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8BR/6BA Luxury Coastal Ranch Reteat/20 yd lap Pool/Tennis/Airstream

Bedrooms 9
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms/ 6 Baths//Pool/Tennis(Sleeps 20) W/Airstream 22

Cottontail Creek Ranch is a destination in itself! Featuring a 5000 square foot Luxury Custom Home/Executive Ranch Retreat with Five beautifully decorated Bedrooms all with private baths, #4 bedroom has 2 sleeping lofts above with double and 2 twins................

Inquire about the new Airstream accommodations.

Additional sleeping areas/bedrooms

#6 bedroom/Library Loft via a spiral stair case and queen bed

#7 bedroom/Hidden Room direct access to the #6 bathroom and bar (winning combination)

#8 Bedroom/Detached Multi purpose room/couple(King) or dorm style( 2 twins) steps away from the 6th bathroom

Entry Level Great room with Gourmet Kitchen,Hospitality Island, Bar(min refractor), Den.

Out door private Spa on upper level

detached multi purpose room (conference/game/work out) off the large patio area has ping pong and work out equip as well as a futon/couch double bed(very comfortable).

The home has panoramic views of the beautiful private valley and a walk to the ridgetop takes in the entire Estero Bay. A 20 yd 2 lane lap pool with baja step and spa that the owners share with their guests.

Cottontail Creek Ranch raises grass fed cattle, Hass avocados, organic Valencia oranges, and kiwis on 850 acres of rolling hills. Roads and trails for hiking, walking, biking, and fabulous photography opportunities.

Close to the beach and to the Paso Robles wine country.

Activities:: Bird Watching, 2 sets of Horseshoes, Free standing basketball, tetherball, bocci ball, volley ball, games, - Horseback Riding Trails & Facilities available for horse owners, NEARBY, Hearst Castle(45 minutes), Beach, boogie boarding, Wine Tasting/Paso Robles(15 min), Wine Tasting/San Luis Obispo( 25 min, ) Tennis(15 minutes), Golf (25 min, ), Shopping(15 min), Swimming(15 minutes), Horse Rentals (30 minutes-60)

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, America West and South West 35 minutes in San Luis Obispo.

More Details

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Susan

Susan delivering eggs to a neighbor on her horse runnamucca/

Susan purchased this house in 1999

Why Susan chose Central Coast California

We moved to Cayucos in 1976 and then discovered the Magetti Ranch on Cottontail Creek Rd. We raised our children in our 1886 home and still live here today.

When Cottontail Creek Ranch went on the market we wanted to expand agriculturally and it happened to come with a big unusual home on the property. The rest is history. This ranch is unbelievable ....

What makes this house unique

The ranch is located out of the way and yet so close to everything that the Central Coast has to offer.

Just 14 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes the opposite direction to the beginning of the Paso Wine Country.

Cayucos is old town at its best. 6 star restaurant and 5 star too.

Enjoy a day at Hearst Castle and come home to your private ranch ....


Cayucos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Rumpus Room
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , rain head
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Door directly from the shower to the deck and spa w/ a view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , radiant heated floors
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Big and lovely
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Door to the deck and great views
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , level one/common bath/for#7 and #8
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , Upon request murphy double bed and packnplay
    #8 Casita/multi purpose room - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , king for couple or 3 twins for dorm/detached game/bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , Murphy Bed upon request
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double futon/private deck w/access to spa/2nd level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , entry level/ private bath
    Bedroom 4 with lofts - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , entry level/3 twins in lofts above/off den
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , entry level/private deck/ amazing sunrise and views
    #6 Library Loft - 1 queen , above living room/ via a spiral staircase
    #7 Bonus room - 1 double , entry level/private/access to #6 bath and bar/no window/
  • Bedroom 8 is the detached rec room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Regarding wheel chairs: Although not perfect our home has welcomed many wheel chair guests. They have good use of the first floor and all the outdoor patios, upper and lower. From this level you can watch all the activity. Kid Friendly: We have a high chair, pack and play. The rec room is a great play room with some toys and city play flooring. Badmitton, volley ball, kick ball and frisbee. Horse shoe court down at the pool 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.


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8BR/6BA Luxury Coastal Ranch Reteat/20 yd lap Pool/Tennis/Airstream
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 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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Corona Del Mar, CA, USA

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, California

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!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 !

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were ten in number, friends who have known each other for 40 - 50 years.Cottontail Ranch was the perfect setting to get together and reminisce. The ranch was fantastic, and the host, Susan Lyon, equally so.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nipomo, California

Parents 60th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week at the Cottontail Creek Ranch on 850 acres. There were 4 generations celebrating my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. Susan the owner is very welcoming and had the table all set for our arrival on the first night. Jose was so helpful if we needed to know how to work something. There is something for everyone, the pool, bocci ball, horseshoes, hot tub, hiking or sitting around playing games. We had family come in from Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. With the lofts, rooms and game room there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is very large and could accommodate our group so we were all able to sit and have breakfast and dinner together. We loved the patio off the kitchen which also has a large table for meals or games. The owner Susan took my nephew to see her chickens and then gave us a tour of her ranch. It is beautiful!! We all didn't want to leave at the end of the week. We will remember this week with warm memories, it gave us a chance to all be together to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Hearst Castle,Beaches, Cayucos, Morro Bay,San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Big sur


Rates & Availability

Cayucos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer 2017
Jun 13 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
late summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Holiday/New Year
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday
Mar 27 2018 - Apr 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Cal Poly Graduation
Jun 14 2018 - Jun 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 0.12%

All rates based on a 1-10 guest visit. All extra guests are charged $45/guest/nt, day or visit including children with a maximum of 20 guests. No more than 8 cars.
$700 cleaning/security deposit + 12%. (10% Bedtax & 2% Tax Deductible Conservation Fund Donation
Sept-May1450/nt, 3nt min./non holiday Holiday $1550/nt

Sept-May..$9100 Weekly
Summer/Holiday ...$9300.00k-Holiday $9500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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