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Jeb Ranch

$7,740,000 King City, CA 2,397± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Jeb Ranch includes 2,397± acres of classic California countryside and a very well-built hilltop home with views of the Pinnacles National Park and Junipero Serra Peak. Located in Monterey County, the climate is comfortable year-round with elevations ranging from 400-1,600 feet. The entire property has strong security measures in place and a high level of emergency preparedness. The fully furnished home was built in 2012 and has over 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms and three- and-a-half baths. There is a one bedroom, one bath casita suitable for guests as well. The home is well-appointed with luxury appliances including Sub Zero refrigerator and a Wolf range.

This ranch is fully capable of self-containment in spacious comfort. There is a 29kW Solar system connected to the power grid and a power selling agreement with PGE in place. There is also a 30kW propane backup generator and microwave high speed internet. Around 53 acres of farmland that has traditionally been in corn nuts, safflower and broccoli allows tremendous flexibility for food production. A large inventory of equipment is included. There are four wells on site with 47,500 gallons of stored water in an engineered water system for domestic and agricultural use.

Wildlife populations are strong, including deer, pig and turkey. Recreation is in the ranch’s strong suit, including hunting, shooting, horseback riding, and off-roading. Twenty miles of private road inside the boundaries of the ranch provide access to the entire property. There is also a mile of county road frontage. Paso Robles is only 50 minutes away and Monterey is one hour. San Jose is 110 miles to the northwest. A helipad on property also allows for quick aerial ingress and egress. The ranch is enrolled in California’s Williamson Act reducing the annual property tax bill.

Just the Facts

  • 2,397± acres in Monterey County, California
  • Luxurious hilltop home is being sold fully furnished
  • Top rating for emergency preparedness and security
  • Solar array uploads power to the grid
  • 53± acres of farmland for growing your own food
  • Equipment inventory included
  • Comfortable year-round climate
  • Excellent water resources distributed in engineered system
  • 2-hour drive to San Jose, 1 hour to Monterey and 50 minutes to Paso Robles
  • Helipad 
  • Strong wildlife populations


General Description

Jeb Ranch has two entrances/exits, both of which front Jolon Road on the east and south sides of the property. Both are highly secure, gated entry points and are under video surveillance to maximize security. There are a series of ridges generally running from the northwest to the southeast, all of which descend into Quinado Canyon. The northernmost entrance is the main access point to the property. From here, the driveway climbs in elevation from just over 500 feet above sea level (the lowest point on the ranch) to where the home sits at almost 1,100 feet near the north boundary above Cherry Canyon. The south access point enters the property at the bottom of Wilkins Canyon. There is a myriad of private roads throughout the ranch providing a pervasive level of vehicular access. The highest point on the ranch is at 1,654 feet above sea level.  

Broker's Comments

Jeb Ranch is a highly accessible and secure property equally suitable for use as a weekend escape from urban life or a year-round residence. With farmland, water resources and thousands of acres of grazing and recreational land, the property offers a level of self-sufficiency that is not easily found.  

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Location

Jeb Ranch is situated at 54400 Jolon Road, King City, California in the southwestern quadrant of Monterey County with nearly one -mile of frontage on the county-maintained Jolon Road. It is positioned mid-way between Salinas and Paso Robles, less than an hour from each. Monterey/Pebble Beach is approximately 70 miles northwest and the property offers easy access to Highway 101.

Locale

The County of Monterey hardly needs an introduction. The viewscapes along stretches of the Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur are known to be among the most impressive in the world. “The Lone Cypress”, located along the stunning “17 mile drive” on the Monterey Peninsula through Pebble Beach, is one of the most photographed trees in North America. The county has a population exceeding 415,000 people. Most of that population resides near the coast around the city of Monterey where tourism is the primary industry and in the Salinas Valley where agriculture reigns. Closer to the ranch, King City is home to a population of only around 14,000 people and is in a location where human populations are sparser.  

Climate

Jeb Ranch varies in elevation from 400 to 1,600 feet and benefits from King City’s moderate year-round climate. July and August are the hottest months, getting up to 84° on average during the day and December is the coldest, getting down to 36° on average at night. Annual precipitation is approximately 12 inches, with most rainfall occurring between December and March. 

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded Acres: 2,397±
Total Acres: 2,397±

Additional Information

There is an extensive inventory of personal property included with the sale comprised partially of the following: home furnishings, security camera equipment, gun safes, motorcycles, John Deere Gators, lawnmower, miscellaneous tools, two John Deere tractors, John Deere tracked loader and more. 

Jeb Ranch is under the Williamson Act Contract, also known as the Ag Preserve, which generally limits the land usage to agriculture or related open space uses in exchange for reduced property taxes.  

Improvements

Jeb Ranch includes two residences – a main home and guest home/cabin – in addition to a barn, electrical, solar, cattle operation improvements and more.  

The 3,000± square foot main home was completed in 2012 and is comprised of three bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms. This home is being offered fully furnished and features the following: 9-foot ceilings, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Wolf range, pantry, basement, stone fireplace with wood burning insert, utility room, mud room, hidden storage, secret gun room, oversized two-car garage complete with rear roll-up door attached with a covered breezeway, two additional freezers, commercial washer and dryer, and two water heaters. Outside of the home are deep porches, a patio complemented by a semi-built-in BBQ plumbed to propane, patio TV, prep area with sink, fire pit, spa, outdoor planters, and utility rooms (salt, battery, solar).  

The one-bedroom, half-bath guest house/cabin, completed in 2012, comprises 636± square feet and includes a kitchenette, one-car garage, and work area.  

Power for the ranch is supplied via both a large independent solar system and grid-tied electricity. The solar power system is a 29kW ground mounted solar array with 106 panels, split into two 200-amp services for the main house and cabin. All solar power goes to the homes first, then to the grid, which is tied to PG&E. Power credit is to four meters (main house, corral, well, and bunkhouse/well), with the excess power credited (not refunded). There is also a 30kW backup generator with a dedicated propane tank.  

Jeb Ranch is designed with emergency preparedness in mind in the case of an earthquake, pandemic, economic collapse, or data/cyberattack with the ability to operate completely off-grid (independent sources of power and water) and includes four month’s of dehydrated food in storage. 

Water Resources

Jeb Ranch offers abundant water via multiple wells. Comprised of one house well, one cattle well, and two farm field wells, the ranch’s cumulative water storage altogether holds approximately 47,500 gallons.  

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Recreational Considerations

Jeb Ranch offers diverse recreation opportunities including hunting, shooting and off-roading. Further, there are trails all throughout the ranch perfect for hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Wildlife (turkey, deer, wild pig, dove, quail) and wildflowers abound, birdwatching is plentiful, and fossils are waiting to be found. The nearby Lake San Antonio also offers fishing and boating.  

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General Operations

Jeb Ranch is presently utilized for cattle grazing. The grazing land is leased on a one-year term, producing an income of $6,000 annually. Cattle operation improvements include 12 troughs scattered throughout the ranch, extensive pipelines and water storage, livestock pens, cross-fencing, a chute, and a corral. 

Additionally, there are 53± acres of farm ground. While suitable for grapes, in the past it has been used to produce corn nuts, safflower, and broccoli.  

Grazing Resources

The ranch is estimated to support annual grazing for approximately 40 animal units with some supplemental feed needed later in the year.

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