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FOR SALE: $12,900,000

Property Details

Price/Sq Ft



Single Family Home









Acres Lot


One of the most spectacular ranches in California lies in a large, hidden valley just outside of the city of San Diego, nestled below the Palomar Observatory. A lifestyle some people only dream of, complete with an abundance of natural resources, beauty, wildlife, and privacy. Just to the south of the 2,000 acre Observatory property, in the Mendenhall Valley at 5,500 feet elevation this property consists of 376 breathtaking acres of virtually every terrain imaginable. From vista views high atop the mountain, to fields of gently waving wildflowers and grasses, to 100+ year old specimen trees, to valleys with natural streams and ponds teeming with fish.

The main estate enjoys 6,100sqft of luxury living designed with top of the line flooring, marbles & granites, wood detailing and cabinetry, and custom design and styling throughout. It showcases 4 master bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, library/office, wine cellar, vault, Heli-pad, and chef's grade kitchen setting the bar for rustic elegance. A trail ride around the property includes sightings of quail, pheasant, deer, and turkey as well as various structures including a completely remodeled log cabin, 3-bedroom caretakers (or ranch manager's) home, 12,000sqft of barn space, numerous outbuildings for equipment and storage as well as several fabulous homesites. This property can be purchased with all machinery, equipment and trucks as well as fully furnished with all top of the line furnishings, kitchenware, and linens.

The property also includes 6 ponds, 12 pastures with commercial-grade irrigation systems, 4 vertical wells and 2 horizontal wells capable of pumping more than 700 gallons per min, up to 480v of electricity, crystal clear premium water that feeds numerous streams and springs throughout the property and richly nurturing meadows, trees and wildlife. Whether you are a rancher, farmer or entrepreneur looking for an amazing opportunity, this is a truly special property and one not to miss. This amazing property includes 5 parcels APN numbers: 134-030-17-00; 134-050-22/23; and 134-050-30/31.

Palomar Mountain is an oasis in Northern San Diego County. The mountain is 6,500 feet elevation and separates Temecula to the north from Pauma Valley to the South. It is also famous for its abundant and pure mountain spring water, bottled by a dozen plus companies and delivered all over Southern California. Most of the Mountain is state and national park and boasts miles of forested trails for hiking with some areas for horseback riding and mountain biking.

Property Features


  • Total Bathrooms: 5
  • Full Bathrooms: 4
  • 1/2 Bathrooms: 1


  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Master Bedroom Dimensions:30 x 16
  • Bedroom 4 Dimensions: 18 x 16
  • Bedroom 2 Description: 16 x 15
  • Bedroom 3 Description: 14 x 14

Kitchen and Dining

  • 22 x 16
  • Dining Room Description: 15 X 13

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Fencing: Cross Fencing, Gated, Irrigated Fields
  • Patio And Porch Features: Awning Porch Covered, Balcony, Deck, Stone/Tile
  • View: Evening Lights, Lake/River, Mountains/Hills, Panoramic, Valley/Canyon
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 16,378,560
Facts and features
Type Single Family
Year built 1996
Heating Combination Heating
Cooling Central
Parking 23 spaces
Price/sqft $2,115
Land Info
Lot Size Acres 376
Lot Size Dimensions 20+ AC
Topography Mountainous, Rolling
Interior details
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Full bathrooms 4
1/2 bathrooms 1
Other Rooms
Family Room Dimensions 22 x 16
Heating and Cooling
Cooling Features Central Forced Air
Heating Features Combination Heating, Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Number of Fireplaces 4
Fireplace Locations Living Room, Master Bedroom
Garage and Parking
Number of Garage Spaces 3
Garage Attached
Parking Driveway
Parking Total 23
RV Parking On-Site Parking
Construction details
Year Built 1996
Property Age 23
Structure Type Residential - Single Family
Stories 3
Building Exterior Wood
Roof Material Metal
Flooring Carpet, Stone, Wood
Walls Drywall
Sewer Septic Installed
Total interior livable area 6,100 sqft
Pets allowed Yes
Rent control No
Other Features
Laundry Location Laundry Room
Laundry Utilities Electric
Other Appliances Dishwasher
  Fire Sprinklers
  Garage Door Opener
  Satellite Dish
  Built In Range
Property Location
County San Diego
Area North County
Region Palomar Mountain
Parcel Number 134-050-31-00
Subdivision Palomar Mountain
Source System Name C2C