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Spectacular Views on Private Ranch-20 Min from Monterey

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Wing, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

“Pastures of Heaven” on 1600-Acre Historic Pine Canyon Ranch

What We Offer: 'Peace, Privacy, and Proximity'

(Only 20 minutes from Monterey.)

The guest wing of our adobe ranch house offers unsurpassed views of over 50 miles of valley and mountains, as well as, unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets. With 2 ½ miles of ranch above and below the private wing, you will enjoy the peacefulness of being away from civilization. Located in the mid-ranch foothills, just up from our big red barn, over 50 species of birds are frequently seen, as well as, wildlife, horses, and cattle from the comfort of your private deck. Accommodations include a complete kitchen, queen size bed, futon, fireplace/heater, internet and cell phone service, bathroom, deck (with BBQ), and of course, spectacular views from inside and out.

Location/ History:

Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range half way between Salinas and Monterey, our 1600-acre family ranch is rich with ancient Native American, Spanish, homesteader, and outlaw history (We published a book on life on the ranch.).

Nearby Sites and Sounds:

We are centrally located in Monterey County, with Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, wine tasting, Pinnacles National Monument, Laguna Seca, Carmel Valley, Steinbeck Museum, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, Big Sur Coast, Vision Quest Ranch, etc., all within about a 15 to 45 minute drive. In addition, we offer hiking (guided hikes only).

Keywords: 'Peace, Privacy, and Proximity': ranch, nature, birds, cattle, horses, hiking, beach, Pro Am, Laguna Seca, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, wineries, Steinbeck Museum, Rotarian

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About Susan

You will be the guests of Rod and Susan Neubert. Rod, a Rotarian, grew up on the ranch and published an account of his experiences and the colorful Old West history of the Pine Canyon area. Susan, with a degree in Biology, is a horse and nature enthusiast, as well as an avid bird watcher.

Susan purchased this apartment in 1942

Why Susan chose Central Coast California

This area from the Spanish era on has been known as 'Buena Vista' because of its spectacular views. Our upper ranch was Steinbeck's inspiration for 'Pastures of Heaven'.

What makes this apartment unique

'Peace, Privacy, and Proximity': We are out in the country, yet a short drive to many local attractions. (Only 20 minutes from Monterey.)


Salinas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All tile with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Futon-like couch, Twin or Single Beds (1) twin blow up mattresses available, Baby Cribs (1) 'Pack and Play'
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tour of the Ranch Museum may be arranged. Also, hikes/walks on the ranch by arrangement, as well. Since this is a family ranch, we strive to protect the privacy of our relatives by accompanying our guests for walks etc.


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Elements (Wine Bar)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Next to Laguan Seca
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 68
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

A visit to the Ranch Museum and walking tour to visit our critters (goats, lambs, horses), collect eggs from the chickens is available by prior arrangement. Guests may also request a guided hike.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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