|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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 to relax.
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: 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.
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
I don't have enough time to write about how great the house and Mark were. It is absolutely perfect for a weekend getaway from the hustle of LA. Truly feels like you've stepped back in time to a much simpler era. My wife son and I loved and will happily return in the future
Not very satisfied. The home needs tlc and a good cleaning.
The house is old - turn of the century - but spacious and comfortable. Beautiful setting up against South Mountain with vineyards and lemon orchards. Quiet - no noise from Highway 126 and only the occasional quiet buzzing of an airplane near the Santa Paula airport. We especially enjoyed the outdoor patio and dining table for a family group dinner. The beds are comfortable and the master tub/shower is Steve McQueen cool!
We so enjoyed our recent stay at this unique property. This lovely 100 year old home was a perfect space for our family and good friends to gather together, cook and reminese. We spent much of our time outside as the weather was perfect as were the surroundings. Steve the cat is a delight and nice to have around.
I dont know where to start really...tons of space to lounge around, spectacular landscaping / views to relax and enjoy >just breath and feel worlds away. Paintball park, golf course within walking distance, vineyard on property you can run through in your birthday suit if you choose in privacy, hiking trails, fire pit or bbq grill, secret gardens, main center fireplace, wooden porches, wooden swings, 100 year old house with tons of character and a modern upgraded chefs kitchen, great history and the last treasured home of Steve McQueen and his decorative touch remains throughout. Beautiful tuxedo ranch cat named "Steve" - he is so cool, he might let you know him. He will break down any cat hater, no question. He broke me. The place just produces peace, joy, laughter, presence, connecting, appreciating, escaping and on and on.
Owners are exceptional people that clearly want to share this jewel they have. We appreciate every bit and will return annually. I know this review may seem over the top- but I have no reason to lie. I left a lot out as a matter of fact. GO ENJOY!!!!!!!!!
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. For Steve McQueen fans, check out the newly released (2014) documentary “I’m Steve McQueen”. Barbra Minty McQueen visited the ranch and conducted her interview in the library.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
We do not have a use permit to host events at the ranch. This is for vacation rental only with maximal 8 people staying at the ranch .
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
you can select the following
1) Pay $49 damage protection insurance (no security deposit required)
2) $500 refundable security deposit