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Destination Luxury Ranch Retreat 8BR/6b+/Pool+Tennis+Airstream/850 coastal acres

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Space 464 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 8 Bedrooms + Lofts + Den, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

COTTONTAIL CREEK RANCH is the Ultimate Destination Vacation Retreat! 5000 square foot Luxury Custom Home/Executive Retreat with Five beautifully decorated Bedrooms all with private baths, #4 bedroom has 2 lofts with 2 twins and a double. Additional bedrooms are:

# 6 bedroom above living room with a queen bed

#7 bedroom is the hidden room on the entry level behind the bar with direct access to #6 bathroom

#8 Bedroom is the detached multi purpose room'Casita' for a couple or dorm style/ has King or twins

The ranch is Suitable for the elderly to the infant. Something for everyone.

ourmet Kitchen,Bar, Den,Spa, detached multi purpose room(conference/game/work out)off the large patio area has ping pong and work out equip as well as a daybed available as a KING or 2 twins. The home has panoramic views of the beautiful private valley and a walk to the ridgetop takes in the entire Estero Bay.

Walk down the driveway to a 20 yd. 2 lane lap pool complete with spa and baja kid step.

Cottontail Creek Ranch raises cattle for their branded grass fed beef available through their website, avocados, oranges, and kiwis on 850 acres of rolling hills.

Trails for hiking and wildlife viewing, large pond with catch and release fishing and kayaking. Spectacular views of Pacific Coastline from ridge tops. Pipe corrals for horse owners who want to bring their own horses to ride on the ranch or nearby public trails at Cayucos Beach, Montana de Oro State Park, or National Forest in Pozo.

Horseback riding can be arrange with an independent wrangler.

The beach is just 12 minutes away and nearby attractions include Hearst Castle,Cambria, Big Sur Coastline, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo area wine tasting. Shopping and Farmers Markets in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Templeton,and Morro Bay. Great windsurfing, surfing, biking nearby. Scheduled air service, United Express, US Air and South West 35 minutes in San Luis Obispo.

Keywords: Luxury, Ranch,Executive Retreat/family, reunion/gatherings/20 guests/ Children and elderly welcome,pool,spa,farming, wine tasting, beach, Hearst Castle, fishing, running, hiking, photography, private, ranching, organic,conservation, avocados, oranges, ocean, private, estate,cows, sustainable,wine, ecological

More Details

Owner
susan
Member since: 1999
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About susan

Sons Kristopher and Michael with Susan and Roger sitting on the future floor of their Cottontail Creek Ranch house vacation rental. It is like walking on liquid carmel corn!

The tree was planted in front of our home place in 1911 by Mary Magetti and was 90 feet tall when it finally had to come down. Very sad but also we are reminded of all the shade it gave us over the years.

Now it is show cased in our Cottontail Creek Ranch Home as flooring, bar top and moulding.

Although Roger has passed his love for this special place can be felt everywhere; From rock work, the pool and the orchards. My sons, staff and I carry on the ranch life style and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

susan purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why susan chose Cayucos

How did we get started in the Vacation Rental business? In 1999 our family had been living on Cottontail Creek Road on the Magetti Ranch for 20 years when the adjoining property came on the market. We wanted to expand agriculturally which we immediately did by adding more avocados, more cattle and oranges to the ranch. That left the question, what do we do with this extraordinary Cottontail Creek Ranch home built in 1978? Our goal is sustainability and the vacation rental does that as well as fulfills the home's destiny by entertaining tourists from around the world. The house truly combines luxury and homeyness while the views beckon you outdoors. We feel that Cottontail Creek Ranch is the perfect location for sharing this part of old California with others. The byproduct of this has been meeting wonderful people.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

'So much to Do or NOT, Close to everything the Central Coast has to offer' is what I tell potential guests. If you choose to venture out and leave the ranch the first wine tasting room is 15 minutes away and the beach is 12 minutes the opposite direction. The climate is moderate with a marine influence without a lot of fog and the extreme heat of inland, ' JUST RIGHT'! Staying at the ranch can be restful and quiet or full of activity, your choice. The location of our home makes it easy for our guests to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the house, the patios and porches. You can also fill your days with hiking, walking and biking the property then take off for some wine tasting and beach activities or drive to Hearst Castle for a tour and the Big Sur Coast. We share any fruit and vegetables that are ready for harvest. We normally have oranges, lemons and limes all year long. Seasonally we have avocados, herbs and artichokes from the edible landscaping.

It is great to live off the land.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cayucos, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet , radiant heated floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , radiant heated floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , radiant heated floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , forced air floor heating
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , entry level for sleep areas 6,7,8
  • Master 1 and 2 on upper level have heated floors #3 and #4 have have heated floors #5 has forced air heat in the floor #6 bathroom has shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1/Master with fireplace - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed , murphy bed by request only
    Bedroom 2/Barnwood Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , double sized futon
    Bedroom 3/Garden Room - 1 large double bed , entry level/ off den
    Bedroom 4/Red Dog Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3 single bed , 2 lofts with 3 twins above main bedroom onentry level
    Bedroom 5/Sunrise Room - 1 large double bed , entry level with private deck
    Bedroom 6/ Library Loft - 1 large double bed , above living room via spiral stair case/books
    Bedroom 7/Bonus room - 1 double bed , private w/ direct access to 6th bathroom and bar/entry level
    Bedroom 8/Multipurpose room'Casita' - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3 single bed , Detached multi purpose/game/ bedroom/king or up to 3 twins
  • King size beds (4) #4 bedroom and Multipurpose room which can be made up as a king or 2 twins , Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed in the multipurpose room becomes a KING or 2 twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Detached multipurpose/workout/conference building with ping pong, weights, an eliptical trainer and double bed/futon couch. Satellite Networking/Surround Sound Stereo(Living room), 5 burner chef cook top, double electric convection/microwave ovens, Blenders, Coffee grinderd, toaster oven, 4/toaster, Cookware & Utensils, condiments, Separate Bar, Oakwood BBQ(wood provided), Fire Pit under the stars(wood provided), Cleaning service and child care available upon request for additional charge, Chef and Massage Therapist upon advance notice. Complete amenities page on cottontailcreek website

Reviews

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average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
5

The ranch

  • 5 of 5

When you wake up in the morning and the sun rises and you hear the rooster down below at the farm, close to the pond, you really wonder where you are. You are surrounded by rolling hills slowly traversed here and there by dark cows. Hawks are circling high in the sky. Everything is peaceful. Still, you must be in a civilized world: below you there are straight lines of avocado trees. And, in the middle of them is the dusty trail by which you arrived yesterday, the only access from the outside world.

The house where you stay is a modern, octagonal lodge built half way up the slope of a hill. It is open on all sides and completely surrounded by decks where you can sit in the sun or the shade as you please. All rooms have their personality. You can feel that they have been furnished by a real family ready to share its own memories and prized possessions. Now all the rooms are occupied by members of your family – or your friends. And this is how you start the day at the Cottontail Creek Ranch. In a moment, all guests will come together in the front room, which is the kitchen. Because from there, especially, one has a complete panoramic view of the ranch. The view goes all around, miles away, across the hills, to the horizon. It is yours. There are no buildings, no roads, no cars, no electric lines in this view. The only people who share this paradise with you are the tenants of the farm, far below. You would have to climb the hill above the house to realize where you are. From there, you would find the ocean to the West, and in the South, through the haze, you would see Morro Rock.

There are a lot of things for everyone to do inside the house, on the ranch and nearby. This morning, some among us (the youngest) have insisted on going to the beach. A few others prefer to bike. A third group is going to visit the Hearst castle The elders are discussing a well-planned visit to vineyards around Paso Robles for wine tasting. And then…

Then, tonight we shall gather around the antique barbecue and, later in the evening, around the campfire with marshmallows, among crickets, under a starred sky. After that, we shall surreptitiously take out the telescope we brought with us and sneak a look at planets and stars. The air is so pure and the night so dark that here we can discover celestial objects that we have never seen at home.

John and Madeleine

  • Review Submitted: 08/03/2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Madeleine ,Pierre, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Pak, and Marteen The pleasure was ours as well. We love your telescope too!! We look forward to seeing you this summer for your 3rd year at Cottontail Creek Ranch Susan and Roger
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4

Relax Refresh Reenergize

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 12 friends (6 couples) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cottontail Creek Ranch. Susan was a pleasure to work with and she was very accommodating. The description of the home and property is accurate but doesn't begin to describe the warm and relaxing atmosphere. Each of the couples had privacy with their own bed/bath (fresh flowers from the garden!) but there was also room for everyone to gather, visit, play games, cook and dine. The home was clean and the kitchen had everything needed for all the cooks in the group. We were welcomed with a beautifully set table as well as a large bowl of fresh oranges for squeezing in the orange press and a bowl of yummy avocados. We split cooking duties and on the night the ladies cooked the guys were in the upstairs loft that opens onto the lower main living area watching football on tv. It was great because we were separate but could still interact with them. When the guys cooked the ladies headed out to the detached game room for ping pong tournaments. There is also an extra fridge, poker table and plenty of comfy seating for spectators. And it was right off the patio so we could watch the guys slaving over the bbq!

The property has a beautifully maintained swimming pool and tennis court as well as plenty of space for hiking and exploring. The fire pit was the perfect place to gather. Jose is the care taker and was always available but not intrusive.

The property is rural so be prepared for a little drive on a narrow unlighted road with roaming cattle and wildlife. Our group opted to stay in after dark but that just added to the fun. It does get very dark on the property in the evening so the tennis courts and pool are not available, but Jose brought us a great light for "after hours" bocce near the fire pit.

The group also enjoyed shopping in Morro Bay and SLO, antique shops, wine tasting, and olive oil tours.

We would highly recommend a stay at the Cottontail Creek Ranch

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being great guests and loving our slice of heaven. Hope to see you back soon, susan
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5

Simply fantastic

  • 5 of 5

As fantastic as Cottontail Creek Ranch looks in this listing, the reality is even better. Start with the house: generously sized, with enough bedrooms and bathrooms to house a small army, and a nice big kitchen in which to play around. There are plenty of fun books around, a cozy living room set around a fireplace, a piano, and everywhere a lovely view of the valley. We hardly used the casita (because we were outside most of the time), but it makes for a great space to stay up late when the rest of your peeps have tucked in.

How about the outdoors? Well, if you're a walker, there are 850 acres to walk. That's, like, a mile in every direction. If you're a swimmer, you have a lovely pool. If you're a tennis player, the court is lovely - and if you're not, there are plenty of racquets and balls provided so you can pretend you are. There's a bocce court, a fire pit, and a basketball hoop. My friends and I set up two bands worth of music gear on the patio and jammed to our hearts' content.

And lastly, Susan, our host. Generous, caring, helpful, pleasant, and friendly. She made everything easy for us, arriving and departing.

This was our first time at CTC, and I'm certain it won't be our last. It's an amazing place, a true California experience. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you all at the ranch. Our hopes are always that the ranch surpasses all guests expectations including the time to fall in love with the land. Until the next time, Susan and my crew
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Corona Del Mar, CA, USA
5

Perfect for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with our large family. The ranch is absolutely breathtaking and feels very isolated, even though it is only a short drive to nearby towns. Sadly for us, it rained (extremely unusual for this time of year) and we were unable to use many of the outdoor facilities or go too far from the house, but we made the best of it. The house was spacious and we enjoyed the well equipped kitchen with spectacular views. The upstairs lounge with a fireplace was also a favorite spot for us to gather. We did make great use of the outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows and the hot tub on the upper deck.

Susan was wonderful to deal with prior to our visit and was very welcoming on our arrival. She took some of us for a drive up to the top of the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking views to the ocean. Susan was always on hand if we needed her throughout our stay. Miriam and Jose at the ranch were also amazing and helped make our stay very special. The little ones enjoyed feeding the baby cows and seeing the chickens.

All of our guests had a wonderful time and we would love to visit again in sunny weather. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, California
5

Wonderfully scenic and beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with my large family to celebrate my 45th birthday and what an incredible experience at Cottontail Creek Ranch. There are so many little touches that Susan does that really made us feel incredibly welcome... from fresh flowers and fruit, to lots of little details throughout the home. It was a perfect setting for our family weekend. It's a stunning setting with the beautiful rolling hills as a backdrop, whether watching from the deck, the large circular fire pit at dusk, or on some breathtaking hikes along the ridges which we really enjoyed. And then there are many other activities on site that entertained everyone across ages... the pool, the tennis court, the bocce ball, the hot tub, ping pong, board games, etc. We stayed several days and intended to take some excursions and actually never left the property the whole time. The kitchen is fully stocked with necessarily equipment for gourmet meals which was also great. THANKS much Susan!

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

College friends reunion

  • 5 of 5

5 couples gather to celebrate 45 years of wonderful friendship at the Cottontail Creek Ranch. The ranch is in a great location. Very secluded and very quiet. Beautiful rolling hill surrounds the ranch. The table was set beautifully when we arrived. Fresh oranges from the orange grove was provided for juicing. We had perfect weather and was able to go out and play golf at nearby Morrow Bay and also in Paso Robles. Susan was very kind to give us a ride around the ranch. Got to take in some spectacular views from the very top of the hill. We even hiked to the top.

The house was perfect. Everyone had their own suite and the rooms were very nice and comfy. Lots of room for everyone to have their own space. The great room/gourmet kitchen was a great gathering room for all. Kitchen was well stocked and we all had a great time cooking meals together. Lots of things to do, but the best was just relaxing with great friends, great food, and lots of great laughter. The pool was too cold to enjoy, but we did get to use the jacuzzi, played bocci, relaxed and had breakfast on the deck. We would definitely come back again. Thank you Susan !

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SBP
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Cayucos and Morro Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Morro Bay
Nearest Train
35 Miles
San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway One and Highway 46
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Cayucos and Morro Bay have fabulous restaurants
Car: necessary

Swimming(20 yd lap pool), Bird Watching, Tennis/Basket Ball, Bocci Ball, Horseshoes, tetherball, volley ball, games, - NEARBY, Hearst Castle(45 minutes), Beach, boogie boarding, Wine Tasting/Paso Robles(15 min), Wine Tasting/San Luis Obispo( 25 min, ) Golf (25 min, ), Shopping(15 min), Horse Rentals (30 minutes-60)

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Cayucos, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Holidays
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
AU$12,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's Holiday
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
4 Jan 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,897
AU$11,904
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday/Easter
27 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
AU$12,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
AU$12,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Cal Poly Graduation
13 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
AU$12,165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
21 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
AU$1,897
AU$12,165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
AU$12,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Late summer
7 Jul 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
AU$1,897
AU$12,165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
16 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
AU$2,028
AU$12,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,897
AU$12,165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$59 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Land Conservation Fund AU$196.21
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$915.67
Tax Rate 10.0%

All rates are based on a 1-10 guest visit. All extra guests are charged $45/guest/nt day or visit with a maximum of 20.
No more than 8 cars

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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