14000 Calle Real, Goleta, California 93117
Gaviota CoastHistoric El Rancho Tajiguas
Ranch EstatesOffered at $110,000,000
3500 Acres
Lot Size

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. 

Ranch Features


  • 3500 Acres (about 10% of the approx. 31.000 Acres Gaviota Coast)
  • 23 Existing Legal Lots
  • Cultivated Land 
    • Orchard access roads, water storage reservoirs, fertilization and injection facilities, crop storage and loading areas, barns, and maintenance shops. Irrigated orchard coverage for purposes of calculating resource demand and productivity yield is estimated to be 425 acres.
    • 285 Acres Avocado Orchard
    • 12 Acres Persimmon Orchard


  • Approx. 1,100 Acres
  • Cow-Calf operation of approximately 200 animals
  • The Owner’s Watershed Plan contemplates that the Ranch will remain a “working landscape” and provides several management strategies for maintaining this ongoing practice in congruence with protection and restoration of natural habitat areas, wildlife migration corridors, watershed management and limited residential uses. 


  • Ranch Manager House
  • Tajiguas Ranch Office
  • Housing for approx. 15 Ranch Hands
  • Multiple Barns, Storage & Maintenance Shops


  • Contains all of the Tajiguas Creek watershed
  • 13 wells
  • 4 cisterns
  • 5 reservoirs


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

  • Year Built: 2015 Phase 1 and 2016 with Phase 2 
  • Architect: J.M. Sewall & Associates
  • Builder: Kitchell
  • Landscape Architect: S.A. Fausset-Landscape Architect, Inc.
  • Interior Designer:Mark Weaver & Associates
  • Total Acres – 287 Acres
  • Development Area – 2 Acres (Main House, Guest House, and Cabana) 
  • Master Bedroom with 4 Secondary Bedrooms, Separate Guest House, and Cabana with full Kitchen and bedroom/massage area with full bathroom including a steam shower.
  • 7-Car Garage.
  • (2) Interior fireplaces:Great Room and Family Room
  • (2) Exterior Fireplaces:Master Suite and Cabana both have hand carved Santa Barbara sandstone as fireplace 
  • Antique fireplace mantel at Living Room.
  • Pool: 57’ x 20’ x 8’ deep with auto cover and fountains.Includes a 8’ 6” x 8’6” spa attached with bronze fountains into pool.
  • Separate Private Master Suite Patio with 8’6” x 8’6” spa, sitting area, fireplace, and fountain.
  • Fountains at the following areas (Master Patio, Meadow, Herb Garden, and Motor Court.)
  • 3,500 gallon Septic System
  • Reclaimed brick ceiling Wine Lounge area. 
  • (2) 30,000 gallon cisterns to feed house through water filtration system.
    • One system for domestic water (including filtration system)
    • One dedicated for Fire Sprinkler system
  • Fire Sprinklers throughout house, crawlspaces, and attics
  • Constructed Interior and Exterior walls with fully grouted masonry.(Interior walls out with Steel studs)
  • Spray insulation in walls and ceilings.
  • LEED certified.
  • All exterior porches finished with Arto tile
  • Reclaimed Roof Tile from Spain and Portugal
  • Custom handscraped Rustic French Oak wood floors.
  • Custom floor and wall tile throughout including stair risers.Each bathroom has unique tile designs and colors.
  • Elevator
  • Underfloor radiant heating throughout house including showers and garage.
  • Forced Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Steam shower at His Master Shower and Cabana.
  • Riviera Bronze Steel Windows and Doors with Bronze Screens.
  • Sun Valley Bronze Door Hardware.
  • Wet Bar with White Oak paneling throughout.
  • Separate Bidets in His Bathroom and Her Bathroom (Secondary bathrooms have toilet seats with built in bidets.)
  • Bathroom Accessories:PE Guerin, Waterworks, and Kallista
  • Appliances:Subzero and Wolf
  • All house systems tied to Home Automation system.Includes the following:heating, air conditioning, radiant, security, 23 cameras, pool/spa/fountain controls, intercom, driveway gates, and lighting
  • Reclaimed Barn wood Beams and Tongue and Groove ceilings(Kitchen, Family Room, Service Room, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 2, Main Entry, Stairwell, and Bedroom Hallway)
  • In wall speakers covered with plaster and custom tongue and groove ceiling speakers at select locations
  • Custom wood finished interior doors, base, and window sills.
  • Oak interior doors and base
  • Decorative Skylight Glass
  • Custom decorative lighting throughout
  • Precision optical framing projectors throughout house (Art Lighting)
  • Backing located throughout house for future hanging curtains and/or art.Contractor provided photographs of all walls prior to drywall for locations of rough-in and backing for ease in future installations.
  • Full Set of As-builts and closeout documents.
  • Contractor training for new Owner.
  • 35.8KW Solar System.
  • Full House Backup Generator System with added safety measures.Includes a redundant system.Gas as primary with Propane back-up.

Villa della Costa Features

  • Year Built: 2014
  • Architect: J. M. Sewall & Associates
  • Builder: Kitchell
  • Interior Design by: Mark Weaver & Associates
  • Land size: 106 acres
  • Forced air Heating and AC: 21 zones by Home Automation
  • Radiant underfloor heating throughout: 40 zones by Home Automation
  • Crawlspace 3’ between lower floor & ground level floor
  • Property fully fenced
  • Abundant private water source: well 
  • Water stored in two cisterns of 30,000 gallons each
  • Garage oversized 3-car
  • Fireplaces 5: 4 interior; 1 exterior
  • Main House, Guest House & Pool Cabana
  • Septic system: 3,000 gallon 
  • Construction: grouted concrete masonry & steel
  • LEED Certified
  • Antique Roof tile from Spain & Portugal
  • Custom hand-hewn Walnut floors through-out
  • Elevator to lower floor Media/Entertainment rooms
  • Steel Windows & Doors with Bronze screens
  • Sun Valley Bronze door hardware
  • “Antiqued” ceiling beams throughout
  • All home systems integrated to Home Automation system
  • Built-in sound system with concealed speakers behind plaster walls
  • 16 security cameras
  • 19KW solar system
  • Back-up Power Generator System
  • Ultra-private, ultra-high quality new residence on 106 acres
  • Surrounded by large coastal ranch properties
  • Spectacular panorama views of Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and pastoral foothills
  • Access by long private lighted driveway
  • Alternate access via heli-pad beside residence
  • Hidden hilltop site assures complete privacy at all times
  • Single level sprawling floor plan reflects rural ranch ambiance
  • Grand scale & proportions reveal a lifestyle of comfort, style and grace
  • Concrete & steel infrastructure, custom quality finishes 
  • Expansive sunny ultra-private pool terrace with adjacent cabana
  • Pristine & protected Gaviota Coast setting
  • Abundant private water
  • All rooms open through French doors to garden, pool and view terraces 
  • Minutes to Refugio State Beach, El Capitan State Beach and Gaviota State Beach
  • Twenty minutes to culture centers of Santa Barbara & Montecito 
  • Twenty minutes to famous Santa Ynez Valley vineyards and wineries
  • Perfect for high-profile owner for whom absolute privacy in a spectacular yet easily-accessible setting is important

Listing Agent: Randy Solakian

Co-listing Agent: Deanna Solakian