|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Our Vineyard Retreat is an ideal romantic getaway. Our relaxing setting welcomes you the moment you arrive and lets you truly unwind and have a unique wine country experience. The retreat is off a private wing of our home on one of the smallest producing wineries in Santa Barbara County. The open vistas of our CCOF certified organic vineyard and surrounding farmland spread out before you and provide a relaxing view. We take great pride in all the details that make our guests crave to return again and again.
We also have a two-bedroom two-bath retreat located on our property overlooking our vineyard which can accommodate 2-4 guests (more info below) www.BernatRetreats.com
The Vineyard Retreat: The Vineyard Retreat consists of one bedroom, a family room & kitchen nook, a fully stocked kitchen, & a bathroom. The bedroom has a super comfortable king-sized bed with luxurious bedding. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo & plush resort size towels. The kitchen nook, family room, & kitchen are encompassed in the same space with beautiful views of the vineyard and mediterranean landscaping. There is a flat screen TV and two iPod stations. Free wireless internet access is available. The kitchen is fully stocked to prepare a wine country meal but you don't want to miss out on the many fine dining establishments in the Santa Ynez Valley. Including our own highly reviewed and much loved Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe! A private patio with table and teak steamers entices guests to soak in the tranquility of country life. In addition to our vineyard there are 4 acres of organically farmed land that grace the view.
Los Olivos and Surrounding Area: The 20+ tasting rooms, galleries, and restaurants, of our quaint little town, are a 10 minute walk (20 minute stroll) or a short bike ride away. We also offer complimentary cruisers.
The Santa Ynez Valley comprises the danish town of Solvang, the western themed town of Santa Ynez, Ballard, Buellton, and Los Olivos. Aside from tasting the many vintages of the Santa Barbara County wines the valley offers; biking, horseback riding (in fact, if you have a horse and want to bring them, we have room for two), hiking, fishing, live theatre, movie theatre, shopping, festivals, surfing and much more. Santa Barbara is a 40 minute drive and the beach is only 30 minutes.
If you only stay two nights, you'll wish you have stayed more!
Also on our property is our newly remodeled two bedroom-two bath, Winery Retreat, with it's own private bocce ball court (VRBO #474727 or visit all our rentals at www.BernatRetreats.com). *Special Pricing for Single Couple*
About Us: Our life is about sharing the bounty and beauty of our piece of the world. Our restaurant is internationally recognized for serving the highest quality wine country cuisine that expresses the flavors of our area. Our wine is a complete reflection of the soil that it grows from. Family and Friends are at the center of who we are. Opening our Vineyard and Winery Retreats to others is another opportunity for us to share our countless blessings making them all the more meaningful.
We love wine country living in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Our life revolves around family, friends, food, and wine. Now we are pleased to share our blessings and the beauty that surrounds us with others.
Shawnda Marmorstein (owner) or Lindsey Nicastro (booking assistant) purchased this cottage in 1995
Guests love our close proximity to town and the rural country surrounding that immediately welcomes them to wind down. Staying among the vines and farmland yet only a stroll away from downtown Los Olivos makes our retreats among the most desirable places to stay in the Santa Ynez Wine Country.
Our guests get to experience a small family owned an operated working winery. And the tranquility of country life with the conveniences of being near all the fun that surrounds us. Just a 10 minute walk (15 minute stroll) and you will be in the charming town of Los Olivos with over 30 tasting rooms and shops. Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Buellton are all 5-10 minutes driving. The beaches and shopping of Santa Barbara is 35 minutes south. Lake Cachuma is 15 minutes away. And 45 minutes north of us is Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, another half hour of driving and you will find yourself in the Paso Robles wine country. For theatre goers the PCPA TheaterFest offers quality performances in their outdoor theatre in Solvang, all summer long.The rolling hills and Oak trees that surround us make our home beautiful year around.
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bernat vineyard retreat and loved every minute of our stay. Sam and Shawnda were amazing hosts and they truly have a beautiful home. We enjoyed their complimentary wine as well as a great dinner at their restaurant in town. We cannot wait to stay again and hopefully add another day to the trip! Oh and their dogs were awesome!
We had an amazing Valentine's Day weekend stay at the Vineyard retreat! The house was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The view outside of the house was unreal. We enjoyed our breakfast out on the table located right next to the vineyard! The cheese plate and bottle of wine at our arrival was fantastic, as well as our meal at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant. We put our gift card to the Wine Merchant Cafe to good use along with the free wine tasting at the restaurant. The house was the perfect distance from Los Olivos downtown area. We made the quick 10-15 minute walk into town every day, where we enjoyed more wine tasting. We never wanted to leave! We absolutely loved our stay at the Vineyard retreat, and we will definitely be back!!
We had a wonderful two night stay in the Vineyard retreat and it was definitely too short. Sam and Shawnda have thought of everything. The space was clean and comfortable. The bed was incredibly cozy and the bathroom amenities were a great touch. The use of their bikes made for a great weekend experience as they're just close enough to town to make the ride comfortable. We really look forward to making another trip out there!
Wow! From the moment we walked onto the retreat, we felt so happy and relaxed. Simply gorgeous setting of vineyard, casual seating, a bottle of Bernat Syrah which we enjoyed immediately with the perfect cheese platter provided. Such a warm welcome..thank you! We enjoyed wine tasting and deep slumbers the remaining 2 days we stayed. We really didn't want to leave. But, are hopeful to return in June!!
We had a wonderful time at Sam and Shawnda's Vineyard Retreat. Cozy, peaceful and well appointed, it had everything we needed to make our 3rd wedding anniversary memorable. The view of the vineyard in the morning and evening was tranquil. Star gazing from the lawn at night is spectacular. It is also very close to downtown Los Olivos and the provided bicycles make it a quick trip into town for wine tasting or dining. The complementary bottle of wine was put to good use, as was the gift card to Los Olivos Cafe, super good food. The in-room couple's massage was well, worth the extra money and made sure we were relaxed for our weekend. We will definitely return. Thanks for sharing your vineyard with us. Oh yeah, Lynn loved the grapes bath products and lotions too.
The property is well locate close to downtown, but is so secluded and private that we felt far away from it all. The wine & cheese on arrival, and the invitation to dine at the owner's restaurant in Los Olivos were a wonderful surprise - the wine & food were delicious.
We loved our 3 night stay- we will definitely return!
Los Olivos is in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country nestled amongst rolling hills and oaks. Our small town is full of charm with quaint shops, eateries, and over twenty tasting rooms. Surrounded by equestrian farms and some of California's most sought after real estate. We are 10 minutes from the Danish town of Solvang and the western themed town of Santa Ynez, 15 minutes from Lake Cachuma (kayaking and fishing only lake), 35 minutes to the nearest beaches, 40 minutes from Santa Barbara, 60 minutes from San Luis Obispo and 2.5 hours from L.A.. Our area became internationally recognized in the Academy Award winning movie, Sideways. We look forward to welcoming you to the Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley!
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Basketball Court, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2013 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
$250 weekends/ $200 Sunday-Thursday (excluding holidays) $1400/week
price is for 2 adults (over 21)
$75 one-time cleaning fee
$250 security deposit
30 day cancellation policy
100% of total payment to reserve
10% TOT tax
2-night minimum on weekends and holidays