Nestled on a hill side surrounded by Oaks makes it feel like a tree house, with a seasonal creek below.
At the end of a quite cul de sac and a few short steps to the bike path that will take you all the way to the beach (complimentary bikes for your riding pleasure)
Beach leisurely ride 45 mins.
Relax in the hammock and listen to the birds play in the fountain or BBQ outside on the deck over looking the mountains.
Watch as the two mini donkeys play together or they watch you as you lounge on the deck, hoping you'll give them a carrot!
Scavenge the thrift stores in downtown ventura, or hike the many trails offered near by.
After a day of exploring, soak in the jacuzzi hot tub over looking the ravine and gaze out at the many stars above.
5 miles to downtown Ojai, 5 mins to beautiful Lake Casitas or 10 mins to the beach. Local winery minutes away. Our neighbor Santa Barbara is only 35 mins away.
Bike, walk or drive, just come and enjoy the serenity.
The room has one real single bed and a futon with inner spring coils (very comfy) that folds out to a full, located on opposite side of the house from my area. You have a private bath and french doors leading out to another patio area with jacuzzi hot tub
Full use of the kitchen and outdoor areas.
A short drive from Los Angeles yet it feels a million miles away.
Single night stays check in before 7:00 p.m. All others flexible check in.
Private bath, yard, meditation/yoga room and jacuzzi tub with views. Indoor faux fireplace outdoor real fire pit.
My living quarters are on the other side of the home. We basically share the kitchen and I can be as friendly or evasive as you want.
Small neighbor hood, Im at the end of a cul de sac
Bike trail right next door ( I provide bikes) public transportation up the hill.
Great experience. Mary was super sweet, loved her dogs and miniature donkeys! She welcomed us and gave us the low down then left to do her own thing, which was perfect because my boyfriend and I wanted time to ourselves. The room was lovely, the patio was awesome and the fire pit and hot tub make it so relaxing! I would definitely go back!
My boyfriend stayed at Mary's as part on an "Escape from LA" weekend getaway. Mary's entire home gives an ambiance of welcome and relaxation. We felt right at home and Mary was such an accommodating hostess who we could tell put a lot of thought into every detail of our rental space. We loved it so much, my boyfriend and I started talking about coming back again on our first day there:)
We had the most delightful time at Mary's hilltop cottage! It's at the end of a cul de sac which made it very calm, and her neighbors are spaced apart so we really felt like we had our own space. Mary herself was so kind and personable, and made us welcome to the kitchen and living room as well as our own room, the jacuzzi, meditation room, and gazebo/patio. Her house sits atop a valley, so down below from the backyard patio is a great expanse of oak tree forest! All kinds of birds are around. Humming birds and blue scrub jays and little sparrows (I think?). The beds were very comfortable and our room was the perfect temperature all night. Oak View itself is charming, and Ojai is a very short and beautiful drive away, up the 33.
My friend and I had an amazing time staying at Mary's place. The moment you meet her you get this good energy from her. Her place is cozy and beautiful. I can't wait to visit her place :)
Mary has a lovely home and is very hospitable. Relaxing in the hot tub in her beautiful backyard was a wonderful way to end a long weekend and a welcome start to a great evening thanks to her suggestions on where to go and eat. We would gladly stay with Mary again.
Mary's in Ojai is a great place to rest and recharge. There is plenty of outdoor space and, an always hot, hot tub to hangout and enjoy the birds and burros. The miniature donkeys were very amusing, playing tug'o'war with sticks and not noisy at all. Everything was clean and Mary was very accommodating, I even shared a meal with Mary and her son, which made it feel more like visiting friends than air b'n'bing. A perfect spot for writing, hiking or just relaxing.
We had a wonderful stay at Mary's house. It was deeply relaxing. We loved having the hot tub to ourselves in a very private setting. Mary was very generous in all ways; we found that we had a lot in common. Her kitchen was well equipped and we cooked just about every meal at the house. Be sure to get a Watsu session with Mary's neighbor Lucy, it is an incredible experience that you don't want to miss.
Mary was very hospitable and accommodating. I loved the room and the house in general. I had a great time in the hot tub. I'm sorry I couldn't take advantage of the nearby bicycle path and Mary's bikes. It is a nice, quiet place to stay and Mary is helpful with tips on what to do in the area.
Third visit! I'll be back again and again. My respite from L.A. Mary and her place are fantastic:) Spent my birthday at her place with my son. Many thanks!!!!!!!!
Mary is a great hands-off host who provided us with everything we needed and left us to do our own thing. The house itself is a secluded delight. The private room is cozy and we couldn't ask for better amenities than the outdoor patio with a fire pit and hot tub.