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Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure

47 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Santa Barbara County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

*Enjoy the privacy and quietness of The Country Ranch House in the middle of horse and wine country.

*This beautifully furnished and tastefully outfitted ranch style guest house was recently remodeled from the wall-boards out and is immaculately clean. The pictures do not do it justice.

*Located on a 10-acre working horse ranch, it is private and set apart from the main house with its own fully fenced side patio with BBQ, table & chairs and private backyard with firepit to enjoy the evenings outside.

*There is ample off street parking including RV or Horse Trailer.

*Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Separate dining area, full sized living room with large cushiony overstuffed couches in front of a wood burning fireplace.\\

*Flat screen TV with satellite television and Blue Ray DVD with library of DVD's.

*HIgh speed DSL internet connection.

*Two ample sized bedrooms , one with king and one with queen sized beds, and each has their own private tiled baths.

*A unique hand crafted and tooled bar complete with wooden stools sits in the living room with sweeping views of the surrounding Santa Ynez mountains.

*Popular Wine Exchange Program; drink hand selected wines left by previous guests...leave your own hand picked wines from your travels for the next guests to enjoy.

*Hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout, this comfortable and inviting guest house can comfortably accommodate 4 adults who are looking for a home away from home for rest and restoration and/or a recreational adventure in our destination vacation Santa Ynez Valley.

*Close proximity to wine tasting, biking routes, horse riding trails, golf, tennis, Lake Cachuma, and just around the corner from the quaint Danish Village of Solvang.

*Child, Pet and Equine friendly. Bring cozy dog beds (not allowed on furniture) and a comfy crate (if you need to leave them alone unattended).

*Observe on-site horse training and lessons at Horseman's Hangout.

Keywords: house, ranch house, sanctuary, getaway, hideaway, pastime, peaceful, escape, retreat, refuge, relax, restful, adventure, fun, safe

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner

Brian is an Architect that specializes in Christian based Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers all around the United States.

Marcia is the horse specialist and coaches and trains people and their horses. Marcia works with all ages, but especially loves to work with children. Marcia also specializes in rescuing and rehabbing horses and putting them back into full service with their people.

We participate and volunteer in The Ranch Church here in the Valley, a great place to visit if you're here over a Sunday. A casual upbeat Calvary Chapel Church with great worship music.

This is a family business with our two adult sons Dan and Jeremy helping and participating in bldg, constr and upkeep of our 10 acre property.

We have 2 grandchildren Noah 8 and Becca 19yrs that help too. Becca is our photographer! We have a couple of friendly dogs; MacKenzie and Cowboy.

We look forward to meeting you when you check in. You will love our area and our home away from home all prepared for YOU!

Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner chose Santa Barbara County

We love the area, the people, the shops and restaurants etc. Our favorite restaurant is The Los Olivos Cafe; our favorite shop is Back At The Ranch in SY.

There are many, many places to visit and see. Serious bike riders LOVE this area. There are so many places to train. Horse people LOVE this area. There are several guided trail ride operations in the area with nice trails. If you bring your own horse there are trails nearby where you can ride in the mountains and by Cachuma Lake.

If you just want to get some R & R, The Country Ranch House is nice enough to just stay and enjoy with the amenities it provides. You will go home refreshed and ready to face the world once again!

We have many celebrations here. A Day in the Country, Danish Days, Santa Ynez Valley Days and more. We have parades for every holiday in various of the towns here. We have music festivals and music & movies in the park in downtown Solvang.

The visitors bureau will help us to collect all the dates of all that happens here.

And of course Wine Tasting has become a very BIG draw here. Wineries galore. We have begun a fun wine exchange program. Buy your favorite wine and leave a bottle with a message on the bottle, take a bottle another guest has left for your fun.

Take one, Leave one...a great exchange idea!!

What makes this house unique

*Friendly Hosts

*Restful adventurous place to stay & visit

*Safe off street parking

*Security gated property

*Space for RV parking

*Space for your horses

*Space for your horse trailer

*See horsemanshangout dot com

*Contact info at horsemanshangout dot com

Guestbook comments from the owner

STRAIGHT FROM THE GUEST BOOK:

Dear Marcia & Brian,

Thanks for a wonderful stay. We loved it here and the kids announced they want to live here in this house! We will miss the horsies too.



Best Wishes,
May 2012
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Reviews

5
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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
5

As advertised!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very nice, spacious, clean & quiet. My wife & I spent the weekend here with another couple, & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our dogs also loved the freedom to run around the enclosed backyard.

The house is very close to Santa Ynez, which is a quaint town that we would not have 'discovered' had we not stayed here. We had been to the area many times before, but had only visited Solvang & Los Olivos...both of which are only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area
5

Great getaway for 2 couples and pooches!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Country Ranch House. It was a perfect place to celebrate a BIG Birthday. From the time we walked in and were welcomed by music playing in the living room to the time we left, we felt welcomed and pampered. The house is wonderfully decorated and comfortable with thoughtful touches. If we had not had a desire to explore the area, we would have been happy just relaxing at the house. The horses on the property added even more specialness to our stay. We enjoyed looking out and seeing Dakota every day. Los Olivos, Solvang and Santa Barbara are all close by and offer plenty of activities, wine tasting for anyone staying here. Thank you Marcia and Brian. You are wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww…..we loved having you and your group here. Such perfect guests!! We love our place too. In fact we have taken several stacations away from our main house and into the pampered place! We are so glad you appreciate all the same things we do!! Dakota was very happy to see you each day too. Come back and stay again. Sincerely, Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Chicagoland Area
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and son in law stayed two nights here while touring the surrounding countryside. Great place to stay. All the amenities of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Ranch House is perfect for family get togethers. Super cool that you got to explore the area and have some family fun to boot. Please come again!! Sincerely, Marcia & Brian
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5

wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place close to wedding events in the valley. This home was perfect!!

So close to everything we attended. The house is very roomy and comfortable. We were only there for changing clothes and sleeping but the place seemed fully stocked for all needs. The kitchen was large and would have been easy to prepare meals there.

The property was very clean and well-maintained. There were books and items for children available too. If we ever return to that area, I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. Yes this is a perfect place to stay when attending a wedding!! Close to everything, big and roomy and if you had made some meals yes it is well stocked. Thanks for coming and picking our place. Next time, come for a full vacation of your own to enjoy all of the amenities including all of the goodies for the kids. We hope to see you again. Marcia & Brian, Owners
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5

Amazing property: Large comfortable ranch house that's perfect for pets. Very close to wineries.

  • 5 of 5

We love this house because it's close to the wineries and nearby towns. It's great fun to be on a working horse ranch. One of the horses is in an adjacent pen and comes up to the fence to say hello. The house is large, comfortable and wonderful for dogs with a large fenced yard. We're looking forward to our third visit soon.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you as our guests. Our horses love it when guests are in and they get to stick their head over the fence and investigate! We are amenable to having perfectly well mannered dogs & their owners that successfully pass the approval process.We look forward to meeting you again. Marcia & Brian, Owners
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5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our families 4 or 5th trip back to this property. It is always clean and stocked with everything we need. Nice little touches around the home. The store is just a couple miles own the road to buy our food. We feel very comfortable at this property. It's easy to find. Safe behind the gates. Friendly owners. We rent several homes per year and this is one we always come back to.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay, we love knowing that our house meets all the needs of you, our valuable guests!! Thank you for continuing to choose the Country Ranch House!! We will see you again!! Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maverick in Santa Ynez and Dos Carlitos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alisal
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Santa Maria
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Santa Ynez
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Santa Barbara

Glider rides at nearby Santa Ynez Airport.

Close to Los Olivos, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Cachuma Lake.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,080
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$720
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Dates
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$360
$2,100
 
 
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
New Year's Dates
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$360
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$310
From
$360
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Santa Barbara County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , King bed provided; other beds available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Queen bed provided; other beds available upon request.
  • King size bed (1) Very large oversized bedroom has ample space for the portable twin bed that is available. We also have fold out pads for kids in their sleeping bags. Has its own bathroom attached., Queen size Beds (1) Large sized room with its own bathroom attached., Twin or Single Beds (1) A roll out twin bed is available for $15 per night for having a 5th adult.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
Notes:
A fun and unique Wine Exchange Program; Drink a hand picked wine favorite left for your tasting pleasure by previous guests, leave some wine favorites of your own from your travels for the next guests to enjoy. 10 Acre Active Working Horse Ranch.

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