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This magnificent 564 acre ranch was once a wedding gift and has been in the same family for over 100 years. Located on The California Coast in the small town of San Gregorio this property is one of the most unique ranches in all of Northern California.
As you enter The Island Farm it appears to be out of a Ralph Lauren photo shoot. The main cabin is set on a pond complete with canoes and fishing poles.
This home was built during the Prohibition and reveals not one but two secret bars where people from the likes of Charles Lindbergh and Gregory Peck have poured themselves a few apertivos.
Next to this two bedroom home is the “Cooks Cabin” with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Rose's Cottage is the largest home on the property with five bedrooms and four baths. The lawn area adjacent has been home to many softball and football games.
The dance floor provides entertainment and has been enjoyed by many weddings.
By the bridge which crosses the Corte Madera Creek is a ticket booth once used by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company but most recently has served as a wedding cake station or an outdoor bar.
This area of the property is home to over 80 acres of Redwood trees. Unique is a cathedral” of trees, a natural beauty and place of serenity.
The diversity of the landscape is vast- “High Hill” is 1000 feet above sea level and the highest point on this land. It is the perfect area to hike, horse back ride or ride dirt bikes.
The Pacific Ocean can be seen from here.
The ranch is bordered by the Corte Madera Creek on one side and the Bogess Creek on the other.
The main barn has two stories and was built in 1936 in a Bavarian style, inspired by the owners frequent European visits.
There is also a working barn currently used by cattle that graze the land. This grazing qualifies the property to remain in the Williamson Act which is immensely useful for tax purposes.
The current owners have often planted hay and barley in the wide open fields.
In addition there is farm worker housing and a caretaker who was raised on the farm who lives there and still maintains the property.
In total there are six homes, two of which are in need of repair but remain in case a new buyer may want to develop or remodel homes in these locations lessening the county permitting process.
A critical component of this property is the riparian water rights which come with the sale. Although there is a severe water situation in the state the property still has plenty of water for each of the houses and to maintain the landscaping and animals. There are storage tanks throughout the land with a 35,000 gallon total capacity and further tanks can be added. The Miller stock pond allows further water capacity.
The Island Farm is just 3.5 miles from San Gregorio Beach and a mere 45 minutes to Stanford University and Sand Hill Rd.
Come experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.
The nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area make up a sought-after real estate market that includes a wellspring of exceptional properties. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bay Area is one of America’s wealthiest metro areas, with double-digit percentages of households earning at least $191,000 annually in many communities.