About this listing
Private guest house, not attached to the main house. One large room with bathroom, queen bed, couch, desk, and SAUNA. Filtered hot and cold drinking water, and mini fridge. Includes use of main house kitchen, pool, spa, volleyball, basketball, piano.
Your Private Pool house retreat...
The pool house is a private guest house that is not attached to the main house. It sets on a separate deck, that overlooks the pool from one side, and the organic vegetable garden on another side. The space has a luxurious queen bed, comfortable couch, and a desk. There's also a cedar lined sauna!
The room includes filtered hot and cold drinking water, tea service, and a small fridge. There is no kitchen in the pool house, but your rental includes access to the shared kitchen in the main house.
2 extra guests are allowed, with an additional fee. Futon mattress and bedding can be provided for them.
*We enjoy a peaceful atmosphere at the Glen Muse Estate. Please note that there are no televisions here. We do have excellent wifi available*
You'll have shared access to several rooms in the main house, including the music room with a grand piano, the cozy living room with fireplace and beautifully carved oak accents. There's also the formal dining room, well stocked library, and the enormous gourmet kitchen.
The Pool and Grounds
The Glen Muse Estate encompasses 4 beautiful homes on 3.5 acres. Enjoy the sprawling grounds, with sparkling salt water pool and hot tub, full volley ball court on beach sand, basketball court, horseshoe pit, and park-like lawn.
Interaction with Guests
Our manager is always available by text during your stay. She lives on the property, and you may see her from time to time.
The Ojai Valley
Ojai's charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. Walk from our front door and enjoy incredible hiking trails, amazing restaurants, vintage shopping, or the famous Ojai Farmers Market. We're minutes from golf at two celebrated courses and fifteen minutes from the ocean and mountains.
We're an easy walk to downtown Ojai where you'll find plenty of entertainment. There is a local trolley that can take you to Meiner's Oak, a neighboring community, and public buses and cabs that can take you to Ventura.
While your suite is very private, there may be other guests in the main house during your stay. Please keep noise levels down in the pool and main house after 10pm.
The kitchen is shared, sometimes by me if I'm home, and sometimes by other guests. Please clean up immediately after using it. Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink, or crumbs on the counter.
There are no additional guests allowed please.
Out of respect for the environment, we choose to save energy whenever possible. Please conserve water, and turn off lights and heater/AC when you leave your room.
There is no smoking indoors. If you choose to smoke outside, please go to the far side of the pool, or by the fountain so that the smoke doesn't disturb other guests or get inside the house. Please don't leave butts in the landscaping, make sure everything gets into a trash can.
Enjoy the scenery, or draw the blinds for complete privacy. *Note: there is a couch now, instead of chairs.*
This review is for those reading all of the awesome reviews everyone keeps posting here about this place. I'm just here to tell you that they simply are all true, I could argue that they are not true enough. I was hesitant about writing such a glowing review of the Glen Muse Estate since I of course really want to keep this place under wraps and all to myself but frankly it's too awesome not to tell the truth, they really deserve it. The people that run the home do such a great job of maintaining it and they could not be more welcoming and helpful while at the same time keeping to themselves and allowing for free roaming comfortably. The place is not opulent or ostentatious but it definitely finds a way to be lavish and luxurious, the home manages to do that while maintaining an extremely comfortable environment. If you are lucky enough to find yourself making your way there believe me when I tell you that it's so worth it. Ojai is also a beautifully charming environment to find yourself in while enjoying a stay here, there are too many great things to do and eat that only serve to keep you away from enjoying more time at this wonderful estate which deserves as much of your time as possible. That being said, don't stay here only to turn around and plan all kinds of things to do in Ojai, enjoy the oasis as much as you can because I guarantee that when you leave...you will be wishing that you had just a little bit more time. This place is super duper awesome...you have been warned
Where do I even begin? Glen muse is a magical oasis with a beautiful salt water swimming pool, organic garden, incredible surroundings and totally private. We absolutely loved our stay there and can't wait to return.
Jeska is an amazing spirit and hostess who helped us with everything we needed, yet gave us absolute space to enjoy the property.
If you are considering staying here: DO! it's seriously wonderful!
Oh.....Glen Muse is like a retreat in itself! As I swam under the moon, (after relaxing in my private sauna), through the cool salt water pool, I thought, "Do I really need to go anywhere else in Ojai?"
A cool, private pool house, pool, hot tub, access to a beautiful mansion, very laid back people...need I say more?
Jeske is a sweetheart & so easy going.
Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous place with guests. I hope to return for the Christmas festivities. The locals say it is magical!
Where to start? This place is beyond magical… So amazing. The host was incredible, he was so generous and kind and Jessica was wonderful. It's like being in a tropical paradise yet we were five minutes from town. It was private and absolutely gorgeous... We will be back for sure and I can't wait!
Glen Muse is a dream and we were so glad we chose to stay here over our other options. Jeska was wonderfully helpful, welcoming and friendly from the moment we got there to when we left. We loved talking to Darakshan in the evenings. He is such a kind and interesting person! The other guests were very friendly as well; we wished we had more chances to talk to them! The grounds were beautiful and we liked making use of the music room, pool and kitchen. The volley ball court, horseshoe area and basketball court were also nice to play with on our vacation. This is a great way to get away from the busy city and we are already planning our next trip back!
Our stay at Glen Muse was very memorable. We very much enjoyed our stay. Jeska was a great hostess and made communication very easy. We got to chat with some of the guests and residences from the property. It was a great community of people to be around.
The house is walking distance to a grocery stores and eateries. We walked to Rainbow Bridge Market the first evening and made 90% of our meals in the large kitchen. We ate out once while we were out strolling around town.
The grounds is beautiful. We made full use of everything we had access to. I hula danced on the grass where the horseshoe pits were and at the basketball courts. We stuck our feet in the sand of the volleyball courts. We ate meals at most of the dining tables in and outside of the main house. We used the jacuzzi. But mainly we were in our private in suite sauna.
The other guests were very kind and friendly and we had nice talks with them. But we never felt like we were in each others way. Jeska was kind enough to let us tour the whole house after all the other guests had checked in and now we are eager to return and stay in the master suite. There's a steam shower!! I can't wait :) We will definitely be back!! -Angel
Jesika is the perfect hostess. She made us feel welcomed in this very relaxed but luxuriously property. The Glen Muse is walking distance to downtown Ojai yet you feel you are isolated from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. A relaxing, wonderful place to explore the lovely Ojai Valley. It is even more beautiful than the picture would lead you to expect.
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About the Host, Darakshan
I'm delighted and fascinated by the enormous changes happening in our world, where hidden wonders are emerging, where endless surprising opportunities are available as we collectively search for a better life. I love peaceful Ojai, steeped in nature and filled with creative people: artists, musicians, healers, philosophers, gardeners, poets, entrepreneurs, mystics. We are friends sharing our unique gifts.
I appreciate thoughtful and heartful conversation.
Sometimes I'm hard to find, maybe because I'm intently working or happily traveling. So my sweet and helpful assistant Jeska will likely host you. Jeska is a warm and creative being whose interests include sustainable housing, ecovillages, vintage clothing, playing in the vegetable garden, and hiking the gorgeous local trails with her beloved, Kevin.