The Big House

Enjoy a coastal escape to a beautiful 740 acre ranch in Cambria. The Big House is a luxury vacation rental at Stepladder Ranch featuring a large central, open concept chef’s kitchen and family room, which is flanked by 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Situated between Cambria and Big Sur, guests enjoy the perfect climate and access to all that the Central Coast has to offer, but also a level of privacy and luxury unavailable almost anywhere else. Enjoy solitude, peace and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Lucia Mountains from the comfort of your vacation home.

THE PERFECT GETAWAY

With a spacious upstairs game room that is fully equipped with billiards, bumper pool, and Ping-Pong, the home is the perfect getaway on the Central Coast for large groups, family reunions and company retreats. Guests looking for a unique and unusual vacation rental experience can enjoy the outdoor Jacuzzi that is perfectly positioned for stargazing up at the Milky Way – or a scenic walk along the oak studded hiking trails throughout the property.

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Since the house is situated up on a vista and far from nearby towns, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, unforgettable sunsets into the Big Sur coastline and a spectacular show of stars in the night skies. Our front and back patios allow you to either soak up or avoid the sun with total privacy, peace and quiet.


Features & Specs

  • Occupancy: 12+ guests 
  • 4000 sq. ft. with 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
  • North Master: 1 king, toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • South Master: 1 king, toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • West Twin: 2 twin beds/king (if pushed together)
  • West Hallway: toilet, combination tub/shower

  • Bunk Room: 2 bunk beds (4 twins)

  • East Room: 2 twin beds/king (if pushed together)

  • East Hallway: toilet, shower, double sinks

  • Office: sleep sofa /futon (full)

  • Game Room: sleep sofa /futon (full)

    *Fine linens & towels provided. Extra linens are available for guests who wish to utilize the sofa/futons.

  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap and hair dryers are equipped in each of the bathrooms
  • Family friendly and children of all ages are welcome
  • Non-smoking property (smoking permitted outside on patios only)
  • Pet friendly (with additional deposit)
  • Includes a 3-car garage and parking for up to 10 vehicles

Rates


Standard Rates


2 night minimum stay

Nightly: $999 (Thurs – Sun), $699 (Mon – Wed)

Weekly: $4,999

Monthly: $14,999

(Rates are approximate – inquire now for custom quote)


Summer/Fall Rates


4 night minimum stay – April 1 – Oct 31

Nightly: $999

Weekly: $4,999

Monthly: $14,999

(Rates are approximate – inquire now for custom quote)


Holiday Rates


5 night minimum stay – Major Holidays

Nightly: $1269

Weekly: $4,999

Monthly: $13,999

(Rates are approximate – inquire now for custom quote)

Additional Features

  • Fully Equipped Chef’s Kitchen with Stainless Steel Modern Appliances
  • All-Clad Cookware
  • Cuisinart
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Dual Ovens
  • 2 Professional Refrigerator/Freezer Combos with plenty of storage
  • 6-Burner Viking professional stove/range with flat top
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • The front west-facing patio offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Stepladder Ranch orchards and features an 8-person private hot tub/spa perfectly positioned for views of the coastline and sunsets.

  • The back east-facing patio includes a full 8-burner Viking professional gas grill and showcases elevated views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Both decks offer guests the ability to choose to bask in the sun, or seek the shade.

  • Phone & WiFi Provided – Free 3mbps WiFi is provided in addition to a private phone line (for local calls only).

  • DVD Player

  • Game Room with full pool table, ping pong, and bumper pool

  • Games, puzzles and cards provided

  • Pool Table

  • DirecTV

  • Stereo with AUX

  • Television

Tours at Stepladder Ranch

Book a Creamery Tour or Subtropical Fruit Tasting Tour During Your Stay! In addition to staying in the Big House, guests can enjoy a unique ranch vacation experience with a tour of the Stepladder Creamery and/or a walking tour through the unique subtropical fruit orchards featured at Stepladder Ranch.

STEPLADDER CREAMERY TOUR

Starting at $100 per group, includes cheese tasting
Private 1-Hour Tours are Offered Daily, by Appointment

Meet our friendly herd of La Mancha goats and watch the mama goats being milked in the milking parlor inside of our historic 100-year old barn and goat dairy. Witness the “milking hour” and participate in hand milking a doe or bottle feeding one of our “kids” (baby goats). In addition, guests will get to meet Stepladder Creamery’s Cheesemaker and see what’s happening inside of the creamery. The tour concludes with a tasting of our hand-crafted goat and cow milk cheeses.

SUBTROPICAL FRUIT TASTING TOUR

Starting at $100 per group, includes fruit tasting
Private 1-Hour Tours are Offered Daily, by Appointment

Explore 3 of our 8 large orchards predominantly planted with avocados and peppered with rare sub-tropical fruits, including passion fruit, dragon fruit, guavas, kiwis,mangoes, rare citrus trees and coffee plants. Our Orchard Manager will walk you through the scenic orchards and explain our sustainable farming practices. Guests will be able to taste seasonal fruit freshly picked off of the trees throughout the tour. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Activities & Attractions 

Our ranch has the perfect climate and access to all that the Central Coast has to offer, but adds a level of privacy and luxury unavailable almost anywhere else. Whether hiking on the ranch, strolling Main Street in the charming town of Cambria, visiting nearby Hearst Castle and its Elephant Seals, or sampling the delicious wines of the Central California Coast, you are only a short drive away.

THINGS TO DO & SEE

  • Beach Day (15 minutes from the Vacation Rental, approx. 5.5 miles)
  • Elephant Seals in San Simeon (30 minutes from the Vacation Rental)
  • Hearst Castle in San Simeon (20 minutes from the Vacation Rental)
  • Art Galleries & Shops in Cambria (20 minutes from the Vacation Rental)
  • Wine Tasting in Paso Robles Wine Country (1 hour from the Vacation Rental) & Edna Valley Wine Country (1.5 hours from the Vacation Rental)
  • Restaurants in Cambria
  • Wine & Art Festivals
  • Car Shows
  • Farmers Market (Fridays in downtown Cambria)

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives up the Big Sur Coastline 
  • Shelling (the closest beach is just 15 minutes away, 5.5 miles)
  • Shopping in Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay & San Luis Obispo
  • Antiquing in Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay or Paso Robles
  • Tour of Hearst Castle (20 minutes away from Vacation Rental)

SPORTS & ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

  • Walking & Hiking throughout the 740 acres of Stepladder Ranch
  • Farm & Ranch Tours (make clickable link to TOURS page)
  • Creamery Tours (make clickable link to TOURS page)
  • Kayaking in San Simeon Bay (20 minutes from Vacation Rental)
  • Pier Fishing off San Simeon Pier (20 minutes from the Vacation Rental)
  • Fishing in Morro Bay (45 minutes from the Vacation Rental)
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing
  • Horse back riding (outback trail rides Cambria)