Ron Popeil lists his Santa Barbara ranch for sale

Ron Popeil, the inventor and pitchman without parallel who founded the company Ronco, has listed his Rancho Quinta Ladera for sale in the Santa Barbara area at $4.995 million.

The 150-acre manzanita- and oak-studded property includes riding trails, natural springs and 360-degree views.

An 1898 adobe house, a guest house, a swimming pool, a pool house, outbuildings, a six-stall barn, a riding arena, riding pens and a 700-tree olive grove are among the amenities. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms.


French-style home with views of the Pacific

But wait … there’s more! Two redwood trees planted on the site by President Teddy Roosevelt still stand.

Popeil, 78, made such products as Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman household names.

Troy G. Hoidal of Truly Great Homes is the listing agent.


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