Wabi Sabi House is nestled in the most sought after location in the Ojai Valley, the fabled East End, where Krishnamurti himself used to take his daily constitutional.
The East of Ojai, where the Chumash thrived for 10,000 years, is the part of Ojai that Aldus Huxley, Jackson Pollock, and John Lennon have come to rest while in California. The large parcels of land, and ample privacy still allow for a lone bike ride along a lush, breathtaking road, undisturbed.
Drenched in sunlight and twenty minutes from the beach, this Japanese style retreat sits at the base of Horn Canyon, with a huge private yard filled with bamboo, succulents, a fire pit and outdoor dining. It is situated between two preparatory schools, The Thacher school, and The Ojai Valley School, The Krishnamurti Library, and what was once Beatrice Woods' home and studio.
Just up the trail which winds past the house and up over the "Pink Moment" bluffs, resplendent with local flora and fauna, crystal swimming holes, and a natural climbing wall, is a Pilates studio offering world class massage in an outdoor setting.
Natural sage, aloe, and aromatic herbs are right outside your front door, and down the road is an organic Pizza Parlor nestled amongst orange trees, oaks, and sweeping vistas. The good news is, you are still 1 hour and 15 minutes from Los Angeles and a short bike ride from town.
The cottage has a detached Japanese style bath house with a restored clawfoot tub, and birch paneling. It is ideal for a private soak after a long hike...
Views from the house include the Ojai mountain range on all sides, replete with hawks flying overhead. It is perfect for weekends or for the week to work in nature, near organic cuisine, Whole Foods style markets, world class spas, yoga, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and of course..surfing! This is the perfect place to re-charge all of your senses...enjoy!
A perfect visit to Ojai in Caitlin's charming cabin. The hiking trails were right down the street, we came back smelling of sage and orange blossoms. We will definitely be back for a longer stay.
Perfect for a restful weekend away! A beautiful setting; we loved the convenience to hiking, but also the fact that it was so close to town. I had such a restful stay and would reserve it again in a heartbeat. The cabin had such a sweet character. It was homey and inviting, with just the right amount of quirk. The bed was comfy, the bath water was nice and hot, and we were welcomed with a nice bottle of wine. I had a few questions upon arrival and Caitlin answered right away. She was fantastic - thanks Caitlin!
My husband and I had a lovely time in this little cabin. It is a beautiful area. In Spring (March) the orange blossom was out all around the valley and the air smelled amazing. The oranges we bought in town were the best we have ever tasted. The cabin is quite a way from the town but that didn't bother us at all, just worth noting.
We ate out one evening but the others we just bought fresh vegetables from the excellent supermarkets and made salad - the hotplates and microwave were plenty for us to heat up a few things, but you couldn't cook a gourmet meal.
Comfy bed, private outdoors area, hiking straight from the cabin etc - it was all very peaceful and relaxing.
we had a great stay at the wabi sabi house. it was just lovely. we especially loved the outdoor fireplace which we used every night. caitlin's dad was really nice and brought us everything we needed. the hike behind the cabin up into the mountains was amazing- and we would definitely stay there again.
My girlfriend and I found the place to be quite charming. We enjoyed having a nice hike within walking distance of the cabin. We had a couple things we thought could be better: email communication could have been a bit more timely. The cabin seemed like it needed just a little more tlc (i.e. Cobwebs around the ceiling, etc.) other than that we would recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a great option to escape town for a weekend and recharge.
Staying at the Wabi Sabi House just added the extra charm to this beautiful small town. It was not a far distance from downtown, and it was very clean and quaint. We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and serenity. Never met with Caitlin nor spoke to her, but big thanks for the great stay!
magical place ! one day away and already longing to come back : )
I stayed at the Wabi Sabi house for one night in February. This is a great location just outside Ojai. This is a lovely remote cottage/cabin in a very peaceful spot ideal for some downtime and a chance to relax!
Lovely little space tucked away past the orange groves in Ojai. The place is cozily small, had several niceties (including a bottle of wine and water, thanks Caitlin!) and is dog-friendly. Would definitely come back!
My boyfriend and I had a delightful visit to the Wabi Sabi house in Ojai---thank you Caitlin, for making it so pleasant and easy! The area is so peaceful and quiet.... We didn't quite put it together that the entire bathroom is detached from the bedroom-house, but it added to the spirit of fun and made for a more adventurous "camping"-like stay. What a gorgeous place!
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