Secluded, Tropical, Country Resort, N. San Diego, Large Pool, & Slide
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Valley Center estate description
'Casa Bella~Tranquila' - a place of comfort and retreat---is situated on a 14 acre panoramic hilltop where the majority of the land is left in its natural state; your private country estate offers an ideal getaway to relax with your family. San Diego's main attractions are less than an hour away. Distances: San Diego International Airport - 44 miles; Wild Animal Park/Safari -12 miles; Carlsbad Beach - 28 miles; Seaworld- 42 miles; Legoland -31 miles; nearest golf course is 1.1 miles away. Southern CA main attractions are less than 2 hours drive: Disneyland / 86 miles. Take time to smell the roses, exotic plumerias, and pikakes on the estate's several gardens; watch birds in flight as they traverse across the sky; hike the property where you will see wild oaks, toyon, manzanita, and various birds; stargaze under the canopy of the heavens and watch shooting stars flit across the night sky; and SWIM in a 45 FT BY 55 FT INFINITY SALT WATER POOL. with 30 ft WATER SLIDE, waterfall, and a JETTED JACUZZI. THERE IS NO NEED TO BE AT THE BEACH...HERE, YOU ARE IN YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE AND SECLUDED, LAKE-LIKE SALT WATER AND SOLAR HEATED POOL WITH A 'BAJA BEACH'. THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS DEFINITELY WARMER: 80-87 DEGREES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS THAN AT THE BEACH.
Large one story 3660 sq. foot residence with 4 bedrooms, office/library and 3 1/2 baths. Huge master bedroom with Tempur pedic queen size bed, private sitting room with french doors that lead you to outdoors---the pool/jacuzzi, the gardens and in the winter months a wood burning fireplace. Large kitchen equipped with modern appliances and a massive granite top kitchen island, big enough for several chefs.
As you approach your private estate, you will first drive through a quiet oak-lined road. You will come to a gated neighborhood of 10 homes. You will drive up 460 feet of private curved driveway. Finally you have arrived: your hilltop estate with majestic views calls you to come home-sweet- vacation home!
The walk to your front door is aligned with fragrant tropical plants and trees.
~large one story/ 4 bedrooms, office/library (or additional bedroom and 3 1/2 baths
~Huge master bedroom with an adjustable tempur pedic Queen bed and a sitting room with a sink to prepare your own coffee or tea. Has its own fireplace and huge master bathroom with a deep jacuzzi bath tub and a separate walk-in shower.
~3 other bedrooms are located on the opposite wing of the house to ensure your privacy.
~Cozy family room equipped with a 50- inch plasma TV/DVD/VHS and Bose Stereo System. It comes with a 'zero gravity perfect chair'.
~Cavernous kitchen with modern appliances, gas stove, and two ovens (one is a convection); Massive granite top kitchen island.
~Custom made rosewood dining room set for up to 8 people and a high chair.
~`Lake-like' solar heated, salt water vanishing edge pool solar heated only during the summer months with a jetted jacuzzi, waterfall, 30 ft. slide, and a stunning view of the mountains and valley floor below.
~Multiple back yard patios with custom wood burning fireplace, built in barbeque, and an outdoor kitchen.
PLEASE NOTE: We get numerous inquiries for weddings. There will be an additional fee and WE WILL CONSIDER SMALL WEDDINGS FOR THE USE OF THE GROUNDS ONLY PLEASE! CALL Prima-- 760 855 5901 to discuss the details.
About Valley Center:
There are currently two major casinos in the vicinity of Valley Center—Harrah's Rincon and Valley View; The town has claim to several well known movie/TV personalities to have lived here: John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Steve Reeves and the husband-and-wife team of June Allyson and Dick Powell all lived for a time in Valley Center.
Lake Wohlford and Lake Dixon are within 10 to 15 minutes drive from your vacation home. You can go fishing, boating, biking/mountain biking, and hiking. Not far from your home is Hell Hole Canyon, a nature preserve where you can hike and experience and view California's native plants and many wildlife.
Once a year, practically the whole town participates in 'Western Days'. This event is traditionally held over the Memorial Day weekend and consists of a community parade, a gathering at the Valley Center Community Center and a rodeo. Another site of interest is The Lavender Fields at Keys Creek Lavender Farm. This USDA Certified Organic Lavender Farm features an on site essential oil distillery, a lavender labyrinth, a farm store/gift shop. During the FALL, Bates Nut Farm becomes the PUMPKIN capital of San Diego County.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Many of our guests have said that coming to our vacation home, 'Casa Bella~Tranquila'--truly a place of comfort and retreat-- give them so much peace and tranquility that they expressed their desire to return over and over again. 'Casa Bella~Tranquila' is in the country but very close to the city of Escondido....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
salt water, 45ft. by 55ft vanishing edge pool- possibly the largest privately owned pool in San Diego County; solar heated...no need to be at the beach...you will have your very own private lake-- like pool...moreless
- Hot Tub
- Jetted Tub
Location & View
Would you believe that John Wayne, Steve Reeves, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and many other Hollywood personalities had vacation homes or had visited Valley Center? Visit Valley Center Museum....moreless
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Climbing
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
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Labor Day weekend getaway
Labor Day weekend getaway
We are 8 professional women. We get together every year for Labor Day weekend. This was our 6th year. We had a great time, view was amazing, the infinity pool was a dream and the Owners was very attentive, courteous and very accommodating to our needs. We had minor setbacks but Joel & Noel (owners) had responded very quickly and patiently. Everything was very clean, big kitchen for those who loves to cook (which we all prepared/cooked our meals for 3nights, 4days stay), not to mention 2 barbeque areas and plenty space/area for everybody. Definitely one of our favorites and Unforgetable getaway. We love their home. We will definitely recommend this place and hoping to come back again.
- Guest labor day getaway (Upland, California)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
This was a very nice, big and beautiful property, and our family enjoyed staying there very much. The owners and very nice and friendly, and the property was very clean and organized. The backyard has the greatest pool, and is big enough that10 people could gather in any corner that they want and don't have to have the same gathering spot all the time. San Diego Zoo Safari park, a casino and also few tennis courts are just few miles away from the property that makes it easy to have outside activities if interested. I would highly recommend this property for families with kids, specially for those folks who like swimming in an exciting pool.
- Guest armik77 (Tujunga, CA)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/06/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
GREAT POOL AND SLIDE. AMAZING VIEW. WELL MAINTAINED AND NICE HOUSE. WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH.
- Guest sam g.
- Date of stay 08/11/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Would most certainly do it again.
Would most certainly do it again.
Incredibly clean, fantastic owners and a FUN patio for kids as well as adults. Just under an hour away from most go to places in San Diego but you'll end up staying at home because it's more relaxing and brings the family together.
- Guest Yasir T.
- Date of stay 06/19/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
We stayed at Joel & Prima's estate for three nights with a total of four adults and four children ranging from 18 mos to 17 years. Everyone had things to love about this home. The house is immaculate, and clearly displays pride of ownership. It is well appointed, with amenities to make it very "homey" for travelers (toys for the kids to use, DVD's, satellite TV, comfortable beds, good quality cooking utensils, etc.). The back yard is tremendous - the pool is even better than pictured, and is HUGE. The kids could not get enough of it, and the adults loved it too. The entertaining facilities in the back yard are also top shelf with multiple BBQs, seating areas, outdoor fireplace (although we couldn't use it due to high fire danger in the region, which is totally understandable). Location is minutes aways from all kinds of shopping in Escondido with fresh fruit and produce stands for wonderful homemade meals. Both families agreed that this was one of the best family vacations we've taken, and a perfect respite for the adults after braving a few days at Disneyland with the little ones! Joel was very helpful when we arrived, and was available to help if we had any problems. We look forward to a return trip in the future.
- Guest DisneyFans (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Peaceful, Gorgeous Home!
Peaceful, Gorgeous Home!
When our daughter chose Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center as her wedding venue, we began to search for accommodations for our family of 8. We quickly decided that rather than be in separate hotel rooms, we would much rather all be together under one roof to prepare for and celebrate such a memorable family milestone. As we did lots of internet searching, we came across Casa Bella Tranquila. The pictures looked amazing, it was the perfect size and the reviews were all so great. Financially, it would be cheaper than separate hotel rooms too. We could not have made a better decision. Joel and Prima, the owners were there to welcome us and give us the tour. They were so helpful and gracious, assuring us that their home would in fact be our home for the next 4 days. The home was just as beautiful as the pictures and actually felt even more spacious than the photos depicted. The layout is wonderful for separate families and even though there were 10 of us there, it felt like there was plenty of room for privacy. The backyard is so inviting with several separate seating areas and the amazing infinity pool. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment there, all though much of it was spent preparing for our daughter's wedding. We hope to go back in the future and have a "real" vacation there!
- Guest tessiecakes (Chino Hills)
- Date of stay 05/23/13
- Review Submitted 06/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
We just had a "Girls" weekend with 7 of us. The property is really, really lovely! The view from the pool and jacuzzi is just fantastic. The pool with the slide is soooo much fun! The backyard and house are large enough to host our 7, plus more if we had wanted, without being crowded or in each other's space. Everyone had somewhere they could hang out if they wanted some alone time to read or nap. But, there were also great spaces to gather everyone around, outside at the large patio table, around the kitchen island and in the living room to watch a movie. I can't say enough kind words about Prima and Joel. They are the perfect hosts. They made us feel welcome and explained everything so we knew how to operate everything correctly. They really did make us feel at home. We really had a wonderful time and will be booking again soon!
- Guest Tamra (San Diego)
- Date of stay 04/18/13
- Review Submitted 04/22/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Family Aged 2 to 100
Family Aged 2 to 100
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Bella! The home was beautiful! We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay plus lots of extras such as videos, toiletries, Easter treats, toys, etc. The grounds were phenomenal! The pool and spa were great. We enjoyed the outdoor kitchen and fireplace as well.. It is also a working farm so we had fun picking fresh oranges and lettuce. Although this home would be great for any age, it was perfect for kids. They had outdoor riding toys, pool toys, a play house, swing set, water slide, etc. The owner even gave my boys a toy so they could explore even more. Casa Bella is a great place to play and a great place to relax!
- Guest beth v. (Fredericksburg)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Beautiful and spacious
Beautiful and spacious
Great house, great pool, great vacation. The location is quite private. It's great for a relaxing vacation and spacious enough for a family getaway. I was very happy with the property, the amenities and the professional attitude of the owners. The pictures give a very good impression of the property, if you like the pictures, you'll like the property.
- Guest kevin (San Jose)
- Date of stay 11/18/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
A Blissful Moms' Retreat
A Blissful Moms' Retreat
Our circle of 7 neighborhood friends just enjoyed our 9th year of renting a luxury home in Southern California for our annual getaways. This property was yet another amazing one!!! The pool is even more beautiful in person, as is the view. The home was immaculate and well-supplied for all our comforts. The kitchen is excellent for preparing group meals and the couches fit all of us for late-night movie-watching. With an eye toward kid- and eco-friendly renting, the owners are very conservative about energy use, access to controls, temperature and safety precautions. They were very accessible in case any need arose and offered their home generously for our trip. Wonderful people and an excellent stay for a group of women to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. Thank you!
- Guest B M.
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/06/12
$495-$600/ night; winter rates:$1600 for 3 weekend nights. $3600 a week summer rates and holidays: 4 nights minimum @$2400, $3600 a week during the summer $250 Cleaning Fee. $49 damage insurance $500 fully refundable deposit. fee for your special event day and or evening use, please call Prima 7608555901
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: San Diego (Lindbergh International Airport) at 43.3 Miles
- Nearest Train: Oceanside at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 15 at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Carlsbad or Oceanside at 25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Woods Valley Golf Course at 1.1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Fat Ivors at 1.4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We have traveled wide and far through-out the world and we now plan on staying more than a week at a time in places we have yet to explore or perhaps to return to some of our favorite places that we've visited.
Why the Owner Chose Valley Center:
Valley Center is a special place in San Diego County, tucked away up on the hills where we breathe a sigh of relief the moment we drive up the grade on Valley Center Road. We have wide spaces between the houses. many are on 2 acres and up. Avocados, citrus and ornamental plants are grown in parts of our town. Here, we can be as private as we wish to be and/or we can be small town folks where the neighbors wave as we hike the hilly streets with fabulous views of /and around our neighborhood. Valley Center has an equestrian trail where you need not dismount if you were to cross the street while riding your horse--the street lights have push buttons at horse's height. The movie stars who used to ride their horses around Valley Center such as John Wayne and many others would have approved on how beautiful the town turned out to be.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The salt water pool / slide of course had given us great enjoyment for our family and our 5 grand children during the summer months. The views are outstanding from both front and back of the house. To observe the numerous birds that fly above and those that roam around the property is seeing nature at its best; for example we have a resident road runner (bird) that claims the back yard as his territory. We often see hawks hover overhead in search of prey. Valley Center has few street lights so on clear moonless nights, we could see the stars with more clarity. We have fresh clean air to breath. The people of Valley Center are friendly and many are community oriented.
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Your beautiful and tranquil vacation home!
formal dining room with custom built rosewood furniture
your spa-like master bathroom with deep jetted bath tub
your large kitchen
welcome to your family room
serene and beautiful bedroom #3 with jack and jill bathroom
pool,slide, waterfall, top patios; view from the fireplace patio area
come and relax in your comfortable living room.
view of pool and waterfall/slide from Master Bedroom
private sitting room in your master bedroom that leads to the pool and jacuzzi
your bright and cheerful breakfast nook is ready to bid you good morning!
calm/exotic bedroom #2 with its own bathroom furnished with Henredon furniture
happy and bright room # 4
plumeria in full bloom
Casa Bella~Tranquila--a place of comfort and retreat vacation home!
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