Gorgeous 7 acre private hill top estate for 10-12 guests 5 minutes from wineries, Solvang. Just renovated, this elegant yet relaxed home is reminiscent of a european villa, set high on a hill with dramatic sweeping views.The Back Yard View: Rolling hills fall off to larger mountain views in the distance.
Lavender Hill Ranch: Epic Hilltop Views on 7 Acres
Lavender Hill Ranch: Epic Hilltop Views on 7 Acres

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12 guests

6 bedrooms

8 beds
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The Grand Dame of Santa Ynez Valley. With epic panoramic hilltop views, this is one of the Santa Ynez Solvang's most magnificent vacation rentals and ranches. This elegant estate is on nearly 7 acres with 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeping up to 12. It's only a 5 minute drive to each of the 3 towns, shopping, dining and wineries in the heart of wine and horse country. Newly renovated, this magnificent ranch sleeps ten to twelve persons. Rooms are spacious with high mountain vistas.

The space

Lavender Hill Ranch is one of the Santa Ynez Valley's most magnificent vacation ranches. Because this magical hill top estate is located high on a beautiful knoll, this magnificent nearly 4000 square foot home offers the best 360 sweeping dramatic views of the Santa Ynez mountains and valley. The Ranch is on nearly 7 acres with lavender crops for your picking. Tastefully remodeled last year, this contemporary country manor is European inspired, with relaxed charm and elegance. It boasts 6 bedrooms/4 full baths on 7 private scenic acres. It is retreat-like yet close to town, with only a 5 minute drive to 50+ wineries, golf, hiking, horseback riding, shopping and fine dining. With relaxed elegance, spending time at Lavender Hill Ranch will help you restore and renew. There is a new hot tub, games like bocce ball, badmitten and croquet, a 48" flat screen TV, a library, wifi, AC, a beautiful fireplace, a piano, yoga mats and garden areas. The Ranch boasts spacious, sunny rooms with large remodeled bathrooms. All beds have new luxury mattresses and have mostly 100% fine egyptian cotton linens and sheets. We use mostly green eco friendly cleaning products. The lawns and gardens overlook stunning high vistas with many outdoor seating areas to escape to.

The house is made for entertaining. Each room is sunny, with lots of windows, has expansive mountain, valley or garden views and is tastefully decorated with new carpeting, linens and furniture. The new gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with new appliances, extensive cookware and place servings for 12. It has an open bar area with barstools as part of the family room with breath taking views of the valley and mountains. The formal dining room has a large mahogany table seating 10-12 and a large serving buffet with beautiful panoramic mountain views. Both the family room and large living rooms have comfortable couches, beautiful hickory flooring and gorgeous new carpets and area rugs, featured with banks of tall windows capturing the gorgeous scenery. There is a piano for your enjoyment, yoga mats, reading library, cable TV and a variety of games. There is a new hot tub. There is a BBQ but it is not offered in high fire season as the house is surrounded by grasslands.

The master suite has a new Cal King and looks out over a rose garden with a stunning backdrop of dramatic mountains. Its bathroom is huge with a large, oversized tub and a large separate shower. It has another small room off the master suite, the Brewster Room, with a four-posted double bed so the suite can act as a family suite or be used separately. This double room has its own door and privacy but you must share the main, 2nd door into the master suite.

The third bedroom, the Cape Room, has a queen, a full bathroom and overlooks the front of the house and gardens. The fourth bedroom, the Chatham Room, has two twin beds with its own private door out to the back lawn and gardens with magnificent views. The Fifth bedroom, the Blue Sky Room, is a large room with a king bed, walled with a bank of large windows overlooking the Santa Ynez valley, Figueroa mountains, and garden. The Sixth bedroom is upstairs on the second floor. It is a suite of a queen bed, with a twin bed as well, featuring its own full bathroom. It as a writing desk overlooking the far reaching views of the valley.

This magnificent house is so peaceful with its gorgeous landscape, views and spaciousness. You will feel relaxed and restored after only a few hours at the Ranch.

**Sorry, no weddings, events, wedding receptions. No more than 12 guests allowed on the property at any one time. No pets and no smoking. A lease is required for you to sign as part of your booking. A 12% Occupancy tax will be assessed and added to the total cost of the room rate. An onsite manager may be present during your stay at the far end of the property.

Guest access

You will have access to all six bedrooms, four baths, large closet space, family room, large living room, formal dining room that seats 10-12, fully stocked kitchen, beautiful park like grounds with high views of Santa Ynez Mountains, hot tub, wifi. The BBQ may or may not be available depending on fire season. NO Washer or Dryer. A on site owner/manager may be living on the property.

Interaction with guests

We meet all our guests in person at the door to give them the key and show them how to care for the house. Manager on call 9 am -10 pm.

HOUSE RULES: No pets, no smoking, no weddings, no parties/events, a lease is required for you to sign as part of your booking process and for you to distribute to your guests. No more than 12 persons allowed on the property at any one time. NO washer or dryer available.

Other things to note

The setting is so peaceful with epic views that you might not want to leave. If you do, there are 100+ wineries, fine dining, shopping, events, glider and hot air ballooning, horseback riding, bike rentals, golf and much more, all within 10 minutes. All new bedding, mattresses, linens (mostly 100% cotton), carpets, flooring, kitchen, baths. ** there is a required lease for tenant guests to sign before renting the premises and to distribute to all guests. No pets, no more than 12 persons on the property at any one time, no parties, no events, no weddings, no smoking. A 12% Occupancy tax will be added to the nightly room rate. There is NO washer or dryer available for use.

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The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 6
Beds: 8
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 236
Security Deposit: 1199
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 636 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

NO pets or smoking. No more than 12 persons allowed on the property at any one time, no weddings, no rehearsal dinners, no large parties. The house was renovated in November 2015 so we want to keep it in pristine condition. There is a required lease contract for guests to sign before renting the house. There may be an onsite manager living at the far end of the property.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Linda User Profile
July 2017
The house and location is absolutely beautiful as described and pictured. Ten of us stayed for a girls wine weekend. It was a perfect fit for our needs, very spacious and nice patio areas. We watched a movie together and also had the option of retreating to our rooms for reading, etc. We did not have time to use the hot tub. A five minute drive to downtown Solvang shops and restaurants, close to wineries. Michelle is a great host and communicator. We had an issue upon arrival, Michelle promptly made it right and even offered a later checkout time for the inconvenience! You will definitely enjoy your stay!

Therese User Profile
July 2017
This house is beautiful with good size rooms and the view is gorgeous. We saw mountain animals in the morning, similar to llamas, may be mountain goats. It is very quiet and peaceful for a great weekend getaway! Thank you Michelle!

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
Awesome experience!

Kate User Profile
June 2017
This is a very comfortable and spacious house for a large group. 12 people from 3 generations stayed here for my nieces graduation from UCSB. Beautifully decorated. Quiet rural neighborhood. Plenty of room. Even during a heatwave we were still very comfortable in the adobe structure with minimal air conditioning. We enjoyed several meals together and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook and serve our large group. The views are spectacular. Michelle was a perfect host: there when we arrived, available when we needed her, then left us in peace. We would definitely go back and recommend to others.

David User Profile
June 2017
Michelle was an excellent host! She communicated with me before my arrival to make sure that I had no trouble making it to the property. Once I arrived she was gracious enough to give me and my friends a tour of the home. It's a beautiful home with amazing views. We were all incredibly comfortable throughout our stay, and Michelle let us know that we could reach out to her if we had any issues. This property is a great place to stay for a group.

Nadege User Profile
May 2017
This is a relaxing home where to take in all the peaceful beauty of the Santa Ynez valley.

Dawn User Profile
May 2017
An amazing Airbnb experience! Michelle was wonderful in answering our questions before we arrived. She was quick to respond and helpful. We met her at the house and we were all amazed that the home is in perfect condition with views even better than shown in the photos. We had a family of 11 for the weekend and it was very spacious. The rooms are large with great views. The home has so many nice, thoughtful touches, such as yoga mats, lavender lotions, plenty of kitchenware and spices, a Brita water pitcher, nice placemats...I could go on! We had multiple people moving around the kitchen and it was not cramped at all. Our family enjoyed the home and hope to return back again!

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Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in November 2014
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