MCQUEEN RANCH AND VINEYARD PRIVATE GATED ESTATE

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Wendy Gu, Mark Singer

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MCQUEEN RANCH AND VINEYARD PRIVATE GATED ESTATE

Ventura Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps in bedrooms

Follow the path of the king of cool. Escape to a simpler life. Reconnect with nature. Relax, rejuvenate and recharge your creativity. Movie icon Steve McQueen's former hideaway, a picturesque 15 acre ranch in Santa Paula Ventura County CA. The recently renovated and restored property contains an 1892 Victorian home with many period details including high ceilings, oversized windows, front and back porches, a collection of antique stained-glass windows and fireplace.

McQueen married his third wife Barbara Minty in the living room. The mountain-view ranch is surrounded by 3-acres of Syrah grape vines, a large fishpond with waterfalls, fruit trees, organic vegetable gardens and a 4,500 -square-foot hangar where McQueen kept his airplane. In 1979, McQueen and his wife Barbara escaped Hollywood to the peaceful Santa Paula Ranch. Barbra documented their days at the ranch in her book “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile.” If you are a McQueen fan, you can see his collection of old pull-chain toilets from old bus stations. You can ride the motorcycle tract that McQueen enjoyed. The large patio and lawn surrounded by white roses provide a private and beautiful location for any event.

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This is a unique and relaxing place for family vacation, romantic getaway, artist retreat ...

Walking distance to Santa Paula municipal golf course. Trail access to mountains and riverbed.

Activities: Private driving range in the ranch to work on your swing. Golf instructions by a PGA pro is available for additional fees. Stargazing at night with a Meade 90mm Self-Guided Telescope. You will see more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime.

Accommodations: House, 3 bedrooms+ 3 Baths plus sectional couches in the living room. HD TV in the living room and master bedroom, wireless internet connection. The open kitchen is complete furnished with impressive mountain and vineyard view. It equipped with full range oven, six-burner stove, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, refrigerator and a fireplace. There is a mud room with a washer and dryer just off the kitchen. Master and guest bathrooms have old pull chain toilet, stained glass windows with mountain views. Master bathroom has a Roman bathtub with beautiful blue tiles.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed

Wendy Gu, Mark Singer

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The following is from LA Time article:

Steve McQueen's former ranch in Santa Paula is sold

The bank-owned ranch that Steve McQueen once owned has sold for $660,000. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some original Victorian features, stained-glass windows and fireplaces.

June 15, 2012|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times

Steve McQueen and Barbara Minty were married at the house in January 1980. (Jeffrey Ong / PostRain Productions )

The bank-owned Santa Paula ranch that screen star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty.The property was listed in 2009 .

The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980.

The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some of its original Victorian features, antique stained-glass windows and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.

The mountain-view ranch includes Syrah grape vines, fruit trees, a pond, equestrian facilities and a 4,500-square-foot hangar where McQueen kept his motorcycles.

McQueen, who died in 1980 at 50, appeared in such films as 'The Magnificent Seven' (1960), 'The Great Escape' (1963), 'Papillon' (1973) and 'The Towering Inferno' (1974).

The buyer, a golf pro from Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, is building a couple of golf holes and a grass tennis court on the property. He also is reviving the vineyards, said listing agent Doug Puetz of Keller Williams Realty's Calabasas office. Puetz estimated he received about 150 inquiries about the property, including some from overseas.

Alexander Torres of Pacific Realty Center represented the buyer.

Wendy Gu, Mark Singer purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

A piece of Hollywood history. The property is unique and has lots of characters.

Exclusive, historic, private, uniquely beautiful

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Mcqueen Ranch And Vineyard Private Gated Estate
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Mcqueen Ranch And Vineyard Private Gated Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447280vbi
+1 805
Ventura Central Coast California
Tulare County, Ca
5

So much to offer! Mini Resort in the making. Cool history

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I am tempted to say nothing so as to keep this incredible find all to myself! The home is historic. It blends the farmhouse past with enough modern function to be a perfect stay.
The grounds are spectacular! Vineyards, fruit trees, paths, trails, views, peaceful silence and ultimate privacy. Bring golf gear, bring you mountain bikes, bring your cameras or a book. Many other special amenities to take advantage of.
Our Host, Mark, met us on site and turned this wonderful house over to us. You could use this for a Getaway, a Business trip, or a Business function. Options are limitless. Hint: ask about Golf opportunities with Mark if that is your thing.
The location really is an easy access. Very private. 15 mins from Ventura and 30+ from Santa Barbara.
Suitable for all ages. Our young children loved it and were totally safe inside and outside.
Please look at this home for any trip in the SB Ventura area you may be taking. But save some days for us because we are already planning to go back!
Regards,
Happy family of five.....
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Mcqueen Ranch And Vineyard Private Gated Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447280vbi
+1 805
Ventura Central Coast California
Ponca, AR
5

Wonderful Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Our family was thrilled with this property. It was a neat experience to be on Steve McQueen's ranch. However, the property stands on it's own, apart from it's history. We enjoyed the large kitchen and a great grill outside. The property is away from everything but you are at the grocery store in 5 minutes and on the beach in an easy 15 minutes. This home is air conditioned and outfitted with comfortable beds and comfortable living room furniture. We could not have asked for a more perfect home to stay in. We plan to return.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our property. We will continue to improve.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Mcqueen Ranch And Vineyard Private Gated Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447280vbi
+1 805
Ventura Central Coast California
Los Angeles, California
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We loved every minute of our stay at this beautiful property, from the moment that you open the gate and drive up to this beautiful ranch you know that you are in for a wonderful weekend; our group enjoyed this property to the max and they are already asking when are we coming back. It's so peaceful but so close to town for dining (historic Santa Paula is beautiful) and great places to shop and eat and also markets and movie theater just in case you want to leave the property; which in our case we only did leave twice.
There is plenty of room inside the home but the most beautiful area is the remodeled kitchen with a wonderful stove and the biggest island that we didn't use the dining table much because everyone was hanging around the kitchen island; the outdoor barbeque area was so functional and plenty of seating, the organic garden with vegetables, herbs and fruit trees are beatutiful and next to the pond; all areas are surrounded by white roses. The guys spent a lot of time at the shooting range and playing golf (there is a golf cart at the property). Everyone was so relaxed and want to come back soon for more fun and good times at this wonderful place; we had a teenager in our group and he never used this phone once he got there because he was never bored and that is something to say about a teenager boy. We highly recommend this property; the owners are easy to communicate with and Mark was at the property earlier on Friday to give us a tour and give us last minute recommendations. Thank you Mark & Wendy for letting us enjoy your own private heaven!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed our ranch. We will do our best to continue improving the property. We are grateful that you took good care of the property during your stay.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Mcqueen Ranch And Vineyard Private Gated Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447280vbi
+1 805
Ventura Central Coast California
West Hills, CA
5

I'm a long-time McQueen fan so...

I'm a long-time McQueen fan so...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Magical. What a wonderful property. My wife and I loved every minute of our stay. We want to spend a night a week up there every week! If you're a fan of Steve, what an opportunity to get a taste of what unfortunately turned out to be a very brief taste of peace and quiet for him and his wife Barbara. Even if you have no interest in the McQueen angle, the place is a beautiful, quiet (except for the old airplanes overhead from Santa Paula Airport, which I loved), tranquil place to get away. Fresh air, space, a much slower pace than the not-too-distant city in which we live. Wendy and Mark were gracious (and very much hands-off) hosts. They have rehabilitated what had become a neglected property and continue to actively improve it. We highly recommend a visit!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Mcqueen Ranch And Vineyard Private Gated Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447280vbi
+1 805
Ventura Central Coast California
Southern California
4

An excellent and peaceful getaway

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
This is a beautiful property, with a lovely historic home and a spectacular setting. We particularly enjoyed the see-through fireplace in the den/kitchen, the outdoor fire pit, and the private "driving range." I think we could have done much more if the weather had cooperated. The owners, Mark and Wendy are extremely helpful and provide all sorts of fun extras not available in many rentals. They are obviously still improving the property so I think it will get even better with time. A great base for exploring Ojai, Ventura and this very beautiful corner of Central California. Be aware it's a working ranch and adjacent to rugged terrain so children need to be carefully supervised.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the guests enjoyed this unique ranch. We will do our best to continue improving the property.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
santa paula airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Ventura
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
CA 126
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Ventura beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
MUPU Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Santa Paula Municipal golf club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
MUPU Bar and Grill

Follow the path of the king of cool. Escape to a simpler life. Reconnect with nature. Relax, rejuvenate and recharge your creativity. For the vacationer seeking an authentic taste of California ranch living just a short drive from the ocean, Ojai, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Romantic stays, artist retreat, family fun, or tranquil getaways –

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Availability & Rates

Ventura Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

pets $100.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
cleaning fee $150.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
you can select the following
1) Pay $49 damage protection insurance (no security deposit required)
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2) $500 refundable security deposit
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Cancellation Policy

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

Ventura Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room off living room
    Bathroom2 - toilet , shower , pull chain toilet, stained glass window,
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , pull chain toilet, stained glass window, Roman bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
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