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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

6977 Las Colinas Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,495,000
6 Beds
10 Baths
10,504 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 200023857
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Early California Spanish estate boasting sophisticated flair and design at the highest level to be featured in Veranda Magazine. Nestled on one of the quietest streets in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this home has 5 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths, as well as a breathtaking outdoor living room and quaint 1+ bedroom guest house on the 3.06 all usable sprawling garden and lawn acres. The bedrooms are thoughtfully oversized to allow for individual study or lounge areas. (See supp) [Supplement]: Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art media room, wine cellar, gym, office, pool, and multi-sport court. An oversized kitchen is complete with top of the line appliances and opens onto the magnificent family room with bi-fold doors inviting one to enjoy the many outdoor living spaces and 18 fireplaces. The sumptuous master suite with his and her bathrooms and closets opens onto the magnificent courtyard pool graced by fire bowls adjacent to the poolside bar. Come breathe the clean air and enjoy the subtle aroma of citrus and flowers at this estate that will rejuvenate and bring a smile.

16409 Via De Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$7,995,000 - 8Br/13Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Santa Fe
Open House
$7,995,000
8 Beds
13 Baths
12,025 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200041989
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Located in the highly-coveted community of Rancho Santa Fe, set on nearly 3-acres of Covenant grounds, 16409 Via De Santa Fe, is truly a work of art. Designed by Dena Gillespie and masterfully built by Weir Construction, this Spanish Revival style estate home boasts over 12,000 square feet of stunning living spaces, including the seven-bedroom main residence, as well as a separate guest casita. With sumptuous common areas including the expansive Great Room, executive office and gourmet kitchen. [Supplement]: Patterned after the homes of early Rancho Santa Fe architect, Lillian Rice, this Dena Gillespie masterpiece on approx. 2.98 acres is an achievement in Spanish Revival design that blends exquisite finishes to pique curiosity at every turn. A breezy courtyard punctuated by lush landscaping and stone accents introduces the 12,000+ SF residence encompassing a separate guest ensuite and seven-bedroom main residence. Upon crossing the home's threshold, the residence boasts sumptuous common areas including formal living and dining rooms, an executive office or library, billiards room and chef's kitchen that opens to the great room fit with stunning full wall fireplace and grand lift and slide doors which open to the outdoor covered loggia. Note the Wine Grotto which is tucked in within the great room and outdoor area. The estate's exterior living offers an unparalleled venue for entertaining, showcasing an incredible pool and spa with exciting fountain features and dining pavilion. Another great escape is the Guest Courtyard which has it's own fireplace and can be accessed from the dining room on a balmy summer evening. Limestone and granite of various depths and color adorn the estate's floors and counter tops, while designer wall coverings and lighting bring a refined warmth to the setting. Lavish master suite features an outdoor terrace, retreat with fireplace and oversized spa-like bath. With nearly every room in the home having access to a balcony, loggia or patio, this estate perfectly complements the Southern California lifestyle. The rooms in the home are generously sized, yet the design offers the feeling of a comfortable scale. The curves of the entry and peek-a-boo arches give one a sense of mystery to find out what is beyond the immediate view. A combination of textural strength and delicate details which, by its contrast, excites the visual experience. Additional highlights include numerous oversized storage areas, a 4-car garage, and Crestron home automation with lighting, security, A/V, smoke and fire sprinkler integrations, additional spaces for home gym and media theatre room with separate entrances. Acclaimed Roger Rowe Elementary School. Located close to championship golf courses, Del Mar beaches, five-star shopping and dining, this distinguished residence hits all the marks.

4724 El Aspecto Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$6,895,000
5 Beds
7.5 Baths
9,652 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200048466
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
A tree-lined drive lures you to this serene setting which opens up to captivating countryside and golf course views. Spectacular and thoughtful detailing throughout this custom built estate in a westerly Covenant location at the end of a private cul-de-sac. The great room with a gourmet kitchen, large breakfast area, family room, and full-sized bar is the ideal floor plan for entertaining and the master retreat with fireplace has 2 separate bathrooms, walk-in closets, & a gym. This home unfolds from the airy foyer to the grand living room and the gracious dining room with built-ins flanking a fireplace. Craftsmanship abounds in this custom-built home which is evidenced in the features like grand cast stone fireplace surrounds and arched doorways, substantial moldings, ceiling details and iron work. Even the half-bath is a work of art, showcasing a floor to ceiling tree of life sandstone sculpture imported from Jaipur. A temperature-controlled wine room housing 1800 bottles is resplendent with marble mosaic flooring, hand painted murals and an Italian plastered ceiling. Your family will be comfortable in the four additional bedrooms, one of which is secluded upstairs to make a perfect second master suite or guest quarters; another is in the master wing and currently being used as a second office, but could be great for small children. In the family room, a wood box-beamed ceiling and walls of built-in cabinetry, fireplace and wet bar add ambiance, while oversized doors lead out to the covered patio with a fireplace overlooking the pool. An outdoor kitchen with BBQ, warming drawer, refrigerator, and stove-top make pool-side meals a breeze. A four-car attached garage with lots of built-in storage, as well as a two-car detached garage (with wine bar!) offer plenty of parking for car enthusiasts. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Shed(s), Vacuum/Central, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL

5316 La Crescenta Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$3,895,000
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, 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

Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067

$98,500,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
15,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200051259
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This remarkable 77 acre Covenant estate comprised of 7 parcels will transcend your expectations with multiple residences, two state-of-the-art barns, riding arenas, several pastures, tree-lined trails, 15 acre bass-filled lake, tennis court, and the ultimate in privacy, security, and seclusion. The 15,000 SF main home is a classic Santa Barbara style with an understated elegance & a 2 BR guest house adjoins the fully equipped game room with bowling alley, bar, & gym. Perfect for enjoying all your favorite activities, sports, and hobbies, this remarkable property is also set up to accommodate a variety of equestrian disciplines. There are multiple residences for welcoming family and friends and to have on-site staff, trainers, and managers. Strategically developed to achieve the ultimate in privacy yet conveniently located just minutes to downtown, airports, shopping, beaches, and showgrounds, this special haven is unlike any other in the area. Possible development opportunities include a private shared ownership – multi-family estate, premier destination equestrian retreat, exclusive horse breeding and training facility, all-inclusive Olympic Training Center, health and wellness spa resort,or a corporate and/or adventure retreat. Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: LL

6173 Paseo Arbolado Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$2,350,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,032 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003063
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Los Arbolados - the newest enclave of 11 finely appointed homes located in the heart of the Covenant Village in Rancho Santa Fe. This newly rebuilt luxury condo was just completed in July 2020 and lives like a single family residence. Great flowing floorplan with a sun-filled great room with wood burning fireplace, professionally appointed kitchen, four bedrooms, three full baths and a powder room. The master suite and an additional bedroom suite are on the main level. Two bedrooms, a bonus room (media/gym/wine storage) and one full bath are located on the lower level. Set high for privacy and quiet with distant views of the countryside and mountains. Indoor/outdoor living with multiple private courtyards and patios and low maintenance... easy to lock up and leave. The property is surrounded by drought tolerate landscape and has a community garden/park with fruit trees, raise bed vegetable/flower beds and lush landscape. Los Arbolados feels like you are in a retreat/ sanctuary even though you are within walking distance to the Village with its restaurants, coffee shops, post office, RSF golf and tennis club and more. Designer appointments and detailing throughout. High speed internet access (fiber). There is garaging for 2 cars, a one car carport and an adjacent parking space. Covenant members can enjoy access to the RSF Country Club for social events and dining, use of the trail system, roving security and more. You can also join the RSF Golf club for an added fee. There is nothing else like this!

5550 Linea Del Cielo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$5,450,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
8,259 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003124
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Now more than ever, home is truly where the heart is. Ideally located in the picturesque Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this spacious estate is moments from the legendary Rancho Santa Fe Golf and Tennis clubs, highly rated schools, and miles of dedicated and groomed walking and riding trails that are the hallmark of the community. The spacious, private and quiet estate with detached guest house hosts 6 bedrooms, a dedicated office, and 6.5 baths that are bathed in natural light via large windows and French doors. Residents and guests will enjoy a detached wine and dining vault, and grand public rooms that surround a chef-caliber kitchen with new professional-grade appliances. Grounds span more than 2 acres and feature a long dual-access motorcourt and a generous attached 4-car garage. Lush and mature landscaping complements a gated entry courtyard with fountain, an inviting Pebble Tec pool and spa, an event lawn, putting green, in-ground trampoline, a citrus orchard and raised planter beds. A fireplace-warmed loggia reveals a wood-burning pizza oven and outdoor kitchen, making it easy to enjoy the best year-round climate in America’s Finest City. The community enjoys the benefit of a dedicated 24-hour security patrol team.HOA: $1,400 per million of purchase price.

6533 Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$2,849,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,860 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2003143
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Designed and built in 2018 by Holcombe Homes, 6533 is a combination of modern construction intertwined with old-world craftsmanship. Ample yet intimate spaces offer an atmosphere perfect for both everyday living and grand entertaining. The home is ideal for those looking for low a maintenance lock-it and leave-it lifestyle yet is situated on a private 2-acre parcel with room for a pool, tennis court and/or casita. Convenient access to the Village and Rancho Santa Fe Country Club. Priced well below new custom Covenant homes.

5757 Linea Del Cielo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$22,000,000 - 11Br/15Ba -  for Sale in Rancho Santa Fe
Open House
$22,000,000
11 Beds
15 Baths
15,425 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2003866
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
VILLA ENCANTADA Enchanted Argentine Masterpiece! This Romantic Estate, an 8.13 acre Covenant compound, encompasses the 2001 built 15,425 sq ft Main house; Additional structures: The grand 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. 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. Landscaping abounds with botanical specimens and 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.

6150 El Tordo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$1,350,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,190 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2100212
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Condo is leased through May. Detached remodeled condo in Casas Pequenos in the Village of Rancho Santa Fe. Recently remodeled kitchen with new kitchen appliances, remodeled bathrooms, flooring and paint, new spacious deck in the back. All living is on the main floor including all 3 bedrooms/baths. Garage was converted in the past to one of the bedrooms/baths and at that time, a large loft was also added. Parking is now next to the condo in the driveway (no garage).

16060 Rambla De Las Flores Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$8,495,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
9,775 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2100604
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Single level Covenant 5+ bedroom European modern estate custom built in 2011. California's classic indoor/outdoor lifestyle begins with an all usable 4+ acres of sprawling lawns, fragrant gardens, variety of fruit trees (figs, pomegranate, cherimoya, plums, apricots and avocadoes), vast covered verandas, resort pool/spa, pool house, reflection pool, full regulation tennis court, private 'self-contained' guest home with 1BR/1BA plus full kitchen, and so much more. This property is a timeless masterpiece and offers every possible amenity: custom theatre room, temperature controlled walk-in wine cellar, 5+ car garage, and magnificent wood paneled office. The generously sized gourmet kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances with an imported Italian wood burning pizza oven and a very large 7 foot by 13 foot boos butcher block, both of which have been a focal point for numerous parties. This home was designed to excite the senses and create an environment for a wonderful life.

Recent Sales of Homes in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

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