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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 870 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this beautifully appointed Mission Style guest house on 10 acres in Ballard. Think location, location, location! Four miles from the gift shops, museums, restaurants and wine tasting bars in the quaint Danish Village of Solvang; two miles from the Western shops, museums, restaurants and wine tasting bars of Los Olivos; and five miles from the shops, museums, and restaurants in the western village of Santa Ynez. There are 70 wineries in the area where you can taste vintage local wines of the region. Twelve of those wineries are within three miles.

Set back over Hidden Hills, this guesthouse features panoramic views of the local mountains and vineyards. The large master bedroom offers a vaulted ceiling, an oversize walk-in shower, and closet. The great room is spacious with open beam vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, Lazy Boy queen size sofa sleeper with air mattress for optimum comfort, Lazy Boy rocker recliner, a 42 inch plasma HDTV with DVR, DVD and CD player. In April of 2017 installed Rincon Broadband Internet for WI FI. No longer using extenders. Guest now have much better service for their devices !! The dining area has a table for six adjacent to the fully stocked kitchen. It features granite counters with bar seating, built-in cook top with oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, stackable oversize washer/dryer and everything else you need for a home away from home. The guesthouse water is softened and has a reverse osmosis drinking water system with in-refrigerator ice maker. There is also a half bath, off the great room, for convenience of those sleeping on the sofa bed.

More Details

Owner
Dave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Dave

My wife and I have lived in the 'Valley ' for 18 years. We moved here from Santa Barbara. I am a retired Plastic Packaging entrepreneur . I was born in England, and raised and attended University in Ca. My wife, Susan, was born and raised in New Jersey and was an accounting professional. We have one son in college. We are both retired and very greatful to be able to live in this beautiful Central Coast region of CA. We both enjoy golf and are members at the Alisal Ranch Country Club. We have one wonderful small multi- poodle dog named Gigi. She is our official greeter and loves people!

Dave purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Dave chose Central Coast

The communities of Solvang, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez are located in one of the most picturesque valleys located on the Central Coast of CA. Coming into the region from Santa Barbara over the mountains on Hwy. 154 has some of the most breathtaking views you will see! The rolling hills with magnificent horse facilities,and abundant wine vineyards as seen in the movie 'Sideways' are truly spectacular. The activities, ie, museums, shopping, restaurants, biking etc. in all 3 communities afford us and visitors plenty to see and do !! All of the communities are unique, quaint and have styles of their own.... yet are very close together and easy to enjoy!!

Golf in the area is X'lnt.and reasonable! There is the Alisal River Course, public with monthly passes available in Solvang( very walkable). The more challenging and acclaimed courses of La Purisima and Rancho San Marcos are public and offer cost saving packages within 15min. Within 45 min. you have fabulous courses with Ocean Views, Ocean holes ,good rates and accessibility in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Nipomo and Arroyo Grande.

We also enjoy the WEATHER!! We typically get 340 days a year of SUNSHINE!!!!,

What makes this cottage unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We are in a very rural setting yet convienient to all activities the 'Valley' has to offer. A beautiful setting on 10 acres, very private yet all the comforts for a... ' LIKE at HOME' stay. Our guest House is spacious ... 870sq. ft. ...with great views and a very open yet cozy floor plan !!!

Amenities

Ballard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 870 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom oversize shower,toilet and sink Off the living area ,Toilet and pedestal Sink .
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful home. We very much enjoyed the balcony, pool, and hot tub. The home was very comfortable and a wonderful place to relax... and be productive. It was also close to everything we needed and more. We appreciate the hospitality of your son who made sure we had everything we needed. We didn't need a thing! We look forward to the next time. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camarillo CA
5

Beautiful, clean and cool.

  • 5 of 5

A very good place to stay for all that is neaby. Solvang and it's shops, the Chumash Casino, and more than a dozen wineeries in and near the Santa Ynez valley. The area is hot in the summer, but this place, a nicely landscaped cottage at the end of a private driveway, has good air conditioning and ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom. We didn't use the available spa or pool, as the reasons we like this area are the wine tasting opportunities, some great restaurants, and the casino.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, clean, beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is one of our favorite places in the Santa Ynez Valley to stay. A detached guest house on a very quiet large property off of an even quieter little street in the hills. You hear birds, wind, and horses.

The house itself has great amenities - a terrific shower, good wifi, a big comfy bed and a common area that could easily accommodate a family for dinner.

It's centrally located in the valley itself, so Los Olivos, Solvang, and Santa Ynez are about 5 minutes away. If you're looking for a convenient base of operations to head out for wine tasting, or just a quiet place to hide away for a few days, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderfull!

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved our stay! Perfect spot for peace and relaxation. Sat on the balcony every night enjoying the nice breeze, watching all the nature. The guest house is very clean, comfortable and beautiful. Dave is a very gracious host. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great guest house, amazing property! Super nice hosts and even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing and private and so is the guest house. The guest house has anything you could ever want and/or need! Very comfy bed, huge closet, lovely bathroom, and an amazing kitchen with all the gadgets and coffee and tea pods for the keurig! I cooked every night I stayed!

There is satellite with all the channels-

although I didn't turn the tv in once the whole time I was there- and there is great Wi-Fi (the 1st few days I was there I couldn't get the Wi-Fi to work but it turns out I was connecting to the wrong network. Connect to GH-Wifi when you stay, not Sue's Network!).

The hosts are very very nice and make sure you feel at home and have everything you need but also give you plenty of privacy.

When I got there Dave showed me how to work the pool and hot tub and the bocce ball court. I didn't end up utilizing them but they were very nice and I wish I had! The pool, spa, and bocce ball court are in the back yard of the main house but it still feels private enough to use without feeling awkward. Dave was so nice and even offered to have me put my dog in his fenced backyard while I was gone to play with his sweet little pup which was just so kind and generous.

I booked for a certain amount of time and actually ended up staying 4 days more because I loved it so much! I would've stayed even longer but it was all booked up.

Great people, great property, book it- you won't be disappointed!!!

Thanks for everything Dave and Sue!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura. CA
5

Perfect location! Bike to Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, & Solvang.

  • 5 of 5

More than comfortable - luxurious! Warm & friendly greeting and then plenty of privacy. Beautiful rolling hills view while lounging by the pool after gorgeous bike ride - then off to wine tasting just down the road = perfect weekend. Thank you! We can't wait to come back!! We feel so lucky to find this gem!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

1-2 Guests: $200-$250 per night
3-4 Guests: $250-$300 per night
$300 per night during all Major Holidays (3 night minimum)

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.