The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Country House with views 8 Bdrms/lofts/7 Baths/den
- english, spanish
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.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - In one spot next to the bbq outside.In one spot next to the bbq outside.
Max guests: 20
- No shoes in the house please leave them at the back door under the bench.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
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!
We were ten in number, friends who have known each other for 40 - 50 years.Cottontail Ranch was the perfect setting to get together and reminisce. The ranch was fantastic, and the host, Susan Lyon, equally so.
Parents 60th Wedding Anniversary
Our family spent a wonderful week at the Cottontail Creek Ranch on 850 acres. There were 4 generations celebrating my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. Susan the owner is very welcoming and had the table all set for our arrival on the first night. Jose was so helpful if we needed to know how to work something. There is something for everyone, the pool, bocci ball, horseshoes, hot tub, hiking or sitting around playing games. We had family come in from Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. With the lofts, rooms and game room there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is very large and could accommodate our group so we were all able to sit and have breakfast and dinner together. We loved the patio off the kitchen which also has a large table for meals or games. The owner Susan took my nephew to see her chickens and then gave us a tour of her ranch. It is beautiful!! We all didn't want to leave at the end of the week. We will remember this week with warm memories, it gave us a chance to all be together to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary.
We had 15 guys getting away for a bachelor party.... and this place was perfect for our group. We did not want the typical Vegas trip, but wanted to be able to spend quality time with a close group of guys. We hardly left the house and pool area, and enjoyed every moment. The setup/design of the home was very unique and fitting as there are multiple areas that accommodate groups of people for "hanging out". We would have 4 to 5 groups of people in different places at any given time, (house hot tub, pool/pool house hot tub, fire pit, living room with fireplace) and wouldn't even know that the others were even there. The landscape was breathtaking with rolling green hills. Unfortunately, we never made time to do the ridge tour with Susan, but will have to do it next time. Great hospitality, and great accommodations. Cottontail Creek Ranch is one of a kind!
Thanks for everything Lyons!
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)