About this listing
Our spacious 2BR/3BA townhome is nestled on a quiet street right in the heart of downtown. Walk to shops, spas, the famous Ojai farmers market and The Ojai Valley Inn.
Spanish Colonial cottage in the heart of downtown Ojai. Two minute walk to shopping, concerts, spas and the famous Ojai farmers market. Eight minute walk to The Ojai Valley Inn with its world-class spa and golf facilities. In a three block radius you'll find the post office with its iconic clock tower, the county library, groceries, the bike trail that can take you all the way to the Ventura beaches, bike rentals for that trail and Libbey Park with its famous Libbey Bowl, home of outdoor summer concerts and the renown Ojai Music Festival.
As longtime residents of Ojai, we keep our home clean and simply furnished. You'll find all the things you need for everyday life -- a well stocked kitchen, toys for the kids, baby supplies and comfortable beds. Broadband internet, wifi, a Netfix account with unlimited shows and movies and a desktop computer will keep you connected. Three bathrooms guarantee you'll never wait in line. The king size bed made from all natural materials is truly fit for royalty. We love dining on the patio while listening to the Libbey Bowl concerts barely a stone's throw away. Best seat in the house.
We're committed to providing you the kind of care and service you would expect from a resort-level booking. Super high availability. Immediate resolution of any problems you have. Even an on-the-go concierge. Just send us a text with any question. We invite you to read our reviews. We take particular pride in our regular guests who have made our house their go-to place in Ojai, and are very grateful for the feedback they have given us to constantly improve the experience for our guests.
Come and find out for yourself. And welcome to our home.
House, shared grounds and private patio.
Interaction with Guests
Always a phone or email away. I will not be present during your stay.
Downtown Ojai is a paradise. Shopping, nightlife, street fairs, art galleries, scrumptious food. And we're right by Libbey Park, home of fabulous outdoor concerts sheltered by oak trees. Some nights you'll hear music and smell orange blossoms. Others you'll hear coyotes and owls.
You can walk to nearly everything in town. For larger excursions, ride the Ojai trolley. Plenty of room for a couple cars, too.
Other Things to Note
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This is not a hotel. It is our home and we visit frequently. Although we are happy to share our place and things with you, we will miss them if they are gone, broken or mistreated. If you think of your stay with us as house sitting for a friend, then you don't need a list of rules.
You will find detailed instructions throughout the house on cards in each room and a big book of house guidelines, recommendations for food and activities and manuals for our various electronic gizmos in a binder we call "the book" which you will find on the table when you enter.
Besides that, we keep our house super clean and allergen free. No smoking, no pets.
Limestone patio with plenty of shade in summer and room for outdoor dining. Libbey Bowl outdoor concerts a block away behind fence. Dine in to live music.
Beautiful house, lovely town, great place for a family or a singles retreat! We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful and inspiring town.
This was our first visit to Ojai and Alden's place was perfect for our needs. It is within walking distance to almost anything you want to do in the downtown area (shopping, grocery stores, coffee places, park, restaurants, etc). There is also a bike path very close to the house which makes for a nice walk or ride. The house was just as advertised. We liked that there were so many windows which provided great sunshine during the day. Our kids loved the bunkbeds and cozy blankets. We didn't do much cooking while we were there (only breakfast) because it was a short two-night trip. We appreciated "The Book" Alden has written with helpful suggestions on things to do in the Ojai area. We loved his down to earth and funny style of writing. He was a fantastic host. Alden was very accommodating and even e-mailed us during our short visit to be sure everything was going smoothly (nice touch). Alden is a great ambassador for Ojai and we would not hesitate to stay at his home again. Thank you, Alden.
Beautiful, clear energy and comfort in this place located so close to Ojai center. Beds are comfy, the house stays cool in the summer heat, and the patio in the evening and mornings is sweet. Check out the walking trail just a few steps away. I appreciate what a thoughtful and responsive host Alden is!
Ojai is a very relaxing and beautiful area to stay if one is looking for something off the beaten path. It served my group well as we visited the Santa Ynez vineyards, Santa Barbara, and visited friends in Camarillo. It is only a block away from a grocery store and a few blocks from restaurants in town. Beds were very comfortable and house is very clean. I really appreciated the easy in and out using the keypad instead of a traditional key. We arrived a bit earlier than expected and Alden was very accommodating and easy to get a hold of! We had a wonderful and stress-free vacation in Ojai.
City center Sanctuary is truly a Delight! The home was immaculate, spacious and just perfect for us. The location is absolutely superb… peaceful neighborhood in the heart of downtown Ojai.
Alden was very welcoming and responded to messages quickly. Thanks for such a great first experience using air BNB. Highly recommend!!
This place is great because of the following reasons.
1. Location- It's walking distance to the supermarket where you can buy all you need and ready cook food. This is where we buy bread, fruits and vegetables. Walking distance to downtown to eat ice cream and drink coffee.
2. Very spacious - 2 bedrooms and lots of bathroom. The backyard is good for relaxing too.
3. Great kitchen - if you are tired eating out, you can use his kitchen to cook your own meal.
4. Entertainment - love the netflix and the amazon prime movies!!!
Great place indeed!
About the Host, Alden
Hi! I live mostly in Seattle with my wife Susan and two adorable kids. We like traveling, hiking in the mountains around Seattle, going to outdoor concerts and most of all food. Known for facing driving rain, horrendous traffic and the real possibility that the restaurant will be boarded up and abandoned on arrival just to savor the best Ethiopian food within 15 miles, we are mocked by many and appreciated by few. I learned to speak Spanish to order food (y lo hablo bastante bien), learned to cook to eat it, and learned to speak and write so I could talk about it.
Have you eaten somewhere I haven't? We must right this wrong. Ping me and tell me where and when. I'll meet you there.