check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

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

Bedrooms 1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 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:
January 23, 2017

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 San Diego County

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
  • 1 of 3


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Romantic Private Casita- Equestrians Welcome! Minutes to Del Mar Racetrack & Bea
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful, a wonderful visit.

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we had a wonderful visit. The guesthouse was beautiful and the back patio area was private and a wonderful place to relax. We thought it was also an easy commute from the guesthouse to get to various beaches near San Diego and downtown San Diego. Abby checked that we arrived safely, and was prompt and helpful in answering questions.

A couple things we would suggest for improvement. 1) More outside lighting. We stayed during Christmas week, with short day-light hours and would have appreciated more lighting or functional lighting outside to take advantage of back patio area. 2) The guesthouse came equipped with outside gas heaters and fireplaces, but all gas tanks were empty and there was no firewood. We could have purchased these items ourselves, but would have much rather spent the time enjoying San Diego! 3) The sprinklers were left on during our stay, during a stormy/wet period in San Diego. This left the back patio area very wet in the morning. Again, these are just suggestions. We would stay again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you loved The Casita. We do too! Housekeeping has already replenished the propane tanks and firewood. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. (A previous guest used up our entire stock). We have alerted the gardener about the sprinklers. The Casita has its own outdoor lighting as well as very bright motion detectors along the path to it. The outdoor living room area also has its own light switches as well as 2 standing lamps that are on timers. We welcome you back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Just as described, great location, quiet, and pri

  • 5 of 5

Great choice for a Rancho Santa Fe stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Ranch Santa Fe Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully cozy and balmy casita with decor of authentic luxury character that's nestled in the town of Rancho Santa Fe. It's walking distance to a charming town with our new favorite restaurant "Ponsaty's." We enjoyed quiet relaxing mornings by the pool with our morning coffee and exquisite sunsets by the pool with our evening wine. Our dog, Piper, loved her private backyard, strolls around the neighborhood and trips to Del Mar's dog beach. We'll definitely be back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Phoenix, AZ

Amazing casita with resort style backyard!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a long weekend getaway that was romantic, quiet, peaceful, serene, clean, safe, nice views, and a short drive to the beach...the casita surpassed all of our expectations! The casita was tastefully decorated with relaxing colors. The queen bed had a memory foam mattress with linens that felt as if we were the first to use them. There is a large flat screen tv with hundreds of Directv channels to view. A mini fridge/freezer was big enough for a gallon of milk, coffee creamer, leftovers, and other beverages ;-) The bathroom was very nice with a beautifully tiled shower. Also, there is a large closet with ample room for storage (in our case, it was the perfect place for our little dachshund's crate). We had access to the entire resort-like backyard...we had such a nice time lounging by the pool, listening to the birds chirping and the wind blowing through the palm trees...we literally had to force ourselves to leave the casita to go site seeing! We enjoyed an afternoon at the Del Mar Race Track...though we know nothing about horse racing, it was a fun experience to witness the extraordinary abilities of those fine animals. We also drove to Torrey Pines Natural Preserve and enjoyed the great hike from the top of the cliff all the way down to the beach...I highly recommend this! The beaches were amazing...we walked on Solana Beach every morning enjoying a cup of coffee. We also took our small dachshund to the Del Mar Dog Beach...the waves here were perfect for our little dog to enjoy some ocean time without being swept away! And the beach was large enough that we could have our own space while the bigger dogs romped around in the waves further down. La Jolla beach was beautiful, but very crowded...I recommend getting here very early. We enjoyed our time at the casita and beaches so much that we only made it down to San Diego for one afternoon. I highly recommend Extraordinary Desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth! Abby was wonderful! She was very pleasant and quick to respond to the few questions we had. We have used HomeAway many times for our vacation rentals but staying at Abby's casita has definitely raised the bar for future vacations!!! We look forward to staying here again! Thank you, Abby!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Private and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay...30th anniversary needing some good rest, relaxation and seclusion.

Beautiful little get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
bozeman montana usa


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the casita, it is a very sweet space.

It is very private, the bed was very comfortable, and the pool was a great addition. The only downside it is not set up well for cooking other than barbeque, so if you plan on doing a lot of cooking indoors this may not be the spot for you. There are a lot of great places to eat nearby however, and the outdoor cooking area is very nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 Star review. Our mini kitchen includes a small refrigerator freezer, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, tea kettle, induction hot plate, as well as a full outdoor built in BBQ with prep areas, 2 sinks and a full bar. Also provided are all pots, pans, cooking equipment as well as dish ware, glassware and utensils. Our guests enjoy dining al fresco in our outdoor living room with fire place.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


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

Rancho Santa Fe Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $125
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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Rancho Santa Fe Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties