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Speaks: english

Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

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

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Santa Barbara County Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Amy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews


  • 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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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a nice weekend near wineries. It was a great size with plenty of games and things to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay in Santa Ynez

  • 5 of 5

Amy's ranch was great! Everything was presented accurately, clean and well maintained. It was peaceful, beautiful and well appointed. We had plenty of room to enjoy, reading, movies, games and family meals. A lot of time was spent outside on the porch mesmerized by the views from the back as well as the the majestic hills from the front. The location was perfect for visiting fabulous winery's and getting into Los Olivos, Solvang and Buelton were easy and fast. There was also easy access to many, many restaurants with varied cuisine. We wanted to spend more time at the house, as it was so welcoming and comfortable. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for Letting us know how much you enjoyed your trip! Come back again soon!
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A Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to stay at Amy's place. It is a beautiful setting. We had everything we needed for our stay. When I go biking in that area again with a group, I'll try to get this property again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This house was very nice... beautiful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone who wants to spend some time in a country setting with access to local wineries.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable House with Well Stocked Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We were 8 that stayed in this house for our annual Ladies Reunion. The house is cheerful and well cared for. The yard is full of delicious fruit trees; various apple varieties, quince, persimmons and grapes galore! The house is flanked on either side by horse boarding corrals housing the friendliest horses. The bedrooms are spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds. We chose this house for its central location to downtown Santa Ynez and Los Olivos.

Most of our time was spent in the kitchen and roomy dining area. There was plenty of space for everyone to move around and participate and contribute to all the meals without feeling cramped or in each others way. There is plenty of stemware, flatware, dinnerware and even a crock pot which we were excited to find and use. There are 2 refrigerators to keep food cool. It's a perfect getaway home.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
The Solvang Bakery
Root 246
Dos Carlitos
Maverick Saloon
Mission Santa Inés
Carhartt Vineyard
Roblar Winery
Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn
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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holidays- Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 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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Santa Barbara County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ajoining full bathroom
  • Master Suite with 1 King Bed, 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) -Pack & Play (1)
  • 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 ...
  • 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.

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