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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Featured Feb. 2016 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 driving access to Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara areas.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $150
Weekend Price: $105 / night


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.

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, horseback 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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- Poolside Escape -
- Country Night Escape -
- Casa de Canto Villa Country Escape -

Thank-you for your interest, see you soon!

Guest access

Incredible sunset views from top pasture, 1 guest room, 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 allowed onto property.
NO parties.

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 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 -

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

• Before inquiring, please become fully verified through Airbnb and get Verified ID through Airbnb. You will NOT be able to book without full verification and Verified ID through Airbnb. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Includes - 1 guest room (queen size bed), 1 full bath (sometimes shared), and balcony.
• Guest rooms do not have televisions. We promote enjoying nature during the day and the stars at night!


• California is in a severe drought and we are under a 42% 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 11pm.

• No gatherings throughout house or property after 11pm.
Please be sure to turn lights off when leaving a space, room, or common area.

• 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 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.

Upon booking you agree, for the duration of your stay, to stay with us at your own risk.
Looking forward to meeting you and wish you a wonderful stay!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

178 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Laura and Rick's! It was so nice to get away from the city and be surrounded by nature. The view from their home was breathtaking and it was so much fun to interact with all of the animals around the property. It was a easy drive to Ojai and there are a number of activities to enjoy in the area. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank-you, Amy! Really enjoyed meeting you and Brian! Come back anytime..
April 2017

Tim User Profile
April 2017
Laura was a great host! She was around the property and was happy to stop to chat and give recommendations. Things to keep in mind: The rooms are all close to each other so when they are full there isn't much privacy. Sharing the bathroom is also a bit of a challenge, but is as advertised. Overall, this is a beautiful place to stay about 10 minutes from Ojai.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thanks, Tim and Teo! Really enjoyed meeting you both too!
April 2017

Ashley User Profile
April 2017
We really loved the location and property. Laura was very nice and gave us a tour. Very quiet and secluded. Make sure to check with the hosts about the shared bathroom. We had to share with 4 other people, so there was 6 of us total to one bathroom, making it really tough to actually use. Overall, a great trip.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank-you, Ashley! It was nice meeting you both!
April 2017

Michele User Profile
April 2017
Rick and Laura's home is a wonderful place. We had a magical time enjoying the beautiful, peaceful property. Lovely views of the valley, lots of great spots to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Laura and Rick are fantastic and friendly hosts, and their restaurant down in Carpinteria was amazing for brunch...who knew porter beer and coffee was such a great combo! Thank you both for a fantastic weekend.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank-you, Michele! It was a pleasure meeting you both! Hope to see you again sometime...
April 2017

Omar User Profile
April 2017
Loved everything about this place. Everything. Laura and Rick are good people. My wife and I most enjoyed watching the sun rise over the east mountains. We highly recommended that you stay here.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank-you, Omar! See you again sometime soon!
April 2017

Marc User Profile
March 2017
This is a wonderful place to stay. Hosts were great and the home is amazing! Thank you Laura and Rick.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank-you, Marc! It was nice meeting you both!
March 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
March 2017
Rick and Laura were very welcoming hosts. The room was very comfortable, and the house and land are beautiful. This was a great place to stay for a few days of getting away.
Laura And Rick User ProfileLaura And Rick is a superhost.
Response from Laura And Rick:
Thank-you, Liz, it was our pleasure!
March 2017

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

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