Life in Los Angeles can be hectic. With the constant traffic and busy lifestyle, finding time to relax can be tough. Take a little time off with a country home just outside of LA. Southern California is full of beautiful areas perfect for spending the weekend away. Consider buying a house in Ojai, Big Bear, or Marina Del Rey for beautiful scenery and a great place to relax.
Ojai – Distance – 80 miles, 1:45 drive drive from Los Angeles
Ojai is a calm town nestled in the mountains, perfect for a quiet weekend away. Hit the trail for some hiking and biking, climbing to Meditation Mount for a sunset view that can’t be beat. Enjoy local produce at the Ojai Certified Farmer’s Market on Sundays, then taste the bounty of Ojai at one of the many fine dining options. This town is known for being a spa oasis with a range of experiences for any budget. The luxury Spa Ojai has been named one of the best spas in the country with their signature mud treatment, the Kuyam. Play golf, drink wine, or tour an olive oil ranch. Ojai is the perfect place to get away from LA and just breathe.
Mediterranean Mansion $2,150,000 – 5 beds, 6 baths View More Details
Estate on 40 Acres $5,890,000 – 3 beds, 4 baths View More Details
Tudor Style Family Home $2,275,000 5 beds, 5 baths View More Details
Big Bear – Distance – 100 Miles, 2.5 hour drive from Los Angeles
Big Bear offers recreation options for everyone all year round. Ski, snowboard, and tube down the mountain in the winter, or cozy up by the fire with a good book. In the summer, the lake warms up for swimming, waterskiing, fishing, boating and more, plus trails abound for hiking and biking. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for stunning wildlife – including the namesake bear! And if you crave a little civilization, Big Bear Village offers shopping, dining, and entertainment during every season. Get your adrenaline fix, bond with family, or just slow down and unwind in Big Bear. Enjoy your weekend away surrounded by trees in your cabin.
Full Log Lake Front Home $2,295,000 – 5 beds, 5 baths View More Details
Fully Furnished Stone Lake Front Home $3,885,000 – 5 beds, 5 baths View More Details
Perched Log Cabin $2,250,000 – 7 beds, 7 baths View More Details
Marina Del Rey – Distance – 20 Miles (From DTLA), 30 min drive
You don’t have to go far to get away from it all! Marina Del Rey is a great location for a vacation home – especially those who don’t want to commit to a long drive every weekend. Find peace as you listen to the waves crashing from your Marina Del Rey beach home. Head to the beach for swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, boating, boogie boarding, and relaxing. Mother’s Beach is one of the best family beaches, with it’s gentle surf and beautiful sand. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales, who cruise through the Southern California coast every season. Grab a bite or do some shopping at Fisherman’s Village, then watch the boats come into the harbor. Nothing is more rejuvenating than the salty sea air.
Beach Front Modern Home $8,495,000 – 6 beds, 5 baths View More Details
Quiet Contemporary Mediterranean $3,595,000 – 4 beds, 6 baths View More Details
Canal-Side Mediterranean Home $3,400,000 – 4 beds, 4 baths View More Details
Of course there are lots of great locations close to Los Angeles for a country home. Please share with me where your top location would be.