Ojai Hot Spring Retreat

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One of seven homes on a 175-acre parcel owned by a group of Partners.  This is a substantial, comfortable home in a natural setting. Each house is owned privately, with right of use and enjoyment of one acre around it, with the surrounding land left as wild space to assure a private sanctuary with no encroaching development. 
This house is a magical place, a unique, healing retreat, created over the course of 17 years with massive investment of heart and soul energy. Incorporating Permaculture principles, the property is largely energy autonomous. It backs to Matilija Creek, a major tributary of the Ventura River, which runs year-round.  Heirloom fruit trees dot the land. It is tranquil, rejuvenating and serene. It’s a place of renewal and creativity. 
The presence of sulfur hot springs on the land is nothing short of miraculous. There are two private indoor and outdoor soaking tubs and two additional wild springs within 100 feet that are shared by the group. This is the closest privately owned hot springs near LA, it is also arguably the nicest. A rare opportunity to own your own piece of paradise.

Main house:  

Completely remodeled in 2007 
Over-engineered and well-built with high quality materials 
Just under 2,000’ (main house) 
Two bedrooms, large kitchen, large main bath, spa/solarium with mountain views 
Additional half bath plus separate shower in solarium 
Tumbled Indonesian onyx floor 
Radiant heat floor in two independent zones - rarely needed 
Huge indoor spa/hot tub and shower in solarium, tiled in tumbled Indonesian onyx Spa hot tub can be filled with hot spring water, or domestic hot and cold.  
Zuma soaking tub with airbath and chromatherapy in main bath 
Two independent solar hot water systems – two 50-gallon tanks  
Two tankless water heaters, one Noritz, one Bosch  
Passive solar design 
Certainteed 50-year roofing shingles  
High efficiency Regency woodstoves in living room and bathroom  
LG Tromm washer and dryer  
Fisher Paykel two drawer dishwasher  
Fisher Paykel refrigerator  
O'Keefe and Merritt six burner “Cadillac” stove 
Kitchen has electric, gas, water and drain stubs for island  
Grohe, Duravit, and Kohler fixtures  
Propane stubbed out for grill on patio outside kitchen 
Velux skylights – two in kitchen, one in bathroom 
Electric clerestory windows throughout  
Double-paned windows, house is very tight 
Custom interior wood shutters for high windows 
Denim insulation – highly efficient and non-toxic 
In ceiling Bose and Infinity speakers in every room  
Heavy duty fully articulating TV wall mount 
Copper rain gutters and rain chains


One Bedroom, can be easily converted to a large studio 
Renovated bathroom with onyx shower 
Rental possible 
Ideal for single person/couple/teenager 
Noritz tankless water heater 
Lopi Woodstove 
A/C (window unit) 
Swamp cooler  
Laundry in adjacent covered patio 
ConServ refrigerator-freezer   
Copper rain gutters and rain chain 
Velux Skylight

Multipurpose room:  

Perfect for office/guest/music/yoga/meditation room 
Denim insulation 
Wool Berber wall-to-wall carpet 
Two Velux skylights 
Copper rain gutters


Finnleo, four-plus person 
Outside of the main house 
Finished bonus room adjacent to sauna: 
Suitable for library, massage room, pantry or… 
Cork floor 
Knotty pine interior 
Sliding door 
Finished 11’x11’ room/shed with French doors: 
Great for studio/office/workshop space or additional storage 
Solar Container: 
8’x16’ metal shipping/storage container 
Houses grid-tied 1.6 KW solar system 
Siemens solar panels 
Four closed-cell marine batteries
Two Trace inverters 
Plenty of room for storage!   
Security locks on doors

T-House by creek 

Partially enclosed 
Double T-House by creek: 

Open sided, Aqualon marine-grade fabric panels to enclose part or whole for weather protection or privacy 


Grid-tied solar power 
4,500 gallon stainless steel water tank 
New 1,000-gallon septic system installed 11/13 
Stone hot tub in backyard with access to hot spring water 
Stone fire pit in backyard, original design by eco-artist Skip Schuckmann  
Propane tank for supplemental on-demand hot water, kitchen stoves, and outdoor grill. Matilija Creek runs through backyard 
Lots and lots of fruit trees - many heirloom varieties- in main yard and in orchard on hill across street 
Yard organic only for last 18 years 
Expansive lawn area by creek  
Tented for termites 2010.  Re-inspected 5/10/13:  all clear, minor dry rot  
Motorized gate (with attitude) 
Drafting valve from water tank for fire department access    
REF Unit and mega magnets on water tank limit scale 
Honda Fire pump and fire hose  
Many cases of Barricade fire protection gel


1/7 share in 175 acre parcel embedded in Los Padres National Forest  
Matilija Canyon Alliance (MCA) is a group of seven Partners that owns the land.  
Each Partner owns their house and all improvements  
Each Partner has sole use and enjoyment of a full acre Sphere Of Influence (SOI) around their house.   
Multiple Natural hot springs on land for use by Partners and their accompanied guests.   
Resident Partners may have one full-time rental unit 
Community garden down the block for Partners' use 

The parties that represent this listing do not guarantee the accuracy of square footage,lot size or other information concerning the property provided by the seller or obtained from public records or other sources.