|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Main House boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Separate Guest House includes 1 bedroom and 1 bath.
4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Sleeps 6 - 7 MAXIMUM-including children. No pets allowed. House is NOT child proof. Not suitable for children under 8 years. Property is not available for wedding location. Special Events with 10 or more people requires owner approval and may require an additional fee.
Sparkling Fountain Spa overlooking Topa Topa Mountains.
4.5 Acres of breathtaking views
Over 500 organically grown citrus and fruit trees
Outdoor dining, outdoor fireplace, outdoor living spaces with over 1 acre of native lawns
The outdoor experience
Located within beautiful citrus orchards filled with a variety of fruit trees and surrounded with amazing views of the Ojai Valley and the famous Ojai Pink Moment Sunset. This home offers spectacular gardens on 4.5 acres with breathtaking views that afford the luxury and serenity of a Tuscan holiday. Get up each morning and walk the quite paths and rest among the many magical sitting areas. Steps from hiking trails and horseback riding. The landscape was designed by a professional landscape designer who owns and built the home and the lighting, outdoor music, water features, vintage furniture, salt water Jacuzzi and bountiful fruits and citrus are here for your enjoyment. The botanical gardens are filled with a rainbow of colorful succulents and rare plants and flowers. Beautiful patios offer plenty of outdoor entertaining with fireplace, BBQ & alfresco dinning. The outdoor fireplace nestled in a living room setting with outdoor couches; dinning table to accommodate 25 people with piped in music is the perfect spot for sunset and moon gazing and intimate dinner parties. The oval blue stone dining table can seat the entire family comfortably and catering is available upon request.
The Indoor Experience
This newly built home has all the charm of a country farmhouse yet designed with modern simplicity. 5 minutes from downtown Ojai. This splendid retreat was designed to feel like the outdoors and the indoors are one with complete seclusion from the outside world. The kitchen has vintage refurbished appliances and opens to the living rooms high pitched ceiling with every wall a glass window or floor to ceiling glass doors. When these walls open up to the outdoors you feel like you are living in an oasis.
Every room in this home is designed with the most minute details, from custom furniture, antique pottery and vintage western art, colored concrete radiated heated floors, concrete counters and bathrooms with custom concrete showers with rain shower heads. The master bathroom has a claw foot bathtub with vintage lights and pull chain toilet and towel warmer bar.
The living room and sitting room both have a 52' flat screen TV with cable and Apple iTunes. The whole house is wireless and there is a mounted computer on the wall of the kitchen for your use. There is a printer as well in the master bedroom's office area, along with a vintage desk.
Two cozy loft bedrooms that kids and adults love to be in. It brings you back to your childhood times. One has a twin bed and the other is a full. These rooms have the most amazing views of the mountains and gardens. All the beds thru out the home are Tempur-Pedic and have beautiful high-end linens.
Also next to the Jacuzzi there is a guest room with a queen bed, bathroom with a claw foot bathtub, writing desk, two comfortable chairs with windows galore. The decor in this cozy guest room is filled with wool blanket curtains, cork floors with wool blanket rugs. Small flat screen TV with cable and wireless internet.
The home owner and a well known Ojai architect designed the home.
This home was built green and every inch of the home is used. The owner wanted a home that wouldn't waste energy or create a negative footprint.
A salt water 10 person Jacuzzi with pool towels, spa robes, outdoor fireplace furnished with firewood, state of the art stainless steel BBQ with farm outdoor sink, outdoor living room that will accommodate 25 people comfortably, water features, 150 citrus trees, 150 pomegranates, 150 raspberries and black berries, plum, peach, fig and jujube trees, espaliered apple fences with raised bed vegetable gardens, kumquat hedges and much more.
Chef's dream kitchen with two refurbished 1930's Chamber ovens, double wide vintage refurbished Kelvinator side by side refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, Vietri Italian dishes with state of the art cooking gadgets and utensils. Radiated heated floors, central heating and central air conditioning, state of the art ceiling and wall fans, wireless, cable with HBO, concrete counter that seats 6, custom furniture, colored concrete floors with vintage rugs.
Concierge Services available:
In House Massage and Spa treatments
Catering available upon request
I fell in love with this little town of Ojai 12 years ago when I needed to get out of the city. I had lived in Los Angels for 15 years and had a 9 year-old daughter that I felt needed to finish growing up in a small town. I had grown up in small towns in Texas and knew the benefits.
Carla Melson purchased this farmhouse in 2006
I have been in the landscaping business for 35 years and found this piece of property that had views to die for. It was absolutely the perfect canvas to build my dream home and never run out of space to create rooms of gardens.
Offering breathtaking views that afford the luxury and serenity of a Tuscan holiday. Steps from hiking trails and horseback riding. Beautiful citrus and fruit tree orchards.
So private that you feel in complete seclusion from the outside world.
I would have to agree with all of the above reviews. The property is amazing. This was my first time to the area and my girlfriends and I planned a few activities off of the property. Since, the property itself is a destination, we should have planned to spend our 5 days just at the property or extended our stay. One treat that I loved was the large juicer and sink placed right outside the kitchen door. It was so easy to make fresh juice every day and there was virtually no clean up.
Accessibility to trails was great. Highly recommend.
My wife and I and our two adult kids (and girlfriend of one) had an absolutely fantastic time at Blue Heron. Such a beautiful place, inside and out. So artful, with such care devoted to every detail. And so comfortable and intimate. A true delight on all accounts. We spent five nights there, the views are spectacular, you will feel like you're in an Italian villa. Picking oranges in the morning, collecting fresh eggs and sipping delicious coffee. Can't wait to go back.
Gorgeous well kept property with beautiful citrus trees and gardens! We chose to cook all of our meals at home simply because of our access to fresh herbs along with a very well equipped kitchen. I would definitely return! You will love this very unique home!
I booked this house for a few days of relaxing, re-energizing, and masterminding with a few girlfriends of mine. From the moment we saw the grounds and smelled the citrus on the orange trees to walking into the bright open spacious house that Carla has cultivated, was simply enchanting. We stayed on the property most of the weekend, to our surprise, and enjoyed fresh squeezed OJ, fresh herbs for seasoning our food, and even grilled some artichokes and figs from the property.
The location is close to town and the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I flew into LAX and had a pleasant 2 hour drive up to the property. I would definitely recommend renting a car or it may be difficult to get around.
I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others!!
The property was absolutely amazing. Fresh fruit trees everywhere. Amazing hot tub. Great kitchen.
The property and the house are well kept and lovely. We were only there for a few days so we didn't get the chance to use the kitchen but I was thoroughly impressed with how well equipped it was. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. The house is delightfully breezy. The gardens are glorious and we were invited to pick whatever we wanted from the garden (beans, squashes, lettuces, and a wide range of herbs were all ready to eat). Basic things like wifi, and the entertainment system all functioned very well. It's easy to map some great running routes from the property. We frequently make trips to Ojai and we will most certainly rent this farmhouse again.
A place to unplug and connect with real life!
Nestled in a scenic valley surrounded by orange groves and natural beauty, Ojai is easy to explore -- by foot, bike, trolley or even horseback -- while taking in the sights along the way.
Explore miles of scenic trails. Visit local farms to pick produce or see how olive oil is made. Or stay close to town … and enjoy shopping, dining and an array of cultural offerings.
Be inspired by art, go wine tasting, indulge in a spa treatment, or play a round of golf. The choice is yours.
Fabulous weather makes our town a popular year-round destination for golf and tennis. The courses are challenging and incredibly beautiful. And for tennis – well, let's just say we were named the second best tennis town in the U.S.
The magnificent climate and natural beauty have fostered Ojai's reputation as a place to restore and rejuvenate health. That heritage thrives today at our world-renowned spas and resorts.
Ojai is a small town brimming with possibilities!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
3 night stay
Oct 16 2015 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200 cleaning fee added to total rental rates
$750 Reservation Fee (converted into a security deposit upon arrival)
Check In Time 4:00 pm
Check Out Time 11:00 am
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.