The Neighborhood

Olivenhain Guest Home is located in Olivenhain (pronounced Oh-LEE-ven-hine) which is one of five communities in the City of Encinitas, CA. Olivenhain was settled by a German colony in the 1884. The name Olivenhain is German for “olive grove”. The German settlers built the meeting hall which still stands just a few feet away from Olivenhain Guest Home. It is used today for community functions such as the annual Oktoberfest, Haunted House, and Craft Fairs.

Olivenhain stretches from San Elijo Lagoon in the south, along both sides of Manchester Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road, out past the northern reach of Lone Jack Road. With winding two-lane roads, rail fences, and trails for horses, bicycles, and pedestrians, Olivenhain has a rural atmosphere greatly prized by residents. The “Dark Skies” policy, which limits outdoor lighting, allows an unparalleled view of the evening sky. In 1986, Olivenhain joined with Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia, New Encinitas, and Old Encinitas to incorporate as the City of Encinitas.

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“At Olivenhain Guest Home,  with the attention she received from the staff and the stimulation around her… It was a joy for her and for us.  You always treated her with such dignity and respect and made these last few months as good as they could possibly be.”

The Howell Family