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Glass sliders lead to the back deck on the north side of the home.The Chalet sits on  the north side of the hill. A large yard with huge oaks, fruit trees occupies most of the hill top
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THE OJAI EXPERIENCE, Vintage Style + Custom VIEWS!

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THE OJAI EXPERIENCE, Vintage Style + Custom VIEWS!

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths

Authentic, Creative, Ojai California lifestyle!

This custom built home was originally designed as a passive solar efficient home by Architect Michael Head (1980) and was featured in Sunset magazine. Now occupied by a creative director and daughter the place is furnished eclectically and maximizes the form and function discovered after 15 years of living here.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


13 Reviews

Michaela User Profile
June 2018
Johann's home is gorgeous and the setting is ridiculously beautiful. I'm not even going to try to describe it because I couldn't do it justice. Neither do photos. You just have to experience it. The house is set on a hill so you are treated to views of the beautiful Topatopa moun…
Johann User Profile
Response from Johann:
Michaela, you are so very welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting your family, you all felt... like family. Some distant Teutonic cousins. haha. Please come enjoy some more soon. Thanks for the great review!
June 2018
Cielo User Profile
October 2016
If you are one to love nature, surrounding yourself with birds chirmping and the sun beaming, bare feet in the grass and open space.. if you can put your phone down for just one minute... than I am sure you are to enjoy Johann's space ☺️ Johann was very thorough in explaining all…
Adam User Profile
January 2016
This home is in the perfect location in Ojai. It's a funky old structure with features you're not likely to find in any new construction. The views are majestic and it's a perfect place to gather with a few friends to enjoy time out of the city.
Lorna And Jim User Profile
Lorna And Jim
December 2015
Johann's property up in the hills above Ojai was perfect for a Thanksgiving family gathering. The house was bigger than it appears in the photos and there were plenty of kitchen utensils etc for cooking and the beds were very comfy. We loved having the option for a fire inside …
Emily User Profile
August 2015
Johann's house was beautiful and he was very communicative before our trip. We had a lovely time. There were five of us and we all slept comfortably. The trampoline was a blast, too.
Lori User Profile
August 2015
Overall, Johann made us feel welcome and was very generous by sharing his house with us on AirBnb. The location is beautiful and the yard space is great. We had fun on the trampoline and taking pics in front of the big oak tree. The house was rustic and had its charm, but could …
Leila User Profile
July 2015
He checked with us on daily basis to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.

Hosted by Johann

Ojai, California, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Johann User Profile
72 Reviews
3 References
Hi, I'm an Ojai native, a father and an expert at creative living. I grew up in Ojai and I absolutely love it here! I have lived in Europe and travelled a lot. I moved back to Ojai after my daughter was born because its a perfect place to live and raise a child. It offers a s…
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