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Wild Rice "Cottage under the Oaks"

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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A cozy place to rest, restore, and renew oneʼs spirit and body. This 3 BR 1 Bath bungalow was recently remodeled to embrace the style of the 1940ʼs in which it was built while adding modern upgrades. Sleeps 2-6

On all 30 day stays we require a mid stay cleaning at an additional $100. This is not negotiable...We absolutely need to charge for a mid stay cleaning...We offer a 30 day stay for $4795

The space

Welcome to Wild Rice, a simple jewel tucked in under the oaks on the western edge of the Ojai Valley.

Just across the road from the Ventura River Preserve where hiking, biking, horseback riding and diving into the swimming hole are easily accessible, Wild Rice offers a rural experience just 2 minutes from the small hamlet of Meiner’s Oaks, and 8 minutes from downtown Ojai.

Situated on two acres of centuries-old coastal live oaks and an open pasture, the three bedroom cabin built in 1947 has been completely updated to provide simple, comfortable accommodations with plenty of indoor-outdoor living, lovely antique furnishings and fresh linens.

Choose the wooden deck off the dining room or the front verandah for sunset views - perfect for cocktails or dinner. Have morning breakfast inside at the table, or out back on the screened porch overlooking the bubbling fountain where birds gather. A fully-equipped kitchen and outdoor gas grill make cooking easy on those days you don’t want to venture out to Ojai’s fine food establishments.

The master bedroom offers a queen bed, the second bedroom has two twins and the third has a daybed with a twin trundle that can be pulled out for that sixth person. The bathroom is updated with vintage basket-weave tile work and a new shower (no bath.) Laundry facilities are on the back airing porch and the garage is available for parking your bikes or kayak should you be heading to Lake Casitas, just 4 miles up the road.

A wooden Jacuzzi nestles in the “barranca” – or dry riverbed – just outside the back door, planted with native vegetation. An owl box sits in the giant oak tree overhead and we’ve been fortunate to have a resident Barn Owl who shows his face at dusk, then hunts the back field for gophers, dropping the gopher skeletons beneath the owl box so we can see he has done his work for the night.

We call it “Wild Rice” as life on spot on Rice Road gives visitors a chance to experience the ‘wilds’ of Ojai - hearing the coyotes howling in the distance, tracking the hawks overhead, or seeing the small lizards run for cover in the rock walls around the property. It is a family-friendly environment, but also a romantic, private retreat for those who want some time to reconnect with loved ones or with nature. Let their mind and eyes wander over this peaceful place that we know as Ojai.
•Antique furnishings with all new beds and bedding
•Fully equipped kitchen
•Lots of indoor-outdoor access
•Wireless internet
•Flat screen television (featuring Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon, and Disney channels)
•Full laundry facilities
•Indoor and out door dining areas
•Outdoor spa and patio nestled in the barranca
•Bandminton/volleyball court and bacci ball
•Board games and books
•One mile from the restaurants of Meinerʼs Oaks, and 7 minute drive from down
town Ojai and its art galleries, shops and day spas
•¼ mile walk from the Riverhead trailhead to Ventura River Preserve for hiking,
mountain biking, and horse-back riding
•Located on a road frequented by road cyclists and known for its beauty and
biking ease
•Across the street from a natural mineral water source, driven by a windmill,
where locals fill their water bottles
Private chef available upon request
Pets welcome with $50 non refundable pet fee.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 17%
Weekend Price $295 / night
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House Rules
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Adam User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful and relaxing!

Jason & Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
Wild Rice is a true gem. Tons of outdoor space, welcoming vibe and close to all Ojai has to offer. We loved relaxing in the sun room and enjoying coffee on the porch!

Nellie User Profile
August 2017
Great stay! The place was comfortable, clean and even nicer than advertised. Kim was very easy and communicative.

Grace User Profile
July 2017
Our family of 5 recently stayed at the Wild Rice "Cottage under the Oaks" and our stay was everything we had hoped for and more! The photos online are accurate which meant the trees were amazing and the grounds were spectacular. There were so many outdoor spaces to relax, read, drink coffee and just unwind. The home was very comfortable and cozy. Every detail in the house was perfect. The kitchen was beautiful and had everything that you could need. It was like being in my own kitchen. Even though there is only one bathroom it was never an issue with 5 of us. The bathroom was spacious and had every amenity you could need.. There is a back screened in porch that was lovely and every morning we all met there for morning coffee and conversation to plan out our day. It was the best part of our day. The living room had a TV with cable and Roku, there were also board games for family fun. One of our daily rituals was going across the street to fill up 4 glass bottles of "Well Water". Each bottle was .25 cents and delicious. If you're looking for a beautiful cottage/home with modern upgrades but still with the authenticity of the original home feel then this is the place for you. We will definitely rent this home again if we return to Ojai!

Megan User Profile
July 2017
Great property! Super relaxing and the home had all the amenities. Will be staying here again!

Simone User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay! We loved the house, it has a cool 1940's vibe. Very comfortable, with good beds and a fully equiped kitchen. There is even a laundry machine and dryer, which we didn't use but it was there. Everything was there, some great shower amenities from Trader Joe's, beach towels for the hot tub and a very well equiped kitchen with condiments, paper towels, bags etc. Our labrador loved the backyard, which is huge. It was hot when we got there, but there is airconditioning in the house. We went to the beach in Ventura and visited some great restaurants in Ojai. Lots of things to see and do in the area, next time we will definitely hike some of the trails that the owner describes in her information binder! We will be back!

Matt User Profile
July 2017
1st visit to Ojai and what a great property to stay in. Clean and very accommodating also very close to town. Was lovely spending a few nights in the wilderness. The mineral water well across the street was an added bonus! Will be back again!

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Hi, I have been managing 20+ vacation homes here at Ojai Valley Escapes for the last several years….I have lived and worked in the Ojai area for over 20 years and I have built many amazing relationships with my homeowners and repeat clients… I strive to give the best customer service possible, while providing guests with unique accommodations from my beautiful selection of Ojai properties. If you are coming to Ojai to hike or experience the restaurants then I am your girl for recommendations….I hike every morning with my two dogs Bella and Ollie and eat out (too) frequently and consider myself a "foodie" for sure!!!! I am pretty knowledgeable about the area if you have any questions and can help make your stay in Ojai an enjoyable one….If this house doesn't work for you, let me know and I will find you your perfect Ojai Valley Escape:)

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