About this listing
I enjoy meeting airbnb guests as they're some of the world's nicest people.
The pictured fountain is now gone, being replaced by a tree. Linens are sun-dried, so wrinkled but smell good. I stock cereals so pls. let me know what type milk you want.
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-canopied streets. There are no street lights so that stars may be better appreciated.A flashlight is available.
There's a local trolly and downtown is an easy one mile 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 usually 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.
Please pull straight into where furthest concrete square is after unloading in the driveway. Thanks!
Lora is very nice and welcoming. Her house is beautiful, charming. Located in an area covered with trees. The fountain in one of the photos was replaced by a young olive tree, which we thought was even more beautiful. Plenty of cereals, various kinds of milk (including almond milk) and fruit for breakfast. We had a great stay.
Paul & family
Lora's hospitality and the ambiance of The Hacienda added greatly to making our Niece's Wedding all the more memorable.
A great spot to pace yourself through a Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding and Wedding Celebration. Still enough time left over for mid-town shopping and a farmers market ! ! !
Lora is an excellent host. We felt very relaxed staying with Lora and her home was so beautiful that it felt like a real treat. The bedrooms have plenty of room, the beds are all very comfortable and the bathrooms are well stocked with quality products. Also, Lora had beautiful flowers in the bathroom, such a nice touch. She brought us fresh orange juice every morning and set out delicious local fruits for us to snack on. I would love to visit Ojai again and stay with Lora.
The Hacienda is beautiful, with spacious rooms and a lovely courtyard. I had reservations about staying at a b & b, but though connected to the rest of the house, the guest rooms and bathroom felt completely separate, with a private entrance, didn't feel like we were intruding in someone's house at all.
Lora was the perfect hostess! Friendly, kind and completely respected our privacy. Fresh fruits, a variety of milk and cereals and fresh juice every morning. I left some makeup items in the bathroom and Lora mailed them out immediately the next day via priority overnight, already received them today! Thank you so much for making our Ojai weekend great. Highly recommend Lora and her beautiful home as a great place to stay.
Lora saw to our comfort even before we arrived by inquiring what we would like her to stock for our breakfasts and snacks. When we arrived with 1 extra guest she graciously accepted the addition . Our rooms were prepared with welcoming bouquets of flowers and bowls of fruit. The hacienda is situated in a large garden surrounded by large oak trees, and the loggia offers shade and with a table and 4 comfortable chairs a lovely place for eating breakfast or having a drink and watch the stars. In spite of the tranquility of the setting the Hacienda is only a pleasant 15 min. walk from downtown (5 min. by car).
Our wedding guests felt so welcomed by Lora and so comfortable in her wonderful Ojai retreat! We are all very grateful for her part in making the wedding so easy and magical. We all hope to be back soon.
Lori, her home and Ojai were the perfect trifecta for a lovely weekend. Lori is an extremely warmhearted soul, a great conversationalist and a wonderful hostess. Lori's home is a veritable haven. It is reminiscent of an Andalucian or Mexican hacienda, built appropriately for the climate. Despite the heat outside, the place stayed naturally nice and cool - without the need for air. The location is extremely convenient with both hiking trails and the town center within walking distance. In short, I loved my stay so much that I have been conspiring my return and it hasn't been 24 hours since I left!
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About the Host, Lora
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.