About this listing
Historic George Washington Smith designed house located close in yet a world apart.
The Mediterranean Villa
Old World house built in 1923.
Built in Spanish style, the old world 2B/2B house offers serenity and privacy.
Enjoy the fresh fruit from the garden and honey from our own bees. Dine outdoors in the shade in the bougainvillea lined courtyard. Friendly hens run freely on the property and will provide you with fresh eggs in the morning. Our mother and daughter Nubian Dairy goats may also be enjoying their corral.
Unwind and watch the stars at night in the salt water spa/hot tub. When it's blossoming, the Night Blooming Jasmine is unforgettable.
The Mediterranean villa is located in the Arbolada, a short walk to town, restaurants, and the bike and horse path.
French doors, hardwood floor, white plaster walls overlooking the garden create an old world ambiance. Queen sized bed.
This corner bedroom also has a private entrance, queen sized bed and hardwood floors. The windows open up to a garden shaded with oak trees.
The living room features beams, plaster walls, a fire place and Spanish tile floor.
The dining room overlooks a serene shaded garden. It is decorated with French country furniture and a hardwood floor.
Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen. The corner breakfast nook features views of the courtyard and rear gardens and orchard.
Pricing is $495 per night.
A weekly stay may be available at $2699.
Special Rate for Summer 2015 for $6900 per month for June. Monthly or longer guests will be responsible for water use in excess of $500 per month.
Take your own country fresh eggs from the chicken coop daily, and possibly feed the friendly Nubian goats. Listen to the resident owl family and see the milky way at night. Amenities also include:
salt water spa
trampoline and climbing structure
gas grill outdoors
whole house water filtration system
Please, No smoking or parties in the house or on the property. Please remove shoes when using the trampoline. Please be careful for your children.
The property is shared with farm animals which may include goats, and two barn cats. One cat is friendly but is not allowed in the house. You probably won't see the other one. For the health of the animals, please do not feed them unless we specifically give you instructions in advance.
One of our friends or I may come in the mornings and let the goats out of the barn so they can enjoy their corral, and milk once or twice a day. No one needs to be home.
Please be aware that the property also includes a private detached guesthouse that is leased with a long term tenant. The guesthouse is located on a different part of the property from the main house. They have a small dog. Please respect the privacy of the tenant in the guesthouse and their private garden areas.
Guests have access to the house and property including orchard, except the guesthouse and the areas around the guesthouse.
A wing of the house is locked and is unavailable for guests.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on arrival time, we may meet the guests and give a brief tour and introduce them to the goats and chickens. If the guests want to perform simple farm chores and feed the goats and chickens we can demonstrate.
If the mommy goat is producing milk, then someone will come in the morning and/or evening for milking.
Libby's Arbolada is a classic part of Ojai.
The Ojai Valley Inn and spa is nearby for golf and restaurants. Town is a 15 - 20 minute walk or a 3 minute bike ride.
Other Things to Note
Guests can charge their electric car. A Nema 14-50 charging receptacle is on site that is compatible with a Tesla.
No Smoking or Parties in the house or on the property.
Please remove shoes when using the trampoline.
Use of trampoline and property is at your own risk (why should we have to say this?)
Monthly Stay will also be responsible for utilities if use is excessive, especially water if the water bill is in excess of $500 per month.
The property is shared with farm animals which may include goats, chickens, and several barn cats. Please do not feed them unless we specifically give you instructions in advance. One cat is friendly but lives in the barn and isn't allowed in the house. You probably won't see the other cat.
The are several beehives in the fenced and gated orchard. Please give them a wide berth.
There are several unfenced ponds on the property, so please be careful for your children and watch them when they are outside.
Please be aware that the property also includes a private detached guesthouse that is leased with a long term tenant. The guesthouse is located on a different part of the property from the main house. Please respect the privacy of the tenants in the guesthouse and their private garden areas.
We are only set up for four guests, so please do not bring extra people without our prior approval at the time you book your reservation. It is possible, however, that we can set up a mattress on the floor for a fifth person. There will be an extra $50 per night charge per extra guest.