This ranch is pure fun. The climate in San Diego County is undoubtedly among the most comfortable on the planet and the improvements at Los Robles Ranch are designed to accentuate the enjoyment of that climate. With a main home styled after the architecture of the estancias of Argentina, the ranch sets the stage for a lifestyle of rustic sophistication. A massive 19-stall barn with associated amenities including everything from a hot walker to an outdoor dressage riding arena makes this an equestrian’s dream. It is next to impossible to find a holding of this size in San Diego County. With 720± acres in 9 legal parcels, there is breathing room for the largest appetite for solitude. Other improvements and amenities include two guest homes, two caretaker homes, skeet range, Go-Kart track, two fishing ponds, “pool pond” with sand filters, a greenhouse and twelve water wells.
Just the Facts
- 720 ± acres in 9 parcels (not in the Willliamson Act)
- Magnificent owner’s home with 4,000 sq. ft.
- Two guest homes (2,700 sq. ft. and 1,130 sq. ft.)
- Two caretaker homes (1,270 sq. ft. and 900 sq. ft.)
- 6,800 sq. ft. barn complete with 19 stalls, bathroom, wash bay, tack room and office
- 2,100 sq. ft. mare motel with 6 stalls
- 1,800 sq. ft. equipment barn
- outdoor riding arena
- two fishing ponds
- pool pond; 650,000 gallons
- skeet range
- paved Go-Kart track
- 12 water wells (one at 100 GPM)
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Our Hall and Hall broker, Randy Shelton, kept us in the loop as though it were. Our sale hinged on that of larger surrounding parcels, and when an initial offer fell through, Randy went back to the drawing board and found a suitable buyer who shared our values. That meant a lot to us, as our property had been in the family for more than 100 years.
From the first time I walked through the door, I sensed Hall and Hall’s highest goals were to understand who I was and build a relationship, to understand what made my property special, and to find the buyer. Their discipline and focus was apparent. Throughout the entire process, their approach towards reality was different from the experiences I have had previously. Genuine would be the word I would use to describe everyone at Hall and Hall.
I interviewed 4 agents and selected Hall and Hall because of the agency’s reputation for expertise in high end ranch property and global marketing. I had the pleasure of working with Tim Murphy on the sale of a family property in the Paradise Valley, Montana. We believe he represented our family interests well and contributed to the integrity of the property by joining together buyer and seller and a shared love for this special place in our lives.
Bill McDavid was an outstanding and very patient partner in this sale. His expertise in the market and marketing of the property was excellent. I would use him again in a heartbeat to either buy or sell a ranch property.
“Guns, bear spray and handsaws: These aren’t the tools of your average luxury real-estate agent. But ranch brokers like Mr. Murphy, a Bozeman-based partner at Hall & Hall, occupy a unique and increasingly challenging niche in the world of multimillion-dollar property.”
“When it was time to invest in a ranch for our family, we knew we needed to work with Hall and Hall. The expertise is unsurpassed.”
In 1988, Joel Leadbetter became a partner at Hall and Hall where he has been instrumental in completing complicated, high-profile deals such as the recent sale of Texas’ historic 512,000-acre Waggoner Ranch.
“The professionalism, preparation, and overall positive demeanor exhibited… were truly impressive… I have never before worked with a more dedicated, knowledgeable, and level-headed sales professional.”
I had been looking for the right property for several years and Elliott Davenport’s insight into the quail plantation market and his ability to think strategically was instrumental in helping me find our new place. Elliott was helpful on all technical aspects of contracting and due diligence. His post closing help with hiring and contractors made the process much easier as well.
I have purchased 4 ranches through Hall and Hall over the past 20 years, and there is simply no other team in the world like them. They have navigated complexity, professionally attended to every detail, operated with fairness and integrity, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to me– whether representing me or the person on the other side of the deal.