Charming guest unit, detached from main house, under a majestic oak tree. Peaceful and light. Outdoor claw foot bath tub on a private patio will bring real relaxation. Located in Meiners Oaks, walking distance from restaurants.
If you like to look at the stars soaking in a delicious outdoor bath, this place is for you.
Walking distance to Farmer and the Cook, fabulous vegetarian restaurant and walking distance to the Ojai Meadow Preserve.
Interaction with Guests
We love people and respect their privacy.
We bought the house close to 25 years ago and love the neighborhood for it safety.
Walking distance to Farmer and the Cook and there is a cute trolley to go to town.
Other Things to Note
We have a small fridge, an electric kettle and some cutlery for you in our guest room.
And Netflix !!
My big request is to turn off the AC at 10pm as I really enjoy sleeping with the Ojai silence.
One word: Heaven.
This very private little guest house is nestled in the part of the Ojai community called Meiners Oaks. Aptly called, because it used to be one of the biggest oak groves in the USA. There are still many of these beautiful oak trees standing. One of which you stare up at as you lounge in the outdoor claw foot bath tub that Liz has set up in the private patio attached to the unit.
The bed is super comfy.
The area is quiet at night.
And there is a bidet!!
I highly recommend this place. Only, I kinda just want it for myself :)
One bit of advice, if you are planning on bathing in the outdoor bath tub, bring some slippers or flip flops. The leaves on the trees above are the kind that stick into your foot.
We enjoyed staying in Liz's rustic guest house that looked just like the pictures she posted. She and Jeff were easy to talk to and they have several interests that complimented ours (vegetable gardening, manzanitas, building codes, travel).
The neighborhood has mixed building styles which we enjoyed and a (plant) nursery, small market/restaurant, and used bookstore which we enjoyed. It is easy and safe to walk to many places, but you would need a car to get to Ojai as it is somewhat isolated from bigger towns.
Although there is no microwave in the room as past guests never used it, there is a large electric kettle for boiling water for tea or soup. The room also has a mini-refrigerator.
Thank you, Liz, for providing a quiet, serene place away from the hustle and bustle of our urban sprawl.
Liz's wonderful little back studio was such a great space. It's surrounded by their gorgeous backyard and a huge oak tree that provides great shade and keeps the studio cool in the midst of super warm days (it was in the 90s outside, but cool inside even without AC usage). The place is cozy, clean, and bright. The outside bath was lovely and unique. Would definitely stay here again on another visit to Ojai!
Liz and Jeff have a lovely home and are even lovelier hosts. The guest cottage is the perfect little getaway with everything you could need. The back patio with the outdoor bathtub is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the warm Ojai nights. Those with doubts about the tub need not to worry. There is an attached shower head and it is not awkward at all, actually quite the opposite. I would highly recommend staying here, though you'll never want to leave! Ojai is a magical place and this charming cottage makes it even more wondrous.
Liz was wonderful. So sweet and welcoming. She brought us fresh oranges and told us about a great restaurant right up the street. We were very close to our retreat location and walked up to the restaurant and store every night. I thought the tub was going to be a little weird to bath in but it was absolutely lovely. So out of the ordinary and very special.
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Liz & Jeff were wonderful hosts. Communication was A+. Check in was a breeze and the accommodations did not disappoint. Loved the extra comfortable bed (I believe memory foam) and of course the outdoor tub which I used each night I was there. Thank you for a memorable experience!
My name is Liz, I met Jeff, my husband skiing in Switzerland in 1978. We both loved to travel then and still do today. Jeff is from California and I am from France. Travel was at the root of our relationship, so it is really natural for us to welcome travellers.