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Los Olivos Micro Farm in the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,685 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath home

Enjoy the tranquility of our small farm where the amenities of the charming village of Los Olivos are just steps away. Plan your day while breakfasting in the shade of a large mulberry tree, fortifying yourself with fresh organic eggs collected (in season) from our hens and seasonal fruits and veggies you may harvest from our garden. Stroll into the village to enjoy local wine or visit an art gallery. Bike the wine trails of Ballard Canyon or Foxen Canyon where you might stop to enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the many scenic wineries along the way. Let the local shuttle bus, which stops just a few yards from your front door, chauffer you to the nearby towns of Ballard, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Buellton where you might spend an afternoon visiting historical sites or museums, tasting wine, sampling olive oil, Danish pastries (and Aebleskivers!) or shopping for souvenirs. At the end the day relax on our patio or in the jacuzzi situated in a beautifully landscaped garden. Pull a chair nearer the paddock, where the chickens and goats will surely entertain. On chilly evenings enjoy a movie in the family room where a cozy fire and a soft chenille throw will warm you. Prepare dinner in our newly remodeled kitchen or walk into the village to savor local gourmet farm-to-table fare.

Property Manager
April Gillette
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, some French, But Not Fluent
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017


Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1685 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bath for guest bedroom.
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master and office bedrooms share this bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Spacious closet.
    Office/guest bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Twin-size trundle bed pulls out to comfortably sleep two.
    Guest bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Twin-size trundle bed pulls out to comfortably sleep two.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Los Olivos Micro Farm in the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Delightful, Delicious with Loving Details!

  • 5 of 5

Los Olivos Micro Farm ABSOLUTELY exceeded our expectations in every way and offers so much more than the photos can convey. First, the heart of Micro farmer Jessica who greeted us and owner April, permeate every part of this experience with their care and attention to detail. The home itself and the grounds are one discovery after many well thought out details, kitchen supplies, bedding, floor plans and ambiance. The garden was a constant discovery...figs, Asian pears, eggplant, cherry tomatos, grapes, squash, apples and more! However the BEST PART is those darling chickens and the goats. We wanted to move in with them. Caring for them and being blessed by their eggs was an intangible reward and experience that we will always treasure. How incredible that April trusts her guests with this important role.

Nighttime by the firepit, under the stars, with hot tub close by and comfortable seating was like super rich frosting on the cake. It was also a birthday celebration and April ensured it was wonderful. Can't stop thinking about the incredible experience we had and memories we will always treasure. Thank you!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roberta, Thank you so much for your glowing review. It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay at the Micro Farm for your birthday. The animals all seemed to join in with the festivities, as well did the star lit skies. Hope to have you back again very soon for another birthday celebration. April
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We loved the animals.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience, thanks for sharing your home, animals and garden with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, Thank you for taking such good care of them as well. We loved having you. April
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Thank You April

  • 5 of 5

The four-day stay of four former college roommates at the micro farm was delightful. The house is small but immaculate and very well furnished. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. Having the goats and chickens to "care for" (we volunteered) was fun tho pretty minimal as watering and chicken feeding is done mechanically. The house is located outside central Los Olivos tho close enough to walk if you are so inclined. April responded quickly to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, So glad you and your former collage roommates had such a good time at the Micro Farm. Also thank you for taking such great care of the critters and contacting me with questions. Very helpful. We would love to have you back again very soon. April
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Cleveland, Ohio

Charming, clean, comfirtable, relaxed, quiet, convenient to town.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our weekend in Los Olivos for a family wedding. The goats and chickens add a delightful touch, and the owner was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Thank you for your kind review. Great having you and your family for your wedding weekend. April
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Long beach, ca

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at the micro farm and loved the entire time! It was a lot of fun being around the goats and chickens, and having fresh eggs in the morning. The house is very clean and nicely decorated. You can walk to town or take a short drive into the Solvang area for eating, but the kitchen is well stocked, making cooking easy and enjoyable. We plan on returning again some time!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George, So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Los Olivos Micro. Thank you for being so concerned about the hens as well. Your care for the animals was well appreciated. We hope to have you back very soon. April
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A lovely sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect. Came here to celebrate a birthday with a small group. Everything was clean and the kitchen had more than you would ever need. The outdoor set up was so inviting and peaceful that we literally spent all of our time (when not sleeping) outside. The mattress in the master was a little too soft for my personal preference, but everything was wonderful. The trundle beds were comfortable and everyone was able to sleep off the wine tasting in peace and comfort. We also feed the goats and hens each morning and it was a lovely morning routine. All in all, I would definitely recommend this property and its close proximity to town (we took walked to the local area everyday) and everything it has to offer. You won't be disappointed. Thank you April for making it a lovely long weekend away.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sophia, So glad you had such an enjoyable birthday weekend at the Micro Farm. We look forward to your return one day soon. April
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Andrew Murray Vineyards
"Great prices on some really fine wines. Andrew is, particularly, a master of Syrah!"
Alta Maria Vineyards
"Recommended for lovers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but do not miss the Sauvignon Blanc! De..."
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
"Take a picnic along and enjoy the natural beauty of each winery location. On summer weekends..."
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
"Beer aficionados, do not miss a visit the Los Olivos taproom. It's where the locals go! "
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Santa Ynez Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sides Hardware & Shoes
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
River Course at the Alisal Ranch
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
CA 154
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sides Hardware and Shoes
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Gaviota State Park
Car: recommended

The Santa Ynez Valley is an region of exceptional natural beauty and a near perfect Mediterranean climate. It is known for its horse farms, cattle ranches, olive groves, and crop farms as well as many of the nation's finest vineyards. Most definitely come to experience the valley's acclaimed wineries, but take the time to discover its exquisite landscape. Explore the Los Padres National Forest; picnic, hike, or mountain bike among the oaks and pines of the Figueroa Mountain, Lake Cachuma, or Santa Ynez River recreational areas. Discover local flora and fauna at the Sedgwick Reserve, nearly 6,000 pristine acres under the stewardship of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Visit the historic towns of Ballard, Santa Ynez, and Solvang to learn how the traditions of Spain, Denmark, and the American West made their mark on the development of early California. And of course visit the village of Los Olivos, a 19th-century stage coach stop whose Victorian and Old West architecture is now home to dozens of local wine tasting rooms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
$250 refundable damage deposit required for stays of seven (7) days or less. Longer periods may require a larger deposit.
Cleaning fee increases from $100 to $125 for stays of five (5) nights or more.
$125 refundable pet damage deposit required per pet. A maximum of two (2) pets are allowed.
The purchase of Property Damage Protection through CSA is strongly recommended. Visit for info.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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