WINTER SPECIAL BEGINS NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH MARCH 1. THREE-DAY WEEKEND FOR $996! (Excludes Holidays) OR STAY TWO NIGHTS FOR $399 PER NIGHT. 10-acre Hilltop Spanish estate with views of rolling hills, oak trees and nearby mountains. Wonderfully quiet and tranquil, and set against the Santa Ynez mountains as a backdrop with some of the best views in the Valley. Though rural, the estate is very modern and well kept, and only 5 minutes from Los Olivos, Santa Ynez & surrounding wineries (10 minutes to Foxen Canyon Wine Trail). Located in Oak Trail Estates, known for its incredible walking trails, free-range cattle, horseback riding and frequent wildlife. It's also a great location for bicyclists, as many world-class bikers train on the adjacent roads.
The house is 3,000 SF and can sleep 8+ people comfortably, and offers 4 bedrooms (including two master suites with private entrances & ensuite bathrooms) and 3 full bathrooms. Well-appointed full service Tuscan-style kitchen and separate dining room, plus a family room and living room. Spanish red tile floors and adobe walls provide a truly luxurious Santa Barbara experience at an exceptional price. The home is purposefully furnished to reflect a rustic charm to accent its incredible views and serve as a great party house. This house is not for those who are looking for an upscale urban experience; rather it's perfect for those who love quiet, serene, killer views, animals, ranch lifestyle and indoor/outdoor country living. The home is surrounded by horse pastures with our Arabian horses. Additional amenities include wireless internet, satellite television, several iPod docks around the house, a beautiful private pool and built-in Jacuzzi hot tub, outdoor weight room, porch swing, and a cigar deck.
The driveway alone is a quarter-mile long and at the end of a lonely (but short) country lane. Only four other homes are visible from the property, and all a quarter-mile or more away.
Nighttime boasts some of the most vibrant, starry-starry nights imaginable. Daytime fills your lungs with fresh mountain and sea air, and unimaginable...quiet.
Rentals can include guided wine-tasting excursions for 2 to 12 guests, as the property's owners also run the area's most popular wine tour company.
The area is full of fun with the shopping mecca of Solvang and its famous TheatreFest only 15 minutes away. The rollicking Chumash Casino is only 10 minutes away. But mostly, over 75 wineries and tasting rooms are within easy drive, as are 10 outstanding restaurants.
But, your most fun might be just crashing by the pool, unwinding in the hot tub and taking in the glorious nature and solitude that surrounds you.
It's the perfect place for a quiet retreat or weekend bash with friends and family.
We've been renting the estate periodically over the past year, and more frequently since Summer 2012, and have had numerous rave reviews and requests for repeat visitors.
Keywords: Breathtaking views from this sprawling hilltop Estate in Los Olivos wine country. Secluded and rural, yet 5 minutes from the heart of wine tasting. Modern, Spanish-style 3,000 SF home with lots of room to rest and play.
We decided to offer our private estate home as a vacation destination in early 2012. Over the summer, we moved out full time, and have been slowly and steadily converting the place into a fun rental get-a-way. Because this is a working ranch, renovations and improvements are constant, and we work hard to balance accommodating our guests with keeping the place up to date. Late this summer, we squeezed in some bedroom painting and carpet overhauling, and have a few more projects underway, in between rentals.
We are not professional innkeepers, and don't strive to be, as we try to make this a personal reflection of our genuine appreciation of our guests. We've been learning as we go, and have steadily upgraded various components such as a retaining a professional cleaning service between rentals, upgrading the linens, improving the range of the wireless internet and using a professional landscaping company to manage the grounds.
We welcome input and suggestions, and try our best to meet all our guests' specific needs and requests, which are amazingly diverse and sometimes a challenge. But, as the vast majority of our reviews state, we try to meet all these requests and personalities with our best effort and intent. Our feeling is that everyone should leave her refreshed and with a positive, memorable experience. Let us know your needs and hopes, and we'll do all we can to make it happen!