The hillside village of CIELO is situated eight miles east of the Pacific Ocean in prestigious Rancho Santa Fe. Inspired by the villages along the northern Mediterranean, CIELO rises to the tops of the highest coastal peaks in all of North San Diego County and encompasses over 1,700 spectacular acres destined for intimate enclaves of custom homesites and hillside residences.

CIELO has been designed to provide a collection of private enclaves offering 528 hillside residences and custom homesites set along varying ridgelines and hillsides, overlooking deep canyons or resting atop coastal peaks with elevations of nearly 1,500 feet. CIELO’s dramatic terrain affords expansive views stretching to the Pacific Ocean and the entire county including the Coronado Islands, San Clemente Island, Lake Hodges, and Palomar Mountain.

CIELO is distinguished by its signature landmark, a 200-foot Roman-style aqueduct that gracefully spans a valley between two majestic hillsides flanking CIELO’s entry. Among the additional amenities already under construction, or planned for CIELO, are the following:

CIELO Gatehouse

The CIELO gatehouse, with its wide porte cochere and adjoining view tower, functions as the community’s private entry and security headquarters for a 24-hour security system and roving patrol. Located a short drive in from Del Dios Highway on Calle Ambiente, it provides CIELO residents and their visitors with an exceptional level of privacy. Here a broad driveway bordered by lush landscaping and terraced walls of stacked stone slowly follows the road’s twists and turns upward. Immediately adjacent to the driveway, waterfalls tumble over stone weirs and through archways reminiscent of the winding channels that flow through the vineyards of Tuscany.


The centerpiece of CIELO’s luxurious lifestyle will be Club CIELO, a private residents’ club designed to reflect the charm of a classic Italian village. The Club will be situated on approximately four acres and feature close to 8,000 square feet of facility space. Club CIELO’s welcoming and elegant design features multi-level balconies, a formal central courtyard, and such amenities as multiple entertainment areas, a large gourmet catering kitchen, fully-equipped fitness center, aerobic studio, sauna and locker rooms. Additional recreational amenities planned for Club CIELO include a competitive-sized swimming pool, spa, wading pool, children’s recreation area with play equipment, expertly-groomed putting green, open lawn for picnics and evening concerts, and tennis courts.


Situated up the street from Club CIELO, this 1.5-acre community park includes basketball and sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, field, and a large picnic area surrounding a central pavilion.

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