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The Churchill Residence was built in 1905

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Please contact us by phone or through our website which can be accessed via the "See our site..." link at the bottom of the Amenities section below.

A spacious Craftsman farm house, the Churchill Residence is located in the east end of the Ojai Valley, a half block from The Thacher School and the Krishnamurti Foundation. Originally part of the historic Pierpont property, the 4000 sq. ft. house was designed and built in 1905 for Civil War veteran General Charles G. Penney. The second owner of the house was Dr. Guido Ferrando who along with Aldous Huxley, and J. Krishnamurti founded the Besant Hill School (formerly Happy Valley School). The residence has been owned by the Churchill family since 1955.

A short drive from Ojai Town Center, the residence is set back one-tenth of a mile from Thacher Road. Amid orange and avocado orchards, the location is private and serene. Beautifully landscaped grounds compliment mountain and valley views from verandas on the front and back of the house. The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage.

A peaceful, rural retreat: The Churchill Residence is popular with friend's groups, writer's groups, and Thacher families. It's secluded and peaceful, a great place to have a family reunion, catch up with friends, read, think, create. There are many cultural events in Ojai throughout the year. Don't miss the Sunday Farmer's market and Bart's Books.

Restrictions: We do not allow parties, receptions, etc. with more guests than are staying in the house.

The residence is not suited for groups with children for reasons of their safety and potential damage. The house is over 100 years old and has not been child proofed. An infant under crawling age may be accepted by special arrangement. You will be required to bring bed and bedding for the infant. We require a liability release at the time of the reservation.

The house is not available for any commercial use including filming and photography.

Our calendar is up to date. Please check availability before making your inquiry. With respect, we no longer respond to inquiries for dates that are booked in the calendar.

Please note that we have no recent reviews because this listing service now allows reviews only by guests who have used their booking service. We choose to handle bookings ourselves.

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(310) 828-1613

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in pool area only due to fire danger....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Infants OK. Not suitable for toddlers or children for their safety and wear and tear on the house. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Bringing a pet without prior arrangement will forfeit deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Being a 1905 Craftsman home, wheelchair access is not good. The house is raised about four feet off the ground. There are 6 entries but all are accessed via stairways. There is one downstairs bedroom, #4, the rest are upstairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

    Hand Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Hand Shower, Upstairs...moreless

  • Outdoor shower with hot water

Other Amenities

  • Security cameras at entrances

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large library with books on a wide range of topics...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray ...moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV, Netflix, TV with internet access...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Play your music library via AirPlay or bring your CDs...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat-screen TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large selection of films...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning views of Ojai Valley and surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Rural:

    Peaceful setting away from road. Few houses nearby....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Traditional dining room. Circular table is great for conversations....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central system installed 2014...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New LG High Efficiency Washer and Dryer...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Two wood burning fireplaces...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable living room with fireplace...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking for 5+ cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Property is set back 1/10 mile from street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available. We suggest keeping the ringer off unless you like sales calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and separate pool/hot tub towels supplied....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New LG High Efficiency Washer and Dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless broadband. AirPlay...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Fireplaces in living room and den/library...moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Local caterers available...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip, french press and espresso makers available. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with dishes and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two ovens, Two broilers, six burner stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Extra dishes, Plastic pool glasses...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Restored 6-burner, two-oven, two broiler stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large verandas on both front and back of house....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two courses in town...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped grounds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural gas, no propane tank to run out...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Morning sun on back veranda eating area. Watch Ojai's 'pink moment' while having dinner on the front veranda....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large redwood hot tub operated by remote control...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool is not heated...moreless

 

Reviews

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from 35 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Sep 8 - Mar 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$775
$4,925
High
Mar 30 - Sep 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$875
$5,525
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$875

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $225
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Weekly discount offered. Please contact us directly through our website: churchillresidence.com or call Joan 310-828-1613

Half of rental due as deposit to confirm rental. Remaining rental and fees due two weeks before arrival when possible. Last minute rentals pay in full.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 12/02/2016
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Ojai's Sunday morning farmer's market is a real treat. Don't miss Bart's Books. Many great hiking trails nearby.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1957


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • The Churchill Residence was built in 1905

    The Churchill Residence was built in 1905

  • Front veranda looking SE mid morning

    Front veranda looking SE mid morning

  • Looking north west

    Looking north west

  • Pool and Hot Tub

    Pool and Hot Tub

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Formal dining room

    Formal dining room

  • Restored 6 Burner, Two Oven, Two Broiler O'Keefe & Merritt

    Restored 6 Burner, Two Oven, Two Broiler O'Keefe & Merritt

  • Master Bedroom, King Bed

    Master Bedroom, King Bed

  • Bedroom #3, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #3, Queen Bed

  • Sleeping Porch, Large Single Bed

    Sleeping Porch, Large Single Bed

  • Pre-1955 painting on old outdoor shower, Theosophist era.

    Pre-1955 painting on old outdoor shower, Theosophist era.

  • Frequent visitors

    Frequent visitors

  • Front veranda looking NW late afternoon

    Front veranda looking NW late afternoon

  • East veranda, morning

    East veranda, morning

  • Front lawn, pool fence

    Front lawn, pool fence

  • Redwood Hot Tub

    Redwood Hot Tub

  • Den, second fireplace, flat screen TV

    Den, second fireplace, flat screen TV

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Breakfast Area

    Breakfast Area

  • Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #2, Queen Bed

  • Bedroom #4, Queen Bed

    Bedroom #4, Queen Bed

  • Victorian Hall Tree on landing

    Victorian Hall Tree on landing

  • Matilija Poppy on property, the signature flower of Ojai

    Matilija Poppy on property, the signature flower of Ojai

  • A September Sunset from front veranda

    A September Sunset from front veranda

VRBO #110601

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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