Beautiful garden leads to your private entrance to a serene retreat room and bath in Ojai home. Pastoral views, deck and patio, many amenities.
Private entrance: Retreat room and bath in garden setting in serene and quiet Ojai home
The room has its own deck and covered patio area. Relax in the hammock or have a meal outdoors looking out on acres of oak-covered open land. Watch the birds, squirrels, rabbits and even an occasional roadrunner or coyote.
Nicely furnished with queen sized bed, organic linens & toiletries, desk -- even a massage table!
Includes fridge, microwave, toaster oven, hotplate
WiFi connected, A/C
For the environmentally sensitive:
Only non-toxic cleansers.
Organic sheets and towels.
All natural fiber carpeting (wool)
Hepa air filter
Far-infrared healing heat lamp (upon request)
Available by the night or week. Though the listing says 2 night minimum, I will accept a one-night booking mid-week if you contact me.
100% smoke-free/drug free
Sorry, no pets
ALSO AVAILABLE (call for prices):
In-house Thai massage or Reiki healing sessions
Qigong and Tai Chi Ch’uan instruction
Hypnosis or Sandtray therapy sessions with a licensed MFT
Individualized Medicine Wheel ceremony (on the property)
Need something special? Please let us know in advance and we will try and accommodate.
The town of Ojai offers numerous hiking trails, bike paths, parks, creeks, natural hot springs, meditation centers, art galleries, music, fabulous dining, Sunday morning Farmers’ Market, local trolley and so much more.
• 6 minutes to downtown Ojai
• 7 minutes to beautiful Lake Casitas Recreational Area for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing
• 12 minutes to the beaches of Ventura
• 20 minutes to natural hot springs in beautiful Matilija Canyon
• 35 minutes to Santa Barbara
• Golfing and dining at the world renowned Ojai Valley Inn is 3 minutes away.
• Bike path nearby goes from downtown to the ocean. Bikes can be rented locally
• Local winery minutes away
• Trek to the Channel Islands on a charter boat or just cruise the Ventura Harbor (15 min. drive south)
• Only 75 minutes to Los Angeles
Private bedroom, bathroom, deck and garden area.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to greet you, make activity suggestions or take care of any special needs you may have and will respect your privacy.
The neighborhood is extremely quiet and safe and is conveniently located midway between the ocean, Lake Casitas and downtown Ojai.
Trolley service stops at the bottom of the hill (one long block). The bike path goes from the bottom of our hill to either Ojai or the ocean.
Other Things to Note
Everyone reports that they sleep great here!
Quiet hours between 9:30 pm and 7 am
Sorry no pets.
The only rule is to make yourself at home, have a great time and a peaceful sleep!
Awesome stay here. Laurie greeted us when we arrived and made sure we were all taken care of with everything. The room was great as well... my girlfriend and I enjoyed a candle lit dinner on the patio outside one night, papa lennons pizza the other, and used her cool binder of fun stuff to do in Ojai during the day- Meditation mount and hiking were great. Would absolutely stay here again.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Nova for Valentine's Day Weekend. Laurie was so warm, welcoming and accommodating. She greeted us when we arrived and showed us around our private room and patio. Her space is so peaceful and serene; we felt very comfortable.
The private room has a small kitchenette and bathroom. There was a collection of organic teas, coffees, and oatmeal which we enjoyed while sitting out on the patio. Laurie also has an incredible book collection - I enjoyed picking up "Cellular Healing" and flipping through some pages. There was also a manual with some of Laurie's favorite restaurants, some suggested hikes and activities. There are also optional reiki, massage, meditation services, and more!
This was such a wonderfully beautiful weekend getaway. I can't wait to return to Casa Nova for another weekend. :)
Leslie & Nick
Laurie is a wonderful host and totally responsive to any requests we made. What a treat to wake up to a sunrise we could see from our bed and see the moon at night as well.
The garden is magnificent and smells so fragrant. Every morning we enjoyed tangerines from a tree just steps away from our room. The neighborhood is quiet yet just a few minutes drive from downtown Ojai.
We loved the collection of books, artwork in the room. Casa Nova is a lovely retreat for either a short or a long stay.
My wife was delighted by the feeling of coming "home" to the garden walking through the gardens to get to our room. She thought it was peaceful, warm and welcoming.
Casa Nova is amazing. Laurie was there to meet us and orient us to the space. The room was clean and bright, and the private entrance along with the garden/patio space outside makes her place really special. Laurie provides a binder with lots of maps and info on the surrounding area. I highly recommend for an individual or a couple looking for a quiet, contemplative time away.
Casa Nova offers a welcoming, quiet and serene environment. Laurie has created a wonderful space that provides the opportunity to engage in things like spiritual or self-introspective efforts with ease. The space is ripe with insightful books, meaningful art, and a sense of peaceful order.
The room feels like a bedroom from a home, warm and comfortable, neat and tidy. The sun rises over the Ojai hills and shines into the room. The fresh cut roses smelled fresh, clean, and then a little intoxicating when the sun lit them up in the morning. Sitting on the small deck in the cool Ojai evening was refreshing--having Nova the cat join me on the deck made it feel like a home away from home.
There is enough floor space to do things like yoga or trigger point rolling. The neighborhood is quiet and seems a safe place to walk or jog.
I would happily stay at Casa Nova again.
We had a lovely stay at Casa Nova. Laurie was very helpful and you can tell that she takes a lot of care with her guests. We had a perfect first weekend getaway in Ojai and hope to return!
We wanted to sincerely thank Laurie for the wonderful weekend and would highly recommend Casa Nova to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing stay in Ojai. Laurie was a gracious host and her room provides an overall peaceful experience that those of us in the city rarely get to experience. Laying in the hammock, overlooking her garden was wonderful especially when Nova (her ultra friendly cat) decided to come join us. Her recommendation of Meditation Point to watch the sunset was one of the highlights of our trip as well. Thanks again Laurie! Pam and I really appreciated it.
I have been a homeowner in Ojai for 17 years. I'm a licensed MFT, an author, songwriter and Tai Chi instructor. My home is a quiet healing sanctuary and a place for creativity and reflection.
As a host I will respect your privacy and do whatever I can to make your stay comfortable.