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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath home is 10 minutes walk from restaurants & wine tasting.

Located on a quiet street, this single story, 2,000 sq ft home is newly redone in an earthy ranch-like decor. Secluded, sunny, inviting with character; it is a place to mingle and build friendships. Every room looks out on a garden of fruit trees, flowers, and lawn, giving each bedroom its own private, secluded feel. With new stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, open cathedral ceiling, large dining/living room, large open kitchen, and two fireplaces this place is made for mingling and relaxing. The artisan dining table can seat 10. The backyard has a BBQ grill and hot tub. The sweeping lawn is made for fun with provided croquet, badminton, bocci ball, horseshoes, even gunny sacks for those energetic races. A favorite game is to count the stars as they emerge, while soaking in the hot tub with that glass of wine. Although near the sleepy town of Santa Ynez this home is in a quiet, private setting.

More Details

Robin Newman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Robin Newman

I've built an Egg Donor business that takes me to South Africa, India, Mexico and Barbados. It brings me a lot of happiness, as it does those I serve. It is run from wherever I have internet.

Robin Newman purchased this house in 2010

Why Robin Newman chose Santa Barbara County

Born and raised in Montecito, California it out grew my love of small towns in beautiful settings with excellent weather. In 2007 I bought this home in Santa Ynez 30 minutes away. I love living in this vineyard and ranching valley. Now living with the man of my life on his Ranch not far away, I offer my home to you. I am certain you will relax and immerse yourself here as I have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Robin, We stayed at your other lovely home Country Garden Cottage, last year. It was unavailable this weekend and want to tell you we're here and settling in to your beautiful new home Country Comfort Cottage. The great news is that we love it here. The bad news (for you) is that we're not leaving!! E.V.E.R. :)

We'll check back later, but wanted you to know all is well.
May 2013
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Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite to master bedroom, newly done!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New with granite counters, glass shower, upscale.
  • Both bathrooms are newly remodeled with granite counters, glass shower doors, wooden vanity with lots of storage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Music Room w/queen - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Best bed in the house, french doors to outside & Great room
  • Large glass patio doors in every bedroom to the outside. Each bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, new mattresses in 2012. Choose the perfect firmness for you. Large closets in each bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

First time to CA. Was there for a family wedding. Beautiful Home. Very quite neighborhood. Backyard was nice & relaxing for a glass of wine. They had a hot tub, but was too busy to use. We stayed 6 nights and was concerned that there was no washer/dryer. They were in the garage and the owner came immediately too open up for access. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen with the island was perfect for our gatherings. The home is centrally located to Los Olivos and Santa Ynez and also not far from Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, I had to go and fracture my wrists. Not one, but both! Fortunately, Santa Ynez had a nice ER only 5 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry to hear about your wrists! I admit I've use that small, local hospital even if I have to drive a lot longer, I love it. I really wanted to hang out and have a glass of wine with you after we met, but I had my To Do list to accomplish. Thanks for loving my home, it makes it so enjoyable for me to share in this way. I'm going there today since it is not rented as the fog in Santa Barbara is getting to me.
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Franklin, TN

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property: well equipped, beautiful landscaping, experienced owner, comfortable, clean. There with family for a wedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of girls meeting up for a celebration going for wine tasting in Los Olivos! The house was beautiful with a big kitchen/ common room which was perfect for us. Also big back yard with a wonderful hot tub perfect for relaxation after a busy day.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other couples for the Solvang Century ride. The home has a large entertaining area with a nice kitchen and giant island - perfect for dinner parties up to 8. Rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. The hot tub was incredible after riding our bikes 100 miles. I could go on, but suffice it to say that we'd highly recommend this house for a trip to Solvang. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to celebrate our friend's 40th!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with three families for a weekend. The girls enjoyed a wine tasting excursion and we all enjoyed cooking a gourmet meal in the kitchen for the birthday girl. There was plenty of space for all of the kids in the separate den. We really enjoyed our stay and felt right at home in the comfort of this beautiful house. We would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, tx

great location for a great vacation - missing a few things

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for the whole week of Thanksgiving 2013. The house is lovely and in a great location. There were a few things that stood out as missing in action: one blanket for 3 bedrooms and a fold out couch (brrrrr), we called the owner and got 2 more and our friends brought up comforters, 1 set of towels/wash cloth per person for a week, no towels for the hot tub, we called the owner and 3 days later got access to the washer/dryer, there are exactly 8 of everything so lots of dish washing, really heavy large dishes too, only wine glasses, no small bowls of any kind (we used the mugs for everything), curtains that do not reach the edges of the windows/glass doors and are thin so light comes streaming in everywhere when the sun comes up, no extra pillows, no hand soap for sinks. The good is that the location is great, beds comfy, good wifi and tv. Great El Rancho market close by! (try their pies!!) We had to buy and bring some things for our own comfort but still loved the house and the town.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you for letting us know what you were wanting during your vacation at our home. We have taken your advice and added all of the above! Hope you can stay again with us another time.
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Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and damage dep. $150
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Mavericks Saloon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Santa Ynez
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Santa Ynez Rt 154
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
SY Kitchen, Dos Carlitos, Grappalos
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Santa Barbara or Gaviota
Car: recommended

Many wineries nearby, great biking, and horses for rent too. This home is most often rented for Girls Weekends, Family Reunions and housing a wedding party as the the local wineries have beautiful wedding sites. Gainey Vineyard is one mile away. Wine tasting just 10 minute walk. Los Olivos or Solvang is a 5 minute drive. We have several golf courses in our area 18 hole and are located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Lake Cachuma is located just 7 miles south. This 6 mile long lake has a shoreline that stretches 42 miles for great bass, crappie and trout fishing. Rent a row boat, kayak, or paddle boat and spend the day enjoying one of America’s most beautiful lake settings. Want more? Bike the same roads that Lance Armstrong and American bicycle teams train on, hike with 2500 foot gain, dip in the many natural pools along the Santa Ynez River, visit the 100' high Nojoqui Waterfall...


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