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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.
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 dog named Gigi. She is our official greeter as he loves people!
Dave purchased this cottage in 2007
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!!!!,
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 !!!
There is a reason that this property receives all 5 star reviews. The guest house was everything you could ask for. Very clean and modern. Master King size bed was extremely comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped with just about anything you would need to create any meal. The setting is very peaceful and relaxing. Dave is an incredible host and always available via phone. The recommendation for Taco Loco was spot on, great Mexican food. Would most definitely recommend to friends, as long as it wasn't on a weekend that I wanted to be there. Will hopefully be returning next year to stay again.
Dave and Sue were wonderful hosts. We'll definitely come back.
The house was even nicer than anticipated. The view from the deck was spectacular and the house was spotless. Very comfortable for myself and sister-in-law and her cute puppy, Scout. We were all welcomed with open arms from Dave and in addition to giving us the run of his lovely back yard and pool, he gave us many suggestions for great restaurants in the area. The location was perfect! Very close to Los Olivos, Solvang and Santa Ynez and all that the have to offer. We will be back!
Perhaps the best thing about this stay was the host himself.
Gracious, welcoming and willing to help, David Gowing is indeed worthy of five stars.
This is a property for those, as us, who come from an East Coast urban area and want to relax in a much more sparsley populated area.
Who could of thought there is a Danish village, or one founded by Danes, nearby.
All amenities and ready to receive their guests.
We spent the weekend at this guest house and we could not have had a better stay. Located on the rolling hills above the town of Ballard, the guest house has sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, and feels very private. It's also very clean and very well appointed, and our host, Dave, could not have been nicer and more accommodating. We will definitely be back!
My husband and I have been coming the Valley for over 30 years. We have stayed at just about every inn, hotel, motel, etc. there is available. This time we decided to try a guest house. After reading many property reviews we settled on Dave and Susan's place. It turned out to be a very good decision. We found Dave and Susan to be very warm and friendly. The guest house was very clean and cozy. It had all the comforts of home. We love to cook and found the kitchen well stocked with all the modern conveniences. The views from the deck were spectacular. The house is also centrally located to wineries, shopping and dining. We will be staying again soon.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
1-2 Guests: $200-$250 per night
3-4 Guests: $250-$300 per night
$300 per night during all Major Holidays (3 night minimum)