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Brooke Haven, California indoor/outdoor living with choice of pool & fire pit.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Come relax, play, swim, sunbath, sit around the fire, camp, dine and enjoy life.

Enjoy a relaxing, fun and pleasant visit California living. We offer a professionally cleaned space for every booking. Our sleeping arrangements include:

1 posturepedic queen bed in a spacious bedroom upstairs. (2 ppl)

1 double down futon on the balcony with sunbrella curtains for privacy and comfort for CA outdoor sleeping. (2 ppl)

1 deluxe double self inflating air mattress can be on balcony or in large master bedroom. (2 ppl)

1 queen sofa sleeper in the living room downstairs. (2 ppl)

4 single cots with sleeping bags for you to enjoy the camping experience of sleeping under the stars or in a tent (summer option) if preferred, after a campfire and s'mores. (4 ppl)

We also have “Brooke Nook” another Airbnb in our main house as an over flow option. It has 2 rooms: 1 room has a queen bed (2 ppl) and the other has a futon (2 ppl). (Look it up under “Brooke Nook”)

Toilet and sink are separate from the shower and sink which really helps the morning and nighttime routine for multiple guests!

Clean and comfy is our motto. You have your own washer and dryer. Enjoy cooking in the open kitchen with full oven, range & microwave (Sink is a bar sink not full size), or on the grill on the patio. The 2 outdoor living options include a large covered balcony and fenced patio. If games make a vacation fun for you, we have plenty of choices and a turntable to play some golden oldies! We hope you have a lovely time with us.

We allow dogs but require you pay $20 a night for each dog. And a $100 fully refunded dog deposit.

You will have 2 car parking spaces in front of the main house. You will have your own access to the private guesthouse through a walkway that leads to your own gated patio area. You can have use of the pool and the fire pit which are both in the main house garden. Our guests in the vacation rental on the other side of the property also have use for the main yard, pool and fire-pit.

More Details

Property Manager
Gillian & Kelley
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Gillian & Kelley

Kelley & Gillian will be your hosts at "Brooke Haven" which is named after Kelley's family name. You'll enjoy the fact that Kelley is a local Ojai girl with her family living here for 3 generations. She is so knowledgeable about the local hot spots, hiking trails and has great recommendations on how to pamper yourself in Ojai. Kelley is always open to guest joining her on one of her hikes as this is one of her favorite ways of relaxing and exercising. Gillian is a local realtor and originally from Ireland. She enjoys Ojai with all its splendor and appreciates the intimacy of a quaint friendly town. Kelley and Gillian love the great out door, living a healthy lifestyle, travelling and creating vision for a fun and abundant big life together. Kelley and Gillian make frequent trips to Ireland and love to use it as a hub to explore Europe.

Gillian & Kelley purchased this guest house in 2012

Why Gillian & Kelley chose Ojai

Kelley has lived in Ojai her whole life as did her parents and grand parents. She fell inlove with this house when it came on the market for its rural feel even though it is minutes from downtown Ojai. It's proximity is close to hiking, lake Casitas, Ventura and Carpinteria beaches. The property is located among nice neighbors, lots of Oak trees and has a cooler feel than downtown Ojai because of the season river preserve close by. Gillian always wanted to live on this street and loves it for all the same reasons Kelley does.

What makes this guest house unique

Your privacy and autonomy is important to us. However, we can be available to help you acclimate to the area and point you in the right direction regarding local information. Gillian is always available by phone or text if not available in person. We are also available to address any household questions and maintenance needs.

Amenities

Ojai Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Posturepedic bed in large bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Beautiful and peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

After spending so many days in the fog, coming to Ojai was a welcome warm up ! I picked the home especially to have a pool and the pool was lovely and refreshing. The weather in Ojai is warm and getting hotter in summer, so just what you need. The home has two story so it is very private with a downstairs living room, kitchen and upstairs masters bedroom. It was decorated with lots of fun antiques and art. The master's bedroom bed was very comfortable. There are lots of outdoor area sitting. Definitely a great place to stay and discover the area. It is only a few miles out of town and super peaceful. The owners were available to answer questions and help anytime we needed something. I hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure having you! We hope you come back and see us again soon! Best, Gillian & Kelley
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5

Pleasantly Surprised!

  • 5 of 5

Brooke Haven was truly a place that we immediately felt comfortable and welcome. Gillian and Kelly are so pleasant and show they truly want their guests to enjoy the home and the private large back yard with access to the fire pit, pool, pool toys, grill, and yard games. They have thought of everything when it comes to a stress free stay. My family travelled with my sister's family. There were 8 of us total (four adults/four kids), accomodations were plenty. The kids had a blast as well as us adults, Kelly was very helpful at suggesting local favorite eating spots, and activities. We not only found a great place to vacation but made some new friends as well! As our first time using a VRBO we were pleasantly surprised!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our choice to stay at Brookhaven. Kelley & Gillian have provided a great place with plenty of extras, from milk and cereal to a s’mores care package. The pool and yard were lovely and very appreciated in the 100+ heat!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you! Thank you for taking great care of the place. We’re so glad you had a great time! We hope you come back again!
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5

Quiet Ojai retreat

  • 5 of 5

My mom, son and I travel to Ojai quite often and we love it there-we've always stayed close to the downtown area, but thought we would try staying on the outskirts of town. We were only staying one night, and Brooke Haven was available. This lovely guest home had everything we needed and more-Gillian and Kelley provided towels for the pool and even flip-flops! It was a little cold for us for the pool, but my son went in the pool for a few minutes! Everything in the home was well appointed and fun! They also have many DVDs to watch. It was perfect for the three of us and only about a five minute drive into town. Thanks for.a really fun stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Abby, we’re so glad you enjoyed Brooke Haven as your getaway home for your time in Ojai. We hope you come back again soon so we can get to meet you all. We’re happy you liked all the comforts. Thanks again. Gillian & Kelley
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4

Aesthetically pleasing with some twists in the narrative!

  • 4 of 5

When I booked the place, it promised "sleeps 10." There is no way you can fit 10 people there. Also, putting clear signs for where the actual entryway is would be helpful. That being said, the hosts are super-nice and warm. They have a fabulous aesthetic sense. Our kids also enjoyed the pool. If you are going with 2 to 4 people, this is a great place unless you are ready to sleep outdoors. Also, the price range changes after 2 people.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Per VRBO"s suggestion I am address future renters that will be reading the response. Unfortunately this guests disappointment was a result of not reading the description of the sleeping arrangements or our welcome message we send the day arrival which includes instructions to enter the rental. The description on VRBO is as follows: "our sleeping arrangements include a posturepedic queen bed in a spacious bedroom upstairs, A double down filled futon on the balcony is used for outdoor sleeping or brought inside if preferred. On the ground floor there is a queen sofa sleeper. We also have 4 single cots with sleeping bags for you to enjoy the camping experience of sleeping under the stars if preferred". With regards to suggestion to have clear signs to the rental, we prefer to keep the house aesthetically pleasing by not having directional signs on the front of our house. In place of signs we send out a very detailed welcome message through VRBO with the instructions to follow. We hope our future guests will find this review insightful and a reminder that its very important to read the information about the spaces they are considering to ensure it suits their individual and family needs. We met most of the family and enjoyed chatting with them around the pool about their stay in Ojai.
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5

FOUR PAWS!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place to stay for a couple of nights with one of our dogs - and we picked the perfect place! Gillian and Kelley are more than accommodating and go above and beyond. They even watched our dog "Fluffy" the first day we arrived and we wouldn't leave her with just anybody but we felt more than safe leaving her with Gillian and Kelley. Fluffy underwent a pretty extensive surgery the next day and she's now temporarily down to three paws, but she would recommend this place to anyone - with or without pets - and gives Brooke Haven 4 Paws! The place is beautifully decorated and Gillian and Kelley have provided anything and everything you could possibly want or need during your stay. If - or I should say WHEN we come back to Ojai - we know that Brook Haven is our place of choice.

Thanks again for sharing your home and your beautiful garden with us and "Fluffy"!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
In Ojai Town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ojai Valley Inn
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Ventura
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
in Meiners Oaks
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ventura Beaches
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $60

- This is a NONSMOKING property. No smoking indoor or outdoor anywhere on the property.
- No pool use after 10PM
- No fire pit use after 10PM Please extinguish fire before retiring for the evening. (High fire risk zone)
- Dogs are welcome but must be kept in the private patio and guesthouse area.
- Please pick up after your pet on property and when walking in neighborhood.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult on property and in pool.
- Remove all personal belongings from pool area after each use.
- No animals in pool or common areas.
- No diapers in pool.
- No glass allowed by pool or fire pit.
- Must climb stairs - Bedroom and bathroom is upstairs
- The bathroom is off the master bedroom.
- We live on the property and have neighbors
- We have a Cat named Piper. Very shy
- Some spaces are shared: Main house yard with pool and fire pit if guests would like to use. Swimming pool is naturally heated by the sun. Therefore, we use it according to the weather and can not guarantee a heated pool experience.
--Use all amenities at your own risk. Home owners and hosts are not liable for accidents or loss of life on the property.
--Only, one guest out of many didn't like hearing the neighbors a/c run. Our house is in a neighborhood, Ojai is hot and a/c's are common. However, we do have duel-pane windows which shut out all outside noise.
- Sofa bed sleeping is in the open floor-plan living area downstairs. Refrigerator can be heard.
- Climate control provided. Ceiling fans on both floors, window fan, floor fans, wall heaters, space heaters.
- Pool guy (Bob) comes every Wednesday for less than 30 mins.
- One street over is the small private Montessori School of Ojai. Their proud claim is the quiet teaching environment which we are happy about. There are no screaming children, no bells, no loudspeakers, and no slamming lockers.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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