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Property Description

Mattei’s Tavern Bungalow Buyout

Once a stagecoach stop pioneered by the Swiss-American Felix Mattei during the late 19th century, and a social center frequented by the likes of Bing Crosby and Clark Gable, Mattei’s Tavern is now one of the most familiar historic sites in the Santa Ynez Valley. Its romantic heritage is revealed through the gabled buildings and pastoral surroundings, and its old-world charm is palpable. The property has served as a gathering place, bringing together loved ones and strangers alike, ever since. 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 jumping off point for walkable tasting rooms and a respite from the everyday hustle. Wander the streets of Los Olivos, sip a glass of wine on your patio, or dine at the best restaurants in town. These accommodations are a reminder to slow down and enjoy life.

Newly renovated and meticulously designed, the historic Mattei’s Tavern accommodations boast bright white walls, stunning wood floors and intricate details throughout. With a total of 17 bedrooms/13 bathrooms and beautiful open floor plans throughout, The Bungalows vaunt endless opportunities for both entertaining and relaxation.

Please contact our Event Manager if you are interested in hosting a private event on the property.

Bungalows Included:

Cottages Included:

Overall Property Details

Property Type: Historic Bungalow

· Two connecting Cottages, four Bungalows and The Keenan Hartley House at the historic Mattei’s Tavern

Neighborhood: Los Olivos

The Mattei’s Tavern properties are located in the neighborhood of Los Olivos

Maximum Occupancy: 40

Bedrooms: 17

· 5 King Beds, 12 Queen Beds, 5 Queen Sofa Beds & 1 Double Sofa Bed

Bathrooms: 13

Kitchen and Dining

· 6 Full Kitchens: Viking Stoves, Refrigerators, Nespresso Machines
· 1 Partial Kitchen (West Cottage 2): Refrigerator & Nespresso Machine

Indoor Entertainment

Wireless Internet and Television throughout the properties

Outdoor Entertainment

All properties are walking distance to downtown Los Olivos, have communal areas with picnic benches and patio furniture and lawn games are available upon request.

Other Features

All properties on premise have: Air conditioning · Heat · Indoor Fireplace · Hair dryer · Ironing Board · Street Parking

General Notes

Across all properties, there is: NO SMOKING · Inquire Within for Pets


Season Per Night
Mon – Wed
Per Night
Thu – Sun
Per Week
Per Night
Major Holidays
3/1 – 6/20
$2,050 $3,300 $17,300 $3,300
6/21 – 9/30
$2,050 $3,300 $17,300 $3,300
10/1 – 11/30
$1,825 $2,950 $15,450 $3,300
12/1 – 2/28
$1,825 $2,950 $15,450 $3,300

Cleaning Fee: $1,025
City Occupancy Tax: 12% of nightly rate + $15 per night hotel tax
2 night minimum (3 night minimum during major holidays)


Availability Calendar

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Sun 15

LOBS 9/13-9/15, 2019

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
Sun 15

CP 9/13-9/16, 2019

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 18

LOBS 10/18-10/21, 2019

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 20

WCCombo 9/20-9/22, 2019

September 20 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 27

LOBS 9/27-9/29, 2019

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Property Reviews


“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.”

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!!"