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Artisan Oasis - A Colorful Escape in Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Artisan Oasis - A Colorful Escape in Wine Country

Welcome to Artisan Oasis where imagination, craftsmanship, and resort-style living all come together in perfect balance.

Once owned by a renowned ceramic artist, this transformed 1960's ranch house in the midst of Los Olivos is full of color, creativity and comfort! Having just completed a head-to-toe makeover (2014), great care was taken to honor the artful and eclectic roots of the artist, while adding upscale luxury appointments and quality in every detail. The tiles throughout the home were all hand-made and installed meticulously with a flair for creating a mosaic nature story that speaks of earth, sky, streams and the ocean.

With a plan to create a relaxed yet refined experience, the design team was laser focused on natural fabrics, found objects from local craftsmen, and vibrant, carefully chosen original art.

The sunken Living Room features a fireplace and comfortable furnishings in neutral tones to create a soothing and relaxing space in which to unwind. The mirrored dining table under star shaped light fixtures transforms any meal into a romantic experience that sparkles. Sliding doors lead to the pool patio just outside.

The nearby Family Room is casual and relaxed with game table, flat screen TV, a second fireplace and more sliding doors to the backyard oasis.

The galley Kitchen is open and bright with richly colored granite counters. Every amenity is provided to whip up great meals, or to prepare a picnic for the day's adventures in local tasting rooms right down the street.

The Master Bedroom, with romantic king-size bed and fine linens, features a separate dressing area cloaked in designer drapes. The Master Bathroom is comfortable yet whimsical, and features amazing tile work. Sliding doors create the perfect escape hatch to slip out for a soak in the spa or to take a relaxing swim.

Two guest Bedrooms are outfitted with more fine luxury linens, one with queen-size bed, the other with two twin beds. The younger set will love the nature themed tile adornments throughout, each Bathroom laden with tile mosaics in nature's themes, making bath time fun at the end of a long busy day!

Carrying the artful themes outside, the custom tile pool will provide hours of fun for kids and adults alike. Swim with tile dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and tropical fish inlaid on the surface of the pool and spa. The backyard has obviously been built for fun in the sun, with an outdoor grill area, large dining table under the massive English Walnut, built-in poolside tile table and resort-style lounging on the pool deck. Graceful Adirondack chairs encircle the outdoor gas fire pit for all to enjoy this outdoor haven!

The attached one Bedroom Guest Suite can be accessed through the Main House Family Room, private entrances off the front driveway or from the backyard. It features a sitting area with flat screen TV, dining table, queen-size bed, and sofa sleeper. There is even a private enclosed patio.

The location of this amazing home is within walking distance to downtown Los Olivos where a multitude of tasting rooms, galleries and great dining spots line the center of town. Do not be fooled by this sleepy little town, it is an international hub of activity where wine connoisseurs and eager novices rub elbows to discuss vintages, vineyards and vines!

Step through the looking glass and experience magical merriment at this one-of-a-kind escape. Feel pampered, light-hearted, and care free at Artisan Oasis, truly a one-of-a-kind home.


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Weekend rate applies to Sunday night of any legal holiday weekend.

Minimum Nights

3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax.

$550 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property) We swam. We laughed. We told ghost stories by the fire pit. We drank lovely wine and walked home after tasting more lovely wine at Coquelicot, Epiphany, and the Bubble Shack. We had burgers at Sides and then we laughed and swam some more. Let us know when you consider selling this perfect home (for half the price!). Thank you for a beautiful holiday!
May 2017
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Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom w/shower tub combination, 2 sinks, toilet
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #2 w/shower, hand-held sprayer, sink, toilet
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #3 w/shower, sink, toilet
    Main House Powder Room & Pool House Powder Room - toilet , Main House Powder Room w/ sink, toilet & Pool House Powder
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom w/king-size bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom #2 w/2 twin beds
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , Bedroom #3 w/queen-size bed
    Guest Suite Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Attached Guest Suite Bedroom #4 w/queen-size bed and sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Artisan Oasis - A Colorful Escape in Wine Country
average rating of 4.857143 based on 23 reviews
Thousand Oaks

Shangri La in Los Olivos

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect in every possible way. Beautiful home full of art and whimsy, spectacular grounds. Nothing but 10s all around.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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prince george, VA

Oasis in Olivos

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. The pictures do not give justice to this setting. The house is spotless and so very comfortable. There is plenty of room to spread out. The pool is perfect as well as the hot tub. My baby granddaughter so enjoyed the pool and the grassy areas where she learned to stand up. Do not hesitate to rent this property you cannot help but enjoy it.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful outdoor oasis

  • 5 of 5

We loved the pool, jacuzzi, and areas for eating and relaxing by the fire. The outdoor grill was also very convenient.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Segundo, Ca, USA


  • 5 of 5

The photos just don't do this home justice. It is walking distance to downtown Los Olivos, has plenty of space, an absolutely amazing kitchen and stunning pool/outdoor kitchen/fire pit and patio...not to mention the view! The home is extremely well provisioned and maintained. Only two minor concerns, one is that the steps down to the fire pit are NOT lit and in the dark of night are a serious trip hazard...the second is that although the overview indicates there are three king beds and two queen beds, the "Queen" are in fact "full" size beds. Not the end of the world, but not quite as advertised. None the less, this home is perfect for a family or friends gathering. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our house in Los Olivos

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 6 adults and 2 small children, stayed in Los Olivos at Artisan Oasis for a weeks post Xmas vacation. The house was perfect for us, very clean and well appointed. Having both a living room and a den provided plenty of living space, and the extra guest room attached to the den has a complete living area. It was a real bonus! The owner, property manager and the team at Paradise Retreats were very responsive and helpful. I definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Relaxing Trip With Friends

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Artisan Oasis was a perfect, relaxing, and fun getaway for the 10 friends that went. Just a 2 hour drive from L.A., Los Olivos was a welcomed respite from our lives in the city. We brought bikes and biked into town several times (though it is also a very short and manageable walk from the house to town), we visited tasting rooms and wineries, cooked big family meals and drank wine we purchased at our tastings. We sun bathed and swam, read books in the shade, and played games in the family room. The house was spacious, clean, and beautiful. We couldn't have had a better time. We will certainly be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in every way! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the many opportunities our house provides. We hope you will come and stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
34.7 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Rancho San Marcos Golf Course
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 154
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Gaviota State Beach
Car: recommended


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