About this listing
Welcome. Our home comfortably accommodates 2-adults. Its quiet sanctuary is bordered by giant oaks, lush greenery and bird song. Enjoy a relaxed morning coffee in the cool morning. Later a 10-15 minute walk to Ojai's unique shops and fine eateries.
This little farm-like home was built in 1949. Beautiful hardwood floors, simple interiors have been well-maintained and upgraded throughout the years. Settled on a side-walk-less street, surrounded by trees and views of the Mountains that cradle Ojai Valley. Birds from humming to blue jays, many whose names I don't know, sing their morning songs. This is a peaceful sanctuary of vibrancy. An invitation to stop, pause, hold still and deeply relax.
You will have access to the entire house (except host's bedroom) and yards. Relax sip your tea or coffee in the cool morning air along the dry creek-side of the house. Large umbrella and chairs are also there for your bird-watching and listening pleasure.
Interaction with Guests
As my longtime friend Cathy mentions in her Friend Reference, I am intuitive. Quiet and engaging. If you are interested in hearing my preferred eateries,etc I love to share and promote local merchants. I'm equally interested in hearing what brings you to Ojai. And a bit about your interests in general. Meditation and yoga practices are highly welcome. We can clear a space for you, for both if that appeals to you. Namaste!
Our neighborhood is friendly and community oriented. Before I moved in I was invited to my next door neighbors, Dave and Elizabeth's house warming celebration. That's friendly!!
I love the views of surrounding properties. Trees. Trees. Trees. The primary colors offered the viewer are varied shades of clouds, blue-hues and multitudes of greens.
It's spacious. Kids, adults pass by on their bikes. Folks say hello, good morning or stop for a brief chat.
When there's an event in the Village, you'll notice people dressed for the occasion. Walking to their destination. Be it Libbey Bowl or The Art Center on Montgomery. Or maybe simply strolling to have a good meal at a great downtown restaurant.
It's warm and friendly. With no sidewalks! Has a country-feel while being within this charmingly small town. Welcome to the Neighborhood!
You can walk to downtown from here. About a 10-minute walk. The Ojai Trolly stops are just down the street on Grand Ave. Trolly runs 7 days a week. Routes include: Ojai, Meiners Oaks and Mira Monte. Gold Coast Transit's bus depot is a short walk from here too.They offer fixed-route services in Ojai, Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. You can always bring or rent a bike! There are several great bicycle shops in town. Rails-to-trails routes are enjoyed by walking and cycling enthusiasts alike.
Other Things to Note
We are a non-smoking home. Smokers are welcome to enjoy outside areas where an ashtray will be provided. Let us know if you need this hospitality. Thanks!
Quiet is the atmosphere here. We ask Guests to enjoy electronic entertainment devices, (website hidden) calls, etc in the privacy of their room. Preferably with a headset or at the very least, at a low-volume.
Guests are asked to pick up and clean up after themselves. In the areas that they utilize or inhabit. For instances, hair in the bathroom, coffee grounds in the kitchen, etc. Thank you!
Join us in keeping Peeka, our lovely calico cat, inside the house. Many thanks!
We are a non-smoking home. Smokers are welcome to enjoy outside areas where an ashtray can be provided. Let us know if you need this hospitality. Thanks!
Only booked Airbnb Guests may enter and reside in the house. Thank you for honoring this House Rule. If you want to 'party' we can recommend great Ojai spots to hear live or DJd music!!
Our homestay at Miss Antoinette’s house is very pleasant and wonderful! Miss A is so kind to pick us up at Ventura Amtrak Station to her beautiful house. Her house is as beautiful as that in the pictures. We especially love the backyard of her house where we can enjoy the birds' singing in the morning, the beautiful sunset at dusk and twinkling stars at night. The room is very clean and cozy. Miss A is very kind, polite, friendly and welcoming. She is so knowledgeable and patient to give us a lot of information and guidance to our travel plans. Our little family communicate a lot with her. She makes us feel like at home. We have an amazingly great homestay experience! How we wish we could stay longer at her house! We will definitely stay at her house once again the next time we are in Beautiful Ojai! Highly recommended!
Antoinette was very respectful of our privacy and the place was quiet. Be sure to note there is a cat - in case you have allergies.
The house is very small and probably works well for one guest, not more. Very close quarters.
Antoinette was a great host. Very welcoming. Her place is oozing with Zen and the area is very quiet. All we did was sleep, shower and work in Ventura, so we didn't get much chance to hang out and learn about each other. Recommend her place, hands down.
Antoinette was lovely, friendly, welcoming and helpful without being clingy. The house was simple, clean and had everything I needed. I enjoyed the fresh berries and nuts Antoinette provided. My 3 day stay was relaxing and delightful.
I really enjoyed the quiet and peaceful atmosphere that Antoinette created in her home. The accommodations were exactly as described, there was plenty of privacy and very nice touches such as berry bowls and tea in the mornings. It was very nice to meet and connect with Antoinette, I definitely recommend this stay.
Antoinette was an exemplary host! The room as exactly as described, Ojai is a small town so everything was definitely walkable although I didn't do much walking. The house is clean and a bunch of essentials (shampoo, soap, wifi password) were provided.
Antoinette was kind enough to remember the reasons I was visiting Ojai (wedding + hike) and offered very useful advice regarding where to eat and see the natural beauty of the area. She always had a smile on her face and was available to chat when I had questions but also understanding of my tight schedule which prevented extensive interaction.
It's also useful to note that Antoinette is a big supporter of the Airbnb homesharing ethos. We talked about how she considers homesharing to be a way of strengthening community bonds and how she wrote her state representative and even spoke to lawmakers when they were considering harsh regulation of AirBNB in California. I think it's cool to stay with a host who cares so much about this evolving space.
Antoinette was warm, friendly and inviting. She was so helpful in finding information for public transport to my workshop and was always willing to answer any questions about where to eat. The house was clean and cosy.
About the Host, Antoinette
Author-Writer-Inspirational Speaker-Conscious community group facilitator-
Former athlete who loves walking, swimming, dancing. 36 year media-film industry professional. Student of Life y espanol! Sufficient Spanish fluency.
SoCal native. Raised in Pasadena, CA. Attended UCSB. University Southern California - USC grad. Owner of second-home, vacation rental property in Mayan Riviera---Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Love quiet solitude and meaningful connecting with friends. Reading, movie watching, Soul-based astrology (MysticMama on the web!) Community volunteer and active advocate of home sharing Global community. Am grateful for pure clean drinking water. And rain whenever whereever it occurs. Love walking while listening to Adyashanti on the Way of Liberation, reading his Falling into Grace before drifting off to sleep. Jane Austen and other proficient fiction authors. James Lee Burke rocks the Bayou!! ;-D