Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals is proud to have been featured in multiple online and print publications in the Santa Ynez Valley, California and nationwide. Below is a sampling of the press that has featured our company and beautiful vacation homes.

Mattei’s Tavern Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Publication


2019 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award – Hospitality Industry

President of Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, Leanne Schlinger, was presented with the 2019 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award by the Women’s Economic Ventures in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. This award recognizes the contributions of outstanding women entrepeneurs in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties while bringing together hundreds of inspiring women who have devoted their lives to building a successful business and supporting others around them. We are grateful for the opportunity to represent the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and all that it has to offer.

2019 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award Women's Economic Venture Santa Barbara

Holiday Dinner Party in the Bungalows at Mattei’s Tavern Featured on The Venue Report

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re here to share holiday recipes, wintery styling tips and dinner party secrets from the pros. We recently caught up with the dynamite team behind a winter wonderland dinner party at Mattei’s Tavern [managed by SYVR] and they shared not only the inspiration behind these gorgeous photos, but lots of noteworthy advice for hosting your own holiday dinner party. Whether you have a handful of guests gathering at your house or you’re hosting a bigger party at a venue, there’s plenty you can learn from these pros…” – The Venue Report

Mattei’s Tavern Featured in Santa Barbara Magazine

Santa Barbara Life & Style Photshoot Features Mattei’s Tavern

Santa Barbara Life & Style – November, 2018

Special Mattei’s Tavern Event to Benefit Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse

“… The event will feature Mattei’s owner/proprietors Brian and Shamra Strange discussing their plans for the future of the restored and enhanced property as well as a presentation on “Tales of Mattei’s,” little-known stories of the famous and infamous who visited Mattei’s and the property’s many legends…”  Watch the story at KEYT or about the event at Newzhawk.

Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals to Manage Mattei’s Tavern Events and Rentals

“There is no property that tugs at my heartstrings quite like Mattei’s Tavern. The property has served as a sanctuary to guests for over 125 years and it is my pleasure to be able to honor that pure, timeless, hospitality today,” Schlinger said.  View the article at the Santa Maria Times.

“Iconic Mattei’s Tavern” to be Managed by Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals – KCOY News

“…That future has brought Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals to manage the main house and turn it into a venue where people can rent it out for events. The tavern welcomes corporate events, weddings, intimate dinners, and parties. If you want a little getaway they are also offering vacation rentals in one of the seven newly renovated bungalows…” – View the KCOY Central Coast News Feature Here

Named Top Vacation Rental Blog & Website by Feedspot Blog Reader

Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, coming in at #47, was named “Top 75 Vacation Rental Blogs & Websites for Rentals Owners and Managers” in the world.

Zaca Creek Ranch Featured in Santa Barbara Life and Style

The prettiest wispy clouds replaced the fog, revealing endless rolling hills of grazing cows and scattered oak trees, making for an idyllic shoot day and cover image,” stated Ottocina, the Editor in Chief of Santa Barbara Life and Style. Come along for the ride as you flip through the magical feature of Zaca Creek Ranch in Santa Barbara Life and Style magazine.

This spread was also featured on the Issuu blog, “5 Editorials Giving Us Serious Wanderlust.”

“Get lost in sunny California with “Welcome to the West” from Santa Barbara Life & Style. This shoot takes ‘glamping’ to a whole new level with extravagant tents and decadent dining. The adventure continues to cozy hammock hangs and a campout under the stars. Find more California getaway goals in the latest issue.”

Goodgame Ranch Featured in Santa Barbara Life and Style

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times in the Santa Ynez Valley, and with the rustic western charm of a home like Goodgame Ranch, it’s no surprise Santa Barbara Life and Style magazine chose this property for their latest fashion shoot and photo spread in their publication. Place yourself in the beautiful fall scenery at Goodgame ranch as you flip through this gorgeous fashion feature.

Santa Barbara Life & Style - Sept Oct 2017 - Goodgame Ranch

Rancho Maroma in 805 Living

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“Set on 20 acres overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley, the contemporary Mediterranean Rancho Maroma is an ideally located base for exploring area wineries or just staying on site to hike trails through the property’s green acreage dotted with mature oaks.”

Rancho Maroma and Rancho Santuario on the Venue Report

Rancho Maroma on The Venue Report

“With contemporary Mediterranean design, Rancho Maroma is an architectural masterpiece built by locally noted vineyard architect, Robert Mehl.”

Rancho Santuario on The Venue Report

“Perched atop a hill on five gorgeous acres, Rancho Santuario is a stunning Spanish oasis retreat.”

Rancho de Los Colores in Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine

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“Definitely not your standard Airbnb or VRBO. No detail goes overlooked, visitors can request anything from lavender bouquets to a stocked fridge, ensuring a home away from home experience. Furthermore, businesses in the Valley benefit because of the Santa Ynez Vacation Rental platform and Leanne’s environmentally conscious and charitable beliefs are reflected in her business’s practice.”

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“MI CASA ES TU CASA. ‘Staycations’ are in, and Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, has more than 30 deluxe cottages, ranches, and grand estates to choose from to create your own wine country experience. Personalized concierge services can arrange for a private harvest winemaker’s dinner. Kudos to the Koehler Estate vineyard house.”

Inside Hook Santa Barbara Rental Guide

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Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals and 5 of our vacation rental homes were featured on in April 2014. Inside Hook is a men’s travel, culture, style, food & drink publication.

Inside the Santa Ynez Valley Magazine

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“Anyone who has ever spent a noisy night in a dark hotel room appreciates the comforts of home, especially when staying in an unfamiliar place. Thanks to Leanne Schlinger, owner of Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, visitors to the Santa Ynez Valley can lounge in lush backyards and sleep in residential peace. Offering in-town cottages and elegant estates and rural retreats, Santa Ynez Vacation has just the right accommodations for groups large and small. All privately owned, the homes range from modern to historic, plush to naturally luxurious, and represent some of the area’s finest properties.”


Destination Wine Country Magazine

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Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals, the Valley’s newest and only vacation home rental company, makes it effortless to escape to the wine country.

Owner and long-time Valley resident Leanne Schlinger offers some of the area’s most enchanting properties, from quaint country cottages to premier winery retreats like the Koehler Estate Vineyard House.

Each home is furnished with distinctive touches: Mario Badescu skincare products, luxury linens and extensive personal concierge services. “We offer guests a luxury hotel experience in the comfort of a home,” she said.

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All the Luxuries of a Hotel, in the Comfort of a Home

With hotel occupancy rates in Santa Barbara County always on the rise, planning a trip or an event such as a wedding in Santa Ynez Valley wine country takes careful preparation. The bride and her family will find the services of Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals helpful in finding comfortable lodging or the wedding site location itself. They are now representing one-of-a-kind event site locations and are the representatives to contact for estate locations.

“Growing up in the Valley, I know firsthand what the market needs for tourists, wine tasters and those coming to celebrate weddings and special occasions,” says co-owner Kelsey Burnett. “All have different needs, and Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals assists in delivering an experience specific to each guest.”

Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals offers unique property rentals and concierge services designed to make guests feel comfortable by providing amenities like those found at luxury hotels. With a variety of properties listed, Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals can accommodate an array of guests with any type of budget.

“The goal at Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals is to represent the finest properties in the Santa Ynez Valley, determined by criteria we have developed, offering a guest experience comparable to none,” says co-owner Leanne Schlinger.