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Paso Robles Wine Country/ Beach/Pool/Tennis /Air Stream/850 acre working ranch

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 8 Bedrooms/6 Ba/game room (Sleeps 20) with Airstream 22

Cottontail Creek Ranch ,the Ultimate Destination Private Ranch Retrat Features a Custom Luxury 5000 square foot Ranch House/Executive Retreat, 8 bedrooms total.

Inquire about additional Airstream

Five bedrooms have private baths, King and Queen sized beds, 2 sleeping lofts above the #4 bedroom,

Additional sleeping areas:

#6 Bedroom/ library loft with a queen

#7 Bedroom/Hidden room entry level with direct access to the #6 bathroom and bar(what a combination

#8 Bedroom/ multi purpose room/couple*king or dorm style 2 twins.

Air Stream for 2

Entry level Great room / Gourmet kitchen, island, dining, bar and den. A detached recreation room with work out equipment, ping pong, game table and sleeping. Outdoor oak BBQ and separate fire pit for sitting under the stars. A short walk down the driveway is a 20 yd. 2 LANE LAP POOL complete with SPA and Kid's baja step and an elliptical workout machine in the pool house.

Living room has a huge wood fire place, couches,Flat screen tv in living room with surround stereo and video library. IPod extension. Master 1 bedroom has beautiful handcrafted fireplace with local rock, plasma flat screen tv , den has high definition flat screen tv/room by room list of amenities please visit our website.

This luxury Custom Home has panoramic views of the beautiful private valley on an 850 acre working cattle ranch. Cottontail Creek Ranch also raises avocados, oranges, and kiwis. Just down the driveway from your home away from home you will find a meadow like park complete with Double horse shoe courts and lawn volley ball.

Put on your hiking shoes and explore the ranch via Jeep trails and cow trails. You will be treated to wildlife, valley views, large pond with catch and release fishing and kayaking. Spectacular views of Pacific Coastline from ridge tops.

Massage Therapy and chefs can be arranged as well as an Aussie Wrangle who will take you riding at the beach or another location.

Pipe corrals for horse owners who want to bring their own horses to ride on the ranch or nearby public trails at Cayucos Beach, Montana de Oro State Park, or National Forest in Pozo. Horseback riding can be arranged with an independent wrangler who will bring horses to the ranch or elsewhere.

The Paso Robles Wine Country is 15 minutes away while the beach is just 12 minutes away. Nearby attractions include Hearst Castle, Cambria, Big Sur Coastline, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo area wine tasting. Shopping and Farmers Markets in Cambria, San Luis Obispo, Templeton and Morro Bay. Great windsurfing, surfing, biking nearby. Scheduled air service, United Express, Delta, and US Air is 40 minutes in San Luis Obispo.

Ground transportation to San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles via Amtrak.

Enjoying the view at the Cottontail Creek Ranch

VRBO Bear stayed here - 04/24/2009 When my bear family and I arrived at the Cottontail Creek Ranch, we instantly felt at home!

This luxury ranch retreat is nestled among some of California’s most breathtaking rolling hills. The location beckons you to enjoy the outdoors and everything the Central Coast has to offer. Whether you like to hike, fish, horseback ride, surf, or just simply hang out and enjoy some of the most awe inspiring views this home has to offer, this is the place for you!

Our gracious hosts, Roger and Susan, made our arrival special in so many ways. From the beautiful fresh cut flowers in every bedroom to the delicious fresh fruit picked right from the ranch orchards to the awesome homemade cookies, no detail was overlooked. They took us on a tour of their 850 acre working ranch and we marveled at the incredible view overlooking the Estero Bay. The fresh air carried the fabulous scent of their orange orchards and flowers blossoming throughout the property. Plus, we were free to eat anything that was ripe and ready for picking on the grounds. We enjoyed lemons, oranges, avocados and fresh herbs. It was simply amazing! The fabulous surroundings, wide open spaces and views truly recharged our spirits.

The home itself rivaled the ranch’s outside surroundings. From the historical Monterey pine floors to the custom woodwork, this home really showcased the owners’ personality and artistic flair. Susan’s whimsical artwork and Roger’s intricate woodwork throughout the home exuded warmth. They truly put their hearts and hands into making sure that we felt right at home.

Cottontail Creek Ranch featured 5 luxurious bedrooms, each with their own personal baths. Everyone had their own personal space to retreat to and relax. The home’s floor plan was perfect for togetherness and included great family gathering spots like a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious dining room as well as the large living room with its massive rock fireplace. Every room had an incredible view to enjoy. We spent evenings around the great fire pit or soaking in the steaming spa reminiscing about the day’s adventures. It was the perfect home for a reunion or celebration!

If you must venture away from this private paradise, Cottontail Creek Ranch is in close proximity to the vineyards of Paso Robles, fabulous seafood in Morro Bay, and the quaint coastal town of Cayucos. It’s also a convenient home base to launch an excursion up the coast to visit Hearst Castle or explore the craggy coast of Big Sur. We have not stopped talking about our visit to the California Central Coast and the Cottontail Creek Ranch.

Thanks Roger and Susan for a great stay!

The VRBO Bear

Keywords: Destination Luxury, Ranch, House,estate,family, reunions, retreat, pool, swimming,executive,agriculture,

grass, fed beef, cows, avocados,oranges, organic, sustainable, private, hiking, biking, running, birds, watching, nature, cowboy, wine, beach, Hearst Castle. Big Sur

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Member since: 1999
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About susan

Pictured are sons Kristopher and MIchael with Susan and Roger sitting on our 90 year old 90 foot Monterey Pine that had died in the front yard of our old Magetti farm house. We had it milled and installed as flooring and trim in the downstairs main area of our Cottontail Creek Ranch house. It is like walking on liquid carmel corn.

susan purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

Why susan chose Central Coast California

How did we get started in the Vacation Rental business? In 1999 our family had been living on Cottontail Creek Road on the Magetti Ranch for 22 years when the adjoining property came on the market. We wanted to expand agriculturally which we immediately did by adding more avocados, more cattle and oranges to the ranch. That left the question, what do we do with this extraordinary Cottontail Creek Ranch home built in 1978? Our goal is sustainability and the vacation rental does that as well as fulfills the home's destiny by entertaining tourists from around the world. The house truly combines luxury and homeyness while the views beckon you outdoors. We feel that Cottontail Creek Ranch is the perfect location for sharing this part of old California with others. The byproduct of this has been meeting wonderful people while connecting them to the land.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

'So much to Do or NOT, Close to everything the Central Coast has to offer' is what I tell potential guests. Walk in the hills and valleys. Meet the cows and chickens. Take a tour of the orchards. Pick herbs out of the landscaping. Breath in the country. Order CTC grass fed beef, check our website to order. If you do choose to venture out and leave the ranch the first wine tasting room is 15 minutes away and the beach is 12 minutes the opposite direction. The climate is moderate with a marine influence without a lot of fog and the extreme heat of inland, ' JUST RIGHT'! Staying at the ranch can be restful and quiet or full of activity, your choice. The location of our home makes it easy for our guests to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the house, the patios and porches. You can also fill your days with hiking, walking and biking the property then take off for some wine tasting and beach activities or drive to Hearst Castle for a tour and the Big Sur Coast. We share any fruit and vegetables that are ready for harvest. We normally have oranges, lemons and limes all year long. Seasonally we have avocados, herbs and artichokes from the edible landscaping.

It is great to live off the land.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Radiant heated floors/double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Radiant heated floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Radiant heat
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6mudroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in the mud room behind bar
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1/Master with fireplace - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , deck and direct access to the hot tub
    Bedroom 2/Barnwood Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double futon/ private deck and access to hot tub
    Bedroom 3/Garden Room - 1 Large Double Bed , off entry level
    Bedroom 4/Red Dog Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , off entry level/ Lofts above have 3 twins
    Bedroom 5/Sunrise Room - 1 Large Double Bed , off entry level/has private deck
    Bedroom 6/Library Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , above living room via a spiral stair case/books
    Bedroom 7/Bonus Room - 1 Double Bed , Privae/Entry level / access to 6th bath/ bar/no window
    Bedroom 8/Multi purpose room'Casita - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Detach room/Great for a couple or dorm style 3 twins
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Paso Robles Wine Country/ Beach/Pool/Tennis /Air Stream/850 acre working ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

The ranch

  • 5 of 5

When you wake up in the morning and the sun rises and you hear the rooster down below at the farm, close to the pond, you really wonder where you are. You are surrounded by rolling hills slowly traversed here and there by dark cows. Hawks are circling high in the sky. Everything is peaceful. Still, you must be in a civilized world: below you there are straight lines of avocado trees. And, in the middle of them is the dusty trail by which you arrived yesterday, the only access from the outside world.

The house where you stay is a modern, octagonal lodge built half way up the slope of a hill. It is open on all sides and completely surrounded by decks where you can sit in the sun or the shade as you please. All rooms have their personality. You can feel that they have been furnished by a real family ready to share its own memories and prized possessions. Now all the rooms are occupied by members of your family – or your friends. And this is how you start the day at the Cottontail Creek Ranch. In a moment, all guests will come together in the front room, which is the kitchen. Because from there, especially, one has a complete panoramic view of the ranch. The view goes all around, miles away, across the hills, to the horizon. It is yours. There are no buildings, no roads, no cars, no electric lines in this view. The only people who share this paradise with you are the tenants of the farm, far below. You would have to climb the hill above the house to realize where you are. From there, you would find the ocean to the West, and in the South, through the haze, you would see Morro Rock.

There are a lot of things for everyone to do inside the house, on the ranch and nearby. This morning, some among us (the youngest) have insisted on going to the beach. A few others prefer to bike. A third group is going to visit the Hearst castle The elders are discussing a well-planned visit to vineyards around Paso Robles for wine tasting. And then…

Then, tonight we shall gather around the antique barbecue and, later in the evening, around the campfire with marshmallows, among crickets, under a starred sky. After that, we shall surreptitiously take out the telescope we brought with us and sneak a look at planets and stars. The air is so pure and the night so dark that here we can discover celestial objects that we have never seen at home.

John and Madeleine

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Madeleine ,Pierre, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Pak, and Marteen The pleasure was ours as well. We love your telescope too!! We look forward to seeing you this summer for your 3rd year at Cottontail Creek Ranch Susan and Roger
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Corona Del Mar, CA, USA

Perfect for Large Family

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with our large family. The ranch is absolutely breathtaking and feels very isolated, even though it is only a short drive to nearby towns. Sadly for us, it rained (extremely unusual for this time of year) and we were unable to use many of the outdoor facilities or go too far from the house, but we made the best of it. The house was spacious and we enjoyed the well equipped kitchen with spectacular views. The upstairs lounge with a fireplace was also a favorite spot for us to gather. We did make great use of the outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows and the hot tub on the upper deck.

Susan was wonderful to deal with prior to our visit and was very welcoming on our arrival. She took some of us for a drive up to the top of the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking views to the ocean. Susan was always on hand if we needed her throughout our stay. Miriam and Jose at the ranch were also amazing and helped make our stay very special. The little ones enjoyed feeding the baby cows and seeing the chickens.

All of our guests had a wonderful time and we would love to visit again in sunny weather. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, California

Wonderfully scenic and beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with my large family to celebrate my 45th birthday and what an incredible experience at Cottontail Creek Ranch. There are so many little touches that Susan does that really made us feel incredibly welcome... from fresh flowers and fruit, to lots of little details throughout the home. It was a perfect setting for our family weekend. It's a stunning setting with the beautiful rolling hills as a backdrop, whether watching from the deck, the large circular fire pit at dusk, or on some breathtaking hikes along the ridges which we really enjoyed. And then there are many other activities on site that entertained everyone across ages... the pool, the tennis court, the bocce ball, the hot tub, ping pong, board games, etc. We stayed several days and intended to take some excursions and actually never left the property the whole time. The kitchen is fully stocked with necessarily equipment for gourmet meals which was also great. THANKS much Susan!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College friends reunion

  • 5 of 5

5 couples gather to celebrate 45 years of wonderful friendship at the Cottontail Creek Ranch. The ranch is in a great location. Very secluded and very quiet. Beautiful rolling hill surrounds the ranch. The table was set beautifully when we arrived. Fresh oranges from the orange grove was provided for juicing. We had perfect weather and was able to go out and play golf at nearby Morrow Bay and also in Paso Robles. Susan was very kind to give us a ride around the ranch. Got to take in some spectacular views from the very top of the hill. We even hiked to the top.

The house was perfect. Everyone had their own suite and the rooms were very nice and comfy. Lots of room for everyone to have their own space. The great room/gourmet kitchen was a great gathering room for all. Kitchen was well stocked and we all had a great time cooking meals together. Lots of things to do, but the best was just relaxing with great friends, great food, and lots of great laughter. The pool was too cold to enjoy, but we did get to use the jacuzzi, played bocci, relaxed and had breakfast on the deck. We would definitely come back again. Thank you Susan !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were ten in number, friends who have known each other for 40 - 50 years.Cottontail Ranch was the perfect setting to get together and reminisce. The ranch was fantastic, and the host, Susan Lyon, equally so.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nipomo, California

Parents 60th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week at the Cottontail Creek Ranch on 850 acres. There were 4 generations celebrating my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. Susan the owner is very welcoming and had the table all set for our arrival on the first night. Jose was so helpful if we needed to know how to work something. There is something for everyone, the pool, bocci ball, horseshoes, hot tub, hiking or sitting around playing games. We had family come in from Idaho, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. With the lofts, rooms and game room there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is very large and could accommodate our group so we were all able to sit and have breakfast and dinner together. We loved the patio off the kitchen which also has a large table for meals or games. The owner Susan took my nephew to see her chickens and then gave us a tour of her ranch. It is beautiful!! We all didn't want to leave at the end of the week. We will remember this week with warm memories, it gave us a chance to all be together to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Cayucos or Morro Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Morro Bay
Nearest Train
30 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Cayucos or Morro Bay
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Cayucos Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cottontail Creek Ranch
Nearest Point of Interest
Hearst Castle
Nearest Point of Interest
First Wine Tasting
Car: recommended

Urgent care in Morro Bay 15 min.

Hospital in Templeton or San Luis Obispo


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cayucos, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Nov 2017 - 28 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
4 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
Spring Holiday
28 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Apr 2018 - 11 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Cal Poly Graduation
13 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
19 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
4th of july 2017
28 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £35.1 per person per night
Damage Deposit £545.93

All rates are based on a 1-10 guest stay. All extra guests are charged $45/person/nt,day or visit with a maximum for 20 guests. This includes children. No more than 8 cars

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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