The 6,000 sq. ft. Plateau House is beautifully situated on 5 wooded acres located on the edge of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve (8300 acres) where nature and eco-architecture harmonize to provide serenity, natural beauty, luxury and outdoor activities in a unique ecological environment. Conveniently located between LA and San Diego in Southern California's Wine Country (53 wineries and counting).
The Plateau House sits 50 ft from the trailhead (horses and mountain bikes) to the Sylvan Meadows-- leading to wooded areas with streams, vernal pools, Manzanita, and grasslands dotted with rare and ancient Engleman Oaks.
From our Guest Book- "Thank you for opening your home to your family!Having everyone so close during our wedding weekend was such a blessing. All our family could do was marvel at this beautiful place! Thank you ! Thank you! Thank You! We will definitely be back! XOXO Caitlin and Cameron "
In trying to decide what to write about this property, everything always came back to Laura and Ron's hospitality. We truly felt like invited guests to their home. Laura is an amazing chef and brought over delicious baked goods for the family. Not only that, she thought of all those little extras that you don't usually think about when travelling such as sunblock, toiletries, hair dryer, plenty of towels, etc.
The property itself is AMAZING. The house is beautiful and fits in perfectly with the area. The views from the deck are out of this world! Our family enjoyed using the hot tub and sitting on the deck in the mornings, and gathering in the barn pavilion to play cards and games in the evenings. The dining room was large enough that we could all eat together as a group, and there were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone. No one ever felt crowded or cramped.
The property is located a few miles from Murrieta where we stocked up on our groceries. (I recommend checking out the kitchen before shopping because Laura does provide staples like coffee and tea, spices, etc.) We were within about an hour's drive from San Diego and about 20 minutes from Temecula, so were very close to many attractions and activities. My personal favorite location was the Santa Rosa Plateau hiking area which is visible from the property.
I personally don't think you could find a more beautiful home/vacation rental - add Ron and Laura's warm hospitality (not to mention Laura's lemon lavender cookies) - our entire family of 14 had such an amazing vacation. We have already recommended this property to friends and family and can't wait to stay here again. Thank you Laura and Ron for the wonderful experience!
The house is absolutely amazing with a view you can't take your eyes off. I booked the house for a family reunion with 14 people and never once felt cramped for room. The house has a pavilion that was perfect for visiting, playing cards and other games. Everyone loved the house so much we are already planning another stay there.
Thank you so much Laura and Ron for your hospitality, looking forward to our next stay.
Friends and I just spent a weekend retreat here and we were all just stunned from the moment we arrived until we soaked up the last few moments of sunshine and beauty as we departed. I can't believe I drove only an hour and felt whisked away to a dream destination. Thank you Laura for all of the beautiful touches in the home and the best cookies I've had in a long time. I love this place.
We recently stayed here with our whole family (there were 19 of us!) for a wedding. It was amazing! There are a ton of bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is gorgeous, the owners are so nice and willing to accommodate any requests (within reason). A few tips: 1) wait to go grocery shopping until after you see what is at the house - at lot of basics (and even not so many basics) are already stocked for you! 2) No need to bring beach towels; the owners provide towels (and even sunscreen!) by the beautiful pool. 3) The roads around and to the house are very twisty and steep. It's not a big deal, but I would plan on getting there for the first time during the day. Otherwise, have fun and enjoy the beautiful house and wonderful owners!
Our family of 11 adults and 11 children (9 years to 6 months old) had a wonderful get-away. Every possible need was taken care of by Laura. She provided us with treats almost everyday (home baked items - enough for everyone). When we spent time at the pool there were always snacks and drinks and being that the pool was on her property, we never felt that we were intruding. It was like being at home.
All of the beds were very comfortable and all had fresh crisp linens.
We have an old dog that we were able to bring along as well. She mainly stayed in the barn area and rested.
Overall this is the best accommodation so far that we have rented for our family get away.
There was nothing that I would change.
Thank you Laura for a wonderful time!!!
I can tell you one thing...no other rental property in Murrieta will come close to Plateau’s Edge or Ron and Laura, the property owners. We did our research prior to renting the “Edge” and I was glad to have selected the property for a fairly large wedding party… the guests had all the comfort and privacy they could ask for. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the attention to detail makes all the difference in the world. Ron and Laura keep this estate sparkling clean, extremely well maintained and generously stocked with supplies. The style is fashion and function forward! And they do it with the generous grace that you simply do not get anywhere. They are a "force". Over the course of the year we planned the wedding, the owners had completely remodel one master suite and 2 bathrooms. They are constantly investing in upgrades; all to make the guest’s stay enjoyable. The wedding party felt like they were in Tuscany at a 5 star resort; unbelievable casual elegance. The kitchen is will supplied with quality cooking utensils and gadgets. The appliances are clean and modern. The master bedrooms are roomy with all the comforts of home. We slept 20 and never felt cramped or on top of each other. The “barn” and patio offer all the room a party could want as well. We held the rehearsal dinner there and fit 50 with room to spare. The atmosphere of the home combined with the positive attitude of the owners made the wedding a wonderful occasion.
The property owners have my contact information if you would like to speak with me about our time at Plateau’s Edge. I will gladly answer any questions you may have...I am that sold on this team. I would do it for you...the potential renter...because Ron and Laura probably do not need much advertising...I doubt the property will ever be vacant the way they are running their business.
5 star everything.
Located just outside the La Cresta enclave, the property has 5 acres and is surrounded by local vineyards, organic farms and horse ranches. The property is 3 miles from downtown Murrieta, 15 miles from Temecula Old Town and Wine Country, 12 miles from Pechanga Casino, and 60 miles from LA and San Diego.
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve with horseback riding and mountain biking, adjacent to Lake Elsinore with water skiing.
Other Activities: shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, spa, hot air ballooning