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. 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!
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!
Loved the Wabi Sabi! Make sure you turn right just before the bridge at driveway that includes a sign for Casa la Paz. Made a couple of calls to Caitlin en route and she responded quickly and cheerfully.
Woke to the birds, had luxurious shower in elegant separate outbuilding, lounged with a book in the sun, enjoyed spectacular hike into Horn Canyon. Quiet, outdoorsy smells of cedar and sage, thick towels. I would spend a week here in a heartbeat. Thank you, Ojai.
Everything was in the listing, and was accurate.
Host did not contact us in advance, AirBnB handled all communication. However all information to contact her if necessary was available once reservation was complete.
Very cute funky space. Nice four poster bed, hardwood floors. Great table - we played backgammon for hours on it.
Bathroom was great, although if you are tall, shower may be a bit low once you step into the tub.
Super unique and rustic and charming and far away from everyone. Love the little neighborhood too.
It was like a fairy house.
Right at the base of a trail that goes up into the mountains. And the trail has epic views of the Ojai Valley. Perfect way to spend a day with your special someone.
Really cool place. One big room with really cool feel to it. If you needed a place to go write that "novel" this would be it. The AC worked well to cool the room down and the bed was comfy. The photos due the place justice but actually inside is bigger than I thought it would be. Nice "rustic" touches all around... Very escapist vibe to chill. No TV was actually a plus here.
This was the perfect refuge for a weekend away from Los Angeles. We were very happy to be able to drive up midday and enjoy the afternoon at the cottage shortly after check-in time. The space is beautiful and quiet and, as others have mentioned, this time of year there is a beautiful orange blossom scent in the air. We enjoyed sleeping in, reading and sitting out on the terrace, the beautiful bathhouse and being able to see out into the trees while still feeling very private in the house.
We also appreciated the restaurant recommendations- we tried the sushi place and Osteria, both of which we enjoyed very much.
Thank you for a lovely stay! I am sure we'll be back.
One tip-- Waze was wrong about which driveway to turn up- look for the driveway right after the Pepper Tree Lodge, I think it was called and work your way up there. It's much easier to find if there is still some daylight, so if you can arrive close to check-in time, we recommend that.
Lovely cottage, incredible bathroom!! Very homey and beautifully decorated. My family and I spent the entire day in the immediate neighborhood--enjoying the backyard, the nearby hike, and the Krishnamurti library down the street. We had a wonderful camp-like fire each night, and got my little baby in the tub for the most serene and adorable bath!! Highly recommend this place. I woke up looking at the trees and feel asleep staring at a million stars. It's like camping, but without exposure to the elements (helpful with an infant!). A couple of things to keep in mind, though: (1) the bed is pretty soft, and (2) the ceilings are relatively low! I think this adds to its charm, but I'm only 5' 4" :).
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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