About the property
- Cottage640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom cottage that sleeps 4.
Spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage with an open floor plan.
Turn key, one-bedroom house located in one of the most beautiful and desirable neighborhoods in Ojai. Located on a quiet street, the house is just a few blocks from Ojai's vibrant downtown, hiking trails and the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.
All utilities included
Spacious living dining area
Spacious Bedroom with King size bed
Bed and bath linens
Fully stocked kitchen with all dishware and cookware/ utensils etc
Full sized Refrigerator/freezer
Washer and Dryer
Cable TV /Netflix included (40' Sony TV with Time Warner Cable and Blue-Ray CD player)
Fully enclosed back yard with outdoor eating area
Landscaped garden and mountain views.
Ample off-street parking
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
We are native Southern Californians who migrated north to San Francisco for a while. When our children came along, we wanted to be close to the grandparents but we were looking for something a little quieter than Los Angeles. A friend suggested Ojai as a perfect place to raise kids. He was so right! Whenever we come back from a trip, we always comment on how we couldn't have found a better place to put down roots.
Why Mary chose Ojai
We have been in love with this neighborhood since we moved here 12 years ago. We have owned several homes in Ojai and when the opportunity came up to purchase a property on our favorite street we jumped at the chance. The street is lined with giant oaks and feels like old California.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is spacious and has a rural feel, and although close to town, you'll feel a bit tucked away here. Very Serene and peaceful.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Perfect 'home' in Ojai
My husband and I had a terrific 2 month stay in Ojai recently. This rental was great, very bright and clean, well located, very comfortably furnished with a full spacious kitchen and living room. The bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed and window covering to achieve a nice dark room for sleeping. The private outside living area and garden were grand with warm exposure in every direction. The location is very convenient to downtown and a great food market: as well, it is a good brisk walk to access the hiking trails. The owners were attentive and responsive yet we had complete privacy. This was a real "home' to come home to after hiking and other outings. We will return for sure. Thank you Mary and Dave
The Perfect Place
The iconic town of Ojai is nestled in between two mountain ranges. We spent six weeks in Ojai during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season in 2017.
This vacation rental has an excellent location. You can easily walk or bike to the historical downtown with vibrant restaurants, art galleries, a museum, wineries and shops. Within the the town's core is Libbey Park with a newly renovated playground (our grandchildren live in Ojai), walking / biking trails and an outdoor performance area. Take the opportunity to walk to Ojai's Sunday market, too.
The owner, Mary, provided menus of the local restaurants, so you can choose from many different types of cuisine served in Ojai.
Mary also provided maps for hiking trails in the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Los Padres National Forest. I have hiked many of the trails (except Nordhorff Ridge as I need to get in better shape) and enjoyed the oaks (native tree), sycamore trees, manzanita, ceanothus (native bush blooming in February), and the wildflowers when in bloom.
As an older and retired person, comfort is an asset if you are staying for a month or so. The furniture in the vacation rental was extremely comfortable. I also like places that are light (in contrast to dark and dreary during the winter season in Seattle), and it was a pleasure that this rental had lots of windows!
The backyard is nicely landscaped, and we often ate our lunch outside. Having a dining area in the backyard is a plus.
To anyone reading this review, enjoy your stay in Ojai!
A Perfect Temporary Residence!
My husband, small pups and I have been guests at Merrihouse for an extended stay from July through September. The home is lovely, well maintained and stocked with everything needed for a longer visit. The full kitchen is great. Hubby appreciated the large TV and cable. All of us enjoyed the fenced, private yard with outdoor seating to relax and enjoy the beautiful Ojai weather. The perfect location is quiet and walkable to the village with its restaurants, shopping and services. Mary and Dave are terrific hosts. Mary is a delight to work with and super responsive. This is our third stay and we hope to return for future visits!
Welcoming and Convenient
I fully enjoyed my stay at this Ojai retreat. It was very close to everything, yet you felt like you were tucked away in a quiet Ojai neighborhood. The bed was comfy and luckily the heater worked well since it was cold while I was there. The garden was lovely, and on warm mornings it was nice to just sit outside in the sun with some coffee. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for the nice review! It would be my pleasure to have you stay with us again.
My husband and I enjoyed a marvelous week at the Merrihouse. It's in a lovely and quiet neighborhood but close enough to walk or bike to all the busyness and activities of downtown. The property is nice for dining outside and peaceful for sitting on a bench and meditating or bird watching. The home is lovely and inviting and provided everything we needed for the week. Wonderful king bed and my husband appreciated the great cable and TV for watching football during Thanksgiving week. Great owners!
Comfy and relaxing
We both felt the space was perfect along with the location. Really easy to get to and from the main strip / arcade of Ojai. The bicycles were so very helpful with the busy traffic of Ojai Day. Made getting around really seamless. Lovely eucalyptus trees surround the area with wood peckers and a variety of other birds that made sipping our morning complimentary coffee in the pretty backyard, the perfect treat. We also received a yummy bottle of wine to enjoy in the evening. Owners were relaxed and always easily accessible for questions, etc.
Ojai is a scenic village bordering the Sespe Wilderness. The Ojai Valley's unique geographic alignment of running East/West (which is considered to create special energies) has given Ojai Valley the reputation of being mystical and spiritual. Ojai attracts, yogis, celebrities, hikers, mountain bikers, and vacationers. It is home to events such as the Ojai Valley Music Festival, the Ojai Valley Film Festival, the Yoga Crib, The Ojai (collage tennis tournament), Ojai Studio Artist Tour, as well as being the home of several outstanding wineries. Lake Casitas is just a short drive away for lots of fun water activities. Santa Barbara is a short scenic drive up the coast.
Krishnatmurti, the famous philosophical speaker and thinker, made his home here and his foundation hosts many retreats. Ojai is also home to several highly regarded private boarding schools.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
100% refund if cancelled 21 days prior to arrival. Bookings that are for a date of stay that is one month away or longer can be paid in 2 payments. A credit card number or personal check can be used for refundable security deposit.