At the end of the Ravine of Trees

House - Private room · Prospect St, Oak View, CA 93022, United States
Your host, Mary
147 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

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.

Guest Access

Private bath, yard, meditation/yoga/massage room and jacuzzi tub with views. Indoor faux fireplace outdoor real fire pit. Meditation room can sleep two on air mattress.

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

Small neighbor hood, Im at the end of a cul de sac

Getting around

Bike trail right next door (I provide bikes) public transportation up the hill.

Other Things to Note

Watsu massage available one block away. In house massage available, introductry offer $65 hr 55 each if couple. Advance booking suggested.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Awesome getaway for an overnight date. I loved the decor of the house and the deck was really enjoyable. A bit buggy in the late afternoon, but I think that is a summer thing. We also used the outdoor area the next morning, and it was divine then. The donkeys came right up to say hi as soon as they saw us! Mary was very helpful and friendly. We LOVED the jacuzzi. The room was indeed a bit small but totally adequate. The mattress was very comfortable and the sheets were super soft. My only minor issue was that the blinds have a gap between them and the window next to the door. I am used to sleeping with blackout curtains, so I was awake with the dawn. If you like morning light in your room, it would be great though!

    July 2014
  • Mary was a very gracious and considerate host. I loved the hot tub just outside the room. I was able to indulge in a starlit soak while my child slept. The mini donkeys were very sweet and quiet.

    June 2014
  • Nous n'aurions jamais été à cet endroit si ce n'était de cette réservation. Lieu impressionnant à découvrir. La terrace est propice au repos, le Jacuzzi est une touche agréable. L'espace réservé aux invités est isolé de celui de Mary et permet d'avoir de l'intimité.
    Mary nous a donné des renseignements judicieux pour des visites et pour les restaurants. Nous étions deux adultes et une adolescente. Nous avons très bien dormi.

    June 2014
  • Great location: easy to find, at the end of a quiet road and close to plenty of places to explore. We thoroughly recommend kayaking and snorkelling on the channel islands.

    Great accommodation: comfy bed, hot shower and the layout of the living space is perfect to give a sense of privacy.

    Great setting & outdoor space: lovely to have access to such a peaceful garden for breakfast dates with the donkeys and time in the hot tub :)

    Great host: though Mary was away during our stay, we had plenty of communication prior to our arrival to set us up and her son showed us how to feed the adorable donkeys. Thank you both!

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay with Mary. My three-year-old loved Mary's super friendly donkeys and dogs. My husband and I were able to relax and rest thanks to the donkeys who literally babysat for us. The jacuzzi was also amazing. Relaxing in a hot tub with a mountain view was such an experience for us all. Thanks Mary!

    June 2014
  • We had an amazing stay at Mary's house!! Her home is more peaceful and welcoming than we ever imagined and we can't wait until our next stay.

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed Mary's company and her help. Generally acceptable. Great potential.

    June 2014
  • Mary is wonderful! Very hospitable. She lent us bikes to explore a little, and the hot tub is marvelous. A lovely stay!

    June 2014
  • It was an incredibly pleasant house with lots of charm and character. The room was cozy and we had access to the patio with a jacuzzi. The host stayed for the most part on her half, never bothering us, yet always ready to be of help. Mary is a very pleasant, easy going person with lots of suggestions about activities in the nearby area. The room was perhaps on a smaller side, but it was balanced off with a large outside area. We would definitely rent from Mary again.

    May 2014
  • This home in Oak View was exactly what my husband and I needed while we were in the area overnight. Our schedule got a bit hectic, so we didn't get to hang out in the hot tub like we wanted (our loss!), but we did enjoy the deck for a bit and it was so, so peaceful. The bedroom and bathroom were clean and serene, the bed super comfortable, the neighborhood quiet, and the pets (two dogs and two mini-donkeys) were sweet. Mary is very personable, and made sure all of our questions were answered, and that we were comfortable. The bedroom is on the small side, but there are french doors that lead to a huge patio where the hot tub is, so it feels like a generous indoor/outdoor space, and not cramped. We would be happy to stay here again.

    May 2014
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