Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Nestled in a rustic valley in Northern San Diego County, Rancho Magdalena offers a serene country escape with all the comforts of a luxury resort. The sprawling 48-acre estate owned and operated by the Swick family offers the perfect venue for calm relaxation, family fun, or an elegant event.
Rolling hills and pastoral farmland provide a picturesque backdrop for the 12,000 plus square-foot, six bedroom residence. With an additional 10 bedrooms available nearby, the ranch can comfortably accommodate 50 guests or more overnight.
The ranch provides boundless opportunities for recreation: from its salt water pool/spa/sauna/water slide, to its tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball, trampoline, horseshoe pits, tetherball, shuffleboard and racquetball courts, to its grand indoor theater. We have meeting/social rooms for adults and those young at heart: including a pool table, table tennis, indoor shuffleboard, a WI station, an infra-red sauna, and more. Our ranch offers a charming, peaceful atmosphere for your next event or getaway. Rancho Magdalena captured our hearts, and we are confident that you will love it here, too.
These photos only begin to describe what you can expect from your stay at Rancho Magdalena. The views are spectacular, and the relaxed atmosphere serves to bring you and your family or business associates closer than ever thought possible! With a limitless supply of activities and nearby attractions, you will be begging us to stay longer; most guests do.
We are also proud to announce that the entire ranch is now powered through solar panels, thus we are doing our small part to perserve our beautiful surroundings.
Keywords: Estate, Resort, Conference, Retreat, Italian, Spanish, Paradise
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- 3 story
- Chateau / Country House
- 10200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 85, Beds for 40-85
Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Professional Racquetball, Bocce Ball, Basketball, Shuffleboard, Tennis, Sand Volleyball Courts; along with Teatherball, playground, horseshoe courts, etc. & An outdoor restaurant for up to 250. A massive, state of the art theatre. Solar power operated. 48 acres of farmland with fruit to pick and eat....moreless
- Air Hockey
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Covered Parking
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Free Long Distance
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
TWO kitchens: Formal entertaining kitchen with stove, double oven, toaster oven, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, deep fryer/griddle, 4 refrigerators, & tons of small appliances Full catering kitchen...moreless
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Tennis Court
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Spa Whirlpool
- Housekeeper Optional
Rates are based on # of Bedrooms, occupancy, and which amenities are used. Rates also based on whether it is day/evening, overnight and event usage. ie. $2,450-$2,950 (& ins.) for DAY/EVENING usage; with no overnight stay involved. ie. $1,280-$3,145 (& ins.) for OVERNIGHT usage; from 4 to 16 Bedrooms. Each bedroom (except bunk/Guest Masters) assume UP TO 2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD under 16. There is a 4 BEDROOM MINIMUM rental guideline. NO CLEANING FEES for stays of 2 nights or more! Specific quotes available based on your needs and requests.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Rancho Magdalena is nestled in a valley of lush farms and orchards, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with clear starry skies at night and views for miles during the day. At Rancho Magdalena and beyond, you can't miss a wide range of outdoor and recreational activities, great opportunities to reconnect with the beautiful California landscape. Along Keys Creek Road you'll find the adorable and yummy Yellow Deli and the beautiful Keys Creek Lavender Farm, where you can have a lavender-infused tea service and pick up lavender products galore. Within 15 miles you'll find Pala Casino & Spa, Casino Pauma, Harrah's Rincon Hotel & Casino, and Valley View Casino & Hotel, so you're never too far from a great restaurant, casino, or club. And the San Diego Wild Animal Park is a can't-miss attraction!
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Thom & Magdalena Swick are owners and operators of a number of successful businesses. They have operated a Tax & Financial services firm for 32 years; a commercial building and management company, along with corporate creation and educational services firm. Their children attend MIT, Boston College and Emerson College.
Why the Owner Chose Valley Center:
A trip to Rancho Magdalena is a return to an idyllic setting worlds away from the fast pace of daily life. Driving to the ranch, you encounter rolling hills, dirt roads and fresh-grown fruit stands reminiscent of days gone by. The house sits atop a hill with a 360-degree view of the estate. We grow our very own crops on our 48 acres, including Mexican and Asian guavas, pomegranates, baby blue and silver dollar Eucalyptus, several varieties of Australian Wax Plants, avocados, and navel and Valencia oranges. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, having dinner on the patio, or standing on one of our balconies, there are endless gorgeous views of the picturesque landscape at Rancho Magdalena for you to enjoy.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Feature Summary Location: 48 acres of spectacular rolling hills, valleys and vistas. Rustic gardens, fruit trees for the eating & fresh juices. 4 miles of dirt road to walk or run. Outdoor Features: Large pool/spa with bar, grotto, water slide, and lounge area. Floral gazebos for outdoor eating and socializing. Patio entertainment area with beautiful statues. Racquetball (Wally ball, hand ball), Bocce ball, Basketball, Tetherball & Shuffleboard courts. Horseshoe Pits, playground and a hillside Trampoline deck, Balconies surrounding the home with an outdoor fireplace. Bow flex Revolution & weight lifting equipment. Accommodations: Themed rooms: Gold, Mission, Moroccan, Nautical, Venetian, & the Bamboo Room in this 12,000 plus square foot home; most with their own bath. 2 nearby 5 bedroom homes with full facilities. Culinary Amenities: Large state of the art kitchen with breakfast nook. Two sets of refrigerators and freezers, wine cooler. Formal dining room. Outdoor dining area for up to 150 guests. Entertainment: Egyptian themed state of the art Theatre with multiple-landings, Reclining sofa recliners and a 16x9 foot screen with stage. Old style popcorn, cotton candy & snow cone machines. Karaoke & DJ equipment and Disco lighting. Infra-red sauna. Card and board games, table tennis, pool table, WI station, Indoor shuffleboard, air hockey & foosball. Outdoor fire pits. Social Areas: Grand Living Room with gothic travertine fireplace. Great room with grand piano, bar area and TV area with fireplace. Outdoor balcony with outdoor fireplace.
- Primary: +1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA)
- Secondary: +1 818-243-4300
Welcome to fabulous Rancho Magdalena!
Our main Patio, for medium sized events and great views
The hillside garden and three dining gazebos
A view of the game courts and trampoline
Our full sized tennis court
Our fabulous kitchen with 3 refrigerators, 2 sinks, and tons of counter space
Our Main Living Room for fireside chats and glamorous relaxation
Our Jungle Room has a bar, sauna, foosball, air hockey, pool table, & TV!
Take a nap or watch a movie in our plush Theatre
The Captain's Quarters, also with its own bath, has a nautical flare
The Mission Bedroom & Bath has a lovely study and a huge shower
Here's a photo from one of our family's formal events
Survey the orchards and hills surrounding Rancho Magdalena
The enormous pool, complete with water slide, waterfall, and grotto!
Outdoor life-sized chessboard!
Shuffleboard anyone? AND 2 horseshoe courts!
The Racquetball Court
Jane's Victorian dining room in the jungle!
The Great Room has a bar, television, and baby grand piano for entertaining
Welcome to the Egyptian Theatre! Tiered leather super-comfy couches
Guadalupe's Gold Room is our most opulent bedroom, with its own bath and garden!
The Elephant Bedroom & Bath has a precious elephant statue and luxurious bathtub
One of 2 auxiliary entertainments spaces that can handle the grandest events!
An afternoon by the pool
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015
- Property typeChateau / Country House
- Response time Within a few days
- Response rate 70%
- Calendar last updated 11/07/2015
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