Many dream of owning a property with a vineyard, but dabbling in wine production isn’t the only agricultural avenue for cultivating hobbyists. Whether it’s growing coffee beans in Montecito or producing olive oil in Spain, here’s a look at four luxury properties perfect for those seeking their own private homestead.
Complementing a Mediterranean diet in Spain
A small producing vineyard isn’t the only delight found at this country property in Spain. Located in the middle of a peaceful valley in Vall d’Albaida, the newly built house features a grove of olive trees that produce about 1,400 bottles a year. The olive oil trees are in addition to the property’s vineyard, which produces about 1,000 bottles of wine each year.
The house itself, listed for $2.8 million, evokes the natural beauty of its surroundings with rough stone walls, rustic beams and a clay-tiled roof. A total of nine bedrooms and six bathrooms are within more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Also on the property is a custom swimming pool and a pool house.
A caffeinated compound in Montecito
Originally built as a citrus farm, Valley Heart Ranch in Montecito now features about 3,900 coffee plants that produce roughly 2,500 pounds of coffee annually. The luxury coffee farm is the brainchild of Kirsten and Darrell Becker, who acquired the property in 2015 and opted for growing coffee beans over wine grapes.
The producing coffee farm is accompanied by a four-bedroom main house, an infinity-edge swimming pool, a sports lawn, a ranch office, greenhouses and a gym. A full-sized pickleball court with steel walls and retractable glass and an equestrian pavilion with a five-stall barn and riding arena also reside on the property, which is listed for $14.9 million.
Secret garden on Kauai’s North Shore
The farmer’s market is always open for business at this three-acre sanctuary on Kauai’s North Shore. Located near Moloa’a Bay, the secluded property features an epic vegetable and herb garden as well as an avocado grove. Homegrown delights found on the property include avocados, Tahitian limes, bananas and other tropical fruit. If grazing isn’t your thing, the property also features a small stream and sacred Kahuna pond.
In addition to the secret garden, the property features a four-bedroom main house with expansive lanais that wrap the exterior. A detached two-garage and a bonus structure provide space for two additional guest suites. Asking price: $2.395 million.
Santa Barbara estate offers a lot of guacamole
At this Santa Barbara home, world-class ocean and mountain views aren’t the only thing to marvel at. The roughly 13-acre property offers income potential (and potentially loads of guacamole) in the form of 1,500 avocado trees.
Set back from the street, the gated property is located a few minutes from Santa Barbara’s popular downtown area full of shops and restaurants. Listed for $2.795 million, the home features vaulted-ceiling living spaces, a large primary bedroom suite, an office and about 4,000 square feet of living space. Rear decking takes in a top-o-the-world view of it all.