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In LOS OLIVOS......Lovely & Private 2-Story Cottage with 2 Fireplaces!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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 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, removated 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 32 inch flatscreen TV in the living room with a Roku box that has Netflix, Amazon and HBO, among other streaming services (no live tv/cable). There's also a DVD Player, 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 short 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!

BIRDERS welcome! We've been over 50 types of birds have been spotted on the property.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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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Los Olivos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • 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
  • wildlife viewing
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

In LOS OLIVOS......Lovely & Private 2-Story Cottage with 2 Fireplaces!
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 68 reviews

Great location, great house, great owners

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time. Great location near town. Charming house with everything we needed! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, great attention to details, very pleasant quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage sits on a hill with a large yard and good views. It was spotlessly clean and we'll appointed. The kitchen was a delight to cook in and had all we needed. The fireplaces added to the cozy atmosphere. Ideal for one couple but while small it worked for two couples s well. Close to town but a private ,quiet country setting. Will come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend birthday retreat~

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for our son's birthday celebration. It was so precious and the location for wine tasting was great! When we arrived it started to rain so we made dinner in the cottage with a roaring fire and enjoyed being tucked away from the storm. The next day was wine tasting on the Foxen trail. We went to Foxen, Dimetria and Fess Parker. All three were great. Dinner was at The Wine merchant, which was excellent and we were back by the fireplace by 9. It was a great resbit and celebration and we will be back again! The cottage is a very special place! Thank you to Karen and John for offering such a wonderful little cottage to rent.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Torrance, Ca.

Big Birthday Girls' Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My search was over once I discovered 'The Cottage' . This was the best present I could have bestowed upon myself!!!! My girlfriends (and sister) arrived to discover this absolutely GORGEOUS cottage (pictures do not do it justice!) and were awe struck as we walked through the front door. It hit all the boxes : CLEAN - COMFORTABLE - COZY and most importantly excellent beds!!!

There is such attention to detail in every room which made it feel even more like home!! The location was perfect with a spacious front yard where we enjoyed our quiet mornings with our coffee and of course wine at sunset! It was an easy walk to town for some fun sightseeing/shopping. This by far was an absolute wonderful experience enjoyed by all and cannot W A I T for our next adventure to 'The Cottage' for more birthday getaways!!!! This was a T E N!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo Beach, CA Los Angeles

English cottage

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were greeted by horses and chickens and the most gorgeous property. As we stepped into the cottage, we loved it immediately. Beautiful, warm, homey and very, very clean. It had everything we needed from the kitchen, to the bathrooms and the storage. The beds and bedding were amazing!!! Hard to get up in the morning. But it is worth getting up as you take your coffee onto the front porch and sit on the hanging porch swing and enjoy the view. This was a girls trip and we enjoyed cooking dinner and eating in the dining area. All the decor is amazing. Music from the TV made it even more enjoyable. Close to town, so we walked and rode the bikes that were provided. We absolutely cannot wait to go back. Loved meeting the owner on our last day. It was so hard to leave, this has to be the best place to stay!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely Cottage for a weekend getaway and yearly event at Gainey Vineyards. This Cottage is private and perfect for relaxation under the beautiful oak trees and rolling hills of Los Olivos. It's close to all the amenities yet quiet and peaceful. It is very well equipped with everything your heart desires. The owners are friendly and very gracious. Our young son became quite sick while we were away and our family was trying to contact us. The owners made sure to notify us that our family was trying to contact us. We were so lucky to have them put our minds at ease. They are Amazing! We highly suggest this Cottage and can't wait to get back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Security/Damage deposit.....................refunded within 24 hours
Stays of 7 nights or longer...................please inquire for discount
Until confirmed...................................rates are subject to change without notice

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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