|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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!
++Free Week Night ($285 savings) with our Weekly Special! Just make sure your dates include consecutive Friday/Saturday nights and you qualify!++
We are former Los Angeles/New York transplants who abandoned city life for the tranquil surroundings of Los Olivos.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!!!
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!!!!!
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!
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!
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cancellation Policy..............................100% refund when cancelled 60 days prior to arrival date
Security/Damage deposit.....................usually refunded within 24 hours
Weekly rates (1 FREE week night!)........stays must be at least 7 nights and encompass consecutive Friday/Saturday nights to qualify. Please inquire as VRBO instant quote will miscalculate.
Until confirmed...................................rates are subject to change without notice
TOT tax rate 12% effective January 1, 2017
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.