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Tranquil Retreat: Spanish style cottage on magical, manicured 2 acre property

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,060 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom guest house w/ full bath, full kitchen, washer and dryer, patio, wifi

Spanish style 1060 sqft. Guest House w/ two beautiful bedrooms (King and Queen), a bathroom with shower, soaking tub, private toilet and washer and dryer. The bedrooms have lots of closet space and beautiful views of the patio. There is a full kitchen and dining area. The living room has a TV, DVD player and DVDs. There's wifi. The guest house has beautiful tile floor and a wrap around patio. It's tucked away on a 2.16 acre property with chickens, gardens, a pond, a peacock and outdoor kitties that love people. Property is secluded, but close to major highways and scenic backroads, making day trips to destination towns such as Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Malibu easy.

Property Manager
Lucy Ayala
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Lucy Ayala

I enjoy traveling and I love using sites such as VRBO. I think they are a great alternative to hotels and I am happy to be a part of this trend.

Lucy Ayala purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Lucy Ayala chose California

This is an absolutely unique and stunning property that I hope to share so that it may inspire and bring peace to others.

What makes this cottage unique

The property has an excellent location, close to major highways and enjoyable destinations, but at the same time removed and tucked away in a semi-rural neighborhood. The property was designed and decorated by an artist, giving it many unique and magical features that would be impossible to find anywhere else. There are seasonal fruit trees and gardens, chickens, a friendly peacock and adorable outdoor cats. This property is VERY peaceful and exotic. Those who stay here feel relaxed, inspired and protected from the outside world.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Oak View in Ventura County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful tile bathroom with a deep soaking tub, shower, private toilet and washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The entire house has tile floors. It can get chilly on the feet. It's not a bad idea to bring slippers. :)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Tranquil Retreat: Spanish style cottage on magical, manicured 2 acre property
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Wilmington, NC

A unique and gorgeous property!

  • 5 of 5

We saw pictures of this casita before we rented, but I would have to say we were blown away when we actually arrived. Lucy gave us a tour of the place and it was like touring a museum of Mexican architecture and landscaping. The gardens included a waterfall, a koi pond, and mosaics, not to mention dozens of palms, bird of paradise, rosemary hedges, and assorted blooming plants. Inside the furnishings and decorative touches were amazing. My wife and I both felt it was the best property we have stayed at. PS: Loved the two cats, the chickens, and the peacock!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations, lovely manager and a spectacular setting!

  • 5 of 5

My much better half found this guest house near Ojai soon after we decided to go there for our Feb 2017 week away from PA. I happened to be traveling through Ojai this past Oct on a CA road trip with my youngest adult daughter and we stopped by. The photo is lovely but the reality is at least 10X better. There's also an even more remarkable main house though only one or the other is rented unless to the same travelers. The gardens and stone walls have to be seen to be believed. The manager was both friendly and accommodating. On my return, my partner asked how it was and I said fine and no more. When we arrived and she finally saw it, she couldn't believe just how lovely it all was. I took some heat for not setting even higher expectations. We hope to return as soon as we're able perhaps with a much larger party.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlsbad ,Calif

A special place...

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Lucy for all that you do to make this cottage such a special place. I highly recommend it to all that are looking for a special getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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129 Grapevine Rd., Oak View, CA

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the stay met our expectation. The house is spacious and clean. The grounds are beautiful. Lucy answered all of our questions and concerns quickly and well.

Our only disappointments were that the Wi-Fi did not work and there were no fresh eggs in the chickenhouse.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy K, We are so sorry to receive our first 4-star review. The chickens' egg production slow down significantly in cold weather. There were some technical issues with the new WiFi equipment that was installed right before your stay. We are happy to say that it has been sorted out. Thank you and please come again!
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Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

The guest house and property exceeded our expectations. I came with 5 girls for a weekend getaway and we absolutely loved it. Lucy was also fantastic in coordinating our stay and making sure we were comfortable. I highly recommend this VRBO and hope to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Really unusual property filled with chicken coop, peacock, cats and tons of gorgeous California plants and landscaping. Charming, quiet, peaceful and secluded. A gem!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39.2 Miles
Santa Barbara Municpal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Buddha Bar
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course
Nearest Train
10.4 Miles
Ventura County Fair Grounds
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 33/Ojai Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Om Thai Restaurant
Nearest Beach
11.1 Miles
Ventura Pier
Car: recommended

The Hacienda is supremely nestled between the magical Topa Topa mountians and the Pacific ocean. Although the property itself is tucked into a quiet, semi rural neighborhood, its proximity to major highways (Hwy 101 and Hwy 33), scenic back roads (Hwy 150) and charming towns (Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Malibu) makes the possibilities for day trips endless! From here, the world of California really is your oyster! The artsy-spiritual town of Ojai, the funky surf town of Ventura, the famed city of Santa Barbara and the quintessential beach city of Malibu can all be reached in less than an hour. Each place has its own unique character and it's own array of exceptional dining, wineries, shopping, entertainment, sports, spas and much more. For the hustle and bustle of the big city, one can head an hour and a half South to Hollywood. For a taste of the high life, one can head 1 to 2 hours North to the renowned wine regions of Solvang, Los Olivos, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. The possibilities really are endless. Within a twenty mile radius, one can do everything from mountain biking, horseback riding and camping to surfing, whale watching and fishing. With all that said, once you step foot onto the tranquil oasis that is the hacienda, you probably wont want to leave... or at least go very far. There are chickens, seasonal gardens, orchards and a peacock! There are lots of hidden spots to curl up with a book, meditate or lounge with loved ones. A quaint corner market just a block away offers everything one needs for a getaway, such as snacks, steak, toiletries, drinks and of course, champagne! After a stay at the Hacienda, one will leave feeling as serene as the slinky felines that guard the property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Oak View, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is completed.
Guest has a choice of submitting a $500 security deposit OR purchasing cheaper Property Damage Protection through VRBO.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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