Just 5 minutes from downtown Ojai, this sweet spot sits under an old oak tree. The sun-filled living room, gourmet kitchen, and ample yard, offer the perfect place for an artist, writer, or anyone looking for a break from the city.
The charming guest apartment is set in the front of a two home gated property on the exclusive Foothill Road. It sits under the canopy of a 100-year old oak tree. The goal for the property is to create an environment that fosters creativity and inner exploration. If you have a desire for some time to complete a project, are looking for inspiration to start something new, or just want to hide away with your journal and favorite book, then this is the perfect place for you.
The over 800 sq foot space has an eclectic western feel with a mix of vintage decor, art, and books that I've collected from across the country and some travels from around the world.
The living room is filled with natural light during the day, thanks to the two skylights and floor to ceiling glass doors. You'll also be able to see stars on a clear night through the limbs of the oak tree.
The bedroom has a Queen size bed (the mattress is hypoallergenic and latex free), sitting area, friendly house plant, and large closet. The bathroom has a shower and large vanity. Towels, sheets and castile soap are provided.
The gourmet kitchen includes a dishwasher, gas oven/stove, washer/dryer and comes stocked for all your cooking needs (electric kettle, french press, and Magic Bullet blender, etc.). Ojai tends to have hard water, so you'll be provided with reverse osmosis drinking water.
There's an array of novels and coffee table books to flip through during your stay or just enjoy a cup of tea on the private patio or on the front porch while watching the walkers and bikers go by - you may even want to join them!
Check-in is 3 PM and check-out is at 12 noon.
You will have your own parking space and private entrance at the front of the property.
Interaction with guests
I am a Reiki practitioner and consultant, living on the property full time with two small hypoallergenic dogs (who aren't allowed in "your" house). The layout will allow you to have total privacy and quiet. I always happy to help with recommendations for restaurants, spa treatments, hikes, etc.
This is a non-smoking property.
No pets, fires or parties.
I ask that noise levels be appropriate for a cozy residential neighborhood.
Please be intentional while you're here and take care of the space as you would your own (or better). I do my best to minimize our impact by using eco-friendly cleaning supplies, recycling, limiting water use, and the non-biodegradable materials used, while still having fun and ask you to do the same.
I moved to Ojai in 2014 from Boston where I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital as the Program Coordinator for Healing and Caring Modalities. After visiting Ojai in 2012 with my daughter, I was so intrigued with its history in the healing arts and just felt a calling to move here. Ojai has a special energy and is a profound place to relax and reflex. As a board certified chaplain, Reiki master, (documented and researched over 25,000 Reiki sessions) and a long time meditator, I am passionate about guiding others to go within to explore their true essence. Hope you can join me in Ojai. Namaste, Julie