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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure

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


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

Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Ynez

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


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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Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
average rating of 4.9125 based on 94 reviews

A gem in the country

  • 5 of 5

Host, Brian met us shortly after arrival, immediately made us feel at home. Property was is centrally located, close to Los Olives, Santa Ynez and of course the Chumash Casino.

We had prior experiences at various motels in Solvang but this was first class. Property is very quiet, very comfortable for 2 couples and I’m sure we will book again. Thank you, Brian and Marcia.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you all on the ranch! We look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully Soon! Marcia & Brian-Owners
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Alta Loma, California

A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for 2 couples to stay. The cottage was very comfy and has everything you need for your stay. The kitchen was stocked with spices etc better than any I've stayed in.

The owners were very nice to work with and very responsive if we had any needs or questions.

Thank you for a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future! Marcia and Brian, Owners
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Very comfortable and great lication

  • 5 of 5

Loved being able to go right outside and see the horses!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Our horses always love a friendly guest to greet them in the mornings. Look forward to seeing you in the future. Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Felt just like home

  • 5 of 5

Could not have found a more comfortable accommodation. A fully stocked large kitchen with a breakfast nook/dining area. Cozy living room with fireplace, TV, board games and more. Fully fenced backyard where my dogs enjoyed playing ball. My Jack Russell Terrier felt right at home with a horse in the adjacent paddock. Marcia and her assistant were very accommodating as we had to change our reservations due to the Thomas Fire. All queries and questions were responded to right away. Loved it and wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you stay with us. Your little Jack Russel was adorable and so full of life. Hope you can stay with us longer next time. Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Cozy Home

  • 5 of 5

Easy check in with detailed check out instructions. Clean and Fridndly environment. Perfect for our family.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this worked out so well for your family!! Come again! Owners
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Comfy animal friendly farm house

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable dog friendly ranch house. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great description!! Nice big house and conveniently located too!! Thanks for your response. Marcia & Brian, Owners
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maverick in Santa Ynez and Dos Carlitos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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