About this listing
Peaceful, private room with own bathroom available. 2 windows overlooking the front yard and north side of the house. Nice breezes. The bedroom is at the end of the hall, and the bathroom just off the hallway next door.
The house has hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a full kitchen, wireless and a big food garden instead of a lawn. My former lawn is now a thriving food garden.
Ojai is getting "hipper," see (website hidden)
Kid and senior friendly. I have an 4-year old, who runs around and plays. She awakens early, so sleeping in is not really easy. Do you like kids?
There is a large, sunny redwood deck in the private backyard, perfect for yoga.
Downtown Ojai is an easy twenty minute walk. Bring or rent a bike from a shop (50$ per week, Ojai Bicycles). You can store it in the garage.
Ojai Valley, "Valley of the Moon," is a serene, peaceful place. Ojai has the feel of a small American town, but has a hip culture, complete with exceptional local food and interesting people. You can slow down here, enjoy the sunshine, or hop on a bicycle and cycle past orange trees. Or if you like to cycle, ride down the bike path to the beach 13 miles (20 km) in Ventura. Santa Barbara is also a serene 40 minute drive north past Lake Casitas on the 150. There are many easy or challenging hiking trails, starting 5 minutes away in the Los Padres National Forest. Get a massage at a spa, take a yoga class at Lulu Bandhas, play tennis for free downtown, visit the Raptor Center, or try out the super restaurants.
There is a lively art scene downtown, including live music, and many different types of workshops. If you like bookstores, visit Bart's Books, or if you want to see a unique library, visit Krotona Library and explore the beautiful grounds. Or visit Meditation Mount on the full moon (or any day) to get a fabulous view of Ojai Valley. There are many festivals: the Ojai Film Festival, Music Festival, Lavender Festival, the Writer's Festival... Or get more involved in the community by and volunteer to plant trees, remove non- native vegetation in Libbey Park. There is an amazing Farmer's Market every Sunday from 9-1 pm that features a lot of local produce.
My neighborhood is quiet, with lots of birds and kids. The neighbors keep and eye on things and are interesting, though rarely seen!
Professionally I have a PhD in Political Science and lecture at Cal State Channel Islands. I'm an avid outdoor person, and the hiking here is excellent. I look forward to lively discussions and to meeting you. I speak fluent German and welcome the opportunity to practice my Spanish!
You can access the house.
Interaction with Guests
We're usually home, and I'll let you know if we're out.
Topa Topa is quiet neighborhood with lots of folks waking dogs and kids playing
You can walk downtown in 20 or ride a bike in 5 minutes to restaurants and shops.
Other Things to Note
Sorry, no pets.
Please park on the street in front of my house, thanks.
If you hike or walk in the garden, please take off your shoes when you come in the front door. I prefer guests to be shoeless, but I'm not a stickler if your shoes are clean.
No pets due to bad experiences with dogs peeing inside. I'm sorry, as I love animals!
The house is handicap friendly, e.g., no stairs. It's all on one level and easy to navigate. However, the doors are not wide enough for a wheelchair.