Casa Verde - Studio in Town

Apartment - Entire home/apt · N Signal St, Ojai, CA 93023, United States
Your host, Otis
14 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This is a unique little studio - kind of an industrial chic type look - clean, minimalist, smooth troweled concrete floors with a small kitchen area and full bath.

NOTE - if you are looking for a typical hotel room - this may not be for you!


The photos of each room are the best description.

New green home built in 2008, walk to town or to the mountain trails - clean, cool contemporary design. This is the studio/loft space on the first floor - see the door on the bottom

Beautiful mountain views - feels like the mountains are all yours - hardly any houses in sight yet close to town

Smooth trowelled concrete floors with radiant heat
Mini split high efficiency air conditioning and heat
Ceiling fan
NOTE - there is a garage door - not operable - no car has ever been in this space!

Clean, cute kitchen area with a full size fridge, eating counter
granite counter tops, microwave
NOTE - no stove or oven but a great BBQ

Full bath with tile tub/shower

1/2 mile walk down the hill to the center of town
1/4 mile walk to trails - Pratt Trail (National Forest) or Shelf Road

2 acre property with beautiful mountain views

Laundry facilities

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $695 /week
Monthly Price: $1795 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great contemplative space.

    June 2014
  • I stayed in Casa Verde for a week in April 2014. The unit is in a great location. Pretty close to town (5-10 min walk) but is up near all the great hiking trails. The interior was very nicely appointed and I was more than comfortable for the time I was there. Very clean. The bed was plenty firm, the bathroom is very nice and the kitchen was well equipped. There is no stove, but I used the gas grill to cook and made salads to go with. Just fine for me. Loved Lucy and Luke (the two labs). Otis was a great host and even dropped the newspaper off in the mornings so I wouldn't be too out of touch with the world. I would definitely stay here again.

    April 2014
  • A great hideaway! The fiancée and I enjoyed a very peaceful weekend in Ojai, and couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The studio had plenty of room and was extremely convenient to several great hiking trails. No real windows, but a great view of the mountains upon opening the front door. Otis was an attentive and friendly host, and even shared some delicious homebrewed beer with us. Highly recommended.

    February 2014
  • Otis was incredibly accommodating, prompt, and friendly. He lent us his bicycles which added an incredible value to our stay at Casa Verde. The space was clean, efficient, and comfortable. Location was beautiful. I couldn't have asked for more in a place to stay. I stayed on the pull-out bed that I found surprisingly comfortable. I would recommend Casa Verde to anyone looking for a simple and clear space in Ojai from which to grow and expand.
    Also, Luke and Lucy were complete dears, and very well behaved.

    February 2014
  • Otis and his Labradors are very personable and welcoming. Clean and modern accommodations. One of the nicest (if not only), garages we've experienced. Otis's fridge stocking (coffees, beers, chardonnay) pleasantly unexpected and nearly offset the unexpected spiders, cricket and ants. "Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty", Nathaniel Hawthorne. Contrary to it's description, this is not a "loft", which Webster defines as "an upper room or floor". It is a garage. Careful examination of the photos will confirm as much, but will nor relate the sleep depriving sound of some kind of water related pump directly adjacent to the garage that activates every time the host flushes a toilet or turns on a valve upstairs.

    December 2013
    Response from Otis:

    Interesting quote and oddly backhanded compliment! I have adjusted the description to note "garage door" so there can be no confusion. The photos show the space exactly as it is. Loft is also a description for an industrial type use converted into a living space. Most people seem to love the space and it's hip rawness with polished concrete floors.
    The water pressure pump is only on in daytime hours. Thx

    December 2013
  • This little studio apartment is very serviceable and pleasant. It is clean and comfortable, with warmth if needed, and a most comfortable bed. The kitchen is perfectly adequate, using a microwave and a plug in hot water heater. There was plenty of space for storage. It is important that know in the door, and the only normal full size window in the little apartment was placed behind the bathtub in such a way that someone showering was in full view of anyone going up the stairs! It was clean and pleasant with a nice bathroom, hot water that seemed unresponsive to adjusting to less hot, and a functional kitchen. Amenities were missing: enough toilet paper, tissues, a drain board for the sink, easy access to the microwave. It suited our purposes well, to have a safe place to stay and nearby a lovely walk up the mountain.
    Three of us were quite able to stay quite comfortably.

    November 2013
  • Clean, quiet studio with interesting architectural details. Convenient to downtown but far enough to be away from it all.

    October 2013
  • Great location in Ojai. My wife and I were in town for a wedding and were looking for something well priced and close to town - this was perfect. There are great grocery stores and food options at the bottom of the hill - a decent walk or a short car ride. We were also happy to discover a trail with access to the Los Padres National Forest along with some other local trails (just walk up the hill a little further and the entrance is on the right by a water tower!) We were able to get in a 6 mile hike the morning before the wedding!

    As some other reviewers have noted, there is not a full kitchen but a fridge for food storage. The garage door on one wall shouldn't put anyone off - the apartment is well finished and it doesn't take away from the accommodations.

    August 2013
  • The Guest House was clean, modern and exactly like it is in the photos. The location is very convenient as it is only a 0.5 mile walk to the center of town or a 0.25 walk to some good hikes. Otis is a responsive and attentive host. The only thing I missed was a stove in the kitchen because I was looking forward to some cooking on the weekend -- but Otis was quick to offer his outdoor BBQ grill for our use!

    July 2013
  • My sister and I recently stayed here for two nights and had a wonderful time. Otis and his friendly dogs greeted us when we arrived (and Otis even treated us to some of his delicious home-brewed beer!). The studio is spacious, clean, and modern. The main room is divided into a sitting area and a sleeping area, and my sister and I had plenty of room to spread out. The full size fridge and microwave made it easy to make breakfast and lunch and heat up leftovers. The studio has a ceiling fan and also ac/heating, so we were very comfortable. We found it to be an amazing location. Only a 5 minute walk up the street to get to hiking trails and about a 10-15 minute walk to get to downtown Ojai. We didn't need to get in the car the whole time we were there. We definitely plan to return!

    July 2013
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