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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 870 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

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. 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.

More Details

Owner
Dave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Chino Valley
5

Privacy, cleanliness, soothing views...

  • 5 of 5

The photos cannot do justice to this lovely little guest house. The views are amazing, and the hosts are gracious and non-intrusive. The house was clean, kitchen has everything you'll need for even a lengthy stay. The property is close to Los Olivos in one direction and Santa Ynez, Solvang, Buellton in another. The surrounding properties are large and we didn't hear a peep from any neighbor. Dining options later in the day in Los Olivos are limited, so we were glad to have a kitchen available. We highly recommend it, and hope to return annually.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great! Great! Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations, in fact perfect in every way. The location is superb for the Santa Ynez Valley. Central to everything. The guest house is fully and comfortably appointed. You will want for nothing, but should you perhaps need anything, the owner is there to promptly provide it. For example, when we first arrived the WIFI was a bit slow and spotty. We talked with the owner who immediately contacted the provider and upgraded the entire system! All was well thereafter. We so much enjoyed our time, and the beauty and peace of this great place.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great property, fully equipped one bedroom with pull out couch. The location i

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic, close to all Solvang, Los Olivia, and Santa Ynez, yet in beautiful rolling hills. It so peaceful here and the owners are great people who go out of there way to please you. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Overland Park, Kansas
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
Owner's Response: Sprint and AT&T in our area are very spotty for signal strength. Verizon ( Now Frontier ) best for cell phone coverage. In April ,2017 installed independent RINCON Broadband internet . So our guest house Internet is no longer being extended from the main house. It now has it's own router and coverage is significantly better than before.
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Rates & Availability

Ballard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$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 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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