Mcqueen Ranch and Vineyard Private Gated Estate

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Last updated: 10/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder room off living room...moreless

  • Bathroom2: toilet, shower

    pull chain toilet, stained glass window, ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    pull chain toilet, stained glass window, Roman bathtub...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


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 .

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Last updated: 10/24/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
santa paula airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
MUPU Bar and Grill
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Paula Municipal golf club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CA 126
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
MUPU Bar and Grill
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ventura beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Ventura:
A piece of Hollywood history. The property is unique and has lots of characters.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Exclusive, historic, private, uniquely beautiful

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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