Terrific place, terrific hosts!
We found our stay in this "charming" Santa Ynez one of the most enjoyable we've had anywhere! In all our communications with Peter before our arrival, he was extraordinarily gracious, thoughtful, and kind, and this graciousness, thoughtfulness, and kindness were evident everywhere in his rental. There were lovely touches in every room--among them, a small vase with daffodils from the yard, a chalkboard in the kitchen welcoming linda and me by name, a loaf of french bread on the breakfast table and eggs from Peter's chickens in the fridge for our breakfast. Everything was spotlessly clean, and all of the small things provided for our ease and comfort--breakfast foods, teas, bathrooms soaps and shampoos--were natural, and of the highest quality. It really felt like being a visiting family member rather than a guest! One of the highlights for us was the chickens--in fact, Peter introduced us to these beauties on our arrival, during a tour of his lovely property. Peter provides guests with a small container of feed to offer the chickens, and we loved being greeted by them when we opened the door in the morning. And their eggs were fabulous! We had a chance to speak with Peter a bit, too, and really enjoyed our conversation. He and his wife, Bev, have created such a special place--we truly felt privileged to stay there, and are looking forward to a return visit. While it feels like a retreat, the home is located only minutes from our favorite market in Solvang, New Frontiers, and everything in the valley, and beyond, is easily accessible. Thank you, Peter!!
Family Friendly, Spacious Clean Guest Cottage with a magical garden and pet hens