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.
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!
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.
The East End of Ojai is the most gorgeous area in Ojai. It is a sought after respite for people from neighboring Los Angeles where vacation homes are kept, but is also one steeped with long time residents who will give a friendly wave to anyone who happens past on foot, bicycle or car. Low traffic, close to town, like mountains in Spain, or the South of France. It's exquisite by all standards of what paradise looks like. Flanked by two prep schools, students jogging and horseback riding are a frequent sight. It's a great place to unwind.
There is a cute open air trolley car that picks up and let's off at Boccalis restaurant from the center of town which is a walk from the house. Drive is 3-5 minutes. Walk is about 45 minutes.
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. Otherwise enjoy the utter gorgeousness! Incredible beaches are a 30 minute drive away and surfboards are available!
Please be sure to adhere to check-in/check-out times as we often are booked back to back and Kristy 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 clean up all pet debris in yard upon departure.
If you bring dogs prone to barking, please do not leave them unattended for long periods of time.
Please do not let your dog off the leash while outside.
Please no electric musical instruments.
Please do not leave candles burning unattended.
Please remove excess traces of your pet inside and outside of the house upon departure.
Enjoy your stay!
Another wonderful stay! My first time here during the winter months so the heaters provided were much appreciated and totally did the trick. Also grateful for the firewood, Pellegrino and no pet fee! So perfectly cozy and serene... I adore the outdoor fireplace and am sad to wash the woodsy smoke off my clothes! Already planning my return :)
Really beautiful little house with the most amazing bathroom I've ever seen. Getting to the place was a breeze and the house was ready to go when I got there. Bring firewood if you stay here so you can enjoy the little fire pit outside! I would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat.
Perfect -- exactly as pictured and described. The location is incredible and Caitlin's recommendations of places to visit was great. I would love to come back!
We had such a lovely time at Wabi Sabi. It wasn't our first visit to Ojai, but staying at Caitlin's place made it extra special. The cabin was cozy, relaxing, beautiful, and just what we needed that weekend. I've already been recommending it to friends and would love to stay here again. Thank you, Caitlin!
Hiking up Horn Canyon Trail was challenging but great. We weren't planning on hiking up the whole thing, but went for it once we got half way. The second half is definitely the most challenging with two steep and rocky zig-zags along the edges, but the clearing of pine trees at the top was well worth it. It took about 4.5 hours from start to finish. Like any hike, start early to avoid the hottest times of the day. Also, there's a water fountain on the right side of the soccer field in case you need to refill on water before or after.
Boccali's (local pizzeria 3min drive from the cabin)
Osteria Monte Grappa (Italian, downtown Ojai)
The Farmer & The Cook (organic Mexican breakfast/lunch & organic local grocery)
Everything was just perfect for the retreat that I desired. Thanks, Eileen
Truly special little gem in Ojai! The only bad thing about is that we only stayed one night! It has everything you need for a sweet getaway: comfy bed, nice linens, nice heater for a chilly night, mini fridge. Waking up to the lush garden and sunshine pouring in was so lovely. The bathhouse is gorgeous and steps from the little cabin. We will definitely stay again!
This host has 106 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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