Rancho Alta Vista Soquel
Heirloom, multi-generational properties such as this one rarely become available in Santa Cruz County. Situated at the end of Glen Haven Road in Soquel, this 154 acre ranch has been owned by the same family since the 1930's. Nestled between the thousands of acres of Nisene Marks State Park and hundreds of acres of privately owned timber land, this dreamland feels boundless. Besides the occasional airplane, all you hear are the birds, and all you see can be yours.
Once upon a time, this was a working apple ranch, so about 50 acres are in open, rolling, tree studded meadows. This amount of usable space would easily accommodate vineyards, horses, a permaculture community or any number of agricultural endeavors. Zoned for timber production, Alta Vista Ranch also comes with a large timber resource of about 100 acres including an active long term timber harvest plan. Bounded by Bates Creek to the south, the property also comes with rarely seen adjudicated water rights to the creek. Logging roads and trails meander all the way up the ridgeline and around the property, providing great views of mountains and the bay, and lead straight into the back side of the State Park.
Three dwellings, all constructed in the 1930s, are clustered around a large redwood grove and surrounded by picturesque meadows. There's a 2 bedroom ranch house with partial finished basement, a 3 bedroom guest house, and a 2 bedroom caretaker's quarters with garage. Various other structures from the apple ranch days are scattered throughout the open meadows, including a huge barn. The quality and detail of the dwellings is recognizable by the hand-hewn redwood beams and 30’s charm, but they are also ready for some new life. Bring them back to their former glory or create your dream estate. This property is breathtaking, the possibilities endless, and the opportunity is now!
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- Dan Mead 831-246-7964 | Email