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Privacy, Peace & Luxury in California's 'Little Denmark'

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfort & Convenience Are Yours! Stroll to Shops, Wine-Tasting, Dining, Bakeries

This Studio has an inviting, relaxing atmosphere.The hardwood floors, 'Westin' heavenly queen bed, luxury linens, well equipped kitchenette, and vaulted ceiling will complement your getaway stay. This property offers privacy that other lodging does not have and is so convenient to village amenities that you can leave your car parked and really relax while strolling to shopping, dining, wine tasting, attractions and parks!

Wi-Fi, Smart TV, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hair dryer..... Just about every thing you need for a relaxing stay, right at your fingertips!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Kathelene

'This was an historic house (built in the 1930's) with multiple add-ons throughout the years. I purchased it in 2007 and rebuilt it into an upscale dental office for my private practice with an attached studio apartment. It was rented on a yearly basis until recently when the tenant moved to a job in Northern California. I looked at the space and realized what a unique and wonderful vacation rental it would be for those visiting Solvang. Come experience this studio for yourself!

Kathelene purchased this studio in 2007

Why Kathelene chose Solvang

The town has so much positive energy and many great places to explore! The Studio is only one block south of the Wednesday Farmer's Market which is a favorite place for me to go every week for fruits, veggies and flowers.

Bring comfortable walking shoes, because everything is flat around here and it makes for glorious walking (and cycling too, bring your bikes or rent bicycles or segways just a block away).

What makes this studio unique

The best part of this space is that is not a hotel, motel, nor a garage make over. It is a unique upscale hideaway near downtown Solvang. It is only one block away from the Solvang Festival Theater (year-round concerts, plays and events) and fifty feet from a wonderful restaurants-- '1st and Oak'.

Bike rentals are close by, Segway tours are available, it is one block away from a horse driven trolley, within three blocks of a micro brewery, one and half blocks from an Irish Pub, multiple wine tasting rooms plus lots of shopping. (Over 150 boutiques and no chain stores--they are not allowed by City Hall!)

The Old Mission Santa Ines (only 3 blocks) is a must see, the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art is a treat and Hans Christian Anderson Park is a wonderful place to have a picnic and hike. I just love it here and I hope you will, too!

Guestbook comments from the owner



Sep 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Solvang, California

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Roomy shower with a shower wand. Spacious, tiled floors, wainscoting, vaulted ceiling and an elevated window make for an appealing bathroom. There are even complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio - 1 queen , Westin Heavenly Queen Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
The Upscale 'Solvang Studio' is located in the heart of Solvang. You can walk to parks, shopping, wine tasting, hiking, outdoor theater entertainment and enjoy casual to fine dining. Then you can return to the studio for a luxurious rest.


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Privacy, Peace & Luxury in California's 'Little Denmark'
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Cozy & pleasant!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at this property & was just as wonderful as the 1st stay! Highly recommend this Stidio; great place, great location & even better hospitality from Kathelene!

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to see you back! Thank you for being such stellar guests. I hope you got to see all the sights and enjoy the wonderful cuisine of the valley. Please come back to Solvang. kathelene
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Perfect Studio!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kathelene for providing the perfect studio, in a perfect location, equipped with everything we needed for a wonderful “sisters” trip. My sister and I had a fun few days walking beaches, sipping wine, and of course sampling all the great food in the area. In addition, always a little stressful traveling with doggy, but you made this the easiest and most welcome place for my sweet Belle who was traveling with us. The Santa Ynez Valley in general is very dog friendly, but you took that up a notch. I’m sorry you’re selling the place, but we’re hopeful the next owner will continue your tradition of impeccable service! Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What wonderful guests! And, they were very conscientious about their four legged friend. They had her bathed before returning to the studio after a long romp at the beach. The best! I hope to see them back. The studio will carry on the great tradition!
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Outstanding accommodations, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in-town property. Convenient, cozy and clean. Super kind, attentive owner. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting these guests. Very respectful of the studio and smart about really getting out and seeing this beautiful town and valley.
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Sunland, CA

A great place to spend a lovely weekend

  • 5 of 5

We come to Solvang once a year for our annual Greyhound gathering and this was the second time we stayed in this adorable studio apartment. It is a cozy little hideaway that was perfect for my husband and me, along with our two (not small) greyhounds. We walked to all the events in town with ease but could easily come back to the room for some peace and quiet when needed. Our dogs were as comfortable as we were, with all the little extras left out for them. The list of restaurants that allow dogs was particularly helpful. Thank you, Katheleen, for another wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monterey, CA

Beautifully quaint with the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and it was as great as the first. Beautifully decorated with all the amenities you'd want. And to top it all off downtown Solvang is just a block away.

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always happy and flattered to see my past guests back! It is a wonderful reunion and great that they enjoy the studio, the area and location to downtown. kathelene
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Cozy, private studio with great location.

  • 5 of 5

This cozy studio is delightfully and very comfortably furnished and makes excellent use of a small space. We had everything we needed, due to well-stocked provisions and clear, efficient instructions left by Kathelene, the owner. Kitchen is more of a kitchenette, but great for breakfast and lunch. We had one of the best dinners we’ve ever had at First and Oak, a restaurant just up the block. Kathelene graciously provides ample information within the studio for many different types of resources: shopping, dining, activities, transportation, etc.

The studio’s location is another great plus! Within walking distance to all the local shops and restaurants in Solvang, as well as to open spaces for trail hiking (Hans Christian Andersen park, for one). Very short drive to Los Olivos, a favorite wine-tasting destination of ours, and only 20-30 minutes from Refugio State Beach, where we had an amazing kayaking experience.

We also liked that we could park right in front of the studio, with plenty of parking available as well behind the dental practice, to which the studio is attached. We had no issues while we were there, but Kathelene was very accessible by text or phone in case we did.

We highly recommend this unit for a single person or couple !

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guests! I am so glad that they enjoyed much of what the Valley and surrounding area has to offer. They took great care of the studio and are welcome back anytime! kathelene
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Santa Barbara (SBA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
2 blocks to downtown; many bars & wine tasting
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
River Course at the Alisal
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Santa Barbara Amtrak Station Offers Bus to Solvang
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
Mirabelle Inn & Restaurant (and many more nearby)
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Gaviota State Beach + Many More in Santa Barbara

The Solvang Studio is located in the heart of Santa Barbara County's acclaimed Santa Ynez Valley wine country (Remember the 2004 Oscar winning movie Sideways? It was filmed here!) If you’re seeking a postcard perfect year-round playground with warm, sunny days and crisp, clear nights; world-class wine tasting; bicycling and hiking with spectacular scenery; or outdoor fun such as boating, kayaking, horseback riding, golfing, and fishing—discover Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley! Just two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, it feels like a world away with amazing possibilities for your next getaway!

Did you know these fun facts about Solvang? In 1911, three Danish-American educators encountered a place in the Golden State where land was plentiful and their culture could prosper—and founded a community they named Solvang (sunny field in Danish). Only two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, and adjacent to the 1804 Old Mission Santa Inés (now a National Historic Landmark District), Solvang thrived and settlers carried on Danish traditions of language, folk dancing, music and cuisine. As the 20th century progressed and Solvang’s population grew, more buildings began to reflect Danish farm-style architecture. Just as it does in Copenhagen, Denmark’s national symbol of the “Little Mermaid” bronze sculpture (in ½ size authorized replica) welcomes visitors at the intersection of Mission Drive and Alisal Road. Windmills of all sizes catch the first and last light throughout the village. After the conclusion of World War II, idyllic Solvang was “discovered” by the media and described in the Saturday Evening Post as a “spotless Danish village that blooms like a rose” and enticed travelers to experience it for themselves. In 2013, Solvang was named by Huffington Post as the #2 place to 'Travel to Europe Without Leaving the USA.”

The Danish Days annual festival emerged in 1936 and continues to commemorate Solvang’s heritage every September. Festivals and celebrations are traditional parts of Solvang’s charm—from the Taste of Solvang every March and Julefest (Yule-fest) during December. Solvang was named by Time Magazine as one of the “Most Christmas-y Towns in the USA.” Discover more at the not-to-be-missed Elverhoj Museum of History & Art and the Hans Christian Andersen Museum as well as the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum and find where art and nature meet at the Wildling Museum.

Be drawn into Scandinavian culture strolling Solvang’s flower-lined streets or stepping into five authentic bakeries and more than 30 restaurants and cafes—featuring not only Danish cuisine but also wine-country, international and traditional American favorites. Dozens of wine and beer tasting rooms, wine bars and gourmet food shops tempt palates with the bounty of nearby vineyards and farms. For the area’s freshest fruits, veggies, flowers and local items, check out the downtown Farmers’ Market just one block from the studio-- every Wednesday afternoon year-round. And don’t miss the chance to experience a professional performance under summer stars at PCPA Theaterfest—in Solvang’s lovely 700-seat outdoor Festival Theater.

Turn in any direction within Solvang’s pedestrian-friendly village and delight in an array of colorful items such as clogs, hand-made lace, clothing, porcelain, elegant collectibles, beautifully crafted imports, vibrant arts and crafts, vibrant furnishings and classic toys in more than 100 one-of-a-kind stores, art galleries and antique centers. The primary retail areas are along Mission Drive, Copenhagen Drive, Alisal Road and charming side streets beckon with wonderful clusters of shops in courtyards and squares. Come experience the joys of “California’s Little Denmark” for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Solvang, California

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$57.42
Pet Fee C$63.8
Damage Insurance C$75.29

REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT OF $205 ($5 is kept for credit fee), IS AVAILABLE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE Property Damage Protection ($59) i

PET ONLY ON PRE APPROVAL( small to mid size dog) please see pet fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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