Simply stunning retreat ! Tucked under the shadow of Mt. Madonna in the Santa Cruz mountains, off the historic stagecoach trail on Redwood Retreat Road, is the bucolic 932 acre Bates Ranch. Noted for its 1930’s William Wurster designed 4,100-sq.ft. four bedroom, four and a half bath main house and re-built three bedroom, three bath guest house over-looking part of the 22 acre-vineyard, located just 45 minutes south of Palo Alto. A weekend retreat, a summer place, or a full-time ranch, the abundant fresh water springs ensure a verdant landscape in perpetuity. In addition, renowned landscape architect Tommy Church designed the grounds. A natural spring-fed lake offers a haven for water fowl and opportunities for canoeing and fishing. Little Arthur Creek, a watershed from the Santa Cruz mountains, flows at the edge of the property creating a magical and timeless feel. Private trails for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking beckons the outdoor enthusiast as well as the over-size pool and tennis court adjacent to the main house. Yet, the peace, privacy, and tranquility afford the lucky homeowner a place for renewal and relaxation; a gift in our fast-paced world today. The bonus for an oenophile or casual lover of the grape are the 22 acres of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, and Grenache. Bottled off-site since 1978, the award-winning Cabernets have graced the tables of many Californians for years. The Ranch is in the Williamson Act and currently supports a 30+ pair cattle operation. Additional buildings includes two hay barns, corrals, stables, and a caretaker’s home plus a three bedroom/two bath income property along Redwood Retreat Road. Lots of opportunity to expand the vineyard, plant olive trees, and expand the equestrian facilities and create events.

Architectural Style:
Desirable Settings:
Country Living, Creek / Canal / Inlet Front, Equestrian / Polo, Privacy, Ranch / Farm / Plantation, Wine Country Living
Exterior Features:
Balcony, Barn, Boat Dock, Deck / Patio, Equestrian Facilities, Gardens, Guest House, Handicap Accessible, Inground Pool, Pond, Porch, Rolling Grounds, Shed, Stables, Tennis Court, Wooded Grounds, Yard
Garage / Parking:
Attached, Garage, Off-Site, On-Site, Parking
Interior Features:
Floor to Ceiling Windows, Guest Suite, Handicap Accessible, Hardwood Flooring, Sun Room, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Wine Cellar / Grotto
Type of Property:
Ranch / Farm
Creek / Canal / Inlet View, Farmland/Horse View, Hills View, Mountain Views, Pond View, Valley/Canyon View, Vineyard View, Wooded

Simply Stunning Retreat
Gilroy, California, 95020
Total Rooms: 15
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full / Half: 4 / 1

MLS ID: 81652436
Interior: 4144 sq. ft. (approx.)
Acreage: 932 acres (approx.)

Sam Piffero
 Mobile: (831) 236-5389
 Work: (831) 622-4884
 Fax: (831) 309-9239

Aisha Krechuniak
 Work: (831) 595-9291
 Fax: (831) 309-9239

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