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Popular Locationgalerie1025 min walk
Popular LocationOjai Valley Museum of History and Art6 min walk
Popular LocationLibbey Bowl11 min walk
AirportOxnard, CA (OXR)37 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Magical Tropical Ranch With Lagoon Pool & Jungle Spas 2 Outdoor Fireplaces

    Family-friendly vacation home with water park and spa tub
    Joyfully Managed and Concieged by : Enchantedvacationrentals.com MY Local Ojai Co has been on VRBO and in biz since 2006 Enchanted Vacation Rentals of Ojai check us out ... We bring you the best of Ojai xo ROLLING THUNDER RANCH Imagine a shimmering black bottom pool, hundreds of cascading palm trees, lush, exotic gardens and tranquil slow mystic wind and orange dragonflies emanating from every corner your own private oasis. Welcome to Rolling Thunder Ranch – an unforgettable departure from the ordinary. This unique house was built with all natural resources the result is a quite distinctive habitat that makes a strong visual impact. The Main House was constructed entirely of stone. Trees have been creatively crafted as bars, benches, beams, art, mantels, and just decorative forms. The property has 3 separate structures that are all included. The Main Houses / Buffalo Cottage / Bunk House. It is enchanting to wander the many winding paths of lush palms that connect each one to each other. The heart center of the RTR Ranch boasts a lagoon inspired shimmering black bottom pool and extraordinary entertainment area. The dinning area for (10-15) makes a magical setting like no other for that special gathering. Delight in warming by the massive rock fireplace that keeps the natives cozy at night. Additionally along side the pool is a magical rock & thatched Tiki Bar and a gigantic Santa Maria style wood fired BBQ that invite long afternoon barbecues to linger into evenings. Unique to this property is 2 soaking tubs offered in opposing locations. Taking a long soak in the jungle spas nestled in the opulent gardens is one of the most memorable experiences to bring you back to center. As though you were at a fine resort, a plentitude of outdoor seating, hammocks and chaise lounges connect you to poolside activities. Various dining and seating areas dot the luscious landscape. An intoxicating mix of rustic chic & tropical hideaway – one feels as if they have stumbled upon a jungle-swimming hole Rolling Thunder Ranch is considered an enchanting horticultural treasure of Ojai. The 3 Houses are unique with rustic chic-style in tranquil harmony. Each house offers different vantage points to experience the serene views of your oasis. Indoor and outdoor spaces meld seamlessly, complemented by the use of natural elements, earth tones, rich artwork and colorful hues, rock showers, massive stone fireplaces, stone kitchens, sunken Koi ponds, plush bedding, handmade twisted pine beds throughout, arched doorways unique and just to name a few of the intricate furnishings and details that create an unparalleled private paradise designed to renew body, mind and soul. 3 Acres Gated Tropical Pool and Two Spas MAIN HOUSE – 3Bed / 3Bath Bedroom 1- Master- King, En-suite bathroom with beautiful Rock Walk-in shower, outdoor Patio, Flat Screen TV, Extra Queen EZ Bed, mountain view Bedroom 2 – King, En-suite bathroom, and pool view Bedroom 3- Queen, hall bathroom, mountain view, small deck Extra Bed in Main House -1- Queen sleeper couch in living room BUFFALO COTTAGE- Large Studio, King Bed, 1-Bunk Bed, Walk-in Rock shower + 1 single roll away, TV, 2 Fireplaces, outdoor covered Entertaining area Spa, BBQ, Tiki Bar The Buffalo Cottage is ideal as a Master Suite , family a romantic couple or someone who wants to be slightly away from the hubbub of the Main House. It is right next door yet in its own little planet. It has everything one needs a beautiful King Pine twisted Bed with Lush plush linen. It has a matching Pine Twisted Bunk that sleeps 2 great for kids. The Cottage had a Flat Screen TV , Potbelly stove and an exotic all Rock shower. The outside is its own amazing entertaining area with large rustic covered patio lined with outdoor curtains, a 6 person Spa, Santa Maria BBQ , personal Tiki bar on large lawn area. Its also has a great mountain view and a view of some horses and Lama. THE HAPPIEST LITTLE CABIN ON EARTH Great for a couple, teens or that camper type 1 Full super comfortable bed with great Organic linens 2 antique stain glass lanterns Knotty Pine charm inside with small dresser Fan & Heater No Bathroom /cute little sitting deck outside Knotty pine Closet in back of cabin AMENITIES 3 Private Amazing Gated Acres Shimmering Black Bottom Pool 2 large Jungle Spas one by Main House Pool/ one by Buffalo Cottage Jungle Hammocks Wireless Internet 3 Flat Screen TV w/ HBO and SHOWTIME Fully Equipped Kitchens Wood Burning Stove (Buffalo Cottage) 2 Rock Outdoor Fireplaces (stocked with firewood) Main House & Buffalo Cottage 2 Outdoor Santa Maria-style BBQ 2 Thatched Tiki Bar Party Bars Rock Patios with Outdoor Furniture Loungers 3 Separate amazing rock dinning entertaining areas with full seating Main House & Buffalo Cottage 2 Rock Showers Main House and Buffalo Cottage Mountain Views Plush Pottery Barn Linens Wash & Dryer Central Air/ Heat Organic Garden for picking Lots of parking Across the street from amazing Hiking, Biking and Horse Trails No Outside Vendors or Services: As the exclusive gatekeepers and concierge of such alluring properties we do want to mention we do not allow any other vendors or purveyors on our location other than one of our trusted local insured vendors. We contract the very best local vendors for our dream team all of whom are insured by our policy. For this reason no outside vendors (cooks, caters, massage therapists, yoga instructors etc.) are allowed on site. Please see our exciting offerings of fabulous local vendors under our Concierge section. Thank you the Enchanted Team we look forward to making you part of our VIP family. Vacation Rentals is a full service Concierge. Summer -June 15 -August 15 require 1 week minimum Thanksgiving – November 21-November 27 require 4 day minimum Christmas – December 22-December 27 require 1 week minimum New Years – December 29-January 4 require 1 week minimum
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park and a spa tub.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Private pool
    • Spa tub
    • Massages


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Spices
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 4 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room
    • Wood stove


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Foosball table
    • Table tennis table
    • DVD player
    • Music library
    • Stereo
    • Games
    • Video library

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge services
    • Chef
    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near a hospital
    • Near a zoo
    • In a village

    Things to do

    • Water park
    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Winery tours nearby
    • Hunting nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Fishing nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Wildlife and game walks nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby


    • Sleeps 15
    • Unit size: 3000 sq ft (279 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Ojai. Ventura Pier and Libbey Bowl are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Los Padres National Forest and Meditation Mount. Traveling with kids? Consider Ventura Botanical Gardens, or check out an event or a game at Ventura County Fairgrounds. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • galerie102 - 5 min walk
    • Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art - 6 min walk
    • Libbey Bowl - 11 min walk
    • Ojai Art Center - 11 min walk
    • Soule Park Golf Course - 20 min walk

    Getting around

    • Ventura Station - 25 min drive
    • Oxnard, CA (OXR) - 37 min drive


    • Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill - 4 min walk
    • Beacon Coffee Company - 5 min walk
    • Rainbow Bridge - 8 min walk
    • Osteria Monte Grappa - 8 min walk
    • Ojai Cafe Emporium - 8 min walk

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    This family-friendly Ojai vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of galerie102 and Los Padres National Forest. Libbey Bowl and Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art are also within 15 minutes.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Magical Tropical Ranch With Lagoon Pool & Jungle Spas 2 Outdoor Fireplaces

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Magical stay on lush quirky property

      12 women stayed through the weekend for a relaxing bachelorette party and everyone was RAVING about the property the whole time! Beautiful landscape and pool/hot tub set-up, neat art around the property, basically something wonderful to discover around each corner. HIGHLY recommend :D

      5/5 Excellent

        Great Funky Getaway

        We stayed here with our family and a couple friends for my sisters birthday - the property is phenomenal! The pool was great for during the day and the hot tubs perfect when it got chilly. The large dining table outside allowed for all of us to eat together. Bed linens were clean and very comfy. Owner was very easy to communicate with and got back to us quickly if we had questions. Would definitely stay again!

        5/5 Excellent

          Rainy weekend @ the RTR didn't ruin our fun

          We rented the RTR for my husband's 50th birthday, hoping to enjoy the spacious outdoor areas, pool, jacuzzi, hammocks, tiki bars, patios, and ping pong with 10 of our closest friends and their kiddos. Unfortunately, it rained the ENTIRE weekend! Thankfully the roofed patio off the cabin with its raging fireplace and canvas curtains helped us all stay cozy, warm, and together to reconnect and celebrate. We spent most of our time right there! The house, cabins, and grounds are just as beautiful and magical as everyone describes and its clear a lot of love and care went into cultivating and curating the property. The accommodations were perfect for our group. We picked fresh tomatoes and peppers to add into our brunch, and enjoyed the Santa Maria style grill to make tri-tip for dinner. The hosts provide LOTS of wood for stoking the fire all weekend. I wish we had better weather to make full use of the rest of the property... next time! We'll be back, RTR! Thanks Lisa!

          5/5 Excellent

            This is a special experience.

            Our family stayed here during Thanksgiving, when it was very cold and rainy. We had a wonderful time. But it is a unique property best enjoyed when the days are a bit warmer. That’s because this property is an oasis. Most of the 3 acres have been cultivated into a tropical paradise. There is a lovely pool, tiki bars, 2 outdoor fireplaces, 2 hot tubs and a ping pong table. The grounds are dense with palms and ferns. There are decorative rock pathways in every direction - most leading to a seating area. There’s plenty of outdoor lighting, too. The property is fully fenced which meant the dog could run and roam without danger. In fact, my Rottweiler mix may have had more fun than anybody! Inside the house the modern necessities are in good form - WiFi is strong, TV pictures looked great. Please know that, with the stone pathways and such, it is most enjoyed by those would have no trouble walking on uneven ground. The style of the house and cottage is rustic. It’s plenty comfortable. The beds and linens were luxurious. However, they are structures meant to evoke a different, more rural sense. Lots of stone, lots of wood, fireplaces, leather couches, but not big, open spaces inside. This property is to be relished more outside, than in. Plenty of beautiful spots to practice your yoga or Tai Chi outside. Too cramped for that inside. Once there, if you brought provisions, you really don't need to leave. There is beauty out every window. There are man-size tikis and statues and a Buddha in a small, low pool. Truly a fun place to be! One more bit of advice - the neighborhood has a number of farm/ranches with livestock. If you hate roosters crowing in the morning, or sounds of farm animals- bring some ear plugs. (We loved it, but not everyone does.)

            5/5 Excellent

              An Enchanting Vacation

              Our three generation family of seven enjoyed Rolling Thunder Ranch with its cosy rock fireplace, koi ponds, pool, jacuzzis, and outside Lanai atmosphere. The main house was the gathering place, with its elegant western decor. The property was well equipped with everything to make our stay comfortable. In the village of Ojai we visited the spas, the famous farmers market, quaint shops, and had our fiftieth anniversary celebration in one of it's upscale restaurants. We will return. It was a lovely get away vacation. Thank you!