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Winter, the best season in Santa Ynez: wine tasting, biking, temps in the 60s.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath home is 10 minutes walk from restaurants & wine tasting.

Located on a quiet street, this single story, 2,000 sq ft home is newly redone in an earthy ranch-like decor. Secluded, sunny, inviting with character; it is a place to mingle and build friendships. Every room looks out on a garden of fruit trees, flowers, and lawn, giving each bedroom its own private, secluded feel. With new stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, open cathedral ceiling, large dining/living room, large open kitchen, and two fireplaces this place is made for mingling and relaxing. The artisan dining table can seat 10. The backyard has a BBQ grill and hot tub. The sweeping lawn is made for fun with provided croquet, badminton, bocci ball, horseshoes, even gunny sacks for those energetic races. A favorite game is to count the stars as they emerge, while soaking in the hot tub with that glass of wine. Although near the sleepy town of Santa Ynez this home is in a quiet, private setting.

More Details

Robin Newman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Robin Newman

I've built an Egg Donor business that takes me to South Africa, India, Mexico and Barbados. It brings me a lot of happiness, as it does those I serve. It is run from wherever I have internet.

Robin Newman purchased this house in 2010

Why Robin Newman chose Santa Ynez

Born and raised in Montecito, California it out grew my love of small towns in beautiful settings with excellent weather. In 2007 I bought this home in Santa Ynez 30 minutes away. I love living in this vineyard and ranching valley. Now living with the man of my life on his Ranch not far away, I offer my home to you. I am certain you will relax and immerse yourself here as I have.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Robin, We stayed at your other lovely home Country Garden Cottage, last year. It was unavailable this weekend and want to tell you we're here and settling in to your beautiful new home Country Comfort Cottage. The great news is that we love it here. The bad news (for you) is that we're not leaving!! E.V.E.R. :)

We'll check back later, but wanted you to know all is well.
May 2013
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Santa Ynez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite to master bedroom, newly done!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New with granite counters, glass shower, upscale.
  • Both bathrooms are newly remodeled with granite counters, glass shower doors, wooden vanity with lots of storage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Music Room w/queen - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Best bed in the house, french doors to outside & Great room
  • Large glass patio doors in every bedroom to the outside. Each bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed, new mattresses in 2012. Choose the perfect firmness for you. Large closets in each bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Winter, the best season in Santa Ynez: wine tasting, biking, temps in the 60s.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews

Couldnt be better for hanging out and socializing.

  • 5 of 5

Great house layout and with air conditioning, heating and two fireplaces, we were always comfortable. Oh yes the Hot Tub and abundantly producing fruit trees are awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved this home for the same reasons, all the years I lived in it. Now that I live elsewhere it makes me very happy to be sharing this vicariously with my guests. I appreciate you letting me know! - Robin
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Top Notch

  • 5 of 5

First time to CA. Was there for a family wedding. Beautiful Home. Very quite neighborhood. Backyard was nice & relaxing for a glass of wine. They had a hot tub, but was too busy to use. We stayed 6 nights and was concerned that there was no washer/dryer. They were in the garage and the owner came immediately too open up for access. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen with the island was perfect for our gatherings. The home is centrally located to Los Olivos and Santa Ynez and also not far from Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, I had to go and fracture my wrists. Not one, but both! Fortunately, Santa Ynez had a nice ER only 5 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry to hear about your wrists! I admit I've use that small, local hospital even if I have to drive a lot longer, I love it. I really wanted to hang out and have a glass of wine with you after we met, but I had my To Do list to accomplish. Thanks for loving my home, it makes it so enjoyable for me to share in this way. I'm going there today since it is not rented as the fog in Santa Barbara is getting to me.
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Franklin, TN

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property: well equipped, beautiful landscaping, experienced owner, comfortable, clean. There with family for a wedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of girls meeting up for a celebration going for wine tasting in Los Olivos! The house was beautiful with a big kitchen/ common room which was perfect for us. Also big back yard with a wonderful hot tub perfect for relaxation after a busy day.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other couples for the Solvang Century ride. The home has a large entertaining area with a nice kitchen and giant island - perfect for dinner parties up to 8. Rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. The hot tub was incredible after riding our bikes 100 miles. I could go on, but suffice it to say that we'd highly recommend this house for a trip to Solvang. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to celebrate our friend's 40th!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with three families for a weekend. The girls enjoyed a wine tasting excursion and we all enjoyed cooking a gourmet meal in the kitchen for the birthday girl. There was plenty of space for all of the kids in the separate den. We really enjoyed our stay and felt right at home in the comfort of this beautiful house. We would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Mavericks Saloon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Santa Ynez
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Santa Ynez Rt 154
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
SY Kitchen, Dos Carlitos, Grappalos
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Santa Barbara or Gaviota
Car: recommended

Many wineries nearby, great biking, and horses for rent too. This home is most often rented for Girls Weekends, Family Reunions and housing a wedding party as the the local wineries have beautiful wedding sites. Gainey Vineyard is one mile away. Wine tasting just 10 minute walk. Los Olivos or Solvang is a 5 minute drive. We have several golf courses in our area 18 hole and are located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Lake Cachuma is located just 7 miles south. This 6 mile long lake has a shoreline that stretches 42 miles for great bass, crappie and trout fishing. Rent a row boat, kayak, or paddle boat and spend the day enjoying one of America’s most beautiful lake settings. Want more? Bike the same roads that Lance Armstrong and American bicycle teams train on, hike with 2500 foot gain, dip in the many natural pools along the Santa Ynez River, visit the 100' high Nojoqui Waterfall...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and damage dep. $170
Tax Rate 12.0%

SAVE 15% contact me directly to avoid VRBOs "service fee" and 12% Bed Tax: Robin at Santa Ynez Rental dot com.
I have 2 rates but cannot get VRBO to show it my way. I charge one rate UP to 4 people, and another rate up to 8 people.
For awhile I used a per person rate for over 4 people but guests were always changing the amount of people staying per night and it became very time consuming to track and impossible to bill through this system.

Weekend pricing means it includes Saturday night. This can be for Friday and Saturday nights or Saturday Sunday night. If you stay Fri-Sun you will be billed weekend rates for only 2 nights, and weeknight rate for the 3rd night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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