About This Listing
Welcome. Our cozy home offers sanctuary. Surrounded by ancient oaks, a dry creek with restful bird-watching spots. Just a short scenic walk to Ojai Village's unique shops, restaurants and theaters (live and film). Enjoy our Sunday's Farmer's Market!
This little country-like home was built in 1949. Upgraded throughout the years. Settled on a side-walk-less street, surrounded by trees and vast views of the Mountains that hug 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 on the dry creek-side of the house. Large umbrella and chairs are there for your bird-watching and listening pleasure. Join us in keeping Peeka, our lovely calico, in the house. Many thanks!
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. 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 general atmosphere here. We ask Guests to enjoy electronic entertainment devices in the privacy of their room. Preferably with a headset or at the very least, at a low-volume.
Guests are invited to contribute to cleanliness, Beauty & Order housekeeping. Particularly in the areas that they utilize or inhabit. Thank you!
Only Airbnb Guests invited to 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!!
Antoinette was nice and her house is comfortable. I enjoyed my stay at her place and Pica (or Pika?) is really an adorable cat! I will definitely recommend her place if you come to Ojai!
Antoinette was the host for the last and recuperative stop on my tour of graduate schools in Southern California. I recommend her as a host and her home as your base during a trip to Ojai. The secluded back bedroom was quiet and perfect for my driving-worn mind. Being in the neighborhood with walking distance to downtown meant convenience without trouble parking when spending time in town during tennis tournament festivities. Antoinette is knowledgeable about the area and travel, so she has good stories and local knowledge. She was also very patient with my uncertain plans until I was actually on the way to Ojai.
We just came home from our stay with Antoinette.
We had a lovely time.
The neighborhood is down to earth and so many roses were blooming everywhere this spring.
We delighted in the fresh oranges and grapefruits for breakfast and
Antoinettes kindness and warmth.
I stayed with Antoinette for 5 days and absolutely loved every minute of it!!! Antoinette is an amazing host. She is authentic and so open hearted. Her instructions once I booked my accommodation were exceptional. This was so comforting as I am travelling from Australia by myself. The listing was everything she said. I was able to use her washing machine which was such a blessing. Her residence is easy walking distance to downtown Ojai. I found this so convenient as I did not have a car. Antoinette provided great local knowledge and was so obliging to all my needs. I loved her company and her beautiful heart. I will be back again. I would recommend anyone if they are visiting Ojai to stay with Antoinette. Don't look anywhere else!
Antoinette was a sweet and kind host. Her home was filled with color and intention, and was simple and tidy. The fresh berries in the morning were a delightful treat, as were the other thoughtful accoutrements (ie truffles and mixed nuts). Other reviewers noted they didn't see her much or at all, but we saw her throughout the days. The home appears to be modest and vintage, so creaking floors/closing doors were noticeable and unavoidable but despite close quarters, privacy was respected. Access to the whole house was granted, including shared bathroom with the host, but not including host's bedroom, however if more privacy or space was desired, then you could always change your scenery with a step outside or in the back yard. Our host offered wonderful restaurant suggestions we could walk to. Although things are all relatively close in this small town, a walk into town on a hot day would feel a lot longer than the 20ish minutes that Google said it would take. But parking was relatively easy in town so we just drove. Overall, Ojai treated us well :)
About the Host, Antoinette
Author-Speaker-Council Facilitator-Spiritual Guidance services.
SoCal native. Raised in Pasadena, CA. Attended UCSB. University Southern California grad. 36 year media-film industry professional.
Owner of vacation rental property in Mayan Riviera---Playa del Carmen, Mexico.