Rustic Luxury on Historic Cambria Avocado Farm / Goat Dairy

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Big House features a large central, open concept chef's kitchen and family room which is flanked by 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. We also have a large game room with billiards, bumper pool, and ping pong. Our outdoor jacuzzi is perfectly positioned for stargazing up at the Milky Way– since the house is tucked away from nearby towns, the visibility of the night sky is truly unforgettable. Our front and back patios allow you to either soak up or avoid the sun as you prefer with privacy, peace and quiet.

In addition to staying in the Big House, guests will be allowed to walk around our 740 acre estate ranch. We have 8 large orchards predominantly planted with avocados, but peppered with rare subtropical fruit, including passion fruit, mangoes, and lots of coffee.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Game room has full pool table, ping pong, and bumper pool....moreless

  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Huge dining area with farm table and panoramic views of the coastline. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Hearth in the center of the great room provides ample space to gather around the fire....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free 3mbps wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Private phone line...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Two dish washers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full chef's kitchen with all stainless modern appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Dual oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items (butter, flower, etc.) included. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two professional refrigerator - freezer combos with plenty of storage....moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner viking range with flat top....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Both front and back decks so you can bask in the sun, or hide from it. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    740 acre estate ranch with miles of roads, trails, and hikes. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full 8 burner viking professional gas grill....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    8 person private hot tub with views of the coastline. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
$7,550 $15,999
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$7,550 $15,999
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$699 $999
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,999 $13,999

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $400 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


All rates are based on a 12 guest visit. We can accommodate up to 20 guests with an extra guest charge of $75/guest/night. Children are counted as guests. Please inquire about applicable day use charges and limits for visitors who are not overnight guests. Extra Day use guests by permission only and subject to a charge and limits.

The Big House at Stepladder Ranch proudly offers a 5% discount on nightly rates to any repeat customers who wrote a positive review about your listing on VRBO.

Payment may be made in the form of check or money order made out to Stepladder Ranch. The full balance including 9% County Bed Tax and 2% Conservation Fund Donation (as separate tax deductible checks made out to San Luis Obispo Community Foundation) should be included with your final payment, as well as any applicable extra guest charges and security and cleaning deposits. Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made outside of 60 days of the Check-in date are subject to a $500 fee. For cancellations made inside of 60 days, you will lose the entire deposit. Note - this is our own personal policy that is different from VRBO.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
9.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
45 Miles
Nearest Train
San Luis Obispo
9.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Simeon Creek

Car: Necessary

Our ranch is located 5.2 miles up San Simeon Creek Road off of the Hwy 1, just 15 minutes to the beach (5.2 miles) and 20 minutes to downtown Cambria.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: I run our avocado farm and goat dairy! When I am not working in the orchards or the pasture, I love kayak fishing in the kelp beds and wine tasting along HW46!

Why the Owner Chose Cambria, CA, USA:
This farm was founded by my grandfather in 1979, and he established our orchard and developed the ranch. After graduating college and briefly working in technology, I chose to move down to the farm to take over operations.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our ranch has the perfect climate and access to all that the Central Coast has to offer, but adds a level of privacy and luxury unavailable almost anywhere else. Whether hiking on the ranch, strolling Main Street in the charming town of Cambria, visiting nearby Hearst Castle and its Elephant Seals, or sampling the delicious wines of the Central California Coast, you are only a short drive away.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Rustic Luxury On Historic Cambria Avocado Farm / Goat Dairy

Cambria, CA, USA #628494

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