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Spacious Craftsman Farmhouse in Ojai Valley

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The Churchill Residence was built in 1905

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A spacious Craftsman farm house, the Churchill Residence is located in the east end of the Ojai Valley, a half block from The Thacher School and the Krishnamurti Foundation. Originally part of the historic Pierpont property, the 4000 sq. ft. house was designed and built in 1905 for Civil War veteran General Charles G. Penney. The second owner of the house was Dr. Guido Ferrando who along with Aldous Huxley, and J. Krishnamurti founded the Besant Hill School (formerly Happy Valley School). The residence has been owned by the Churchill family since 1955.

A short drive from Ojai Town Center, the residence is set back one-tenth of a mile from Thacher Road. Amid orange and avocado orchards, the location is private and serene. Beautifully landscaped grounds compliment mountain and valley views from verandas on the front and back of the house. The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage.


A peaceful, rural retreat: The Churchill Residence is popular with friend's groups, writer's groups, and Thacher families. It's secluded and peaceful, a great place to have a family reunion, catch up with friends, read, think, create. There are many cultural events in Ojai throughout the year. Don't miss the Sunday Farmer's market and Bart's Books.

Restrictions: We do not allow parties, receptions, etc. with more guests than are staying in the house.

The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage. The house is over 100 years old and has not been child proofed. An infant under crawling age may be accepted by special arrangement. You will be required to bring bed and bedding for the infant. We require a liability release at the time of the reservation.

The house is not available for any commercial use including filming and photography.

Our calendar is up to date. Please check availability before making your inquiry. With respect, we no longer respond to inquiries for dates that are booked in the calendar.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in designated outdoor areas only due to fire danger....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Infants OK. Not suitable for toddlers or children for their safety and wear and tear on the house. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Bringing a pet without prior arrangement will forfeit deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Being a 1905 Craftsman home, wheelchair access is not good. The house is raised about four feet off the ground. There are 6 entries but all are accessed via stairways. There is one downstairs bedroom, #4....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large library with many books on a wide range of topics...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Eclectic selection of CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV, Internet access...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Play your music via Airtunes, or iPod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat-screen TV...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Ojai Valley and surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    Peaceful setting away from traffic. Few houses nearby....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining:

    Traditional dining room. Circular table is great for conversations....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New system installed 2014...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Private...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical exercise machine in sleeping porch...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable living room...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking for 5 - 10 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Property is set back 1/10 mile from street...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bathrooms and pool/hot tub supplied...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New LG High Efficiency Washer and Dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless broadband. AirTunes, iPod Dock...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Fireplaces in living room and den/library...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Local caterers available...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Several kinds of coffee makers available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Restored 6-burner, two-oven, two broiler stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large verandas on both front and back of house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Morning sun on back veranda eating area. Watch Ojai's 'pink moment' while having dinner on the front veranda....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped grounds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural gas, no propane tank to run out...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large verandas on front and back of house...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool is not heated...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan - May
Feb 11 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$650
$4,000
June - August
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$650
$4,000
Sept - Dec
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$650
$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

New rates for 2015

$650.00 per night, $4,000.00 per week.

Discounts for longer stays.

$125.00 Cleaning Fee

$500.00 refundable damage/cleaning deposit.

Two-night minimum.  Three-night minimum on holiday weekends.

Taxes: A 10% fee will be added to cover hotel tax expenses.

Credit cards accepted via PayPal with 3% fee

3% fee for direct PayPal payments unless paid from balance


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Calendar

Last updated: 05/03/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Ojai's Sunday morning farmer's market is a real treat. Don't miss Bart's Books.

 

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Photos

  • The Churchill Residence was built in 1905

    The Churchill Residence was built in 1905

  • Front veranda looking SE mid morning

    Front veranda looking SE mid morning

  • Looking north west

    Looking north west

  • Pool and Hot Tub

    Pool and Hot Tub

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Formal dining room

    Formal dining room

  • Restored 6 Burner, Two Oven, Two Broiler O'Keefe & Merritt

    Restored 6 Burner, Two Oven, Two Broiler O'Keefe & Merritt

  • Master Bedroom, King Bed

    Master Bedroom, King Bed

  • Bedroom #3, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #3, Queen Bed

  • Sleeping Porch, Large Single Bed, Elliptical Exerciser

    Sleeping Porch, Large Single Bed, Elliptical Exerciser

  • Pre-1955 painting on old outdoor shower, Theosophist era.

    Pre-1955 painting on old outdoor shower, Theosophist era.

  • Frequent visitors

    Frequent visitors

  • Front veranda looking NW late afternoon

    Front veranda looking NW late afternoon

  • East veranda, morning

    East veranda, morning

  • Front lawn, pool fence

    Front lawn, pool fence

  • Redwood Hot Tub

    Redwood Hot Tub

  • Den, second fireplace, flat screen TV

    Den, second fireplace, flat screen TV

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Breakfast Area

    Breakfast Area

  • Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

  • Bedroom #4, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #4, Queen Bed

  • Victorian Hall Tree on landing

    Victorian Hall Tree on landing

  • Matilija Poppy on property, the signature flower of Ojai

    Matilija Poppy on property, the signature flower of Ojai

  • A September Sunset from front veranda

    A September Sunset from front veranda

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 03, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/03/2015
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