About the property
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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. In April of 2017 installed Rincon Broadband Internet for WI FI. No longer using extenders. Guest now have much better service for their devices !! 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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Ballard
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 !!!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This place is beautiful and the views are amazing.
Dave was a great host. The ace was very clean and had everything we needed. The area was quite and the views were amazing. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a private, quite, and relaxing place. Thank you Dave for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful guest house
Quiet guest house with outstanding view
This was our 2nd stay at this guest house, and were once again impressed by the value and hospitality of the owners. I would highly recommend this as a quiet getaway in wine country!
Wonderful little house
We enjoyed our stay in the vrbo. Just the right size, comfortable, had everything we needed. Owners were very nice and accommodating.
Would stay there again!😀
Fabulous Place and Great Hosts
This is a gem and perfect for a couple. Everything about it is perfect - great view, quiet, private and close to town. Dave and Sue Gowing (owners) are class acts.
Great home base for riding and wind tasting.
Had a great time. Access to pool was very nice. Everything you need is provided.
The site is beautiful and the cottage is bright and comfortable and in splendid condition. It is obvious that the owners take very good care of the property. Although the web site may make it appear that its location could be inconvenient, we found it well located with easy access to the surrounding towns and wineries.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1-2 Guests: $200-$250 per night $25/nt additional per guest . max of 2 . Major Holidays (3 night minimum)