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Magical Tropical Lodge & Lagoon with 5 fireplaces 2 Jungle Spas and 5 Bedrooms

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + 3 Extra Beds, 4 Baths, (Sleeps & Hosts 16 max )



Enchanted Vacation Rentals is a full service Concierge. We contract the very best local vendors for our dream team all of whom are insured by our policy. For this reason no outside vendors (cooks, caters, massage therapists, yoga instructors etc.) are allowed on site. If you wish to use an outside vendor the vendor must contact us for final approval as to be additionally insured by us.

TOURS available upon request ~

Tour fee $50(If you book we will apply it to your stay)

2 Night Minimum Stay

1-Week Bookings are your Best Deal !!!!!!!!!

Long weekends require 3-Days Or More

Prices Include Entire Compound

$1495 per night

$6500 a week -Best Deal

House known as "ROLLING THUNDER RANCH" Is rented as a complete compound, consisting of 3 separate amazing structures (Main House) aka THUNDER HOUSE & (Guest House) aka BUFFALO FAMILY SUITE COTTAGE plus a BUNK HOUSE it is only rented together for a total of 5 Bedrooms 4 Baths 2 Kitchens, 2 Spas, 5 fireplaces, 1 Exotic Black-Bottom Pool & 2 Huge Outdoor dining areas with outdoor Fireplaces & BBQ's, A beautiful sprawling Lawn & Event Area, private & gated, great for birthdays, girls weekends, family gatherings, The ultimate place to create Magic & Peace in a very unique fashion.

INCLUDES ALL: not rented separately


MAIN HOUSE / 2 Kings /1 Queen/ 3 Bath + 1- Queen Sleeper Couch in Living room+ 1-Queen Essential EZ Bed

BUFFALO FAMILY SUITE COTTAGE - 1 Bedroom- Large Studio/ 1 King /TWIN BUNK BED 1 Bath + 1 Single Pull Out Sleeper

BUNK HOUSE 1 Full Bed / No bathroom…/ Trees/ Fan/ Heater

THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE- ROLLING THUDER RANCH has been featured on the Ojai Garden Tour & Countless magazines and movies due to its extreme beauty & uniqueness. The outdoor dining experience is supreme. The Zen feeling starts at the first moment you gaze at the extraordinary sultry jungle, some will be completely awe-struck by the garden’s imagination. The rain forest-like paradise features over 1000 plants & palm trees, colorful tropical flowers, secret winding enchanting paths, magical ingenuous touches only the minds eye can try and explain. Set deep inside the palms you will find 2 steaming, river-rock Jacuzzi Spas. Another path will take you to a secluded Organic garden of fresh delights to pick for your nightly feast. There are places if needing privacy and there are a million places to hang out and socialize. The pool is sheltered with trees and plants and still there is plenty of sun. When you're there you feel like you've transported your guests to a secret island. Everyone can chip in and help with something. You will have people swimming, grilling, hammocking, bartending, sleeping, frisbeeing, and, so much more.

The outdoor centerpiece fireplace is an enormous rock masterpiece! Next to it is the biggest single piece of rock slab that makes an impressive communal table for 16 lucky guests. Sun bathe Ojai style next to the serene black-bottomed lagoon style pool or sip poolside cocktails at the 2 tropical Tiki bars with stone bar & seats. This is a place for rejuvenation & inspiration! * Don’t forget this paradise is completely gated and pet friendly.


A Unique Rock House was constructed in 1918. The house has since been updated with all the amenities of a high-tech world yet has the rustic allure & cozy earthiness of a Western Retreat. Surrounded by sensual stone and wood inside and out. You will love the indulgent touches such as artistic rock showers, beautiful sunken koi fishponds in the middle of the living room floor, plush leather couches and twisted juniper beds with feather duvets, potbelly stoves, original artwork, and antler chandeliers, colorful Navajo rugs and rustic oak floors. The main living room will take your breath away as it is dominated by an immense, river-rock fireplace truly the heart of the home. You will have 2 full-equipped kitchens on the property so this is a foodies bliss. Each bedroom on the ranch is a unique and artistic vision of “cowboy chic” There is high quality linens & organic Pottery Barn duvets on all the comfy beds. There are a total of 3 indoor fireplaces for cozy winters at the Ranch. Oh course central Air to keep you cool in Ojai’s hot summers.


The artist who designed ROLLING THUNDER RANCH is highly acclaimed & sought after for his combination of visionary elements. The “Rolling Thunder Ranch’s” mystical aura has already lured many high profile clients and special events to its Magical Oasis. Now it’s your special time! Indulge yourself!”


*Large Black Bottom Swimming Pool

2 Jacuzzis set in the jungle setting

5 Fireplaces in total

2 massive Rock Outdoor Fireplace (furnished with firewood)

2 Huge Poolside Santa Maria BBQ Pit & Grills

Stainless Steel Modern Kitchen with Appliances

Pet Friendly (fees)

Exotic Gardens & Over 1000 Palm Trees

Outdoor Dining Area for 12 -14

Poolside Tiki Bar & Garden Tiki Bar

Pool Towels & Linens

Famous Hiking Trails right outside the Gates.

Private and Gated

2 Exotic River Rock Showers

WIFI, HBO, 2-Cable Televisions, Satellite Music Stations

Ceiling Fans

Organic Veggie Garden

Indoor, Koi Ponds

Central Heating, Central Air Conditioning

Indoor Dining Table (seats 6)

Washer and Dryer

Plush Leather Furniture

Persian Rugs

Pool Lounge Furniture

Hammocks & Pool Rafts

24- Hour assistance,


In-House Massage, Yoga and Chefs available please inquire

*** Please call to see our Beautiful official site, lots great pictures and info /805 758-0203

**TOURS available upon request ~

Tour fee $50(If you book we will apply it to your stay)


More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Lisa

I LOVE Ojai!! I have l thrived here for 20 beautiful whimsical years. I consider myself the ideal connection for my special guests! I know all the most sacred, amazing spots, restaurants, people healers & secrets there are to share. I represent over 20 magical Vacation Rentals in the Ojai Valley & always work hard to find your perfect Abode & experience so that Ojai is a cherished memories in your heart. Please reach out any time so that I can guide you to your Enchanted Vacation in our beautiful Ojai Valley.

*** Please call to see our Beautiful official site, lots great Pictures & Info /805 758-0203

Lisa purchased this estate in 1901

Why Lisa chose Ojai

ENCHANTED VACATION RENTALS Guests receive access to many valuable services when booking one of our Exclusive homes...

* Personalized In-Villa Welcome Greeting and Orientation

* Complimentary Early Check Inn & Late Check-Out when available

* A private home that is unsurpassed in Quality and Cleanliness

* An abundant array of pre-stocked supplies including bountiful numbers of towels, extra linens, paper products

*Staff is available onsite for daily maid services. Upon request at cost

*High speed wireless Internet access

* Extensive supply of good-quality cooking and dining supplies,

* Top-quality In-Villa coffee and tea making supplies, herbs, spices & sugars

* DVD Collection for your Entertainment

* Professional and complimentary Personal Concierge Service

AMENITES, Just a phone Call away! * Upon request at cost

• Experienced massage therapist on call for instant relaxation

* A Complementary LOCAL GIRL MUST SEE, DO & BREATH Itinerary Package *Custom Zen Beauty Facials

• In-house Bliss Yoga Session

* Private Chef available upon request at cost

*Private athletic club with Olympic size pools, workout rooms, tennis courts Steam rooms, spas & restaurant & bar

* Personal Shopping Service for groceries and misc. errands upon request at cost

*Private Hiking guides to the secret sacred spots in Ojai

*Private Bike Guides

*Guided Horse Back Riding

• Professional personal fitness trainer available for house calls

• Portable baby cribs and high chairs Baby on the Go!

• Two World Class Golf courses in the area


What makes this estate unique

One of our favorite reviews:

I can't even put into words how magical this property is. The house itself, the surroundings, the details - all made for such an unforgettable weekend. For my birthday, my boyfriend and I planned a weekend getaway with some of our closest friends. It ended up being the perfect weekend - literally people left saying "that was the best weekend of my life." The property is very difficult to put into words - clearly the pictures are amazing, but they don't even do it justice. It's so relaxing and peaceful. Someone even voluntarily slept on the hammock outside because it was so tranquil! Ojai itself is magical, and a favorite of ours as far as weekend getaways go (we're from LA)... but we didn't even really feel the need to leave the grounds because it was so lovely to just hang around the pool, on the grass, in the house, BBQing all weekend etc... I highly recommend this property. Both Carla and Lisa were so lovely to work with and very accommodating throughout the process... I know we'll definitely be back at some point in the future. Thank you guys for offering us your lovely home!

About the Ranch :

This house has been featured on Ojai's Exclusive Garden Tour due to its extraordinary Landscaping and Tropical Gardens! This popular refuge is visited & loved by many famous guests. Now we need you to complete the circle!! Enjoy a glass of wine while viewing Ojai's 'Pink Moment'. It's like heaven on earth. Be sure to bring your entourage!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rolling Thunder is a treasure and we truly loved being there.

I want to say that we could not have found a better place to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our family. The grounds are outstanding—beautiful, and someplace for everyone to be and do what they wanted to do. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool and warming up in the hot tub. The slab table accommodated all of us and it was wonderful to have our meals around it. We used the barbecue every night! The grassy area was perfect for soccer and baseball for the little kids. They also enjoyed the fuse-ball! The houses are unique and fun although we spent most of the time outside except for sleeping and cooking. We were still discovering things in the yard at the end of the week. So many little details! My daughters did a scavenger hunt for the kids—they had to take pictures on an iPhone or iPad as evidence of things like: Find a tree with one eye. Take a picture of all the different colored flowers you can find. Draw a picture of your favorite statue or figurine. How many places can birds live on the ranch? Where is the best place to say “I do”? How many hearts can you find? What words of wisdom are written in stone? Find something that is yellow and alive that is sky and nature. And more…

Maria (I hope I remembered her name right) did a spectacular job for us on Saturday night. I thank you for sending her and I hope you paid her well! She was a delight!
Jul 2016
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Ojai Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master-rock shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , common bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , guest room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Cottage - rock shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • POOL VIEW ROOM - 1 king , Pool View Room with bathroom
    SOFA BED - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen pull out sofa in main house
    MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king , 1 queen , Master king bed/queen blow up bed
    GUEST BEDROOM - 1 queen , guest room
    BUNKHOUSE ROOM - 1 double , Bunkhouse
    BUFFALO COTTAGE - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , cottage-1 king bed, twin bunk bed, 1 twin roll away bed
  • 1-King bed in master bedroom Thunder house 1-King bed in Thunder house bedroom 1-Queen bed in Thunder house bedroom 1-Queen pull out sofa in Thunder house 1-Queen comfy blow up mattress in Thunder house 1-King bed in Buffalo Cottage 1-Twin roll-away bed in Buffalo Cottage 1-Full bed in Bunkhouse
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Magical Tropical Lodge & Lagoon with 5 fireplaces 2 Jungle Spas and 5 Bedrooms
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 64 reviews
Manhattan Beach, CA

Weekend Get Away

  • 4 of 5

I hosted my girlfriend's Birthday for 12 people. The property is could have easily handled 30 people during the day. there is so many outdoor areas to hang out, that a weekend didnt give us enough time to explore them all. The lights and fireplaces at night made for the perfect setting for the gathering. The estate is so big, that you never have to deal with neighbors (except for the farm next door where the animals do wake up a bit early). The hot tubs did not fully work (jets), but here hot enough to enjoy. My friends will be keeping this property in mind for our next weekend get away. The town is close enough to get supplies, but far enough that you feel like you are in the country. Great Weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great explanation of the properties vastness I love that sorry about the Jets yes we already got them fixed :)) hope to have you back soon thanks for spreading the word
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Virgin Islands

Absolutely Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival you will be blown away, the grounds and houses are amazing! Magical moments indoors and outdoors. The estate in very well maintained and the owners and staff are absolutely amazing! We would highly recommend staying here. Location is wonderful, fireplaces, hot tubs are spectacular, everything about this estate is truly 1st class! A must do! We have already started planning our return trip for next year! Thank you to The Rolling Thunder Ranch for an unforgettable trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing weekend here with a group of friends. The property is like no other and a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you fellow sk8 community at the ranch spread the word Please come AGIAN anytime soon ... xoxo
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Lovely compound for groups to party or relax

  • 5 of 5

I rented the spot for a week. First weekend was the college buddies and I celebrating our 50th birthdays and it was a raging party, 50 year old style. We grilled on the grills, drank cold ones from the coolers, enjoyed the pool and hot tubs, and set up the outdoor movie theatre (not included in rental, we brought our own) for late night viewing. The place is somewhat isolated so if your noise level is reasonable, you can go all night. Second part of the week was the family and the place worked great for that, too. Each room is charming, most have bathrooms, one does not and one has a hallway option, but all in all, a lovely compound and any group up to 12-15 folks will be happy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great property

  • 5 of 5

great property! very private yet close to all the amenities

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Love love love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We're already plotting when we can come back to this little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holidays and long weekends will require longer minimum stays please call for details.

We also offer Massages, Horseback Riding, Yoga, natural hot springs tour and much more so please inquire with us..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Wedding/Event fee $4500 max capacity 100
Wedding cleaning fee $500
Standard cleaning fee $275
Holidays require Longer stays please inquire
Please inquire for more details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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