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Bob

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

CALL BOB 760-802-6312 FOR SPECIAL PRICING 7 BEDROOM W/ PRIVATE POOL & SPA.

36 Reviews
Sleeps23
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Diego County House Rental Photos and Description

7 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 23

Twinkling stars are so close you can almost touch them here…

Sprawling Mediterranean compound retreat, nestled on 2.5 majestic acres surrounded by hundreds of lush California Palms, Eucalyptus, cacti and Pepper trees, under the stars, promises to deliver a rejuvenating stay unlike any other. Our 7,000 sq ft estate sleeps 23 and comes complete with Spanish pavers, spiral staircase, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gourmet cook’s kitchen, flat screen tvs and pool table. Floor to ceiling windows from every room allow our guests to take in the 180 degree breathtaking views of the green San Diego mountains and Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the patio overlooking the vistas after a hike on one of the many wonderful trails on the grounds and see wildlife at its best, or go horseback riding on one of the beautiful horses that live on the property, followed by a relaxing swim in our private pool.

An extraordinary week awaits you here.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Bob

Im Bob a local ranch and beach front property real estate agent. My wife Rose & I own the ranch estates and have lived with our 4 children in Elfin Forest over the last 20 years.

Bob purchased this house in 2004

Why Bob chose San Diego County

The Ranch is located in Elfin Forest area just 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 9 miles from LEGO Land. It is approximately 1000 ft elavation with a Great View of San Diego North County. The area has miles and miles of horseback riding, bicycle,hiking trails and the Elfin Forest Reserve an 8 billion gallon water reservoir that give you the away from it all feeling while still being Very close to the beach, shopping, restaurants etc..

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with the ranch because it is very close to the ocean but just far enough away and at a high enough elevation where the Pacific Ocean fog doesn't cover us and you can see the stars here almost about every night. The ranch has Huge patios, Big kitchen lots of setting and places to just hang out and relax.

Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

CALL BOB 760-802-6312 FOR SPECIAL PRICING 7 BEDROOM W/ PRIVATE POOL & SPA.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
5

Family trip to celebrate 50 years of marriage

  • 5 of 5

The ranch was a great fit for our family of 14. Grandkids range in age from 20 to 13 and there was something for all to enjoy. The pool and diving board, the 4 pinball machines, and the pool table were lots of fun for all. The granddaughters were given horse back riding lessons by Bob and his daughter and taken on a trail ride. They were excited about it and enjoyed the experience. There was spaces to be together, but also plenty of rooms for privacy.

Bob and his family were great hosts, quick to answer any questions and to help in any way they could.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Gatos
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Overall our stay with multiple families was perfect! Bob was extremely accommodating and did everything he could to make our stay just right! The ranch is absolutely beautiful with so many activities for both kids and adults. The house is extremely clean and a great getaway for a large group with or without kids! I would highly recommend this place and we will hopefully be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation Venue

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 19 recently celebrated our 50th. wedding anniversary at this lovely ranch property. Everything suited our various needs - from the pool area to the spacious and well appointed comfy house, supervised horseback riding, hiking trails and interesting local activities. We would return anytime and highly recommend both the property and most hospitable host. This property well exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 generations at the house. The oldest 93, the youngest 3. The house was perfect for us. Two families were on different time zones. Because the rooms are really spread out, we could all sleep, nap, and play without disturbing anyone. We spent the entire time on the property since there was so much to do. The grandkids announced it to be the best vacation ever! Bob and his family were very helpful. I highly recumbent this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family memories

  • 5 of 5

Our whole experience at the ranch was wonderful. We traveled to San Diego and met up at the ranch for a family reunion. The ranch was perfect for our needs. The property itself was secluded but amenities like groceries and restaurants were very close. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed to host multiple families with kids ranging from 14 months to 11. The rooms were all spacious and comfortable. No one felt like they were on top of one another. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment we needed for meal prep. Our kids kept busy with all the toys: video games, pool, ping pong and toys for the littles. Even though it was cooler outside we still were able to take advantage of the pool and fantastic outdoor space. Since we come from cooler climate, the 65 degree temp outside did not deter the kids from swimming and it was great that the pool was heated. Bob was excellent to work with. He was very responsive to any texts or emails from the beginning of our inquiry through end of stay. We took advantage of the horseback riding and hiking too. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! I would definitely recommend this property to families looking to make some great memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chino Hills, CA
3

A good time, however not a favorite

  • 3 of 5

Let me start off by saying we did have a nice time, our family always does. The house was nice and fit our large family. The view is beautiful, but the maintenance on the house and landscaping needs some TLC. The bushes were overgrown and there were weeds everywhere. Our main issue was with the owner and the amount of times we were visited. We felt as if we were being checked on constantly. The first day we arrived the owner was kind enough to allow my parents to enter 2 hours early while they waited for the rest of the family. That being said we were visited by him or his wife a total of 5 times. Actually 8 times if you count the pool service and cleaning lady.! The first day his wife arrived and wanted to meet the family. At first we didn't think anything of it but then it got out of hand. That same day a pool service man came to check the pool, not a big deal since the kids were not in it yet. However ,The next day, Friday the owner came 3 different times to the house! Also another pool service man arrived, which forced our kids to get out so he could service the pool!! Shouldn't pool services be handled when guest will not be at the house? We had pool service twice!! That same day we were playing country music outside while the kids played in the pool and the parents relaxed pool side. The owner showed up again to let us know that one there is no outside music allowed and if you must it can only be within a certain decibel level!! How in the world did he know what our decibels were you ask? Well, he showed up with a machine that measures decibels and said we were exceeding the allowed amount. It was 3:00 in the afternoon might I add and the one speaker playing music was still allowing us all to speak to each other. Then the cleaning lady shows on Friday to pick up cleaning supplies from the 4 huge storage units he has stored next to the house, of course he doesn't show them in his pictures of the home. These ugly units take up the whole side of the house. We saw this same cleaning lady again on Sunday before we were due out of the house along with his wife. We were still packing and getting ready to leave when 3 people showed up to hurry us along. He also charged us to heat the pool, but would shut off control at 4:00 p.m. If you don't mind having constant visitors bothering you then this place is for you, but if you want to left alone and relax, pick another location. We will not return or recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I Do Everything I can to make sure All Ranch Guests are Happy with the ranch and that the ranch is maintained, clean and in Great shape for our guests as you will read in our other numerous reviews. This family arrived at 11am when check in time is at 4pm. There are not weeds everywhere and she says maintenance on the house needs TLC But Lists No Examples? If there was Anything I am sure she would have listed it. We didn't come by 8 times, We Do Not Bother or checkup on guests. My wife met them the first day as we meet ALL Guests to show them around the property and answer any questions they have about the ranch or the area. The pool man was there replacing a filter on the pool in the Early afternoon Well Before There Actual Check in Time and they shouldn't even have been at the ranch that early. One of the Most Important things in the vacation rental business is a Crystal Clear Pool and that is what we Always try to have at the ranch. I came by the ranch Once to tell them the neighbors complained about loud music outside. While My First Priority is to our ranch guests I also have an equally important duty to the neighbors right to peaceful enjoyment of their properties. I didn't turn off the pool heat. The pool is run from an app on your phone which they were using. The housekeeper came to ranch twice once to drop of extra towels that were requested by the guest on Friday and then again on checkout day after checkout time to find the guests still at the ranch. The guests started Screaming and yelling at the housekeepers that they were Not leaving until after 1pm even though it was way past checkout and the staff needed to get the ranch ready for another family. I called the lady that rented the house, she said she had already left and denied that anyone in her family yelled at anyone. Now we Don't Rush Anyone out of the ranch at checkout time but our staff shows up at checkout time to get the ranch ready for the next guest family. After i received this review i have tried to call the lady that wrote it to ask why she would write all this stuff that just isn't true but no one in her group will take my call. We have been vacation renting the ranch for the last 4 years and Really Do want All our guests to Enjoy the ranch and have a Great Time. The Last Thing I want is a Unhappy Guest or a Confrontation with a guest..
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Map

San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Star of India
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Ruby's Diner
San Elijo State Beach
333 Pacific - Steaks & Seafood
"LOVE There Fish Tacos!!!"
Jake's Del Mar
"Just Fantastic place to go for Steak, Seafood and Sunsets on the beach. "
Belly Up
"By Far THE COOLEST Beach Bar in San Diego County with Live Music."
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (Escondido)
Beautiful Lake View Home in Del Dios / Safari Park and Novel Attractions Close
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
LEGOLAND California
Tip Top Meats
"Great breakfast & Lunch authentic German Food. Great Steaks to take to the ranch for BBQ "
Ponto State Beach
Moonlight Beach
Hillcrest San Diego
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
Oceanside Pier Park
Oceanside Harbor District
The Forum Shopping Center
The Broken Yolk Cafe
Broken Yolk Cafe
Potato Shack Cafe
Yummy Cupcakes
"LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!!"
Love Boat Sushi
"Incredible Sushi & steaks TOO!!!"
Lake San Marcos Executive Golf Course
"All Par 3s and couple of par 4s LOVE to golf here with my kids!"
Nordstrom Rack Grand Plaza
"Always find something new to wear here!"
Costco Carlsbad
"Great place to go to stockup on food & drinks for the ranch!"
Sprouts Farmers Market
"best place to go for produce"
Geppetto's, A Child's Fantasy
"have Never takin a child here that didn't Love this toy and game store. Very Unique items"
Torrey Pines Golf Course
A Balloon Adventure by California Dreamin
Carlsbad Lagoon
"great place to go jetskiing"
Nearest Airport
29 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stoked Cafe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
La Costa Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Oceanside Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway I-5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stoked Cafe
Nearest Ski
90 Metres
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
San Elijo State Beach
Car: necessary

horses, riding and hiking trails, ocean and canyon views, lakes, golfing, dining and more.

Other Activities: horseback riding

Golf: Several Top Golf Courses located in Surrounding Area

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Rates & Availability

San Marcos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Aug 30 2016 - Sep 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
From
$1,100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
From
$1,100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
01/03--02/01
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$900
From
$1,100
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
02/02--03/01
Feb 2 2017 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
From
$1,250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
03/02--04/05
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
From
$1,250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
04/06--05/03
Apr 6 2017 - May 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
From
$1,250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
05/04--05/26
May 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
From
$1,250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
05/27--08/25
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
08/26--08/29
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
From
$1,500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
08/30--09/05
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,400
From
$1,600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
09/06--11/15
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$900
From
$1,250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
From
$1,200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $675 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.5%

Minimum 3 nights. June, July, August and Holiday weeks are booked Saturday-Saturday Only by The Week. Rates Vary based on # of Guests. Rates R Not Guaranteed until booked and subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 1 twin rollaway
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are located in Elfin Forest, North County San Diego with Panoramic views of the San Diego Area just 9 miles from Lego Land and San Elijo State Beach. A rural area with miles and miles of horseback riding, bicycle, hiking trails and the Elfin Forest Reserve with Panoramic views Everywhere. You will have the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and Yet still Very close within 10-15 minutes of shopping, entertainment and beaches.

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