NOTICE OF SALE
~ Advance Notice ~
My Beloved Ojai SoulArts Home Retreat of 30 Years
is now Accepting new Stewardship...
~ Offered @ $1,500,000 ~
My Dear SoulArts Clients & Friends,
It is with a potent mixture of energetic rightness and deep grief that I am writing to say that Matt and I have realized it is time for us to move together into a new next chapter of life.
My parents in Upstate NY are in need of care, and I feel a calling to return to my early roots and to begin a new next vision with Matt who is looking forward to exploring the Eastern Seaboard (holy smokes!).
I write this post to you because I am hopeful that one of my dear SoulArts friends and clients may be exactly right for this moment (as was I when I first stepped onto this property at age 34 and almost 30 years ago)! It will be a rich blessing to see how Mystery brings the new right steward to this place I have lived, loved, created and offered my healing SoulArts lifework all these many years.
Please know that at this time there will be no private retreats (COVID and Move Required) - And know too that I look forward to welcoming you into our new home - wherever/whenever it shall arise in the months ahead.
I ask you each for your love in supporting and holding me during this HUGE letting go! This has been my only adult home all these many years and it is very painful to walk away from... but my heart tells me it is time. (And yes, for those of you who have come to work with me: My mind is terrified and thinks I'm crazy - So you See? This is the way of Wholeness and Following into the Unknown - rarely easy, never predictable - but where Life is only truly lived...
It is a true rare GEM in one of the world's most beautiful conscious towns on earth - a place that will always be in my heart and a painful loss of daily enjoyment (though we do plan to come back each winter for several months and stay with friends).
With Love (and real Trembling),
P.S. Please hold off on calls & emails at this time and let's connect more personally in the near future. If you would like to seriously consider purchase backup (currently entering Escrow) please email me directly (and soon!)
More than 1,700 additional living structures in addition to the main house -- so more like 5b/4b, 3500 sqft structures on a sacred playground and healing land!
Note: Not zoned for commercial. Private home inviting private guests to visit.
DETAILS FROM LISTING:
For the artisan/entrepreneur seeking a peaceful & creative lifestyle in a natural healing retreat setting: this property truly has it all!
This 1.34-acre home sanctuary is “quintessential old Ojai”: a magical retreat in east Ojai Valley offering ocean morning sea breezes, quick route to 101, approximately 78 miles from Los Angele. Now on sale for the first time in 30 years!
Drive in through the top gate to meet the magnificent Oaks accented with fruit orchards and native gardens, river rock walls and walkways, flagstone patios, outdoor fire places and fountains… and the ever-present windchimes softly singing in the light breeze that comes up the canyon at this precise spot.
Enter the charming courtyard to the sounds of a “babbling brook” lily pond leading you into a glass and light filled vaulted living room with views to the 800ft outdoor living/dining deck nestled under a breathtaking 250yr Oak which offers a glorious centerpiece. From the deck enjoy the glowing backdrop of over 35 Oaks surrounding an old seasonal creek bed running through the property with large fire pit, outdoor spa/sauna, meditation hut, yoga gazebo and vegetable gardens all!
The upstairs vaulted ceiling private Master suite is like living in a tree-house - with walk-in closet, small private bathroom and charming little private “French Bistro” outdoor balcony for evening drinks in the trees. The guest bedroom downstairs has large glass windows facing the Oak grove. The Home Office with its own private entrance and flagstone patio with bathroom between the two.
The large workshop to the side of the house is currently used as artist studio and healing arts programs. It would also make a great production space or (with revision and permits) a separate rental home. A tools workshop is behind with lots of storage! Below the workshop is a fairyland grotto w/ small casita and “rocky cocoon” cabins offering great private space for visitors or additional office/painting/writing studios - not included in sqft
Originally built in 1958, this mid-century modern has lots of glass, open space, sunlight & privacy views into “the Robin Hood” tree-scape. Over the decades all rock work and each detail has been lovingly crafted while keeping the original home integrity intact. The interior of the home offers an artisan sensibility celebrating nature and art, including mural painted doors and winter tree scape stove hood. One large 3-sided floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace in the open floor plan with 4 fire features outdoors at present. ...Oh, and it's an amazing place for dogs and chickens (fully fenced); for bee-tending and the orchard hobbyist-farmer; and the creative artist-therapist-entrepreneur! Awesome home office.
This rare artisan home exudes what Ojai life is all about! Unpretentious, magical, private, quick walk to miles of nature preserve meadows and horse trails; shops and dining including the famous Ranch House Restaurant & the Ojai Retreat.
History: Before Ronda began her work here, this land was often visited (and ceremonial blessed as ancestral ground) by Chumash elder, Grandfather Semu. This sacred land also sits just across the road from the Kristnamurti Oak Grove and Ojai Retreat Center. Currently owned by international author/healer, this land has served as special sanctuary to private retreat guests. In the past 20 years this private sanctuary has become known as a healing retreat center for women & men who have traveled from all over the world to Ojai to meet the mystery of soul and enter into personal healing & awakening breakthrough. (There are guestbooks full with unusual healing experiences and loving stories here). Rated one of the top spiritual guidance retreats (2005) this unique property is awaiting its next steward…
703 Tico is one of the few “old Ojai magic lands”. If you feel drawn to steward, live, love and create from this land, you will know it… as did I.
Ronda L. LaRue, M.S. - Ojai California 2018
social research scientist; philosopher, author and applied mystic grounded in real life.
The Center for SoulArts - Ojai, California
Ronda LaRue’s work as a spiritual teacher and mentoring guide has gained a growing global visibility over the past decades, with individuals and couples traveling from all over the world to work, one-on-one, with Ronda at her artisan home spa for the soul in the beautiful cultural arts community of Ojai, California - about 78 miles north of Los Angeles in the gorgeous Ojai mountain valley, 8 miles inland from the seaside town of Ventura. (Ojai SoulArts was rated Best of the West US and Top 10 Spiritual Retreats Worldwide for this novel one-on-one holistic mind body spiritual teaching and mindfulness meditation tool. -2007.)
* Non-denominational. Open to all peoples and paths of tolerance for diversity.