5 bedroom, 5 bath with Mountain Views, close to hiking, Julian, with Pool
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Well managed, perfect for large groups
We were looking for a place for a few families to get together with a BBQ and pool. The pictures are accurate - this place is large, well maintained, and beautiful! And there is ample parking. It was perfect for our needs.
The property manager was highly responsive throughout the booking process, providing details on the grill, accommodations, check in, pool, etc. She also was immediately responsive and helpful during our stay. We really enjoyed our visit!
We had family come out for a baby shower and wanted a place where we could all stay together. Everyone commented on how beautiful the house was, and we all enjoyed the amenities. There was a nice welcome basket when we got there which was kind of them. The only negatives we had were the size of the fridge for the amount of food we had to store for our large group of about 16 people (there is a medium size fridge for rental use, and instructions that the other fridge is for private use only) and that the floors were pretty dirty (everyone who walked barefoot in the house had black feet by the end of the night and my 9 month old who was crawling around on the living room carpet had black knees and hands - but I suppose it might be expected in the high traffic areas of a rental house where many people may not take their shoes off when they stay). GPS doesn’t take you to the actual house which was confusing for some, but the owner provided great directions and there are large signs to direct you where you need to go. All in all, we definitely enjoyed our stay and the negatives did not come close to outweighing the positives. We would stay there again.
Looks can be deceiving!
We rented this Villa ,which is literally in the middle of nowhere, for my son’s wedding base camp and a place to have the rehearsal dinner. When we finally found the place( off a dirt road and at least 3 miles from the main road) every single closet in the place was locked. It took me over an hour , dealing with the owner ( who repeatedly told me no one else complained ) and HomeAway ( who told me they couldn’t give me any money back or anything else for that matter)to get the owner to come out and unlock the closets and bring wine glasses. Although I ordered twelve round tables for 10, the owner delivered 12 oblong tables. Having ordered round table clothes , I contacted the owner and HomeAway again. It was like cat and Mouse getting in touch with the owner. She finally returned my call and said she could get 10 round tables and 2 oblong. She had $5000 from me and was telling me a day before the event that she couldn’t deliver. I ended up spending more money to get my 12 round tables which I found a breach of contract but the show had to go on. The dinner was beautiful despite the owners efforts to the contrary.
Finally, I broke my ankle at the reception. Called the owner to see if we could leave 2 days early ( the house is full of stairs) and she said flat out NO. wouldn’t even split the difference with me. So we were stuck in a house in the middle of nowhere and I couldn’t even move.
Upshot: know your owner , they have 100% of the control over he property. They alone can resolve any and all issues. Get as much as you can writing. Fortunately, I am an event planner so I was able to resolve the issues the owner could not or would not. I was able to pull off a dinner for 125 people .Make sure you have enough lead time to resolve issues. I would estimate I spent 5 precious hours over the course of the weekend, trying to get issues resolved. Finally, HomeAway is nothing more than a clearinghouse to take your money and give it to the owner. They cannot and will not resolve any issues, all they do is call the owner which I had already done, repeatedly. Rent at your own risk and be prepared to fight for what you deserve!
Our villa is located in San Diego county. It is a beautiful, remote, private estate with delicious fruit trees, gorgeous views, and clear unobstructed night skies. Guests book our villa specifically for the opportunity to get away from it all.
Lori booked the property with a full understanding of it's geographic location, as we were gracious enough to let her tour it prior to booking. The layout and architecture are obvious based on the listing.
Lori initially informed us that the event would encompass 50 people. She subsequently increased the guest count to 125 without any approval. Additionally, she made extra demands for rentals as well. We tried to be understanding and accommodating despite this initial breach of agreement.
Per the house manual, readily available at check in, a few closets are kept locked away with personal items. This is standard operating procedure for most short term rental properties, and was corroborated by Homeaway, itself. Again, in the interest of being accomodating, we went out of our way to open closets, and even brought the wine glasses that she so vehemently demanded.
There was a misunderstanding with the rental company about the specific tables she had requested and in trying to rectify the situation, Lori chose to rent her own rentals. We made every attempt to work with the rental company to correct said misunderstanding. Lori then threatened to withhold the event fee, became verbally abusive through both phone call and text, and then ultimately decided to book her own rentals anyways.
Per the standard Homeaway cancellation policy, we are not able to modify bookings when they are already happening in realtime. Although we find it unfortunate that Lori injured herself, we were not able to honor her request due to said policy.
All in all, we always try to cater to our guests and work with them to achieve an enjoyable experience. We consistently strive to deliver clean and inviting
Beautiful views of the mountains, loved the tranquility.
Very beautiful & spacious house, enjoyed spending time with my siblings & their families, and all able to stay in the same house.
We had a wonderful stay, the only downfall was the size of the fridge. Thanks for a great stay!