The Covenant in Rancho Santa Fe has a long history, going back to the days when the Santa Fe Railroad subdivided the land once owned by the Juan Osuna family.
In order to protect the land now known as the Rancho Santa Fe “Covenant,” Santa Fe railroad subdivided the land and created a set of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions that governed land usage–and are substantially still in effect today.
The Rancho Santa Fe Covenant was formally established in 1928 as a “country residential community” that focused on agriculture and preservation of unique landscapes in Rancho Santa Fe–all within a very defined border that today covers around 10 square miles and is home to around 3400 residents. Homeowners currently pay .16 per $100 of property value for being in the Covenant, in addition to property taxes which run around 1.025% of what one has paid for a home, and which can rise by very small amounts each year. The Covenant fee covers upkeep for 20 miles of horse and hiking trails, as well as local sports fields.
Listed below are listed homes for sale in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. Below that are recent sales of homes in the Covenant. If you have any questions about Rancho Santa Fe real estate–whether in the Covenant or not–call Roberta or Scott Murphy at either 877-818-8197 or 760-613-6190. Or, email email@example.com
Variance granted 150060590. A spectacular and rare 16.5 acre all usable parcel in Rancho Santa Fe. Stunning views of the mountains, 8 separate parcels, on a non-covenant island surrounded by covenant properties. Lots of possibilities...large estate, family compound or development opportunity.
See Virtual Tour Link. Buena Vista Farms, a sense of life and nature through landscape and animals. The main residence consists of 7,790 SF, 3BR/3+2BA single story, a detached 1,933 SF 2BR/4BA guesthouse, a detached 902 SF spa/exercise pavilion, pool, regulation tennis court. The Equestrian facilities feature: six-stall stable, agricultural building (truck/trailer storage), European walker, grass pastures.
See Virtual Tour Link. First time offered for sale in one of the most desirable Covenant locations, offering stunning panoramic views of the mountains, country side and beyond. Tucked behind a long, gated and stately driveway, this secluded estate rests beautifully on the top of 14.48 acres of breathtaking park-like grounds and outstanding views. This 7,776-square-foot Early California Hacienda features a private entry courtyard with fireplace, seating, bubbling fountain and warm and colorful plantings.
Tucked away on a gated homesite spanning nearly 3.1 acres, this custom view-enriched estate presents a prized Rancho Santa Fe address. The Mediterranean-influenced residence of approx. 8,165 s.f. caters to active residents who desire a location near schools, beaches, shopping and more. Seven bedrooms, 7.5 baths and a separate casita ensure that everyone is right at home. The main level offers a dramatic entry with sweeping staircase, a wood-paneled library, and formal living and dining rooms.
LIVE Craftsman: With a zen-like ambiance and timeless style, this rare custom Craftsman estate is one of very few residences to offer OCEAN VIEWS in Rancho Santa Fe’s prized Covenant. Indoors and out, careful attention to detail ensures that every space is relaxing and enriching, with a pristine and private 1.03-acre homesite.
Best Covenant Value! Gated, single level estate with panoramic southern views from sunrise to sunset. Beautiful windows, soaring ceilings, architectural details and exceptional finishes provide a richly appointed feeling throughout. French doors open to resort style, garden terraces with covered outdoor kitchen/dining, infinity edge pool and lush, mature landscaping. PLUS: Detached gym/casita, Natural gas, Sewer, High Speed Internet and over 3 acres of privacy with less than half the maintenance.
PRICED to SELL! Gorgeous move-in ready home sited high above the street on an incredibly quiet, private 2.3 acre lot. Lives like a SINGLE LEVEL with all but two secondary bedrooms on entry level. Enter from garage and there are NO STEPS on entry level. Gorgeous hardwood floors. Extravagantly-appointed master bath with infrared sauna and jetted hydrotherapy tub. Fully-owned SOLAR for home and pool. Water-wise artificial turf. Saltwater pool, spa and waterfalls. Priced far below seller cost.
Welcome home to a palatial paradise tucked away in the heart of the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. An elegantly gated entrance whisks you through to a majestic motor court, abundant parking and lush greenery to the doors of this exalted estate offering 5 bedrooms + 1 optional bedroom, 5.5 baths in the main house and 6,936 sumptuous sqft, situated upon 2.97 meandering acres of entertaining, wandering, exploring and savoring of life. This functional floor plan lives like a one-story, SEE SUPP. REMARKS Neighborhoods: Covenant Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Water Filtration Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Septic Installed Topography: LL,GSL
Crowning the top of a private cul-de-sac in the sought-after West Side of Rancho Santa Fe’s prestigious Covenant, this sprawling single-level custom estate showcases panoramic 280-degree views. A bright, sun-filled main residence with limestone flooring is complemented by a neutral palette that enhances generously sized living spaces. Noteworthy highlights are led by 5 ensuite bedrooms, and a paneled office with built-ins and a powder room.
Seller is open to considering All Offers! This incredible Villa w/Spectacular Views sits right on the RSF golf course at the 5th hole - a quiet retreat yet close to all amenities! Boasting a Grand Foyer, magnificent master suite, 3 bedrooms w/en-suite baths on the main level, gracious living room, cooks' kitchen, butlers' prep kitchen, formal dining, den, pool & casita w/full bath. This beautifully landscaped gated estate offers a sweeping circular driveway w/waterfall & direct access to the RSF trails!
An incredible transformation in the Covenant. This Spanish influenced Estate is 5BD/5BA with a 1BD/1BA guest house overlooking the pool is truly a single level: there are no stairs! In 2018 the current owners spent nearly $1M in exterior enhancements to create the most perfect outdoor and resort-like oasis. Owners have focused on energy efficiency with 36 Solar Panels & all new landscaping with drought tolerant and low water plants. Also an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, bocci ball court and putting green.