Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape

Villa - Private room · Old Creek Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, United States
Laura And Rick
Your host, Laura And Rick
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The Space

Our Other Listings: (Lighthouse Escape, blue room) (Poolside Escape, green room) ( Country Night Escape, orange room)

Once you cross over the bridge of San Antonio Creek and go through the gates, you enter a different world. A quiet, secluded country mountain getaway, Casa de Canto Villa is a working ranchette set atop Sulphur Mountain, on 12 acres, at the mouth of the majestic Ojai Valley. We are conveniently located to reach within short driving distance, the beautiful beaches and city of Ventura, the Shangri-la that is Ojai, the American Riviera, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles, home to movie stars.

Enjoy the fresh country air (email hidden) atmosphere with your hosts, Laura and Rick. We welcome you, family, and friends to our villa. While waiting for departure on your travel adventure or sightseeing, for the day, in this special area of Southern California, relax by the pool, unwind by visiting with the horses or chickens, sit on the balcony and enjoy the views, read a book under an old oak tree, or just meander through the garden paths as you soak in the beauty of this wildlife migratory path.

For a good "old American" breakfast or lunch, visit our restaurant, The Worker Bee Cafe, in nearby Carpinteria. Breakfast is served all day! If you're in the mood for wine tasting, take a stroll down the street to the winery. Other nearby activities include restaurants, sidewalk cafes, shopping, local art, museums, theaters, lake, water park, surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, whale, dolphin, seal watching, horse back riding, meditation, retreats, yoga, massage, tennis, golfing, fishing, boating, cooking classes, rock climbing, hiking, star gazing...

Please read the "Amenities" and "House Rules" tabs for more details. Thank-you for your interest, see you soon!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Weekly Price: $2065 /week
Monthly Price: $6195 /month
Security Deposit: $400
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Casa de Canto Villa is a truly beautiful place to stay and my family and I felt right at home with Laura, Rick, and their dogs (especially Ponchito). They are both incredibly warm and helpful. Laura pointed us to some great spots in the area and even spent time calling urgent care centers when my boyfriend got sick. We will definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone who wants to explore Santa Barbara, Ojai, and/or the surrounding area. Thank you, Laura and Rick!

    January 2014
    Laura And Rick
    Response from Laura And Rick:

    Thanks so much, Lexi! Terrific family! We look forward to crossing paths again soon...Hugs to all

    January 2014
  • My sisters and I had the good fortune to spend a long weekend with Laura and Rick in their spectacular retreat home. Casa de Canto Villa is truly a country escape filled with beauty and warmth.

    Laura is warm and friendly with impeccable consciousness about people, animals and land. From the recycled wine corks, composting and her cultivation of a beautiful landscape to her complete stewardship of the land and all that lives on it, Laura touched my heart.

    We loved the dogs and horses, the beautiful views from every window and balcony and the quiet poolside chats. The land is a retreat from the noise and overstimulation of public life, with a warm breeze that sings through the chimes, and swallows that greeted us in the morning.

    The beds were top quality and the house was exceptionally clean and stunning.

    With a short ride (email hidden)lier Ventura this villa has something for everyone.
    And by the way when I say villa, I mean villa. The property was magnificent well beyond all our expectations.

    We also enjoyed breakfast at the worker Bee café in Carpentaria.

    I plan to return with my husband and would recommend Casa de Canto without any reservation. It is (email hidden) with two wonderful hosts--A real find!

    June 2013
    Laura And Rick
    Response from Laura And Rick:

    Thank-you so much, Katherine! You are so sweet...I hope that Rick and I will have the opportunity to reciprocate and stay in your home in Ashland, Oregon as well! Come back anytime!

    June 2013
  • OMG, it was such an unforgettable story. My family and I are already loved them. biophilically, we were connected comfortably with (website hidden) of everything was the meeting of Laura & Rick. We had the ability to understand and share the feelings of each others, so both of us applied empathy which is wonderful grateful feeling whenever you could apply it.

    If you want to connect yourself with clean hearts and nature that makes your comfortableness in well-being, you have reach the right geographical point. I knew darn well that we will grow up and never forget any moment of this wonderful connection, because it will be feeding us in uninterrupted manner.

    Full of respect and love to you Laura & Rick,


    June 2012
  • Excellent! Wonderful! Magical! Thank you Laura & Rick for making our stay extra special; you two are salt of the earth! Highly recommended. We can't thank you enough for everything.

    June 2012
  • As a caveat to this story I should mention that Casa de Canto was not our first choice as it was about 40 minutes from our destination in Santa Barbara. Booking for this trip was my first experience with Airbnb and to be honest I wasn't initially very impressed as the original booking was canceled by the host at the last minute.

    Enter Rick & Laura, literally the day of our reservation we were able to organize a booking with them for the weekend. Our party was participating in a Startup Weekend conference and planned to be working nonstop. We were also coming off a hugely busy week and were exhausted when we arrived at the gates of Casa de Canto.

    I cannot express how beautiful the estate was and how kind and endearing Rick was as a host (Laura was visiting their daughter in Costa Rica). It is rare to meet wonderful people but I immediately felt welcome by Rick and their gentle dogs.

    The weekend was a blast and my only complaint is that we did not have enough time to spend at the house. Our schedule was so packed we only were able to chat with Rick in the mornings over coffee before heading out.

    I would recommend Casa de Canta to anyone as long as they are a respectful person- these folks are the real deal and should only have wonderful guests!

    Great experience and can't wait to go back for a visit!

    June 2012
  • I took my family for a stay at Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape over Memorial Day Weekend. The Villa is located between Ventura and Ojai, within 7 miles or so of each. Casa de Canto is the place to go if you want a relaxing getaway and love nature. It is within short distance of biking and hiking trails and lakes. The villa has a horse ranch and a backyard where you can kick back and enjoy the chant of birds or chimes. The swimming pool is ideal size for a family. We used it 2 out of 3 days we stayed. The villa is in great shape and the decore is beautiful. The hosts are extremely accomodating and easy going. I highly recommend Casa de Canto to couples or families who want to get away from hassle of the city or coming to visit California.

    May 2012
  • Casa de Canto Villa is a wonderful pastoral escape, yet without any sacrifices in terms of comfort, convenience or amenities.

    The setting is idyllic--It's located near wineries and local attractions just outside of Ventura, CA. The Casa has sweeping views of the surrounding valley, and fits perfectly into its environment, with large outdoor spaces to soak-in the scenery and a very open architecture so you can enjoy the surroundings from the comfort of indoors.

    Laura & Rick were very gracious hosts, and accommodated our inconvenient schedule (late arrival, early departure). They also had a number of friendly animals-- it's a dog-lover's delight! Though, there's a chance that your alarm clock will be a rooster's crow (this was the experience of only one of the three couples that stayed; I didn't hear the rooster).

    All in all, I would highly recommend staying there, and can't wait until the next time I'm in the area.

    May 2012
  • Located on a quiet hill top. Very nice rooms at exceptionally low price. The host and hostness were very kind and friendly. Would recommend!

    May 2012
  • everything was wonderful, my fiance"NOW WIFE", and some of her wedding party stayed there the night before our wedding, and it was a magical and fun time.............

    April 2012
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