Welcome to The Shire:
a unique, magical, sustainable piece of coastal California.
Back in 1974 some forward thinking “hippies” went in together on a piece of land in Refugio Canyon, just north of Santa Barbara, CA. They divided the property into two approximately 20 +/- acre parcels and affectionately named it “The Shire” after the home of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic character, Bilbo Baggins and the journey began…
For generations, families and friends have continued to enjoy the fondest and most loving memories shared at this magical Gaviota Coast Ranch.
It is now time for the next land custodians of this legacy mountaintop property to discover its timelessness. The property is located approximately 5.6 miles up from Refugio State Beach, on the Pacific side of the Santa Ynez Mountain range. Perched at approximately 1,500 feet, this property often sits above the fog line with a heaven-like panoramic view from Ventura to Gaviota.
– Vista de las Cruces School (K-8)
– Santa Ynez Elementary (2-8)
– Santa Ynez Valley Union High (9-12)
– Renewable Energy (Solar and Wind)
– Guest House
– 20ft x 60ft Greenhouse
– Workshop Building
– Avocado Orchard
– Horseshoe/Bocce Court
– Private Mountain Bike Trail
* Should be verified by buyer