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Fairbanks Ranch

Beautiful Fairbanks Ranch has a colorful history and Fairbanks Ranch homes create a picturesque history of their own.

Fairbanks Ranch Home
Fairbanks Ranch Luxury Home

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

. If you have any questions about Fairbanks Rnach or other Rancho Santa Fe real estate, call Roberta or Scott Murphy at either 760-942-9100 or 760-613-6190. You may also email: scott@sandiegopreviews.com

Fairbanks Ranch Homes for Sale

14497 Emerald Ln Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$10,900,000
7 Beds
7 Baths
8,486 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003412
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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.

6103 Avenida Picacho Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$8,399,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
9,090 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2111149
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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!

6883 Alydar Corte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,950,000
7 Beds
12 Baths
12,756 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2113233
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Totally renovated extravagant Mediterranean estate in one of Rancho Santa Fe’s most premier locations with panoramic views to the ocean. Upon entering, the beauty of the home instantly overwhelms you. Tastefully and artistically located to the right of the entry is a resort tennis court sunken into the ground and graced with magnificent succulents. This single level estate enjoys a very thoughtful and open floor plan. Past the voluminous foyer, you are welcomed into the view inspiring living room and dining room, each with customized wainscoting and ceiling details. The primary suite boasts a stunning view retreat with spa-like bath and his and her walk-in closets. Across the hall are 3 gracious bedroom suites. Nearby is his grand office finished with the finest materials with specimen wood paneling, magnificent ceiling detail, and oversized fireplace. The kitchen would impress any gourmet with its size and design, slab granite counters, custom cabinetry, and commercial grade appliances; it is completely open onto both the breakfast nook and huge yet warm family room. Behind the bar is a hidden passageway to the underground wine cellar and wine tasting room. The opposite side of the family room is where you will find the state-of-the-art media room perfect for any viewing in addition to a stage for additional at-home performances. Two additional guest bedrooms are found at this end of the home as is the attached 4-car garage and additional detached 4-car garage for a total of 8 cars. The entire estate acreage is uniquely all usable and boasts the 94’ long, 100,000 gallon pool as the centerpiece. The lawns and gardens are specifically designed to open onto nature’s perfect painting of the valleys, mountains, and ocean.

6002 Via Posada Del Norte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,900,000
6 Beds
10 Baths
12,745 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210032963
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
6002 Via Posada Del Norte where tranquility, serenity, joy, and “AHHHHHH” come together effortlessly. Experience overwhelming exuberance with the rush of “WOW”, the sophisticated brilliance of this warm contemporary home with exceptional design features will captivate you from the moment you approach the one-of-a-kind entry. Perched above the San Dieguito River Valley with forever views, experience peaceful serenity from sunrise through stunning sunsets, and into stargazing. If Happiness, Longevity, Wealth, and Health are in your dreams, Tranquility is your next home The sensible genius of this 6-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom estate lives as a single-level home, with space to entertain, workout or take in a movie in the custom-designed 14 recliner seat theater. An entertainer’s delight, Tranquility features immense indoor and outdoor space, including breathtaking views from every room, an art room, glass entertainment bar, wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pool, cabana, multiple fire pits, putting green, bocce court, and much more.... Beyond Tranquility, Fairbanks Ranch presents a community lake, clubhouse, tennis & pickleball courts, walking paths, horse trails and recreational areas. So many reasons to call 6002 Via Posada Del Norte Home: Exclusive secure guard gated community of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe Community lake, clubhouse, tennis courts, pickleball courts, walking paths, horse trails & recreational play areas – volleyball, basketball •Located at end of cul-de-sac. •Large primary suite with Pampered custom bath – his and hers separate showers, including steam shower, and large walk in custom his and hers closets •Detached guest quarters with separate entrance •Exercise room •Indoor fitness pool with endless current and indoor spa pool •Separate wine cellar •Orchard of Fruit trees •Marble / granite flooring inside and out •Large exterior patio decks for entertaining •Fireplace and fire pit outside • Soft Contemporary architectural home with clean lines and abundance of natural light •Large indoor- outdoor living space ideal for entertaining •Large indoor aquarium •Floor to ceiling glass sliding doors •Smart home Lutron lighting and shades •Grand steel circular staircase leading to Outdoor infinity edge pool and spa •Large indoor - outdoor heated cabana with entertainment area including •Putting green, bocce court, fridge, Microwave & BBQ •2 Outdoor BBQ Areas with warming drawers, sinks •Oversize 4 car garage with built in custom cabinets with additional parking for 10 to 12 cars •Large private office with custom cabinets, library and relaxing patio balcony with views •Second office with built in cabinets off Primary Bedroom Suite. • Gourmet Kitchen has large walk in pantry with oversized commercial fridge and freezer •Pre-Wired camera and security system, and whole house networks with fiber optic speed available •Art room Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Vacuum/Central, Washer, Water Filtration Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: ,LL, Guest House Est. SQFT: 419 Frontage: Canyon, Lake/River

6398 Clubhouse Drive Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$9,995,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
11,364 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2200545
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Spectacular gated estate in exclusive Del Mar Country Club. This French Country Estate boasts 6 bedrooms & 8 baths on 2.38 acres with approximately 450 feet of golf course frontage overlooking the 4th and 5th fairways, greens and lake. An entry level Master Suite features his & hers dressing areas, closets and shower/steam and an upstairs exercise room. Perfect home for entertaining as the main family room and kitchen open up to an outdoor entertainment area with a large stone fireplace and classically styled pool and spa. The French architecture of the home is accented by a slate roof and stone pavers. The Versailles patterned oak floors give warmth and authenticity to the finely detailed interior. This floor plan has taken advantage of every possible view corridor: extraordinary lake and golf course, European styled gardens and serene, Zen inspired meditation garden featuring 2 waterfalls and koi pond. Other noteworthy features include: Black Walnut paneled library with fireplace; elegant living and dining rooms and an approximate 800 bottle wine cellar; detached guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath; oversized 5-car garage; and grounds that allow the potential for a vineyard with 1800 vines, cabernet varietals (vineyard report available).

16978 Circa Del Sur Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,495,000
8 Beds
8.5 Baths
8,377 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2201790
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Modernized Spanish estate with an impressive sense of arrival is centrally located inside the exclusive gates of Fairbanks Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe. Designed for entertaining, your guests will love the light filled voluminous entry with sweeping wrought iron balustrade, elegant formal dining and living rooms, chef’s gourmet kitchen, spacious family room with French doors, stylish beamed ceiling, and beautiful custom built-ins seamlessly leading to the 1.2 acre lushly landscaped resort paradise. Relax in the infinity edge pool with private spa, water slide, waterfalls, cabana, sports bar, fire pit, and built-in BBQ. Wonderful open floor plan provides an abundance of natural light, custom tile detailing, wide-plank wood floors, exposed beams, stone/wrought iron work, and peaceful balconies. Escape in the deluxe primary suite with its luxurious spa bath, boutique closet, and private balcony. All additional bedrooms are generous in size. Enjoy the ease of working at home in the wood paneled executive office. Oversized garage parking for 4 cars. The Fairbanks community includes 24/7 armed guard-gated security, a clubhouse on a stunning lake with walking path, putting green, fishing and paddle boats, waterfall, creek lined trails, children’s park, equestrian center, and professional grade tennis and pickleball courts.

6501 Via Vista Canada Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,950,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,287 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # SB22057350
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Exceptional quality. This recently remodeled gated home features 5 BD, 6 BA and 2 powders including a gorgeous nonconforming 1 BD/1 BA guest house. 4 Bedrooms are located on the first floor while the master Bedroom is on the second floor with breathtaking panoramic hill views. Home features a birch library with fireplace, refrigerated wine room, French doors throughout, media/pool/entertainment room with bar. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast room and Mahogany family room with boxed ceilings. Backyard features specimen palms, Pergola with BBQ, fireplace, refrigerators, and sink. 2 Pools, spa, and 2 Koi ponds with connecting waterfall. Security lights throughout grounds. Recent renovations throughout including new floors, new quartz counters, new roof, new plumbing, A/C, heating, and paint. New pumps for pool, spa, and koi ponds and new UV filtering systems. No expense spared in exquisite landscaping and the current owner has spent nearly $1 million on various remodels and upgrades. NORTH FAIRBANKS RANCH WITH 24 HOUR GATE GUARD COMMUNITY including a lake, a golf course, and equestrian center, a library, and tennis courts. This home is located in the highly regarded community with less than 10 miles to Del Mar Beach, San Diego Polo Field, Del Mar Racing and famous golf courses and resorts like, Rancho Valencia, Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, The Santa Luz Club, Fairbanks Ranch Golf, Del Mar Country Club, and much more.

21 Avenida 31-37 Z.12 Colonial Santa Elisa Guatemala Outside Area (outside U.s.) Foreign Country 00000

$128,400
3 Beds
1 Bath
721 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # CV22061257
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Location, Location, Location…yes, in Guatemala. NEW beautifully designed condominiums in a very much desirable location in the city. Perfect for buyers looking to invest as an AirBnb or for retirement. Property features private parking, 24 hour security and top of the line fixtures and so much more! FHA financing is available. Visit us at colonialinternacional.com

6085 Calle Camposeco Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,950,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,782 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2202831
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This beautiful storybook Tudor style home located on the coveted north side of the guard gated Fairbanks Ranch has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a designated office, a bonus room and a library/game room with stunning fireplaces throughout. This magnificent and stately home filled with charm and character has soaring wood beamed ceilings and an updated classic kitchen with high end Viking appliances and Carrara marble backsplash. This home has a wonderful floor plan that consists of a formal living room and dining room, breakfast area, and a chef's kitchen that is open to the family room. The primary bedroom and another large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom are downstairs. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs connected by a jack and jill bathroom. The 2.5 acre property boasts gorgeous views of the San Dieguito River Valley and the hills of Rancho Santa Fe. The pool, hot tub, yard, waterfall, mature trees and landscaping are what dreams are made of! An inviting covered loggia and built in bbq are perfect for dining al fresco and entertaining year round. Other fabulous features include a 4 car garage, fenced yard, spacious laundry room and beautiful brick, stone and mill work. Don't miss out on this magical property in a prime, private and peaceful location. An amazing lifestyle awaits you!

6089 Avenida Alteras Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,950,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
9,100 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220009535SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
BOM!!! Located in the highly sought-after North side of Fairbanks Ranch, this oasis is perched upon a 1.33 acre private lot, overlooking the ranch. A contemporary design combined with Mediterranean classic architecture, Venetian plaster exterior combined with modern design makes this two story home suitable for today’s multi-generational living. The majestic porte-cochere gives way to a warm interior filled with tall ceilings, grand windows, abundant natural light and distressed stone flooring throughout. The entry welcomes you to an intimate living room and open dining room. Two custom Spanish tiled stairways with beautiful iron work lead to two separate wings that surround the central courtyard. See supplement... Wing one is an oversized primary suite complete with fireplace and balcony to enjoy the sunsets. The second wing is perfect for children or multi-generational living. The large family room is adjacent to the chef's kitchen with intimate breakfast area and substantial island. A 16 foot long disappearing glass wall opens to the impressive patio with fireplace, relaxing salt water pool with spa, grassy yard, putting/chipping green and sweeping views. Spacious guest house, offers a tranquil setting great for guests or a pool house. This home truly has it all with 6 sizable bedrooms (each with ensuite bathroom and balcony), 8 full baths and 2 half baths, 4 fireplaces, office, movie theater, game room with built in large bar, loft area off of all secondary bedrooms, 2 bonus rooms for yoga, additional office or nursery. Outdoor kitchen area with bar, natural rock waterfall into the pool, cozy fireplace in the courtyard, 4-car garage and more! Fairbanks Ranch is the ultimate retreat nestled behind impressive gates in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Protected by guards and 24-hour patrols makes Fairbanks a very secure place to call home. Amenities include the stunning clubhouse available for events, twin lakes offer paddle-boating, rowing and canoeing. Renovated tennis and pickle-ball courts (3 lit for evening/night play), a 3- arena equestrian center offers boarding for your horses and riding lessons for residents. This family friendly neighborhood has a park with play equipment, fitness course, multiple walking trails, picnic tables and barbecues. Curl up with a book in the community library or take a stroll along the lake shore offering the ultimate peaceful setting. Close to great public and private schools, renowned golf courses, world-famous beaches, high-end shopping and award- winning resorts, restaurants and spas (Rancho Valencia Hotel and Spa, voted #1 resort in California and #3 resort in the country by the U.S. News and World Report). Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: RSLP

17356 Circa Oriente Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,789,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,743 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2204080
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This exquisite custom estate is situated on 1.35 acres in the sought-after exclusive community of Fairbanks Ranch and is the ultimate dream home for those who insist on the finest in luxury living, design and craftsmanship. Upon entering, you are greeted by a stunning 2 story foyer, a light drenched bright and airy aura, vaulted ceilings, generous living spaces, white oak plank flooring, and numerous cozy fireplaces. The main level hosts a luxurious master suite with soaking tub, dual vanities, an oversized walk-in shower, 3 ensuite guest rooms and a gym. The lower-level impresses with 2 additional guest suites providing a relaxing retreat, a game room, wine cellar and 3 car garage. Explore endless entertaining opportunities in the formal living and dining rooms, great room and gourmet kitchen equipped with an abundance of cabinetry and quartz countertops, plentiful storage, center island, casual breakfast/dining nook, a corner fireplace, dual islands and stainless-steel appliances. This striking home was designed to make outdoor living as luxurious as indoors and creates a sleek juxtaposition to the natural beauty and Westerly tree top views surrounding it. The picture-perfect backyard features a top-level patio, fire pit and spa. The gorgeous garden level boasts a sparkling pool, a second spa and an entertainment pavilion with bar and full bath. The orchard completes the lower level. Enjoy the luxury lifestyle in this beautifully appointed home, along with easy access to community amenities. Residents of Fairbanks Ranch will enjoy an idyllic living experience surrounded by picturesque lakes, walking trails, a world-class equestrian center, tennis, and golf close by. This captivating Fairbanks Ranch lifestyle sets a new standard for refined leisure, combining a thoughtfully composed design and fine craftsmanship. Kim Kelly- Director of Sales- Everything Creative Designs

6330 Rancho Diegueno Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,750,000
6 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,438 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220010227SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome home to this beautiful 2 story masterpiece located in highly sought-after Rancho Santa Fe! On almost 2 fully usable acres, this traditional 5,438-sqft estate home features 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a spacious floorplan, large rooms filled with garden views & natural light throughout. A paved circular driveway takes you to an elegant formal entry foyer greeting guests with a curved staircase & a soaring turret leading into a grand living room boasting dramatic 22-ft windows, showcasing a lush backyard. This custom home features an elegant formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, large family room with a warm & inviting fireplace & custom built-in bar, separate maids' quarters, & full-size laundry room. 3 bedrooms conveniently located on the 1st floor, 3 more on the 2nd including the Master with ensuite bath, two large closets & dressing area. Designer finishes including wood paneled ceilings, custom tile work & wainscoting are noted throughout. The mature landscaping creates a parklike setting ideal for entertaining, with a large backyard resort-style pool area with expansive patios, a walking track, and a fully operational professional batting cage. Built with security in mind, the home has a private gated entry along with a massive 4-car attached garage, an additional detached unit for storage, and has room for a future ADU or Guest House. No RSF Covenant restrictions, HOA dues or Mello Roos fees. Conveniently located minutes from freeways, shopping, entertainment, and great schools - this estate home has it all!! 3 bedrooms conveniently located on the 1st floor, 3 more on the 2nd including the Master with ensuite bath, two large closets & dressing area. Designer finishes including wood paneled ceilings, custom tile work & wainscoting are noted throughout. The mature landscaping creates a parklike setting ideal for entertaining, with a large backyard resort-style pool area with expansive patios, a walking track, and a fully operational professional batting cage. Built with security in mind, the home has a private gated entry along with a massive 4-car attached garage, an additional detached unit for storage, and has room for a future ADU or Guest House. No RSF Covenant restrictions, HOA dues or Mello Roos fees. Conveniently located minutes from freeways, shopping, entertainment, and great schools - this estate home has it all!! Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers Sewer: Septic Installed Topography: LL,

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