spectacular oceanfront ranch ~ sold
Listing Price: REDUCED $6,500,000
Location: Humboldt County, California
Acreage: 992 Acres
It’s hard to imagine nearly a thousand acres on the Pacific Ocean with your own private mile and a half of shoreline, with no Highway 1 or other public roads going through it other than your own. No power lines just rolling meadows, Cypress trees, Eucalyptus trees, Pine trees and young Redwoods. A year round trout stream, Oil Creek, with seasonal steelhead and salmon, runs through the property year round and right into the ocean! Two canyons, on both sides of the property assure total privacy.
There is a road from the commanding bluffs leading to the ocean which accesses beaches, the rocky coastline and spectacular views of False Cape Rock, all in your front yard, where the only barking you here is from the Sea Lions and Seals. I walked the entire ocean frontage which entailed traveling across long stretches of beach along with crossing some rugged rocks and crawling through sea caves. The privacy and beauty of the setting was just amazing. I even picked up old lobster buoys washed ashore from storms at the mouth of Oil Creek where it meets the ocean.
The improvements on the property include a charming sea cottage, like you would see further down the coast at Sea Ranch. The home sits on a hill with commanding views of the property and ocean. It is completely “off the grid” solar powered with propane gas and well water. Other improvements include a small guest cottage with the same architecture as the house. Both the house and guest house were built in the past 12 to 15 years and are in good shape but in need of some deferred maintenance from lack of use. There is also a fairly new barn which was used to store antiques by a previous owner along with some historic outbuildings.
The possibilities and potential for building an oceanfront estate, family compound, retreat or develop into an awesome horse ranch is there! Or, you can just enjoy the property as is. When you access this property through two locked gates via a private road easement through the neighboring ranch you are at the end of the road on the second most westerly point on the entire continental U.S. coastline called “False Cape”. This feature alone makes this property one of the more unique and special properties along the California Coast. It almost looks like there should be a lighthouse on the point!