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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 Los Olivos

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 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews

Lovely House, Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The house is charming, clean and well equipped. We will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Village, CA

Quintessential Wine Country

  • 5 of 5

Sam and Shawnda's property was perfect for our getaway from Los Angeles. We went with another couple and it was perfect for the four of us. It had everything you needed and the setting was more beautiful than the photos. It was just what we needed, thank you again!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even better the 2nd time!

  • 5 of 5

If you're not a fan of tranquility surrounded by beautiful scenery, you should avoid this property. The cottage itself is welcoming and cozy, fully equipped for your every need, and located overlooking a vineyard! There's a lovely patio from which you can fully enjoy your surroundings by day and stargaze by night. Oh . . . there's also wine! Thanks Shawndra and Sam for sharing this gem!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Del Mar

Perfect retreat getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. This little cottage in the back of the home on a working winery was quaint and well-appointed. There is a bocce ball court just steps away and we played every day. We met one of the owners, Sam, whom was very nice and invited us to walk the grounds of the winery and the vegetable garden and it was beautiful. It is close to town, has spectacular views, is decorated with great care, and has you wanting for nothing. Shwanda was a breeze to work with when booking. There are bicycles included and we rode up to town, which was lovely! The had a bottle of their Bernat Winery Syrah waiting for us when we arrived, along with a small tray of delicious appetizers. The wine was very good! It is very private and quiet and we would definitely book again without hesitation. Thank you Sam and Shwanda!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jill's magical birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

Shawnda and Sam make us feel like this is our home. They are super gracious hosts, almost invisible, but just a phone call away. Sam gave us a wonderful tour of their property, including the vineyard and the huge vegetable garden. Views of the vineyard and bocci ball court are spectacular. Peace and quiet reign. Really feels like we are in Tuscany. Well-situated to several exceptional wineries, including our favorite, the Demetria winery. The kitchen is well-stocked and they have a washer and dryer. Very special welcome cheese tray plus a bottle of their Bernat vintage. Jill was particularly thrilled to be greeted by Gypsy, one of their dogs, and Fiona, the cat. The outdoor patio was perfect for our home-cooked dinner outside our first night. The upstairs bedroom patio has a exceptional view of the grounds. Bathrooms and kitchen look newly remodeled and are all beautiful. Wifi worked like a charm. We all enjoyed the cozy bathrobes. On Saturday night, we had a wonderful dinner at the Wine Merchant Cafe. A meal there is an absolute must.

Shawnda and Sam, you have created a magical place for a perfect 60th birthday celebration. We will be back again and again. Oh, and we will use your beach cruisers next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nois avons séjpirné deux nuits. Tres confortable et agreable. Bien situé. Je recommande fortement cet endroit.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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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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