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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.. Neighborhoods: Rancho Santa Fe Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,RSLP
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. Inside the residence you are captured by the warmth and feel of the intricately carved doors from a Church in Mexico, and the abundance of reclaimed wood strategically incorporated throughout, from de-commissioned water towers in San Diego. Walls of windows and doors are found in all public rooms as well as the master bedroom providing an abundance of natural light with doors that open to private patios, serene rolling lawns, mature landscape, the private pool with spa and pool bath, and to the regulation-sized tennis court and pavilion with kitchen facilities. The formal dining room is spacious and overlooks the entry courtyard with the living and family rooms enjoying the forever views. The kitchen is oversized and perfect for everyday dining or to accommodate large gatherings. Adjacent to the kitchen is an outdoor living/dining room with summer kitchen, fireplace and pizza oven. The upstairs master suite is very private, being the only room on the second level. It is over sized with a fireplace, walk in closets, and a large bathroom. Two walls are flanked with windows and doors allowing an abundance of sun light as well as accommodating two spacious verandas…a perfect place for morning coffee, afternoon tea, or a night cap while enjoying peace, serenity and the ever-changing views. The guest/children’s wing encompasses a separate suite of 4 bedrooms, a common study or relaxation room and an extra-large bonus/game/media center/gym that opens to a private pa...
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. “Buena Vista Farms”, a tranquil, gracious and private oasis with a sense of life and nature. Designed and built on a raised plot of land on 15.65 Covenant acres with commanding views and overlooking the largest estates of Rancho Santa Fe. The gated entry, and private meandering driveway is flanked with native California pepper trees leading to an architectural gem with exquisite gardens, lemon and olive groves and state of the art horse facilities. The circular motor court showcases a beautiful single story residence created by the renowned designer Ken Ronchetti and constructed by custom home builder Weir Bros.. A recent renovation by San Francisco based designer Paul Wiseman, present an impeccable sophisticated yet casual ambiance, a perfect blend to accommodate the owners indoor outdoor entertaining needs. Custom entry bronze encased glass doors lead to the main residence foyer featuring large wall space for showcasing art and two long gallerias leading to separated wings of the house. Interior walls are venetian plaster, the flooring is wide plank and distressed antique white oak and custom bronze windows and doors are featured as well as custom designed bronze interior and exterior sconces. The living room is spacious with 16.8 foot high ceiling showcasing antique oak beams, floor to ceiling Palos Verdes stone fireplace with custom designed iron and bronze screen. Beautiful views—“Buena Vistas”--are prominent throughout the living room, European country-style dining room and the handsome library of ultra-suede walls, with extensive bookcases. The stat...
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. Gracious in every way, the first-floor master suite is distinguished by a sitting area with fireplace, a lavish bath and patio access. Ensuite bedrooms and a versatile media/bonus room await upstairs. Explore culinary endeavors in an open kitchen with large island, wine cooler, breakfast bar and semi-circular nook. The kitchen leads to a spacious open-concept great room and game room area with vaulted open-beam wood ceiling. Enjoy sweeping westerly views from tropical-themed grounds that embrace a pool, spa, lighted sport court, fountains, a creek with romantic bridge, a festive palapa, illuminated patio with fireplace, and a 4-car garage. Nestled within the coveted Solana Beach and San Dieguito School Districts, the estate is free from HOA and Mello-Roos fees.. Neighborhoods: Winland Hills Estates Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
Just Reduced !! Resort Style Living: Amenities included Private Tennis Court, fantastic Swimming pool with raised Jacuzzi, walking paths around landscaping. Entry: Circular Drive way ( and separate private driveway to garage area). Interior: Many upgrades: Travertine marble flooring. High ceilings. Private Library. Living room: has a Parlor style attached area. Family Room: large wide screen TV. Separate Bar area. Master bedroom: has large sitting area, and table sitting area. Master bathroom: large bath. Neighborhoods: Summit Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Satellite Dish, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: RSLP
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. From the stately drive and gated entry, to the motor court and oversized 4 car garage ready for the finest vehicles, this home greets with quality. The stunning entry with custom chandelier showcases a truly exceptional view. In the perfect harmony of traditional and Mediterranean architecture, details include extensive mouldings, rich wood beam ceilings in rotunda, kitchen and cherry paneled office, 6 stone fireplaces, and French doors opening to garden patios in every room. The chef’s eat-in kitchen with fireplace and large walk-in butler’s pantry open into to the spectacular rotunda and the outdoor spaces. The master suite is at once generous and intimate with a spacious and luxurious bath including a cedar sauna, separate dressing rooms and built in storage. All 4 generously sized, en-suite bedrooms have walk-in closets. This home is the perfect place to create joyful memories with family and friends. RSF Covenant dues are $0.14 per $100 of assessed value.. Neighborhoods: Covenant Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL Guest House Est. SQFT: 374
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. Large windows and skylights illuminate a chef’s kitchen with a richly appointed butler’s pantry with wine storage, warming drawer, refrigeration, and dishwasher. The gated property is stunning in its beauty and features a 250-vine vineyard that produces award-winning Super Tuscan wine in concert with producing olive trees. Views in every direction draw attention to the outdoors, where a vanishing-edge pool and spa, a covered cabana with fireplace, and a built-in BBQ station enrich year-round enjoyment of San Diego’s famed climate. Extras include a wine-making pavilion, 4-car attached garage, and a stand-alone one-bedroom guesthouse with kitchen and living room. Minutes from high-end shopping, dining and freeway access, the neighborhood includes award-winning schools.. Neighborhoods: Covenant Equipment: Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Septic Installed
This incredible Villa w/Spectacular South-Westerly Views sits on the RSF golf course at the 5th hole - a quiet retreat with direct golf cart access onto the course & walking trails! Enter the house into the magnificent Grand Foyer with sweeping staircase leading to the long gallery and magnificent master suite on the upper level, 3 bedrooms w/en-suite baths on the main level, a gracious living room, chefs' kitchen, butlers' prep kitchen, formal dining, den, pool & casita with a full bathroom. Social membership at the RSF golf-club & private security included in the HOA fee! The villa, set back from street, on 1.53 acres, hidden behind the gates provides a private & tranquil oasis with spectacular sunsets, residents riding their horses & hot-air balloons offering an idyllic pastoral landscape. Top rated Roger Rowe K-8 & the RSF Village a golf-cart ride away! Boasting TWO private entrances onto the walking trails - one designed for golf cart access straight onto the course! Exquisite custom window treatments, 2 expansive walk-in closets in master suite, spacious laundry room with 2 over-sized washers and dryers, garage parking for 3 cars, + built-in storage cabinets, 3 Zones for Heating & AC, Eco water filtration system for drinking water, glorious rose garden, fully fenced back yard. Surround Sound both inside the house and out - perfect for entertaining!
Beautifully modernized inside and out! Enjoy your own private sanctuary with floor-to-ceiling windows that beckon the outdoors in. Vaulted ceilings and a gallery of skylights naturally light up this single level stunner. The optimal family retreat is set on a private, secluded 2 acre west side Covenant property smartly situated to take in the verdant vistas. Brand new gourmet open kitchen with fireplace, impressive master suite with spacious his and her closets, and adjoining sumptuous spa bath adjacent.. to a wood-paneled executive office/library, and 3 spacious en-suite secondary bedrooms. Pool house/game room, covered barbeque area, and flat grassy yard! Separate guest space. Enjoy sophisticated yet relaxed living ideally located minutes from the charming town of Rancho Santa Fe, beaches, and I-5.. Neighborhoods: Covenant Equipment: Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
This well appointed country home is located on 2.4 quiet private Covenant acres featuring stunning panoramas over the RSF Golf course to the hills beyond. Brilliantly redesigned in 2014 by award-winning architect, Allard Jansen, it is filled with old world inspired touches: arched doorways and art niches; paneled ceilings; hickory floors; hand painted tile trim; and window-framed vistas throughout. The rooms all open to outside patios providing intimate areas for quiet reading & memorable entertaining. Award-winning architect, Allard Jansen, extensively re-designed this Spanish country residence, magically transforming the home into a sanctuary retreat. Sited in the picturesque hills of the central Covenant, this sophisticated home overlooks the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course with beautiful, 180 degree vistas to the south. A handsome, knotty alder entrance welcomes you to a friendly, sun-filled floorplan with flowing common areas that include a relaxing living room with movable window walls, a library/dining room, well-appointed kitchen, breakfast area and comfortable family room. All rooms open to the view deck, picturesque terraces or gardens. The master suite wing features a stunning bay window view, his and her custom closets, and an office with private patio. Two bedrooms off the family room wing are currently used as a spacious office and art studio/sitting room. Downstairs is a wine closet and two more ensuite bedrooms, each sharing an exclusive verandah with outdoor fireplace. This home shows attention to detail throughout, including hickory and tile flooring, four interior fireplaces, custom shelving and cabinets, arched niches for artwork, and one-of-a-kind period chandeliers. The home's easy living extends to the exterior, where multiple patios provide intimate areas for quiet reading, alfresco dining and memorable California entertaining, with the stucco walls graced by five hand-painted Portuguese tile murals. This quality home is in a world of its ow...
Upon entering this one-of-a-kind Wallace Cunningham masterpiece via exotic South African Afrormosia gates, you are immediately transported to another world—a world where site-specific design has taken into consideration the orientation of the sun, the moon and the stars, in concert with earth, air, fire and water. The seamless integration of indoor and outdoor environments is accomplished via walls of disappearing glass. This rare ambience is further enhanced with fireplaces that exist in both environments and pools of water that frame living spaces to create islands. A predominantly single-level floorplan is comforted year-round by heated South African slate flooring that complements 4 ensuite bedrooms, including a private 4-room master suite. Equally impressive living areas, including a piano lounge, living and dining rooms, a great room and a chef's dream kitchen, all coexist with free-flowing ease. A dedicated media room provides entertainment for residents of all ages, and a separate 1-bedroom casita ensures that guests are pampered. The outdoors presents a pool, spa and uniquely planted upper and lower micro-landscaped gardens, each connected via easily accessible paths. Recently connected to the Rancho Santa Fe underground fiber-optics for optimal internet connection.. Neighborhoods: Covenant Equipment: Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL