Panoramic Views -Beautiful Private Log Home - a Vacation from the Ordinary
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rancho Santa Fe lodge description
Many of our guests tell us they can actually 'feel' their blood pressure lower the minute they walk through the door. Our home combines the traditional architecture of the American log home with beautiful high end amenities. Nestled among the rolling coastal foothills of sunny Southern California, our home provides a peaceful and comfortable location for a family vacation, get away with friends or romantic retreat. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a truly unique property that provides a retreat from the everyday- to reinvigorate your body, reactivate your mind and refresh your soul in a unique location that is a world away, yet just minutes from the best that Southern California has to offer!
The home is situated high atop the hillside (next door to the 'House Above the Clouds') of a gated ten acre property with stunning panoramic views of the sprawling countryside spanning all the way west to the dark blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Local amenities including a grocery store, salon, yoga studio, restaurants and wine bar are just 3 minutes away in the village of San Elijo. In addition, the world famous sandy beaches of Southern California are just 15-20 minutes away from this local gem!
Relax in the Jacuzzi while soaking up the intoxicating views of the surrounding countryside - enjoy a fine wine while watching the sunset from the deck - prepare a home-cooked meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce in the comfort of the fully equipped gourmet kitchen - wander amongst the bamboo and over 50 citrus and avocado trees which produce a variety of organic fruit for you to enjoy - bask in the aura of the home’s traditional log styling and warm your heart by the radiant glow of the wood burning stove on a chilly evening. Prepare yourself to make the memories you will take with you forever!
Located in the Elfin Forest region north of the Rancho Santa Fe community, the Elfin Log Home features 3 decks totaling 1,800 sq. feet, including a large wrap-around deck for your enjoyment. Bask in the natural beauty of Elfin Forest; accentuated by nearby mountains, clear blue skies, and the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean calling to you. You will truly get an overwhelming sense of the altitude and natural splendor that surrounds you. Many have actually remarked that the house feels like it is on top of the world or above the clouds! The Elfin Forest area includes some of the largest remaining chaparral countryside in Southern California. If you’ve never been to beautiful North County San Diego, now is the time. If you have been here before, then you know it is an experience that should not be missed and repeated often.
The inviting accommodations offer 3,600 square feet of living space. The house sleeps 8-10 people among 2 beautiful private rooms, a separate alcove and an open loft space. Two High-Definition televisions with DVD are strategically placed within the home and there is a card table and an assortment of games for your “game night” enjoyment. You will also find two seating areas with plush couches, a cozy day bed in the alcove, as well as a private sitting area and private balcony in the upstairs master bedroom. Top quality linens and towels are provided for your enjoyment. We have also included free wireless internet and an Apple TV for your enjoyment.
The Elfin Log Home is a short 15-25 minute drive to the legendary Del Mar Race Track, the alluring beaches of the Pacific Ocean, a variety of gourmet restaurants, some of the country’s finest craft breweries like Stone, Port Brewing, family friendly Legoland and exciting San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Ticket packages are available offering admission to the Safari Park, the world renowned San Diego Zoo, and Sea World; all at one discounted price. In addition, the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve includes miles of varied terrain and trails for hiking, mountain biking, nature watching, and horseback riding.
Additional nearby attractions include a selection of golf courses, iconic Disneyland, an array of museums at Balboa Park, wine tasting in Temecula, live theater, downtown San Diego’s Gas Lamp District, Carlsbad and San Diego airports, Birch Aquarium, world class Surfing, and many more. San Diego is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the nation; the list of exciting possibilities is limitless! In addition, we are happy to provide recommendations for on-site trainer, yoga instructor, massage therapist, surf instructor or personal chef upon request.
Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend with your loved one, a fun-filled family vacation, a corporate retreat or off-site meeting, a get-away with your closest friends, or if you just want to get back to nature- you will find what you are searching for at the Elfin Log Home located amongst the clouds in San Diego’s Elfin Forest.
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
Deck / Patio:
(2) 1,800 square feet of deck space with a patio deck that wraps around the entire first floor. Complete with three sunbathing loungers and a 6-person table and chair set with sun umbrella....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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This is one of the most charming, peaceful and private places we have ever stayed. The views are spectacular and the ambiance is unparallelled to anything we've experienced. The place was spotless clean and everything you could ever want was there. Unfortunately we had to leave and wished we could have stayed several weeks! Steve G and family
- Guest Steve (Utah)
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Dear Steve, Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you and your family enjoyed the home. We hope to see you again! Best Regards, Jenna
As you're nearing the home, signs of city life and stress give way to green, rolling hills and solitude. My wife and I found it hard to believe we were within 15 minutes of a major freeway and civilization in general. Heading up the long, tree-lined driveway, we finally caught a glimpse of the cabin and were quite relieved it looked as nice as it did in the photos on the VRBO website. Once inside, we could feel the luxury of an upscale home married with the classic log cabin feel. Not only was it beautiful, warm and in immaculate condition, but the owner had actually placed waters and sodas in the fridge for our taking! Our stay was nothing short of amazing and reminded us of our many trips to Napa Valley and Sonoma due to the beautiful rolling hills and one-lane road that guides you in and out of the area. It was great to be so close to the tourist sites of San Diego, yet be far enough away to feel like we were in a completely different state. While there, do yourself a favor and visit the nearby town of San Elijo, which literally took five minutes to get to. Our favorite spot was the Relm Wine Bar. We happen to be wine lovers, and this great little spot took second place behind sitting outside the home's wraparound deck enjoying the incredible view (even a sneak peek of the ocean) with a glass of fine red wine. Throughout our stay this served as a great home base during all our running around to visit Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Del Mar, etc, although once you arrive you may not want to go anywhere, with the exception of restaurants and grocery store. In closing, let me just say my wife and I have had the fortunate opportunity to travel to many destinations across the country, and we both agree this property and location is in the top 5. From the amazing, tranquil beauty of the home itself, to the easy going, hospitable owners, our experience is one we will never forget!
- Guest Wine Man (Phoenix, Arizona)
- Date of stay 05/19/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We are so glad that you both enjoyed the home. I agree the little wine bar in San Elijo is great, hopefully you tried the macaroni and cheese! My husband and I have always felt that our stress simply melts away when we walk through the doors of the home. I am glad to hear that you experienced the same feeling! We hope that you come back to stay again. Best Regards, Jenna
My husband and I travel several times a year and are always happy to find rentals that actually live up to their photos online. We stayed in this cabin and were very pleased with everything from the cleanliness to the gorgeous views. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful stay.
- Guest Judy (Steamboat, CO )
- Date of stay 10/10/11
- Review Submitted 11/08/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
I found my dream vacation home!
I found my dream vacation home!
My family and I stayed here for a week earlier this year and we had such a great time that we are already planning next year's trip! The pictures do not do this lodge justice. Everything about it is just absolutely stunning! The kitchen is so nice with brand new appliances and beautiful granite countertops. My husband loved the personal gym because he could maintain his workout routine even on vacation! But best of all, we loved watching the beautiful sunsets over the mountains and ocean from the deck.
- Guest Linda (Lansing, Michigan)
- Date of stay 05/16/10
- Review Submitted 07/08/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I’m a private business owner. But really, I consider myself a family man. My family and I have been connected to the Elfin Forest area for a few years now, and I must say, every day is breathtaking. The air is so fresh and crisp, and the sights are so beautiful. We think of this cozy lodge as an escape from the busy life, just a place to connect with nature and relax. My wife and I joke that we can feel our blood pressure drop after spending just one night in the house!!
Why the Owner Chose Rancho Santa Fe:
We liked the idea of VRBO because we can personally manage all of the planning and renting, and we get to meet the renters in person, which makes the experience more meaningful and special than if it were through a company. We just want to share our other home with others so they, too, can experience the magic of this place.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The Elfin Log Home is an integral place for our family. The property is irreplaceable with the absolutely stunning views with a cozy and luxurious feeling to the home. We are happy to share this wonderful place with those who can value its attractiveness as much as we do. This home is conveniently located so that it’s secluded enough to have quiet and relaxing days with no city smog or traffic to bother you, but also it’s in an area that is quick and easy to get to restaurants, popular attractions, and of course, the beach. Legoland, the San Diego Zoo / Safari Adventure Park, Sea World, the Pacfic Ocean beaches, Palomar Mountains, Balboa Park, Del Mar Race Track, Qualcomm Stadium, Downtown San Diego, The Gas Lamp District, 2 airports, Temecula wine tasting, world renowned craft breweries, live theater, and more are all within about a 30-minute drive from this vacation home. Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are about an hour away.
- Primary: +1 858-395-5653
- Secondary: 760-736-4546
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Front view of the loge home with 4 decks including the Jacuzzi area.
Downstairs living room with wood-burning stove and leather sofa and chairs.
Spacious and luxurious kitchen with modern appliances and granite countertops.
Downstairs bathroom with jacuzzi bathtub.
Upstairs loft area with couch, flat-screen TV, and DVD player.
Upstairs bathroom with double sink vanity.
Upstairs master bedroom queen-size bed with TV, private balcony.
Jacuzzi deck with accompanying views.
The cool blue waters of the Pacific Ocean are clearly visible to the West.
Another beautiful sunset off the north decks with ocean views.
Spacious kitchen and dining area with modern appliances and granite countertops.
Downstairs bedroom with a queen size bed, walk in closet, and jacuzzi bathtub.
Upstairs loft with couches, game table, TV, 2 full size beds, and ocean views.
Upstairs loft with couches, game table, TV, 2 full size beds, and ocean views.
Upstairs daybed with hideaway mattress located in a private alcove.
Jacuzzi deck with accompanying views.
Outdoor dinning area with gas grill
Outside view to the East from the upstairs balcony.
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