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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 www.manofarm.org 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 ....
This property is dramatically perched an the Ventura River bluff with 300 degree mountain views. ...moreless
This property is home to Mano Farm - www.manofarm.com, a two acre certified organic farm. Friday arrivals come with a CSA (community supported agriculture) share of produce from the weekly harvest....moreless
This property is 2.5 miles from the quaint village of downtown Ojai....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hunting Small Game
Can seat up to 10 indoors and outdoors as well...moreless
Seating for 10 people
We use the natural 4 hr compressed logs for ease and ambiance....moreless
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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!
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