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4 Beds
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About this listing

Featured Feb. 2O16 issue of Ventana Magazine under "Nesting" and "Editor's Note." Most beautiful location in the Ojai Valley, offering seclusion, privacy, peace, quiet, nature, breathtaking views, quick access to Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara areas.

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The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $125
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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, surrounded by over 7,000 acres of mountainside, wildlife, nature, moonlight, sunshine, and breathtaking views, 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 in a home-like country 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. Since this is not a party house, as some guests have previously thought, we have an ideal location for athletes and other guests wanting to relax before a big event as well as for recuperating afterward.

For a good "ol' 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.


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- Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape -

Thank-you for your interest, see you soon!

Guest Access

Incredible sunset views from top pasture, 3 guest rooms, balcony, patios, porch pool, small refrigerator to store some perishables, parking.

Interaction with Guests

Some of our guests are very private and we fully respect that. If you want to get away, this is the place to do it! No one will bother you here! Some of our guests love to chat and, we do too. We enjoy friendly conversational exchange about travel, work, family, and life experience...

ONLY booked guests are allowed onto property. No exceptions!

NO parties, weddings, events, bridal showers/gatherings, gatherings in general (office, bridal, bachelor, bachelorrette, groomsmen, graduation, reunions, etc.) are permitted through Airbnb booking. If interested, please ask for details. If you do book with the above ( but not limited) listed intent, without first messaging us of your intent, you and your guests will be asked to leave and, will not be refunded for your booking. Too many times, now, we have had a group book and it turns out they thought they could party and carry on, in our home and property! This will not be tolerated.

As, some of the following, has been mentioned previously in the description, our home is perfect for traveling groups, and guests who are visiting this area and would like a comfortable and safe beautiful spot, as home base, from which to leave on daily travel adventures, and for relaxing in between your travel adventures.

The Neighborhood

Our Villa is secluded, private, peaceful, quiet, with breathtaking views... AND, great location since we are just 10 minutes from artsy, creative, Spanish architectural influence desert town of Ojai, Shangri-la. As well, 10 minutes from downtown seaside resort, Ventura. 25 minutes from the laid back beach town of Carpinteria, known to have the safest beaches. 30 minutes from our very own "American Riviera," Santa Barbara. 10 minutes from Lake Casitas with a fabulous and safe water park for children. You can rent a small boat or go fishing or both! And then, there are the mountains, too! Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, about 1 hour 15 minutes, the airport, LAX about 1 hour 30 minutes. I can just go on, this is an incredible spot!

Getting Around

Since our Villa is secluded and completely surrounded by over 7,000 acres of mountainside, wildlife, nature, moonlight, sunshine, and breathtaking views you will need a car to get around! Our driveway alone is a 1/2 mile long up Sulphur Mountain. BUT, please do bring your bicycle, hiking or running shoes and binoculars! We have the best trails in this Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara area!

Other Things to Note

Please become fully verified through Airbnb before inquiring. You will NOT be able to book any of our listings without full verification. NO EXCEPTIONS. Privacy, safety and security reasons.
If there is unavailability for this listing for your preferred booking dates or, you would like to view all our listings, please click on our (circular) Profile Photo - "Laura & Rick" to the left of this listing, page-down and click again on our (circular) Profile Photo to the left to view all 4 listings:
- Lighthouse Escape -
- Poolside Escape -
- Country Night Escape -
- Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape -

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

• Includes - 3 guest rooms, 4 beds total ( 2 queen size, 2 full/double size beds), 2 full baths, please click on our (circular) Profile Photo - "Laura & Rick" to the left of this listing, page-down and click again on our (circular) Profile Photo to the left to view all 4 listings:
- Lighthouse Escape -
- Poolside Escape -
- Country Night Escape -
- Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape -

• California is in a severe drought and we are under a 32% cut back restriction of water. Unfortunately, our water is not "deep as the ocean," in California. Please try, as hard as possible, the following suggestions to help make our water last until the next rainy season. Thank-you for your effort!
Please take short showers (try not to take over 5 min.), turn water off while shampooing, soaping, shaving, etc. Use only for wetting and rinsing.
Limit 1 shower/day/guest.
Please use water buckets inside showers to collect water while it is getting hot and then set aside for use in the garden.
Please do not keep water running while brushing teeth, etc. Turn off and use only for wetting and rinsing. Hand wash in sinks quickly and, again please, do not keep water running.
No showers after 10pm.

• No gatherings throughout house or property after 10pm.
Please be sure to turn lights off when leaving a space, room, or common area.

• Guest rooms do not have televisions. We promote enjoying nature during the day and the stars at night! Please, please do not place wet towels on furniture, doors, beds, etc. Please hang outside to dry, if needed. As well, we have many antiques, so PLEASE, do not place glasses, bottles, cans or anything else that is damp, or wet on furniture. Please use coasters and place mats provided in guest rooms. Please do not sit on furniture, beds, etc. with wet towels, bathing suits or wet clothing! Thank-you!

• NO SMOKING! NO HARD LIQUOR! Responsible glass of wine or beer, are ok.

• Please plan for eating meals out. Indoor house kitchen is not available to overnight guests. Kitchen may be booked for special events using, from our list of, preferred chefs. Bookings available through Casa de Canto Villa website.

• Reasonably priced breakfast and lunch served at our diner/restaurant, THE WORKER BEE CAFE, conveniently located in Carpinteria. BREAKFAST IS SERVED ALL DAY!!!

• Outdoor kitchens (wood barbecue areas) available for event bookings only. Not available to overnight guests. Bookings available through Casa de Canto Villa website.


• Must like animals.

• Please be respectful to others around you and pickup after yourself in common areas in/outside. We have had several guests highly sensitive to perfume, cologne, etc. If you must, or enjoy using, please apply outside of house. Many scents are often very difficult to remove.

• We are ecologically and environmentally conscious so please switch off lights, use water wisely, recycle, etc.

• Event scheduling, parties, weddings not available through Airbnb . Pricing set accordingly per event scope. More details in Casa de Canto Villa website or please ask for details.
- Weddings, Showers, Bridal Parties, Rehearsal Dinners
- Family Reunions, Celebrations
- Corporate Retreats, Spiritual Retreats, etc,

• We love where we live. Please be respectful to nature, our animals, neighbors, and our home. Thank-you.

Looking forward to meeting you and wish you a wonderful stay!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Lock on Bedroom Door

1 night minimum stay
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Laura And Rick

Laura And Rick

Ventura, California, United States · Member since March 2012

Love animals, the outdoors, country living (city life too!), riding,swimming, running, scuba diving, interior design, gardening, music, drumming, travel.

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