Carmel Valley Legacy Ranch with Coastal Views

10 Rancho San Carlos Road, Carmel

476 acres of pristine land with all of the benefits of living within the Santa Lucia Preserve, including access to the Santa Lucia Preserve’s golf course, club house and miles of hiking and equestrian trails, but with the exclusive right to establish a legacy ranch on the property. This property, known as the Animus, is the only private property within the Santa Lucia Preserve with the right to maintain livestock and establish cultivated crops on the property, as well establish private water wells for livestock watering and crop irrigation, in addition to the right to use existing stock ponds for livestock watering. This property has a spectacular 10-acre homeland with 360 degree views to the Pacific, Monterey Bay and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Located adjacent to the Palo Corona Regional Park, it is surrounded by land that will be protected from future development and offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers.

Located minutes from the front gate of The Preserve, this property offers convenient access to schools, shopping and restaurants . This property also presents a unique opportunity for commuters and aviation enthusiasts. The property comes with the deeded right to maintain, store and land helicopters on the Homeland of the property, making a trip to Silicon Valley less than 30 minutes away, and affords an unparalleled opportunity for ease of access and travel directly to and from the property. This property can be combined with the adjacent 20 acre lot, also with a 10-acre homeland, to create a family compound for generations to come.

Sale Price: $3,850,000 combined

Sold July 2020

476 acres

Lot Size

10 Rancho San Carlos Road
10 Rancho San Carlos Road

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Lead Agent

Mike Canning

Mike Canning



Santa Lucia Preserve

The Santa Lucia Preserve is a 20,000 acre community nestled in the coastal foothills just minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach and Monterey. This extraordinary community is limited to just 300 homesites and enjoys a pleasant year-round climate generally sheltered from the nearby ocean fog. This picturesque landscape consists of rolling grasslands, oak woodlands, pine and redwood forests and has 18,000 acres permanently protected and dedicated to open space. In addition, two exceptional private clubs are offered to owners and members within the community; The Ranch Club & Preserve Golf Club. The Ranch club features a Spanish Colonial Hacienda built in the 1920’s and provides lodging and fine dining for members and their guests and is the gathering place for the community. The Ranch Club also offers a Sports Center with a variety of outdoor activities and an Equestrian Center. The Preserve Golf Club consists of a top 100 Tom Fazio designed golf course that provides a pure golf experience. The golf clubhouse sits on a knoll overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green.


With nearly 30 years of experience in the Pebble Beach and Carmel markets, the Canning team knows the market- both the openly listed and discreetly available inventory, Together with their associates they are uniquely qualified to offer the highest level of professionalism and service on the Monterey Peninsula.

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