Step back into time and experience what life must have been on a ranch in the 20's. This cottage isn't for everyone, but for those of you who are looking for character, charm, authenticity and a one of a kind experience this may be just right. Built in the 1920's as a bunkhouse for the ranch hands, this one of a kind piece of California history located on the Santa Ynez River. Perfect for a couple seeking romance and privacy or two couples wanting to explore the wine region and the many excellent restaurants. This is a far cry from most rentals. Furnished with antiques, leather chairs, down furniture, ceiling fans, books on every subject, original New Yorker drawings, abstract western oil paintings, and more.... You're a guest in a private home and you will feel the warmth of of another time and place. Don't be surprised if you start the first chapter of that novel you've been putting off for too long.
Keywords: Rustic, old world bunkhouse which was part of a Spanish Land Grant property located in the Santa Ynez Valley minutes from fantanic wineries
I am a Santa Barbara native with a long history in the Santa Ynez Valley.
This home was slated to be torn down. Thanks to the rental income, it has been resurected, restored and brought back to being part o Santa Ynez Valley history. In todays world this home could never be recreated, largely due to it's proximity to the Santa Ynez River.
The uniqueness of the property is that gives you a feeling that you could be in Spain, Italy or even Argentina. The Santa Ynez Valley is like no other place, so near and yet so far. I enjoy reading, listening to Coltrane, Waller, cooking for friends, exploring the back country and hiking the many trails.