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Spectacular 360 Ocean & Mountain View next door to Hearst Castle

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Ocean View Mountain Compound that is Off the Grid on 450 acre priv.estate

Copy link below to view video it is the best way to see our homes on 450 acres, creeks, mountains & trees to great music.

See the video on VRBO!

Anticipate the magic that most people dream of as you climb a long private road thru a priv. vineyard and arrive at this estate on top of the hill overlooking the largest ocean reserve on Earth. A transformative serenity and energy are impactful when staying. The view of Hearst Cove is why he also built 3 miles above the ocean.

Very open floor plan on one story with a mini suite a few steps up that is about 600 sq ft. Rooms have either an ocean or mountain view(I prefer the mountain view) home is 3200 sq feet. Dining room, mini bar, master suite, master bathroom, full kitchen, 4 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms to house up to 20 (with air mattresses and extra beds) We have bell tents for an additional fee.

This entire house runs off the sun with backup generator and uses water from deep earth wells from the aquifer below the house.

The ultimate vacation experience awaits you in the magical surroundings of California's Central Coast. Anticipate the magic that most people dream of as you climb Noel Way road and arrive at the Hilltop Estate on top of the ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Get back to the simple life and relax amongst the native oaks, sycamores and maples that only one can describe with experience.

Watch the ultimate sunsets and star gazing. Take a guided hike to spectacular ocean viewpoints. Three miles up rural San Simeon Creek rd. right off highway one just south of Hearst Castle. Live the simple life in luxury by visiting our exclusive and unique, hilltop estate and garden getaway in the mountains.

Hungry? Thirsty? Want to remember your visit with a tasteful, unique souvenir? Then be sure to visit Off The Grid's, Centrally Grown Restaurant and Market just a few miles south on Highway 1. Centrally Grown Restaurant and Bar offers a farm to table restaurant and bar. Be sure to browse our curated selection of unique and sustainable souvenirs to commemorate your trip Off The Grid!

Recreational Activites: (with appointment)

Guided Hikes - Stephanie

Yoga - Melesa

Massage - Melesa

We are excited to announce Off the Grid Reserve as an event space venue for weddings, retreats, workshops, parties, and gatherings. We have a unique and sought after property that is unlike anywhere else in the world. We have space to hold ceremonies, workshops and small to large gatherings. Plus we have three estate homes, and campsites with makes it a prime place for gathering in the natural surroundings of the Central Coast.

Off the Grid Reserve is run entirely off solar power with backup generator. We utilize the springs on the property, and have five wells. We have a fruit orchard that is beginning to produce enough delicious avocados, citrus, figs and persimmons. Each property has a flat space to set up a centralized zone for an event, as well as a perimeter and nooks to walk around and enjoy yourself peacefully. We know you will experience the magic upon your arrival, for a site visit, prior to your booking an event. You may look at our other ranch homes that we have below, to get a sense for the property layout.

Off the Grid Reserve:

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#755233 Majestic Chic Coastal Retreat

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#1169533 Ocean Forest Reserve Camping


#901843 Ocean Forest Bungalow

Located in Los Angeles:

#1129047 Hollywood Hills Estate

Off the Grid Reserve is 450 acres which include low lying seasonal creek zones, meadows, oak forests, sycamore trees, and mountain hillsides that give a panoramic ocean viewpoint. It is located three miles from Highway One. We are creative people that want you to have a memorable experience here that enables a return visit. We encourage long term investment in our property as a space for you to find sanctuary, as many do. You can rent out one property, or the entire premises All homes are accessible to each other by a gorgeous creekside road.

Wedding Introduction:

Unique Majestic &Tranquil spaces next door to the castle that Hearst built. We are about fast forwarding to the past, and believe that less is more. We will help guide you to the right experience whether its rustic, chic, or somewhere in between. Couples can choose to have the wedding at one property and the ceremony at the other, and all or most of your guests can stay on property in homes as well as tent camping.

I am at Off_grid_dave in Instagram

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More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Rynning
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Stephanie Rynning

Fast Fowarding to the Past in an Off the Grid state of mind. Less is More.

From El Toro Ca family from South Dakota. Went to USC Entrepreneur program started Dynamic Medical Systems and exited to unplug and be a family man.

Having little appetite for the stock market I went from San Diego to the Central Coast looking for acreage. Once I found this land it made it was an easy decision nothing compared.

Next door to Hearst Castle, great microclimate, no airplanes, no oil rigs, largest ocean reserve on Earth, easy to get there and a great drive to arrive. Wanted to do an experiential Farm/ forest to fork and started and put our flagship restaurant bar,market, wedding venue, below these places on the water and have been told the best properrty in is humbling and hard to reconcile.

Knowing about distribution it made no sense why tomatoes are shippped to countires while we buy them from the same country~ reduce food miles = less need to fighting over energy/ resources. Don't like consumerism everyone works too much and it is avoidable.

There are no such things as droughts although I do love dry humor.


70's best era in music ,but an 80's kid. The Cult, Billy Idol 2 best from the 80's in my opinion. Whodini most underrated OG hip hop. Kings of Leon, Bob Marley are staples. Every band should have both a male and female vocalists. I do a lot of free consulting mostly unsolicited✌️

Mexican food my favorite cuisine and Elf is a good lighthearted movie granted about 10 yrs behind on movies.

Life question: How did natives live happily off the land with no commuting, no late fees, deadlines or jobs and how do we integrate a life of enjoyment?

Stephanie Rynning purchased this estate in 2011

Why Stephanie Rynning chose San Simeon

Close enough for a drive to town to enjoy a gourmet meal by the beach yet back in the hills to relish in a quiet natural setting with five star amenities.

The estate has one of kind views of the Central Coast!

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What makes this estate unique

The views and setting around you will make you return

Enjoy farm fresh vegetables and mineral spring water from the property and the opportunity to get back to the land for the weekend.


Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful property overlooking lush nature and the ocean. Perfect place if you are looking to unwind for a few days. It was like my private hideout, I loved everything about it! Definitely would rate my experience a 10 out of 10.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2nd Story Loft Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , There is room for an extra queen bed/air mattress
    Above the Birds - Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The best oceanview, bathroom, closet, 375 sq ft.
    South Ocean View - 1 Large Double Bed , Has sliding doors that lead outside to pathway
    Northside Ocean View - 1 Large Double Bed , Stunning ocean view to wake up to
    Northside Ocean View 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Children's Option - 1 Cot , We have Pack and Plays with blankets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular 360 Ocean & Mountain View on an Off the Grid Estate on 450 acres
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful views. Private setting.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here during a beautiful December week and temperatures were in the 70s. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets and sunrises from the front of the house. The house is good for a large party that needs many beds.

On the downside, as prior reviews have been posted, the kitchen supplies are limited. We could not find a large frying pan to cook for a crowd. The kitchen is supplied with odds and ends like a fondue pot. Not many useful on items. Additionally, the kitchen drawers were pretty dirty and there was a dirty cloth tucked away towards the end of the drawer. In my opinion, the house is pieced together. It feels like some items are secondhand and amateurly installed without thought for detail like the dishwasher. Fortunately, we found this more humorous than upsetting. All in all, if you’re looking for a private setting with beautiful views and not an outrageous cost, this is a great place. If you are looking for an updated beautiful interior, I would suggest that you look elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property and views fantastic! House in disrepair, dirty and limited supplies (no dish or laundry det

  • 2 of 5

Amazing property and location with breath taking views. Quiet and tranquil. House is in disrepair, not supplied and dirty. Owner not responsive. Example - there for five days and outside trash bin was overflowing with garbage piling up next to it when we arrived and still there when we left. Missing light bulbs throughout the house and no response from owner, fridge and tub were disgustingly filthy, nails protruding from kitchen floor, deck railings not secure, no dish soap, dishwasher detergent or laundry detergent. Minimal kitchen supplies and what was there was grimy and needed thorough scrubbing -pots, pans, Coffee mugs etc. Blinds on bedroom with ocean view didn’t work so no way to raise them without taking them completely off. Central air did not work so house became unbearably hot in 90 weather. Internal doors either did not latch closed or could not be closed because they locked themselves. Beds and rooms were clean and comfortable with nice linens and pillows. No on could come up to remove the trash but someone did bring a family up to show the property while we were out eating breakfast on the patio. They strolled around, took pictures etc and acted as if we were not even there. Hugely invasive. Would go back in a second for the location and views if it were a better cared for place with a responsive owner.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fair. Nice house and beautiful view

  • 3 of 5

People should know that the house is way up in the mountain about 20 min from the beach area on a very narrow one way road. Windy and a bit dangerous. No lights st night so even more dangerous.

A few issues such as not very clean, microwave broken, sheets on bed an issue, no kitchen towels or paper towels , no sponges to clean. No garbage bags. No batteries in the tv remote. Could use a real refreshment in the amenities and a good deep cleaning

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the words and will address any deficiency this was our only low rating made us make sure it never happens again. The kitchen towels, linen issue has been corrected--this was due to an employee change and the transition in September. We have since redecorated this house that will be shown in photos @ the end of the month(home being repainted and new flooring) in the next 3 weeks. As for the road this is the only time I have heard about no lights on a road---there are no street lights on PCH or Big Sur either--a good thing and why we have world class star gazing. We have just signed on Turnkey Property Management which will give us and our guests have a positive and seamless experience. In our 1st year it has been a learning that some people use the outdoor BBQ 5x a day-some use 3 towels a day per person etc and how to manage the variability & needs of all guests. It is also why we don't charge full price yet as once we move to Turnkey in November 2017 we will have a significant increase in prices that the place deserves along with other value added services & packages that guests have expressed interest in while staying with us especially our repeat guests.
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Fabulous location. Wonderful weekend with family.

  • 4 of 5

I wish 4.5 stars were an option! This was a great place to stay for the weekend. We had 14 family members and all slept comfortably using the four bedrooms and one air mattress that we took with us. The house is large and accommodating. It could use a little bit of updating to make it just that little bit more posh.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the compliments & addressed the updates that have happened on previous comments. Also just hired Turnkey as a management company. I say this to the industry not to you: The star rankings & value propositions on property rentals as an industry needs some discussion. In the area folks pay $250-$400 plus for any hotel room--which is 150 sq ft. w/neighbors and they come with a TV. Everything works,but the expectations are very low & you know what you are getting. Rent any home for a thousand a night for 15 people and folks can have issues with every aspect from the garage, weather, knobs, yard, design, roads its pretty interesting as hotels don't have all those amenities while the per head charge is lower than the hotel. So we will take that as a learning experience and assure every guest has a predictable stay & all bases beyond covered for an amazing stay & charge what it is worth per guest.
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Beautiful home..

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and beautiful views

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing new vacation experience in Central California!

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing new vacation experience in Central California! Pretty much same experience as Hurst family can enjoy. It was a fantastic view and very private location. Shiny stars in the night was very impressive, too. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hearst Castle
San Simeon Bay trail
Firestone Grill
Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas
Montana De Oro State Park
Morro Rock
Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
Cayucos Beach
Robin's Restaurant
Linn's Fruit Bin Restaurant
Sea Chest Restaurant & Oyster
Indigo Moon
California Mid-State Fair
River Oaks Hot Springs Spa
Elephant Seal Vista Point
A J Spurs Saloon & Dining Hall
Lake Nacimiento
Centrally Grown
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Centrally Grown
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hunter Ranch
Nearest Train
35 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Centrally Grown
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Exotic Gardens Beach
Car: recommended

Cambria is a small rural town off Highway one that delivers a dream escape for anyone visiting or living in California. The beach is minutes away from anywhere in Cambria and there are plenty of activities and destinations to enjoy. Horseback riding, wine tasting, wildlife viewing and kayaking are some of the numerous favorites this town has to offer. Enjoy the surf during the day, then star gaze out in the country at night; you get the best of both natural worlds.



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in San Simeon, California

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
mid summer
28 May 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
July 4th
3 Jul 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
big season
5 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
xmas new years
22 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £32.49 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Cleaning £108.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

We can accommodate up to 10 guests, with an extra guest charge of $50/guest/night. Children are counted as guests.

Cancellation Policy- Cancellations made outside of 60 days of the check-in date are subject to a $500 fee. For cancellations made inside the of the 30 days, you will lose the entire deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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