About this listing
Lovely Mediterranean escape in middle of 36 acres of Avocado Orchards, QUIET, 2 bdr (1King,1Queen), full kitchen, 2 fireplaces, Jacuzzi Spa bathtub, outdoor courtyard dining & fireplace, outdoor spa, Barbeque facilities, WIFI, telephone, TV
Situated in beautiful agricultural community, away from hustle and bustle of city life. Surrounded by trees and FRESH AIR! Lots of walking/jogging trails ON PROPERTY. By car access to major shopping centers is just 10 min away in Moorpark, or 15 min to Major Camarillo Outlets. 15-20 min to fine dining, shopping, nightlife in Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village; 30 min to Channel Islands Seaside Harbor on Pacific Coastline of California; 1hr drive to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Mountain Ski Resorts or Desert.
Outside Spa Jacuzzi, Laundry Facilities (washer,dryer,iron), Cable TV, Apple TV, Roku, 2 large flat screens, 2 fireplaces. This is the place to relax and revel in the peace and quiet; truly a GETAWAY!! A long row of Eucalyptus trees will lead you to our gate.
Interaction with Guests
Our availability is by phone/text/email as much as needed; we have a caretaker who lives in the Orchard. Property is also our weekend retreat when it is not occupied by guests. We do have an Orchard Management company that services the property, and they come daily, however not to the house, only the surrounding orchards during normal working hours, 1-3 hrs daily or every other day. Guests will not have interaction or see them, maybe only hear a quad runner during the day.
OPTION: With advance notice, we can provide groceries for you for reimbursement (no extra charge).
Somis is an Agricultural community, mostly Avocados, Citrus, blueberries and row crops. Also there are many Equestrian Facilities nearby, the famed Spirit Equestrian is literally down the street within walking distance. Weather is generally very pleasant. Can get windy during the Santa Ana winds season in the Fall. Other than that its California at its best!
We are close to the one eighteen, the twenty three, the one O one, and the one twenty six freeways. No convenient public transit, you need a vehicle. If you go South we are close to Moorpark, Simi Valley; SW is Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village; West is Camarillo and Channel Islands; NW is Oxnard, Ventura and Santa Barbara. Schools: Cal State Channel Islands, California Lutheran University, California Institute of Arts. FUN: Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Theme parks are in Santa Clarita, about 45 min drive. Universal Studios and Hollywood are about 1hr away
Other Things to Note
During the Spring we have bee hives placed around the orchard, they are necessary for pollination. We have also added a Chicken Coop, with 10 chickens and a rooster. They are far enough away from the main house so as not to disturb the peace. We like to sleep in too! Lots of fun to have the kids go collect FRESH eggs!
NO SMOKING INSIDE ANY STRUCTURE PLEASE
Leave no trace of butts outside
Be aware of FIRE DANGER and put out any flame securely. Do not throw anything into the orchard or surrounding grounds.
PET POLICY: STRICT NO CATS IN HOUSE, WE HAVE SEVERE **SEVERE** ALLERGIES, PLEASE!
Animal Policy: Leave no trace of your pet. Any trace indoors/outdoors will be automatic MIN $300 deducted from your deposit. We are animal lovers as well and love to travel with our pets, but please clean up after them. Keep them in cage in courtyard during night, small animals can get attacked by coyotes or flying birds. No pets on furniture/beds please.
FOOD: We do have some condiments and canned food, you can replace what you use, grocery stores are 10 min away by car.
We have a rental contract to sign prior to giving keys
The villa is beautiful . Sophia and John are great hosts. We really enjoyed staying here so when our travel plan changed, we extended our stay from 4 nights to 8 nights without any hesitation.
The villa is everything and more than the photos have showed. It is quietly located in an avocado ranch but not too far away from restaurants and supermarkets (about 20 minutes drive). The house is tastefully decorated and full of daily life necessaries, including kitchenware, toiletries bedding etc. Sophia and John are fantastic hosts. As we are travelling with our 7-month-old girl, they have put a brand new high chair and crib for us which is so considerate! And Sophia is so attentive she left notes around house to help us get familiar with everything. We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it.
The house is beautiful and tastefully decorated. Love the quietness of the place while not too far away from restaurants and places to get everything you need.
we had real fun and relaxing getaway! The weather was perfect!
We had a wonderful 2 week stay at the Orchard as Sophia was a fantastic host. She left us a bottle of wine (turns out she and her husband are winemakers!) as well as stocked the house with toiletries and breakfast basics. This is a vacation property that the owners keep in Southern California. The property consists of a small villa in the middle of an orchard, but the architecture is spectacular and it both looks and feels absolutely grand. The dining table is al fresco, and the weather can get a bit windy (at least it did for us during the holidays) so just remember to bring a sweater! The property is breathtaking, you will be surrounded by
Avocado trees and peace/quiet. Finally, the hot tub outside is quite big, and perfect for relaxing under the stars. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend staying here.
About the Host, Sophia & John
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
John and I have traveled the world and enjoy meeting and hosting new friends. We love the peace and quiet of our Orchard Property and hope you find the tranquility we do. We love to take long walks and breathing FRESH air. We are very health conscious and do not allow any smoking or noxious substances around us or our homes. We are Winemakers, and have very sensitive olfactory abilities, (no cats, no cigarettes). We very much enjoy drinking wine as well as making it. We may have some at the house if you wish to purchase. We love Hawaii, Mexico, Italy and France, hope to explore more of Europe, but most we love to be home in California.