Stargazing from Light Filled Beauty
Stargazing from Light Filled Beauty
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This design gem called Agave House is wrapped in windows and skylights. Sunlight is abundant, and guests feel privately perched with a view of mountain ranges, and lush foliage on all sides.

The space

Drenched in sunlight, Agave House is nestled in the most sought after location in the Ojai Valley, the fabled East End. Next door to Beatrice Woods previous home and studio, it is also a short stroll to the Krishnamurti Library, and the historical Thacher school, founded in 1885.

Situated at the base of Horn Canyon ( 5 minutes from town and 20 minutes from the beach ), it has sweeping views of the Ojai mountain range, repleate with low flying hawks, incredible hiking, and a huge private yard, filled with tropical plants, succulents, a Moroccan tile patio with chiminea, and a field of Aloe.

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 more sweeping vistas. The good news is, you are still 1 hour and 15 minutes from Los Angeles and a nice bike ride from town.

The house is restored with birch floors and walls, skylights, mirrors and windows to reflect the outdoors. Downstairs, glass doors open onto the private yard. It offers wifi, dishwasher, flat screen TV, washer/dryer and we can provide in house maid service upon request during your stay. The bathroom features a restored clawfoot tub, birch paneling, a skylight, which is great for star-gazing while soaking in an aromatic bath.
The bedding and mattress match top hotels, for an exquisite sleep beneath another skylight, and one more view of Montana sized stars, clear as diamonds due to the lack of city light.

The concept of the space is to offer a totally serene indoor/outdoor experience with all the luxury of good, comfortable design mixed with a really lovely collection of antiques and art, combined with a high tech environment to cater to those who must work while away from the city.
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!

Surf boards and a hammock await you. 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. Please in the warmer months ( April-September) keep your dogs on a leash and tell kids to be vigilant as coyotes and 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!

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 you so if you don't want to see anyone, you 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 of the fenced yard. 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!

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Cleaning Fee $50
Security Deposit $250
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

~Please adhere to check-in/check-out times. We book back to back and the housekeeper needs time to make the place sparkle:).
~Upon Departure:
1. Leave keys on countertop.
2. Rinse and place all dishes in dishwasher and run it.
* 3. Tres important!!! Remove any traces of your pet from both inside and outside the house ( hair, food, ETC!!!). The housekeeper does not have time for this extra work and she is the very best, so I need to make this work in order to allow pets.
4. Empty all trash and recyclables into the silver can placed down by laundry room for your convenience.
5. Please remember to take all of your things. We are not responsible for items left behind.
~Please no smoking.
~Please no electrical musical instruments.
~Please no unattended burning candles.
~Please no illegal drugs or substances.

~Enjoy your stay!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

289 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
September 2017
Stayed at this little cabin for an overnight trip with 2 other friends and it was sufficient. I loved all the skylights and wifi was good. There's plenty of window and you get a nice view of the the forests. BUT the house felt like it wasn't professionally built and the house creaked all through the night from winding, animals or whatever was out there. I could barely sleep due to all the noises. Also woke up to a little mouse staring at me through the glass floor..... If you are looking for a "glamping" style stay, this might be for you, but if you are like me and not like critters, and bugs then maybe try finding a place closer to the main shopping area.
Caitlin User ProfileCaitlin is a superhost.
Response from Caitlin:
Please read the hundreds of super satisfied client eviews below. That is an unusual issue that I'm taking care of immediately. As for the house it is well cherished and appreciated by the myriad of incredible reviews. The intense Spring rains brought squirrels, bunnies etc..but not to worry, removing one critter who scampered in through the french doors is very easy to handle. The grounds are an acre of cactus and tropicals with no pavement in sight on a hiking trail. The rate is very generous for what is offered. The house is an old hunting lodge from the 40's that has been remodeled with skylights, french doors and birch panelling. It has stood through storm and quake and everything in between fro 75 years and has housed such folks as Aldous Huxley. If this appeals to you then I would love to have you!
September 2017

Bonnie User Profile
September 2017
Peaceful and truly unique. We loved our stay <3

Emily User Profile
August 2017
Had a great stay! House is very cool and unusual. Would definitely recommend )

Bre User Profile
August 2017
The property is fantastic and in a great location. Staircase is really skinny, and the ceiling height of the bedroom would suit someone 5'9" and under. The property is wonderfully decorated and has a quirky and sophisticated ambience. Last point of epicness is see through floors! So much natural light. Totally recommend this home!

Lauren User Profile
August 2017
Great place, great time! We loved our stay here!

Felicia User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful!! Definitely would recommend for a weekend getaway with privacy

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying here! My husband and I spent one night here on our way from San Francisco to LA and it was a perfect little escape for a restful night in a beautiful location. We met up with our brother and sister-in-law and it was good for 4 people. The house was very cool as well -- I wish we could have stayed longer to explore more of the surrounding areas. It was clean, comfortable and a very cool place-- loved the decor and the way it was set up! We would highly recommend staying here and hope to come back one day!

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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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