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Karen Eldredge

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

500 Acre Ranch in San Luis Obispo Wine Country

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Quiet, secluded ranch in Edna Valley. A perfect Retreat!

This beautiful, spanish-style, ranch home was originally built by Ernie Ball; of Ernie Ball Guitars, as a personal retreat in the Edna Valley countryside. Nestled among the rolling hills of Edna Valley and beside it's own, winding creek, our guests escape into the charm of San Luis Obispo wine country. Visitors have access to 13 wineries that are within 5 miles and are only 7 miles from downtown SLO.

The ranch house itself features 4200 square feet of three spacious bedrooms, one huge loft that doubles as a fourth bedroom and game room, three bathrooms, a spacious, living room with open-beamed ceiling, spectacular, wood-buring fireplace and beautiful, baby grand piano, laundry room, outdoor oak BBQ grill, smoker, two patios with tables and seating, and a rejuevenating spa for relaxing under the stars.

This property has spectacular, panoramic views from any of it's surrounding hilltops on the 500 acres. Hikers are rewarded with views from Pismo Dunes to Morro Bay and views of the winery studded Edna Valley. There are plenty of beautiful walks and hikes on your own exclusive property.

NOTE: This home is ideal for executive retreats, reunions, and memorable family vacations. ***Sorry but we cannot accommodate weddings or large parties on ranch***

FOR SPORT ENTHUSIASTS, you are in the heart of many spectacular adventures! Enjoy great Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Biking, Rock Climbing, Ziplining and more!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS include Hearst Castle, Cambria, Big Sur Coastline, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo area wine tasting. Local attractions includes: boutique shopping, and local charming Farmers Markets in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Templeton and Morro Bay.

Scheduled air service includes, United Express, Delta, and US Air within a 40 minutes radius of San Luis Obispo. For private pilots or charter service contact Jet Solutions/ACI a full service jet center only 4 miles from ranch.

Keywords: Private ranch on 500-acre estate, just seven miles from downtown San Luis Obispo, California.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Karen Eldredge (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Karen Eldredge


My name is Karen, I am the property manager. My husband Kevin and I are both pilots, who enjoy traveling and meeting new people. We have numerous life time memories of living in the Ernie Ball ranch house. As a former owner of the ranch, I can assure you that you too, will never forget the memories you make in this lovely home.

Karen Eldredge purchased this estate in 2005

Why Karen Eldredge chose Central Coast California

If you are seeking peace and quiet, you just found it!

Nestled in the midst of wine country, with only a short drive to downtown SLO. It is our hope that you would enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity to visit the Central Coast.

What makes this estate unique

I love driving through the vineyard, onto the open cattle range. Sometimes you see adorable calves roaming about, other times it may be deer wandering through. There is a creek that winds in between large, beautiful sycamore and oak trees. With wandering limbs; some down to the ground, these trees make a beautiful backdrop for pictures..

There is a baby grand piano, just provide the piano player. There is a pool table in the loft, and a ping pong table in the garage. There a numerous games for your family and friends to play.

You will have complete privacy on the ranch. The open range mile and a half, dead end, dirt road discourages sightseers. Also our road was tagged as one of the prettiest roads to walk in SLO.

On top of the hills of the Ernie Ball ranch, the views are incredible!!!

Come make some lifetime memories of your own!.


based on 12 traveler reviews

500 Acre Ranch in San Luis Obispo Wine Country
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
San Diego, CA

Wedding Party Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

A bunch of friends and I stayed at this property for a wedding in beautiful SLO. Everyone that stayed there absolutely loved it! The drive up the long windy driveway (watch out for the beautiful horses) provided beautiful views of the surrounding Central California hills. You also pass a vineyard on the first part of the driveway, which reminds you that you are in a special part of the world, Central CA. The house itself is outstanding, sitting two miles off the main road, it is very peaceful and quiet. The rooms are very spacious, with extremely comfortable beds (it's not often you are sad to go home to your own bed!). There is an amazing front patio with a large table where we spent a lot of time just chatting and soaking in our surroundings. The kitchen has everything we needed to make breakfast and lunch, and was big enough for 4-5 grown ups to work in it. The TV/Cable was easy to operate, and there were movies and a pool table for entertainment. I think this place is perfect for groups of 6-10 as there are 3 queen/king beds in the house. There is also a casita adjacent to the house for those who prefer a little more privacy. Karen was super helpful with instructions and getting back to us when we had requests. If in the area again, I would definitely consider staying at this place again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious ranch home near SLO

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with our family of 9 + babies in this comfy ranch home. The home was clean and well-maintained and had lots of character. The rooms are very large so it was a great place for our family gatherings. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Our family really enjoyed eating outside on the patio overlooking the rolling hills and the grandkids liked spotting cows nearby! Our family went for some nice hikes and runs right from the house.

My favorite thing about this place is that it is so remote (yes, you do travel a dirt road to get there:) and, yet, you are 10 min. from a major grocery store and SLO is so close by. Plus, we enjoyed going to many different wineries just minutes from our home!

Cell phone reception was very limited which was hard for us because we had family members at another house but there is a home phone you can use.

All in all, we had a very nice time & I would recommend this home to others.

Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a place!

10 minutes from the convenience of restaurants/shops and yet you could be on another planet. Quiet, secluded and picturesque

Suitably short distance to an abundance of awesome wineries

Fantastic for hikes with the dogs

A total of ten of us (6 adults and 4 furry friends) stayed here over the July 4th weekend. The owners were most welcoming

A phenomenally well stocked and kitted out kitchen allowed us to prepare great meals. The space allowed us to spread out on the 4 different outdoor areas as well as the living room and a place to play pool!

Will definitely plan on revisiting

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Idyllic setting for wine, food and the outdoors

  • 5 of 5

We had three couples looking to meet up midway between San Diego and San Francisco for a long weekend of wine, food & good company over the 4th of July. Homeowner Karen and her mother Joanne were helpful and accommodating - with Joanne meeting us at the house at the beginning and end of our stay to help facilitate things. The setting was just beautiful for dining al fresco, reading a book, taking a morning run with the dog along the scenic dirt road amongst the hills, or relaxing in the evening in the hot tub. We have some accomplished cooks in our group and they were impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was with everything we could possibly need - from good quality pans to pantry staples. We regretted we didn't plan a meal where we could use the outdoor smoker... next time! We spent one day touring the nearby vineyards and were thrilled to learn there were probably a dozen to choose from within a 5-10 minute drive. A second day was spent in nearby Pismo beach and visiting a few of the craft breweries in the area.

We would definitely rent here again and look forward to an opportunity to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exquisite Ranch Home - the perfect place to celebrate my 50th Birthday with Girlfriends!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful location! Loved driving through the vineyards to get to this treasure, nestled among the hills of San Luis Obispo. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the view is breath-taking with lovely sycamore trees lining the creek that runs through the property. A great location for an artist to be inspired!

I hosted my 50th birthday party here with 11 of my girlfriends and we enjoyed many of the perks this rental offered. One of my girlfriends called it a "dream home". We enjoyed the spacious kitchen to prepare meals, and ate dinner on the huge veranda out front, while taking in the view. We enjoyed a fire while we watched movies on the big screen TV and then most of us jumped into the hot tub before bed! We also took long walks on the property and down the country road. Such a perfectly, relaxing get-away for my friends and I. I highly recommend this for any gathering of friends and family and will definitely be back. Thank you, Kevin and Karen!!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, CA

A remote retreat is quite nice

  • 4 of 5

We were four couples of long time friends on an annual retreat together. The place was certainly spacious and well cared for. The kitchen was great for multiple people preparing food. The setting is very remote, and as such, contributed, we believe, to our inability to access TV or Internet. One of the folks suffered allergies due to the fact that a cat lives in the home most of the time. On the other hand, we missed having a cat around as a persistent mouse tried to chew his way out of the locked closet one night. But all that aside, we were all comfortable and relaxed in our time spent together.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Luis (KSBP)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
SLO Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
San Luis Obispo Country club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
101 HWY
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Marigold Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Morretti Canyon Ranch
Car: necessary

Nestled in the hills of SLO is your 500 acre secluded ranch. Pismo beach is 7 miles away, Lake Lopez 5 miles away, and there are 13 wineries within 7 miles of the estate.


Rates & Availability

San Luis Obispo Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Cal Poly Gradutaion
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 22 2017
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable Deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

If you pay with a personal check directly to us, we do not charge you any extra fees (service fee). If you use PayPal there is a small fee (I think around 3%) our you can use VRBO, Home away etc (anywhere between 5-9%). Please note that they have higher service fees. Also if you use a credit card when you book, there will be another fee charged by the banks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Central Coast California Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Very private bath with guest room - detatched from home
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Cool, rock wall, open shower
  • The master bedroom has his and hers private restrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Two toilets, large open shower and huge tub.
    Guest Suite - Detached - 1 queen , seperate, very private with its own large shower.
    Barn Room - 1 king , Barn Door Bedroom, close to kitchen
    Loft Gameroom - 1 queen , Warmest room, great spot to hang, play pool or watch movies!
  • King (1) Queen (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
(Please be advised that this house is for people who like country living) Relax in the heart of Edna Valley wine country, tucked away in the country. Beautiful rolling hills, long country walks, scenic creek runs through the property. This famous ranch house, built by Ernie Ball provides the ultimate privacy and beautiful setting. From the high hills on the property you can see from Pismo Dunes to Morro Bay!

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