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Enchanting Farmhouse Estate In Exclusive 500 Acre Gated Ojai Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Ideal Private Family Nature Retreat In This Ultra Private 3 Bed 3 1/2 Bath House

Enchanting Farmhouse Estate in Exclusive 500 Acre Gated Ojai Ranch, Ideal Family Nature Retreat

The picturesque Shady Oak Farm house is sheltered by ancient oak trees and flanked by a small creek that flows under a quaint stone bridge. Located on the prominent East side of Ojai, this charming 2800 hundred square foot farmhouse is the personal second home of the owners. The 42 acre gated estate is secluded from the outside world and is one of only eleven homes that make up the historic 500 acre Hermitage Ranch Estates. This is the ultimate Ojai destination for those looking to escape the city and spend a relaxing tranquil vacation surrounded by nature in complete privacy. Other than the wildlife that frequents the property, you can spend your time at Shady Oaks completely undisturbed without seeing anyone if you chose.

One of the most notable features of the home is a large front porch with motorized roller shades. The shades provide both sun and insect control so that our guests have the option of leaving the porch completely open, or with the push of a button, the shades can be dropped to shade the patio and stop flying insects - the ultimate in outdoor living. The porch is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast in the morning while you watch the mini horses graze in the pasture; or a glass of wine and dinner under the moon and stars.

This is a 42 acre working avocado and “Ojai Pixie” tangerine farm. The Ranch Manager will leave fresh farm eggs at the back door every morning or you can collect them from the chicken coop yourself if you want to enjoy the complete farm experience - with instructions from the manager, you can also feed the horses if you like. The owners have a personal orchard close to the house where you can pick your own fresh avocados and a variety of fruit. The objective when buying this farm was to create a Tom Sawyer lifestyle for the owners two children, and now that they have grown up and moved off to college, they would like others to experience this wonderful lifestyle too! If you are looking for a party house, Shady Oak Farm is not it, this home is located in a very exclusive area and those who live here value the tranquil surroundings.

Just outside the gates of Hermitage Ranch, and a ten minute walk from our front door, you will find some of the most sought-after hiking and mountain biking trails in Southern California. However, you can also hike a variety of trails with magnificent views of the Topatopa Mountains, ponds, streams and the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife within the privacy of Hermitage Ranch. You can enjoy the best of what Ojai has to offer publicly or spend some personal time with nature uninterrupted from the outside world. If you would like to venture outside the gates, The Ojai Valley Inn, downtown Ojai, Tennis & Golf and the other sites are all ten minutes away by car - downtown Ojai also makes a great day hike!

The home has two guest bedrooms and a Master Bedroom with attached Master Bath. The Master Bedroom has a king size bed with Guest Bedroom One offering two double beds and Guest Bedroom Two providing another King size; all bedrooms have a full bath.

More Details

Dawn Edwards
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016


Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ojai Beverage Company
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Soule Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hakane Sushi
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Ojai has many seasonal festivals and is home to one of the largest tennis tournaments in the country; The Ojai Tennis Tournament runs from April 22 - 26. Hiking, mountain biking, wine tasting, golf and tennis are all featured activities in Ojai and we have one of the most celebrated spas in California - The Ojai Valley Inn. Ojai has has a number of excellent restaurants and fun drinking establishments.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Ojai, California

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$333 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,334
Pet Fee C$200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We will refund 100% of your deposit if you cancel 30 days in advance of your stay. Check in at 3:00PM - Check out - 10:00AM

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Ojai, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The Master Bath offers a very special experience for those who enjoy soaking in a tub and enjoying nature - wonderful view out the large window adjacent to the tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has comfortable beds and a full bath. Each bedroom has a TV with satellite access. Each room has its own unique views; guest I has a private balcony, guest 2 has a private patio and the Master and Master Bath have beautiful views of the creek (when flowing) and a large oak tree shading the east side of the house. These are our own beds where we sleep when in town and very comfortable.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Shady Oaks Farm is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful scenery within picturesque Hermitage Ranch. However, Ojai is packed with art galleries, restaurants, festivals, golf, tennis, hiking, wine tasting and other activities. You can do as little or as much as you like, but if you are looking to return to tranquility after enjoying everything Ojai has to offer, there is no better place to stay than Shady Oaks. You will be staying in a very exclusive gated ranch community occupied by people who want to live in the country. Although Hermitage is a working ranch, most of the residents live here because they are seeking a particular "lifestyle" away from the noise and motion of the city. The only thing your family will not look forward to at Shady Oaks Farm is leaving it. Please call Dawn or John to learn more about this very special place.