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Rustic Artist's Casita - Lover's Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bdrm w/king bed + Detached kitchen

This is the place to come for complete rest, privacy and quiet from modern day distractions. The Pueblo combines rustic charm with up-to-date luxuries. There are no neighbors to disturb your rest, no phones, no computers, no cable TV although there is a large flat screen TV with a small DVD collection and a stereo with music CDs. We offer an hour long non riding horse encounter where guests learn to groom horses and exercise them at liberty in an open arena. We also offer guided nature hikes and introduction to animal tracking.

Kitchen Equipment:

two-burner stove top, microwave, coffee pot, tea kettle, small fridge, all pots and pans and dishes and spices, propane BBQ outside with side burner.

Horses are always welcome and the trails to the nearby preserve are just 1/4 mile down the dirt road off the property.

Sunbathe on your completely private deck. We have a massage therapist in the area that makes house calls. Sit quietly by the goldfish pond and meditate. Gaze at the stars, listen to the coyotes howl and fire up the grill. There is a private jacuzzi next to the outdoor fire pit.

Horse accommodations are 12' x 20' covered stallion pens, 200' x 70' arena, wash area, cross ties and trails. Bermuda and alfalfa hay provided for an extra $20.00 per horse per night.

We are LGBT friendly!!

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Keywords: casita, cottage, private, no neighbors, quiet, secluded, warm, sunny, horses welcome, pet friendly, hiking, horseback riding, nude sunbathing, nature

More Details

Debi Ireland
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Debi Ireland

I love people, horses, And dogs. I am an oil painter, a credentialed teacher and a licensed real estate broker.

Debi Ireland purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Debi Ireland chose San Diego County

I have been living and riding horses in this rural corner of San Diego County for nearly 15 years and just love the beauty of this place and being so close to nature but only 40 miles from downtown San Diego. I am able to ride horses from our property through the Hellhole Canyon preserve and the BLM land that backs right into our property.

The original owner took almost 10 years to construct the Pueblo and it is made almost entirely of poured concrete. This unique habitat had not been in use for many years and after purchasing the property in 2010, Debi decided to create a unique living space for others to enjoy as well as ourselves.

What makes this cottage unique

Living in this area provides the opportunity for star-gazing, hiking, trail riding, exploring the back country and observing birds and other small wildlife. The Pueblo is close enough to San Diego to enjoy a day at the beach, the San Diego Zoo, Mission Bay, or any other of San Diego's wonderful attractions not to mention there are 4 casinos within 15 miles of The Pueblo. The Safari Park is but a 30 minute drive from our property!

We are only 20 miles from the Palomar Mountain observatory!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Rustic Artist's Casita - Lover's Hideaway
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews

Tranquil, relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We love this tranquil, relaxing getaway. We had stayed at a smaller place on the same property and loved that as well. Debi is FABULOUS. Really worked with our constraints and helped to make it a perfect place to relax and get a lot of writing done. It is quirky but delightful place. What a stunning collection of DVDs. We watched a few we had wanted to see in the past, and finding them here was a real treat. We fed the horses carrots every day and loved meeting the dogs, Ginger and Lana. The fish pond was a treat as well.

We relaxed in the spa every night and listened to the peace and quiet.


  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly relaxing time!

  • 4 of 5

My wife Madeliene and our dog Jax had a great timer his weekend. It was the first time in a long time that I can remember not having a worry or any stress. A great place to come and be away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I had an amazing time at the Publio! we loved that the kitchen and living space was separate, loved the hot tub and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the area... We even had some of the 'locals' (horses that is) come and say Hi! Wish I could give more than 5 stars because this place was definitely worth it!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location for a true getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed! A little gem tucked away in the canyons that offered true relaxation.

Had all the amenities and nice touches one could ask for.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Perfect Perfect Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the casita for Feburary and March of this year. It was everything we had imagined. Dark sky, exquisite valley and mountains quiet, private, hiking and walking trails. Debbie and Greg are the perfect hosts meeting any inquiry or request immediately. We will be returning this coming winter and would recommed the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Perfect Perfect Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We booked the casita for February and March of this year. The property was everything it was advertised as and more. Total quiet, dark sky, beautiful valley and mountains, lots of trails for hiking. Debbie and Greg went out of there way to provide us with every convenience that we wanted for our stay, they are the perfect hosts. We are looking forward to returning next year. We would highly recommend this property.

Escondido is close by as is San Diego and Oceanside. Wineries, Observatory, Safari Park, whale watching, spas and the list goes on. There is very comprehensive list at the casita.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Car: recommended

You may bring your horses, hiking is available in the nearby preserve, there are 2 casinos within 10 miles and 4 total within 30 miles. The San Diego Safari Park is within 30 minutes. There is also a lavender field nearby, and Bates Nut Farm petting zoo. We are within 50 minutes of San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, San Diego Balboa Park museums and zoo.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Valley Center Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom with shower only
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed in bedroom, A futon sofa that converts to a double bed in the extra room next to the kitchen
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • rock climbing
secluded, rustic guest house, hear the coyotes at night, see the stars, private and quiet. For an extra fee of $100 we offer an hour horse encounter. Learn about grooming and exercising horses at liberty in the arena. Non riding encounter. We also offer guided nature hikes for $50 per hour where guests learn beginning animal tracking.

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