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Cozy Guest Cottage in Santa Ynez Township

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cozy guest cottage for 2 people. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac location. Features include,2 twin beds. Kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and the basic necessities, such as plates, glasses,silverware etc. Full bath with tub/shower

combo. Small T.V. with basic channels. Nice porch area to sit and enjoy. Property is fenced so small dogs are welcome. Doggie day care available for small fee, if you want to enjoy the local amenities on your own without worrying about your dog. Parking on street.

Christie Hopper
Member since: 2012
Speaks: german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Christie Hopper

We moved to Santa Ynez in February of 2012. We used to live in Santa Barbara. My Husband, Myself and my Mother moved in together after my Dad passed away. We bought this nice house with some acreage and it came with this nice guest house which we decided to set up as a vacation rental.

Christie Hopper purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Christie Hopper chose Santa Barbara County

We really like this area because it is a small community and feels like a town from 50 years ago where times were not so hectic. It's a nice slow pace here.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our property because of the country feel, the spacious lawn and the feeling of being surrounded by trees and a beautiful view of the mountains. Lots of nature around too. Squirrels & birds, just saw a family of Quail's crossing the road the other day, so cute!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Cozy Guest Cottage in Santa Ynez Township
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Cute, comfortable, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage! Owners are very nice and accommodating. Loved that we could bring our dog. Definitely recommend it and would return...thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We enjoyed meeting you both & your doggie. It was nice that you enjoyed our dogs as well! Hope to see you again real soon, Christie & Bill
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Creature comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cozy gem. This little house is perfect for two. I think it may look smaller online but it's actually good size, bathroom is comfortable with plenty of counter space and fresh towels. There is a cute little sitting area outside and a red wagon to help you get your bags from the car to the house. It is a really lovely neighborhood and Christie and her husband-gosh I forgot his name-were both wonderful hosts and a pleasure to talk to. This was really a pleasant place to visit and stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your quiet time here at the "Birdnest". We look forward to your visit again! Christie & Bill
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Nice Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little place to stay for the weekend. The owners were really nice though we didn't interact with them much since we were in town for a wedding. Very peaceful. I was worried about it being a little small, but everything was perfectly laid out.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Our hosts were very accommodating and helpful, the cottage was homey and relaxed, the shower had excellent water pressure, and the property was very kid and dog friendly. My children enjoyed petting the neighbors horse and playing at the elementary school playground just a short walk away. I appreciated the bottled water provided and the comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice meeting you and your lovely girls. Glad you enjoyed the amenities and the school playground. Hope we can host you again next time your out this way:-) Christie & Bill
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Lovely little cottage with awesome outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway with a friend and our dogs. Christie, Bill & Louise were so warm & welcoming and their menagerie of dogs were a delight. Such a sweet escape in a beautiful place -- thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice hosting Rebecca & Sandra and nice to meet people who love rescuing dogs as much as we do! Keep up the good work:-) Look forward to you all coming back for some play time!
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented the Bird's Nest as a place to stay while we visited our daughter and her family in Santa Ynez. The owners, Christie and Bill, were warm and friendly and met us when we arrived. The "nest" itself is very comfortable, with all the amenities. It was a delight to take a siesta each day, to nap and read and recharge from playing with the grandkids. The area is quiet and picturesque. We intend to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did not see you much, so we know you enjoyed the time visiting with your family :-) Glad that you enjoyed the "birdnest" as well. Look forward to your return ! Christie & Bill
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Located 5 minutes from Solvang. A quaint Danish town. Lots of shops, restaurants and great bakery's. Also many winery's in the vicinity that offer tours of their operations and wine tasting. Also soar high in the sky in a Glider plane, shows off the beautiful landscape of the Santa Ynez valley from a birds point of view. If you like night time action the Chumash Casino offers gambling and great concerts. Past performers include; Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis & the News, Fleetwood Mac, LeAnn Rimes. Usually a show every Thursday evening.


Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $25
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Ynez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo. Nice size. Cabinets & drawers for storage. Stocked with Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel. Hand soap. Bath & hand towels. Hair dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin beds. Very comfortable mattress on day bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Dogs under 35lbs welcome. Pet bed & bowls available. Additional one time fee of $25.00

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