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Romantic Private Casita- Equestrians Welcome! Minutes to Del Mar Racetrack & Bea

Bedrooms 1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Estate, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

ROMANTIC COTTAGE ~ Casita on amazing Rancho Santa Fe Estate. Air conditioned, pool, full outdoor built in BBQ. Total Luxury.

This Extra-Large Studio has a Comfortable Organic bed with Italian Linens. Views out to the estate from your private porch.

Sink into the Down Filled Chaise Lounge. Flat screen TV, Reading Lights, CD player, custom handmade South American desk with leather surface.

en-suite bathroom. Enjoy the beautifully tiled very large shower, bathroom and walk in closet.

Outdoor BBQ

Keywords: Del Mar Racetrack, Secure WiFi, Del Mar Beach. Walk to the village of Rancho Santa Fe, retreat, healing,

More Details

Abby Imhoff
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Abby Imhoff

We chose this as the most wonderful spot on the planet.

We value the rural nature of this area, it's accessibility to the beach, horse trails, polo fields, shopping, towns, and it's security.

Field to fork vegetable garden, rose garden and soon a family orchard.

Abby Imhoff purchased this estate in 2009

Why Abby Imhoff chose Rancho Santa Fe

We chose this location because of it's rare beauty, it's privacy and it's security.

What makes this estate unique

Walk to the village of Rancho Santa Fe where there are an abundance of excellent restaurants and grocery store. Walk to Thyme in the Ranch restaurant, coffee shop or a 5 Star restaurant.

We love being in the country, yet only minutes to shopping, the beach, Del Mar Horsepark, soccer/polo fields and the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

We are next to the entrance to walking trails that will enchant you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much. We had a wonderful stay!
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Rancho Santa Fe, California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Extra Large Spanish tiled shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Organic mattress ~ comfortable organic Bed with Down Comforters plus one roll away bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are located in the most beautiful part of San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe. Walk the breathtaking beautiful private trails of Rancho Santa Fe. Walk to the village. Ask owner for complementary tickets to the Del Mar Racetrack.


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Romantic Private Casita- Equestrians Welcome! Minutes to Del Mar Racetrack & Bea
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 39 reviews

Immaculate and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay. Comfortable and quiet.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. You were wonderful guests.
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Great quiet Casita with a beautiful backyard and pool.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had meetings and needed a nice clean place to stay close to the hotel that was full so we couldn't stay there. We are so glad we found this Casita. It was perfect, clean, quiet, and comfortable. The backyard and pool was beautiful. Abby was very welcoming even when she realized we accidentally booked it for October 2018 instead of 2017. Oops! She was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little place

  • 4 of 5

We were there for a weekend, but enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everything was clean and well put together. The only reason I give this gorgeous place a 4/5 is because the outdoor lights by the grill were not working, other than that this place was all we could ask for, quiet, private and well accommodated for a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First rate. An oasis!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 4 days at the property with the idea of spending most of my time at the kAABOO music festival. This property was so nice and peacefull I opted to spend a lot more time there. I would advise anyone to stay here who wants to unwind and yet still be close to the town, beach and all the other fine things Rancho Santa Fe has to offer.

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this peaceful spot in Rancho Santa Fe.

  • 5 of 5

This casita comes with full use of the pool, lovely outdoor room with comfortable couches and fireplace for lounging in the day or evenings. The owners are very attentive and responsive, yet so respectful of your privacy as to be almost invisible. At night the sound of owls in the trees is magical. Secluded, yet two minutes from the village of Rancho Santa Fe or a short scenic drive to Del Mar amenities and beaches.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming casita with privacy needs just a little something to be perfect

  • 3 of 5

Many positives to staying here compared to the nearby Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (priced similarly), but a few negatives. I loved the privacy, especially having my own quiet, private pool and patio. Bed was comfy, basic toiletries thoughtfully provided and also welcome fruit, very nice. Negatives were wishing for basic maid service after a couple of days, especially since the yard was frequently watered and there were bare spots so my little dog got dirty paws and it was difficult to keep his feet clean. Hence the floor felt gritty; some clean towels would also have been nice (we were there four days). Mini Fridge in room rattled incessantly through the night. Hot tub was not accessible - I lifted the heavy cover and saw some worms, gave it up quickly). Pool was clean, warm, and lovely, though. If you want privacy and some outdoor space of your own, this is charming, convenient (walk to town), PERFECT...really only complaint is for the price a quick clean every other day would be so helpful, and I did wish for that hot tub.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly enjoyed having you stay! Your comfort, privacy and enjoyment are of our utmost priority. We do everything necessary to insure our Guests have a relaxing and magical experience here as evidenced by all of our other reviews. Extra housekeeping is available for a fee as stated in our listing, rental rules and in our Household Book. We would have been delighted to provide this service however we received no such request from you. The Casita has a large walk in closet with lots of storage that includes ample towels (12 bath and beach towels), extra linens, pillows and blankets. A guest may request additional linens or towels at any time. Again, we never received a request. Thank you for telling us about the fridge however we have now had 3 different people check it and nobody was able to hear anything. Perhaps one of the doors was slightly ajar? You were informed that our hot tub and pool were being drained to be resurfaced on the day of your departure. Our hot tub is off limits to all Guests as stated in our Rules and Household Book. All Casita guests are given my personal cell number by which I am available 24/7 if you need anything at all. We enjoy being able to share this magical estate with travelers who enjoy it and we hope to have you back as our Guest.
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Car: recommended

Minutes to the fabulous Del Mar Racetrack, Polo Fields and amazing private horse trails and walking trails. Minutes to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer start 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Opening week Del Mar
Jul 17 2018 - Jul 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 25 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$190.5 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$125.73
Cleaning Fee C$190.5
Tax Rate 8.0%

If you bring a pre-approved dog we charge a pet fee of $150.00
We accept credit cards and personal checks payable in advance. We do not accept eChecks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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