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Wisdom Horse Acres- with a View!

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wisdom Horse Acres is nestled in a mature oak grove and sits high on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Ballard Canyon, yet within a short hike or bike ride to the charming Danish Village of Solvang. This secluded 10 acre rural oasis provides the opportunity to find peace and solace in nature with expansive views of neighboring vineyards and horse ranches. It is also situated on the picturesque route of the famous Tour of California bike race time trials. Bike enthusiasts and guests of Wisdom Horse Acres are offered a special discount on bike rentals and touring guidelines from the local Dr. J’s Bike Shop in order to enjoy one of the most beautiful bike rides in the country.

This beautiful Mediterranean contemporary home, with its soaring ceilings and expansive rooms, was built as a family refuge in the early 1990′s. The property has served as a busy equestrian center for the owner and her daughter and became the home of the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program for disabled individuals for a number of years. Most recently it has been the site of the Horse Wisdom for the Soul program, offering equestrian retreats to heal the body and soul of folks suffering from trauma or just wanting to find peace and wisdom through interaction with horses.

Enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot tub just a short walk from the main house. Take a leisurely stroll around the farm or hike or bike to the beautiful Hans Christian Anderson Park and into the charming village of Solvang. You can experience the ambiance of a small European village right here in the Santa Ynez Valley. Wonderful Danish bakeries, shops, and museums are here for your enjoyment. Enjoy the numerous wine tasting venues around the Valley, take in the local outdoor Theatre during the summer, sample the amazing cuisine of this area, play on one of the superb golf courses, take in a game of tennis or bocce ball at numerous public courts, or simply enjoy the stunning beauty and peace of this very special slice of Paradise. Very few places offer such a clear view of the night sky.

Featuring a contemporary open Mediterranean design, this large 3,800 square foot home boasts both charm and comfort. The beautiful master suite has an expansive soaring ceiling and a private balcony overlooking the wine country vista. Three additional guest rooms upstairs offer queen size beds and ample closet space. Each bedroom is filled with natural light and has a cooling ceiling fan. The kitchen is open to the large family/entertainment area and is the heart of the home. It is ideal for entertaining and cooking with friends, watching TV, listening to music or just relaxing in front of the fireplace. A separate garden room is a serene place to have your morning coffee and perhaps get a glimpse of the numerous birds, deer, or other wildlife calling this magical place home. The kitchen nook offers seating for six and the separate dining area seats ten for more formal meals. Guests can enjoy the open vaulted ceiling living room with a baby grand piano and numerous other instruments to provide musical entertainment or to sing along next to the wood burning fireplace.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Pool Table:

    Miniature Pool Table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Assortment of DVDs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Downstairs Only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Tax Rate 10%


3 night minimum during all Major Holidays

You will be charged 50% of the total rental fee at the time of your reservation and your rental balance will be charged 30 days prior to your arrival. If your reservation is within 30 days of your check in date, payment in full will be charged at the time of reservation. Payment by Credit Card Only. Receipt of transaction will be sent via email.

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
SBA Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in the Santa Ynez Valley
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alisal Golf Course in Solvang
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara/Amtrak
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 101
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in the Santa Ynez Valley
20 Miles
Nearest Beach

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Wisdom Horse Acres- With a View!

Solvang #605584

4 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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