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For Sale: Rancho del Rio

One of the most spectacular properties in South Orange County has been listed for sale.  “Rancho del Rio” is a nearly 200 acre ranch on a small, private lake located in a secluded valley just off Ortega Highway.  The ranch contains numerous outbuildings and amenities, including a barn, casita, vineyard, helipad and caretakers house.

Below are some photos of the property courtesy of the MLS listing:

The MLS listing reads as follows:

Rancho del rio – 187+ acre ranch behind private gates, a few short miles from i-5 freeway in rural san juan capistrano. Offers equestrian barn with paddocks, fenced pastures, small vineyard w/ barn cask storage & large upper flat/game room, stocked pond alongside a casita, caretakers headquarters, private fuel tanks, water storage system, helipad, main casita w/ classic/spacious rooms for your entertaining whims. Refurbished & enhanced with attention to authenticity & detail by master craftsman.

The listing price is $12,900,000.  You’d think for nearly $13 million, you’d get a realtor who put some effort into writing your property description, but what do we know?  If you have that kind of money and are in the market for a ranch, you can read the full listing and view the entire photo gallery here.

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