The Perfect Getaway in Cambria

A true-to-life palace spreads its own brand of coastal luxury in Central California

With personalized luxury and unmatched beauty as its foundation, a dreamlike estate overlooking California’s central coast stands out with its quiet decadence. Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this 32,500 square foot wonderland of meticulous craftsmanship is true example of lavishness and comfort blended together in their purest forms.

A resort by its features and a family compound in its bones, The Retreat at Cambria sits atop 80 acres of prime coastal real estate. Located at 7292 Exotic Garden Drive, the 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom estate is perfectly located for connecting to two of the country’s most sought-after destinations. Just steps from quiet beaches and fully surrounded by the state’s beautiful outdoors, the home is a gated and secure destination with high value and multiple amenities.


Pushed back off California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway, the grounds of the home emote an ambiance unlike any other. Before you arrive at the estate’s grand opening, you’re automatically taken aback by the six personal acres of pinot noir grape fields. With year-round perfect weather, the home’s grounds promotes evening strolls, outdoor parties and quiet nights with friends and family.

“The estate flows from one splendid terrace to another; the scenic yard overlooks either mature greenery, the vineyard style grapevines, clear sky or the ocean,” says Frank Aazami of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. “Guests can flow in all directions, yet feel intimate as the main house on a single level is nestled comfortably on the best topography of this 80 acre plot with multiple buildings offering entertaining venues.”

Speaking of entertaining, there are two event halls detached from the main estate (4,800 sq. ft. & 13,000 sq. ft.) which can be utilized as locations for bowtie galas, charity auctions or wine tastings, given the few steps it takes to reach out and touch the vineyards. Guests can come by way of car, driving and parking along the grand circular porte-cochere, or dropping in on the helipad.


For motor enthusiasts, the large garages and expansive drives offer plenty of space to store and show a broad collection of enviable and attractive cars. In fact, the Retreat has the ability to house up to 60 vehicles. Mix that in with its proximity to Highway 1 and enviable temperatures on any given day, and you have the combination for a perfect weekend drive up and down the coast.

Security in a home like this is of the utmost importance. Outfitted with the latest security systems and a fortress-like exterior, the Retreat is a truly safe residence. What’s more, with so much space to flex out, privacy is never an issue.

Outdoors enthusiasts who want to do more than just go for an evening walk can embrace the surroundings. Multiple walking paths lead to personalized experiences of getting in touch with the California nature. Horse paths and cycling paths also open up the possibility of all-day adventure, and the best part is you can experience alone or with guests.


Even though there’s enough outside to keep you entertained, the inside of the home is the real attention-grabber. Once through the rare bronze doors, visitors can take in the high-ceilinged foyer, outlined by beautiful marble finishing. Natural light beams through the windows and illuminates the handcrafted tiled floor that runs through the entirety of the home like a golden path from room to room.

A personalized wine room fit for tastings and hosting guests, a chef’s kitchen, and your choice of multiple dining rooms that sprawl from wall to wall all come together to promote opportunities to indulge in the finer things. For movie buffs or evening family nights, a fully-stocked theater room makes for a great and fun experience any time of day or week.

For the ample roster of bedrooms, the Retreat doesn’t skimp on privacy or luxury. Indoor fireplaces keep things homey and warm with Tuscan touches while you’re surrounded by the finest trimmings like decorated marble. Once again, 12 bedrooms and an equal number of bathrooms offer up rest, relaxation and retreat among guests and family members alike.


Currently, the seller is able to consider a trade for a higher valued property. For a more in-depth look at this one-of-a-kind estate listed at $60 million in Cambria, CA visit and contact Frank Aazami at (480) 266-0240 or email with the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Private Client Group.