About this listing
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-pit, 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 Mountain views and comfortable seating areas 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 original artwork. Sleeps four comfortably. Organic King and Queen beds with 100% cotton 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, Apple TV with Netflix, 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 which have great Farmer's Markets, terrific hiking trails and shops and restaurants. Ventura has wonderful beaches. Santa Barbara is also close (45 minutes by car) and a fun place to spend the day. Very scenic and many attractions to visit.
The property has plenty of parking. 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 not be here or will leave after a few days of their settling in, however I am always available to answer any and all questions via mobile phone and I have caretakers and gardeners who can help answer questions and help with maintenance.
Rural feeling very close to highways and cities. Peaceful and quiet.
Bus to Ventura and Ojai one block from house.
Other Things to Note
Eco friendly property with water conservation a focus *(due to drought and planetary awareness) and healthy cleaning products. Gardens are organic with no sprays on property. Hot tub is chlorine free. Doing our part to the best of our ability.
No Smoking please. If you must, outside only. Ashtrays provided outside.
Hot water knob in shower is all the way to the right, barely on.
Careful pulling out propane tank under the bar-b-que. The hose is short.
Carlisle's home was very cozy and warm. A beautiful full kitchen. We had a little glitch with the alarm system in the middle of the night but she was quick to answer the phone and assist even at the wee hours! Thank you!
The cottage really is charming. Bed was super comfortable. Relaxing under the stars in the hot tub was magic. Carlisle was a very accommodating host. Great listing we would definitely return to.
My husband and I had a wonderful time with my parents at this cottage! If I had any questions Carlisle was able to answer them immediately. The outdoor space exceeded my expectations and was perfect for a family BBQ. There was plenty of comfy outdoor furniture for lounging in the sun and watching butterflies. I would definitely stay here again!
Nous avons été merveilleusement bien accueillis, avec beaucoup de chaleur et de gentillesse . le logement était très confortable et la décoration magnifique ! la vue est splendide et l’environnement est fabuleux .
I spent two days at Carlisle's lovely country cottage just outside of Ojai. Carlisle is a gracious hostess and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed for my solo stay. The property is quiet, except for songs of birds and the calming sound of the water fountain :)
This cottage is the perfect weekend getaway. I highly recommend staying here as your base for exploring the beautiful Ojai Valley.
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.
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About the Host, Carlisle
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!