|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Wine Country Cottage (Call Us For Special Rates 805 693 8678)
A perfect place to enjoy Santa Barbara County and its mountain views. Be in the countryside yet be close to the villages of Los Olivos, 5 minutes, Santa Ynez, 8 minutes, and seaside Santa Barbara, 30 minutes. Solvang is 15 minutes away. You are in the middle of Santa Ynez Valley wine country with many wineries just minutes away. Enjoy the numerous restaurants featuring Greek, French, Italian, food or the several American steak houses, some dating to 1883.
This home is located on a private ranch with 60 acres of rolling hills. With its new construction it contains all the features you would expect. The floor plan is 1150 sq ft with 13 foot ceilings, incredible views from every room. Relax on the deck with your favorite wine and enjoy the scenic mountains and valley below . One bedroom has full bath, second bedroom has half bath. Access to the property is via private road, be careful of the deer and other wild life.
Many of our guests come for the great cycling events or just to ride the hundreds of miles of roads enjoying the vineyard scenery. Bike the same roads that Lance Armstrong and American bicycle teams train on, your choice, flat or gently slopping grades. Or, if you want pain, we always have Figueroa Mountain.
Lake Cachuma is located just 7 miles south. This 6 mile long lake has a shoreline that stretches 42 miles. Rent a boat, kayak, or peddle boat and spend the day enjoying one of America’s most beautiful lake settings. Great for fishing.
Want more? Like hiking? Try the miles and miles of trails in the Los Padras National Forest just a few miles away. The Danish town of Solvang is 12 miles away for a fun day of touring with an old Danish flavor.
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We look forward to your visit. .
Keywords: Countryside, rolling hills, wine district, hillside location, mountain views
I highly recommend this beautiful 'cottage'!! You really feel like you are walking into a beautiful home that has everything you need in addition to a magnificent setting. You really could never leave the house and have a wonderful stay. That said, this location is surrounded by a plethora of things to do.
Wonderful dining, beautiful towns to explore, and of course the wineries. We will be coming back to this property for as long as it is available! Big thanks to Jim who is delightful and makes the whole stay a pleasure!
I have to lead off by saying that we regularly rent houses for traveling and this was one of the best experiences we've had. We arrived in the afternoon for a 3 night getaway with my wife and I'm so glad we selected this location! From the written instructions on how to get there, to the warm greeting by the owner, to the restful and peaceful location everything about this cottage is exceptional. The location is on top of a hill in a gated area of broad ranch homes and even though the owner's house is fewer than 100 yards away we had complete privacy and thoroughly enjoyed waking up in the morning to the impressive views and the quiet nature of this spot. This is a very easy jumping off point for visiting Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez and we even went to the coast one afternoon for a picnic lunch. Excellent wine tasting options are nearby as well as some very good restaurants if you don't want to prepare your own food in the well-stocked kitchen. The owner took the time to walk us through some things to get familiar with the house when we first arrived and was very gracious and accommodating. He was able to recommend a restaurant in Santa Ynez that was very good (the Red Barn) as well as making available some 2 for 1 discounted wine tasting cards for us to use in Los Olivos. It was relaxing, the nighttime stars were incredible, the views were exceptional, and it was a tremendous (if short) stay for us. Would definitely visit again - highly recommended place to stay if you are looking for quiet, great views, and to simply relax!
There aren't enough superlatives for this lovely cottage. The location is perfect - quiet and secluded. The cottage is beautifully decorated and well stocked for any need you might have. We visited nearby wineries and restaurants but most enjoyed the cottage's balcony and patio areas with their endless views. We will definitely return but next time we'll stay a week. A weekend just wasn't enough.
Arrived quite late one evening so saw nothing of the exterior except the stunningly clear stars. Awoke to astonishing dawn out the master window and patio. We loved this place if only for two nights. Vista to the east magnificent. Loved our first adventure to Los Olivos and Santa Barbara wine country. The cottage is very nicely appointed with the possible exception of only one full bath. A minor hurdle for two couples. Location about a seven minute drive out to highway and into Los Olivos was pleasant. A wine Disneyland. Very friendly tasting rooms with staff urging us to get to several of their competitors. Could not have had more fun this weekend .... unusual 80 degree weather not in contract.
My family and I had such an incredible time at Jim's beautiful house. My parents were visiting from Chicago and my fiancee and I really wanted to give them the quintessential Santa Ynez experience. From the moment we arrived, Jim helped us locate the property and explained all of the necessary details of the house. We had a lovely conversation with him and he made us all feel so comfortable and at home! He was also available 24/7 if we had any questions. Now on to the house - it was absolutely stunning. The views from every window were of the gorgeous surrounding wine country, and every sunrise and sunset was more beautiful than any I had ever seen. The house was an easy 5 minute drive to Los Olivos, where we had wonderful meals and enjoyed the tasting rooms. There were also many wonderful wineries within walking distance from the house itself. We enjoyed watching the movies Jim had, including Bottleshock and Sideways, and we had a great time playing Uno with the family. We really could not have asked for a better place to stay and can't wait to return!!! Thanks Jim + family!!
We found the Wine Country Cottage to be exceptional. The location was great for us as we wanted to ride our bikes and once we made it down the steep driveway the country roads were quiet and scenic. The cottage is very nicely appointed with everything you need. The towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez are very close by and have great restaurants. Our favorite restaurant was Sides Hardware and Shoes in Los Olivos. We also found a gourmet stone fired pizza restaurant in Buellton called Industrial Eats. Well worth stopping at for lunch when you are in Buellton or Solvang.
The owner lives on the property and was very friendly and available if we needed him, but left us to enjoy the peace and quiet of this special place. We will return on another trip to do more exploring of the Central Coast Wine country. Great wines at friendly and unpretentious wineries.
'4 beautiful wineries within walking distance - Los Olivos wine tasting with 30+ winery tasting rooms, 5 minutes away'
Other local attractions include several micro breweries and seasonal car shows in several local towns.
Santa Ynez Valley is the home of many cycling event throughout the year. The cottage is a ride in/ride out location with great cycling routes in all directions.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Refundable deposit of $500 for security/extra cleaning/keys due 2 weeks prior to arrival and returned 2 days after departure.
We do not charge a cleaning fee.
Weekend rates apply for any two nights bordering a weekend, i.e. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun
Reservations less than 28 days may be cancelled anytime prior to 30 days of arrival. A cancellation fee of 5% will be charged (~$20). For reservations 28 days or more a non refundable deposit of 50% is required. Cancellation insurance may be purchased through VRBO. Refundable deposit of $500 for security/extra cleaning/keys billed 4 weeks prior to arrival and returned 2 days after departure.
Midweek rate for 3 or 4 guests is $245/night, weekend $295/night.
Weekend rates apply for any two nights bordering a weekend, i.e. Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun
Weekly/monthly rates are for 2 guests. Rate for 3 or 4 guests is an additional $50/night + tax
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.