The open living room is full of natural light during the day.
Creative's Retreat
Creative's Retreat
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 space

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!

Guest access

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.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £39
Weekly Discount: 30%
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House Rules

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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

65 Reviews

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Ewen User Profile
May 2017
We loved Julie's house. The design is really generous and calming. The location is idyllic. Julie was completely helpful and gave us some good recommendations in and outside Ojai. We would be very happy to stay again in future.

Leah User Profile
November 2017
We've stayed with Julie three times now and she is an incredible host. She went out of her way to make our one year old daughter comfortable in the kitchen with her portable crib by putting up a curtain so it would be darker. She's a gem!

Aaron User Profile
November 2017
We had an amazing stay! The house and property is very nice and charming. Clean, roomy, and well furnished/decorated. Located in a very nice neighborhood and close to town. Julie is great and helpful. Definitely take all her recommendations. We would stay here again next visit for sure.

Peggy User Profile
November 2017
Julie's place is exactly as described. It is a perfect Retreat; at the top of a dead end road with a trailhead yards away, quite & reclusive, walking distance to town, comfortable bed, plenty of closet space, full kitchen, lovely bathroom with more than enough towels, outdoor patio and a dedicated parking space. Julie is an excellent host and full of information about the area. Be sure to ask her about the hidden bakery. One warning, if you are looking for lively spot this isn't it. This cottage is a retreat from the world. If you need to get some writing done this is the place. If you just need to disconnect and wonder the streets of a lovely Ojai, you are home.

Sam User Profile
October 2017
An amazing place with an even more amazing host! Quite the little getaway for Ojai. We felt honored to be present for the magical time we were there.

Brittney User Profile
October 2017
This was my second time staying at Julie's home and I loved it! Julie's a fantastic host and is so lovely. She has amazing recommendations for things to do in the area. I'll definitely be going back!

Darcy User Profile
August 2017
If you need a quiet, lovely piece of this world to get away and regroup, refresh, and leave rejoicing then you will not be disappointed in Julie's amazing and comforting place... A lot of reviews are written on the fly but this one is straight from my heart.., Darcy Cotten Franklin TN (suburb of Nashville)

Ojai, California, United StatesJoined in June 2014
Julie User Profile

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

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