Share
Covenant Map
Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

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 scott@sandiegopreviews.com

Homes for Sale in Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

5316 La Crescenta Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,350,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,172 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 200048423
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Secluded luxury defines this fully rebuilt completed October 2020, mid century modern estate on 2.11 ac near hiking/horse trails. Breathtaking 270-degree views & natural light from every room w/ multiple balconies that extend living space. Open plan gourmet kitchen & great room w/ vaulted ceilings & fireplace. Two master suites, attached casita w/ private entry, and 800 sqft detached guest house. Remodeled pool/spa & patio areas. NEW HVAC, ducting, electrical & drainage w/ wiring for security, surround sound & CAT6 in bedrooms. Secluded, pastoral luxury defines this recently rebuilt, modern-concept estate in the prestigious Covenant. This tranquil home sits on 2.11 acres of verdant land and is ideal for families of all sizes. Once inside, you will be dazzled by the breathtaking 270-degree views and abundant natural light from every room as well as multiple balconies that extend the living space. On the first level is a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and great room with high vaulted, light ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Wide plank, natural hue French oak flooring and sleek rift white solid oak cabinets installed throughout. The entry-level master suite boasts panoramic views, a dual-sink master bathroom, and huge walk-in closet. Downstairs is a second master suite with a large deck as well as an attached ensuite casita with a living room and private entrance. An ambling wooden walkway leads to the detached, 800 sq. ft. guest house with a large bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and balcony. The gently sloping backyard is designed with multiple patios and bench seating for ideal entertaining. Steps lead to the remodeled pool, spa and lounging deck. Updates include new HVAC and ducting, new electrical and lighting, wiring for security cameras, CAT6 wiring, waterproofed slab, and new drainage. Complex Features: , Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Shed(s), Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL Guest House Est. SQFT: 800

5757 Linea Del Cielo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$16,500,000
6 Beds
12 Baths
15,425 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003866
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
RANCHO SANTA FE, CA. VILLA ENCANTADA Walled and gated, 8.13 acres; RSF Covenant compound: The 2001 built 15,425 sq ft Main house; Additional structures: SPACIOUS 3400 sq ft recreation/guest Retreat with 2 bedrooms/2 baths; a Charming Lillian Rice Style one bedroom Tennis Cottage; and a detached two bedroom Staff house. RANCHO SANTA FE ; Voted USA #1 placed to live (Robb Report). Finest materials used; Carrara stone columns, arches, Palatial living room with soaring 22 ft high ceilings with massive imported beams, imported doors, stone flooring and 5 limestone & marble fireplaces from Europe. Elegant wrought iron balustrades & grand staircase lead to a musicians' mezzanine that overlooks the entertainment area below. Featuring: 5528 bottle capacity Wine Cellar, Billiard den, Media room, Gym. Chef's Kitchen opens to the al fresco Pavilion. The 3400 sq.ft. Recreation/Guest House has a fireplace, high ceilings, French doors opening to bountiful gardens and includes a detached two car garage. ENCHANTED Landscaping with botanical specimens provides numerous peaceful meditation areas for connecting with nature, acres of serene gardens, paths & patios & Views of valley below. Adjacent to the 23+ acre Ewing Preserve with trails. Near the Rancho Santa Fe Riding Club, miles of equestrian trails, world class RSF Golf Course, private Club, 11 court Tennis Club. Stroll to charming Rancho Santa Fe Village and the Inn at RSF. Property sold As Is. HOA FEES $0.14/$100 ($1,400/$1m) of value (sales price). SEE VIDEO ATTACHED

6710 El Montevideo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$19,995,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,460 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100041
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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.

16528 Los Barbos Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$13,950,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
8,083 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210008341
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to this amazing Contemporary work of art! “THE PROMONTORY IN RANCHO SANTA FE” was designed by Famed Architect Wallace Cunningham. Voted Top 10 Architects by Architectural Digest. Situated at the end of a Cul de sac on 5.21 acres in the Prestigious Covenant of RSF! Enjoy Panoramic sunsets from the Zero edge Crescent shaped salt-water pool, with views of mountains and valleys below. This single level open floorplan with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass walls through-out the home, allows for the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle. This 4 plus Bedroom/6 Bath home has 8083 sq. ft. of interior living space plus 3644 sq. ft. of covered outdoor/open living area with TV, and separate private courtyard with fireplace. Solar for pool and home. Great home for entertainment! Situated at the end of a Cul de sac on 5.21 acres in the Prestigious Covenant of RSF! Enjoy Panoramic sunsets from the Zero edge Crescent shaped salt-water pool, with views of mountains and valleys below. This single level open floorplan with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass walls through-out the home, allows for the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle. This 4 plus Bedroom/6 Bath home has 8083 sq. ft. of interior living space plus 3644 sq. ft. of covered outdoor/open living area with TV, and separate private courtyard with fireplace. Great home for entertainment! Home amenities include: Large state of the Art Chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, Gaggenau, Miele and Subzero Appliances. Wet-bar, large dining room with built-ins, Guest suite with separate kitchenette, office, game room with Subzero wine refrigeration Storage units. Gorgeous Master-Suite, separate his/hers walk in closets, luxurious master bath, gym with bath and private patio overlooking Pool and mesmerizing views. Separate Solar for pool and home. Zero edge Infinity Crescent shaped salt-water pool. Entertaining courtyard with Fireplace. The lifestyle of Rancho Santa Fe offers, shopping, fine dining in the Village, equestrian, riding trails, tennis, close to beaches and one of the Top-Rated Private Golf Courses in California. Home ownership includes a social membership to the private Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Satellite Dish, Vacuum/Central, Washer, Water Filtration Other Fees Type: ,, Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: ,LL,RSLP,GSL,

6131 El Tordo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$2,995,000
3 Beds
5 Baths
3,325 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2103476
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The ultimate custom hidden treasure that cost over $4,000,000 to build, right in the heart of town! Epitome of full-scale luxury with exquisite design, indoor/outdoor living, stone floors, beamed ceilings, beautiful cabinetry, and European doors and windows. The luxurious master retreat includes a spa bath with heated floors and towel bars and a sumptuous and well-designed closet, perfectly poised with courtyard views. Across the courtyard is the rec room/gym, bar, wine closet, and garage. Separate attached 1BR guest house with full kitchen and view balcony on the second level, including spa, fire pit, and full kitchen. The home includes smart home electronics and security, a state-of-the-art sound system, custom lighting, faux painting, stone countertops, iron railings, detailing, and staining. Designed by Matin Taraz and built by Mulvey Custom Builders. This is in town and walkable to everything including restaurants, Roger Rowe, and the Rancho Santa Fe golf club.

18080 Via De Fortuna Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,995,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
9,254 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210012510
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Brand New Construction! VIEWS! Exquisite luxury oasis conceived by top team builder & design visionaries offering incomparable unobstructed views at every turn & resort-like living at its best! Elevate your lifestyle in this extraordinary single-story showplace on pristine private grounds in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. Utmost sophistication is afforded by walls of disappearing glass for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining, top-of-the-line fit & finish, an Infinity edge pool & spa, generous outdoor patios & fire pit, expansive open floorplan, fabulous chef’s kitchen, sumptuous master retreat, smart features, separate guest house, the list goes on! Wrap yourself in luxury in an exquisite private dream retreat offering phenomenal unobstructed views from every vantage point and resort-like living at its best. Presented by Goen Partners and uncompromising in every detail, this stunning new construction jewel was meticulously conceived by an A Team of visionaries comprised of renowned Duncan Custom Homes, acclaimed Richard Salpietra Architect, Inc., and award-winning Atmospheres for interiors. Set on pristine manicured grounds in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, the sprawling single-story showplace boasts a premier locale and the highest-caliber of fit, finish and design. Enjoy indoor-outdoor living and entertaining beyond compare with walls of glass seamlessly opening to a blissful oasis marked by a sparkling Infinity edge pool & spa, large sunken fire-pit, multiple patio areas for lounging & dining, an outdoor kitchen with built-in grill, landscaped courtyard with custom water fountain, citrus trees, and a Tsuboniwa private garden. The magnificent 8,450+/- sq ft main house with 5 spacious bedroom suites is further complemented by a separate 800+/- sq ft guest house with full kitchenette affording comfort and serenity for visitors and extended family. Truly an offering for the most discerning. Beyond a striking wide front pivot door that partially revolves to welcome you awaits expansive interiors melding sleek contemporary Zen with chic California casual. Floor-to-ceiling glass brings the outdoor beauty in, bathes the home in sunlight, and frames awe-inspiring views of the scenic grounds, gardens, mountains and terrain. Gorgeous walnut floors enrich the ambience throughout, as do many other refined elements like French limestone, Italian marble by Antolini, and art light fixtures. Host guests in style in the vaulted living room with a floor-to-ceiling gas-encased fireplace that flows into the generous open dining room complete with a fabulous built-in wine cooler for easy serving. The consummate chef will revel in the jaw-dropping top-of-the-line kitchen with a massive center island, adjoined by a lovely breakfast nook and wonderful family room with sleek fireplace. Enhancing the comfort is a handsome study/office, large game/media/rec room with vanishing sliding glass door to the courtyard, and sumptuous primary suite with Antolini marble fireplace, sitting room & spa-like bath. Other highlights of this turnkey gem include Smart Home technology, a Lutron lighting system, multiple HVAC zones, solar panels, a 2+3-car garage, Tesla chargers & more! Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: GSL

5528 La Crescenta Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$7,800,000
6 Beds
13 Baths
9,125 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2106766
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Experience Rancho Santa Fe’s ultimate sought-after lifestyle at this exceptionally private and peaceful custom classic view estate. Architect Don Edson had the vision to create this timeless classic residence, where spacious interiors with flexible and adaptable rooms welcome serene mountain, valley and evening-light views. The beauty and serenity is found in a design that allows family members of all ages to interact while discovering their unique spaces. A neutral palette enhances refined natural finishes that harmonize with and easily adapt to many design preferences. Located on the main level, the primary suite hosts two separate baths, walk-in closets, and enviable privacy and tranquility. Formal and casual public rooms, including an impressive living room, a large dining room, and a family room (with step-down wet bar), easily flow to outdoor patios and a fireplace-warmed loggia, while the lower-level apartment generously accommodates relatives, guests, staff and more. Enjoy 6 ensuite bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half baths, a dedicated office, media, gym, a 3-car attached garage, 5-car detached garage, a sauna and a wine cellar at this residential sanctuary of today. Located on a cul-de-sac street, the gated hilltop residence is embraced by view-oriented gardens, a pool, 2 spas and a motorcourt.

16627 Los Morros Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$9,995,000
7 Beds
10 Baths
16,327 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210017678
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Family compound with every possible amenity! Ideally located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, this stunning estate offers over 16,000 square feet of luxurious living space on almost six all-usable acres. Enjoy incredible panoramic views and all the comforts of a world-class resort, including a gorgeous pool and spa, chipping and putting greens, a spacious well-equipped gym, sauna, massage room, movie theater, wine cellar and huge flat grassy playground. The producing vineyard boasts 250 Cabernet Sauvignon vines and a charming Winemaker's Cottage with kitchen, living area, bedroom and bath. Another guest apartment with living area, kitchen, bedroom and bath is attached to the main house, so there's plenty of space for multigenerational living or entertaining on a grand scale. Don’t miss this spectacular estate … for those who can afford the very best. Located in the heart of the Covenant, just five minutes from the Rancho Santa Fe Golf and Tennis Club, Rancho Riding Club, R. Roger Rowe School (K-8) and the shops and restaurants in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe. There's no better location! Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL Guest House Est. SQFT: 905

14 Avenida Apice Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,605,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
7,675 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2109251
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to your best modern life! Enjoy the luxury lifestyle of brand new construction, with a 2023 design. This contemporary masterpiece, to be completed in 2023, will include an exterior gated motor court, architecturally renowned free standing stairs, large guest house, detached office, interior elevator, European style cabinets, all bedrooms with attached full baths, floating vanities and aluminum windows & doors plus solar on the roof. Enjoy indoor-outdoor living through the fully disappearing rear wall (20 feet of multi-slide doors) to the resort-style pool and spa, and outdoor kitchen, and amazing views to the east of Lake Hodges from your private, rooftop deck. The community of Cielo has world-class amenities: including an Olympic size pool, a state-of-the-art gym, regulation tennis courts as well as the perfect venue to host a wedding or just an informal gathering. Plans approved by Cielo (pending County approval, construction ready to start in Jan 2022 for completion Jan 2023.

15 Avenida Apice Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,515,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
7,525 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2109218
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to your best modern life! Enjoy the luxury lifestyle of brand new construction, with a 2023 design.  This contemporary masterpiece, to be completed in 2023, will include an exterior gated motor court, architecturally renowned free standing stairs, large guest house, detached office, interior elevator, European style cabinets, all bedrooms designed with attached full baths, floating vanities, all-aluminum windows & doors plus metal roofing including solar. Enjoy indoor-outdoor living through the full disappearing rear wall (20 feet of multi-slide doors) to the resort-style pool and spa, and outdoor kitchen, and amazing views to the east of Lake Hodges. The community of Cielo has world-class amenities: including an Olympic size pool, a state-of-the-art gym, regulation tennis courts as well as the perfect venue to host a wedding or just an informal gathering. Plans approved by Cielo (pending County approval  construction ready to start in Jan 2022 for completion Jan 2023.

5755 El Montevideo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,950,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
7,893 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2109467
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Extraordinary elegance with Mediterranean influences perched high on a hilltop in Rancho Santa Fe's signature Covenant. Situated on 2.95 lushly landscaped acres, with dynamite panoramic views of the mountains, valleys and countryside. Graced with high quality and craftsmanship throughout, this 4-plus bedroom (4th bedroom can be accessed from the outside), 4.5-bath main home embodies the essence of Southern California living at its finest. The casual yet sophisticated living and beautiful dining rooms open out to large entertaining courtyards and terraces. The home also boasts a library/office, a large family room off the cook's kitchen, sun drenched breakfast room, game room/artist studio and gym. Surrounded by lush mature landscape, the zero edge pool with bubbling fountains, spa and slide, fruit orchard and gated entry offer a truly private setting. Additionally there is an oversized-detached 1 bedroom plus optional room, 1.5 bath guest house with a full kitchen, living room and a 2 car garage, the tower guest suite with full bath, living room and loft, and an outdoor living/dining pavilion with summer kitchen. Details include stone and hardwood flooring, extensive crown molding, custom light fixtures, top of the line kitchen appliances, custom cabinetry, hand painted tile, stained glass and more. Security system with cameras. Surround Sound. Gated. Oversized extra deep 4 car garage with hydraulic lift, 20+ ft ceilings.

6048 La Granada Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,750,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,649 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2110015
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Prime location! Located in the heart of the village, overlooking the expansive views on 8th hole of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course, this charming, single level country estate on more than one acre presents a warm and inviting setting where distinctive architecture and serene outdoor areas unite. Located in the community's prized Covenant, the gated residence greets residents and guests with a center courtyard that features floor-to-ceiling windows. Featuring 5,649 s.f., 3 bedrooms plus 2 optional bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, hardwood floors, high wood-beamed ceilings, abundant natural light and an easy flow add to the rustic elegance of spacious living areas. The gourmet kitchen features a large granite island, copper pot rack, warming drawers, wine storage, and a 16' x 6’ pantry, storage area with cabinetry. A cozy breakfast area and den is attached to the kitchen and displays a beach-stone fireplace and French doors leading to the adjoining patio. Enjoy courtyard views from the formal dining room, pool views from the living room, and a front bedroom that is utilized as a den, media room with fireplace. Two sizable guest bedrooms are ensuite, host fireplaces, private baths and large walk in closets. Master bedroom enjoys two separate baths and oversized walk in closets. Golf course views enrich grounds that offer a brick patio with an inviting pool, specimen palms, roses, and an expansive private gated parking area for guests. Home is adjacent to hiking trails and within walking distance to Roger Rowe Elementary school and Rancho Santa Fe Clubhouse.

Recent Sales of Homes in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

Advanced Options