The historic 3,500-acre El Rancho Tajiguas is a rare offering on a largely undeveloped natural masterpiece, the Gaviota Coast. Where development is heavily regulated, the unparalleled ranch represents 2 of the finest estates found anywhere, set in the Crown Jewel of Southern California: Santa Barbara's Gaviota Coast. El Rancho Tajiguas is the perfect marriage of utmost luxury & natural beauty, with its two ocean facing hilltop estates, surrounded by complete serenity on approximately 3,500 acres with extensive cultivated agricultural land, hundreds of acres of orchards, active cattle range & vast areas of open space. Its history traces back to the of King of Spain, Carlos III. The sheer awe inspiring scale of this land is surprising so near the culture center of Santa Barbara & Montecito.
Immersed in natural beauty, maintained and improved to the highest standards of design and quality, coupled with its unmatched views and privacy place the El Rancho Tajiguas compound with Villa della Costa and Villa del Mare as the new benchmark at the forefront of luxury estates along California's ideal Pacific Coastline.
The land comprising present-day Tajiguas Canyon was originally the home of the Chumash Indians who settles on the coast from Carpinteria to Gaviota. It was ﬁrst visited by the Spanish in 1769. At this time Spain had begun to colonize California with missions and pueblos. The land was claimed by King Carlos III of Spain as grazing land for the mission and granted Sergeant Jose Francisco de Ortega where he could raise cattle and sheep. The Ranch stayed in Ortega's family until 1837.
1962: Stewart Abercrombie of Montecito bought the Property
1964: He sold the Ranch (except the 16 Acre/Hacienda) to the Rand Syndicate of Hollywood
1981: MAZ Properties (current owner) bought the large Ranch which was at that time owned by the Sunburst Communities.
1988: TAG GROUP, USA, the parent company of MAZ Properties, Inc., purchased the 16 acre and Hacienda from John Travolta
Villa del Mare Features
Villa della Costa Features