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Thom Swick

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Sleeps85
Bedrooms 16
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
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Valley Center Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + 10 Bedrooms in Detached Units, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 40-50+)

Nestled in a rustic valley in Northern San Diego County, Rancho Magdalena offers a serene country escape with all the comforts of a luxury resort. The sprawling 48-acre estate owned and operated by the Swick family offers the perfect venue for calm relaxation, family fun, or an elegant event.

Rolling hills and pastoral farmland provide a picturesque backdrop for the 12,000 plus square-foot, six bedroom residence. With an additional 10 bedrooms available nearby, the ranch can comfortably accommodate 50 guests or more overnight.

The ranch provides boundless opportunities for recreation: from its salt water pool/spa/sauna/water slide, to its tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball, trampoline, horseshoe pits, tetherball, shuffleboard and racquetball courts, to its grand indoor theater. We have meeting/social rooms for adults and those young at heart: including a pool table, table tennis, indoor shuffleboard, a WI station, an infra-red sauna, and more. Our ranch offers a charming, peaceful atmosphere for your next event or getaway. Rancho Magdalena captured our hearts, and we are confident that you will love it here, too.

These photos only begin to describe what you can expect from your stay at Rancho Magdalena. The views are spectacular, and the relaxed atmosphere serves to bring you and your family or business associates closer than ever thought possible! With a limitless supply of activities and nearby attractions, you will be begging us to stay longer; most guests do.

We are also proud to announce that the entire ranch is now powered through solar panels, thus we are doing our small part to perserve our beautiful surroundings.

Keywords: Estate, Resort, Conference, Retreat, Italian, Spanish, Paradise

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Thom Swick

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Thom & Magdalena Swick are owners and operators of a number of successful businesses. They have operated a Tax & Financial services firm for 32 years; a commercial building and management company, along with corporate creation and educational services firm. Their children attend MIT, Boston College and Emerson College.

Thom Swick purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

A trip to Rancho Magdalena is a return to an idyllic setting worlds away from the fast pace of daily life. Driving to the ranch, you encounter rolling hills, dirt roads and fresh-grown fruit stands reminiscent of days gone by. The house sits atop a hill with a 360-degree view of the estate. We grow our very own crops on our 48 acres, including Mexican and Asian guavas, pomegranates, baby blue and silver dollar Eucalyptus, several varieties of Australian Wax Plants, avocados, and navel and Valencia oranges. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, having dinner on the patio, or standing on one of our balconies, there are endless gorgeous views of the picturesque landscape at Rancho Magdalena for you to enjoy.

Feature Summary Location: 48 acres of spectacular rolling hills, valleys and vistas. Rustic gardens, fruit trees for the eating & fresh juices. 4 miles of dirt road to walk or run. Outdoor Features: Large pool/spa with bar, grotto, water slide, and lounge area. Floral gazebos for outdoor eating and socializing. Patio entertainment area with beautiful statues. Racquetball (Wally ball, hand ball), Bocce ball, Basketball, Tetherball & Shuffleboard courts. Horseshoe Pits, playground and a hillside Trampoline deck, Balconies surrounding the home with an outdoor fireplace. Bow flex Revolution & weight lifting equipment. Accommodations: Themed rooms: Gold, Mission, Moroccan, Nautical, Venetian, & the Bamboo Room in this 12,000 plus square foot home; most with their own bath. 2 nearby 5 bedroom homes with full facilities. Culinary Amenities: Large state of the art kitchen with breakfast nook. Two sets of refrigerators and freezers, wine cooler. Formal dining room. Outdoor dining area for up to 150 guests. Entertainment: Egyptian themed state of the art Theatre with multiple-landings, Reclining sofa recliners and a 16x9 foot screen with stage. Old style popcorn, cotton candy & snow cone machines. Karaoke & DJ equipment and Disco lighting. Infra-red sauna. Card and board games, table tennis, pool table, WI station, Indoor shuffleboard, air hockey & foosball. Outdoor fire pits. Social Areas: Grand Living Room with gothic travertine fireplace. Great room with grand piano, bar area and TV area with fireplace. Outdoor balcony with outdoor fireplace.

Sleeps85
Bedrooms 16
Bathrooms10
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317012vb
+1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA)
Valley Center San Diego County
Santa Monica, CA
5

GREAT PLACE FOR A BIG GROUP OF FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
Spent 2 nights here with a group of 25 friends...we had a blast. Plenty of activities, the house was very well stocked for cooking/playing/etc, and Maria was very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend this...and will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317012vb
+1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA)
Valley Center San Diego County
Norway
5

GREAT FOR FAMILIES!

  • 5 of 5
Five different Norwegian families in age range from 12 and up spent one glorious week at Rancho Magdalena. We self cater on our one week get together, and facilities for this was outstanding. The grounds and the main house offers so much to do our kids had trouble choosing. Prior to finalizing rental agreement we had many questions, each and everyone answered precise. The kids were put up in the guest houses, while the adults used the mainhouse as their quarters. This worked very well for our group.

We have been vacationing together for many years in Europe - always a blast. Coming to Rancho Magdalena certainly was a very good addition to our vacation memories, even though we probably will be staying in Europe the next years given the long trip from Norway. Thank you for a most memorable place and stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These families were a fun group! We really enjoyed having them stay with us; we only regret that we couldn't have stayed a little longer to spend more time with them. They would always be welcome back and we do look forward to their next visit.
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Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317012vb
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Valley Center San Diego County
New York
5

OUR GROUP HAD AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AT RANCHO MAGDELENA

  • 5 of 5
The property has everything you could possibly want. Great home for adults and children. It was clean and well stocked. The owner and staff were great to work with. We had a fabulous time.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Both Magdalena & I have been so impressed with the calibur of guests we have had stay with us over the last year and a half! These wonderful people were no different. They were kind, friendly to my staff and took care of our property with respect! We would happily have them return any time and would look forward to it.
business
Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317012vb
+1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA)
Valley Center San Diego County
Orange County
5

WE LOVE RANCHO MAGDALENA

  • 5 of 5
Our small church of 65 people stayed at the lovely Rancho Magdalena for an All-Church Retreat. It was the perfect setting with luxurious accommodations. The property was clean and the grounds were well maintained including an abundance of citrus trees. The amenities were endless and the views were gorgeous. Visiting nearby Lavender Farm was an added bonus. Additionally, the property owner and event coordinator were great to work with. The event coordinator, Maria, went well above and beyond the call of duty while we were there. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have been very fortunate to have had a number of wonderful church groups stay with us. They have always been so warm and willing to even invite us to join in their festivities. This group was no different; kind, responsive, and welcoming in their attitude and words. We would welcome them anytime!
business
Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317012vb
+1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA)
Valley Center San Diego County
Long Beach
5

BEAUTIFUL RETREAT IN THE HILLS

  • 5 of 5
We held our corporate retreat here. It was an amazing experience. Thom was super helpful and really opened up all areas of his property to us. There was so much for our staff members to do with playing games, swimming, watching movies in the movie theater, hiking on the property etc. Inside of the property felt a bit like a museum with all of the gorgeous art that packed all the rooms.

It was the perfect weekend!
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The staff, family and friends of GCH were wonderful and appreciative. We always try to be responsive to the needs of our guests and do what we can to oblige; especially when they are so kind and considerate of our staff and property! We would love to see them again and actually plan to stop in and say hi sometime in the future. They would always be welcome back.
business
Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317012vb
+1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA)
Valley Center San Diego County
Los Angeles
5

FANTASTIC VENUE FOR A CELEBRATION!

  • 5 of 5
Staying at the ranch was an overwhelming amount of fun - between swimming in the pool all day, screening a movie in the professional theater, jumping on the trampoline till we were out of breath, playing in the game room, having dinner watching a beautiful sunset and singing karaoke all night - there was not a moment of boredom. My family and friends all had a wonderful time - no matter what age they were (from 1 years old to 65). Thom was extremely helpful and attentive, making sure we knew how to take full advantage of his property. The ranch was clean and there was something to look at in every corner you turned. In addition, it was really interesting to visit the MorningStar Farm next door and eat at their delicious Yellow Deli with fresh, organic produce for lunch after checking out of the ranch. My family cannot wait to return, as we feel we have only really experienced a third of what there is to experience when staying at Rancho Magdalena.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your visit and are happy you had a great time. Many of our guests schedule themselves so much that they forget to enjoy the area; there is much to see! It actually takes a few visits to see the immediate area alone. You all were so gracious and we were honored that you spent your special day with us! Say hi to everyone from Magdalena and I; hope to see you again soon...

Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Escondido
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
15/78, 76, or 79
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Oceanside
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Canyon Grille Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Castle Creek Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
The Yellow Deli
Car: necessary

Rancho Magdalena is nestled in a valley of lush farms and orchards, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with clear starry skies at night and views for miles during the day. At Rancho Magdalena and beyond, you can't miss a wide range of outdoor and recreational activities, great opportunities to reconnect with the beautiful California landscape. Along Keys Creek Road you'll find the adorable and yummy Yellow Deli and the beautiful Keys Creek Lavender Farm, where you can have a lavender-infused tea service and pick up lavender products galore. Within 15 miles you'll find Pala Casino & Spa, Casino Pauma, Harrah's Rincon Hotel & Casino, and Valley View Casino & Hotel, so you're never too far from a great restaurant, casino, or club. And the San Diego Wild Animal Park is a can't-miss attraction!

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Valley Center Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1,280 night (8 adults/4 children).
  • US Dollars
  • Rates are based on # of Bedrooms, occupancy, and which amenities are used.
  • Rates also based on whether it is day/evening, overnight and event usage.
  • ie. $2,450-$2,950 (& ins.) for DAY/EVENING usage; with no overnight stay involved.
  • ie. $1,280-$3,145 (& ins.) for OVERNIGHT usage; from 4 to 16 Bedrooms.
  • Each bedroom (except bunk/Guest Masters) assume UP TO 2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD under 16.
  • There is a 4 BEDROOM MINIMUM rental guideline.
  • NO CLEANING FEES for stays of 2 nights or more!
  • Specific quotes available based on your needs and requests.

Amenities

Valley Center Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • PC
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guadalupe's Gold - toilet , shower , Handicap Accessible
    Captain's Quarters - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Elephant Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Mission Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Jungle Bathroom - toilet , shower , FOR: Jungle Bedroom and Victorian Bedroom
    Theatre - toilet
    Pool Spa - toilet , shower , Includes: Water closet, 2 separate shower rooms, + sauna
    S GUEST: Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    S GUEST: Main - toilet , combination tub/shower
    N GUEST: Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    N GUEST: Main - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main Home: Full Bathrooms (6), Half Bathroom (1) South Guest Home: Full Bathrooms (2) North Guest Home: Full Bathrooms (2)
Bedrooms:
  • 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 85
  • MAIN: Mission Bedroom - 1 queen , Attached private study and bathroom + private entrance
    MAIN: Captain's Quarters - 1 queen , Attached private bathroom + private entrance
    MAIN: Guadalupe's Gold Room - 1 king , Handicap accessible with private bathroom and garden
    MAIN: Elephant Bedroom - 1 king , Attached private bathroom + private entrance
    MAIN: Jungle Bedroom - 1 queen
    MAIN: Victorian Bedroom - 1 queen
    S GUEST: Master - 2 queen
    S GUEST: Bed #1 - 1 queen
    S GUEST: Bed #2 - 1 queen
    S GUEST: Bed #3 - 1 queen
    S GUEST: Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    N GUEST: Master - 2 queen
    N GUEST: Bed #1 - 1 queen
    N GUEST: Bed #2 - 1 queen
    N GUEST: Bed #3 - 1 queen
    N GUEST: Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
  • Main Home: King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4) South Guest Home: Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) North Guest Home: Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) Available: Cots (24), Baby Cribs (1), Comfy Couches
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Pool Table
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Air Hockey
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • botanical garden
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Professional Racquetball, Bocce Ball, Basketball, Shuffleboard, Tennis, Sand Volleyball Courts; along with Teatherball, playground, horseshoe courts, etc. & An outdoor restaurant for up to 250. A massive, state of the art theatre. Solar power operated. 48 acres of farmland with fruit to pick and eat.