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Ultimate 5 Star Ojai Retreat Rancho Francese

Ultimate 5 Star Ojai Retreat Rancho Francese


Property Details

Updated: Oct 3, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps (Maximum - no larger party inquiries)

This tranquil very private in town Ojai Property is as unique as Ojai. On this private and gated almost 4 acre park like setting, rests this California Ranch Style home with detached guest suite. Located on one of Ojai's most desirable streets, with easy access to the village center, Rancho Francese offers a premium Ojai location and experience for weekend guests. The designer owners have paid fine attention to detail, and created a flowing floor plan that allows for an easy and relaxed style of living, while providing comfort and natural elegance to entertain. Perfect for private retreats, family gatherings or small groups. No wedding inquiries please. No smoking please. Maximum occupancy 10. Contact owner to view our website.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a Southern California Family that enjoys the outdoors - especially our time in tranquil Ojai!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lila and crew took really great care of us. The house was impeccably clean and well organized. Things were labeled really well and it was easy to navigate the space. It was super cozy and luxurious - great beds, jacuzzi, game room, etc.

I highly recommend staying here to anyone looking to treat themselves to a great get away.


May 2013
May 2013
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Ultimate 5 Star Ojai Retreat Rancho Francese
Ojai Central Coast California
Chicago, IL, USA

Beautiful House, Beautiful Grounds, Beautiful Town

  • 5 of 5
I have spent a week at Rancho Francese in August for two years in a row and loved it both times.

The house has a perfect combination of seclusion, luxurious surroundings, and easy access to the town of Ojai. The grounds are on a hillside that feels secluded, with absolutely amazing views and sunsets.

I loved all of the different intimate spaces on the property, from the hammock and rocking chairs on the front porch (perfect at sunset), to the poolside couch and chairs, to the big lazy-inducing beds, to a hillside trail leading to a secluded grove of trees on the property.

My parents, who are in their mid-70s, and my friends, who have a four-year-old daughter, all had a great time as well. The guest cottage (large bedroom with vaulted ceiling and full bathroom) is separate from the rest of the house, which gave everyone their own personal space at night.

The ameneties and bedrooms were all excellent: the beds (slept like a log), linens, the natural light in each room.

The town itself is welcoming and fun (Bart's Books, a large open-air bookstore, is one of my favorites), and the location worked great for short trips into to the nearby national forest, as well as to Santa Barabara and the Pacific Coast. And the landscape and weather are extraordinary. In summer, the afternoons are hot and the mornings and evenings cool; the light, the landscape, the freshness all made this an ideal getaway from city living.

I did a lot of grilling in the poolside outdoor kitchen area (grill, fridge, etc.) as well as cooking in the house's proper kitchen. Ojai has an AMAZING farmers' market on Sunday mornings as well as a range of co-ops and specialty grocery stores (and some exceptional casual restaurants, especially Papa Lennon's, a panini/pizza place that was a walk down the hill from the house) -- so it was also a great food-and-wine getaway.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Ultimate 5 Star Ojai Retreat Rancho Francese
Ojai Central Coast California
Las Vegas, NV

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5
We rented Rancho Francese with our extended family for a long weekend, and we
were more than thrilled with our stay! The house is even more stunning in person
and has that

quintessential mid century ranch feel you only find in California mixed in with
gorgeous -and I mean gorgeous- home furnishings and modern amenities. The
linens, cookware and mattresses were of the highest quality which is important
to our family and a rare find in vacation rentals. The owners couldn't have been
more helpful and pleasant to deal with. We didn't want our stay to come to an
end and we will definetly be returning again and again (a whole week this
summer). Thanks Rancho Francese for a wonderful weekend of memories!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

After vacationing for over 10 years in Ojai, we decided to buy our own piece of paradise. Nothing could match the views we saw at this home! We also loved the properties privacy. When we're in Ojai we shut the front gate and disappear from the world!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LAX and Santa Barbara Airport at 73 Miles Nearest Barpub : Deer Lodge at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Ojai Valley Inn & Spa at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Ojai Trolley - Stops at corner of Rancho & 33HWY at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 33/Maricopa HWY at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Ventura Beaches at 12 Miles Car: not necessary

Ojai is a small town of 8,000 people that is centered around the 5 diamond Ojai Valley Inn and Spa and the Topa Topa Mountains. The town boasts wine tasting, a movie theatre, fine dining, outdoor activities, tennis, golf, horseback riding, biking hiking, yoga, wellness services, antiquing and adorable boutiques. Ojai is 1 1/2 hours north of LA and 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara. It is 12 miles to the Ventura Beaches, and in the winter less than 20 minutes up the mountains to snow. Please mention in your inquiry if you are visiting Ojai for the Yoga Crib or Tennis Tournament as there may be additional discounts available.


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $800
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Pet Fee $200

Must contact the owner and reserve dates with your damage deposit. Final Balance due 3 weeks before stay - or when arranged with owner if booked within that 3 week window. Cleaning Fee is left at time of exit from the home. Renters can mail owner a check or call with credit card payment.

Nightly Rate: $900 - $900

Rancho Francese is available for rentals beginning with check-in at 2pm on and ending with check-out at 11am. Rate per Day is $900 a night for guests. Rancho Francese is a non-smoking property. Longer extended stays are available for a discounted daily rate, please contact home owner by


From the Owner

Most properties in Ojai this private and with multiple acres are far out of town. Rancho Francese offers quick access to the main Ojai Village.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2700 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • All Baths are Full Baths. Additionally there is an Outdoor Private Shower Area (Best shower in the house).


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, This is the Guest House Sleeping Accommodations


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Seasonal Pool, Year Round Hot Tub, Outdoor Shower, Large Outdoor Kitchen, Newly Constructed DG paved Badmington/Volleyball Court, plus Garage Game room with Ping Pong, Foosball and Double Shot, Wireless Internet, Cable TV, Bluetooth DVD player/Play Station 3, Seasonal Stream, Secluded Oak Grove with Camping/Picnic Platform and Bridge, Fully Gated Property, Giant Driveway, Olive Grove, Master Walk In Closet, Double Master Bath Sinks, Second Bath directly off Pool/Patio Deck Area. Fine Bedding, Towels and Cookware including an Italian espresso machine - details rare in Ojai rentals. Views views and more views - there are unbelievable mountain views from almost every angle of the property. Additionally there is a firepit area (see pics) -perfect for bonfires and roasting smores (roasting sticks included)!
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