VISTA VERDE RANCH MAIN HOUSE, VIEWS, SECLUDED, PRIVATE AND TRANQUIL

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Carol Ann Herrera

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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VISTA VERDE RANCH MAIN HOUSE, VIEWS, SECLUDED, PRIVATE AND TRANQUIL

Special Offer! SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE HARVEST TOURING September 1 - October 30

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2 or 3 bedrooms, (K & Q,Q), 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4-6, wheelchair acces

This wine country vacation home is taking reservations for 2014 and 2015. Expansive and pristine mountain view home in private prestigious community, near the Gainey Winery is tranquil and away from it all at the end of a private rural road. The home is particularly well suited for long weekend or monthly stays. Seniors 55+ receive special discounts for weekly and monthly stays. The The Santa Ynez Valley is a popular wine touring and golfing area and you are 5 to 10 minutes away from quaint towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos, Gainey, Roblar and Beckmen Wineries. This home offers scenic country roads for walking right out your door. Walk out your front door, cross your front lawn and walk across a dirt lane to photograph the horses in pristine pastures. Enjoy majestic views of Santa Ynez Mts & Figueroa Mts from all garden areas. Every room has a view. Magical sunsets, quail, hawks and the sound of silence. The great room is huge with high wood ceilings. Country style kitchen, fully stocked for cooking and entertaining, . Bedrooms w/ fine linens, down comforters and thick towels. Comfortable seating areas in park like garden with 15,000' lawn, rose shrubs, lavender, mature oak trees. Adirondack seating on front porch. Beautiful wicker furniture on back porch. Binoculors, bird books for nature lovers . Vacationers with well behaved dogs are welcome.

Owner allows for flexibility in creating your own perfect wine country vacation. Guests have option of renting the home as a two bedroom or as a three bedroom. The climate and small town environment bring winter vacationers from Washington state and Canada November through February. Fall and Spring weekend getaways for the L.A. and S.F. vacationer is perfect for wine touring and golfing. The home's gardens invite you to stay home, relax, read and take in the views and season of the year.

Internet Service: Wireless Internet available throughout the home and gardens. Bose stereo/cd/radio/ipod system. High Definition TV's.

Extra convenient storage in super-sized garage for golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks. Garage is large enough for two vehicles. Two clickers for garage opening. Even the garage has magnificent views.

Home is set up with passive eco panel heating for allergy sufferers. No wall to wall carpeting. Clean rustic tile throughout. The tile is immaculate and frequently sanitized. Master bedroom with walk in closet and a second closet is tastefully decorated with pine antiques and has great views. Second queen bedroom is furnished with antiques with large closet and view of front garden. A third queen bedroom can be made available upon request.

The laundry room is very large and both machines are front loading for big loads. large ironing board and steam iron. Cleaning and paper supplies.

Cuisinart cooler is available for extra wine storage.

The Country style kitchen has everything you will need for cooking up a storm. The refrigerator and pantry will be stocked with necessary items from organic coffee, cooking oil, spices to pasta and sauce. Silver and China available for nice dinner settings. The view from kitchen sink is spectacular.

The seating area of the great room is furnished with oversized deep sofas, a huge stuffed chair/ottoman and lots of soft down pillows. The flat screen 46 inch HD TV and blu ray dvd player for maximum clarity. Dish Complete Programming. Bose stereo. Dining area and living room area have the best views in the house. Great room has book collection, dvd's, games and a perfectly situated desk for your computer--also with a view.

The only sounds you will hear at night are the owls, crickets and the wind in the trees. Your beloved dog/s (limit of two well mannered dogs) will enjoy an completely fenced super sized dog area with lawns, trees shrubs with easy access from garage, great room and master bedroom.

If you love nature, birds and your dogs accompanying you when you travel, this is the vacation home for you.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Carol Ann Herrera

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english, spanish
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Long time horse owner. Involved in local community environmental groups. Lives part time on the ranch.

Carol Ann Herrera purchased this house in 1991

Maximum mountain views, adjacent to 3,000 acre agricultural preserve and level and well drained land.

Majestic oaks and mature trees create a circular garden environment, surrounding the main ranch house.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Vista Verde Ranch Main House, views, secluded, private and tranquil
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Vista Verde Ranch Main House, views, secluded, private and tranquil
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333879
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Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Louisville, Kentucky
5

AMAZING SANTA YNEZ RANCH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Vista Verde Ranch House for 5 weeks from Thanksgiving until January 1, 2014. Carol and Arnie were incredibly hospitable and accommodated our every need. The house is SPOTLESS CLEAN, and had everything needed for an extended stay. The kitchen is well stocked with gourmet cooking equipment ... and the family room had just AMAZING views from all directions .... I will cherish those views forever. Carol is so organized and I can't tell her how much we appreciated what she has been able to accomplish in making her rentals feel so special. This place is so magical and we loved the LONG walks down the country roads visiting with all the animals along the way. Thank you both Carol and Arnie .... we just LOVED our stay and hope to be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Incredible ranch guests! We would love to see you again in the future along with your beautiful dogs.
Very best,
Carol and Arnie
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Vista Verde Ranch Main House, views, secluded, private and tranquil
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Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Marina Del Rey, CA
5

Peace and Serenity

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
To echo all of the excellent reviews, we had an absolutely wonderful time at Vista Verde. It was hard to leave. We ended up canceling dinner reservations at local restaurants in favor of staying and cooking "at home" at the ranch. The surroundings, flowers, nature, horses, views, and beauty are to die for. It is a special place and we cannot wait to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The wonderfully written review by this California family is so appreciated. Celebrating their parent's 70th birthday's with their little dog in tow! They picked the perfect ranch house for their family reunion. We will all be waiting for your return visit to the ranch.
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Vista Verde Ranch Main House, views, secluded, private and tranquil
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Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Paradise Valley, AZ
5

FANTASTICO...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our second wonderful vacation at the Vista Verde Ranch. Didn't think a month could fly by as fast as it did. Carol and Arnie are wonderful hosts and with a few subtle changes even improved what we thought was the perfect vacation home. Ditto to all the superlatives that have described the ranch in my previous and many other glowing reviews.

The only thing I can add is to say that living at the ranch is like being transported from the hustle and bustle of your normal everyday life to an enchanted island of limitless beauty and serenity. The sight of the the farms, ranches and vineyards, tucked within the rolling hills viewed from the back of the house is like watching a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. Be it the early morning or late afternoon fog rolling over the hills coming in from the Pacific, or the sun casting it's unique shadows in the valley as it moves across the horizon, the Vista Verde ranch will take your breath away, and awaken senses within you that you never knew existed.

Thanks Carol & Arnie, hope to return again next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This "fantastic" couple from Arizona really know how to enjoy their summer vacation. Traveling with their beloved dogs, Irene and Murray were welcomed for their second stay at the ranch. What is particularly gratifying is the enthusiastic appreciation of the natural beauty of the valley and the mountain setting. Arnie and I are planning a few special additions for your return visit next summer. It will be a surprise.
Muchisimas gracias,
Carol
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Vista Verde Ranch Main House, views, secluded, private and tranquil
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333879
+1 8056802225
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Paradise Valley, AZ
5

FANTASTICO....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our second wonderful vacation at the Vista Verde Ranch. Didn't think a month could fly by as fast as it did. Carol and Arnie are wonderful hosts and with a few subtle changes even improved what we thought was the perfect vacation home. Ditto to all the superlatives that have described the ranch in my previous and many other glowing reviews.

The only thing I can add is to say that living at the ranch is like being transported from the hustle and bustle of your normal everyday life to an enchanted island of limitless beauty and serenity. The sight of the the farms, ranches and vineyards, tucked within the rolling hills viewed from the back of the house is like watching a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. Be it the early morning or late afternoon fog rolling over the hills coming in from the Pacific, or the sun casting it's unique shadows in the valley as it moves across the horizon, the Vista Verde ranch will take your breath away, and awaken senses within you that you never knew existed.

Thanks Carol & Arnie, hope to return again next year.
Owner's Response: This "fantastic" couple from Arizona really know how to enjoy their summer vacation. Traveling with their beloved dogs, Irene and Murray were welcomed for their second stay at the ranch. What is particularly gratifying is the enthusiastic appreciation of the natural beauty of the valley and the mountain setting. Arnie and I are planning a few special additions for their return visit next summer. It will be a surprise. Muchisimas gracias, Carol
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Vista Verde Ranch Main House, views, secluded, private and tranquil
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333879
+1 8056802225
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Colorado Springs CO
5

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
WOW! That was our first impression of the wonderful ranch house at Vista Verde Ranch in Santa Ynez. I wanted to move in permanently. We knew the area was beautiful. The house is in a wonderful location - with easy access to wineries and quiet little towns like Santa Ynez and Los Olivos and near the more bustling tourist town of Solvang. Lots of great restaurants, shopping and beautiful countryside. An amazing visit. The house is beautifully decorated, personalized, luxurious and spacious. The four of us stayed in the ranch house in May- a perfect time of the year for a visit. We enjoyed a fire every evening, feeding the horses in the adjacent pastures on the ranch, cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, dining on the patio surrounded by hug rose bushes in bloom and incredible views! The grounds were wonderful and private just like the house itself. Carol, our host, was amazing and anticipated our every need. Everything was to-notch- like staying in a 5-star hotel but with the privacy and convenience that a "home of our own" provides. Highly recommended. Will definitely consider staying there again when we visit the area again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What great feedback from these two out-of-state couples. Got to meet these wonderful guests while they were feeding carrots to the horses in the front pasture near the house. Privacy and tranquility are the key words and it is very rewarding that these particular guests emphasized these attributes of the home, gardens and setting facing the Santa Ynez Mountains. Come back soon to California and thanks again for your kind words.

Carol
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Santa Ynez Airport, small, private planes
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak To LA and San Diego
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 246 (east-west highway Buellton-SY
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Santa Barbara City beaches world renowned
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Carlitos Dos, Southwestern, Tequila Specialties
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Alisal River Course, Solvang open to public
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Grappolo's and The Red Barn
Car: necessary

The Santa Ynez Valley is a small community with a rural/western lifestyle. Over 20 well known wineries in the valley are close by such as Gainey, Beckmen, Firestone, Parker, Kalyra, Sunstone, to name just a few. Horse farms are spread throughout the valley's towns of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang and Buellton. The vacation rental is the main residence of a five acre pristine valley ranch with beautiful views of the white fenced irrigated pastures. The home is surrounded by lawn, oak trees and view of both mountain ranges. Cimate is mild with Fall and Winter day temperatures averaging 65 to 75 degrees and night temperatures dropping to 35 to 45 degrees. Golf is very popular-Alisal River Course and the San Marcos Golf Course - open year round & 10 minute drive from your vacation home. The residence is located within a prestigious community at the end of a private road. Enjoy bird watching, walking, running and cycling by stepping out the door of your vacation homel

Other Activities: wine touring galore, Town of Los Olivos wine tasting, shopping in quaint Danish town of Solvang, championship golfing, bird watching in your own gardens,hiking in the Figueroa Mt. range, fishing at Lake Cachuma, guided boat tours of Lake Cachuma eco system. 30 minute drive to Santa Barbara offers swimming beaches, surfing beaches, surf fishing, pier fishing, sailing, wind surfing, Marine Museum on Pier. Beautiful small zoo in Santa Barbara beach area. You can shop till you drop.

Golf: San Marcos Golf Course, difficult, open to public, off of Highway 154 (designated scenic highway), 12 minute drive.

Alisal River Course, open to public, within town of Solvang, great restaurant. 10 minute drive.

La Purisima Golf Course, Lompoc, open to public, 25 minute drive. The San Marcos Course and the Alisal River Course offer some of the best golfing in California.

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Availability & Rates

Santa Ynez House Rental Rates

Special Offer! SANTA YNEZ VALLEY WINE HARVEST TOURING

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 1, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014

A Special Offer for weekly or monthly stays in September and October 2014. 15% Discount on Weekly Stays. Special Rate of $4,000 per month for two adults. 2 Pets accepted. No Cleaning Fee. The best time of year to visit the Santa Ynez Valley. Fall Wine Harvest Festivals and glorious weather.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
2014
Feb 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$350
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,650
$5,600
3 nights
 
 
2015 Regular Season
Jan 2 2015 - Oct 31 2015
$375
$450
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$5,850
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$350
$1,650
$5,600
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Cleaning Fee $100.00
Cleaning $150.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Payments accepted via personal check or paypal only.
10% SENIOR DISCOUNT on weekly and monthly rentals
WEEKENDS: $400/night, 2-4 adults
MIDWEEK: $350/night, 2-4 adults
WEEKLY: 7 - 8 night stay $1,650 (2 guests); $1,750. (4 guests); $1,850 (6 guests)
MONTH 31 day stay/no tax SEPT/OCT, 2014, MONTHLY@$4,000.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 80% refund/60-90 day notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , all linens, towels and supplies included
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks, Pottery Barn towels, soap, shampoo included
  • Well lit, ample storage white cabinetry, large mirrors, curved shower curtain rods, Double sink in master bathroom. Thick cotton towels, soap, shampoo, dryer, soft area rugs over tile. Fan heaters in each shower area for extra warmth. Immaculate and tastefully decorated..
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Garden and Mt Views/french doors to garden/2 closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This small 3rd bedroom is available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pottery Barn linens, large closet, garden view, antiques
  • Down comforters. Luxurious fine linens in both bedrooms. King Tempur-pedic mattress in Master. Views of lush garden areas and mountains from each bedroom. Antique four drawer dresser w/ mirror and two night stands/end tables in each bedroom. Pottery Barn curtains in master bedroom. Silk sheers and extra large deep closet in Queen bedroom. King master bedroom furnished with antique swedish pine furniture. Wool area rugs. Light filled Master Bedroom is extra large - walk through french doors to your private garden. Semi sheer fabric roller shades in each bedroom. The only sounds at night are the owls and crickets.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Binoculars
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Vacationer has environmentally correct eco flat wall heaters - great for allergy prone individuals. This type of heating provides for a perfect interior temperature without affecting air quality. Also two large portable air conditioners that clean air for those concerned with health/allergy problems. Extra large fireplace fully stocked with Dura logs and oak firewood. This property is perfectly suited for wheelchair access to all areas of the home, parking, garage and the surrounding garden areas. No stairs in any part of the house. This expansive home is owned by dog lovers and welcomes guests with well behaved dogs. Your dogs will enjoy a securely fenced 6,000 sq. ft. lawn area. Garage area large enough to hold several dog crates or beds comfortably. Garage, great room and master bedroom all access garden area that is fenced for your dog. The clean smooth tile floor throughout provides a clean, dust free environment. Wireless internet and cable tv provided. SAFE COMMUNITY
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