About Teresa McKeown
We have been in Valley Center since 1985 and love the 'home town' feel here. We hope you have opportunity to visit this charming community!
Teresa McKeown purchased this House in 2007
Why Teresa McKeown chose Valley Center
We had admired this property for many years and jumped at the opportunity to purchase it in 2007. Those who visit here, frequently comment about the unique beauty of grounds. We can only give credit to God and the original founding family who had a great vision for enhancing the natural beauty of this property.
What makes this House unique
The three acre lawn, formal rose garden, gazebo, and bird and butterfly gardens are very special! We feel most fortunate to share a piece of it with you!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
You must sign and return the rental agreement by email within 24 hours to the property owner before your reservation may be confirmed.
Owner lives on same 7 acre property. All Children MUST be supervised by a parent when playing outside the cottage.
No weddings, parties, events, or gatherings that exceed max occupancy of 6 are allowed. Failure to comply= immediate rental termination & no refund.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely mountain getaway
My family and I stayed at this peaceful cottage for a few days as a staycation before the kids went back to school. The cottage is lovely and photos doesn’t do its justice. Teresa is a magnificent hostess. She had baked goods, fresh fruits, eggs, and lemon water prepared for my family. This cottage is ideal for families or anyone who wish to get some peace and quite on the countryside while staying relatively close to all the action.
Dear Gia-It was a pleasure to meet your family! Thank you for such a generous review. I hope your children have a fantastic school year and perhaps you will come again for another "staycation". We would be honored to have you!
A wonderful "cottage" experience in beautiful surroundings. This is the second time we stayed at this home over a four year period (both times for a month or longer). It is truly a lovely place to call home. The plants, mature trees and vast rose gardens attract an abundance of beautiful birds. Just makes sitting on the swing at the front or enjoy reading a book in a large backyard a tranquil experience. The home is spacious, with very comfortable living room furniture and beds. There are large showers in both bathrooms along with a large tub in the master bedroom. The owners take very good care of their property. What incredible people. We are honored to have had the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful home (twice).
My favorite cottage
This was our 2nd time staying at the Hidden Meadow cottage. We were happy to return to this beautiful location off Highway 15 in the North County of San Diego. It is a comfortable 3 bedroom cottage located on the grounds of a larger estate. You enter the property over a romantic little bridge and into a lovely park setting. We were greeted by the owner and but did not interact with them during our stay. A gate opener was provided and we came and went as we pleased. I really appreciate the privacy of this cottage. We enjoyed having a few family members over for dinner and the cottage was even decorated for Christmas. They have a toy chest and closet filled with toys for the kids. Wonderful place. We will be back.
It was wonderful to have you both! I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas and I wish you the best of health and happiness in 2019.
Hospitality, Comfort and Beautiful Surroundings
We have stayed at many VRBO and AirBnB properties over the years and this was one of our favorites. Teresa is such a welcoming hostess with a gift for hospitality. We truly felt as if we were staying with family that had gone out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We found it very easy to stay at the cottage; everything we could need and in good working order. The access in and out is quick and private with good parking and easy to get luggage in and out. The grounds are so beautiful...a private and peaceful paradise. We enjoyed coffee on the front porch or in the gazebo in the morning and grilling and dining in the back yard in the evenings. Thank you for blessing us with such a nice place to celebrate a special occasion.
Thank you for so many kind words. It was indeed a blessing to have your family stay with us. We love multi-generational guests and are so happy for the good news that brought you to the cottage.
From my first interaction with Teresa I was impressed. She was kind, responsive, and understanding when our dates changed. She was very communicative without being overbearing. She gave very helpful information to make sure our vacation was stress free from the moment we headed her direction. I can tell this cottage is her "baby", she takes great care of it and her guests!
We arrived and were instantly amazed by the beauty of the property. Teresa greeted my family with fresh baked cookies, lemon water, and a basket of produce picked from the property. She showed my little ones their room with a toy box and closet full of toys. They LOVED it! They felt right at home immediately and kept themselves entertained the whole time we were there without turning on the TV once!
We were truly touched by all the little things Teresa had done to make our stay comfortable.
The house itself is in pristine condition. Very clean and well appointed.
The property is, again, amazing. The pictures really don't do justice, you need to see it to appreciate it. We were supposed to return to Sea World one more day, but my husband really wanted to stay home and enjoy the beauty of the property! My only regret is that we didn't bring cuter clothes and plan family pictures!
We can't wait to return!
You have such a wonderful family! We consider it a very high honor that your family chose to enjoy a relaxing day at the cottage over a second day at Sea World!
Next time you come, bring those clothes for photos! I am no professional photographer, but I am happy to take photos for my guests! The bridge and gazebo offer a really pretty backdrop for pictures.
You are very right. The cottage is my "baby"!
Real life Hallmark feeling
This cottage was not only clean, beautifully decorated the grounds where breathe taking. You literally have the best of all worlds, mountain view, local farms and the beach. But what made this place special was the host and her family.
What a delight it was to meet your family! It is especially wonderful to have multi-generational guests. What a treasure you all are! So much love contained in the cottage during your stay! Blessings to each of you. I hope you will come again!
• 5 minutes to Castle Creek Golf Course and Welk Resort Golf course. Other nearby golf courses include: Pala Mesa, Torrey Pines, Aviara Golf Club, and Coronado Golf;
• 5 minutes to Farmer’s Market at Welk Resort. Other Farmer’s markets are 15 minutes away;
• 5 minutes to resort restaurants;
• 15 minutes to local wine tasting
• 15 minutes to Escondido for shopping and North County Mall;
• 20 minutes to Escondido Center for the Performing Arts;
• 25 minutes to San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly San Diego Wild Animal Park);
• 25 minutes to water park;
• 15 to 30 minutes to Temecula or Carlsbad Outlet Mall;
• 30 minutes to a beautiful beaches and Legoland;
• 30 minutes to botanical gardens;
• 35 minutes to Del Mar Race Track (July through September);
• 35 minutes to San Diego County Fair at Del Mar (June through 4th of July);
• 35 minutes to the Birch Aquariam and LaJolla Cove Seal Preserve;
• 40 minutes from downtown San Diego, SD Zoo, Balboa Park;
• 45 minutes to San Diego International (Linbergh) Airport;
• 73 minutes to Disneyland;
• 2 hours to Hollywood;
• 8-35 minutes away are five large casinos - some with live entertainment.