Exquisite historic golfing community with stunning multi-million dollar homes.
Rancho Santa Fe is an exclusive and refined community located within the San Diego Metropolitan Area, known for its stunning multi-million dollar homes and upscale amenities. This elegant community features large equestrian estates and opulent homes, with many Rancho Santa Fe luxury homes valued at in excess of $20 million.
Rancho Santa Fe’s incredible real estate mix includes historic homes exuding classic opulence and breathtaking modern homes exhibiting the finest in cutting-edge architecture. Properties are located along winding roads rising along hillsides, providing diverse views over meadows and out to the ocean.
Rancho Santa Fe luxury real estate has an abundance of quality shopping options, including the Del Rayo Village shopping center. The amazing ocean-view Del Mar Plaza and attractive Flower Hill Promenade are also nearby, with numerous award-winning stores and restaurants.
Rancho Santa Fe luxury real estate is developed around the historic planned community of The Covenant. Tasked with creating a prestigious community centered on equestrian pursuits, architect Lillian Rice outlined a vision for a magnificent neighborhood that has since become a registered California Historic Landmark.
The Covenant consists of 1,700 homes, including sprawling multi-acre lots with equestrian facilities. Many of The Covenant’s grand properties exhibit the Spanish Colonial Revival style favored by Lillian Rice when construction work began on the neighborhood in the 1920s.
Some of Rancho Santa Fe’s most luxurious amenities are located within The Covenant. These include the beautifully landscaped grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a luxury hotel with outstanding spa and fine dining options. The Inn is emblematic of the old world grandeur of Rice’s vision for Rancho Santa Fe, while a recent $12 million renovation has ensured The Inn’s facilities remain exceptional.
The 50-acre Beaux Arts Village is the heart of The Covenant, providing exceptional shopping and dining in a beautiful historic setting. Popular restaurants include the stylish Mediterranean cuisine of Nick & G’s, great food and wine at Rancho Santa Fe Bistro, and the outstanding Californian-French fusion of Mille Fleurs. Caffe Positano and Thyme in the Ranch offer relaxed café-style food and coffee.
Rancho Santa Fe/ Covenant homes are located in the San Dieguito Union High School District, Solana Beach School District, and the Rancho Santa Fe School District, which includes the award-winning Roger Rowe School.
Other amenities include a historic Riding Club, Garden Club, and Community Center.
Golfing is a huge part of the idyllic Rancho Santa Fe lifestyle. Stretching through the heart of The Covenant at Rancho Santa Fe’s center, the RSF Golf Club offers the area’s most revered golf course. With membership of the club restricted to those living near the course, the RSF Golf Club’s beautiful grounds and clubhouse provide an incredible sense of community and exclusivity. The 18-hole, 7,035 yard, par-72 course was designed by master architect Max Behr and has been recognized as one of the Top 20 courses in the world by Golf Digest Magazine.
Legendary entertainer Bing Crosby helped establish Rancho Santa Fe’s reputation as an outstanding golfing community by hosting clambakes and pro-am tournaments at the RSF Golf Club throughout the 1930s and ’40s. Crosby’s immense influence on the community has been immortalized in the name of the Crosby Club, to Rancho Santa Fe’s northeast. The refined Cosby Club boasts an award-winning 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and exquisite fine dining.
Other exceptional venues for golfing within the vicinity include Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe’s north and Lomas Santa Fe Country Club to the southwest.