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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 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 Central Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Rustic Luxury On Historic Cambria Avocado Farm / Goat Dairy
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Amazing place that was prefect for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, perfect size for large diverse group, and the house is very well equipped! Don't miss the creamery tour. Would come back in a heartbeat. Michelle was a pleasure to work with.

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

Marvelous Settings

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to have a family retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing Family Vacation Rental! I LOVED THIS HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

We rented "The Big House" with another family and had an AMAZING Spring Break vacation! This house is Spectacular....we enjoyed the view and the house so much. (I want to live there HA) We had 4 pre-teens who lived in the game room and loved the bunk beds. We hiked to see the pigs and had an Easter Egg Hunt on the property. The girls hung out in the Jacuzzi and we made some amazing meals together. The kitchen and views are spectacular. The beds were super comfortable and it was so quiet, I had the best sleep ever. I hung out in the window seat reading my book and had a fire at night. We hung out in Cambria one day, went to the farmers market and Linn's farm another. Another day we went to see the Elephant Seals. We did the evening Hearst Castle tour (a must!) about 30 minutes away. We spent Saturday at the goat farm and played with the baby goats, saw chickens and got a tour of how they make the goat cheese (we bought a bunch). Upon arrival they had a sweet note for us and TONS of Avocados, so bring your organic chips for chips and guacamole. I would love to go back. After 15 years of marriage I told my husband we should get married again up there just to have all our friends and stay again! We generally don't repeat VRBO's because we always like to try NEW places. But I definitely want to go back to the big house and maybe take another family to experience it. <3 Valinda Cochella (Do be careful of the Red Newts (lizards), they are poisonous, don't touch them!)

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Splendor

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to decompress, this may just be the perfect place - very secluded among majestic hills and a view of the ocean, the only noise you hear are cows, birds, some wild turkeys and a gentle wind while you're reading or soaking in the jacuzzi. Make sure you bring plenty of food because you may not want to leave - we BBQ almost every night and ate outside with the amazing views and great wine.

A truly wonderful time....

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Gorgeous, relaxing + luxe

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Stepladder Ranch!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

Michelle was so kind and helpful. We had an incredible time. It could not have been better and exceeded my very high expectations. Overall a truly unique and wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

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

Cambria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer / Fall 17
Jun 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$999
$4,999
$13,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,269
$5,999
$14,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,269
$5,999
$14,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,269
$5,999
$14,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$699
From
$999
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,999
$13,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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