Nestled on a hill side surrounded by Oak trees and birds, makes it feel like a tree house, with a seasonal creek below.
At the end of a quite cul de sac and a few short steps to the bike path that will take you all the way to the beach (complimentary bikes for your riding pleasure)
Beach leisurely ride 45 mins.
Relax in the hammock and listen to the birds play in the fountain or BBQ outside on the deck over looking the mountains.
Watch as the two mini donkeys play together kicking up dust, or they watch you as you lounge on the deck, hoping you'll give them a carrot!
Scavenge the thrift stores in downtown Ventura, or hike the many trails offered near by.
After a day of exploring, soak in the Jacuzzi hot tub over looking the ravine and gaze out at the many stars above.
5 miles to downtown Ojai, 5 mins to beautiful Lake Casitas or 10 mins to the beach. Local winery minutes away. Our neighbor Santa Barbara is only 35 mins away.
Bike, walk or drive, just come and enjoy the serenity.
The room has one real single bed and a futon with inner spring coils (very comfy) that folds out to a full, located on opposite side of the house from my area. Meditation room can be made to sleep two more with an air mattress. You have a private bath and french doors leading out to another patio area with Jacuzzi hot tub and meditation room.
Full use of the kitchen and outdoor areas.
A short drive from Los Angeles yet it feels a million miles away.
Single night stays check in before 7:00 p.m. All others flexible check in.
Private bath, yard, meditation/yoga/massage room and jacuzzi tub with views. Indoor faux fireplace outdoor real fire pit. Meditation room can sleep two more on air mattress.
Interaction with Guests
My living quarters are on the other side of the home. We basically share the kitchen and I can be as friendly or evasive as you want.
Small neighbor hood, Im at the end of a cul de sac The home backs up to 15 acres with lots of trees, birds, dust, bird poop, lizards, squirrels etc. all the things that come with nature so if it's sterility you prefer this may not work for you.
Bike trail right next door (I provide bikes) public transportation up the hill.
Other Things to Note
Watsu massage available one block away.
I will provide bagels or muffins with your morning coffe or tea but need notice the day before.
One nighter's check in prior to 7:00 PM 20.00 late fee applies, all others flexible. Please dont spoil this for others I will have to make a min 2 night stay if I continue to get late one night stays.
No hard drugs.
No cigarettes please.
I love animals but can not take in yours. No exceptions.
Ladies toilet paper only.
The room was a bit more snug than I expected, but the patio and it's amenities more than made up for that. I loved how close by the bike trail was and that we had plenty of privacy.
We had a wonderful stay at Mary's. Mary is a great host and her home is beautiful. Chilling out in the hot, overlooking a little valley with lots of green was amazing. The area is great too. Thanks Mary!
Although we never met Mary, her son BJ took care of all of our needs. The home is located on a quiet street and filled with interesting art! Our room with adjoining deck was cozy, clean, private and comfortable. With little light pollution, we enjoyed our evening on the deck sipping wine and stargazing. Mary included plenty of area information which we used to plan our day - a ridge hike with spectacular views. We wish we could have spent more time in Mary's home!
We really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely accommodations. If you like "different", and eclectic, you should be happy. The Donkey's are adorable. We used the meditation room by having a massage therapist come over and set up her table in the room. Enjoy.
We loved staying at Mary's place. It was like a sanctuary in nature! Our room was ready and waiting for us, and was beautifully decorated, as was the entire place, inside and out. The huge private bathroom was beautiful with a great shower. Outside were beautiful views, the sweet donkeys, a wonderful hot tub where we could look sit and look out at the stars, and plenty of sitting areas. We loved how quiet and peaceful it was, and the beautiful ambience of the place.
This was a lovely home tucked away. The oak trees and starry skies were sublime while soaking in the tub.
Mary was perfect - she was available to chat but very unobtrusive.
The description was apt. No surprises.
The neighbors dog barked quite a bit - obviously not Mary's fault. It didn't spoil my visit but if you plan to spend the whole time at the house and barking bothers you it might be a problem.
We enjoyed our stay here. Mary is nice and helpful. The hot tub is on all the time but we did not have time to enjoy it. The donkeys and dogs are lovely.We like the quiet and nicely-decorated house and wish we could stay longer.