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In the Heart of Wine Country with All the Comforts of Your Own Home

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Spacious five bdrm home complete with two separate living areas, can be 2 nights

Elevated above quaint downtown Los Olivos this bright inviting home welcomes you with a warm feel, newly remodeled décor, and amenities at every turn. The views from the back balcony and patio give a removed view of downtown. Sink your feet into plush new carpet covering the upstairs level, a TV room and dining area in the great room off the kitchen. A third bedroom with hardwood floors and two full sized beds connect to the downstairs which has a recreation room with fireplace and dining area and a utility kitchen with wine bar. The master suite downstairs has a sliding glass door out to the spacious backyard and barbecue area. The floors blend from Old growth walnut to Brazilian Rosewood. A French door goes out from the wine bar kitchen area to the outside. A driveway comes up from the empty lot for easy access.
The linens through out the home are of the highest quality. Immaculate cleanliness is demonstrated by the bright white bedding nestled in hand carved wooden bed frames with decorative ironwork. The rustic homey feel is contrasted by the professional track lighting on the ceiling. Upstairs there is another master bedroom and second bedroom. The Vaulted ceilings of the upstairs great room give freedom to play. Only one television is in the master great room upstairs. Focus is on the games downstairs and the game table.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of activities for little ones in the game room and backyard. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Upscale bathrooms with shampoo, conditioner, and lotions provided.

Other Amenities

  • You will find everything you need in our fully appointed home. Two large gathering areas, and lots of privacy in the bedrooms. The decor is warm and welcoming, too....moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    You will be in the heart of downtown Los Olivos....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of the Santa Ynez Mountains surround you. In winter you may find them snow covered!...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are nestled in the pristine Santa Ynez Valley. Horse and wine country abound. Los Padres National Forest with 1.8 million acres of wild land is just outside your door and 200 different vineyards....moreless

  • Village:

    The center of the lovely town of Los Olivos is right outside your door. Perched above the center of town the downstairs patio steps into wine tasting, shops and restaurants. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Garage:

    We can provide garage access to store bikes upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heats up the house quickly....moreless

  • Internet:

    Easy access free wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms, both with fireplaces....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking with two car driveway and front area parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully appointed kitchen right off the great room with everything you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Upstairs deck with lovely view of trees and greenery and partial view of downtown Los Olivos, downstairs patios leading to barbeque area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$3,500 $8,000
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$3,000 $10,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$390 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,000 $10,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Los Angeles
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Zaca Creek Golf Course
38 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Barbara
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 154 (0.02 mi) and Highway 101
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gaviota, El Capitan, Refugio, Santa Barbara

Car: Recommended

Los Olivos was made famous by Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, and he was sometimes seen walking around town. The movie Sideways was filmed here, which put this town of 1000 people on the map; we now boast 50 wine tasting shops. Los Olivos is a happy town, with local events occurring regularly. There are four elegant restaurants: Los Olivos Cafe, Sides from Brothers Restaurant, Matteis Tavern, soon to be a five star destination resort, and Petro's at Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa.

From the downstairs patio of the house you can walk to the corner and enjoy great coffee at the corner coffee house. On your way, browse Wendy Foster's Dress Shop and Italian shoes. You will want to visit Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company at one point and look at the Gallery next door while you sip a savory brew.

First Street Leather is next to Stolpman wine tasting. Panino's has the best sandwiches, try the #12 on wheat sourdough, it's a favorite! The Lavina Campbell Park has recently been renovated for a picnic or a time to relax and people watch. Many wine tasting shops have patios and tables on lawns for picnics and wine.

If you take a stroll the two blocks by two blocks which makes up Los Olivos, turn into the Saint Marks church parking lot where there is a bench in an entry by the side cemetery which is quiet and serene for a reflective moment.

Passing the R Country Store on your way home anything you are missing can be quickly picked up. Los Olivos is a very safe place to be. All that right outside your door, AND if you feel like a drive, try Solvang, a Danish settlement with delectable bakeries, it's just minutes away. If you feel like getting a feel of the Old West, the town of Santa Ynez is close by. Lake Cachuma is located just 7 miles south. Great fishing, boating, kayaking. And there's more! The Valley is great for bike riding and hiking, too!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I grew up in the Bay area and went to Berkeley, but left for 15 years in South America shortly thereafter. I was with my college sweetheart following him around 10 countries in 15 years on a fast track advertising career much like the series Madmen! When I came back to the US with two suitcases, an eight year old son and no husband, I landed in New Mexico at the Light Institute where I learned to follow my heart. Visiting my sister in Santa Barbara, she suggested I see the Santa Ynez Valley. When I came to the Valley, separated from any other city by 30 miles, nestled in a beautiful valley of vineyards and horse ranches, grass laden hillsides dotted by heritage Oak trees, I knew I wanted to live and die here. I loaded up my horses and my son and we came to start our future. That was 24 years ago.

Why the Owner Chose Los Olivos, CA, USA:
I raised my son in this home. I felt like it was a window to the sky. It was place where all of my dreams came true. My son grew up and became a strong, successful, sensible, responsible and incredible father and husband. When he left home, I met a man and built the horse ranch of my dreams with him. I chose to renovate the house to the luxury and style equivalent to our horse ranch and rent it to others to enjoy beautiful Los Olivos. Even though we built the most gorgeous home and ranch of 500 acres, we still miss our home in Los Olivos. I think we were happier there. Living simply in town with the cozy feeling of the people and establishments that you enjoy so close by is a wonderful way to live. The Los Olivos vacation rental is a place of belonging and comfort. I hope it is a place where people gather and build and strengthen friendships. Happiness rings within its walls.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being so close to town and yet a little above it all is a decided advantage. The backyard comes with a dog run on the side and is fenced for dogs as is the front lawn. The privacy of the hedges around the front lawn make your own patio under the poplar tree where you can see everything, but no one can see you. So many long talks and silent discussions have run along like notes of a song on the front porch. Hours have passed away in friendship and laughter. It's fun to go upstairs and downstairs with privacy in the family that gathers either in one area or the other. Plenty of space for individual comfort and shared times too.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of house before the paint job

    Front of house before the paint job

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom upstairs

    Master bedroom upstairs

  • Guest bedroom upstairs

    Guest bedroom upstairs

  • Outside Barbecue

    Outside Barbecue

  • Two full beds room

    Two full beds room

  • Back porch upstairs with futon bed

    Back porch upstairs with futon bed

  • Downstairs living room

    Downstairs living room

  • Master bedroom downstairs

    Master bedroom downstairs

  • Downstairs master goes out to big backyard patio and barbecue.

    Downstairs master goes out to big backyard patio and barbecue.

  • View from French doors into living area downstairs

    View from French doors into living area downstairs

  • View from upstairs patio, close to downtown Los Olivos , but above it all.

    View from upstairs patio, close to downtown Los Olivos , but above it all.

  • Back of house with the new paint.

    Back of house with the new paint.

  • Living great room upstairs

    Living great room upstairs

  • Master bedroom upstairs

    Master bedroom upstairs

  • View from back patio

    View from back patio

  • room with two full beds

    room with two full beds

  • Back porch upstairs

    Back porch upstairs

  • Downstairs play table

    Downstairs play table

  • Upstairs bathroom with double sink countertop

    Upstairs bathroom with double sink countertop

  • Big master

    Big master

  • Small room downstairs with queen bed.

    Small room downstairs with queen bed.

  • Downstairs living room, many games and game table, no TV

    Downstairs living room, many games and game table, no TV

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 01, 2017

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