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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

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

5757 Linea Del Cielo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$19,900,000
11 Beds
15 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.

16221 Via Del Alba Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$16,720,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
11,742 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2101115
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Conceived to fulfill your every desire, this property delights at every turn. As you are led through gates on the imported cobblestone driveway, you arrive at the custom built European estate. Built in 2008 with only the finest materials, imported slab stones, cabinetry, wood flooring, massive hand huned beams, and incredible ceiling details, this home evokes a fulfilling life. With friends or family, this estate is meant to entertain. Whatever tone you are trying to set, the incredible indoor/outdoor gourmet kitchen and great room, wine cellar, sports bar, and spa provide fulfillment for every mood. A magnificent and massive resort pool with a surrounding sun deck is an ideal spot for soaking up the sun, watching volleyball being played on the professional beach style court, or viewing the serene pastures next to the beyond custom 3-stall barn. One can't forget the oversized BBQ pavilion complete with pizza oven and ample seating. Exquisite details abound inside, from the intricately crafted ceilings to the gleaming wood paneled office, to the magnificent Master retreat complete with its own spa. Situated on 3 acres, the estate epitomizes the best of Rancho Santa Fe living with all en-suite bedrooms with walk-in closets, a world class 3-stall barn with tack room and office that borders the 50+ miles of riding trails, water well for the entire estate, wine cellar, theater, and detached guest house. Ideally located on the west side of the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, the estate is minutes to the Rancho Santa Fe village, golf course, award winning Roger Rowe school, and only a few miles to the beaches. Seller is open to any type of creativity: seller financing, commercial/residential/income producing trade, etc.

7059 El Vuelo Del Este Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$9,995,000
8 Beds
10 Baths
15,647 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NP21053986
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION FOR THIS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL-BUILT ESTATE HOME IN THE COVENANT!!! Beautifully positioned on a peaceful cul-de-sac in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, this amazing estate has been expertly remodeled by well-known master builder Emilio and Sons. Beyond a gated entry, the time-honored residence weaves classic materials with current comforts, making it ideal for grand-scale and casual entertaining. Enchanting grounds present a pool, spa, tennis court and putting green. Fun continues indoors with a 12-seat media room, billiards/game room, a wine-tasting and poker room, and a richly appointed library/office with wet bar. Professionally designed and appointed, the kitchen hosts an adjacent butler’s pantry, and a well-positioned wet bar and several refreshment stations are featured throughout the property. A stunning main-floor master suite includes a retreat, bar, private laundry facility, two luxurious bathrooms, and 2 large walk-in closets. Four oversized bedroom suites feature fireplaces and balconies, and a detached guest house boasts a gym and sauna. Fragrant roses and an orchard, abundant with orange, lemon, lime, fig and avocado trees, provides farm-to-table delights fresh from the garden year-round, and an 11-car garage with workshop is ideal for car enthusiasts

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.

5956 San Elijo Avenue Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$12,995,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
9,934 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2103985
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Spread out over 5.69 all usable, prime Rancho Santa Fe Covenant VIEW acres, this Custom Estate Compound was built for ease of lifestyle. Set in a serene setting with Total Privacy, you will enjoy the seamless indoor/outdoor living, impeccable quality throughout the main home, detached guest home and detached Gym plus game room off the Tennis pavilion. The main Estate offers 2 offices to work from home, stunning walnut wood floors throughout, gorgeous Steel doors leading to outdoors, friendly and open Gourmet Kitchen, luxurious Master suite with VIEWS & true Spa bath and a well thought out secondary bedroom suites area with private balconies. The Sun Filled home and grounds are sprinkled with Amazing landscape by Teresa Clark & the land provides for more room to add equestrian area if desired with direct access to 60 miles of EQ, Walking & Running trails. The Compound is ideally located 2 minutes to Golf and the Club and Village plus Rowe School. The long gated driveway is hidden from the street and once you arrive you will feel right at home!

6685 Lago Lindo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$15,995,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
4,208 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210011088
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Two lake view estate properties, offered together for the first time. These truly exceptional properties include over 8 lush, all usable acres, gorgeous mature trees, two single level, water view homes, plus pristine white barns, riding arenas, white fences and green horse pastures, all connected to 50+ miles of trails. Experience the idyllic lifestyle that makes the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant a legendary destination. These properties are treasures now and for future generations. 6685 Lago Lindo includes approximately 4.07 acres, a timeless single level home with private courtyard, pool and large patios suitable for entertaining. 6701 Lago Lindo is comprised of approximately 4.25 acres with an updated single level home with large lake view covered porch. Improvements include several barns, 10 large grass pastures, a rare 220 x 110 ft arena suitable for jumping, dressage or any equestrian pursuit. Truly exceptional lake views from all parts of these properties due to natural topography and orientation. On the 50+ mile RSF Covenant trail network. Equipment: Dryer,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL Guest House Est. SQFT: 1428

5731 Lago Lindo Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$17,950,000
7 Beds
9 Baths
11,418 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2104816
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
One of the most beautiful estates in all of Rancho Santa Fe. This newer and spectacularly custom built one level estate is located on 3 all useable stunning manicured acres with scenic vistas. The floor plan provides an ideal living environment as public rooms open graciously to one another and the main home offers 6+ bedroom suites, executive office, exercise room, and bonus rooms accented by the most amazing finishes throughout. Walls of glass doors lead out to the incredible gardens and emerald green grass with floating sunning deck, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and additional outdoor living room off the family room. The home was built around a massive specimen Ficus presenting a dream setting. The oversized stone entry frames the steel and glass entry door displaying breathtaking marble flooring made from reclaimed 100 year old antique white & antique gray Spanish marble. Oversized planks of French Oak wood grace the kitchen, family room, and bedroom floors. The bathrooms were inspired by the finest resorts in the world, and the closets were all finished with incredible craftsmanship in mill work. The Habersham cabinets are a staple throughout the home. While the property is incredibly private, secure, and serene, the location is ideal located only 2 homes above the entry to the Golf Club and just a few hundred yards walk into town. A dream come true estate.

Recent Sales of Homes in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant

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