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Villa Chaparral
A French Country Estate en route to wine country
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  • Master Bedroom #1
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  • Kids Bedroom #5 Kids Bedroom #5
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  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Full Bathrooms & 1 Half Bathroom
  • 4732 FT2
  • 6 Parking Spaces
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Take the guilt out of traveling to wine country with your kids by staying at Villa Chaparral. While you plan a vineyard tour of Santa Ynez, the kids will be happily exploring nearly 4 acres of fully fenced, beautifully landscaped grounds featuring an in-ground pool, trampoline, and ping pong table. Located in Santa Barbara, but close to the route to wine country, this spectacular gated French Country Estate is close to everything but feels worlds apart. With soaring beam ceilings and large expansive rooms, each with en-suite bath, this home is ideal for extended families and groups of friends looking for luxurious accommodations.

The main house is beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated, complete with formal dining room, sitting room and separate great room offering a gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook and comfortable seating area. The downstairs master bedroom is light and spacious with French doors leading out to the pool area. A bonus room just outside the master features extra sleeping options as well as a crib and changing table. Children will delight in the playroom upstairs, complete with books, toys and a TV for watching movies. A wisteria arbor leads to the separate guesthouse, offering two bedrooms, one bath, and a shared living area with kitchenette.

The charming, elegant grounds beautifully compliment the graceful interior of this property. Multiple seating areas and lounges are available for sunbathing, as well as tucked away areas in the shade. The outdoor fireplace is wonderful during the evenings, and the swimming pool can be enjoyed all day long. This lovely property provides an excellent experience of Santa Barbara life, just 5 minutes to La Cumbre Shopping Mall, 10 minutes to Hendry’s Beach, and half an hour from the best that Santa Barbara wine country has to offer.

The Layout

Second Floor

Villa Chaparral Second Floor Guest Bedroom #2 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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Villa Chaparral Second Floor Guest Bedroom #3 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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Villa Chaparral Second Floor Guest Bathroom #3 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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Villa Chaparral Second Floor Kids Bedroom #5 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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First Floor

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Living Area

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Villa Chaparral First Floor Master Bedroom #1 Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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Villa Chaparral First Floor Bonus Room Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

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Outside Area

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Guest House Second Floor

Villa Chaparral Guest House Second Floor Great Room Santa Barbara | Invitedhome

Great Room

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The Neighborhood

Santa Barbara North
Santa Barbara California

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Guest Reviews

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Stunning Chateau for Families

My family of 10 stayed at Villa Chaparral for 3 nights and wished we could stay for months! We have stayed in many vacation homes over the years and this by far was the best place ever. There was something for everyone here. My parents loved the outdoor fireplace and gorgeous property, my kids LOVED the play equipment and trampoline, and we loved how well appointed everything was. The property and house were extremely well maintained. From the cleanliness of the pool, to the landscape surrounding the entire property, to the gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms and to the fully stocked kitchen. We cannot wait to come back and will definitely recommend it to our friends.

Shana K.
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An oasis awaits you as you drive through the gate

When you drive through the gates, it's like entering another world. The description doesn't do it justice, it is a beautiful setting, and a lovely home. I would highly recommend this home for families with children, the property is spacious and offers room for many activities. We were just minutes away from the Zoo, the beach, the Pier, parks and great restaurants. It was hard to leave, and we look forward to a return visit in the future.

Karen F.
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Awesome family stay!

Our family had such a lovely time at this property. We got married in Santa Barbara and wanted our family to be able to stay together for the weekend. There were 10 adults and four kids, ages 10 and 12. The house has a large play room with bunk beds and a day bed that is perfect for kids. The kids also LOVED the trampoline and the pool. The bathrooms on the first floor (1/2 bath and full bath with shower) are both accessible with handrails. The master bedroom on the first floor is truly beautiful. The master has two separate large closets and two separate bathrooms with a shower in the middle -- truly a perfect setup for a couple. Each bedroom on the second floor has its own bathroom. The carriage house also has nice features. It has two bedrooms, a full bath and a half bath. There is also a small fridge and a common living room. The Invited Home staff is consistently responsive and does their best to accommodate special requests. We were even able to check in early. We are so happy we rented this house, and our family really enjoyed themselves.

Damier X.

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Stereo System
  • Game Room
  • Fenced Yard
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Concierge Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Commercial Grade Appliances
  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill (Gas)
  • Garden
  • Kids Toys
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Dvd

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Hearing the giggling of your little ones on the trampoline as you relax by the outdoor fireplace
  • Reliving the day trip to wine country from the hot tub at night
  • Playing games with the kids in their enormous bedroom/playroom

What to know

  • This property is 5.5 miles (about a 12 minute drive) to downtown State Street and is conveniently located on the way to Santa Inez.
  • This property has many child-safety features. The pool has an electric cover, the trampoline is enclosed, and the property is fully fenced and gated.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 11:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 30 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • The maximum occupancy is 14 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 6
  • A credit card preauthorization of $2,500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
  • This property cannot be used for events.
  • Pets considered with refundable pet deposit.
  • A credit card charge is required for the security deposit, and pet deposit if applicable, at the time of checkin for stays of 30 days or more
  • This property cannot be used for weddings, parties, organized events, and does not allow over the maximum occupancy at any time.
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