STUNNING VILLA WITH PANORAMIC LAKE VIEWS

Katy Hopwood

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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STUNNING VILLA WITH PANORAMIC LAKE VIEWS

Rancho Santa Fe Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths (Sleeps 12-20)

This beautiful 7000 square feet custom built villa, just 20 minutes north of San Diego, is perfect for groups large and small. It has panoramic views of Lake Hodges and the surrounding mountains as well as easy access to every tourist attraction available.

Imagine relaxing on one of the outdoor patios or on the gazebo with a drink while watching the incredible sunsets over the lake. Or if you are an early riser, sit in the gazebo and watch the sunrise peak over the moutains with a hot cup of coffee. It is truly spectacular.

Should you want to venture from the house - many people never leave - there are tourist attractions to suit every taste as well as hundreds of restaurants and bars within easy reach.

This is truly a spectacular spot for young and old. If you would like more photos, please just let us know and we can send you a full package. Or pick up the phone and call us, we would be happy to tell you about the area and recommend places to fit your taste.

We have some great amenities within the villa, including wireless internet, built-in Ipod docking stations, a home theater with state of the art surround sound and hundreds of DVD's to watch, 8 TV's., free long distance phone service, a library of CD's, a library of books, goose down comforters, high thread count linens and Egyptian cotton towels, spa quality soaps, shampoos and lotions, a welcome basket, a herb garden, vegetable garden and fruit tree/avocado grove. There is very little we don't have!

Photo Shoots and Film Crews are welcome.

Sorry but no weddings or events.

Keywords: San Diego, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar Races, Lake, View, Villa, Privacy, Charm, Tuscan, Sun, photo shoot, film crew, families, reunions

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Every year San Diego hosts an autumn Classic Softball Tournament. Every year we will book a suite at a 4 or 5 Star Hotel so we can invite friends over to relax and enjoy the nice amenities these types of hotels offer. This year, we decided to make Villa Del Lago our home for a four day weekend stay with 8 of our closest friends on our softball team. From the minute you drive up to this home, you can't stop taking photos with your phone. It's beautiful! Then once you open the front doors into the home itself, you feel like a kid again walking into "Toys R' Us" during Christmas. You want, you want, you want! This house is large and the bedrooms are placed perfectly so anyone who wants to enjoy the whole house will not disrupt anyone who is resting in the generous spacious bedrooms. Almost every bedroom feels like a master suite itself. The main section of the house is breath taking; views, furniture, functionality, entertainment and more. Staying at this Epic Home, there's no need to go out for dinners if you can cook and there's no need go out for cocktails with beautiful patio furniture and breathtaking views of the hills and gorgeous lake. Everything is at this home, you don't have to leave for anything but groceries and beverages. If you are a person who enjoys staying at the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Hard Rock Hotel and etc., then save your dollars and invest your stay at Villa Del Lago. You will live like a Rock Star and relax like a Celebrity could only dream of. We will definitely be back for next years tournament
Oct 2013
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Katy Hopwood

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Clive and Katy were travelling around the world when they ran out of money in San Diego and stayed! That was 28 years ago. They have 4 children and travel extensively, often renting homes from others. Clive owns his own surveying business and Katy is a CFO for start up companies. They have 4 children, 2 of whom are now in University and the other 2 are wroking in San Diego. They love entertaining and this is reflected in their home, which they designed and built themselves. They hope you enjoy it.

Katy Hopwood purchased this villa in 2008

The most fabulous view we had ever seen.

Staring at the fabulous view never gets old and having access to over 40 miles of hiking, nature, mountain biking and walking just outside our door is wonderful. A short drive to the beach and all the attractions - Sea World, Legoland, Disneyland, Universal, The Wild Animal Park, The Zoo - as well as so many restaurants and bars, makes this a very unique place. And it is only 30 minutes to the airport.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

5
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940048
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Rancho Santa Fe San Diego County
5

PERFECT IF YOU WANT THE WOW FACTOR.

  • 5 of 5
The property exceeded our expectations. This is the fifth family reunion that we've had and this is, by far, the most accommodating property for our purposes.
The pictures do not give justice to the views, they are overwhelming. The property seems designed for entertaining, you are guaranteed good weather and it is just the right distance away from the fray.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940048
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Rancho Santa Fe San Diego County
Van Nuys
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, MANY AMENITIES & AMAZING VIEWS

Beautiful House, Many Amenities & Amazing Views
  • 5 of 5
We rented the Villa for my Mom's 80th birthday and had 7 adults and 4 young adults between the ages of 15 and 18. No matter your age, the Villa had plenty to keep you entertained.

When you arrive, the Villa is quite stunning. You walk through large doors to get to a front patio before entering the actual Villa. The patio is beautiful and serene, though we never got the chance to relax there as the other patios and decks views of the hills and lake wee just too beautiful.

The Kitchen is large and has two refrigerators and a butler's pantry, along with being stocked with most things you would need. There were multiple dining tables that fit 8 or more people which was great as our whole party of 11 were able to eat together either inside or outside.

The House has a media room which must have had a thousand movies at our disposal. There is also a game room with ping pong and foosball to keep the kids entertained, as well as a nice pool and Jacuzzi. The great thing about the pool (besides the grotto and waterfall) was that it had a long straight area for doing laps while along side it was an area for people to relax or play. The house also has stone floors so it was very forgiving when the kids were still a little wet after coming out of the pool.

Each of the bedrooms in the house is large and most, if not all, have sitting areas and nice views. They are not just cramped rooms with beds. There is also either central air or units in the bedroom to make sure you are comfortable at all times. An intercom system also runs throughout the house so that you don't have to hike all over the 7,000 square foot Villa to call people down for meals.

Katy, the owner, was very nice and said that we could have any of the alcohol in the bar. We brought and bought plenty of our own, but it was nice to know that if we saw something we wanted to try that we would be able to do so without penalty or a cost. I also enjoyed the personal touches which made the Villa much more like you were staying at someone's home rather than a rental. There were poems that the owner's children and family had written to them that were on display.

Everyone had a great time, from kids to grandma, who was quite pleased with the Villa for her birthday.

Thanks again for opening up your house to our family!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940048
+1 7608226403
Rancho Santa Fe San Diego County
Van Nuys
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, LOTS OF AMENITIES & AMAZING VIEWS

Beautiful House, lots of amenities & amazing views
  • 5 of 5
The Villa is impressive when you arrive. Yo
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940048
+1 7608226403
Rancho Santa Fe San Diego County
5

EXCELLENT HOME FOR FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a fantastic stay at this beautiful home! The kids enjoyed the pool and the adults enjoyed the multiple patios and beautiful views. There was plenty of space for our family of 15. Some of us took advantage of the trails around Lake Hodges and some of us never left the house! We would absolutely return again and would recommend to friends/family. Thanks Katy!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940048
+1 7608226403
Rancho Santa Fe San Diego County
Villa Park, California
5

PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
I could not wait to write a review on this place. There are no words to describe how perfect this place was for our birthday celebrations with friends. The house and the view are amazing and spacious. Lots to do we just needed more time. Put this place on your bucket list. The owner is very sweet and accommodating.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Villa with Panoramic Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p940048
+1 7608226403
Rancho Santa Fe San Diego County
5

PHENOMENAL HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of 18 guest stay here for the weekend and it was a wonderful expierence. All the guest had the "WOW" factor. The view is amazing. I agree with the other reviewers that stated the pictures don't do justice compared to real life. We couldn't ask for anything better. I planned this little get away for a "bride and groom to be" and all our friends. Eveyone was amazed with the layout and the property was large enough if you needed your one space you had it. The owners (Katy) was on point with any questions we had and was there if we need any assistance. Everyone loved this place so we agreed that we hope to stay here again as a group in the future. Kitchen = amazing, pool = amazing, bedrooms = amazing. One of the coolest features was the theather room! we watched March Madness in there and it was the best thing ever!

All 18 of us loved the place and can't wait to go back! I'm sure you will expierience nothing but luxury and good memories at this house. It's simply perfect. If you are thinking about staying here, do it.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Escondido
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I15 Via Rancho Parkway
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Del Mar/Encinitas
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lots of them!
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Vineyards
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of them!
Car: necessary

The Villa is perched on a hill with a spectacular view of Lake Hodges and the surrounding countryside. The susrises and sunsets are spectacular.

The heart of Rancho Santa Fe is only 10 minutes away and the freeway is also 10 minutes in the opposite direction.

The beach is a 20 minute drive and you can be in the heart of the Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego in less than 30 minutes.

The Wild Animal Park is very close and the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Sea World are all less than 30 minutes away.

Disneyland, Knotts Beryy Farm, Universal Studios and Six Flags can all be reached in 1-2.5 hours. This is the ideal location for anyone and everyone.

There are several golf courses to choose from and miles of mountain biking and hiking right outside the front door.

You will love it.

You can also go horseriding.

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Availability & Rates

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Rancho Santa Fe Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
$21,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
From
$1,000
Fri,Sat
$5,495
$18,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500.00
Cleaning $250.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes There is a cleaning fee of $250.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rancho Santa Fe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Town
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Secure Parking
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Rumpus Room
  • Alarm System
  • Intercom System
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shares a toilet and shower with bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill with bedroom 5
    Powder Room - toilet
    Powder Room - toilet
  • Huge fluffy cotton towels and spa quality shampoos, conditioner, lotions and soaps are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 king
    2nd Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 single mattresses can be placed anywhere in the villa
  • King size beds (1) The Master Suite has a King Bed, Queen size Beds (5) The other 5 bedrooms all have Queen Beds, one is a loft bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are 2 single mattresses available to sleep on and 3 pullout sofa beds, one of which is a Queen. The Theatre Room can sleep 2 people. All bedrooms have their own sinks in the bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Game Console
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Clubs
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Smoking is allowed outside only.
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