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Sleeps 20+! Ranch Retreat Minutes from Disneyland..Convention Center..Beaches!

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,570 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Planning a vacation? Wedding? Family reunion? Trip to Disneyland? Or do you just need lots of space to get away? We would love to host you at Barrett Family Ranch!

Enjoy custom craftsmanship in the most prestigious equestrian community in Southern California…Orange Park Acres! Our sprawling ranch house features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms separated at mini-suites by a giant Livingroom and Western Library. The gorgeous Master Suite features a private balcony, jacuzzi tub, and his/her vanities. Plus be sure to take advantage of our bunkhouse off the giant back porch! Whether your needs call for sleeping six or sixteen (including couches) we welcome you to the Barrett Family Ranch for brief or extended stays.

Ranch style setting among the rustling Eucalyptus trees. Slumber peacefully as warm winds rustle the trees and carry the soft chirp of crickets from the near-by creek. Awaken to singing songbirds and the soft neigh of horses on the trails. Just minutes from Disneyland, Angel Stadium in Anaheim and sparkling beaches like Newport and Laguna, Orange Park Acres is rural retreat in the heart of Southern California’s most visited destinations. Orange Park Acres features a unique system of almost 30 miles of recreational horse trails. It is surrounded by over 2100 acres of open space at Santiago Park and Irvine Regional Park featuring the OC Zoo, Pony Rides and Train rides...perfect for kids and horse-lovers!

This 4050 square foot 5 bedroom, 3 bath custom home sits on an acre lot surrounded by horse trails and the beautiful views of Saddleback hills. Sweeping 14’ ceilings give the Great Room an immense feel as does the handsome stacked-stone wood-burning fireplace with an adjacent library stocked full of Louis Lamour, Charles Russell and other great authors of the Western world.

An entertainers kitchen with custom cabinetry, authentic wood-burning stove (updated with gas and six burners for gourmet cooking standards), antique mounted refrigerator doors, and a large island with separate sink allows guests to help with the cooking! Look up and a vintage, hammered-tin ceiling connects the kitchen to an octagon shaped dining room with another rock fireplace and fabulous French doors that open to grass and plum trees. Gleaming double-sliders adjoin the Living Room to a large covered deck and grassy green backyard, ideal for outdoor meals and family gatherings.

Ascend the sweeping staircase to the Master Bedroom with 14’ open-beam wood ceilings, a room full of warm gleaming antique bedroom furniture, and a custom cedar-lined walk-in closet. Enjoy the custom granite fireplace and ornately carved mantel in your Victorian sitting room and take in the valley views from your private balcony. Step down into a spacious romantic bathroom complete with his and hers antique vanities, dual shower heads and an enormous Jacuzzi tub built for two.

Additional bedrooms offer sleeping for another 8-10 people. A classic children’s room with toys and twin beds (crib available) and an antique Murphy bed converts the handsome library into sleeping quarters.

Distance to Primary Airports & Main Attractions:

· John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) – 14 miles

· Los Angeles Airport (LAX) – 43 miles

· Disneyland – 12 miles

· Knotts Berry Farm – 17 miles

· SeaWorld – 90 miles

· Universal Studios – 45 miles

· Anaheim Angels & Ducks Stadium – 7 miles

· Beaches: Newport Beach (18 miles), Huntington Beach (22 miles), Laguna Beach (22 miles)

Keywords: Ranch, family reunion, wedding, events, estate, horses, equestrian, stables, cabin, Disneyland, Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center, Disney, Knotts Berry Farm, Newport, Laguna, Costa Mesa, Orange Country, Orange

More Details

Cristol Barrett O'Loughlin
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Cristol Barrett O'Loughlin

Hello, I am Cristol Barrett O'Loughlin - daughter to the owners of Barrett Family Ranch (Richard Lee and Phyllis Barrett). My brother (Richard Adam), my husband (Jim) and my daughter (Chloe - 6), all pitch in to help maintain this amazing property so you may enjoy it! We hope to host you and your family at the Ranch!

Why Cristol Barrett O'Loughlin chose Orange

Our family has enjoyed Barrett Family Ranch for several decades now. Many special events have been celebrated at the Ranch - holidays, weddings, birthdays and family get-togethers. Kids love the Ranch and you will too!

What makes this estate unique

The property was built from the ground up by my father, Richard Barrett, a master craftsman specializing in antique word-work. He is also a collector of antiques, all things western, and we even have a full-sized train car on the property for your guests to explore. The Ranch is ideally located within 5-30 minutes of the following attractions:


Knott's Berry Farm

Anaheim Convention Center

Honda Center where the Ducks NHL team play

Angels Stadium

Newport Beach

Laguna Beach

Huntington Beach

Irvine Regional Park

Orange County Zoo

Universal Studios (45 min)

Hollywood Boulevard (45 min)

LEGO Land (45 min)

SeaWorld (60 min)

Santa Barbara (90 min)

We are within 5 miles of all the major Southern California highways (but all you hear is birds and horses at The Ranch):

5 Freeway

405 Freeway

55 Freeway

91 Freeway

247 Toll Road

Look us up on the map and you will see how perfectly located the Ranch is to every destination you are looking to enjoy in Southern California.

Come visit! We would love to host you...


Cristol Barrett


Orange Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Victoria's+Wolf's Den+Library Shared Bath (Separate Wing) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double-sinks and custom tiles featuring horses+hunting dogs
    Master Bathroom (Upstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Features His&Her Shower, His&Her Sink, Private Toilet
    Great Room+En-Suite Kuchina Room Bathroom (Downstairs) - toilet , shower , Bathroom can be accessed via Indian Room or Great Room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • 'Kind's Room' (Master - Upstairs) - 1 queen , Sitting room, fireplace, his/hers shower, giant jacuzzi tub
    'Indian Kuchina Room' (Downstairs - Wheelchair Access) - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom and shower, adjacent to Great Room.
    'Victoria's Room' (Separate Wing - Shared Bathroom) - 1 queen , Matching set antique bed, armoire, dressing table.
    'Wolf's Den' (Separate Wing - Shared Bathroom) - 1 queen , Antique bed, dresser, portraits North American wolf packs
    'East Yard Cabin' (Attached Unit - No Bathroom) - 2 double , Bunkhouse is 15 ft from house with private porch, tv/videos
    'Pony Room' (Children's - Upstairs) - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Includes a 'secret room' for children to play in.
    'Louis L'Amour Room' (Semi-Private Library) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Gorgeous, adjustable antique bed-library of western novels
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Barrett Family Ranch is located in the world-famous equestrian community of Orange Park Acres, horses surround us on nearly every property and the area features a unique system of almost 30 miles of recreational horse trails. Renegade Ranch is surrounded by over 2100 acres of open space at Santiago Park and Irvine Regional Park featuring the OC Zoo, Pony Rides, Playgrounds and Train rides...perfect for kids, outdoor and horse-lovers!


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average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Exactly what our family needed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family group of 18 and everything worked out perfectly. Our hosts were super and made sure all of our needs were met. The property is close enough to the places we needed to be that we were able spend all of the time we wanted at them and not on the road to and from. Overall we couldn't be more pleased with how everything went.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

10 Adults + 11 children = 21 people in 1 house and not be on top of each other, made this family reunion even better!! That is just 1 of the many reasons I highly recommend this property. Has a very rustic and relaxing feel with soooo many amenities. Thank you for the privilege of stepping into your home....

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oozes charm in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Great for families!

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property for its proximity to Disneyland and other activities in Orange County and because it had sleeping accommodations for our large group (4 families, 21 people).

Prior to our visit, Richard was very proactive in communicating with us regarding our pending visit, making sure that all of my questions were answered and allaying any concerns about the recent wildfires in the area.

When we arrived, the home was clean and perfectly ready for us. This home oozes charm. Even though it's an older home, it is very well maintained. It is also spacious and easily accommodated our whole party. The layout afforded each family some private space as well as a good sized backyard for the kids to go out and play during downtime.

Our little girls enjoyed the princess dresses and other toys, while the boys were able to play ball in the backyard or find a quiet play to games.

A few minor issues to be aware of:

1) If you have too many people over 6 feet tall, you might have a tough time with the sleeping accommodations, as most of the beds are a bit short for tall adults.

2) Because it's an older home, the switches for lighting in the common areas are scattered all over the place and a bit confusing. Be sure to get a walkthrough of all of that when you arrive.

Overall, this was a great place for us to stay and very affordable when spreading the cost across four families. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review! Duly noted on the tall adults - we invested in high quality, authentic antiques at the Ranch, which were a bit more conservative in the sizing than modern furniture. Our beds are standard Queens. We greatly enjoyed hosting your family! Come visit us again. You are always welcome at Barrett Famiky Ranch.
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Perfect home, location, and host

  • 5 of 5

Our water polo team stayed at this home during a large tournament. We knew we wanted a place that would have enough space to sleep all the girls, but also wanted something homier than a hotel. This home was perfect. Everyone was comfortable in beds and on couches. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, etc. The three ovens and two refrigerators made prepping food for the girls super easy. It's definitely away from the city but we were never more than 35 minutes from any of the Orange County pools where the girls played and traffic was very manageable. The back patio was great for the team kickoff BBQ. Richard, the owner, was helpful, responsive, and clearly very proud of his family home. Such amazing stories throughout the home with antiques and family memories. Thank you for your hospitality! We're definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't tell you how much my family enjoyed staying at this property. The ranch house was a wonderful treat, like staying in a country western inn. We all loved the unique decorations inside & out & keep your eyes open, there is even fun/unique things that are part of the house that when you see them, you can't help but smile. So comfortable and spacious. Everyone enjoyed the home. There was something for the youngest ones in our family. The kids loved the kids room with the secret hid-a-way place to play, to the oldest family members just hanging outside on the deck enjoying the peacefulness. I cant express enough how Sweet & Wonderful the Barrett Family (Richard, Phyllis & Cristol) were from the very start to the very end. They went out of their way to help us figure out & help us solve all our problems. Our Family Reunion was a success thanks to them & their kindness to open up their home & let us all stay there. Thank You Again,

Elliott Family (Reunion 2017)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice ranch/cabin feel. Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The stay was very nice. We had 20 people in the house and there was more than enough room to accommodate sleeping arrangement, showers and it never seemed crowded. My kids loved the play room with toys and costumes for dress up and play. We loved the patio with the grill where we had a barbecue one night. Tables and chairs were already set up and we had 30 people total with no problem at the barbecue. I would definitely stay there again for my next big family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Multiple highways within 1 mile: 5, 55, 91, 247
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

Barrett Family Ranch is centrally located in Orange Park Acres - just minutes from Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Anaheim's Angel Stadium and sparkling beaches like Newport and Laguna. Orange Park Acres is rural retreat in the heart of Southern California’s most visited destinations: Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Anaheim Stadium, Universal Studios, Hollywood Bowl, LA Coliseum, LegoLand, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and our world-famous California beaches like Newport, Dana Point, Laguna, Manhattan, Malibu, Santa Monica and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $99

Though the Barrett Family Ranch can absolutely accommodate large parties, additional charges may apply. For Large Party Events the following fee schedule applies: $500 for up to 75 Guests, $1000 for up to 150 Guests. Note: We require that Special Event Liability Insurance (naming Barrett Family Ranch as Additionally Insured) be secured by your Caterer or Bartender prior to the event. Call or email details so we can work with you on your special event!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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