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Grand Mansion with Saloon and dipping pool- Still available Thanksgiving!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Office w/ Murphy bed & Saloon bunkhouse, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Located in unincorporated Ventura County, this property is a licensed vacation rental. ***************************************************************

Beautiful grand Spanish Mansion, The Acacia Mansion, built in 1929. A Ventura County Historical Landmark. Plus a California Non-Profit. When you pass through the iron gates and enter the walled garden you will feel as if your taking a walk back in time or staying in an Italian Villa!

Stunning entryway with high ceilings, stained glass windows and marble floors. Large living room with player piano, fireplace and hookah lounge. We have over 80 rolls of music for the piano for a wonderful evening of old fashioned Karaoke!

We also have a playroom with a PlayStation, flat screen tv and dress up trunks loaded with wigs and costumes for all ages!

The Red Lotus bedroom with king size canopy bed, TV/DVD player, fireplace and large balcony with mountain views and private bath. Lavender bedroom with queen bed, TV/DVD player, private bath and large balcony. Three more bedrooms, two with queen beds, and one with a queen and a full size bed. Those share an extra large bathroom and all have a TV.

Office on the first floor with Queen size Murphy bed. Large walk in cedar lined closets in all of the rooms. Pillowtop or tempur pedic mattresses, all beds have 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.

We have a chef's dream of a kitchen, with a La Cornu double oven with 5 burners, lots of counter space and every kitchen gadget you can imagine and a beautiful butler's pantry with vintage servingware for formal dinners in the gorgeous dining room with handpainted ceilings. Formal dining room seats 12 people.

Connected to the kitchen is the cozy den with soft leather furniture and Cable TV with DVD player and a great DVD library. We also have some fun board games

Large tiled and flagstone patio with enough space to seat 150 includes an outdoor fireplace. Large stainless grill and enough tables and chairs on site to seat 40. One acre of beautiful landscaped grounds including a six-person hot tub surrounded by bamboo.

Large barn converted to a Saloon/game room with darts, pool table and bar. Also a bunkhouse in the Saloon with antique full size bed and a sofa bed. Half bathroom with sauna and views of the alpacas.

Large orange and avocado orchard and horse corral with a herd of friendly alpacas and a dozen egg laying hens!

It's great fun to collect your own eggs for breakfast. We have a juicer for making your own fresh orange, tangerine or grapefruit juice. Plus a double waffle maker, crepe maker and bread maker to complete the best breakfasts during your stay. Or you can hire our in house chef to make you breakfast!

Natural rock dipping pool with waterfall. Your own private Ojai swimming hole! It is set in the middle of an orange orchard where you can eat oranges from the trees while you float around the pool. BBQ and multiple seating areas for outdoor dining by the pool. There is also a firepit for making smores after a day in the sun.

Great Venue for family reunions, wedding parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, even golf or yoga retreats.

Walking distance to many different or famous Ojai restaurants, great neighborhood for riding bikes, only a few minutes to the bike path. 5 minutes to hiking and riding trails. 5 minute drive to downtown Ojai. It's a paradise that many of our guests don't want to leave.

We want you to have the most unforgettable time at the Mansion so let us know if your planning anything special and need our help!

Guest house on site is occupied by a friend of the owner.

Keywords: Mansion, ojai, B & B, estate, vacation rental, pool

More Details

Kristina Knapic
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Kristina Knapic

Ask me about wonderful places to explore; hikes, swimming holes, hot springs. I can also arrange for horseback riding or in-house massage. Plus I can set you up with wine or olive oil tasting!

Kristina Knapic purchased this estate in 2004

Why Kristina Knapic chose Central Coast

I always loved taking day trips to Ojai to enjoy the peace and serenity of the country. I loved going on horseback rides and hiking along the river discovering swimming holes. When I saw this house online I had to see it and when I walked in the entryway I was sold. The Mansion is a stunning piece of history and a gorgeous property.

What makes this estate unique

The Mansion may look formal with its handpainted ceilings and antique furniture but it is also very comfortable and warm. The grounds are a wonderful place to explore, pick fruits from the trees and find eggs hidden by our resident hens. The game room with its pool table and dart board is a fun place to hang out and visit with the horses or alpacas who love to poke their heads through the windows!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I had a nice weekend stay at the Acacia Mansion. It could not have been better. Every little detail was perfect. The property is clean, beautiful, warm, inviting and such a nice space to be in. Kristina is a professional and inviting host. We couldn't ask for better. I'm not easily impressed and am usually very critical as a traveler. I cannot find a thing that I would want more from an inn. A+!!!
Jan 2015
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Ojai Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Main first floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , saloon/gameroom bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Red Lotus - 1 king , Private Bath and balcony, tv and dvd player
    Lavender room - 1 queen , Private bath and balcony, tv/dvd/rollaway bed in closet
    Moroccan Room - 1 queen , Shared bath, Juliet balcony, tv/dvd
    Rose room - 1 queen , 1 double , shared bath
    Office - 1 murphy bed , Queen size Murphy Bed, adjoining bath with shower
    Saloon Bunkhouse - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 full size bed and a full size sleep sofa, own half bath
    Blue Iris Room - 1 queen , room for air mattress, shared bath
  • 2 air beds available plus 1 single rollaway bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Lots of oranges and avocados available for the picking and fresh eggs available from our free range hens. Check with us on availability of eggs, our chickens don't lay much in the winter months.


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Grand Mansion with Saloon and dipping pool- Still available Thanksgiving!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 reviews
Los Angeles, California

Fantastic for a family getaway with children

  • 5 of 5

We were eight adults and four small children. We enjoyed the pool, the saloon, picking oranges, the outdoor fireplace, Gina the chef, the masseuses, walking around the grounds, feeding the Alpacas, and having fresh laid eggs for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monrovia CA

Acacia Mansion is gorgeous, roomy and perfect for a family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My 6 friends and I stayed at Acacia Mansion for my 50th birthday getaway over Memorial Day Weekend. There was plenty of room for all of us. The Mansion was gorgeous and. Lean and well appointed. We enjoyed the outdoor space and fireplace at night and for breakfast. A trip into Ojai took 5 min by car and we even walked to Deer Lodge one night. Kristina recommended a place for horseback riding and that was one of our favorite trips as a group. 10 min away by car. There is a fun player piano and the Alpacas are pretty cool, too. Be careful though, one of the Alpacas likes to spit. The Acacia Mansion is a perfect home for couples, families, friends getaways, and even small weddings. It was relaxing and beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with friends over the long weekend and we had a wonderful time. The house is charming, unique, spacious and beautiful. It felt as if we had been transported back to the 30s and as if there were mysteries behind every door. The grounds are incredible - there are fruit trees, chickens, alpacas, horses, a pool, a hot tub, a fire pit and a saloon. Kristina, the owner, was also very helpful and accessible and she has great recommendations for things to do and see in town. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this home and I hope to visit it again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unique and fun place for adults and kids. Our family loved the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollister, Ca

A very special Mansion

  • 5 of 5

All of my children, grandchildren and our first great grandchild due at any time, spent the Memorial Day weekend at the Mansion. It was wonderful. The Mansion is hard to describe with lots of places to explore, alpaca to feed, eggs to gather and oranges to pick for fresh juice in the morning. There were 16 of us and it accommodated us all. The garden is beautiful, we relaxed and floated in the pool. The older boys loved the saloon and the outside fireplace was a hit with the adults. Kristina was delightful. She was so friendly, accommodating and spent time getting us informed about the property. We attended events for 4 days at the Ojai Spa and Resort for a family wedding and it was a very easy drive. A couple of young adults even walked. Thank you Kristina. We would definitely recommend this property and will be back if ever in the area again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway with Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Acacia Mansion for a post-graduation weekend celebration/getaway with 12 of my closest friends and family members. We were a group in our 40's and 50's, so it wasn't too wild...but read on and you'll see how much fun this place is. First I have to say that the photos on the website, while accurate, do not do this property justice. It is a beautiful and stately Spanish-style home (circa 1929) in a quiet residential neighborhood just outside of Ojai proper. The owner Kristina has styled the main rooms very elegantly, and this is reflective of the grandeur of the home. Each of the five main bedrooms is different, with elegant and tasteful antique furnishings and finishes. The beds were comfortable (I stayed in the Red Lotus suite), and several had private baths. There was also a bonus room in the den that doubles as an office, complete with a Murphy bed in the wall and adjacent bathroom.

Everything you might need at home was on hand, including extra sheets, towels, bath amenities, coffee, etc. The gourmet kitchen was fully stocked with the essentials and much more. We're accustomed to staying in hotels, and this really was like staying at someone's grand old home. We (the girls) used the kitchen to cook a big dinner on Saturday evening (while the guys bbq'd tri-tip outside) and we made a lovely brunch buffet on Sunday morning that we enjoyed at the umbrella tables outside. Despite having to hunt for a few things in the kitchen, we found all that we needed. The fresh oranges from the orchard (that we squeezed daily (with a really cool gizmo in the kitchen) made wonderful mimosas! The animals on the property (chickens and alpacas) were cute and friendly, and we enjoyed giving them approved snacks and taking photos. Well, maybe the chickens weren't very social, but we harvested their eggs to make a really nice quiche.

Now comes the fun part. Saturday night was the big celebration because all of my guests had arrived by that time. Kristina had shared with me that there were several trunks full of various costumes and accoutrement that we were free to use. So we did. Everyone dressed up and we took some hilarious photos in the saloon (that's not a typo) outside before venturing into the salon/living room for some impromptu karaoke with the player piano. The piano I might mention had everything from Mozart to Madonna. It was a hoot.

The last night of our trip was a bit melancholy (only because we had to leave the next day). I'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Deer Lodge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Soule Park public golf club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
oxnard train station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Ranch House
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Ventura beaches
Car: recommended

Only a 1 block walk from a variety of restaurants in downtown Meiners Oaks. We have 3 markets, 7 restaurants from fancy dining to casual. There is also a bookstore, spa and other shops close by. Beautiful walking paths at the nearby Ojai meadow and hiking trails are only 4 blocks away at the Ventura River preserve. We have it all, no need to drive at all when your here unless you want to go to downtown Ojai which is a 5 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

$1500 deposit to reserve dates, refunded if cancelled more than 60 days in advance of check in date, balance is due 30 days before check in date.

Holidays and summer weekends require a minimum stay of 3-4 nights

Pet fee of $25 per night per pet will be added to your reservation.
Rates and minimum night stays are subject to change.
Subject to availability.

Rates are based on a total of 16 guests on the property with a maximum of 20 overnight guests. More than 20 guests on the property are subject to a fee, no vendors allowed on the property without prior approval. Contact us for event information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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