CASA NOVA Garden private room/bath

House - Private room · Sumac Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, United States
Laurie

Beautiful garden leads to your private entrance to a serene retreat room and bath in Ojai home. Pastoral views, deck and patio, many amenities.

Your host, Laurie
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Beautiful garden leads to your private entrance to a serene retreat room and bath in Ojai home. Pastoral views, deck and patio, many amenities.

The Space

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, desk

Includes fridge, microwave, toaster oven, hotplate

WiFi connected, A/C

For the environmentally sensitive: All natural fiber carpeting (wool), only non-toxic cleansers
Hepa air filter and far-infrared healing heat lamp available 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
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 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

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

Getting around

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $575 /week
Monthly Price: $1875 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Laurie is a gracious host who shares her wonderful home with you. The garden is spectacular and the views of the mountains are stunning. I have to say that Casa Nova was much better than described in the listing. Room was clean and fully stocked with all the necessities.

    I was sad to leave and if I return to Ojai, Casa Nova will be my home again.

    June 2014
  • Laurie was a wonderful host! Casa Nova is incredibly peaceful and I loved the zen garden. Everything was super clear and Laurie answered all the questions we had about the area. I would highly recommend her place!

    May 2014
  • Laurie really cares about her guests enjoying her home. She thoughtfully supplied the room with information about local restaurants and events, a bookcase full of books, a mini-fridge, coffee and tea, and fresh tangerines from her tree. The outdoor space was tranquil, and it was a pleasant way to escape the every day.

    May 2014
    Laurie
    Response from Laurie:

    thanks for the tips Terr!

    May 2014
  • This is our second time staying at Laurie's. It was so great. The backyard and the garden and the view out over the canyon were so restful. We rode bikes into town and also down to the beach, and it was a terrific Easter

    April 2014
  • This was my first time visiting Ojai in 23 years and Laurie was extremely courteous and the room was just perfect for me and my gf. Plenty of sun for the lazy morning and the room had amenities for coffee as well. Hope we can return soon!

    March 2014
  • Very cute place! The booking and the check in was super uncomplicated. Laurie is very friendly and helpful. Room was clean, quite with a super comfy bed. I absolutly recomend staying with Laurie if you need some quite time in The nature.

    March 2014
  • Great place to stay! Laurie was incredibly hospitable and the place itself is very clean and has great energy. There is a separate entrance to the room itself so it feels like your own standalone space. I highly recommend staying here.

    February 2014
  • My fiancee and took a weekend trip to Ojai and stayed with Laurie on the recommendation of a friend. The space was just as described- we walked through her beautiful garden to get to our private room tucked away in the back. The room was clean with full amenities and she provided great suggestions for things to do as well as a list of restaurant recommendations.

    January 2014
  • The room was very clean, and very well equipped. Great atmosphere.

    January 2014
  • Great location and place. Very peaceful. The room is well equipped with bathroom/kitchen and the patio within a meditation garden very relaxing. Laurie is great.

    December 2013
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English, Español
School
UCSB, UCSC, SSU
Work
MFT, Tai Chi instruction
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I have been a homeowner in Ojai for 15 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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