|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Come enjoy an amazing time in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley on a 5 acre ranch. You will have the entire property to enjoy. Sip wine in the salt water pool or jacuzzi or from the two balconies surrounded by breath taking mountain views or in the nearby wine tasting venues. Enjoy the ranch by picking apples or grapes or pettng the goats or pony. If your perfect vacation needs more activity then maybe play volleyball on the grass court, swim in the salt water pool, shoot baskets, play soccer on the huge lawns or maybe ping pong or foos ball in the barn game room. If you like to cycle, then bring your road bike to enjoy the world class road routes around Happy Canyon or Ballard Canyon, or just ride 3 miles to Bridlewood Winery.
The main home is a beautifully decorated newer Victorian farmhouse - it is a 2,900 sq/ft, 4 bedroom home that sleeps 8. Enjoy the gorgeous views of Figueroa mountain, 2 balconies, 2 car garage, large TV, open kitchen with island and wood fireplace; you will love this house. It is fully furnished and gardening, pool service, water, trash and weekly cleaning all included in the rent.
Amazing restaurants and wine tasting opportunities abound near Los Olivos (only 5 miles away); 10 minutes to the Danish town of Solvang and 30 minutes to Santa Barbara beaches.
Keywords: Ranch, Farm, mountain, views, horse, pool, Santa Barbara, wine tasting, barn, wine, tasting, biking, solvang, acre, family, fun, Jacuzzi
Even though we are out in the country, we have a strictly enforced good neighbor policy of having all outdoor activity or loud indoor music to cease at 9pm.
Hi, We are Dan and Annette Lockhart; I develop software for cancer research, drug development and medical devices and my wife raises our 5 kids (5th grade to college graduate) and loves to decorate, plan events and meet people. We moved from Santa Barbara 7 years ago and just love the Santa Ynez Valley and our place in the country. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Dan and Annette Lockhart purchased this farmhouse in 2005
This property is a breathe of fresh country air with beautiful mountain views surrounded by gorgeous horse ranches; we absolutely love the area and the small towns nearby and the short drive to Santa Barbara.
The views from the balconies can be breathe taking; this property is the quintessential charming family ranch but also with fun sports facilities and a beautiful newer home.
We couldn't think of a better place to celebrate mom's 70th birthday and 10th anniversary! So much fun, we did everything - Dinners, swimming, ping pong, volleyball, had a hard time fitting it all in. We'll be back!
Fantastic! Thanks for opening your home to us...What a fantastic spot.
We rented this beautiful farmhouse for my bachelorette weekend. Eleven women in our 50's, you can imagine the conversation, good food and wine. This home made our stay so enjoyable. We felt like we were right at home. Extremely quiet, comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting around the Jacuzzi laughing and enjoying the incredible views. I being the bachelorette got to enjoy the master and the wonderful tub. We all loved, loved, loved it. We have only been home a few days and I've already received phone calls of how wonderful it was and wanting to plan another girls weekend. I got to feed the horses, goats and sheep everyday. The only disappointed I heard was the girl (we called her the cabana baby) wished there was a bathroom out there. It was a little cold for her to get up and go into the house to use the restroom. She soon got over it though after the second day. Anyone looking for a beautiful home to relax with family and friends would not be disappointed. The owners Annette and Dan were easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We will be back!!!!!
We rented this home with some of our closest friends for a get together. It was the perfect place to vacation and relax. We loved the pool and open country feel. The landscape is idyllic and the house is gorgeous. The kitchen was wonderful as we all cooked community meals. I would highly recommend this place. It is also a great space for families. Our 10 year old son just LOVED it!
Amazing was the word that came to mind when I first found this property on line. Almost to good to be true. Absolutely Amazing when I drove up the driveway. As you enter from the country road on the right you are greeted by a horse and two goats (adorable, and we enjoyed feeding them each day). The house looms larger than ever as you approach. Beautiful manicured lawns and garden surround the property, with fabulous hill side views. The pool and spa sit toward the back of the property along side an adorable pool cottage. The interior of the house was decorated like something out of House Beautiful. Absolutely lovely, fully stocked with every thing one need.
We had a large group of 14 and there was plenty of room for everyone. We spent a lovely days around the pool and had a family style dinner on the large patio outside. The next day we all enjoyed a wine tour of three local wineries with a lovely luncheon served under oak trees on a horse farm. A little pool time before heading out for a wonderful Italian dinner at Trattoria Gruppolo in town. We ended the night with a little dancing at the Maveric Saloon next door. It was easy to get cabs into town so no one had to drive.
Dan and Annette are lovely friendly people that made sure everything was ready for us and made our stay very memorable . I would recommend this property highly.
We can't say enough about how wonderful our stay was at Dan and Annette's house. We had a large group ranging in age from one year old to 85 and everyone found something to love.
We enjoyed the warm days by the pool, explored all of the nearby towns (including a really fun trip to Ostrich land near Buellton) and cooked dinner together every night in the kitchen. The huge lawn was a great playground for all of our kids as was the basketball court and everyone loved feeding the goats and horse. At night, we set up a telescope and were able to see so much.
This is one property that really is much larger in person that you are able to see in the photos. There was ample seating for everyone and we loved eating dinner outside every night.
Dan and Annette were quick to respond to any question we had and were incredibly kind...not to mention the gorgeous flowers that Annette brought over on our first day.
We look forward to visiting again!
A great getaway family house on a gorgeous plot of land. There is so much to do on the property, you don't need to leave. Our kids loved all the activities-from volleyball to the pool and ping pong. It was truly amazing letting everyone have freedom outside without worries of cars, traffic, etc. The owners couldn't be more responsive and helpful. We will be back for a visit again - it was hard to leave!
Myself and about 16 other guys ventured on a golf trip to California last week. When we got to the house we couldn't believe how immaculate and beautiful the property was and how close it was to Rancho San Marcos golf course and the local casino. The inside of the home was clean and well-maintained.
Dan, the owner, was also great. He promptly replied to any and all requests and did his very best to make sure we all had a good time at the farm house. I think I speak for all the guys when I say that I would give this home a couple more stars if it was possible. Thanks Dan!!
Near Los Olivos,Solvang; 30 minutes to Santa Barbara Beach
3 miles bike to Bridlewood winery
Other Activities: Wine Tasting Close. Beach activities within 30 minutes. Kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball court.
Golf: Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Marcos Pass and Goleta golf courses all close.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000.00|
|Notes||Holiday rates (Thanksgiving and New Years) $1,500/nt; 4 night minimum.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.