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Cottage in Ojai's restful East End

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Property type cottage

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About the property

Located in Ojai's East End, Pine Tree Cottage is the quintessential retreat, perfect for romantic getaways or as a space to contemplate the final chapters of your novel. Whether you wish to hike or mountain bike up Horn Canyon, visit the Thacher or Ojai Valley Schools, or spend some time at Meditation Mount or the Krishnamurti library, this location offers much for the nourishment of your soul. Ojai itself beckons from here as well, with its festivals and fun, shopping and dining experiences. Lake Casitas, Ventura and Santa Barbara are also nearby, awaiting your exploration.

Pine Tree cottage, at a cozy 450 square feet, has one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a shower, and a meal preparation-ready kitchen. The living room sofa converts to a twin bed, perfect for a child or third guest. A wooden deck out back is a comfortable place to watch the quail in the morning, or listen to the owls in the evening, and the table and chairs outside the kitchen door provides for a wonderful al fresco dining spot.

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Kathleen Barth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Kathleen Barth

I have been visiting Ojai since childhood, and have lived here sporadically since 1988. My husband and I met at UC Santa Barbara, were married in Ojai, and lived here as newlyweds. We currently live in Riverside, CA, but frequent the valley for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Kathleen Barth purchased this cottage in 1974

Why Kathleen Barth chose Central Coast

My parents purchased this property as a family retreat and potential retirement spot. My husband and I now own it and love sharing with visitors!

What makes this cottage unique

We love the rural feel of this area, and also enjoy its proximity to civilization. The hiking and biking are amazing, and the village of Ojai has fun activities year-round: festivals and events, great shopping, and open space. We have easy access to both Lake Casitas and the ocean, as well as a number of attractions along the coast. Most of all, we enjoy the quiet of hanging out here in the East End.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Cottage in Ojai's restful East End
average rating of 4.6041665 based on 48 reviews
Valencia, California

Rustic Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at your cute cottage. It's a great place to relax. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, cozy getaway in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located on such a beautiful, atmospheric road... it's so secluded + conducive to unwinding. The cottage itself is so humble + cozy without compromising comfort. It was rainy while we were there + the cabin heated up very quickly. Kathleen was a wonderful host-- she was easy to communicate with and made sure all of our needs were met. This is the perfect getaway to forget about time, read, write, go for meditative walks, + appreciate Ojai like a local.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Place to Stay in Ojai

  • 4 of 5

Overall my stay in the cottage was lovely. The only issue was that I had trouble getting the quirky furnace started, but Ashley and her husband quickly came to the rescue. I would recommend this place as a rustic little getaway in Ojai.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The stars and !!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderfully quiet spot !!! The cottage was perfect for my dog and I. We loved it. Kathleen was a wonderful host. HIGHLY recommend staying here. Truly a magical place !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amanda, it was a pleasure! I'm excited that you found the cottage to be exactly what I feel it is--a wonderful quiet place to relax and recharge. Best of luck with your plans!
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Thanksgiving in Ojai

  • 4 of 5

I loved this cabin, it was so cute and comfortable. We happened to be there during a cold snap, getting into the 30's at night, this is a rustic cabin and it was difficult to regulate the temperature, you have an older gas heater, we finely figured out where to set it to keep us warm without over heating, once we figured it out, it was perfect. Quite, beautiful, clean, and well stocked, the only thing I found that needs to be addressed right away is the smoke detector was removed, batteries out, setting on the refrigerator, it needs to be put back up, I will stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know about the smoke detector--I'm sure it needs a new battery and that someone took it down when it started "talking" too much--you are absolutely correct that it needs to be in place and working! I'm happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Our Ojai Cottage Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed immensely our anniversary weekend at the Pine Tree Cottage. Everything we needed was provided and we relaxed, even enjoying the sound of raindrops on the roof one evening. We would suggest to future guests to stop for groceries on the way . . . that way there's no need to leave. We would love to know the history of the immediate area and if it had ties to the nearby retreats.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the peaceful retreat you desired! My understanding is that the entire area was once part of a larger retreat, and that large revivals were held in the area. I would love to have more detail to share, but I have been unable to find a definitive historical account. Come again soon!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Soule Park (public course)
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boccali's Pizza
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

The East End of Ojai, renowned for peace and quiet, perfect for a relaxing stay away from the crowds, yet close to the action. Located in the far end of the valley, Pine Tree Cottage offers comfy privacy and amazing access. A short walk to the Horn Canyon trailhead, and multiple hikes of all distances and difficulties are available. A brief drive, and all of Ojai's activities and advantages are at one's fingertips. Sightseeing in Ventura or Santa Barbara make for fun and easy day trips.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The compact bathroom has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen-sized bed with pillowtop mattress, plush area rugs, and a comfortable reading corner with wonderful natural light in the end opposite the bed. A small desk with room for your laptop or tablet completes the furnishings. A roomy closet is available to store your belongings. The living room sofa converts to a twin bed, suitable for a child or one additional guest.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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