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Exclusive Mediterranean Villa Retreat In Orchard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Villa On 36 Acres Of Avocado Orchards, 2bd, 2ba, With Spa

This is the place to relax and revel in the peace and quiet; truly a GETAWAY!! A long row of Eucalyptus trees will lead you to our gate. Somis is an Agricultural community, mostly Avocados, Citrus, blueberries and row crops. Weather is generally very pleasant. California at its best! The ocean and marinas are just a short drive away. Tons of first class amenities including:

>>> Outside Spa Jacuzzi, indoor spa tub, Laundry Facilities (washer,dryer,iron), Internet/Wifi, Cable TV, Netflix, 2 large flat screens, 2 fireplaces

>>> Any rental longer than 6 days has our cleaning lady included once a week on your preferred day.

>>> We have a hen house with all the organic fresh eggs you want! (far enough from the house so no noise disturbance)

>>> If you need to get some work done, we also have a full office with copy/fax/scan machine on wifi.

We are close to the 118 Freeway, the 23, the 101, and the 126 freeways. No convenient public transit, you need a vehicle. Communities near us are Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Camarillo and Channel Islands, Oxnard, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

Schools: Cal State Channel Islands, California Lutheran University, California Institute of Arts.

FUN: Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Theme parks are in Santa Clarita, about 45 min drive. Universal Studios and Hollywood are about 1hr away. Disneyland a little less than 2hrs.

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags! We will have a welcome gift waiting for you!

More Details

John & Sophia Bugay
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About John & Sophia Bugay

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French. John and I have traveled the world and enjoy meeting and hosting new friends. We love the peace and quiet of our Orchard Property and hope you find the tranquility we do. We love to take long walks and breathing FRESH air. We are very health conscious and do not allow any smoking or noxious substances around us or our homes. We are Winemakers, and have very sensitive olfactory abilities, (no cats, no cigarettes). We very much enjoy drinking wine as well as making it. We may have some at the house if you wish to purchase. We love Hawaii, Mexico, Italy and France, hope to explore more of Europe, but most we love to be home in California.

John & Sophia Bugay purchased this villa in 2013

Why John & Sophia Bugay chose Somis

We love the QUIET and SECLUSION and yet close to multiple areas with stores/movies/amenities. Our Villa is a 1200 sq ft Guest House, with a detached full service office if needed. There are no other persons living on the property. We live in Moorpark, approx. 15 minutes away. So we also come here to 'get away'! I love all the birds, we see Eagles, Owls, Red-tailed hawks, also bunnies and at night sometimes you can hear the Coyotes yapping, although I still have not seen one.

What makes this villa unique

We love the fresh air and luxury of privacy. We love being in nature and open spaces, growing our own vegetables and herbs, entertaining in our courtyard dining area and fireplace is great. We love being in the country, yet in 15 minutes we can be dining in a fine restaurant or at the movies.

We offer you lots of ORGANIC avocados when we have them. (pretty much all year long)

We also offer you fresh ORGANIC eggs from our hens, if you have kids they love to go collect the eggs. (Hen house is far enough away from main house, so no worries about noise.)

There is also a very nice sized custom made charcoal barbeque grill you can use in the courtyard.

In the morning I love to sit in the alcove in the back yard and watch all the hummingbirds visiting our sweet flowers, really quite a show! There are so many!! Lovely butterflies as well!

**We fully decorate during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

**We are always upgrading, we had new carpet installed Dec 2017.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is beautiful . Sophia and John are great hosts. We really enjoyed staying here so when our travel plan changed, we extended our stay from 4 nights to 8 nights without any hesitation.
May 2016
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Somis Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • In April of 2015 we installed a brand new Hot water delivery system to improve the speed of delivery to showers and kitchen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pillow top comfort foam mattress
    Master - 1 king , Pillow Top comfort foam mattress, walk in closet, spa tub
    Office - detatched - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra charge per night of $50 pp per night (max 2) in office
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
36 acres of Avocado Orchards, you can walk for miles in the orchard, take a nice run, or walk to the top of the building pad to see a 360degree panoramic view, on a clear day can see the ocean.


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Exclusive Mediterranean Villa Retreat In Orchard
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Charming, well appointed, peaceful, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about what an absolute joy it was to stay at this home. It was a perfect setting for a last minute weekend rendezvous with my family. My wife and daughter are living with friends in California while my daughter pursues some acting opportunities while my son and I reside in NC. We typically fly out to visit every couple months and stay at hotels. It never dawned on me to search VRBO as an alternative in this area for these weekend visits.

What a treat it was to stumble upon John and Sophia’s little slice of heaven that they’ve made available to others! The setting is perfect, a private gated drive leads to the home nestled in the middle of a working avocado orchard. There is no overlooked detail in this home to insure visitors have a perfect stay. From the comfortable beds ( with lots of pillows), clean bathrooms with great towels, to the well appointed kitchen for eating in (because we really didn’t want to leave once we were there), to the comfy couch and generous sized TV in the living room, to the outside patio with great outdoor living furniture!!!! Perfect, perfect, perfect! Sophia was responsive to questions via simple text messages throughout the weekend.

The fresh lemons, eggs from on-site chickens, and the bottle of Chardonnay from their personal vineyard was an unexpected surprise and a great compliment to the overall experience.

Thank you John and Sophia for your hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

House is wonderful and the owners are great. Fantastic value for the level of amenities and the serenity. We stayed five days and it was just a perfect place to relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, MO

A Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our getaway from the city at this wonderful oasis! It was just as pictured, and John and Sophia provide all of the necessities, and then some!! We especially enjoyed their complimentary wines from their vineyard!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, Missouri

Unique, well-maintained property, gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Recently enjoyed a 3-night stay in this wonderful country villa and had a fantastic time. John & Sophia could not have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable. From this vantage point, we easily accessed the Reagan Library, Malibu, & the Santa Monica mountain area. Top notch accommodations inside and out!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, uk

Great staying on California hills!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at John and Sophia's little ranch.

The house is beautiful, cosy, very well furnished, with lovely spaces and carefully chosen details.

It sits in the middle of an avocado orchard. Plants and flowers everywhere.

It also has an outdoor jacuzzi immerse in the beautiful garden.

John and Sophia are great hosts. John makes wine and we had the chance to taste a couple of his great vintages, delicious. Sophia looked after us as if we were family.

Strongly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ale, it was wonderful having you and your lovely lady stay with us! We are so glad the timing worked out! We will look you up when we go to London or Milano! Ciao Amico!
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Everyone needs a few days on the Avocado ranch

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Excellent amenities. Sophia and John went out of the way to make sure we had everything we needed. John brought us honey from the hives on property. Fresh eggs from the chicken coop, fresh avocados from the farm hands, and fresh vegetables from the garden. Couldn't have imagined a better few weeks. Only thing we didn't like was having to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review, we are so very happy to share our bounty with our guests! We hope to have you and your family back again! Cheers, John & Sophia
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Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150

Any gathering of more than 10 persons is considered an EVENT, the charge is $1000/day. If you want to have an event please inquire separately, min rental is 3 days for an event.
Cancellations 45 days prior to arrival will get 50% refund.
In the event you are not eligible for a refund, we would honor your dates paid as transferable to other available dates in our calendar for this property. Not including holiday weekends.
PET POLICY: No fee for your dog as long as no trace of is left on property. CATS are strictly-STRICTLY-strictly forbidden due to owner's severe allergies to any feline dander.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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