Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Charming Guest Cottage Santa Ynez

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.


Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules

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.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kris

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!!


Santa Ynez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
We provide you with fresh organic eggs from our girls, oatmeal, coffee and tea so you can make your own breakfast. If you would like milk and or half n half please request it at least 24 hours before your arrival.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

94% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Guest Cottage Santa Ynez
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

awesome place if you like animals!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great little place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

So fun an comfy !!!!

  • 4 of 5

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 !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location, location...

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice Guest Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very useful and clean, and it was a great location for wine tasting. The animals on the property were quite fun. Could use a 2-person couch.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolute paradise, especially for animal lovers

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for more in a home away from home retreat. Kris and Francisco were the best hosts, and the puppy dog welcoming committee was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the mini horses, geese, chickens, tortoise, turkeys, etc. The farm fresh eggs are amazing and Kris' warm bread totally unmatched deliciousness. The cottage is extremely comfortable and relaxing. Wine tasting, Solvang, everything within easy reach. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Barbara


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties