Vacation rentals in Lake Cachuma

Vacation rentals in Lake Cachuma

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Highlights Lake Cachuma

  • Fishing
  • Wineries
  • Horseback riding
  • Nature center
  • Boating
  • Restaurants

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Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Los Olivos, Lake Cachuma
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Los Olivos, Lake Cachuma
Vacation Rental • 1991 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
9.8
(53 reviews)
Wine Barrel Cottage - Los Olivos Wine Paradise3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 6 GUESTS In the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country, this home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac street just a short walk to numerous wine tasting rooms, galleries, shops and restaurants of downtown Los Olivos. Don't forget Santa Barbara is a short 25 minute drive away if a beach picnic is on the agenda. This traditional Ranch-style home, with an abundance of windows and French doors, is bright and inviting. The Living Room features a stone fireplace connecting to an open concept Kitchen with bar seating with a formal...
from $582 / night
Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Santa Ynez, Lake Cachuma
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Santa Ynez, Lake Cachuma
Vacation Rental • 2992 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
10.0
(89 reviews)
Country DreamerThis ranch style home is located in a delightful, quiet, neighborhood placed perfectly on one acre. With three bedrooms, three bathroom, and 3,000 square feet of space, the custom Country Dreamer has everything you would need to get-away for a relaxing weekend. Showcasing quality, comfort, and innovative décor all rolled into one; this romantic property has a wonderful, sizable, indoor and outdoor entertaining space. Fix an amazing meal for your friends and or family in the fresh gourmet kitchen. The Country Dreamer is truly a spectacular home that is completely landscaped fr...
from $801 / night
Vacation Rental for 8 Guests in Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara County
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Lake Cachuma, Santa Barbara County
Vacation Rental • 2497 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
9.6
(49 reviews)
The Lodge and the Cabin are the guest quarters for the historic Rio Ynez Ranch, an 85-acre horse ranch in Santa Ynez. Previously, these two houses were only available to guests of the owner, including many storied personalities. Now you can share in the total privacy--- while only 5 minutes from downtown Santa Ynez, 10 to Los Olivos. Stroll 100 paces and sit at the edge of the Santa Ynez River and listen to the landscape of birdsong. Sit on the sprawling deck with a glass of local wine and ponder the uninterrupted panorama of mountains. You won’t see a sign of civilization during your stay....
from $678 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Lake Cachuma

$482for 20 Apr - 27 Apr
$523 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Lake Cachuma

9%for 20 Apr - 27 Apr
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Vacation rentals in Lake Cachuma

A relaxing outdoor getaway

Lake Cachuma is everything you could ever want in a vacation destination: a mild climate year-round, consistently sunny skies, plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, and spectacular natural scenery. The tranquil Central California lake is located right off Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley and is bordered by the San Rafael Mountains. Every type of traveler will find something to enjoy during a trip to the lake, from fishing, hiking, boating, exploring wineries, and dining at top-rated restaurants. With its peaceful atmosphere and endless opportunities for fun, you may never want to leave Lake Cachuma!

Finding your perfect Lake Cachuma vacation rental

Enjoy a peaceful getaway at Lake Cachuma with a wide range of rental options to choose from. The majority of properties in this area are totally private without neighboring rentals, surrounded by trees and the sounds of nature. Book a rental with a private garden and a balcony to enjoy views of the stunning mountain and lake. Splash around in your own private pool in the summer months with quite a few rentals equipped with a private pool and deck area. Several rentals in this area are designed to accommodate large groups, with plenty of bedrooms and facilities for everyone to feel at home. Accommodations in this area are designed with modern interiors and up-to-date appliances. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Lake Cachuma

The area and getting around

Getting to Lake Cachuma

If you’ll be arriving by air, Santa Barbara Airport is set just 12 miles away from Lake Cachuma. The smaller Santa Ynez Airport is just 8 miles from the lake. If you’ll be renting a car during your trip, there are rental companies at both airports. Having a car is highly recommended during a trip to Lake Cachuma since the area around the lake is quite spread out.

Getting around Lake Cachuma and the surrounding areas

There is plenty to do around the lake. On the south side of the lake you’ll find Cachuma Lake Recreation Area and the Tequepis Trailhead. The Santa Ynez River runs through the east side of the lake, and Cachuma Lake Vista Point is on the west. Santa Ynez is the closest town to the lake and lies around 8 miles northwest. Santa Barbara is the nearest main city at 20 miles southeast of the lake.

Travelers and activities

Lake Cachuma for fishing enthusiasts

Lake Cachuma is known for its abundance of fish species, including large mouthth and small mouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie, channel catfish, and more. With a valid fishing license, fishing is allowed year-round from the shores of Lake Cachuma or from a boat.

Lake Cachuma for couples

Lake Cachuma offers a romantic and laid-back vacation destination for couples seeking some quality time in a natural, tranquil environment. Go horseback riding along the lake, where you can enjoy stunning natural scenery, creeks, canyons, and waterfalls from on top of a horse. There are several ranches around the lake which offer guided horseback tours and daily rides., This region of California is known for its incredible abundance of wineries and vineyards. You can either do a self-guided wine tour where you hit all the nearby wineries, do tastings, walk around the vineyards, and view the winemaking facilities on your own. Or, you can book a guided wine tour with one of the many companies offering tours in the area.

Swimming has not been allowed in Lake Cachuma since the park opened in the 1950s. This is because the lake is a reservoir that people depend on for drinking water.

Top 5 travel tips in Cachuma

1. Visit the nearby wineries and vineyards

Santa Ynez, just a few miles northwest of Lake Cachuma, is home to countless wineries. You can spend a day visiting them all and sampling the different wines offered at each. Grassin Family Vineyards, Gainey Vineyard, and Roblar Winery are some of the top-rated wineries near Lake Cachuma.

2. Visit the Neal Taylor Nature Center

This nature center is a must-visit for families, couples, and travelers visiting the lake. Admission is donation-based and opening times are from Thursdays through Sundays from 10am-4pm. Here you can learn about the rich cultural history of the lake and surrounding areas. There are educational and interactive exhibits featuring the Chumash Native Americans that used to inhabit the region, as well as the native animal and plant species of the area. There are regularly hosted live events and a guided ½ mile nature walk along the Don Wimpress Nature Trail where you can explore the lakeside ecology and oak woodland surroundings.

3. See the vista point over Santa Ynez

This scenic spot is a fantastic place to see unparalleled views of the Santa Ynez Valley and Lake Cachuma. You can relax here and enjoy the fresh air while reading the several informational plaques around the point.

4. Explore the lake from a boat or a kayak

You can bring your own boat, kayak, or canoe, or you can rent one from one of the concession stands at the lake. Taking a boat out on the lake is a great way to see various forms of wildlife around the lake, like herons, wild deer, and grebes. Lake Cachuma is known for

5. Eat delicious food

There are several great restaurant options to choose from near Lake Cachuma. Grab breakfast at Succulent Café, which offers a variety of delicious menu items like lavender lemonade, eggs Benedict, and French toast. Enjoy an upscale meal at the stylish S.Y. Kitchen where ingredients are thoughtfully and locally sourced. Dos Carlitos serves excellent Mexican and Southwestern style cuisine just a 10-minute drive from the lake.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Cachuma

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Lake Cachuma?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $552 per night.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Lake Cachuma?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Lake Cachuma are December ($452 the average per night for accommodation), June ($470), and May ($492).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Lake Cachuma?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Lake Cachuma, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of September (with an average of $648 per night), followed by March ($632), and then October ($627).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Lake Cachuma?

In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Lake Cachuma, it is necessary to plan ahead as 89% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with more available accommodation of the year in Lake Cachuma were January, September and December, with average availabilities of 36%, 26%, and 21%, respectively.

Are there many vacation rentals in Lake Cachuma?

Holidu works with 2 different partners to give you a choice between 30 properties we have in Lake Cachuma.

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