Mahogany-decked front porch - our favorite outdoor roomRich exposed-wood vaulted-ceiling and fireplace make the living room extremely cosy
The Apple House and Cottage in Ojai

Entire home/apt

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

8 Beds

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About this listing

This gorgeous craftsman-style Apple House, located in the Arbolada, is a short stroll to the town center and across the road from Ojai Valley Inn. The fully-fenced property offers the opportunity to relax in a serene, immaculately landscaped setting. The cottage, pool and gourmet kitchen complete the experience.

The space

This property is truly magical. Upon arriving you will be awed by its beauty and tranquility. Designed with many outdoor entertaining areas like the covered front porch and the large pool area. Spacious enough to host a group yet intimate enough to find your own 'secret place' to enjoy the peace and quiet of the manicured grounds.

The fenced/gated property offers an opportunity to relax in a private and serene setting. Each room is warm and welcoming. It is designed to maximize family fun and has been the location for many a family reunion. The sleeping arrangements offer a great deal of flexibility for the 8 guest maximum. We hope that you will get as much pleasure from The Apple House as we have.

Main House 2500 Sq ft:
Bedroom 1 - King Bed with en suite bathroom with Shower.

Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed with adjacent bathroom with shower over tub.

Bedroom 3 - Large 'Family style' room. 2 Full size beds, 2 Twin beds, separate changing room, adjacent bathroom with shower and laundry facility. 60 inch wall-mounted TV.

Guest Cottage Bedroom: 1 Queen Bed, bathroom with shower. Separate sitting room.

The Main House features a Gourmet Country Style Kitchen with breakfast nook. Large Farmhouse sink, 6 burner Viking Range and Sub Zero Refrigerator. Outdoor propane BBQ. Enjoy your meals on the covered front porch or on the back patio overlooking the large swimming pool under the 'pink moment' backdrop of the Topa Topa Mountains.

The garage has been converted into a 'Pub Style' family games room. Featuring an 8 foot pool table, table football and dart board.

The grounds are a beautifully landscaped 2 acres. Enjoy our family orchard boasting espaliered apples and figs, many varieties of citrus, grape vines and countless other fruit trees! Every part of the property has something to offer. Enjoy your first cup of coffee with the morning sun next to a bubbling fountain. Nap in the hammock under the trees or spend the day swimming and sunning around the pool.

Guest access

Guests have access to the complete 2 acre property including main house, guest cottage and garage converted to pub-style games room. Please note that the swimming pool is unheated.

Other things to note

A must for first time Ojai visitor is the 1 mile out and back family friendly hike along the Ridge Trail located at the tip of Signal Street. Enjoy a cool morning walk along this trail. Bring your camera for the breathtaking views of the Ojai Valley. Then finish your walk and stop in town for coffee and a stroll down down the famous Arcade or a rest in Libbey Park. If you're in town on Sunday morning do not miss the Farmers Market. Search out BD's vegetable stand. His farm is located a stone's throw from The Apple House. For biking enthusiasts there are two local bike stores where you can rent bikes and accessories. A paved bike path leads you all the way to Ventura or if mountain biking is your thing ask the bike store to recommend a suitable trail.

The Apple House is so wonderful you may never want to leave. If you do feel the urge to explore wider afield, many of our guests take day trips to Los Angeles for the various theme parks like Disneyland, Universal Studios or Magic Mountain. Or take a short drive to Santa Barbara for all it has to offer: Santa Barbara Zoo, world class dining, outstanding beaches. My personal favorite is the beach at Santa Claus Lane in Carpenteria. This beach offers surfing lessons and many little boutiques and restaurants as well - worth the 25 minute drive.

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The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $250
Security Deposit: $750
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

The Arbolada is an oasis and its serenity is highly valued by its residents. Sound travels, so please respect our neighbors expectations of a tranquil life, particularly before 9AM and after 9PM. No house parties or events.

Our property is non-smoking and unfortunately no pets are allowed, although we do love them as much as you do! We have a maximum 4 car capacity and please take care as you enter or leave the property, particularly if you use the rolling gate.

Our guest limit is set at 8 - we could sleep more but the property can only accommodate 8 people without its systems being over-burdened. Only registered guests are allowed on the property.

We will email you a welcome package that contains house rules along with "how to's", recommendations and local tips. There is also a copy available at the house.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Lindsey User Profile
May 2017
The Apple House is amazing -- in an idyllic setting, but centrally located. You feel a million miles away from everything but are still close to town. The garden is the best part - acres of landscaped area to hang out it, lots of ways to entertain kids with the pool and game room, and a generally happy place to be. We would definitely come again. Note that there's no fence or cover around/on the pool, the only downside if you happen to have little kids, as we do. Otherwise, a perfect stay.

Lindsay User Profile
May 2017
Janice and Keith's home was truly magical. My friends and I loved our experience and would absolutely return on another visit. The orchards, garden, pool and outdoor space were perfect for a weekend getaway and the house was very comfortable, clean, and charming. The kitchen was also wonderful for cooking a meal for a group. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Ojai. Thank you Janice and Keith!

Lizzy User Profile
April 2017
Janice and Keith are wonderful, helpful hosts! Our group of 7 had plenty of private and communal space. We enjoyed cooking in the well stocked kitchen and eating outside in the beautiful, well-kept gardens. It was a great house for a group get-away.

Michelle User Profile
February 2017
A beautiful oasis right near town - ride one of their bikes to get coffee in the morning and relax outside on their beautiful porch or any of the outdoor seating areas. Perfect for a friends or family get a way.

Steve User Profile
January 2017
This is a really special house - completely lives up to the photos and more. We had a wonderful long weekend with friends; it was a perfect getaway for the adults and children alike. The front porch is truly fantastic and we loved the thoughtfully designed and well-equipped kitchen. Everything worked perfectly at every stage...Thank you so much for making us so welcome!

Alexandra User Profile
January 2017
Janice and Keith were great hosts. They provided all information necessary to make us feel welcome and ready for our trip. The property is truly magical, just like the description says. You immediately feel at home. The kitchen was perfect for our New Year's eve feast, and all the rooms comfortable and cozy. I couldn't recommend this property more.

Aimee User Profile
December 2016
The Apple House and cottage are beautiful, spacious, and well appointed. The house sits on lovely grounds which feature fruit trees, a garden, a pool, firepit, and plenty of space for everyone. The gourmet kitchen is large and very comfortable--we did a lot of cooking and relaxing there. Both the front and back porches are perfect places to hang out and offer pretty views of surrounding nature. Our kids enjoyed the game room in the garage and the large children's room with 4 twin beds along with a TV. There are decorative touches throughout the house that make it such a warm and lovely home, and the owners have clearly put a lot of time and thought into making a beautiful space for visitors. Thank you to Janice and Keith who were attentive hosts. We look forward to returning someday.

Los Gatos, California, United States · Joined in October 2013
Janice User ProfileJanice is a superhost.

I grew up in the nearby town of Santa Paula although I have spent my adult life in Northern California. The Apple House is our home away from home, a true family retreat. A place where we escape life's fast pace, and enjoy the company of our family and friends.

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