West Cottage One & Two
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 Cottages 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 West Cottages 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 West Cottages boast bright white walls, stunning wood floors and intricate details throughout. With a total of six bedrooms and four bathrooms between the two cottages, a fully-stocked kitchen and beautiful open floor plans, the West Cottages vaunt endless opportunities for both entertaining and relaxation.
Property Type: Historic Bungalow
Neighborhood: Los Olivos
Maximum Occupancy: 12
– Master Bedroom: King with walk-in bathroom
– Guest Bedroom #1: Queen Bed
– Guest Bedroom #2: Queen Bed
– Guest Bedroom #3: Queen Bed
– Guest Bedroom #1: Queen Bed
– Guest Bedroom #2: Queen Bed
– Common Area: 1 Sofa Bed
Kitchen and Dining
Dining table with seating for four (4) · Formal Dining Table with seating for eight (8) · Full Kitchen: Viking Stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Nespresso Machine
Mon – Wed
Thu – Sun
3/1 – 6/20
6/21 – 9/30
10/1 – 11/30
12/1 – 2/28
Cleaning Fee: $225
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.”
“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!!”
"We had a great experience of staying in this property, felt like historic and living is past. Place is cool calm, nice place to stay for few days and chill out."
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!!"
“A beautiful place with a great location. An easy walk to all the tasting rooms. The master bathroom is beyond amazing.”