Clean kitchen w/upgraded modern appliancesThe Sage Room: Spacious, comfy queen bed, luxury linens.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Sweet cottage, 3 miles from downtown Ojai, on oak studded acre. Very large master bedroom with private spa bathroom, vaulted ceilings, large windows, comfy organic queen mattress. Bathroom just remodeled with marble tile floor, deep luxury soaking tub with massage function (BainUltra Citti) and heated backrest, bidet. Lovely yoga/music studio, adjacent to Ventura River Preserve hiking trails and the Ojai to Ventura beach bike path. Walking distance to Full of Beans and Mandala restaurant.

The space

Adorable cottage is adjacent to extensive hiking/mtn biking trails of the Ventura River Preserve. One spacious, beautifully appointed room, with one Queen bed. Extensive library for browsing/reading while visiting. Newly built, stand alone yoga/music studio, with all props, which guests may enjoy(private yoga sessions available w/Kathryn, a trained yoga teacher and avid practitioner).

Guest access

Living room, dining room, patio with quality outdoor furniture, and yoga/music studio are all shared spaces. Kitchen, owner bedroom/bathroom and home office are off limits.

Interaction with guests

Friendly active hosts knowledgable about nearby hiking/trail running/mtn and road biking routes, and best local eateries/beaches/yoga/wine bar/coffee shop/pub. Private yoga sessions can be scheduled w/Kathryn, a trained/certified yoga teacher. Guided Mountain Bike and/or Hiking trips can be arranged as well. We have a boxer-mix canine companion, very friendly.

Other things to note

We have our own flock of chickens, hence the name Brown Speckled Egg Farm. If you opt to breakfast here(add'l charge) you may choose farm fresh eggs, laid just this morning! We have extensive vegetable gardens and are a permaculture farm, everything is composted, reinvested in the soil to grow next season's crops. Our landscaping is intentionally drought loving.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $55
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price: $110 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking in the house. Respect boundaries (i.e. please do not enter owner's bedroom, bathroom, office. Some minor use of kitchen is OK if discussed). Please treat this home respectfully as you enjoy relaxing here.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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21 Reviews

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Farron User Profile
October 2014
This is such a cute space! Kathryn is really accommodating and it's in a perfect location. There are cute hens that run around during the day. The bed was very comfortable, nice shower. I didn't have the breakfast this time, however there is a beautiful garden and I bet it's fantastic.

Lily User Profile
September 2014
Kathryn was a helpful and accommodating host. The two rooms I rented were very clean and felt very restful after our busy days out and about. She provided all the information we needed for a most comfortable stay. The area is quiet yet not distant from eating places and the main roads. I would recommend this spot for anyone visiting the Ojai area. Her yoga studio was also very inviting, though I didn't have time for a private lesson this time. Her partner Tony was very pleasant and welcoming as well, and we felt very much at ease.

Kelly User Profile
August 2014
We just returned from a fantastic trip to Ojai and loved our stay at Brown Speckled Egg Farm! Unfortunately we never got to meet Kathryn but her partner Tony was fantastic. He spent time with my daughters showing them the chickens and how to pet them. In fact they hardly wanted to go to town! The beds were comfortable and the whole place had a peaceful vibe. We had a great time!

Gigi User Profile
August 2014
The host made me feel very welcome. The bedroom was clean and bright. Beautiful windows with a gorgeous view of trees. So quiet and lovely. The bed was comfortable. Cute chickens in the front yard greeted me as I drove up their long driveway. Very short drive from their place to the center of Ojai, and super close to a fantastic place to eat for breakfast: Eggs 'n' Potatoes on Maricopa Hwy. The only negative was that the bathroom hadn't been cleaned since the previous guests stayed there. The sink and shower were a little dirty. And the toilet hadn't been flushed. It was actually visually clogged with excrement from the previous guests. I had to run and find the host before it overflowed when I tried to flush it. Not a good start to the stay, but the host apologized. If the host would have just spent five minutes cleaning the bathroom before my arrival, it would have made a world of difference to me. Overall, I think it was just an oversight. I think they just forgot to clean up the bathroom. I would still recommend staying there. The host seemed like a lovely person. Super friendly and quiet.
Kathryn User Profile
Response from Kathryn:
Gigi, so terribly sorry about the bathroom. I was out of town and imposed on my partner to host and it is really not his gig! Profuse apologies and please be aware that the usual standard at the Brown Speckled Egg Farm includes a spotless and freshly cleaned bathroom!
August 2014

Dafydd User Profile
August 2014
The home was lovely and we had everything we needed!

Allison Danielle User Profile
August 2014
Kathryn was incredibly helpful and kind, as was her partner Tony. The property is very sweet and well located, next to a great hiking trail and super cafe called The Farmer and the Cook (a pleasant walk or short drive), and very near the "center of town". We enjoyed the quiet, gorgeous chickens and inspiring garden!

Fay User Profile
August 2014
Staying at the Brown Speckled Egg Farm was just the retreat I had hoped - and in fact better. The home is comfortable and the hostess personable and welcoming. The property is located just three miles from the center of Ojai and across the street from trailheads. The ranch style house is setback off the road so it is private. My room was clean comfortable and quiet . The yoga studio was an added bonus as was shaded table in the yard where I ate my breakfast. A wonderful comfortable clean warm retreat.
Kathryn User Profile
Response from Kathryn:
Thanks for this kind review Fay, it was a great pleasure to have you as a guest. You are welcome again anytime!
August 2014

Ojai, California, United States · Joined in July 2010
Kathryn User Profile

I am a public interest lawyer and educator advocating on behalf of people with disabilities and serious illnesses. I teach Law, Medicine and Ethics at the End of Life at Loyola law school/ I am also a yoga teacher and dedicated practitioner of yoga, an avid hiker and trail runner. I love to work in the beautiful gardens at the Brown Speckled Egg Farm. My partner Tony will be your co-host; he is a musician(singer/songwriter/guitar/percussion). Having guests visit us here at the Farm is a great pleasure.

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