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.
What a great trip, a great place, and a great host! We brought our 2 year old daughter and 4 month old baby and felt very comfortable. Alden did a great job making the entire process simple and easy. We were greeted by a nice bottle of wine and, more importantly, air conditioning!
The location is perfect. Just a block from the local grocery store and the "main strip" of Ojai. We were able to schlep the kids to restaurants and explore the local parks. BTW, the parks in Ojai are not covered, so bring lots of sunscreen and cover for your kids.
We plan on staying again in the future and especially when the second child is a bit older.
Alden provided an excellent experience for us. He prepared us well for our stay, and was available by phone and text to answer our questions right away. The home was clean and free of clutter.
Beautiful neighborhood. Great proximity to all conveniences.
Alden's home was so comfy and inviting! I was in town for work, and it was a real joy to come back to this convenient and well stocked home. I especially loved being able to walk to shops and restaurants on Ojai Ave. Alden was also really responsive to any questions that I had during my stay.
Excellent stay at the Sanctuary! Alden was a welcoming host with great communication leading up to our stay. The house was great condition and the location was very central (right off the Ojai Valley Trail and walking distance to the market, restaurants & the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa where we attended a wedding).
This House was perfect for our stay. It was Spring Break for my grandchildren and I needed a place that I could have all of us stay, with the amenities to take care of them. It was great to have a washer and dryer. The patio area was good for the kids to play. Plenty of space.
Alden was available by text, or email whenever I had a question. He had a very detailed book to help us navigate the house, and surrounding areas. I was concerned about being in someone else's house, but Alden made it very comfortable to stay. Just the way he worded the book of instructions was kind, and funny.
The location was within waking distance of the main part of Ojai, the Farmers' Market, the regular market, the Bike Rental shop and the Park. Lake Casistas was an easy drive. I was even able to go into Oxnard for a computer fix (although there was a computer available at the house, I brought mine for work).
We would definitely stay again.
Thank You Alden
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.