Rancho de los Corralitos
Auction Date & Time
Saturday July 18, 2020 at 12:00PM PT
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2 BD / 2 BA
+/- 914 sq. ft. (main cottage)
+/- 144 sq. ft. (cabin)
Lot Size: +/- 55 acres
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RECENTLY OFFERED FOR $6.3 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! With 360-degree views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, Rancho de los Corralitos is an idyllic sanctuary, perfect for those who desire both proximity to urban conveniences and the privacy and peace of mind afforded by a rural retreat. Sited on 55 acres of pristine woodland, the farm offers not only organic walnut orchards, but also a professionally-designed horse facility, riding trails, a cozy cottage, and a tiny house tucked into the woods. Additionally, a 2.5-acre building site with ocean views awaits the construction of a perfectly private dream estate. Browns Valley Creek winds its way through the Property, adding to the sense of calm and tranquility that envelops this gorgeous refuge.
Though located in the charming town of Corralitos, California (famous for apple orchards, horse farms and vineyards), Rancho de los Corralitos is only 15 miles from Santa Cruz, 50 miles from San Jose and 85 miles from San Francisco – meaning the cultural attractions and culinary delights of those vibrant cities are accessible to the Property without infringing on its most desirable amenity: solitude.
CORRALITOS, CA. A perfect getaway, Corralitos is unpretentious, warm, and welcoming, a tight-knit community that values culture, service and nature. Directly translated from Spanish, “corralitos” means “little corral,” but locals spin the tale that their town’s name came from the circles of Redwood trees growing throughout the surrounding mountains. One of the region’s best-kept secrets, Corralitos is close to both Santa Cruz and San Jose, making popular with commuters who prefer space and natural beauty over cramped city living.
The small community comes together often. The Corralitos Cultural Center offers a Sunday morning Farmer’s Market where residents sell everything from avocados to handmade soaps, jam and preserves. The Performance Hall at the Cultural Center hosts an Open Mic each Friday, and has jazz nights, plays, and other performances throughout the year. The Cultural Center also has a library and offers workshops for all ages – music, yoga, meditation, and art lessons are all explored.
Corralitos also has a tradition of service: events like the “Lumber Jack Breakfast” (held for the past 50 years!) raise money for youth programs, and many such events are held under the canopy of redwoods at the Corralitos Woman’s Club. Celebrating 100 years of service in 2020, the Women’s Club is dedicated to their community, doing small things that matter a lot.
Although Corralitos is quite small, one need not leave to grocery shop, pick up a pizza or a coffee, enjoy a delicious dinner, or even visit the feed store – all of that and more is available within the community’s borders. Corralitos is also home to the world-renowned Corralitos Market and Sausage Company, as well as six family-run wineries who take advantage of the unique micro-climates created by their location to grow exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other European grapes in the highly-regarded Santa Cruz Mountains AVA (American Viticultural Area).
SANTA CRUZ, CA. Nestled comfortably between the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains and the sandy Pacific coast, Santa Cruz County boasts a rich history. Named for the Franciscan mission that was founded there in 1791, the county was officially established in 1850 at the very start of California’s statehood. Following a boom in the milling and fishing industries during the 19th century, the county took measures to preserve its natural resources. Since then, Santa Cruz has grown to a population of over 270,000 that’s constantly evolving even while maintaining close ties with nature. Furthermore, it is recognized as one of the best surf towns in America with over 60 breaks along the county’s coastline perfect for riding the waves.
The county’s urban hub, the city of Santa Cruz, also houses the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), which ranks consistently among the top 100 colleges in the nation. UCSC is also one of the top employers in the county, along with Seagate Technology and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park. While Santa Cruz’s urban centers are certainly lively, the countryside is equally vital, providing robust agriculture, wineries, and campgrounds. The fertile agricultural climate has led to an equally robust food culture, and Santa Cruz is one of the best places in California to experience diverse organic delicacies and top-quality beers and wines.
Property listed and offered for sale by Schneider Estates, Inc. (#01986810). Listing Agent Christine Schneider (#BRE01749537). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC (“Platinum”) is a registered Foreign LLC with the state of California (#201720610006), and a licensed California Auction Firm (#750521) performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction. Platinum is not performing real estate brokerage services where prohibited.
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