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John and Nadine welcome you to their exquisite Hilltop Home at Shady Oaks Ranch. This unusual home features an upstairs Master Suite with a Queen bed with a rollaway table for those luxurious breakfasts in bed and adjoining private bath. The large window in the Master Suite provides an excellent view of the far reaching vistas and nearby farmland. In addition, the home features a dining room with seating for 10, a cozy living room with Flat Screen Satellite TV and a pull out sofa, 2 additional bedrooms one with a queen bed and the second with bunk beds for the younger set. The entry into the home features a breezeway connecting front and backyards. Rounding out this home is the annex which can be added to the main house for those guests with larger parties sleeping an additional 4 people. The Annex features a great room with an entertainment area, a King Bed, a half bath, and an additional bedroom with a queen bed. The Hilltop's landscaping is meticulously maintained and features 3 sitting areas, a lawn, a hiking trail to our famous water tower, and a beautiful lawn for entertainment and croquet. Views and vistas of Buellton, the Santa Ynez Valley and the local moutains all vie for the visitors attention and appreciation.
This bed is located in the great room wtih 46' Flat Panel TV...moreless
King size beds (1) The Master suite features a Foster and Stearns King Size Bed, Queen size Beds (3) Two bedrooms and the greatroom feature queen size beds for your sleeping comfort, Queen Sleep Sofa (1) The living room has a comfortable queen sleep sofa for additional sleeping space, Bunk Beds (1) A bunk bed is provided in the bedroom for the younger set....moreless
Winter Rates Sep 8 - Nov 24, 2015 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Rates 2 Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2015 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
Christmas Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Rates 3 Dec 28 - Dec 29, 2015 2 night min stay
New Years Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
Winter Rates 4 Jan 4 - Feb 11, 2016 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
President's Day Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016 3 night min stay
Memorial Day May 27 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$425 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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The Hilltop at Shady Oaks Ranch is located just minutes from the Santa Rita Appellation, a region first discovered by Richard Sanford to have similar soil and weather to the Burgundy region of France. Since Richard built the first winery in the area, many others have sprung up and we are now famous worldwide for our Pinot Noir's and Chardonnay's. There are many ways to visit the wineries from self guided tours to arranged tours to wine tasting rooms that have an excellent selection of the local wines without the need to travel.
In addition, lake Cachuma is a wonderful resource for fishing, picknicking, and guided nature tours. Other features include Ostrich Land, Firestone Brewery, the Chumash Resort and Casino and a myriad of fine eateries to delight anyone's tastes. In addition, two of the orginal Spanish Missions created here in California are within 20 miles.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Nadine and I (John) are retired now for the second time. We completed a career in Aerospace in 2003 retiring from the Hughes Aircraft Company. The Hughes Motto was very similar to that of the TV show "Star Trek" i.e. to go where no man has gone before. John was involved with the design and deployment of infrared space systems while Nadine pursued a career in Real Estate. As a child, John had developed a love for the land and cows and upon retiring, we purchased a Ranch and raised grass fed beef, organic pork, chicken and eggs for our community. Farming is a hard life and all consuming and we elected to retire a second time to pursue some of the activities we had put on hold in favor of farming. We still live on our ranch in Lompoc, raise our own meats and enjoy our grandchildren as well as hosting guests from all over the world in our vacation rentals. We love the country lifestyle and are blessed with having our daughter and 3 grandkids live on the ranch with us. We live approximately 6 miles from Hilltop and are available for resolving any and all issues in short order.
Why the Owner Chose Buellton: The Shady Oaks Ranch is an amazingly unique property. Upon arriving, you feel a sense of peace and tranquility permeate your whole being. It is like being transported to another world or dimension. Complementing this sense of tranquility are the views and vistas of Buellton, the Santa Ynez Valley and the surrounding mountains. Do you enjoy the outdoors? Cachuma Lake or Gaviota State Beach are excellent places to go picnic and hike. Enjoy wine tasting? The valley is filled with amazing boutique wineries as well as some that are quite size-able and offer a great variety. Shopping? Enjoy history? Visit the two Missions established by the original Spanish Settlers. Visit Solvang for a real shopping experience from clothing to knick knacks to the world's softest socks. Hilltop at Shady Oaks Ranch provides you with a means to escape and yet have a diversity of activities to complement your time away from the hustle and bustle.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: When Nadine and I first saw ( I really mean experienced) this property we were awestruck. We just could not leave. Located on 31 acres with means to hike up and down, challenged us to experience the entire range of views as well as the natural habitats of the majestic oaks and wildlife. You literally feel transported to another dimension. Can't say that enough. Come and experience it for yourself.