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Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

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
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Description

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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 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!


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

~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. Remove any traces of your pet from both inside and outside the house.
4. Empty all trash and recyclables.
~Please no smoking.
~Please no electrical musical instruments.
~Please no unattended burning candles.
~Please no illegal drugs or substances.

~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
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

263 Reviews


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Jess  + Jeff User Profile
May 2017
We went for a quick escape from the city noise. This magical cabin did not disappoint.

Annabel User Profile
May 2017
Bright, quirky, peaceful place. Loved all the glass and skylights. Loved swinging on the hammock in the shade. Rabbits, lizards, and other wildlife all around. Wish the outdoor seating were a little comfier, we thought we'd be spending way more time out there but the chairs were sitting on uneven rocks and the seats kept coming out of the frame if you shifted too much. A great stay, though, and highly recommended.
Caitlin User ProfileCaitlin is a superhost.
Response from Caitlin:
Sorry About that! We have new rattan chairs for fire pit and I will address the dining chairs. I didn't know!
May 2017

Meaghan User Profile
April 2017
Stayed here for my best friend's bachelorette party and had an AMAZING time! Loved the place.

Troye User Profile
April 2017
This charming structure is awash in natural light from windows positioned in every possible location: large windows throughout with many being floor-to-ceiling, small windows in recesses, regular skylights, tubular skylights conducting light to the lower level, even windows in the upper level's floor! The kitchen/dining area has a view at level with the bottom of the surrounding forest canopy, with the east facing windows unobstructed with morning light. Light everywhere, without compromising privacy. This all with a structure sitting among rolling hills and orchards. We did watercolors in the garden of succulents while morning doves cooed and woodpeckers gave a sound like an exotic species. Bird song from branches right outside windows at breakfast. Both beds with great mattresses and down comforters. Soak in a claws foot tub with the sound of squirrels darting across the roof. Completely satisfied with our stay!

Helder User Profile
April 2017
Great cozy unique place in a secluded location.

Jennifer User Profile
April 2017
Perfectly described in the description of the property, this little place is a tucked away gem! Rustic, adorable, private and so peaceful. Location is great for someone wanting to get a little off the grid. You are surrounded by nature while only being about a 5 minuet drive into the town of Ojai. Home is located at the base of an amazing hike. Great to be able to throw on your shoes, open the door and explore nature. Caitlin was great to work with. Easy to communicate with and had great suggestions on things to do. Highly recommend this place. Will for sure be hoping to stay again soon.

Emily User Profile
March 2017
We couldn't have loved Caitlin's little piece of sunshine any more. Our stay in Ojai was peaceful and serene. Thank you.

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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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