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Riverfront Historic Cabin in the Heart of the Wine Country

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Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Ynez cabin description

Step back into time and experience what life must have been on a ranch in the 20's. This cottage isn't for everyone, but for those of you who are looking for character, charm, authenticity and a one of a kind experience this may be just right. Built in the 1920's as a bunkhouse for the ranch hands, this one of a kind piece of California history located on the Santa Ynez River. Perfect for a couple seeking romance and privacy or two couples wanting to explore the wine region and the many excellent restaurants. This is a far cry from most rentals. Furnished with antiques, leather chairs, down furniture, ceiling fans, books on every subject, original New Yorker drawings, abstract western oil paintings, and more.... You're a guest in a private home and you will feel the warmth of of another time and place. Don't be surprised if you start the first chapter of that novel you've been putting off for too long.

Keywords: Rustic, old world bunkhouse which was part of a Spanish Land Grant property located in the Santa Ynez Valley minutes from fantanic wineries

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Santa Ynez has many caterers who can assist you. See INFO binder. Outdoor seating for ten....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            As old fashion as can be. It's a very easy kitchen to use....moreless

          • Refrigerator


          • Air Conditioning:

            There is a wall air conditioner for the bedroom. Fans work well and nights are rarely uncomfortably warm....moreless

          • Parking:

            space for 3 cars or more...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:


          • Parking Off Street:


          • Living Room
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Internet service can be obtained through use of your cell phone or smart pad. There is a great ping pong tabe, and lots of games in the house....moreless


              • Music Library:

                Over 100 CD's. Everything from Classical, Jazz, Country, rock and roll. Best to bring an MP3 Player and hook it up to the system. Single jack....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat Screen Sharp...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Two person only. River view. very beautiful....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony


                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Normally house sits approximetly 75 feet from the river depending on the time of the year. In the winter it can get to within 15 feet of the house. Like all rivers the amount of water changes according to the season. There are no dry times and wildlife is abundant. Fantastic birdwatching along the river. Binoculars provided....moreless

                  • Waterfront


                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 11 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $2,600 $6,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $2,400 $6,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Security deposit $300
                  • Cleaning $125
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  If reservation is booked 21 days or less from occupancy date payment shall be made in full. Last minute booking payments to be arranged between parties.

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                  Last updated: 08/06/2014
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                  We are in the heart of the wine country surrounded by over 40 wine tasting rooms, we are 3 miles from the Chumash Casino which has an amazing entertainment venue along with various gambling activities.There are glider rides at the airport 3 miles away and a variety of mountain bike roads in the area. You can mountainbike or hike upto the Reagans old ranch ' Camino Cielo.'


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: I am a Santa Barbara native with a long history in the Santa Ynez Valley.

                  Why the Owner Chose Santa Ynez:
                  This home was slated to be torn down. Thanks to the rental income, it has been resurected, restored and brought back to being part o Santa Ynez Valley history. In todays world this home could never be recreated, largely due to it's proximity to the Santa Ynez River.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  The uniqueness of the property is that gives you a feeling that you could be in Spain, Italy or even Argentina. The Santa Ynez Valley is like no other place, so near and yet so far. I enjoy reading, listening to Coltrane, Waller, cooking for friends, exploring the back country and hiking the many trails.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Side porch 1 0f 3

                    Side porch 1 0f 3

                  • Livingroom


                  • Enclosed patio

                    Enclosed patio

                  • View of the Santa Ynez River from the veranda

                    View of the Santa Ynez River from the veranda

                  • Santa Ynez River 2013

                    Santa Ynez River 2013

                  • View of the river from the deck

                    View of the river from the deck

                  • Main bedroom

                    Main bedroom

                  • guest room

                    guest room

                  • View of river from the porch. Taken Sept 2014

                    View of river from the porch. Taken Sept 2014

                  • View from the dining room to courtyard

                    View from the dining room to courtyard

                  VRBO #374509

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

                  $365 - $395 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/06/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Santa Ynez #374509

                  2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

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