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Rancho Dos Vistas: Where valley and ocean views meet

Home of the Day | Gaviota
The Santa Barbara County ranch includes more than 1,400 acres of wooded hillsides.
(Jim Bartsch)

Rancho Dos Vistas, or two views, looks out on both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Valley. Encompassing 1,440 acres of oak-studded mountain range, the ranch is what you’d call a spread. 

The Santa Barbara County property includes a remodeled home and guesthouse; more than 40 miles of roads and tree-canopied trails, as well as springs, wells and a pond. Address: 2381 Refugio Road, Gaviota 93117

Price: $11.995 million


Built: 1968

Lot size: 1,440 acres

House size: 2,459 square feet, two bedrooms, two bathrooms

Features: Living room with fireplace; dining area; family room with corner fireplace; sky-lighted kitchen with stainless-steel appliances; wood-beam and vaulted ceilings; wood floors; split-level floor plan; stone patios; motor court, private wells; spring water; pond; mountain and ocean views 


About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 93117 ZIP Code in September was $675,000 based on 16 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 21% decrease compared with the same month last year.

Agents:  Kerry Mormann, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties, (805) 682-3242

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