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
2 night minimum (3 night minimum during major holidays)

 

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LOBS 8/1, 2017 – 12/31, 2018

August 1, 2017 - March 2, 2019
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LOBS 8/11-12/31, 2018

August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Property Reviews

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!"

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!"