Ojai Eco-Villa's on 8 Acres & Home of Mano Farm

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 11/02/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Treat yourself to 300 degree breathtaking mountain views, amazing sunsets, and starry nights.
Two separate and beautifully appointed villa's are dramatically nestled on an 8 acre bluff that is home to Mano Farm, a 2 acre certified organic farm.
Choose one of two villa's to accommodate up to 3 or 5 depending on the villa or rent both to accommodate up to 8 comfortably.
These true eco-designed villa's have beautiful natural finishes throughout, including integral colored plaster walls and radiant heat concrete floors.
The East Villa that sleep 3 has a sweet vintage-style kitchen and the west villa that sleeps 5 has an amazing professional style kitchen.
The showers are luxurious with 4-heads and steam.
These indoor-outdoor villa's were designed by the owner, a professional landscape designer and have very unique and beautiful gardens.
This special place has been featured on many home and/or garden tours, in magazines and television, and has served as the location for many photo shoots.
Beautiful gardens are 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 arbors 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 villa but may be used by the east villa when the west villa 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 ....


  • Build your best vacation ever

    From over 1 million rentals worldwide

  • Escape the confines of a hotel

    Enjoy the freedom of a vacation rental

  • Book with confidence

    Relax and enjoy your stay

  • Personalized experiences

    From online to on vacation

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Property is on an unfenced bluff and children 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

  • Bedroom Suite: 1 queen


  • daybeds: 4 twin/ single

    3 in West Villa and 1 in East Villa...moreless

  • East villa patio daybed: 1 twin/ single


  • Queen bedroom suites in each villa with 3 daybeds in the West Villa and one daybed in the East villa....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Magic!


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

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


  • 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
  • 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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fabulous Radiant floor heat throughout....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • 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:

    Professional in the West Villa and vintage in the East Villa....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All the basics and mostly organic....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Vintage looking....moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner/2 oven Jade Range in the West Villa and vintage in the East Villa....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



Write a review 5
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295 $395
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Please wait... Pay with Confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 11/02/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates



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 the eco villa's and the gardens, diversified, and the culmination of those efforts are this small and wonderful community we now call Red Tail Ranch complete with an organic farm (Mano Farm) and CSA. And yes - there are beautiful Red Tail Hawks here!

Why the Owner Chose Ojai:
If you want to experience living in nature but with ultimate comfort, 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, a 9000 year old registered archeological site - a milling site of the Oak Grove Indians - productive - the perfect place for an organic farm!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The incredible views, the quiet, the darkness, the stars, the history, the energy, the magic!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • The western hills

    The western hills

  • West Villa: Main Room with daybeds

    West Villa: Main Room with daybeds

  • West Villa kitchen range

    West Villa kitchen range

  • West Villa bedroom

    West Villa bedroom

  • West Villa patio

    West Villa patio

  • West Villa jacuzzi

    West Villa jacuzzi

  • East Villa main room

    East Villa main room

  • East Villa vintage kitchen

    East Villa vintage kitchen

  • East Villa bedroom

    East Villa bedroom

  • East Villa patio daybed

    East Villa patio daybed

  • fun zone!

    fun zone!

  • Monarch butterfly weed with caterpillars - host plant of the Monarch butterfly

    Monarch butterfly weed with caterpillars - host plant of the Monarch butterfly

  • West Villa main room

    West Villa main room

  • West Villa stainless steel kitchen counters

    West Villa stainless steel kitchen counters

  • West Villa day bed

    West Villa day bed

  • West Villa lily pond

    West Villa lily pond

  • East and West Villas - Private entrances are at opposite ends.

    East and West Villas - Private entrances are at opposite ends.

  • East Villa main room

    East Villa main room

  • East Villa daybed off bedroom suite

    East Villa daybed off bedroom suite

  • East Villa bathroom and steam shower

    East Villa bathroom and steam shower

  • East Villa outdoor dining

    East Villa outdoor dining

  •  Mano Farm & CSA stand

    Mano Farm & CSA stand

VRBO #424356

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 11/02/2015

+1 8056405472
Kim cell

Please wait... Pay with Confidence Guaranteed and secure Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Ojai Eco-Villa's On 8 Acres & home of Mano Farm

Ojai #424356

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 5

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.