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Shady Oak - Cozy Two Bedroom Upstairs Apartment

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Sunset from Front Door of Apartment

Sunset from Front Door of Apartment Patio Area Outside Apartment Livingroom Kitchen Living room with kitchen in the background Master Bedroom 2nd beadroom John and Sue (owners) Visit Lake Cachuma Vineyards in Fall Colors Spring wildflowers in the Santa Ynez Valley Morning Sunrise on the beach in Santa Barbara Our 2013 Prius V for rental through Relay Rides.  Please inquire if interested.

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Ynez apartment description

Cozy two bedroom vacation rental within walking distance of the historic town of Santa Ynez. Embraced by a majestic California Oak, this second floor apartment has one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, one bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom, a living room with a convertible bed (double) and a full kitchen. The beautiful Santa Ynez Valley is the gateway to the Santa Barbara Wine Country, home to over 60 vineyards and wineries. The Santa Ynez Valley was the location for the filming of the Academy Award winning movie Sideways, and the wineries and restaurants featured in the movie make great destinations. Other sites of interest include the Danish Village of Solvang, the Chumash Casino, Cachuma Lake, historic landmarks, outdoor theatre, art galleries, lavender farms, fruit orchards, and miniature horse ranches. In addition, the lovely beach town of Santa Barbara is only a 35 minute drive (along the Pacific Coast or through Los Padres National Forest).

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            22...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Convertible Bed: Our convertible bed is a very comfortable futon bed with a springs and a frame that easily folds out into a bed suitable for two....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • * Phone service available for emergencies only. Please consider bringing your cell phone....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                IPOD speakers for your IPOD....moreless

              • Toys
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Whale Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Town
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Fireplace:

                        Electric Fireplace...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Driveway and off street parking offered. ...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        There is an electric fireplace, not a gas fireplace....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Portable Air Conditioning Unit...moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Patio
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            A little courtyard below the apartment that has a table and chairs....moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Convenient and Relaxing

                            Convenient and Relaxing

                            • Guest Gayle M (Portland, Oregon)
                            • Date of stay 03/24/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/16/14
                            We recently stayed at the apartment and found it to be comfortable and conveniently located to town. The hosts were gracious and helpful. Our beds were comfortable and it was nice to have the kitchen available for making food when we weren't eating out in town. We would definitely stay there again.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children.

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                          • Shady Oak was spacious and comfortable

                            Shady Oak was spacious and comfortable

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/08/13
                            The location was great to do extra sightseeing in the surrounding area. The kitchen made it very convenient to prepare snacks rather than eating out every meal. Loved the t-shirts for sale and purchased one.for myself. Sofa sleeper was very comfortable as well.Air conditioner and fans that kept the temperatures cool. Owners very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again.

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                          • Sideways in Santa Ynez

                            Sideways in Santa Ynez

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/16/13
                            Great accommodations, good people, fun wine tasting! I hope we can stay here again! The convertible couch was not as comfortable as expected but the bedrooms beds were very nice. The Brothers Restaurant at 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue has amazing food ($$$). Cheers, Tom

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                          • Excellent Apartment - Fantastic Location.

                            Excellent Apartment - Fantastic Location.

                            • Guest Rus (Seattle, WA)
                            • Date of stay 05/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                            Our second year staying here. This was just as great as the first trip. The apartment's location to our event and to town is perfect. Solvang is just a bonus, with all those bakeries! Thanks John for such a nice apartment. Oh, and we did finally make it to the beach on our way to the airport. Stopped in at Refugio Beach and saw a group of Dolphins playing in the waves just off shore!! How cool is that?

                            Owner response: Russ/Dale, Thank you for your kind words. That sounds like a great adventure to the beach and I always love seeing dolphins. Its a good omen! We are glad you had such a nice time and look forward to your next visit. Have a great summer. John & Sue

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                          • Great wine country get away!

                            Great wine country get away!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 05/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/21/13
                            What a great location! This vacation home was perfectly appointed with all the amenities of home. Super clean with lots of helpful local guides. John the owner is incredibly helpful which is nice when you're not familiar with the area. They even have two adorable goats in the back yard! Definitely staying here again in the near future!

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                          • Fine time in Santa Ynez

                            Fine time in Santa Ynez

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 04/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/19/13
                            We really enjoyed our stay in John and Susan's cozy two bedroom apt. It's in a great location, and even my 88 year old dad and 83 year old mom were able to walk into town for dinner. The full kitchen was really nice, and the little outdoor patio area was great for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. We would definitely stay there again.

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                          • great alternative to expensive hotels

                            great alternative to expensive hotels

                            • Guest Susan S.
                            • Date of stay 03/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/02/13
                            My son and I loved the 2 bedroom apartment- clean and with plenty of space and little amenities, like the coffee and tea. Gave us all the room we wanted with the great location to take advantage of all the area had to offer at a great price. And John was very laid back and a perfect host.

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                          • Our return stay as good as the first!

                            Our return stay as good as the first!

                            • Guest Shelley (WI United States)
                            • Date of stay 03/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/19/13
                            We just finished a week's stay and it was just as good as our first time here a year ago! Very quiet, clean and comfortable location. Easy to access surrounding areas and the owners are more than wonderful! We love being able to cook our own meals in the kitchen and the washer and dryer for our laundry is a huge plus! This place sets the bar for any future rentals we will look into at VRBO. While in Santa Ynez, we won't stay anywhere else.

                            Owner response: Shelly and Forest, Thank you for your kind review. We so enjoyed your visit and hope that the remainder of your trip went well? Forest thank you for your work on my bike. I feel alot safer now out there on the trails. We will definitely keep you in mind if we travel to the midwest in the future. You are always welcome here at Shady Oak and hope we will see you both again soon. Oh thanks for the wonderful pasta salad as well. Healthy eats are important these days! John, Sue, and Sajan

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                          • Cozy, Clean & Comfortable

                            Cozy, Clean & Comfortable

                            • Guest Suzanne S.
                            • Date of stay 02/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/20/13
                            My husband and I stayed here with another couple and we found the apartment to have plenty of room. Originally when looking at the photos online we thought that the apartment was upstairs from another apartment, but we were happy to learn that it was actually over a detached garage. Also, we felt that the place was much more polished that what the photos showed (a nice surprise). Finally we were thankful that the kitchen was well stocked with basics like spices, flour, sugar, and olive oil. The only things missing that we could have used was a mixing bowl, cinnamon, and a casserole dish. We will defiantly be back.

                            Owner response: Suzanne thank you for your review. We are happy that you had such a nice stay. Thanks for the comments as we are always looking at ways to impove our rental. We hope to see you back for a visit in the not too distant future. Remember that next time you visit us you get a 10% discount. Regards, John & Sue

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                          • Perfect for Holiday Get-Away

                            Perfect for Holiday Get-Away

                            • Guest Kevin S.
                            • Date of stay 11/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/28/12
                            My wife and I were kidless for the Thanksgiving weekend so we snuck away to Santa Ynez for wine-tasting, hiking, sleeping, and eating. Our stay at Shady Oak was perfect. We met John upon arriving and took care of some business. Then we enjoyed the quiet, clean apartment. Everything we needed was there, including a fully stocked kitchen for cooking. It also had a full washer and dryer, movies, books, and games for kids and adults. It was perfectly situated in Santa Ynez, a quick walk into downtown. We also were only 10 minutes away from Los Olivos and Solvang, so it was easy to get to all of our destinations. We would definitely stay again!

                            Owner response: Kevin thank your for your kind review. We are glad you had such a nice time over Thanksgiving weekend. We look forward to seeing you folks again and remind me when you reserve next time about our 10% repeat visitor discount. Have a great holiday season. John

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $150 $200
                          Fri, Sat, Sun

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                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Cancellation policy:

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


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Santa Barbara at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Goleta or Santa Barbara at 40 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: 246 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Gaviota Beach at 15 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: The River Course Solvang at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Dos Carlitos at 1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: My wife Sue and I and our son Sajan have enjoyed living in the Santa Ynez Valley for the past 15 years. It is a very unique and calming environment in comparison to the city life in California. Come visit us and find out for yourself.

                          Why the Owner Chose Santa Ynez:
                          We offer a unique blend of comfort, cleanliness and a price that will not break your wallet. Look at our reviews if you don't believe me. Give us a try and I think you will be happy you did.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          We also offer our guests who visit us the unique opportunity to rent our 2001 BMW 330ci convertible for their stay. We arrange that through a service called Relay Rides. Please inquire with us further if you are interested in learning more about that service.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Sunset from Front Door of Apartment

                            Sunset from Front Door of Apartment

                          • Livingroom

                            Livingroom

                          • Living room with kitchen in the background

                            Living room with kitchen in the background

                          • 2nd beadroom

                            2nd beadroom

                          • Vineyards in Fall Colors

                            Vineyards in Fall Colors

                          • Morning Sunrise on the beach in Santa Barbara

                            Morning Sunrise on the beach in Santa Barbara

                          • Patio Area Outside Apartment

                            Patio Area Outside Apartment

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • John and Sue (owners) Visit Lake Cachuma

                            John and Sue (owners) Visit Lake Cachuma

                          • Spring wildflowers in the Santa Ynez Valley

                            Spring wildflowers in the Santa Ynez Valley

                          • Our 2013 Prius V for rental through Relay Rides.  Please inquire if interested.

                            Our 2013 Prius V for rental through Relay Rides. Please inquire if interested.

                          $150 - $200 per night (USD)
                          53

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/20/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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