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GRACEWOOD

4.82(114 reviews)SuperhostGoleta, California, United States
Farm stay hosted by Fred
8 guests5 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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A cozy home on a small hill on a 54.2 acre horse and avocado ranch. A beautiful, peaceful and private setting overlooking a small lake and riding arena. The home is conveniently located minutes from UCSB, Airport, and a major regional shopping center For stays less than 31 days, please contact the owner.

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ADDRESS: GLEN ANNIE ROAD, GOLETA, CA 93117
DESCRIPTION: A cozy home on a small hill on a 54 acre horse and avocado ranch. A beautiful, peaceful and private setting overlooking a small lake and riding arena. The home is conveniently located minutes from UCSB, Airport, and a major regional shopping center.
DIRECTIONS: To find our home, travel 12 miles from Santa Barbara, north on Highway 101. Take the Glen Annie Road off-ramp and go 1 mile toward the mountains (north). Look for the 650 mailbox on the right and enter the ranch. Go about 1/3 of a mile passing through the GRACEWOOD gate, passing a barn on your left and then an older yellow farm house on your left and then continue straight up a small hill to the home.
BASICS: Entire Home Accommodates: 8 Adults; Check In: 3:00 PM; Check Out: 11:00 AM; Bedrooms: 4 (1 King and 3 Queen Beds); Bathrooms: 2

Guest access
GUEST ACCESS: Viewing of horse riding activities is possible, however, please respect the fact that horse owners request that you don't feed or even touch their horses. Wildlife and bird watching are possible. Ranch tour if requested.

Other things to note
AMENITIES: Complimentary bottle of wine; Keurig coffee modules; bathroom and shower essentials; laundry and dishwasher detergents; home grown fruit
BAR-B-QUE: Burners and the small tank under the Bar-B-Que must be turned off after using.
CENTRAL HEATING: Thermostat is on the wall between the kitchen and the family room. A comfortable setting should not be above 73 degrees. Please shut off when you leave the house
EVENTS: Talk to the Hosts regarding the possibility of having an event or party at the home or on the ranch. There is a diversity of locations and facilities.
EXERCISE EQUIPMENT: An exercise room is available. Use equipment at your own risk and ask management if you are not sure how to safely use any piece of equipment.
EXTRAS AVAILABLE: For an extra charge, an additional room could be made available on another part of the ranch and there is generally room for a Recreational Vehicle with some hook ups.
FIREPLACE: The indoor fireplace may only be used with the paper wrapped fire log provided. It is best and safest not to move or disturb the burning fire log after it is lit so that it does not create a large, alarming fire when broken apart and all the flammable material is burning with much flame. The same is true for the outside stove by the patio. Do not use cut firewood in either fireplace. There are three cast iron metal stoves which are not to be used as they are for decoration only.
GARAGE: This is presently being used for storage and is not available for use. The round old water tank at the top of the hill is off limits.
HOT TUB: The hot tub is on a timer and the timing is not to be changed. The tub is set to be at 100 degrees and if a hotter temperature is desired, the ^ button must be pushed a degree at a time until the desired temperature is indicated on the panel. The temperature will go up at a rate of 5 degrees per hour to a maximum of 104 degrees. The hot tub cover folds in half over the black hinged bar and then lifted and rotated to make the folded hot tub cover to stand in an upright position, folded in half, next to the walk way side of the tub.
KITCHEN: Pots, pans, utensils and glass ware is all in typical locations. Some appliances like a bread maker, ice cream maker, etc. may be in a kitchen cabinet, not readily visible. A dishwasher is available and detergent is provided.
LAUNDRY: A washer and dryer are in the home. Detergent is provided.
MAID SERVICE & CLEANING: For stays longer than 30 days, maid service, at a minimum of every two week interval, will need to be arranged for with the host.
PARKING: Parking is free and there is generally ample room for guest parking. As a convenience note, the driveway to the right of the garage makes a loop around the old water tank. Be careful going by the garage and the rock wall along the driveway as it could be narrower than one may be used to.
PATIO/UMBRELLA: Make sure that it is lowered in case a wind could come up unexpectedly, especially at night.
SPORTS EQUIPMENT: In the exercise room in the home, sports equipment such as a basketball, croquet, bocce balls, etc. are available. Please return to the same place where found when finished using the equipment.
TV/WIFI: TV remotes are specifically for the TV in that room. They will not work on the TV in the other room. WIFI accessibility is available in and around the home. Some locations may have better speed than other locations. The name and password to link up to the wireless internet is Guest House and password123.
A cozy home on a small hill on a 54.2 acre horse and avocado ranch. A beautiful, peaceful and private setting overlooking a small lake and riding arena. The home is conveniently located minutes from UCSB, Airport, and a major regional shopping center For stays less than 31 days, please contact the owner.

The space
ADDRESS: GLEN ANNIE ROAD, GOLETA, CA 93117
DESCRIPTION: A cozy h…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Gym
Wi-Fi
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Pay TV
Dryer
Washing machine
Iron

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Goleta, California, United States

NEIGHBORHOOD: Just a few well established families live along our road and most of them are in the agriculture business. We are surrounded by large properties up to 2800 acres and renown owners farming citrus and avocados.

Hosted by Fred

Joined in December 2014
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Fred and Cyndy Duerner are highly educated world travelers, retiring from public school teaching in 1977. Since that time we have raised two children both of whom are married, live close by, and have given us five grand boys. We currently enjoy the outdoors, boating, gardening and living the California lifestyle at our avocado and horse ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean not far from Santa Barbara. Our "Experience" calendar can be changed and date(s) will be added to the calendar if requested by those interested in a date not listed currently on our host calendar.
Fred and Cyndy Duerner are highly educated world travelers, retiring from public school teaching in 1977. Since that time we have raised two children both of whom are married, live…
During your stay
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS: Your hosts are friendly, well-educated and, because of their many travels worldwide, would enjoy meeting our guests and talking experiences, backgrounds, and even politics and religion. We live on another part of the ranch about a 1/4 mile away close to our son and his wife and 3 of 5 grandsons.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS: Your hosts are friendly, well-educated and, because of their many travels worldwide, would enjoy meeting our guests and talking experiences, backgrounds,…
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