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Palms next to Ojala pool, telephoto, looking up canyon from entry bridge

Palms next to Ojala pool, telephoto, looking up canyon from entry bridge River from entryway bridge after a little rain, palms in distance Entry Road Entry Rock Formation Entry Gate Lawn, trees and gravel path to the Love Shack The Love Shack, enter thru screened in porch Love Shack and River below returning guest Love Shack Porch kitchen wood stove living room living room, looking out door to screened in porch tiny bath room, shower no tub bed room, queen sized bed Cat and Bird in a Tree Feathers and lavender Puff Spring fed pool, unheated Suspension Bridge River view from suspension bridge Tree Growing From Entry Rock Leaving Ojala Cozy Dell Trail near summit
Trail head is a 5 minute walk from the property Cozy Dell Trail looking up canyon towards Ojala

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ojai cottage description

The 'Love Shack' is a cozy cottage, rustic but tastefully furnished with the work of local artists. The cabin has many windows with river and canyon views, as well as a wood burning stove and a screened in porch overlooking the stream (a raging river if it rains heavily). Nestled among ancient oaks and sycamores, it is on the grounds of Ojala, an old resort that is now our private retreat

Enjoy the soothing sound of the flowing river water, canyon breezes, fresh clean air and drinking water from our own mountain spring. Wild yet peaceful, Ojala is surounded by the mountains of the Los Padres National Forest with superb hiking trail heads adjacent to property.

Located only three miles from Ojai, known for its historic spiritual community, world class music festival and tennis tournament, restaurants and galleries, and for the 'Pink Moment'. We are close to the Sespe Condor Wilderness, Lake Casitas, the Ocean and Santa Barbara.

The Love Shack is an intimate getaway for those who love simple luxury and want accomodations in a natural setting.




Keywords: cabin/cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided
              • Air Conditioning
              • Wood Stove

              Other Amenities

                  • Basic Kitchen, Light cooking, Wood for the Stove, Air Conditioner, Screened in porch overlooking the creek, Unheated spring fed pool, No pets, Self contained, Non-hosted, No parties, No gatherings, One or Two Quiet Adults ONLY PLEASE. We now have wireless internet available....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell phone reception is spotty...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                          • Mountain View

                          Activities

                          • Golf
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Swimming
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Hiking
                          • Sailing
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Tennis
                          • Surfing
                          • Laundromat
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Shopping
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Boating
                          • Hospital

                          Other Activities

                              • Bird watching, Bike Trail To The Ocean, Trips To The Channel Islands, Packing Trips To The Sespe Hot Springs, Beaches, Spas, Festivals. Excellent hiking with nearby trail heads. 10 minute drive to Lake Casitas and 20 minute drive to ocean beaches...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Rustic and Romantic

                                Rustic and Romantic

                                • Guest DavidB
                                • Date of stay 03/28/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                                We had a great time. The cabin is right by a stream, and there's a table and two chairs outside where we drank wine in the afternoon and read. We are definitely going again; next time it will be for three nights.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: Thanks David. Please come again. Robert and Anna

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                              • Our Love Shack Getaway

                                Our Love Shack Getaway

                                • Guest Kathleen & Patrick
                                • Date of stay 03/19/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                                We loved our stay in this wonderful little cabin. Great location along the creek, beautiful rustic grounds with citrus, avocado, oaks, and sycamore. So peaceful and also close to town for a great selection of restaurants. It was perfect for us and we hope to come back.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+.

                                Owner response: Hi Kathleen, Thank you for this positive review. Hope to see you again. Robert and Anna

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                              • Peaceful retreat

                                Peaceful retreat

                                • Guest michael S.
                                • Date of stay 03/24/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/31/14
                                We found the quaint little cabin with screened in porch to be very comfortable. Owners very available if needed, but did not interject in any way. The stove was ready to light, and made me feel like an expert. It was not cold, but the fire made things nice and cozy. Some of the artwork is a little on the erotic side, so we turned a couple pictures over during our stay. I have no idea where all that water comes from, but the river sound has an amazing calming effect. The toilet and sink are very close to one another, and a very tall or large person would struggle a little with that. Overall this is a great getaway location. There are other cabins in the area, but we felt as though we were completely alone and isolated from the outside world. I had been wanting to get up to the Love Shack for a couple of years, and am glad that we finally made it!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Hi Jonathan. Thank you for the positive review. Robert and Anna

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                              • Valentine's day at the Shack

                                Valentine's day at the Shack

                                • Guest Mangels (HB)
                                • Date of stay 02/12/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/18/14
                                We had never been to Ojai and this was the perfect place to start. The roads are great for my cooper and the weather was amazing. Just a short drive to some of California's best beaches and just a close to some of California's best hiking. The cabin is quaint just the right size for two lovers. Next time we need to bring bug repellent and then we would be completely prepared for the great outdoors that this setting provides limitless amounts of. We hope to return soon because I'm really missing the Love Shack!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you Marilyn for the positive review.

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                              • A true escape

                                A true escape

                                • Guest mike t.
                                • Date of stay 01/22/14
                                • Review Submitted 02/03/14
                                I cannot begin to adequately express how much I enjoyed my time at The Love Shack. The setting, the quiet (only interrupted by bubbling brook and a distant rooster in the AM), the canopy of trees and loads of natural light. The second night I was here I woke up at 3AM so invigorated I got up and wrote a short story! The hosts were very considerate and the space was exceptionally clean and cozy (cast iron stove already lit and heating when we arrived Wednesday night). The surrouding private lands, the hiking paths up the street, the charming town of Ojai and the homey effects of the cabin (original pottery, artwork and furniture) made me feel like I truly was in a Home. There is one thing about the cabin that might not be ideal for some: the bathroom is super small. If you're someone who thrives on hanging out in the bathroom--might not be the right space for you. But for us it was a very minor issue and never once proved to be any inconvenience.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you Mike for this good review. It is true that the bathroom is tiny tho everything needed, aside from a tub, is there. Indeed the Love Shack is quite small and cozy tho the views and the grounds are expansive. We hope to see you again. Robert

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                              • Just what we needed

                                Just what we needed

                                • Guest Jen O.
                                • Date of stay 09/28/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/14/14
                                I'm so happy we found the love shack. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts were great, we loved the fresh flowers! I honestly can't think of a way it could have been better. We are already planning our trip back.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

                                Owner response: Thank you Jennifer.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Peaceful Retreat

                                Peaceful Retreat

                                • Guest scottanddonna
                                • Date of stay 01/03/14
                                • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                                We loved the Love Shack! Charming location, good vibes, and friendly host. Cabin is very cozy, well tended and comfortable. The grounds are historic, romantic, and welcoming. The stream provides a constant soothing song and buffers the outside world. We will hopefully be back soon!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Thank you. We hope you can visit again soon. Robert and Anna

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Beautiful Mountain Retreat

                                Beautiful Mountain Retreat

                                • Guest Mara S.
                                • Date of stay 11/08/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                                My friend and I had a wonderful time at the Love Shack Cabin in Ojai. It was fantastic waking up to the babbling brook right outside the cabin. It is peaceful, serene - a lovely place. Though it would be a great romantic getaway, we made this a girls getaway and it was just fine. We hiked the trail that was 5 mins way, had the wood burning stove warming us up in the evening, visited, shopped and ate in Ojai. We are definitely going back and I highly recommend the cabin.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you Mara.

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                              • Screened Porch

                                Screened Porch

                                • Guest Mack (Venice)
                                • Date of stay 10/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/23/13
                                Nothing was better than sitting out on the porch in the morning with my coffee. The sound of the stream running below and the birds calling was too perfect. It was a great getaway. Plus we discovered the Deer Lodge, where we had good food and good conversation. Enjoyed speaking with the owner and property manager and confessed to pilfering a couple oranges from the nearby trees that made the greatest juice ever.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Thank you Maggie for the great review. The oranges are on the house, not pilfered. We like to share any of the fruit that happens to be ready to eat with our guests. Glad you enjoyed the "Venison Chateau" which is just down the road from Ojala. We hope you can come back soon.

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                              • Perfect Mountain Getaway Next to Stream: Charming, Cozy Cottage

                                Perfect Mountain Getaway Next to Stream: Charming, Cozy Cottage

                                • Guest Katie M.
                                • Date of stay 10/11/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                                This rental looked great online, but we couldn't believe how much better it was in person! The cottage sits above a lovely stream with boulders, sycamores, and reflections of the close hill range -- everything sounds and smells great in the cabin. This is a perfect place to spend a couple of days, with a well-equipped small kitchen, a cozy living room with a wood-burning stove, a dreamy bedroom, plus plenty of outdoor seating under the sycamores. We barbecued fish one night on the small grill, enjoyed having our morning coffee under the trees, and fell asleep each night to the sound of the water running in the stream. It's practically next door to fantastic hikes at Matilija Canyon, Cozy Dell Canyon, and still close to town, too. We enjoyed meeting Robert and Anna, too, who have thoughtfully furnished the place with interesting books, art, and amenities. You can't go wrong here -- it's the perfect cabin.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Owner response: It was nice meeting you too and thanks for your great review. We love it when guests appreciate the unique beauty of the cabin and the property as you have. That is the real reward for us. We hope you can return again soon. Robert and Anna

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                              2 night min stay
                              $150 $150
                              Fri, Sat

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                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                              • Tax Rate 8%

                              Notes:

                              $150 per night. 7th night is free.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1978

                              About the owner: We live in another cabin on the property.

                              Why the Owner Chose Ojai:
                              our family compound and personal retreat

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Ojala is on the edge of Ojai, the edge of the Los Padres Forest wilderness, the edge of the river bank, and the edge of civilization


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                              Photos

                              • Palms next to Ojala pool, telephoto, looking up canyon from entry bridge

                                Palms next to Ojala pool, telephoto, looking up canyon from entry bridge

                              • Entry Road

                                Entry Road

                              • Entry Gate

                                Entry Gate

                              • The Love Shack, enter thru screened in porch

                                The Love Shack, enter thru screened in porch

                              • returning guest

                                returning guest

                              • kitchen

                                kitchen

                              • living room, looking out door to screened in porch

                                living room, looking out door to screened in porch

                              • bed room, queen sized bed

                                bed room, queen sized bed

                              • Feathers and lavender

                                Feathers and lavender

                              • Spring fed pool, unheated

                                Spring fed pool, unheated

                              • River view from suspension bridge

                                River view from suspension bridge

                              • Cozy Dell Trail near summit
Trail head is a 5 minute walk from the property

                                Cozy Dell Trail near summit Trail head is a 5 minute walk from the property

                              • River from entryway bridge after a little rain, palms in distance

                                River from entryway bridge after a little rain, palms in distance

                              • Entry Rock Formation

                                Entry Rock Formation

                              • Lawn, trees and gravel path to the Love Shack

                                Lawn, trees and gravel path to the Love Shack

                              • Love Shack and River below

                                Love Shack and River below

                              • Love Shack Porch

                                Love Shack Porch

                              • wood stove living room

                                wood stove living room

                              • tiny bath room, shower no tub

                                tiny bath room, shower no tub

                              • Cat and Bird in a Tree

                                Cat and Bird in a Tree

                              • Puff

                                Puff

                              • Suspension Bridge

                                Suspension Bridge

                              • Tree Growing From Entry Rock Leaving Ojala

                                Tree Growing From Entry Rock Leaving Ojala

                              • Cozy Dell Trail looking up canyon towards Ojala

                                Cozy Dell Trail looking up canyon towards Ojala

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                              Date last modified - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

                              $150 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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