10 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to Ojai and 10 minutes to Casitas Lake from this amazing secluded 1/2 acre compound on a breezy hill top. Enjoy unobstructed views from flower gardens and private hot tub area. Peaceful setting with fountain in garden, fire-pits, and enclosed yard. Outdoor spaces include patio with bar-bque and wicker table and chaise, another area with comfortable patio set for star gazing at night with fire-pit and the hot tub area with amazing views and extra wide chaise. Hot tub is treated without chlorine. Healthy alternative. Flowers everywhere!
The Cozy Cottage is charming and very light with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath. It is very comfortable and beautifully furnished with country decor including many antiques and lovely artwork. Sleeps four comfortably. Organic King and Queen beds with fine linens and lots of pillows. Full kitchen includes new stainless appliances including Gas Range, Refrigerator with water filter and ice dispenser, and full sized Dishwasher. Amenities includes two flatscreen TVs in each bedroom, dvd players, cable, WiFi, Bose radio, ipad dock, landline and Washer Dryer.
This is a wonderful place to retreat if you are writing a book or simply want to take time for yourselves.
Nearby Ojai and Ventura have great Farmer's Markets, terrific hiking trails and shops and restaurants. Ventura has wonderful beaches. Santa Barbara is also close (30-45 minutes by car) and a fun place to spend the day. Very scenic and many attraction to visit.
The property has lots of parking, but also available nearby is Public Transportation/ Bus (two blocks away) will take you to Ventura or Ojai. In Ventura catch the Surfliner ((website hidden)) to anywhere up and down the California Coast! The train is great for bicyclists.
The local bike trail, a few block from the house, goes all the way from Ojai through Oak View to the ocean in Ventura and connects to another bike route along the coast.
Guests have acces to yard and patios described above.
Interaction with Guests
I am very private and honor guests privacy and solitude. I will initially explain how things work and show them around. Often I travel so when guests come, I may leave after a few days of their settling in, sometimes, but not always,.
Rural feeling very close to highways and cities. Peaceful and quiet.
Bus to Ventura and Ojai one block from house.
No Smoking please. If you must, outside only. Ashtrays provided outside.
The cottage is in a quiet area and the garden is absolutely wonderful. It was very calm and we liked the place a lot. Carlisle took care of our mail that came after we moved out. Thank you.
This little cottage was certainly charming. And Carlisle was a wonderful host. The place was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the quiet location was exactly what I was looking for. I loved all of the outdoor spaces, especially all of the soft lighting that appeared as evening approached. The kitchen was extremely well stocked and very easy to cook in. The location in Oak View was well situated and easy to get to either the beach or Ojai.
Carlisle's cottage had such a welcoming and warm feeling. The attention to conscious and sustainable living made us feel right at home. The beds were extra comfy and we all slept peacefully. The little organic toiletries were a nice touch, and we really enjoyed the outdoor clothes line for our beach towels and bathing suits. We spent our days on the beach, just a short drive away and relaxed in the hot tub at night. Carlisle was helpful in recommending organic restaurants and shopping since this was our first visit to the area. We are seasoned Airbnb hosts in the Hollywood area, however this was our first time as guests. It was so nice to have a quiet, long weekend at such a charming place. We certainly hope to return :)
alles sehr liebevoll dekoriert, perfekt ausgestattete Küche, wunderschöner Garten, den man aufgrund der reichlichen Möblierung auch ausgiebig nutzen konnte, sehr ruhig gelegen, mit Whirlpool und kleinem Schwimmbecken
Carlisle's cottage was very delightful (which was only exceeded by her own charming personality). Everywhere you looked ... there were cool artistic settings. Statues from around the world, beautiful artwork and interesting pieces that you knew there was a fascinating story behind it.
An awesome kitchen in which even included a juicer and cooper pans! Comfortable beds with plush pillows and a spa like bathroom. Surrounding the house there were so many nice sitting areas all with beautiful lighting that created a magic mood at night.
So would I come back .... absolutely!
Thanks for creating a dreamlike experience .... Tchukon
Great little cottage! Interior is all updated w/ beautiful furnishings and is incredibly well-stocked. Neighborhood is mostly horse farms... very relaxing. Just under a 15 minute drive to downtown Ojai. There are several large communal outdoor areas, so would be perfect for hosting a group event. My favorite thing was the attention to healthy living with filtered drinking and bathing water as well as the non-chlorinated hot tub. Would definitely go back!
Beautiful, peaceful and private property. We just spent 4 amazing days at Carlisle's Charming Country Cottage -- and we wish we could have stayed longer.
Like you, we read all the other glowing reviews, but here are some notes I think might help future guests choose this amazing location. (As long as it's available when we want to go back, that is.)
1. Really fast wifi. A very unexpected bonus, this was not a tired dial-up connection.
2. Amazing kitchen. If you're going up to explore the farmers market (and you should) you will be able to make amazing dishes in this kitchen. Every utensil was at our fingertips. Enough dishes to serve an army. All the spices you won't think you'll need 'til the last moment. Stainless steel and cast iron pots and pans hanging on the walls, begging to be cooked with.
3. Yes, the house is small and the bedrooms are cozy, but not in a negative way. We weren't tripping over one another.
4. There is so much outdoor living space. I must have missed that in the initial descriptions, as we were very surprised. Four different patio areas, one covered, so you can be outside even in the hottest part of the day. Ideal for entertaining.
5. We left our dogs at home, but for those who bring their furry friends the upper, grassy area you see in the photo is enclosed, but on two sides, the fence is low, maybe 3 feet. So if Fido can jump, you'll want to keep an eye on him.
6. There's so much additional property outside the fenced area. Sadly, the hot tub was out for maintenance, but there was a bonus above-ground pool toward the bottom of the hill that we enjoyed instead. And below that there were a variety of fruit trees and even grapes!
Flowers and vegetables were growing everywhere on the property. We met the gardener at one point and he told us to take anything we found that was ripe.
There were also hilarious birds to watch every morning.
The cottage is amazing at night, as dusk falls the outdoor lanterns and lights start popping on, and soon you find yourself in the perfect location for star gazing.
Overall, we fell in love with the little world that Carlisle has so lovingly created. We didn't feel like we were in a rental, we felt like we were staying in the home of a dear friend.
Pro Tips: Couldn't find any games, so make sure you bring your own. You won't want to be watching TV. But there was cable and movie channels, and it looked like you could have connected a roku if you brought one with you.
For hot water in the tub, turn to the right. It's labeled backwards. :)
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I am an artist and am very quiet and respectful.
I love to garden and hike and walk on the beach. I practice yoga and eat organic foods. I also love to watch films and frequent film festivals.
My three sons grew up in Telluride, Colorado and I lived there with my husband for many years. I grew up in Mexico City.
My husband and grown sons travel a lot so I would love to have you as my guests. You will love the property and cottage and location!