About this listing
Colorful guest room in lush and peaceful garden setting with private patio. We are in walking distance from 32 wine tasting rooms & 3 vineyards (many more if you really like walking). This area is known for food, wine, cycling, & hiking.
Colorful guest room in lush and peaceful garden setting with private patio. We are in walking distance from 32 wine tasting rooms & 3 vineyards (many more if you really like walking). This area is known for food, wine, cycling, & hiking. Ken is well-versed in local wines so he can point you in the right direction if you wish. This whole area is incredibly quiet at night, often with a brilliant cover of stars. The house itself is family-style: comfortable, colorful, and clean. The bathroom (rarely shared, but sometimes) is near your room, made of hand-made Mexican tiles. This is a safe area where people are neighborly. Local streets are country lanes with apple orchards open during the season, produce sold road-side, and horses, cows, llamas and mini-ponies make up the local livestock. There's often live music in and around town during weekends. There's a cozy overflow room available for additional family members, by request, for a separate charge. There are 3 good restaurants & a coffee shop in walking distance from the house. Massage and/or bike rentals may be scheduled in advance. Bring walking shoes and warm clothes as evenings tend to be cool. Both the house and the community are easy places to kick back and unplug.
Private patio, secure bike storage, off-street parking, refrigerator space, filtered water.
Interaction with Guests
It's easy to set up arrival times, and socializing varies depending on your situation at the moment and/or ours. Both Ken and I like people and enjoy sharing conversation over a glass of wine or cup of tea, and lots of really nice moments grow out of that. But sometimes it's just a quiet night for any number of reasons, and we all occupy the house doing our own thing, and that is fine too. Just kinda works out.
Clean, uncrowded, safe, nature all around, quiet, and plenty of fabulous wine and food.
Walk to Los Olivos in 7 minutes. Verizon is only reliable cell service in the Valley so you might want to look at the map b4 you come up the mountain.
Other Things to Note
We provide coffee, tea, and light snacks + bathrobes, filtered water, hair dryer, and shampoo.
Check in any time after 4, check out by 11. Not suitable for dogs (sorry) and positively unsafe for for young children. We appreciate quiet after 11PM-ish. Please do not block garage when parking. Drink responsibly. Smoking outside ok.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Diane and Ken's place for two night in late July and couldn't have been happier. While it was quite warm outside, our room stayed nice and cool. Diane and Ken were the PERFECT hostess and host and the house was very clean. The gardens are a definite plus as well as the location (walking distance into town). We would definitely consider staying with Diane and Ken again.
Great place and great people! Even with reading suggestions. Would definitely recommend this place!
Shiela and I spent a relaxing two days at Ken and Diane's peaceful home in Los Olivos. Diane was there to greet us when we arrived and she gave us a quick introduction to the home and her town. We enjoyed sitting on the garden chairs outside the room, and having the birds chirp us awake in the morning. Ken and Diane were gracious and respectful hosts. You won't be disappointed with a stay here.
My daughter and I stayed with Diane for three nights. We loved our room and found the house very quiet. The bed was comfortable, and all of our needs were met.
Our stay with Diane and Ken was perfect. The location was ideal. The room was comfortable and clean. The special extras: snacks, coffee, bath robes, were a lovely addition. It was a fantastic home base in Los Olivos. We highly recommend.
Diane and Ken are just wonderful and fascinating folks - very informative and easy to talk with. The room, their yard, home, the neighborhood was the perfect blend for a wine country get-away. Without putting her on the spot, the breakfast treats were delicious (the black coffee maple bacon and homemade scones...omg!) Ken pours for Epiphany and I highly recommend a visit there too. . This was my first experience with Airbnb and it will be hard to top. My girlfriend and I had a great time and will be back!
What a lovely stay in wine country! Diane and ken were amazing hosts! We felt at home. Their home is beautiful and very welcoming
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About the Host, Diane
Ken and I have created a home that is a reflection of our shared interest in nature, travel, and the arts. We've lived in LO for many years, raised our now-adult-children here, and currently share our home with a beloved house-mate. We don't subscribe to tv, but we watch The Daily Show and have liked The Tudors, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Downton and anything at all by David Attenborough. We're classic NPR fans...everything from Car Talk to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and all the news and music in between. We both read a lot, and magazines these days are The New Yorker, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic, The Funny Times, and occasionally The Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, and The Economist. I read People whenever I get my haircut ( but don't tell anyone). We both like T.C. Boyle and I'm a big Dickens fan. I think our home reflects our way of living/travelling; it's relaxed, but runs pretty well...comfortable, but not posh. We love to hang out with friends and family, especially outdoors in the warmer weather, sharing a good meal and bottle of wine. Hiking is our favorite getaway, Mount Gay Rum our vice of choice. Ken's really into frogs and I'm into spoken word performance. Our family motto is "It'll be fine."