"Dear Lisa & Bryan, What an amazing stay we had at Valdemosa! This is truly a special retreat – so relaxing and calming, and family friendly, too! Lewis just loved the play set and was mesmerized by the beautiful fountain. Our friends adored the guest house and we all had such fun romping on the gorgeous lawn and enjoying the remarkable garden. Every single view out of the house had amazing charm and beauty - what a gift during our stay. Loved going to the winery, too – please thank Mike, Terrie & Joanne for us - they were all lovely. We look forward to our next retreat!! All our love,"

The Nelson Family

"Our family vacation at this amazing property was a complete success! It’s a home away from home. We live in the city and this place was so peaceful and enjoyable for my family. We would love to come back and visit."

Regina Pascual & Family, Ladera Ranch CA, Pasadena CA, Fontana CA, Vancouver, BC

"Our daughters wedding was in Santa Barbara & your home was our “home base”. Our extended family stayed in your lovely home which included relatives from Canada & Denmark. Everyone LOVED your wonderful home – it was hard to leave! The grounds are magnificent & your home so inviting. We would love to come again."

Holly & Jim Fraser & Family, Altadena CA

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful Experience in beautiful Santa Barbara. Your home is absolutely incredible. Our boys and dogs had a blast on the property!! We will definitely come again and highly recommend it to anybody visiting! We visited your winery and came home with bottles AND a membership. Excellent wine!!"

xoxo Aussten Macher Family

"This is our 2nd visit to the Babcock House, we had a wonderful time once again! This year each of the four children used the large closets as their bedrooms (so cute & cozy!). We had a nice family dinner in the yard, The kids loved playing while the adults talked. We look forward to coming again next year."
"P.S. — We were visited by many hummingbirds—so lovely!"

Kassitys & Stetsons

"Thank you so much for the beautiful, charming time in your home. We wouldn't change a thing. The memories will last a long time. Can't wait to return!"

Cathi, Mary Ann, Julie, Jennifer

"We had a wonderful time in your lovely home. My son had plenty of space to run around and we enjoyed tasting wines at the winery. We would love to make the long trip from India, England and Phoenix to visit Santa Barbara and your home again. Thank you."

Sayna, Michael, Sonmya, and Shiven

"Bryan & Lisa — We can't thank you enough for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Lisa, you have impeccable taste, and we enjoyed the warmth and comfort that this home brings. Bryan, Thank you for taking so much time with us yesterday and doing what you do...making outstanding wine :). We can't wait until we come back!! Thank you."

Gus and Michelle Olah

"We had a wonderful time in your enchanted home. We were all so comfortable (13 of us). The children were in a real fantasy land playing on the swing set and enjoying the yard. You cannot replicate the charm of this beautiful home in any hotel. We appreciated the kitchen; it provided us the opportunity to cook together and eat as a family. It created many wonderful memories that we will remember and cherish. Thank you."

Katrina Watkins & Family

"Lisa — What a wonderful time we have had in your charming, eclectic home. The "long time" Kappa Group from UCLA loved being here."

Mary Huntington, Sidney Thorson, Jean Ellen Buck

"Lisa & Bryan — We love your wonderful home. We had a fabulous time on our girls trip. Thank you for the wonderful wine. This is such a great area, we didn't miss the TV. Hopefully, there will be a return visit in the future! Thank you so much!"

Tracy, Marla, Kim, Barb, Monica and Amy

"Lisa & Bryan — We enjoyed our time in your beautiful home. It is a great place for family to gather, relax and enjoy being together. Bryan, thanks for your time at the winery - Babcock Vineyards has a bunch of new fans in Texas and Tennessee. We'll be back. Many thanks."

The Cordell Family

"Lisa & Bryan — This place is fabulous. Our family had a fantastic stay here. Our son's rehearsal dinner was perfect. We will always remember our stay here!"

Anne Willis, Soule Family & Gregory Family

"Lisa and Bryan — This is our last morning and we really do not want to leave. Babcock is a wonderful home in a spectacular location. The house reminds us of "old" California. We hope to return sometime in the future. And by the way, your wine is excellent as well!"

Tom, Pam, Zeke, Kay, Jo, James, Bill, Bob and Ron

"Lisa & Bryan — Thank you for providing the MOST amazing backdrop for our wedding! The house and property became a pivotal character in our celebration. It could not have been more perfect. We will always carry a warm and fond memory of the Babcock Vintners House and what it gave to us! Best Wishes — We will return!"

Jeremy & Keirin Light

"Dear Lisa & Bryan, What a beautiful place you have here. I so appreciate you working with me to make Joe's birthday so special. The family loved being here and the kids loved the swings and play area. The party was a huge success! Thank you. Lisa - thanks for listening! Hope we can make it to the winery next time. Hugs,"

The Boeddeker Family & Connie

"Dear Lisa & Bryan — What a wonderful place to spend our birthdays: my sister, my daughter and I!! We felt like we were in Italy! Babcock Winery was great and we stocked up!! Best Regards,"

Bernadette, Jim, Susan, Roland and Aubrey

"Lisa & Bryan — This is such a lovely estate home. We all loved being here. It makes one feel like we are in southern Italy. And so private, with a feel of seclusion. You would never know there are all those houses surrounding us. The weather was beautiful for the wedding. We all thank you for keeping this home in it's own unique flavor."

The Carnes Clan

"Dear Lisa & Bryan — My girlfriends and I had a fantastic time in your home.  It is cozy and inviting.  We fell in love with all the details and truly felt at home while we had the pleasure of staying here. It was the perfect setting for my bachelorette weekend and we were even able to visit the Babcock Winery today.  We appreciated all the personal touches at the house and look forward to returning. Warmly,"

Ciara, Kristin, Kerri, Robin, Julie, Tanya, Dani and Norik

"Dear Lisa & Bryan — Thanks for sharing your fabulous house! Our week was enchanting, just as the web site promised. We are particularly pleased with the play set in the back yard, as Schuyler could swing and dig in the sand while the adults talked. We went to the beach every day and made use of the running trails. When our whale trip was canceled, we quickly found Condor Express in your notebook. Thanks for everything."

The Livingstons

"Lisa and Bryan — Kyle and I just wanted to thank you for the gift of your beautiful estate as a wedding location, You have created a magical space which we happily transformed into a nuptial wonderland for New Year's Eve Day. The grounds were perfect. The guest house made a lovely newlywed getaway and the main house was elegant yet comfortable. A perfect retreat for my new in-laws while they helped us celebrate our union. We could not have asked for a more perfect setting to begin our lives as husband and wife! Thank you again for the use of your beautiful home. And a special thanks to Terrie for help coordinating our arrival."

Kyle and Ginny Szumski

"Dear Bryan & Lisa — My son Greg gave me the best birthday present ever—and my daughter Karen too! My four grandchildren, my kids, my husband, thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful weekend in your lovely villa. And my daughter-in-law, Carolyn, ran the kitchen superbly! We just had a wonderful birthday celebration—one I will never forget. I just turned 70! Thanks for sharing your fabulous villa with my family!"

Gloria Neal

"Dear Lisa & Bryan — Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the charm of your beautiful home. We really loved the rustic setting & the beautiful gardens. Your home really added to our enjoyment of the Santa Barbara area and we look forward to returning soon. Thank you very much."

The Tang Family & The Ha Family

"Lisa & Bryan — We couldn't have picked a better place to enjoy Santa Barbara with our family. The accommodations were wonderful. And the setting with all the glorious flowers made the stay more enjoyable. We also enjoyed making the trip to your wonderful winery. I would recommend it. I'm so happy we found you and am looking forward to returning."

The Colburn Family

"Lisa & Bryan — You have created a truly magical place with Valdemosa. Thank you for sharing it with us. Each one of us enjoyed it completely!"

The Blair Family

"Hello Lisa & Bryan — What a wonderful retreat & marvelous home to celebrate our 4th child's graduation from Westmont College! With fires raging all around, we remained smoke free here at Valdemosa, under blue skies, with a moon that was full with red-orange hues. Everyone enjoyed the gardens; from 2 year old Shane playing in the sandbox & swings to my daughter's stroll through the rose-garden, to a simple game of bacci ball on the grass & finally a sip of Babcock wine on the patio in the late afternoon. The home was spacious for all, filled with eclectic pieces of furniture & an eye for classic decor. As a Westmont alum myself, I'm a great lover of gardens, hedges & all things Mediterranean that Valdemosa so well embodies. Thank you so much."

The Kings of Petaluma

Left on our answering machine during the first night of stay:
"I just wanted to say that I hope you won't be disappointed, but there is no way you will ever get us out of here! We'll claim squatters rights or whatever we have to claim to keep this place and never leave! It's beautiful beyond anything we ever imagined! We're looking very forward to the weekend. Thank you and, Bryan, we'll certainly enjoy the nice bottle of wine tonight as a welcoming around the fireplace. This is incredible and we thank you so much!"

Jim D.

"Dear Bryan & Lisa — Your home was a wonderful retreat for our family! The pictures on the web site don't do it justice, this place is Beautiful!. Thank you so much! A few of us made our way to your winery as well and enjoyed it very much. :)"

The Raneys

"Dear Lisa & Bryan — We had a lovely time in your beautiful house!  It really felt like home to all 10 of us.  The house is like a treasure chest full of character, which we will highly recommend to our friends!  The house is very child-friendly as well. Thanks for a lovely vacation!"

A. Jorgensen & Family

"Lisa — Our family totally loved it here!  Thank you!  We will come again next year!!"

Beverly and Peter K.

"Dear Bryan & Lisa — This was a perfect backdrop for a girl’s weekend!! We had an absolutely fabulous time.  We loved the kitchen and backyard. We’ll be back!!"

Maria & Friends 

"Lisa & Bryan — Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We had such an amazing time celebrating Valentine's Day and Stephens 30th birthday. Our entire family enjoyed the location and its proximity to all the things that are available in the vicinity, especially a wonderful visit to Babcock Winery... many thanks to Fred and your terrific staff. Your home is charming, warm and so inviting for a family to share a special weekend. Thank you again for your hospitality. Our visit was perfect!"

The Todd Family, Pasadena, Palos Verdes, New York, Newport Beach

"I just wanted to let you know that the house worked out perfect for us. We really enjoyed our stay. My granddaughters had great fun in the play area and we loved the kitchen so much that we wound up eating in every night. We can’t wait to visit again. Next time we will stop by the Winery. Thanks again,"

Bill

"Dear Lisa and Bryan — A guest who attended our son's wedding and reception at your lovely home last month called it a "fairy tale wedding". Your warm, spacious and elegant home was the reason. Family and close friends spent 3 wonderful nights there. We were pleasantly pleased when the home and grounds were more beautiful than the photos depicted it. The kitchen, baths and bedrooms were generously outfitted. We hope to return again some day. I have a feeling the bride and groom definitely will."

Mahalo, MJW, Princeville, Hawaii

"We love this house! The VRBO web site doesn't do this wonderful house justice - which is fine with us as it is our secret retreat now in Montecito. We have been doing our annual "Day After Christmas Day Family Bocce Ball Tournament" for forty plus years, and this was the best ever course layout and accommodations."

L. Family, Ramona, CA., P Family, Montecito, CA.

"Quick note to say the stay was great. We loved the house and want to come back... I almost think you should keep the house rented to folks who come referred, so that they'll take good care of it. It really feels like a home, and that really put us at ease. Thanks again."

Bernie Y.