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Large Carpinteria Lodge On Foothill Ranch

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 8,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath, 8500 Square Foot Home On 12 Acre Working Ranch

HeartStone Ranch is a beautiful, private Estate on 12 acres that is the perfect location for a relaxing family vacation. The beaches only 1mile away with many Santa Barbara attractions within 20 minutes. We have a wonderful Zoo, Museums, Sea Center at the Pier and very good shopping and restaurants, both in Carpinteria, Montecito and Santa Barbara.

We provide lawn games, a putting green, pool table, games, Cable TV and WIFI. There is an outdoor BBQ/Full kitchen with a Stone Fireplace to enjoy meals and evenings outdoors.

HeartStone Ranch is also a premier Wedding Venue. House rental does NOT include having an event which is described separately on our main event website below.

The Beautiful Lawns, Rose Gardens, Pond, Outdoor Entertainment Pergola with fireplace & the HeartStone Wedding Pergola creates a perfect setting for a dream wedding. There are Pastures with Horses grazing, Hummingbirds everywhere, Bees buzzing on the million Flowers, Sun shining with the massive mansion as a wonderful backdrop. The Sunsets over the Ocean Views are incredible.

Rental area is limited to the house and 2 acres around the house.

Please check the calendar as it is up to date.

Fees for events with less than 50 people start at $12,500 including 2 night stay. Events over 75 people start at $12,500, house rental not included. Please see our main website for event information prior to emailing us with questions.

We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about booking the mansion for your vacation, hosting a wedding or scheduling a tour.

Thank you so much for visiting our websites.

More Details

Kathleen Wigle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Kathleen Wigle

Our family purchased the property in 1987. We designed and built our dream home. The kids have grown so we decided to make it available for others to enjoy.

Kathleen Wigle purchased this lodge in 1987

Why Kathleen Wigle chose Carpinteria

This is a family owned property and available as a vacation rental. The owner lives in the home year round meaning everything beautifully furnished and in excellent condition. Our home is not appropriate for a large group of young adults who want to party, for example a Wedding Party without family to supervise will not be booked.

What makes this lodge unique

One of the largest and best vacation rentals in the area. The home was designed to host events. It is also welcoming with large living spaces as well as very private bedrooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My son had his wedding at Heartstone Ranch. With views of the ocean and beautiful gardens, this was a beautiful venue for a wedding. There is a big lawn where the wedding took place and then the dinner afterwards. There is a smaller upper lawn area, just below the estate where wine and appetizers were served. Also included is an outdoor bar area with a big fireplace and seating area for people to sit and enjoy each other's company. The bridal party descended from the estate, down beautiful stairs to the wedding site. It was a beautiful entrance, especially with all the gardens in full bloom. We also decided to rent the estate house for the weekend. It holds about 14 people and has plenty of space for quiet and visiting. There is a game room that was fun for all. I only wish we had planned more time to stay there. Nick, the manager was wonderful in helping us with all details.

We received many comments on the wonderful venue on the wedding. Thank you Nick and Kathryn for opening up this beautiful spot.
Jun 2012
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Carpinteria Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master 1st floor - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    3rd floor suite - toilet , tub , shower
    Southeast 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Northeast 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rose bathroom - toilet
    Chicken Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Southwest 2nd floor - toilet , tub , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Southwest 2nd Floor - 1 king
    Southeast 2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Northeast 2nd Floor - 1 double
    3rd floor suite - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master 1st - 1 king
    Guestroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Large Carpinteria Lodge On Foothill Ranch
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Amazing place for a family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

We were wowed from the minute we arrived! The house and grounds are gorgeous. There were thirteen of us-- three generations aged 12 - 70; we all had a wonderful time. Morning coffee on the back porch with distant ocean views, playing Frisbee and other games on the massive back lawn, three beautiful nights enjoying dinner, conversation, and games in the gorgeous outdoor kitchen/barbecue/fireplace area. We also made good use of the game room with pool table, game table, electronic darts, and more. Kathleen is a warm and gracious host. She respected our privacy, but was very friendly when we reached out, allowing our 12-year-old to pet her beautiful horses and collect fresh eggs from the chicken coop (both under her supervision). We also picked blackberries, fed her two cute goats, and played with her dog, Boone (such a sweeetie). HeartStone is truly a special place; we hope to return one day to create even more awesome memories. Thank you, Kathleen!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you all had a relaxing and memorable time at HeartStone Ranch. I loved sharing the house, the gardens, the views and the animals with your wonderful family. Would love to have you back again! :) Thank you so much for your kind words and I appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay.
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Amazing Location for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a three-night family gathering at the Heartstone Ranch and things couldn't have been more perfect! There were fifteen of us ranging in age from 3 to 88 and this property provided something for everyone. The kids spent hours playing games on the lawn, feeding the goats and playing in the game room. The grandparents enjoyed strolls through the gardens, relaxing in the cozy reading rooms, and watching the children play from the rear porch. And everyone got to enjoy the outdoor dining area and fireplace.

The owner, Kathleen, is very warm and welcoming! She was there to greet us when we arrived, answered questions via text promptly, and generally did everything she could to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of! She even took the time to take the younger kids to the barn area to show them the farm animals ... and sent them back to the house with a dozen fresh eggs from the chicken coop! Kathleen also stopped by when we were leaving to send us off with a warm good-bye. Very classy and much appreciated by our family.

While in Carpinteria, we went to the beach on one day for lunch and surf lessons. On another day, we went on a family hike to the bluffs. Each day ended with the entire family relaxing and playing on the rear lawn of the house, and enjoying food and wine in the outdoor dining area. We would highly recommend this property for any type of gathering. The house and grounds are immaculate, and the owner does everything she can to make sure your stay will be enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I absolutely loved meeting your family and very pleased you had a wonderful time, leaving with lots of memories. The photo you sent me with our beloved elderly dog Faith and the children is so precious. Thank you for sending and we will treasure it. Thank you for taking great care of my home and this special review and I wish you and your family all the best. Welcome back anytime. :)
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Dreamy garden with ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a long weekend at Heartstone Ranch. What a magical place. Our family enjoyed sitting by the outdoor fire, playing croquet and Frisbee and bean bag toss, playing cards and shooting pool and practicing putting on the lawn. We were enchanted by the sweet smell of roses, jasmine and oranges. The view over fields to the beach is spectacular as is the view over orange groves to the Santa Ynez mountains. The only downside was having to leave. Thank you Kathleen for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, It was wonderful meeting your delightful family. I am so happy you had a enjoyable time. It was really nice to share my home with you and your adventurous family. All the best to all of you and hope you have a great 4th of July. Warmly, Kathleen
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Birthday Celebration

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Heartstone Ranch is a beautiful property; however the owner and dealing with her is very disappointing. I felt she was constantly checking on me and my guests and did not allow us a carefree stay. Further, the owner go into a heated discussion with my guest and planner over a surprise over music for my dinner/party celebration. She obligated us to return inside if we wanted the five- member Mariachi band to play. It was extremely disconcerting as my friends had paid a lot of money for this in order to surprise me. I have no idea how she rents this place for weddings. The property is beautiful, but I would not recommend anyone to stay there due to the constant interfering of the owner and checking on you. She should not rent the property if she does not want it used. I was very disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry you were disappointed in your stay. My intention in sharing my home is to enable guests to have a wonderful time and leave with positive memories of their time at HeartStone Ranch. I only checked in with you once to see if you had any questions, which you did about a kitchen appliance. I also brought up my beautiful horse for all of you to take photos with her. You all seemed so thankful and happy and having a great time. Hopefully these photos will provide you with happy memories of your birthday. Your friend had requested a band for your event in the weeks prior to your event. I told her that my pre-approval of the specific band was needed and a small quartet was fine but no amplified music nor any brass instruments. She said she would inform me if they had plans for a band. I would have sent her releases and other paperwork to complete the process. I never heard back from her and thought no band was hired. Unfortunately, your friend who was a wedding planner, waited to inform me 30 minutes prior to the Mariachi Band arrival. I cannot host Mariachi bands on my property due to the noise. Rather than cancel the band, we agreed after a couple of songs outside, that the Brass instruments would be played inside the house so as to not bother the neighbors. She said she was very sorry and seemed grateful for my accommodations at the last minute. Again, I am so sorry you were upset and that the confusion and misunderstanding about the band caused you disappointment. Though this information is in my rental agreement, I plan to make these considerations more clearly expressed to renters, who want additional guests while they stay at my home.
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Amazing Wedding Weekend Location

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I were searching for both a wedding venue and a place where our parents and siblings could all stay together, instead of being scattered around town in hotels. Heartstone Ranch fulfilled both beautifully. Everything about the property is gorgeous. The lawns and gardens are immaculately kept, making for amazing picture locations, and the outdoor cooking area was great for entertaining our large group. The owner went above and beyond to make sure our stay was pleasant and the grounds were ready for our wedding. All of our wedding guests were amazed by the location and beauty of the outdoor setting. If we could do our wedding all over again we'd absolutely choose Heartstone again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is nothing short of amazing! We held a bachelorette party here, for 15 girls. The house was stunning, the beds and linens were so comfortable, and the house held all the amenities we could have possibly asked for (including extra bottles of makeup remover in the bathroom).

This is the perfect space for any type of gathering. We did yoga on the back lawn, had a private chef cook dinner one night, and everyone had plenty of space. Plus, when we split the cost between 15 people, the price was so affordable.

Working with Nick was so easy! I really hope other people get to experience the joy that is staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Downtown Carpinteria
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Amtrak Carpinteria
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Santa Monica Offramp 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Downtown Carpinteria
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Santa Claus Lane
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,250
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.0%

This is an estate residence that the owner lives in full time. It is designed for family retreats, pre-planned events and corporate retreats. It is not suitable for groups of young adults who want to have a loud party.

$5000 Security Deposit fully refundable OR Purchase $5000 property protection and the Security Deposit will be reduced to $1250. Number & age of children may increase fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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