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Vista Del Lago Ojai: Magical Mountaintop Sanctuary W Lake View

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Indulge Your Senses and Ignite Your Creative Spirit...

Long known for its natural scenic beauty, the “pink moment” of sunset, and the abundance of open spaces, the Ojai Valley is a paradise for outdoor recreation and nature lovers, but it offers much more. From antiquing, biking, hiking, and gallery hopping in Ojai’s vibrant art scene, to delicious dining options, sightseeing and personal pampering with some of the finest spa experiences to be found the world over, there's plenty of rejuvenating and memorable experiences awaiting you in Ojai.

Vista del Lago is a sanctuary that provides retreat from life’s fast lane. Whether you want to allow your creative muse to be quietly inspired over a long weekend or wish to reunite with your friends and family for a week-long respite, you have found your inviting home away from home in Ojai.

Keywords: Vista del Lago is a beautiful Mediterranean villa sanctuary located 75 Miles North of LA,15 minutes from the scenic beaches of Old Town Ventura, and 30 minutes South of Santa Barbara. The property boasts a breathtaking sunset view overlooking Lake Casitas. Surrounded by the Topa Topa mountains, the Ojai Valley brings one back to a simpler time where nature and simple beauty is all that’s required to thoroughly replenish spirit.

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Shelly Burke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About Shelly Burke

We first stumbled upon Ojai when we were invited to a wedding in this beautiful Ojai Valley where the 'pink moment' of sunset took our breath away at first sight. It didn't take long to realize that we wanted more of those moments to be spent with friends and family in a vacation home of our own in this this gorgeous valley where nature is at its breathtaking best at all times of the day. We were blessed to find Vista del Lago, which overlooks Lake Casitas and is perfectly positioned to watch the sun as it sets behind the Topa Topa mountain range. We often sit on the patio celebrating this naturally decadent, happy hour of the day with family and friends.

The town of Ojai is quaint and charming, featuring an array of delicious dining options, wonderful day spas, antiquing, hiking, biking, horeseback riding, and so much more including a fantastic Sunday Farmers Market. Being an easy 15 minute drive from the beaches in Ventura is an added gift for the days when we want to get out of the pool & hot tub and dip our toes into the Pacific Ocean or go out shopping or for a fun night in town.

We look forward to greeting you at Vista del Lago and sharing some of our favorite Ojai spots with you. We look forward to you coming to visit us soon!


Oak View Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5+
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed / En suite master bathoom- jacuzzi tub. Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle twin bed, sleeps 2. Twin size futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed. Full bathroom shared with other guest room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen size bed. Full bathroom shared with other guest room.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size bed. Queen size sleeper sofa
    Baby Crib - 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom - King size bed. Kids room - Trundle bed (twin size) sleeps 2 / Twin size futon Guest room - Queen size bed Guest room - Queen size bed Carriage room - Queen size bed / Queen size sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unfortunately, no events or weddings allowed.


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Vista Del Lago Ojai: Magical Mountaintop Sanctuary W Lake View
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Incredible weekend !

  • 5 of 5

Doesn't get any better . Beautiful !

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous home, stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property. Every detail has been thought of. We stayed over Thanksgiving and this house had everything we could possibly need to cook a fantastic meal. The pool was heated to 90 degrees so everyone was able to take advantage of it. The outdoor seating areas and fireplace are spectacular and the views cannot be beat! Shelly was so wonderful, showing us everything we needed to know about the house and was available the minute we needed her for something. Our families have rented homes in 3 different places and this was by far the best home we have ever stayed in. We will absolutely be returning! Thanks Shelly for such a wonderful experience!!! PS if you have dogs, the entire property is fenced and secured. There are also great trails and roads to walk them on nearby. Our dogs had the BEST time!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenna, So happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at Vista del Lago. We would love to see all of you back in the near future! Happy holidays to you and yours. Shelly
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Santa rosa, CA

Truly spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time - manager was so helpful - the setting cannot be beat and the pool was the best! We came with 5 kids under 10 and they swam morning, noon and evening - thanks for a great place - it made the wedding we came to Ojai for extra special.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear E.R. , Happy to hear you and your family enjoyed this wonderful property. It was a pleasure to have you here. Thank you for choosing Vista del Lago and I hope to see you again in the near future ! Shelly
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  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion stay at this beautiful property. The pictures do not do the house justice. Simply stunning. Every single detail was seen to from comfort to amenities. We had everything we needed. Shelly greeted up upon arrival and she was truly one of the best property managers we've dealt with. She surprised us with a wine and cheese basket full of goodies. The back yard is to die for. The view is great and the outside fire place seating area is beautiful. We spent our time BBQing and just relaxing in the back. We wanted to stay at the house even though montecito and SB were so close. Thank you Shelly for everything! Our kids were in the pool constantly. The inside of the house is just as beautiful. Can't say enough about this place! Have to see for yourself!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mitra, So glad your stay at Vista del Lago exceeded your expectations ! It was a pleasure to have you and your family appreciate and enjoy this beautiful property. Hope to see you again in the near future. Shelly
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Brooklyn, NY

This home & property went above & beyond our expectations. I cannot recommend it enough.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an incredibly comfortable, relaxing and luxurious stay at Vista Del Lago. We were 3 families of 6 adults & 5 children total. The set up of the rooms and all the endless amenities went beyond our expectations. The pool and outdoor patio/BBQ area was the absolute highlight and where we spent most of our time. But the interior of the house was also so lovely. The decor was beautiful and every room was full of any and all supplies you could need on a getaway. The kitchen & pantry were so well-stocked that we could home cook every meal. There were plenty of linens, toiletries & even toys/movies for the children.

Shelly was an incredibly warm & helpful hostess. She was very responsive and thorough in all our exchanges & just an overall lovely person to work with.

I highly recommend staying here and we already plan on trying to return when we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Knowing the distance you traveled to enjoy the Vista del Lago experience, I appreciate your comments. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you in the near future. Shelly
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Impressive, grand entry, marvelous pool

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family frolicked in this lovely pool for three days. Fantastic view; the pool and spa were the central highlights of our time there. Close to market for food items. Washer/dryer were both appreciated.

The BBQ was ample size. Its need for gas venting did not allow for oven style cooking, but served us well for top side bbq dinner prep.

Evenings on the covered patio with fireplace were sublime. We ate dinner there each night; played family games and then enjoyed some late night swims with the lovely pool/spa lights shining.

The house location at the top of a hill discourages bicycle riding along the Ojai Bike Path, as the return to the house is too steep.

We missed having access to a lawn for our lawn games and for the kids to run on.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves . Having 9 kids on the property, the heated pool is the ideal place for any age. All the best to you and your family! Shelly
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 10.0%

We are unable to host events such as weddings or large gatherings at this time. This is an exclusive property and we wish to respect our neighbors and the community with a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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