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Charming Getaway in Escondido

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This 2 bedroom 1 bath house is centrally located in the northeastern area of Escondido, with easy access to freeways and minutes to hiking, fishing, boating, shopping, wineries, casinos and the Zoo Safari park, It's also just 20 minutes to the beach. All of San Diego's attractions are easily accessible with quick freeway access. The house features a spacious kitchen, dining and living area, and a fully fenced backyard to provide comfort and privacy. (Dogs are permitted with advanced approval and a pet fee).

Michael Shaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017


Midway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Amenity of Dog watching available to guests with pets by neighbor/friend Donna. Inquire with owner.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Charming Getaway in Escondido
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

The Property was large and roomy, very close to every where we wanted to be. Great Value.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for about a month. We had needs that required support from the owner who was incredibly accommodating. The house was very spacious with a very large dining room with a large table. There are plants around the home and other things to give a warm lived in feeling. There is heat but no air conditioning. There are ceiling fans in every room though. The carpets had signs of wear at the time we stayed there and the hot tub was out of service. We did use the gas grill in the back yard several times to cook. Next time I stay in Escondido California, I will be planning on staying here.

We were a couple of guys working a project. The carpet and no air conditioning may not appeal to some...

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Stucco Home

  • 3 of 5

This was my first experience renting a home and I found the adventure well worth it.

- The large size of this nice older stucco home was a plus for us and was well represented in the photos.

- We enjoyed a nice, small family reunion complete with a BBQ lunch.

- The layout of the house was great and I appreciated the clean bathroom (double sink) & lots of extra towels. When looking for the towels we even found GAMES! We enjoyed playing Jenga!

- Our beds were comfortable, dressing tables were nice and large closets.

- Contact with the owner was positive and quite helpful. I felt comfortable texting him with questions.

The downside:

- the heat was stifling – so I wouldn’t go in the heat of the summer. I completely understood that this home was not equipped with air (I lived in Norco in the 70's and we didn't have central air), however the windows were quite complicated to open up (all the way) and the window coverings do nothing to help the situation so all in all the house was sweat-box from noon-ish till midnight.

- the back yard could be an ‘oasis’ but it was unkempt and not very inviting. I know there is a drought but a bit of TLC and cleaning up could go a long way. While walking around in the back yard I thought I was going to fall into the critter holes that cover the yard so beware.

- bedrooms: although the beds were comfortable and large, the pillows were a bit hard. I had two pillows, one was stiff and the other was the old ‘feather’ pillow. There were no options for other pillow choices… however, we didn’t sleep much due to the heat anyway... The carpets in the bedrooms have many stains (yuck). The window dressing is the old ‘lace’ style stuff (that needs washing) so these really aren’t much for privacy or keeping the rooms cool.

- Old TVs: if you’re into watching TV the whole time your there, the two in the bedrooms are great… the huge one in the main room is ‘shot’… the only color you get is red…

- Street: I didn’t care about the street being right there but some people might. This nice home is smack on a busy street – car noise.

I would recommend this home for people like me that really just need a place to sleep (with better pillows). This could be a 4 to 5-star place if they just update a few things and clean up a bit.

I guess that's it. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escondido Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our teenage son and the house was perfect for us. It is very clean, comfortable and completely stocked with every thing we needed. Not a single detail was overlooked. We had nice fluffy towels, his and hers house slippers and even a well stocked game closet. There is a washer and dryer, a nice back yard with grill and a very comfortable living room The best part for us was the kitchen. Again, fully stocked with spices, pots and pans and utensils. We were actually able to invite friends over to "our house" for a nice home cooked meal. Location wise, the only down side is that it's located on a busy road, however, once you close the front door it hardly matters It is located 5 minutes by car from a mountain park with lots of hiking trails and a beautiful reservoir and 5 minutes drive from grocery stores, restaurants and other shopping. The photo's are accurate and Michael was both responsive to our communications and easy to deal with. I would definitely recommend this house to a friend.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Value

  • 4 of 5

Very heavy traffic, but still good value. Bought our own toilet paper. Better in most gas stations. Would probably stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good stay!

  • 4 of 5

We found the inside of the house to be spacious,well equipped and comfortable.Although located on a busy road, this did not interfere with sleep as bedrooms are in the back of the house.Great location as across the road from Daly Ranch for hiking trails,and easy access to shopping areas.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escondido, California

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

I didn't actually stay there myself, but I rented out the house for some friends that we're traveling to the States for the first time. The house is conveniently located down the street from my house so it made meeting up simple for us. Having this house definitely was better than the first option of paying for a hotel. The family was able to store food supplies in the fridge, cook their own meals in the kitchen and have much more room to relax than they would have had in a hotel. We were able to have friends from the community come over to the house and meet up with the family for dinner and to chat, which was nice when the family was too tired to travel out. This house served us perfectly as a home base for the family and I would recommend the house to my friends. The owner of the house was also very helpful when I had any questions before renting the house and I was ready for communication during the stay if need be. Thanks for allowing my dearest friends to relax in your house, everyone was happy and very thankful.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Carlsbad Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
4 different genres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Escondido Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Onofre (Nude)
Car: recommended

Wine tours, Wild animal park, Casinos all within a 15 min drive. Hiking, Mountain biking and Lake fishing within a 2 min drive. Fine dining, casual dining, Pubs, Wine bars and Bars within a 5 min drive. On Fridays in summer there is a car show every Friday evening with Hot Rods, Classics and other styles within a 5 min drive.


Rates & Availability

Midway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
holiday Rates
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rates
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Fee ($1000 Limit) $50
Pet Fee $50

Dogs are allowed with advanced approval and a pet deposit. The back yard is fully fenced and the flooring is mostly tile.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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