About this listing
Enjoy the charm of Ojai in this quiet, comfortable, private home, just five minutes from downtown Ojai. Guests are invited to relax in the backyard and cool off in the pool.
Clean and comfy, you will enjoy the queen size bed. The room includes a small refrigerator. As of spring 2015, the bathroom is shared with a housemate.
Enjoy the dining room, living room, back and front yards, pool, and outdoor seating at any time! A continental breakfast will be served in the dining area. Plenty of kitchen counter space for light food preparation, microwave, and, if you are creative and willing to shuffle food, extra space in the kitchen refrigerator.
Interaction with Guests
I love to share the sights and highlights of Ojai with my friends and guests, and otherwise prefer to allow guests their own private time. I lead an active lifestyle and am not home very much. As of spring 2015, a quiet housemate also lives here and works a M-F typical work schedule.
I do want to make sure you are absolutely comfortable, so please let me know what I may do to assist you or address concerns. I am delighted to share my home with you!
Located just five minutes from the charming downtown Ojai and fifteen minutes from Ventura, you will be able to enjoy all the area has to offer. Shopping, art galleries, and locally-owned restaurants await! Taste wine or visit Ojai Olive Oil Company. Hop on your bike and ride the Ojai-Ventura bike path. The bike path is 1/4 mile away. The area abounds with hiking trails and natural scenery. Lake Casitas, offering fishing, boating, and rowing, is a quick four mile drive. For your convenience, a Starbucks and Rite-Aid store are 1/4 mile away.
My home is located near the junction of highway 150 (heading toward Carpinteria/Santa Barbara) and highway 33, with easy access to Ojai, Ventura, Carpinteria/Santa Barbara, and beaches. The closest beaches are a quick 15-20 minute drive, with a variety of amazing beach options within a 30 minute drive.
Gold Coast Transit, our public bus system, provides hourly bus service between Ojai and Ventura. The Ojai Trolley stop is 1/4 mile from the home and provides hourly transportation around the Ojai Valley. While not efficient for mass transportation, the trolley is a fun way to travel around the valley.
Other Things to Note
Please inquire if you need a more flexible check-in or check-out time. When possible, I will accommodate your request.
For your convenience, pool towels are provided.
For a calendar of events in Ojai, please visit the website of "Ojai Concierge." This site does not allow links.
~ Smoking and all forms of tobacco products as well as use of illicit drugs are prohibited at all times on the property.
~ No e-cigarettes.
~ No oils, incense, or heavy perfumes.
~ No pets are permitted.
~ The responsible party must be at least 25 years of age. This person is responsible for payment of all fees and damages.
~ Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Please be respectful of others. No loud noises or rowdy behavior.
~ We reserve the right to charge your credit card account for damage, theft, or pets in the house.
~ Cleaning: No fees for normal use and wear. Cleaning fees will apply when professional services are required for services beyond basic cleaning.
My schedule was hectic with arrivals and departures at odd times, and Laurel was in a particularly busy time with her work. Because of this, I did not actually meet her until I had been there a couple of days. This could have been odd, but because of her clear communication, and the thoughtful way everything was arranged in the room and in the house the situation was comfortable and not awkward at all. When I finally did meet her, she was very friendly and accommodating, even sending me out the door with one of her coffee cups full of good coffee as I was rushing off to an event. I would highly recommend Laurel's place for a convenient and hassle- free stay in a nice neighborhood and beautiful, well appointed room. I'll hope to stay here again the next time I'm in Ojai!
I very much enjoyed my time in Laurie's lovely home. Everything was as advertised, and Laurie was a wonderful host. The room was perfect for a weekend getaway (very clean, comfortable, and quiet), and Laurie had muffins, bananas, nutrition bars, coffee, and tea for my stay. Laurie was very accommodating of my schedule and routine, and was very generous in offering me a couple favors during my stay. She's very kind, energetic, and friendly.
The house is located just a short walk from the bike path / running path and is a quick drive to the heart of downtown Ojai (2-3 miles). The pool was a nice refreshment, wish I took more advantage of it! Would stay here again and would highly recommend!
This was my first time using Airbnb and I couldn’t have wished for a better experience. Laurie sent me a detailed email before my arrival with all the information I needed to find her home and the guest room.
The guest room and the adjacent private bathroom were immaculate and exactly as shown in the photographs. It’s clear that Laurie has put a lot of thought into the comfort of her guests. The bathroom and bedroom both have locks. The room has a mini fridge (which you’re welcome to unplug if it bothers you, but I didn’t need to), a writing desk, folding luggage rack, plenty of hangers and shelves in the closet, bottles of water and a detailed binder with wifi info, house rules, Ojai info, etc. (the house rules are all common sense - nothing onerous). Similarly, the bathroom was clean, had plenty of towels, and the usual products.
Laurie was the perfect host. She welcomed me on my arrival, showed me around and invited me to make use of her home (TV in the living room, kitchen, pool, etc.) but otherwise was quiet and respected my privacy. I would absolutely stay here again, and highly recommend her home for your next trip to Ojai.
Very gracious and welcoming. Offered water/food etc. Showed me everything and made sure I was comfortable in the room. The room was exactly how it looked in the picture.
Laurie was a great host and made me feel very comfortable - she even let me bring my bike and gave advice on local biking trails. The room was quiet and clean, and I enjoyed my stay there.
The host was a beautiful woman who really took care of me and was very helpful in every way possible. So many little extras were provided for me and that showed me that Laurel is a very thoughtful, kind and giving person. She is a new friend!
The actual experience and the surroundings were high above my expectations.
The neighborhood was one where the neighbors all had pride of ownership and took care of their properties.
This was the perfect place for me to stay on my short visit to Ojai!
I had a great experience staying in Laurel's home. She was friendly, knowledgeable and patient with me as my plans changed throughout the weekend. The house is immaculate, the neighborhood is quiet and her neighbors were friendly.
I would stay here again. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Laurel
I'm a high school administrator from Ojai, CA I live somewhat spontaneously and love all things outdoors, meeting new people, and having new experiences! My two children both are in college, leaving me greater opportunity to open new chapters in my life. I spend much of my free time running, biking, swimming, and pursuing athletic interests.
About hosting you: As a traveler I appreciate a quiet, relaxing environment where I can allow my mind to relax and take in the new setting and area. My goal as your host is to provide such an environment. I want to make sure you are comfortable in my home as well as have all the information about this wonderful town of Ojai so you may make the most of your visit.
About my travel: A fair amount of my travel these days is for athletic events or other outdoor activities such as skiing. I try to see and do as much as I can when I travel, and am up early. I enjoy local scenes and restaurants, as well as museums and historical points of interest. I don't drink much and don't eat wheat. I am allergic to cats and need a cat-free room.