About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
This ranch style home is located in a delightful, quiet, neighborhood placed perfectly on one acre. With four bedrooms, three bathroom, and 3,000 square feet of space, the custom Country Dreamer has everything you would need to get-away for a relaxing weekend. Showcasing quality, comfort, and innovative décor all rolled into one; this romantic property has a wonderful, sizable, indoor and outdoor entertaining space. Fix an amazing meal for your friends and or family in the fresh gourmet kitchen. The Country Dreamer is truly a spectacular home that is completely landscaped from front to back. There is even a place to keep your horse.
Maximum Occupancy: 8
Square Footage: 3,000
Smoking is not allowed
Keywords: Vacation House
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Connie Chackel
My husband and I purchased this property and raised our family in this home. Throughout the years, the home has been completely remodeled to include a pool, spa, two master suites and gourmet kitchen. It has been an ideal home for family gatherings and entertaining.
Connie Chackel purchased this House in 1991
Why Connie Chackel chose Santa Ynez
The home is centrally located in the Santa Ynez Valley; close to all wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and the Chumash Casino. The home is tastefully decorated with a warm family feel.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great, clean house with a beautiful backyard
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at the house. The interior is very nicely furnished with comfortable beds and 3 bathrooms. The house is very large and the backyard is fantastic. Very quiet neighborhood as well.
House was very comfortable and clean. Large well equipped kitchen. Quiet neighborhood close to towns, wineries and other area attractions.
On the negative side, pool was dirty (loads of dead worms and other debris) and unheated, so basically unusable. Cushions on all the outdoor furniture had been left out in the rain for days and were soaked through, so sitting outside was limited to the picnic bench. Setting is very suburban with no views of the surrounding countryside, so you could be anywhere. If we visited again we'd look for a more countrified setting.
Final note - the house reeked of Fabreze, including all the bedding. It's a smell we can't stomach and had to rewash all the sheets with a non-odor detergent in order to sleep. That stuff should be banned.
This house was clearly not a good match for this guest and I do apologize for any inconveniences. However, to be fair, I do state on my listing that the pool is not heated outside the summer months and therefore, that is why the rate is discounted so much in the winter.
This guest arrived two days after a huge storm, so yes everything was wet. We do have the pool cleaned before every rental but there is not much I can do about the worms that crawl into the pool and the leaves that are wind blown in afterwards which I explained after each of his messages. While he was constantly emailing me complaining about such things, there were hundreds of people in our nearby town of Montecito that lost their homes and lives of family members due to the recent mudslides, including my family members.
If this was during the summer when the pool was usable and the guest was being charged for it, I would have been more concerned, but they were not even using the pool so I didn't understand why he was making such a huge issue about it. My listing describes the house as in a quiet neighborhood. I don't say it offers any views so if that was something the guest wanted they should have done a better job researching houses. Final note. I do not use Fabreze on my bedding just laundry detergent so I really don't know what that is about. I've never had anyone complain about that before but I will certainly be aware of it in the future.
Perfect house for a relaxing getaway with friends
We absolutely love the Country Dreamer! From the modern and spacious kitchen to the most comfortable beds, outdoor seating areas, fire pit and hot tub. This house was a dream come true for all of us that stayed there this past weekend. I highly recommend staying here if you are visiting the Santa Ynez Valley with friends and/or family. We had plans to go out our last night but just loved the house so much we decided to stay in! Thank you Connie and David for everything!
Perfect home for a family reunion
We are delighted that we chose this home for our family Christmas holiday reunion. The home is spacious, with a huge kitchen with breakfast area, large dining room, and an outside patio that made you feel you were in paradise with privacy. The proximity to Solvang and all the holiday festivities, plus so many wineries to choose from was perfect. We used the outdoor fire pit two times and wish we had more time available to grill on it. Since it was winter, we didn't use the pool but did enjoy the hot tub quite often. The coziness of this home, the decor and amenities are superb! Best place we have ever had a family reunion! Thank you for being gracious hosts!
I believe there is a reason The Country Dreamer has all 5 star reviews--because it's worth it. We booked the house for my brother in laws 40th Birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect. It was close to Los Olivos where many wine tasting rooms and restaurants are, as well as Solvange. Not to mention the pefectly stocked kitchen (we only ended up making breakfast) if you want to eat at the house. There's plenty of room for 4 couples. If you want to bring the kids, they have an amazing play set and pool toys.
Outside it is absoultely gorgeous and we were spent most of our time. We bought stuff to make smores at the grocery store right up the road and used their outdoor bar b que pit.
This is the most important thing for me so I need to mention it. I travel quite a bit and having a comfortable bed is extremely important. I have never stayed at a property that has had a more comfortable bed. Everyone who stayed all agreed with us. Extremely comfortable.
If we ever come back this way again we will rent this place again, without hesitation.
As a former vacation rental owner myself, I think I have pretty high standards and this home surpassed my expectations. The house was spacious, clean and very well appointed. Our group of 8 women found the kitchen was big enough for several of us to be cooking in at once, the proximity to the wineries was great and the owner was very attentive and communicative. Perhaps our favorite thing about this property though was the outdoor living space. The great layout provides 2 lounging areas, 2 dining areas, pool, hot tub, an outdoor TV, wet bar and fire pit to boot. We would all definitely recommend this property!
Close to many wineries and tasting rooms.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Sorry, No Pets, No Smoking and No RV's or Motor Homes Allowed. This rental property is only for 8 or less people. We do not allow any parties or gatherings for any other people outside of the guests renting the property.