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'Bella~Tranquila Estate' - 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 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 3661 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. Amenities: ~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 brand new smart Samsung 55 inch TV/DVD/VHS and Bose Stereo System. It comes with a 'zero gravity perfect chair'. ~Large 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. ~6 ft. by 6 ft Playhouse for the children
PLEASE NOTE: We get numerous inquiries for weddings. There will be an additional fee and WE WILL CONSIDER SMALL WEDDINGS. Please CALL Prima-- 760 855 5901 to discuss the details. Log in to our website: www.bellatranquilaestate.com
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.
Many of our guests have said that coming to our vacation home, '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.
'Bella~Tranquila' is in the country but only five minutes away from/ to the city of Escondido....moreless
Woods Valley Golf Course is 1.1 mile from Casa Bella~Tranquila....moreless
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
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
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$59
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
PLEASE NOTE: WE RECEIVE INQUIRIES ABOUT WEDDINGS FREQUENTLY. PLEASE ASK US FIRST AS WE MAY ALLOW SMALL WEDDINGS. ANY GUESTS THAT HAVE UNAUTHORIZED WEDDINGS, EVENTS OR PARTIES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Diego Zoo Wild Animal/Safari Park is a short 15 minute drive from the house.
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. We welcome and enjoy meeting our guests from all over the world
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.