|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Location: Vista, San Diego County, California
Accommodations: Step into Tuscany and experience this beautiful, private custom 3400 square foot Tuscan villa plus a separate 900 square foot guest house (should you choose to rent it) nestled on 1-1/2 acres in the rolling hills of Vista, California. This spectacular property exudes peace and tranquility and is located less than a mile from the exclusive Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Luxury Resort and Retreat. You will enjoy spectacular hillside and mountain views from almost every room. In addition, this home is ideally located within 1 hour of the San Diego airport, 3-1/2 miles from the Wave Water Park, 35 miles to Sea World, 10 miles to Legoland and the beach, 15 miles to Wild Animal Park and approximately 75 minutes to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Three public golf courses are located within 5-10 miles. This spectacular 3-bedroom, 3-1/2 bath custom home plus 1 bedroom, 1-bath, living and kitchen guest house is professionally decorated and was built with no expense spared. It features three large bedrooms with posture-pedic mattress-top beds, each with its own bathroom, custom, stone fireplace and plasma screen TV. The over-sized gourmet Tuscan kitchen will entice you to create masterpiece meals that can be enjoyed in the lovely formal dining room or in the rustic outdoor dining area. Looking for a great theater to enjoy your favorite movie…well look no farther than your own villa where you’ll be treated to a state of the art home theater complete with over-sized theater seating, surround-sound and even a popcorn machine. This home theater will afford you the true movie experience. The amenities do not stop there. The dramatic infinite edge pool/Jacuzzi is surrounded by boulder outcroppings which are also prevalent throughout the property. The sunken stone-encased barbecue/eating area is great for entertaining. And, why not enjoy a glass of wine on the over-sized wood deck complete with gazebo, Tuscan stone fireplace and cozy fire pit while overlooking the amazing valley, mountain and city light view. In addition, tennis, pickle ball, ping-pong, basketball, workout room, putting greens and chipping range are available right on the property. This home is a vacation in itself should you choose to enjoy it. Tour/Golf/Amusement Park packages available upon request. This home accommodates additional guests in the 900 square foot guest house for an additional charge of $1000 per week.
If you are looking for someplace to reconnect with your family, this is the place. The electronic devices were put away to enjoy everything this property had to offer. The day would begin with a walk up and down the hills in the neighborhood. The hill that leads to the home is steep, and will get your heart pumping for the day! Then to the tennis courts for a round of tennis or pickle ball. Having the exercise room in the garage was great! My family utilized it everyday. Loved having the mirrors to be able to check form! I also appreciated the mats as my core workout was easier to do. The afternoon was spent by the pool and spa, just appreciating the beauty of the well kept landscaping and views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We enjoyed the early evening air by the fire pit - cooking s'mores on 2 occasions. That would lead to movie night in the theater room. What a great way to end the day. I appreciated all the extras the owners provided. Some staples to use before hitting the grocery store such as flour, sugar, chips, pancake mix and syrup, spices, etc. It was a pleasant surprise not having to spend money on dishwashing or laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets or garbage bags. Don't buy lemons, limes, or oranges until you check out the fruit trees/bushes in the backyard by the zip line. They were so delicious! I highly recommend the store called Fraizer Farms. It is an organic food store in Vista with the best produce area I have ever seen or tasted. We enjoyed their selection of fish as well. The owners are prompt with their responses. They met us when we arrived at the home to show us around and how to use the spa, home theater, TV's etc. Vince and Cindy are just very nice people. The only suggestion I would make would be for the gas grill to be replaced. It was difficult to keep an even temperature. With all that said, it is obvious my family would return in a heartbeat!!
Our family reunion/Christmas vacation at this house was completely wonderful. The house was beautiful, both inside and out. The house is spacious and comfortable and beautifully decorated in a Tuscan decor - truly lovely. It was easy to live in ie, everything was in working order; there was ease of cooking in the kitchen; and plenty of hot water. The lighting was ample. I often rent vacations homes and sometimes they are not "easy" to live in but this was not the case here. The outdoors living here was really special; outdoor places for our large group to gather comfortably and to enjoy the wonderful views of the distant foothills/mountains. There is a hot tub, infinity pool (which we didn't use because the temps weren't high enough), tennis court, ping pong table, oh, and the theater room - so cool - an actual movie theater with huge comfortable chairs. (There was even a zip line - which isn't advertised so I don't know if renters are permitted it). I can't say enough about this house and I definitely want to return.
While I've been remiss in getting my review posted....I can add that my family is still going on about the 8 wonderful nights we spent together in Vista!! Our group of 7 ranged in age from 74 to 16 months and the property truly offered something for everyone (on-site). There was space galore inside/out--poolside-court side--reading on the upper patio/movie nights in the private screening room. We found cooking inside/out was a dream with the well stocked options! The fruit trees on site were a much appreciated bonus.
Vince was a pleasure to work with from my initial query to his prompt refund of my security deposit! He went above and beyond to make sure we were welcomed and comfortable with things in the house and on the property before he departed. Given we were renting in early May I'd asked in advance to have the pool heated....we were in a "heat wave" a few days in and Vince kindly D/C the heater (and refunded the difference).
My kids are already discussing the next family adventure we might cobble together at this gorgeous Tuscan retreat!
This home is amazing and the owners are amazing as well, they are always there is anything is needed, they keep this home so beautiful and it has everything you would ever need. I recommend this home very highly we have stayed there for 2 years in a row for our vacation and hope to do so for many more years.
My family of five stayed for 10 days at this gorgeous home. Initially we were considering a California vacation where we canvassed much of the state. Then we decided San Diego had enough to offer by itself to just set up shop around there and chill a bit. We live in a beach town ourselves, so we decided why pay a premium for La Jolla or even Carlsbad when we can stay up in these beautiful mountains in a palace like this.
We were a little nervous when we pulled in to the neighborhood, but all apprehensions went away when we got a load of that infinity pool and that view. We did end up going to the zoo, Sea World, La Jolla etc… but the most memorable and fun times were spent relaxing and playing in that awesome pool. Our 13 year old boy and 11 and 8 year old girls barely wanted to leave the house. I should add that we found a water park up the road in the same town of Vista that the kids loved. The theatre room is amazing and is better than going to the movies. Although it is off the beaten path a bit, the place is like one big amusement center. We also heavily utilized the hot tub, exercise equipment and ping pong table in the garage, as well as the tennis court, basketball net and even the putting greens. Inside the house had all the amenities as well, including a beautiful and functional kitchen and extremely comfortable beds. The house is a bit cluttered inside, but it is beautiful.
Vince was very accommodating and responsive and made the whole process very easy for us.
I cannot say enough good things about this house and the couple that owns it! I came with a group for a national speech and debate tournament being held in San Marcos. Vince and Cindy welcomed us warmly and left everything possible for our comfort. The house is clean, well maintained, and better than the pictures if that's possible. We so enjoyed all the amenities.during our stay and found everything to be in top notch condition. The kitchen is wonderful and saved us money on meals. Adults and teenagers alike could not wait to return each evening to enjoy the beautiful property. Vince responded quickly and thoroughly to every question we had before and during the stay. Shopping and dining are located just a few miles from the property, and we enjoyed a 20 minute drive to Carlsbad (wonderful beach town - bike rentals, shops, coffee, restaurants), surfing lesson at Oceanside (about 25 minutes away), the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, and kayaking on Mission Bay (all about 45 minutes away). If you are trying to decide between this house and a beach front property, choose this one. You wake up every morning to stunning views and restful quiet, which makes the short drive to attractions worth it.. Our group had five rental cars while we were there, and there was no problem parking all of them. We made memories here that we will treasure forever. Thank you Vince and Cindy!
This centrally-located home is located in an area that is within 30-60 minutes of all San Diego/San Diego tourist attractions. Mountains, beaches, desert, Temecula wine country are all 30 minutes to 1-1/2 hours away.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Guest House is available for $1000.00 a week. A price of $4900.00 is required for both the main and guest house.
There is no additional charge for heating the pool during June through September. The pool can be can be heated for $75.00 a day during the months of October, March, April and May. The pool cannot be heated November-February. There is no charge for heating the Jacuzzi year-round.
Payment in full due one week before stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.