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Spacious, Secluded W/Superb Decor & Spectacular Views - See the Stars!

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Scores of cacti, succulents & indigenous plants add intrigue to the landscaping

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ojai chateau / country house description

Beautiful architectural home in secluded mountain setting, surrounded by majestic oaks and some of the most magnificent views in the area. Newly refurbished and redecorated, this 1900 sf home is the crown jewel of a 10-acre compound halfway up Sulphur Mountain to 'Heaven', the Hagman estate, and neighboring Meher Mount meditation retreat. The property owners live in a separate residence located discretely out of sight yet close enough to arrive in a moment's notice to start the evening fire or give directions to the locals' favorite watering holes. We've paired privacy with first-class service, and old-world luxury with an authentic rural experience – replete with fresh fruit, farm animals and night skies flooded with stars undimmed by city lights. No wonder the unspoiled Upper Ojai Valley has become the favorite hideaway spot for the other kind of stars, too!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You are welcome to smoke outdoors in one of serveral seating areas...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Wheelchair/walker ramp...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Master bedroom has private bath, dramatic wrought iron canopy bed and writer's desk. Second bedroom is equally spacious, combining vintage furnishings with Asian decor. Third bedroom, bursting with shabby chic floral charm, sleeps two with a daybed that converts to side-by-side singles....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, toilet

            Attached to Master bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: shower, toilet

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          • Both bathrooms have been recently renovated with colorful tile and custom touches....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Antique dining table/chairs in dedicated area of open floorplan....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Elegant tile countertops and custom cabinetry....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Stainless full-sized refrigerator and freezer....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Complete tableware and serving sets....moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 15
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Bicycles

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Medical Services
                  • Luaus
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Ruins
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Fitness Center
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High season
                  Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $350
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,600

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates and availability subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner for details regarding: parties over six (6), mult-night stays and discounts for couples and seniors.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Burbank (BUR-Bob Hope)
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Ventura & Oxnard
                  1.25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 150
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Ventura & Oxnard
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Hub, Ojai
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Soule Park
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Summit

                  Car: Necessary

                  3DogRanch is located in the Upper Ojai Valley, 8 miles from downtown Ojai going west and 12 miles to Santa Paula going east. Both small towns are rich with local culture, art, museums, shops; Santa Paula even has a small private airport. Another 20 minutes drive from either direction puts you at the Ventura & Oxnard beaches (or Carpinteria, just a few miles further north). State parks and beaches are plentiful and offer all forms of water activities. Lake Casitas is also located just the other side of Ojai-proper, and offers boating and fishing and a water park in the summer. Right here in the Upper Valley are some of the best hiking trails for accessing magnificent views and year-round streams and ponds.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1984

                  About the owner: I've lived at 3 Dog Ranch for nearly 20 years; it's where I raised my son, now 13, as well as too many dogs, cats, horses, goats and chickens to recount. Now nestled in the 'Ranch House' (actually a converted barn!) with my boy and my man, we're sharing 'La Casa Grande' for the first time with the traveling public.

                  Why the Owner Chose Ojai:
                  When I came to the Ojai Valley nearly 20 years ago looking for property, it took but one visit to this magical place in the the Upper Ojai to convince me I must stay. Once you have visited 3 Dog Ranch you, too, will be taken in by the panoramic views, the majestic oaks, the tranquility of the starry night skies.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Whether sipping fresh-squeezed orange juice at daybreak on the front porch looking out over the Ojai Valley, or sipping a glass of wine in the hottub on the back porch watching the Pink Moment arrive upon the Topa Topas at sunset, the serenity will wash over you and, like me, you may never want to leave.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Scores of cacti, succulents & indigenous plants add intrigue to the landscaping

                    Scores of cacti, succulents & indigenous plants add intrigue to the landscaping

                  • View of the Upper Ojai Valley from the front patio.

                    View of the Upper Ojai Valley from the front patio.

                  • Open floor plan in common areas revolves around the vaulted main living room.

                    Open floor plan in common areas revolves around the vaulted main living room.

                  • Eclectic decor includes tapestries and masks from around the world.

                    Eclectic decor includes tapestries and masks from around the world.

                  • Detail of antique Indonesian carved threshold used as fireplace mantle.

                    Detail of antique Indonesian carved threshold used as fireplace mantle.

                  • Sunroom wrapped in three walls of glass brings the outside in.

                    Sunroom wrapped in three walls of glass brings the outside in.

                  • Natural light streams into kitchen from overhead skylight

                    Natural light streams into kitchen from overhead skylight

                  • Many local artists are represented in collection on display

                    Many local artists are represented in collection on display

                  • Master bedroom with exquisite wrought iron bed.

                    Master bedroom with exquisite wrought iron bed.

                  • Not too shabby chic! Daybed converts to side-by-side singles.

                    Not too shabby chic! Daybed converts to side-by-side singles.

                  • Magestic, centuries old oaks shelter the home.

                    Magestic, centuries old oaks shelter the home.

                  • View of the Topa Topas from the spa deck

                    View of the Topa Topas from the spa deck

                  • Architectural stunner silhouetted against background of blue skies & green trees

                    Architectural stunner silhouetted against background of blue skies & green trees

                  • Stunning foyer hints at the aesthetic delights ahead.

                    Stunning foyer hints at the aesthetic delights ahead.

                  • Vibrant colors and vivid accents reflect Early California decor influences

                    Vibrant colors and vivid accents reflect Early California decor influences

                  • The fireside room off main living room.

                    The fireside room off main living room.

                  • Library and music room, all in one!

                    Library and music room, all in one!

                  • Kitchen combines Old World style & craftsmanship with every modern convenience.

                    Kitchen combines Old World style & craftsmanship with every modern convenience.

                  • Kitchen detail: Viking stove, custom hood and Moroccan tile.

                    Kitchen detail: Viking stove, custom hood and Moroccan tile.

                  • Extraordinary art and artifacts around every corner.

                    Extraordinary art and artifacts around every corner.

                  • East meets West in bright bedroom featuring Asian decor and vintage furnishings.

                    East meets West in bright bedroom featuring Asian decor and vintage furnishings.

                  • More Early California influence: tiled bathrooms, brand new and sparkling clean

                    More Early California influence: tiled bathrooms, brand new and sparkling clean

                  • Redwood deck with floor to ceiling views features therapeutic Jacuzzi tub

                    Redwood deck with floor to ceiling views features therapeutic Jacuzzi tub

                  • Flagstone patio with fountains and exotic gardens surrounds the entire home

                    Flagstone patio with fountains and exotic gardens surrounds the entire home

                  VRBO #448273

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

                  $250 - $350 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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