June 17th, 2020 at 3:30 pm


For the first time in 20 years, the historic Monterey-style home with red-tile roof, a huge open-ocean-view courtyard, and view balconies is on the market and listed at $13,950,000. Built by the original Hollister family in 1938, it has only had three owners in more than 110 years.

Sitting on 105 acres you will find the five-bedroom, four-bathroom main house and the three-bedroom, three-bathroom second residence. 

Immerse yourself in the pristine, natural setting

Located just a 30-minute scenic drive west of Santa Barbara, the Ranch is a 24-hour gate-guarded residential community with 8.5 miles of the most pristine and undisturbed beaches on the California coastline, with multiple world-class surfing reefs and points.


Doubling as a wildlife preserve, residents can enjoy the natural environment that has remained since the Hollister family first settled there in the 1800s, making the Hollister Ranch community like nothing else on the West Coast. The 136 individual ranches allow families to enjoy the wide-open spaces, creating a magnificent escape from the outside world.

Come home to “The Ritz”

Known as “The Ritz,” the Hollister family home was quality-constructed with French doors leading out to the upper-level view balcony, which sits on a private and protected knoll at the base of the coastal foothills. The spectacular property consists of open meadows, canyon draws, wooded areas, and a horse pasture that extends down to the beach.


More than just a ranch

The exquisite property includes approximately 800 feet of ocean bluff. There is a building-site area, with views of the breaking surf, where a future structure could potentially be built.


Additionally, this unique sale opportunity includes a 40+ acre exotic protea flower farm that conveys with an agricultural operation including a lemon orchard and avocados.

Interior features and amenities

Remodeled and modernized in the 1990s, the home showcases a classically paneled living room with high ceilings and wood floors, a cozy den with fireplace, a large master bedroom, and an upstairs family room with fireplace.



French doors open to the ocean-view courtyard and an upstairs view balcony, where gorgeous views abound through mature oak trees.

The home looks across the horse pasture and meadows down to the iconic Bulito Point Headland and out to the ocean and surf.


Step out to the pastures 

Surrounding the Ranch are pastures and meadows for horses, panoramic ocean and Santa Rosa Island views, and easy access to the beach.


Oak groves and wooded areas drop down into Bulito Creek, plus abundant water storage areas from wells that service the property.

A large barn for flower processing and ranch work, along with two storage/equipment barns sits near Bulito Creek.


About exclusive listing agent Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson has been selling real estate in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. He specializes in selling Hollister Ranch and quality homes in Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, and Montecito.

As the listing agent who sold the famous Cojo and Llama Ranch, totaling close to 20,000 acres for a record $135 million, his experience and knowledge has helped his clients become successful in reaching their real estate goals.


Get in touch with Dan Johnson today for more information about the original Hollister Family Estate.

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