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Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds
Above The Clouds

Elfin Forest, California

Above The Clouds

4 - 16620


Above The Clouds is a breathtaking, serene gated 5 acre resort with 180 degree panoramic views from every vaulted ceiling room of rolling hills with horse ranches and orchards.

It feels incredibly remote, but it's just 45 minutes North of San Diego. Above The Clouds' magic begins with the Native American Medicine Wheel in the courtyard and meditation library to the gourmet kitchen and master suite overlooking the pacific ocean, infinity pool, waterfalls, and dark sky, starry nights.

The pocket doors melt into the walls, opening 3 sides of the house to merge the gourmet kitchen and dining room with the outdoor BBQ kitchen and lanai with a fireplace. You cannot tell where the indoor ends and the outdoor begins with point-to-point glass meeting the vaulted continuous roof line. The gourmet kitchen comes fully equipped with spices, oils, condiments, gourmet appliances, linens, glass and dishware.

The roofed lanai with comfortable seating and dining areas overlooks a 60,000 gallon saline pool - your own private water park with grotto, 40' luge slide, 15 person jacuzzi, river, waterfalls and beach entry. Enjoy a drink at the swim up bar or at the fire pit while hot air balloons drift over the clear, clean sky at sunset.

Enjoy the beautiful open living space with custom Mexican luxurious furnishings, 3 fireplaces, music system throughout and radiant heated stone floors.

The sound proof, state of the art Blu-ray theater is equipped with leather recliners, seating for 12, a kitchen, DVD and music library, Wii and computer Internet access.

The beautiful, serene library with hundreds of books, meditation garden, and a fully equipped gym with wet and dry sauna are just the beginning of the amenities.

Above The Clouds is uniquely open and spacious, yet cozy and private, comfortable for just a few people or easily accommodating 20.

Private chefs, housekeeping, limo service, yoga, meditation and live music can be made available to you for your stay at Above The Clouds. We have access to a full array of premium resources and services to further enhance your Above The Clouds retreat experience.

The main master suite has a romantic fireplace, sitting area, and private access to the outdoor jacuzzi and pool. The marble master bath with towel warmer, jetted tub, and walk in closet has a stunning indoor/outdoor shower. The master suite level is complete with a fully equipped gym with free weights, elliptical, weight resistance training equipment, flat screen DVD/TV and sound system - all the bells, balls, whistles and barbells you could want to stay in shape plus a beautiful dry or wet sauna that comfortable seats 10-12.

There is a 2nd master suite downstairs on the theater level with 2 additional beautiful, luxurious comfortable bedrooms with full baths and private entrances. There are also 2 additional bedrooms available with 2 queens a bunk with a single and a double and 2 additional single beds. The bedrooms comfortably sleep 16 plus an additional 5 people can be accommodated if you fill every bed. Plus there are 2 Queen air beds and a pack and play for an infant or toddler.

How does it get even better than this?

If you find it possible to leave, you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and off road bikes right from the property.

You'll be just minutes from Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, LegoLand, the Del Mar Horse Racing Track, Downtown San Diego, PetCo Park, The San Diego Convention Center, Gas Lamp Jazz District, Temecula wine tasting, museums, live theater, Scripts Aquarium, paragliding off the ocean cliffs and an endless list of entertainment and fine dining. Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, sky diving and the ferry to Catalina with it's new zip line are all about an hour away.

Some of the best surfing in the world is just 15 minutes from the house with beautiful beaches for beach combing, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, boogie and paddle boarding. Surrounded by world class golf courses, there is also para-sailing, hot air ballooning, tennis, lakes, rock climbing and some of the best shopping in the world. The possibilities are infinite.

We provide the resources to access all of this and more, Above The Clouds also comes equipped with surf boards, boogie boards, mountain bikes; beach chairs, snorkel gear, and coolers to chill your wine and beer and head for the beach!

Above The Clouds is an amazing experience for everyone who visits. There is a peaceful magic in the comfortable luxury of this magnificent resort home once experienced will be remembered for a lifetime.

We bought the land in 2000 as newly weds and custom built this dream home with the intention that it enhance the lives of every person who visits. We would love to share our very special resort home with you.

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Property Details


Single Family Home with 3 levels
6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 7500 square feet


King, King, Queen, Queen, Queen, and Queen
20 guests maximum

Nearest airport

San Diego
40 Minutes by car

Property View

Pacific Ocean and rolling hills with horse ranches and orchards.

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Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Equestrian
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • Wine Country
  • Rancho Santa Fe Hot Air Ballooning
  • Paragliding & Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Catalina Zip Line & Jazz

Places of Interest

  • San Diego Amusement Parks & Zoo
  • Del Mar Horse Racing
  • Temecula Wine Country


Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds, the home of Deb and Randy Smith is truly exceptional! Set on a hillside with beautiful views, and built with every possible amenity, it was a great escape for our large family. The house was so roomy that even with15 people, it didn't at all feel cramped. One of the nicest features was the ability to slide back all of the glass walls in the kitchen and open it up to the outdoor areas. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor fireplaces during the cool evenings. Randy and Deb were kind enough to walk us through an orientation of the whole house sound system and home theater room, which we took full advantage of. They were always accessible when we had questions. Our adult kids say this was their best family vacation ever and the grandkids had a great time at the nearby San Diego Zoo, Safari Land and Lego Land. Thanks to Deb and Randy for making this beautiful home available to us and other members! Roger and Melanie Conner”

December 2013

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