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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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 Ballard

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


Ballard Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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20 acre Ranch wine retreat special offer for the weekend of 8/12-8/15
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

The place was amazing and perfect for a wine weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say that this place was amazing. The place was very spacious and we were all very comfortable. Lisa kept great communication. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here! The house is centrally located between Solvang and Los Olivos, nestled between wineries. It is quiet and serene. The house is lovely, warm and welcoming. Lisa was a great host - communicative and helpful! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

Although I rented the ranch for my family from out of town I thought the house was great with one exception. It's very dark day or night and not all lights worked. My family was very comfortable and that was the main thing.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed their stay! Thanks so much for your feedback. We will be replacing any lighting that does not work right away.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Property was very spacious and comfortable! We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful and well located. The interior is accurately reflected in the photos, dated but functional. The interior appeared clean, but we found a dead mouse and droppings. The owner was very nice and responsive, but we had threw out the mouse and changed the sheets ourselves. The owner refunded the cleaning deposit.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. The mouse issue has been completely taken care of now. Due to the extreme cold weather of the time of this rental a few mice got it the house for warmth. An exterminator was called and the problem was dealt with promptly. This is a ranch so there can be critters outside. We've never had this extreme issue before.
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Santa Monica

Big open property with a very unique house. Comfortable and had everything you could want.

  • 5 of 5

My cycling team enjoyed the space. It had a great garage to hold our gear, a backyard to just relax, big grounds to explore, a huge house that's easy to get lost in, and a big kitchen to socialize around food. The area was great with small towns to explore. The cable TV needs some maintenance but we weren't there for TV! Low hassle and was great for a rainy weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cable TV has been fixed.. thanks for the info.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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