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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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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Amenities

Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
average rating of 4.967742 based on 76 reviews
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We were so taken with this lovely home on a horse ranch in Santa Ynez. It is beautifully decorated and has every amenity you would wish for. The kitchen is a dream to cook in. The beds are very comfortable as well. We loved seeing the horses right outside. We explored the wineries and the towns of Solvang and Los Olivos that are close by. The town of Santa Ynez has some great restaurants as well. Definitely worth staying here for a relaxing weekend in the country close to Santa Barbara.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you here and that your stay was such a success for your whole party. The kitchen is pretty amazing. So happy that you succeeded in getting the relaxation you came here to find. We hope you find time in the future to return. Sincerely, Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, comfortable, private cottage with all amenities. Our dogs loved the fenced yard and visits from the horses across the fence. This is a great location, near Santa Ynez and Los Olivos.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So awesome that this worked out so well with you. It is always fun to watch dogs meet horses for the first time!! Big dogs!! We loved to share our ranch experience with you. And we will see you again!! Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Seattle, WA
5

Beautiful setting in the heart of wine and horse country. Great, comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

Really liked this spot. Convenient to Santa Barbara and smaller towns of Los Olivos and Solvang. The owners are friendly and responsive, without being intrusive. Learned a lot about horses - carrots, not apples :-) - and appreciate the wine exchange program. For VRBO junkies, this property provides what we care about: it's clean, beds are comfortable, well-stocked kitchen, tv (Direct) works, backyard is great for reading/napping, and right balance of quiet privacy and access to local life. I would definitely return! Thanks to our hosts for sharing their place and equine friends!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a very nice synopsis of your stay here. We are very happy to know that all of these things came through for you!! So happy that you got some well needed rest and our horses loved your carrot treats. We appreciated having you all here. We really look forward to a return visit in the future. Sincerely, Marcia & Brian, Owners
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California
5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This must have been our 5th or 6th time back to this property. Clean, well stocked, and convenient location. The proximity to the main house is very private. Easy check in/out. Owners Marcia and Brian are great. We feel very lucky that the share this beautiful ranch.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love seeing you each year!! We love our staycation times we have stayed in our Ranch House too! A real ranch experience and we love sharing the experience of our animals in your backyard! We know we'll see you again!! Sincerely, Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Baltimore, Ontario, Canada
5

Amazing Ranch Experience

  • 5 of 5

The Ranch Cottage was absolutely perfect. The Master Bedroom had a very comfortable King size bed, lots of space and an ensuite. Our son stayed in the second bedroom, and slept like a log. Quiet in the evening, beautiful setting sun on the horizon. The kitchen is very well equiped and very roomy. Lots of dishes, pots and pans, glassware etc. Basic spices, oils, vinegar. Very comfortable living room with TV and lots of seating. The bonus were the two horses who live near the cottage: Bambi and Tango. We were greeted every morning and every night with a cheerful whinny.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sure loved sitting and talking to you on one of the days. Glad you like our ranch as much as we do. We love to share our animal kingdom. The horses love to have guests spoil them and give them attention!! What fun for you Deanne to participate in grooming the horses. Pretty cool. We look forward to a return in visit next year maybe!! Sincerely, Marcia & Brian, Owners
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El Cajon, California
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We once again enjoyed the warmth and comfort of this lovely home. Communication was easy and prompt. The area is beautiful, peaceful with a special treat of beautiful horses right outside the door. This was our second stay and look forward to more in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have you return! And so happy you had a great time here in our great valley. We look forward to another visit in the future. Thanks so much. Marcia & Brian
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$720
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,080
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$720
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Dates
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$360
$2,100
 
 
New Year's Dates
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 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
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Refundable damage deposit of $750 is collected with the second payment. Fully refundable upon confirmation that nothing is missing or damaged. Refundable amount is initiated through the VRBO automated system within 5 business days after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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