COUNTRY NATURE RESORT HOME WITH AMENITIES

Laura Cyphert

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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COUNTRY NATURE RESORT HOME WITH AMENITIES

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Laura Cyphert

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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.

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.

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

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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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
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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
business
Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p968850
+1 6194548389
Lakeside San Diego County
Boischatel, Qc, Canada
5

Wonderful week in San Diego

  • 5 of 5
That place is wonderful. You will find everything you need and it is very clean. The house is spacious, well decorated and the landscape is soo nice. Every mornings, it was soo nice to Wake up there and we were not in a hurry to leave like we do usually in a hotel room. We enjoyed the place with all the amenities as well as our 3 years-old daugther.

Thaks to Milton and Laura
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • 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

Awesome vacation home!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This vacation home EXCEEDS its excellent description. The living space is spacious, inviting, and comfortable; the ambiance is both luxurious and relaxing. The owners, Milt and Laura, greeted us graciously, explained the workings of the house, and set the tone for our wonderful vacation. We loved the pool/hot tub and gorgeous waterfalls. We also loved sitting outside at night time watching the stars. This home was close to all of the sights we wanted to see, yet far enough to feel in touch with the natural wonders of the southwest. The kitchen and amenities were all exceptional. We cannot say enough about this gem--go and see for yourself!! P.S. Thanks again to Milt, for rescuing us when we locked ourselves out of the master bedroom (at 10:30 pm)!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Lakeside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,450
$8,100
 
 
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

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 View
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • pond
  • churches
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
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