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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

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 Santa Ynez

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, 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.


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Amazing 10 Acre Ranch - Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 45 reviews
Piedmont, CA

We enjoyed the property. It worked well for us.

  • 5 of 5

We had a few challenges: 1) Hwy 101 was closed driving up from LA, so we went I-5, SR 166 and down SR 101 fro Sant Maria; 2) There was some smoke and haze, particularly the first day but not enough to dampen our spirits; and 3) We could see the picture but never could get the sound on the TV to work. Otherwise, the house worked out great.

Happy Holidays,


  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great house in the valley

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this ranch. We once again had a great time. The house has plenty of space and a bunch of games. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet location. Perfect converted garage into a game room. Easy access to the wineries.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Irvine, CA

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: April 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: April 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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roblar Winery
Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn
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Rusack Vineyards
Santa Ynez Valley Coffee Co
Tensley Wine Co
River Course at the Alisal
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99

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 do 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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