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Majestic Views, Beautiful Gardens, Radiant Floor Heat, Jacuzzi & Steam Shower

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Old California Vibe with plenty of Luxury and Sleeping Accommodation for 5

Treat yourself to 300 degree breathtaking mountain views, amazing sunsets, and starry nights - Ojai is a dark sky community!

This beautifully appointed villa is dramatically perched on a an 8 acre bluff overlooking the Ventura riverbed with the most beautiful views in the Ojai Valley!

This true eco-designed villa has beautiful natural finishes throughout, including integral colored plaster walls and radiant heat concrete floors.

The kitchen is professionally styled for those who love to cook.

The shower is luxurious with 4-heads and steam - made for two!

The villa was designed by the owner, a professional landscape designer and has very unique and beautiful gardens.

This special place has been featured on many home and/or garden tours, in magazines and television, and has served as the location for many photo shoots.

Beautiful gardens are set against the backdrop of organic farming.

Dine indoors or al fresco under the vine covered patio arbor with the option of hiring a personal chef to create something wonderful just for you.

Watch shooting stars at night from the cliff-side jacuzzi.

Walk to hiking trails, mountain biking, seasonal swimming holes and horseback riding.

A great hub for Southern California exploring, the villa is:

*a quick 20-minute trip to the beach (including the world famous Rincon point break surf beach and the kid-friendly Bates Beach).

*20 minutes to the quaint hippy beach town of Carpinteria.

*18 minutes to the 101 freeway.

*36 minutes to Santa Barbara.

*25 minutes to upscale Montecito shopping.

*75-120 [traffic] minutes to Los Angeles and LAX.

This property is ideal for your personal retreat or a romantic weekend getaway.

Stay on-property for your entire visit, or drive or ride your bike downtown into the magical hamlet of Ojai, where the iconic film Shangri La was filmed. Currently famous as the idyllic village hideaway for Hollywood insiders and celebs, Ojai has much to explore. 

Downtown restaurants are California cafe casual and offer something for everyone, from authentic burritos to tapas Mediterranean-style, from gourmet deli to LA vegetarian, from homemade pizza to local wine tasting, and four coffeehouses thrown in for good measure.

Natural-foods markets are locally owned, and the picture-perfect Sunday Farmer’s Market is friendly and regionally famous.

Shopping is upscale, with boutiques lining the main drag, and a variety of festivals and events each weekend throughout the year. 

For the outdoor explorer, the surrounding back roads meandering through orange and avocado groves and up into the mountains are breathtaking. Ojai's backdrop is the Los Padres National Forest and endless trails wind through the valley. One of Ojai’s most popular network of trails and seasonal swim holes is a 1/4 mile stroll from Red Tail Ranch and can be explored on foot, mountain bike, or horseback, with trail rides organized through a ranch at the trailhead. 

For the sports enthusiast, Ojai is a nationally famous golf and tennis destination, home to the golf course at The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, and placed second in a national “tennis town” contest due to it’s perfect weather and pristine open tennis courts. In addition, the lovely Lake Casitas is just 5 miles up the road, with the best bass fishing in California , and a local waterpark for the kids.

Shoppers will find a quaint downtown street of locally owned upscale boutiques and art galleries, including an independent toy store and several quality consignment stores for shoppers who love the hunt. And don’t miss locally famous Bart’s Books, an open air mecca for used books and the people who love them.

Historically, Ojai has served as home to global spiritual and artistic leaders such as Krishnamurti, the Theosophists and Beatrice Wood. Currently, scores of healers, bodyworkers and mystics comprise an active healing community. And local art is everywhere, with frequent studio tours available.

Come treat yourself to a truly special place, a wide open space to e-x-h-a-l-e ....

More Details

Kim McLin
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Kim McLin

When I purchased this land in 2000 it was a chemically farmed citrus orchard. I made the three year transition to organic, designed and built the home and the gardens, diversified, and Red Tail Ranch is the culmination of those efforts

And yes - there are beautiful Red Tail Hawks here!

Kim McLin purchased this villa in 2000

Why Kim McLin chose Ojai

If you want to experience living in nature but with ultimate comfort, to 'escape it all' but without giving up anything, then you need to spend some time here at Red Tail Ranch. It is a magical and restorative place, a 9000 year old registered archeological site - a milling site of the Oak Grove Indians - productive - the perfect place for growing things!

What makes this villa unique

The incredible views, the quiet, the darkness, the stars, the history, the energy, the magic!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ojai in Ventura County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Four shower heads and steam.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    daybeds - 3 single daybeds
  • Queen bedroom suites and 3 daybeds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
New York, NY

Beautiful and serene home in a breathtaking setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a happy return visit for me to this gorgeous home in Ojai. Kim is a wonderful host and the house is full of personal touches, not the least of which is a bowl of newly picked oranges from the property. It's easy to while away the hours in the garden, just taking in the beauty of the surrounding mountains. There is wonderful hiking in an extensive land preserve that is a very short walk from the house. There are enticing restaurants (some of them a short walk away), galleries, shopping and one of the best used and antiquarian bookshops around (Bart's Books in downtown Ojai, an 8 minute drive away). I will happily return again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Beautiful Spanish Villa on natural landscapes grounds surrounded by Majestic Mountain Vistas

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning panoramic view of the Ojai valley and surrounding mountains. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. Escape to the hot tub perched on the bluff for a perfect sunset over the mountains (that vista is special and the only other place I could think of that rivals it Santorini, Greece from a top the caldera overlooking the sea; this view across the Ojai valley is similarly breathtaking). All the other details of this place were perfect from the fresh oranges in the yards to the entertainment system playing music inside and out, to the steam shower and heated floors. You’ll be charmed by this place. The only thing to know is that it is one half of a two home villa so you may have neighbors on the grounds. But everything is so private that we virtually never saw one another and you’ll feel you have the place to yourself. You’ll wake to the sounds of roosters in the valley and maybe a horse and you’ll enjoy coffee on your porch Looking out at the mountains… And you want to come back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Red Tail Ranch for a few days after our wedding for a mini-moon and we couldn't have been more pleased! The weather was perfect and we spent our days lounging under the sun in the beautifully landscaped yard. In the evenings, we cooked in the amazing kitchen and ate outside under the warmth of heat lamps. Later, we retreated to the cliffside hot tub and relaxed under the clear night sky. We really enjoyed our stay here. We very much look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ojai CA

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view, beautiful accommodations, perfect for a wedding reception and ceremony. So peaceful and calming. I would suggest this property for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

real beauty.

nested arround mountains ,with designed wild garden.

we did not want to go out.

jacuzzi with a bottle of barollo.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spectacular property. Exactly want you want in Ojai

  • 5 of 5

Had a beautiful stay here. I picked this place as a place to propose to my girlfriend and it lived up to the photos in beauty and peacefulness.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Deer Lodge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ojai Valley Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Deer Lodge
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ventura Beaches

Walking distance to trailheads from the home and then to the Deer Lodge for drinks, dinner & dancing!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ojai, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.29
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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