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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Lovely & Private 2 Story Cottage. Relax, Recharge. Walk to amazing food & wine

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Santa Barbara County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

*No Service Fees! We will be able to offer this until August and then it will be automatically added by VRBO and out of our control. Thus - book now!

Our beautiful cottage is just a 5 minute walk to the center of Los Olivos, on our private 5 acre ranch. Drive through the gates, past the corrals, up the tree lined drive and enter our newly renovated cottage.

Enter into the living area with thick log walls original to the over 60 yr. old cottage. You'll find hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace that opens onto a dining area with a huge bay window. There's a complete kitchen with dark granite counters and marble floors, and a laundry/pantry room with your own washer & dryer. Tucked under the stairs is a fully equipped bathroom with a big, tiled shower and large fluffy towels. Off the dining area, there's a cozy bedroom with a double bed and views of the garden.

Wander up the staircase and you will discover the perfect master-suite. Light the fireplace and sink into the queen size bed with down comforter for a fabulous night's sleep. Just steps away is the bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi tub framed by Carrara marble.

In the morning you can enjoy coffee on the front porch. In the afternoon, relax with a glass of wine, take a nap on the big porch swing, or hang out on the expansive private lawn.

Adjoining the porch is a deck with a wrought-iron table and BBQ. Off in the yard there is a picnic table under bistro lights if you prefer to dine al fresco. For entertainment, the cottage has a flat screen TV, Roku box, HBO, Netflix, sound system, and complimentary WiFi.

Cyclists are welcome! Los Olivos is a haven for cyclists. You can stash your bikes in our bike garage and if you need tools or air, we can help. We have many bikes available for your use. You can ride into town or get out and explore the valley. Bikes are included in your stay.

The cottage is 1/2 mile from the town of Los Olivos. It is situated up on a hill surrounded by lawns, huge mature trees, and an occasional inquisitive horse in the nearby pastures. You won't see any neighbors or streetlights here. Close enough to pop into town but totally secluded for your privacy. SLEEPS 4 MAX. Basket of local information, winery tasting cards, etc, is located in the living area to help you plan and fill your days!

*We do not offer online booking or payment through HomeAway/VRBO in order to save you their additional 10% service fee

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
John (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About John

We are former Los Angeles/New York transplants who abandoned city life for the tranquil surroundings of Los Olivos.

Why John chose Santa Barbara County

The tasting rooms, galleries, and restaurants of our quaint town are only a 10 minute walk or 5 min. bike ride. There's biking, horseback riding, golf, tennis, theatre, movies, shopping, festivals, farmer's markets and more. Santa Barbara, “the American Riviera,' is a short 30 minute drive south. Beautiful beaches are even closer, and never crowded. And our Los Olivos cottage is located right in the middle of it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are retired and travel a lot. Our stays are usually in condos or cottages since they provide more room, comfort and flexibility. The Los Olivos cottage ranks at the top of our list because it is very comfortable, well appointed and the setting is beautiful. All of the furnishing are tasteful and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with the essentials. If you enjoy good restaurants, long walks, bicycling and, of course, great wine, this area is terrific. The owners, John and Karen are great folks and were extremely accommodating during our stay. We can't wait to go back!
Feb 2013
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Lovely & Private 2 Story Cottage. Relax, Recharge. Walk to amazing food & wine
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 58 reviews

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful getaway at this sweet cottage. Everything exceeded our expectations! John and Karen were wonderful to work with...very responsive, helpful, friendly, accommodating. The cottage was perfect! We took full advantage of the kitchen and BBQ grill. The property is gorgeous and in the perfect location, secluded so it feels like a getaway but just minutes from Los Olivos and Solvang. We rented bikes from Dr J's in Los Olivos and they were awesome! We kept the bikes at the cottage and enjoyed daily 20-30 mile rides, the roads are incredible (Ballard Canyon, happy Canyon, Mt Fig, etc). Nielsens grocery is great and has all you need, really good steaks and chicken for grilling. I could go on and on!! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA. U.S.A.

Relaxing and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Recently, we decided to spend some much needed downtime in Los Olivos. We chose to stay at a lovely cottage located within walking distance of the main square, and we are so happy we did. The cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. It was spacious and clean, quiet and comfortable, yet cozy and charming, all in the backdrop of a serene, park-like setting. John and Karen were extremely kind and gracious hosts who made every effort to ensure our stay was as pleasant as possible. We also thoroughly enjoyed spending some time with the horses and the chickens on the property, and the feeling of reconnecting with nature. So if you are seeking a place to relax, recharge, and reconnect, this is definitely the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queit Getaway

  • 5 of 5

After the Christmas holiday we wanted a break. We rented the cottage and we're happy we did. The cottage is secluded and decorated nicely. We enjoyed the two fireplaces and the the comfortable bed.

Location was close to downtown Los Olivis. We did not ride bikes it was too cold. We plan on returning to do more wine tasting and ride bikes.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is perfect for wine country visits

  • 5 of 5

This cottage & studio is absolutely perfect and very unique! We had 3 couples and we were all very comfortable. This property is secluded and private. Breakfast outdoors in the morning was peaceful, then a walk into town before wine tasting. The owners take great pride in this property. The moment you open the front door, you feel relaxed. Everything was just as described and the process for renting was flawless. The owners were kind and helpful. It was spotless, the beds extremely comfortable, the swing on the porch was perfect for reading.

I would highly recommend this home. We will absolutely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Agoura Hills, California

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I were celebrating her fiftieth birthday and we selected this wonderful cottage for our stay in Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley. Relaxing is the word. The cottage is gorgeous and cozy. It's very clean, and had nice, festive touches for the fall. It is tastefully decorated to the highest degree. We couldn't have been happier. There was plenty of wood to enjoy a roaring fire in the evenings, and fresh eggs from the free range chickens. We rode the bikes for a fun, short ride into town. We met the owner, Karen, who is absolutely lovely with a great sense of humor. Everything was handy; wineries, stores and the Los Olivos town center. We went wine tasting at lively Kalyra, and picked up delicious salads from Panino for a picnic at gorgeous Sunstone. We drove by the Neverland gate on our way to hiking in the Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area. Followed by, yet more wine tasting at J Ludlow in town where the staff and customers sang, Happy Birthday, to my friend. Then, at the end of the day we tucked into a lovely dinner at the Los Olivos Cafe, where, surprise, surprise, we met Rex Pickett author of Sideways. Lastly, on the way out of town, we stopped for a delicious breakfast at the Los Olivos Grocery Store on highway 154. Thanks, Karen. Well be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property! It felt so very homey from the moment we walked in. Was a girls weekend and we rented both places.

We will definitely be back to enjoy the place and Los Olivos!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Los Olivos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

50% of the total rate at is due at the time of reservation with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. If reservation is within 60 days of your check-in date, payment in full is due at time of reservation. Payments accepted: personal check and/or credit cards through Paypal. *We do not offer online booking through HomeAway/VRBO as they charge travelers an additional 10% service fee*

Cancellation Policy................100% refunded when cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date
Security/Damage deposit.......usually refunded within 24 hours
Special weekly rates..............must encompass a Friday/Saturday stay
Until confirmed.....................rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Santa Barbara County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Main floor
  • All beds have down comforters with duvet covers All bedrooms have ceiling fans
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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