"We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Creekside Cottage! The house and grounds are charming, with lots of areas indoors and out to relax and unwind. Our contact, Lisa, provided excellent communication before and after our arrival, including a lovely welcome gift of wine and snacks. The kitchen is well-stocked with anything you might need to prepare and serve meals. Filtered water, coffee, tea, detergent and paper products were provided as well. The king and queen beds were comfortable and bath linens plentiful, including fluffy towels and table linens to dress up our meals at the kitchen and patio tables. There are window air conditioning units in each bedroom which we did use daily given the warm weather. The living area is "cozy" but we sat 4 adults comfortably. We did not use the TV, fireplace or hot tub, however, wood was provided and clear instructions were given for the hot tub and TV. There is plenty of room for sitting outside and enjoying the foliage and the birds who regularly visit the birdbath and feeders in the front garden. Great care has been given to the home's nature theme, with lots of whimsical touches throughout, including a welcome book full of great local information and fun "treasure hunts" for our daughter to discover on the property. The extensive grounds include mature shade trees, flowers, fruit trees, nearby horses and garden decor so you always have something pretty to look at whether you are sipping your morning coffee from the front porch rocking chair or enjoying a glass of wine on the back patio. As this rental is dog friendly, we were able to bring our two dogs and they had a grassy, enclosed yard to play in, plus doggie door access into the kitchen. The only disappointment was the creek which was very low due to California's drought, so we were not able to enjoy the sites and sounds of running water. We hope to come back in the fall to enjoy this and the other amenities this Ojai vacation home offers."
Guest: Michelle W.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: June 23, 2016