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Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This country ranch is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. This valley is unique because of its moderate climate, fantastic scenery and extraordinary wine. Wonderful location to enjoy the valley!

Our ranch house is situated on 10 acres offering magnificent views of the valley and foothills. The property, surrounded by vineyards and Arabian horse farms, is a magical place to unwind and spend time with your closest friends and loved ones.

Our home is furnished with comfort in mind with something to offer everyone. The kitchen is well-equipped for all your gourmet cooking needs. The dining area seats large groups and families comfortably. Our living room has a cozy fireplace with satellite TV, stereo system, and a great selection of movies, music and books. There is a recreation room with a bar, card table and Foosball table.

Outdoors there are several patio areas with fire pits for good conversation, hammocks for relaxing and reading a good book, gas and charcoal BBQ grills, and regulation bocce ball court for friendly competition.

A typical day might include a morning hike or countryside bike ride, a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting at one of the wineries, some wine tasting in the tasting rooms, & then back to the ranch for a sunset bocce ball tournament. The day concludes with an evening BBQ while unwinding with a glass of one of your amazing wine purchases.

The Santa Ynez Valley is surrounded by the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains with the Santa Ynez River flowing through it. This area provides a setting for a wide variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, golf, fishing, and horseback riding. The small communities located here have many unique local restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops and, of course, vineyards and wineries. With all that the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer, you are guaranteed to have a fabulous vacation!

Keywords: Ranch estate, mountain views, surrounded by vineyards and Arabian horse farms and close to beaches.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Amy

We are a family of 2 generations who love the valley! We are renting our home because we dont get to visit enough and love the opportunity to share the valley and our wonderful home with other families!

Amy purchased this chateau / country house in 1997

Why Amy chose Santa Barbara County

This is our family ranch, we love the country lifestyle with luxury dining and wine tasting a few miles away! We're happy to share the beautiful valley and our home with others!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property offers a unique country relaxed feel with a touch of luxury. With its close proximity to Los Olivos (4.5 miles), Santa Ynez (3 miles), the Dutch village of Solvang (7 miles) and downtown Santa Barbara (25 miles) & beaches offer something for everyone.


Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is next to the kitchen for front bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This Bathroom is for middle and back bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is the master bath with 2 sink vanity.
  • 3 Full Bathrooms. 1 full bathroom with shower near kitchen. 1 full bathroom with bath. 1 full bathroom with shower in master suite has double sinks in vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Front Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Middle Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , "Back Bedroom"- 2 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with adjoining full bathroom
  • Master Suite with 1 King Bed/ Master Bathroom, Front Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed, Middle Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed, Back Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in same room. -King size beds (1) -Queen size Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful home in Santa Barbara County Wine Country! Full size Bocce Ball court & Shuffle Board. All the amenities of home! We require a 2 night booking and absolutely cannot allow any parties or gatherings on property. We do not allow weddings- ever. Please keep in mind that even though our house is on a large piece of land, we still have neighbors with a family and as such we ask that our guests keep hours that are respectful to our neighbors:) We don't have a way to charge electric vehicles. There is a high speed charging station at El Rancho Market in Solvang.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful Weekend in Wine Country

  • 4 of 5

It had been 20 years since we visited the Santa Ynez area and were most impressed by how the area has grown, by the quality of the wines , especially the Grenache, and by the restaurant choices. Our family has been going to Napa Valley for years, but decided for a change and were not disappointed. The house was the perfect size for the eight of us which included me, my husband, his three siblings with two of their spouses and my 84 year old mother in law. It was nice that one of the bedrooms had two double beds. We decided to cook our first meal at home to enjoy the wines we had just picked up at Dragonette Cellars, so we stopped by the grocery store in Santa Ynez, which has a great butcher by the way. Even the though the house was very clean, we were disappointed that neither the grill or the outdoor furniture was clean. My husband spent a good twenty minutes cleaning the grill and I wiped down the furniture. Also, there was no baking sheet to fit the oven, but there were more than enough wine glasses, utensils, etc for a great meal. The dining room table was perfect for our large group to reminisce , though it would have nice to have a chair with a back at the dining table for my mother in law rather than having her sit on the bench. We brought in one of the outdoor chairs for her. The other dissapointment was the bocce ball court, it is in serious need of TLC, so we had to forgo out planned bocce ball tournament. But that did not deter us from having a wonderful weekend exploring new wineries and catching up with family.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We take every comment to heart and have followed up with our housekeeper about your stated observations. Incidentally we do have several backed chairs in the front closet:) The Santa Ynez Valley is a very special place an im glad you enjoyed it.
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Great ranch style home on private acreage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, quiet, private 4 bedroom home located on sprawling 10 acres in Santa Ynez, with a beautiful vineyard, surrounded by Arabian horse farms. Everything was as described and pictured, with large family area, living room, and massive dining room table off the kitchen. This was an ideal home for our two families in town for a wedding. We had everything we needed to prepare meals, room for the kids to explore outside, comfortable beds, and comfortable sitting areas, perfect for hanging out together. The biggest surprise was the huge game room with shuffleboard, foosball, darts, ice hockey games, table and chairs, and refrigerator. Located off the kitchen on the opposite side of the house from bedroom areas, it was a great place for active intergenerational games. Due to its location, the gamers could cheer all they wanted without disturbing the others. Our host Amy was very responsive and answered our questions quickly. A great place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in the valley! cheers.
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Beautiful Home, Lovely Peaceful Setting

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Amy and her family are so kind to share this gift, treasure, with others. The setting is rural, tucked away and surrounded by beautiful horse farms, shaded and protected, and nicely landscaped. The home itself is much like your own home and makes you want to care for it as Amy and her family have. It is beautifully designed, spacious, comfortably decorated and furnished. Our group was a group of 4 couples, husbands and wives all retired. We gather annually, each couple taking its turn to host the reunion every 4 years. This was our year to host, the 16th year. We stayed 4 days, 3 nights, early in the week. This year rather than be on the go the whole time, our plan was to take advantage of this beautiful property by keeping our outings to late morning and early afternoon and returning to enjoy the home and surroundings. We had nothing but very positive comments from our friends about the reunion, particularly the property and setting. And, Amy and her family helped to make it so. Thanks Amy, from beginning the process to locking up the gate upon our departure, you were great to work with. I enjoyed your email friendship and understanding. Perhaps we will find a reason to return. Richard and Sally

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled you had a wonderful time. We would be happy to welcome you back anytime! thank you!
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Clean, comfortable and spacious...

  • 5 of 5

Amy was extremely easy to work with. We had a change in our schedule and she was able to accommodate us. She replies quickly to any emails. We went in mid-August, day time temps were in the 90's but the house was fine in the evenings even without AC. Centrally located right between Los Olivos and Solvang and all the nearby wineries. Large kitchen and dining room to accommodate a large group if you are dining in.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, delightful

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 from Nebraska truly enjoyed our long weekend! Yoga in the backyard, breakfast on the patio and ended the night with drinks and games in the garage. During the day we ventured to wineries, a trek up the mountain, and local farmers market. Beautiful country, and we hope the rain falls soon in California! Well worth the trip west!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had 4 couples for the weekend and couldn't be happier. The house was exactly as described. Excellent location for biking, wineries, restaurants.. everything. This is a place we'd definitely rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim. So happy you had a good trip.
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Roblar Winery
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Saarloos and sons
Rusack Vineyards
Santa Ynez Valley Coffee Co
Tensley Wine Co
River Course at the Alisal
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Roblar Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridlewood Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Olivos
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ballard Inn and Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Ynez township
Car: necessary

Santa Barbara County Beaches, Wine Tasting, Surfing, Hiking, Mountain & Road Biking, World Class Wine-Country Restaraunts. Situated in rural area 4.5 miles from Los Olivos/3 miles from Santa Ynez.


Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

2 Night Minimum Required, Rates subject to change until booked. Rates can be higher at peak season and or holidays and longer minimum stays may apply. We absolutely cannot allow any events (including weddings), parties or gatherings on our property. We must enforce quiet hours from 10pm-8am. VRBO charges a Service Fee, that is not negotiable and is charged and collected by VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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