Ojai and all of its glory…from where to take the most lovely Yoga classes, to where to catch the best food, music, and hiking.
I loved my cabin. Cozy, and comfortable. Loved my lovely clucking chicken neighbors (their pen is right next to Hidden Cabin). Loved the assortment of books on the property. LOVED the outdoor bath and the chalkboard walled bathroom and the hammocks. I stayed two glorious nights…and will stay longer next time I check in.
Highly recommend Meiners Oaks. What a joy.
I appreciate Mark's hospitality. The place was clean and he even gave me some local honey for a cough I had at the time..
It was nice to have my own space to come home to.
It was a little loud on weekend nights.
We rented this wonderful place for our wedding party and it worked out perfectly. The space was very comfortable for the 9 of us with plenty of areas for us to congregate inside and out. The grounds are eclectic and rustic with lots of personal charm which was right for us and everyone felt at home. The facilities are a nice blend of usefulness (like the big vintage Wedgewood stove) to just plain fun (outside showers are delightful in the warm summer weather). The beds were comfortable but you might want to bring your own pillows. There were numerous interesting aspects to the property to keep everyone entertained and a nice vintage upright piano for the musicians in the group. Magda (the property manager) was very helpful. We plan on staying here again.
My better half and I stayed a night here for my birthday. I had fallen in love with Meiners Oaks a few weeks prior and wanted to share the experience with him. The retreat really captured the ambiance of the town and I couldn't imagine a better place to stay. We were welcomed by Magda at 3 on the nose. She was warm and accommodated us graciously despite a mistake made on my part. There is a friendly kitty that lives there with a handful of courteous chickens. I took a shower in the outdoors and it was really heavenly, I'd like one of my own now. The bathrooms and bedrooms were really clean and comfortable - we slept like champs! The yard offers plenty of spots to hang out and relax with plenty of visual stimulation. You can walk or ride bikes to anywhere in town from their place. I definitely recommend this place and hope to visit again sometime soon.
This place is pure magic! Best sleep I've had in months! The bed was cozy, great location, beautiful grounds, and the outdoor bathtub cannot be beat! Good energy to boot. The only thing that would have made the Eco cottage more awesome would be a mini fridge and/or hot plate, but the electric tea kettle did the trick and there is a fridge on site. There are some very special details (bikes available, a beautiful garden, subtle lighting, hammock) that add to the charm. I plan on retuning. Often.
This little studio was perfect - nestled in the back of the bungalows so it was very peaceful and quiet. We used the hot tub and outdoor bath, which were both lovely. Magda, the caretaker, was so friendly and directed us to a wonderful local breakfast place called Farmer and the Cook -- all organic with the BEST smoothies.
The chickens were nice but a little loud in the morning, wasn't really a big deal - just an old fashion alarm clock. Overall, we were happy and really enjoyed our stay.
Best sleeps ever!! Cosy little spot with a real community sensibility to it. Didn't see Mark but local caretaker(s) were super nice and fun to chat with. The chicken is cool. Amazing how many people like to talk to the chicken. The shower is outdoors so I waited till I'd gone hiking and later in the day to step in. All good. It is a bit pricey for what you get but definitely was worth it for me.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.