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About this listing

The Beautifully rustic cabin, 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. Surrounded by nature and steps from great hiking.

The space

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 streams, 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!

Guest access

Guests have access to the best hiking in Ojai right outside the front door, there are fresh oranges to pick from the tree on the property, mountain streams, pepper trees, a soccer field surrounded by the mountain range and generally the most gorgeous flora and fauna that Ojai has to offer.

Interaction with guests

Guest can text me or call me at any time if they need something. I live in Los Angeles but my folks live on the property and are available for anything guests may need from extra firewood, to tea light candles. The key and a manual are left for them so if they don't want to see anyone, they have that option also. The property is one acre so complete privacy is available.

Other things to note

The house is the perfect balance of nature and town. Just far enough away to make one feel completely at peace. A massage and Pilates studio are a short walk up the trail, and hiking is at the front door. Because the house flanks a national forest, please be aware that indigenous California wildlife is part of the landscape. We advise that you keep your dog on a leash while outside. Please in the warmer months tell kids to be vigilant as rattlesnakes are part of the natural landscape and guests should be aware when hiking and with kids and dogs to remain vigilant when it is hot out. These critters don't want to interact with us but this mountain range is their home so we should be aware when enjoying its natural splendor! Otherwise enjoy the utter gorgeousness! Incredible beaches are a 30 minute drive away and surfboards are available!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $30
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please be sure to adhere to check-in/check-out times as we often are booked back to back and the housekeeper needs time to make the house sparkle:).
Please no smoking.
Please leave keys on counter upon departure.
Please wash dishes and leave to dry upon departure.
Please no electric musical instruments.
Please do not leave candles burning unattended.

Enjoy your stay!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

422 Reviews


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Rachel User Profile
June 2017
LOVED this place. So cute and peaceful. Exactly as advertised. I will absolutely be back.

Kam User Profile
June 2017
Place is secluded as listed and it's located right next to pepper tree retreat. It is wonderfully set up as a Rustin cabin, but having a little issue with the cleaniness in the cabin. It is fine without looking up, but you can see the place needs some fixing and upper works.

Nicholas User Profile
June 2017
Very nice little cottage. Quiet and secluded but a quick drive to the center of town.

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
Such a charming home! It's tucked away in the mountains but still close enough to all the restaurants and shops in Ojai. Would definitely like to stay here again!

Hannah User Profile
June 2017
I had a great trip with my boyfriend at Caitlin's home, but this didn't necessarily have to do with the actual home. The location is very pretty, although not secluded, but the actual house seemed unclean. There were no paper towels provided, which wasn't made clear in the itinerary, and the bath towels were extremely stained and worn. Also many of the surfaces and kitchen supplies were dusty, and seemed to have not been cleaned at all. I have stayed in superior airbnb's for the same or lower price.
Caitlin User ProfileCaitlin is a superhost.
Response from Caitlin:
Unfortunately we had to switch housekeepers and there was a moment where things were not top notch. They are back to being great again! Please read the myriad of amazing reviews. I just checked on it myself and did an incredible amount of work to right the issue. It's sparkling again and we have our previous housekeeper back in action! Cheers
June 2017

Eleanor User Profile
June 2017
A friend and I came up for a few nights to get away from LA and explore Ojai and this place was perfect. It was peaceful, cute, comfortable, and rustic. We loved the outdoor fireplace and the clawfoot tub. The area is sublime and perfect for relaxation. Caitlin was really helpful, especially when we accidentally locked ourselves out! The hotplate in the kitchen was great for preparing a basic breakfast before we hit the hiking trails, but more ambitious chefs may need more equipment. Loved the trail behind the house and Caitlin's suggestions for restaurants in town were excellent. Don't miss eating at Boccoli's - it's very close to the cabin.

Liliam User Profile
June 2017
I thought it was way expensive for what I got. The bathroom is separate from the cabin, that being outside. The floors were unclean and hot water only runs for about 10 minutes and then you need to wait for another 30-40minutes to use it again.

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Caitlin User ProfileCaitlin is a superhost.

Hello! I am a creative professional..illustrator, interior designer and brand consultant, living in Los Feliz, CA. I just co-founded my own business, a Design/Art House called Zoe Bios Creative. Our showroom is located in Silverlake CA, and we offer art and home furnishings. Although I love my LA neighborhood, it is great to keep my home in Ojai as a vacation rental so that I can escape to it from time to time to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, to hike, and to enjoy small town life..:). I love the idea of sharing my place and the experience of Ojai with others! It is truly a great place to both relax and/or work, and recharge. I have completely redesigned it to let in lots of light and veiws...I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! Cheers! Caitlin

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