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Great Home To Enjoy With Your Family and Friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Country Dreamer

This ranch style home is located in a delightful, quiet, neighborhood placed perfectly on one acre. With four bedrooms, three bathroom, and 3,000 square feet of space, the custom Country Dreamer has everything you would need to get-away for a relaxing weekend. Showcasing quality, comfort, and innovative décor all rolled into one; this romantic property has a wonderful, sizable, indoor and outdoor entertaining space. Fix an amazing meal for your friends and or family in the fresh gourmet kitchen. The Country Dreamer is truly a spectacular home that is completely landscaped from front to back. There is even a place to keep your horse.

Maximum Occupancy: 8

Square Footage: 3,000

Smoking is not allowed

Keywords: Vacation House

More Details

Property Manager
Connie Chackel
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Connie Chackel

My husband and I purchased this property and raised our family in this home. Throughout the years, the home has been completely remodeled to include a pool, spa, two master suites and gourmet kitchen. It has been an ideal home for family gatherings and entertaining.

Connie Chackel purchased this house in 1991

Why Connie Chackel chose Santa Ynez

The home is centrally located in the Santa Ynez Valley; close to all wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and the Chumash Casino. The home is tastefully decorated with a warm family feel.

Guestbook comments from the manager


I have been meaning to email or call you as well. The place was absolutely amazing for us. The group was so impressed with your home – I think that was the biggest difference to all of us, it felt like a real home, not a vacation property if that makes sense.

Everything about the place was perfect – the beds were amazing, we had so much room inside and out, the kitchen appliances were like a fine restaurant, the pool was great, and the hot tub was the best – it heats up so fast! Overall, your place made the trip so relaxing and enjoyable, we think we’ll be back for sure.

Thanks again for renting it to us!
May 2012
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Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Great Home To Enjoy With Your Family and Friends
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 39 reviews

OK, but.....

  • 3 of 5

House was very comfortable and clean. Large well equipped kitchen. Quiet neighborhood close to towns, wineries and other area attractions.

On the negative side, pool was dirty (loads of dead worms and other debris) and unheated, so basically unusable. Cushions on all the outdoor furniture had been left out in the rain for days and were soaked through, so sitting outside was limited to the picnic bench. Setting is very suburban with no views of the surrounding countryside, so you could be anywhere. If we visited again we'd look for a more countrified setting.

Final note - the house reeked of Fabreze, including all the bedding. It's a smell we can't stomach and had to rewash all the sheets with a non-odor detergent in order to sleep. That stuff should be banned.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house was clearly not a good match for this guest and I do apologize for any inconveniences. However, to be fair, I do state on my listing that the pool is not heated outside the summer months and therefore, that is why the rate is discounted so much in the winter. This guest arrived two days after a huge storm, so yes everything was wet. We do have the pool cleaned before every rental but there is not much I can do about the worms that crawl into the pool and the leaves that are wind blown in afterwards which I explained after each of his messages. While he was constantly emailing me complaining about such things, there were hundreds of people in our nearby town of Montecito that lost their homes and lives of family members due to the recent mudslides, including my family members. If this was during the summer when the pool was usable and the guest was being charged for it, I would have been more concerned, but they were not even using the pool so I didn't understand why he was making such a huge issue about it. My listing describes the house as in a quiet neighborhood. I don't say it offers any views so if that was something the guest wanted they should have done a better job researching houses. Final note. I do not use Fabreze on my bedding just laundry detergent so I really don't know what that is about. I've never had anyone complain about that before but I will certainly be aware of it in the future.
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Solvang, California

Perfect house for a relaxing getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love the Country Dreamer! From the modern and spacious kitchen to the most comfortable beds, outdoor seating areas, fire pit and hot tub. This house was a dream come true for all of us that stayed there this past weekend. I highly recommend staying here if you are visiting the Santa Ynez Valley with friends and/or family. We had plans to go out our last night but just loved the house so much we decided to stay in! Thank you Connie and David for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We are delighted that we chose this home for our family Christmas holiday reunion. The home is spacious, with a huge kitchen with breakfast area, large dining room, and an outside patio that made you feel you were in paradise with privacy. The proximity to Solvang and all the holiday festivities, plus so many wineries to choose from was perfect. We used the outdoor fire pit two times and wish we had more time available to grill on it. Since it was winter, we didn't use the pool but did enjoy the hot tub quite often. The coziness of this home, the decor and amenities are superb! Best place we have ever had a family reunion! Thank you for being gracious hosts!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

I believe there is a reason The Country Dreamer has all 5 star reviews--because it's worth it. We booked the house for my brother in laws 40th Birthday and it couldn't have been more perfect. It was close to Los Olivos where many wine tasting rooms and restaurants are, as well as Solvange. Not to mention the pefectly stocked kitchen (we only ended up making breakfast) if you want to eat at the house. There's plenty of room for 4 couples. If you want to bring the kids, they have an amazing play set and pool toys.

Outside it is absoultely gorgeous and we were spent most of our time. We bought stuff to make smores at the grocery store right up the road and used their outdoor bar b que pit.

This is the most important thing for me so I need to mention it. I travel quite a bit and having a comfortable bed is extremely important. I have never stayed at a property that has had a more comfortable bed. Everyone who stayed all agreed with us. Extremely comfortable.

If we ever come back this way again we will rent this place again, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Door County, WI

Outstanding Property!

  • 5 of 5

As a former vacation rental owner myself, I think I have pretty high standards and this home surpassed my expectations. The house was spacious, clean and very well appointed. Our group of 8 women found the kitchen was big enough for several of us to be cooking in at once, the proximity to the wineries was great and the owner was very attentive and communicative. Perhaps our favorite thing about this property though was the outdoor living space. The great layout provides 2 lounging areas, 2 dining areas, pool, hot tub, an outdoor TV, wet bar and fire pit to boot. We would all definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

The perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with another visitor, the pictures online are nice but the house is even better in person! We decided to cancel our dinner plans the first night just so we could stay at the house and enjoy it. It's clean, spacious for our family of eight, and beautiful. The outdoor space is incredible! The home owners were near by and very helpful with any questions. There is a grocery store just minutes away which is also very helpful. I'd love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Santa Barabara Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Nearby Restaurants in Santa Ynez/Solvang
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Refugio Beach
Car: necessary

Close to many wineries and tasting rooms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

Sorry, No Pets, No Smoking and No RV's or Motor Homes Allowed. This rental property is only for 8 or less people. We do not allow any parties or gatherings for any other people outside of the guests renting the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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