About this listing
Beautiful garden leads to your private entrance to a serene and quiet retreat room with bath in Ojai home. Pastoral views, deck and patio, many amenities. Eco-friendly and organic.
Private entrance: Retreat room and own bathroom in garden setting in serene and quiet Ojai home
The room has its own deck and covered patio area. 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. Pick an inspirational book off the shelf and relax in the hammock.
Nicely furnished with queen sized bed, organic linens & toiletries, desk -- even a massage table!
Equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, hotplate
WiFi connected, A/C
For the environmentally sensitive:
Only non-toxic cleansers.
Hepa air filter available
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 entrance to bedroom, bathroom, off of deck and garden area.
Easy on-street parking
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.
It is best to have your own car. Trolley service stops at the bottom of the hill (one long steep block). The bike path goes from the bottom of our hill to either Ojai or the ocean. Bikes are available for rent in downtown Ojai.
Other Things to Note
Everyone reports that they sleep great here!
Quiet hours between 9:30 pm and 7 am
Sorry no pets.
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Soap, Hair dryer, Towels, & Fire Extinguisher in the bathroom. First aid kit in the closet
Lots of space for hanging clothes. Iron on the bathroom shelf.
Let me know if the a/c temperature is set to your liking.
If you use the massage table indoors please do not use oils.
'Nova' our outdoor cat loves to be pet and scratched on the head, but doesn't seem to like being picked up or being pet on the belly. Please do not let her in the room (we cater to guests with allergies)
Make yourself at home, have a great time and a peaceful sleep!
Laurie was great and her room is very peaceful and clean. A great place to stay in Ojai if you need a simple retreat!
Laurie is warm , friendly and very kind . Her place provides all the comfort of home , very quiet , very clean . I had a lovely time ! I will highly recommend this cozy , private spot to anyone .
Laurie met us in the driveway as we approached Casa Nova. The patio and garden were beautiful and the path to our room was magical. Outdoor private patio was Zen-like, quiet and serene - watching the full moon rising from the patio deck was amazing.
The room was clean and comfortable... everything we needed. Laurie was attentive and helpful yet didn't intrude on our privacy. She was kind and gracious and made recommendations for things to do and places to eat in town.
If you're into peace and quiet, and generous hosts, Casa Nova is the place to stay in Ojai. We will definitely return for many more visits to this magical valley.
Laurie was a very gracious and welcoming host. I immensely enjoyed the atmosphere, cleanliness and vibe - her garden is a treat to behold!
I highly recommend CASA NOVA for a long weekend and look forward to my next visit!
We had a lovely stay at Casa Nova. Laurie was a friendly host who was concerned about our needs. We enjoyed the thoughtful touches in the room, including fresh-picked oranges from her garden. Laurie provided a nice list of recommended sights like the must-visit Meditation Mount.
Laurie was a great host and she made us feel welcome right away. Her binder is also full of great suggestions of activities to do around the town. Overall it was a great experience and we would definitely do it again.
Laurie was an excellent host and made our trip very relaxing. Casa Nova was exactly as described and a wonderful place to stay. We would highly recommend it.
About the Host, Laurie
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.