Resort-Like, Views, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Large Pool/Slide (Sleeps up to 10)
Family is important to us. We are grandparents to 6 thriving and lovely grandchildren, the oldest is 15 and the youngest is 2. They've all loved the house: the pool, the water slide, the playhouse, the basketball court on the driveway, the built-in barbecue and the outdoor kitchen, the farm/orchard and the many gardens as the house and the property are truly designed for all family members enjoyment. Upon listening and reading reviews of our guests as they lovingly shared how much they've enjoyed their time in the estate, (where they can all be together in one place, where they can converse and enjoy each other's company), this gives us the motivation to continue to rent out our Bella~Tranquila home which means in Spanish, Beautiful and Tranquil. After all, our original vision that this vacation home, be tranquil and a beautiful place for families to re-connect has come to fruition. We also travel a bit and meet people from all over. Most of all, we truly love meeting our guests who come from all over the world. Here, they stay awhile, and they go home feeling the comfort and retreat that Bella~Tranquila Estate offers!!! Our heartfelt gratitude to all our former guests and to 'you'--our soon to be guests!
Prima purchased this Estate in 2003
Why Prima chose Valley Center
Valley Center is a special and unique place in North -East San Diego County. Tucked away up on the hills where one breathes a sigh of relief the moment one drives up the grade on Valley Center Road. Wide spaces/acres separate the houses. Avocados, citrus, and ornamental plants are grown in some parts of town. Here, guests can be as private and/or be small town folks where the neighbors wave as you stroll or drive around the neighborhood. The movie stars of yesteryears and famous notables who owned vacation homes around Valley Center were John Wayne, Fred Astaire, Steve Reeves, Gary Cooper, June Allyson, Merle Oberon, Agnes White Tizard,, the first Betty Crocker, Benji the Acting Dog, (BTW, we're friends with Benji's owner). Bill Murray and many others. Please make a point to visit the Valley Center Museum to learn more of the History and its former notable residents.
What makes this Estate unique
Views galore surround the property. The large 45 ft by 55 ft saltwater infinity pool with a water slide are to be enjoyed by all. To observe the numerous birds that fly above and those that roam around the property is seeing nature at its best--for example an owl that claims the top of the hill as his/her territory. You may hear it at night or early mornings go cuckoo, cuckoo...You will see countless birds flying to where they need to be, hawks hover overhead in search of prey. Valley Center has few street lights, on clear moonless nights, you may see countless stars and the milky way's clouds and constellations. The 9 acres on the east and south side of the estate, below the pool, have been left untouched for hundreds of years. There are many rare and protected bushes and plants such as toyon and manzanita. The rural setting is a breath of fresh air but only 5 miles away to the city of Escondido, where one could shop at big name grocery stores, dine in great restaurants and where the largest indoor shopping mall, "North County Mall" in San Diego County Is located. Unlimited fresh clean air to breath for you, our honored guests. The people of Valley Center are very friendly and the town is known for its small-town charm.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
From the moment we met our gracious hosts at the house for the welcome tour to our departing, we couldn’t have asked for a better stay. The location is close enough to partake of almost anything San Diego has to offer, yet remote enough to have a country feel. Don’t be surprised if your kids/grandkids don’t want to leave the property; the pool is amazing!
Our family gathering had nine people and the house has plenty of well thought out space so none of us felt crowded or like we were infringing on each others’ space. What minor issue we did have (appliance malfunction) was responded to within minutes, literally, by the owners. Their responsiveness was immediate, even on non-major questions.
Overall, this experience was, as the title says, “the best ever!”
This is the place for multi-generation family to spend their summer vacation together!
We, a family of 10 including me, my husband, two daughters, their husbands and their children (age 7 to 14), spent three nights at this property. We got a warm and informative welcome tour from the hosts Prima and Joel on the day of arrival. Initially I felt little uncomfortable because none of the hosts of vacation rentals we stayed ever did that. Usually we are greeted by written instructions. Prima and Joel made us feel welcome.
The kitchen is loaded with all the basic needs and we cooked most of the meals. This property is very clean and tranquil. Adults chatted indoors, outdoors and in the hot tub. Kids had a lot of fun, swimming in the pool and coming down on water slide, playing card games together. We all enjoyed the sunrise and sunset from front and rear yards of the house whenever the sky is not cloudy. It was difficult to get every one in our family together because of the busy life every one has. We will definitely return with whole family again in the future with a longer stay when we can.
Prima and Joel; Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!
This is our second time staying in this beautiful home. Beautiful pool, landscaping and immaculate interior. Owners are very responsive and helpful. Definite place to return to again!
Beyond all expectations!
AMAZING! Our yearly get together with our chosen family at this beautiful property couldn’t have been more perfect. Joel and Prima go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable in every way, then they step back and give you all the privacy you need but are a text or call away for any questions or concerns you might have. We had three generations including 3 children (7,7,5) who had the time of their lives with the playhouse, basketball, ping pong, toys, tables inside the playhouse, Legos inside, books, absolutely everything kids could want and wish for. The pool with slide and jacuzzi were huge, immaculate and so much fun. Lots of umbrellas for shade, beautiful tables, comfy cushions on all the patio chairs and breathtaking views in every direction. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with various varieties of plants and trees. If you think the pictures are beautiful (as we did) on the profile you will be blown away when you arrive, the pictures don’t compare to actually being there. The house has everything you could want or need (food/drinks and sunscreen is all you need to bring). If I could rate this property 10 stars I would. Thank you Joel and Prima for everything 🙏�🏻� We’ll be back!
We booked the house for a week, over the July 4th holiday. Our daughter, son-in-law and two toddlers, our son and girlfriend and my husband and I had a wonderful week. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked a lot. Everyone was thoroughly entertained and very comfortable. Our grandsons loved the playhouse. We were also treated to fresh eggs and apricots from the property. Prima and Joel were a delight! Our family highly recommends this house. You won't be sorry!
Wonderful stay in San Diego
Property is very spacious and clean. Location is in more of a rural stetting so you are away from the crowded San Diego area and have a little bit warmer temps than directly on the coast, however you are only 30 to 60 minutes away from most attractions in the area. House sits on 10+ acres so you have plenty of space and privacy. Pool and patio area were wonderful. Owners are extremely responsive and take very good care of the property. Safari park and Belmont Park are great if you bring kids. USS MIdway is a must see.
San Diego Zoo Wild Animal/Safari Park is a short 15 minute drive from the house. Closest casinos are within 8 minutes drive away.