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MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS — Bernardo Heights — Exclusive Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,090 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Townhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4), near golf, wineries, shopping


If you love panoramic views across treetops and layers of stone-covered mountain ranges to the north and east, this Washington-state winery owners' clean and comfortable one-level home might be perfect for you. Well-built units with no one above for a peaceful experience; on a lovely quiet, exclusive street in an exceptionally well-maintained small development.

You can enjoy unobtrusively watching golfers below on the Bernardo Heights Country Club while you take in awesome views of valley and mountains to north, east and west. Feel 'away from it all' on this private cul-de-sac driveway, but just down the hill (less than one mile), you'll find the bustling, up-scale center of Rancho Bernardo with many shops, great restaurants and fantastic public golf courses and practice ranges.

You'll be very close to Pomerado Hospital, Oaks North, Poway, Carmel Mountain, 4S, Scripps Ranch, Penasquitos, Escondido and an easy drive to dozens of golf courses, including Torrey Pines, the beautiful ocean beaches of Del Mar and La Jolla, (plus world-famous Blacks Beach with legal nude sunbathing), hundreds of restaurants closeby for any taste or budget (find specials listed in the guide at our unit), wineries, hiking trails, world-famous Audubon birdwatching estuary and much more!


Our unit is a fully furnished and well-stocked unit of 1,090 s.f., with 2-bedrm, 2-baths. Lots of Old World style with modern lightness. Beautiful new 50" TV with gorgeous high-density picture, free 45 mbps wireless internet (AT&T service), and all utilities provided. Bring your own cell-phone. Central a/c and heat, if needed.

Dishes, cookware, linens, laundry soap, shampoo, even beach chairs, and much more, all supplied to make your getaway easy!


Sparkling Kitchen has new countertop, sink and faucets in 2016, Keurig coffee station, stainless steel appliances with new dishwasher in 2017. Italian tile floor extends from entry way through kitchen and dining area. Extra seating for up to six. Owners upgrade each year based on guest suggestions.

Living Room with large new leather sofa has 50" flat screen TV (with 300 HD channels, DVR, your Amazon & Netflix accounts accessible), glowing gas fireplace for cool nights and lovely large windows for light and view, with modern easy-to-use cellular blinds.

Patio overlooking fairway with RB's best views over valley and granite-topped mountains beyond. (Bring your binocs!) Ocean blue mosaic-tile bistro tables and gas grill for delicious outdoor dining. Steep, wooded slope to golf course fairway, so please be careful if small children could be present.

Bedrooms have queen beds (comfortable memory foam toppers) and easy bathroom access from each, large closets with organizers. Master bathroom got large new walk-in shower in 2017, beautifully tiled with corner seat and high-quality "hans grohe" fixtures, including both rainfall overhead and hand-held shower. Both bathrooms have comfort-height toilets and easy-to-reach grab bars for safety. Shampoo, soap, hair-dryer, and more supplied.

Master Bedroom has Casablanca ceiling fan and 32" HD flat-screen. Wake to views across trees & rooftops each morning; appreciate layers of stone-covered mountains in distance.

Garage is spacious, holds two cars, clean, with state-of-the-art washer/dryer. Utility sink for cleaning golf clubs and shoes. Plus, lots of things here to enjoy the beach, such as lightweight folding chairs, large tubs for ice, badminton, sand pails.

Pool and Spa, at end of cul-de-sac by mailboxes. Easy, peaceful walk, enjoy more views across the valley below. Community center less than one-mile away with fitness equipment, tennis courts, large lap pool, many activities. (Separate ID card required for $10 charge.)


The owners inviting you to enjoy this property are Dennis and Jaclyn Evans, long-time residents of small-town Chelan, WA. We operate the Tunnel Hill Winery and Sunshine Farm, overlooking beautiful Lake Chelan. We are busy during our lake's summertime tourist season, but in the winter are able to escape for a few weeks of sun and golf in San Diego. We come each year to be sure things get in-depth cleaning and renovation. Hope you'll enjoy being here as much as we do!


Please note that we ask for departure on the 30th day of each month to allow plenty of time for turnover cleaning and maintenance before next guests are due. Only exception is December, when people will be allowed to depart on the 2nd, since owners are next people coming into the unit and can be more flexible. Thanks for your understanding.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Owner

The owners inviting you to enjoy this property are Dennis and Jaclyn Evans, long-time residents of small-town Chelan, WA. We operate the Tunnel Hill Winery and Sunshine Farm, overlooking beautiful Lake Chelan. We are busy during our lake's summertime tourist season, but in the winter are able to escape for a few weeks of sun and golf in San Diego. We hope you'll enjoy being here as much as we do!

To ease your mind that we're real and trustworthy people, please check us out by typing in names and Chelan, Washington, or look for Tunnel Hill Winery.

Owner purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Owner chose San Diego

We chose this property because there is more sunshine and less fog when east of the coast just a bit. We love being higher than the surrounding areas and having a view of granite boulders on mountains. We love having many golf course choices and lots of other things to do with visiting friends and family. The more we're here, the more we appreciate being on our beautiful, quiet street above-it-all.

What makes this townhome unique

Property sits high above a beautiful golf course on an exclusive street north of San Diego. Easy to reach from the airport and easy to get to golf and beaches! Close to Pomerado Hospital, Oaks North, Poway, 4S, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Mountain, Penasquitos, Del Mar, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Escondido and Temecula.

Guestbook comments from the owner

E-mail received from guest, shared with permission: Everything is going just great. Seriously, the townhouse and neighborhood is even nicer than expected from the photos and description. The location is super handy. The neighborhood and pool at the end of the block serene... so nice to come "home" each night after sometimes hectic or stressful final days of wedding planning. All of the extra touches, like coffee filters, seasonings, foil, garbage bags, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc were an extra special surprise...I've never had that level of accommodation in a vacation rental before... If we ever feel the need to spend more time down here, this place will absolutely be on our list. See you someday soon in Chelan, at the winery!
Jun 2011
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San Diego Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 50
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Except Dec-Jan, rent period is 1st of month with departure on 30th. Cancellation before 90 days given full rent refund; within 90 days, as re-rented.
  • Overnight guests may not exceed 2 people, no longer than 3 nights, with guests permitted only one stay per month.
  • HOA rules to be followed, mainly to include parking cars in garage or on public street above, bringing garbage can in after emptied.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Big tile shower w/corner seat, rainfall overhead & handheld
  • Showers have grab bars for safety. Master bath shower is custom-tiled with luxury "hans grohe" fixtures, including rainfall overhead and hand-held. Toilets are comfort-heighth. Supplies include towels, hand towels, washcloths, hair dryer, bath soap and hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, wipes.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has 32" flat screen TV. Master bedroom has Casablanca ceiling fan. Both bedrooms have memory foam mattress toppers. Guest bedroom has foam pad, cot or inflatable twin, to set up for extra sleeper.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations). On hillside above golf course fairway, patio has great views, but may not be suitable for small children.


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MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS — Bernardo Heights — Exclusive Area
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews

Impressive property

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite part of the day was sitting on the patio with a glass of wine and enjoying the views of the mountains in the distance and the golfers right below the townhouse. The photos on the website are current and the unit had everything that we needed. The location was perfect for us and we will return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Liz! With you being a first-time renter after improvements made to property in 2016 & 2017 (reason for no reviews requested since 2015), we greatly appreciate that you enjoyed your stay and will be coming back next year. Thanks, also, for suggesting future improvements. Biggest of which, a king-size bed in master suite, will be seriously considered when we are there in January. Will let you know how that turns out!
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Anthem, AZ

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse is just as shown in the pictures. The views of the golf course and the mountains to the north are just beautiful. The location in Rancho Bernardo is excellent. You are within 5 minutes of restaurants, shops and markets. The unit is fully equipped and stocked. The owners have been excellent to deal with. Jaclyn even checked with us to make sure everything was satisfactory. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting our prospective guests know that you enjoyed your stay at our property. We love to provide the opportunity for grandparents to have plenty of time to visit with kids and grandkids. You had asked earlier why we had no reviews since 2015, which others might find helpful to know, also. As you saw, we made several substantial improvements to kitchen and master bathroom in 2016 and early 2017. Most of our renters are returning guests (only had openings this year due to unfortunate illnesses) and they have previously reviewed. I wanted to wait to ask for review again until the planned improvements were finished. Each year we try to do something to make the unit more comfortable and fresher for ourselves and guests, so those returning next year will be pleasantly surprised by our plans for January 2018. Until we cross paths again, all the best to you and your family -- Jaclyn & Denny
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Bloomington, MN

Beautiful view, lovely location.

  • 4 of 5

RanchoBernardo is a wonderful location , near ocean, down town San Diego, perfect weather.

Many tourist choices. Townhouse was comfortable , very well supplied with everything. Good contact with owners, who are interested in our enjoying a great vacation and gave great customer service. We love the wineries, the restaurants, the zoos, Balboa Pk, Coronado, biking, the beaches. Look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We (the owners) realized that vintage kitchen & bathroom needed updating, which would have been very fair reason for less than stellar review, so we did it and results are great! When you have a chance to visit again, you'll appreciate in kitchen the beautiful new countertops, Kohler's Executive Chef sink with luxury faucet and freshly re-faced cabinets. New furniture in living room with larger TV. Best of all, in 2017, custom tile walk-in shower in master bathroom with corner seat and high-quality fixtures. We're fortunate to have many returning guests, and try using their suggestions to make things better each year. We know you'll enjoy being back!
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Brookfield, WI

What a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the condo was our first and we were very pleased with all the amenities that the owners provided. We only needed to purchase our food. They thought of everything and we felt as though we were staying in our own home. We would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've enjoyed having you back several times and will look forward to a new review in 2017 after you get to experience latest updates!
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Spring Grove

Hummingbirds and bunnies!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we had hoped for, and more! This home was true to the description, with so much more. Kitchen supplies...including olive oil and soy sauce, an abundance of paper products including baby wipes which are great for quick clean ups and so much more. The pool at the end of the cul de sac was almost always empty and the hot tub was great for loosening up after a round of golf!

Our favorite part was meals on the small patio, enjoying the many beautiful hummingbirds and an abundance of bunnies. We never had a meal inside the home!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, again, for being our guests and for mentioning the hummingbirds! We now have a painting in hallway of the little red-headed guy we often see outside. Also, nice to know you found lots of things you appreciated, as our hope is that guests won't have to worry about stocking up on supplies if only staying a short while in the area. Sure enjoyed hearing about your many travels and hope to have you back if again in our area.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We love this townhome. We've been coming twice a year (May & Nov) for several years now. Every time we come, the owners have upgraded it to make it even better. They are really nice people and easy to communicate with. It feels like home, with everything clean and good amenities--large refrigerator/freezer, upscale stove/oven, microwave, TV w/ability to record programs, and free internet access. Very well supplied with cookware and table settings. The small dining room is good for 4, but can seat 6. Living room has comfortable sofa and chair with coffee table and side bench. Master bedroom is roomy, with queen-size bed and side stands and a big dresser, and an adjacent two-sink bathroom with large closet and separate toilet and tub/shower. The 2nd bedroom also has a queen bed, work area, and bathroom next to it. Small patio at the back has a grill and great views of tree-lined golf course (4th fairway, I think). Garage (room for two smaller cars or one SUV) also has LG high-efficiency washer and dryer. Area is very quiet and friendly--great place to walk. Within a couple of miles of extensive shopping areas, grocery stores, and nice restaurants (Carver's and the Elephant Bar are among favorites) and a number of public golf courses. Easy access to Interstate 15 leading to all areas of San Diego and north to Temecula with many winery tasting rooms. We would definitely recommend this sweet place to relatives and friends--and to anyone who wants a comfortable place to stay in the San Diego area.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to have you stay with us each year! We know you'll love the upgrades made in 2015, including the new 50" flat-screen TV, furniture upgrades in the living room, and instant hot-water tap for that quick cup of tea. Can't wait until you get there to see them . . . next year's project will be some kitchen improvement!
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Rancho Bernardo Inn
Bernardo Winery
Lake Poway
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The Vineyard At Escondido
Eagle Crest Golf Club
Twin Oaks Valley Golf Course
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
La Jolla Cove
Jake's Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Carvers Steaks & Chops
Hunan Restaurant
Elephant Bar & Restaurant -- CLOSED
Ginza Japanese Restaurant -- CLOSED
Pala Mesa Resort Golf Course
Temecula Creek Inn
Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Car: necessary

The Rancho Bernardo area is easy to access from I-15, just 26 miles north of the San Diego International Airport and 19 miles east of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Adjacent to the towns of Poway and Escondido, the area provides easy access to many golf courses, wineries and beautiful beaches at La Jolla and Del Mar.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $600

**Property is rented only 1st of month to departure on 30th of month
**CANCELLATION IS POSSIBLE & FUNDS RETURNED with 90-day policy, see agreement terms. If under 90 days, owner has always re-rented and returned most funds. However, advise guests to purchase travel insurance, if concerned.
**1-3 months available; no cleaning fee for consecutive months. Mid-stay cleans may be purchased.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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