The entrance to the path to your roomLooking down the path to your room
Casa del Cielo, Spectacular Retreat


Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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You will enjoy a lovely room with its own private entrance, bathroom and sauna. It adjoins a deck with a hot tub and patio furniture featuring spectacular views of the Topa Topa Mountains and a great place to observe Ojai's unique "Pink Moment."

The space

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Cradled by the rolling hills of the Ojai Valley, Casa del Cielo is a tranquil oasis full of hidden surprises.

The extensive grounds offer several delightfully novel touches. The path to your room passes underneath a natural wisteria archway as it leads you to an adjoining redwood deck, a great spot to take in a panoramic view of the lawn and native plant garden with the majestic hills beyond.

From the deck, a few steps takes you through a rose garden, then down to a large native garden with it's own patio.

Continue on through an arbor in the center of the lawn down a short path, and you enter a Zen-like outdoor retreat, hugged by the hills and sheltered by tall bamboo and lush greenery. The trickling you hear is a stream, flowing from a waterfall in the Japanese Garden to your right.

Cross one of the two Asian-style footbridges and follow the stream to a large lily pond. In the corner opposite the pond, a redwood gazebo is poised on the edge of a deep canyon. It provides another ideal spot for enjoying a spectacular view of the Topa Topa Mountains and the legendary “Pink Moment.” *
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*Surrounded by a rare east-west mountain range, the Ojai Valley is one of few places in the world to have a "Pink Moment" occur as the sun is setting. The fading sunlight creates brilliant shades of pink and lavender for several minutes on the Topa Topa bluffs, more than 6,000 feet above sea level at the east end of the valley.

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Guest access

In addition to the private sauna in the guest bathroom and the outdoor spa adjoining your room, you will also have access to the kitchen and laundry room.

Interaction with guests

We respect the privacy of our guests, but we live on-site and we're readily available to help you in any way we can.

We're happy to provide information about local points of interest, restaurants, hiking trails, recreational activities, etc.

Other things to note

We believe that a visit to the Ojai Valley is guaranteed to provide you with a uniquely charming and highly memorable respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, and we'd love to share our little corner of it with you!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 25
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM

The simple rules of common courtesy prevail. Smoking is permitted in any of the outdoor areas. We are not able to accommodate small children or pets.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

127 Reviews


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Cynthia User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I had a perfect weekend stay at Liz and Steve's home overlooking the Ojai Valley. Their house is stunning, in a serene hilltop location with a gorgeous view, and the multiple levels of gardens are a delight as well. Our favorite aspect was the large deck, where we sat for hours and enjoyed the scenery. The room and ensuite bathroom are spacious and comfortable, as well as spotless. Liz & Steve were very easy to communicate with before arrival, met us on check-in, and showed us all the amenities, which include a hot tub on the deck and a private sauna inside the bathroom. They are expert hosts and have thought of everything that guests could need (luggage rack, plenty of hangers in the closet, bottled water, coffee maker with coffee pods and creamer, tea kettle and selection of teas). We slept well and enjoyed venturing to Ojai (just a 10-15 min drive away) for hiking and restaurants during the day. We didn't use the kitchen but did store a bottle of wine in the home bar, and we felt welcome to borrow dishes or use the microwave if we had needed.

Chloé User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home! The hot tub on the deck overlooking the mountains is divine. I would love to come back and stay. Highly recommended.

Tim User Profile
July 2017
An incredible space with some of the kindest and lovely people I have ever stayed with! I would highly recommend staying with these lovely people!

Caitlin User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful location and gracious hosts! My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing two night stay in this comfortable, spacious room with amazing views and an equally amazing hot tub. The restaurants and shops of Ojai are a quick drive away.

Michelle User Profile
July 2017
The location was tucked away, but only minutes away from downtown or activities in any direction. The area and seclusion of the location offered an extra special getaway in itself. My boyfriend and I had full access to the backyard which included a jacuzzi. This was easily a favorite spot to wind down after a day of exploring and hikes. Also, a spa IN THE PRIVATE BATHROOM attached to the room. Ah-mazing! Great communication, comfortable stay, close enough to town, and great amenities. Two thumbs up.

Samuel User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful view and very quiet. Owners are a very sweet couple.

Bingtao User Profile
June 2017
Thank you Liz and Steve! Great place and great host!

Oak View, California, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Liz User ProfileLiz is a superhost.

Liz grew up playing cowboys and Indians on the Illinois prairie.

She was born in the small town of Marseilles, just south of Chicago. Her parents owned a grocery shop, and later a hardware store, that served the 5,000 town residents. As a kid, Liz enjoyed bicycling, singing and hiking along the Illinois River with her younger sister. From a young age, Liz was an avid reader.

"There was a great library just down the street from our house and during the summer I would go there two to three times a week to restock my books," she says.

When she was 12 years old, Liz's family got their first television. Liz loved watching movies. Little did she know that years later she would wind up working in the film industry.

She left home to see more of the world and attend Oberlin College in Ohio where she studied psychology and literature.

After graduating from Oberlin, Liz decided to try big city life in New York. She began training as a social worker helping emotionally troubled children, but found she wasn't cut out for the job. After a few years, Liz moved to Los Angeles.

While at a friend's party, Liz met her future husband, Steve, a documentary filmmaker. While helping with his movies, she soon learned that the business wasn't all glamour.

"You can't imagine if you haven't done it," she said. "I was working on the technical side so there was a lot of stress and deadline pressure."

The hard work paid off when a project Liz and Steve worked on won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. In the 1970s, Liz took on her own directorial project, a documentary about home childbirth.

After 20 years of life in Los Angeles, Liz and her husband were ready for change. They looked all around Southern California for land on which to build their own house, but when a realtor showed them a hilltop property overlooking the Ojai Valley, there was no question about where they wanted to live.

They had no trouble fitting in with the arts community, and quickly became involved in the Ojai Film Society, and later, the Ojai Film Festival. Liz also enjoys writing, running the Literary Branch at the Art Center, and visiting the Ojai Library.

"I think It's important to have access to education and art," she said. "I want always to have the opportunity to learn and be exposed to excellence in the arts.”

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