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Private 5-Star LUXURY Resort style living with the best Views in San Diego

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms 4+ Bath Estate, Sleeps 10

Our place is a very relaxing tranquil place to take in nature with amazing panoramic views. This is the perfect place to land after a fun filled day of sightseeing or just relaxing pool side.

The Property sits on over an fully landscaped acre that backs up onto parkland which is part of the San Dieguito River park with miles of trails surrounding beautiful Lake Hodges.

Enjoy the music system throughout the home and outdoors with an endless music selection from Pandora or use your music in the docking station.

The home is full of custom touches as Lea is a interior designer and enjoyed working on all the details including sand-blasted floor etchings, widespread arches & niches along with custom furniture throughout including wall murals in the kitchen, dining room and one bedroom, faux-finished walls throughout, bringing a sense of warmth, peace & calm throughout. The custom kitchen has lofted beam ceiling with a large roof skylight. There is a 30 ft round entry turret entrance with a winding staircase to the second floor master suite, another bedroom & office with balcony . Nearly all ceilings are 10 ft or more and many are lofted with sand blasted beams.

There are great outdoor living spaces which include the covered patio with gas barbecue, sink, refrigerator, serving area, table and seating ,and wood fire pizza oven. A covered Lanai on the lakeside with hanging bench swing for watching birds & sunsets. The courtyard with its fireplace & fountain & sitting area is surrounded by the entry turret, dining room with bi-fold doors, kitchen, and the art studio/guestroom, all is beautifully landscaped with lots of fruit trees for picking and just a overall peaceful experience with many places to just hang out in the great outdoors.

Best of all, the home was designed to capture the magnificent views of Lake Hodges and the mountains behind. The kitchen, the family room, the living room, the master suite and deck, the office, two other bedrooms, and the patio all capture the views. The home sits on a quiet culdesac and the neighborhood is great for walking or running.

We look forward to sharing our property with you; we are sure that the whole experience will be superb. More pictures upon request.

*Please note there are no parties allow at the property.

*There is no longer a Cat that lives at the home as of 3/2015

* Please let me know if you would like to see a video of our property and I can send you the link.

More Details

Lea & John
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Text for Specials 760-484-8901
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lea & John

***We now also have a beach condo we rent, please check it out.

The owners are transplanted mid-westerners who met and married in San Diego County. We bought our lot after being blown away by the views from the property. We finished building our home in 2002 and now that our kids are grown and gone we are happy to share the experience with others who can enjoy everything our home and location have to offer.

*We also now share our beach place on the sand just 30 min away so please consider a stay there as well. We will skip the 30 days required for friends and family so just let us know if interested and will send you the information.

Why Lea & John chose Lake Hodges

North San Diego County is uniquely situated and centrally located to allow our guests to visit many attractions, both here in San Diego and in Los Angeles County, in addition to the peace and restfulness of the property itself. We are within easy driving distance to the Safari Park, the beach, La Jolla, the Del Mar Racetrack, local wineries, Temecula wineries, the San Diego Gas lamp Quarter, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and even Laguna Beach

What makes this villa unique

Our location has 40+ miles of trails for hiking & biking You can also rent a kayak or power boat along with fishing on the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been truly blessed to stay in your fantastic home. It's truly been an honor to be here. Your home is breathtaking, and the italian theme only added to the magic of the villa-like wonderland. Everyday was an adventure, and there was never ending discoveries on the grounds. The meandering trails were quaint and loved the fountains with all kinds of birds including hummingbirds which we don't get to see where we are from. This was our 12th year of family trips and this was the most memorable for many reasons. A major one which is the beautiful home it self. We have stayed on the beaches of Ventura, on the lake at Big Bear and even on the beaches in Hawaii but the combination of Views, weather, home, grounds, plants, pool etc is Unbeatable! For health reasons this could be one of our last family gatherings but we hope & pray it won't be the last time we get to stay here.

Thanks again and hope to see you for another great trip to paradise.
Jul 2015
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Lake Hodges Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The pool is heated by solar but if you would like it warm in the winter during your stay we can use propane to heat the pool for an extra $500
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Outdoor bathroom
  • There is also a outdoor shower & bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king , This upstairs bedroom does not have a bathroom in the room
    Bedroom 4 w/bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 w/jetted tub - 1 king , Master bedroom is upstairs
    Bedroom 2 w/bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 /bath with shower & tub - 1 queen
  • There are 5 bedrooms: 2 King size beds, 3 Queen size Beds 4 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Car: recommended Less than five miles away: *San Diego Safari Park in Escondido *Cruisin' Grand Vintage Car Show Fridays April-September, FREE *San Diego Children's Discovery Museum *The Grand Tea Room *Roynon Museum of Earth Sciences and Paleontology *Downtown Escondido with a variety of shops and restaurants *Public Library *Several Public Parks *Large shopping mall with department stores *Grocery stores *Gas stations *Starbucks *Urgent Care *Hospital San Diego Archeological Center is about 6 miles away. Five golf courses are available between 4-12 miles away. San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park is 6 miles away. Many wineries, Orfila 3.4mi,Bernardo 4.3,Hungry Hawk 4.5 Legoland is about 25 miles away. USS Midway Museum is about 30 miles away. Sea World is about 30 miles away. San Diego Natural History Museum is about 30 miles away. Torrey Pines State Reserve is 23 miles away. Public beaches are about 24 miles away.


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Private 5-Star LUXURY Resort style living with the best Views in San Diego
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Solana Beach

Amazing and so accommodating

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this property and after renting a number of luxury properties in the north county San Diego area I can easily say this has been my best experience thus far. The homeowner was so easy to work with and communication was effortless. The views are spectacular and I was pleasantly surprised by the home. So often when I've rented high end spaces the pictures hide the less flattering elements. There was nothing about this home that felt like a misrepresentation or I was disappointed by when I saw it. I would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a great house with unbeatable views !!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week our family of 5 had in this beautiful home. We arrived Christmas night from LAX ( San Diego is a better choice but flights didn't work out ). We were welcomed with a homemade pasta dinner, so perfect after a long travel day. The house was nicely decorated for Christmas ! Our 3 teenage girls took the 3 bedrooms downstairs, all having their own bathroom ! The master suite upstairs is perfect ! Huge bathroom , fireplace, and a small terrace. There is also another bedroom upstairs but it does not have a bathroom .

The house is really beautiful and accommodating , the kitchen has absolutely everything you need to cook any meal, and we did ! We made pizza in the oven outside , so much fun , and had most of our lunches at home.

Now onto the views !! Absolutely breathtaking ! I will add pictures if I can. We used the hot tub a few times and it was just perfect to relax and look out to the lake and mountains. Our friends thought we lied about being in CA , they thought we were in some far away land ! The pool is beautiful but we did not use it because it was too cold . Lea mentioned it could be heated for us but we didn't feel we needed it. There are awesome orange trees on the property and our daughters enjoyed making fresh juice !

The location of the house is very convenient to downtown San Diego , beach towns , and Rancho Santa Fe. Also the wild animal park is very close and we really enjoyed our day there .

Lea was such a pleasure to deal with , she responded right away and made everything easy !

I highly recommend this incredible house , it really has everything you need for a relaxing getaway !!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, just Wow!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place we've ever stayed at. It was so huge, sometimes we couldn't find each other! Very beautiful, clean and well maintained. Just like the description. Had everything we needed and more. There were so many places to sit and enjoy the view, both inside and out. We were greeted by Lea when we arrived and she showed us around and gave us little tips on using various things. She even made us some freshly baked pumpkin bread, it was yummy and a delightful treat after our trip. All of our interactions with her were great, she was very responsive to any questions we had, we simply texted her and got quick replies. She's a real gem.

Thank you John and Lea for graciously opening up your home to us.

We took tons of pictures, and my sister posted some on FB, everyone wanted to know where we were! I'm making a photo book right now to give to my parents who were on vacation with us. They really enjoyed it too.

The solar heated pool and jacuzzi were awesome, I loved the privacy (I finally learned how to swim) and that view of the lake and hills, wowza! Breathtaking. There was a shower and restroom by the pool so you didn't have to go inside, that was a nice touch as well We could even listen to music while we were out there, great sound system.

In the morning there was cloud cover over the lakes and it felt like we were higher than we actually were. Very cool. More photo ops! I will cherish all the memories we made during our stay. Such a fabulous setting for life to unfold. Hubby and I both thought of the expression from the move Jurassic Park, "Spared no expense"

The gardener was nice enough to pick some cherry tomatoes and hand them to my mom, they were so sweet, yum!

We stayed in the master bedroom, that was a treat too, with an awesome fireplace that lit up with a switch and a very cool bed ;) Great view also. And a jetted tub. Although, we didn't use it coz we liked the outdoor jacuzzi more. The double shower heads made life easier. They thought of everything. And executed it so wonderfully.

I really hope we can come back some day. Loved every minute of our stay here. Was so enjoyable. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this beautiful house overlooking Lake Hodges was wonderful. The house description is very accurate and everything was as expected and the owner has great communication and will help you quickly if you have any issues or questions. My kids absolutely loved the pool to the point where we had trouble pulling them away from the house to take advantage of all of the other things the area has to offer. It was an easy trip to Lego Land and into the city of San Diego. I should mention that my favorite attraction in the area is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park that is only a few miles from this house. If you go there splurge for the tickets to the safari tour through the African plain (it is an expensive add-on to your visit, but it is the highlight).

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would come back in a heart beat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this villa. The view and grounds were spectacular and simply took our breath away. The home had everything we could want - from great bedding, to a hot tub, to an outdoor pizza oven. My 94 year old grandmother found every seat in the house to be comfortable. The owners left us home made brownies and were absolutely charming during every written or in person interaction. This jewel in the hills of Escondido was perfect for my family.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing house and owners!

  • 5 of 5

A truly magnificiant place to stay. As three couples and a solo, we all had our own space and fully equipped washroom. The kitchen, group areas, patio, pool, gardens and scenic views were all spectacular. Our family made life-long memories in our week's stay. This piece of paradise will be sadly missed.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Mall and in that area are many restaurant
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Del Mar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Orfila Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Wild Animal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cordiano Winery
Car: necessary

The Safari Park is only 8 miles away.

Iceoplex for indoor ice-skating & hockey

Casinos within a 30 min drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

We also take personal and cashiers checks and PayPal
*We do not do money wiring.
* Sat to Sat booking for summer months

*Our cancellation terms: 90 days prior to check in will result in a $500.00 fee unless property can be rebooked.
Tax is included in the weekly fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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