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Fabulous Destination Home


Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015
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Fabulous Destination Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Rancho Santa Fe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms , 5 Baths, Sleeps 8

Our property is a very relaxing tranquil place to enjoy amazing views and spend a very peaceful vacation. Please look for the link just below owner information for our video.

The Property sits on over an acre that backs up onto parkland which is part of the San Dieguito River park with miles of trails surrounding beautiful Lake Hodges.

Enjoy the music system throughout the home with an endless music selection from Pandora and Rhapsody or use your ipod in the docking station.

The home itself is entirely custom with such design amenities as sand-blasted floor etchings, widespread arches & niches along with custom furniture throughout and wall murals in the kitchen, dining room and one bedroom, faux-finished walls throughout, bringing a sense of warmth, peace & calm throughout. The custom kitchen has lofted beam ceiling with a large roof skylight, large island with sink & seating for 4, 6-burner gas cook top, oven, double sink, and rolling cutting board. There is a 30 ft round entry turret entrance with a winding staircase to the second floor master suite, a den & office with balcony . Nearly all ceilings are 10 ft or more and many are lofted with sand blasted beams.

There are great outdoor living spaces which include the covered patio with gas barbecue, sink, refrigerator, serving area, and pizza oven. A covered Lanai on the lakeside with hanging bench swing for watching sunsets. The courtyard with its fireplace & fountain is surrounded by the entry turret, dining room with bi-fold doors, kitchen, and the art studio/guestroom, all is beautifully landscaped for a peaceful experience .

Best of all, the home was designed to capture the magnificent views of Lake Hodges and the mountains behind. The kitchen, the family room, the living room, the master suite and deck, the office, two other bedrooms, and the patio all capture the views. The home sits on a quiet culdesac and the neighborhood is great for walking or running.

We look forward to renting this property to you; we are sure that the whole experience will be superb. More pictures upon request.

Keywords: Mediterranean Villa with Breathtaking Views

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About The Owner

The owners are transplanted mid-westerners who met and married in San Diego County. We bought our lot after being blown away by the views from the property. We finished building our home in 2002 and now are happy to share the experience with others who can enjoy everything our home and location have to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Rancho Santa Fe

North San Diego County is uniquely situated to allow renters to visit many attractions, both here in San Diego and in Los Angeles County, in addition to the peace and restfulness of the property itself. We are within easy driving distance to the Wild Animal Park, the beach, La Jolla, the Del Mar Racetrack, the Temecula wineries, the San Diego Gas lamp Quarter, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and even Malibu.

What makes this house unique

Our location as 40 miles of trails for hiking & biking You can also rent a kayak or power boat along with fishing on the lake.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Fabulous Destination Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Chicago, Illinois

Breathtakingly beautiful, wonderful owners to work with, all-around positive experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the property this past August, and it was amazing from the moment we pulled into the driveway. Lea takes great pride in a friendly and informative welcome - after arriving after a long day of travel, we were delighted to see snacks and home-baked goodies waiting for us, as well as a personal tour of the property that was insightful and helpful. There were four of us and one toddler, and we never felt crowded, each with our own bedroom and bathroom.

Major positives of the home that is by far the best in the area (as far as luxury appeal, where it sits in the neighborhood, and scenery) besides the obvious included a deluxe, easy-to-use sound system that you could personalize and control in all areas of the house, dimming lights throughout every room and pool, state-of-the-art kitchen and appliances, wonderful landscaping and areas to read/relax throughout the property, and location was perfect (just far enough away from it all, but still within a few miles of anything you would need). The neighborhood was quiet, peaceful and a great place to just wander around - there are a lot of trails for hiking, and it is also a great home to just roll out of bed and be able to go on a great, challenging (uphill mostly) morning run. The decor (including a piano, a few fireplaces, a great media room, and personalized touches) was nothing short of classy, beautiful, and very appropriate for a luxury home. Well-thought through amenities included fully stocked beauty supplies (nail polish selection, organic shampoo and conditioners, lotions, etc.), necessities (paper towels, paper plates, well-stocked kitchen with blender and all tools, etc.), spices, and cleaning supplies. Additionally, the owners are so friendly and great communicators, and they made it clear they would be at our disposal if we ever needed them for anything (which, we actually did not need them for anything anyway!).

We will certainly return here and are already missing it, even though we only have been away for less than two weeks! We had looked at several different properties in the area to compare and are so happy we had the privilege to enjoy this property. As a well-traveled family, we have stayed at five-star properties around the world and would rate this home as top-of-the list for sure - you won't regret booking this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A Fabulous Home Indeed, and so hard to leave!

  • 5 of 5

4 adults plus 2 teens (ages 18 & 14) enjoyed a wonderful stay at Lea & John's magnificent home in southern CA. The house is gorgeous, spacious, extremely well-appointed & perfect for a quiet, relaxing visit in lovely weather w/ tremendous views. We definitely look forward to renting this home again. It was very hard for us to leave.

Lea met us at the home upon arrival to show us around. She is so friendly & helpful with info about the home, neighborhood & nearby restaurants/shopping. She was available by phone/text before & throughout our visit; extremely responsive regarding any question. John also stopped by during our visit to check in & see if we needed anything. He is also extremely friendly & helpful. We really liked meeting both of them.

Ambiance/vibe: You enter to a pretty courtyard w/ seating and outdoor fireplace, music playing indoors and out. Thoughtful touches are throughout the home: fresh flowers, fruit from the orchard, homemade bread & sun tea. She also provided some chips & salsa in case we wanted to settle in and enjoy immediately. All the spaces are welcoming & beautiful but not so precious you feel uncomfortable. You feel completely at home here.

Amenities: You will want for nothing! The grounds & home were so spacious you could find spots inside or out to spend some private/quiet time to yourself. There were also spots where we gathered as a group: indoor dining (formal & casual), outdoor patios in front & behind plus pool side. Top-of-the-line EVERYTHING: kitchen appliances, outdoor furniture, comfortable beds, pool toys, wetsuits. Beds are comfy, plenty of towels, showers are well-stocked with shampoo, conditioner, soaps & body wash. Lovely Master bedroom w/ its own terrace, private bathroom w/ huge double shower plus 3 other bedrooms & a TV room w/ sleeping pads & sectional. The sound system & TV’s are impressive. Kitchen is truly a chef's delight w/ every appliance large & small. The patio has a wonderful grill & pizza oven. We enjoyed visiting w/ their cat (we love pets & she was in just 1-2 rooms).

Location: The house is on a hill w/ truly magnificent views & is in a quiet neighborhood; close enough for sightseeing (beaches, SD) but it is it VERY hard to leave the house. We picked fresh fruit daily from trees on the property & enjoyed birdwatching. Sunsets are hard to put into words. We joked you just could not take a bad picture at this house. We are grateful to Lea and John for opening their home to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Stunning Home

  • 5 of 5

We have rented from VRBO for several years and this home was definately our favorite. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The location is close to many area attractions with easy access to major freeways. The home is beautifully maintained with well appointed amenities. The owners, Lea and John, were incredibly helpful and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pakenham, Ontario Canada

Mario & Louise

  • 5 of 5

The property is a spacious, well appointed Mediterrnean Villa with spectacular views to the north and west over the Lake Hodges reservior. Impeccable attention to detail both inside and out (loved the wooden doors and the douglas fir beams) with well landscaped grounds and refreshing vanishing pool. The kitchen was well appointed with top of the line appliances and cookware and there were just so many places (the pool area, the cabana and the little courtyard off the kitchen) to sit down and catch up on some reading. The neighbourhood was safe and excellent for morning walks with a wide selection of stores and services in nearby Escondido. Within driving distance of the beaches at Del Mar and Solana Beach (through Rancho Santa Fe) but well out of range of the layer of marine stratus cloud that sometimes sits just off the coast in early spring (June Gloom). For the price of a top of the line hotel suite you get a 5000 sq/ft, 2 story estate. Hope its available again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston MA

What a fabulous Home and Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Our Family recently had the opportunity to spend 10 gorgeous days at this home with 4 adults and 6 teenagers! When we arrived the kids said "WOW" and when we left they all said "WOW" again! The view, location and home are so beautiful and relaxing. The gourmet kitchen was begging for us to cook gourmet meals and when we weren't enjoying the kitchen the men were enjoying the outdoor kitchen! The kids and adults LOVED the pool and hot tub so relaxing and lots of things to lounge on if you wanted to soak up the sun! We quickly found our way around Escondido and all of the shopping nearby for groceries, mall and pizza! The quick trips to Del Mar and Solana Beach and Downtown San Diego were great as the highway is nearby and we found that the back roads to the coast were just so beautiful. The property inside and out is fabulous and with 10 people we never felt like we were bumping into each other lots of places to relax and chill out when we weren't out seeing the sights! The home is very quiet during the day and mostly at night the only nighttime noise was from the coyotes that live on the hills! The owners are extremely helpful with finding things around the house and if anything came up during our stay we never felt like we were bothering them when we called or texted them a question Leah always got right back to us with her pleasant disposition! We would highly recommend this location and plan on visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bolton MA

Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in this exceptional home with 4 adults and 6 kids (10-16 years old). It was perfect. Enough space to spread out, SO many places to relax and enjoy the view, and all enjoyed the outside kitchen. We felt like we were staying in our own private resort. All the amenities we within a few miles, including groceries, drug store and even a TJMax (for the girl shoppers). 25 minutes to downtown San Diego, Old Town, Sea World and the Zoo, a but farther to Coronado. Also just a 20-25 minute drive to Beaches in Del Mar and Solana. Owners were very helpful and a lovely couple.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Del Mar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Orfila Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Wild Animal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cordiano Winery
Car: necessary

The Safari Park is only 8 miles away.


Rates & Availability

From $4,800 Per week

Rancho Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200.00
Notes We take personal and cashiers checks only. We do not do any money wire transferring. Our $1,000 damage protection deposit required is fully refundable within 10 days of your stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Rancho Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Hall bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • upstairs Den - 2 floor pads for sleeping and a L shaped couch
  • There are 4 bedrooms: King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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