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Debra Wilson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Feel at Home in the Heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Country

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This charming ranch style home in beautiful Skyline Park is a home away from home. The house sits on a full acre on a quiet street shaded by old, majestic trees. There are many restaurants, museums, art galleries, wineries and tasting rooms close by. From Solvang to Los Olivos, Lavendar Farm, Ostrich Farm, Miniature Horse Farm, Golf Courses, Glider Planes, Hot Air Ballooning, Bike Paths and Hiking Trails ... There is something for everyone! This 2,200 square foot home has a modern, fully equipped kitchen, hardwood floors, Upright Piano, Sonos Sound System, Apple TV, and Blu-Ray (with HuLu, Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, and Skype). Open, airy and sunny. Over-sized sliding glass doors, large back deck running the length of the house, BBQ, easy access outdoor dining and entertaining and a basketball court. There is a King Bed in the Master; Queen Bed in the 2nd room; two twin beds in the 3rd room ... sleeps a total of 6. Perfect location for a Family Vacation, Weekend with The Girls, or a Couples Retreat.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Debra Wilson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Debra Wilson

I am a proud mother of 3 amazing teens and am a Santa Ynez Valley Holistic Health Practitioner:

Debra Wilson purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Debra Wilson chose Santa Barbara County

I bought my home in the Santa Ynez Valley for the Beauty, Serenity & Small Town Hospitality!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The brilliant night sky, the friendly small town closeness, the charming night life, the poppies in the spring and the breathtaking hills and valleys!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
Feel at Home in the Heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Country
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
4

Great location!! Perfect weekend.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this house for the weekend. It was a weekend of winetasting and relaxing with 7 women celebrating a 50th birthday. It was very close to many wineries in Santa Ynez, tasting rooms in Los Olivos and just minutes away from Solvang. There was a market very close to the house too. We cooked dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday and Sunday. The kitchen was very well equipped. The house was perfect! It was clean, plenty of linens, and very spacious. We initially were going to stay at a hotel, but we are so much happier we opted for the house. It was like a big slumber party. There is a large deck in the back that we used too. The front yard and front exterior could definitely use some TLC, and the backyard is in the middle of a drought resistant renovation. The pics of the yard are a little misleading, but being that CA is in a severe drought, it was completely understandable. But again, the inside was very neat, clean, cozy, spacious and perfect for what we were looking for. There were even fresh flowers in the family room when we arrived. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Inaccurate Noise Complaint

  • 2 of 5

The two stars are for the beauty of property and its convenience, cleanness and accordance with the pictures on the website.

Issues encountered:

1) You CAN NOT check in before the stated time. We showed up an hour an a half early and the owner was still in the property stating that they are not ready for us yet. Based on my experience in vacation rentals and hotels one hour has always been an allowable widow for early check in.

2) The house does not have central AC.

3) I did not receive and address or rental agreement until the 2 days before our stay even though I payed the two installments right on time

4) You have to be SILENT after 10:00 pm even on the WEEKENDS since it is a very quite residential neighborhood and it is dead in the evenings.

5) I received 2 missed calls and text messages from the owner stating that there was a noise complaint against us at 2:00-2:30 am and we were bothering the neighbors. We where a family with parents aunts uncles and a 85 year old grandmother and an under 21 year old girl. The complain was that we were roaming around drunk and talking loudly at 2 am but in reality we were all asleep and my parents were in casino. They are 65 years old and they do not drink let alone party at 2 am. I replied to the owner with my explanation through text message but it seemed like she did not received the message. She with another gentleman showed up at the property at night to ask me in person about the noise complain. I tried my best to explain that was not us but she was convinced that the neighbors are saints and they will not complain without a reason.

6) Her rental agreement stated 3:00 pm for check out but she texted me in the morning with a reminder of check out time at 2:00

I have to add that the owner seemed to be a nice lady and she talked with manners and nicely however the way she handled the issue did not seem fair to me. I would not recommend this property since I do not want my friends and relatives to be subject of inaccurate noise complaint and be in stress when they are trying to use the back yard.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Early check in time is always arranged in advance of arrival, even with hotels. Arriving close to 2 hours early without prior arrangements will usually result in an encounter with housekeeping. Air conditioning is not listed on our VRBO page. And the Renter's Instructions that were sent to you in advance of your arrival clearly states that, as well as tips on how to keep the well insulated home cool during the day with the ceiling and floor fans, as well as optimal times to open up the house in the evening. We advised you when the exact address would be provided, and the reason for not giving you the address sooner, which was to protect the privacy of the renters who occupied our home prior to your stay. The noise complaint from the neighbor was due to the 2am arrival of members of your party returning from the casino. I smoothed things over the following day with the neighbor, who we feel was very reasonable. I also felt that we had a very civil conversation about the incident and reached a reasonable understanding about the 10pm noise ordinance without any other problems, so I am quite surprised by your review. We take great care and pride in providing a smooth and relaxing experience for our guests as our many other reviews have reflected. Thank you for writing such a detailed review so we may learn from this experience. And thank you for taking good care of our home and leaving it in very good condition ;-)
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5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house was the perfect place for our girls' getaway weekend. It is so warm and cozy, and very well appointed! The kitchen has everything you could want, as does the rest of the house. The beds are extremely comfortable (especially the master bed!). We had a wonderful time, and Debra was the perfect host; she gave us lots of tips and advice for the area that made our weekend extra special. We would come back here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ladies, for taking the time to write this lovely review ... and thank you for taking such great care of our home. We look forward to your next visit to Beautiful Santa Ynez!
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Arroyo Grande, CA. USA
3

Obviously someone's home and somewhat felt like we were intruders.

  • 3 of 5

The weekend was nice. The kitchen and dining room were perfect for our get together.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We consciously make our home a place that feels like home to our visitors. And until now, that is how people have felt about it. We are so sorry that you felt like intruders. Perhaps we took our "homeyness" a little too far ;-)
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Great location, spacious house and yard for families

  • 5 of 5

The house easily accommodated 4 adults and 2 small children. It is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood that is conveniently located in Santa Ynez, beds were very comfortable, backyard was perfect for kids to run around. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Abby, your comments are much appreciated. And we also want to thank you for taking such great care of our home! You and your family are welcome back any time :-)
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, house was clean, kitchen was nice to cook in.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff, for taking the time to write a review. And thank you for taking such good care of our home! We look forward to your return to Beautiful Santa Ynez 😊
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several in the area
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several in the area
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in the area

Wineries, Glider Planes, Chumash Casino

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Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LABOR DAY
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Christmas-New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

ONLY WEEKEND RENTALS AVAILABLE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Twin beds (2), Queen auto-inflate air mattress (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Upright Piano

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