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CASA NOVA Garden private room/bath

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Beautiful garden leads to your private entrance to a serene, quiet and spacious retreat room with private bathroom in Ojai home. Enjoy your own deck, covered patio, and garden with pastoral views, outdoor dining, and many amenities. Eco-friendly and organic.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $30
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $110 / night
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The space

Private entrance: Retreat room and own bathroom in garden setting in serene and quiet Ojai home, just outside city limits.

The room has its own deck, garden 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, desk, organic toiletries and snacks -- even a massage table for your use!

Equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, hotplate, French press, organic coffee, teas and snacks.

WiFi connected, A/C

For the environmentally sensitive:
Cork flooring
Only non-toxic cleansers.
Organic towels.
Filtered shower
Hepa air filter
Far-infrared healing heat lamp (upon request)

Available by the night or week.

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
Meditation/relaxation instruction
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

Guest access

Private entrance to bedroom and bathroom, off of private 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

The neighborhood is extremely quiet and safe and is conveniently located midway between the ocean, Lake Casitas and downtown Ojai.

Getting around

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!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Quiet hours between 9:30 pm and 7 am
No smoking/drugs.
Sorry no pets.

Organic 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 kept 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!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

120 Reviews

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Marsha User Profile
April 2017
This is a lovely place, comfortable and quiet, with a wonderful garden and Laurie is a fantastic host.

Danielle User Profile
April 2017
It was perfect ! A thoughtfully designed space with everything we needed.

Ivorie User Profile
March 2017
A great find! I came for 2 nights to get away from the city for my birthday. Laurie is a wonderful host and mostly stays out of your from what I could tell in my short time there. She has been doing this for a while so everything you will need to know is all printed out in a Book of Knowledge in your room. You are about a 6-8 minutes drive away from the main part of Ojai. The room is small but I did not feel cramped at all. Everything you will need is there. She has an AMAZING garden and we were lucky enough to be there when everything was in bloom...including the tangerine tree! This is a wonderful Air BnB to just lounge around in. Bring a book and your lover and just relax. I found myself walking around town really just wanting to get back to the house to relax in the sun. The only thing to note is the room is attached to the house. There is a door that does not open that separates you from the rest of the house. That is all. It wasn't a big deal to me but, I think Laurie was having guests over or maybe a dinner party and you could definitely hear their conversations and commotions. Nothing was overly loud or obnoxious but just something to consider. We also felt the need to modify our volume to some degree so she couldn't hear us. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place and I myself would book here again! Thanks Laurie

Michele User Profile
March 2017
Laurie's space is the perfect combination of comfort & convenience. Located just a short drive to downtown, shopping, hiking trails, & other fantastic Ojai sites, this is the perfect place to stay when in Ojai. Communication with Laurie was exceptional and check in was easy. She was very organized providing me with all the information I needed to know during my stay & she gave me a quick tour of the room and property as there is so much to be enjoyed! I came for tranquillity and to enjoy nature and the garden (which she has done a beautiful job of maintaining), but found even more delight in the wonderful energy of the bedroom itself. Fully equipped for a retreat stay, I indulged in reading books in her extensive library collection, meditation mats and seats were available as well, & the simple yet sentimental decor and thoughtful touches throughout, made the space feel as though it was created for my needs and to support. I truly appreciated these qualities! The room also has all the basics to prepare light meals and snacks, a small fridge, kitchen utensils, paper towels, & even organic teas and snacks to enjoy. Thank you Laurie for being a super host and I look forward to my next stay!

Stephanie User Profile
February 2017
Laurie was a great host! I really enjoyed staying at her place for my quick weekend getaway. The location was great, not far from downtown Ojai. She was very welcoming and communicative throughout my stay. Would definitely come back!

Elizabeth User Profile
January 2017
Laurie's place is very nice, clean, comfortable and cozy. Nature is all around the house...loved it!! Very quiet neighborhood close to downtown Ojai.

Janet User Profile
January 2017
Laurie was very easy to communicate with and was accommodating for our late arrival. She kept small things in mind that would make our stay more comfortable such as having a small space heater available for when we were coming in late. We made use of the microwave to heat up some soup for chilly day's lunch which was easy because she provided bowls, utensils and dishwashing soap. The bed had really soft sheets. Very pleasant and peaceful stay.

Ojai, California, United States · Joined in August 2012
Laurie User ProfileLaurie is a superhost.

I have been a homeowner in Ojai for 19 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.

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