Resort-like Amenities Meet All the Comforts of Home at Rana Creek Ranch—Carmel Valley Showpiece Now on the Market for $37.5M
Less than an hour from the picturesque cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach and Monterey—nestled on more than 14,000 bucolic acres in Monterey County’s Upper Carmel Valley—hails this spectacular working cattle ranch/retreat owned (and updated extensively) for the past 38 years by Apple co-founder, Mike Markkula, and his wife, Linda.
Purchased by Mike Markkula for $8 million in 1982, the entire ranch 35351 E. Carmel Valley Road is now on the market for $37.5 million (or $27.5 million for 12,000-plus acres).
“It is the largest private landholding in the entire Carmel Valley [comprised of most of the original 1834 Rancho Los Tularcitos Mexican land grant], so that alone makes it stand out,” says listing agent Bill McDavid.
“With that comes extreme solitude, yet town is only a short drive away.”
Among the highlights: a 5,413-square-foot, one-bedroom main house with an attractive western-themed bar and attached two-bedroom guest wing, as well as a separate two-bedroom guesthouse with its own four-car garage, and multiple offices and staff quarters. Add in a pool and abundant wildlife, not to mention breathtaking views of the Tularcitos Mountains and Salinas Valley, and Rana Creek Ranch satisfies all of the requirements for resort-like living and entertaining. The ultimate wow-factor, however, is the land itself, says Bill McDavid.
“After having told a story about how he literally got lost on the property not long after he bought it, [Mike Markkula] said, ‘If anyone wants to know how big it is… you can tell them it’s that big!’”
Bill McDavid | 406.542.3762 | DRE 01455038
Hall and Hall
Pete Clark | 805.238.7110 | DRE 00656930
List Price $37.5 million
(or $27.5 million for 12,000-plus acres)
Photographs: Hall and Hall