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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

*Enjoy the privacy and quietness of The Country Ranch House in the middle of horse and wine country.

*This beautifully furnished and tastefully outfitted ranch style guest house was recently remodeled from the wall-boards out and is immaculately clean. The pictures do not do it justice.

*Located on a 10-acre working horse ranch, it is private and set apart from the main house with its own fully fenced side patio with BBQ, table & chairs and private backyard with firepit to enjoy the evenings outside.

*There is ample off street parking including RV or Horse Trailer.

*Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Separate dining area, full sized living room with large cushiony overstuffed couches in front of a wood burning fireplace.\\

*Flat screen TV with satellite television and Blue Ray DVD with library of DVD's.

*HIgh speed DSL internet connection.

*Two ample sized bedrooms , one with king and one with queen sized beds, and each has their own private tiled baths.

*A unique hand crafted and tooled bar complete with wooden stools sits in the living room with sweeping views of the surrounding Santa Ynez mountains.

*Popular Wine Exchange Program; drink hand selected wines left by previous guests...leave your own hand picked wines from your travels for the next guests to enjoy.

*Hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout, this comfortable and inviting guest house can comfortably accommodate 4 adults who are looking for a home away from home for rest and restoration and/or a recreational adventure in our destination vacation Santa Ynez Valley.

*Close proximity to wine tasting, biking routes, horse riding trails, golf, tennis, Lake Cachuma, and just around the corner from the quaint Danish Village of Solvang.

*Child, Pet and Equine friendly. Bring cozy dog beds (not allowed on furniture) and a comfy crate (if you need to leave them alone unattended).

*Observe on-site horse training and lessons at Horseman's Hangout.

Keywords: house, ranch house, sanctuary, getaway, hideaway, pastime, peaceful, escape, retreat, refuge, relax, restful, adventure, fun, safe

More Details

Owner
Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner

Brian is an Architect that specializes in Christian based Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers all around the United States.

Marcia is the horse specialist and coaches and trains people and their horses. Marcia works with all ages, but especially loves to work with children. Marcia also specializes in rescuing and rehabbing horses and putting them back into full service with their people.

We participate and volunteer in The Ranch Church here in the Valley, a great place to visit if you're here over a Sunday. A casual upbeat Calvary Chapel Church with great worship music.

This is a family business with our two adult sons Dan and Jeremy helping and participating in bldg, constr and upkeep of our 10 acre property.

We have 2 grandchildren Noah 8 and Becca 19yrs that help too. Becca is our photographer! We have a couple of friendly dogs; MacKenzie and Cowboy.

We look forward to meeting you when you check in. You will love our area and our home away from home all prepared for YOU!

Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why Kerry, Admin Asst or Marcia, Owner chose Santa Ynez

We love the area, the people, the shops and restaurants etc. Our favorite restaurant is The Los Olivos Cafe; our favorite shop is Back At The Ranch in SY.

There are many, many places to visit and see. Serious bike riders LOVE this area. There are so many places to train. Horse people LOVE this area. There are several guided trail ride operations in the area with nice trails. If you bring your own horse there are trails nearby where you can ride in the mountains and by Cachuma Lake.

If you just want to get some R & R, The Country Ranch House is nice enough to just stay and enjoy with the amenities it provides. You will go home refreshed and ready to face the world once again!

We have many celebrations here. A Day in the Country, Danish Days, Santa Ynez Valley Days and more. We have parades for every holiday in various of the towns here. We have music festivals and music & movies in the park in downtown Solvang.

The visitors bureau will help us to collect all the dates of all that happens here.

And of course Wine Tasting has become a very BIG draw here. Wineries galore. We have begun a fun wine exchange program. Buy your favorite wine and leave a bottle with a message on the bottle, take a bottle another guest has left for your fun.

Take one, Leave one...a great exchange idea!!

What makes this house unique

*Friendly Hosts

*Restful adventurous place to stay & visit

*Safe off street parking

*Security gated property

*Space for RV parking

*Space for your horses

*Space for your horse trailer

*See horsemanshangout dot com

*Contact info at horsemanshangout dot com

Guestbook comments from the owner

STRAIGHT FROM THE GUEST BOOK:

Dear Marcia & Brian,

Thanks for a wonderful stay. We loved it here and the kids announced they want to live here in this house! We will miss the horsies too.



Best Wishes,
May 2012
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Amenities

Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , King bed provided; other beds available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Queen bed provided; other beds available upon request.
  • King size bed (1) Very large oversized bedroom has ample space for the portable twin bed that is available. We also have fold out pads for kids in their sleeping bags. Has its own bathroom attached., Queen size Beds (1) Large sized room with its own bathroom attached., Twin or Single Beds (1) A roll out twin bed is available for $15 per night for having a 5th adult.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
Notes:
A fun and unique Wine Exchange Program; Drink a hand picked wine favorite left for your tasting pleasure by previous guests, leave some wine favorites of your own from your travels for the next guests to enjoy. 10 Acre Active Working Horse Ranch.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Country Ranch House; Rest, Restoration & Adventure
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 88 reviews
Los Angeles, CA
5

lovely weekend!

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful time at this beautiful property! The owners were easy to get in touch with, and they put out some extra effort to make sure I did not lose my reservation when I got my signals crossed. That was very much appreciated!

During our stay, we were left alone except when we needed their help. Its a perfect location to explore the area. We even brought our bikes along and rode them into Los Olivos and Solvang. The property itself features large rooms and nice furnishings and the kitchen and BBQ was more than adequate for a small dinner party with local friends.

Thank you so much. It was perfect for the four of us and our dog.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with a great location. Loved the fenced in yard very quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enjoyed your stay!! Welcome to our area!!
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5

Perfect for two couples to relax and explore the beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well maintained guest house with comfortable beds. Kitchen had everything to prepare a meal. Quiet and peaceful with lots of stars to take in on a clear night.

Quick response time for reservation was appreciated since I booked last minute.

Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ
5

Beautiful home, attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

This review is quite late. The Country Ranch House - located on the property used for the owner's horse property and personal home - is beautifully appointed, immaculate and comfortable. The owners and their staff were incredibly communicative, as we stayed during the week that the Santa Rita Hills and the area around Santa Barbara was on fire! The property is close to dining in Santa Ynez, as well as to many wonderful wineries.

We'll certainly give strong consideration to staying here in the future, when our travels take us back to Santa Barbara's Wine Country! Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
4

Relaxing home - great location- wonderful owners

  • 4 of 5

This adorable house on a horse ranch was comfortable and perfect for 2 couples. Both bedrooms have their own private bath. Very comfortable mattresses and linens and towels. Kitchen is well stocked and even has coffee! It's located 5 minutes north Santa Ynez, and 5 minutes south of Los Olivos on a private horse ranch! My favorite part was sitting in the back yard with the fire pit wth billions of stars and the horse who came by to say hello over the fence!

The owners were incredibly helpful as there were a few things needing to be replaced, so I let them know and they responded enthusiastically to make the changes. That;'s a really great sign! Would stay there again, especially knowing the small changes will now truly make this a 5 star property. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We have stayed at places in the past that have a nice kitchen with nothing but dishes and pots and pans and utensils and a big empty refrigerator. Because we only stayed a couple of nights, we didn't want to go out and buy the staples necessary to make a basic meal so it all went unused and didn't really help us to have that nice kitchen. This is the reason that we have provided as many basics as we could think of so you only have to buy the main foods you need for a nice meal and have the rest to prepare and augment it. We are so glad that it was helpful to you. Our horses have learned that our guests are pretty friendly and usually will go and investigate who is here now!! We hope you do come back again!
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Belgium
5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant stay. The house is very well equipped, comfortable and nicely decorated. In the kitchen everything is present to prepare meals in the best conditions.

The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed getting to know you. We used to have an employee from Belgium and it was going to be fun to let you visit since you are from there too but unfortunately he was no longer here by the time you came for your stay. But we sure enjoyed talking to you anyways! You left the house so clean and neat!! We have stayed in full houses before that have a big empty kitchen without anything but a few utensils and pans. How do you cook without spices and other basics? You don't so we do provide all the basics for a home away from home stay!! Glad it worked in your favor. Thank you very much!! We know you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Amercia!! Happy Trails!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maverick in Santa Ynez and Dos Carlitos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alisal
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Santa Maria
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Santa Ynez
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Santa Barbara

Glider rides at nearby Santa Ynez Airport.

Close to Los Olivos, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Cachuma Lake.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Refundable damage deposit of $750 is collected with the second payment. Fully refundable upon confirmation that nothing is missing or damaged. Refundable amount is initiated through the VRBO automated system within 5 business days after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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