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Rancho Rio Robles

4500 Via Rancheros, ~ Santa Ynez Valley, California


Offered at $9,900,000 ~ SOLD ~

Peaceful, Serene, and Private. A special property in a beautiful place providing refuge from crowded cities and over scheduled lives.



Rancho Rio Robles is a 103-acre luxury ranch located along a meandering river in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, home to internationally acclaimed wineries, vineyards and equestrian ranches. The 16-room 6 bath main residence is large enough to contain all the amenities you expect from a luxury property but lives cozy, with sun filled rooms and extensive verandas, surrounded by colorful gardens, mature landscaping, and stunning panoramas of the surrounding mountains and hills. It is truly one of the most beautiful settings in California.



The Ranch property offers great utility with its flat and highly useable acreage and outstanding water resources. While providing great privacy and serenity - a true retreat, Rancho Rio Robles is only minutes to the Valley’s shopping, fine dining, and first class medical facilities, a commuter’s distance to Santa Barbara, and two hour drive to Los Angeles.





The 8,000+ square foot main residence was designed by well-known Santa Barbara architect Tom Meany, who, with the owners, created a spectacular “Farmhouse”. The design is a sophisticated interpretation of the Australian Queenslander style, embodying elements of American Craftsman and Sea Island Plantation, which together proffer a perfect blend of country and sophistication, luxury amenities and modern technology. The residence features four bedrooms, three of which are ensuite, and gracious living areas which include a great room, country kitchen and morning room, formal dining room, library, a luxurious 12 seat theater, 1,000 bottle wine cellar, craft room, extensive covered verandas, two private offices, two laundry rooms, and a three car garage.





The Great Room is warm, relaxed, light filled and cheerful thanks to large custom windows, French doors, an open-beam-and-truss cathedral ceiling and a native river rock fireplace. Complimenting it is the more refined classic feel of the walnut paneled and wainscoted library. Welcoming family and friends, a large country kitchen awaits the gourmet cook with chef-quality stainless appliances (Wolf, Sub-zero and Thermador), granite counter tops and island, beadboard cabinets, two pantries and an east facing breakfast room which opens on to a covered porch with stone fireplace. A delightful dining room with a built in china cabinet and coffered ceiling provides a welcoming venue for more formal dinners.









Master Suite:

Restful nights beckon from the master bedroom suite with its fireplace, French Doors and coffered ceilings; savor cozy mornings curled up with a good book in the cheery sitting room and enjoy a that first cup of coffee on the private veranda overlooking the fields and hills. Or relax in the claw-foot tub or sauna. Further amenities include his and hers vanities, shower, bidet and heated tile floors.






Custom features abound: quarter-sawn oak floors, authentic reclaimed brick, distinctive classic ceilings in the major rooms, beautifully crafted cabinetry, extensive wainscoting and custom millwork, custom built-ins, four fireplaces, two of which are native stone. Top of the line equipment, appliances, fixtures and materials were utilized throughout. State of the art technology includes environmental systems, lighting, internet, security and fire prevention (the house is fully sprinkled), and power systems which include solar panels and a standby power generator.














The ranch’s other facilities include a 3,500 square foot additional residence, a ranch manager’s house, shop, barn, a boutique vineyard and almost 65 acres of green fields of orchard grass and oats, and two fenced and irrigated horse pastures with turnout facilities. Water is supplied by three highly productive wells, with the agricultural well producing over 1,000 gallons of water per minute, sufficient for almost any endeavor.


Second Residence:


Manager's House:







Turnouts and Pastures:




Rancho Rio Robles offers an extraordinary refuge from the crowds and the hustle and bustle. It is a unique property combining privacy, charm, brilliant design, skilled craftsmanship, luxury, all amid truly beautiful surroundings.

**Note: All numbers for square feet and / or acreage are approximate. Buyer to verify and seller and seller’s agents are not making representation if these are exact.


4500 Via Rancheros
Santa Ynez Valley, California 93460

Offered at $9,900,000

Santa Ynez Real Estate Represented by:


Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

From Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez
Selling Legacy Properties for Over 30 Years


All information provided is deemed reliable, but we do not guarantee it. We recommend that buyers make their own inquiries.



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