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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
Speaks: english, some French, But Not Fluent
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017


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.


Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • 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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(64 traveler reviews)

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Los Olivos Micro Farm in the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country
average rating of 4.96875 based on 64 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: Aug 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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Lovely house, great location...outdoor space was amazing

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. We spent the majority of our time outside in the backyard. There is a lovely patio with chairs, table, fire pit, bbq, etc. A gorgeous tree shades the entire area. The landscaping is beautiful and creates such a peaceful environment. Our children enjoyed the chickens and goats immensely, the highlight of their day was feeding the animals, along with exploring the garden and yard.

The house itself was also very nicely decorated and comfortable. Kitchen had everything you needed to make meals. Sheets and towels were clean and nice quality.

The location of the property is perfect to walk to the main drive of Los Olivos, it was easy to go back and forth to wine taste and dinner.

April was great. She clearly communicated all directions and details. She was also very accommodating, letting us check in a few hours ahead of the scheduled 4PM so our baby could nap.

We loved our time at the micro farm. Highly recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellie, Thank you for your lovely review. So personalized and special. Glad you loved sitting under that marvelous tree on the patio. My favorite place to be as well. I'm happy the kids enjoyed the hens and goats. They always provide endless amusement to all that visit the Micro Farm. We hope to have your family back again very soon. April
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Comfortable, quiet, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Four family members gathered at the Micro Farm to attend a family reunion in SB. April was very accommodating and went above and beyond to assure a good time. We loved the yard. We all live in big cities and enjoyed the the peace provided by the farm-like setting. A great place for anyone but particularly families.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeannine, Thank you so much for your great review. So glad you were able to chill in the quiet of the country here at the Micro Farm, and get out of the craziness and noise of the city. We loved having you. April
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So comfortable. Beautiful yard. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely, tastefully eclectic, artsy home. My new fave😊

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Micro Farm Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Goats and hens are fun especially for young children. Second stay for us at this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, Thanks for your review. Hope your kids loved the new hens and the colored eggs. April
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect place! So close to town and the layout gave our group plenty of space. The animals were a nice addition too.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachelle, Glad you enjoyed your stay st the Micro Farm. We hope to have you back again soon. April
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 for info.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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