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 such a great host. Her home is clean and quiet and a perfect place to spend a few days in Ojai. She has a great notebook of suggested places to go in town as well as a great back patio for reading or lounging around with her beautiful kitty cat :) would stay here again. Thanks Laurie!
We couldn't have asked for a better stay. Laurie blended attentiveness, responsiveness and generosity perfectly with respect for privacy. She is a wonderful person to talk with and has an ample supply of local information handy.
The room is comfortable, private and has a peaceful quality that we really appreciated. The garden surroundings, patio with hammock and deck with breakfast table extend the living space in a very inviting way. Laurie's place was the perfect answer to our need for a little get away.
Casa Nova was one of the most peaceful holiday homes I have stayed in. Laurie greeted me the day I arrived and showed us around the house. She is a great host and has a wealth of information on display in the guest room. She recommended places to visit and things to do and was available via mobile throughout our stay. I would love to visit Casa Nova again and highly recommend the property if you are looking for a quiet getaway.
Laurie was an exceptional host. The room was warm and inviting and the garden was gorgeous. Laurie provided a wealth of information that made our experience in Ojai very memorable.
Great place to stay! It was quiet, peaceful and had great amenities. Laurie was very kind and helpful. I would recommend this place for anyone who is looking to get away for the weekend. Will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Ojai.
Casa Nova is even more lovely than the pictures and the descriptions. Laurie is very welcoming and friendly -- she's a warm person and clearly enjoys sharing her home with guests. Laurie provided a wealth of information about Ojai and I never felt that I was "bothering" her when I asked her questions. I loved sitting in her beautiful gardens, listening to the birds in the trees, and napping in the hammock. There was a vase of flowers on the desk, and a bowl of tangerines to munch -- both nice touches. The room was very clean, and the bed was comfortable. I would certainly stay there again. It's a very peaceful oasis.
Awesome stay here. Laurie greeted us when we arrived and made sure we were all taken care of with everything. The room was great as well... my girlfriend and I enjoyed a candle lit dinner on the patio outside one night, papa lennons pizza the other, and used her cool binder of fun stuff to do in Ojai during the day- Meditation mount and hiking were great. Would absolutely stay here again.
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.