|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our Vineyard Retreat is an ideal romantic getaway. Our relaxing setting welcomes you the moment you arrive and lets you truly unwind and have a unique wine country experience. The retreat is off a private wing of our home on one of the smallest producing wineries in Santa Barbara County. The open vistas of our CCOF certified organic vineyard and surrounding farmland spread out before you and provide a relaxing view. We take great pride in all the details that make our guests crave to return again and again.
We also have a two-bedroom two-bath retreat located on our property overlooking our vineyard which can accommodate 2-4 guests (more info below)
The Vineyard Retreat: The Vineyard Retreat consists of one bedroom, a family room & kitchen nook, a fully stocked kitchen, & a bathroom. The bedroom has a super comfortable king-sized bed with luxurious bedding and custom over-sized pillows. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo & plush towels. The kitchen nook, family room, & kitchen are encompassed in the same space with beautiful views of the vineyard and mediterranean landscaping. There is a flatscreen TV and two iPod stations. Free wireless internet access is available. The kitchen is fully stocked to prepare a wine country meal but you don't want to miss out on the many fine dining establishments in the Santa Ynez Valley. Including our own highly reviewed and much loved Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe! A private patio with table and teak steamers entices guests to soak in the tranquility of wine country life. In addition to our vineyard there are 4 acres of organically farmed land that grace the view.
A description of our Bernat Retreats is not complete without mentioning Gypsy, Juliet, and Fiona. Our dogs are the first to greet our guests, and our cat, Fiona, makes sure to stop by and see if there are any cat lovers visiting (if there aren't, she gets the hint).
Los Olivos and Surrounding Area: The 20+ tasting rooms, galleries, and restaurants, of our quaint little town, are a 10 minute walk (20 minute stroll) or a short bike ride away. We also offer complimentary cruisers.
The Santa Ynez Valley comprises the danish town of Solvang, the western themed town of Santa Ynez, Ballard, Buellton, and Los Olivos. Aside from tasting the many vintages of the Santa Barbara County wines the valley offers; biking, horseback riding (in fact, if you have a horse and want to bring them, we have room for two), hiking, fishing, live theatre, movie theatre, shopping, festivals, surfing and much more. Santa Barbara is a 40 minute drive and the beach is only 30 minutes.
If you only stay two nights, you'll wish you have stayed more!
Also on our property is our newly remodeled two bedroom-two bath, Winery Retreat, with it's own private bocce ball court (VRBO #474727. *Special Pricing for Single Couple*
About Us: Our life is about sharing the bounty and beauty of our piece of the world. Our restaurant is internationally recognized for serving the highest quality wine country cuisine that expresses the flavors of our area. Our wine is a complete reflection of the soil that it grows from. Family and Friends are at the center of who we are. Opening our Vineyard and Winery Retreats to others is another opportunity for us to share our countless blessings making them all the more meaningful.
We love wine country living in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Our life revolves around family, friends, food, and wine. Now we are pleased to share our blessings and the beauty that surrounds us with others.
Shawnda Marmorstein purchased this cottage in 1995
Guests love our close proximity to town and the rural country surrounding that immediately welcomes them to wind down. Staying among the vines and farmland yet only a stroll away from downtown Los Olivos makes our retreats among the most desirable places to stay in the Santa Ynez Wine Country.
Our guests get to experience a small family owned an operated working winery. And the tranquility of country life with the conveniences of being near all the fun that surrounds us. Just a 10 minute walk (15 minute stroll) and you will be in the charming town of Los Olivos with over 30 tasting rooms and shops. Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Buellton are all 5-10 minutes driving. The beaches and shopping of Santa Barbara is 35 minutes south. Lake Cachuma is 15 minutes away. And 45 minutes north of us is Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, another half hour of driving and you will find yourself in the Paso Robles wine country. For theatre goers the PCPA TheaterFest offers quality performances in their outdoor theatre in Solvang, all summer long.The rolling hills and Oak trees that surround us make our home beautiful year around.
We loved the little cottage, with a front lawn with views of the vinyard. It was a very charming spot.
Our friendly host Sam, gave us a tour of the vinyard that felt much closer to the soil than just visting a winery and was very insightful.
And it's a 15 minute walk to the center of Los Olivos which helps when you are done with driving!
Shawnda and Sam have made a lovely villa for guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area set in their vineyard with lots of shade, blooming plants, multiple places to sit and relax. The one bedroom retreat is very comfortable with most everything you might need for a few days. The complimentary bottle of wine and cheese/fruit plate from their restaurant was heavenly. We enjoyed eating at their restaurant "Wine Merchant & Cafe" twice where their staff knew we were retreat guests and made us feel like royalty. The area is fun to explore. We really enjoyed seeing part of the wine making process while we were there and smelling the heavenly aromas. It's nice to watch other people work when you are on vacation. Lovely couple who made us feel very welcome. Hope to go again.
Highly recommend! From the moment we pulled through the gates we were charmed. The guest house was perfect. Everything you need was there from the Welcome wine and cheese platter to the amazingly comfortable bed. We enjoyed riding the bikes to the Market and walking into town for dinner. We were fortunate enough to have a tour of the organic vineyard and farm by Matt, the farm manager. We came away with a sincere respect for what Shawnda and Sam have created. Treat yourself and the one you love to a few days. You will want to return and you will not forget the beauty.
We loved our stay at the 1 bedroom vineyard retreat. Cute, clean and spacious cottage literally right next to the vines. Arrived to a complimentary bottle of Bernat wine and a cheese plate which was a nice touch. Plenty of outdoor seating and common areas to use and admire the views of the beautiful grounds. Most of the time we felt like we had the entire property to ourselves. Town was a 10-15 walk away or you can use the property's beach cruisers to get there in about 5. Shawnda and Sam were great hosts and we loved their dogs as well. We also ate in their restaurant the Wine Merchant Cafe and loved our meals there. Would highly recommend their retreat and restaurant and we hope to be back someday again in the future!! - Andrea & Craig (August 2016)
Could not have been happier with this choice. Sam and shawnda have a lovely place in the perfect locale
This was our second time staying at this location. The first time, we stayed in the 2-bedroom house with another couple. For this trip, my husband and I stayed in the 1-bedroom. Everything about the property is perfect. It is ideally located just outside the town of Los Olivos and a short walk to the Los Olivos Grocery. Both rentals are beautifully decorated with many thoughtful touches to make you feel like you are in your own home. The quality of the linens, towels, toiletries, organic coffee, wine, cheese plate, etc. is amazing! We loved sitting outside and staring at the amazing view of the vineyard, and we enjoyed spending time with the incredibly friendly cat, Fiona. We would have been perfectly content to stay at our new "home away" from home, but the many wonderful wine tasting rooms pulled us into town, too. We're already trying to plan our next visit, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Thank you, Sam and Shawnda, for sharing your beautiful vineyard and homes with us.
Los Olivos is in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country nestled amongst rolling hills and oaks. Our small town is full of charm with quaint shops, eateries, and over twenty tasting rooms. Surrounded by equestrian farms and some of California's most sought after real estate. We are 10 minutes from the Danish town of Solvang and the western themed town of Santa Ynez, 15 minutes from Lake Cachuma (kayaking and fishing only lake), 35 minutes to the nearest beaches, 40 minutes from Santa Barbara, 60 minutes from San Luis Obispo and 2.5 hours from L.A.. Our area became internationally recognized in the Academy Award winning movie, Sideways. We look forward to welcoming you to the Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley!
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Basketball Court, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
The Vineyard Retreat is on a working winery and farm property. The workings of winery and farm equipment is part of the charm to those who are looking for an authentic wine country experience.