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Concierge Auctions Announces The March 18th Auction Without Reserve Of El Rancho del Rio - A 187+ Acre Luxury Ranch With Spectacular Accommodations In Orange County, California

The sprawling estate featuring an immaculate main house, robust equestrian facilities, vineyards, and ocean views will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with Hilton & Hyland, an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce the March 18th auction without reserve of El Rancho del Rio, a unique ranch compound offering premier privacy, yet conveniently located minutes from the heart of Orange County. The estate features impressive accommodations including a main hacienda, three guest casitas, a guest house with fully-stocked lake, a Ranch Manager's home, and extensive equestrian facilities. Originally offered for $22 million, El Rancho del Rio will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with Wayne Pridgen of Hilton & Hyland.

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"I have over 25 years of experience selling some of California's most beautiful properties, and El Rancho del Rio is by far the most stunning and largest estate I've had the opportunity to work on," stated Pridgen. "The location is extremely secluded, behind closed gates with a semi-private road, and the property itself is beautifully detailed. The main house, guest house, Ranch Manager's house, barns, and stables have all been redone with very high-quality finishes. The interiors are all five-star, comparable to a luxury hotel. El Rancho del Rio is a tranquil paradise that offers a very top-of-line equestrian lifestyle."

Encompassing the largest available residential acreage in all of Orange County, El Rancho del Rio is situated in total privacy on a lush valley floor flanked by hills and views to the ocean. The entire property has been renovated with meticulous detail. In the heart is a mission-style tower, three separate guest casitas and the main house. The four-bedroom, four full and two half-bathroom main house offers everything from a spacious commercial-grade kitchen to an expansive entertainment wing. The home also includes a large den and game room with a fireplace, as well as a formal dining room that seats up to 25.

Outside, the property has its own vineyard, helipad and equestrian amenities — five paddocks, two barns with 24 total stalls, corrals, open pastures and miles upon miles of trails. 

"El Rancho del Rio is the most beautiful, peaceful and serene place I've ever been in my life," stated seller Oscar Schwartz. "In addition to the beauty of the estate itself, the location makes it even better — minutes from Newport Beach and Laguna Beach and very convenient to downtown San Juan Capistrano."

"Concierge Auctions has successfully sold premier properties across the globe, but we have specialized expertise with luxury ranches such as this one," stated Laura Brady, Managing Director of Concierge Auctions. "El Rancho del Rio is one of California's most stunning ranch estates and simply can't be replicated. This auction is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The auction of El Rancho del Rio, located at 33300 Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano, California, will be held live on March 18th. A 2% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 1-4pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit, call 877.636.7517 or join the social discussion at #ConciergeAuctions.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for unique, high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions in 25 U.S. states from New York to Hawaii, typically valued between $2.5 million and $20 million, and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all U.S. states and 109 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury properties over the past 10 years. The firm has sold over $500 million in properties since its founding in 2008. For more information call 888-966-4759.

This property is listed for sale by Wayne C Pridgen (Lic # 0986121) of Hilton & Hyland Real Estate Inc (Lic #01160681) - 250 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310.278.3311). Auctioneer Frank Trunzo (CA Bond #511522). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is a licensed California auction firm (CA Bond #511475) - 777 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (888) 966-4759. The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, Auctioneer, and the Sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms and Conditions for more detail.

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