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Stunning Tuscan Retreat

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Vista Villa Rental Photos and Description

Location: Vista, San Diego County, California

Accommodations: Step into Tuscany and experience this beautiful, private custom 3400 square foot Tuscan villa plus a separate 900 square foot guest house (should you choose to rent it) nestled on 1-1/2 acres in the rolling hills of Vista, California. This spectacular property exudes peace and tranquility and is located less than a mile from the exclusive Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Luxury Resort and Retreat. You will enjoy spectacular hillside and mountain views from almost every room. In addition, this home is ideally located within 1 hour of the San Diego airport, 3-1/2 miles from the Wave Water Park, 35 miles to Sea World, 10 miles to Legoland and the beach, 15 miles to Wild Animal Park and approximately 75 minutes to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Three public golf courses are located within 5-10 miles. This spectacular 3-bedroom, 3-1/2 bath custom home plus 1 bedroom, 1-bath, living and kitchen guest house is professionally decorated and was built with no expense spared. It features three large bedrooms with posture-pedic mattress-top beds, each with its own bathroom, custom, stone fireplace and plasma screen TV. The over-sized gourmet Tuscan kitchen will entice you to create masterpiece meals that can be enjoyed in the lovely formal dining room or in the rustic outdoor dining area. Looking for a great theater to enjoy your favorite movie…well look no farther than your own villa where you’ll be treated to a state of the art home theater complete with over-sized theater seating, surround-sound and even a popcorn machine. This home theater will afford you the true movie experience. The amenities do not stop there. The dramatic infinite edge pool/Jacuzzi is surrounded by boulder outcroppings which are also prevalent throughout the property. The sunken stone-encased barbecue/eating area is great for entertaining. And, why not enjoy a glass of wine on the over-sized wood deck complete with gazebo, Tuscan stone fireplace and cozy fire pit while overlooking the amazing valley, mountain and city light view. In addition, tennis, pickle ball, ping-pong, basketball, workout room, putting greens and chipping range are available right on the property. This home is a vacation in itself should you choose to enjoy it. Tour/Golf/Amusement Park packages available upon request. This home accommodates additional guests in the 900 square foot guest house for an additional charge of $1000 per week.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Vince L. Bean
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2016


based on 14 traveler reviews

Stunning Tuscan Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are always nervous when renting vacation properties, but this house was amazing. While the photos are great the real thing is even better. The owners were gracious and accommodating of our family of 14. We never felt crowded and there was always something to do from swimming, the tennis court, and just relaxing and enjoying the peace of this beautiful location. We had planned visits to the local amusement parks and zoos and wished we had allowed more time to just stay at the house. Our grandchildren loved the pool, tennis court, exercise room and theater room. They were always asking to leave the parks and go back to the house. The outdoor living areas are so amazing. We enjoyed barbequing and eating outdoors around the pool. The fire pit made for some yummy S'mores. The gazebo area allowed for some napping and reading time. The entire house and grounds are immaculate. Vince and Cindy were so amazing--I'm sure they were a little concerned with our large family, and we so appreciate them letting us rent their beautiful home. They responded immediately to any of our questions and were so helpful. We are hoping to visit here again and would certainly recommend this property to anyone wishing to visit the San Diego area. Thanks, we loved our stay, Davies Family

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so happy to hear that your wonderful family had a great time and all found activities to keep them entertained. We hope to see you again one day should you decide to return.
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  • 5 of 5

This home truly is your own personal paradise!! We still feel like it was a dream. The best dream EVER! Seriously, do not miss this house. It is worth every penny and more. I wish we could have spent more time there. We are already planning our next vacation and are planning it around this house. Besides it being incredable and beautiful inside and out it has a pool, hot tub, tennis court, putting areas, theater room, fire pit, gazebo, play set for the kids, workout room, and a guest house right on the property! It was a perfect solution for our family trip where we invite my parents. They LOVED having their own space (and quiet away from all the grandkids) and being so close to just walk a few feet and join the rest of the family in the big house. It really was perfect. Vince was so kind and was very thorough about everything. He answered quickly anytime we had a question. It is obvious that this home is loved by both him and his wife. They have taken such incredable care of it and I feel honored that they would share a bit of it with us. Can't wait to go back and make more wonderful memories. Thank you so much Vince and Cindy :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and had the opportunity to create some fantastic memories. We hope to have you back again next year!
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Everything you need to Relax and Enjoy Family

  • 5 of 5

This home is phenomenal and will keep everyone entertained during their entire stay! We had a total of 12 family members from six months old to 62 years young come together to celebrate graduations and birthdays. The property is large enough to never feel crowded, has plenty of amenities to keep everyone occupied (pool, spa, theatre room, quiet seating areas, plenty of outdoor deck seating, gym, tennis and basketball court, board games, etc.) The kitchen is equipped with everything you can imagine to prepare your meals. The home is located in the hills and it is so quiet and peaceful...if you live in the city this is an ideal getaway! However, you are close enough to the city in case you have the urge to see the sights, or enjoy a beach day. We stayed there each day and only left for groceries, that is how satisfied we were with this home. You cannot go wrong choosing this home. The owner is so nice and ensures you get a thorough walk through to understand where everything is and how everything operates. You cannot beat the price per day with the size of the property and all the amenities included. You can see the care and admiration they have for their home and this transpired into a very welcoming stay for us! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking such great care of the house. We hope to see you again one day!
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Bettendorf, Iowa

Just Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this wonderful property this year. Pictures are spot on. You will never grow tired of the view. Vince and Cindy are gracious hosts, and very responsive to you needs. They even provided a decorated Christmas tree for our family. It's a great place to unpack your bags, and just stay to enjoy all the amenities this property has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning for the holidays. We appreciate having such a nice family come back again to enjoy a San Diego winter.
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Better than any 5 Star Hotel!

  • 5 of 5

This home is exquisite and looks like it could be easily be out of the pages of Conde Nast Travel magazine or any high-end home magazine. The owners are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and you could tell this home is their baby. There is so much love and passion put into this property. It will not disappoint! There is no reason to leave the property, all the amenities this home provides is better than any resort because it's private and the views are spectacular. What other hotel has a tennis/pickle ball/basketball court - a hit with kids and adults, an unbelievable movie theater, a glorious pool & spa, relaxing gazebo, fire pit, custom BBQ area, gym and ping pong table all in the privacy of your own home in which you don't have to share with strangers. And to top it off we also rented an amazing fully efficient guest house which was decorated just like the main house on the property. All this was surrounded by a view of breathtaking valley of mountains. Talk about "Wow" factor! One might think the property is off the beaten path; however, within minutes you were near shopping areas and the highways. If you are military, Camp Pendleton is only 15-20 minutes away. If you're a runner/hiker, you have plenty of hills to train around the neighborhood. Running to the local Starbucks and back to the house is 3 miles. We had an amazing vacation and couldn't get enough of this incredible home and because of that, we will need to return soon! If we could have a dream house built, it would be just like this home! Great job to the wonderful owners! We thank you for making great memories for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris and Amora, Thanks you for your kind words. We loved having you and your wonderful family enjoy our home. We are so happy to hear that you all had a great vacation at Bella Vista. We hope to see you again one day. Thanks again. All the Best, Vince and Cindy
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Bettendorf, Iowa

Peaceful, beautiful, sunny retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for someplace to reconnect with your family, this is the place. The electronic devices were put away to enjoy everything this property had to offer. The day would begin with a walk up and down the hills in the neighborhood. The hill that leads to the home is steep, and will get your heart pumping for the day! Then to the tennis courts for a round of tennis or pickle ball. Having the exercise room in the garage was great! My family utilized it everyday. Loved having the mirrors to be able to check form! I also appreciated the mats as my core workout was easier to do. The afternoon was spent by the pool and spa, just appreciating the beauty of the well kept landscaping and views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We enjoyed the early evening air by the fire pit - cooking s'mores on 2 occasions. That would lead to movie night in the theater room. What a great way to end the day. I appreciated all the extras the owners provided. Some staples to use before hitting the grocery store such as flour, sugar, chips, pancake mix and syrup, spices, etc. It was a pleasant surprise not having to spend money on dishwashing or laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets or garbage bags. Don't buy lemons, limes, or oranges until you check out the fruit trees/bushes in the backyard by the zip line. They were so delicious! I highly recommend the store called Fraizer Farms. It is an organic food store in Vista with the best produce area I have ever seen or tasted. We enjoyed their selection of fish as well. The owners are prompt with their responses. They met us when we arrived at the home to show us around and how to use the spa, home theater, TV's etc. Vince and Cindy are just very nice people. The only suggestion I would make would be for the gas grill to be replaced. It was difficult to keep an even temperature. With all that said, it is obvious my family would return in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palamar Airport (10 mile) San Diego International
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Vista Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 76
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary

This centrally-located home is located in an area that is within 30-60 minutes of all San Diego/San Diego tourist attractions. Mountains, beaches, desert, Temecula wine country are all 30 minutes to 1-1/2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Vista Villa Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Guest House is available for $1000.00 a week. A price of $4900.00 is required for both the main and guest house.

There is no additional charge for heating the pool during June through September. The pool can be can be heated for $75.00 a day during the months of October, March, April and May. The pool cannot be heated November-February. There is no charge for heating the Jacuzzi year-round.

Payment in full due one week before stay.

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Vista Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The 5th bathroom is located in the guest house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The fourth bedroom is located in the guest house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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