Victorine Ranch is a historic ranch along Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast, six miles south of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Conservancy’s property consists of two parcels and extends from coastal bluffs fronting Highway 1 to gentle marine terraces up and over a 1300 foot ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains and down to the verdant redwood forest of the Malpaso Creek Canyon. The property offers spectacular views of Soberanes Point, the Big Sur coastline, and the Pacific Ocean. Most of the property borders state and county park lands; much of the surrounding property is permanently protected from further subdivision.
Victorine Ranch is located in one of the most unspoiled regions of California’s coast, yet is still convenient to urban centers. Driving times are under half an hour to Carmel and Monterey, and about two hours to San Francisco. (See Google Map)
Views extend over the coastal terrace to the sea. Native wildflowers and wildlife are plentiful. Numerous birds of great variety, from songbirds to hawks, are resident or seasonal visitors. The property and its surroundings offer excellent hiking opportunities.
Water service is provided by the Victorine Ranch Mutual Water Company. The property is allocated a total of four water connections, one for each primary residence on the existing parcels and two additional water connections for legal lots that may be created with transfer of development credits.
The auction has been delayed pending resolution of the quiet title case. A new date will be determined in the near future. The details will be outlined in the Request for Offers document available soon on the Documents page of this website. Due to an on-going quiet title action, the Conservancy reserves the right to reschedule the auction date and a notice of any such date change will be posted on this web site.
If you would like more information regarding this rare opportunity, please call or write Christopher Kroll at
California State Coastal Conservancy
1330 Broadway, Suite 1300
Oakland, California 94612