Santa Cruz, CA, USA
1690 Glen Canyon Road
Introducing one of the best kept secrets in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a one of a kind, private, gated compound and custom built event center with beautifully manicured gardens on an extensive acreage. Established over fifty years ago and over time evolved into an entertaining sanctuary and retreat, the estate was a lifelong project to John and Julie Bruzzone to provide a safe haven for celebration and traditions of entertaining family and friends. The "Ranch" was later named Rancho Don Bosco after their patron saint John Bosco. The ranch was operated as a registered Polled Herford ranch for over thirty years before being replaced by beautiful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards....a welcome site for all who pass in front of the ranch entrance.The ranch and barn have been the site of scores of family gatherings from weddings to parties, full of laughter, joy and compassion. There is also a chapel on a hill overlooking the ranch and the Monterey Bay that is the replica of one found in the hills above Genoa, Italy. Conveniently located just moments from Santa Cruz and only thirty minutes from Los Gatos and beyond, with a proper vineyard, pond, tennis court, basketball, bocce court, horseshoe pit, inviting resort-style swimming pool and spa, barbecue built-ins and brick ovens, guest house, bridal cottage, wine grotto plus more. The "Barn" is well equipped with an extensive banquet room, dance floor, professional bar, commercial kitchen, a separate game room and large stone fireplace. It's the Wild Wild West movie set with awe-inspiring possibilities. Beyond the barn are numerous seating areas resembling the country picnic with an aviary sanctuary, windmill, Oregon Trail wagon days and all of this surrounded by an ornate landscape of enchanted gardens, ornamental trees, redwoods, palms, oaks and more.The estate home, with strong bones and elbow room everywhere, has a brick kitchen and great room fireplace, an old world bar cantina in the basement with a grand fireplace, plus French doors to everywhere. There are three en-suite bedrooms and a second great room facing an inviting pool and spa. Plan weddings here or company getaways, plus large group gatherings for massive entertainment and extended large family functions here. This one of a kind family compound exudes possibilities. Welcome to the family homestead, and what to do first? Truly unique in every way, moments from the sea and mountains and big city life.
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