The SpaceMy husband and I are happy to offer you the guest room in our home for your visit to Santa Ynez.
SPECIAL NOTE: For weekends (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights) I'm only accepting reservations for two or more days. One night stays on weekdays (Monday-Thursday) are fine. If you want to stay for just one weekend night, you could check my calendar on Wednesday before your planned visit. If I'm not already booked for the weekend, I'd be happy to accept your one night reservation at that point.
The room can accommodate one or two people, but if you have kids or a couple of extra adults, there is a second guest room next to the first which can accommodate 2 more people in sleeping bags on the floor. (They'll have to bring their own sleeping bags, but I have extra pillows.) It's just $10 extra per person for the floor in the adjoining room.
There is free wireless internet in the house, off street parking, and a keyless entry system (we will give you a code) so you can come and go as you please during your stay. We provide breakfast snacks in the morning: granola bars, fruit, cheese sticks, orange juice, coffee and tea. Hardboiled eggs are available some of the time, subject to the mood of our flock of backyard chickens. You are welcome to use the kitchen and any dishes, we just ask that you clean up after yourself.
Our house is in a quiet residential neighborhood in Santa Ynez off Refugio Road, near the intersection of Refugio and hwy 246. It's a 10 minute walk to an excellent coffee shop and grocery story with a full deli. If you're driving, we are a 5 minutes from Solvang, 10 minutes from Los Olivos, and 30 minutes from Santa Barbara. Wine tasting, hiking, cycling, golf and sight-seeing are all nearby.
I should mention that there is no T.V. in the house, and a friendly cat who shouldn't bother you unless you have cat allergies.
Finally, I usually need at least 24-48 hours notice to have time clean the bathroom and freshen the bedroom, so if you are making plans last minute, please inquire about availability first. Otherwise the room is available when the calendar says it is. Unless you have questions, just book it. I can usually send your acceptance within a few hours. Guest AccessThe guest room is a private bedroom with a queen-sized bed and adjacent full bath. (We will not use "your" bathroom while you are staying with us.) We provide clean towels, soap, washcloths and a hairdryer. You are welcome to use any part of the downstairs portion of the house during your stay--living room, kitchen, dining area, patio. Getting AroundMany of my guests are coming to the Santa Ynez valley to attended weddings or enjoy some wine tasting. If that's you, I'd like to recommend a designated driver service: Santa Barbara Designated Drivers. One of their drivers can meet you at my place, then take you in your own car anywhere you want to go. It's like having a private chauffeur and tour guide in one. You can check them (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Full disclosure: I'm one of the drivers for this company. If you use the service, I may (or may not) be assigned to drive for you.