Property Description

Los Olivos Bungalows

Once a stagecoach stop pioneered by the Swiss-American Felix Mattei during the late 19th century, a social center frequented by the likes of Bing Crosby, John D. Rockefeller and Clark Gable, Mattei’s Tavern is now one of the most familiar historical sites in the Santa Ynez Valley. Mattei’s romantic heritage is revealed through the property’s gabled buildings and pastoral surroundings – the old world charm here is palpable.

The Los Olivos Hartley House is a farmhouse originally built in 1882 in Santa Maria, thirty miles north from where it stands today. In 2001 it was relocated and restored by the esteemed Firestone family where it now sits, as the oldest framed house in Los Olivos, in perfect harmony amongst the four original cottages on the Mattei’s estate. The wrap around porch and tranquil landscaping are simply charming, while inside historic photos and old west remnants tie the Los Olivos Hartley House’s rich history and magic into a comfortable and stylish modern cottage. The two bedrooms, each on separate floors, make this a quintessential home for either a couple’s getaway or a family vacation.

The Los Olivos Bungalow is just a stone’s throw from The Los Olivos Hartley House – one of the four original cottages built on the property in the early 1900s. Lush landscaping surrounding the cottage provides brilliant contrast to its white washed frame while two rocking chairs warmly greet all guests on the front porch. Inside, 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. It’s elegant and comfortable, making it a truly special place.

The Los Olivos Bungalows (Los Olivos Hartley House and Los Olivos Bungalow) are located in the heart of Los Olivos – just a brisk walk to the center of everything downtown has to offer and are the only two cottages available for overnight accommodations on the property. The aesthetics of both offer a brilliant balance of the site’s rich history with a touch of the modern class visitors to the Valley expect.

Property Details

Property Type: Two Historic Bungalows

– Two 2-bedroom bungalows at the historic Mattei’s Tavern

Neighborhood: Los Olivos

Los Olivos Bungalow is located in the neighborhood of Los Olivos

Maximum Occupancy: 8

Bedrooms: 4

The Hartley House:
– Upstairs Bedroom: King bed
– Downstairs Bedroom: King bed
The Bungalow:
– Bedroom #1: Queen four-poster bed, small walk-in closet, shared bathroom
– Bedroom #2: Queen bed, small walk-in closet, shared bathroom

Bathrooms: 2.5

The Hartley House:
– Shared Full Bathroom (upstairs): shower/tub combo, single vanity/sink area, hairdryer
– Powder Room (downstairs): Half bathroom
The Bungalow:
– Shared Guest Bathroom: shower/tub combo, single vanity/sink area, hairdryer

Kitchen and Dining

The Hartley House:
– Mini refrigerator · Sink · Dishwasher · Microwave · Coffee maker · 2 tall cocktail tables · Bar top with barstools for six (6)
The Bungalow:
– Four burner range/oven · Refrigerator/freezer · Double farmhouse sink · Microwave · Toaster · Coffee maker · Dining table with seating for four (4) · Island bar top with stools for four (4)

Indoor Entertainment

Wireless Internet Access

Outdoor Entertainment

Porch with rocking chairs · Outdoor seating area with picnic tables

Other Features

A/C (small A/C unit in Bungalow living room) · Space heaters · Hardwood floors

Amenities Provided

For a full list of amenities provided, please view: www.santaynezvacationrentals.com/standard-amenities

Infant & Toddler Supplies:
Available for rent through Santa Barbara Baby Company: www.sbbabyco.com

Optional Onsite Services

Extra Housekeeping · Private Chef · Child Care · Concierge · Massage · Beauty Services · Yoga/Pilates

General Notes

NO SMOKING · Pets Not Allowed

Rates

Season Per Night
Mon – Wed
Per Night
Thu – Sun
Per Week
7 NIGHTS
Per Night
Major Holidays
Winter
12/1 – 2/28
$500 $700 $3,750 $700
Spring
3/1 – 6/20
$500 $700 $3,750 $850
Summer
6/21 – 9/30
$500 $700 $3,750 $850
Fall
10/1 – 11/30
$500 $700 $3,750 $700

Cleaning Fee: $300
City Occupancy Tax: 12% of nightly rate
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Property Reviews

Katie

“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!”

Judson

"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!"

Summer

"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!”

Hugh

“Fully furnished and refurbished cottages make for a great headquarters for exploring Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley.”

Sarah K.

"My boyfriend whisked me away for a romantic weekend in Santa Ynez, and we stayed at the Bungalow. The property could not have been more charming, well-located, and picturesque! We enjoyed the proximity to the wineries, tasting rooms, shops & restaurants. Relaxing in the cozy living room by the fire was a great way to end the day. We would highly recommend it!"

Dave

"No need to drive home after wine tasting when you have the convenience of the bungalow! This was a last minute score and it paid off big time. We'll be back every year. Very clean and had everything we needed."

K.R.C.

"What a beautiful piece of history! Gorgeous furnishings and elegant rooms. My husband and I felt like we had our own little private romantic corner of Los Olivos. This place came highly recommended to me and did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!"

Mark D.

"We were in town for a birthday and our Santa Ynez friend in-the-know reserved this bungalow for us. Until recently, I hadn't heard of Mattei's Tavern, but it has some pretty amazing history (Google it!) and has gorgeous grounds. This quaint bungalow is on the Mattei's grounds, a 3 minute walk to everything in town, but is completely private. We loved it!"

Todd D.

"Fantastic and quant historic house fixed up to cool modern standards. This is walking distance to all the magic of Los Olivos, yet tucked away 2 blocks from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Plenty of parking and all great amenities."

Katie C.

"What a beautiful piece of history! Gorgeous furnishings and elegant rooms. My husband and I felt like we had our own little private romantic corner of Los Olivos. This place came highly recommended to me and did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!"

Katie

“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!”

Judson

"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!"

Summer

"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!”

Hugh

“Fully furnished and refurbished cottages make for a great headquarters for exploring Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley.”

Ariel

“Mattei’s Tavern blew all my expectations and original ideas away upon setting foot on the property. I was looking for an outdoor space for my engagement party of about 30 people. Their event coordinator, Taylor, responded to my original inquiry within 24 hours with ideas, follow up questions and available days to show me the grounds. She met my mom and I early on a Sunday morning (the only day I could make it due to my work schedule) and gave us an extensive tour of the property. She showed us all the areas we could have the dinner AND showed us the amazing bungalows we could rent out the weekend of the event. Unfortunately they are doing renovations on the actual Tavern restaurant right now but she gave me several recommendations for private chefs and caterers who could provide food and services during the dinner party. My mom and I had a few other venues to check out in LOS Olivos later that day so we parted ways with Taylor and continued with our day. When we finished viewing the other locations (all beautiful of course, LOS Olivos is amazing like that), we both knew undeniably that Mattei’s was the place we were picking. We loved the idea of having our out of town friends and family be able to stay on the property and that we could choose from several sized outdoor spaces for our event. Taylor was so so helpful through the planning process! She connected me to our amazing chef, Mattias Bloom, and wonderful photographer, Lindsey Drewes, who shared Taylor’s knowledge for event planning and went above and beyond to make the day of the event easy for us. Taylor continued to check in with me frequently up until the day of our party when she was at the venue herself to help us set up and to answer all our questions. Our friends and family ended up renting out most of the on site bungalows for the weekend and LOVED them. My now husband and I stayed in the Hartley House and are already planning when we can return again. Everything was clean, easy to access and beyond beautiful. We can’t wait to go back!!” 

Cami

"Cute historic house with unbeatable location!"

Don

“Very stylish and centrally located house. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants in Los Olivos.”

Sean

“We stayed at the house for our wedding. It was a great place and met all our needs. Ashley was very responsive and we appreciate the great service.”

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!!!

Amanda

"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!!"

Tricia

"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!!"

Alaina

“Great patio area to enjoy in the late afternoon with a glass of wine or early morning with a cup of coffee! Quiet and easily walkable (5 min) to all of the wineries! So much charm.”

Mary

“The Hartley House is the perfection location for a relaxing, wine tasting getaway. It's located in the heart of Los Olivos, walking distance for many wine tasting rooms, galleries, and restaurants. There are two bedrooms, with a king bed upstairs in a spacious loft. We enjoyed hanging outside on the wrap around porch in the early evenings. Note that there is no refrigerator and it'd be tough to cook in the kitchen. The house is also very old, so you can hear everything through the walls, especially whenever someone is walking around upstairs. ”

Rob

"We absolutely loved it here!  It was the perfect setting to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday!  It's a great location, beautiful scenery and close to wineries!"

K.R.C.

"What a beautiful piece of history! Gorgeous furnishings and elegant rooms. My husband and I felt like we had our own little private romantic corner of Los Olivos. This place came highly recommended to me and did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!"

Todd D.

"Fantastic and quant historic house fixed up to cool modern standards. This is walking distance to all the magic of Los Olivos, yet tucked away 2 blocks from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Plenty of parking and all great amenities."

Katie C.

"What a beautiful piece of history! Gorgeous furnishings and elegant rooms. My husband and I felt like we had our own little private romantic corner of Los Olivos. This place came highly recommended to me and did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!"