About This Listing
This studio guest cottage is nestled in the beautiful east end of the Ojai Valley. The property is located amidst orange groves yet only 7 minute drive to downtown Ojai. Private entry, fully outfitted kitchen, queen size bed, wooden deck under trees.
The private cottage is a very cozy place to call home. We call it the the Honey House and it is ideal for guests looking for a relaxed getaway from the hustle and bustle. Set under a canopy of mature tall trees with green plants everywhere. The fully shaded cottage is nicely furnished with wood furniture and a comfortable queen size bed with high quality linen and pillows. The kitchen is fully outfitted with everything to make you feel at home. We also provide a good selection of teas and fresh ground coffee.
The early mornings, evenings and nights are remarkably quiet due to the East End being sparsely populated. At night there isn't a sound to be heard except the odd owl hooting and crickets. There is a small private preschool nearby and the sounds of happy young children can sometimes be heard during the day, and that would only be weekdays.
If you are coming from the big city you will no doubt be impressed by the crisp clean cool mountain air that comes in every night and lingers through the early morning. These are the best times to take a stroll along the orange and avocado grove streets that surround the property.
We as your hosts have worked in the hotel services field and you can count on the cottage to be detail cleaned and well appointed with all the amenities to make you feel right at home.
The Honey House is a very special and cozy place.
Ideal for singles and couples, or if you are travelling with a friend we have a nice pull out futon that seconds as a comfy bed.
Dedicated off street parking, fast Wi-Fi and laundry facilities (if over 5 days stay). Bring a flashlight as there are no streetlights. Many people come to our neighborhood to stargaze or watch meteor showers. If you are lucky to come on the nights leading up to a full moon you can take a close-up of the moon through our telescope.
During the day you can take a stroll on one of the most beautiful tree lined streets in the Ojai Valley.
Interaction with Guests
The guest cottage sits on a 1/3 acre lot along with the main house. We are a family with a 14 year old son and a 11 year old daughter. Both our children are good natured and know how to respect the privacy of our guests. As our guest you can expect a good degree of solitude. The back yard is a shared space, though it is used rarely. We have chickens (no roosters!) and two sweet dogs, a Border Collie and a Parson Terrier who act as our doorbells. None of the animals are permitted in the guest cottage.
The east end of Ojai has a long and storied past. John Lennon was known to hang out here and allegedly wrote "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" during his stay. He sought out the spiritual guru Krishnamurti who's library is located 1/2 mile from our location.
Our street is dotted with mature olive and oak trees. Local wineries are in town with several tasting rooms. Our neighbor Santa Barbara is only 40 minutes away.
Come and enjoy the serenity.
7 minute drive from downtown Ojai.
Check in is at 3:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
The cleaning fee is only $30 per visit.
Other Things to Note
Restaurants and Cafes:
Breakfast is not included, however there are lots of lovely places to eat in Ojai: Café Emporium is the local favorite for breakfast, brunch or lunch with upscale omelets, sandwiches and salads. Another local breakfast place is Bonnie Lu's downtown in the arcade which serves up your more traditional eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy. Other popular restaurants are Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Vegan and seafood restaurants, all which have menus in our welcome folder inside the house. Ojai offers wineries, several local owned coffee houses and wine tasting rooms. Ojai is also home to many art galleries, wellness spas and world class yoga studios.
Ventura beaches are accessible within a 25 minute drive from Ojai.
The Honey House as well as the entire property is a non smoking area.
Sabine and Greg are truly great hosts who made our stay at their lovely cottage perfectly delightful.
The accommodations were better than described, and we had everything we needed.
Plenty of space and privacy...just perfect.
We will definitely stay with them again in the future!
We loved our stay in Sabine and Greg's beautiful guest house. It's nestled at the base of the Topa Topa mountains in the famous, rural East End of Ojai, only five minutes from downtown. There was an orange grove across the street, two goats next door, and a chicken coop in the spacious backyard. It was quiet, private, and cool despite the heat. Sabine and Greg have thought of everything a traveler needs, including writing pads, tea and coffee, and shower goods. Most significant for us, though, was the fact that we had a last minute emergency, and without Sabine and Greg's kindness, we would have been sunk. You saved us, Greg and Sabine! Thank you! We could not have found a lovelier place to stay or a more precious
family as host. We cannot recommend Greg and Sabine highly enough.
What a wonderful cottage! We absolutely loved staying here. Greg and Sabine were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage was private, very clean, and very comfortable. We enjoyed the ihome speaker, binder of restaurants in the area, cute little kitchen and peacefulness the cottage had to offer. We recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a cozy hide away in Ojai. We would love to stay here again.
Our stay in Ojai was very restful and fun! Great restaurants and local specialty shops in downtown. Beautiful scenery all around. Sabine and Greg are wonderful hosts! Their guest cottage is amazing and peaceful. Could not ask for a better place to relax and feel that you are in your own home while staying in Ojai!
Sabine and Greg gave recommendations for local eateries and sites to check out. They are very accommodating and made sure we enjoyed our stay.
When my husband and I plan a return visit for Ojai, we hope we can stay with Sabine and Greg again!
Thank you very much for a wonderful time!
Sabine and Greg were great hosts and made us feel welcome in their little corner of paradise. Cottage is well appointed, very clean, and has a private entrance. The high ceilings, good lighting and fresh décor make this a very inviting place to stay. The setting across from orange groves on a beautiful country lane is very scenic. Only a short drive to the village of Ojai and local sights, we would definitely return for another stay in the future.
This cottage really was perfect for our little family-it had everything we needed,especially traveling with our twin (website hidden) is all well thought out into detail and it has a really nice feel inside! The vegetation is mature all around and provides lots of natural shade, you just have to be ok with quite a lot of spiders being at home in the foliage covering the back porch aswell.The only things I would say is for the host to give the futon a vacuum as we needed to take it apart to re-arrange for our infant travel beds and it had quite a lot of dog hair on it underneath the sheet it was covered with and just be careful with the bed as its rolls are placed on wooden wedges and my husband threw himself on the bed once and it came off of one of them. But both Sabine and Greg are really lovely,sweet people and we felt totally comfortable. :)
The cottage was charming, clean, and very inviting. We enjoyed our stay there. Took long walks every morning enjoying the views. Very relaxing and would definitely stay there again. Prefer to a hotel room anytime. Greg and Sabine as well as their entire family were great!
About the Host, Sabine And Greg
We are world travelers and understand the concept of a "good stay". Sabine is originally from Vienna, Austria and Greg is from the Midwest. We have lived in the Ojai Valley at this property for 14 years. Together we have raised 2 sweet children.
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