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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,685 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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
Speaks: english, some French, But Not Fluent
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

Amenities

Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1685 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bath for guest bedroom.
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master and office bedrooms share this bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Los Olivos Micro Farm in the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews
5

Great place to stay in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two adult children have been planning a trip to the Santa Barbara Wine Country for quite some time. Our son is a wine maker here in Washington and that area is one of the few wine areas on the west coast we had not yet visited. The lovely micro farm and its location far exceeded our expectations!

We loved the spacious home and the beautiful yards and we had memorable evenings barbequing on the back patio after visiting wineries in either Los Olivos or other wine areas close by . We also spent one day walking a few blocks to downtown Los Olivos and found it very charming. The hot tub was a big hit for our son!

The kitchen had everything I needed to fix a family dinner - I almost felt I was in my own home! Our children loved feeding the goats and gathering the eggs from the chickens each morning. That was icing on the cake.

We had a lovely time and took home with us many wonderful memories. I hope we will be able to revisit someday in the future. I strongly recommend this jewel!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Billie, So glad you enjoyed your stay in the Santa Ynez Valley and the Los Olivos Micro Farm. I am sure the animals loved having you, as they love our guests. I hope the wine tasting and research was successful and fruitful as well. As a former viticulture and enology graduate, Willamette Valley Oregon vineyard owner, and a lover of great wines, I would love to try your sons wines. What winery in Washington is he the winemaker of? Love to know. We go up to Washington every month as well. It would be great to drop by for a wine tasting visit. We hope to have you back again soon. Thanks again for your great review. April
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5

Charming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Micro Farm for a girls weekend. The home is beautifully decorated and looks even better than the photos. We were happy we chose this home for our get-away. The beds were very comfortable, all linens and towels were fresh and clean and the home was spotless. There is a lovely patio area where you can enjoy the yard and view the goats & chickens. We were a bit wary of taking care of the animals, but it was fun and I'm glad we did it. The property itself is quite large, with an expansive grass area on one side of the house, plenty of room to roam around and enjoy the outdoors. The walk to town is easy as it is practically right around the corner. I don't think it is even a 5 min walk. I enthusiastically recommend a stay at the Micro Farm.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, Thank you for your great enthusiastic review. So glad you gals had such a great time in Los Olivos and at the Micro Farm during your girls getaway. It's always a great location for that as well as for families and adventurers. Look forward to your return soon. April
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5

Perfect Location & Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Micro Farm. The home is clean and comfortable. The backyard is amazing. The location is perfect. And April is great to work with. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Octavio, Thanks so much for your kind review. Hope to have you back again soon. April
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5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

The Micro Farm was a perfect place for our family weekend. Located close to the center of Los Olivos it is well-appointed and comfortable. We look forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return as well. April
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5

Fun on the Micro Farm!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and my parents plus our little dog stayed here while we were visiting our wedding venue in Los Olivos. It was the perfect cozy retreat and was so convenient to be able to walk into town! The guys also loved feeding the goats! Super charming.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

It's stunning here - so much space and beautifully maintained ! Didn't t want for anything and it's walking distance to the tasting rooms, shops and restaurants. Our second time here and we will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Amtrak
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.

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Rates & Availability

Los Olivos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late Summer, Early Autumn
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Autumn
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Autumn
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

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 http://www.vacationprotection.com/ for info.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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