The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe

Welcome to The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, a luxury community of roughly 2,000 homes sprawled across 6,200 enchanting acres in the rolling hills of San Diego’s North County. The prestigious enclave the original foundation for Rancho Santa Fe real estate, first established in 1928 and now among the most wealthy, exclusive and highly coveted communities in the country. The Covenant is governed by the Rancho Santa Fe Association under a homeowners agreement for the preservation of the area’s unique character, landscape, and architecture.​​​​​​​

In addition to its impressive array of luxury properties, The Covenant offers pristine amenities exclusive to its residents. A small village within The Covenant includes a community center, library and a civic center, and residents enjoy varied recreation at private golf and tennis clubs, horseback riding, and nearly 60 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. Among the most notable aspects of The Covenant is its lack of sidewalks and stop lights, imbuing the community with a tranquil, pastoral sensibility. Winding roads encourage residents and visitors to take in the idyllic landscape, while maintaining a slower pace of traffic and a safer environment for those out enjoying a walk or a ride. From its homes to its amenities, The Covenant holds the promise for a lifestyle unmatched anywhere else in the region.


The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe reveals all the best that San Diego has to offer. Within the community itself are private tennis and golf clubs exclusively for The Covenant residents. Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, established in 1929 and designed by Max Behr, is a historic golf club and a centerpiece of the prestigious community. Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club is also exclusive to association members and their guests. Facilities at the Tennis Club include two clay courts, nine hard courts and four dedicated pickleball courts, with a fully-stocked pro shop in the attached clubhouse.

Outside of The Covenant, within minutes residents can find themselves at any of North County San Diego’s stunning beaches. At Del Mar, a picturesque coastline creates the perfect backdrop for a sunrise stroll or mid-day picnic. Solana Beach is beloved for its prime surf spots like Table Tops, while Moonlight Beach in Encinitas enchants visitors with its breathtaking sunset perspectives. The cliffs and sands at La Jolla are equally suited to volleyball, sunbathing, or simply taking in the view. All are within a moment’s reach from The Covenant.

For equestrian-minded residents, the locally based Rancho Riding Club is a premier facility. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, the club offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and facilities that are second to none, including a spacious indoor arena, a state-of-the-art stable, and miles of trails winding through beautiful forests and meadows. Members also benefit from access to some of the best instructors in the country.

World-class Cuisine

Serving the community are a variety of fine and casual dining establishments, cafes and lodgings. Located at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Morada serves up locally inspired American “coastal ranch” cuisine and chic-yet-homey ambience, complete with a patio for al fresco dining. Nick & G's Restaurant is an Italian-American eatery with stylish surroundings, comfortable furnishings, and of course a cozy patio of its own to enjoy the exceptional climate. Another popular spot, Thyme in the Ranch, is a traditional neighborhood cafe and bakery serving breakfast, lunch and artisan baked goods, in a charming country setting that looks right out of a fairy tale. No matter your taste or mood, the surrounding community at The Covenant has something to offer.

Restaurants Within The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe Bistro

6024 Paseo Delicias C

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Classic bistro offering brunch, lunch and dinner in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe.

Morada Restaurant Rancho Santa Fe

​​​​​​​5951 Linea Del Cielo

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Local American fare served in a modern, chic space with a patio at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Nick & G's Restaurant

6106 Paseo Delicias

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Italian-American eats served in stylish surrounds with comfortable furnishings & a cozy patio.

Thyme In the Ranch

16905 Avenida De Acacias

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Traditional cafe fare & baked goods served in a country-chic, flower-filled space with patio seats.

Mille Fleurs

6009 Paseo Delicias

 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

French classics in an upscale country-home space with gardens, patios, a piano bar & private rooms.

Cafes Within The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe

​​​​​​​Caffe Positano

6027 Paseo Delicias F

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Fine coffees craft-roasted by the proprietor House-baked sweet & savory pastries

Rancho Roasters

16950 Via De Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Boutique coffee shop open in the village of Rancho Santa Fe

Hotels Within The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa

5951 Linea Del Cielo

 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Rustic boutique resort perched atop the hills overlooking San Diego, with 21 acres dotted in alluring Spanish-California architecture.

Shops Within The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe

Third Bloom

6012 La Granada

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Beautiful floral arrangements and gift shop

Schools within The Covenant

R. Roger Rowe School is an excellent choice for families looking for a rigorous academic program within a supportive and nurturing environment. The school provides an education for students from kindergarten through eighth grade that prepares them for the challenges of high school and beyond. The Village Church Preschool is also an excellent option for families with young children. The preschool offers a loving and nurturing environment that helps children develop a love of learning. The Happy Time Nursery School is another excellent choice for families with young children. The nursery school provides a safe and secure environment where children can explore and learn at their own pace.

R. Roger Rowe School

5927 La Granada

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Public elementary and middle school in Rancho Santa Fe, teaching kindergarten through 8th grade.

Happy Time Nursery School

6409 Las Colinas

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Village Church Preschool

6225 Paseo Delicias

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Recreation in The Covenant 

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center

5970 La Sendita

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Rancho Riding Club

16924 Rambla De Las Flores

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Horse riding school and stables.

Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club

5829 Via De La Cumbre

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Private club, open to Covenant residents only

Rancho Santa Fe Library

17040 Avenida de Acacias

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

5827 Via de la Cumbre

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Private club, open to Covenant residents only.

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