My son and I rented this home for a Spring Break vacation. The area is gorgeous- beautiful lake and mountain views with winding, hilly roads. The area is away from the hustle and bustle and you have a real sense of peace/serenity. The house is quaint and cute- 2 bedroom with modern amenities and comforts. Everything was very clean and we felt at home. There is a nice new BBQ grill, 3 patios for enjoying the amazing weather, fishing poles for the short walk to the lake, and a kayak, as well as satellite TV for unwinding in the evenings. It was a 30 minute drive to San Diego, but only 10 minutes into Escondido to access local shops, movies, mall, etc. We are from Texas and have never been to this area, so we were tourists and toured the USS Midway, the San Diego Zoo (amazing!!), offshore charter fishing, Tijuana, SeaWorld, and the local favorites, all within a short drive. The owners are extremely attentive and overall great people. I would definitely recommend this rental to a small family or couple looking to have some serenity but still close enough to enjoy what the city, beaches, and other attractions have to offer nearby.