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Laura Cyphert

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Spacious 3,700 square foot resort-style country home on 5 acres, adjacent to miles of open space. Enjoy stunning mountain views while hot tubing from your large deck, or retreat to the private and secluded back yard pool area, with three waterfalls and a large resort style rock hot tub, hammock and outdoor grill. Inside other amenities await, including a gym, sauna, pool table, large screen TV, and 3 fireplaces, all set in a blend of southwestern and native american decor. While you may feel miles away from the bustling San Diego, you are only 40 minutes away from downtown and the beach, including major attractions such as Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World. Other nearby attractions include endless hiking trails, a lake with fishing and boating (about 3 miles away), horse back riding, and more.

Enjoy your master bedroom suite (the only room on the second floor) where you have your own private mountain and pond view balcony, fireplace, skylights, and waterfall shower. The downstairs bedrooms are dual rooms with a connecting bathroom (dorm style). There is also a full bath in the gym, and an outdoor shower on the deck.

Local wildlife includes: Red tailed hawks, Golden Eagles, Owls, Osprey, Coyotes, Road-runners, Wild Turkey, and many others! If you are REALLY lucky you may spot a Bobcat drinking from the pond.

This home is a very special place and we have put lots of TLC into making this a welcoming retreat for travellers and for wildlife. However, we want to make sure it is right for YOU! Please review the following advisories.


1) Please note that to get to the house you must travel about a mile down a bumpy dirt road. Standard vehicles are just fine.. just a wee bit bumpy. May not want to bring your low clearance sports car.

2) There is weekly pool and yard maintenance which will be scheduled. Weekly cleaning is also available and will be arranged with you in advance. We will let you know the times so it will not impact your privacy.

3) The sounds of frogs and crickets may keep you awake at night. :)

4) The sunset against El Cap Mountain may take your breath away.

5) The night sky may remind you how small and insignificant we all are, or how incredible it is that we are at all.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to enchant you with our home and valley.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura Cyphert (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Why Laura Cyphert chose San Diego County

This property is a labor of love; built as our 'dream home' in 2005 after losing everything in a devastating fire in 2003. It has everything we dreamed of having; tall open ceilings, spacious floor plan, and all the amenities we could dream of. After living in this home for many years, we decided that the 3,700 square foot home was too big for just two people, and we knew the house was a perfect family vacation home. We have LOVED providing this home as a family vacation rental, and now split our time between this house and our other home, and have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Our home is extremely private and feels tucked away from the rest of the world, yet you are just a few miles from a bustling town, and a short drive to one of the largest cities in California. Enjoy complete privacy poolside with no other homes visible, and enjoy the wildlife that comes to the front yard pond. This is truly a unique location.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful property- needs better upkeep

  • 1 of 5

I want to start by saying this property is absolutely beautiful. The pool and grotto hot tub are great, as in the pond which is a certified natural habitat. Unfortunately we encountered numerous cleaning issues while we were here. After being in the house less than 30 minutes my daughter noticed that her baby's feet were completely black from walking around on the tile. We all looked and everyone's feet were black just from how dirty the floors were. I immediately emailed and got a quick response stating they would come and clean the floors the following day. I will say this did help some however they were still dirty. The housekeeper made a comment to me that the previous renters partied at the house and they had to do an 18 hour clean! That evening as we were putting our granddaughter to bed my daughter noticed something all over the bottom of the sheet. She removed them and it was obviously dried vomit. We were completely mortified to say the least since she had slept in that bed the previous night. It was dark the night before when she went to bed and we didn't notice it. I did again email but this time NO RESPONSE to date. We have stayed in many rent houses over the year and I have to say this is by far the dirtiest ever.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have recently had a change in housekeepers, and there have been bumps along the way. As soon as Lisa complained we sent out the housekeeper to re-mop all the floors. Cindy (our amazing manager) also went out to make sure everything was satisfactory. All I can say is that when we are aware of anything, we fix it. We put our heart into providing the best guest experience we can. These properties are labors of love, and we want them all to be treated with the utmost respect and care. Despite our diligence, once and a great while we miss something. Just let us know and we will make it good if we can.
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  • 5 of 5

We always have a perfect vacation at your home.Cindy was wonderful. Were coming back again in august.Its our home away from home for 3 years now.A hard floor vaccum would be great to have avail to use for kid crumbs.Thats my only suggestion.we brought a foam bowling set to bowl down the long hallway this time.we might leave it there when we come back in august for others to enjoy.Thanks for sharing your peaceful home with other families. NEGRETE FAMILY

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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River Falls Wi

A dream location

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our stay here. It meet are every need.From starting our day in the exercise room to ending in the hot tub by the pool it was perfect. There were even toys for our young grandchildren to play with. Just one caution trying to find it was a challenge even in the day lite hours do not try for the first time at night. We loved it thank you for sharing your lovely home Laura. Linda

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at this location - and I can't recommend it highly enough! Plenty of space to spread out with a large gathering and still feel like you have privacy - the grounds are beautiful - as it the house and all it's decorations - the location is private and out of the way but close enough to get to all that San Diego has to offer. And if you've done any searching for vacation rentals in San Diego you'll know that this is a great bargain as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing getaway in a serene location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for NYE and for my 30th birthday celebration. We had a phenomenal stay. The house is very roomy and comfortable. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms which made it comfortable for everyone. We enjoyed the outdoor firepits and appreciated they sent a handyman to fix them when they didn't work. We didn't get to enjoy the pool but definitely found the jacuzzi useful. The kitchen was well stocked and we made some killer meals for the holiday. During the mornings and evenings, the house has a beautiful view of the valley. We didn't venture out of the house much so I'm not sure what was around. We just stayed in and enjoyed the good company. The cell service was bad so don't rely on your phone to find the house. A few of us got lost because the roads are a little tricky to find especially at night. Overall, I'd highly recommend this house for a wonderful vacation. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Visalia, California

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed another great stay at the Country Nature Resort home in Lakeside. My grandchildren enjoy spending time at SeaWorld and the home is just 20 minutes or so from the many attractions of San Diego. This is our second stay at the home and we look forward to returning next year. The home offers plenty of room for the 5 adults and 4 small children we have and the amenities include just about everything you need. The house offers a large living area where you can sit in quiet and enjoy the view or move to the game room to play pool or watch movies on the large screen television. The pool is not heated but the two spas allow for relaxing in the water even during December. The gym and sauna offer a place to get your exercise during your stay. The kitchen is well equipped, outside barbecue and dining areas make it a wonderful setup for doing some great home cooking. Just a great play to stay in the San Diego area in the tranquil and peaceful mountains of Lakeside.

Larry D.

Visalia, California

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Lakeside
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 8 or Highway 67
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Downtown Lakeside
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores
Car: necessary

Lakeside has four lakes all within a short drive of the property, and some with boat rentals (Lake Jennings)


Rates & Availability

Lakeside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2014
Sep 6 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Damage protection policy ($5,000) $89

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San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds in room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Plenty of room in the house for a inflatable mattress, so could sleep 10 if you were flexible on the sleeping arrangements. We can provide the inflatable mattress if requested.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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