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Clean Comfortable Home with ethereal garden and pet friendly chickens

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Restorative environment with lots of space to provide a positive experience

Ideally located within the Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos area. A well appointed home with everything you will need to enjoy a home like environment. Our focus is to provide a wonderful experience for Couples, Girls weekend , and Family gatherings by providing our guests with a spotless home to enjoy the Santa Ynez Valley. The home can sleep 6 comfortably. There are two bedrooms each with a comfortable queen size bed and the very large living room that has two XL twin beds To add to the family experience we can provide a children's indoor tent with sleeping bags for kids under 10. There are also adult and children board games, toys . We try to be thoughtful and accommodate our guests dietary needs when selecting the bread, eggs (from our hens), pancake mix, cream cheese, milk, orange juice, coffee tea and seasonal organic fresh fruit from our garden to make yourself a wholesome breakfast. There is a very large dinning table in the living room seats ten people and we welcome our guests to invite their friends and family to come over for a visit maybe to have a family dinner inside or outside on the private patio. Fast wifi internet and cable TV. Private patio area and yard that has free ranging chickens. The chickens have names and welcome all the attention our guests are willing to give them. The hens loved to be held, fed and cuddled. Our beds are comfortable with superior quality linens. We are down the road from many wonderful wineries that are well known for their wines and being venues for weddings in the area. There is a restorative garden to be enjoyed at night or during the day. We welcome children. We can provide a high chair, pack and play, baby tub and numerous toys . We provide suggestions on what to do in our area from wineries, to parks, to fun places to eat. Our goal is to support you in having a memorable time in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, russian, czech, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Peter

Great animal lovers. We share our home with our adorable dog Max and a dozen chickens who provide fresh organic eggs for us daily. We love nature and working in our garden. We love to travel. We strive to create a space that is restorative and aligned with nature. Peter is a University Professor and Beverly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. We love meeting people from within America and around the world.

Why Peter chose Santa Ynez

Peaceful and extremely well located in the middle of all three local towns: Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Los Olivos .

What makes this cottage unique

The home is designed to provide a restorative experience. The front garden is a meditation garden with friendly chickens to entertain you and garden filled with unique plants to thrill . Multiple organic fruit trees. The private patio contains a gas grill and dining area. We take great pride in ensuring the cottage is clean and filled with lots of comforts.


Santa Ynez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , We also supply basic toiletries in case you forget something
  • A Large shower with retro tiles. Spotless. Egyptian Cotten Hotel quality bath towels. Organic toiletries. Baby bath available. Shower Chair available
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Luxury mattress with luxury 1000 count Egyptian linen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , A Pillow Top Mattress with luxury 1000 count Egyptian linen
  • There are two twinXL-sized daybed in the living room that can be used to accommodate a fifth and sixth person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have decorated and set up the cottage to be a restorative experience. Great location , right in the middle of all three local towns: Solvang, Santa Ynez, and Los Olivos. Close to some of the best wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley such as Sunstone . Close to grocery store , YMCA and river for summer swimming. Our property is always clean. Care and consideration to provide are guests with a wonderful stay is our top priority. Extremely safe neighborhood. Guests can take an evening stroll around the neighborhood or during the day. There are bike paths around the neighborhood. The evening sky is clear and provides great viewing of stars on most nights. When families stay we provide a variety of age appropriate toys . We also have a pack and play , high chair, child bath.


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Clean Comfortable Home with ethereal garden and pet friendly chickens
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Calm, relaxing and still invigorating.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived in this lovely home we were in another world, surrounded by gardens and trees, with chickens everywhere . Spacious, cosy home. Very clean and cared for.

Close by are shops,good restaurants and a YMCA gym( with swimming pool).

Beautiful scenery with great drives and walks/ hiking.

Owner, Peter, was welcoming and informative. A perfect host ! Even provided us with fresh eggs, oranges and persimmons, all from the gardens. Wonderful! What a treat that was!

You will love this home. We did.

Ray and Nysha ( Montreal, Canada)

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Peaceful Property.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 were visiting Solvang for a horse event. In the past, we've stayed in a downtown hotel. This house/cottage has all of the amenities you need to feel at home. Fresh eggs, milk, butter and coffee supplied along with a coffee grinder for fresh coffee. The beds were comfortable, one from our party didn't like sleeping in a twin bed in the dining area and the only small complaint is that 1 bathroom for 4 women is a bit inconvenient when we all needed to leave in the morning. We wanted to spend more time with the beautiful chickens, they have a nice collection of friendly hens. Bev was wonderful and accommodating, I didn't have a chance to meet Peter, but he's been wonderful in his communications. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time and great accomodations!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Santa Ynez! We have a family of four, including two teenage girls. Peter and Bev could not have been more accommodating. Peter and Bev had the fridge stocked with a welcome package - fresh eggs, juice, milk, and bread. The kitchen had everything we needed and more! The house was very clean and stocked with anything you might need...including a copy of the movie 'Sideways'. :)

I can't forget about the chickens! My family LOVED them!! Peter and Bev provided the "chicken snacks" and my family was happy to feed and hold them. They're the friendliest chickens I've ever seen!

We will definitely rent again if we are back in the area. Thank you Peter and Bev!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta CA

Very unique property - people - and even the chickens!!!

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Beverly were the best hosts that I've come to meet in a very long time;

1) Effective and quick communication on pre-visit details (fun stuff for the kids to do, specific POIs and helpful directions that went beyond your Nav syst.

2) Personal welcome upon arrival, including a chalk board providing a nice welcome touch as well as a personally signed thank you card, Bev walked us through the home pointing out the subtleties one needs to know before settling in including fully stocked Kitchen (milk, eggs, fresh baked bread, butter, cheese etc) and goodies for our grand-kids! - if we needed more just let them know!!!

3) Follow-up to ensure everything expected was fulfilled!

These proud owners couldn't have been more thoughtful and kind - period!

The property surpassed my expectations and was actually larger than I had imagined;

1) Very large front room and dining table that accommodated ample seating including two very comfortable XL twin beds on the back wall.

2) Two very nice BRs and a large 'country' kitchen with table for 4 including connecting to a nice sitting area and the bathroom

3) Large backyard with BBQ area, large table to dine and misc comfortable seating around.

4) All of the above was very clean and maintained!

The meditation area was very unique providing lots of sitting areas, beautiful flowers and plants and those adorable bantam chickens - Billy Idol, Sammy Davis, Louise and the Nut Job were a kick! - the kids went out every morning and bonded quickly - Thank YOU Peter and Bev...this was a very good experience for us. Ron & Pat

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

Wonderfully relaxing, quaint, everything you need and more.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I really enjoyed our stay. It's very close to everything. Very comfortable home with everything you need- we really enjoyed eating breakfast and dinner on the back patio. Will need to come with my son - he would love feeding the chickens in the garden. Everything really is just as described, and the hosts could not have been more thoughtful and kind. Thanks again - we loved it!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reno, NV

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Peter and Beverly's cottage with my husband and our daughter for the Santa Barbara Half Marathon weekend. Our stay was perfect, and Peter and Beverly were the best hosts. We arrived really late/early (2am), and they had gone and set up a pack and play and a high chair for our daughter so we didn't have to; we could just come in and go to sleep. The cottage was fully stocked with everything we needed: kitchen, bathroom, toys for our daughter, etc. It was very clean and private. In the morning, we would walk around the property (which is beautiful - amazing garden!) and say hello to the chickens. Peter came out and introduced all the chickens and their dog, Max, to our baby girl. She had a great time! If you are planning a trip to the area and want a quiet place that feels like a home and not a hotel, I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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