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 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!
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.
Laurie's space at Casa Nova is beautiful. Her back patio and garden are truly an oasis, and the views of the mountains from the front of the property can't be beat. Laurie had left a detailed guidebook with great recommendations for things to do around Ojai, and we found one of our new favorite restaurants thanks to her picks (the Farmer & the Cook for inquiring minds). Laurie was also there to show us around, and made sure we felt comfortable before leaving us to our privacy. The room is just as pictured, and the kitchenette Laurie had set up really helped set Casa Nova apart from other room rentals on Airbnb. The bed was comfortable, and the space was clean and quiet. Casa Nova was just what we needed for a weekend away in Ojai. Thanks for everything, Laurie!
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.