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

Scores of cacti, succulents & indigenous plants add intrigue to the landscaping Architectural stunner silhouetted against background of blue skies & green trees View of the Upper Ojai Valley from the front patio. Stunning foyer hints at the aesthetic delights ahead. Open floor plan in common areas revolves around the vaulted main living room. Vibrant colors and vivid accents reflect Early California decor influences Eclectic decor includes tapestries and masks from around the world. The fireside room off main living room. Detail of antique Indonesian carved threshold used as fireplace mantle. Library and music room, all in one! Sunroom wrapped in three walls of glass brings the outside in. Kitchen combines Old World style & craftsmanship with every modern convenience. Natural light streams into kitchen from overhead skylight Kitchen detail: Viking stove, custom hood and Moroccan tile. Many local artists are represented in collection on display Extraordinary art and artifacts around every corner. Master bedroom with exquisite wrought iron bed. East meets West in bright bedroom featuring Asian decor and vintage furnishings. Not too shabby chic! Daybed converts to side-by-side singles. More Early California influence: tiled bathrooms, brand new and sparkling clean Magestic, centuries old oaks shelter the home. Redwood deck with floor to ceiling views features therapeutic Jacuzzi tub View of the Topa Topas from the spa deck Flagstone patio with fountains and exotic gardens surrounds the entire home

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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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

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

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
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          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
          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

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

          Entertainment

          • Games
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

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

                      Other Activities

                          • 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. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • FIVE STARS HOME!

                            FIVE STARS HOME!

                            • Guest Alma R. (Los Angeles, California)
                            • Date of stay 11/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/19/13
                            A group of four girlfriends arrived on Friday and found one the most beautiful homes that we have rented in the Ojai area, a little drive to town but we had two great drivers that actually enjoyed very much the scenery driving to town for a nice dinner. The decorations and the ambiance is so relaxing and since it was a little chilly we tood advantage of the ammenities including the fireplace and the hot tub; of course we brought some of pink moment wine back home to fully enjoy this beautiful place. I'm recommending this home to family and friends but I will book it again first maybe for a January return to this beautiful area and stay in longer than last weekend (Holiday Home Look in) kept us out for most of the day and next time we'll take full advantage of the beautiful kitchen and all the outdoor areas that this home offers to its lucky guests. Thank you Mary & Cam for letting us enjoy your enchanting property.

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

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                          • Family retreat

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                            Family retreat

                            • Guest Steve B.
                            • Date of stay 10/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/12/13
                            My whole family (especially my dad) had an amazing time! The house, the property, all of it just had the vibe we were looking for. We will definitely be coming back with friends soon. Thanks again for being so nice and accommodating. Have a great one!!!

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                          • Breathtaking Ojai Hospitality

                            Breathtaking Ojai Hospitality

                            • Guest Brooks (San Francisco, CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/06/13
                            My sweetheart and I needed a getaway in Ojai and were thrilled to find and experience this extraordinary home and the owner's inestimably gracious hospitality. From the moment we set foot we were enchanted with her taste in colors, art and furnishings. Quite a spread. Nothing was left out. Gorgeous landscaping, beautifully curated spaces inside and out. The hot tub was ideally situated to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ojai Cliffs "pink moment" at Sunset. The goat pen down below was priceless. Would recommend to anyone looking for a piece of heaven near Ojai.

                            Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                          • Perfect getaway for sisters week-end

                            Perfect getaway for sisters week-end

                            • Guest Seven Sisters (Ashland, Oregon)
                            • Date of stay 08/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                            We recently rented this beautiful house for our annual sister week-end. It was a perfect location and accommodated all 7 of us fine. The furnishings are very nice. We loved the views from the house and sitting on the patio. At first it seemed a little far from town but after a couple of trips back and forth it wasn't so bad. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would certainly go back again.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                          • Spacious Secluded

                            Spacious Secluded

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/18/13
                            This was such a lovely home to spend time in Ojai , even in the throws of a heated time. It feels like a tree house, or a serene retreat center, surrounded by trees and magnificent views of the Ojai valley.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                          • Bridal Party Gathering

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                            Bridal Party Gathering

                            • Guest Jordann, Los Angeles, CA
                            • Date of stay 04/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/25/13
                            Thanks so much for a great stay in Ojai. The house was beautiful and comfortable and totally exceeded our expectations!

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                          • Perfect (Girls') Getaway

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                            Perfect (Girls') Getaway

                            • Guest Casey, New York, NY
                            • Date of stay 04/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/25/13
                            It was such a pleasure and a dream staying with you! Thank you for helping provide the perfect getaway for us.

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                          • Girls' Getaway

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                            Girls' Getaway

                            • Guest Maria, Los Angeles, CA
                            • Date of stay 04/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/25/13
                            We had a wonderful time. We absolutely loved the location and house. It was fantastic! . . .We felt like we were welcomed and it was home.

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                          • Family time

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                            Family time

                            • Guest Ryan, Santa Rosa, CA
                            • Date of stay 03/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/25/13
                            Thanks again for a great stay; neither Gina nor I (nor the kids to be honest) were ready to leave and Ojai was certainly the highlight of our trip. We are already planning a return!

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                          • ONE OF A KIND BEAUTY

                            ONE OF A KIND BEAUTY

                            • Guest Jane D. (-)
                            • Date of stay 03/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                            There are no words to describe this beautiful place. High up in the Mountains (easy to get to) away from it all with breathtaking views. I can honestly say that the inside of the house was as amazing as the wondrous outdoors. We took photos and videos so that we can remember this experience. We cooked, we played games, we hardly watched TV. Why? So much to do and explore. The hot tub was a saving grace. We hiked and we went down town for fabulous dinners. Ojai is a very very special place and I recommend you stay at this Chateau/Country House. You will have no regrets. Mary brought us flowers the second day and were extremely accommodating is we needed anything. Thank you again to a wonderful couple who know how to take care of their renters. Jane Davis, Katy and Taymour Ghazi and Brandon Arnovick and Sara deWald and two little children.

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off-season
                          Jan 15 - May 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $200 $300
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,400

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

                          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:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • 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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                          Location

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

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          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

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

                          $200 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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