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Bedrooms 6
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 20

Twinkling stars are so close you can almost touch them here…

Sprawling Mediterranean estate retreat, nestled on 2.5 majestic acres , surrounded by hundreds of lush California Palms, Eucalyptus, cacti and Pepper trees, under the stars, promises to deliver a rejuvenating stay unlike any other. Over 6,000 sq ft estate comes complete with hardwood floors , 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gourmet cook’s kitchen, flat screen tvs. Floor to ceiling windows allow you to take in the 180 degree breathtaking views of the green San Diego Countys mountains and citys skyline. the Beach & Lego Land are Just 9 miles.

Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the patio overlooking the vistas after a hike on one of the many wonderful trails on the grounds, get a horseback riding lesson on one of the beautiful horses that live on The Ranch, followed by a tennis match and or a relaxing swim in our private pool or just soak up the sun and watch your kids or Grandkids in the playground. An extraordinary week awaits you here.

Further Details: Location: San Diego County California USA,

Lego Land 9 miles

Nearest Airport : San Diego Airport at 28 Miles,

Nearest Train : Oceanside Amtrak at 6 Miles,

Nearest Motorway : Highway I-5 at 6 Miles,

Nearest Beach : San Elijo State Beach at 9 Miles,

Nearest Barpub : Calafe at 1 Miles,

Nearest Golf : La Costa Resort at 4 Miles,

Nearest Restaurant : Calafe at 1 Miles,

Car: necessary.

Horses, riding and hiking trails, ocean and canyon views, lakes, golfing, dining and more.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, 760-802-6312
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Bob

Im Bob a local ranch and beach front property real estate agent. My wife Rose & I own the ranch estates and have lived with our 4 children in Elfin Forest over the last 20 years.

Bob purchased this house in 1995

Why Bob chose Escondido

The Ranch is located in Elfin Forest area just 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 9 miles from LEGO Land. It is approximately 1000 ft elavation with a Great View of San Diego North County. The area has miles and miles of horseback riding, bicycle,hiking trails and the Elfin Forest Reserve an 8 billion gallon water reservoir that give you the away from it all feeling while still being Very close to the beach, shopping, restaurants etc..

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with the ranch because it is very close to the ocean but just far enough away and at a high enough elevation where the Pacific Ocean fog doesn't cover us and you can see the stars here almost every night. The ranch has Huge patios, Big kitchen lots of setting and places to just hang out and relax.


Escondido House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , master bedroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , one queen 2 bunkbeds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , one queen 2 bunkbeds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

The PERFECT getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had the chance to stay at Bob's Tennis Estate last week while waiting for our new home to have the construction completed--and WOW. Beautiful grounds, awesome pool, huge spacious home with everything we could have thought of or needed. Bob gave us an informational walk-through when we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed and was available by phone the one time we couldn't find a lighter for the grill. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic country-style retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sisters of the Yam Book Club

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely breathtaking. Both houses have unbelieveable views. Bob and Rose were extremely attentive and accommodating. The houses were extremely clean, well stocked with bathrooms, fresh towels and laundered, crisp linens. The only regret is, I could not bring the homes back with me.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and 8 children had a wonderful time at the ranch playing tennis, swimming, etc. and the kids loved the trampoline and playground equipment. An extra bonus was the play area in the house which is loaded with interesting toys. We also enjoyed the chickens and the goats that they brought over for the kids to see. When we needed something, they were there quickly to meet our needs with a smile. I loved the baby grand piano!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We travelled with 2 families to the house for a vacation where we based for trips to LEGOLAND, SD Zoo, SD Safari park, and beach. The house is great and has great amenities for the kids. This mixed with the animals on property and great hiking trails nearby made this an amazing vacation and I would recommend the property for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Gathering - wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

This property was just perfect for our extended family of 7 adults and 4 children aged from almost 2 up to almost 7. We chose Southern California as a central meeting place for our family, as we live in various parts of the world. I think we used every feature of this house. We loved the heated pool with the electric cover to keep children safe, we adored the family sized trampoline and the excellent tennis court was well used. (The court even has lights, but bring your own racquets if you want a proper game). We played the piano, cooked on the barbecue, watched movies on the TV, did jigsaw puzzles on the formal table and bathed all the little ones in the big master bath (which even had bath toys). In the evenings we sat outside under the gas heaters and marveled at the stars. Bob was an attentive and generous host. He was there in flash when one of the showers wouldn't turn off and he and his lovely wife Rose did us 4 special favors during the week, that were really above and beyond what we expected. The house felt comfortable and safe. The weather in April was perfect - no bugs, no flies, and just right for sitting outside and slipping in and out of the pool. Although the house looks grand in the pictures, it has a cosy feel and has toys, a high chair and there are even bikes for the tennis court and floaties and pool toys for the pool. I would thoroughly recommend this house, especially for families as it is particularly child friendly.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great! We love San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the ranch in March during our spring break. It was perfect rental property for our three families. Everyone enjoyed the property for many different reasons. The kids were very entertained outside with the tennis court, pool, playground, trampoline, horses and chickens. The two Bunk bed bedrooms were great for the kids too! We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and hiking close to the property. House is kept clean and organized inside and out. Bob is always easily reachable and helpful. The view from the living room, kitchen sink and tennis court is spectacular! Wish we had the extra time to take some horse riding lessons! Would definitely consider renting again in the future. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
LaCosta Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Oceanside Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
San Elijo State Beach
Car: necessary

rolling hills and canyon views, lakes, golfing, horses, riding and hiking trails, dining, theater, beaches, shopping

Golf: Several top golf courses located in surrounding area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $575 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

3 night minimum. June,July, August and Holiday weeks booked Saturday-Saturday Only by the week. Rates not Guaranteed until booked and subject to change based on number of guests coming to the ranch.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund