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Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

This country ranch is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. This valley is unique because of its moderate climate, fantastic scenery and extraordinary wine. Wonderful location to enjoy the valley!

Our ranch house is situated on 10 acres offering magnificent views of the valley and foothills. The property, surrounded by vineyards and Arabian horse farms, is a magical place to unwind and spend time with your closest friends and loved ones.

Our home is furnished with comfort in mind with something to offer everyone. The kitchen is well-equipped for all your gourmet cooking needs. The dining area seats large groups and families comfortably. Our living room has a cozy fireplace with satellite TV, stereo system, and a great selection of movies, music and books. There is a recreation room with a bar, card table and Foosball table.

Outdoors there are several patio areas with fire pits for good conversation, hammocks for relaxing and reading a good book, gas and charcoal BBQ grills, and regulation bocce ball court for friendly competition.

A typical day might include a morning hike or countryside bike ride, a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting at one of the wineries, some wine tasting in the tasting rooms, & then back to the ranch for a sunset bocce ball tournament. The day concludes with an evening BBQ while unwinding with a glass of one of your amazing wine purchases.

The Santa Ynez Valley is surrounded by the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains with the Santa Ynez River flowing through it. This area provides a setting for a wide variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, golf, fishing, and horseback riding. The small communities located here have many unique local restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops and, of course, vineyards and wineries. With all that the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer, you are guaranteed to have a fabulous vacation!

Keywords: Ranch estate, mountain views, surrounded by vineyards and Arabian horse farms and close to beaches.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Amy

We are a family of 2 generations who love the valley! We are renting our home because we dont get to visit enough and love the opportunity to share the valley and our wonderful home with other families!

Amy purchased this chateau / country house in 1997

Why Amy chose Central Coast

This is our family ranch, we love the country lifestyle with luxury dining and wine tasting a few miles away! We're happy to share the beautiful valley and our home with others!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The property offers a unique country relaxed feel with a touch of luxury. With its close proximity to Los Olivos (4.5 miles), Santa Ynez (3 miles), the Dutch village of Solvang (7 miles) and downtown Santa Barbara (25 miles) & beaches offer something for everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say we had a wonderful stay at your house. We were already talking about doing the race again next year and staying there again. Thank you!
May 2017
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Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This Bathroom is next to the kitchen for front bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This Bathroom is for middle and back bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is the master bath with 2 sink vanity.
  • 3 Full Bathrooms. 1 full bathroom with shower near kitchen. 1 full bathroom with bath. 1 full bathroom with shower in master suite has double sinks in vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Front Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Middle Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , "Back Bedroom"- 2 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with adjoining full bathroom
  • 1. Master Suite with 1 King Bed/ Master Bathroom 2. Front Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed, 3. Middle Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed, 4. Back Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds in room. Total number of beds: -King size beds (1) -Queen size Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful home in Santa Barbara County Wine Country! Full size Bocce Ball court & Shuffle Board. All the amenities of home! We require a 2 night booking and absolutely cannot allow any parties or gatherings on property. We do not allow weddings- ever. Please keep in mind that even though our house is on a large piece of land, we still have neighbors with a family and as such we ask that our guests keep hours that are respectful to our neighbors:) We don't have a way to charge electric vehicles. There is a high speed charging station at El Rancho Market in Solvang.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country
average rating of 4.878049 based on 42 reviews

Perfect place for extended family to stay and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings & I were in Santa Ynez for a family wedding. We decided to stay together and found this property on VRBO. It was absolutely perfect. The location, the grounds, the home are all just amazing. Having spent a few times now at different VRBO homes, I can honestly this was the best property I've experienced thus far.

The home is very well equipped and very clean. We BBQ'd the first night and so appreciated a really good grill. The game room in the converted garage was so much fun. The grounds are beautiful; quite rustic and peaceful.

The owner was pleasant and responsive when asked if we could have a slightly later check out time. All in all an excellent stay as well as good value.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend time with your family. Very spacious, clean and in an excellent location. Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

From Guest: the property was fantastic, we had everything we needed for a great week.

booking was easy, property was perfect, the area is so lovely, we cant wait to come back. thx again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great weekend staying at this house. The owner, Amy, was very responsive - I had emailed her a few times prior to booking and a few times after booking this house. She got back to me the same day.

The house is really big and roomy. Everything in the house is nice and fairly new. It's obvious the owners take great care of their house. There front and back yard are nice and big.

There is nothing within walking distance and there wasn't a lot of Uber cars in the area so you will need to drive to get to restaurants, but the house is great!

We will definitely book this place again next time we go up to Santa Ynez.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend in Wine Country

  • 4 of 5

It had been 20 years since we visited the Santa Ynez area and were most impressed by how the area has grown, by the quality of the wines , especially the Grenache, and by the restaurant choices. Our family has been going to Napa Valley for years, but decided for a change and were not disappointed. The house was the perfect size for the eight of us which included me, my husband, his three siblings with two of their spouses and my 84 year old mother in law. It was nice that one of the bedrooms had two double beds. We decided to cook our first meal at home to enjoy the wines we had just picked up at Dragonette Cellars, so we stopped by the grocery store in Santa Ynez, which has a great butcher by the way. Even the though the house was very clean, we were disappointed that neither the grill or the outdoor furniture was clean. My husband spent a good twenty minutes cleaning the grill and I wiped down the furniture. Also, there was no baking sheet to fit the oven, but there were more than enough wine glasses, utensils, etc for a great meal. The dining room table was perfect for our large group to reminisce , though it would have nice to have a chair with a back at the dining table for my mother in law rather than having her sit on the bench. We brought in one of the outdoor chairs for her. The other dissapointment was the bocce ball court, it is in serious need of TLC, so we had to forgo out planned bocce ball tournament. But that did not deter us from having a wonderful weekend exploring new wineries and catching up with family.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We take every comment to heart and have followed up with our housekeeper about your stated observations. Incidentally we do have several backed chairs in the front closet:) The Santa Ynez Valley is a very special place an im glad you enjoyed it.
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Great ranch style home on private acreage

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, quiet, private 4 bedroom home located on sprawling 10 acres in Santa Ynez, with a beautiful vineyard, surrounded by Arabian horse farms. Everything was as described and pictured, with large family area, living room, and massive dining room table off the kitchen. This was an ideal home for our two families in town for a wedding. We had everything we needed to prepare meals, room for the kids to explore outside, comfortable beds, and comfortable sitting areas, perfect for hanging out together. The biggest surprise was the huge game room with shuffleboard, foosball, darts, ice hockey games, table and chairs, and refrigerator. Located off the kitchen on the opposite side of the house from bedroom areas, it was a great place for active intergenerational games. Due to its location, the gamers could cheer all they wanted without disturbing the others. Our host Amy was very responsive and answered our questions quickly. A great place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time in the valley! cheers.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Roblar Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridlewood Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Olivos
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ballard Inn and Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Ynez township
Car: necessary

Santa Barbara County Beaches, Wine Tasting, Surfing, Hiking, Mountain & Road Biking, World Class Wine-Country Restaraunts. Situated in rural area 4.5 miles from Los Olivos/3 miles from Santa Ynez.


Rates & Availability

Santa Ynez Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holidays- Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

2 Night Minimum Required, Rates subject to change until booked. Rates can be higher at peak season and or holidays and longer minimum stays may apply. We absolutely cannot allow any events (including weddings), parties or gatherings on our property- if plans are made for a party, reservation will be cancelled and no refund given. We must enforce quiet hours from 10pm-8am. VRBO charges a Service Fee, that is not negotiable and is charged and collected by VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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