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Business Class Amenities & Homespun Elegance

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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Valley Center chateau / country house description

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

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 10200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE the home...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 85, Beds for 40-85

          • MAIN: Mission Bedroom: 1 queen

            Attached private study and bathroom + private entrance...moreless

          • MAIN: Captain's Quarters: 1 queen

            Attached private bathroom + private entrance...moreless

          • MAIN: Guadalupe's Gold Room: 1 king

            Handicap accessible with private bathroom and garden...moreless

          • MAIN: Elephant Bedroom: 1 king

            Attached private bathroom + private entrance...moreless

          • MAIN: Jungle Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • MAIN: Victorian Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • S GUEST: Master: 2 queen

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          • S GUEST: Bed #1: 1 queen

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          • S GUEST: Bed #2: 1 queen

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          • S GUEST: Bed #3: 1 queen

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          • S GUEST: Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed

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          • N GUEST: Master: 2 queen

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          • N GUEST: Bed #1: 1 queen

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          • N GUEST: Bed #2: 1 queen

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          • N GUEST: Bed #3: 1 queen

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          • N GUEST: Bunk Room: 2 bunk bed

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          • Main Home: King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4) South Guest Home: Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) North Guest Home: Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) Available: Cots (24), Baby Cribs (1), Comfy Couches...moreless

          Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Guadalupe's Gold: toilet, shower

            Handicap Accessible...moreless

          • Captain's Quarters: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Elephant Bedroom: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Mission Bedroom: toilet, tub, shower

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          • Jungle Bathroom: toilet, shower

            FOR: Jungle Bedroom and Victorian Bedroom...moreless

          • Theatre: toilet

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          • Pool Spa: toilet, shower

            Includes: Water closet, 2 separate shower rooms, + sauna ...moreless

          • S GUEST: Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • S GUEST: Main: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • N GUEST: Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • N GUEST: Main: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Main Home: Full Bathrooms (6), Half Bathroom (1) South Guest Home: Full Bathrooms (2) North Guest Home: Full Bathrooms (2)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Air Hockey
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Resort
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Racquetball
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Many dining options: Formal Dining Room (8 chairs) Patio Furniture (seating for 20+) 3 Gazebos Foldable Plastic Furniture (seating for 150+) ...moreless

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • PC
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    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

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis
                  • Tennis Court
                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Private Pool
                  • Sauna
                  • Spa Whirlpool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      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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                      Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                      Location

                      52 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Diego International Airport
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Canyon Grille Restaurant & Bar
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Castle Creek Country Club
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Escondido
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      15/78, 76, or 79
                      1.6 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Yellow Deli
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Oceanside

                      Car: Necessary

                      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!

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


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                      Speaks: english, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • Welcome to fabulous Rancho Magdalena!

                        Welcome to fabulous Rancho Magdalena!

                      • Our main Patio, for medium sized events and great views

                        Our main Patio, for medium sized events and great views

                      • The hillside garden and three dining gazebos

                        The hillside garden and three dining gazebos

                      • A view of the game courts and trampoline

                        A view of the game courts and trampoline

                      • Our full sized tennis court

                        Our full sized tennis court

                      • Our fabulous kitchen with 3 refrigerators, 2 sinks, and tons of counter space

                        Our fabulous kitchen with 3 refrigerators, 2 sinks, and tons of counter space

                      • Our Main Living Room for fireside chats and glamorous relaxation

                        Our Main Living Room for fireside chats and glamorous relaxation

                      • Our Jungle Room has a bar, sauna, foosball, air hockey, pool table, & TV!

                        Our Jungle Room has a bar, sauna, foosball, air hockey, pool table, & TV!

                      • Take a nap or watch a movie in our plush Theatre

                        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 Captain's Quarters, also with its own bath, has a nautical flare

                      • The Mission Bedroom & Bath has a lovely study and a huge shower

                        The Mission Bedroom & Bath has a lovely study and a huge shower

                      • Here's a photo from one of our family's formal events

                        Here's a photo from one of our family's formal events

                      • Survey the orchards and hills surrounding Rancho Magdalena

                        Survey the orchards and hills surrounding Rancho Magdalena

                      • The enormous pool, complete with water slide, waterfall, and grotto!

                        The enormous pool, complete with water slide, waterfall, and grotto!

                      • Outdoor life-sized chessboard!

                        Outdoor life-sized chessboard!

                      • Shuffleboard anyone? AND 2 horseshoe courts!

                        Shuffleboard anyone? AND 2 horseshoe courts!

                      • The Racquetball Court

                        The Racquetball Court

                      • Jane's Victorian dining room in the jungle!

                        Jane's Victorian dining room in the jungle!

                      • The Great Room has a bar, television, and baby grand piano for entertaining

                        The Great Room has a bar, television, and baby grand piano for entertaining

                      • Welcome to the Egyptian Theatre! Tiered leather super-comfy couches

                        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!

                        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

                        The Elephant Bedroom & Bath has a precious elephant statue and luxurious bathtub

                      • One of 2 auxiliary entertainments spaces that can handle the grandest events!

                        One of 2 auxiliary entertainments spaces that can handle the grandest events!

                      • An afternoon by the pool

                        An afternoon by the pool

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                      16 Bedroom / 10.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 85

                      View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Calendar last updated 09/16/2014
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