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

Bedrooms 1
Property type estate
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:
June 26, 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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Rancho Santa Fe Estate Accommodation and Amenities

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Romantic Private Casita- Equestrians Welcome! Minutes to Del Mar Racetrack & Bea
average rating of 4.892857 based on 31 reviews
Seattle, WA

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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Good location

  • 3 of 5

The home is within a half mile of downtown Rancho Santa Fe. Great for morning walks to get a cup a coffee and a muffin.

Beware of the glazed tiles on the shower floor. I slipped and fell. We bought a shower mat to avoid a more serious outcome. We did not inform the owners as I had just a few bumps and sore wrist.

The owners are nice folks so we had no concerns during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.
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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
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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

Rancho Santa Fe Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Racing Season
Jul 18 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Kaaboo Concert
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
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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