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Destination Luxury Ranch Retreat 8Bd/7ba+/Pool+Tennis+Airstream/850 coastal acre

Cayucos, CA, USA
  • Chateau / Country House5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

Country House with views 8 Bdrms/lofts/7 Baths/den + optional Clamping

COTTONTAIL CREEK RANCH is the Ultimate Destination Vacation Retreat! 5000 square foot Luxury Custom Home/Executive Retreat with Five beautifully decorated Bedrooms all with private baths, #4 bedroom has 2 lofts with 3 twins.

Additional bedrooms are:

# 6 bedroom above living room with a queen bed

#7 bedroom is the hidden room on the entry level behind the bar with direct access to #6 bathroom

#8 Bedroom is the detached multi purpose room "Casita" for a couple or dorm style/ has a King Murphy bed and Double Futon

+ a small bathroom with shower.

The ranch is Suitable for the elderly to the infant. Something for everyone.

Gourmet Kitchen,Bar, Den, Spa, detached multi purpose room(conference/game/work out)off the large patio area has ping pong, tv viewing, poker table along with the sleeping accomodations.The home has panoramic views of the beautiful private valley and a walk to the ridgetop takes in the entire Estero Bay from Hearst Ranch to Montano de Oro.

Walk down the driveway to a 20 yd. 2 lane lap pool complete with spa and baja kid step.

Cottontail Creek Ranch raises cattle for their branded grass fed beef available through their website, avocados, oranges, and kiwis on 850 acres of rolling hills.

Trails for hiking and wildlife viewing, large pond with catch and release fishing and kayaking. Spectacular views of Pacific Coastline from ridge tops. 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.

The beach is just 12 minutes away and nearby attractions include Hearst Castle,Cambria, Big Sur Coastline, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, 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, US Air and South West 35 minutes in San Luis Obispo.

Keywords: Luxury, Ranch,Executive Retreat/family

reunion/gatherings/20 guests/ Children and elderly welcome, pool, spa, farming, wine tasting, beach, Hearst Castle, fishing, running, hiking,biking, photography, private, ranching, organic, conservation, avocados, oranges, ocean, estate, cows, sustainable, wine, ecological, conservation, wildlife, historical, family owned and operated



Member Since 1999
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 30, 2018
About susan

Sons Kristopher and Michael with Susan and Roger sitting on the future floor of their Cottontail Creek Ranch house vacation rental. It is like walking on liquid carmel corn! The tree was planted in front of our home place in 1911 by Mary Magetti and was 90 feet tall when it finally had to come down. Very sad but also we are reminded of all the shade it gave us over the years. Now it is show cased in our Cottontail Creek Ranch Home as flooring, bar top and moulding. Although Roger has passed his love for this special place can be felt everywhere; From rock work, the pool and the orchards. Visit the memorial benches on the ridge tops to get a feeling of what we have preserved. My sons, staff and I carry on the ranch life style and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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 20 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.

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. If you 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Bedroom 1/Master with fireplace
        1 king, 1 double, murphy bed by request only
      • Bedroom 2/Barnwood Room
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, double sized futon
      • Bedroom 3/Garden Room
        1 queen, entry level/ off den
      • Bedroom 4/Red Dog Room
        1 king, 3 twin/ single, 2 lofts with 3 twins above main bedroom onentry level
      • Bedroom 5/Sunrise Room
        1 queen, entry level with private deck
      • Bedroom 6/ Library Loft
        1 queen, above living room via spiral stair case/books
      • Bedroom 7/Bonus room
        1 double, private w/ direct access to 6th bathroom and bar/entry level
      • Bedroom 8/Multipurpose room "Casita"
        1 king, 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed, Detached multi purpose bedroom/ Murphy King & Double Futon
      • King size beds (4) #4 bedroom and Multipurpose room which can be made up as a king or 2 twins , Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day bed in the multipurpose room becomes a KING or 2 twins


      • 6 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, radiant heated floor
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, radiant heated floor
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, tub, shower, radiant heated floor
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower, forced air floor heating
      • Bathroom 6
        toilet, shower, entry level for sleep areas 6,7,8
      • Master 1 and 2 on upper level have heated floors #3 and #4 have have heated floors #5 has forced air heat in the floor #6 bathroom has shower

      Location Type

        • Monument View
        • Mountain View
          from the house. From the moutain the ocean
        • Near The Ocean
          15 minutes from the beach
        • Ocean View
        • Rural
          Close to everything the central coast has to offer but off the beaten track.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Computer Available
                      apple nice size screen
                    • Fireplace
                      wood available
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      yoga mats, weights and benches in the multipurpose room. Elliptical machine in the pool house
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Master Bedroom 1 has beautiful rock fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air
                    • Internet
                      wifi full internet apple computer in the den
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Linens Provided
                      Fabulous comphy company sheets
                    • Living Room
                      With wood burning fire place stereo/ wide screen tv large couch, 2 love seat couches, chairs and card table
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      2 phone lines
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless Internet inside and on the immediate deck
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      custom rock and wood provided


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          You name it we have it
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          5 burner gas stove top and oversized double electric ovens. 2 dish washers /Drip coffee and Keurig combo/Kitchenaid mixer/ hand mixer/ ninja blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisnart drip & Keurig combo + additional drip
                        • Oven
                          2 double and convection electric
                        • Pantry Items
                          sugar, spice and herbs
                        • Refrigerator
                          Additional Ice maker in the bar
                        • Stove
                          5 burners
                        • Toaster
                          toaster and toaster oven


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Standard set up for 10-12 we add a table so that up to 20 can all be seated at the same place
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 20 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                  Game cupboard Bocce ball court/ ping pong
                                • Music Library
                                  On direct tv
                                • CD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Boat
                                      Row boat
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak and row boat at the pond
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      santa maria style bbq with oak wood included
                                    • Tennis
                                      New tennis court across from pool with basketball hoop. We have a few basketball and old restrung rackets for our guests to use. As well as new ball for sale at $3.00/can

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          On the upper level off the living room of the house
                                        • Private Pool
                                          20 yd 2 lane lap pool with baja step and spa 9-dusk. Owners swim laps before 9 during the summer or early morning. Can be heated at renter's expense

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Detached multipurpose/workout/conference building with ping pong, weights, an eliptical trainer and double bed/futon couch. Satellite Networking/Surround Sound Stereo(Living room), 5 burner chef cook top, double electric convection/microwave ovens, Blenders, Coffee grinderd, toaster oven, 4/toaster, Cookware & Utensils, condiments, Separate Bar, Oakwood BBQ(wood provided), Fire Pit under the stars(wood provided), Cleaning service and child care available upon request for additional charge, Chef and Massage Therapist upon advance notice. Complete amenities page on cottontailcreek website

                                                                  32 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Lee S.Canyon Country

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Simply fantastic

                                                                  Bill O.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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

                                                                  Mary F.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you again for being great guests and loving our slice of heaven.

                                                                  Hope to see you back soon,


                                                                  Perfect for Large Family

                                                                  Emma W.Corona Del Mar, CA, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Adrien L.San Mateo, California

                                                                  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

                                                                  Betty O.

                                                                  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 !


                                                                  Cayucos, CA, USA

                                                                  Swimming(20 yd lap pool), Bird Watching, Tennis/Basket Ball, Bocci Ball, Horseshoes, tetherball, volley ball, games, - NEARBY, Hearst Castle(45 minutes), Beach, boogie boarding, Wine Tasting/Paso Robles(15 min), Wine Tasting/San Luis Obispo( 25 min, ) Golf (25 min, ), Shopping(15 min), Horse Rentals (30 minutes-60)

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                                                                  All rates are based on a 1-10 guest visit. All extra guests are charged $45/guest/nt day or visit with a maximum of 20. No more than 8 cars

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