Bungalow One “Cypress”
For over 125 years, The Bungalows have provided sanctuary for those seeking the tranquility and adventure of California’s Central Coast. Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, The Bungalows at Mattei’s Tavern provide a starting point to walkable tasting rooms and a respite from the everyday hustle. Wander the streets of Los Olivos, sip a glass of wine on your front porch, or dine at the best restaurants in town. The Bungalows are a reminder to slow down and enjoy life.
Recently remodeled, The Bungalows provide pristinely updated accommodations while retaining the historic ambiance that families and friends have come to expect for over a century. Lush landscaping surrounding the cottage provides brilliant contrast to its whitewashed frame and original hard wood flooring.
Inside Cypress, a two-bedroom bungalow, curated historic photos and old west remnants celebrate The Bungalow’s history in a clean and modern presentation. The light-filled open kitchen boasts a farmhouse sink and a breakfast counter ideal for engaging conversation whilst cooking and sipping coffee, and the living room begs for an end-of-day toast to friends in front of the wood-burning brick fireplace. The aesthetic here is a brilliant balance of the site’s rich history with a nod to the future; it’s classy and comfortable, as the most special places ought to be. We welcome you to stay with us and to be part of the history of The Bungalows at Mattei’s Tavern.
Property Type: Historic Bungalow
Neighborhood: Los Olivos
Maximum Occupancy: 4
– Guest Bedroom #1: Queen Bed
Kitchen and Dining
Mon – Wed
Thu – Sun
3/1 – 6/20
6/21 – 9/30
10/1 – 11/30
12/1 – 2/28
Cleaning Fee: $150
City Occupancy Tax: 12% of nightly rate + $2.50 per night hotel tax
2 night minimum (3 night minimum during major holidays)
“We did a property buyout for our wedding, and had the BEST weekend ever staying at Mattei's Tavern Bungalows. There are 6 houses, and PLENTY of room to comfortably fit the 35 people we had staying on site. The houses come with really nice amenities - towels and soap/shampoo/conditioner, and the kitchens were all fully equipped to make a full meal with tons of plates, glassware and much more! I know people that have stayed at some of the other SYVR properties and have said nothing but great things, too. Ashley and Taylor were very good at answering the many questions I had when trying to coordinate, and it helped make the weekend go so smoothly. Everyone was so complimentary of the layout/design of the houses - they are as quaint and cute as they look in the pictures. The property itself is just beautiful. It is also walking distance from some really great restaurants and wineries in town! I would highly recommend to any group or couple looking for a fun getaway near the central coast, and we hope to stay there again soon!”
"A large group of ours rented all the bungalows and cottages at Mattei's tavern for a 40th birthday celebration. The accommodations were A++, the coordination was seamless and the event space was beautiful. The Bungalows at Mattei’s Tavern were the perfect place for our weekend stay and event. We will definitely be coming back!"
"Mattei’s tavern was a dream backdrop for our Wedding. Taylor was prompt in her communication and so easy to work with. Every moment from booking the venue, all the way up until our wedding day was seamless. There is just a special, peaceful, and magical energy about Mattei’s. I want to do it all over again!”
“Fully furnished and refurbished cottages make for a great headquarters for exploring Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley.”
"Great quick trip to Los Olivos. The bungalow was very close to the restaurants and tasting rooms. Cozy and comfortable. Would stay here again."
“Great authentic feel, perfect for two couples or one family. We loved that we could walk everywhere in town!”
“Lovingly restored cottage with high quality spa products. Furnishings were clean, comfortable and created a nice atmosphere. Location was great for walking into town. Very pet friendly area.”
"Excellent visit to a wonderful area. Lots of rain made us appreciate this place even more. Made some meals, relaxed and sat on the porch at night. Frequented some restaurants and chatted with locals at wine tastings. Thanks for the "spa like" goodies in the bathroom. Walks with our dog were terrific in the mountains and around town."
“Bungalow 1 - Cypress is much more spacious than we expected. My girlfriend and I we traveling with another couple, so it was nice to find that the rooms were quite spacious and accommodating for all four of us to be in the same dwelling, while still having a bit of space when we wanted it. The kitchen is very open and allowed us all to cook breakfast together each morning. The bedding was comfortable and very clean. You can’t beat the proximity of these bungalows to downtown Los Olivos. Your on the main drag within less than 5 minutes of stepping foot from outside the bungalows. The thermostat was also very appreciated and we were kept warm on some pretty cold nights. Also, the tips and guide book was extremely informative and helpful. This is definitely a place I would recommend for anyone looking to have a good authentic stay in Los Olivos.”
“From the check-in to the beautiful features and amenities to the location, our stay was perfect. You couldn’t ask for a better location. The cottage is in center of Los Olivos, easily within walking distance of shops, restaurants and tasting rooms. It’s also a quick, beautiful drive to the area’s wineries and other towns, including Solvang and Los Alamos. We have used Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals as our hosts for years whenever we visit the valley and have never been disappointed. Ashley and Pam also were immediately helpful and quick to respond when we made a last-minute decision to extend our stay. I couldn’t better recommend a place.”
John and Deborah
“We had a family wedding and booked all of the bungalows at Mattei's the weekend of October 24-28, 2018. Being a local we've always loved Mattei's and the ambience of the bungalows. All of our guest were so enamored with the detail, beauty, service and location of the bungalows, and will come back again and again. Thank you for making this celebration as special as it was!!!
"I got married at Mattei's Tavern a two weeks ago and it was AMAZING! We rented out all of the bungalows for family to stay in and it was SO convenient all being together on the property. Everyone LOVED the cute cottages! My bridesmaids and I got ready in the new West Cottage and it was perfect- plenty of room to get ready and take photos (big living room & kitchen, spacious master bedroom, gorgeous master bath & great courtyard). Our wedding was perfect, we received so many compliments from guests about how beautiful of a setting Mattei's is and how special and unique the property is. Santa Ynez Rentals was so accommodating and helped to make sure everything at the venue was perfect for our weekend. It was the best weekend of our lives and can't wait to go back to visit in the future!!"
"BEST DAY EVER!! We rented all the Bungalows and the Outside Venue for our daughters wedding at Mattei's Tavern from Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals. It was a perfect weekend and the staff was very accommodating to any requests we made. There were numerous little places for the photographer to take memorable photos with a gorgeous natural backdrop. All the bridesmaids got ready in the Big West Cottage Bungalow - that was a JACK POT! The natural lighting and ample space made it a super fun and easy morning for 10 girls to get ready. All the Bungalows have been recently updated and were very clean and comfortable. I would HIGHLY recommend Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, Matteis Tavern and staying in any or all of the Bungalows!! Great place to host a wedding!!"
“This cottage is very charming and comfortable. The location is right on the edge of town and convenient to walk everywhere. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of towels. I liked the bath products and also the Nespresso coffee maker. I would recommend this rental.”
“Cypress is such a beautifully renovated and charming unit. You really feel the history of the place while enjoying the modernized elements like AC and the fast wifi. Check in was a breeze, the place is stylishly appointed and sparkling clean, and you cannot beat the location. Great value - we'll be back.”
“This place was really great. My friends and I (4 or us) stayed here for two nights. We had a wedding to attend one town over and, luckily, every hotel in the town was booked and we found this gem on AirBnB. Also, pretty close to Solvang. Everything was clean, organized, comfy, the area was beautiful and quaint, parking was easy and convenient. I highly rate it and recommended it.”
"All of the cottages at Mattei's are tastefully renovated, offering modern comfort and amenities without losing any of the rustic flair. Bedrooms are comfortable, kitchen is well supplied, and bathrooms are totally serviceable, though in no way spacious or luxe (though the bath products are great!) this is certainly the place to stay for proximity to tasting rooms (Waylan, Eleven, and Dragonette are highlights). Recommended on all fronts, perfect for a couple or a group of friends."
"Straight out of a pottery barn commercial. The most perfect accommodation in this pretty town. It is amazing!"
"This is the cutest bungalow ever but with updated beds and bedding that were hotel quality. We loved staying at this place!! All the little touches (makeup remover packets, bottled water, firewood) were so much appreciated. Also, I didn’t hear any noise worth complaining about and only heard church bells once on Sunday morning."