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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

$4,899,000
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

$14,500,000
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.

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.

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.

17285 Avenida De Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$12,995,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
10,085 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2111851
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Escape to a private, lushly landscaped all fenced and gated 3.04 acre oasis, where one can enjoy the beauty found at this prime Rancho Santa Fe Covenant Golf course location with 300 feet of golf course frontage all within walking distance to the village, Roger Rowe schools and the legendary golf course. Exceptional French farmhouse architecture, finest craftsmanship and exquisite materials blend harmoniously to create an estate that is timeless and can be enjoyed for years to come. Upon entering the courtyard you are welcomed by the beautiful gardens, a one bedroom, one bath plus living room guest house and exterior fireplace with seating. The residence with its spacious design incorporates a timeless, traditional floor plan with modern living influences where rooms flow into one another and to the outdoors, onto sheltered loggias, and to the dramatic zero edge pool with stone detailing, waterfalls, private spa and dipping pool and mature gardens with jaw dropping golf course views. Formal spaces are generous and as elegant as expected with beautiful living and dining rooms both with stone fireplaces. There are 4 very generous, well-appointed bedrooms suites in the main house and two powder rooms, all meticulously detailed. Nothing has been over looked: reclaimed wood beams, vintage wood flooring, antique tiles, slabs of travertine and granite, custom furniture-grade cabinetry, artisan stone work, custom stone fireplaces, hand-wrought iron fixtures and doors and so much more. Some of the countless highlights are the oversized chef's kitchen and breakfast room, family room with full bar that becomes an alfresco lounge through disappearing wood and glass doors with fireplace. The master suite overlooks the dazzling pool and stunning lush grounds, with sitting area, fireplace and oversized sumptuous spa bath with custom appointed dressing rooms. The romantic courtyard, just off the master is perfect for morning coffee or an evening nightcap, peaceful and quiet with a fireplace and a separate exercise building with bath. There is a viewing/media room, game room and an executive office, secondary office and a bedroom wing with bonus area. Outdoors one can enjoy the numerous verandas, fireplaces, summer kitchen and rolling lawns. Full regulation tennis court/pickle ball court. Wine cellar. Garaging for 5 cars. Crestron home automation system. Adjacent to the walking/running equestrian trails. Roger Rowe schools. This is an exceptional property located on a rare and private exceptional lot on the renowned and prestigious Rancho Santa Fe Covenant golf course.

5631 El Camino Del Norte Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$19,995,000
6 Beds
11 Baths
9,383 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2111964
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Location, style, attention to detail and masterful construction find harmony within this newly built Spanish Manor equestrian estate, poised on 9.22 rare and unique acres in the Covenant in Rancho Santa Fe. Located in one of the more desirable locations, this fully fenced and gated (with two separate access driveways) estate is perfectly situated to enjoy serene back country views between the mature vegetation with direct access to the covenant trail system. Enter the main gate, past the beautiful and exotic landscape, the state of the art 8-stall barn encompassing approximately 4,654 sq feet with custom iron work, full gourmet kitchen, caretakers apartment and 3-car garage, riding arena, round pen with four horse walker to the circular motor court with bubbling entry fountain, bell tower with tiled dome, oversized front door and antique front entry windows from a church in Belgium. Inside each spacious room reveals an unerring, artful eye for luxury. The main house is single story and spans an estimated 8,200 square feet with 4 perfectly appointed suites of bedrooms, 4-car garage, a separate guest house with two suites of bedrooms, living room, full chefs kitchen, powder room and one car garage and is approximately 1,183 square feet. The authenticity and historical respect infused within the home's fresco design is ever apparent in the detail of Walnut hardwood flooring with custom parquet and herring bone design, elaborate custom carved woodwork, hand-honed authentic beam work throughout, custom brick accent ceilings, custom hand painted tiles, custom designed stone work from Turkey, Turkish marble flooring throughout the kitchen, great room, decks and patios, and hand troweled plaster wall finish to highlight a few of the many custom details and finish work. Accolades of the residence offer: gourmet kitchen with La Cornue range and all top of the line appliances, wine dispenser and cooler, coffee center, large pantry flowing into the great room with oversized fireplace, a wall of glass that opens with the touch of a button to the outdoor heated living/dining loggia, vanishing edge Sukabumi lava tiled pool with underground speaker and spa, fire pit, full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven; primary suite has his and her custom detailed dressing rooms and bath; professional gym; two offices each with stunning hand designed and carved cabinetry; home theatre/billiards/game/music room with full bar; 9” thick concrete vault wine room with viewing window to pool. Large recreation area with bocce ball, horseshoe, an additional outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Pickle ball court with viewing area, central vacuum, natural gas, sewer, high speed fiber, 800 amp electrical, commercial grade irrigation, well with pumphouse and water filtration for all irrigation, whole house generator, solar for pool, solar for electricity, green house, pebble finished concrete driveways. This is truly a very special property to be enjoyed for years to come.

17575 Rancho La Noria Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$16,995,000
11 Beds
11 Baths
3,819 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210030818
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
WORLD CLASS EQUESTRIAN OASIS. Featuring nearly 10 acres of immaculately maintained park-like grounds, this equestrian property is like no other on the West Coast. With a rare “L” class designation provided by Rancho Santa Fe Association, the property allows up to 24 horses for both residential and professional equestrian uses. Surrounded by grass and sand paddocks, you will find a beautiful, fully fire sprinklered, concrete built, 24-stall Classic Kentucky-Style barn. Inside the barn you will find soaring ceilings and 20 foot wide aisles, along with custom wood cabinetry, a fly guard system, central vacuum and hot water connections at each grooming station, tack room, grain rooms, laundry facilities and more. Outside the barn, there is an amenity for every horse lover. You will find a classic dressage arena with mirrors, an oversized jumping arena, a large grass derby field with banks and other natural obstacles, a 50-foot custom built round pen, a 6-horse eurociser and an on-site trail. Additional facilities include trainer offices, an attached 3-bedroom manager apartment and a dorm featuring 7 separate, furnished bedrooms along with a kitchen and 2 bathrooms. In addition, the property features a detached owner’s weekend cottage that boasts a large great room, a fully-equipped catering kitchen, a private bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a wine cellar along with a separate exterior office with its own full bathroom. Residents can also enjoy access to over 50 miles of dedicated and well-maintained trails for both pedestrian and equestrian use. Minutes away from Del Mar, La Jolla, Carlsbad and Encinitas. Sewer: Sewer Connected

4540 Los Pinos Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,990,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
7,540 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210025557
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located in the desirable Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this Stunning, Custom Estate is Meant for Royalty! Inspired by Parisian chic and luxurious Milanese style, this breathtaking home was designed with the utmost attention to detail. From the grand entrance with soaring ceilings and cascading staircase to the expansive master retreat with a glamorous ensuite and luxury, walk-in closets to the resort-style pool with indoor cabana, this home truly is one of a kind. The home features 100% silk curtains, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, an imported Italian fountain from a historical Medici estate, Persian rugs, a downstairs bedroom with ensuite, a three-car garage, a formal dining room, separate cigar lounge, and a barroom complete with a custom, back-lit bar, and fireplace. Not only is this home gorgeous, but it is also “SMART,” boasting a state-of-the-art security system with cameras, interior/exterior sounds system and automated LED lighting, blinds, fireplaces, and retractable exterior shade. The gourmet kitchen is beautifully designed with custom cabinets, marble countertops, high-end fixtures, Wolf appliances, a butler’s pantry, an island with bar seating, and a breakfast nook. Open to the kitchen, the living room features a stone fireplace and folding glass doors opening to gorgeous views, the pool, and an outdoor living space. Situated on a privately gated, elevated, 2+ acre lot with well-manicured lawns, multiple palm trees, and panoramic, western views, the home is conveniently located close to the Village shops, restaurants, and nearby schools. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: GSL

16756 Los Morros Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$7,398,000
7 Beds
10 Baths
9,170 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220001493SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
BACK ON MARKET, BUYER COULD NOT PERFORM. Exceptionally private, dramatically styled and timelessly appealing, this awe-inspiring custom estate in Rancho Santa Fe’s Covenant impresses at every turn. Old World Mediterranean themes are combined with striking contemporary architectural elements in this, renowned architect Douglas Austin’s, residential masterpiece. Significant elements include a curved staircase, soaring foyer and grand gathering space. Features include 7 bedrooms, each with full bath and its own dedicated outdoor living space. The detached casita features a 525-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar and a spa bath with sauna and steam shower to bring the total to 8 full and 2 half baths, plus an outdoor shower. Six fireplaces, 3 of which are double sided, are artfully executed to warm 9 separate rooms. Beyond the buildings, the land, the location and the landscape features combine to make this property exceptional. Exceptionally private, dramatically styled and timelessly appealing, this awe-inspiring custom estate in Rancho Santa Fe’s sought-after Covenant impresses at every turn. Renowned architect Douglas Austin’s, residential masterpiece is set on almost 2 acres of fully usable West Covenant land. Old World Mediterranean themes are combined with striking contemporary design cues that distinguish enormous main living areas with soaring ceilings, walls of windows, a curved staircase, inlaid stone and wood flooring, and extensive leaded-glass windows and doors. A quartet of en suite bedrooms is featured on the first floor with 3 more upstairs. Each of the bedrooms features dedicated outdoor living space. A spa bath with sauna and steam shower bring the total to 8 full and 2 half baths, plus an outdoor shower. Trompe l'oeil ceiling murals adorn select rooms. Great room with pub bar includes three 4k TVs with extensive media capabilities, a Viking wine refrigerator, and a Hoshizaki ice machine. Six fireplaces, including 3 with 2 sides, warm 9 formal and casual areas of the home, which also offers a 525-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar, an office with direct pool access, and a chef’s kitchen with rotunda breakfast room, 2 dishwashers, a Viking steam unit, Viking French door double oven, a warming drawer, prep sink, 36” Sub-Zero refrigerator and separate 36” Sub-Zero freezer. State-of-the-art systems include fire sprinklers throughout, a Generac backup generator, an AMX control system and many iPhone-enabled smart home features including Lutron lighting, thermostats, whole-house audio and pool control systems. Elegant entry gates and a private drive create a serene introduction to superbly landscaped grounds that are shaded with more than 100 mature specimen trees. Enjoy a dramatic arrival plaza entry with multiple fountains; a detached casita, a 4-car garage; a pool with swim-up bar, spa, waterfall, walk-in beach entry, and multiple fire features; a natural gas fire pit; 2 outdoor kitchens; an outdoor shower; raised bed vegetable and spice garden, fruit orchard, rose garden and putting green. Equipment: Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment Sewer: Septic Installed Topography: LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 1200

16705 Via De La Valle Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$4,000,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,906 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210034187SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to your Covenant retreat! This wonderful home offers remarkable privacy, tucked far off the road with its own private gate. Past the gate you will find a long and private drive overlooking the serene 2.3 acres featuring multiple flat grass areas perfect for the kids to play, or add additional structures for animals, additional guest house, or entertainment areas! This home is a true entertainers delight with a light and bright open concept layout, complete with a chef's kitchen and guest house perfect for extended stays! The backyard features a pool perfect for the family, sunken fire pit, covered built in BBQ/seating area perfect for relaxing and watching TV, and a large grass area. All of this with fruit trees to enjoy complete with low maintenance drip irrigation! Complex Features: , Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Sewer: Septic Installed Topography: LL,RSLP,GSL Frontage: Open Space

16528 Los Barbos Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$13,950,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
8,083 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220002345SD
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,

Recent Sales of Homes in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

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