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Circle L Ranch - Palomino Paradise!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

In the early 1970s, Willard and Dorothy Beanland ventured north to Solvang from Los Angeles. They settled and built their retirement ranch called Goldie Acres. The reason for the name was that they bred, raised and trained Tennessee Walker Palomino horses. Yes, only Palominos here! The Beanlands’ passion for their horses had them riding them in the Pasadena Rose Parade for 34 years in a row. In addition to the Rose Parade, they rode in countless other parades displaying the incredible silver saddles they designed specifically for their Palominos. They were a fixture in parade riding community. Willard passed at the age of 82, leaving Dorothy the task of caring for the horses until she could no longer ride. Dorothy passed away in the late 1990s and the one remaining Palomino on the ranch, Tequila, was given to a gal that rode with the Ladies Mounted Sheriffs, and they continue to ride in local parades today.

As the Beanlands aged, the ranch became tired and worn from the 30 years of their Palomino passion and ranch dream. The property was sold to only the second owner in 35 years — a real cowboy — who has attempted to keep the traditional feel of the ranch but has modernized the home, its surrounding barns, arenas, pastures, and landscaping.

The traditional California board and batten home has been remodeled, adding all modern amenities including a pool, pool house, outdoor pizza oven, landscape and outdoor lighting and custom landscaping. Restored and updated with luxurious Western Theme Décor, natural stone and hard wood floors throughout. With all of these changes, the name change to “Circle L Ranch” was appropriate. Come and join us for a stay and enjoy the feel of the Old West. You may even spot a Palomino horse in one of the pastures.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantastic property! Good times had by all. Great amenities. Love the shower products!
Sep 2016
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Solvang Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , En suite bathroom w/ steam shower & soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom w/ large shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shared bathroom w/ shower & pedestal sink
    Powder Room - toilet
  • Bathrooms: En suite bath with steam shower and soaking tub (Master Bedroom) · En suite bath with large walk in shower (Master Bedroom 2) · Shared bath with walk in shower, pedestal sink (Bedroom 3 & 4) · Powder room off living area · All baths have custom tile and western decor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 26" TV, fireplace, french doors to patio, en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 26" TV, french doors to pond patio, en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 20″ TV, door to pool/garden area, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 20″ TV, door to pool/garden area, shared bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Circle L Ranch - Palomino Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Jaw Dropping

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic home has a museum quality decor depicting the Old West and gorgeous tranquil grounds. A don't miss and, for us, a do again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply outstanding --

  • 5 of 5

This house is an ultimate jam! Super spacious, comfortable, high end all around. Perfect for family getaways especially if you have kids which can run around and play in the pool. The house is not cheap but in our opinion was great value. Mark and Leanne were responsive to our needs and very easy to deal with. We came across this house searching for a rental in Santa Barbara which we could not find – it worked out great because the weather in Solvang was so much better than SB. The only negative feedback was that the water in the hot tub wasn’t hot. Looking forward to going back.


  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
SBA Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Solvang
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Alisal Golf Course in Solvang
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Santa Barbara / Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Solvang
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Santa Barbara
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

$1100/night during all major holidays (3 night minimum)

Cancellation Policy: In the event you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so 30 days or more prior to arrival. Please note that a 15% cancellation fee will be incurred. No refund will be given for cancellations within 30 days of your arrival date.

Fifty percent (50%) of your total rental fee is due at time of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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