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Ballard Canyon Ranch - 20 Acre Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ballard Canyon Ranch - Beautiful home on 20 acres in Wine Country

In the heart of Santa Ynez Wine Country, amid rolling green hills and pastures, lies this welcoming home overlooking the valley floor of Ballard Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley. Drive to the ranch along winding backroads, past miles of rich farmland, working ranches and rolling vineyards....all this while still close to restaurants, shopping and activities.

The home is perched proudly on a knoll that overlooks the vast surrounding 20 acres. This is a charming home with an upscale relaxed feel. A sophisticated neutral palate of greys, linens, and crisp white creates a tranquil backdrop to complement the natural green surroundings of the countryside. Soon to be planted with grapevines, the property promises to be an oasis of viticulture and serenity.

The home features 3 Bedrooms. Upstairs, a "Family Suite" design is set up with the Master Bedroom, Bathroom and Guest Bedroom all sharing the second floor. The Master Bedroom faces the sweeping valley views with French doors leading to a balcony. The Bedroom faces the backyard with the majestic oaks just outside the window, creating the feeling of being in a treehouse, when tucked away in this quiet space.

Two downstairs Bedrooms complete the sleeping accommodations. One will be perfect as a second Master Suite with attached Bathroom. The other Bedroom offers a queen-size bed - both rooms open to the backyard where a fire pit sits amid the lawn and surrounding oaks.

The Living Room and Kitchen blend together perfectly for shared conversation and to stay connected to mealtime activity. A two-sided fireplace opens both to the Living Room and front porch where a cozy seating area is the perfect after hours place to enjoy a mellow glass of wine or deep rich espresso. An enclosed Dining Porch brings the outside in, with 3 walls of windows and doors. There are more dining options with the handcrafted farm table on the porch with stunning valley views.

Though one may never wish to leave the properties serene "get away from it all" appeal, the Santa Ynez Valley is full of wonderful activities and things to do. The obvious choice in Wine Country of course is to visit local tasting rooms and wineries, of which there are over 150 in this area of the Central Coast. Solvang is a hub for Danish delights, local festivals, and plenty of shopping.

The neighboring towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez also offer their own local flavor, and are well worth visiting. Exploring on foot, bike or in "touring jeeps" is fun too! There are many hiking and biking trails. An easy hike to see the wildflowers in the spring on Figueroa Mountain is a must, or pick apples in the fall! Feel adventurous? Head to the Santa Ynez Airport for Glider Rides - there is nothing like seeing the valley from the air to take ones' breath away.

A visit to Ballard Canyon Ranch is a welcoming escape from the responsibilities and expectations that, all too often, consume busy lives. Take a break from it all and make a commitment to a slower pace and quality of life, to enjoy this slice of paradise in the beautiful countryside of Solvang. Welcome home! You may never leave!


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Weekend rate applies to Sunday night of any legal holiday weekend.

Minimum Nights

3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates which include Thanksgiving Day)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax.

$350 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.

30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Why Paradise Retreats chose Santa Barbara County

Privacy, Luxury and Comfort. A "home away from home"!

What makes this house unique

Away from it All!

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property) We just celebrated our friend's 6oth birthday at your wonderful abode. It was a much needed relaxing weekend. Thank you for y our fabulous accommodations! The cozy fireplace and exquisitely soft beds made for a memorable trip. We plan to return in the near future. Thanks again!
Feb 2017
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Solvang House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Is shared with Bedroom #2
    Hall Bathroom- Downstairs - toilet , shower
    En Suite Bathroom in downstairs Bedroom #3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - Upstairs - 1 king , Master Suite #1 - Guests in Bedroom #2 will have to walk
    Bedroom #2 - Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom #3 - Downstairs - 1 king , Master Suite with En suite Bathroom
    Bedroom #4 - 1 queen , Door to backyard
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Ballard Canyon Ranch - 20 Acre Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley
average rating of 4.923077 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Came for a family reunion. Everything is so well-thought out. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us stayed at this house as several of us were running the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon that starts in Santa Ynez and ends in Solvang. The grounds are spectacular, with great views of the valley and mountains, and a small vineyard right on the property. Very close to downtown Solvang and Los Olivos for wine tasting and restaurants. Very comfortable house with all the amenities you would expect in a high end rental. All eight of us raved about the place! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and stunning. Very modern and the view is absolutely amazing. We were a family of 6 adults and there was ample room for everyone to sleep and unwind. A few highlights, the fireplace warms the family area and kitchen, and there is plenty of seating on the porch using the fireplace outdoors. However, fyi, we did not realize that you can't have both sides of the fireplace open at once, gets a bit smoky in the house! Also the upstairs while spacious might be slightly awkward for a 2 couples wanting privacy as the master is more like a loft, open to the stairs and the back bedroom has to be accessed through the master. The only other point is that the "fireplace" in the master is not a fireplace but a heater with the look of 2 dimensional flames. None of that can compare to how lovely the place was and again...the view! Close to Solvang, quick drive not walk, and central to wineries. We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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denver, CO

Charming home tucked away in Santa Ynez wine country

  • 4 of 5

New owner of this previously converted horse barn has made updates to allow guests to fully enjoy the beauty of the countryside from lovely covered front porch with custom dining table and fireplace "room without walls" to dining room with views every direction.

Kitchen very serviceable and stocked with basic spices, sugar etc. And view from sink was worth a million bucks.

We didn't use the firepit in backyard but it looked lovely.

Due to its conversion there are a few quirky things about the house - but all manageable.

Location and proximity to Solvang, Los Olivos and Buellton was fabulous.

Note that there is no sleeping option for singles.

Don't be dissuaded by management co rental agreement and written materials. Paradise Retreats unable to answer questions about house and generally unhelpful - but property manager and builder who we saw onsite were great.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples Florida

Heavenly location

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our daughters 21st birthday with friends and family, 8 of us in total.

The house was perfect. Many little designer finishes that made us feel like the owners really cared about making us feel at home.

The views the property we unparalleled! We all rode our bikes through Ballard Canyon, OMG...stunning.

We enjoyed evenings around the fire-pit and large meals around the HUGE outdoor table overlooking the valley floor, all while the sun set!

We are already planning our next trip back to the area and most definitely we are staying the the Ballard Canyon Ranch!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollywood, Ca

Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We had an 8 person 50th birthday celebration in this beautiful home. Everything seemed brand new, I don't even think the oven was ever used!

The location and views were amazing. The birthday boy fell asleep for 2 hours in the hammock under on one of the many oak tress, truly a special place.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Rancho San Marcos
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
El Capitan State Beach
Car: necessary


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