We had a wonderful vacation and a very relaxing stay in the San Diego area thanks to this outstanding property. It met our needs well. It was very comfortable and spacious for the two of us and yet gave us the opportunity to invite our children from California to join us for a day or two.
We live in a harsh extreme northern climate area of the midwest which made the flowers, citrus plants, and avocado plants around the house very appealing.
The home as everything you will need to enjoy your retreat and all appliances and electronics were in good working order. We found the WIFI to be slow @256K which made it difficult for my wife to do some required work.
The views are outstanding. To the north, you have have an undeveloped mountain, to the West, you see the valley and I-15 in the foothills of the mountains and unforgettable sunsets. To the northeast, you get a vibrant green view of the valley and Palomar mountain. Weather permitting, you will want to spend as much time outside as you can to soak up the incredible views.
The home is situated high up on a mountain with a narrow 2 lane 2.5 mile access road that is not for the faint of heart. We are used to mountain driving, so we found the drive to be exhilarating. My wife who is a half-marathon runner attempted to run on the road but she was beaten by severe slopes.
The home was in a perfect location for us. We planned simple day trips into SD and La Jolla to see the sights, so we departed after morning traffic and returned before the worst evening traffic. Our average commute time into the city was only 45 minutes. So we got to see the sights with the rush hour and parking hassles. The home is also only about 25 minutes from Oceanside if you want to visit a premier beach community. It was also about a 30 minute drive up to Palomar mountain and about 10 minutes more to see the observatory.
In summary, we believe that we got the use of an excellent home, that was even better that it was advertised, for a fair price. The owners were also outstanding and took excellent care of us. We hope to make a visit to this property part of our annual vacation plans!