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Come stay in our vacation home away from home...A short drive north of Santa Barbara on Hwy 101, just up the canyon from Refugio State Beach and down the hill from President Reagan's Ranch.
This newly renovated home is spacious and has 2 nice size bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, right in the middle of mountains and two creeks on this 214 acre Ranch. It has a screened in porch for morning coffee or drinks at sunset...It also has a large kitchen and living room perfect for entertaining. This is a surfer and wine enthusiast paradise. Come and breathe the fresh air and drink the cool clear water from our own spring.
We have Limousine service that can pick you up from Los Angeles and other airports in Southern California and bring you straight to us.This Limousine service can also take you to other destinations, including the Santa Ynez Wine Country. For reservations please ask for Luigi's contact information
I also have a one bedroom cabin. Listing # www.vrbo/508816
I grew up here on this ranch with my 5 sisters and 2 brothers. I am granddaughter to Ramon Mateo Saralegui from Spain, who originally homesteaded this Ranch in 1886. He met my grandmother Dolores also from Spain, here in Santa Barbara and they were married.Together they had two children. My father Bernard and his sister Anne. My dad was a very hard working man. He met and married my mother Maxine in 1946. He was a Rancher and built the main Ranch house while working full time at the Gas Co. My mother Maxine was a homemaker and designer of the Ranch house that my dad built...
As children we spent a lot of time outdoors, especially in the creek and at our Refugio Beach in the summertime...What fun!
I currently live here in the Ranch house where we have had most of our family gatherings throughout the years. We have also had several weddings on the property so if you are interested in having a wedding here or some other small event please let me know. There are many beautiful sites to choose from that could potentially be perfect for you.
Joyce Orsua purchased this house in 1896
I own this property because it was passed down to me. We have owned it since the 1800's and I have the honor of being the caretaker of this unique piece of heaven on earth...
Not only do I love my home and this property because I grew up here and have so many memories but it's really the perfect location. If you want quiet relaxation it's as good as it gets. It's only a short distance to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. If you want to go horseback riding it's only 5 minutes away. In just 20-30 minutes South you can go to Goleta or Santa Barbara, where you can find any number of activities. You can also go North to the Santa Ynez Valley where there is a nice variety of eatery's and winery's to visit or see a movie...
the is a darling little house tucked away in refugio canyon near goleta and santa barbara. our host, joyce was very accommodating and responsive to all our questions.
We were there for only 1 night, but it was awesome. The house is perfect for 4-6 people. bedrooms are large and the kitchen is nicely stocked. There was coffee, Spices, some condiments. We could have brought some groceries from Goleta, (about 15 min drive). I liked the little diary the owner left for feedback, and I suggested she could upgrade the Tv's to some flat screens, and bug light in the outside patio would be nice to keep those pesky bugs out of the patio, so people can enjoy it in the evening.
Really enjoyed staying at Joyce's property . It was as expected . Charming and rustic . Really quiet and surrounded by nature . The house was clean and bathrooms were great . Will definitely return . Thanks Joyce :)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in beautiful Refugio Canyon under the canopy of historic Sycamores and Oaks. The cabin was clean and well furnished, and Joyce was most helpful in answering our questions and explaining the history of the ranch. We took advantage of the close proximity to the beach (kayaking & surf fishing) and had some great meals in Goleta & Santa Barbara. When we weren't out exploring we enjoyed time on the cabin's screened porch - so relaxing!! We hope to make this a regular destination for a "stay-cation"!
We happened to stay at the ranch house on the hottest weekend in July. Joyce was quick to supply fans which helped a lot and the nights were a bit cooler. The house was super clean & comfortable for the 4 of us + a small baby. Highly recommended.
Off the beaten path, at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains, just down the road from Santa Barbara, you'll find this secret treasure of a house. The house itself is clean and really spacious with beautiful landscaping backing up to woods and a brook. We felt right at home meeting Joyce (who lives up the road) and her homey touches throughout the property. There's a wonderful screen porch for relaxing. Or you could rent horses at the ranch steps away and take a guided ride through the mountains. Santa Barbara and Solvang (the Danish capital of the United States) are just a short car ride away for beaches, shops and great restaurants. Ronald Reagan retreated to his ranch above in the mountains up this same road. You'll see why. Thank you, Joyce, for vacation we'll never forget. We hope to return!
Above there are several activities that are 15-35 minutes from my vacation rental to give you a better perspective what kind of activities are close even though a bit farther than 15 minutes.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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