I've been to Ojai, and used Airbnb and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), many times. Each experience is different. House, hosts, neighborhoods all have their own vibe. This time, I stayed for 4 nights with 3 female friends for a yoga event. The house is quite suburban. Big, bright, clean, well-maintained although it could use some updating here and there (especially the bathrooms); way 80s. The pool is clean (although unheated); there's a hot tub (altho no water in it). The host made every effort to make it comfortable for us and show us how things worked, which we politely declined. We felt the written instructions left on the kitchen table were sufficient in familiarizing us and taking care of the home during our stay. Very few fussy rules (which is a plus), although he was super adamant about wanting to personally show us how the BBQ works. We decided not to use it. Overall the experience was fine. A bit of constructive criticism. First, it was crystal clear from the minute we walked through the door, that this host lives his day-to-day life in this house. That's fine - it's his house. Well worn & faded furniture; personal photos throughout; fridge full with his food (very little space for ours); bathroom counters and showers full of his personal items (1/2 used bar of soap, men's shampoo, lotions and potions everywhere). Kinda cluttered. That's fine - it's his house. He can live the way he wants to. While we understand that this is Airbnb - the deal is we're living in someone else's space - it felt to us like he left in a rush about 5 minutes before we arrived. We instantly felt uncomfortable. Not only did it feel like we were displacing this man, it also had the effect of feeling like we didn't have privacy. Real or imagined, it didn't feel right. I'm certain this host intended well... he was available, accommodating and courteous in every way. He did prepare for our stay - and he did get out (although he made sure we knew he was only 5 blocks away). I'm not sure though that he's thoroughly considered the guest experience (other than leaving the house clean), the real potential for guests to feel weird about staying in a place that's just so obviously his own.