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Description from owner

In the beautiful mountains surrounding Ojai, are three unusual and beautiful houses; a 1908 Craftsman,a 1920s bungalow, and three barns built from antique barn designs, then connected to form a special dwelling. The land, once revered by the ancient Chumash tribe, as a spiritual retreat, offers streams, ponds, pastures, fruit orchards, gardens, trails, wildlife, and a feeling of nature unspoiled. The houses are furnsihed with antiques, vintage furniture, and contemporary pieces, that stylishly combine for comfort and ease.

Beds: 4 Queen Beds, 4 Double Beds, 8 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8631832

Owner profile

Denise And Elizabeth C.

Languages spoken: English



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Games room

Reviews (1)

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1 review

“Tour of the Property for Future Rental”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2014

This property is a small piece of Heaven in the Ojai Valley Mountains. I was lucky enough to have a tour with the owner when I inquired about renting the facility for a family gathering and/or Wedding vacation. They were gracious enough to accept my request on short notice and the owner was patient, funny, and kind! The property has orchards, ponds, flowers, trees, and even an aviary. The houses themselves are historic but modern enough for comfort and the rustic and vintage feel of the whole property makes it perfect for a wedding. There's various locations on the property for ceremonies and celebrations and The Dent House itself is equipped with commercial appliances. The rooms are clean and appear comfortable and there's plenty of beds and areas to sleep. We were there in August (during this drought) and surprisingly it was still well maintained despite the heat and even though other places in Ojai were dry, hot, and a bit humid, there was a breeze that kept it cooler than I would have imagined at this time of the year. Overall, I plan to rent the estate for my family at some point next year. There was so much care and personal touches put into the property that you naturally get that comforting family home feel while you are there. I loved it and I can't wait for my family to stay there!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for the heartfelt review. It was fun to show you the property, and Richard enjoyed sharing what he loves about this special place with you. We will look forward to having you return with your family. With all best wishes, Denise

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

The Dent House has been exquisite! Coming here has been a truly unique experience! Our whole family has come here to celebrate my wonderful grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and no place could have been a better place to go. We’ve loved Ojai, Ventura Beach and all of the beautiful trails and swimming holes! The green hills and fruit orchards are unbelievable. All of the Barns and the Dent House are so amazing! I will always value our trip here and will never forget it! I hope everyone else who stays here loves it as well!
M-R C. Tucson Ariz.
July 2004
The 550-acre sanctuary in Matilija canyon rests on the edge of Los Padres National Forest. A burro named Bumper, free roaming peacocks, peahens and a gaggle of geese and ducks make this place home. Fruit laden orchards scent the air. Seductive yard swings yawn in the breeze, hummingbirds sip nectar from morning glories, holy hocks, and Matilija Poppies that grow wild in Ojai’s valley. The serene valley’s canyons and the surrounding Topa Topa Mountains, famous for the pink glow they give off at sunset, boast hidden treasures right out the Barns’ backdoor. We hiked toward a landmark known by locals as Old Man Mountain, because the distinct visage of a wise old man peers out from the distant mountainside. We cooled off at a swimming hole, fed by a nearby waterfall. When you’re on the trail listening to seeds crackle and pop open on mulberry bushes it’s hard to fathom that L.A. rages only a 90-minute drive away.
T. K. July 2004

I had a great time!! My mom and dad put on a retreat in the Dent House. I’m nine and a nomad.
August 2004

Thank you for a fabulous time! The house and canyon exceeded our expectations! So cozy and warm, this group of 7 moms will surely return. We cooked, drank wonderful wine, hiked, shopped and laughed! The donkeys were a highlight as they kept us amused. Awesome memories to last a lifetime. Thank you.
L., B., J., S., L., L., and B. from Vista Calif.
November 2003

We gathered here from Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Texas and Hawaii. (oh and Virginia). The ranch proved an idyllic setting for family and long lost, (not forgotten) friends to have a reunion with nature and with each other. We found our time here to be exempt from public chaos with tongues in trees and breath in running brooks. We leave today for off places, but will be back.
P and C B.
August 2003