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Ojai Eco-Home on 8 Acres & Home of Mano Farm

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RTR West Side: Living Room with Fireplace


Last updated: 11/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ojai chateau / country house description

Treat yourself to 300 degree breathtaking mountain views, amazing sunsets, and starry nights.

This amazing home is actually two separate and completely private self-contained wings with private entrances, separated by an indoor/outdoor atrium area. The home is nestled on 8 prime acres on a bluff overlooking the Ventura river bottom and is home to Mano Farm, a 2 acre certified organic working farm.
Rent one 1500 sq. ft. wing with 1 queen Bedroom and either 1 or 3 daybeds depending on the wing or rent both wings to sleep 8 in beds. A great getaway for two couples!
The indoor-outdoor home was designed by the owner, a professional landscape designer and has unique and beautiful gardens.
This special home has been featured on every Ojai Home and/or Garden Tour, in magazines & television, and has served as the location for many photo shoots.
This true eco-home is a passive solar/thermal mass design that runs on solar power and has many high end natural finishes throughout, including mediterranean-inspired integral colored plaster walls and radiant heat concrete floors. The great room has either a sweet vintage-style kitchen or an amazing professional style kitchen depending on the wing.
The showers are luxurious with 4-heads and steam.
Outdoors, enjoy beautiful landscaping set against the backdrop of a 2 acre certified organic farm. Friday/Saturday check-ins come with your own CSA share. Check out for more about Mano Farm.
Dine indoors or al fresco under the vine covered patio arbor with the option of hiring a personal chef to create something wonderful just for you with farm fresh produce.
The cliff-side jacuzzi is for guests in the west wing but may be used by the east wing when the west wing is unoccupied.
Walk to hiking trails, mountain biking, seasonal swimming holes and horseback riding.

A great hub for Southern California exploring, the home is
*a quick 20-minute trip to the beach (including the world famous Rincon point break surf beach and the kid-friendly Bates Beach)
*20 minutes to the quaint hippy beach town of Carpinteria
*18 minutes to the 101 freeway
*36 minutes to Santa Barbara and SBO
*25 minutes to upscale Montecito shopping
*75-120 [traffic] minutes to Los Angeles and LAX

This property is ideal for your personal retreat, a romantic weekend getaway or a fun luxurious stay for two couples!

Stay on-property for your entire visit, or drive or ride your bike downtown into the magical hamlet of Ojai, where the iconic film Shangri La was filmed. Currently famous as the idyllic village hideaway for Hollywood insiders and celebs, Ojai has much to explore. 
Downtown restaurants are California cafe casual and offer something for everyone, from authentic burritos to tapas Mediterranean-style, from gourmet deli to LA vegetarian, from homemade pizza to local wine tasting, and four coffeehouses thrown in for good measure.
Natural-foods markets are locally owned, and the picture-perfect Sunday Farmer’s Market is friendly and regionally famous.
Shopping is upscale, with boutiques lining the main drag, and a variety of festivals and events each weekend throughout the year. 
For the outdoor explorer, the surrounding back roads meandering through orange and avocado groves and up into the mountains are breathtaking. Ojai's backdrop is the Los Padres National Forest and endless trails wind through the valley. One of Ojai’s most popular network of trails and seasonal swim holes is a 1/4 mile stroll from Red Tail Ranch and can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or horseback, with trail rides organized through a ranch at the trailhead. 
For the sports enthusiast, Ojai is a nationally famous golf and tennis destination, home to the golf course at The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, and placed second in a national “tennis town” contest due to it’s perfect weather and pristine open tennis courts. In addition, the lovely Lake Casitas is just 5 miles up the road, with the best bass fishing in California , and a local waterpark for the kids.
Shoppers will find a quaint downtown street of locally owned upscale boutiques and art galleries, including an independent toy store and several quality consignment stores for shoppers who love the hunt. And don’t miss locally famous Bart’s Books, an open air mecca for used books and the people who love them.
Historically, Ojai has served as home to global spiritual and artistic leaders such as Krishnamurti, the Theosophists and Beatrice Wood. Currently, scores of healers, bodyworkers and mystics comprise an active healing community. And local art is everywhere, with frequent studio tours available.

Come treat yourself to a truly special place, a wide open space to e-x-h-a-l-e ....


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Property is on an unfenced bluff and must not be allowed to roam freely...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed:

            outside only....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Living Room Twins: 2 twin/ single

            Extra Long Custom Made Twins or Put Together for King...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Sun Porch Day Bed: 1 twin/ single


          • Queen size Beds (1), single daybed (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Magic!


              • Books:

                Gardening/Landscaping/Herbal Medicine and Cooking etc....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Hook up your ipod or computer to my receiver and speakers....moreless

              • Television


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                This property is dramatically perched an the Ventura River bluff with 300 degree mountain views. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                This property is home to Mano Farm -, a two acre certified organic farm. Friday arrivals come with a CSA (community supported agriculture) share of produce from the weekly harvest....moreless

              • Village:

                This property is 2.5 miles from the quaint village of downtown Ojai....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining:

                Can seat up to 10 indoors and outdoors as well...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                We use the natural 4 hr compressed logs for ease and ambiance....moreless

              • Heating:

                Fabulous Radiant floor heat throughout....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                A 20 x 30 great room with the fireplace/seating area at one end and the kitchen/dining at the other....moreless

              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Comes with wifi with very good range. Able to access internet from back porch and all areas of home....moreless


              • Catering Available:

                Private chef lives across the street and is available with notice....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                French Press and individual drip....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Le Creuset. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Nice selection as well as tablecloths and napkins....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Vintage style....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                All the basics and mostly organic....moreless


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden:

                No lawn but amazing gardens and an organic farm....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    For private use by tenants or owner....moreless



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                  2 night min stay
                  $295 $395
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                  Last updated: 11/23/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: When I purchased this land in 2000, it was a chemically farmed citrus orchard. I made the three year transition to organic, designed and built a green home, diversified, and the culmination of those efforts are a small and wonderful community we now call Red Tail Ranch complete with an organic farm (Mano Farm) and CSA.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ojai:
                  If you want to experience living in nature but with all the amenities of a modern home, to 'escape it all' but without giving up anything, then you need to spend some time here at Red Tail Ranch. it is a magical and restorative place and we seek like minded people to enjoy all that it and Ojai has to offer.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  The view, the serenity, the acreage, and the peacefulness that cannot happen at a hotel or high end resort is why people rent private homes in Ojai. Imagine the quiet of a remote cabin, but with all modern amenities and a short walk or drive into 'civilization' in the quaint form of Ojai, CA, a town of less than 10,000. This property was an Oak Grove Indian milling site 9 to 10,000 years ago and features a working certified organic farm and CSA on 2 of the 8 acres.

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                  • RTR West Side: Living Room with Fireplace

                    RTR West Side: Living Room with Fireplace

                  • RTR West Side: Dining Room Table

                    RTR West Side: Dining Room Table

                  • RTR West Side: Stainless Steel Kitchen Counters

                    RTR West Side: Stainless Steel Kitchen Counters

                  • RTR West Side: Porch Day Bed (Twin)

                    RTR West Side: Porch Day Bed (Twin)

                  • RTR West Side: Private Outdoor Dining Area

                    RTR West Side: Private Outdoor Dining Area

                  • Hot tub at dusk

                    Hot tub at dusk

                  • RTR EAST LIVING AREA

                    RTR EAST LIVING AREA

                  • RTR EAST DINING TABLE

                    RTR EAST DINING TABLE

                  • RTR EAST QUEEN BEDROOM

                    RTR EAST QUEEN BEDROOM

                  • RTR EAST PATIO DAY BED

                    RTR EAST PATIO DAY BED

                  • RTR COMMON AREA

                    RTR COMMON AREA

                  • RTR West Side: Living Room

                    RTR West Side: Living Room

                  • RTR West Side: Kitchen Stove

                    RTR West Side: Kitchen Stove

                  • RTR West Side: Master Bedroom Queen Bed

                    RTR West Side: Master Bedroom Queen Bed

                  • RTR West Side: Private Sitting Area

                    RTR West Side: Private Sitting Area

                  • RTR West Side: Lily Pond

                    RTR West Side: Lily Pond

                  • Red Tail Ranch East & West Main Entrance

                    Red Tail Ranch East & West Main Entrance







                  • RTR EAST BATHROOM & STEAM SHOWER

                    RTR EAST BATHROOM & STEAM SHOWER

                  • RTR EAST  PATIO-DINING/VIEW

                    RTR EAST PATIO-DINING/VIEW

                  • View from back. Roof is the farm-stand for Mano Farms CSA.

                    View from back. Roof is the farm-stand for Mano Farms CSA.

                  VRBO #424356

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                  $295 - $395 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 11/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 11/23/2014
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