Stargazing from Light Filled Beauty

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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

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!


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 50
Security Deposit: 250
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules
No smoking
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. 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!


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Esteban User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful house & setting. Walks are majestic

Catherine User Profile
August 2017
My home away from home! I have stayed here at least 6 times, and always feel so welcomed by Caitlin and her beautiful home !

Jini User Profile
July 2017
Caitlin was easy to reach on the phone when we were trying to locate the cabin. It's a very well-thought out space. It's fun to stay in and has a luxury treehouse feel. We walked down to Bacolli's which had amazing food. But we spent most of the time at the cabin. Possibly best to arrive before dark the first time as it's not intuitive to find. But once you get there, it's worth it. Really cute.

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
The stargazing house in Ojai is beautiful. It's secluded but near enough to get into the Ojai town (10 mins). The night sky is so clear so great to stargaze in the house and the bathtub is perfect to see the stars also. The hike is lovely near by. Perfect little retreat ! Italian near is so yummy also

Mark Daniel User Profile
July 2017
Caitlin's home in Ojai is a wonderful treat! We felt at peace the entire time, surrounded by nature in a beautifully designed, comfortable space. It was clean, simple, rustic yet completely comfortable, and truly felt like a retreat from the rest of the world. We'd love to stay again!

Emma User Profile
July 2017
Caitlin's place was our first stop out of LA on our way up the coast and it was heaven!! Wished we could have been there for more than one night. The outdoor area was perfect for drinks at dusk and we hiked up the hill the following morning. Simple but beautiful, this has been one of our favourite AirBnB stays - plus he restaurant recommendations were really handy come breakfast time!

Barry User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful stay! Can't wait to come back for a longer trip!

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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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