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Lovely and Private Retreat Close to Downtown - A True Ojai Experience.

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

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.

Fully furnished

All utilities included

House features:

Spacious living dining area

Spacious Bedroom with King size bed

Large closet

Ample storage

Bed and bath linens

Fully stocked kitchen with all dishware and cookware/ utensils etc

Full sized Refrigerator/freezer

New range

Garbage disposal

Washer and Dryer

Internet ,WiFi

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


Pets considered

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Mary

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.


Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sliding door leads to a lovely garden.
    - 1 queen , Sleeper sofa in living room. Sheets and pillows provided.
  • The King bed is brand new We have a separate custom mattress cushion for the queen sleeper that makes it very comfortable
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can provide contact information for different services around the valley including: Massage therapy Private chef Wineries/wine tasting Hiking trails Golf Sightseeing Yoga Fitness club


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Lovely and Private Retreat Close to Downtown - A True Ojai Experience.
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
Edmonds, Washington

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Napa, CA

A Perfect Temporary Residence!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Natalie, Thank you for the nice review! It would be my pleasure to have you stay with us again.
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Napa, CA

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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R&R weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cute Ojai house! Quiet neighborhood and beautiful backyard, we were so relaxed the whole weekend. Our dog loved the backyard as well! This house is close to everything and the bikes were an added bonus! We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! Hope to have you back again sometime!
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Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Island Packers Ferry to Channel Islands
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Soule Park Golf Course, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
Nearest Train
10 Miles
AMTRAK, Ventura Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ventura County Beaches
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $65
pet fee $25

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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