|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Resort ranch estate on 3 acres of lush landscaping with a luxurious infinity pool & spa. This quiet & private property also includes horse accommodations, children's playground, tennis court, semi-private driveway, beautiful pond, and an expanse of lush landscape including 50 fruit trees and a vegetable garden! This spectacular home has over 6,000 square feet & fully furnished to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The home's five bedroom/bath suites can sleep up to 14 comfortably in beds. The master bedroom includes a marble fireplace and a marble master bath retreat with jetted tub. The large & fully equipped, gourmet kitchen is ideal for entertaining. The living room has amazing panoramic views and a marble fireplace. The dining room overlooks the pool and gorgeous landscape. Various, selective antiques are decorated throughout the home. Also available are billiards, table tennis, board games and much more - providing entertainment for the entire family! Close to many amenities & attractions (see details below). *** Sorry, no weddings or receptions over 60 guests at this time. Event fee in addition to nightly rate applies ***
We had a fantastic time at this beautiful property. It was perfectly set up for multiple families with a wonderful amount of space and with each bedroom having a bathroom. The grounds are very well kept and there were many things to do to keep everyone of all ages occupied and enjoying our time together there. We had a minor problem, but Chris and his management crew were very attentive to getting the problem resolved. Thank you for an amazing property!!
The property is absolutely georgious. The outside grounds beg you to come out and enjoy the amazing and usable property. We picked fruit, played tennis, and enjoyed the fabulous pool everyday. All of the fun things you want to do on vacation is right outside your door. Kim is your property coordinator and she is fabulous. She will obviously help you with your needs at the house but also knows the entire area from beaches to shopping. Do yourself a favor and go enjoy this property!
The Benson Ranch is a sprawling, one story ranch that is relaxed and comfortable, but luxurious with space and amenities. Our family of 6 adults and 4 kids slept comfortably for a week. The rooms each had 2+ beds to accommodate a mix of scenarios. Master has a king and a twin, with an alcove with 2 more twins. One room has 2 sets of bunks. One has a queen with a twin. My only feedback to the Bensons would be to upgrade the other 2 rooms from double beds to queen beds. They do have twins in there as well, but it is difficult for couples used to a queen or bigger to spend a week on a double bed, and the rooms are plenty large enough to accommodate them. The yard... dozens of different fruit trees, massive for the kids to run around and feel like they were on an adventure. The kids had so much fun taking care of the 2 chickens and collecting eggs daily as well. The garden was plentiful, which we picked from daily. Our main time was spent on the playground, in the pool, on the tennis/basketball court or in the garage playing ping pong or pool. The property manager was very helpful throughout the stay. We look forward to staying there again.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Benson Ranch. It was exactly as pictured, and we echo many of the other reviewers' nice comments and just have a few things to add.
First of all, the people who own and manage this property could not be nicer or more accommodating, and that is a huge improvement over so many rental properties. They are welcoming, generous and share the kitchen basics so you do not have to buy a pound of sugar in order to have a few tablespoons which is actually extremely helpful.
The house has been described elsewhere adequately; the decor is somewhat dated but to us it signaled that it was a true family house where, as long as you were moderately careful, you could enjoy the house and not feel like you had to be on guard every moment as the children played.
The garage was an unexpected surprise; it had a pool table, a pingpong table and more sports equipment than even our active four little boys could find time to use.
I would have (given the option) rated this property as 4.5 stars. While the house is very comfortable, it is also very dated. The pool was too cold for us adults and we were cautioned that heating it would cause a substantial dent in the wallet. We chose not to exercise the heating option.
The garden with fresh kale and swiss chard (and even a few strawberries) was a delight, but to our city-bred grandchildren, the egg hunt in the chicken house every morning was a true highlight.
One activity that our family thoroughly enjoyed was taking a 1/2 hour drive to Torrey Canyon State Preserve, parking at the top of the big hill (after you enter the preserve at the beach level) and doing the wonderful hike down to the cliffs above the beach. Amazing views and a great hike with kids. We timed it so that we were down and back to enjoy the spectacular sunset and then headed to Torrey Pines Lodge in the Grill Room for dinner.
I would recommend this property to a friend, a relative and even strangers!
The Benson Ranch was the perfect location and home for our family vacation. The home comfortably accommodated our family of 11, from the age of 60 to 4 months. The swing set, pool, chickens, vegetable garden and pond were so much fun for all of us. The home and grounds were immaculate. The property manager was excellent. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.
This was our first VRBO rental. Everything was as depicted in the pictures. I would recommend this facility to anyone. It is was well worth the expense and more. We are a three generation group. We came from three different locations in two different states. (Oh and Mn) There were five little girls, ages: 10, 10, 8, 6, & 2. All the homes listed were great looking facilities, however three things stood out for us. The pool was SPECTACULAR. It is a much better pool than you will find in any hotel/motel. The kids, and parents, loved it. It was completely private, for our use only. The second attraction was the grounds. It was very comforting to let the girls "explore" and play on their own without any real concern about their safety. Again, the property was all to ourselves. We could hear them at any time, even if at times they were out of site. The third item that appealed to us was the bedroom with 4 bunks. The youngest used the pack and play but the older four had a great time in their own room. Morning coffee on the pool deck for the adults was very nice. The kids made two "forts" in the living room with pillows. There was a set of 10 play tents and tunnels that made a great play area in the Family Room. The kitchen was great. Pancakes on the stove griddle. Two dishwashers, several coffee makers, etc. We did one trip to Moonlight Beach but we used the pool everyday, often twice. Sea World, Balboa Park, and The San Diego Zoo were quite close and we also spent a day at Disney. The house is huge. Having all the bathrooms was great, as were all the bedrooms. The Master suite was larger and nicer than some apartments. This is a great multifamily facility. The flexibility and privacy of the house and property are well worth it. After the girls were in bed we gathered in the living room and did some puzzles, had a little wine, and some conversation. That couldn't happen in a hotel. All the other features of the property as listed were great. We just didn't use most of them but even so the value was excellent. We did use the playground, did some fruit picking, and had scrambled eggs with eggs right out of the hen house. (Washers used daily.) We did a lot off property but we had tons of time all together on site. There are many excellent local restaurants, both family oriented and more upscale. Kim was in touch almost daily just to see if we needed anything, which we never did. A lot of great memories were made by everyone.
This property is centrally located to many amenities and attractions. Just a 4 minute drive to central Rancho Santa Fe, which includes a charming cafe and bakery as well as several restaurants and boutiques. There are three golf courses close by including the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course only 2 miles away! In addition, just a short drive away are:
Del Mar Fairgrounds - 10 minutes,
Local beaches - 10 minutes,
Legoland - 15 minutes,
Sea World - 20 minutes,
San Diego Zoo - 30 minutes,
Safari Park - 30 minutes,
San Diego Airport - 35 minutes,
McClellan-Palomar Airport - 15 minutes,
Disneyland - 60 minutes,
Mexico border - 45 minutes
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,000|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
Our cancellation policy is the following:
Bookings cancelled at least 90 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund minus a $500 service fee. Bookings cancelled less than 90 days will receive a refund of the security deposit and cleaning fee only minus a $500 service fee.
From $825 to $1200/night depending on time of year and availability.
Cleaning fee is $450
Please inquire about LAST MINUTE SPECIALS if our calendar is open 30 days or less from the time you are looking to stay!