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Best LOS OLIVOS location - Gorgeous 2-Story Cottage-walk to everything!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
John
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 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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Amenities

Los Olivos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Best LOS OLIVOS location - Gorgeous 2-Story Cottage-walk to everything!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 73 reviews
5

Peaceful, quaint charming house on beautiful grounds.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend away in Los Olivos last weekend. The house had everything we needed and is beautifully decorated. Both bathrooms and the kitchen are modern and very clean. The outdoor areas were perfect for sitting outside in the mornings and also in the evenings before dinner. We highly recommend this house rental as it is very peaceful. The owners are super nice and were available if anything was needed.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Los Olivos. John and Karen were friendly and very helpful. It was so nice to be walking distance to town. The fireplaces were very welcome on the chilly nights. I know for a fact that we will return

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in the cottage, as well as the studio. It was a lovely weekend. The house/studio is adorable. Karen and John were terrific. Responded immediately to the couple of requests we had. Fresh eggs from their chickens waiting for us in the fridge. Los Olivos is welcoming and charming. We walked into town for wine tastings and meals. We're already talking about booking again.

Thank you Karen and John.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

Wonderful-Don't Pass this One By!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous find! My husband and I felt like we were staying in our own private country retreat. From the moment we drove through the gate up to the cottage, until the time we left, this serene, peaceful place provided the perfect getaway. On top of that, it was centrally located, close to restaurants, vineyards, and shops, and only a 40 minute drive to Santa Barbara. Karen and John were friendly and welcoming hosts, bringing us fresh eggs from their free range chickens, and offering great recommendations for dinner and local attractions. The house was cozy and comfortable, was very nicely furnished, and the kitchen well-equipped. We loved sitting outside in the evenings, listening to the neighboring horses, (one fox!), and enjoying the cool breezes. Do not miss Rusack, Gainey, or Beckmen for their exquisite wines and breathtaking properties. The Santa Ynez Cheese Shop, The Baker's Table, Sides Hardware, the Los Olivos Grocery, and Finley Farms all feature fresh, local produce and friendly staff. All in all, the vineyards, the horses, the mountains, and ocean make this one of the most beautiful areas of the country; we hope to return some day soon!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, California
5

So peaceful...

  • 5 of 5

Imagine opening the windows and listening to the beautiful, mature trees blowing outside. Now just look past the trees and see the golden hills. The natural light in the house just makes you feel at ease. Perfectly decorated with everything you need to make you feel comfortable. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Los Olivos
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Los Olivos

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Rates & Availability

Los Olivos Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Christmas-New Years Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Marathon/Mother's Day
May 10 2018 - May 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Security/Damage deposit.....................refunded within 24 hours
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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