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Lovely, Private & Quiet - 2 Story Cottage - Walk to town for Great Wine & Food

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


Los Olivos Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Our beautiful cottage is just a short 10 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 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 near 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 queen size 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 1/3 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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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based on 59 traveler reviews

Lovely, Private & Quiet - 2 Story Cottage - Walk to town for Great Wine & Food
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 62 reviews
Los Angeles

Another Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I have stayed at the farmhouse twice and we look forward to many more weekends there. Clean, spacious, well located, wonderful outdoor area with a porch swing to take a nap! The owners are very friendly and kind and make us feel very welcomed. So happy that lovely home exists!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and amazing experience! We were looking for the perfect place to relax and enjoy the wine country. Your cottage was perfect! The kitchen was well equipped, beds comfortable, everything was spotless and we loved the fireplaces! John and Karen provided fresh farm eggs that we cooked for brunch on Sunday...yummm! The proximity to downtown Los Olivos was especially great and we used the bicycles to go into town for pastries, dinner and, of course more wine tasting! We go to SB County Wine Country often and we will absolutely want to stay at the cottage again. Thanks so much Karen and John for your gracious hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing and beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at the cottage. Karen & John are warm and most gracious hosts, and they maintain an impeccably clean and charming property. The horses and other animals on and around the property really help you feel like you have "gotten away from it all"! Each morning we would take the short stroll into town and admire the beautiful neighborhood. The many wineries in the area and delicious local restaurants make for a wine and foodie paradise!! We can't wait to return, it is a very special place. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Race weekend and getaway

  • 5 of 5

A lovely secluded cottage with all the amenities. Our family, including two teeneagers, thoroughly enjoyed staying here, visiting with the neighboring horses (chickens too), relaxing on the lawn, an evening BBQ and of course swinging on the swing. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Los Olivos
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Los Olivos


Rates & Availability

Los Olivos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 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
President's/Valentine's Wknd
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125
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
Weekly rate ($285 discount)..............must encompass consecutive Friday/Saturday stay
Until confirmed................................rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Los Olivos 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
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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