|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1900 square feet|
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Description from the manager
Wine Country Cottage – Elegant Haven in Los Olivos
NOTE: We do not use the availability calendar on this website. Please visit Paradise Retreats website for availability information.
Experience the life of a wine-country local as you walk from this fabulous cottage to explore the heart of Los Olivos.
Eight quality wine-tasting rooms are within 2 blocks of this home. Take an easy stroll to four of the best rated fine dining restaurants in the entire Valley. Enjoy Panino's gourmet sandwiches during your day of picnicing and wine-tasting, then finish the evening with vintage fine dining at Mattei's Tavern. It is a gr...Read more
Wine Country Cottage
Santa Barbara, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$275 - $350||$275 - $450||$1,600 - $2,100||$4,500 - $7,500||3 nights|
|Jan. 25 2013 - Feb. 28 2013
Winter (11/1 - 2/28)
|Mar. 1 2013 - Jun. 14 2013
Spring (3/1 - 6/14)
|Jun. 15 2013 - Sep. 15 2013
Summer (6/15 - 9/15)
|Sep. 16 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
Fall (9/16 - 10/31)
|All Other Dates||$275||$275||$1,600||$4,500||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Damage deposit - $2,000 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $195 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Prices in US Dollars
Summer Season rates are in effect for Thanksgiving Week & Christmas Weeks
Weekend rate applies to the Sunday night of any legal holiday weekend
3 night minimum
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to a 10% Lodging Tax
$225 staging and Cleaning Fee (14+ night stays require additional cleaning fees)
$2,000 security deposit refundable within 14 days of checkout. Deposit is reduced to $500 with purchase of Damage Waiver.
30+ night stays require extra security deposit, and do not qualify for the damage waiver program.
It is our policy to not rent to groups of adults under the age of 40
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Most Pleased Guest
Our Valentine weekend at the Wine Country Cottage was wonderful.
The house is perfect for two couples. It contains all the necessary amenities and has a very warm feeling. It definitely felt like home away from home. We highly recommend it. The location is ideal for in-town wine tasting and wonderful restauants and walks.
Road riding in wine country
We had a great week road riding around Los Olivos. The house was perfect for the 5 adults in our group. We loved using the amazing kitchen and appreciated the hot tub after our long rides. We didn't really spend much time at the house as we were out biking most of the time but when we were there we loved it. The 2 markets in town were pretty expensive so we did our grocery shopping in Solvang or Buellton instead. The house was beautiful inside and out. It was quiet and well equipped. We would love to stay there again.
Los Gatos, CA
Gorgeous, Charming, comfortable and centrally located
This house by far exceeded our expectations. It's right in downtown Los Olivos...literally two house down from Los Olivos Cafe. You could park your car and never drive again all weekend and be able to cruise through the tasting rooms right downtown. The home was beautifully appointed with a gourmet kitchen. The two bedrooms are very private and can be separated from each other and the rest of the house by simply closing off doors in the hallway. I would highly recommend this home.
San Diego, CA
Charming home in perfection location!
The wine country cottage is spacious, warm, light and will make you feel right at home! The kitchen is stunning with all modern appliances and beautiful counters, just begging to be utilized. The backyard provides a beautiful oasis and place to hang out. The rooms provide great space and our family of 5 (plus baby) were perfectly comfortable! The home is located right on Grand avenue just a block from the action in Los Olivos. This adorable little wine country town hosts 30+ wine tasting rooms and a handful of delicious restaurants within a 5-block radius.
A complete delight from the front door to to the backyard!
This house was so delightful! It was in walking distance to everything in town! We loved it and would go back in the future! The backyard is totally awesome! The landscaping and the wall waterfall make the setting complete!
Sweet Home Alabama
Nice size cottage with just the right atmosphere! Beautiful garden front and back.. Quiet, yet just a couple of steps and your in the hub bub of all the activities..
Quiet and lovely cottage getaway
All aspects of our stay met or exceeded our expectations. The cottage is only a block away from the "town center" but was quiet and very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped for any type of cooking! I enjoyed the small but lovely garden.
One potential suggestion would be to increase storage for clothes (limited dressers) and/or hooks for hanging clothes. This is a minor feedback point.
paradise in a small town
Love Los Olivos and we love this cottage. This was our 2nd visit
An amazing place and would definitely recommend it. We just stayed in and cooked and relaxed and it was walking distance to many of the wine tasting areas. It's very clean, comfortable, and would come back again!!!
5 minutes from downtown Solvang, tucked into a secluded hillside setting, the cottage was the perfect place for a family to enjoy a weekend. The natural surroundings were intriguing to our small children, the quiet and peacefulness was great for the adults. Accommodations were exactly as described. We cooked a lot, used the grass grill, and used the fire pit one night. Internet was tough to get working but seriously, no internet needed to relax at this wonderful spot.
Terri & Jim
Oak Hill, VA
The beautiful and cozy property should appear in Better Homes an
Very romantic and private home, beautifully decorated and in the heart of town. We'd gladly rent it again should or travels bring us back to the Valley.
Great weekend getaway!
We loved this home that was walking distance to downtown and made it so easy to head out to do wine tastings, eat lunch a walk back to the beautiful, well appointed home to prepare a great meal in the wonderful kitchen. For years we have always stayed at Fess Parker Inn, but never again! We consider Wine Country Cottage to be our home away form home in Los Olivos!
Great, well-appointed cottage. Los Olivos is a gem of a little town in the heart of wine country and close to the Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara County Wine Cottage
The cottage is on the main street of Los Olivos in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country. The home is beautifully maintained, has all the features you would want on your stay, gorgeous grounds and in the heart of everything you would want on a wine country excursion. Looking out the back french doors, we thought we were in a Sunset magazine display. Kitchen is meant for fine cooking and we took advantage of that.
Ingrid and Ted French
We came to celebtate our daughters wedding at Firestone Winery. It was so convient. the Cottage was not only beutiful but relaxing. Easy to get to shops and restaurants, but really enjoyed using the kitchen as well. Can't wait to return.
Wine Country Lover
A Charming, Beautiful Retreat Vacation
The place is so centrally located that we enjoyed the surrounding wine country everyday and all the restaurants at night. Cooking in twice was a pleasure. The kitchen is big enough for a few of us to join in and cook. It was so delightful, we want to return again and again. It is gaining in popularity, as seen on the calendar. I shall miss being able to have it so easy to reserve!
Newport Beach, CA
Great modern amenity cottage with everything you would need...Tv, quiet lounge areas, patio, jacuzzi, wine tasting within 3 minute walk, shopping, good food. Would recommend to anyone.
Ultimate in Charm and Sophisticated Comfort
The name of the management company, Paradise Retreats, more aptly describes this beautiful home. The attention to detail is obvious in every aspect, from the tasteful furnishings, manicured gardens and serene fountain to the inviting spa - everything was literally picture perfect. Los Olivos is a sleepy little town with incredible charm and convenient to many wonderful wineries. The entire experience was quite unforgettable.
Wonderful house and location.
I am so happy I found this house. I am hoping I can find a time to come stay here again soon. I loved the house itself, location. The staff was very easy to work with. Everything was exactly as stated. Wonderful place.
Wonderful Relaxing Weekend Getaway
What a great way to spend time with friends. The entire experience, from booking, arrival, to deaprture and follow up. The location was perfect, the house was beautiful and comfortable. If you are looking for a leisurely paced vacation in a comfortable home, this is teh answer for you! I cant wait to go back and make more memories.
Los Olivos Getaway
Great location. Very relaxing and enjoyable time.
This house was decorated beautifully and immaculate! The kitchen was amazing. We wish we would have brought food and prepared our own meals. I would recommend this cottage to travelers before staying in a hotel--hands down. It was very homey and comfortable--felt like I was at my own home at times.
A great experience at the wine cottage
We shared a 4 night escape to explore the Santa Ynez wine country with friends. We had a great time in the cottage...clean, convenient, well decorated, and we especially enjoyed the patio in the late afternoon to share a bottle of wine and the garden. We had wonderful meals at the Fess Parker Inn and the Ballard Inn. We tried the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe, but were treated poorly by the hostess, and didn't return. This was our second trip to the area, and we will definitely return...with any luck to the Wine Country Cottage.
Los Angeles, CA
Lovely house with a beautiful garden, in a great location
We had a lovely time at the Wine Country Cottage. The property is beautifully maintained and everything we could have desired was there. The garden in the back is particularly beautiful and we took several lovely pictures of our baby daughter there.
Our only complaint (if you can call it that) is that we were a bit put off at first when we received the contract for the rental. Having rented many different homes for vacations, we found it the longest we had seen, and it seemed a bit excessive in its warnings. But I assume perhaps the owners have encountered problems in the past, and so maybe this is how they prevent potentially unruly or destructive renters.
That said - do not let the contract dissuade you, in all other regards we found the owners quite friendly and helpful, and the experience was very positive. Enjoy!
Great retreat in a lovely small town!
We had a very pleasant stay in this well-appointed home. It is located right where we wanted to be; close to restaurants, coffee shops, wine tasting rooms, and beautiful countryside. We certainly hope to return soon!
Bloiwing Rock, NC
Could Have Stayed for Months
This was undoubtedly the most well appointed private home we have ever rented. Not overly elaborate, just incredibly comfortable and clean with every ammenity in place to make the rental feel like home. In a word, perfection!
San Rafael, CA
This home was so tastefully decorated, we couldn't believe it! We rent vacation homes 3x a year and this is by far the nicest, for the value, that we have stayed in. Yet, it still invited you to put your feet up and relax...and relax we did! We found the Santa Ynez to be an absolutely wonderful place...the only thing missing was andy, Opie and aunt Bee! The single only problem we had was that we didn't sleep so well...a slightly more comfortable bed would be appreciated! Otherwise, we were very happy, which is why we've already booked for next year!
Marin County, CA
Can't wait to go back!
This vacation home has to be one of the loveliest places we have ever stayed at. Gorgeous home, with an eclectic vibe - I guess I'd call it Cottage-Modern for want of a better term. I've always been apprehensive about the place not living up to the photos. This was quite the opposite.
Wonderful chef's kitchen with practically every appliance you can think of. I just wish we'd stayed longer than a weekend so we could have taken advantage of the kitchen.
All the bedrooms and bathrooms were beautifully furnished and our co-guests could find no fault.
It's a short stroll to downtown Los Olivos to enjoy the many wineries and restaurants (warning - expensive!). But there is a large grocery chain a few miles away so better to load up on produce and enjoy the kitchen and the large BBQ out back.
Make the short drive to Solvang for a touch of Sweden. Santa Barbara not far either for great shopping.
This would be a marvellous place to bring your bikes.
Any fault we found was only minor (electric short using the toaster)that I'm sure is now resolved.
We certainly aim to go back at some point.
Palo Alto and Huntington Beach CA
Well appointed Cottage in a great location!
Perfect weekend getaway to catch up with friends. Enjoyed cooking, wine tasting--the rain did not dampen our experience. Comfortable and modern.
Good time in Wine Country
This house in Los Olivos was excellent...very well equipped, nicely furnished and perfectly located. Two minor problems: when the garbage disposal didn't work, it took two phone calls to get someone to respond to our problem. The lovely kitchen counters of zinc were lovely to look at but extremely impractical for a rental property: every water mark stained the surfec, so we had to be incredibly careful every time we place a dish on the counter tops. Definitely would rent this property again
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Our family stayed at the Wine Country Cottage in December, 2009, for 4 days
to celebrate our son's college graduation.
The home absolutely exceeded our expectations! Extraordinary first class
house, yard, furnishings, privacy, proximity to wineries, restaurants, etc.
Los Olivos is a special place, in that it has a cozy, upscale, small town feel,
friendly people, artsy, boutiques, and more.
The surrounding wineries are within reasonable drive times, and the
countryside is beautiful.
If you are seeking an unforgettable escape, this is it!
Great wedding weekend!
We stayed at the Wine Country Cottage for our wedding weekend (we were married at Firestone Winery). It was a perfect, beautiful place to prep for our wedding and relax for a few days afterward. As a matter of fact, we loved the decor so much that we renovated our new home to match it!
The Sheue grounp
wine country cottage
Downtown cottage in Santa Ynez
The best part...Awsome place and loved the location to town! The girls at the office did a great job with all the details of how to get in, keys, etc... also loved the back yard! Please tell the homeowners thank you for keeping up a great place!
Least .... The trundle beds could have been twins or even a queen bed and the water feature in the back yard was not working, also no directions on how to get it working if it was.
San Pedro, CA
Such a delight
This cottage home is very nice. Well, furnished and clean. I will book future stays at this location. Everything went very smooth.
Laguna Beach, Ca
Beautifully relaxing cottage
The house is well furnished offering high-end appliences and all the amenities you
would find in a top-notch hotel.
Bay Area Visitor
Nice but too many problems
The cottage was basically what we expected and in a good location for us. On
balance we enjoyed our stay, although it was marred by way too many
problems with various aspects of the place. I will enumerate
1) The disposal was jammed, which we fixed.
2) The DVD in the living room was not working: we switched with one in a
3) The lovely fountain ceased to work after the first day.
4) The bed frame in one of the bedroom failed due a weak leg -- at the foot
of the bed!. We propped up with a large rock.
5) The air conditioning worked reliably but was marginal for the temperatures
we had the days we were there.
On the other hand, the process of getting the rental worked out was efficient
and done in a friendly way.
Response from Paradise Retreats-World Class Vacation Rentals - 10/14/2009
We appreciate this guest's honest review of Wine Country Cottage.
Occasionally a guest will experience one typical house problem like a jammed garbage disposal. Unfortunately in this guest's case they got a bushel of problems.
Every issue they mention has been professionally repaired, and the house is now in perfect working condition.
We hope we have another opportunity to share this fantastic wine country home with them, so they can have the perfect experience we strive to provide.
World Class Vacation Rentals
absolutely beautiful relaxing place for a getaway
the home was beautiful comfortable and very inviting.it is stocked with
everything you will need for your peacful trip. it is in the perfect location for
walking to the small town where there are great places to eat and do some
wine tasting.we will absoluetly return. however,there was one incident.it was
not cleaned when we arrived.it was resolved quickly the cleaning people were
there immediatelyand all was perfet the rest of the stay.i will recommend this
Orange County, CA
Cozy cottage in quiet Los Olivos
The home is decorated in classic cottage style, but still offers sophistication. Has a generous floor plan affording privacy for 2 couples or 3 if 2 couples don't mind sharing a bath. The landscaping is surprisingly well designed and lovingly maintained. The location is perfect for walking to the wine tasting rooms in Los Olivos and a short drive to all the wineries in the valley.
We stayed at the wine country cottage for our 10th Anniversary in May 2009.
What an amazing rental! This home is beautiful and is in a great location. We
can't wait to come back! Absolutely perfect!
Santa Barbara Gals
Santa Barbara, CA
Five girlfriends and I stayed at the Wine Country Cottage for three nights in March. It was a beautiful, quaint home, impeccably decorated. The kitchen is great for entertaining and the backyard is a perfect place to relax. The location is right in town, so we walked to dinner and wine tasting. We are already planning another getaway there in the fall.
This home was wonderful! The location was perfect, everything within
walking distance. Excellent decor , comfortable beds, well equipped
kitchen and a great yard. We would rent this home again!
Redondo Beach, CA
Charming house in a good location
Very nicely furnished home. Owners thought of everything. Wish my own yard was as nicely planted and maintained. Walking distance to downtown Los Olivos - restaurants, wine bars... Great home
Excellent Weekend Getaway
We totally enjoyed everything about the "Wine Cottage". We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all this place had to offer.
From the beautiful home, expertly decorated, lovely backyard, Spa and much more. It was so peaceful and serene.
We will definitely return.
This home had the perfect location for our weekend getaway. It was wonderful to be able to walk to the tasting rooms and restaurants. I was afraid the location might be noisy since it was downtown, but quite the contrary it was extremely quiet in the evenings. The home itself was outfitted wonderfully. There were 6 women in our group and we were all able to work comfortably in the beautiful kitchen.I would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone going to the Santa Ynez valley.
Yorba Linda, California
This is a beautiful vacation getaway. beautifully decorated with all the best equipment. Kitchen was a dream, the site was charming. Close to village with shopping, dining and wine tasting. Lovely