Luxury Mansion Estate by Del Mar Racetrack & Beach! Best Sd Weather!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rancho Santa Fe estate description
Mansion Estate w/ Guest House Available for Rent. More amenities than imaginable! Stay at your own private resort! Our location is close to the beach and racetrack, but slightly east, nestled in the hilltops, so we have less fog and marine layer than more coastal properties. We have the best weather! Property at a glance: Five Acres. Five Buildings with a total of 25,000 sq. feet of indoor living. 8 bedrooms, + nursery with sofa bed, + loft, and + children's secret trapdoor bedroom, can sleep 19 - 23 total. 17+ bathrooms. Six indoor gas fireplaces. Gym, game room, tennis court with basketball, 2 steam rooms, dry sauna, 3 outdoor spas, 4 outdoor firepits, 2 outdoor kitchens, koi ponds, tropical palapa and walk.
Available for long term rental, monthly, or bi-monthly.
Peak is July-Oct, and holidays
Monthly: $50,000 off peak - 65,000 peak
Bi-Monthly: $85,000 off peak - 120,000 peak
Rates subject to change. This includes stay for up to 19 guests, maid service for 3 days and taxes. Additional guests will be $100 per night/per guest or $500 per week. Utilities will be extra and based on your usage and length of stay, approximately anything over 75 therms/1400kWh per week will be the guests responsibility. Deposit will be based on number of guests and length of stay. Our minimum deposit for one week is a refundable $3000 by personal check and required renters insurance ($89) for no less than $5000 coverage. We are NOT an event venue.
THE BUILDINGS: Five buildings with Approximately 25,000 Sq. Ft.
All furnished. All custom and top of the line building materials and craftsmanship. Very open, light and neutral.
The Main Home has 5+ bedrooms including Guest Suite quarters upstairs. (can sleep 11) Master Bedroom has steam room, dry sauna, and private courtyard hot tub. Two Living Areas, two dining areas, bar and Kitchen with walk in cooler perfect for entertaining! Spaceship style theater seats 13+. Tropical Aquarium.
Guest Home has 3+ bedrooms and full kitchen, living, and dining. Plus loft and kid's secret trapdoor bedroom.
(Can sleep up to 8 - 10)
Pool House/Game Room includes full bar, seperate bathrooms/changing areas, Air Hockey, Pool Table, Foosball and full Kitchen. Gymnasium with weight and cardio machines, massage table, his and hers shower/locker areas, and giant steam room.
The remote Artist Studio is currently occupied by our onsite property manager for your convenience.
Custom interior features include large plate windows, high ceilings, decorative pillars and limestone flooring. Built in cabinetry, numerous French doors and unique ceiling accents are found throughout the home. The kitchens features solid wood cabinetry with granite countertops. Custom milled wood doors are installed throughout the home. Recessed and hanging light fixtures, forced air heating and cooling, central station monitored fire and burglar alarm system, motorized Entry Gate with private code.
THE ESTATE: 5 Acres of beautifully maintained garden grounds.
Beautiful serpentine drive with koi ponds, water falls and fountains, Meditation Gardens and more.
A tropical walkway runs the entire length of the property, bringing you to the secluded redwood deck, outdoor master fireplace, etc.
Newly resurfaced Tennis Court and Pavilion.
Tropical Palapa with swings and outdoor fire pit.
The one of a kind edge-less pool is 47' x 25'. Multi level pool deck with Brown Jordan Tables and chairs, chaise lounges.
The outdoor kitchen and Fireplace rivals any resort. Bakers Pride Oven, Wood Fire Pizza Oven, 3 Grills, 6 burners, smokers, fridge and more.
One touch Crestron system for all lighting, shades, hvac, security and Satellite music throughout the property.
Computers and Wireless Internet available throughout the property.
Maid Service three days a week.
Onsite Property Manager available for initial orientation and recommendation of services for massage, catering, etc. Scheduled for any onsite maintenance and troubleshooting twice a week as needed. Always available for emergencies.
This home is also for sale. Therefore, we are concentrating on rentals in the next 30 - 120 days, but are open to contracting further out for more risk-tolerant clients. We are happy to discuss the realty history and potential safeguards for your stay.
We are a private family luxury estate home, and as such, tend to be priced higher on the market. This is due to the size of areas that need to be prepared properly, all of the amenities, the quality of materials used through out the estate, and so on. We are happy to discuss pricing and length of stay, but please keep in mind than an estate of this nature is expensive to maintain to such a high standard, and therefore the rental price needs to make sense. We have an enormously high overhead. So while we are happy to discuss options that could reduce the rental rate a bit, it most likely would still be minimal in order to financially make sense to our bottom line.
Contact for more info and photos. Serious inquiries only. All interested parties will be qualified before rental is approved.
- 25000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Considered
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23, Beds for 19-23
- King size beds (2) Master in Main and Guest Home., Queen size Beds (5) Guest suite and two guest bedrooms in the main home, guest bedroom in guest home, are all queen., Twin or Single Beds (1) A trundle bed in the guest home third bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Additional lodging - office has pull out sofa., Bunk Beds (1) Child's Room with bunk beds....moreless
Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms
- 12 full Bathooms - most have nice jacuzzi tub 5 half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Covered Parking:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 20
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player:
- CD Player
- Air Hockey
- Music Library
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Hot Tub:
- Jetted Tub:
- Spa Whirlpool
- Heated Pool
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Wood Deck
- Porch / Veranda
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Water Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Surf Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Fly Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Bernard Gardens is located a few minutes from the Del Mar Racetrack and Del Mar beaches. Nestled in the hilltops of the San Dieguito River Valley, we are just enough east and above sea level to escape the majority of coastal marine layer. Even a foggy day on the coast will be a beautiful sunny day here. The Del Rayo Plaza, a few minutes walking distance away, offers a variety of shops and amenities from Italian to sushi, fashion to fitness, and from facial to financial. Rancho Santa Fe is known for it's quaint Covenant community which offers even more savory delights, shopping experiences and activities a short drive away - fine jewelry, antiques, several art galleries, piano and live entertainment venues, golf courses, horseback riding, hiking, cycling and more. We are in close proximity to Lego Land, Sea World, the world famous San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park. A little further distance south is Soak City Waterpark. Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farms in Los Angeles are about 2 hours north....moreless
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Dream location for my wedding
Dream location for my wedding
I searched all over So Cal for a location to have a very intimate wedding (25 people). Wee found Bernard Gardens and Mandy let me come view the property before booking. All 25 family members spent the weekend at the gorgeous estate. Everyone had an amazing time. The location is perfect, close to everything in San Diego but on such a large estate, you feel as if you are in a tropical island location. We used the Palapa surrounded by a beautiful Koi pond as the Wedding Ceremony site. The Wedding pictures are so stunning, it is almost unreal. Even though the price is a bit expensive, this place is worth every penny. You simply must see it in person, the pictures do NOT do the place justice.
- Guest MD (Santa Ana, CA)
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 09/18/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Michelle! We were so honored to be a part of your special day! Focused on long term rentals, we may allow for a small celebrations like yours with very limited guest lists if agreed to in advance. We were delighted to accommodate your wedding vacation, and so glad that your memories and photos are sweet! We love a very lush tropical feel, and property certainly does have that! Being a private home with high overhead, we realize that we are more of a 'boutique' vacation rental and may not be affordable to all inquiries. Also, we will always allow for advance showings as possible for qualified clients. :) We are so happy that you are so happy! Thanks for the great review! Mandy
it's not often an experience exceeds expectations - but this one did. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The management is extremely helpful when needed as is the owner. The property is centrally located to shopping, beach, restaurants, golf courses as well as parks and the zoo. This place has everything, well equipped kitchen, laundry etc. The movie theater is perfect - unlike any I have ever seen in a private residence. This is a great house for families because of the pools, spas, game room, theater, tennis court and all the other toys. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying their stay here. We have raved about to our friends.
- Guest tony (danville, ca)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Tommie! wow! We are so happy when we exceed expectations! This is what we strive for! Thank you for the compliment! Our location really is central to any activity or attraction in Southern California, that is, if you actually leave the property! We find so many guests end up skipping out on outside activities to enjoy all of the amenities here! Thanks for spreading the word! Hopefully we will see your family and referred friends some time soon! Mandy
Amazing! What a beautiful property with great amenities. We had a large group and the estate housed us all comfortably, entertained ages 5-75 with the grounds, pool, workout room, koi pond and of course the out-of-this-world movie room! The moms all loved the walk in refrigerator. We had a slight glitch with the tv in the family room the night we arrived but the manager and owner both called us to try to work it through and when we couldn't they had a tech out the next day, Saturday, to get it working - great service. Thanks Mandy, we'll be back:)
- Guest LR (Upland, CA)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Laura! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! And we are so glad to hear that you will join us again sometime!!! : ) As with any property, we can't guarantee that mishaps won't occur, but we can guarantee that we will do everything we can to make things better as soon as possible! The first step is letting us know! Thanks for your patience and understanding! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves! It was great to have you! And we look forward to seeing you soon! Mandy
Wonderful Place to Stay
Wonderful Place to Stay
We rented this home for a large group of family to stay for a relaxing vacation. We all had a very good time and would recommend this place to anyone. The pictures accurately depict the house and property. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The owners were very attentive and easy to deal with. I really enjoyed the fact that the house is on a large piece of property, all of which was beautiful. Many little areas and hideaways on the grounds. There were 12-14 of us (it could easily accommodate more) and we were never crowded for space, because of all the different options for "getting away" without leaving the property!
- Guest Alaska Garden Girl (Anchorage)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Manager response: Brad and Renee! Thank you for spending two weeks with us! We are so happy that you were comfortable and relaxed! It is important to us to accurately represent the home and to be detailed with our maintenance, both inside and out... And we do strive to have warm and welcoming, yet professional and efficient 'customer service'... And we appreciate it that you appreciate it! :) It was great having you! Hope to see you next spring again! Mandy
This was a truly amazing property, that exceeded my expectations 10 fold!!! Our family felt like we never had to leave because we were at our own Grand Wailea! Swimming, tennis, bbq, horse racing, polo a true treat! The management team was great at communication and delivered a true A+ experience! Thank you Mandy and team!!!
- Guest Hudson Entourage (Utah )
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: Jared! We really enjoyed having you stay - and Thank You for taking such great care of the home!! There really is so much to do on the estate grounds and we are hoping you enjoyed the tropical walks and palapa, game room, gym and theatre as well! It really is like having your own private resort! It would be our pleasure to have you back anytime! Thanks for the kind words! Mandy
A Week in Dreamland
A Week in Dreamland
We gathered our small family and closest friends together here for a week surrounding our wedding. It was a delightful stay, worth every penny. The entire villa has exquisite taste yet is comfortable to live in. The grounds are beautiful and functional. My family especially enjoyed the hot spas and the (at this time of year) very cold swimming pool, as well as the outdoor grills and pizza oven. The wedding itself was held in the "palapa", a tropical pagoda-like covered deck overlooking two koi ponds, while the reception and formal dinner was held inside. Mandy, who manages the property but also has experience in event planning, was amazing helping organize and get things done, despite our complex requirements -- we hired her for the event itself, on top of the week-long stay, and it was worth every penny. All in all, I couldn't be happier.
- Guest Erik (Altadena, CA USA)
- Date of stay 01/04/13
- Review Submitted 01/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Manager response: Erik! It was so wonderful to have you and your family... Thank you for all of the kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, as that is what we strive for! Congratulations again on your marriage, I felt honored to be a part of it! : ) I hope we keep in touch! Mandy
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- Nearest Airport: San Diego Airport (SAN) at 24 Miles
- Nearest Train: Solana Beach Amtrak and Coaster, Solana Beach, CA at 7 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: The 5 and 56 are both close. at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Del Mar Beach on Camino Del Mar at 7 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Del Rayo Plaza at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Fairbanks, RSF, and Morgan Run less than 4 miles. at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Del Rayo Plaza at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
About: Private home managed by a Property Manager.
Why Rancho Santa Fe:
Bernard Gardens, previously named Corona de la Valle and Hacienda Grande, situated on 4.5+ acres, the showcase mansion in the crown of the Del Rayo Estates overlooks the San Diegueto Valley with a clear view to Del Mar and the ocean. Named Del Rayo by the late Gene Klein, legendary owner of the San Diego Chargers football team and breeder of Kentucky Derby horseracing champions, he was lured to the area’s ideal climate, and committed to retaining the rural atmosphere. As a result, he dedicated the majority of the land to pastures and planned to build palatial estates for his new community overlooking the valley. Libri Development purchased Del Rayo Estates after Klein’s death and completed this gem of them all, Corona de la Valle. In the 1920’s Rancho Santa Fe was becoming the secluded retreat for Hollywood stars; Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Danny Kaye were some of the largest property owners. Nearby was the 14,000acre Rancho Zorro of America’s sweethearts Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, property which today is known as Fairbanks Ranch, “next door neighbor” to Del Rayo Estates. The neighborhhood boasts the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe Farms Golf Club, Rancho Valencia Tennis Resort and the Heritage Country Club, along with wold class polo facilities and racing centers. Each year a house of significant historic or architectural merit, is selected by a Designers Showcase committee. In 1991, Bernard Gardens was designated as the 18th annual Designers Showcase Home. Architect for the original home structure was Richard Salpietra. Bought by the current owner in 2001, the property went through a multi-year, multi-million dollar remodel and building phase. The guest home and gym were added as well as making the master home more spacious by removing walls and lightening the color scheme and design/decor.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
San Diego Home/Garden magazine: “ [B Gardens] has a movie star glamour that brings to mind the grandest weekend parties of Hollywood’s heyday. A mansion for grand-style California entertaining, [BG] is complete with an orchard, and extensive patios, porticos and terraces around a sparkling pool and spa. Beyond is a private guest house and tennis courts. Built on the hillside above the San Diegueto River Valley, it has a panoramic view. In the evenings, ribbon-colored hot air balloons rise on imperceptible breezes and float like clouds overhead. The valley itself is becoming world-renowned as a center of equestrian activity. A true fantasy house.'
Front Entrance to the Main home, Portico and Grand Courtyard.
Kitchen to Family Room with Aquarium. Island, Bar, Flat screen, dvd, wi-fi, etc.
View from the breakfast nook across the pool to tennis and ocean.
Formal Living Room. Includes yamaha player piano.
Main Home bedroom #2 Queen, Full Bath, Private Entrance
Main Home bedroom #4 Queen, Full Bath, Private Entrance
Spaceship Theatre w stadium seating 13 recliners, xbox, ddr, karoake, kitchenett
Guest Home Master bedroom - King, Full Bath, Private Entrance
A catered evening poolside, beautiful San Diego dusk with fiberoptic pool lights
Poolside Kitchen: fridge, grills, ovens, stovetops, ice, keg, micro, smokers, tv
Separate Game/Pool house includes bar, 2 bath, pool, foosball, air hockey, etc.
Gym and 2nd outdoor kitchen, 2nd spa and flat screens, firepit. Fireplace below.
Main and Guest Homes, Art Studio (left), Gym (right), Pool House, Palapa, Tennis
The Family room, Kitchen to the back, and breakfast nook hidden to the left.
Grand Foyer with Full Bar, Formal Dining and Formal Living room.
Master Bedroom (Cal King), hall to his/hers closets/Bath. Spa tub, sauna, steam.
Main Home bedroom #3 Queen, Full Bath, Private Entrance
Main Guest Suite bedroom #5 Queen, Full Bath, Living/Dining/Kitchen, Balcony
Guest Home - decor similar to main home. 3bd+/2.5bth, laundry, fireplace, 3 tvs
Guest Home Master bedroom #2 Queen, Full Bath, Private Entrance
Pool, hot tub, kids pool, back of Master Home. Views left, Out kitchen to right.
Poolside Firepit Banquet seating and bar. Adjacent to outdoor kitchen/pizza oven
Newly resurfaced Tennis Court and Pavilion Lanai. Ball machine, basketball hoop
Serene tropical Palapa among koi ponds and waterfalls. swings, firepit, fridge
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