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 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.
Laurie was an amazing host. Our first impression upon arrival was warm, welcoming, and laid back. Her breathtaking home garden provided the soothing and peaceful feeling of Ojai we were looking for. Our room was very clean and fully equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and satisfying experience, including a fridge, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, shower, and even a small spiritual library! Laurie respected our privacy during our entire stay, and trusted that we would respect her guild lines and lovely home. We appreciate and support that kind of relationship between people sharing in this unique way, and would highly recommend her place to others.
It is easy to give Laurie and her Casa Nova retreat space five stars. Laurie was very helpful and a delightful host. The space was just as pictured, comfortable, relaxed and serene. This was my first visit to Ojai so I was anxious to get out and see the sights. As it turned out I ended up enjoying my time at Casa Nova so much that I spent a good portion of it relaxing and reading on the lovely patio which looks out to the hills beyond. I would happily recommend it and have already referred a friend to stay. I look forward to returning soon.
My stay at Casa Nova was so lovely. Laurie was thoughtful to share great ideas on how to spend my time in Ojai. The room was very quiet, clean and in a nice setting in the back of the home. I especially loved the mountain scenery; majestic.
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.