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Las Varas Ranch For Sale


The Doheny family’s Las Varas ranch, situated on the Gaviota Coast between Naples Point and El Capitan State Beach, is on the market for $108 million. The 1,800-acre property features a Spanish-style main house, additional buildings, and 50 head of cattle. The family’s effort to redraw a number of buildable parcels near the beach was rejected by Santa Barbara County last year. Tim Doheny — the now-deceased grandson of oil tycoon Edward Laurence Doheny, Sr. — purchased the ranch in the late 1960s from the Edwards family, which grew mostly lemons and some avocado until rising property taxes outpaced their income from farming.

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