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500 Acre Ranch in San Luis Obispo Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights

About the property

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 heart of Edna valley. Nestled among the rolling hills, you will enjoy the winding creek, beautiful sycamore and oak trees scattered around the property, as the breathtaking views from the hilltops surrounding the house.

Perfectly situated in the famous Edna Valley. The ranch is only 7 miles from downtown SLO. Being a great midway point between LA and San Francisco; each of them a 3.5 hour drive, the farm house is an easy meeting point for people separated by the distance. Easy day trips can be made to the many Edna Valley Wineries, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, Big Sur and Paso Robles.

The ranch house itself features 4200 square feet, with three spacious bedrooms, and one huge loft that doubles as a fourth bedroom/ game room. There are three bathrooms, a spacious living room with an open-beamed ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, and a beautiful baby grand piano.

There is a pool table in the loft, a ping pong table in the garage, croquet, as well as numerous outdoor and indoor games to play.

For those who like to BBQ, we have an outdoor oak BBQ grill, a gas BBQ and a smoker.

This property has panoramic views from any of it's surrounding hilltops. Hikers are rewarded with views from Pismo Dunes to Morro Bay, downtown SLO, as well as the wineries in Edna Valley. There ranch has plenty of private beautiful walks and hikes for you to experience.

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 close to the heart of many adventures! Enjoy 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 6 miles from ranch.

If you are thinking of booking, please read what your payment options are before you book.

Keywords: Private ranch on 500-acre estate, just a short drive to downtown SLO.

More Details

Karen Eldredge
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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!.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

500 Acre Ranch in San Luis Obispo Wine Country
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Los Angeles, California

Lovely ranch-like experience

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of houses over the new year's holiday and this one pops right to the top of the list! Such a beautiful and lovely setting in a small valley off the lovely Edna Valley just outside San Luis Obispo, this house is a wonderful escape for a family or group of friends. The grounds are beyond beautiful, walking along the road is peaceful and serene -- full of woods, a creek, amazing birds and the occasional cow or horse nearby. The house is exceptional, it has the feeling of a California ranch house but either originally was or has been updated into a luxurious, well-equipped vacation home. The kitchen is large enough for everyone to chip in, there's a huge dining room table (plus options outside in warm weather), a lovely fireplace and sitting area, but lots to do -- besides walking, there is pool, ping pong, a hot tub out back and my favorite, that huge porch on the front of the house. We enjoyed sitting out there during the day or evening to enjoy the view, the birds and the peacefulness of the place. The house is well-equipped. The beds, sheets and towels are excellent quality. The internet is slow, but that's a trade-off for the valley! It's only about 10 minutes from all you need in SLO, but feels so much more remote. Plenty of wineries, yoga classes, etc. nearby. There are also the dunes that our group explored and enjoyed (a bit farther drive), as well as the local restaurants. We are already planning a visit back this summer! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace at last!

  • 5 of 5

I admit I was hesitant to stay here at first, my wife’s standards can be pretty lofty and a “country house” is quite a stretch from usual concierge level five star places she prefers. We decided to escape the large crowds in favor of a smaller “family only” Thanksgiving with our newborn grandkids. If you want to find tranquility in a spacious and idyllic setting, this is it. Though minutes from nearby vineyards (insert wine tasting here) and shopping, you will feel like you’re a 1000 miles from civilization. The 1.8 mile drive to the house (mostly along a well maintained dirt/gravel road) takes you away from the sounds of city life and is replaced with the sounds of mooing cows and screeching hawks that are the size of turkeys. Welcome to horse country! The expansive fireplace and abundance of firewood makes for a delightful setting that will calm the most frayed of nerves. Clean and comfortable, you will not be disappointed in this remote hideaway nested in the rolling hills of SLO. There is ample parking (including covered parking in the rear and garage areas), a ping pong table and billiard table. We never got around to using the Jacuzzi or large stone tub…maybe next time. If like me you are a stress case and simply want to decompress and rest…this place will fit the bill nicely. I slept great…and often. Go enjoy yourself, relax and escape the madness of everyday life. This is your getaway place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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redwood city, ca

This home is peaceful, spacious and unique!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this ranch. It is very peaceful and in a beautiful location. The home has everything you need and plenty of activities if you spend much time there. The beds are comfortable and the house is spacious. Karen was incredibly helpful and easy to work with. We definitely hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Wine country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed all that this unique property had to offer. The house itself is large, open, gorgeous and overflowing with vintage Western charm. It's very private, tucked away in a valley amongst massive, stately oak and sycamore trees, surrounded by rolling hills and ranch land. You can stay in and enjoy the house - fully appointed for entertaining indoors or out - and/or take a short drive to the wineries, San Louis Obispo, or the beach. All in all, it was a perfect getaway for our small reunion of guys. We hope to come back again, for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason! We appreciated your good communication, and how flexible and easy you and Jeff were to work with. We are pleased that you had such a great time at the ranch, and hope you will return again to make more memories. Sincerely, Karen
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Silicon Valley, CA

Stunning views, comfortable and delightful accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

I could wax poetic about this place - it was relaxing and beautiful and spacious and airy and sunny and remote and well kept-up and so many little things around the house were just so welcoming and comfortable!!!

Here are some bullet lists because I'm limited on characters:


* Plenty of living/sleeping space

* Good amount of comfortable and clean bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets) provided

* Windows/floors/carpets all freshly cleaned

* Notes on various fixtures and switches to explain what they do

* Meticulous notes for checkout and other info, right by the kitchen door

* Hot tub was clean and heated and ready to go

* Kitchen was WELL stocked (many places lie when they say are well stocked, I'm a real cook and require proper utensils and pots, pans, dishes, etc etc etc)

* Windows and doors sealed up nicely (no draughts or bugs inside)

* Cute frogs all over the place

* Lots of walking/hiking trails around the property

* Comfortable couches and lounge areas

* Plenty of places for a group of 10-16 to gather comfortably

* Plenty of nooks for individuals/couples to hole up alone if desired

* Lots of sunlight, good cross breeze through windows

* Good water pressure and heat (from the well); showers can be taken simultaneously

* Remote enough to be able to play music/movies loudly, or talk/sing in a group outside loudly without disturbing neighbors

* Laundry room was really nice, though we didn't do any laundry

* Appliances/fixtures were (mostly -- see CONS list for stove specifics) in good shape

* Landlord/Owner was very responsive and supportive via phone/email/text all weekend

* Plenty of dining areas

* Awesome gaming loft room

* Fabulous assortment of games

* Wifi provided with easy access points and extenders


* Wifi was terribly slow for Silicon Valley engineer standards hahaha but it's for the best - we were able to disconnect from the internet and connect with each other! ;) Don't expect to be able to stream music or videos on your mobile/laptop.

* Two out of four gas burners on the stove had some issue which I expect will have been fixed by now. Shouldn't be a problem again.

* Dirt/gravel roads leading to the property COULD potentially cause issues for some cars - just drive slowly and carefully!

In all, we really enjoyed our stay at Ernie Ball Ranch! We'd definitely stay there again if we plan another trip to SLO. We built some fantastic memories we'll treasure!

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, I have to say that you have been a delight to work with. I wish you the best and hope you will come again! (To see the improvements)
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San Jose, ca

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

House was very spacious and very relaxing. Kids were not bored at all. Wish we could stay longer. Great place to just get away from it all. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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.


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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Refundable Deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

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%). Also if you use a credit card when you book, there will be another fee charged by the banks. ****Any fee charged will be deducted from you deposit.

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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San Luis Obispo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • 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 peaceful surroundings.. Beautiful rolling hills, long country walks, a 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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