We LOVED our vacation at the Casita de Arboles. We actually were not really on vacation but had to move out of our home for an extended time due to some water damage. The owners Ellen and Rand are very warm and made us feel at home instantly and were open to helping out whenever they could whether they were in town or not in town. We have 2 kids (8 & 5) who swim in the pool every day and are learning to play tennis on their immaculate tennis court. We also enjoyed the Jacuzzi immensely. The setting within the beautiful grounds and view of the Rancho Santa Fe hills in the distance is gorgeous and we have spent many relaxing afternoons just enjoying the view, lounging in the hammock, reading a book from the Casita book shelf, listening to what we call the “rushing rivers” water feature which is a very natural looking water feature that empties into the pool. We enjoy our walks down to the tennis court, passing through the rose garden. There’s a little sitting area with cozy benches too where you can look out over all the colors of the rose garden. The kids are fascinated with the beekeeping that goes on at the house as well.
Ellen and Rand had just installed Direct TV and made sure we knew how to use all the remotes. They have been very responsive any time we have asked for how to do something. There is a housekeeper that comes during week days and helps with laundry which has been something we are very grateful for due to our long stay (5 weeks). We will truly miss Casita de Arboles and have many happy memories of our time there!