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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

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 Ballard

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:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • 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 -
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Hidden Views Guesthouse- Mission Style Guest House on 10 Acres
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 65 reviews
5

Fantastic home with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The house was well kept, everything to make a meal with, comfortable bed, and absolutely beautiful surroundings. Lots of privacy but we did chat with David who was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, wonderful environment to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I landed here for a 3 day wedding celebration. Imagine arriving, having never seen this beautiful valley before. We drove up the long driveway to find the sweetest, most inviting space imaginable. Every detail was perfect, high quality, and thoughtfully presented. We hope to return soon for a lovely and restful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay there and can't wait to get back.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place and the surrounding area. Very relaxing and beautiful. Even the dogs had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Exactly what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the balcony with a view, comfortable bed, privacy, fully functioning kitchen, perfect location. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Tokyo, Japan
5

Perfect home away from home for a small family!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dave for the wonderful stay!

The guest house was exactly as described in the property guide and more beautiful and cleaner than expected!!

While it was a short stay, it had everything we needed to have a comfortable and relaxing time. My teenage daughter loved and had a very good sleep at the sofa bed.

We went to El Rancho Market Dave recommended and got tasty salads, roast beef and California rolls!! We wish we could enjoy the swimming pool. Maybe next time. Thank you very much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

A great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, it's a great base to visit the surrounding area. The views are great and Dave and family are very friendly and helpful.

Simon and Ingrid

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Ballard Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Alisal River,Rancho San Marcos, La Purisima
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Amtrak , Santa barbara
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 246
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Ballard Inn
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Mammoth Eastern Sierra
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Gaviota, Refugio, Jalama, Santa Barbara,35
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25

1-2 Guests: $200-$250 per night
$25/nt additional per guest . max of 2 .
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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