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Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape

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Laura And Rick

Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape

8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 private baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 private baths
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Laura And Rick is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

We were spared from the fire and feel fortunate and happy to share our beautiful villa, with you again! As the sun peeks in and out, after a rain, Ventura and Ojai are glorious! 3 guest rooms, 2 baths, in shared(with home owners and pets)villa. Featured Feb. 2O16 issue, Ventana Magazine under "Nesting" and "Editor's Note." Most beautiful location in the Ojai Valley, offering seclusion, privacy, peace, quiet, nature, breathtaking views, quick driving access to Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara areas.

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Hangers
Pool
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 11AM

Accessibility

Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance

Availability

24 Reviews

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David User Profile
David
August 2018
Laura and Ricks home is gorgeous and they are warm and accommodating hosts. Couldn't ask for more! A stunning property and a great choice for grandma, four adults, and three kids. Good time had by all. I highly recommend it.
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Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank you, David and family! You guys were great! It's always a pleasure meeting super nice people and you and your family fit the bill 100%! Looking forward to seeing you again sometime in the future...
August 2018
Lane User Profile
Lane
August 2018
They say this in their listing, but I'll reiterate - READ THE HOUSE RULES AND DESCRIPTION THOROUGHLY BEFORE BOOKING! To the hosts’ credit, they have detailed out their expectations - they are very committed to water conservation during the drought and the 10 pm curfew on all nois…
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Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank you, Lane. Yes, you are correct, we do say in our listing quiet time after 10pm and we do make very clear what is and isn't allowed. We don't have issues with guests coming in later but the (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) arrival, after the wedding, was just a little louder than with 99.9% of our guests. Thank you for quietly hanging out by the pool after all was addressed and I'm glad you had a chance to quietly chat then.
August 2018
J User Profile
J
July 2018
Laura was amazing, I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a private getaway.
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Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank you, J and friends! It was a pleasure!
July 2018
Nicole User Profile
Nicole
February 2017
We felt so welcome in Laura's home, a lovely CA ranch nestled in nature. We had everything we needed for our short but sweet stay, and we loved learning about Laura's family and their adventures.
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Response from Laura And Rick:
Thanks, Nicole! I, also, really enjoyed getting to know you and your family! Hope you had a wonderful celebratory weekend!
February 2017
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Carmen
August 2015
Our stay at Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape was definitely NOT what we expected nor PAID for. The reality is that the owner is leaving out crucial information about the space she rents. On the posting it's states they have animals and must like animals. This is understandable …
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Response from Laura And Rick:
This was an extremely disappointing booking for us. Carmen was not up front about her intent of her booking, in the Airbnb message thread. It is clearly stated in capital letters that we do NOT allow parties and she booked with the intent of a bachelorette/ bridal party weekend. Her exact words in the thread were "we plan to maybe do some wine tasting tours, shopping, but most importantly relaxing." They did relax. We did not relax! We have a working ranchette with dogs, cats, chickens, horses and lots of wildlife! Our pets are part of our life. Funny, over 250 other reviews understand this but not yours. This is all clearly stated in our listing as well, that the guest joins us, is clearly stated. We live in the country, not city, surrounded by over 7000 acres of nature, not concrete! Yes, we will have yellow jackets ( that area was marked off and clearly explained to them), they won't eat you, by the way, Carmen! We have mountain lions, bears, bobcats, coyotes, eagles, hawks, owls, snakes, honey bees, egrets, the list goes (Website hidden by Airbnb) ONE has ever been hurt or in danger of being hurt by anyone of these creatures, read the over 250 reviews! By the way, I did ask the girls upon returning near 10pm, to "please keep a bit more quiet." Actually, I was finally, able to ask them that after calling out to them 4-5 times, (without response from them), that's how loud they were not to be able to hear me. Finally, yes, to get their attention, I clapped my hands, like a school teacher to loud students, while calling out "girls..." Finally one responded and argued that quiet time was not until 11pm. That does not mean that, as an adult, you get to be obnoxiously loud until then. This is our home after all and, not a college dormitory! If you don't know anything about country living or don't want to experience that, please, do yourself a favor and stay in the city! The girls as well, were not the cleanest guests we've had either. Garbage was overflowing all the trash cans and we did have to do some repairs to some items. Fortunately, we were able to do that ourselves so we didn't need to charge their security deposit. The only reason we allowed Carmen and her friends to stay was for the sake of the bride but, it was a "grin and bare" experience and not at all enjoyable! Thank-you!
August 2015
Lisa User Profile
Lisa
October 2016
2nd stay at Rick and Laura's and we loved it again.. This is such a piece of heaven. a great gate away from the busy life, amazing cute place, surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature.
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Response from Laura And Rick:
Thanks, Lisa and family! It was fun meeting the rest of your family, Lisa!
October 2016
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Kesa
June 2015
Laura was a wonderful host. She gave a tour of the grounds and the house, went over house rules right away, and answered questions directly and clearly. She provided coffee in the morning and although we weren't able to use the kitchen, had many suggestions for nearby eateries. …
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Response from Laura And Rick:
Thanks, Kesa! And, thank-you for your honesty. We really enjoyed you and the rest of the gang. Never noticed that you were needing to rein in the boys but if you did, you did a great job (never noticed anything wild)! You are correct in stating that anyone looking for a party house should look elsewhere. We do state in the description, under "House Rules" in capital letters, "NO PARTIES." As well, in the "Description," "join your hosts, Rick and Laura." Sorry you may have missed that. All in all, I thought you guys were great and I would welcome any of you back at anytime! :) Hope everyone made it home safely. Big hug...
June 2015

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Ojai, California, United StatesJoined in March 2012
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