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Ballard Canyon Ranch - Beautiful Home on 20 acres in Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

In the heart of Santa Ynez Wine Country, amid rolling green hills and pastures, lies this welcoming home overlooking the valley floor of Ballard Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley. Drive to the ranch along winding backroads, past miles of rich farmland, working ranches and rolling vineyards....all this while still close to restaurants, shopping and activities.

The home is perched proudly on a knoll that overlooks the vast surrounding 20 acres. This is a charming home with an upscale relaxed feel. A sophisticated neutral palate of greys, linens, and crisp white creates a tranquil backdrop to complement the natural green surroundings of the countryside. Soon to be planted with grapevines, the property promises to be an oasis of viticulture and serenity.

The home features 3 Bedrooms. Upstairs, a "Family Suite" design is set up with the Master Bedroom, Bathroom and Guest Bedroom all sharing the second floor. The Master Bedroom faces the sweeping valley views with French doors leading to a balcony. The Bedroom faces the backyard with the majestic oaks just outside the window, creating the feeling of being in a tree house, when tucked away in this quiet space.

Two downstairs Bedrooms complete the sleeping accommodations. One will be perfect as a second Master Suite with attached Bathroom. The other Bedroom offers a queen-size bed - both rooms open to the backyard where a fire pit sits amid the lawn and surrounding oaks.

The Living Room and Kitchen blend together perfectly for shared conversation and to stay connected to mealtime activity. A two-sided fireplace opens both to the Living Room and front porch where a cozy seating area is the perfect after hours place to enjoy a mellow glass of wine or deep rich espresso. An enclosed Dining Porch brings the outside in, with 3 walls of windows and doors. There are more dining options with the handcrafted farm table on the porch with stunning valley views.

Though one may never wish to leave the properties serene "get away from it all" appeal, the Santa Ynez Valley is full of wonderful activities and things to do. The obvious choice in Wine Country of course is to visit local tasting rooms and wineries, of which there are over 150 in this area of the Central Coast. Solvang is a hub for Danish delights, local festivals, and plenty of shopping.

The neighboring towns of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez also offer their own local flavor, and are well worth visiting. Exploring on foot, bike or in "touring jeeps" is fun too! There are many hiking and biking trails. An easy hike to see the wildflowers in the spring on Figueroa Mountain is a must, or pick apples in the fall! Feel adventurous? Head to the Santa Ynez Airport for Glider Rides - there is nothing like seeing the valley from the air to take ones' breath away.

A visit to Ballard Canyon Ranch is a welcoming escape from the responsibilities and expectations that, all too often, consume busy lives. Take a break from it all and make a commitment to a slower pace and quality of life, to enjoy this slice of paradise in the beautiful countryside of Solvang. Welcome home! You may never leave!


Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks.

Weekend rate applies to Sunday night of any legal holiday weekend.

Minimum Nights

3-Night minimum stay with the following additional restrictions:

Thanksgiving Week (Any dates booked within the week of Thanksgiving)

7-Night minimum for all bookings made before Oct 1st.

3-Night minimum for current year bookings made after Oct 1st.

Christmas Weeks (Dec 19 - 26 & Dec 26 - Jan 2)

7-Night minimum (in the fixed weeks above) for all bookings made before Nov 1st.

3-Night minimum (and flexible dates) for current year bookings made after Nov 1st.

Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 12% Lodging Tax.

$350 Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees), Booking Fee (varies based on reservation cost).

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

More Details

Property Manager
Paradise Retreats
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Paradise Retreats

Paradise Retreats

World Class Vacation Rentals, LLC

16 E. Arrellaga Street

Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

+1 (805) 275-1851

Why Paradise Retreats chose Solvang

Privacy, Luxury and Comfort. A "home away from home"!

What makes this house unique

Away from it All!

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Transcribed from guestbook at property) What a joy it has been to take in the beauty and peaceful atmosphere that surrounds your beautiful home and property! We feel so refreshed for having been here and look forward to visiting again. You are dear to have shared this oasis with us.
Oct 2017
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Solvang House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Is shared with Bedroom #2
    Hall Bathroom- Downstairs - toilet , shower
    En Suite Bathroom in downstairs Bedroom #3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite #1 - Guests in Bedroom #2 will have to walk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master Suite with En suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Door to backyard
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Ballard Canyon Ranch - Beautiful Home on 20 acres in Wine Country
average rating of 4.85 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful property, very well maintained! I would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house for a weekend birthday celebration. The property was very clean, well maintained and everything was easily accessible. The views from the front and the back are beautiful! A perfect place to entertain and relax for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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special place

  • 4 of 5

had a great time

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal 50th Birthday & Cycling Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Ballard Canyon Ranch is an epic rental property, with amazing views from every window! Calm, serine, majestic, pristine, absolutely beautiful, are just a few words to describe this wonderful home. 5 women shared BCR for 5 nights, cooking meals, enjoying the spectacular views, relaxing in the Living Room, soaking up the sun in Anderondac Chairs, relaxing in the quiet back yard while talking on the phone, sharing meals in the lovely, bright dinning room, and experiencing fantastic long road rides. BRC is in the Perfect location for rides to Fig Mtn, the coast, and through the surrounding towns and grape vines. Demitria Private Winery was the groups favorite, along w/the birthday dinner at Santa Ynez Kitchen, but returning to the ranch was the highlight!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5


- Quiet neighborhood with lovely scenery and views from house

-Well appointed

- Nice gas firepit outside

-Good napping hammock

-Great for bird watching-lots of unique species

-Nice bedrooms and bathrooms


-Gas grill was kind of rickety but functional

- Upstairs main bedroom doesn't have a door so could be an issue, the queen bedroom upstairs has a door. Worked fine for us since it was family.

- Dining room was a bit cramped, once you sat down nobody could get by you, because table and chairs take up whole area

-Living area was a little small but it was made for indoor/out door living so only an issue if weather prevented you from being outside

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Visit to Ballard Canyon Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay, beautiful setting located on hillside overlooking vinyards, the house was decorated to the T. All the amenities were top notch andI would highly recommend Paradise Retreat Properties.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing. The house was just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was spectacular. The house was meticulously kept and the grounds were stunning. It was so quiet and peaceful throughout our entire stay. We will definitely book this property again. In fact, we discussed coming back once a year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Rancho San Marcos
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
El Capitan State Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional