North View of Krotona Hill with Theosophical Library & Topa Topa Range behindMaster Bedroom. you can see the child bedroom through the curtains, perfect for little ones

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Hill top Chalet on 2.5 acres with epic views of Ojai. A perfect place to get away and feel inspired and renewed!

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $250
Security Deposit: $1500
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $527 / night
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The space


3 bedroom + extra kids room off master suite in a split level Chalet on 2.5 acre paradise with incredible views of Ojai.

Downstairs includes a connected or separated autonomous apartment with kitchenette & full bath. See my other listing for more details on this.

Amazing privacy and tranquility up a long private driveway with off street parking, safety, privacy and inspiration.

+ Free-standing wood burning fireplace
+ 22 foot ceilings in Living room
+ Large Master bath with huge bath tub
+ Downstairs autonomous apartment with kitchenette
+ Extremely private & tranquil
+ Inspiring views
+ Fruit trees
+ Treehouse
+ Off street parking
+ WiFi internet - 100 down 12 up
+ Laundry room
+ Wet bar
+ Creative Vibe
+ Bonus services available such as gourmet cooking, massage, guide, yoga and health coaching etc.

This is a highly configurable house that contains two separate dwellings that can be integrated into a single house as originally designed.
Occasionally the main part of the house may be available minus the guest apartment. And vice versa. The original 3rd bedroom of the house has been converted into a multifunction room including kitchenette, however a bed can be put in there to re-create a private bedroom if needed.

Near the Ojai - Ventura bike path. House is 2 miles from downtown Ojai and 11 minutes to Old town Ventura. There is an Ojai Trolly bus stop & Bus to Ventura about a 10 minute walk from house.

Perfect for conscious creative project, write that book or take a much needed retreat.

Guest access

This is the main house on a 2.5 acre property that includes 2 other periodically inhabited guest houses. Sometimes you can rent the whole Chalet together with a guest house.

Interaction with guests

I try to be here to greet guests however since I live in the house, therefore I can only offer it if I'm planning to be away. So sometimes I necessarily need to leave before the rental starts. In this case I can talk you in over the phone or sometimes call a neighbor or my brother to assist. Usually no assistance is required.

The neighborhood

This exclusive neighborhood is a little known treasure of Ojai. A long ridge with larger properties flanked by a 500 hundered acre ranch property to the south and the wide open

Getting around

The bike & horse path is conveniently located at the bottom of the hill providing easy biking or safe walking access to Ojai 2 miles away or Ventura Beach 11 miles the other direction. There is also an Ojai Trolley stop about 10 minutes walk from the house that provides free transport to Ojai and Meiners Oaks.

Other things to note

This property is one of a kind. The views may be some of the very best in Ojai. The animal life here is very special with all kinds of bird life including two glorious pea hens that have taken up residence recently.
I have an amazing cat named Momo who lives on the property and is self sufficient. He hunts and is fed by neighbors who love him when I'm out of town. Feel free to interact with him as much or as little as you wish. He is welcome to stay nights indoors (not in the apartment portion please) or he's fine to roam the night. He tends to intuitively move to the neighbors when guests rent the house.

House Rules

Enjoy the inspiring seclusion and beautiful views
Get in touch with nature
Be kind to your group
Prepare amazing healthy meals
Set a good example in all you do

Also Please Take Full Responsibility for your Actions:
No smoking indoors
No Illegal or Recreational Drug Use
No Loud Music, Voices or Behavior
No Pets
No Unattended Children
No Running
No Falling
No Litigation

Conscious lifestyle dictates appropriate behavior.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Enjoy a peaceful stay!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

12 Reviews

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Cielo User Profile
October 2016
If you are one to love nature, surrounding yourself with birds chirmping and the sun beaming, bare feet in the grass and open space.. if you can put your phone down for just one minute... than I am sure you are to enjoy Johann's space ☺️ Johann was very thorough in explaining all of the house features and where to take caution. The house was very cozy, clean and tucked safe in the mountains of beautiful Ojai. Johann's house gives off the vibe that you had wished you grew up in Ojai.. and in the space that he has provided. One of my favorite things was having a glass of wine watching the sun set from the treehouse. Also, having complete privacy with my girlfriends while in the jacuzzi (which is non cholorine! Greatly appreciative for that.) I will most definitely be recommended Johann's place to any friends looking for a little sweet escape or some r&r in the peaceful mountains.

Adam User Profile
January 2016
This home is in the perfect location in Ojai. It's a funky old structure with features you're not likely to find in any new construction. The views are majestic and it's a perfect place to gather with a few friends to enjoy time out of the city.

Lorna User Profile
December 2015
Johann's property up in the hills above Ojai was perfect for a Thanksgiving family gathering. The house was bigger than it appears in the photos and there were plenty of kitchen utensils etc for cooking and the beds were very comfy. We loved having the option for a fire inside or in the firepit and the wood barbeque outside. The yard was great with lots of places to eat outside, the views were stunning and there were so many birds. Lots to do from the property, we rented bikes and took the bike path from Ojai to Ventura beach. Another day we hiked on some of the abundant trails above the town and one day we took the ferry out to the beautiful Island of Santa Cruz which is a Park with no houses or traffic and gorgeous cliff walks. Johann was there to meet us upon arrival and show us around the house and make sure we had everything we needed

Emily User Profile
August 2015
Johann's house was beautiful and he was very communicative before our trip. We had a lovely time. There were five of us and we all slept comfortably. The trampoline was a blast, too.

Lori User Profile
August 2015
Overall, Johann made us feel welcome and was very generous by sharing his house with us on AirBnb. The location is beautiful and the yard space is great. We had fun on the trampoline and taking pics in front of the big oak tree. The house was rustic and had its charm, but could probably use some simple updating/maintenance. My biggest disappointment was the jacuzzi. If the house advertises a jacuzzi, I am assuming it is warm/hot for our use. But it wasn't. The temperature felt like cooling down bath water when I tried to use it at night. The jacuzzi in the morning was even colder. That is something we truly looked forward to and one of the reasons I booked this relax in a warm jacuzzi outdoors in the cool of the evenings and mornings. Maybe that's something that could use a fix or some maintenance. Besides other little things, the house suited us fine and we had a good stay.

Leila User Profile
July 2015
He checked with us on daily basis to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.

Jeanette User Profile
June 2015
It was such a very warm and welcoming home. Johann greeted us and showed us all the special features of his home. We could not imagine a better place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Ojai.

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Johann User Profile

I'm an Ojai native, a father and an expert at creative living.
I grew up in Ojai and I absolutely love it here!
I have lived in Europe and travelled a lot. I moved back to Ojai after my daughter was born because its a perfect place to live and raise a child.
It offers a simple high quality of life.

I live on a magic hilltop with amazing views and abundant & cheerful animal life.
I live a healthy lifestyle, eat fresh and good food, exercise, practice yoga, Qigong and meditate.
I love exotic music. I enjoy the outdoors and the west coast culture.
I work as a creative director, photographer and film director.

I hope you come to Ojai for a relaxing, diverse and recharging experience.

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