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Panoramic Ocean View Estate The Bates Ranch House

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

SURFERS PARADISE Book now and stay at the Bates Ranch House located directly above the famed Rincon Point surf spot. Excellent for viewing the annual Rincon Classic surf contest and taking in the best waves of the winter surf season from the comfort of your adirondack on the expansive ocean view lawn.

The Bates house was built in 1928. It has large and plentiful windows leading the eyes out to the light and the landscape. Sited on the crest of a ridge with outstanding views of both the beautiful coast from the front and the valley to the rear of the property, this residence embodies the free and easy living of old California made modern.

Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom, luxury linens, and offer views of the surrounding gardens and fruit tress that dot the lush 3 acre property. Wood burning fire places are located in the large living room, spacious master suite, library, and outside in the private courtyard, which boasts stunning views of the Los Padres National mountains. The 1/3 acre front lawn is perfect for family gatherings or games with 180 degree view of the water and a unique opportunity to view the famed Rincon Point from directly above, just as Steve Bissell captured it in 1973 for Surfer Magazine.

This historic, charming home is perfect for a single family to enjoy a cozy interior with spectacular grounds and panoramic views. The house is also able to accommodate an extended family of up to 12 or less. This is a very special property with a unique history and beauty throughout the home and its surrounding. This will be a vacation you wont soon forget! WE DO NOT HOST EVENTS at our property but are happy to provide you with lodging during your special weekend.

1 King

2 Queens

2 Twin/Single

2 Bunk beds (4 single beds total)

Fully appointed kitchen with large fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.

Large dinning room and living room

Four fireplaces

All bedrooms with en suite bathrooms

Keywords: ocean view, carpinteria, santa barbara, mountain, surfing, hiking, estate, fireplace

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Cota
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Jenny Cota

I am a local Realtor in Carpinteria. I love managing the Bates Ranch House because the peace and beauty it exudes is unparalleled. Carpinteria is a wonderful town with a little something for everyone... Horse riding on the beach, hiking, fishing, shopping, great restaurants, surfing, great spas, and all the charm of a small little beach town.

Jenny Cota purchased this house in 1882

Why Jenny Cota chose Central Coast

In 1882, Dr. Charles Bell Bates purchased a portion of an original Spanish land grant totaling 1200 acres, including most of Rincon Point. Dr. Bates was one of the first doctors to practice medicine in Santa Barbara, making house calls on a unicycle. His son, R.W. Bates was a volunteer ambulance driver in WWI, working along side Ernest Hemingway. Unfortunately, he was wounded during the war - but his luck took a turn for the best when his nurse in Paris became his future wife. Having spent years along the French Riviera, the newly married Mrs. Bates was very impressed and excited about a future at Rincon! R.W. could not have imagined that reality coming to pass.

Together in 1928 they built the Bates Ranch House of handmade adobe bricks with large rooms and plenty of light. The house surrounds a sheltered inner courtyard with mountain views. R.W. Bates developed the ranch with beans, lemons, avocados, flowers and other crops. He planted large eucalyptus trees lining the roads. Initially, before Lake Cassitas water was available, he hand carried buckets of water to keep the trees alive.

During World War II, the Army installed military barracks adjacent to the Bates Ranch House. Soldiers observed and monitored the Southern California Coast at Rincon Point for Japanese invasion ships. At this same time, close friends of the Bates family were forced to relocate because of their nationality. R. W. Bates took over the running of The Ota Farm to ensure its safety until the owners were able to return.

Today the Bates Ranch House continues to be a cherished family home surrounded by three acres of beautiful gardens. In front of the house a huge lawn over looks Rincon Point and expansive views of Santa Barbara and Ventura coastlines. Bates road exit on 101 was named after R.W. Bates. The Bates family now invites you to share your happy memories here in this lovely setting!

What makes this house unique

The Bates Ranch House is located just 5 minutes from downtown Carpinteria and 15 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Heisser and Carter families were here for the first time and we love it! The six kids had a great time running around the property and playing frisbee and football on the big lawn. Meanwhile the adults relaxed and enjoyed the ocean view. We all spent two days at the beach boogie boarding and having fun. We noticed we liked having no t.v. upstairs, because all twelve of us gathered around the outdoor fireplace at night.
Sep 2015
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Ventura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • Each bedroom has its own en suite bath and are appointed with bath towels, hand towels and hair dryers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) One king bed in the master, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds, Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of bunks in the kids room (sleeps 4)
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Panoramic Ocean View Estate The Bates Ranch House
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 58 reviews
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The PERFECT beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was like a dream. The pictures on the site do not do it justice. The views are STUNNING and the grounds are full of beautiful flowers and little sitting room gardens. The house is older, but they have done a great job updating it. The décor in the house is rustic, beach house, chic.... The beach is a short 1/2 mile drive down the road from the bottom of the driveway. We were two families with four children total and it felt like HOME. We absolutely loved it. The owners were so sweet and very helpful. The property was well equipped in the kitchen and the rooms with bedding. The fireplaces gave us a warm dreamy setting. I can not remember ever loving a property more....

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location - the views from this property are amazing!!! The front yard is perfect for sunsets - games and relaxing..... The house is comfortable with room for

big families !! Just returned from our 3rd visit - that says it all!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

The view of this home is amazing - even better than the pictures. We enjoyed spending time outside and taking in the beautiful ocean, sunsets and watching the surfers at Rincon. House is perfectly decorated and it was a great set up for our party of 12 girls. Lots of bathrooms and privacy as needed. Jenny was very helpful and accommodating. We only wish there was a Jacuzzi :) Other than that, great vacation home for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location for family of twelve (three generations)

  • 5 of 5

Terrific house and layout for adults and kids. Loved the views from both sides. A very comfortable and casual place. The local beach at Rincon was ideal and we rarely needed to go anywhere else. The kitchen was well stocked but could use more measuring cups/spoons. Only real complaint was that some of the double beds had very noisy box springs and were generally uncomfortable. The master bed was fine. David was very helpful and when we needed propane for the smallish bbq he promptly got it. We all had a wonderful time and look forward to returning next summer for our annual family vacation. Glad you pointed out the tar situation and we really put to use the cleaners you provided. See you again next year. Steve Parker

P.S. Sorry we left two items behind. The child's toy is unimportant if it's bulky but I'd appreciate it if you mailed the jacket to me. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Epic Property!

  • 5 of 5

So many good things to say! The views, indoor space, outdoor space, kitchen... All were as nice as one could ask for. Very accommodating for large groups of family or friends who are looking to spend some great quality time together. There's really no reason to leave with how wonderful the property is.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BREATHTAKING VENUE, way beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Bates Ranch House for a small women's retreat. I wanted to find a beautiful place that had history, charm, and of course, the ocean. Everything about my experience at this property was pure magic. The hummingbirds, the rose bushes, the whale watching we were so lucky to get every morning, the bright, immaculate interior, and the history of the home can be felt in every corner of the space.

I can't wait to come back for a second retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ventura House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Three nights +
Nov 30 2016 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

5 night minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas $1050 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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