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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this beautifully appointed Mission Style guest house on 10 acres in Ballard. Think location, location, location! Four miles from the gift shops, museums, restaurants and wine tasting bars in the quaint Danish Village of Solvang; two miles from the Western shops, museums, restaurants and wine tasting bars of Los Olivos; and five miles from the shops, museums, and restaurants in the western village of Santa Ynez. There are 70 wineries in the area where you can taste vintage local wines of the region. Twelve of those wineries are within three miles.

Set back over Hidden Hills, this guesthouse features panoramic views of the local mountains and vineyards. The large master bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling, an oversize walk-in shower, and closet. The great room is spacious with open beam vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, Lazy Boy queen size sofa sleeper with air mattress for optimum comfort, Lazy Boy rocker recliner, a 42 inch plasma HDTV with DVR, DVD and CD player and WiFi internet. The dining area has a table for six adjacent to the fully stocked kitchen. It features granite counters with bar seating, built-in cook top with oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, stackable oversize washer/dryer and everything else you need for a home away from home. The guesthouse water is softened and has a reverse osmosis drinking water system with in-refrigerator ice maker. There is also a half bath, off the great room, for convenience of those sleeping on the sofa bed.

More Details

Owner
Dave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Dave

My wife and I have lived in the 'Valley ' for 18 years. We moved here from Santa Barbara. I am a retired Plastic Packaging entrepreneur . I was born in England, and raised and attended University in Ca. My wife, Susan, was born and raised in New Jersey and was an accounting professional. We have one son in college. We are both retired and very greatful to be able to live in this beautiful Central Coast region of CA. We both enjoy golf and are members at the Alisal Ranch Country Club. We have one wonderful small multi- poodle dog named Gigi. She is our official greeter and loves people!

Dave purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Dave chose Santa Barbara County

The communities of Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez are located in one of the most picturesque valleys located on the Central Coast of CA. Coming into the region from Santa Barbara over the mountains on Hwy. 154 has some of the most breathtaking views you will see! The rolling hills with magnificent horse facilities,and abundant wine vineyards as seen in the movie 'Sideways' are truly spectacular. The activities, ie, museums, shopping, restaurants, biking etc. in all 3 communities afford us and visitors plenty to see and do !! All of the communities are unique, quaint and have styles of their own.... yet are very close together and easy to enjoy!!

Golf in the area is X'lnt.and reasonable! There is the Alisal River Course, public with monthly passes available in Solvang( very walkable). The more challenging and acclaimed courses of La Purisima and Rancho San Marcos are public and offer cost saving packages within 15min. Within 45 min. you have fabulous courses with Ocean Views, Ocean holes ,good rates and accessibility in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Nipomo and Arroyo Grande.

We also enjoy the WEATHER!! We typically get 340 days a year of SUNSHINE!!!!,

What makes this cottage unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We are in a very rural setting yet convienient to all activities the 'Valley' has to offer. A beautiful setting on 10 acres, very private yet all the comforts for a... ' LIKE at HOME' stay. Our guest House is spacious ... 870sq. ft. ...with great views and a very open yet cozy floor plan !!!

Amenities

Ballard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 870 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom oversize shower,toilet and sink Off the living area ,Toilet and pedestal Sink .
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
5

Great property and host

  • 5 of 5

Great spot and quiet. Close to SY, Los Olivos and Solvang. David is available but leaves you to enjoy. Can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay in Los Olivos!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Dave & Sue's! The views were spectacular and the accommodations were so nice! The house is very conveniently located between Los Olivos and Solvang, so we spent the weekend between the two eating Danish pancakes, trying local wine, golfing and having fun! As soon as we arrived, we already started working on the next time we will visit! We cannot wait to come back! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Good Location

  • 3 of 5

We really liked the location of the guest house. You are right between Los Olivios and Solvang. We thought overall that the property and grounds were fairly average. Not too many frills with amenities inside or out or much of a view. Owners did give us our privacy and the grounds were very quiet. We did not feel too comfortable using the pool on their property. We were tempted to use the hot tub, but from the owner it takes about 20 mins to warm up to 100, so we decided to not utilize those amenities. The owners really need to address the wifi and not just utilize an extender from their house. In order to get wifi, I had to sit in the kitchen/dining room next to the wall closest to their house. I was as close as I could get to their house for being inside and still only had 2 out of 5 signal strength on my laptop. Depending on your cell phone provider, service is spotty in that area in general, especially at the property. I have Sprint, my wife AT&T and I had very poor reception from the bedroom, so it would be nice to be able to connect to wifi from any place in the house. Great location if you plan on visiting both Los Olivios, Solvang, or Buellton, but I would consider staying closer/in Los Olivios next time in that area.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet and clean

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was perfect for our wine tasting get away. Dave was easy to contact regarding check in and amenities. The property is beautiful and quiet and nearby Los Olivos downtown. We enjoyed the whole experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the guest house. The scenery was gorgeous, as were the pool and jacuzzi. Dave was kind and attentive.

Highly recommend this spot for a quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Hidden Views guesthouse! It's even better then the pictures show. It was very comfortable and homey. Had everything we needed for a great vacation. There is a huge walk in closet in the bedroom and the house is very spacious with a huge deck off the back (where we enjoyed watching the sun rise and the starry nights). The washer/dryer was an added bonus and there was even laundry soap.

Note: Our daughter has special needs and we were able to fit her travel bed in the bedroom with no problems. She was able to navigate the house easily and able to make the short walk to the pool pretty easily. We brought a wagon for her because we didn't know what the path was like getting to the pool. It was a paved path with one maybe two steps down near the pool OR down a slight grassy hill to avoid the step. We avoided the step and it was fine.

When we arrived we unloaded the truck and went straight to the pool. The pool was clean and refreshing with lounge chairs and umbrella. And the hot tub was very relaxing. We used the pool everyday of our stay. Dave and Sue made it clear that we could use the pool anytime and even offered to put lights on at night if we wanted a night swim. They also gave great suggestions on places to eat and things to do. They were available if we needed anything which was nice.

We enjoyed using the grill and it had all the comforts of home, with Internet and phone service. And the fireplace was a nice touch. We brought our small dog who seemed to have a great time basking in the sun. This was really the perfect vacation. We are already planning a return trip and we highly recommend this property!

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Thank you Dave and Sue!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ballard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$200
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$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

1-2 Guests: $200-$250 per night
3-4 Guests: $250-$300 per night
$300 per night during all Major Holidays (3 night minimum)

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