|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||C$333 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$1,334|
|Pet Fee||C$200 + Tax|
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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.