This little cabin near the Summit in Upper Ojai is a place to get away from the demands of the city. We bought this hidden gem in 2013 and completely remodeled it: new baths, kitchen, windows, extensive millwork, new electrical, air conditioner and heater, new deck and back patio. We decided to keep its simplicity, because we long to return to simpler times, where you can live close to nature, drink water from a well, breath fresh and clean air and pick a peach from a tree.
Live the Ojai experience by immersing and finding yourself in a Zen like setting underneath majestic oak trees, by listening to the sounds of farm animals nearby or enjoying the gorgeous view of the sunset overlooking a newly planted vineyard. Sip your coffee on the front deck to start your day or enjoy a glass of wine on the kitchen patio and watch the sunset to finish off your perfect get away weekend. Slip out the front gate and disappear into the National Forest, which is steps away from the house and explore however far your heart desires. This retreat will certainly help you slow down, clear your mind, and restore your energy to face whatever you find back at home. When hunger stirs you can either prepare a gourmet dinner right in the kitchen or drive into Ojai, which is about 8 miles away, where you will find an abundance of restaurants.
The house is in upper Ojai nestled at the end of a private country road, steps away from the National Forest, which offers a multitude of hiking and biking trails. It is part of a community of eclectic, creative people from all over the world, who share their love of nature and enjoy the peace and quiet the area offers. Sisar Road is halfway between Santa Paula and Ojai with all its stores and attractions. If you find yourself short of supplies and if you don’t want to go into town, you have a convenience store near the entrance of the street.
This recently newly remodeled cottage is nestled on an acre and overlooks a newly planted vineyard of Syrah grapes. It has been extensively remodeled with a new kitchen, new bath, newly installed windows, oak flooring throughout and a new air conditioner/ forced air heater. In one bedroom you find a California King sized bed and in the other there is a Queen sized bed. Each bedroom has a chest of drawers and a closet as well as a ceiling fan. Next to the bedrooms is a bathroom with a tub/shower and pedestal sink. There is an additional bath in the farm workers cottage steps away from the main house, which offers a shower, a deep laundry type sink, a washer and dryer. In the living room you can sink into the oversized sofa and enjoy the view from the large picture window. If you must work, you can do so in the office adjacent to the living room and with the help of the Internet you are connected to the rest of the world. The kitchen with the custom made peninsula offers plenty of space to cook or bake. In the cupboards you will find pretty much all the dishes and utensils you need as well as ceramic dishes hand made by the owner. There is a gas stove, a microwave, deep farmhouse style sink, refrigerator and a dishwasher. The kitchen opens to the dining room with colorful seating for four.
There is a large deck in the front of the house, where you can sip your morning coffee and listen/watch the birds or you can slip out the front gate and find yourself hiking along Sisar Creek in the National Forest surrounded by large oak and sycamore trees where you can listen to the year round sounds of running water while you hike for hours or days.
* 30 Day Maximum Stay Limit