IN THE HEART OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Meagan Tambini

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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IN THE HEART OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Santa Ynez Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite Near The Ballard Inn (Non-Smoking Only)

Newly remodeled Craftsman-style apartment located in central Ballard includes Queen Bed, 32' TV, wireless internet, kitchenette with refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker. Perfect for 2 nights, a week, or a month. Bring your bikes and ride throughout the Valley. In the evening, stroll through town stopping at The Ballard Inn and Restaurant for dinner. Brew your morning coffee and sip inside your cozy abode, or outside on the private patio.

We hope you will try the Ballard Suite Spot, and make us your go-to vacation retreat!

Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Meagan Tambini

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Originally from Santa Barbara, we've lived in Ballard for 17 years, raising our kids who are now in College. We are graduates of Santa Barbara City College and UCSB. We enjoy the outdoors and walking, hiking and biking regularly.

Meagan Tambini purchased this apartment in 1997

We moved to Ballard when my Geologist husband took a job at a local water district. We searched for homes throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, but when we saw Ballard School it sealed the deal. Our eldest daughter was entering kindergarten and we couldn't have imagined a more idyllic childhood experience than life in Ballard.

Several years ago I became a licensed Real Estate agent and saw first-hand the trend of investors buying vacation rental properties in our area. It occurred to us that we had the ability to do the same thing with our attached - but private - apartment. We had been asked for years if friends and family could rent the apartment for the Summer or various holidays. We've finally decided to give it a try.

We loved Ballard from the moment we drove through town and, as luck would have it, it has become one of the most desirable areas in the Santa Ynez Valley. The specific location of Ballard appealed to us for so many reasons including it's proximity to biking, hiking, and restaurants throughout the Valley. From the doorstep, you are on a premier touring route - perfect for biking enthusiasts, wine tasting, and as a launch pad for day trip excursions to such places as Cambria and San Simeon (Hearst Castle), and Whale Watching in Santa Barbara. You are 15 minutes drive from hiking Gaviota Peak, Tequepis Trail and so much more. It's the perfect location for an active couple's vacation getaway, or just relaxing with a great bottle of local wine.

Ask us about your options for interesting hikes, scenic bike routes, or day trips by car - you'll find Maps in the apartment. We're here to enhance your stay in the Santa Ynez Valley where you'll consistently find the best weather in the Country!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

5
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448671vb
805-448-4285
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Oceanside CA
5

CUTE COZY PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Perfect little place for 2 people...clean & comfortable. Great amenities (TV, microwave, fridge, coffeemaker, etc) and a gift bottle of wine! Close to many wineries and minutes from Solvang. It's on a busy street but it was quiet at night. We'd return here!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448671vb
805-448-4285
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Ventura ca
5

BALLARD SUITE INN

  • 5 of 5
My granddaughter and I were looking for a place for a girls vacation and we were lucky enough to find this darling cottage. It was central to all of the things we were hoping to do, the lavender farm, and shopping in both Los Olivos and Solvang. We also could walk to the Ballard Inn and had an absolutely wonderful meal the first night we were there.

The cottage was comfortably furnished and had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant. We are hoping that we will be able to return for another visit soon.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448671vb
805-448-4285
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
5

CUTE AND COZY

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Ballard Suite was very enjoyable, restful and comfortable. The suite is just right for two and we highly recommend it for its cleanliness, location and comfort.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us another nice review. We very much appreciated your helpful suggestions and will implement them. Please come back anytime - we'd love to have you!
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448671vb
805-448-4285
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
5

PERFECT RETREAT IN THE VALLEY

  • 5 of 5
This little suite was perfect! Nicely decorated. Great location. Very romantic. Was there over Valentine's weekend with my fiance and we had a wonderful time. There were great touches like fresh flowers, chocolate covered cherries and a delicious bottle of wine waiting for us. Though the suite is attached to the main home (separate entrance), we had complete privacy. i never even saw Meagan the whole weekend.

It's a short stroll (1 minute if you walk really slowly) to the Ballard Inn and Restaurant where we had one of the best meals of our lives. Please try the duck - i'm still dreaming of it.

Overall, we had an amazing time and have Meagan to thank for giving us an amazing base from which to enjoy our wine country adventures. We visit the area often and have stayed at most of the hotels in and around Solvang. This was the best value - classy and quaint with easy access to everything. Next time we're in the Valley, this will be our first choice! Thanks, Meagan, for a wonderful weekend!
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Awesome review! Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to having you back anytime!
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448671vb
805-448-4285
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
5

QUIET HOLIDAY GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Suite Spot for 3 nights over Thanksgiving weekend. Meagan went out of her way to ensure that everything I needed was in place and ready for me to use (including a great bottle of Pinot Noir). The apartment is located in the middle of the Santa Ynez winegrowing region, very rural but, being in a residential area, not completely cut off from civilization. Walking the "loop" from the apartment to the Ballard School campus is a great way to get a sense of the area. And the Ballard Inn & Restaurant is literally 2 doors away - one of the best dinners I've had! You're also within easy driving distance to all the sights and wineries in the valley. The apartment is VERY reasonably priced for the value you receive.

I highly recommend this rental for singles or couples looking to "get away from it all" while still having access to the things that make the Santa Ynez Valley what it is. I hope to make this a frequent stop in my future travels. Thanks Meagan for everything!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You bet! That's what we love to hear. Come back anytime, we'd love to have you:-)
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In the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448671vb
805-448-4285
Santa Ynez Santa Barbara County
Phoenix, Arizona
5

RELAXING STAY AT THE BALLARD SUITE SPOT

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at the Ballard Suite Spot for a full week and enjoyed every moment. It is much more pleasant than the pictures convey and the hosts are very accomodating. They had very thoughtful items waiting for us in this cozy little apartment upon arrival. The bed linens and towels were high quality, and the apartment itself was very clean and spacious. We were extremely happy with the queen bed, it was firm, yet very comfortable. The front room (it has the queen bed) is very cheerful and pleasant due to its widows and the way it lets in the sunlight, which is somehwat filtered by the trees all around the property. We had all the privacy we wanted and needed, but did not feel neglected by the owners....quite the contrary. The area of Ballard is so relaxing and charming. We loved our walks around the neighborhood and sitting on the patio area during the mornings and evenings. We also appreciated the close proximity to the towns of Los Olivos and Solvang. We rode our bicycles through Happy Canyon, Ballard Canyon and Foxen Canyon. These were gorgeous bike rides with rolling hills and several challenging climbs, taking us past beautiful horse farms and vineyards. We highly recommend this warm and welcoming spot for any length of stay. In our opinion, it is so much more inviting and comfortable than a hotel or motel.
We highly recommend the Los Olivos Cafe and The Ballard Inn for dinners. The local markets are great for take home meals from their deli cases. Also - the local produce, when in season, is wonderful!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review. You experienced the area and all it has to offer, and it's nice for other travelers to know what they can expect. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Santa Ynez Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Santa Maria
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
154
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Gaviota Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Los Olivos Cafe and Wine Merchant
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Ballard Inn and Restaurant
Car: recommended

The town of Ballard is located approx 3 miles South of Los Olivos and 3 miles North of Solvang. We are 1/2 block from The Ballard Inn and Restaurant, and 2 blocks from the historic Ballard School. Our location is favored by bike touring companies for it's central location to the scenic bike routes of the Santa Ynez Valley. Ballard was the first town settled in the Valley and the Ballard School is an Historic Landmark. We are a short distance from the wineries along the Alamo Pintado Wine trail, including the tasting rooms of Rideau, Lincourt, and Buttonwood, and Blackjack.

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Ynez Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes We have one rate, all the time, any season.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Ynez Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with vanity, garden window, drop lights, tall toilet, tub/shower, and hooks for towels. For your convenience, bathrobes and a hairdryer are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, TV with Directv, closet, desk area with wi-fi, dresser, and chairs. You will also find an iPhone/iPod charger/speaker doc (with clock) for convenient charging and music during your stay. (Doc features do not work with iPhone-5.)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
The Ballard Suite Spot is an apartment that is attached to our home. We are available if you need us, but otherwise you have complete privacy. Parking is on street.
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