I love to ski, scuba-dive, hike, travel, film, photography, meet interesting people. I was born in Ireland.
My stay with Karina was amazing, and greater than I'd ever have expected. She is a very considerate and accommodating host, and a wealth of information about the area! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with them, which ended up being for 2+ weeks, and I'm so glad to have made a new friend. If you're staying in Ojai and want a calm, relaxing, and cozy home- this is your place!
Lovely, good hearted people, in a warm relaxed atmoshphere. Had a nice stay.
I absolutely loved my experience staying with Karina and David.
I felt like I was part of the family.The accommodations were clean
and cozy.The whole weekend was really fun.I very much enjoyed
my interaction with them.The location of their home is within easy
walking distance of everything in downtown Ojai
Yesterday, I drove 3 hours and took a two hour plane ride home. Despite, that jangling time and distance, today I am still feeling a degree of centeredness and relaxation that I relate to may stay with Karina, et. al. I think that says it best. I have a very warm place in my heart for them and the spaces they have and are creating.
It was a warm place with a great energy! Enjoyed chatting with Karina about her filmmaking and other things. She let us borrow her kitchen and we made breakfast in the morning. I am allergic to cats and she kindly kept the cat outside for the night I was there. Also love her two dogs Kia and Kiko, who are very friendly and fun to play with. Would definitely return!
My first try at using Air B&B and it didn't work out. I made a reservation request the day before traveling to a business event. The next day, a few hours before check-in, the host confirmed, but by then I was on the road traveling and then in meetings the rest of the day. The room simply showed as "no longer available" on Air B&B, and with no message saying reservation was pending, I had no idea I might have a room confirmed on the day of arrival - I just assumed it was already taken, or the host decided not to rent it. I could have been called on my cell - but as I was not, I had no knowledge I had a place to stay until after I returned home and checked my email!
Air B&B has advised me that the way to make sure this doesn't happen is to make sure you and the host are already in communication through messages on the site before placing a reservation.
Karina's place was perfect for me. A community of healers, yogis and enlightened people surrounded me. Her home is beautiful, in walking distance of downtown Ojai and fabulous places to eat, shop, check out galleries, movie theater and live theatre. You must love pets as she has two small affectionate dogs and one cat. The dogs will want to sleep with you! Being a dog-lover, I welcomed this. Karina is very caring, making sure I had food to eat, clean towels, and something to do!
Karina's home was pleasant and room mate was very welcoming! She was not there while we were there, but Brian was able to show us around and give us recommendations for food. The suite offered privacy with a separate entrance. We are definitely interesting in visiting again.
Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, generous and very open minded. Thank you, Karina, for sharing your home
Karina and her housemates were great hosts. They were really helpful in giving advice for exploring Ojai and surroundings. They made us feel really welcome and at home. If you look for a quiet weekend in beautiful Ojai, it is the place to be!