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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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*Nestled within a rare east-west mountain range, the Ojai Valley is one of the few places in the world to experience a "Pink Moment" 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
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Internet
Hot tub

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 basic 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

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

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Bill User Profile
September 2017
Liz and Steve have a gorgeous property to wind down and breathe deep to relax in. The views of mountains and trees and foliage are lovely. There is privacy with your own patio area and jacuzzi. The bedroom is clean and includes TV and cable. The private bathroom has two sinks, separate tub and shower AND a steam room. The center of Ojai is a 10 minute drive and there are lots of places to eat, shop, or check out local artist's work. This is such a laid back and beautiful town and we highly recommend staying at Liz and Steves place!

Mylene User Profile
September 2017
Liz and Steve are great. Very welcoming. You have amazing privacy, a great jacuzzi under the stars and an indoor sauna. The hiking was great and it's a 10 minute drive to town. Take a walk in the gardens and sit in the Gazebo, SO PEACEFUL! In town, we loved the wine tastings at Casa Barraca and the Olive Oil tastings at Carolina Gramm's place just down the block. Our only regret is we couldn't stay another 3 days. Enjoy!

Adrienne User Profile
September 2017
The room was very private with a separate entry. The room also had a hot sauna inside and a hot tub on the deck. Very comfortable and homey. We had everything we needed including the use of refrigerator and the kitchen.

Lori User Profile
September 2017
I had a great experience here. Liz and Steve are both incredibly nice and are great hosts. The room is very comfortable and spotless. The views from the spa are wonderful and the location was perfect for me. Thank you!

Julio D User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic weekend getaway!!! The place is as described. We use the jacuzzi twice. Make sure you use it at night and enjoy the sky full of stars. We also use the sauna once and it was excellent. The room is clean and there is cable TV, wifi, and snacks. Its basically like a hotel or even better. The area has some really nice and fun trails. Last day I did a 3mile walk/hike with my wife and it was perfect since most of it is on the shade. Place is close to Ojai town and not far from Santa Barbara. Definitely recommend this place. This is my best Airbnb experience to date.

Eric User Profile
August 2017
Thank you for letting us stay in one of the most beautiful places we could imagine. Your house and garden are absolutely incredible and we couldn't imagine a better romantic getaway. You are great hosts - balancing good hospitality with allowing us our own space, and it is truly appreciated. We would love to stay here again!

G User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Liz and Steve's place. It was very close to Ojai, but far enough out that we could enjoy beautiful views and privacy from the hot tub on the deck. Liz and Steve were great hosts too. It was great to be able to shop, wine taste, and hike during the day and return to such a beautiful place to relax in the evenings. We highly recommend this place!

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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