Beautiful Fairbanks Ranch has a colorful history and Fairbanks Ranch homes create a picturesque history of their own.
Once part of an historic Spanish land grant, Fairbanks Ranch was purchased in the 1920’s by movie legend and idol Douglas Fairbanks. He and wife Mary Pickford owned over 3000 acres here, which they dubbed Rancho Zorro, from Fairbanks role in “The Mark of Zorro.” And so began the life and legends surrounding Fairbanks Ranch homes.
By 1977, famed developer Ray Watt set his sights on acquiring Rancho Zorro, which would entail assembling parcels from eight different land owners to develop what is known as Fairbanks Ranch today.
History: Once part of a historic Spanish land grant, the ranch was purchased by Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920’s. Fairbanks was a famed silent film star in the early 1900’s who brought such roles as Zorro and Robin Hood to the big screen. He and his wife Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart,” owned more than 3,000 acres of the area, which they called “Rancho Zorro,” taken from Fairbanks’ film “The Mark of Zorro.” It also means “Fox Ranch.”
In 1977, Ray Watt laid eyes on the fabled “Rancho Zorro.” At that time, the land belonged to many separate entities, and Ray was able to assemble land from eight of the entities to form the development that is Fairbanks Ranch (618 residential lots) and Fairbanks Rancho Country Club (341 homes) today.
With over 1240 acres developed, Fairbanks Ranch includes over 75 acres of park-like grounds, including a lake with a clubhouse, 5 tennis courts, 9-hole putting green, a park featuring a barbecue/ picnic area along with volleyball and basketball court. The setting is nothing short of beautiful–and many exquisite estates border the lake.
Sales began on Fairbanks Ranch lots began in the fall of 1979 and includes a 5,100-square foot clubhouse, Fairbanks Village Plaza, a 58,000 square foot office and retail center that is still partially owned by Watt. The center currently holds a beauty salon, deli, coffee shop, health club, florist and various other offices. The spaces range from 400 to 1,000 square feet and the current occupancy rate is 97.6%.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was also the site of a major marketing coup: the Equestrian Endurance Event of the 1984 Olympic Games. After Ray suggested FRCC to the commissioners for the Olympic Equestrian event, Prince Philip chose Fairbanks over the other 6 sites that had been selected. The event took place on August 1, 1984. A bronze sculpture was created to commemorate the Olympic event, and it permanently stands at the entrance gate of the Country Club.
Many of the stately homes in Fairbanks Ranch sit behind guarded gates. Fairbanks Ranch real estate is highly desired and homes here have an average price of around $2.5 million.
Listed below are homes for sale in Fairbanks Ranch. Newest listings are shown first. Below that are recent sales of Fairbanks Ranch homes during the past year
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This home overlooks 5 holes of the famous Del Mar Country Club Golf Course & offers the ultimate in privacy, with its prime position situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and a private gated entrance. A long driveway leads to this charming home built with hand-honed distressed pine, double studs & vintage 1st generation lumber beams from Idaho & Montana. The spacious gourmet kitchen showcases the most expensive materials in the world & features a center island and top of the line appliances. Kitchen cabinets were built & designed by McCavoy, one of the best custom cabinet builders in San Diego. The living area features a massive stone fireplace stretching from floor to the cathedral ceiling. The distressed vintage beams throughout add to the inviting old-world charm. The exterior of this custom estate showcases imported rock, rounded & hand cut with diamond blades. A Pebble-tek & sandstone patio leads out to a large pool area where the guesthouse & landscaped hedge provides privacy from the golf course. No expense was spared in this dramatically landscaped lot, which was custom designed by Michael Theilaker of award-winning firm KTU&A Architects. No place exemplifies luxury more than Rancho Santa Fe & no name is as synonymous with upscale real estate & golf as Del Mar Country Club. One of the most exclusive clubs in the world, the Del Mar Country Club is a short golf cart ride away from this estate. The 50,000 square foot clubhouse offers options for dining, entertainment, and business. Private rooms & ballrooms are available for meetings, conferences, banquets or parties, & 3 dining options are offered: a formal dining room, a cozy lounge, & a casual patio.
Villa Nafissa is a spectacular custom-built estate encompassing 38.98 acres of land. The property took inspiration from Monet's Garden in Giverny. Discover romantic paths, a lake & waterfalls as you explore the impressive grounds that are a horticultural oasis of 3,000+ species of flora, fruit & mature trees. The approx. 16,000SF main residence, built with the finest materials & European craftsmanship is positioned to take in the view of the grounds. The home's club house showcases a double-sided fireplace & idyllic dining area. Beyond is a spacious outdoor setting, perfect for relaxing & enjoying the pool & bbq. There is a hidden spa below the pool with its own waterfall. The club house also features a commercial-grade kitchen, media room and upstairs office. The two guest houses totaling over 10,000SF have an additional 10 en-suite bedrooms & are nestled in their own private settings overlooking the pool. The estate has 8 garage spaces, & an additional 13 motor court spaces. Extra amenities include a gym, tennis+basketball court, children's play area, jogging path, and yoga + meditation gardens. The home's produce garden supplies fruits and vegetables. The estate is zoned for up to 50 horses. Villa Nafissa is protected by both Fairbanks Ranch security & its own private gates. All buyers must be pre-qualified.
What you've been waiting for--Del Mar Country Club's finest! Ocean and sunset views from this elevated, private, cul-de-sac site. Fabulously refreshed estate with current exquisite finishes and appointments with a soft contemporary infused mediterranean flair. Everything is brand new! State of the Art chef's kitchen with all new luxe appliances opening to a great family room with la cantina doors to the outside, expansive yard with pool, spa and fire pit. Can live like a single level with one first floor master bedroom and 2 bedrooms downstairs--another master upstairs plus another bedroom. All 5 bedrooms en suite, plus library/office, golf cart garage, 3 car garage, 6 fireplaces, soaring ceilings, wood floors, exquisite woodwork, surround sound, dual laundry rooms, exercise room or nursery adjacent to upstairs master bedroom. Ultimate master bath with freestanding tub, custom fixtures, marble shower, and sauna, and dual walk in closets. Panoramic Ocean and golf course views from decks surrounding upstairs master bedroom offering serenity and privacy. With over 7000 sq. ft of exclusive living, fabulous floor plan, view and impeccable appointments, this home has it all!
A private oasis tucked within the exclusive, guard-gated estates of Fairbanks Ranch—a community known for its world-class equestrian facilities and pristine amenities amid 75 acres of park-like grounds—this stunning updated Spanish-Mediterranean-style home epitomizes luxury living. Architectural details abound, from a dramatic curved central staircase to arched doorways and soaring double-height ceilings, alongside high-end finishes, fixtures and European detailing. Host in the formal living or dining rooms, serve from a spacious chef's kitchen or entertain in the family room—which includes a corner wet bar—and seamlessly spills open into a patio with a BBQ, pool, spa and a lushly landscaped backyard crisscrossed with paths. There’s space for every need, like a library/large home office, gym, even a personal indoor golf simulator. And at night, retreat to a primary suite with an enviable dressing room/bathroom that includes a double shower and luxe soaking tub that's simply dreamy. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: RSLP,GSL Frontage: Open Space
..... NEW PRICE!!!!!!.....Open Sun 10/17 11 -3.... GRANDE TRADITIONAL ESTATE ON TWO GATED ACRES!…Romantic 2nd floor VERANDAS… Louvered shutters flank TALL PANED WINDOWS… Sensational magazine perfect grounds include ESTATE POOL, brick patios, wisteria covered trellis’ & rock waterfall. Newly added huge… MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT ROOM… is the CENTER of action w/ 130” DROP DOWN SCREEN, billiards area, game tables, seating areas, fireplace and a handsome BAR. Gorgeous granite ISLAND kitchen w/Viking 6 burner, beautiful cabinetry. ENORMOUS fully outfitted….. OUTDOOR KITCHEN & DINING area… w/fireplace & TV. Designed for a FLEXIBLE LIFESTYLE, the home features TWO master suites HI-TECH control from i-pad or phone! Sophisticated Lights, cameras, gates, security, temperature & music. Energy efficient w/Two TESLA batteries, and owned Solar System with 72 PANELS. 45’x13’ RV area w/hookups. Dog House & Fenced Run. Read Detail sheet attached.
Elegant Private Gated Estate perched above San Dieguito River Valley on 9.66 acres in the exclusive gated Fairbanks Ranch community. Enter over the water on a grand bridge into soaring entry. Unparalleled sunset, mountain top and valley views from all main rooms & bedrooms. Enjoy meandering through the sprawling lawns and waterfall guided pathways to your own private lake. Poolside and lakeside gazebos for you and your guests to relax and take in the tranquility of the water cascading down. Circular driveway with 2 electronic gates. This impressive estate is an entertainer's paradise. Opulent first floor master suite includes sitting area with fireplace, warm wood paneled library/office and loft/workout area. Huge master bath has fireplace, sunken marble tub and separate shower with forever views. Three kids/guest bedrooms with stunning views, en suite baths and 2 have fireplaces. Resort-like setting has 2 guest houses(1 attached that has a kitchen), private tennis court, 65ft free form pool and spa, walking paths. Sprawling decks extend all around the home for indoor/outdoor enjoyment. Fairbanks Ranch community offers gorgeous equestrian facility, large beautiful lakes with park-like grounds and walking paths, 4000 sq ft. clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, wide roads throughout for jogging and strolling, direct pathway to award winning elementary school, 24-hour armed security. The lifestyle dreams are made of!
Welcome to the Highly Sought after Gated Community of Fairbanks Polo Club! This Tastefully upgraded 3bd/2.5 House with Over $200K Recent Updates Has All the Bells and Whistles You are Looking for! Upon Entry, You are Greeted by the Soaring Ceiling, Open Living room & Panoramic Views of the Mountain, Polo Field, Torrey Pines & San Dieguito River Park. It Features an Expansive Foyer with Travertine Floor, Open Living room with Wood Floor & Beautiful Quartz Fireplace and Lots of Windows to Enjoy Amazing Views of Sunsets & Hot Air Balloons. No Expenses Have Been Spared in a Newly Remodeled Kitchen with Quartz Countertops, Full Backsplash, Two Toned High End Shaker Kitchen Cabinets, Pull out Shelves, Dacor Stainless Steel Appliances, Custom Cabinet Pulls & Floating Shelves. Family Room Adorned with Stoned Walls, Built-in Cabinets, Wine Racks & Beautiful Views. Enjoy Reading Your Book in Front of the Master Bedroom’s Fireplace while Watching the Sunset. The Sunlit Master Bath has been Tastefully Upgraded with Glass Walls, High End Wood Cabinets, Complimentary Stones on the Shower & Bathroom Walls & Forever Views. The Backyard with a Built-in Firepit, Soothing Fountain, and Unobstructed Westerly Views is an Entertainment Delight. Community Offers Resort Style Living with Pool, Jacuzzi, Tennis Courts & BBQ. Conveniently Located to Shops, Restaurants, Schools, Beaches, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Freeway & More!
This sublime, all-inclusive compound on the desirable west side of Rancho Santa Fe is refined and refreshed by its original owners, presenting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a luxurious life of refinement in a bespoke architectural masterpiece. Located in an exclusive gated enclave of just four custom estates, the property is extremely private, with a walled perimeter, long gated driveway, and 2.75 fully landscaped acres of grounds creating an unparalleled setting. The main residence is accompanied by four additional structures including two dedicated ensuite guest casitas, a gym pavilion with bath and wet bar, and an estate manager’s office. Rivaling the finest resorts, the picturesque homesite is also enriched with a pool and spa, a sunken lighted tennis court, an outdoor entertainment space with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ. Within the single-level five-suite home, residents will enjoy an unparalleled primary suite with two luxurious baths, closets, a lounge, vanity, sauna, separate massage or treatment room, and a magnificent boutique-style display closet for showcasing fine clothing, shoes, bags and collectibles. Guests will love spending time in a lavish billiard parlour complete with full bar and a dedicated wine cellar with 750-bottle storage capacity. Relaxation and recreation continues in a dedicated theater with luxurious seating for 10, and an arcade with games and ping-pong. Introduced by massive, hand-carved entry doors, the estate showcases inlaid travertine flooring, new Fleetwood doors and windows, dramatically arched passageways, a living room with fireplace, a parlor, formal dining room, 8 full and 4 half baths, and a fireplace-warmed office with soothing glazed verde walls and built-in bookcases. Art aficionados will appreciate generous hallways with well-defined walls for art and artifacts. Casual entertaining is generously accommodated in a family room with media and fireplace, an informal dining/morning room, and a professional chef-caliber gourmet kitchen that features a large island with bar-height seating. There is garage parking for six and abundant guest parking on site behind gates.The Breathtaking Bella Siena estate is merely minutes to golf and tennis clubs, fine dining, and world-class hotels, spas, schools for all grade levels, exquisite shopping, and public and private aviation and transportation options.
SINGLE-LEVEL Del Rayo Downs Beauty! Remodeled and extraordinary finishes in this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with voluminous ceilings & tons of natural light. Say goodbye to electricity bills with PAID solar - 42 panels! More features including added canned lighting, new electrical, ceiling fans, whole water filtration, Sonos system, security system, wine vault, new garage doors, new water heater, new a/c & furnaces in 2018, epoxy garage flooring, beautiful & quiet sitting area outside with fountain plus so much more. This home is immaculate, turnkey and ready for you! Gorgeous gated community with pool & tennis court. Close to restaurants and just minutes from the world-class Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.
First time on market. Single level Main House, detached Guest House, regulation size Tennis Court, VIEWS, on an ULTRA PREMIUM all usable 1.55 acre homesite in the unrivaled residential community of Fairbanks Ranch. SOLAR! Unique and rare opportunity for the buyer who understands value and who is appreciative of the upside potential this property presents. An extraordinary offering for the buyer who recognizes an unparalleled opportunity to refresh and update to their OWN personal tastes and to end up with an exceptional showcase estate! Single level Main House (except for the 2nd Executive office) with 4+ BR suites, 5.5 BA, gorgeous 2 Story Billiard room Library. Guest House with Great Room with kitchen, complete BR suite, plus a full Pool Bath separate from GH. Regulation size Tennis Court, SOLAR, family orchard and raised gardening beds, Pool/Spa, water features, expansive views! Pavered, wide circular driveway; gated access to 4-car garage. Much, much more! Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 510
Tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens & olive trees, and immersed in world-class amenities, the intimate resort community of Rancho Valencia has been a favorite among guests & locals for more than 3 decades. This collection of 12 charming Villas offers tremendous fractional ownership opportunities that makes living in an exclusive resort environment a dream come true. Enjoy the luxury of a vacation home with none of the hassles associated with traditional second home! Owners have access to all the amazing amenities offered by Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Truly a perfect escape from the everyday! Ownership at The Villas at Rancho Valencia includes access to a private clubhouse and pool, daily housekeeping, personal concierge, pre-arrival grocery shopping, and in-residence dining. Owners also have access to all the amazing amenities offered by Rancho Valencia. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at the world renowned Rancho Valencia Spa or partake in one of the over 80 weekly complementary fitness classes, including yoga, pilates and spin. A Forbes 5 Start Resort, Rancho Valencia is continuously rated as one of the top tennis resorts in the US. Villa Owners are also able to enjoy preferred access to the expansive, lush fairways of private and public world-class golf courses in San Diego area, as well as complementary use of Callaway clubs. If you want to venture out to explore the surrounding areas, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Del Mar beaches and La Jolla shopping malls are only minuets away. When you return to Rancho Valencia in the evening, enjoy cocktails outside at The Pony Room firepits and watch the sunset, or dine at Veladora - one of San Diego's top-rated restaurants. The Villas at Rancho Valencia is ideal for romantic getaways, memorable retreats or simply relaxation. Complex Features: BBQ,Tennis Courts,Clubhouse/Rec Room,Concierge,Exercise Room,Gated Community,Pet Restrictions,Pool,Spa/Hot Tub,Other/Remarks Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Pool/Spa/Equipment,Range/Oven,Shed(s),Washer,Water Filtration,Other/Remarks
Exceptional view property in the coveted Farms at Rancho Santa. Set on a bluff lining one of the most picturesque fairways of the Pete Dye designed Farms golf course, the property has panoramic golf course, lake, and sunset views, extending to the ocean. Elegant and spacious, this single- story custom home was designed to take advantage of the spectacular views while maintaining ultimate privacy. The home encompasses four large en suite bedrooms, and a separate oversized powder room. The primary suite which includes a sitting area, fireplace and features floor to ceiling windows and French Doors, is the ultimate retreat to enjoy the views. The large entry with French limestone flooring, opens to an elegant living room and formal dining room. A wood-paneled library features a beautiful custom fireplace and built-in cabinetry. The chef’s kitchen with island and pantry flows into an inviting, wood- beamed family room and rear yard for easy entertaining. In addition to the views, outside you’ll find lush landscaping, a vanishing edge pool, separate over-sized spa, built-in BBQ, and Pergola covered eating area. The Farms at Rancho Santa Fe is a 24- hour guard gated community.