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Rustic Luxury On Historic Cambria Avocado Farm / Goat Dairy

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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!

The Owner purchased this house in 1979

Why The Owner chose Cambria

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a great tradition of taking our family for a Thanksgiving retreat each year---this year was the best location ever!! The great people who own the Stepladder Ranch are wonderfully easy to work with and they care about their visitors; waiting for each family was a gift bag containing delicious avocados grown on the ranch. The Ranch provided lovely grounds as seen from the multi-windowed house and a superior view of the Pacific Ocean was a wonderful added bonus. Of course, the best part of property was the house itself. The pictures don't begin to do justice to the house---it is magnificent! Each room is decorated with vintage pictures of the ranch and memorabilia of its history. The kitchen is equipped for every need; and facilities include 2 each of refrigerators and dishwashers, 3 sinks and everything needed for our large family Thanksgiving dinner. We will definitely return to the Stepladder Ranch; in fact we are considering renting it for our company Christmas party as the helpful owners have caterers that they recommend for such an event. Each of our 4 generations was impressed and they all had a superior vacation.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Cambria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • North Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    South Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    West Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    East Hallway - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • North Master - 1 king
    South Master - 1 king
    West Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    East Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Office - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Gameroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
5

Beautiful home for larger groups

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Stepladder Ranch for our annual “Geekend”. A bunch of Silicon Valley professionals sitting around, drinking and playing board games. The facilities are perfect for our needs and the staff couldn’t make it easier. The kitchen is massive and available for great group meals and all accommodations are fantastic! We hope to be back next year again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The house is so fantastic. The views are spectacular. On a clear day, we had a great view of the ocean from the back patio and from the window seats inside the house. This is truly a special place! I hope to get back here one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If you're looking for somewhere to house a large group - this place is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 had such a great time visiting this location. The house was WONDERFUL, clean, and a great place to hang out. Normally on family trips, we spend a majority of the time out and about - this place was so great we made sure to spend one day here just to hang out. The view, the kitchen, the hike, and the game room - all fan favorites. It is definitely a place that we will keep in mind for future get-togethers. Everyone in the group enjoyed it (ages 25 - 93). I can see this place being great for families with kids as well - I know us "kids" had a blast playing games, pool, and ping-pong.

Working with the staff from Step Ladder Ranch (Michelle) was wonderful. This was the first family trip I helped plan for my husband's family and it was like herding cats from four different states. Michelle was incredibly helpful and accommodating - she made me look like the best family gathering planner in the world! The staff is a huge PLUS - thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow! Amazing setting; amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

The Big House was spacious, clean, equipped with nice amenities and offered amazing views. We were a group of 11 adults that had plenty of space to socialize or have individual down time.

Would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for large gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as a special getaway to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. This is the nicest house I have ever stayed in- it was spacious with many windows revealing a view to the mountains and the most wonderful sunset every night. The bedrooms are spacious as are the common rooms. There is even a large laundry room. The kitchen is AMAZING- two sinks, two dishwashers, 2 fridges, large stove and oven, microwave and even stocked with many helpful items- some spices, saran wrap, foil and soap for washing dishes. This is a high quality house with high quality cabinets, counters and furniture. There is a large spa outside which overlooks the hills. The house is about 15 min from the beach and it is up on a hill and very remote so if you are looking for a peaceful place to be, then this is the place to be. Michelle was wonderful to work with and made sure we could have a successful celebration.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

It was a beautiful house on a beautiful property with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The game room was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Robin's Restaurant
Main Street Grill
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
9.3 Miles
Cambria
Nearest Train
45 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Restaurant
9.3 Miles
Cambria
Nearest Beach
5.2 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

All rates are based on a 12 guest visit. We can accommodate up to 16 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.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made outside of 90 days of the Check-in date will lose the entire deposit. For cancellations made inside of 60 days, you will lose the entire deposit & final payment. Note - this is our own personal policy that is different from VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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