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In the Heart of Los Olivos- Luxury Wine Country- on our Vineyard!

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


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-4

Wine Country living at its best! Comfortable elegance awaits. We enjoy our wine country life and would like to share it with you! Our two-bedroom, two-bath cottage sits in front of our CCOF certified organic syrah vines with its own private bocce ball court! Enjoy the setting of our vineyard right out the french doors or from the upstairs deck. A short stroll or ride on our complimentary cruisers, will take you to the heart of the historic charming town of Los Olivos; where you can enjoy over 30 tasting rooms, shops, and restaurants. Both of our Wine Country Retreats are on our private property where peace and tranquility await. Great care goes into making our guests' stay comfortable and relaxing. Luxurious bedding with down comforters and pillows, bath robes, and locally crafted bath products made from grape seeds from our vineyard, are just a few of the amenities you will find at the Winery and Vineyard Retreats at Bernat. If you picture yourself coming home to a comfortable well-appointed wine country cottage after a fun day of touring Santa Barbara wine country, playing a game of bocce ball while watching the sunset over the vineyard and oak studded hills, then you'll love the Bernat Winery Retreat!

If you are one couple using one bedroom the nightly rate is: $300 (Sun.-Thurs.) and $350 (weekends and holidays). The rate for 4 persons is: $400 (Sun.-Thurs) and $450 (weekends and holidays).

You don't have to purchase a ticket to Italy to experience wine country living at it's best!

Also on our property is our popular one-bedroom, one-bath, Vineyard Retreat (VRBO #346902 ).

Los Olivos and Surrounding Area: The 20+ tasting rooms, galleries, and restaurants, of our quaint little town, are a 10 minute walk (20 minute stroll) or a short bike ride away. We also offer complimentary cruisers. Our kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, there is a little market down the street (5 minute stroll). But with the world class dining available in our area you might not want to boil water.

The Santa Ynez Valley comprises the danish town of Solvang, the western themed town of Santa Ynez, Ballard, Buellton, and Los Olivos. Aside from tasting the many vintages of the Santa Barbara County wines the valley offers; biking, horseback riding (in fact, if you have a horse and want to bring them, we have room for two), hiking, fishing, live theatre, movie theatre, shopping, festivals, surfing and much more. Santa Barbara is a 40 minute drive and the beach is only 30 minutes.

If you only stay two nights, you'll wish you have stayed more!

More Details

Shawnda Marmorstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Shawnda Marmorstein

Leaving the hustle and bustle of city life behind us, we have been savoring our wine country living since 1995. We enjoy welcoming others to enjoy our peaceful surroundings and charming town. We also own the well respected Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe. Food, wine, family, and friends are our passion and joy.

Shawnda Marmorstein purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Shawnda Marmorstein chose Santa Barbara County

Los Olivos has the Mediterranean climate that makes California real estate so valuable. Sunny days and cool nights grace us almost year-round. The joy of owning a vineyard far surpasses all the hard work involved- you see and feel the seasons through the vines.

What makes this cottage unique

This property has its own private bocce ball court for hours of fun and entertainment. Perfect for two couples or a small family. The views from the upstairs balcony will make you feel like you are among the Tuscan farms and vineyards of Italy.


Los Olivos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled
  • Newly remodeled tile showers in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Loft Room w/incredible view - 1 queen , Upstairs overlooking vineyard and farmland.
    Downstairs Bedroom with amazing view - 1 queen , Downstairs with french doors opening to back patio.
  • We take pride in offering luxurious bedding. Local designer Tracy Porter bedspreads with down comforters and pillows. Firm mattresses with memory foam toppers.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
Our Bernat Winery Retreat is perfect for one to two couples looking for the perfect place to experience the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and all it has to offer. Guests enjoy the country setting at our family vineyard and winery situated in the heart of Los Olivos.


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In the Heart of Los Olivos- Luxury Wine Country- on our Vineyard!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 60 reviews

Wonderful stay, in a wonderful area!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Bernat Winery Retreat, and would love to stay here again. Highly recommended!

What a great place to spend four days in September! Great views of mountains, vineyards, a garden with fresh produce ... Plus a dog to give a belly rub to every day, Gypsy (we didn’t see Juliet on this trip, so we’ll have to come back), and a cat to pet, Fiona.

The house was roomy, nicely decorated, and very clean. We also really enjoyed the upper balcony and the patio, with its shade provided by flowering wisteria vines.

Sam and Shawnda were extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. When we ran out of charcoal for the grill, Sam brought a new bag over in less than two minutes. That was impressive!

The complementary bottle of Bernat Syrah was excellent, and a great touch to welcome visitors. We also took advantage of the discount Sam & Shawnda offered at their restaurant, the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café. The food was so good, and the café so close to the house, that we dined there a second time during our stay.

To put it simply: Don’t miss out on a chance to stay at the Bernat Winery Retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate your thoughtful review. Fiona and Gypsy look forward to your return and some more belly rubs (Juliet missed out!). We hope you get to come again soon! S & S
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San Francisco

Fantastic place & hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The Retreat is terrific - set on edge of vineyard the views are fantastic! Los Olivos is very walkable from property. The owners' cafe in town is excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay and experience at our restaurant too. S & S
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Chicago, IL, USA

Beautiful, peaceful, romantic--will definitely be coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting my family and me stay in your beautiful retreat. We couldn't have been happier with the place. It's incredibly convenient to get to all of the wineries in town and we spent hours playing bocce ball by the vineyard. We were so comfortable and happy and relaxed! And my sister in law got engaged right in the backyard. We'll cherish our time spent in Los Olivos and remember it forever. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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special private location and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this comfortable, well appointed country vineyard bungalow complete with bacce court. Great views, stars and peaceful ambience. Our hosts were gracious and responsive to our stay. Make sure you visit their restaurant for a delicious meal

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The wine retreat was a beautiful property with the most gracious hosts. They really couldn't have made it any nicer. Everything you need is within walking or biking distance. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Studio City, CA

Very impressive cottage and service!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental property. Shawnda and Sam spared no expense and pay close attention to detail. As soon as we arrived, the welcoming committee (a dog named "Gypsy") made sure to greet us at the front gate and immediately lied down so we could rub her belly. She was such a sweet dog and we always enjoyed her visits. Fiona the cat came by a couple of times as well. She too was very friendly. When we walked into the cottage there was a bottle of wine and a platter of cheese, crackers and fruit waiting for us. The TV was on and set to a classical music station. It was a very nice touch and made us feel welcomed right from the get-go.

The bathrooms were very clean and stocked with lovely toiletries from their local store. They also provide hair dryers and bathrobes for your convenience.

As far as the bedding, it couldn't have been more comfortable. The mattress, comforters and pillows were plush. We were so impressed with the bedding that we actually contacted Shawnda to find out where to purchase it for our home. And we loved how the bedding & towels didn't have an industrial detergent smell to them.

There were 4 bikes at the property that we used to ride into town one afternoon. We even visited their restaurant. Tip: Take Shawnda up on her offer to make reservations at the restaurant for you; we visited on a whim and it was packed. We didn't have to wait that long for a 2-seater table inside but outside seating would have taken 1.5hrs. Also, the baked brie and bread were delicious!

The bocce ball came in handy for our husbands while they waited for us to get ready. The only thing they suggested as a nice outdoor addition would be a fire pit.

Overall, this cottage was so cozy and offered an abundance of amenities that make you feel right at home. On top of that, Shawnda was very friendly and made the entire rental process so easy. It was definitely worth it to stay here and we hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed good rest on our comfy beds during your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. We hope you get to come back again soon. Kindly, S & S
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 154
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Gaviota Beach
Car: recommended

We are within a 10-15 minute stroll to downtown Los Olivos where there is an abundance of wine tasting rooms and restaurants that offer some of the best wines of the Santa Barbara County. The Danish town of Solvang is a 7 minute drive away. Santa Ynez with it's old time frontage buildings that house boutique shops and fine dining is also 7 minutes away. Twenty minutes away is Lake Cachuma that offers kayaking and fishing. Santa Barbara is 40 minutes away where there is a plethora of shopping and beach related activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Mandatory 1x cleaning charge of $125 (for both 2 and 4 persons).
Rate for 2 couples and 3 persons ($400 Sun.-Thurs. and $450 Fri. and Sat.)
2 persons- one bedroom ($300 Sun.-Thurs. and $350 Fri. and Sat.)
Weekend Rate applies to all major holidays and three-day weekends.
The Winery Retreat is on a working winery and farm property. The workings of winery and farm equipment is part of the charm to those who are looking for an authentic wine country experience.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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