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Historic Craftsman Estate; Pool, Yoga Studio, adjacent to Los Padres Forest

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedroom home in a serene & peaceful setting for a quiet retreat in Ojai

***** Please do not contact us for weddings, parties, rehearsal dinners or events, thank you.*****

Charles and Henry Greene, the preeminent architects of the Arts and Crafts Movement, designed the Pratt House for Charles and Mary Pratt in 1909. The house, a perfect fusion of Japanese aesthetic and American practicality, sits on a ridgeline overlooking the valley of idyllic Ojai, California. The Greene and Greene architectural plans refer to the project as "The Pratt House" however the Pratts named their home and estate "Casa Barranca” referring to the seasonal river bed running through the property.

Noted as one of the Greenes' five "ultimate bungalows," the Pratt House embraces the Arts and Crafts ideal by creating an open and elegant living space without resorting to excessive decorative detail. Comprised of two wings unified by a central living room/entrance way, the house boasts five large bedrooms, six fireplaces, four bathrooms, three sleeping porches, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and front, rear and upper patios.

Architectural Digest notes that in the grace of the Pratt House "...the sun translates the Greenes' structural poetry into ever-shifting patterns of light against polished wood. At night... the silhouette of live oaks is framed against the Milky way. A closer approximation to Shangri-La is hard to imagine."

Today, in keeping with the humble and pure ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Pratt House and it's estate are powered by solar electricity, draw their water from artesian springs and are surrounded by an organic vineyard and gardens which are farmed on sustainable, permaculture principles.

Please do not contact us for weddings, parties or events.

Keywords: Casa Barranca, Estate, bungalow, hiking trails, nature, natural, private

More Details

Eliza Moses
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Eliza Moses

Hi, we are the owners of Casa Barranca. This home is the culmination of nearly 25 years of love, passion and dedication. On site we have walkways leading through organic orchards, a vineyard, herb, vegetable, flower and succulent gardens. We want people to come and enjoy the beauty of the home and grounds to relax, rest and renew. We have three sons who love to tend the land and pick the fruit when it is ripe. Adjacent to the home is a private winery where we make wine in the summertime. Upon arrival, enjoy a complementary bottle of wine. We wish you a beautiful stay with us!

Eliza Moses purchased this estate in 1992

What makes this estate unique

The property is located adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest and The Pratt Trail, named from the Pratt House, is accessible from the home.


Ojai Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 8 - sleeping porch
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (7), Child Beds (1) We have a pack n' play
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Craftsman Estate; Pool, Yoga Studio, adjacent to Los Padres Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Culver City

Ojai Jewel

  • 5 of 5

I spent a weekend here, teaching a Yoga retreat with sixteen students. From the moment I checked in, it was like I had arrived on a private Island. When I was introduced to the main house I was in awe of the beauty and cleanliness. Each bedroom offered it's own unique personality and life. The main room was inspiring, rustic and very well kept and dressed. We went swimming and hung out in the jacuzzi, which was very clean. If you like to cook then you better be serious because the kitchen is equipped with all the necessary tools to make whatever your taste buds desire. The only hick-up was the wine tasting was to quick. So if you want to enjoy serenity, scenery and infuse your body and mind with good vibes. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach CA

A property stunning beyond words

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Barranca will go in the top 5 experiences of my life (along with sailing in Bora Bora, flying a small plane across the country and turning 50 at the Post Ranch Inn). It's a spectacular property, maintained meticulously with amazing attention to detail; we were so lucky to have spent time there. Walking on the driveway as the morning mist dripped through the oaks and covered the vines was something I'll never forget. And sweet Rocco kept me company!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! It was a pleasure having your family.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ventura Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit is required to book, final payment is due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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