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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:
June 24, 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, spa, salon and post office. 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
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
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 4.8421054 based on 41 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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Perfect place for a quiet stay.

  • 5 of 5

We come to California 2 or 3 times per year to visit family (especially aging parents) and generally stay in a hotel. This time we stayed in Abby's beautiful casita and it was wonderful. It is just the right size for 2 people and provides all the amenities necessary. The property is beautiful and the area quiet, serene and healing. We really enjoyed the close proximity to the village and had several wonderful meals in the restaurants (highly recommend Thyme in the Ranch for breakfast and Nick and G's for dinner). All in all, it was an ideal stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Al & Bonnie, We loved having you stay and welcome you back anytime. I am so very happy that you find our area quiet, serene and healing. We do too! We look forward to your next visit. Abby
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Perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Great Spot...minutes from Downtown RSF. Very Quiet and relaxing. Great hosts!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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

Property Damage Protection C$131.36
Pet Fee C$199.04 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$199.04 + Tax

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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