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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 - 3 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, a little spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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.


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 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Lovely home. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Livermore, California

Everything we needed. Perfect! Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a group of 5-6 people. Home was clean, cute, and well thought out.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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2nd one we have stayed and just as good

  • 5 of 5

We love the location, layout and features. A spectacular place within a block of good food and wine. You can go out or stay in and be very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous home is spotless and so comfortable!! The lower patio area is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire or a morning cup of coffee listening to the birds. We hope to return many times!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing for a girls getaway weekend. We were so close to downtown Los Olivos, worked out great! The house was so charming and the backyard was amazing! I highly recommend renting this house you will not be disappointed .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This property was even better in person than it was in pictures. The yard and patio area are incredible, the inside is nice, clean, and cozy, and it is located right downtown Los Olivos. Wish I could live here! Greg was incredibly helpful and accommodating throughout our stay as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $50
Damage Insurance $79

Holiday and event pricing may differ from posted rates. Long term lease negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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