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Private Restorative & Relaxing Home. A Magical Garden With Pet Friendly Hens

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 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 large guest house on a one acre property with everything you will need to enjoy a home like environment. The guesthouse is private, away from the owners home. 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. We encourage our guests who are visiting friends and family in the area to have them over for a family meal. To add to the family experience we can provide toys for tots and games for teens. We can place an indoor children's tent with sleeping bags for kids under 10. to explore in the living room. There are also adult and children board games. We encourage children and adults to engage in chalk drawing activities in the patio area or in the garden. . We provide breakfast items. 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 that 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 is completely private . THere are chickens in the garden and all have names . The chickens welcome all the attention our guests are willing to give them or our guests can ignore the chickens. We have found that our guests love to hand feed and cuddle the hens, adding to their experience of staying in our home and being in the Valley. Our beds are comfortable with superior quality linens. We are down the road from many wonderful wineries that are well known for their wines. There is a restorative garden to be enjoyed at night or during the day. Guests can enjoy the night sky filled with stars as there is very little light pollution in our area. We welcome children. We have an indoor tent that sleeps two with panda bear sleeping bags to add to the adventure for children ages 4 to 10. We have numerous toys such as dolls and train sets. We can provide a high chair, pack and play with bedding, baby tub. 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 while staying in our cottage.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, russian, czech, polish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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.

Peter purchased this guest house in 2010

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 guest house 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 Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 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
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 ...
  • Video Library
  • 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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Private Restorative & Relaxing Home. A Magical Garden With Pet Friendly Hens
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 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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  • 5 of 5

Peter and Bev were perfect hosts. We had everything we could possibly need, including fresh eggs from their chickens, juice, coffee, and bagels. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the backyard patio, and will definitely return the next time we're in town.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, everything about this HomeAway experience was perfect.

Peter and Beverly are incredibly gracious hosts; we felt welcomed from the moment we stepped on to the property. The home is clean and comfortable, the gardens are lovely, and the family chickens are friendly. I have stayed in many vacation homes, and in my experience, this one is by far the most well-stocked. The kitchen has every kitchen tool imaginable!

Thank you so much Peter and Beverly. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I endorse what has already been said on the recent 5 star reviews below.

This is a spacious, clean, well set-up and good value place to stay in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Communication with Peter during the booking process was completely smooth and responsive and when we arrived we found Peter and Bev to be thoughtful and gracious hosts.

We are a family of four with two kids (eight and six years of age). The accommodation had plenty of space for us, and all the amenities that we required. The fridge was kindly stocked with a few of the basics to get us started - fresh eggs, juice, milk, bread and butter - which was much appreciated. The kids enjoyed meeting and feeding the chickens, which were no trouble at all and a pleasant idiosyncracy of the site.

We would certainly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best choice all things considered

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing, convenient, delightful! We looked around in the area. This was convenient to the things-to-do in the area (Solvang, wineries, etc.). It was charming, calm, quiet and private. The chickens were tame and added an enjoyable aspect. Were there possibly better places to stay? Very likely yes: But they would have cost at least twice as much per night. For the cost of a one-room motel in Solvang proper, we were treated to a more spacious two bedroom private home in a quiet neighborhood, with a 4-minute drive to Solvang central. And with 2 teenage kids along for the ride, the choice was pretty simple. Next time we go to the area, they will be first on our list. (Unless we win big in the lottery, in which case we'll buy one the local wineries).

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alisal Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
SY Kitchen


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
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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