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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Abby Imhoff
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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
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Amenities

Rancho Santa Fe Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Extra Large Spanish tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) Organic mattress ~ comfortable organic Bed with Down Comforters plus one roll away bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Romantic Private Casita- Equestrians Welcome! Minutes to Del Mar Racetrack & Bea
average rating of 4.83871 based on 34 reviews
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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: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 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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5

Ideal

  • 5 of 5

Private oasis for complete relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect secluded private getaway

  • 5 of 5

The host was wonderful, accommodating, and went above and beyond our expectations. The property is private and beautiful. It's a nice and easy walk to the downtown area. I recommend this property and would book it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Mediterranean style paradise

  • 5 of 5

Abby’s Casita was wonderful! We stayed a full week and wished it had been longer. We wanted a quiet & relaxing vacation sitting by a pool. What we found was a beautiful private paradise that reminded us of Mediterranean villas. The yard’s landscaping is lovely and the swimming pool is divine. Abby provides complete privacy.

The little casita itself is adorable. It was immaculate upon arrival & Abby has thoughtfully set it up to make it especially inviting and comfortable. The refrigerator & freezer provided ample space for all of our needs. The coffee maker, toaster oven, tea kettle, etc. were all very useful and allowed us to eat-in and spend more time by the pool. The outdoor grill is amazing.

The location is great whether you want to go to the beach, dine in one of the quaint restaurants in Rancho Santa Fe, stroll through Del Mar’s nearby shops or San Diego’s Little Italy or visit their world renown zoo ….. everything is ‘relatively’ close. Rancho Santa Fe itself is a gorgeous town with beautiful neighborhoods worthy of site seeing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return someday soon. My husband & I travel extensively, particularly throughout Europe, and this wonderful week let us feel like we were in Europe without the long flight to get there!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet setting, easy access to Del Mar and dog friendly.

  • 4 of 5

This property was what I had hoped for as a quiet getaway but welcoming for a guest to visit during the day. Abby was there when I arrived but as she mentions in her email, she provides privacy during the entire stay. I am curious if the pool will be undergoing a renovation as there where pool color samples in the pool. The furniture and BBQ area could've used a little clean up prior to my arrival but not a big deal. I hope to have the chance to visit again

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant oasis, very private

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate and very charming. We had plans to run around the San Diego area but decided to lounge by the pool in the lovely gardens most of the time instead! Outdoor grilling as the sun set was stunning.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Rancho Santa Fe Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Racing Season
Jul 18 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,500
$4,300
 
 
Kaaboo Concert
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

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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