Ramona 'Valley of the Sun' is located in the foothills of San Diego.
Blue Sky, fog free days, make this an all year round vacation spot.
The cottage is 15 minutes from San Diego Safari Park ( Wild Animal Park). In the early 1900's the neighborhood was a weekend vacation spot for San Diego 'city folk'.
The 1600 sq ft cottage was built in 2009 with a modified Craftsman flare. It was lovingly designed & furnished by the owners. Vaulted & high ceilings, skylights, big windows, natural maple cabinetry, & natural limestone flooring make the open space living area very light & bright. The gourmet kitchen is fully equip for big or small cooking & dining needs.
The master bedroom has a king size bed & is en-suite. The bathroom is tiled & has a huge shower. A sliding glass door leads to a covered deck where you can enjoy your morning coffee or tea. The guest bedroom has 2 twin beds. The adjacent bathroom has a bath tub & shower. The bedrooms are separated by the living area. Both bedrooms have hard wood floors. The living area has a queen size sofa bed & flat screen TV. The laundryroom is equipt with washer, dryer, sink, built-in ironing board & iron. The covered front porch is a great place for watching amazing sun sets, spotting a wild turkey or listening to dove coo.
In Ramona there are golf courses, hiking trails, antique shops, parks, grocery stores, restaurants, wine tasting vineyards, horseback riding & a new library. 20-60 minutes from Ramona there are movie theaters, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, Sea World, Old Town, Sea Port Village, San Diego Harbor, Balboa Park & Museums, Shelter & Harbor Island, Point Loma Lighthouse, Deep Sea Fishing, Historical Missions, The Old Globe, Lycium & Lamb's Players theaters, San Diego Beaches & activities, sporting events, music concerts, Palomar Observatory, Mt town of Julian, Laguna Mts, Gambling casinos & outlet shopping, & Anza Borrego State Park (desert). 90 minutes away is Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mtn; Palm Springs, La Brea Tar Pits, Scripps Institute of Oceanography & much more.
Richard & Beverly began independent travel at a young age. Experiencing the world & its people has become their passion. They've rented vacation apartments in many different countries, together, with family, & with friends. Introducing their 8 grand children to foreign & domestic travel is one of their favorite past times. Bev & Dick are native Californians- 'prune pickers' born & raised in San Diego county. They've lived 60+ years in Ramona where they raised 3 children. They work as a team, owning & operating a successful real estate brokerage for 26 years.
We built the house with retirement in mind. Ramona is convenient to all of San Diego county. It is less than an hour away from beaches, mountains & desert. The sunny weather is close to perfect. We travel to experience winter :)
Although close to conveniences, the area is quiet & serene. Nature can be enjoyed or you can drive 15 minutes to major shopping & movie theaters.