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Little Piece of Heaven - 'Little Bear Cabin'

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - Sleeps 3 - surrounded by beautiful oak trees

Little Bear Cabin: Some call it magical, transformative, charming, a authentic wine country experience. Whatever ever anyone says it’s always a great memory. Little Bear Cabin sits on Cricket Canyon Ranch in the heart of Santa Ynez.

The ranch is surrounded by thousands of majestic red and white oak trees, some dating back hundreds of years, before the Spanish Missions and Santa Barbara Presidio.

This very special ranch inspires all who visit with a sense of serenity as it posses a mystical quality that seems to transcend reality. It’s amazing what four thousand oak trees can do to ones spirit.

This is the Santa Ynez experience at its very best!

From hilltop vistas, the surreal Figueroa and Santa Barbara Mountains rise up from the valley floor and greet you with an awe inspiring panoramic views for your morning walk. In the evening, the hilltop provides the perfect spot for star-gazers, as the darkened valley is the perfect location to watch the heavens.

In contrast the ranch also provides the serenity of the oak meadows where you can picnic under huge oak limbs that seem to embrace you.

Each spring thousands of native birds migrate to the ranch and the lush oak canyons providing a chorus of songs throughout the day. We have a wide assortment of wildlife including; deer, bobcat, grey squirrels, coyotes, red fox, raccoons, owls, golden eagles, bald eagles, hawks, and falcons, all call the ranch home during different seasons.

Miles and miles of hiking, riding, cycling trails all seem to connect right from the ranch entrance. Want to bring your horses, no problem. The horse barn is a favorite hangout for the western pleasure crowd.

More Details

Ree Embley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an amazing stay here at your cabin. I loved going out to the swing under the trees with my coffee and book in the morning and later in the weekend listening to the rain hit the roof. We loved the fires and all the cozy rooms and the wonderful smell of the the trees and rain outside. Beautiful cabin!
Nov 2016
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Santa Ynez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom-shower, toilet and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 Bedroom with sitting room attached with twin sofa bed. A twin rollaway can be set up in the bedroom or living room for a fourth person.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Santa Barbara is 35 miles, beach Gaviota 20 miles. Enjoy wine tasting at many of the surrounding vineyards in the area. The quaint towns of Solvang and Los Olivos are minutes away. Bring your bicycles and ride the country roads in the beautiful valley. Dine at one the fabulous restaurants in Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Solvang.


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Little Piece of Heaven - 'Little Bear Cabin'
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

The cabin is quaint and nice. Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had a great stay. The Satellite TV wasn't working which was just fine; nice to unplug once in awhile. Ree, the owner let us know ahead of time. We went to Santa Barbara for the day because it was really hot during our stay. At night, we sat outside and relaxed. We played Monopoly until 1AM and had great family time. We are looking forward to going back this winter.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect little fully equipped cabin in a quiet setting. Trees, wildlife, and a lovely landscape not too far from all the Solvang activity! Ree is a gracious hostess. We hope to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing Property amazing people. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Beautiful Ranch, Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage set on a beautiful ranch. We enjoyed hiking the trails and seeing the views in its secluded canyon. So relaxing! Can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful cabin in the oaks

  • 5 of 5

Nicely maintained spacious cabin. Secluded location but close drive to nice restaurants shopping and wine tasting.

No cell coverage so wifiwould be nice to add!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven and homey!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the cabin to share the Thanksgiving Holiday with my kids (24 & 26) I live nearby but needed a place that had a full kitchen and room for my son and his fiance to stay. They were the only ones that stayed overnight, but there was plenty of space for all of us to enjoy our time together and make a full Thanksgiving meal! The pictures don't fully do justice to the beautiful setting, and cute cabin!! Absolutely lovely, and the owner was accomodating, kind and thoughtful. We felt right at home. Although the cabin is just below the owners home, they gave us complete privacy and there was enough distance to feel you had the space to yourself! Highly recommend this rental. We will be using it again for sure!!

Thanks for everything, Ree!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Santa Ynez, Dos Carlitos
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Alisal River Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 154
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Santa Ynez
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Credit card. Deposit of first night is requires and non-refundable if reservation is canceled within 5 days of arrival

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.

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