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Sespe Wilderness Retreat House

Carol is a superhost.

Sespe Wilderness Retreat House

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Carol is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Unplug from the stressful World! Come relax in this 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath 1200 sq. ft. OFF-THE-GRID, Hidden Mountain Home w/ XL Deck, Ramp, Campfire Yard and STUNNING 360 degree Mountain Views! Very Peaceful, Quiet, PRIVATE and Secluded. Surrounded by Los Padres National Forest+ 2 Creeks (seasonal swimming hole). Private Road with Locked Gate. 30 minute drive North of Ojai, CA.

Unique Eclectic Interior !


Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed



31 reviews
Sparkling clean
Quick responses
Stylish space
Katie User Profile
November 2019
Beautiful house only 30 mins from town but with nobody around. If you want a weekend retreat to connect to nature but still being close to a main this is perfect. Comfortable beds, clean and the most incredible view to go to sleep and wake up to. Carol was super helpful.
Elizabeth User Profile
November 2019
This is a really special place. While the first time you drive out, it can be a bit confusing (really, don’t try at night) Carols instructions and map were very good. The house itself is stylish, very clean, and comfortable - including a fire pit, lovely porch and hammock…
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
Thank you Elizabeth! I go the 'extra mile' with the map and "Navigation Notes" because we really are in the wilderness mountains (no street lights!)...and...just 30 minutes away from the civilization of Ojai! We look forward to hosting you and yours again...ANYTIME!!! :) :) Carol…
November 2019
Alex User Profile
October 2019
This place is amazing and the hosts really go the extra mile. Carol and Doc greeted us upon arrival, brought us organic apples, answered questions, gave us some great recommendations for hikes and activities and then left us to the peace and quiet of the wilderness. The attention…
Carol User Profile
Response from Carol:
Thank you for this delightful feedback Alex! It was our pleasure to host you Newlyweds on your Mini-Moon! We hope to host you guys again soon! :) :) Carol + Doc + Sespe Retreat Super Hounds
October 2019
Thuc-Nhi User Profile
October 2019
I spent my birthday here alone to get away from the noise and to recharge my internal battery. This was perfect in more ways than one. Waking up to the sunrise and watching the sunset was spectacular. I cannot wait to come back!!
Frederic User Profile
September 2019
We had a wonderful stay at Carol and Doc’s place. The house is beautifully decorated and the location is breath taking. We loved the dogs, who took us on a guided hike. Carol and Doc are wonderful host. We hope to come back soon.
Lorraine User Profile
August 2019
Our stay at Carol + Doc's Sespe retreat home was just the weekend we needed! Carol sent us detailed and accurate instructions to reach the property. Upon arrival, she came to greet us and spent time to sit with us, tell us about their journey building up their remote property,…
Arthur User Profile
August 2019
Carol and Doc are wonderful thoughtful hosts, SespeRetreat is beautiful and location is amazing. It is remote but it is spectacular and absolutely quiet, like not a sound quiet. The hiking in the area is great. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Hosted by Carol

Ojai, CAJoined in June 2011
Carol User Profile
82 Reviews
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Carol is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Retired Hollywood Make-Up Artist. Apple Farmer, Animal Lover, Off-the-grid-Pioneer-Woman. Family oriented gal. Caregiver for senior/disabled parents. Captain of the Local Neighborhood Watch. I value Peace and Quiet above most things.
Interaction with guests
Our Policy is to greet our guests shortly after their arrival, introduce them to our 6 very nice dogs, answer any questions, then leave guests to their peace, quiet and privacy.
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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
After 3PM
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events