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Boutique accomodations located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Wine County

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Greg Merrill
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, a little spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Central Coast

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.


Los Olivos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Jack and jill
  • The Master Bath is located in the master suite but also has access from the kitchen and serves as a guest bathroom. The second bathroom is a "jack and Jill" and is located between bedroom 2 & 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom: The master bedroom has a king size bed, flat screen smart TV, 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Boutique accomodations located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Wine County
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Relaxing weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Beautiful home in a great location!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay in Greg's home in Los Olivos. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the yards, which had multiple seating in different locations.

Greg was communicative throughout our stay to ensure that we were happy with the accommodations.

We would not hesitate to stay at this lovely home again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than the pictures suggested. The outside area is gorgeous with a hammock, a beautiful dining & BBQ area, immaculate landscaping, and plenty of places to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. Bikes were included with the property. The home is comfortable and cozy but still with upscale decor. And it's right around the corner from downtown Los Olivos. I'd be excited to stay in this home again the next time we're back in Los Olivos!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for our Wine Country Half Marathon Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our group absolutely loved the house and it was perfect for our weekend getaway. We came out to the valley for the Wine Country Half Marathon and couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay. The house is beautiful and spacious. The host was extremely responsive and the home had everything we needed. We loved the newly renovated back patio area that included an outdoor grill, dining table, fire pit and baggo set. It was perfect to unwind with a glass of wine after the race. I would highly recommend! We would love to book this annually for the race. :)

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The most adorable house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very, relaxing and enjoyable weekend in Los Olives! This house was key in making this weekend so perfect! It is just two blocks away from the main street in Los Olivos! We walked everywhere, even though it was raining most of the weekend... it was that close! The house is adorable. Very comfortable and adorably decorated! Six of us slept very comfortably and we didn't even use all of the beds. It could easily sleep 8. We loved the big couch in the living room, and hung out there most of the weekend. Greg was very helpful and accommodating. We look forward to coming back one day!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a weekend getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Close to town, clean - everything as stated.. Weather better could of have enjoyed the lovely yard!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rancho San Marcos
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Hendrys and West Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Los Olivos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79

Holiday and event pricing may differ from posted rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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