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Ballard Canyon Ranch - 20 Acre Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 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 tree house, 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 12% Lodging Tax.

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

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:
February 18, 2018

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 Solvang

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) What a joy it has been to take in the beauty and peaceful atmosphere that surrounds your beautiful home and property! We feel so refreshed for having been here and look forward to visiting again. You are dear to have shared this oasis with us.
Oct 2017
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Solvang House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite #1 - Guests in Bedroom #2 will have to walk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master Suite with En suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Door to backyard
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Ballard Canyon Ranch - 20 Acre Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley
average rating of 4.9375 based on 38 reviews

Fabulous Visit to Ballard Canyon Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay, beautiful setting located on hillside overlooking vinyards, the house was decorated to the T. All the amenities were top notch andI would highly recommend Paradise Retreat Properties.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing. The house was just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was spectacular. The house was meticulously kept and the grounds were stunning. It was so quiet and peaceful throughout our entire stay. We will definitely book this property again. In fact, we discussed coming back once a year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simi Valley, California

Spectacular Scenery

  • 5 of 5

A little far away from our favorite wineries but the view and comfort of the home made it all worthwhile.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Rancho San Marcos
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
El Capitan State Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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