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COUNTRY NATURE RESORT HOME WITH AMENITIES

Laura Cyphert

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Laura Cyphert

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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COUNTRY NATURE RESORT HOME WITH AMENITIES

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Lakeside House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Spacious 3,700 square foot resort-style country home on 5 acres, adjacent to miles of open space. Enjoy stunning mountain views while hot tubing from your large deck, or retreat to the private and secluded back yard pool area, with three waterfalls and a large resort style rock hot tub, hammock and outdoor grill. Inside other amenities await, including a gym, sauna, pool table, large screen TV, and 3 fireplaces, all set in a blend of southwestern and native american decor. While you may feel miles away from the bustling San Diego, you are only 40 minutes away from downtown and the beach, including major attractions such as Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World. Other nearby attractions include endless hiking trails, a lake with fishing and boating (about 3 miles away), horse back riding, and more.

Enjoy your master bedroom suite (the only room on the second floor) where you have your own private mountain and pond view balcony, fireplace, skylights, and waterfall shower. The downstairs bedrooms are dual rooms with a connecting bathroom (dorm style). There is also a full bath in the gym, and an outdoor shower on the deck.

Local wildlife includes: Red tailed hawks, Golden Eagles, Owls, Osprey, Coyotes, Road-runners, Wild Turkey, and many others! If you are REALLY lucky you may spot a Bobcat drinking from the pond.

This home is a very special place and we have put lots of TLC into making this a welcoming retreat for travellers and for wildlife. However, we want to make sure it is right for YOU! Please review the following advisories.

ADVISORIES:

1) Please note that to get to the house you must travel about a mile down a bumpy dirt road. Standard vehicles are just fine.. just a wee bit bumpy. May not want to bring your low clearance sports car.

2) There is weekly pool and yard maintenance which will be scheduled. Weekly cleaning is also available and will be arranged with you in advance. We will let you know the times so it will not impact your privacy.

3) The sounds of frogs and crickets may keep you awake at night. :)

4) The sunset against El Cap Mountain may take your breath away.

5) The night sky may remind you how small and insignificant we all are, or how incredible it is that we are at all.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to enchant you with our home and valley.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura Cyphert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

Why Laura Cyphert chose Lakeside

This property is a labor of love; built as our 'dream home' in 2005 after losing everything in a devastating fire in 2003. It has everything we dreamed of having; tall open ceilings, spacious floor plan, and all the amenities we could dream of. After living in this home for many years, we decided that the 3,700 square foot home was too big for just two people, and we knew the house was a perfect family vacation home. We have LOVED providing this home as a family vacation rental, and now split our time between this house and our other home, and have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Our home is extremely private and feels tucked away from the rest of the world, yet you are just a few miles from a bustling town, and a short drive to one of the largest cities in California. Enjoy complete privacy poolside with no other homes visible, and enjoy the wildlife that comes to the front yard pond. This is truly a unique location.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 -6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
Kent, WA

Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • of 5
What a lovely, lovely home. We had a mini-family gathering, getting together with our niece and her family. Plenty of space, plenty to keep everybody occupied. If having wifi is important to you, this might not work as it was iffy. Not being "connected" was kind if great. Message to the owners: the bathtub didn't drain properly.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 -6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
5

A little piece of paradise for all to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this home, and had a wonderful mini vaca the whole family enjoyed! We left with many cherishable memories we'll hold on to for years to come. We loved everything about this home, and are thankful we got to enjoy it so much. We took our 3 kids (14,8,4), and there was plenty for everyone to do. The décor was beautiful, and the place was nice and clean. Our children spent hours discovering the home, and loved all of the earthy elements. We loved all of the dream catchers, musical instruments, pool, pool table, dart board, interesting books, gym, sauna, fire pits...honestly the whole place. It was light, bright, and wonderful. The pond is really cool, and the kids spent hours on the deck watching the Koi fish, and turtles swim. It was so peaceful, and lovely. The pool, and waterfalls we're so much fun. The kitchen had everything we needed inside, and the Bbq outside was great for our outdoor needs. The firepit had run out of gas, but one call to the owner, and Boom....they came quickly and switched it out for us! Honestly, it was very hard to leave....the kids asked if we could live there, and if not, if we could stay longer. I could go on and on. I have no complaints at all. It was more than we hoped for, and we have already made plans to hopefully rent it out again next summer. Thank you both so much for allowing us all to thoroughly enjoy being away, it felt like a home away from home. :)
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 -6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
Columbia, MO
5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed one week at the property in the summer of 2014. We loved it! We have two boys, 10 and 12 and all of us had a difficult time staying away from the house to actually sight-see in San Diego! We spent little time in the house itself and only used the gym a couple of times during our stay. We had fun feeding the fish and turtles.
The drive was very easy to make from Lakeside to San Diego. It was a nice relaxing place to go to after a day in the city.
I will mention that it is outside the city and getting there is a little bumpy and the area/houses around there are not very nice (campers/older homes,etc..) Therefore, if you need to be in an affluent area - this is not, but once you actually get to the home it is very nicely done!
My only negative is the house if very large and it has a lot more "stuff" in it than the other VRBO rental homes we have stayed in because I believe the owners still go there and stay. There are benefits to this in many ways (kitchen items, etc) but the negatives are that it can't be thouroughly cleaned before the next person arrives; therefore, it wasn't as clean as it probably should be - most of the wood furniture was dusty. Again, we LOVED our vacation stay here but it wouldn't be an honest review if I didnt mention these items that may bother others more than it did us - we honestly weren't in the house except to sleep and prepare meals to BBQ.
Thank you for a great summer vacation and we highly recommend this for families with children or a group of couples.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 -6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
2

Dubious owners....!!!

  • 2 of 5
After our payment in full, we requested numerous times for information about the property, i.e. ADDRESS? You would think that it would not be a problem to send us the welcome package or at least the address. Well not quite, after multiple requests for the info we ended up finding the property on google earth/maps and then figured out the address. Only after we confirmed the address with the owners did they agree we had it correct. Not over yet, they still would not send out the welcome packet nor give us info on how to get into the property. Only after we called over and over and sent multiple emails did they respond... the day before we started our vacation!
The house was okay, but not what I would expect, its a long dirt road and big holes to get to the property. I would have like to have known that ahead of time. Inside the house was clean and overall nice, but the outside patio around the pool is showing wear & tear and was not what I expected. BBQ is old and falling apart, cushions are faded out and worn, we had to find and hookup extra propane for the fire pit.
I think for the most part I would have been ok with our stay even though the owners don't/won't communicate too well, BUT that's not all... our last night at the house we had friends come out to enjoy a final BBQ together and we ended up having a crazy storm with heavy rain and 70 mph winds so our friends decided to stay and not risk the weather. The next morning a tree had blown over on our friends car, so I called the owner to let him know what had happened and asked if he knew of someone who could bring a chainsaw to cut the tree off the car and he did get a nice guy to come help us out. BUT now the owner will not return any calls or provide his home owners insurance information to help with the damage that was done on his property.
***Good luck with your next vacation at this property....
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first time we have ever received a review that is less than 5 stars, so we were very disappointed by this review. We take all reviews to heart, and do our best to exceed expectations as our rental business is much more than a business. We take great pride and joy in creating amazing spaces for families to connect and have lifetime memories. We tell our guests - if you need ANYTHING or if anything does not work, let us know at the start of your trip, because we care and if it is something we can take care of, we want that chance. Of course, if we don't know about something, we can't address it. For example, this is the very first time someone has every complained that the outdoor cushions were old - which surprises me since every summer we purchase new outdoor cushions or outdoor furniture (depending on the need). However, despite this being the only complaint, I am going to buy new cushions this afternoon. If I had heard this comment on the first day of their visit, they would have very likely had new cushions all week. So while I am taking each and every comment in the review to heart, I really don't think this review is about the cushions, or the dirt road, or receiving their welcome guide on 4/17 (4 days before their arrival). I think this is about the thing I can not fix - and that is the tree. During this guest's stay, there was an extreme and unusual wind storm, and it blew down one of our trees onto their friend's auto. (This was apparently happening all over San Diego from this freak storm). We were out of town during the storm, but we received the guest's phone call in the morning, and we immediately called a friend to chainsaw the tree (which he did) and we also called our insurance company to file a claim. However, as we explained to the guest, our insurance company told us that the car owner needed to submit a claim through their car's comprehensive insurance policy. Based on all our research, it should be fully covered under the guest's comprehensive auto insurance. (You can confirm this by searching online "Allstate" and "tree falling on car", and you will find a link to an article that explains this). I can understand the guest being upset that the car is not covered by the homeowner policy, but that is not our doing or choice. It certainly does not make us dubious owners! If you have any concerns about the comments in this review, or want the welcome guide upon booking, we invite your questions.
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 -6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
5

Fantastic, relaxing family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Great property with tons of room to spread out! The kids loved the pool, pond, and pool table. The adults enjoyed the hot tubs and the peaceful, secluded location. Close to San Diego, but far enough away to really relax and spend time just hanging out.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 -6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
5

An exceptional property

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 loved this property. A short distance from San Diego yet close enough to enjoy the attractions and still get away from the hustle and bustle. It was just so peaceful. We loved using the sauna and hot tub. We loved the personal touches such as the robes in the master bedroom. Laura and Milt were great to deal with and very prompt to respond to our enquiries. We were sad to leave. Highly recommend this property!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • 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

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Lakeside
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 8 or Highway 67
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Downtown Lakeside
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores
Car: necessary

Lakeside has four lakes all within a short drive of the property, and some with boat rentals (Lake Jennings)

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Lakeside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,275
$7,000
 
 
Fall/Winter 2015
Sep 7 2015 - Jan 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,400
$7,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$6,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage protection policy ($5,000) $89
Pet Fee $75

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds in room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Plenty of room in the house for a inflatable mattress, so could sleep 10 if you were flexible on the sleeping arrangements. We can provide the inflatable mattress if requested.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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