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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

You’ll feel the charm and welcoming energy of this quintessential Ojai cottage the moment you stroll up the front walk of Matilija Cottage. We are tucked away at the end of a quiet street in downtown Ojai just a short walk to the farmers' market, retail shops, art galleries, restaurants, wine tasting, local events, hiking, biking, tennis and golf.

Matilija Cottage has a great floor plan featuring a large living room, large eat-in kitchen, private master suite on one side of the living spaces and two more bedrooms and a bath on the opposite side of the house. The home has been recently renovated accentuating its old world charm. It has new pillow top beds, luxurious linens and fluffy white towels.

This light and airy cottage has hardwood floors throughout, a fully-outfitted kitchen including a dishwasher, many casual comfortable seating areas both inside and out for reading a good book, romantic dining, socializing with friends and family, or just relaxing and enjoying the lush yard and gardens. There's always a shady place to sit outside or you may prefer the comfort of central air conditioning in the cottage.

Enjoy the fragrance of jasmine & citrus blossoms while watching the hummingbirds and Ojai’s famous Pink Moment from the front porch. Or listen to the soothing waterfall and frogs in the pond from our tranquil and enchanting covered back patio. If you're feeling more energetic, take a spin on one of our bicycles.

You’ll love this private & joyful cottage to play, relax, and regroup and now we're offering longer term visits.

Please contact owner to discuss availability and pricing.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Water-safe children are welcome (due to pond in backyard). Pack & Play bed on site....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One adult, well-mannered dog under 40 pounds may be considered. Our insurance carrier prohibits the following breeds & mixes thereof: Pitbull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriors, Rottweilers, Doberman Pincers, and Akitas. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Has some ramps but is not totally setup for disabled folks....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Newly remodeled bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bath...moreless

Other Amenities

  • hair dryers, gas grill, cutting herb garden, Pack & Play bed, bicycles



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    nice view of Topa Topa from front porch...moreless

  • Resort:

    Ojai Valley Inn, The Oaks and many more...moreless

  • Village:

    Small town - Laid back, friendly, slow paced with sophisticated, artsy, health-oriented flair. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    kitchen table seats 4-6; patio table seats 4-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people



  • Kitchen:

    Completely outfitted with dishware, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, dishwasher, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, microwave & corkscrew...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:



  • Bicycles:

    2 cruisers, 2 hybrids, 4 helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    covered porch & covered patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful gardens with roses, citrus, fruit trees & cutting herb garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Upon request we can offer a family pass to the Ojai Valley Athletic Club Pool....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$375 $395
Fri, Sat
$1,600 $4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$395 $425
Fri, Sat
$2,200 $5,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping $150/week $150
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Bookings over two weeks will have additional cleaning fees based @$150 per two week periods, i.e. one month stays will pay two cleaning fees including final. All terms will be specific to your contract. Please contact owner for details.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara
Nearest Golf
Soule Park Golf Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Fresh, Azu, Agave Maria
13 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Ojai's charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. A village ”as we locals call it”of about 8,000, Ojai is a vibrant place with so much natural beauty that it gained fame decades ago when the area was photographed to represent Shangri-La in the 1939 movie, The Lost Horizon.

Filled with delightful shops, art galleries and a host of places to retreat from the fast-paced lifestyle, Ojai invites you to walk its oak-shaded paths, taking some time to drink in the serenity of it all.

Libbey Park is the site of many events, none more popular than the Ojai Music Festival. Held in early June at the Libbey Bowl amphitheater, its concerts fill the air with vibrant music drawing large crowds who fill the seats and lawns around Libbey Bowl. Libbey Park also contains a bandstand where local musicians often perform free summer concerts.

Also in June, the popular Ojai Wine Festival is held at nearby Lake Casitas. Vintners come from many wine-producing areas providing tasting and yet another opportunity for visitors to linger. Even if you've missed the Wine Festival, go to Lake Casitas to let the kids play at the Casitas Water Adventure. Or enjoy the peace of fishing at this premier fishing lake that is known for its world class bass fishing.The Lake Casitas recreation area has more than 400 campsites and lots of picnic areas.

For a taste of small-town Americana come to Ojai's Independence Day Parade and festivities. The parade is the epitomes of small town charm. Everyone who is not in the parade is watching the parade from their lawn-chair seats that line Ojai Avenue for a day or two before the event.

Recreational Acvitities

Ojai's reputation as a golfing paradise brings many to the city. The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is listed as one of the top 25 golf resorts in North America. The course is as challenging as it is lovely. The Inn undertook renovations a few years ago to emerge more beautiful than ever including an already famous spa that is available to work out any kinks picked up on the award-winning golf course. Soule Park, a beautiful public course that delivers great value for the money along with spectacular views, is just past downtown on Ojai Avenue.

All that outdoor activity can make one hungry and Ojai is a perfect place to locate just the right food to nourish body and soul. Numerous restaurants dot the village, many taking advantage of local harvests with an abundance of fresh food.


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  • Welcome to Matilija Cottage

    Welcome to Matilija Cottage

  • Lovely gardens

    Lovely gardens

  • Comfortable living area

    Comfortable living area

  • Comfortable & private master bedroom w attached bath

    Comfortable & private master bedroom w attached bath

  • Large walk-in shower

    Large walk-in shower

  • Tropical bedroom

    Tropical bedroom

  • Remodeled guest bath, huge tub & shower

    Remodeled guest bath, huge tub & shower

  • Enjoy coffee on the patio...or maybe a glass of wine.

    Enjoy coffee on the patio...or maybe a glass of wine.

  • Lovely Koi Pond attracts  dragonflies & hummeringbirds

    Lovely Koi Pond attracts dragonflies & hummeringbirds

  • Organic culinary herb garden

    Organic culinary herb garden

  • Sunset on the front porch

    Sunset on the front porch

  • Matilija Poppies

    Matilija Poppies

  • Enjoy gardens & hummers from the porch

    Enjoy gardens & hummers from the porch

  • Peaceful street

    Peaceful street

  • Large fully-equiped country kitchen w/dishwasher & gas stove

    Large fully-equiped country kitchen w/dishwasher & gas stove

  • Newly Remodeled Master Bath w/walk in shower, new vanity & commode

    Newly Remodeled Master Bath w/walk in shower, new vanity & commode

  • Natural BeeKind Products

    Natural BeeKind Products

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Updated Bathroom

    Updated Bathroom

  • Wonderful outdoor spaces!

    Wonderful outdoor spaces!

  • Spacious Backyard Retreat

    Spacious Backyard Retreat

  • Take a spin on one of our bikes!

    Take a spin on one of our bikes!

  • Time to relax

    Time to relax

  • Grateful for another beautiful day in Paradise!

    Grateful for another beautiful day in Paradise!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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