A delightful haven for you and a loved one, or great transitional/student housing this island-flavored, art-filled artists' nook is the perfect hideaway. Sleep in the custom-made bed, visit shops and sights, sip wine or just hang out!
-Please: our number one concern is for our neighbors. Be a nice neighbor. NO SMOKING of any kind on the property, ever.
-Please don't smoke here on this property - meaning within the walls of this property, do not light up a cigarette, clove, pipe, cigar, vaporizer hookah, joint, or cheroot.
-Nothing but toilet paper in the toilet.
-No pets on/in the bed, but please do have them sleep indoors - we have a local family of raccoons and possums that visit frequently and would like to avoid trauma on either end :)
-If you are leaving the premises, take your pet/s with you.
-If you do not want to bring your pets with you everywhere or at a doggie daycare during the day, please leave them at (your) home.
-This is a family neighborhood. please respect our neighbors, they are very nice. That means no parties, loud music, smoking, etc.
-There is room for two people or a couple and a small child in this space.
-We do provide free wi-fi, but are in hopes that you can just relax and enjoy your real self/ves.
Those are the only "rules" - basically we'd like you to enjoy yourself! The following is just some more information:
-Please let us know if you need access to laundry facilities (easily available)
-We recycle and compost as much as we can, but leaving food scraps out does attract the local raccoon population. Please keep a sealed container of your non-meat food scraps and we can dispose of them for you or show you where to place them.
-If you would like anything in the fridge/pantry beforehand, please contact me and I will do the best I can to fill your list and invoice you on arrival.
-We use high thread count linens and natural fibers to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please let us know if there has been an unusual spill/stain so we can clean it asap.
-WINTERTIME: Please turn the heater and any candles OFF when you leave. It only takes a few minutes to heat up.
SUMMERTIME: Please turn the A/C unit off when you leave for the day. It only takes a few minutes to cool off.
PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE ANYTHING HERE. EVER. Thank you.
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I'm a wedding planner/floral designer from the last small beach town in Southern California. My husband Robert is an amazing artist (he built the beds you'll be sleeping in and did most of the artwork you will find on the property) designer and sculptor, and he is a highly skilled massage/bodywork therapist with clients ranging from professional athletes to those in wheelchairs - and everyone in between! Please let us know if you would like to book a massage with him.
We love: Traveling (Hawaii is a big one, as we have family there, but we have been to Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, England, Thailand, Cambodia, Costa name a few) the beach, watersports, volleyball, art, music, (good) design, Pixar movies, gardening (well, ONE of us does...I am much better at working with cut flowers..). We love traveling in the States as well, our big favorites are exploring our home California coast, San Francisco, Hawaii, Yosemite, Aspen Valley in Colorado, and the beaches anywhere we can find them.
Things I can't live without: English Tea, the latest book I'm reading, Thai or Indian (read: SPICY!) food, tempranillo, viognier, champagne, dark chocolate, my husband, Radiohead, our kitty Smalls/Bittle/Beale (she's not picky), our "JackRat" puppy Bao and my iPhone. Not in that order.
We spend quite a bit of time working on our 1928 California cottage house....Most recently, we added beautiful stone to our front porch and stairs, new stones my husband collected outside as hardscape, and a new collection of planter boxes to the grounds. It gets nicer all the time here, so come on back, something is sure to be different! Please ask if you like something, it may be available for purchase!
As hosts, the most frequent comment we hear is, "you need to raise your prices" - and our answer is, "nope". We want to provide you with an AMAZING experience & we love to give local recommendations, tips and things to do. What we want you to do as guests? Enjoy OJAI !! Get the appetizer, bottle of wine, souvenir from one of the local shops- that is why we keep our pricing as low as we possibly can. We are mindful of your needs, which may simply be for some much-needed down time.