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Gorgeous House on 1,000 acre Ranch—3 Queens, 10 twin/bunk beds

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Main House ... Total—4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 16)



»» Beautiful location on the edge of Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara Wine Country.

2 night reservation: $1,200/night (Friday & Saturday two night minimum) or $900/night (Sunday - Thursday). Rates include the Main House & the 'Cookhouse' (large cabin-like /rec room)...hang out room/game room, or can be used as part of the outdoor space—not for overnight accommodations).



Bocce Ball court and large, private, landscaped, grass area. Combined with the courtyard and patio, the beautifully landscaped grass area is perfect for your family reunion, a private group gathering, any wedding or event. It's all yours to enjoy at Restoration Oaks Guest Ranch & Blueberry Farm.


Wine Tasting ('Sideways, the movie area), Beaches, the Danish town of Solvang, Antiques, Nojoqui Falls, The Chumash Casino (gambling/concerts) …all less than 15 minutes away. Everything else you'll need is just 5 minutes north, in the town of Buellton. .


Restoration Oaks Vacation/Retreat House —genuine and rustic. Great for small to medium sized groups looking for modern amenities, great decor, comfort, and location convenience — all in a natural, rustic setting on a 1,000 acre working Ranch. The Retreat House and adjoining Cookhouse (an additional cabin-like lounge room for playing games or just hanging out) are located directly off Highway 101, near the front of the property at Restoration Oaks. Just over the backyard berm is Santa Barbara Blueberries, a world-renowned UPick berry farm. There are miles of private dirt roads on the property, are great for hiking, jogging, and mountain biking. Groups will enjoy the rolling hills, canyons, valleys, and seasonal creeks and ponds. During winter and spring months the grass is green and the ponds are often full. The views are always beautiful and there are many interesting areas to explore. NOTE: For general safety, we suggest exploring in pairs or small groups. While exploring the wild oaks woodlands, children should always be accompanied and supervised by adults.

WIFI for $50 per night, iPod ready sound systems, 2 flat screen DishNet TVs, Wii Gaming System, and a Kawaii piano, are a few of the extra touches that make the Retreat House at Restoration Oaks an enjoyable place to host retreats, small family get-togethers, and relaxing vacation getaways, weddings & other events.

The Retreat House is minutes away from many local WINERIES—we're just 5 minutes from Buellton, (the town where the MOVIE 'SIDEWAYS' was filmed) ', 15 minutes from Chumash CASINO, and a little less than 10 minutes from the Danish town of SOLVANG (see listing for other local attractions). WINE TASTING is a favorite pastime in our area, and Buellton has several highly-rated restaurants to choose from. Buellton also has convenient SHOPPING, including a large Albertson's Supermarket and a CVS Pharmacy. Just a little further is the Danish town of Solvang, with enough shops and gift stores to fill a day. Los Olivos is a town full of ANTIQUE SHOPS and WINE TASTING

—20 minutes north on Highway 101.

For a real ‘laid back’ treat, try star gazing. There are no city lights out here. The stars shine brighter than many are used to, and relaxing under the night sky is easily one of the least strenuous ways to spend the end of a great day.

See you at the ranch!

Keywords: Santa Ynez, Buellton, Solvang, Retreat House, guest house, wine country, private ranch, natural beauty, rustic, ranch, wineries, antiques, golf, beaches, hiking, casino, Santa Barbara, event, bocce ball, Santa Barbara wine country, biking

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Ed & Shay Seaman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Why Ed & Shay Seaman chose Goleta

The expansive, all natural surroundings of 'The Ranch', as well as access to nearby wineries and plenty of other things going on, really does make our location perfect for hanging out with friends, enjoying family get-togethers, or just spending time hiking, exploring, and ...appreciating all that's there.

We really do love the fact that others can also experience this uplifting environment and enjoy similar times while staying at Restoration Oaks.

What makes this house unique

When I’m out riding on our dirt roads, I feel like I'm a million miles away from civilization—but if I need something, I can drive for 5 minutes to town and get just about anything I want. I also enjoy picking our seasonal blueberries and photographing the native (almost untouched) landscape.

Of course, the house itself is a joy to stay in. The air conditioning might be my favorite thing, but I also appreciate the high-end amenities we've built into the house. I especially enjoy playing the piano any time of the day or night without having to worry about disturbing someone else.

The way the outside areas flow and connect with the house allows us to all be together while enjoying smaller group discussions—at the same time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here in January for a girls weekend (scrapbooking, games, movies and chatting) and we had a blast. Will definitely be back!
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Goleta in Santa Barbara County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Main House has three bathrooms upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • MAIN HOUSE: Upstairs: Bedroom #1 has 1 queen & 1 bunk bed Bedroom #2 has two bunk beds Bedroom #3 has 1 queen & 1 bunk bed Downstairs: Bedroom #4 has 1 queen & 1 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
Bocce Ball Court, Kawaii Piano, Cookhouse Lounge (room off patio for games/relaxing, etc.) Seasonal Blueberry picking. Roads run throughout 1,000 acre property and can be used for hiking, biking, and driving when weather permits. Seasonal ponds and streams. Property has varied types of land with oaks, sycamores, and other natural, California surroundings.


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Gorgeous House on 1,000 acre Ranch—3 Queens, 10 twin/bunk beds
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing all around!!!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and my first wedding venue had burned down in a recent fire. We were SO happy when we found Restoration Oaks Retreat and Shay. On top of this being an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL venue, Shay was so extremely helpful and kind when it came to answering questions and making sure we had everything we needed. We plan on coming again with our friends for some R&R!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! We're so glad you had a good time & that everything went smoothly!! Please come back & see us soon. Shay
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Very Helpful!

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately our family reunion was cancelled due to illness, but the folks at Restoration Oaks were so helpful in the planning, scheduling and re-scheduling process. Awesome customer service. Shay was great in getting back to us right away and showing flexibility and compassion.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi! All the best to you & your family! We hope to see you another time. Shay
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Unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

Both sides of our families (13 including my husband and I) stayed at Restoration Oaks for our wedding weekend. We will forever be grateful for our experience at this amazing property. It was extraordinary inside and out. The main house had the perfect layout for our group, affording plenty of room and privacy for everyone. Clean and well maintained. The kitchen was large, fully equipped, and had a huge picture window overlooking the beautiful patio and courtyard (we ended up gathering in the patio area the most). Beautiful fresh grapes grew from the lattice work, and there was plenty of shaded seating for everyone. It was a joy to discover all the nooks and crannies that the owners had so thoughtfully appointed, including colorful landscape choices and fragrant flowers. My husband and I stayed in the bungalow, which allowed for privacy but was also easily accessible through the shared courtyard. Nighttime is magical: light strings running all across the courtyard area, the sounds of the two fountains, and the peaceful feeling that this property inspires. Be sure to explore everywhere! Just a short walk from the house, you can pick blueberries, or observe the chickens, pigs, bunnies, and goats. For a slightly longer jaunt, hike or drive the main road through the ranch. Spot the barn, the foot bridge, beautiful oak trees, cattle grazing, and the absolute stillness and peacefulness of this stunning land. Though it is centrally located to all the area offers, you could easily be very happy just enjoying the ranch as a destination. We had everything we needed. I could see it being perfect for any gathering such as a farm wedding, reunion, or retreat. We cannot wait to return - it was truly unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. This place is everything it’s advertized to be - amazingly comfortable, spacious and well appointed. We were surprised that there were enough plates and glasses and tableware for us all, plenty of towels for our 3-day stay. And there is so much to do: bocce ball, ping pong, and foosball, hiking (wrong time of year for blueberry picking – but we will be back), side trips to Nojoqui, Solvang, the beach, the casino – something for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice...thank you. This is a great overview of some of the often missed activities in our area. In addition, the Central Coast Wine Country begins just 5 miles away from Restoration Oaks Ranch.
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Los angeles

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We were invited to this ranch to celebrate our friend's birthday and it was just amazing! The place is beautiful and comfortable and you can see that the owner truly care about this place. There are personal details all over and by the end of our weekend I was truly sad to leave. I would come back here without any question.

Very recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love it when our guests enjoy themselves and take advantage of the different things our property offers. Before anything else, our number one goal is that our guests have a great, memorable, and safe time. Craig
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

We had a wonderful stay a...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this ranch. Our family of ten spent Thanksgiving weekend there (3 nights). The place was beautiful and very comfortable. The kids loved feeding the animals, going on hikes, playing in the large grass area and of course the blueberry picking. The property managers were very nice and easy to work with. I highly recommend this place. You will love it. We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2009
  • Date of Stay: December 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez areas
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Santa Barbara
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez areas
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gaviota State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Danish Town of Solvang
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballard, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Ynez Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Chumash Casino Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
World Class Golfing - River Course at Alisal Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Nojoqui Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Barbara Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
El Capitan State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Alamos - Antique Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Gaviota State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Olivos
Nearest Point of Interest
Restoration Oaks Ranch 1980 Highway 101, Gaviota CA 93117
Car: necessary

Many, many close local wineries with tasting tours available (Search Santa Ynez, Buellton, and Santa Barbara County Wineries), Nojoqui Falls Park—virtually 'next door'. Several golf courses (off site) horseback riding (off site), Glider rides (off site) Chumash Casino (approx. 15 min. away) has gambling and great concerts year round, Cachuma Lake fishing, Beaches—10 minutes away. Near towns with great 'antiquing'. 10 minutes to Solvang and Santa Ynez. 5 miles to all typical grocery, gas, restaurants, pharmacies, etc. (Buellton—5 miles north, right off Hwy. 101).

GOOGLE MAPS NOTE: To find our location on Google Maps, type only Restoration Oaks Ranch into the address field. Using our actual address confuses Google Maps and may not show you our correct location. For reference, we are approximately 5 miles south of the town of Buellton, and approximately 35 miles north of Santa Barbara—directly off Hwy. 101.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Goleta, Central Coast California

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Deposit £377.75
Pet Fee £188.87
8 GB WIFI Nightly Fee £37.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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