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A French country style estate en route to wine country: Villa Chaparral

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,732 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

house, 4732 sq. ft., 7 bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 7 bathrooms

Take the guilt out of traveling to wine country with your kids by staying at Villa Chaparral. While you plan a vineyard tour of Santa Ynez, the kids will be happily exploring nearly 4 acres of fully fenced, beautifully landscaped grounds featuring an in-ground pool, trampoline, and ping pong table. Located in Santa Barbara, but close to the route to wine country, this spectacular gated French Country Estate is close to everything but feels worlds apart. With soaring beam ceilings and large expansive rooms, each with en-suite bath, this home is ideal for extended families and groups of friends looking for luxurious accommodations.

The main house is beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated, complete with formal dining room, sitting room and separate great room offering a gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook and comfortable seating area. The downstairs master bedroom is light and spacious with French doors leading out to the pool area. A bonus room just outside the master features extra sleeping options as well as a crib and changing table. Children will delight in the playroom upstairs, complete with books, toys and a TV for watching movies. A wisteria arbor leads to the separate guesthouse, offering two bedrooms, one bath, and a shared living area with kitchenette.

The charming, elegant grounds beautifully compliment the graceful interior of this property. Multiple seating areas and lounges are available for sunbathing, as well as tucked away areas in the shade. The outdoor fireplace is wonderful during the evenings, and the swimming pool can be enjoyed all day long. This lovely property provides an excellent experience of Santa Barbara life, just 5 minutes to La Cumbre Shopping Mall, 10 minutes to Hendry’s Beach, and half an hour from the best that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer.

Pets are welcomed at this home with appropriate screening and accompanying pre-authorization.

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More Details

Property Manager
InvitedHome Santa Barbara
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Santa Barbara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4732 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Guesthouse Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Kids Bedroom #5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 twin/ single , 1 twin/ single
    Guesthouse Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bonus Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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A French country style estate en route to wine country: Villa Chaparral
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful Country Estate

  • 5 of 5

This home was exquisite and has lots of character. Perfect for a group with a large kitchen and patio area. The pool and hot tub were an added bonus. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had a great stay and we would love to have you back again.
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Great for a large group

  • 5 of 5

This home was great for our mini-family reunion - we had 8 adults and 5 children under the age of 8. Each bedroom was well furnished and there were plenty of bathrooms for everyone. The grounds were perfect for playing a round of bocce - or letting the kids run around.

Kitchen was well furnished and well laid out. Stove was a bit tricky to work but we eventually learned how to use it.

The only negative is not about the house at all but circumstance - the Whittier fire. Ash rained down every afternoon.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we could be a part of your mini family reunion. We would love to have you back the next time you're in Santa Barbara!
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Chaparral is elegant, spacious and luxurious. The contacts at Invited Home make renting this house easy and user friendly. The home itself has ample bedrooms and additional common areas that make the house perfect for a large group. The pool area is especially inviting and contains a mix of lounging areas and common areas. We enjoyed the home so much we did not want to leave it to explore the Santa Barbara area. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'd love to have you again next time you're in town.
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Stunning villa - perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my large extended family stayed at the villa prior to my wedding which was taking place in Santa Barbara. The villa is large and well kept and we felt like we all had our own space, made even more convenient with the smaller out-house which has two double bedrooms.Check in and out was easy.

The villa's pool and hot tub were used every day and the outdoor space is vast and gorgeous. There is also a basketball net and trampoline, and the real fireplaces were a very nice touch.

It was only a few mins drive to supermarkets and downtown to Santa Barbara took around 10 mins. We enjoyed our stay very much and were so sad to leave!! You won't be disappointed.

Few notes to owner / homeaway - the out-house / guesthouse could do with a bit of a touch up, the mattress in one of the bedrooms needs replacing and it would be great with a new coat of paint etc as the standard is not as good as the main house.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and feedback - we really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope your wedding was perfect. We would love to have you again for another family get-together.
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Photos are very accurate of the home

  • 5 of 5

We had our mom's 80th birthday family reunion at this house. We filled it to full capacity of 14. This weekend was beyond wonderful with plenty of food, love and laughter. Everyone in our group agreed that it was really somthing very special. Come Sunday no one really wanted to leave. Don't hesitate to consider this as a vacation option. Santa Barbara and Monticito are wonderful towns but you might not want to venture too far from this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you again next time you're in town.
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You Won't Be Disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING trip at this property! The pictures do not do this place justice. Lily and the team from Invited Home were fantastic! We will definitely rent this place again for a large group!! I cannot say enough about the property and the amenities!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you had a great stay - please do come and stay with us again!
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Wine Tasting in nearby Santa Ynez Valley