An Equestrian Oasis

Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 07:22 pm

An Equestrian Oasis

There are people who love horses, and then there are people who live and breathe horses. If you belong to the latter group and are seeking a life of luxury for yourself, your family, and your horses, look no further than Willow Creek Estancia.


Rancho Santa Fe, the iconic area known for supremely luxurious homes, acreage, and privacy, is a picturesque coastal community in Southern California. The sublime architecture, pristine beaches, and outstanding schools have attracted A-list celebrities and some of the most affluent individuals in the United States. In the heart of this prestigious enclave sits the remarkable 77-acre equestrian estate, Willow Creek Estancia, where you and your horses can live everyday life as if you were on a dream vacation.


Designed by prominent architect Marc Appleton, the 15,000-square-foot main residence’s red-tile roofs, stucco walls, decorative details, and wood-beam ceilings are synonymous with classic Santa Barbara architecture. Embracing the best of indoor/outdoor living with both intimate and formal rooms, the main floor’s seamless flow provides multiple lounging and dining options.

At one end of the home, three bedrooms share a sitting room and have access to lovely garden patios. At the other end, a separate entrance leads to an office wing.

Upstairs you’ll find the full-floor master retreat with show-stopping views of the majestic property. Features include a grand fireplace, office, exercise room, his and her walk-in closets, a glamourous bathroom, and a perfect balcony to enjoy the sunrise in the mornings. The incredible lower level houses a wine cellar with tasting room, a cowboy-themed billiards room, and a craft and project room. The outdoor amenities rival any five-star retreat with a rose garden, conservatory, herb beds, meditation area, pool, and spa.


For horse-lovers, Willow Creek Estancia is the ultimate equestrian property with a plethora of facilities. The 77-acre estate includes sand arenas, green pastures, a Grand Prix field, and private riding trails that meander around a 15-acre bass-filled lake and colorful gardens.

Your guests may never want to leave the two-bedroom guest home that adjoins the estate’s Recreation Pavilion. This fun spot offers a game room with arcade, gym, and a bowling alley. The catering kitchen, full-service bar, covered patio with fireplace, and private lawn provide endless entertaining options.


The family barn features high wood ceilings with open beams, clerestory windows, and eight in-and-out stalls. The adjacent one-bedroom, one-bath groom’s apartment includes a kitchen, living room, and private outdoor terrace. The main barn offers 27 stalls, a six-horse walker, grooming areas, tack rooms, and a dedicated farrier workspace. It also includes a private lounge, full kitchen, four office suites, a conference room, an owner’s apartment, and four additional apartments.


Part of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant community, which includes 6,730 acres and 1,720 home sites, Willow Creek Estancia also benefits from full-time private security, more than 50 miles of equestrian and hiking trails, and social membership privileges to the famous Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

For price information or to schedule a private showing, please contact:

Pacific Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Patricia Kramer
T: 858-945-4595
E: patriciakramerpsir@gmail.com

Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar
T: 858-775-6511
E: cathy@ranchosantafeca.com