Ownership FAQ

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The Villas at Rancho Valencia afford all the benefits of owning a vacation property with none of the headaches ­- all at a fraction of the price of whole ownership. All maintenance, housekeeping and upkeep are taken care of, so when you arrive home you start vacationing immediately. Our ownership program guarantees several weeks in residence per year, plus unlimited access on a space-available and short notice basis at no additional cost. The Villas at Rancho Valencia are the perfect way to own in Rancho Santa Fe.

A private residence club consisting of twelve spacious, luxuriously appointed three-bedroom Villas with jetted spas, a private owners' clubhouse and outdoor pool, Villa ownership access to all of the amenities and services within the resort.

What are the primary advantages of ownership at The Villas at Rancho Valencia?

Fully Deeded Real Estate

Each owner receives a fee simple undivided 1/8th deeded residential interest in The Villas. Deeded ownership provides the utmost flexibility and security. There is no better way to provide your family the treasured memories of the Rancho Valencia lifestyle. Ownership in The Villas is a real estate asset, with the opportunity to create a family legacy by being able to will it to your children or whomever you choose. A residential interest can be mortgaged or resold just like any other luxury vacation home. Each owner will also receive an American Land Title Association (ALTA) title insurance policy issued by First American Title Company.

Abundant and Flexible Usage

Owners, their immediate family, and designated guests can stay as often as they wish, subject to the Reservation Policies and Procedures. Owners have the flexibility of reserving a Villa well in advance or as a last-minute getaway vacation. Each year, owners may reserve planned vacations along with significant additional space-available and short-notice vacation opportunities, subject to the Reservation Policies and Procedures. Owners can also reserve more than one Villa at a time. With only eight owners per Villa and owner access to all 12 Villas, owners are provided with abundant and flexible use options.


Ownership offers virtually all the benefits of full vacation home ownership for a fraction of the price and virtually none of the hassles. Each Villa provides approximately 3,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, including large, private terraces, an outdoor grill, and a plunge pool/jetted spa tub. The three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, dining room, business center, and great room are elegantly furnished in the early-California hacienda style that has gained critical acclaim for Rancho Valencia. A full kitchen includes luxury appliances, granite countertops and Saltillo tile floors.  

Are there other residence clubs at prestigious resort locations?

Yes. Residence clubs are the fastest-growing segment of the luxury vacation home industry. Affluent buyers at premier destinations such as Aspen, Vail, Telluride, mid-town Manhattan, Scottsdale, Cabo San Lucas, St. Barths and Napa Valley have enthusiastically embraced the ownership concept offered by residence clubs.

Will I always stay in the same Villa?

No. To provide more availability and flexibility, Owners have equal access to all Villas. Villas are similarly furnished and feature spacious floor plans, luxury appointments, and impeccable detailing. Owners may request a specific Villa, and this request will be granted when possible, according to the Reservation Policies and Procedures.

What kinds of guest privileges are included in ownership?

Owners may invite guests on an accompanied or unaccompanied basis subject to the Reservation Policies and Procedures.  

Can Owners leave their personal belongings at the Villas?

Yes. The Villas provide a secure, climate-controlled area on site for Owners to store their clothing, wine and personal items. 

How many ownerships will be sold?

Ownership is limited to no more than eight Residential Interests per Villa. Owners may purchase multiple interests if desired.

What is provided with the monthly ownership fees?

The monthly ownership fees cover the typical costs of maintenance, professional management and operations of all the Villas facilities and amenities. These fees provide funds for staff salaries, supplies, interior maintenance, exterior maintenance, landscaping, window washing, trash removal, legal and accounting fees, fuel, utilities, insurance, cable TV, telephone service, Internet service, and a substantial reserve fund for necessary replacements of Villa furniture and finishes.

Can a corporation, partnership or LLC own a one-eighth Residential Interest?

Yes. A corporation, partnership, or LLC can own an interest in a Villa. The legal entity of the interest annually identifies one person to be the Principal Owner with all the rights and privileges of Ownership. 

Who do I contact to learn more about Ownership at The Villas at Rancho Valencia?

Contact an Ownership Representative at 866.996.6442 or info@villasranchovalencia.com.

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