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Wine Country Paradise Private Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A luxurious country getaway for the traveler who needs to spread out and relax! (Sorry, we do not accept weddings or events and we do not allow more than eight persons.) Sit in the pergola with a glass of wine, enjoy the view and stroll the rose garden. Designer kitchen with AGA stove,teak countertops and stone floors; wood-burning fireplace in the living room, and a cigar room for the discriminating gentleman...or lady! After a hard day touring the local award-winning wineries, take it easy in the spa. You can't help but enjoy yourself. Plenty of room to roam and breathe the country air. See the stars at night. Tour the Danish village of Solvang, do a little antiquing, or go for a walk down a country lane. Wonderful spot for Spot, as well. Half-acre fenced grassy yard with plenty of shade trees guarantees a sweet time for your dog while you are off having fun. Safe and secure, entire property is fenced, with separately fenced half acre around house accessible by doggie door. Santa Ynez Valley at its best!

Keywords: Phenomenal Country Estate Five Acres Romantic Getaway for Two or More with Privacy and Ultimate Relaxation for Sipping Wine and Enjoying the High Life

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Paul Rudder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Paul Rudder

We live in Mammoth Lakes year round and come down to Santa Ynez to enjoy the warmth and the wine. We love the property as it is private, secure, and a beautiful place to stroll around and enjoy.

Paul Rudder purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Paul Rudder chose Santa Barbara County

Santa Ynez Valley has much more reliable weather than the coast, but Santa Barbara is very close by. Being in the middle of the wine country and horse country means being surrounded by beauty and always having a fun place to go and explore.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

With real casino gaming just a couple of miles away, you don't have to give up big-name entertainment to be in the country. In the other direction, a short ride up a big hill takes you to Figeroa Mtn. and the national forest. Plenty of hiking and biking and exercise for those who love the out of doors. Local area has spas galore, ask for reccomendation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Wine Country Paradise Private Retreat
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Hidden Gem of VRBO and Santa Ynez!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row we came to the Private Paradise retreat, we could not get enough last year and had to come back. Our party consists of 4 couples - and hence the title of the property we look for privacy, beautiful grounds, a place that's local to everything (It's 3 mintues away from the market)and of course receiving great service when we need anything. The property manager Kristie is very accommodating, even if it's a extra towel you need she is there within minutes. We are always received well by Krisite. The owner accommodated us although it was very last minute, which no other owner did on VRBO (Called and emailed over 12). As a group of young professionals from all over Los Angeles, we come to relax and escape to wine country, go to bars/restaurants and come back to a place that feels like home (minus an amazing hothub that my home doesnt have and if i had room for one i'd get the one at the house) and find the perfect combination to celebrate life. It doesn't get better than this place for that, and i say this because i have been coming to Santa Ynez/Los Olivos every year for 8 years, and stayed at many places, the last two have spent at Wine Country Paradise Private Retreat and frankly don't need to look anywhere else. The set up of the house and kitchen is perfect for a good time. You cannot beat the price for the place- There is only so much I can say, it's truly the GEM of Wine Country. Thank you Paul/Kristie again - we'll be seeing you soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

Beautiful in every way

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing gem in the middle of SantaYnez Valley. The house and property are even more lovely than in the pictures. It is such a quiet and peaceful spot and there are flowers everywhere. The house is well appointed and everything is top of the line. The little village just a few minutes away is charming and has a few excellent restaurants. There is a gourmet grocery store - El Rancho -that offers exceptional food and wine. Looking forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect wine retreat

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible house! We rented this house with 2 other couples over Labor Day Weekend and were so happy from start to finish. The kitchen is beautiful and great for entertaining, and the whole group enjoyed sitting together under the patio by the massive lawn. It was the perfect amount of space for us and will definitely be booking again for our next wine getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unwind and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

It's a wonderful property for a getaway for both people and dogs! During the day we enjoyed walks around the garden and at night, stargazing. It has a big common area and also great spots inside and outside to just hang out with one or two people at a time. We didn't cook much, but the kitchen seemed very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for my friends and I! We were all very pleased and impressed with the hospitality and house. We would highly recommend staying here and will be booking the house in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seal Beach, CA

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo all the wonderful reviews for this place. It was made to order for our 3 couples staying a long weekend, and Nora, our caretaker was so helpful, kind & fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we love a good review! We call it Paradise, and our only job is to make it just that for you. Judging from our reviews , we're doing that. Please come and share this magical place with us. Paul
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Car: necessary

The perfect place to locate for your wine tour of the Santa Ynez Valley. World-famous road biking and the Danish village of Solvang are extremely popular. Las Vegas-style gaming and nationally known entertainers at the Chumash Casino! Fine dining with famous-name chefs. Santa Barbara with all it has to offer is only thirty minutes away.


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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $260
Pet Fee $80
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. X-mas and New Year's weeks require a minimum 5 night stay. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 75% if cancelled 90 days or more prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 60 days or more prior to the Check-in Date
0% if cancelled less than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), TV Room with two twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heavily landscaped property with gazebo for dining and drinking overlooking walking paths and gardens. Orchard, patio with barbeque, large comfortable private spa. Close to dozens of wineries and vineyards, Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Los Olivos. A perfect country retreat, designed to relax and rejuvenate. Cigar room and smoking allowed outside. Near Santa Barbara and the ocean for world-class shopping and all water sports.

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