Casita Ojai is on a 2 acre property nestled by neighboring orange and avocado orchards, olive trees and the Los Padres National forest in the beautiful East end of Ojai. With the center of town just minutes away, it is located close to Thacher school, and Meditation Mount. Ideal location for travelers seeking a retreat like feel that is just around the corner to many sites of Ojai. Minutes by bike and car ride into town.
700 sq ft Studio suite guesthouse, 1 bath, Kingsize bed, fully equipped kitchen with an adjoining porch. The contemporary furnishings and abundant visual beauty, will immediately transform the wary traveler to a place of serenity. The amenities are vast from the down comforter bedding and spa robes to lounge in front of the outdoor fire pit in the winter or on the porch sipping coffee in the morning as the animals are waking up in the spring. As a smoke free and green friendly property, we have also considered all the comforts of home! So pack light. Grill your fresh produce purchase from veggie stands around the corner or at our fabulous farmers market, and squeeze fresh lemon juice from our trees and splash olive oil from growers across the way on top to finish, and you'll be dining al fresco in a matter of minutes.The 700 sq ft casita is an open floor plan with high beam ceilings gives it an airy and open feel. Open up the french doors to enjoy the wonderful evening breeze while taking in the Pink moment Ojai is best known for. Tastefully decorated with amenities to ensure for a home away from home feel.
Whether lounging by the pool after a day of hiking and biking, taking in a nap in the hammock, reading under an aged oak tree, or roasting marsh mellows with love ones around a fire pit, our property will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. So if you are ready to escape and to rediscover the simple pleasures of life........let it be at Casita Ojai an exceptional getaway!
We look forward to hosting your visit to Ojai.
Maida Interiano and family
Pool, Industrial outdoor grill. bikes
Interaction with Guests
I live on site, I am respectful of our guests and will interact as much as I am ask to.
Studio sleeps 2. Maximum occupancy 4, non smoking. Pets must be supervised at all times.
The host and location were most welcoming! The house is comfortable, and located in the most beautiful part of Ojai.
Peaceful and relaxing. All the amenities were included in the house, including coffee, robes, and a well-stocked kitchen.(supplies). Very private.
Host and location were very inviting and friendly!
Serene and wondeful! My husband and I had an excellent mini-retreat at Maida's place. We lounged, relaxed, and recharged. My husband really liked the fact that he could move from the table to the lounge chair, and to the hammock as he did his reading and journaling.
The space is quiet and set back from the house. Maida has set up all the amenities that you need and will even find a local masseuse to give you a rub down if you need it! She's also very responsive when you need her to be.
Everything was perfect about this place and we're looking forward to our next retreat here!
What an absolutely incredible vacation and retreat! Maida was an exceptional host who was generous, kind and caring. Her casita is full of all the amenities we wanted and needed. The fireplace was indeed a plus! When we arrived Maida met us brimming with a huge smile, hugs and ready to show us around the place. She also provided heaps of great tips of places to see, eat and enjoy. All of her recommendations were superb including a wonderful massage we had with Angelica. Was absolutely one of the best vacations we have had. Maida was attentive just enough. She was there when we needed her and really made sure to respect our solitute. She was truly an amazing host.
We will certainly be back again. She helped us to fall in love with Ojai and with her home and her love. We are so incredibly grateful. Thank you dearly Maida:).
The Casita experience didn't disappoint! Maida is a lovely host and the property is the perfect getaway spot. My daughter and I enjoyed a quick weekend retreat there and had a wonderful, relaxing time. Maida was on hand throughout our stay to make sure we had a carefree experience. Looking forward to staying there again!
Maida is the perfect host! The booking process was super easy with quick replies. We asked for bikes, she had them. We were forced to make a change and she was flexible. Thank you Maida!
The casita is simply lovely and was perfect for us. We travelled with our 1year old baby girl and the three of us had a lovely break from city life. I was also impressed how well the casita is stocked with kitchen equipment. Oh and sunset views over the pool and the property are stunning.
We will return :-)
I stayed at Maida's casita over a summer weekend as a surprise for my husbands birthday. We felt it was a perfectly quiet and romantic setting for a couple. The open floorplan studio was clean, airy and private. The space was well laid- out and we found all the basics to cook a couple meals for ourselves. I don't think the pictures show it but there is also a large walk-in closet for luggage/ hanging clothes. The bed is heaven!!
Maida was kind and attentive. She greeted us when we arrived and checked in with us the next morning in passing. We got several good suggestions for places to visit. Other than our brief conversation at check-in, she left us in privacy the entire stay, although we both agreed we wouldn't have minded talking with her more, as she seemed lovely and interesting. Had we needed anything more from her (like supplies or more local advice) I'm positive she would have been helpful and available.
A few tips... visit the henhouse, the birds are gentle and the eggs are delicious. The pool is shared but you may find, as we did, that you are the only people using it the entire trip. If you are from a big city as we are, you'll be wooed by the sounds of nature here... hawks, owls, cottontail rabbits hopping through the bushes, a distant rooster, trees blowing and a deep country silence.
Ojai is beautiful! So grateful for this trip!
This was our first ever family vacation- we have an 18-month-old and a dog. We all had a blast! Maida was very accommodating, helpful, and friendly. She communicated regularly, and gave us tips on fun things to do in the area with a toddler and dog. My son LOVED the pool- it was the perfect size and temperature. We found a great dog park, we headed out to Ventura one day to go to a dog- and kid- friendly beach, and we walked around the town.
The casita itself was well-equiped and comfortable, and the patio was very pleasant. There were even chickens on the property, and we had fun finding eggs to cook the next morning. We loved how close to town the casita was, yet it was secluded enough that it was quiet. We took walks by the orange groves, and just enjoyed being outdoors.
We can't say enough good things about our stay. We hope to come back!
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My Cuban and Chinese roots has brought me to my beliefs that once you have shared a meal and stayed with me as a guest, you are inducted into " la familia". I have merged the intellectually curious and creative spirit of my Berkeley upbringing, the pura vida and Buddhist philosophies of my ancestors, and the movable feast lifestyle of my past travels.into my existence in Ojai. My last 17 years in Ojai have been incredibly joyful watching my three children evolve beautifully into young adults. I have had the pleasure of being involved in a health centered profession for over 26 years and now I'm penning my next chapter 2. I see travels again in the near future, physically and mentally challenging myself by getting out of my comfort zone, and actually completing a work of art I can be proud enough to hang, so many goals...... When I came onto my property in Ojai, I immediately dove into harvesting my olives to jar, making supplies of plum jam, baked muffins with fresh picked black berries, growing the "wow" organic garden, picking my table grapes off my vines, drying the lavender and rosemary on the property. Now I revel in the pleasure of watching natures creatures and visitors to my home enjoy the gifts of the fruits and flowers. Most of my weekly planning involves who to entertain and what seasonal fare we are to enjoy! The diversity of friends I am bless to call family provides me with the evening of entertainment. I'm am happily spoiled. As a creative and spiritual outlet I have opened my home and property to invite the alternative traveler into my world. I have designed and furnished my special spaces to be welcoming and peaceful. What I desire for my guests is to appreciate the natural surroundings of their stay, to embrace the peacefulness here to quiet their minds, to desire nothing because it's provided for them while they are here, and to leave with an authentic experience of Ojai to look upon until their next visit to my home.