About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
This 3 bd 2 ba home, on a beautifully landscaped 1/4 acre, is steps from it all
Casa Del Toro Boracho is ideally situated in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, in the quaint historical town of Los Olivos. Lined with turn of the century Victorian Architecture and old growth Oaks, Los Olivos harkens to a bygone era. The only difference today is you can now embrace the unhurried pace and peaceful vibe while sampling award winning wines and fare followed by live music friendly and Bocce at Zinke winery! This place is like Yountville, Sonoma, or Saint Helena 40 years ago...but it already boasts world class wine and food!!!
Casa Del Toro Boracho is situated on a beautifully landscaped 1/4 acre, just steps from numerous tasting rooms, restaurants, and galleries. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath (with bonus room)retreat is perfect for that wine country getaway, family gathering, cycling trip.....or whatever fits the bill.
Living Room/Dining : When you enter the front door, the country feel is unmistakable, From the high ceilings and Hickory wood plank floors to the California country decor, this room sets a relaxed tone. There is ample comfy seating for 6-8 as well as an inviting fireplace adjacent from the country pine dining table.. There is also a 60" LED Smart TV for "Movie Night".
Kitchen: The fully equipped chef's kitchen is located off the living/dining area and is exposed to the fire place as well. The gas BBQ and a small out door dining table are located off the kitchen in the side yard.
Master Bedroom: The master bedroom has a king size bed, full bath, and private fenced zen garden/retreat. It is located to the left when you enter the front door, while the other two bedrooms are across the house. This provides nice privacy and separation.
Bedroom #2 and #3 are located off the dining area. Step down into a small vestibule and you will find bedroom 2 to the left and bedroom 3 to the right. The full "jack and Jill" bathroom is located between the bedrooms. Bedroom 2 has two twin beds while bedroom 3 has a queen size bed.
Bonus Room: there is an additional small bedroom with two twin beds which is ideal for kids..
Den/TV Room: there is a small den with large flat screen TV and Futon. This room is ideal for kids gaming/TV viewing.
Outdoor Amenities: When coming to the wine country there is nothing more enjoyable than dining and relaxing al fresco. The outdoor dining area caters to those joyous gatherings the wine country is known for.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, A little spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Greg Merrill
I graduated in 1987 from UCSB while my wife graduated from UC Berkley. Having been in the Mortgage Business for over 25 years, the 2008 Mortgage meltdown provide the perfect opportunity to make a dramatic change. So in 2010, we decided to move from Marin County to Santa Barbara, with our two children. We had always had a serious love affair with Santa Barbara with its Spanish Architecture and Mediterranean climate. After much discussion the decision was made on the premise of "why wait until we are old and in-firmed to make the move to paradise"?!
Greg Merrill purchased this House in 2015
Why Greg Merrill chose Los Olivos
In 2009 we purchased a "tear down" shack around the corner from the beach with the long term goal of operating it as a Vacation Rental. In 2015 we completed the demolition and construction of Casa Solage: Santa Barbara. The goal was to create a Boutique luxury retreat that would be a noticeable upgrade to our guest. So far, in 2015, we have had an overwhelming response and the bookings have been non-stop. With Santa Barbara under control, we turned our attention to our next objective: securing a wine country retreat in the nearby Santa Ynez Valley. After careful evaluation and more than a few tastings, Los Olivos was the hands down winner! The allure of the small town feel and the easy access to excellent food and wine coupled with the short drive to SB, made the decision that much easier. When looking for the right place we made offers on a number of "fixers" and just as we were about to commit to a major project, this turn key cottage on a pristine parcel came on the market. We had the good fortune of winning out in multiple bids. This property is half way down a private lane just steps from all Los Olivos has to offer. Location, location, location! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What makes this House unique
The beautiful grounds and the serene setting made us immediately fall in love with this property. The short stroll into town is also a big bonus.
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Gorgeous property great location!
The house fit 6 of us nicely. The property was so quaint! The rose bushes leading up to the front steps was beautiful. We enjoyed eating dinner on the patio and then sitting out at the fire pit. The house is about a 3 min walk to downtown Los Olivos. It couldn’t have been better! Thanks for a great weekend!
Wonderful Location - Beautiful Property
We stayed here for a long weekend for a family getaway. It was the perfect size for 7 of us staying in the house - good bedroom and bathroom space. It's also in a fantastic location and walking distance to downtown Los Olivos. The backyard is beautiful with plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing.
The only thing that was a minor con was that I had tried to reach out to the owners on a couple separate occasions prior to our stay without a reply back. While it wasn't urgent and it didn't upset our stay in any way, it would have been nice to receive a response back for the question I had.
Other than that - I would definitely recommend this space as it is lovely, well kept and in a great location for wine country.
Property was great! Location was excellent!
Enjoyed the house, property was wonderful. Not having the oven working was a little set back, and, we were a little challenged with operating TV. Bed in master extremely comfortable. Would we return? Yes! Great weekend getaway!
Unfortunately the oven died prior to check in and the new one wasn’t available for install until a later date and we notified the visitor prior to checkin . We have never had an issue with TV operation before but appreciate the feedback and will provide written instructions to avoid future issues.
We always strive for 5 stars and this is the first deduction. Darn Oven!!
Great house great location already planning next years stay
The house was perfect and the location was quiet but close to town. Will stay here next year!
Lovely home. Great location.
We had a wonderful stay. The house is quite large, and the yard is spacious and well maintained. We enjoyed an afternoon swing in the hammock, and our 4 year old daughter appreciated the short walk to the elementary school playground on the weekend.
Everything we needed. Perfect! Close to everything.
Perfect for a group of 5-6 people. Home was clean, cute, and well thought out.
Los Olivos is located in the Santa Ynez valley and is ideally located off of highway 154 with easy access to Solvang, Buellton (sideways), and Santa Barbara. Los Olivos is a perfect home base for wine tasting, cycling trips, and general R & R. Los Olivos is a historical town with numerous award winning wine tasting rooms, restaurants, and galleries. Los Olivos is ideal for those looking to park the car and simply relax or those seeking adventure. The location is perfect.
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Holiday and event pricing may differ from posted rates. Long term lease negotiable.