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Behind the Gates: Home Collections Where Amenities Abound


Founder, Katharina Thinnes Real Estate Group  Committed and tenacious, Katharina found herself working in the real estate market at age 19 and wo...

Founder, Katharina Thinnes Real Estate Group  Committed and tenacious, Katharina found herself working in the real estate market at age 19 and wo...

Dec 16 4 minutes read

Beyond the vast beaches, delicious restaurants, and sun-filled activities North County offers, this area is also home to extraordinary home collections where amenities abound.

There is more than meets the eye to these “gated” private-living communities. Inside you’ll find panoramic views, championship golf courses, elevated clubhouses, and a sense of community that is unparalleled in Southern California. With an incredible amount of sales in each of these communities, I am the go-to resource for market knowledge, purchasing, home staging and negotiation. I’ve spent countless years getting to know inside information about each lifestyle and offering of the neighborhoods that I can’t wait to share with you:

Santa Luz for Country Club Lifestyle

Santa Luz’s mission is to provide an unparalleled lifestyle experience in a private country club setting. They offer a variety of services and activities that appeal to all members of the family, while honoring the timeless traditions of country club life. Their best-known quality? Their warm, friendly atmosphere and high standards of performance.

At the center of Santaluz is the Rees Jones-designed, 300-acre Santaluz Golf Course, a championship course crafted in accordance with the contours of the land and designed to blend challenge with beauty in a setting unlike any other. Filled with scenic vistas and panoramic views, the course is framed by native Southern California grasslands. This creates a stunning backdrop for their homes while bringing a unique design eye for indoor and outdoor living.

CIELO in Rancho Santa Fe

Behind the gatehouse at Cielo, the secluded streets wind up and up through the sprawling and hilly 1,400-acre residential community in Rancho Santa Fe.  There are nearly 400 homes inside Cielo, offering incredible views with some of the highest vantage points along the coast. The community includes Club Cielo, which has a fully equipped fitness center, competition-sized swimming pool with spa, multiple children’s playground areas and two tennis courts, multiple entertainment areas and a catering kitchen. The neighborhood sense of community is also unmatched with an ever-growing schedule of events for the community such as socials, pool parties, and hosted children activities.

Fairbanks Ranch

Over 75 acres of park-like grounds and pristine amenities makes up the exclusive estates called Fairbanks Ranch. Fairbanks Ranch is comprised entirely of two gated communities with custom estate homes.

Here, you can immerse yourself in an idyllic living experience surrounded by beautiful lakes, walking trails, a world-class equestrian center, tennis, and golf close by. Fairbanks Ranch is one of Rancho Santa Fe's most family friendly luxury home neighborhoods with community amenities and 24 hour guard gated security.

Located just minutes from high-end boutiques, pristine beaches, elite equestrian centers, private country clubs and fine dining, this upscale community is an ideal choice for discerning home buyers in search of luxury living in one of the most affluent master-planned communities in North County San Diego.

Interested in learning about rarely on-the-market opportunities in these neighborhoods? I am your expert. Give me a call. 



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