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Ojai Designer Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Chic lush decor, conveniently located, close to activities, yet private

MONTHLY RENTAL TO ADULTS ONLY. Located in the center of the bucolic village of Ojai,, is this 2 bedroom, one bath cottage; an exquisitely appointed home with particular attention paid to detail. Furnishings are tasteful; for a discerning guest the experience will be a visual joy, every room perfectly done and fitting to the space.

The back patio area, totally enclosed, offers an outdoor dining table that seats 6, and the sound of the fountain and beauty of the landscape creates a feeling of total tranquility.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with the exception of a microwave and dishwasher. The house is comfortably heated and air conditioned. There is WiFi and Direct TV basic cable.

Both bedrooms have Queen sized beds, and generous closet and dresser space.

Directly across the street is Libbey Park, the central historic park of Ojai, and out the front door you are just a short walk from the bike path which takes you along a scenic route for miles. There are 5 restaurants within less than a block, 4 coffee houses and 2 wineries within a mile, and all the exciting retail shops that Ojai is famous for. The retail stores and galleries in Ojai are all owner-run, and you won’t find the chain store shopping that exists elsewhere. If you choose to bicycle around town rather than drive, you will find a bike rental shop within a block.

Since the home is so finely decorated we are limiting the rental to ADULTS ONLY, 30 yrs +, with a maximum of 4 people, NO PETS WHATSOEVER, NO SMOKING, no illegal drugs.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Bowman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Barbara Bowman

We love interior decor and have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and parts of Africa. During our travels we have collected antique pieces from different countries and used them to accent each room in our cottage. As residents of Ojai, and part of the downtown retail community, we have watched Ojai evolve beautifully into the artful, spiritual village it is today. The cottage was once used as the Krishnamurti bookstore, and to this day has a calming presence within. We work hard as activists within our town to keep the unique individuality that makes Ojai a special place to visit and live.

Barbara Bowman purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Barbara Bowman chose Ojai

We felt that the tranquil atmosphere, within the cottage and the back patio, lent itself perfectly to having guests who want to be in the center of town and walking distance to everything, yet totally private within their accommodations. Having rented many places over the years, we always wanted beautiful decor, and felt that our guests would appreciate the time and effort we put into creating a unique place for them to stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Walk out the front door, and you see across the street, historic Libbey Park, and the Libbey Bowl, where summer concerts are held on Wednesday evenings. If you turn to the right, in less than a block you will be on the walking path which goes for miles. If you turn to the left, you will be a half block from the downtown arcade which contains many of the shops, restaurants and galleries. Exactly one block away on Ojai Avenue (the main street), you can join the Oaks at Ojai as a day spa guest and take all their fitness classes.

In the evening, you'll find two wine tasting rooms: The Ojai Vineyard is a block away, and Casa Barranca is a half block away. Both produce fine local wines, and Casa Barranca features organic wines. Or, you can sit on the Cottage’s front porch and enjoy the pink sunset moments, while sipping your favorite beverage.

The Art Center is just across the park and has a running play many months during the year, and various gallery showings. Ojai is famous for festivals and if you look up the Ojai Chamber of Commerce or Ojai Music Festival calendar, you may find one that matches your interest perfectly.


Ojai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Clean, crisp white walls partner with soft neutral tans in the bathroom decor. Plenty of fluffy, soft towels. A hair dryer (and curling iron) is provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Crisp, white linens with taupe and tan accents. Each bed is sumptuous, with soft, comfy duvet, high quality linens, and fluffy pillows. Bedside lamps for reading or planning your outings. Plenty of closet and dresser space, and unique floor coverings for warmth.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Yoga classes available in town. Health spas, wellness classes, swimming facilities, massage therapists, are all available within short distance of rental.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Barb and Sol, the owners of this Chic Cottage become instant like family the moment you move into their absolutely perfect home.

It is like being in a spa of your own. Every detail is taken care of from the extremely comfortable beds with high quality linen to the organic detergent for clothes. Art books carefully chosen and an outside terrace for meals. It is a safe and beautiful place which we would definitely come back to.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, Ca

Ojai Visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage to celebrate my 50th Birthday and it was one of the best homes we've rented through VRBO. The home was very comfortable with beautiful furnishings and a really nice garden in the backyard. There is a park across the street and you're only a block away from the downtown shops and restaurant.

I played Golf at both Ojai Valley Inn and Soule Park and it is less than 5 minutes away from the home. Lots of places within walking distance and a great coffee shop I walked to every morning. Very pleased overall with our stay.

Dino & Julia

Irvine, Ca

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dino and Julia, we were absolutely thrilled to be able to host you for your birthday celebration! You left the Cottage in fabulous condition, and we will welcome you back anytime.
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Relaxing and Clean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My old roommate and I came to the Ojai cottage for a catch-up/girlfriend weekend; it was the first time for both of us in Ojai. The cottage did not disappoint--it was exactly as described and the location was perfect for walking into town. Barbara the owner, and Laura, the property manager do a wonderful job of decorating/maintaining the home. Quality linens and towels, comfortable beds, ample dishware and glasses abound. We appreciated having cold Pellegrino waiting for us in the fridge upon our arrival and nice-smelling, natural dish, hand, and body soap--thank you for the attention to detail. We really enjoyed reading Barbara's thoughtful in-town recommendations (we walked the trail to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa and the beautiful hiking trail at the end of Signal). We also thoroughly enjoyed the wicker sofas we lounged in in the front room--perfect for all our chats, with a nice view of the trees and park. I had to do some work and brought my laptop out to the backyard dining area often, which, amid the tranquil water fountain and shade, was a very comfortable place to work. Thank you, Laura and Barbara, for providing such a clean and welcoming home. My friend is not from the area but I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Imelda, You ladies are welcome any time! If I hadn't seen you in the Cottage, I would not have known anyone slept left the home immaculate! Thank you so much for making the Cottage part of your first journey to Ojai - we hope you visit many more times.
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Beautiful cottage, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, staying at this little cottage in Ojai.

It is right in town, next to Libbey park.

The owner has impeccable taste and attention to detail. It was very comfortable.

The flowing water fountain in back was soothing and the patio was a delight to

sit on in the evening..

We would love to visit again.

Note: the kitchen is well stocked, but no microwave.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lois, It was such a pleasure to host your family! I enjoyed meeting your dad and hearing about your family's ties to Ojai, back in the day. Please come back and see us again.
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage located one block from main thoroughfare in Ojai. Wonderful furnishings including the most comfortable beds. Everything about this property is First Class !

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hacienda Heights, CA

Beautiful Cottage & Convenient Location in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful cottage last weekend. Everything is conveniently located within walking distance of this place! Laura and Barbara were very accommodating, flexible and hospitable during our entire stay. It was a little warm during our visit but the AC functioned beautifully keeping my pregnant wife comfortable. In the evenings it was really nice to hang out in the back courtyard near the fountain. In the daytime we loved lounging in the living room area where the couches were very comfortable. The manager's had beverages waiting for us in the fridge upon our arrival and had a nice local guide for recommended restaurants and activities to do. Any time we wanted to get some food or go out we just opened the guide and found what locals like to do in Ojai. We had such a great experience and hope to return soon with the baby!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monte and Diane, It was our pleasure to meet you and your guests and host your last "Harrah" before you become parents! You were perfect houseguests. We hope to see you again soon. Barbara and Laura
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Oxnard Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Barrel 33
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Soule Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Station, Ventura
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 150/33
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Feast Bistro
Nearest Ski
122 Miles
Nearest Beach
15.1 Miles
Surfer's Point Park, Ventura
Car: recommended

Located across from Historic Libbey Park, with summer concerts and festivals; a one-block walk to arcade with restaurants, and shopping for life-style, fashion clothing, jewelry, home decor. Wonderful art galleries. One-block walk to museum, bicycle rental shop, coffee shops and bakeries.

Ten minutes away from the cottage, Lake Casitas offers a water park, boat launch, and fresh water fishing, as well as a modest restaurant with a view of the lake and spectacular sunsets.

A short 20 minute drive away, the Pacific Ocean beckons. Surfing, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, skiing, and whale-watching are available (in season) with a full-service marina and harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99

Due to new regulations in the City of Ojai, the Cottage will be rented on a month to month basis. Please contact the manager with any questions.
Owners cannot guarantee that rental property is hypo-allergenic. Every effort is made to clean property with organic products and reduce odors.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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