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

(48 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 Bedrooms + 3 Extra Beds, 4 Baths, (Sleeps & Hosts 15 max )


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 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 COTTAGE - 1 Bedroom- Large Studio/ 1 King /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 15 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)

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 15
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the location because it like a fantasy. A small Disneyland of sorts. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs only....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outdoors only. Must place cigarettes in ashtrays provided. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Guest room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    guest room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen

    Master king bed/queen blow up bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    cottage-1 king bed, 1 twin roll away bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen pull out sofa in main house...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double


  • 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 ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    master-rock shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    common bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    guest room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Cottage - rock shower...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    IPOD DECK...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Thunder House: Big Screen TV, DVD,HBO Buffalo Cottage: Large Flat Screen TV, HBO...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Amazing mountain views and trails within walking distance. Mountain views, horses and lamas seen from your window....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table inside Thunder house seats 6 Outdoor table seats 12 Outdoor table at Buffalo Cottage seats 6 we have extra 6 foot banquet tables if needed. This property is all about entertaining!!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Condition...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In Thunder House ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    5 on the property 2 are huge outdoor fireplaces that are very impressive...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Down comforters...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Long, private, gated driveway. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Long, private, gated driveway with narrow turn around. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In Thunder House ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We feature a secure wireless connection in both houses....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Thunder House: 1 Huge Stone Outside Fireplaces, 1 pot belly stove in bedroom and 1 large Santa Maria BBQ. Buffalo Cottage: 1 Large Stone Outside Fireplaces, 1 pot belly stove inside and 1 Medium Santa Maria BBQ, and 1 Charcoal Grill...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Potbelly stove in master bedroom of Thunder House and Buffalo Cottage....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We provide catering or we can arrange for a private chef to come on-site and cook your meal of choice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    In Thunder House...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Both Thunder House and Buffalo Cottage feature modern kitchen and appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in each house...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    One in each house...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Thunder House features a rock slab table that seats 15 by the outdoor fireplace and pool,endless gardens and a Tiki Bar Table for up to 6. Outdoor lounge patio furniture. Multiple seating areas, holds up to 25 comfortably BUFFALO: Outdoor dining table, huge outdoor rock fireplace, spa, Tiki bar, gardens, additional patio seating...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    2 Tiki Bars with rock slab seats and rock slab counters, Tiki house with a huge fireplace and gigantic rock slab table that seats 15...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    . Black bottom lagoon style pool....moreless



Write a review 5
from 48 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 18 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 27, 2017
6 night min stay
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $300
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%


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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach

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..


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1901

About the owner: 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

Why the Owner Chose Ojai, CA, USA:
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 * GOOD VIBES

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Master Bed Room with view of mountains

    Master Bed Room with view of mountains

  • Buffalo Cottage spacious outdoor lawn Horseshoes Wedding anyone??

    Buffalo Cottage spacious outdoor lawn Horseshoes Wedding anyone??

  • 2 Hammocks in the Jungle

    2 Hammocks in the Jungle



  • Living Room with two exotic Koi ponds on each side of the fireplace

    Living Room with two exotic Koi ponds on each side of the fireplace

  • Buffalo Cottage King Size Featherbed

    Buffalo Cottage King Size Featherbed

  • Buffalo Cottage Outdoor Fireplace

    Buffalo Cottage Outdoor Fireplace

  • Black Bottom Lagoon Style Pool Pool side palapas ,Rock diving board

    Black Bottom Lagoon Style Pool Pool side palapas ,Rock diving board

  • Cozy bunkhouse

    Cozy bunkhouse

VRBO #110732

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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