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Romantic Get Away on Organic Vineyard & short stroll to downtown Los Olivos!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

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.

More Details

Owner
Shawnda Marmorstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Shawnda Marmorstein

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

Why Shawnda Marmorstein chose Santa Barbara County

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Los Olivos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
Our retreat is suitable for one couple. View of our CCOF certified organic vineyard. Solar powered home. We care about every aspect of your stay. We desire to make your stay in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley unforgettable. Having lived in the area for over 15 years, we can guide you to activities that interest you most. We own a well known and respected restaurant. Catering and private chef opportunities are available with prior arrangements. Bikes available for cruising the area. We are within a 10-15 minute stroll to downtown Los Olivos where there is an abundance of wine tasting rooms and restaurants that offer some of the best wines of the Santa Barbara County. We are also within walking distance of a quaint little grocery store that offers breakfast and java. 20 minutes away is Lake Cachuma that offers kayaking and fishing.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.974359 based on 78 reviews
5

Romantic and tranquil getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sam and Shawnda made our stay absolutely amazing. It felt like home...only much nicer. We didn't want for anything. Thank you for the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Kindly, S & S
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5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great and the special touches were appreciated. The setting was very peaceful, exactly what we were wanting.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear we met your expectations! Thank you for the review. Kindly, S & S
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5

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time during our stay. Cute, cozy place on the vineyard and delightful hospitality from the owners. Would def recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Exactly what we strive to provide! Thank you for the review! Kindly, S & S
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5

Perfect Weekend Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Sam and Shawnda have thought of every detail to make you feel at home in their Vineyard Retreat. We were greeted at the gate by the two dog welcoming committee. Very cute & friendly. Inside a bottle of wine and cheese plate was waiting. Of course, the other important thing in life, organic coffee, tea, and cream to get the day started off right. Since we only stayed the weekend we didn't use the kitchen but it is completely setup so you could get some supplies and cook in too.

Their wine is delicious and some of the best we had on our wine tour. We used the complimentary wine tasting coupon that was left for us and purchased additional bottles (with $10 off). Our regret is that we didn't plan accordingly to eat at their restaurant. The food looked great.

I would definitely recommend it to my friends and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our wines! We hope you get to stay again and dine at the Cafe. Thank you for the review. Kindly, S & S
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Mission Viejo, CA
5

A Wonderful Romantic and Relaxing Visit

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying with Sam & Shawnda. We absolutely love the property, the Wine Merchant Café and the area. Our anniversary was exactly what we needed....too bad we couldn't stay longer.

Everything is clean, comfortable and perfect. We love all the luxurious touches including wine, cheese plate and robes and thick snuggly towels and linens. It's pure heaven!!!

We look forward to returning...

John & Kim B

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are honored to have guests that return time and again like you. Thank you for the review! We hope to continue providing you a slice of heaven in Los Olivos! Kindly, S & S
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Madison, WI
5

Love this beautiful vineyard retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Sam & Shawnda's beautiful Bernat vineyard retreat! The accommodations were perfect, the scenery & wine spectacular & our hosts were truly kind and gracious. We will definitely return to stay here again! Many thanks for sharing with us your fabulous little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you had such a nice stay! Thank you for sharing. Kindly, S & S
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Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Los Olivos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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