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500 Acre Ranch in San Luis Obispo Wine Country

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-8 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Quiet, secluded ranch in Edna Valley. A perfect Retreat!

This beautiful, spanish-style, ranch home was originally built by Ernie Ball; of Ernie Ball Guitars, as a personal retreat in the Edna Valley countryside. Nestled among the rolling hills of Edna Valley and beside it's own, winding creek, our guests escape into the charm of San Luis Obispo wine country. Visitors have access to 13 wineries that are within 5 miles and are only 7 miles from downtown SLO.

The ranch house itself features 4200 square feet of three spacious bedrooms, one huge loft that doubles as a fourth bedroom and game room, three bathrooms, a spacious, living room with open-beamed ceiling, spectacular, wood-buring fireplace and beautiful, baby grand piano, laundry room, outdoor oak BBQ grill, smoker, two patios with tables and seating, and a rejuevenating spa for relaxing under the stars.

This property has spectacular, panoramic views from any of it's surrounding hilltops on the 500 acres. Hikers are rewarded with views from Pismo Dunes to Morro Bay and views of the winery studded Edna Valley. There are plenty of beautiful walks and hikes on your own exclusive property.

NOTE: This home is ideal for executive retreats, reunions, and memorable family vacations. ***Sorry but we cannot accommodate weddings or large parties on ranch***

FOR SPORT ENTHUSIASTS, you are in the heart of many spectacular adventures! Enjoy great Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Biking, Rock Climbing, Ziplining and more!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS include Hearst Castle, Cambria, Big Sur Coastline, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo area wine tasting. Local attractions includes: boutique shopping, and local charming Farmers Markets in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Templeton and Morro Bay.

Scheduled air service includes, United Express, Delta, and US Air within a 40 minutes radius of San Luis Obispo. For private pilots or charter service contact Jet Solutions/ACI a full service jet center only 6 miles from ranch.

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Keywords: Private ranch on 500-acre estate, just seven miles from downtown San Luis Obispo, California.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside and on porches only!!!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Suite: 1 queen

    Two toilets, large open shower and huge tub....moreless

  • Guest Suite - Detached: 1 queen

    seperate, very private with its own large shower....moreless

  • Barn Room: 1 king

    Barn Door Bedroom, close to kitchen...moreless

  • Loft Gameroom: 1 queen

    Warmest room, great spot to hang, play pool or watch movies!...moreless

  • King (1) Queen (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Bath: toilet, shower


  • Guest Suite Bath: toilet, shower

    Very private bath with guest room - detatched from home...moreless

  • Master: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    Cool, rock wall, open shower...moreless

  • The master bedroom has his and hers private restrooms.

Other Amenities

  • (Please be advised that this house is for people who like country living) Relax in the heart of Edna Valley wine country, tucked away in peaceful surroundings.. Beautiful rolling hills, long country walks, scenic creek runs through the property. This famous ranch house, built by Ernie Ball provides the ultimate privacy and beautiful setting. From the high hills on the property you can see from Pismo Dunes to Morro Bay!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Pool Table and Flat Screen TV with DVD player and PS3 Games in Loft which doubles as a bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, Puzzles, Cards, Dominos and more...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Two flat-screen TVs - one in Living Room and one in Loft...moreless

  • Video Game Console:


  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    From the house you can walk any direction for a view of the entire Edna valley. Pismo dunes and Morro Bay can be seen from East Ridge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Extend 8 place into main room for large groups. Plenty of seating on porch if needed. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious, open-beam ceiling, living room with plenty of seating, huge rock, wood-burning fireplace, Baby Grand Piano, and flat-screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking around the house...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee pot and a Keurig. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, bakeware, blender, popcorn popper and much more....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, glassware including wine glasses, flatware, serving utensils, and more....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Must use the hot water to wash, or dishes do not come clean....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large open cooking room for gatherings and memories.......moreless

  • Microwave:

    Also a convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    With a micro/convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic seasonings provided. Limited oils, vinegars, and dry goods. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Two slice toaster, also a toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio out front with a large patio table. There are also several comfortable chairs on the patio to enjoy the view. In the backyard, by the hot tub there is a patio table with 4 chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful landscaping surrounding the house. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Easy access to back patio with hot tub through french doors off of master suite or living room. ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Cal Poly Gradutaion
Jun 15 - Jun 22, 2017
8 night min stay

Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$625 $725
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $400
  • Tax Rate 10%


If you pay with a personal check directly to us, we do not charge you any extra fees (service fee). If you use PayPal there is a small fee (I think around 3%) our you can use VRBO, Home away etc (anywhere between 5-9%). Also if you use a credit card when you book, there will be another fee charged by the banks. ****Any fee charged will be deducted from you deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis (KSBP)
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
SLO Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Luis Obispo Country club
7 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 HWY
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Marigold Shopping Center
8 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Nestled in the hills of SLO is your 500 acre secluded ranch. Pismo beach is 7 miles away, Lake Lopez 5 miles away, and there are 13 wineries within 7 miles of the estate.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hi, My name is Karen, I am the property manager. My husband Kevin and I are both pilots, who enjoy traveling and meeting new people. We have numerous life time memories of living in the Ernie Ball ranch house. As a former owner of the ranch, I can assure you that you too, will never forget the memories you make in this lovely home.

Why the Owner Chose San Luis Obispo, CA, USA:
If you are seeking peace and quiet, you just found it! Nestled in the midst of wine country, with only a short drive to downtown SLO. It is our hope that you would enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity to visit the Central Coast.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
I love driving through the vineyard, onto the open cattle range. Sometimes you see adorable calves roaming about, other times it may be deer wandering through. There is a creek that winds in between large, beautiful sycamore and oak trees. With wandering limbs; some down to the ground, these trees make a beautiful backdrop for pictures.. There is a baby grand piano, just provide the piano player. There is a pool table in the loft, and a ping pong table in the garage. There a numerous games for your family and friends to play. You will have complete privacy on the ranch. The open range mile and a half, dead end, dirt road discourages sightseers. Also our road was tagged as one of the prettiest roads to walk in SLO. On top of the hills of the Ernie Ball ranch, the views are incredible!!! Come make some lifetime memories of your own!.

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Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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  • Walk way from the front

    Walk way from the front

  • Entrance to the kitchen

    Entrance to the kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Great room looking toward the front door

    Great room looking toward the front door

  • Master looking into the great room

    Master looking into the great room

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Casita bedroom

    Casita bedroom

  • Casita bathroom

    Casita bathroom

  • Loft game/bedroom

    Loft game/bedroom

  • Road driving in is open cattle range

    Road driving in is open cattle range

  • Front of the house

    Front of the house

  • The separate casita straight ahead

    The separate casita straight ahead

  • Looking out the kitchen door

    Looking out the kitchen door

  • Kitchen with view of the patio table and Casita

    Kitchen with view of the patio table and Casita

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master looking out at towards the front yard

    Master looking out at towards the front yard

  • One of the private master powder room

    One of the private master powder room

  • Casita doors facing patio

    Casita doors facing patio

  • Barn door Bedroom

    Barn door Bedroom

  • View from the top

    View from the top

  • Spa off master suite and great room

    Spa off master suite and great room

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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