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Spacious Property Perfect For Cyclists And Families W/ Pool, Spa, Deck

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed, 1 Bath, Large Living Room Sleeps 7 1/2 Acre

Spacious Two Bedroom/One Bathroom 1000 sqr. ft. lower half of house on one acre. On southern edge of Escondido, next to huge park, close to agricultural reserve, yet 1 mile from Westfield Mall and Freeway. Fully equipped kitchen, Private Patio, Bike Shed, Spa, Pool. A note on the pool, it is surrounded by shade trees, which means that a certain amount of plant matter, leaves and twigs will blow into it. We make every effort to keep it clean, but it is a country pool.

Owner is avid cyclist who will point you to the great road and mountain biking in the area. The Palomar Mountain stage of the Tour of California ran right past the property. In addition there are many other great rides of all lengths at your doorstep. There are also many miles of mountain biking available from the back gate as well as Daley Ranch 10 minutes drive away. Other outdoor activities include hiking, kayaking, golfing, lounging in the sun and all the activities found in San Diego.

Local wineries and Stone Brewery as well as quaint Grand Ave with unique restaurants, pubs and wine bars are as close as 5 minutes away.

The world famous Safari park, an extension of the San Diego Zoo is a 10 min drive through beautiful countryside. It’s a 20 mile drive to the airport, Balboa Park and the zoo as well local beaches. Lego land, Sea World, Old Town and downtown San Diego are a 30 min drive.

More Details

Owner
The Sander Family
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Amenities

Kit Carson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from both Master and Kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Very large room, can add an extra foldout double and crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , smaller room with bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spacious Property Perfect For Cyclists And Families W/ Pool, Spa, Deck
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
Virginia Beach
5

Even better the second time

  • 5 of 5

For the past couple years my brother and I have flown down to California for San Diego Comic Con, the biggest problem since starting this venture in 2012 was where to stay, we could either opt for a hotel in the city (ridiculous prices) or one on the fringes of downtown (less expensive but often rundown and chore to reach the convention), luckily two years in when I came upon this website I found this property and my options became a lot less limited. It has bedrooms, a kitchen, refrigerator, pool and a place to do laundry, after previously spending money on hotel rooms only to have to rely on a Styrofoam chest full of ice to keep food and drinks refrigerated this place makes things a whole lot easier, its tucked away enough from the more downtown area yet close enough to the highway to allow some peace and quiet but also reach San Diego with ease. The owner was kind, courteous and happy to accommodate us. Can only hope to stop by again this year.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A good home base

  • 4 of 5

We were happy to have such a great homeowner to deal with. Jim has good communication and was quite accommodating. The house was comfortable and suited our needs well. The landscaping on the property is wonderful. We would stay here again, thanks, Jim!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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1

DISMAL DISAPPOINTMENT

  • 1 of 5

Based on the description and reviews, I booked this rental for the week of September 15th-20th for my husband and I and 3 small dogs. We arrived after a 6 hour drive, finding a separate entrance at the back of the property. I was immediately put on alert with the state of the back of the property, littered with a pile of bricks, seemingly abandoned vehicles, open fire pit, and gates that were broken and hanging off the hinges. We stepped into the unit which was stifling hot and called the owner to ask about the thermostat to the a/c. When the owner arrived, his suggestion was to put the fans in the window (the only controls are in his part of the house). As we were talking to the owner, I was struck by the uncleanliness – pile of dog hair on the area rug; dust covering the furniture, floors, etc. The white leather sofa and recliner are worn and dirty. When I expressed my dissatisfaction about the lack of air conditioning and cleanliness, he did state he would “compensate” us if we chose to not stay and we agreed to having the unit cleaned the next day while we were out as we thought it over. Exhausted, 3 dogs, our 6 month savings for this stay spent and with a deep sea fishing expedition pre-paid for Wednesday, we felt we had little options. The water in the bath tub was draining slowly when we took our showers that night, the water backing up to our ankles. Wednesday morning the tub did not drain at all and filled up to about mid-calf. We left for our fishing excursion thinking it would drain during our absence. After a full day spent fishing, we returned and (with my husband’s help to the owner) had to deal with snaking out the clogged bath tub. The next morning we were over run with ants on the sofa but managed to repel them with Off we found in the cabinet. This property needs far more than a trip to IKEA – it needs a general over-haul including an investigation as to the water stained ceiling tiles in the kitchen which are not shown in the photos.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been on HomeAway for about a year. I have had many happy customers. Then came a very difficult guest. She started complaining on arrival and did so several times a day until she left. While she got the same accommodations and way more service than any other guest, I still deducted $100 from her bill as a goodwill gesture. I will try to answer some of her complaints but I can state confidently that my place is nothing like what she describes. The back of the property is a dirt parking lot with no litter, a neatly stacked pile of bricks for a future project, no abandoned vehicles, a neat fire pit and kayaks enjoyed by many of our guests. There are no broken gates, they all close, we often have guests with dogs and they are secure in the yard. These guest did arrive during the hottest weather of the 20 years I have been here. I ran the AC continually while they was here ( I have never run it at night before). The unit was cleaned by my service to a high standard as usual. The guest went so far as to complain about a single cheerio in a trash can! There were no reported problems with the shower prior to their arrival. When they reported a problem I fixed it as soon as I arrived home from work that day. In summary the guest was a very difficult person, impossible to please, that I did my best to accommodate.
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Virginia Beach
5

Perfect For The Family

  • 5 of 5

I can't speak highly enough of my stay at the house or the owner who helped us settle in. Since arriving I found a separate parking entrance for the guest house that allowed us to move in easier, a washer and dryer that allowed us to wash our clothes, a tv with Direct TV and a dvd player to watch movies on, a couch and chair to snuggle up with the family while we took it easy and though you can't see it in the photos a fridge in the kitchen for keeping food cold for cooking. The neighborhood is safe, the house is close to a Target store and mall for shopping and close enough to the freeway to reach it easily but without worrying about the sound of traffic. During my vacation in California I stayed in two different locations, one this condo, the other a hotel room at $200 a night, even with its amenitiies, the condo here was not only far less expensive per night but also more comfortable, a better sleep, locale and fun stay than the hotel room. Finding this location was what saved our vacation and made for some of our best memories. Can only hope we can stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV
4

Family Vacation on a Budget at a wonderful house!

  • 4 of 5

What a great and cheaper alternative to a hotel! The pictures and description are spot on. We used to live in the area so we knew where the location was....in one of the most serene parts of town! It is close to the Wild Animal Park, freeway and a huge mall if you need. There is also a big park less than 5 min away / walking distance. The master bedroom is HUGE and you could easily put an air mattress or playpen and still have room to walk around. The bathroom has a door to the master bedroom and living room, very nice. The room with the bunk bed is also big, it held a large dog kennel. We had 3 little dogs w/ us. The beds are comfortable...and we are picky! There is a good size living room that leads out to the patio with more seating. We had friends and family over, it was great. Our visiting family complimented me on finding such a great house. There is a little BBQ to use. The house has full cable and WiFi. The WiFi is very good, we probably had around 8 devices going at once and no complaints. The kitchen is a bit small but functional, just a stove there is no oven and it could also use more spoons. The owner was very friendly and always accommodated any needs or questions. The pool and hot tub are AMAZING! The hot tub was really great after a day of traveling. There is a private drive way and entrance to use, that was very nice, you don't feel like you are bothering anyone. My only complaints would be the bedding and decor, it's a little old... a trip to IKEA could solve this! I would highly recommend this to my friends and family. It is close to everywhere in San Diego. I got to the airport in 40 mins and the beach in 30 mins. There is also the sweetest, friendliest turtle to visit and pet on the property. I'm so glad the owner told me about it, my son loved it. I will defiantly be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriends and I enjoyed a weekend here. Only 10 minutes away from the Safari Park, which is why we chose this rental. The location was absolutely perfect. Restaurants and stores nearby and close to the freeway. I'm a runner and there is a beautiful park 1/2 block away with a 2.5 mile loop, so I got my run in every day without getting in the car. Very comfortable sleeping accomadations, with plenty of closet and storage space if you are staying a long time. Big screen TV with plenty of movie stations. The pool even has a diving board, although it was a little cool to use the pool while I was there. The jacuzzi was a dream though!

Jim was available any time, but it was still very private with it's own entrance and parking. I would recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kit Carson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
early season
Feb 9 2017 - May 11 2017
1 night minimum stay
$110
$660
$2,700
 
 
Comicon
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$900
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning fee $45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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