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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

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres
average rating of 4.897959 based on 49 reviews
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5

Great home base for riding and wind tasting.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Access to pool was very nice. Everything you need is provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star-superb

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a lovely get away...

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and enjoyed this guest house immensely. The place was extremely clean and everything was in excellent condition. The bed/bedding were very comfortable. Great shower. Internet was perfect! Wonderful large patio with an incredible view of the hillside. The pool and hot tub were a real treat especially after a long day of golf. The pool is large and set below the main house so it felt very private and we used it every day. We have 2 lovely dogs and the owners could not have been more hospitable offering the use of their backyard and made us feel completely at home and welcome. The whole set up felt very private. It was very much a lil home away from home. Wonderful hosts! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another 6-Star Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I mean it when I say 6-star, because not only is it the perfect rental property, but the Gowing's are the greatest family. I've been staying here off and on for about six years and have always had the best time, and the guest house is continually in the same amazing shape. It's tough to find a property that truly checks off as many boxes in the vacation requirements column, but this one just about nails all of them. Thank you again for another extremely memorable stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful spot in the hills.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 2 nites in the Santa ynez valley enjoying wine, vineyards and gorgeous open spaces. The guesthouse is spacious and comfortable more than enough room for 2 ncluding an excellent kitchen. Quiet private and restful. Thank you Dave, Michael and Sue for your hospitality and care.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning property and even better hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying with Dave and Sue, they were so welcoming and gracious with their beautiful home and grounds. We are already thinking of excuses to go back and stay with them!!! Don't hesitate!!! Book now!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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