Magical Tropical Lodge & Lagoon Pool- 2 Spas,5 Fireplaces,Tiki
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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ROLLING THUNDER RANCH Is rented as a complete compound, consisting of 3 separate amazing structures (Main House) aka THUNDER HOUSE & (Guest House) aka BUFFALO COTTAGE plus a BUNK HOUSE it is only rented together for a total of 5 Bedrooms 4 Baths 2 Kitchens, 2 Spas, 5 fireplaces, 1 Out Of This World Black-Bottom Pool & 2 Huge Outdoor dinning areas with Outdoor Fireplaces & BBQ's, A beautiful sprawling Lawn & Event Area, private & gated great for birthdays, girls weekends, family gatherings, The ultimate place to create Magic & Peace
THUNDER HOUSE- 3 Bedrooms/ 2 kings /1 queen/ 3 Bath + a 1 Pull Out Queen Sleeper Couch in Living room+ an additional Queen Essential EZ Bed
BUFFALO COTTAGE - 1 Bedroom / Large Studio /1 King /1 Bath + 1 Single Pull Out Sleeper
BUNK HOUSE 1 Full Bed / No bathroom…/ Trees
THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
The outdoor dinning experience is supreme. The Zen feeling starts at the first moment you gaze at the extraordinary sultry jungle, some will be completely awe-stuck by the garden’s imagination. The rain forest-like paradise features over 1000 plants & palm trees, colorful tropical flowers, secret winding enchanting paths, magical ingenuous touches only the minds eye can try & explain. Set deep inside the palms you will find 2 steaming, river-rock Jacuzzi Spas. Another path will take you to a secluded Organic garden of fresh delights to pick for your nightly feast. There are places if needing privacy, and there are a million places to hang out and socialize. The pool is sheltered with trees and plants, and still there is plenty of sun. When you're there, you feel like you've transported your guests to a secret island. Everyone can chip in and help with something you will have people swimming, grilling, hammocking, bartending, sleeping, frisbeeing, and, so much more.
The outdoor centerpiece fireplace is an enormous rock masterpiece! Next to it is the biggest single piece of rock slab that makes an impressive communal table for 15 lucky guests. Complete with a overhead Tiki Cabaña House with a & a 1800’s candle chandelier. Sun bathe Ojai style next to the serene black-bottomed lagoon style pool or sip poolside cocktails at the 2 tropical Tiki bars with stone bar & seats. This is a place for rejuvenation & inspiration! * Don’t forget this paradise is completely gated & pet friendly
THE INDOOR EXPERIENCE
A Unique Rock House was constructed in 1918. The house has since been updated with all the amenities of a high-tech world. Yet has the rustic allure & cozy earthliness of a Western Retreat. Surrounded by sensual stone and wood inside and out. You will love the indulgent touches such as artistic rock showers, cascading waterfalls that descend into beautiful sunken koi fish ponds in the middle of the living room floor, plush leather couches and twisted juniper feather beds, potbelly stoves, original artwork, cowhide lamps and antler chandeliers, colorful Navajo rugs and rustic oak floors. The main living room will take your breath away as it is dominated by an immense, river-rock fireplace truly the centerpiece of the home. You will have 2 full-equipped kitchens on the property so this is a foodies bliss. Each bedroom on the ranch is a unique and artistic vision of “cowboy chic” There is high quality linens & organic Pottery Barn duvets on all the goose feather beds. There is a total of 3 indoor fireplaces for cozy winters at the Ranch. Oh course central Air to keep you cool in Ojai’s hot summers.
THE DESIGNER/ ARTIST
The artist who designed ROLLING THUNDER RANCH is highly acclaimed & sought after for his combination of visionary elements. The “Rolling Thunder Ranch’s” mystical aura has already lured many high profile clients and special events to its Magical Oasis. Now it’s your special time! Indulge yourself!”
*Large Black Bottom Swimming Pool, 2 Huge Fireplaces, Potbelly Stove (furnished with firewood)
Outdoor Fireplace (furnished with firewood) 2 Huge Poolside Santa Maria BBQ Pit & Grills River Rock and Stainless Steel Modern Kitchen with Appliances Exotic Gardens & over 500 Palm Trees Surrounding House & Pool Outdoor Dinning area for 12 -14 Poolside Tiki Bar Seats, Pool towels, River Rock Showers, Wireless, HBO ,Cable Television & DVD Player *Satellite Music Stations I Pod Speaker Deck Ceiling & Floor Fans Indoor Koi Ponds, Wood Floors, Central Heating, Central Air Conditioning , Indoor Dining Table (seats 6) Washer and Dryer ,Plush Leather Furniture ,Persian Rugs, Pool Lounge Furniture Hammocks & Pool Rafts 24- Hour assistance 5 total fireplaces on property
In-House Massage spa treatments available
In House Chefs, YOGA, HIKING GUIDES,HORSEBACK RIDES,
**RTR has been featured on the Ojai Garden Tour & Countless magazine features on its extreme beauty & uniqueness
*** Please call to see our Beautiful official site, lots great Pictures & Info /805 758-0203
Keywords: *** Please call to see our Beautiful official site, lots great Pictures & Info
WEDDINGS,' Exotic Ranch Pool & Spas , Organic Garden ,Family Reunions Birthdays & Gatherings Private,Compound,Botanical Gardens,House & Honeymoon Cottage & Cabin, Retreat, Film Location,
5 Fireplaces, Ojai 2000 Garden Tour House, MASTERPIECE
Weddings /Event Fees $3500 Capacity 50-130
Small Events/Weddings Fees $1500 Capacity up to 50
NOTE: The event rate is in addition to the nightly standard rate.
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- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Pets Considered:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Events Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Convertible bed(s)
King size beds (1) 2 Kings in Thunder House
1 King in Buffalo Cottage
, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen Size Bed in Thunder House.
2 Queen Pull Outs, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Single Pull Out, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We rent roll-away beds upon request. Maximum of 2 in Thunder House....morecollapse
- 4.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
Dinning table inside big house hold 6 outdoor table holds 12 outdoor table at Buffalo Cottage holds 6 we have extra 6 foot banquet tables if needed. This property is all about entertaining!!...morecollapse
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
Thunder House: 1 Huge Stone Outside Fireplaces, 1 pot belly stove in bedroom and 1 large Santa Maria BBQ. Buffalo Cottage: 1 Large Stone Outside Fireplaces, 1 pot belly stove inside and 1 Medium Santa Maria BBQ, and 1 Charcoal Grill...morecollapse
- Wood Stove:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
Thunder House features a rock slab table that seats 15 by the outdoor fireplace and pool,endless gardens and a Tiki Bar Table that up to 6. outdoor lounge patio furniture. Multiple seating areas, holds up to 25 comfortably BUFFALO: Outdoor dining table, Huge outdoor rock fireplace, spa, tiki bar, gardens, additional patio seating...morecollapse
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
ROLLING THUNDER RANCH: A LUSH TROPICAL HIDE-A-WAY
ROLLING THUNDER RANCH: A LUSH TROPICAL HIDE-A-WAY
Our family (adults & children) stayed here for a weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely place. Once you enter the gate, you are in a lushly landscaped property filled with palm trees, fireplaces, a pool and two hot tubs. The huge tropical yard, more than makes up for the smallish main house. Although, the main house & cottage are very charming & thoroughly decorated in a rustic, chic style. Attention to detail has really been done here (i.e. rock showers, Koi pond, fireplaces, bar) We had a great time enjoying the outdoors. It was so relaxing not to have to worry about disturbing neighbors, because their aren't any! Highly recommend a stay here!
- Guest Helen & Gabe
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 12/05/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Gabriel, its was a pleasure to have you all the the Ranch, seems like fun was had by all & that's the goal.. Glad to see you appreciate all the one of a kind details. xoxoxo
It really is Magical!
It really is Magical!
We just had our wedding a couple of weeks ago at Rolling Thunder Ranch, and it blew everyone away, even ourselves. I had only seen the property via internet photos since my husband was the one who went to check it out so when I got to the property the day before the wedding it was like getting the best gift ever. You can tell the property is amazing via the photos but they don't convey the magical energy that you feel when you enter the the place. From the buffalo cottage to the outdoor fireplaces, to the main house and pool area, every detail was a treat. We even made our floral arrangements for the wedding tables from flowers we found in the garden. To this day, we are still getting comments from our friends and family about how our wedding was the most magical and beautiful ceremony they had ever been to. Lisa, the owner, is super nice and very accommodating. She is also very laid back and not in your face like other rental owners can be. She granted all our requests and even went out of her way to find last minute accommodations for some of our guests who couldn't find a hotel in town. Her assistant Shepard is also very nice. They gave us the house in perfectly clean condition. And both the house and the cottage have great ammenities. I could go on and on but you should go experience this place for yourself. No need to throw a wedding or big party, just rent it with your friends or family.
- Guest KV
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Katy Thank you so much for the glowing review. It was a pleasure to work with you I am glad your dreams came true!! xoxoxo lisa
I stayed in Rolling Thunder Ranch with my family. I must say the Lisa was are very deserving of the glowing reviews on this site. First, the management. From the moment we booked, we felt that the property owners were extremely friendly and helpful, willing to provide any help and suggestion we inquired about. They were very responsive to email queries and all the arrangements. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of the individuals running Rolling Thunder Ranch. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, tastefully decorated, classy yet comfortable, Wi fi access, huge garden, 2 spa, amazing pool and hammocks for relaxation. The interior was stunning with artistic details, rock showers, koi fish ponds in the middle of the living room. A unique experience in beautiful Ojai. We even had our own organic garden. You will struggle to find anything to complain about.
- Guest mazarakiv
- Date of stay 06/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Instantly felt relaxed in this heavenly compound. Highly recommend this place!
- Guest Ennice
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Part of a magical wedding
Part of a magical wedding
My wife and I got married at Meditation Mount in Ojai and rented Rolling Thunder Ranch and Eden for friends and family respectively to stay in. First, the people who rent the houses are very cool and a pleasure to deal with. Next, the properties are just stunning. All the friends who stayed at Rolling Thunder loved the it and had a great time. Two of the bedrooms lack bathrooms and are pretty basic / not so luxurious, but the grounds are absolutely beautiful and the property was just such a great place to spend a weekend. We highly recommend it!
- Guest Steve
- Date of stay 04/20/12
- Review Submitted 05/08/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Enchanted Vacation is Right!
Enchanted Vacation is Right!
We stayed at Rolling Thunder for a week with my husband's family (parents, sister, brother in law and three children). The property is magical, palm trees everywhere and a very cosy main cabin house and buffalo cottage. We threw our wedding reception on the property, and all of our guests are STILL remarking on what an amazing find (as we live in the UK, it was all done online, so could have been a disaster!) Lisa and Jerry were incredibly helpful, with suggestions and answers to all of our questions, including even finding us a guide who took us to the hot springs to watch the sunrise. Can't say enough good things about the property! Its very much a home away from home vibe, its intimate enough, but with areas all over the place for little dinners on your own etc. With all of those things combined, it is a great place to take for a week or however long you may need it!
- Guest Rick
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 04/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: I loved working with you & I know the trust factor was big from afar but it was worth it meeting all you gorgeous Englishmen & knowing all went so well, You left a bag of Rainbow Magic there & we will cherish it forever!!
We stayed at the Rolling Thunder Ranch for about a month and loved every minute of it! This property is full of character and truly is the way it is described. The photos do not even do it justice. There were many features of the property that were impressive: multiple fireplaces, Koi ponds in the living room next to the fireplace, the stone countertops and flooring in the kitchen, all of the cool lighting outside, the beautiful plants/trees/flowers, the multiple seating options outside, pool, jacuzzi, tiki torches and so much more. The master bathroom has a shower that is so amazing, you feel like you are at a spa retreat while showering. You notice there is an impressive attention to detail at this house and it is also kept very clean. The property is very private and quiet, which we loved. We enjoyed practicing yoga on the grass as well as taking bike rides and jogging in the nearby neighborhood. We had a party one night and utilized the outdoor dining table and fireplace and everybody loved it! It really feels like you are staying at a Tropical Paradise. Highly recommended!!
- Guest Genelle
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/16/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: What an absolute pleasure to have all of you at the Ranch! We enjoyed the Special Party you threw. This was probably the longest stay anyone ever had at The Ranch, so I'm glad the Magic was there for you. I think you left some too!!! ONE LOVE
Truely Magical !!!
Truely Magical !!!
To begin, I have been using VRBO rentals for many years now, I'm hooked ... but this is my first review; I'm just not big on reviews. I've had different experiences, from really unpleasant (one in Manhattan, NY) to really nice ones. This property was one that even I can't stop writing or talking about, so here is my review: We couldn't have found a better place for my father's 70th birthday celebration! This was a wonderful experience for all 13 of us in the family, from the 4 year old to the 85. The property is really as discribed and a lot more; everything is really well thought out and designed to make visitors feel welcome and provide ultimate comfort. There are many little features, either in the house/cottage or ouside that make one smile and say "wow!"I don't want to give out those small secrets here, as you need to find them out yourselves, but I have to say that we loved the place and can't wait to find another occasion and reason to return. The property is very clean, the bedrooms and the beds are nice. One thing to keep in mind is if you have many singles in the group, you may need to ask for additional rollaways if they can't sleep in the same beds. The beds comfortably fit 13, 10 of whom will have to be on the same beds. Read the bed arrangements carefully. The kitchen is really fully equipped, it is not an overstatement; you can find all sorts of spices, variety of vinegars, olive oils, and anything else you may find in your own kitchen. So for those that are planning to stay here and cook your meals, you'll feel like home!!! Being here only for a weekend was too short, but even with that we felt like we were gone for a while, since the grounds are so beautifully landscaped, you feel like you're in some jungle or forest, with calmness and serenity surrounding you, a perfect place to disconnect from the daily stressful life. Besides all this, I have to say that I had a wonderful experience arranging our stay with Lisa. She's very accomodating and responsive; helped with bed arrangements. She also offered entertainment options, and being a special celebration, she helped me book two fire dancers. It was a very nice surprise for everyone, especially in that jungle setting outside by the fireplace. Perfect ambiance! It was a pleasure meeting you Lisa!!! We will definitely see you again :) I recommend this property with 2 thumbs up, I'd raise more if I had them :)))
- Guest Anna
- Date of stay 03/09/12
- Review Submitted 03/23/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks you Anna & Family !! Im so glad that this trip was special for your Dad! Your family was so nice & we enjoy having great people at our Ranch. I think each time good people like yourself come through that it builds up Extra Special Energy. Thanks for such a clear & well thought out Review. I really do appreciate you taking the time. Hope to see you all soon again back at the Ranch LOVE LISAxoxox
Stayed here for 4 days with my family from England and enjoyed evey minute of it. This is truly a tropical paradise in the heart of beautiful Ojai. Dinners outside around the giant fireplace was great. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy quality family time then this is it!
- Guest Axr
- Date of stay 03/19/12
- Review Submitted 03/23/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: So glad this was tresured Family Time. Family is the most important thing. Rolling Thunder can bring the best out in all of us !! Cheers to you & Thank you!! ONE Love Lisa
Awesome property, extremely private, accommadating for large groups to visit, lots of character. We wanted a place to visit with a large number of family members and this was perfect, also, close to town and biking trail. We can't wait to do it again. We would highly refer anyone to come use your properties. Thanks for the best time we had.
- Guest Pat
- Date of stay 01/12/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks guys!!! I'm so glad you got to enjoy The Ranch with your family Young & old. That was cool seeing your father at the Fire Show.... I look forward to u coming back again !! LISA
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Weddings Event Fees $3500 Capacity 50-130
Small Events of Weddings Capacity up to 50
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Year Purchased: 1901
About the owner: I LOVE Ojai!! I have l thrived here for 20 beautiful whimsical years. I consider myself the ideal connection for my special guests! I know all the most sacred, amazing spots, restaurants, people healers & secrets there are to share. I represent over 20 magical Vacation Rentals in the Ojai Valley & always work hard to find your perfect Abode & experience so that Ojai is a cherished memories in your heart. Please reach out any time so that I can guide you to your Enchanted Vacation in our beautiful Ojai Valley. *** Please call to see our Beautiful official site, lots great Pictures & Info /805 758-0203
Why the Owner Chose Ojai:
ENCHANTED VACATION RENTALS Guests receive access to many valuable services when booking one of our Exclusive homes... * Personalized In-Villa Welcome Greeting and Orientation * Complimentary Early Check Inn & Late Check-Out when available * A private home that is unsurpassed in Quality and Cleanliness * An abundant array of pre-stocked supplies including bountiful numbers of towels, extra linens, paper products *Staff is available onsite for daily maid services. Upon request at cost *High speed wireless Internet access * Extensive supply of good-quality cooking and dining supplies, * Top-quality In-Villa coffee and tea making supplies, herbs, spices & sugars * DVD Collection for your Entertainment * Professional and complimentary Personal Concierge Service AMENITES, Just a phone Call away! * Upon request at cost • Experienced massage therapist on call for instant relaxation * A Complementary LOCAL GIRL MUST SEE, DO & BREATH Itinerary Package *Custom Zen Beauty Facials • In-house Bliss Yoga Session * Private Chef available upon request at cost *Private athletic club with Olympic size pools, workout rooms, tennis courts Steam rooms, spas & restaurant & bar * Personal Shopping Service for Groceries and Misc. Errands upon request at cost *Private Hiking guides to the secret sacred spots in Ojai *Private Bike Guides *Guided Horse Back Riding • Professional personal fitness trainer available for house calls • Portable baby cribs and high chairs Baby on the Go! • Two World Class Golf courses in the area * GOOD VIBES
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
This house has been featured on Ojai's Exclusive Garden Tour due to its extraordinary Landscaping and Tropical Gardens! This popular refuge is visited & loved by many famous guests. Now we need you to complete the circle!! Enjoy a glass of wine while viewing Ojai's 'Pink Moment'. Its like heaven on earth. Be sure to bring your entourage!
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- Secondary: (805) 758-0203 (California, USA)
Master Bed Room with view of mountains
Buffalo Cottage spacious outdoor lawn Horseshoes Wedding anyone??
2 Hammocks in the Jungle
PATH TO COTTAGE & PARADISE
Living Room with two exotic Koi ponds that drop down on each side of fireplace
Buffalo Cottage King Size Featherbed
Buffalo Cottage Outdoor Fireplace
Black Bottom Lagoon Style Pool Pool side palapas ,Rock diving board
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