Soon, a school and The Hilltop Club with spacious pool will arrive, followed by a large Sports Park and shopping plazas. It’s a place designed for exploration, variety, and convenience, all in the heart of Rancho Mission Viejo.Check Out Events
The constant buzz of neighbors and friends tells you that The Canyon House is the place to gather—or maybe it’s just the buzz from your Canyon Coffee latte. Either way, it’s a feeling you’ll soon fall in love with. Enjoy open-air seating, event amenities, and large activity lawn—all surrounded by panoramic canyon landspaces. With views like this, maybe another coffee is in order.
The Canyon House is also serving temporarily as the Esencia Visitors Center.
A community recreational centerpiece with fitness and group exercise spaces, swimming pool, spa and wader, bar with lounge seating, arcade, firepits, bocce ball courts, BBQ pavilion, and a large event lawn.
An open-air great room with seating and dining areas, fireplace, TV, BBQ, a resort-style lap pool with cabanas, fire pit, and outdoor dining area.
Gymnasium, tot lot, outdoor gathering/“movie zone,” picnic structure with BBQ, and open play area with soccer field and softball backstop. Adjacent to Esencia K-8 School.
This partially shaded outdoor patio at The Canyon House offers tables and comfy outdoor furniture to sit and sip on a delicious Peet’s Coffee from Canyon Coffee under the big oak tree, with a view of rolling hills in the distance.
Located in The Canyon House, The Studio is an ideal gathering spot for festive parties, fun events, club gatherings, and much more.
A beautiful indoor/outdoor space at The Canyon House with vaulted open-beamed ceilings and rustic barn doors creates a truly unique spot for dining and relaxing, complete with big-screen TV and fireplace.
A multi-use sports park with recreational facilities that is currently in the planning stages. Baseball, softball, and soccer fields, tennis courts and batting cages are being considered.
An open-air gathering space with firepit and BBQ, shade structures, and picnic tables with benches.
— Opening Summer 2017
Expansive lawn with covered pavilion, seating, and stage area for holiday and community events.
Pool and water play area, outdoor dining patio with BBQ, and lawn area.
Features row crops, planter beds, orchards, chicken coop, greenhouse, toolshed, a welcoming courtyard for garden and culinary workshops and demonstrations, and a place to gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy the bounty of the seasonal harvest.
An oak-filled preserved canyon with scenic lookouts and multi-use hiking trails that lead to The Canyon House.
Fire up the grill at BBQ Barn—a unique open-air barn and outdoor space with BBQ/cook counters, fire pit, bocce ball courts, and turf areas, creating an ideal retreat for get-togethers with friends, neighbors, and family.
An open expanse of turf for all kinds of outdoor activities. Offers bench seating and shade umbrellas.
Recreational park with firepit, BBQ and seating, and shade structure.
Open-air covered structure with firepit and seating, BBQ, and Ping Pong table for neighborly competition.
The perfect retreat for man’s best friend. A dog park complete with dog watering and washing stations.
Canyon Coffee at The Canyon House brings the community of Esencia together over cups of piping-hot Peet’s Coffee and other refreshments.
Rancho Mission Viejo is all about bringing people of all ages together and offering robust activities tailored for each life stage.
Gavilán™ is The Ranch’s brand for homes, neighborhoods, amenities, and events exclusively designed for residents ages 55+ to enjoy. It comes to life throughout Esencia and Sendero (our first village on The Ranch) in a variety of destinations, including a clubhouse, pools, parks, and open-air retreats.
Gavilán™ residents also enjoy access to all other amenities throughout The Ranch. That means Gavilán™ residents can spend the morning in their own resort-style pool, and in the afternoon, meet up with their grandkids at any one of the all-ages amenities on The Ranch.