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Magical Tropical Lodge & Lagoon with 4 Fireplaces 2 Jungle Spas and 5 Bedrooms

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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



Imagine a shimmering black bottom pool, hundreds of cascading palm trees, lush, exotic gardens and tranquil slow mystic wind and orange dragonflies emanating from every corner your own private oasis. Welcome to Rolling Thunder Ranch – an unforgettable departure from the ordinary.

This unique house was built with all natural resources the result is a quite distinctive habitat that makes a strong visual impact. The Main House was constructed entirely of stone. Trees have been creatively crafted as bars, benches, beams, art, mantels, and just decorative forms. The property has 3 separate structures that are all included. The Main Houses / Buffalo Cottage / Bunk House. It is enchanting to wander the many winding paths of lush palms that connect each one to each other. The heart center of the RTR Ranch boasts a lagoon inspired shimmering black bottom pool and extraordinary entertainment area. The dinning area for (10-15) makes a magical setting like no other for that special gathering. Delight in warming by the massive rock fireplace that keeps the natives cozy at night. Additionally along side the pool is a magical rock & thatched Tiki Bar and a gigantic Santa Maria style wood fired BBQ that invite long afternoon barbecues to linger into evenings. Unique to this property is 2 soaking tubs offered in opposing locations. Taking a long soak in the jungle spas nestled in the opulent gardens is one of the most memorable experiences to bring you back to center. As though you were at a fine resort, a plentitude of outdoor seating, hammocks and chaise lounges connect you to poolside activities. Various dining and seating areas dot the luscious landscape. An intoxicating mix of rustic chic & tropical hideaway – one feels as if they have stumbled upon a jungle-swimming hole Rolling Thunder Ranch is considered an enchanting horticultural treasure of Ojai.

The 3 Houses are unique with rustic chic-style in tranquil harmony. Each house offers different vantage points to experience the serene views of your oasis. Indoor and outdoor spaces meld seamlessly, complemented by the use of natural elements, earth tones, rich artwork and colorful hues, rock showers, massive stone fireplaces, stone kitchens, sunken Koi ponds, plush bedding, handmade twisted pine beds throughout, arched doorways unique and just to name a few of the intricate furnishings and details that create an unparalleled private paradise designed to renew body, mind and soul.

3 Acres Gated Tropical Pool and Two Spas

MAIN HOUSE – 3Bed / 3Bath

Bedroom 1- Master- King, En-suite bathroom with beautiful Rock Walk-in shower, outdoor Patio, Flat Screen TV, Extra Queen EZ Bed, mountain view

Bedroom 2 – King, En-suite bathroom, and pool view

Bedroom 3- Queen, hall bathroom, mountain view, small deck

Extra Bed in Main House -1- Queen sleeper couch in living room

BUFFALO COTTAGE- Large Studio, King Bed, 1-Bunk Bed, Walk-in Rock shower  + 1 single roll away, TV, 2 Fireplaces, outdoor covered Entertaining area Spa, BBQ, Tiki Bar

The Buffalo Cottage is ideal as a Master Suite , family a romantic couple or someone who wants to be slightly away from the hubbub of the Main House. It is right next door yet in its own little planet. It has everything one needs a beautiful King Pine twisted Bed with Lush plush linen. It has a matching Pine Twisted Bunk that sleeps 2 great for kids. The Cottage had a Flat Screen TV , Potbelly stove and an exotic all Rock shower. The outside is its own amazing entertaining area with large rustic covered patio lined with outdoor curtains, a 6 person Spa, Santa Maria BBQ , personal Tiki bar on large lawn area. Its also has a great mountain view and a view of some horses and Lama.


Great for a couple, teens or that camper type

1 Full super comfortable bed with great Organic linens

2 antique stain glass lanterns

Knotty Pine charm inside with small dresser

Fan & Heater

No Bathroom /cute little sitting deck outside

Knotty pine Closet in back of cabin


3 Private Amazing Gated Acres

Shimmering Black Bottom Pool

2 large Jungle Spas one by Main House Pool/ one by Buffalo Cottage

Jungle Hammocks

Wireless Internet

3 Flat Screen TV w/ HBO and SHOWTIME

Fully Equipped Kitchens

Wood Burning Stove (Buffalo Cottage)

2 Rock Outdoor Fireplaces (stocked with firewood) Main House & Buffalo Cottage

2 Outdoor Santa Maria-style BBQ

2 Thatched Tiki Bar Party Bars

Rock Patios with Outdoor Furniture Loungers

3 Separate amazing rock dinning entertaining areas with full seating Main House & Buffalo Cottage

2 Rock Showers Main House and Buffalo Cottage

Mountain Views

Plush Pottery Barn Linens

Wash & Dryer

Central Air/ Heat

BOSE Music Deck

Organic Garden for picking

Lots of parking

Across the street from amazing Hiking, Biking and Horse Trails

No Outside Vendors or Services: As the exclusive gatekeepers and concierge of such alluring properties we do want to mention we do not allow any other vendors or purveyors on our location other than one of our trusted local insured vendors. 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. Please see our exciting offerings of fabulous local vendors under our Concierge section. Thank you the Enchanted Team we look forward to making you part of our VIP family. Vacation Rentals is a full service Concierge.

Prices Include Entire Ranch

$1495 per night 2 day minimum

$6500 Weekly~ BEST DEAL!

$350 Cleaning

Summer -June 15 -August 15 require 1 week minimum $6500

Thanksgiving – November 21-November 27 require 4 day minimum $1495 per night

Christmas – December 22-December 27 require 1 week minimum $6500

New Years – December 29-January 4 require 1 week minimum $6500

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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,

* Professional and complimentary Personal Concierge Service

AMENITIES, 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
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 4 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

cleaning fee $350
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

Wedding/Event fee $4500 max capacity 100
Wedding cleaning fee $500
Standard cleaning fee $350
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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