Escape from reality and discover a hidden paradise when you book this eclectic vacation rental complete with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and a floating bed in the main living space! Situated on 5 acres of magical landscaping untouched by recent wildfires, with splendid amenities in the Ojai Valley, 'Casita de Paz' promises a serene retreat for all! Featuring sacred energy locations and a jacuzzi, you're guaranteed to leave your Cali getaway refreshed and rejuvenated when you choose this fairy-tale abode!
-- THE PROPERTY --
1,572 Sq Ft | Meditation Destination Points | Private Jacuzzi
Boasting designated meditation destination points and amenities that inspire relaxation, 'Casita de Paz’ invites guests to rejuvenate your senses, to heal, to celebrate or simply to explore your Self.
The Suite (Main Living Space): Round King Floating Bed, Full Sofa Bed | Red Room: Queen Bed, French-style Daybed
OUTDOOR LIVING: 5-acres, Hundred-year-old garden, pink jacuzzi, fountains, terrace, 2 sunbeds, picnic table, trampoline, sunset views, clawfoot tub, meditation destinations (no photos please), Healing Copper Pyramid
INDOOR LIVING: HD flat-screen TV, string lights, clawfoot tub
KITCHENETTE: Mini-fridge, toaster oven, stovetop, toaster
GENERAL: Air conditioning, free WiFi, linens/towels, suitable for children
*NOTE: The homeowners live on the property in a separate house and may be present during your stay*
-- THE LOCATION --
NEARBY OJAI: Krishnamurti Retreat (0.3 miles), Hip Vegan (4.5 miles), Human Arts Gallery (4.5 miles), Porch Gallery Ojai (4.5 miles), Primavera (4.6 miles), Jim + Rob’s Fresh Grill (4.8 miles), The Oak (5.8 miles), Olivella (5.9 miles), The Ranch House (7.0 miles)
HIKING: Valley View Preserve - Luci’s Trailhead (4.7 miles), Oso Hiking Trail Head (8.0 miles), Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail (13.8 miles), North Fork Matilija Creek Trail (16.0 miles)
SANTA BARBARA: California Avocado Festival (26.6 miles), Santa Barbara Zoo (36.0 miles), Santa Barbara Urban Wine Tours (37.3 miles), Santa Barbara International Film Festival (40.0 miles)
AIRPORT: Los Angeles International Airport (89.7 miles)
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-- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --
PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 government imposed travel restrictions may impact your travel plans. Please be sure to check and follow government guidelines for travel in this area.
-- POLICIES --
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 30 years old to book
- No events, parties, or large gatherings
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- NOTE: The homeowners live on the property in a separate house and may be present during your stay
- NOTE: This home is designed for guests to experience the home's natural surroundings. Please reach out if you require any additional accommodations throughout your stay
- NOTE: This property requires a 30-night minimum stay
- Long term rentals possible
Casa de Paz is a lovely place to stay, and part of its charm comes from the way it so perfectly reflects the spirit of Ojai. Appointed with sequined bedspreads, strands of grape lights, rose petals on the round bed and colorful netting on the tub, you are welcomed in upon entrance. We also loved the outdoor tub, the hot tub, and the beautiful courtyard area for sitting and chatting with visitors. The grounds contain lovely plants and a tangerine and kumquat tree. From Casa de Paz you can take hikes or enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings. Finally, owner Eva went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. A perfect place for a family of four or a group of friends to stay in terms of space and beds as well.
Loved this place! You're close enough to local conveniences but removed enough to relax and remember more important things. Only a few things I'd change: 1) more heat ...we are thin skinned Californians now and we're definitely cold at night 2) a private bathroom. Thank goodness I was just with my children and no one minded bathing in the same room as each other. But we'd stay again in a minute, 3) more lux towels. The last one is probably the easiest to change. Thanks for a wonderful, magical experience.
This place really is 1 bedroom, 1 living room and 0.5 bath. The living room had 1 bed, and 1 hanging circular bed, which took up the entire living room space. The bathtub was in the public living room, so nobody can actually shower in private. There was no actual stove in the kitchen, but instead there was an electric camping stove that doesn't allow you to cook meals. Therefore, meals couldn't be cooked or heated. We couldn't even make oatmeal/porridges for kid's breakfast with that electric camping stove during our first morning there. The kitchen space was very small. Not being able to shower or make meals during our first night there, we left the next morning (even though we had no reservations elsewhere). We texted the property's contact the next morning, and never received any reply back.
This is the MOST magical spot. Amazing. Highly recommended!
Two teenage sons, husband & I had a relaxing weekend stay at Casa de Paz in Ojai. Private setting, adventuresome decor, quiet & peaceful. Property is lovely and inviting. Didn't want to leave and hope to come back!
This place is so peaceful we didn't want to come back, I would write more but it might be booked next time we come back :)
We had a wonderful weekend at Casa de Paz. The grounds are beautiful; the views are stunning. Great atmosphere and well appointed.
I loved my week long stay at The Secret Garden Suite. The Suite itself is whimsical yet extremely comfortable. The 5-acre property, Casa de Paz, is unique and gorgeous. The owners, Eva and Marcus are amazing people and hosts. I initially reserved The Secret Garden Suite for it’s location-almost on the border of Thacher-my daughter’s school. The experience turned out to be so much more than just convenient and practical. It was magical and probably life changing. I certainly plan to return.
What a gorgeous retreat this became for me. This property is situated at the base of massive mountains that have absolutely breathtaking views when hiked. After a long day exploring the nearby hikes or walking around the massive bright blue lake, it was absolute heaven to come back to this Ojai Ranch. Whether it was relaxing in one of 3 jacuzzis or enjoying a delicious meal of local produce at one of the many beautiful outdoor structures, we felt totally pampered and like royalty. Every detail from the interior design of the magical bungalow to the flowers growing along the stone path has love and intention. We got to know Marcus and Eva and their beautiful daughter Shanti, and they have such vitality and love. It was a pleasure sharing meals and getting to know them. What beautiful people inside and out, their bright shining light is truly a testament to their sacred land! It is inspiring and full of life here. A perfect place for a getaway. Thank you Eva, Marcus, Shanti, and Yogi the Doggy! :)
We took three kids and a baby to this magical house. The kids went wild in the nature and they loved circular bed! The house is in a magical garden where the kids could explore, they fed the horses and got lost. The studio does have a very unusual & wonderful second bedroom, which Eva actually let us have at no extra cost, which is very kind. Eva, Marc & Shanti were exceptional hosts, they were relaxed, thoughtful, generous and respectful. This place is so peaceful and pretty and very eccentric! there is an additional outdoor shower which feels great after a hike, and an additonal outside toilet in a beautiful hut. I loved the reading material in there! The house is a 5 minute drive into town and two minutes to the hectic, fantastic Bucalli's restaurant an Ojai staple. There are many hikes in the area including a wonderful mountain hike behind the Casa which looks out across all of Ojai Valley. If you really want the Ojai experience then this is the place for you We will defintly be going back as soon as we can. This would also be perfect for a romantic get away, especially as the house has it's own private hot tub! Please note. The pool is a 'spa' pool and not as big as we had expected. The kids loved it and it was the perfect size for them but not really for a bunch of grownups.
Casa de Paz is the treat of a lifetime! My partner and I went for a few days and stayed three weeks! It's like a hidden jewel in a mystical land. We felt like explorers finding a beautiful surprise around every corner. And, the Secret Garden Suite is VERY sexy! There's the king size floating bed and an exquisite soft white fur rug waiting for you after a hot soak under the stars. Eva and Marc are two of the most caring, giving and FUN people that we've ever met. Shanti is their beautiful daughter who calls the horses my brother and sister. I smile every time I think of them. Everything was perfect and we want to celebrate many anniversaries in this beautiful place. Thank you Eva & Marc. You're amazing. N & K
Our family of 4 rented this for my 40th birthday weekend. It didn't meet our expectations AT ALL and we left after the 1st night! While the suite is separate from the owner’s home, you don’t feel like you’re private. Their car is parked outside the suite, you walk past their house to get to the pool, and they also use the pool and outdoor shower. While there are 2 jacuzzis, you can only use 1, NOT the one under the stars in the picture because that is their private one. Also note that the suite’s jacuzzi is above-ground and takes all night to heat up. It has a cover, and you are asked to put it back on when you're done (what a pain!). The pool is NOT in-ground even though it looks so on VRBO.com. It's a freezing cold above-ground “pool” with a makeshift platform around it. It is not very big (kind of like a cold, glorified jacuzzi), and it also has a cover that you’re supposed to put on when not swimming (pain!). The kitchen is NOT what I'd call a complete kitchen. There is a mini-bar fridge and dorm room sized microwave in the 1st sleeping area, and there’s a sink and 2-burner electric hot plate in the kitchen. There is no oven or stove. The swinging bed is large enough for 2 adults, but it was very uncomfortable; we kept rolling into the center of it, and my husband’s back hurt for a week afterwards. There are two sleeping areas, but you have to pay extra for the 2nd one, and it does not have a bathroom. It is in the same building, but you walk outside a few steps and through a locking door to get there. We had our kids in there, and we didn’t feel safe having them separated from us like that. The 2nd area is small and had a VERY noticeable moldy/mildewed smell. My daughter, sensitive to dust and mold, couldn’t breathe well in the morning. It took 2 days of nebulized albuterol to get her back to normal once home. Also, in the 2nd area, there are electrical wires running underneath a rug under the bed which didn’t seem safe to us. The whole “suite” seemed more like a renovated garage, and I wonder if it even meets fire and safety codes for residential living. The suite was dirty, with cobwebs everywhere and a giant spider in the bed! There’s no potable water to drink; the sink water was NASTY! None of us could imagine spending any more time there, so we left early the next morning though we knew we wouldn’t get our money back. The owners *were* nice, and to each his own, but this place just wasn't as nice as what we were expecting.
I love this place so much and the owners Marcus & Eva are two of the kindest people we ever met; the suite is beautiful and well appointed and that round floating bed, it just pure heaven! We stayed there the weekend of 09/23 to 09/25/11 and everthing was just perfect. The location is just magical and their gardens with a gorgeous hot and cold outdoor shower you have to experience it to believe it; we didn't use the jacuzzi just outside the suite because it wasn't working properly but it didn't affect the beauty of our getaway; on Saturday night the most beautiful rain sounds while getting a massage by Eva (2 hours massage and indulgence I know) but worth it. We are looking forward to return and continue to enjoy this beautiful piece of paradise in this magical property. Thank you so much for your kindness and hope to visit very soon.
I am a shaman who teaches earth healing around the world, so I am very attuned to the energy of places. And this place made me gasp in amazement, sigh with pleasure, tear up in wonderment, and laugh with delight. Everywhere you look there is care fully cultivated, breathtaking beauty. Often its whimsical; a purple picnic table sparkling with a glittery sun painted in the center. A life guard tower standing guard over the pool and hot tub - there are two hot tubs btw. One under the stars by the creek, the other under the trees in the gardens. Sometimes the magic is felt but unseen like an intense vortex in the middle of a clearing filled with dandelions, guarded by an ancient tree. I spent an hour there under the stars, the power of the vortex thrumming through me. It has all been created with such high consciousness that it feels like Paramahansa Yoginanda's private meditations gardens in San Diego. The Octagonal temple is filled with wonderous depictions of masters from all faiths, you can lie on the floor surrounded by crystals and sacred objects and look up at the domed ceiling decorated with every being you would want smiling down at you as you meditate. I wandered around a wonderful little valley perfect for weddings and ceremonies, explored stone buildings from the early 1900s, hung over the fence to chat with the horses, played with the big shaggy dog. Everywhere you look there are sweet little surprises ranging from sacred statues inviting you to yet another marvelous meditation spot, to the most beautiful outdoor toilet I've ever seen! Eva and Marcos are the perfect guardians for this property. They have indeed co-created Heaven on Earth with the nature spirits in one of the most beautiful spots I've ever had the privilege to stay in - and I'm from New Zealand, one of the most spectacular places on earth! Thank you THANK YOU for making this space available. I cannot recommend it highly enough
I like to be honest and a bit blunt-it is who I am. Although the photos and reviews seemed positive I was a bit nervous about renting a house where on the same property the owners lived. I was worried about if there would be enough privacy, if they would be around, if it would comfortable. We always rent houses but never in this situation. Well let me just say if I could have stayed there forever I would have stayed. Not only is the property the most beautiful place I have ever been I loved Eva, Marcus and their daughter. They were kind and accommodating and made it clear if we wanted privacy they would leave us alone. However I just feel in love with them, they have an incredible peace and compassion about them, there was nothing they would not do for us and there were so many special touches in the bungalow it was clear that they take their hosting very seriously. The property was like heaven on earth. Utopia was the word that came to mind. I love that Eva and Marcus appreciate the land and tend to it with such care. It is simply breath taking. We took so many photos and we have them all over our house and even as computer wallpaper....makes me smile every time I look at them. On top of all of this I had the most AMAZING massage - if I could fly back weekly for them I would. My whole family is in a hurry to get back there, we are telling everyone about this place. I hope Eva and Marcus keep this place as I plan many more visits and hope to make it back this year. If you are looking for a romantic get away - this is the ideal location...you will not find better anywhere. And the town of Ojai was just perfect with great food, great shops and so many activities! We did go to Santa Barbara and LA which were not bad drives but if it were up to me I would have stayed on the property the whole trip.
Our week end at the Secret Garden Suite was so magical. Lovingly & originally decorated & the bed was fun! I had the best massage of my life with Eva and returned for a photo shoot with my grand daughter. I cannot tell you how great a photographer she is! It all is magical, truly. The grounds are beautiful, peaceful and private. We can't wait to return.
We spent some very pleasant days in July 2009 at the Garden Secret Suit and would like to thank Eva and Marc for such a nice time! We have nothing but praise for the care and dedication with which Eva took care. Her massages were really wonderful. We highly recommend that place. You won`t be disappointed. Albert and Sabrina
There are not many words to define how was our experience at the Secret Garden other than amazing and unforgetable. Every little detail that place has a touch of love and magic and you can feel the peace all around. The Secret Garden is a beautiful place where you can go, relax, forget abot all the rest of the world... take a walk around the garden, stay in the sun, a little dive in the pool or a shower looking at the beautiful mountain views... later on, you go downtown for a walk at the charming shops and some dinner at small little bistros with awsome food! I can only say that I am looking forward to go back and live all those experiences again! I am already recommending to all my friends =) Thank you for this wonderful time! Aloha! Caroline & Juliano / Los Angeles, CA
Posted in Gues Book by Guests: DearEva: Thank you so much for the stay in your wonderful place. We loved every minute of this magical and blessed land! We'll definitely be back! Aloha!
My Husband and I have just returned from our Amazing stay at The Secret Garden We spent 3 Blissful days on Eva and Marcs Kettles, Beautiful Oasis. From the King sized hanging bed, that rocked us to sleep each night, to the magestic Morning shower's in the open air, outside shower, with the amazing Mountain, and Valley views. We felt we had found a little bit of Heaven on Earth. On our last night, We lay on the pourch, and saw 10 shooting stars!!!!. But the highlight of our stay was the AMAZING Massages that we received from Eva, in the Beautiful Garden Octogon. We have never felt such peace and relaxation, she is truly gifted in the art of Massage. It is one of the most Serene places we have ever visited, and we both felt Mentally and Physically rejuvenated by the end of our stay at The Secret Garden. We are looking forward to Returning again. Thank you again Eva and Marc and Shanti, for letting us share, your little peice of Heaven xxxx
A truly unique experience. This vacation rental offered extreme luxury at an affordable price. It was unlike any vacation rental I've stayed in. 5 STARS.
Everything about this place was stunning. The amenities, hospitality, the privacy and the heavenly scenery. The finishing touch on this magical place however, was the floating bed. I have never seen anything like it. It was like being rocked to sleep in the arms of God.