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Enjoy all the comforts of home in this beautifully appointed Mission Style guest house on 10 acres in Ballard. Think location, location, location! Four miles from the gift shops, museums, restaurants and wine tasting bars in the quaint Danish Village of Solvang; two miles from the Western shops, museums, restaurants and wine tasting bars of Los Olivos; and five miles from the shops, museums, and restaurants in the western village of Santa Ynez. There are 70 wineries in the area where you can taste vintage local wines of the region. Twelve of those wineries are within three miles.
Set back over Hidden Hills, this guesthouse features panoramic views of the local mountains and vineyards. The large master bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling, an oversize walk-in shower, and closet. The great room is spacious with open beam vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, Lazy Boy queen size sofa sleeper with air mattress for optimum comfort, Lazy Boy rocker recliner, a 42 inch plasma HDTV with DVR, DVD and CD player and WiFi internet. The dining area has a table for six adjacent to the fully stocked kitchen. It features granite counters with bar seating, built-in cook top with oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, stackable oversize washer/dryer and everything else you need for a home away from home. The guesthouse water is softened and has a reverse osmosis drinking water system with in-refrigerator ice maker. There is also a half bath, off the great room, for convenience of those sleeping on the sofa bed.
My wife and I have lived in the 'Valley ' for 18 years. We moved here from Santa Barbara. I am a retired Plastic Packaging entrepreneur . I was born in England, and raised and attended University in Ca. My wife, Susan, was born and raised in New Jersey and was an accounting professional. We have one son in college. We are both retired and very greatful to be able to live in this beautiful Central Coast region of CA. We both enjoy golf and are members at the Alisal Ranch Country Club. We have one wonderful dog named Teddy. He is our official greeter as he loves people!
Dave purchased this cottage in 2007
The communities of Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez are located in one of the most picturesque valleys located on the Central Coast of CA. Coming into the region from Santa Barbara over the mountains on Hwy. 154 has some of the most breathtaking views you will see! The rolling hills with magnificent horse facilities,and abundant wine vineyards as seen in the movie 'Sideways' are truly spectacular. The activities, ie, museums, shopping, restaurants, biking etc. in all 3 communities afford us and visitors plenty to see and do !! All of the communities are unique, quaint and have styles of their own.... yet are very close together and easy to enjoy!!
Golf in the area is X'lnt.and reasonable! There is the Alisal River Course, public with monthly passes available in Solvang( very walkable). The more challenging and acclaimed courses of La Purisima and Rancho San Marcos are public and offer cost saving packages within 15min. Within 45 min. you have fabulous courses with Ocean Views, Ocean holes ,good rates and accessibility in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Nipomo and Arroyo Grande.
We also enjoy the WEATHER!! We typically get 340 days a year of SUNSHINE!!!!,
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We are in a very rural setting yet convienient to all activities the 'Valley' has to offer. A beautiful setting on 10 acres, very private yet all the comforts for a... ' LIKE at HOME' stay. Our guest House is spacious ... 870sq. ft. ...with great views and a very open yet cozy floor plan !!!
We arrived on a Friday and were immediately impressed by the gorgeous surroundings and very comfortable cottage. We were two couples and two giant dogs and there was plenty of room. The place felt remote but it was only a short walk with the dogs (2 miles) to the heart of Los Olivos to a number of wineries and tasting rooms. The owners were easy to reach if we had any questions and are just the nicest people! I'm hoping to visit often enough that they'll adopt me!
The house has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. I'd recommend it to all of my friends as long as they take me along, too!
This is a beautiful property, well maintained, and in a peaceful, secluded area of one of central California's greatest areas. In the midst of the north Santa Barbara County wine country, this modern home features high end appointments that were surprising to find. It is well equipped, and the owner is very nice and accommodating. The photos were accurate, the place was clean, and we would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a wine country getaway!
We visited the Santa Ynez valley for my birthday. The home was lovely, very well appointed and immaculately kept. Dave was friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. We loved the area - had great bike rides, nice dinenrs out and, of course, visited some wineries. We also spent a lovely, quiet afternoon enjoying the deck, sipping wine and listening to the birds.
The house was far enough from the road to feel like it was in the country, but equidistant from every place we wanted to visit. There were only two of us, but if the fold out queen bed in the living room is used, it would be comfortable for four. We don't have pets, but you wouldn't know that dogs had ever been inside the house.
When arriving, the driveway is the first PAVED driveway to the right. If you take the unpaved driveway, you will be visiting with the neighbors.
We spent 3 weeks here, and we can't wait to return! From the moment we drove up the picturesque private road until the day we left, we loved it.
Dave and Sue greeted us when we arrived, and they were perfect hosts, checking in with us often to make sure we had everything we needed and genuinely cared that we were enjoying ourselves.
This guest house is immaculate, perfectly maintained, and equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is truly as nice as it looks in the photographs.
We were traveling with our yellow lab, who was welcomed as much as we were, by Sue and Dave and their dog, Teddy. They treated him as if he were part of their family.
All in all, we couldn't think of one thing to make this place any better. It's perfect!
OMG! Everything about this place was perfect - great location, fabulous hosts, and pet friendly. What more can you ask for? We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Los Olivos. It truly was our home away from home for a week. Only one problem - the week went by all too quickly! Dave, Sue and Teddy - we will be back! Thanks for everything,
Vic, Karen and Scout
We were thrilled with our home away from home. One month in the country will do wonders for anyone and it worked for us. Within a short drive to the finest wineries and sights, we found a lovely, clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable guest house. The grounds and views were lovely as well. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating. We hope to return.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
1-2 Guests: $200-$250 per night
3-4 Guests: $250-$300 per night
$300 per night during all Major Holidays (3 night minimum)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.