This Is A Nicely Renovated 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Guest Home Close to Lake Hodges.
About Peter Ritchie
Sue & I love San Diego and enjoy all that the Southern California lifestyle has to offer. We spent our careers in the Recreation and Education industry and are still both very healthy people who enjoy exercising and sports . . . naturally, so we can still enjoy our favorite local Mexican food, craft beers and local wine!
Peter Ritchie purchased this Guest House in 1993
Why Peter Ritchie chose Felicita
This was a great property for our children to grow up in and the guest house was built to accommodate their grand-mother. She lived in the guest house for 12 years and now resides with us in our new home in Encinitas. The entire property has been a labor of love over the past 24 years and the recent guest house renovation is but the last in a series of renovation projects!
What makes this Guest House unique
Our Guest House is located on a cozy seven house street that gets its name from Tanya and Tamara (the two daughters of the original street developer.) All the neighbors are very friendly and they are a good mixture of long-time and mid-time residents. We have slowly risen to be the longest tenured residents on the street but do not be afraid to knock on a neighbor's door for any assistance during your stay - they are that helpful!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We stayed four nights at this lovely guest house. It was easy to relax and enjoy ourselves in the quiet neighborhood. The owner stayed in contact with us to see if we needed anything. We would not hesitate booking this place again if we return to this area..
Beautiful property, missed on the little things
- property manager easy to communicate with and quick to reply
- beautiful and well maintained landscape
- we had family in the main house so used the pool and hot tub with them which was great (it’s only included with rental of main house)
- air conditioning worked great
- extremely uncomfortable bed. Very soft and the springs seemed worn out
- guest house WiFi didn’t work (since we had family in the main house we used their WiFi but it was spotty at the guest house)
- TV signal was spotty
- curtains are not blackout and the whole house got light very early
I deducted 2 stars for the bed - it was really that uncomfortable. I didn’t deduct anything for WiFi and tv because I believe the property manager would have attempted to fix it if we had reached out during our stay.
Hi Ashley - I wish you had mentioned these issues when we met the day after you arrived - I would have been more than happy to address any internet or tv problems you were having. The guest house has a dedicated cable tv and internet line - perhaps you logged onto the main house internet instead of the guest house?
Everything in the house is only 15 months old - all appliances, laundry machines, pull out couch and the queen bed. I’m sorry the bed felt that uncomfortable for you.
I did check with the next guests after you left and they reported no issues with either the tv, internet or bed.
I have never received a 3 star rating before and as an owner (not a property manager) I have taken every step to provide a vacation experience for guests that exceed their expectations. Your sister and family who stayed in the main house gave the property a glowing review and a five star rating - I’m sorry you had a different experience.
This was a perfect set-up, the rest of our family stayed in the main house. It was great to have our own area but also to be close to family as well!
Great place to stay long & short-turn
This cottage is a great place to stay. It’s convenient, clean, and comfortable. Peter was always very helpful and accommodating . I stayed here while I was moving. It helped to make the move so much better knowing that I had a comfortable & private space to stay. I’ve also stayed here for shorter stays and the experience was just as nice.
We'll equipped and convenient. Host was available for any issues.
Set in lovely landscaped property. Guest house suited our needs very well.
Great spot close to Rancho Bernardo
The property is adjacent to a home and includes a private parking space. The parking is important because the road the guest house has a steep grade and it would be difficult to park on the street.
Everything was very clean. The only thing I missed was a dishwasher. I did not really need a dishwasher for my short stay, however, for a longer stay, I would definitely use it.
The television worked perfectly. Often, when I travel, the television is not working.
The remote lacks viable batteries or some other issue.
This TV also had access to Amazon Streaming and Netflix, although not everything was available free of charge.
There are high-end heating/ac units in both rooms and they are turned on by a remote.
The bed was comfortable and there were adequate towels in the bathroom.
I would stay there again. I took off a star because of the lack of a dishwasher.