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.
Mary was welcoming, friendly & responsive.
Her home is located in a cul de sac in a quiet neighborhood and felt safe. It's a great location, close to restaurants and the town in general. On the day of our arrival, she communicated that she changed the carpet in the bedroom with tiles which explains while there was some dust on the tile floors, bedroom furniture and kitchen stools ( close to the room). We can tell that she took care of designing her space well. We liked that the bathroom is clean and compete with needed supplies. We also liked her detached yoga/ meditation room. We enjoyed her pet donkeys! Though we applaud that she's improving her property, it would have been more appreciated had she informed us ahead of our arrival day or during the booking process, that her place is undergoing some renovation- which could've helped in the decision making process.
Mary was a wonderful host. She had had a hectic day and still greeted us (even though we were late) with such warmth. Her place is just as described and fit our needs perfectly. It is such a beautiful location with so much welcome space outside to sit and enjoy the quiet. Thank you for such a lovely stay!
Mary was a warm and welcoming host. The room was exactly as described. We used the hot tub each of the nights we were there, which made for a relaxing way to end the day. The entire back patio area is beautiful. The donkeys are friendly and sweet. Mary's house is convenient to both Ojai to the north and Ventura to the south. Would definitely stay again.
Also, I realized I left my jacket behind in the bedroom closet right before boarding my plane home, and Mary was kind enough to mail it back to me. Great host!
great host, great place, just all round tip top!
made to feel completely at home and was a shame to only spend the evening there, would have loved a few days to explore the area.
Accurate description. Great hot tub, easy to get to, comfortable beds and place, easy communication. Ojai is beautiful and this is a great, convenient spot to get to fun areas and good hiking/ biking.
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!