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Rustic Elegance in Los Olivos

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Just two hours north of Los Angeles, 30 mins. from Santa Barbara, located in the township of Los Olivos, Santa Ynez Valley, you will find the perfect place to RELAX, REFLECT and RECHARGE. The house is tucked away on a small hill surrounded by mature eucalyptus, pine and pepper trees, just two blocks from the center of town where you can stroll to the Corner Cafe for a morning latte.

Walk to several (51 at last count) first class wine tasting rooms, lunch at the Los Olivos Cafe, a location seen in the film, 'Sideways'. Leisurely explore art galleries and antique stores. Take a drive through the Santa Ynez Valley and discover over 117 wineries offering some of the finest wines produced in California.

In the evening, you will find first class dining choices at the Sides Restaurant by the Chef Brothers, Los Olivos Cafe and Petros to be among the finest in the valley. Although you may run into a few celebs, Grapolos in Santa Ynez offers excellent Italian fare.

This remodeled three bedroom, two bath home can comfortably accommodate 4-6 adults. New king and queen beds are located upstairs. A trundle day bed is located in the downstairs bedroom. New Pillows now. (12/1/15)

An additional sleeping area in the loft is available upon request. There is flat parking to accommodate up to four cars. The living room has a slate surround, remote controlled fireplace (off May-Sept),flat panel HD Television, DVD/CD players and WIFI and broadband internet.

Through the french doors, right off the newly remodeled kitchen, there is a large redwood deck. 30 year old grape vines, espaliered on the fence and arbor surround the lawn and backyard. Roll out the Santa Maria Bar-Be-Que and try your hand at grilling your own Santa Maria tri-tip. Read or just relax in the backyard hammock.

Every Saturday- the NEW!! Seasonal Farmer's Market- just a 2 minute walk from the property. Enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine on the slate balcony off the master.

And we are GREEN. We use only green cleaning products- We use Meyers, Greenworks, Earth Friendly Products, Melaleuca, Kirkland green only products. We recycle and compost. You will love your experience here as I do.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

Los Olivos is a charming town, with many activities to enjoy. First class restaurants, 20+ wine tasting rooms to visit, art galleries, bocce court and more all within a short one to two block walk from the house

What makes this house unique

A great place to get away. Relax, Reflect, Recharge!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful baby shower weekend in your lovely home. It was very comfortable for the four of us.

Looking forward to a return visit.
Oct 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Rustic Elegance in Los Olivos
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 155 reviews
Long Beach

Great property, extremely comfortable, in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

A group of six of us recently stayed at this property the weekend of Aug 12-14, 2011. We had an absolutely fabulous time. The rooms are clean, the bedding is comfortable and the whole house has a very good vibe to it. There was plenty of room for all of us. We particularly enjoyed the backyard, especially the hammock. As an added bonus, this home is really close to downtown Los Olivos, it is literally a two minute walk to the wineries and restaurants. Makes it very nice for a group who wants to leave at different times. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Superb house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic house for our family for 3 days in Los Olivos. It is impeccably maintained, super clean, and very comfortable. There is plenty of room for a family of 4. The flower gardens & backyard are a wonderful place to spend the morning with coffee or the evening with wine. The hammock was an excellent addition, especially for my children. 1 block to all the tasting rooms in Los Olivos and that Corner Cafe which makes a very good cappuccino. Excellent access to Hwy 154 to take you to all other Los Olivos and Foxen Canyon wineries. Just loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Really close to Downtown!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Took us about two minutes to walk into town.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Neat and Clean with a lovely patio :)

  • 4 of 5

We, along with a friend couple, rented this place and we had a great time over the two nights that we were there. The house is well located, walking distance from all the tasting rooms. The layout of the house and the whole decor is so cozy and comfortable. Kids had their own fun on the loft; they even slept there. It was like their kids cave :), while we were down cooking, watching TV and catching up on our Life tales. The patio by the dining is lovely. We had our morning tea and breakfast there taking in the morning sun as the kids enjoyed the hammock. We just have one suggestion that would improve the stay of those who cook their own meals. We would've loved to have more variety on pans, a toaster and some more mugs and dishes, so that we don't have to run the dishwasher or keep washing the mugs and dishes. Overall it was a great stay, Melissa too was very prompt, polite and accommodating. We would surely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Live Sideways

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed by this great rental in the heart of Los Olivos. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with the house and the town and jumped immediately into one of the many wine tasting options in the high street, immersing ourselves in this romantic and special place.

We were a party of 6 and felt very comfortable in the space. Everything you could possibly need is here. We were there for a short stay for our wedding anniversary and 2 nights was not enough to do this place justice. Go and enjoy this real deal Sideways experience !

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A beautiful retreat in wine country!

  • 5 of 5

My family loves to travel for birthdays! This year went on a wine-tasting trip in Southern California. One of the many fine wine areas in California is nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley just a couple of hours north of Los Angeles. How fortunate we were to discover this little gem in the city of Los Olivos. Located about a block from the center of town it is a convenient stroll to all the restaurants and wineries located within the city itself and it is also a nice base to make day trips to all of the neighboring cities and wineries. The house itself is absolutely perfect. Well insulated with a nice fireplace we were always happy to get back every evening. The house is very clean with modern appliances and has a very comfortable feel to it. There is a balcony off the second floor master bedroom and a very nice patio area in the back yard for those days (and there were several for us) when the best way to start or end is with a cup of coffee or glass of wine in a peaceful environment under the sun or stars. Melissa, the owner, is very friendly and available. She was very prompt in responding to our request to rent her home and the whole process is very smooth. I would happily rent this home again and would recommend it without hesitation to anyone looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay while enjoying this beautiful area of The Greatest State in the Union.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Los Olivos Cafe/Petros/Sides/Mattei's Tavern
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
LA Purisma Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 154
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Paninos/Los Olivos Cafe/Petros/Sides/Mattei's/
Nearest Beach
20.6 Miles
Gaviota Beach
Car: necessary

Dates vary slightly year to year

FEB 22, 2014- Santa Barbara VIntner's Assoc. WIne Auction @Bacara Resort & Spa

MARCH 14-21- Taste of Solvang Food & Wine Festival,

APRIL 10-13, 2014- SB Vintner's Spring Festival, Buellton

JUNE 5- Jazz & Olive Festival- Los Olivos

SEPT. 19-21- Danish Days Festival,

SEPT. 25-27- Solvang Jazz Festival,

SEPT. 26- Crush Party, Gainey WInery- grape stomp, barrel tastings, hayrides, bar-b-que, live music & dancing,

OCT. 9- Organic farmer's market from Finley farms, at Gainey winery- wines, cheese olive oils, live music,

OCT. 10-13, 2014 - SB Vintner's Celebration of Harvest Festival Weekend @Rancho Sisquoc Winery

OCT. 17- Los Olivos Day in the Country- Art, Music & Wine,

DEC. 4-5- Solvang's Julefest,

DEC. 5-Olde Fashioned Christmas in Los Olivos,

EVERY SAT. in the summer farmer's Market in Los Olivos

EVERY WED.- Farmer's Market- Solvang

EVERY WED.- Dinner with the winemaker @ Los Olivos Cafe and WIne Merchant


Rates & Availability

Los Olivos House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee Minimum $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Security Deposit- You may also choose a $59.00 non-refundable fee ($1500.00 coverage) from the website. Please make your payments when due by Electronic check through the website. Credit cards only accepted from out of country guests.

Owner'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.
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Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon chaise in loft converts to single bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Twin Mattresses, opens to queen size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing

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