Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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
Not suitable for pets
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

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Lan User Profile
May 2017
My husband and I LOVED staying at Caitlin's place. It was adorable and perfect for a weekend getaway - close to nature and to town. There was plenty of natural lighting and you are right next to amazing hiking trails. We would definitely stay there again next time we visit Ojai.

Anna User Profile
May 2017
Caitlin's place is tucked away on a mountain side. It's so sweet and relaxing. We hiked every morning because the trail head is right outside her front door. The bathroom is seperate from the living area, so if you have to go in the middle of the night it just takes some getting used to, but overall everything was amazing. The bed was very comfortable, and the amount of space for two people was good.

Angela User Profile
May 2017
Caitlin's place was absolutely perfect for a quite weekend getaway! Very quiet and relaxing

Hank User Profile
May 2017
We'd definitely stay in this sweet little Wabi Sabi again. The bathroom is a little quirky, but the amenities and location are fantastic.

Cynthia User Profile
May 2017
This really is a rustic spot. So long as you're up for that it will be charming and delightful!!

Lee User Profile
May 2017
We loved staying in Caitlin's wabi sabi. The trails nearby and sounds of the birds first thing in the morning were our favorite parts of the stay. It's a short scenic drive into town and provides a feeling of privacy and seclusion upon returning from dinner or shopping in town. The bathhouse with its claw foot tub is very charming. If you love the country, quiet days spent on the patio reading, and watching sunsets while tucked away in the mountains, you'll love this place.

Saskia User Profile
May 2017
Such a beautiful house! It is such an amazing and romantic setting. We sat outside on the terrace in the evening and lit a fire. The house looks even nicer in real than on the photos. I warmly recommend!

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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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