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Villa Surrounded by Avocado Ranch in Simi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 suites,1 guest bedroom and guest Bathroom, surrounded by scenic views.

Relax and enjoy your stay in our 2000 sq.ft. villa with private veranda, on our beautiful 68 acre estate, surrounded by 8,500 Avocado Trees. Walking paths, and panoramic views, tours available for hiking or 4X4 rides. With lovely fountians and lush gardens you will feel far away from the city, but are only a few minutes from many interesting activties. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the saltwater pool with the picturesque views of the valley below or unwind in the jacuzzi with a glass of wine, as you barbeque at the poolside. Spend time relaxing on your private veranda viewing a beautiful sunrise or sunset . No need to over pack, we have a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, or we are only minutes from shopping for items you may need.

Linda Bruce
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Linda Bruce

Our family moved here after My husband builit our home for us and his parents. They have since then moved on from this world. As we feel homes need to be lived in we want to share our guest house with others.

Linda Bruce purchased this guest house in 2000

Why Linda Bruce chose Simi Valley

We brought this property and developed it into what it is today. Our children grew up on the ranch, my husband and I moved to Simi when we were first married.

What makes this guest house unique

We have a beautiful setting. Three custom buildings, surrounded by the avocado orchard. There are trails to walk on to see the views of Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.


Simi Valley Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two suites with full baths, and walk in closets, one with a walk in shower, the other deep soaking tub as well as a guest bedroom and power room. Each room has wonderful views of the grounds and orchard. No air conditioning in the house as it is mostly cool here, there are ceiling fans in each room. The guest house is located on the shared property of the owners who live in the house next door.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Villa Surrounded by Avocado Ranch in Simi
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful home to enjoy the holiday with family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. The view was spectacular. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating. We had a great time 😃

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We enjoyed having your family as our guests. Hope to see you on a return visit in the future. Wishing you the best in your travels. Rancho Codo
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Worst Experience- NOT

  • 1 of 5

My family has rented a private home in the So Cal area every Thanksgiving for the past 4 years. We love getting out of the Northern Cal rain and the kids look forward to swimming in the pool with the warm weather. We enjoy having all the cousins over for swimming and BBQ so we thought this house would be perfect as it is advertised as a private Villa. My only concern was if the pool was heated. So I emailed Linda the owner before we booked this property and she confirmed that the pool was heated. I would not have booked this place had I known the pool was not heated and the pool is in the owners back yard no privacy from them at all. When we arrived we where shocked. This property is advertised as private but the owners lives in a house a few hundred feet away and the worst part is the pool area, BBQ and great views are their back yard NOT yours. What a bait and switch. The pictures and description on VRBO clearly state it is a "private villa". What was most disappointing is Linda's son gave us a tour of his back yard pool and said they never heat the pool. I emailed Linda the owner to ask about the pool and she said to call her 2 hours before we wanted to swim and she would heat the pool. We told her we would like to swim every day and I would bring my kids down at 10am Thursday. Imagine my 5 and 8 year olds disappointment when we went to the pool at 10am and it was still freezing. The owner did not heat the pool once for us even though she specifically emailed me that it was heated. We never used the pool or hot tub. The grounds are well landscaped but there are barking dogs tied up in the common back yard (there is no privacy it is one yard). The first night we where there one of the dogs bit my 8 year old daughter in the bottom. The owner did tie him up for a couple of hours but later that night the dog was back on our patio area barking at the screen door where our daughter was. The last night we where there no one brought the dogs in from the trees they tie them to so they barked for 2 hours non stop keeping both our kids away until 10pm. I am so glad I was able to have my Aunt cook Thanks Giving dinner as the kitchen is badly understocked. We ended up at a hotel swimming pool where some of our family was staying. We couldn't use the pool and my dog loving family couldn't even enjoy the grounds, the whole thing was ridicules. This was just the WOREST experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest; We are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. Even though our best efforts to grant your requests were deemed inadequate. We will continue to strive, to provide a first class luxury ranch experience for our guests from many countries, whom return year after year. Thank you for your review.
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Perfect getaway from urban Los Angeles

  • 5 of 5

Surrounded by avocado, orange and lemon trees, this is an oasis in Simi Valley.

The house is spacious, cool and luxurious, the kitchen superbly equipped and the garden provides fresh herbs.

The host's family lives right next door, providing a welcome basket of fresh and delicious local produce and responding to any requests immediately. The friendly ranch dogs also welcome visitors and will play with children.

The pool commands spectacular views and the garden attracts hummingbirds. Walking through the property's avocado groves offers panoramic vistas and romantic sunsets.

Several freeway routes provide easy access to LA and picturesque drives to Malibu and the Pacific Coast Highway. A few minutes away, the Ronald Reagan Library is worth a visit whatever one's politics.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect rental home for our family gathering. We were able to live comfortably, cook at home as well as have guests over to "our house". It was beautiful, well maintained and spacious.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Arron, it was a pleasure having you here.
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If I could give 10 stars, I would

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I felt so lucky to be guests here. The owners were so hospitable and accommodating and made our stay so enjoyable. We were greeted on the first night with a snack basket and fresh avocados. I was also delighted to find Aveda products in the bathrooms. As our trip unfolded and we got to know the owners, we felt like we were living in paradise. The house and grounds are beautiful and the workmanship in the home truly stands out. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Marian, it was a pleasure having you here.
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Cupertino, CA, USA

Fantastic Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

My daughter is attending a teaching zoo in Simi Valley and was unable to travel home for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I found this wonderful home through VBRO. The house was warm and welcoming. Our host ensured that we had everything we needed. It was perfect for my family of 6. We cooked a full on Thanksgiving dinner and visited just like we would if we were at home.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Bluefin Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wood Ranch
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Varied Selections
Nearest Ski
88 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Car: necessary

Lovely relaxing rural enviorment,adjacent to nations safest cities of Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. Many cultural events at Civic Arts Centers and world famous Ronald Reagan Library. Fine dining options available within 15 min drive. Private, yet very cosmopolitian.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning nonrefundable $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Weeking Cleaning $125

Please ask about weekly and monthly rates
Maximum people is six including children
Additional Fee for cleaning non refundable deposit. $250.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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