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Heart of Wine Country home, $250-$350/n

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps up to 13, Conveniently Located To All Wineries

This house is set on 5 acres in the heart of wine country right on the Wine Tour trail. The house sleeps up to 13 people. The lower floor sleeps up to 6, and features 3 flat screen TV’s, 2 DVR’s, 2 DVD players, a desk, 2 bedrooms with queen beds and Posturepedic mattresses, WIFI, a pull out couch with a queen size bed, a fully equipped kitchen and all new furniture. French Doors open onto the front patio which has a beautiful, large freestanding trellis encircled in rope lights, porch swing, and plenty of privacy, perfect for having a glass of wine while watching the sunset or having your morning coffee while watching the hot air balloons float by. The upstairs sleeps up to 7 people, features a second full bathroom, washer and dryer, walk in closet, a complete kitchen, a 55” flatscreen TV, a second flat screen in the bedroom, WIFI and a full desk for our guests who need to get some work done while on vacation. The master bedroom has a California King bed, there is a futon in the living room, and the extra bedroom has a bunk bed with a twin on top and a full size bed on bottom. This room has French Doors which open out onto a deck overlooking the backyard.

This home is perfect for those families and friends who want to vacation together but still want the option of retreating to their own space.

In just minutes you can be at any of Temecula’s 40+ wineries, take off on a hot air balloon ride, or go fishing or hiking at Lake Skinner which is also where the Balloon and Wine Festival is held. You can spend your afternoon wine tasting or getting a massage at South Coast’s Day Spa which is just minutes away, or golfing at one of our local courses, and top off the evening outside on the porch swing watching a beautiful sunset with a glass of wine.

The house is also close to several wedding locations such as Lake Oak Meadows and Villa De Amore, so it is perfect for friends and family of the wedding party who want to stay nearby. It is located about 15 minutes away from Pechanga Casino or Old Town Temecula where you can go antiquing, go to the theater, or attend one of their many events such as the Rod Run. About an hour from San Diego, Disneyland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park, or the beach, about an hour and a half to Los Angeles, and less than 2 hours from Hollywood.

Pets must be approved prior to booking. There is also a fenced in yard with grass, trees, and plenty of shade for pets that have been approved, please call owner for details.

If you are interested in renting half the house only please contact owner for a quote.

More Details

Christa Pilkington
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Christa Pilkington

Christa and her husband Dan own and operate a residential construction company in the Temecula Valley. Dan designed and built this home himself and loves to build custom homes. They have two small children together and love living in Temecula.

Christa Pilkington purchased this house in 2005

Why Christa Pilkington chose Temecula Valley

This home is outside the city without being cut off from anything. The 5 acre property is private and peaceful, however anything you need is close by. The wineries are all just minutes away, and a short drive into the center of town brings you to everything else, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, gas stations. We love the seclusion that this property offered without having to give up the convenience of living in the city.

What makes this house unique

The home has an amazing view of the sunset. It is peaceful sitting out on the patio in the mornings listening to the neighbor's horses and watching the hot air balloons floating in the sky while having your coffee or having a glass of wine while watching the sunset. It also offers guests the option of having 2 separate areas for larger groups who want to vacation together but still want the option of retreating to their private space.


Temecula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are all tile, with shower/tub combo, and tankless water heater so you won't run out of hot water.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Bed, walk in closet, bathroom, washer/dryer
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Pack & play crib on site if needed for either room
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Also includes flat screen tv with dvr.
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds with french doors that open onto the deck.
  • Downstairs has a pull out couch in living room with a queen size bed. Upstairs has a futon in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Heart of Wine Country home, $250-$350/n
average rating of 4.5961537 based on 52 reviews

Nice layout. Worked well for what we needed, seperate area for each group. Not the cleanest.

  • 3 of 5

I don't think that the host remembered that we had reserved the property. The code was not ready, so we were not able to get in upon arrival. We had to call and text to get a hold of them to come out and let us in.

There was a full house staying, we rented both levels for wedding party to stay at all weekend. It worked well for what we needed it to. The house was not very clean. There were sheets in the dryer that were meant for the couch, which we needed, that were wet when we found them so we had to rewash them. We had to rewash all the towels, they were all bleached and dingy. The house ran out of toilet paper. For 12 people staying 3 nights we had 3 one ply rolls only on each level with no back up, so we had to go buy more. We also had no trash bags, but were asked to take trash out at the end of our stay, so we had to haul the whole trash cans out and empty them by dumping the contents out into the dumpsters. The downstairs bathroom had mold growing on the walls. We also tried to use the fire pit outside but there was no propane in the tank so were not able to use it.

We did contact the host to let them know we needed trash bags and toilet paper and that the dryer downstairs was not working to dry the wet sheets, but received no response.

The upsides were the location was lovely, there was plenty of parking and we liked the seperate areas for the groomsmen and the bridesmaids to stay in. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, we cooked full breakfast with no issues.

I'm thinking if they remembered we were coming that they may have cleaned a little more and been a bit more ready for our arrival. Hoping that others have better experiences with the little details.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and beautiful home. Loved the outside patio where it has a fire pit and loved the huge parking space. The house was very comfortable to stay in and the next time we come to Temecula, we will be staying there again! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, California

Perfect rental for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this place for our family and one of our clients and their family. This worked out perfect because it was set up as two separate places. We gave our clients the upstairs and we took took the downstairs. This property offered them the privacy that they needed (they were able to enter through a separate door), but then they also were able to enjoy the patio for morning coffee and evening appetizers and wine. We also hosted a bbq for some other clients and it was the perfect set up for that too. The place was nice and clean and Christa was very accommodating with our early check in and our later check out. We will definitely stay again the next time the opportunity presents itself!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Interesting layout home

  • 2 of 5

The house has an interesting layout. To get upstairs you have to walk through a bedroom downstairs. The only bathroom upstairs is in the master so the other bedroom has to go through the master to us it.

Plenty of parking and a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It did what we needed, a place to sleep!

  • 2 of 5

This home was charming and provided the necessary sleeping for my family. Unfortunately we dealt with a very brazin house mouse who made its way from the downstairs bedroom near the stairs to the upstairs kitchen counter. It would have been nice to have been provided firewood for the patio fire pit and lastly we had to request bath soap.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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West Covina, CA

Very clean and updated. This place had everything we needed and Christa was very accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for my wedding at Lake Oak Meadows. It was very close and had a lot of parking for guests to hang out before and after the wedding. Christa was very nice and accommodating with our early check in and late check out. The place was extremely clean and had lots of room. I would definitely recommend this place. Great location for wine tasting!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Temecu Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
15 Freeway
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

The home is set in a rural area surrounded by wineries which have wine tasting, restaurants, hot air balloon rides, live music, and many other events going on all the time. It is also located close to numerous other attractions such as Pechanga Casino which offers gambling, concerts, and a comedy club, Old Town Temecula, many wedding venues, many restaurants and bars, and lots of shopping! Some events in the area include the Rod Run and Balloon and Wine Festival.


Rates & Availability

Temecula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning fee $125 (whole house)
Tax rate 10%
Choice of $49 Homeaway Damage Protection insurance or $400 security deposit
Minimum stay is 1 night during the week and 2 nights on weekends
Whole house rates: $250/ weeknight, $350/ Weekend night,
$1820 per week, $6150/ month
Please note that the Instant Quote only quotes 1 floor (not entire house) please contact owner for quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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