Our property is located in the magical East End of Ojai amidst avocado and orange groves. The guest cottage is a separate home and is situated under a canopy of mature trees which offers privacy for our guests.
Nestled in a picturesque valley, Ojai is renowned for its' idyllic beauty and solitude. It has long drawn seekers, including the Indian sage Jiddu Krishnamurti and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Lucy in the Skies was purportedly written nearby.
The private cottage is a very cozy place to call home. We call it the Honey House and it is ideal for guests looking for a relaxed getaway from the hustle and bustle. We welcome people from all walks of life.
Set under a canopy of mature tall trees with green plants everywhere. The fully shaded cottage is nicely furnished with wood furniture and a comfortable queen size bed with high quality linen and pillows. The kitchen is fully outfitted with everything to make you feel at home. We also provide a good selection of teas and coffee.
The early mornings, evenings and nights are remarkably quiet due to the East End being sparsely populated. At night there isn't a sound to be heard except the odd owl hooting and crickets. There is a small private preschool nearby and the sounds of happy young children can sometimes be heard during the day, and that would only be weekdays.
Although we love animals (we have 2 dogs and a cat of our own) we do not allow animals in or around the guest house.
If you are coming from the big city you will no doubt be impressed by the crisp clean cool mountain air that comes in every night and lingers through the early morning. These are the best times to take a stroll along the orange and avocado grove streets that surround the property.
We as your hosts have worked in the hotel services field and you can count on the cottage to be detail cleaned and well appointed with all the amenities to make you feel right at home.
The Honey House is a very special and cozy place.
Ideal for singles and couples, or if you are travelling with a friend we have a nice pull out futon that seconds as a comfy bed.
Nearby is the Ojai Turtle Conservancy, Thacher School, Beatrice Wood Pottery Studio, the oft missed but spectacular Meher Mount with the most amazing views of Ventura County and of course Meditation Mount, which is the ultimate place to watch the sunset and is only a 5 minute drive from our property.
Dedicated parking on a private driveway, fast Wi-Fi and laundry facilities (if over 5 days stay). Bring a flashlight as there are no streetlights. Many people come to our neighborhood to stargaze or watch meteor showers. If you are lucky to come on the nights leading up to a full moon you can take a close-up of the moon through our telescope.
During the day you can take a stroll on one of the most beautiful tree lined streets in the Ojai Valley. There are many hiking trails nearby if you want to have solitude and adventure.
Общение с гостями
The guest cottage sits on a 1/3 acre lot along with the main house. We are a family with a 16 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. Both our children are good natured and know how to respect the privacy of our guests. As our guest you can expect a good degree of solitude. The back yard is a shared space, though it is used rarely. We have chickens (no roosters!) and two sweet dogs, a Border Collie and a Parson Terrier who act as our doorbells. None of the animals are permitted in the guest cottage.
Другие важные подробности
Restaurants and Cafes:
Breakfast is not included, however there are lots of lovely places to eat in Ojai: Café Emporium is the local favorite for breakfast, brunch or lunch with upscale omelets, sandwiches and salads. Another local breakfast place is Bonnie Lu's downtown in the arcade which serves up your more traditional eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy. Other popular restaurants are Ca Marco (Italian) Exotic Thai, as well as several good Mexican places from quick burritos to upscale Tequila Bars. Also you will find several Japanese Sushi bars, Asian Fusion, Hip Vegan, French Bistro and many seafood restaurants, all which have menus in our welcome folder inside the house. Ojai offers wineries, several local owned coffee houses and wine tasting rooms. Ojai is also home to many art galleries, wellness spas and world class yoga studios.
Ventura beaches are accessible within a 25 minute drive from Ojai.
The Honey House as well as the entire property is a non smoking area.
We are world travelers and understand the concept of a "good stay". Sabine is originally from Vienna, Austria and Greg is from the Midwest. We have lived in the Ojai Valley at this property for 14 years. Together we have raised 2 sweet children.