Carey Kendall
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Happy Canyon Ranch

7735 Happy Canyon Road
Santa Ynez, California


Offered at $6,395,000 ~ SOLD ~



Happy Canyon Ranch is world-class legacy property consisting of 136+/- acres in the esteemed Happy Canyon AVA. Originally part of the historic Rancho Canada Los Pinos; a 35,000 acre Mexican Land Grant recorded in 1848, the Ranch offers unrivaled privacy and sophisticated serenity with unspoiled meadows dotted with cattle and mature California Heritage Oaks

The water-front Manor House sits in an irreplaceable setting overlooking a gracious 10+/- acre grass park with private pond. Unique in the Santa Ynez Valley is this elegant water feature viewed from almost every room, surrounded by shady historic oaks and sycamores.

This stunning 7,800+/- sf main residence was thoughtfully designed for both formal and casual living, as well as intimate gatherings or extravagant entertaining. It seamlessly combines the romance of the old west with the elegance of a classic east coast estate.











Master Bedroom




This luxury estate is complete with a 4,000+/- square foot structure used as guest quarters, ranch office, and workshop. Additionally, there is a separate ranch manager’s house, garden/ green house, and a large working ranch barn. Acres of grazing pastures, hiking trails, riding trails, and abundant water makes Happy Canyon Ranch irreplaceable.






Santa Ynez Valley A mere two hours north of Los Angeles, 4 hours from the Silicon Valley, and only 30 minutes from Santa Barbara, one is enveloped in a landscape of vineyards, horse ranches, farms and schoolhouses. You travel back in time where simple pleasures, open spaces, mossy oaks, grassy fields, seas of purple lupine, bright orange poppies and warm sunny days are found. It seems impossible that such a place still exists in 21st Century California. The Santa Ynez Valley has become the best kept secret of the celebrity crowd. Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have also found this magical Valley a best kept secret alternative to Napa. The geography is more wide open, has a coastal influence and offers a buyer much better land value than the Napa Area. All who are fortunate enough to live in Santa Ynez seem to closely guard its quiet serenity.

Within this very special valley is a sublime area known as Happy Canyon, recently awarded its own AVA (American Viticultrual Area) known for its magnificent Rhone and Bordeaux varietal grapes as well as its ability to grow fine olives…..home to 100 acre or more ranch and vineyard estates owned by a select few who were savvy enough to discover this area of incredible beauty.

A couple of the early educational school systems are ranked as some of the top in the State; the medical care system is part of the larger Cottage Hospital Network, one of the finest in the country.

The area is also known for a variety of equine disciplines and combined with Veterinary care that is ranked as one of the top in the country, the valley is one of the last bastions for those wanting to pursue their love of the equine world. Hiking, cycling, fabulous golf and restaurants, farm to table eateries, unique shops…. What else could one possibly want!




  • 2 Water Wells- 1 for domestic use, 1 for irrigation
  • Diesel generated back up power for main residence
  • Manager’s House- 1,400+/- sf with private yard (under conditional use permit)
  • Ranch Headquarters- 4,000+/- sf detached building across the pond with guest quarters featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen, large living room, office, studio/craft room and fire resistant storage vault! 6 car- 1,900+/- sf carport.
  • Farm Barn- approx. 96 ft. x 40 ft. - with large fenced paddock

Offered at $6,395,000


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


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