Our house is secluded and nestled in the oak trees. Your room is bright,white and very clean. Come and stay in one or the other identical or both, large 15ftx14ft room with a 10ft peeked ceiling for breathing room and with a real cozy queen bed. Our house was built only four years ago!
The Master bedroom where we sleep is on the other side of the 2400sqft house so you have complete privacy. We hope you enjoy this open layout of the living area and kitchen with 14ft vaulted ceilings.
We are a gay couple so let's just get that out there, and we love to cook, and cook well, so that's the good news. We include one complimentary breakfast for the price of the stay.
For an additional fee, we can provide with beautiful, organic dinner, lunch or breakfast. Please speak to us in advance.
WiFi connected, A/C
Available by the night or week
Sorry, no pets-we have a dog
Need something special? Please let us know in advance and we will try and accommodate.
The town of Oak view/Ojai area offers numerous hiking trails, bike paths, parks, creeks, natural hot springs, meditation centers, art galleries, music, fabulous dining, Sunday morning Farmers' Market, local trolley and so much more. Don't forget the pacific ocean in the charming town of Ventura only a few miles away.
2 minutes to Local wine tasting @ Old Creek Ranch Winery.
10 minutes to downtown Ojai.
7 minutes to beautiful Lake Casitas Recreational Area for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing.
12 minutes to the beaches of Ventura
20 minutes to natural hot springs in beautiful Matilija Canyon.
35 minutes to Santa Barbara
Golfing and dining at the world renowned Ojai Valley Inn is 3 minutes away.
Bike path nearby goes from downtown to the ocean. Bikes can be rented locally.
Trek to the Channel Islands on a charter boat or just cruise the Ventura Harbor (15 min. drive south)
Only 75 minutes to Los Angeles
We live by the ocean. It's 12 minutes away. Something very special that we offer is surf instruction-learn to surf. Our surf guru "Pilgrim Frank" rodeo surf announcer and surfer extraordinaire will get you standing and surfing your first lesson. Tell all your friends back home how you became a California Surfer, and pull out the pictures to prove it!! Pilgrim Frank will not only get you surfing, he'll take your picture while you're hanging 10. Just ask us!!
Refrigerator, Dining room, Living room.
Interaction with Guests
As litte or as much as they like.
Country! The winery is just down the street, horses and other farm animals
Check in before 9pm! Check out 11 am.
Kitchen access is limited to stove stop for boiling water. We do have a shelf cleared in the fridge for items you wish to keep cold. While there is no laudry facilities at the house there is a facility up the street. No intoxicated behavior. Smoking in designated areas. Treat the house with respect.
We had a wonderful stay at Julia & Kate's home. The bed is extremely comfy and Julia is a wonderful hostess. And her juices are AMAZING!
Cozy, comforting and cacophanous laughter is how I describe my experience of this lovely home tucked away in Oak View and its beautiful hostesses. As soon as I walked in, I laid eyes on a warm fireplace (albeit faux, but its all about ambiance!) where I knew I would roll out my yoga mat. The animals of the home made excellent companions and I was treated to a delicious view of the starry sky and wondrous sounds of nighttime creatures singing their songs. My hostesses went above and beyond accomodating me ~ I just wanted to get away and relax and even connect to others over wonderful topics of conversation. I got all of this and more. You can even purchase some of their delicious, healthy juices to revitalize you. If you like to laugh, then you will be in excellent company! Thank you Julia and Kate for making me feel so at home~ it was hard to leave!!
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Julia and Kate's home is charming, clean and comfortable. It was great to have a nice quiet place close to all the Ojai events I attended that weekend. Julia and Kate are great hosts; if you need quiet space it is there, and if you feel social they are very warm and interesting people and fantastic conversationalists. A great getaway time.
We loved this place! Unfortunately we did not get to meet Kate but Julia was very welcoming, chatty and easy to get along with. We arrived a couple of hours earlier than planned but Julia was happy to have us in, show us our room and let us know about the places we could visit. The house is lovely and the bedroom and bathroom are very clean (fresh towels provided). The bed is also ridiculously comfortable. Please be aware that you do really need a car if you visit this accommodation as the house is situated on a long windy road with not much around but trees. The town of Ojai is only a short drive away and may possibly have the friendliest people on Earth! Would definitely recommend staying here.
I arrived late evening and welcomed with open arms :) the house was just as you see it, clean and cozy. The room was perfect! I slept like a baby. The next morning Julia told me about the beautiful town of Ventura while we sat in her backyard enjoying the peacefulness. I was lucky to get a hula hop lesson as well. She's a pro! I also met her beautiful and sweet dog, that was a treat :) My second and last night was just as the first, comfortable and quiet. I would definitely go back, I highly recommend staying at the Famous house on Creek road. Looking forward to my next visit. Thank you Julia!
By some accident we couldn't reach this place, but the host Julie and Kate kindly understand our situation and too bad that we couldn't stay this nice place!
I can totally recommend this place. The moment I entered the house, I felt at home. Kate and Julia have been awesome hosts and I felt welcomed. They helped me with a lot of tipps and when I told them that I would like to try surfing, Julia quickly hooked me up with a friend of hers, who then gave me a surfing lesson. You might find cheaper places, but you won't find a place like this!
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Hi my name is Julia. My partner Kate and I would love to have you as a guest. We are a fabulous gay couple who are fun loving, easy going and can talk about most anything. We're also good at leaving you to your privacy if that's what you wish.