Property Description

Luxury at Its Finest

Perched atop a hill on five gorgeous acres, Rancho Santuario is a stunning five bedroom Spanish oasis retreat. Centrally located on the well-known Refugio Road, this newly remodeled masterpiece is the very definition of luxury. The sweeping views of the Santa Ynez Valley and Figueroa Mountains are absolutely breathtaking. Rancho Santuario is perfect for outdoor living and entertaining, with a built-in gas barbecue and imported wood-burning pizza oven. You can dine outdoors at the large teak al fresco table or relax in the polished outdoor lounge furniture overlooking the beautiful salt water, infinity pool, with spa.

The five-bedroom home is casual yet sophisticated, with an entertainment system, expansive gourmet chef’s kitchen, large center island and large dining room table for twelve — all with mountain views. The private master suite has three balconies, a large walk-in closet, separate sitting room, steam shower and bath with — you guessed it — mountain views. Numerous fruit trees pepper the property (pomegranate, orange, peach, apple, lemon), as do gorgeous ancient oaks. A barn with stables and numerous riding rings grace the property, adding further charm to this exceptional estate. Nestled halfway between Santa Ynez and Los Olivos, you’re five minutes to these quaint towns with restaurants, tasting rooms, and of course, the wineries beyond. The area is perfect for outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking, bicycling and is just fifteen minutes from Lake Cachuma and Alisal Golf Club. This is a perfect getaway offering the best of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Property Details

Property Type: Hacienda Ranch

– 4,000 sq ft home on 5 acres

Neighborhood: Santa Ynez

Rancho Santuario is located in the neighborhood of Santa Ynez


– Master Bedroom: King bed, fireplace, sitting room with 40 inch Samsung flat screen TV, 3 sets of French doors open to a private patio and 2 private balconies, large walk-in closet, en suite bathroom.
– Master Bedroom: King bed, 40 inch Samsung flat screen TV, French doors to private patio, large walk in closet, en suite bathroom
– Guest Bedroom: Queen bed, large closet, writing desk

Bathrooms: 3.5

– Master Bath #1: En suite bathroom with large walk-in steam shower, separate soaking tub, and dual sink/vanity areas
– Master Bath #2: En suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, claw-foot tub, and dual sink/vanity areas
– Guest Bathroom: Jack and Jill bathroom with large walk-in shower and dual vanity/sink areas
– Powder Room: Half bathroom

Kitchen and Dining

Formal dining area with seating for 12 • Kitchen bar with seating for 2 • Large square island • Built-in stainless steel Monogram Refrigerator and Freezer • Double farmhouse sink • Wolf range with 4 burners and griddle • Wolf oven • Microwave • Miele dishwasher • Trash compactor • Microwave • Toaster • Blender • Coffee maker • Coffee grinder • Tea kettle • Vitamix

Indoor Entertainment

55 inch HDTV • Cable • DVR • DVD player • Surround sound • WiFi • Gas fireplace • Large glass doors with sweeping views

Outdoor Entertainment

Saltwater infinity pool and spa • Solar heated pool system • Pool cover • Polished outdoor lounge furniture • Patio with large teak al fresco table • Built-in stainless steel gas BBQ • Imported Wood-burning Pizza oven • Bocce ball • Hammock • Mountain views • Fruit trees

Other Features

A/C • Heat • Whole house filtered water system • Hardwood floors • Stone floors • Carpeted bedrooms • Laundry room with Washer/Dryer • 3-car garage • Electric car charger in garage (220V) • Private gated driveway • Organic garden stand across the street

Amenities Provided

Infant & Toddler Supplies:
Available for rent through Santa Barbara Baby Company:

Optional Onsite Services

Private Chef · Child Care · Massage · Beauty Services · Yoga/Pilates

General Notes

NO SMOKING · Pets Not Allowed

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Property Reviews


"Our recent stay at Rancho Santuario exceeded all of our expectations. The home and property are beautiful! The setting is private and down a long gated driveway. From the moment you enter you feel you have arrived somewhere very special. The home is warm and spacious. The attention to details throughout is impressive. Great care has been taken to make sure guests will be comfortable here. The setting is elevated and has incredible mountain views. Any time of year would be fabulous to experience a stay at this property and I can’t wait to come back again!"


"This property is absolutely magical.  We decided to come here for our friend's 50th birthday party weekend, and it was such a wonderful and memorable trip.  The house exceeded our expectations, it was so tastefully decorated, and a great design with two master bedrooms and great guest rooms.   The eternity pool overlooking the valley was so beautiful, and we loved the outdoor cooking area, especially the outdoor pizza oven.  We made incredible gourmet dinners at the home, and enjoyed the ambiance of its outdoor beautiful gardens.   We even enjoyed picking fresh bouquets of lavender, sage, and rosemary to adorn the dinner table.  We also loved the herb garden.  We couldn't recommend the property more highly. and hope to recommend to other friends, as well as be back soon.  One of our best vacations ever!   We truly loved it!!!"


"We enjoyed our stay at Rancho Santuario very much. It surpassed our expectations. Mark was awesome at tending to any need we had. It was very difficult to leave. This is a special place. We will consider this house for next summer. Thank you and especially thank you to Lisa for taking care of the reservation process and big thank you to Mark!"