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Open and abundantly generous for families and groups. Beautiful and comfortable

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Jeanne Hollingsworth
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, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Jeanne Hollingsworth

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.

Jeanne Hollingsworth purchased this house in 2001

Why Jeanne Hollingsworth chose Los Olivos

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.

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.

What makes this house unique

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. Downstairs has a large patio and a covered redwood deck . It has places to sit and dine and relax in the shade of the garden.

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location could not have been better! The main street of Los Olivos, with its shops and tasting rooms, was just two blocks away. We were in town for a family event at a nearby winery and having our family stay together in the house was perfect. The layout of the house is a bit odd but there was plenty of space and beds. The house was fully stocked with kitchen supplies, linens, towels, laundry facilities, etc. Having wifi and plenty of parking were also advantages. Jeanne was easy to work with and we appreciated the wine and flowers that were in the house for us.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Upscale bathrooms with shampoo, conditioner, and lotions provided. CAUTION: The house is on a septic system. There is to be no toilet paper in the toilets or garbage down the disposal. Laws have changed in Los Olivos. There will never be any septic repair or replacement because of regs. Because of this non-readily degradable waste has to be eliminated.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Other - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • New luxurious plush bedding on every bed! New mattresses, too.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Open and abundantly generous for families and groups. Beautiful and comfortable
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews
5

Lots of amenities and beautifully comfortable bedding and beds. Steps into Los Olivos wine tasting

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a three day wedding event near Mattei's Tavern. We were party of 6 and the house was incredibly comfortable and set-up for many additional people. Highly recommend if staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and convenient for a family get together

  • 4 of 5

Nice large home provided ample room for ten people. Terrific space in the back yard. Great location-walking distance to multiple tasting rooms etc. The kitchen is about as well equipped as you will ever see. Well furnished with comfortable beds. Good water heater capacity.

The septic situation was a negative-a bit of a pain.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA
5

But with an important caveat regarding communication and the property

  • 5 of 5

First the pros. The is a huge two floor property and easily accommodated 7 people. Access to town is awesome within a 2 minute walk. Very comfortable beds and well stocked (but a bit small) kitchen. Nice large outdoor and indoor dining table.

The Cons...or small annoyances. The bedroom with the two beds is on the main floor and has no privacy. Why? The master and the other bedroom are in the downstairs and requires the occupants to walk through the bedroom to get to the main floor. Fine if it's family with kids...not so much for couples or adults.

The barbecue was disgusting. Difficult to light, caked with grease. For the amount we paid for a mandatory 3 days I expected better.

Lastly...And I really hesitated about this but I think the owner should know.

The owner never responded to any of my emails or texts. Yes, once you pay you are sent a property detail online including when to text the owner of our arrival time...(which I did) but I had questions....Can we check in earlier? How do we check in? Are there keys? Are you meeting us? Let's just say we had to figure out how to get in. Unfortunately, the owner claims to be responsive but simply wasn't. I had to remind her a week later about my $500 refundable deposit.

Would I stay there again. Probably but with less irritation then I had the 1st time.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

Location was perfect! Beds were very comfortable! House was very clean and stocked with all amenities needed. Number of bathrooms for a larger party and the septic tank situation were a little bit challenging. Overall, I would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
4

Large family home in the heart of Los Olivas

  • 4 of 5

This is a large home with plenty of room for a you and your extended family. The beds are very comfortable with luxury bedding. It has lots of charm and feels very private even though it is just blocks away from the town where there are wine tastings, coffee shops, and smaller restaurants. We used the backyard for a rehearsal dinner for our son's wedding and it was perfect for about 50 guests. Although the inside of the home was clean, we spent quite a bit of time cleaning the outdoor furniture ourselves - even though the host was aware of our plans to to use it for the party. (You should also be aware that it's on a septic system if this would bother you.) With our larger family, the two levels and two kitchen areas provided plenty of privacy and comfort and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, lots of seating nooks to relax and talk!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here, and we will be back again after a wonderful weekend in Los Olivos. It's so easy to walk a block into main street and go tasting or grab a bite to eat. Jeanne is great, also- very responsive to any questions/needs!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Los Angeles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Petros
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Alisal Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 154 (0.02 mi) and Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
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 three elegant restaurants: Los Olivos Cafe, Sides from Brothers Restaurant, and The Bear and Star, in Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn and Spa.

From the downstairs patio of the house you can walk to the corner to the corner coffee house. On your way, browse Wendy Foster's Dress Shop and Italian shoes. Locally made Stafford's Chocolates have the most delicious salted caramels and red wine truffles. Alll that is just on the same street downstairs.

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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