About This Listing
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.
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.
My family had a dream vacation at he Mediterranean Villa! The house was clean, warm and wonderfully decorated. The grounds were idyllic - private, relaxing but with enough for the kids to do to keep them entertained. Each day was an adventure; feeding the chickens and goats, looking for the cat, jumping on the trampoline, BBQs on the patio, outdoor showers, fresh eggs and honey, a world class kitchen, a cosy fireplace and a jacuzzi under the stars. Set in a gorgeous neighborhood close to the village, this dream villa made our country dreams come true. We will be back, again and again! Thank you Randy for sharing your home, it is a truly special gem we will never forget.
My only complaint is that we didn't book a longer stay! Randy's home is gorgeous, the property is magical, and the location is perfectly close to town but not in the thick of it. Randy was very thoughtful with his communications, they even put out age-appropriate toys and books for our kids. The house was very clean and the kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked (fresh goat milk, honey, and ice cream!!!). This is the perfect place for kids to run around and for adults to relax. We definitely plan to return!!! Many many thanks, Randy!
The pictures really don't do this place justice. The home and property are exceptional with a wonderful combination of old world charm and modern amenities. It's clear that Randy and his family take great pride and care in their home and providing a gracious and relaxing experience for their guests. We just wish we could have stayed longer!
Randy and Kasia were wonderful hosts and the property was absolutely delightful! Even with a tenant on the property, we felt like we were at a secluded retreat. As urbanites, my adult daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed collecting eggs daily from the chicken coop, playing with the darling baby goats and relaxing in the beautiful and comfortable home. Perfect for adults, but children would love the animals, trampoline and experience. We all agreed that we would love to make a rerun visit.
returning for the second time, our family had a truly perfect experience. the home is warm and welcoming from the moment we arrive, as well as clean and beautiful. we adore spending as much time at the villa as possible....just feeding the animals (goats,chickens and now....the barn cat!), exploring the grounds, cooking in the dream kitchen, settling in at the fireplace, enjoying the hot tub....the hosts are just about the most warm and lovely people. they left us all kinds of goodies (coffee, yogurt, incredible mint chip ice cream from a local shop, honey from their own bees, and freshly squeezed orange juice). we can't wait to return to the villa and visit with everyone again. thank you!
Randy and his family have the most extraordinary house, especially if you have young children. We were welcomed with their favorite local ice cream, delicious biscotti, and whole beans for French press coffee. Their kids even made us a welcome banner to greet us. I cannot thank them enough! Our toddlers enjoyed using their many baskets for picking lemons for lemonade ( sweetened with honey from their bees!!) fresh eggs from the " ladies" ( their chickens) and feeding the adorable goats. Our kids jumped on the trampoline, played in the kids playhouse, and loved the tree swing and hammock. This place is a gem. We are so thankful for our amazing post Christmas adventure!!
Randy was a warm and welcoming host, inviting us to enjoy his fabulous house with all its special amenities, ranging from two sweet goats and a flock of chickens that laid delicious eggs, to a playful kitten, a trampoline that kept our grandson entertained for hours and a beautifully equipped kitchen. The fridge was stocked with yogurt and ice cream; a bowl in the kitchen held citrus fruit from the orchard; there were fresh coffee beans, tea and condiments for our use and the bedrooms had two terry bathrobes each, as in a luxury hotel. This house was perfect for our family post-Thanksgiving holiday, a magical place for our two little grandsons and a peaceful, spacious and elegant villa for my daughter and her husband and my husband and me. We hope to return next year!
About the Host, Randy
Kasia is a Naturopathic Doctor licensed in California. She specializes in using herbs for health, nutrition and woman's issues. Randy is trying to be a blueberry farmer mead and cheese maker!