About the property
- Cottage750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Charming guest cottage in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley.
Charming guest cottage in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley. The one bdrm cottage is separate from the main house with a private patio located at the back of it. It is situated on 4 acres and shared with dogs goats, 6 friendly geese, 3 turkeys, chickens and a tortoise! Animal Lovers Welcome
The guest cottage is set up for two adults, sorry no children. The one bedroom guest cottage is approximately 750sf. with 2 separate sleeping areas. One is in the bedroom with a full size bed and the other is located in the living room. It is a cubby hole that has a queen size mattress in it. It is very cozy!
Kitchen amenities include, stove/oven, fridge, sink, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender and all the service ware you need! A Samsung 42" flat screen tv with Directv premium channels is provided for your viewing. A full bath with a shower and tub awaits you. There is also a workspace if you need to do some work while here. The place is airy and bright with lots of windows and doors to let in the natural light.
On the back of the cottage is a brick outdoor patio with BBQ, table & chairs and two lounge chairs. The patio faces a vegetable garden. During the day we have free roaming chickens, 6 friendly geese and a big tortoise that you may encounter. Everyone is friendly. We let them out about 7am and they go to bed at dusk. The hens can make noise when laying an egg. Their new coop is out in our field near our barn. The rooster sleep area is insulated but it is possible to hear our roosters or any of the neighbors. This is the country! We also have 2 pygmy goats and 3 small dogs under 20 pounds. The main house with two adults and the 3 dogs is located on the same property. The garage is approximately 50ft from cottage and the house is attached going the other direction.
The cottage is for the guests only that book, no other sleep overs or other guests brought for entertaining etc. Booked guests only and no children.
We are located 2.5 miles from Los Olivos and downtown Santa Ynez. Santa Barbara is about 30 miles and Lake Cachuma is 13. The Danish town of Solvang is about 4 miles away. We are very close to some great winerys, Roblar, Beckman, & Bridlewood to name a few.
We do have wifi but it is very slow and not for streaming. It does allow you to do your basic internet searches and check email it is through a satellite dish which is the only option offered. This is nothing we can change. If you must have high speed internet go elsewhere and if you do stay don't complain about it as there are no other options offered in our location.
Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Guests will have access to the private cottage and patio. Parking is shared. Guests are free to feed the chickens and pet the goats and dogs if they choose.
Interaction with Guests
We can have as little or as much interaction as our guests would like.
We are located at the end of a gravel country lane. We have working ranches around us that have horses, dogs, chickens, tractors etc. This is the country!! We are a stones throw away from Los Olivos and downtown Santa Ynez. We are also located close to some great wineries, Roblar, Beckman, & Bridlewood just to name a few.
The best way to get around is to drive. You can hire designated drivers if you are going to be drinking or wine tour companies. There are also bicycle rentals if you are feeling ambitious.
Other Things to Note
We put fresh organic eggs, oatmeal, coffee, and tea in the cottage for your breakfast. We will provide you with whole milk and half n half if requested in advance. The water is well water and is drinkable.
This is a no smoking property due to fire hazards in a drought area.
The property is for paid booked guests only, no visitors, No Children, no add ons, no sleepovers, TWO GUESTS ONLY and paid guests only on property for insurance reasons no visitors.
Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am. 2 night minimum
Santa Barbara County CHARGES a 12% Occupancy tax that we collect. We are a certified operator through the county and are required by law to collect the occupancy tax that they charge.
10mph down our country lane.
Please help us conserve resources and turn lights out when not home
I should not have to say this but due to a few folks not being respectful and taking care of our place I have to...
This is our home, not motel 6, please be respectful of it and take care of it and keep it tidy. Your cleaning fee is for the bedding, linens and sanitizing the bathroom, the basics. You need to wash your own dishes and keep the place neat. I know for 99% of the people it is common sense and I appreciate that. This is just for those few who need it spelled out for them..
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.
Bookings canceled 30 days or less before the start of the stay are non refundable. Booking fees are at the discrepancy of VRBO
The Homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities regardless of the nature. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise and agree to abide by the House Rules.
By accepting our house rules and cancellation policy you are accepting that as our rental agreement.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We love animals and love to travel! We moved to the country from the big city and are enjoying this new life! Lots of projects but we enjoy them! We are hoping to become self sustainable at some point. We are a work in progress!!
Why Kris chose Santa Ynez
You get a true farm experience! You can visit with the animals and feed them if you like! Lots of great wineries and cycling areas near by. We are in a quiet area. The cottage is separate enough where you have your own privacy.
What makes this Cottage unique
Great backyard with patio and grill! Lots of animals you can visit with including a 90 pound tortoise! Great price too!!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming mini cabin perfect for a quiet retreat.
This little home is an ideal getaway for a couple or friends. The kitchen and bath have everything you need and the farm atmosphere adds to the charming retreat feel. The eggs, milk, coffee, oatmeal and bread were all we needed supplied and were appreciated. I am thankful for the use of recycling and composting as well! The bed in the bedroom is soft. The bed in the cupboard room is more firm; two choices for Goldilockses out there. The location is easy to find, but feels private and secluded as well. Nice stay.
Great location, perfect country getaway for 2
My wife and I stayed 5 nights the first week of April. The cottage was perfect for our needs. Close to wineries, outdoor activities and some great restaurants. My wife enjoyed feeding the chickens each morning. There is so much to do in the area we wen't in the cottage much except at the beginning and end of our days, so in that it was perfect. Hearing the doves and chickens in the morning while making coffee was a great way to start each day.
We've been vacationing in the area several times over the last 15 years and I'm sure we'll return soon.
awesome place if you like animals!
they have goats, chickens, horses, geese, mini horses, turkeys, and more chickens! animals everywhere. it was fun feeding everyone scratch and apples and carrots. my wife absolutely loved it there. rental cottage was also very cozy and we really enjoyed the arrangement. great location to everything! we rode our bikes to the top of the mountain, all over town and to a couple wineries while there. cooked our own meals and enjoyed watching the Olympics on cable TV. great place. thanks for hosting us.
Thank you Eric! It was a pleasure having you both and we loved watching you guys feed the animals! We hope to see you again!
Great little place to stay!
Clean, cozy and comfortable! Kris was very friendly and helpful, and shared her fresh eggs and homemade bread with us. We enjoyed feeding the chickens and seeing stars at night. A nice get away from city life. I highly recommend this place.
Thank you Barbara! I am glad you enjoyed it and hopefully we will see you again!!
Located between Santa Ynez and Los Olivos, this charming little guest house made for the perfect base camp for our wine tasting exploration.
Ideally sized for a couple. The city slicker we are enjoyed the chickens and geese that roam the property. The only negative marks were for the nearly non-exisitant wi-fi (this is the 21st century) and the mud and dirt you have to traipse through to get from your car to the house. A gravel walkway would have been nice. Otherwise, perfect in every other way.
So fun an comfy !!!!
Felt really homey ! Of course the fresh eggs an bread were an added touch for sure!!!
My husband loved all the animals as did I... Kris thought he would be out feeding the chickens but surprise it was me !!
The town of of Los Olivios was charming !!!
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