About the property
- Chateau / Country House5000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
Country House, 8 Bedrooms/6 Ba/game room (Sleeps 20) with Airstream 20
Cottontail Creek Ranch is the Ultimate Destination Private Ranch Retrat Featuring a Custom Luxury 5000 square foot Ranch House/Executive Retreat, 8 bedrooms + additional Glamping in our new Airstream
Five bedrooms have private baths, King and Queen sized beds, 2 sleeping lofts above the #4 bedroom,
Additional sleeping areas:
#6 Bedroom/ library loft with a queen
#7 "bbb" Bedroom/Hidden room entry level with direct access to the #6 bathroom and bar(what a combination)
#8 Bedroom"Casita"/ multi purpose room/Murphy king or Futon Couch Double with bathroom.
Air Stream for 2 $300/nt extra +$75 clean out fee located on the lower patio across from the Bocci Ball Court.
Entry level Great room / Gourmet kitchen, island, dining, bar and den. The Casita is a detached recreation room with ping pong, game table, video viewing wide screen tv and sleeping.
Living room has a huge wood fire place, couches, Flat screen tv with surround stereo and video library. IPod extension. Master 1 bedroom has beautiful handcrafted fireplace with local rock, plasma flat screen tv , den has high definition flat screen tv/room by room list of amenities please visit our website.
Outdoor oak BBQ and on the lower driveway/patio there isseparate fire pit for sitting under the stars adjacent to a bocci ball court.
A short walk down the driveway is a 20 yd. 2 LANE LAP POOL complete with SPA and Kid's baja step and an elliptical workout machine in the pool house. Lawn volley ball and horse shoe court. Across from the pool is a wonderful tennis court with baseball hoop.
This luxury Custom Home has panoramic views of the beautiful private valley on an 850 acre working cattle ranch. Cottontail Creek Ranch also raises avocados, oranges, and kiwis.
Put on your hiking shoes and explore the ranch via Jeep trails and cow trails. You will be treated to wildlife, valley views, large pond with catch and release fishing and kayaking. Spectacular views of Pacific Coastline from ridge tops.
Massage Therapy and chefs can be arranged as well as an Aussie Wrangle who will take you riding at the beach or another location.
Pipe corrals for horse owners who want to bring their own horses to ride on the ranch or nearby public trails at Cayucos Beach, Montana de Oro State Park, or National Forest in Pozo. Horseback riding can be arranged with an independent wrangler who will bring horses to the ranch or elsewhere.
The Paso Robles Wine Country is 15 minutes away while the beach is just 12 minutes away. Nearby attractions include Hearst Castle, Cambria, Big Sur Coastline, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo area wine tasting. Shopping and Farmers Markets in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Templeton and Morro Bay. Great windsurfing, surfing, biking nearby. Scheduled air service, United Express, Delta, and US Air is 40 minutes in San Luis Obispo.
Ground transportation to San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles via Amtrak.
REVIEW from THE VRBO BEAR
Enjoying the view at the Cottontail Creek Ranch
VRBO Bear stayed here - 04/24/2009 When my bear family and I arrived at the Cottontail Creek Ranch, we instantly felt at home!
This luxury ranch retreat is nestled among some of California’s most breathtaking rolling hills. The location beckons you to enjoy the outdoors and everything the Central Coast has to offer. Whether you like to hike, fish, horseback ride, surf, or just simply hang out and enjoy some of the most awe inspiring views this home has to offer, this is the place for you!
Our gracious hosts, Roger and Susan, made our arrival special in so many ways. From the beautiful fresh cut flowers in every bedroom to the delicious fresh fruit picked right from the ranch orchards to the awesome homemade cookies, no detail was overlooked. They took us on a tour of their 850 acre working ranch and we marveled at the incredible view overlooking the Estero Bay. The fresh air carried the fabulous scent of their orange orchards and flowers blossoming throughout the property. Plus, we were free to eat anything that was ripe and ready for picking on the grounds. We enjoyed lemons, oranges, avocados and fresh herbs. It was simply amazing! The fabulous surroundings, wide open spaces and views truly recharged our spirits.
The home itself rivaled the ranch’s outside surroundings. From the historical Monterey pine floors to the custom woodwork, this home really showcased the owners’ personality and artistic flair. Susan’s whimsical artwork and Roger’s intricate woodwork throughout the home exuded warmth. They truly put their hearts and hands into making sure that we felt right at home.
Cottontail Creek Ranch featured 5 luxurious bedrooms, each with their own personal baths. Everyone had their own personal space to retreat to and relax. The home’s floor plan was perfect for togetherness and included great family gathering spots like a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious dining room as well as the large living room with its massive rock fireplace. Every room had an incredible view to enjoy. We spent evenings around the great fire pit or soaking in the steaming spa reminiscing about the day’s adventures. It was the perfect home for a reunion or celebration!
If you must venture away from this private paradise, Cottontail Creek Ranch is in close proximity to the vineyards of Paso Robles, fabulous seafood in Morro Bay, and the quaint coastal town of Cayucos. It’s also a convenient home base to launch an excursion up the coast to visit Hearst Castle or explore the craggy coast of Big Sur. We have not stopped talking about our visit to the California Central Coast and the Cottontail Creek Ranch.
Thanks Roger and Susan for a great stay!
The VRBO Bear
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Pictured are sons Kristopher and MIchael with Susan and Roger sitting on our 90 year old 90 foot Monterey Pine that had died in the front yard of our old Magetti farm house. We had it milled and installed as flooring and trim in the downstairs main area of our Cottontail Creek Ranch house. It is like walking on liquid carmel corn.
susan purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1999
Why susan chose Cayucos
How did we get started in the Vacation Rental business? In 1999 our family had been living on Cottontail Creek Road on the Magetti Ranch for 22 years when the adjoining property came on the market. We wanted to expand agriculturally which we immediately did by adding more avocados, more cattle and oranges to the ranch. That left the question, what do we do with this extraordinary Cottontail Creek Ranch home built in 1978? Our goal is sustainability and the vacation rental does that as well as fulfills the home's destiny by entertaining tourists from around the world. The house truly combines luxury and homeyness while the views beckon you outdoors. We feel that Cottontail Creek Ranch is the perfect location for sharing this part of old California with others. The byproduct of this has been meeting wonderful people while connecting them to the land.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
'So much to Do or NOT, Close to everything the Central Coast has to offer' is what I tell potential guests. Walk in the hills and valleys. Meet the cows and chickens. Take a tour of the orchards. Pick herbs out of the landscaping. Breath in the country. Order CTC grass fed beef, check our website to order. If you do choose to venture out and leave the ranch the first wine tasting room is 15 minutes away and the beach is 12 minutes the opposite direction. The climate is moderate with a marine influence without a lot of fog and the extreme heat of inland, ' JUST RIGHT'! Staying at the ranch can be restful and quiet or full of activity, your choice. The location of our home makes it easy for our guests to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the house, the patios and porches. You can also fill your days with hiking, walking and biking the property then take off for some wine tasting and beach activities or drive to Hearst Castle for a tour and the Big Sur Coast. We share any fruit and vegetables that are ready for harvest. We normally have oranges, lemons and limes all year long. Seasonally we have avocados, herbs and artichokes from the edible landscaping. It is great to live off the land.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
There are tweleve of us ladies, we're a Bunco group that has been together for years. We take a weekend trip in February each year. Our criteria is specific, we need at least 6 bedrooms, and 5-6 baths. Comfort is important, we're decades past winging it on couches and standing in line for a bathroom. Susan, and her Cottontail Ranch, provided the perfect experience for our trip. The house was wonderful, with a large, open kitchen, dining, and den area for us to gather. A nice living room, and two large master suites were upstairs. Downstairs three comfortable bedroom/bath situations waited off the den, and another, small bedroom was off the kitchen. There's also quirky lofts, a treasure trove for a house full of kids. And finally, a game room, just outside the back door, with additional sleeping space. Decks surrounded the house, overlooking this beautiful ranch, filled with cows, avocados, and citrus trees. The house and setting itself made the weekend perfect, but what made it remarkable was Susan and her hospitality. The table was lovely, set for all twelve of us when we arrived-- that's never happened in any house I've rented in the past 15 years. Susan, who obviously is proud of her ranch--and rightfully so-- offered to give us a tour of the property, amazing, and so much fun. The trip was full of lovely surprises and the warmest hospitality. We planned on scouting around some, but Cottontail Ranch was so enchanting we ended up staying at 'home', eating in (the kitchen was fully equipped) and playing games. Thanks so much, Susan, for the best girls weekend ever- we will be back!
So many blessings:
To have guests like these wonderful women enjoying Cottontail Creek Ranch, inside and out. These gals were icing on the cake!!
Having the privilege in this life to share and take care of a place like such as this.
As fantastic as Cottontail Creek Ranch looks in this listing, the reality is even better. Start with the house: generously sized, with enough bedrooms and bathrooms to house a small army, and a nice big kitchen in which to play around. There are plenty of fun books around, a cozy living room set around a fireplace, a piano, and everywhere a lovely view of the valley. We hardly used the casita (because we were outside most of the time), but it makes for a great space to stay up late when the rest of your peeps have tucked in.
How about the outdoors? Well, if you're a walker, there are 850 acres to walk. That's, like, a mile in every direction. If you're a swimmer, you have a lovely pool. If you're a tennis player, the court is lovely - and if you're not, there are plenty of racquets and balls provided so you can pretend you are. There's a bocce court, a fire pit, and a basketball hoop. My friends and I set up two bands worth of music gear on the patio and jammed to our hearts' content.
And lastly, Susan, our host. Generous, caring, helpful, pleasant, and friendly. She made everything easy for us, arriving and departing.
This was our first time at CTC, and I'm certain it won't be our last. It's an amazing place, a true California experience. I can't recommend it enough.
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you all at the ranch. Our hopes are always that the ranch surpasses all guests expectations including the time to fall in love with the land.
Until the next time,
Susan and my crew
Relax Refresh Reenergize
Our group of 12 friends (6 couples) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cottontail Creek Ranch. Susan was a pleasure to work with and she was very accommodating. The description of the home and property is accurate but doesn't begin to describe the warm and relaxing atmosphere. Each of the couples had privacy with their own bed/bath (fresh flowers from the garden!) but there was also room for everyone to gather, visit, play games, cook and dine. The home was clean and the kitchen had everything needed for all the cooks in the group. We were welcomed with a beautifully set table as well as a large bowl of fresh oranges for squeezing in the orange press and a bowl of yummy avocados. We split cooking duties and on the night the ladies cooked the guys were in the upstairs loft that opens onto the lower main living area watching football on tv. It was great because we were separate but could still interact with them. When the guys cooked the ladies headed out to the detached game room for ping pong tournaments. There is also an extra fridge, poker table and plenty of comfy seating for spectators. And it was right off the patio so we could watch the guys slaving over the bbq!
The property has a beautifully maintained swimming pool and tennis court as well as plenty of space for hiking and exploring. The fire pit was the perfect place to gather. Jose is the care taker and was always available but not intrusive.
The property is rural so be prepared for a little drive on a narrow unlighted road with roaming cattle and wildlife. Our group opted to stay in after dark but that just added to the fun. It does get very dark on the property in the evening so the tennis courts and pool are not available, but Jose brought us a great light for "after hours" bocce near the fire pit.
The group also enjoyed shopping in Morro Bay and SLO, antique shops, wine tasting, and olive oil tours.
We would highly recommend a stay at the Cottontail Creek Ranch
Thank you again for being great guests and loving our slice of heaven.
Hope to see you back soon,
Perfect for Large Family
We recently enjoyed a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with our large family. The ranch is absolutely breathtaking and feels very isolated, even though it is only a short drive to nearby towns. Sadly for us, it rained (extremely unusual for this time of year) and we were unable to use many of the outdoor facilities or go too far from the house, but we made the best of it. The house was spacious and we enjoyed the well equipped kitchen with spectacular views. The upstairs lounge with a fireplace was also a favorite spot for us to gather. We did make great use of the outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows and the hot tub on the upper deck.
Susan was wonderful to deal with prior to our visit and was very welcoming on our arrival. She took some of us for a drive up to the top of the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking views to the ocean. Susan was always on hand if we needed her throughout our stay. Miriam and Jose at the ranch were also amazing and helped make our stay very special. The little ones enjoyed feeding the baby cows and seeing the chickens.
All of our guests had a wonderful time and we would love to visit again in sunny weather. Highly recommended!
Wonderfully scenic and beautiful getaway
I just spent a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with my large family to celebrate my 45th birthday and what an incredible experience at Cottontail Creek Ranch. There are so many little touches that Susan does that really made us feel incredibly welcome... from fresh flowers and fruit, to lots of little details throughout the home. It was a perfect setting for our family weekend. It's a stunning setting with the beautiful rolling hills as a backdrop, whether watching from the deck, the large circular fire pit at dusk, or on some breathtaking hikes along the ridges which we really enjoyed. And then there are many other activities on site that entertained everyone across ages... the pool, the tennis court, the bocce ball, the hot tub, ping pong, board games, etc. We stayed several days and intended to take some excursions and actually never left the property the whole time. The kitchen is fully stocked with necessarily equipment for gourmet meals which was also great. THANKS much Susan!
College friends reunion
5 couples gather to celebrate 45 years of wonderful friendship at the Cottontail Creek Ranch. The ranch is in a great location. Very secluded and very quiet. Beautiful rolling hill surrounds the ranch. The table was set beautifully when we arrived. Fresh oranges from the orange grove was provided for juicing. We had perfect weather and was able to go out and play golf at nearby Morrow Bay and also in Paso Robles. Susan was very kind to give us a ride around the ranch. Got to take in some spectacular views from the very top of the hill. We even hiked to the top.
The house was perfect. Everyone had their own suite and the rooms were very nice and comfy. Lots of room for everyone to have their own space. The great room/gourmet kitchen was a great gathering room for all. Kitchen was well stocked and we all had a great time cooking meals together. Lots of things to do, but the best was just relaxing with great friends, great food, and lots of great laughter. The pool was too cold to enjoy, but we did get to use the jacuzzi, played bocci, relaxed and had breakfast on the deck. We would definitely come back again. Thank you Susan !
Urgent care in Morro Bay 15 min. Hospital in Templeton or San Luis Obispo
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All rates are based on a 1-10 guest stay. All extra guests are charged $45/person/nt,day or visit with a maximum for 20 guests. This includes children. No more than 8 cars