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20 acre Ranch wine retreat special offer for the weekend of 8/12-8/15

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Sleeps 8-12 With Vineyard And Mountain Views

Beautiful ranch style home located the heart of the

Santa Ynez Valley wine country. This home features amazing pastures and pond with a row boat. Lawns surround the front and back yards looking out over a vineyard. The private backyard includes a pool, oak pit bbq area and lovely outdoor dining options. The home has a fully stocked kitchen with all the amenities. Double ovens, microwave and 4 top range. Off the kitchen is the pantry room and laundry facilities. There are 3 bedrooms , two of which are kings and one queen.queen. the master is spacious with a jacuzzi tub and two large closets. There are 3 bathrooms. There is an additional comfortable memory foam queen pull out sofa that will enable the house to sleep 8.Because the house is spacious, 2 air mattresses can be used to have the home sleep up to 12. There is a serene screened porch area off the kitchen for more al fresco dining over looking the vineyard. Plenty of parking is available in the front and on the side entrances of the house. Full Internet is available along with flat screen and DVD player. Restaurants and wine tasting are within walking distance. The town of Los Olivos, with its amazing boutiques, art galleries and award winning wineries, brewery and restaurants are a mile and 1/2 away to either drive, walk or bike to. Hiking and cycling are prevalent here and both can be accessed right outside your door. The Figueroa mountains up the road offer beautiful hiking, biking and scenic driving. Many of our beautiful beaches are a mere 20 min on the 101 from this home and is yet another great way to spend the day. This property is very quiet and has a relaxing vibe to it. It's a perfect getaway for adventure and or quiet time!

Property Manager
Lisa laughlin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Lisa laughlin

Our family has lived in this valley for 5 generations and this home was always a place we've gathered for family events and milestones. Many special memories and times here

Lisa laughlin purchased this estate in 1970

Why Lisa laughlin chose Central Coast

This property is a wonderful rental due to its surrounding beauty and beautiful location. It's located in the center of the Santa Ynez valley and is close to most everything

What makes this estate unique

This property has wonderful hiking and walking areas that surround it


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

20 acre Ranch wine retreat special offer for the weekend of 8/12-8/15
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

the house was perfect for our family. we absolutely loved walking around the property and seeing the horses and vineyards.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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large property, fantastic location close to town, architecture is dark indoors

  • 4 of 5

it was a last minute reservation so we were super pleased to get it, although owner was difficult to get in touch with in a rush. At the end she made it happen and we had a great time.

heating the pool is extra but it wasn't working anyway.

Also including fees it came to $967/night more than 35% higher that the advertised $700/night. There's tax plus extra 10% service fee (VRBO fee?) which I know it's isn't the owner's fault but the cleaning fee was also very high

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Normally we book more than 24 hours in advance. This was a special last minute reservation that we did our best to accommodate. Our cleaning fee is $200 which we feel is reasonable for 10 plus people. The house is large and requires a cleaning lady to be there 2 full days in a row. We make nothing on the cleaning fee and pay the housekeeper $100/ day. Unfortunately VRBO is now charging an extra tax that they keep for themselves which drives our end price up at check out. We are a flat $700/ night. $1000 refundable security deposit and $200 cleaning fee. By law we have to charge a 10% bed tax. We also charge a $50 fee for animals and the pool fee to heat it is $75.
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Wonderful for multiple families Bc of the layout. Wonderful built in Santa Maria BBQ if you're into cooking! Pool and backyard was a blast

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in this beautiful ranch house in the heart of wine country!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for a wine tasting themed bachelorette weekend. The house was a beautiful ranch style house on a huge lot surrounded by vineyards and a quick jog away from a cute little downtown. The house was clean and spacious and had a lovely backyard with a pool which we spent the better part of the weekend in. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a stay in the middle of wine country!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful wine country property!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting and home for our family to get together. The 9 of us gathered from all over the states, and we very pleased with the accommodations. Thank you Lisa, for making it such a pleasant stay.

The home was very well stocked, everything was there, down to the water cooler. (We normally always have to buy bottled water) The pool was perfect temp for the warm weather. This was the perfect location for the wedding in Los Olivios, and the meet and greet dinner at Solvang. It was a beautiful event all the way around. I would highly recommend this property.

Mary Evans

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Immaculate Property with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house last weekend for our engagement party which was being held at a family's house locally. The property was immaculate and absolutely gorgeous views. from the back yard you can see horses grazing on the hill of the neighboring property!

The interior has a rustic ranch style, but is very fitting to the area. The house is spacious and very comfortable.

Lisa was very responsive and accommodating to our requests and questions. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Los olivos
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ballard inn
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Bike ride away from award winning wineries and restaurants


Rates & Availability

Ballard Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 11 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ballard Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious with large area for extra air mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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