Being a good world citizen is important here. All towels and linens are line-dried. Composting and recycling is done and gray water used for ornamental plants. As simple fruits and cereals are stocked, pls. let me know what kind of milk you'd like
Private suite with two bedrooms & one full bath. It has its own hand-carved wood front courtyard door. A mediterranean-style courtyard with a large fountain and hammock is yours to use.
One bedroom has a queen-size memory foam bed. The other bedroom has a trundle bed. The beds are extremely comfortable. The bathroom is beautifully tiled, true to the hacienda feel of oak haven. There's a small refrigerator in a cabinet in the hallway in which you'll find cold water infused with cucumbers, mint or lemons.
You can grind your own coffee beans or make your tea with filtered water in the courtyard or an outside room. This room has a dining room table & four chairs, a TV, a refrigerator and single bed. It's also a lockable place for bikes.
Stay near downtown yet surrounded by a beautiful hiking areas right from your door. The hacienda is peaceful and comfortable.
There is an Ojai trolley which has a stop about 1/4 mile away.
Please book for a two-night minimum.
The courtyard, the orchard area with bench and chair, and the backyard are available.
Interaction with Guests
I'll leave fresh orange juice on the outside table every a.m. unless you tell me not to. Pls. tell me ahead what type milk you want to find in fridge.
More amenities avail. if requested; i.e., toothbrushes, iron & board, razor.
The neighborhood provides pleasant walks under tree-capopied streets. There are no street lights so that stars may be better appreciated.
There's a local trolly and downtown is an easy walk. There's parking on site and two bike rental places nearby.
Other Things to Note
High quality shampoo, shower gel, soap and hand lotion are provided from a "refill" store.
Towels & bed linens are line-dried (therefore wrinkled). Organics when possible.
Have fun, laugh often until 10:00 p.m., then more quietly, pls. The suite is a wing of the house so you're not close to anyone, but it's a quiet neighborhood.
Please no pets or smoking on premises. Breakfast has been discontinued but there are two refrigerators, a coffee maker w/coffee and a toaster avail. and cereals stocked for simple breakfast self-preparation. I can't seem to make the changes on the initial description, but there's a separate TV/dining room away from the suite.
Pls. leave dirty dishes, etc. on courtyard table.
Pls. put on your outside light when you won't be back until after dark.
Lora's Hacienda home was a wonderful place to stay. Absolutely perfect for a weekend getaway to Ojai. Walking distance to town, and hiking trails. And the neighborhood itself is nice for walks. Lora's place is extremely clean and comfortable. Beds are SOOOOO comfortable. Lora was there the whole time, and was extremely attentive, but the guest rooms are very private and separate from the house, so it doesn't at all feel like you're rooming in someone's private space. Lora also had fresh orange juice for us each morning, where we drank it on her beautiful patio. She also stocks the mini-fridge in the room with milk and cereal, and leaves out a great selection of coffee, tea and fruit. She really goes above and beyond what I've experienced other AirBnB hosts to do, and staying at her home was more like staying at an actual Bed and Breakfast. I would definitely recommend her home. In fact, my own mom's planning a trip to Ojai and I'm going to make sure she books Lora's home. Lovely town, beautiful home, very comfortable stay, and a very kind and gracious host. Thank you, Lora!
Man what a great place, what a GREAT hostess. She left lots of little breakfast nibbles for us in the room, plus bread(gluten free on request) and butter and jam and fresh squeezed orange juice magically appeared in the mornings (and a delicious smoothie on our last day). Lora was so friendly and helpful lovely to talk to. Area had many trails within walking distance. Tons of wildlife. Walking distance to downtown. Only wish was that the TV and cable were situated in the same room as the big bed.
Lora's home is clean, inviting, and comfortable. There is no other place in Ojai that gives us the opportunity to feel at home, live like a local, and be able to walk just about anywhere. The sound of the fountain, the privacy, and the lovely little extras (morning coffee and breakfast, fresh fruit) made this one of our favorite spots on AirBnB. Thank you so much, Lora, for being a wonderful and gracious host.
What a wonderful stay with such a pleasant host. The freshly squeezed orange juice was almost worth the price of the stay!
The hacienda was great for my friend and I. We had separate bedrooms just down the hall from each other with the bathroom in between. We enjoyed cereal, fresh fruit and tea at the outside table next to the fountain.
I loved Ojai and definitely would stay here again.
Lora was a wonderful host/hostess. The description of the property was accurate. The property and accomations are spacious,home linand beautifully decorated. Lora had thought of ever detail such as bottled water,tea,coffee, bath salts etc. We enjoyed a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice each day.
I believe Lora could teach a class in how to operate an air b and b operation.
My traveling companion and I hope to return to her beautiful home in the future.
Thank you Lora,
Lora generously accepted a reservation for out of town friends of mine visiting from Canada in the Southern California area. They were thrilled with Lora, her beautiful and comfortable hacienda and her friendly manner. Her many special touches made them feel at home immediately. They wish they could have stayed longer and would certainly stay with Lora again.
If you want a place to stay in Ojai this is it! Lora has numerous 5 star reviews for the Oak Haven Hacienda but I was still surprised at how wonderful our experience was. Imagine you are visiting a really cool friend and lucky enough to be staying at her amazing home in Ojai. Lora was always around when we needed her but it felt like we had the entire home to ourselves. Delicious cereals and fruit with tea and coffee were supplemented each morning with fresh squeezed orange juice. The hacienda is in a quiet picturesque Ojai neighborhood within walking distance of the town and restaurants. I was travelling with my two adult children and in the middle of the stay a friend joined us. Lora was completely flexible and accomodating about arrival and departure times, how many people would be staying and on what nights. There were 3 rooms available to us and up to 5 people could sleep in the 1 double and 3 single beds. We had our own bathroom and our living space generally was the hacienda courtyard, although one of the rooms had a table we could sit at. The birds would wake us in the morning in flocks visiting the bubbling fountain. I particlularly appreciated and enjoyed the gardens, Lora is an avid and talented gardener. We did not have access to cooking facilities, but that was just as well because Ojai has numerous restaurants and we were on vacation. Do no forget to visit the Sunday Ojai Farmers Market, Santa Barbara was an easy drive and numerous hiking trails can be found in the area.
THANK YOU LORA, I hope I get a chance to return for a repeat visit. Definitely a place to return to!
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Reiki master, organic gardner and composter, chicken mama, dance-movement therapist and alignment teacher wishes to host people from around the world wanting to enjoy the natural beauty and peace of Ojai.