Other - Entire home/apt · 1st Street, Solvang, CA 93463, United States

This lovely upscale & unique Studio Apt. just 1 block from downtown Solvang in a peaceful setting.
Enjoy the solid hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling with luxury bed & linens, kitchenette, WIFI and smart TV. One of a kind!

Your host, Kathelene
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This lovely upscale & unique Studio Apt. just 1 block from downtown Solvang in a peaceful setting.
Enjoy the solid hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling with luxury bed & linens, kitchenette, WIFI and smart TV. One of a kind!

The Space

The studio is located in a quiet neighborhood which shares one wall with an office. It is quite private especially on the weekend and evenings. An outside seating area right outside the door offers a great place to sip a cup of Java in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. You can park your car and easily walk a block to the downtown area.
A Westin Heavenly bed with luxury linens assures you of a good night's sleep. This is perfect for a couple get away. There is a small sofa, but not big enough for adult sleeping.

Guest Access

Wine Tasting, Museums, Shopping, Custom Brew houses, Parks, bicycles, segways, local transportation and soon to be established here Balloon rides are all withing walking distance.
Easy parking near access or off street behind office.

Interaction with Guests

Depending on the arrival time, guests will be met at the Studio. Host will be available by phone for questions or needs.
Local maps,information and helpful hints for the "best places" and "local bargains" will be readily available.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet residential neighborhood with level, flat streets. A beautiful large oak tree is in the middle of the street just in front of the Studio.
It is two blocks away from the Solvang Outdoor Theater which presents plays during the summer, one block away from the Wednesday afternoon Farmer's market and there are four great places to eat within two blocks.
In the summer you will see horse drawn trollies, segways, bicycles, surreys, and of course, cars.

Getting around

Walking around Solvang is easy because it is well laid out and level. Cyclist often come because it is such a great place to cycle especially in the vineyard areas. Bicycle rentals are about 2 blocks away. There are segway tours, a local transit bus system is available, taxis and limousine service. If you want to get someplace, there is a way!

Other Things to Note

This studio is located in the Solvang downtown area and therefor requires payment of a bed tax. 12% will be added on to the rental (not the cleaning or any pet fee).
If I know what you are looking for in your visit, I will try to have related materials available.
Lake Cachuma (about 20 minutes away) is a Santa Barbara County Park. They have a very nice lake tour on a pontoon boat in the summer.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $808 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a lovely stay at Kathelene's Upscale Solvang Studio. It is in a great location to walk around and enjoy the town! Kathelene is a thoughtful host and the studio is a lovely space. And the complimentary bottle of wine was delicious! It was everything I needed for a relaxing retreat from the city. I highly recommend it!

    July 2014
  • My daughter and I were delighted with everything about our Upscale Solvang Studio. The rooms were neat, clean, and beautifully decorated, and felt like home. We wanted to move in permanently! The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and in easy walking distance to everything in town. Kathelene met us when we arrived, and just caught us as we were leaving. She's very nice, and she cared about the quality of our stay. The entire experience was so much nicer than staying at a hotel, and I highly recommend Upscale Solvang Studio. We will definitely stay there again!

    June 2014
  • A wonderful place to stay! The studio apt is immaculate and Kathelene has thought of everything. The apt area is 1 1/2 blocks from the shopping area but it is very quiet. We recommend it for anyone.

    May 2014
    Response from Kathelene:

    I appreciate your call to alert me of the problem. The unit is being attended to now. Thanks for being great guests!

    May 2014
  • Like one previous reviewer, I hesitate to leave a glowing review because I want to ensure that this spot is available the next time we decide to visit Santa Ynez wine country. My wife and I along with our dog stayed here for 3 nights during the weekend of May 16th. Our goal when choosing a place is to find one that's as nice or nicer than home. Kathelene has done a wonderful job with the place and seems to have thought of everything that one might need. Further, the location is within walking distance of everything in Solvang. We will definitely try to reserve here for future trips.

    May 2014
    Response from Kathelene:

    Thanks Jack for making the adventure of having a vacation rental a wonderful experience.

    May 2014
  • Our stay at the Solvang Studio was exactly the escape we needed for a couple of days. The studio itself is like an upscale, four-star hotel stay, complete with all the details and touches that come along with staying in accommodations of that caliber. We were delighted to find a nice bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. The bed was very comfortable. Lots of privacy and perfect location. Seriously. It was great to walk a block or two to the local tasting rooms and shops. Kathelene was also extremely responsive and friendly - highly accommodating, which is really a great thing when you have an extremely busy lifestyle.

    April 2014
  • My wife and I just spend 3 days in Solvang and this studio only made our stay more special. I almost want to leave a bad review so there is a better chance for me to stay there more often. Kathelene was so accommodating and had the studio ready for our arrival. It is upscale but you feel like you could live there forever. We plan on staying again and again and again and.....

    February 2014
  • Great location and dog friendly what more could I ask for! The host was also extremely understanding and accommodating. I would definitely love to stay here again when I visit Solvang.

    February 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed at Kathelene's studio on MLK weekend 2014. It was the perfect choice! The unit is so clean, it had everything that you would need, and it was in very close proximity to the main street with all the good restaurants and stores. Kathelene provides you with all the necessities plus extras like wine, a cheese plate, and toothbrushes! We were very pleased with Kathelene and her rental unit. Don't hesitate to book!

    January 2014
    Response from Kathelene:

    Hi Tony,
    thanks for you request for a bathroom window curtain. When determining if a covering was necessary, I had people inside and everywhere outside, and have found that nothing can be seen through that window unless you were an amazon (I have not had any of these as guests yet). (the adjacent lot is a city storage lot for the transportation vehicles).
    I think at night it may make you feel vulnerable, but honestly, no one can see in.
    I will truly consider some kind of covering that will both let in the light and give the feeling of privacy.

    January 2014
  • The Solvang Studio is a cute, clean, and cozy place that feels like home. It's quite spacious for a studio.

    Everything is luxurious and top notch quality. We loved that the studio is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood within a two minute walk from downtown Solvang as well as various museums and restaurants.

    The owner is thoughtful and works hard to provide information relevant to your interests. For instance, she recommended some great local restaurants to us based on our tastes. In addition, she provided several complimentary items that made our stay even better.

    Furthermore, there is plenty of parking available, but the great thing about Solvang is that you don't need a car to get around: it's very pedestrian and bike-friendly.

    My girlfriend and I will definitely recommend this place to friends and family because it is the perfect launchpad for a great vacation in Solvang. Great bang for the buck.

    January 2014
    Response from Kathelene:

    I am glad you enjoyed Solvang and the Solvang Studio. Fun things are always "happening" here. Please keep the Studio in mind when you plan to return. You and your girlfriend were great guests!

    January 2014
  • Kathelene was very prompt in responding to my request and very helpful the entire process. She was very detailed with her instructions on how to get there and check in and clearly knows the area very well being helpful with suggestions of her favorite wineries.

    December 2013
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I am a dentist. This studio apartment is attached to my office. I bought and remodeled the building in 2007. My approach to dentistry and all that I do is with intention and quality. So, when I remodeled the original building, a lot of heart and soul was poured into it. This "Solvang Studio" has just recently been converted into a vacation rental. My goal was to create a welcoming, peaceful and quality environment. It is my wish that your stay here is enjoyable and that you will be able to discover the fun and beauty of Solvang nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. I have been a "Santa Ynez Valleyite" for 20 years and would love to share with you places to go and things to do here!
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