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5-star LUXURY RESORT:TENNIS, POOL, SPA, 3 acre Estate near Beach, Golf, Races

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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5-star LUXURY RESORT:Tennis, Pool, Spa, 3 acre Estate near Beach, Golf, Races

The most luxurious and beautiful guest house in Rancho Santa Fe, designed by a world-famous architect and custom built on a verdant, flower-filled gated estate of over 3 acres, with breathtaking views, rose gardens, fruit orchards, pool, large jetted spa, tennis court - all for your private enjoyment. This property has it all - comfort, serenity, privacy, yet a short distance from beaches, the Del Mar Racetrack, many world-class golf courses, and all the best that San Diego offers.

The one-level guest casita is professionally decorated and offers two large bedrooms, each with its own private full bathroom. All rooms open to the pool and feature walls of glass to enjoy the fabulous views. The living room has a vaulted ceiling with beautiful beams and fireplace, and contains living, dining and kitchen spaces in an open floor-plan.

There is extensive seating on the pool patios - a hammock, couches, many chairs with ottomons, two chaise lounges, a large circular couch-bed for two with sun-shade. Below the pool is a hillside of fragrant lavender. There is indoor dining and a second dining area at a marble table overlooking the pool, under a flower-covered trellis.

Do you love to cook? The casita has kitchen and cooking facilities: induction cooktop, convection oven & microwave, sub-zero under counter fridge. Additional full size GE side-by-side fridge-freezer and pool bar fridge, plus a gas BBQ with third burner.

A woodland stream water-feature will soothe you to sleep with the gentle sounds of a babbling brook. Wind chimes catch the soft breezes and gently play their melodies.

Depending on the season, pick fresh oranges, tangerines, white and yellow peaches, fuji apples, pears, apricots, nectarines, santa rosa plums, everbearing strawberries, pluots, pecotums, pomegranates, which all grow in the estate's private garden.

There's Direct TV with Premium Movie Channels and High Speed Wi-Fi Internet.

Weekday Maid service is included. She is happy to do your laundry and casita has its own Miele washer and dryer too.

The best beaches and surfing in San Diego are minutes away. Torrey Pines Beach is perfect for walking, running or parasailing. Enjoy golf on the numerous award-winging courses close by. Hot air ballooning is another activity to enjoy on your vacation. The property is a short distance to the Del Mar Races, beaches, the Wild Animal Park and LegoLand, and just a bit further to Sea World and the downtown museums.

Restaurants in the area range from a cozy dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rancho Santa Feor a night on the town in La Jolla, Del Mar or the Gaslamp District.

Other amenities are a call away: massage (at the casita, we have the table), acupuncturist who makes house calls, chiropractor, salon treatments can be arranged by the best of the best in San Diego. Need a caterer? We can recommend some of the best.

Want more? Orange County is only 30 miles away with more shopping, beaches and events. Wine tasting and concerts in Temecula are 30-45 minutes away. Skiing is only a few hours away.

Please note, we do not allow weddings, big parties or special events with large groups at the property.

Discounts for longer stays upon request and no local tax is charged on 30-day or longer stays.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ellen (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english


based on 46 traveler reviews

5-star LUXURY RESORT:TENNIS, POOL, SPA, 3 acre Estate near Beach, Golf, Races
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

Delightful Stay in Rancho Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this cottage. The grounds, pool and view were wonderful. There was plenty of room for our family of four (two small children). The cottage was stocked with games, pool toys, books and even Google Chromecast for the TV! I highly recommend this rental as a base for a San Diego visit. Ellen, our host, was very organized so that we were able to enjoy ourselves from the moment we arrived.


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular location and view.

  • 4 of 5

Breathtaking views. The property is gorgeous, a well maintained pool and tennis court were used as much as possible during our stay. The grounds are beautiful with so many varieties of trees and foliage to admire. The bedding and beds are quite luxurious and comfortable. The homeowners housekeeper is especially kind, welcoming and attentive. The kitchen is a tight fit, but having a gas burner on the BBQ is helpful. Have to be creative with refrigerator space and food storage.

We felt a bit exposed on the property as the front gate is left open, and on our last full day a woman who had been viewing the property for her own stay just showed up and walked into the back while we were in the pool to inquire about the property. Not sure this was arranged with homeowner, I suspect not, but it did prove our concern that anyone could just walk onto the property.

Overall a beautiful vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Ellen thought of everything! She was super helpful and responsive, even though she wasn't there during our stay. She provided us with detailed information before our arrival and outfitted the Casita with everything we could need. Speaking of the Casita, it was wonderful--and just as advertised. Truly a beautiful property. We swam, played tennis, played basketball, picked oranges . . . We even played board games when we needed a break from the sun.

We were travelling with two young children (5 and 8). ‎They were very comfortable there and definitely enjoyed their stay.

The property is conveniently located between the downtown San Diego attractions (to the south) and Legoland (to the north).

Ines, the housekeeper, was helpful as well and was happy to provide as much (or as little) cleaning and other help that we wanted.

We would definitely return if our travels bring us back to the San Diego area.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike. You were wonderful guests, and we'd welcome you back anytime. So glad you had a wonderful time staying in our casita!
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Haven of Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful five days at Casita del Arboles -- a perfect location for two couples (or a family with two kids -- the 2nd bedroom has two twins that can be combined to make one king.) The location is extraordinary. It's up in the hills of Rancho Santa Fe which affords extreme privacy but it is only a short 15-20 minute drive to the quaint beach towns of Solano Beach or Del Mar. Our gracious hostess, Ellen lives only part-time in the main house so she wasn't there during our stay but her house manager, Ines was wonderful -- she even offered to do some laundry for us! The pool and hot tub were the perfect refreshing/relaxing combination after a couple of days of golf in the area. The pictures are great but the Casita and pool area are even lovelier in person. Don't miss a stroll through the beautiful and fragrant rose bushes on your way down to the tennis court! I've stayed in many VRBO rentals but this one rates very high (five stars) on my list and we will definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a good time and enjoyed the property so much. We'd welcome you back with open arms. You are great guests. Thank you.
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts and a beautiful home with a view. Thanks to Enes for taking great care of us during our stay. Ellen was fantastic about answering any questions. The pool was a wonderful place to relax after a day of golfing. I would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests and we look forward to your next stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed yourself so much.
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Simply Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you pull into the spectacular drive, you know your stay will be dreamy. The casita is beautifully appointed, extremely comfortable and feels like your home away from home. The amenities and grounds are unbelievable. The pictures posted are great and don't even do it justice. From the pool and spa to the breathtaking rose garden to the tennis court, there isn't a resort that could match this level of beauty. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that staying at our property may lead to a move to a Ranch Santa Fe. It is heaven on earth and we're so happy you enjoyed yourself and appreciated the specialness of living here.
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Milles Fleurs, Pony Room, Rancho Valencia Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
5 courses in 5 miles: RSF, Torrey Pines, Bridges,
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Coaster, Amtrak (Solana Beach Train Station)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
California Highway 5 or 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Milles Fleurs, Dolce Pane e Vino, Gourmet cuisine
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Del Mar, Torrey Pines, Moonlight Encintas, Solana
Car: recommended

The Neighborhood

The community of Rancho Santa Fe was first established in 1928, and is commonly referred to as the "Covenant" by local residents. But the name "Covenant" actually came about because of how the community was created. At that time, a group of property owners entered into a mutual agreement to preserve and maintain the character of the community and its rare landscape features, and to uphold the quality of future architecture. This mutual agreement came to be known simply as the Covenant and now refers not only to the principal governing document, but also to the community itself.

Today, the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe encompasses approximately ten square miles or approximately 6,730 acres, and is home to around 5,000 residents. Near the center of the Covenant area is the Village of Rancho Santa Fe, with shops, restaurants, other commercial businesses and the historic Rancho Santa Fe Inn. The Rancho Santa Fe School District's new campus is located adjacent to the Village. The Roger Rowe School was specifically built for grades K-6th and middle school aged children. The Roger Rowe campus is state of the art, and includes a performing arts center, dedicated classroom labs, and a computer for every child.

In the heart of the Covenant and to the north of the Village is the renowned Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course is a Max Behr designed 6,940 yard par 72 course and is open only to Covenant members and their guests. In the late 1930s, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club served as the original site for “clambakes” hosted by Bing Crosby, one the early residents of the Covenant.

Surrounding the golf course and the Village, the majority of the Covenant is comprised of rolling topography with low density, large lot residential development where the average lot size is over two acres. A private equestrian and hiking trail network runs throughout the community. The private, secure, rural character of the community, combined with its proximity to the ocean and nearby access to world class medical facilities and cultural venues are what set the Covenant apart as being a highly desirable place to live.


Rates & Availability

Rancho Santa Fe Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Glorious Fall Weather
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Racing Season
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year's
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017 (earlybird)
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Earlybird Summer 2017
May 31 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
earlybird Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Rancho Santa Fe Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    King Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom has tub and shower. Junior bedroom has large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    King or Two Twins Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite full bathrooms and high-quality linens. NOTE: second bedroom has EITHER two twins or one king bed, not both. There is an extra rollaway single cot suitable for one person too. And we have a porta crib for a baby/toddler.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy complimentary honey, "nature's perfect food," from our hives and oranges and other seasonal fruit from our orchard

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