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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Little Piece of Heaven - 'Little Bear Cabin'
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Hello Ree,

Thank you for a wonderful time in Santa Ynez. Your property is beautiful, peaceful, and just what we needed to relax and get out of the city. The cabin was more than adequate, clean, and very well stocked. We will definitely be back as often as we can. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet cabin; great location

  • 4 of 5

Little Bear is a lovely cabin located near hiking and wineries.

The bed was very comfy; although the bedroom is located below the main floor

and does not have natural daylight. Bathroom is upstairs.

Living room very comfortable; lots of games for a fun evening and the kitchen is well stocked.

The owner very friendly and left a bottle of wine to greet us.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite country location perfect for a couple looking to get away.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful propert. The cabin's a nIicely apppointed, comfy country retreat. We had deer out front in the morning. Only five minutes from wineries and Los Olivos. The bonus room was perfect for our toddler.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing Property amazing people. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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