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This popular Santa Ynez Valley getaway is taking bookings for a a few remaining dates in 2015 and all of 2016 with special discount rates for seniors 55+. Wheelchair accessible. Situated in the midst of wine country with open vistas in every direction. A charming, well appointed ranch home located on a bluff, in a private prestigious community of small ranches. Perfect location is 1 mi. to Gainey Ranch and Winery, 4.5 miles to downtown Solvang, 3 miles to downtown Santa Ynez and yet secluded and private. One of the few vacation homes in the valley offering the vacationer the opportunity to enjoy a valley getaway with their beloved dog(s). Guests may never want to leave their tranquil and serene environment. For the guest seeking activities, the valley is a popular wine touring, cycling and golfing area and you are 5 to 10 minutes away from the quaint towns of Solvang, Santa Ynez and Wine Tasting Village of Los Olivos and Gainey, Roblar, Beckmen, Buttonwood, Blackjack, Sunstone Wineries. The Santa Barbara County beaches are 30 minutes away. This home offers scenic country roads for walking right out your door. No stairs or steps and is wheel chair accessible. Photograph the horses in pristine pastures. Enjoy majestic views of Santa Ynez Mts & Figueroa Mts from all garden areas. Every room has a view. Magical sunsets, quail, , bush bunnies, hawks and the sound of silence. Country style kitchen, fully stocked for cooking and entertaining, . Both K and Q Bedrooms w/ fine linens, down comforters and thick towels. King Master bedroom has french doors leading out to the oak garden. Comfortable seating areas in park like garden with 15,000' lawn, rose shrubs, lavender, mature oak trees. White Adirondack seating on front porch. White cushioned wicker seating on back porch. Bird-watching books for nature lovers . Vacationers with well behaved dogs are welcome (1-2 small/medium size dogs). MORE RATE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS CAN BE SEEN ON HOMEAWAY listing #333879
Owner allows for flexibility in creating your own perfect wine country vacation. Senior vacationers with a dog or two are given the best rate possible, especially for weekly or monthly stays. The climate and small town environment bring winter vacationers from Washington and Oregon, East coast and Canada for November through February getaways. Fall and Spring weekend getaways for L.A. and S.F. residents is perfect for wine touring, cycling and golfing. The home's mature gardens and totally private location invite you to stay home, relax, read and take in the mountain views and season of the year. Enjoy wine on back patio and watch the sun setting on the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Internet Service: Wireless Internet available throughout the home and gardens. Bose Wave III stereo system.
Extra convenient storage in super-sized garage for golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks. Garage is large enough for two vehicles. Two garage clickers provided. Even the garage has magnificent views.
Home is set up with passive Eco panel heating for allergy sufferers. No wall to wall carpeting. Clean rustic tile throughout. The tile is immaculately clean and frequently sanitized. The laundry room is very large and both machines are front loading for big loads. large ironing board w/ steam iron.
In summary, a quiet secluded park like environment for the vacationer that appreciates scenic mountain views in wine country. The beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley and the small town atmosphere offer the vacationer the perfect getaway.
small third bedroom w/ Queen upon request/xtra charge....moreless
King size bed (1) King Tempur-pedic mattress in Master with Pottery Barn sheets/duvets in garden/bird theme. Down comforter, down euro pillows. French doors lead to garden. Best views of oak garden. Linen curtains. Antique swedish pine furniture. Two night stands, four drawer dresser, large storage bench, three lamps, armoire w/ tv/dvd. Attached large bath area, walk in closet plus regular size closet. Second bedroom with full bath across hall has a very comfortable queen bed, Pottery Barn linens, down comforter. Antique furniture, two night stands, two brass lamps, ceiling dimmed lighting, four drawer dresser, extra deep closet. Silk sheers on window w/ view of garden. A small third bedroom (the blue room) with a queen can be made available upon request....moreless
Two Full baths with soft wool rugs, extra large mirrors. Master Bath has two sinks, full length mirror and bright light streaming through windows. Shampoo and fine soaps. Pottery Barn towels. Immaculate....moreless
Vacationer will enjoy environmentally correct eco flat wall heaters - great for allergy prone individuals. This type of heating provides for a perfect interior temperature without affecting air quality. Two super large portable air conditioners that clean air for those concerned with health/allergy problems.
Extra large fireplace fully stocked with Dura logs and oak firewood. The light filled house is part of the charm. This expansive home is owned by dog lovers and welcomes guests with well behaved dogs. Your dogs will enjoy a securely fenced 8,000 sq. ft. lawn area. Garage area large enough to hold bikes, dog crates, kayaks. Garage, great room and master bedroom all access garden area that is fenced for your dog. The clean smooth tile floor throughout provides a clean, dust free environment. Wireless internet and cable tv provided. All soaps, shampoos, candles, cleaning supplies, air fresheners, natural bug spray. Kitchen is completely stocked. A 3rd bdrm upon request ...moreless
super large front loading washer with detergent, softener and bleach....moreless
throughout home and garden areas. works great on both porch areas...moreless
Large central wood burning fireplace in great room, dura logs included. Oak firewood in abundance....moreless
Bona Vita drip system, french press, coffee grinder....moreless
fine stainless pots and pans, every utensil you would need. hand-held mixer, blender, dutch ovens, cutting boards....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
White and tan plates, bowls, mugs, tea set, Wedgewood china and silver for nice dinners. wine stemware....moreless
european Asko dishwasher using special detergent tabs only result in sparkling dishes....moreless
The country style kitchen has everything needed to prepare sumptuous meals. Spices, coffee, pasta, condiments, stainless pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker, blender, tequila, plentiful kitchen towels. Lots of ice. reverse osmosis water unit. Comfortable wool rug in kitchen...moreless
all spices, oil, vinegar, pasta, splenda, sugar, and much more....moreless
front door access to crushed/cubed ice, cold water, side by side stainless, extra large capacity. filled with necessary items--mayo, mustard, cooking oil, butter, soy sauce, salad dressing, coffee....moreless
glass top five burner electric. works great....moreless
(2) two large porches with seating. outdoor dining for four on back porch. Beautiful White wicker seating with thick cushions back porch. Adirondack chairs with seating for five on front porch....moreless
great golf courses in the area open to the public. 10-15 minute drive from house....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Incredible lush garden areas surround the home. Expansive lawn with mature oaks, roses and lavender. ...moreless
Propane gas grill and also Infra Red Electric Grill....moreless
WINE HARVEST 2015 Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2015 3 night min stay
2015 HOLIDAY SEASON Nov 23 - Jan 1, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$450 Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee Minimum$150
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
SENIOR 10% DISCOUNT ON WEEKLY or MONTHLY RATE regular season(2-3 guests). Two Dog Limit. ALL MONTHLY STAYS are 31 night stays with no occupancy tax. Basic Rates are based on 4 guests. Extra daily charge for 5-6 guests. Cancellation Policy: 100% refund 90 day written notice; 80% refund 30 day written notice. Rescheduling 30 day notice no fee charged. Contact owner regarding special requests.
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Owner allows for flexibility in creating your own perfect Getaway. The climate and small town environment bring winter vacationers from Washington state and Canada November through February. Fall and Spring weekend getaways for the L.A. and S.F. vacationer is perfect for wine touring and golfing. The home's gardens invite you to stay home, relax, read and take in the views and season of the year.
Internet Service: Wireless Internet available throughout the home and gardens. Desk in great room faces the front garden.
Extra convenient storage in super-sized garage for golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks. Garage is large enough for two vehicles. Two clickers for garage opening. Even the garage has magnificent views.
Home is set up with passive eco panel heating for allergy sufferers. No wall to wall carpeting. Clean rustic tile throughout. The tile is immaculately clean and frequently sanitized.
The washroom is very large and both machines are front loading for big loads. large ironing board with Rowenta iron.
Cuisinart cooler is available for extra wine storage.
The Country style kitchen has everything you will need. The refrigerator and pantry will be stocked will necessary items from organic coffee to pasta and sauce. The view from kitchen sink is spectacular.
The seating area of the great room is furnished with down sofas, a huge stuffed chair/ottoman and lots of soft down pillows. The TV has HD and blu ray dvd player for maximum clarity. The DISH programming is the most complete plan available. Dining area and living room area have the best views in the house. Great room has book collection, dvd's, games and a perfectly situated desk for your computer--also with a view.
The only sounds you will hear at night are the owls, crickets and the wind in the trees. Your beloved dog/s will enjoy an completely fenced dog area with lawns, trees shrubs with easy access from garage, great room and master bedroom.
If you love nature, birds and your dogs accompanying you when you travel, this is the vacation home for you.
Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: Carol Herrera, longtime Santa Ynez Valley resident, is the owner and manager of Vista Verde Ranch. I am involved in local community organizations and an avid horse enthusiast. My passion is organic gardening. I love caring for my 5 year old grandson in Sonoma County.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Ynez: The ranch property purchased in 1991 was chosen for its incredible views and being contiguous to a 3,000 agricultural preserve. The main house of this pristine horse ranch is completely separate from the horse facility, barn and lavender cottage with a private driveway and parking area. Guests are in their own little world surrounded by an incredible garden.
The property is located at the end of a private road providing a quiet scenic environment. The location of the main house is on a bluff allowing for fantastic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the fields of the agricultural preserve. The home is a frequent meeting place for the family, reunions, events, community meetings and does not feel or look like a rental home. The mature, verdant garden setting sets this property apart from others. It brings an amazing number of birds, butterflies, quail, bush bunnies and owls. In spite of the rural private setting, you are six minutes to the local market, four minutes to great restaurants and three minutes to the Gainey Winery.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The privacy and of this location creates an environment of relaxation and contemplation of the magnificent views whether from the back porch or the front porch or from the large valley oak garden. It is ideal for guests vacationing with their well behaved dogs. The area fenced for dogs provides a large landscaped yard for your pet to exercise and explore. Terrain is all flat with no inclines or stairs.