Beautiful Lake View Home in Del Dios / Safari Park and Novel Attractions Close

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Almost nothing better than Kayaks, especially during a full moon


Last updated: 11/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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The 'Del Dios ' Lake House
Our Lake House is in a very unique, one of a kind communities...... it's called "Del Dios" and it's on Lake Hodges North Shore in San Diego Co, California.

About our Lake House
The 1000sf house is a craft style home with two bedrooms that sleeps up to 4 adults 2 children. The decks overlook the valley, lake and local mountains. The property is about 150ft to the waters edge. The lake is abound by miles and miles of trails (the infamous coast to crest trail runs through it); it's a noted destination for runners, cyclist, hiking, trail biking, equestrians, fishing, boating, sunset walks or just picnics at the sandy shore. Guests say they feel far away from the everyday hustle but love being within minutes of the main city, major shopping centers and malls. The Lake House is a perfect get away and excellent for families, couples and professionals. The few houses on our street sit far apart and although the neighbors are really friendly, they keep to themselves. Our yard is enjoyable, fenced and large. This is truly a great place to de-stress, relax and re-energize.

A car is recommended but many guests also bike. Major malls, supermarkets and restaurants are within minutes. Down Town Escondido has everything and is 5minutes away, other attractions from the famous San Diego Safari Park to Sea World to Legoland are a quick and easy drive. Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing & Novel Attractions, Polo field, equestrian shows, local beaches, dog beach and Interstate-5 is 15 minutes away and it's only a few minutes to Hwy 15, Rancho Santa Fe is less than 5 minutes drive. Local golfing is a few miles, Torrey Pines Golf Course is 20 minutes. Disneyland will take about 75 minutes, local mountains and casinos like Harra's & Valley View Casino take about 50 minutes, Lake Henshaw is 35 min. Palomar Observatory less than an hour and snow in the local mountains is around 45mi, skiing is available it will take 3hr to Big Bear, its 357mi to Mammoth Lakes, the desert is 1hour drive and historic town of Julian is 1hr drive. Down Town San Diego and all it has to offer is less than 30min drive. Museums are local or visit Balboa park about 30 min highway drive. Down town Escondido offers dining and nightlife. Walk to the local restaurant it's a renowned Mexican style cantina just off the lake.

Take a hike and visit "Potato Chip Rock", Elfin Forest, Olivenhein Reservoir, or just explore the lake. Scroll our site for many more destinations and their distances .....there are a lot of great places to visit , have fun!

The Lake House is convenient and very comfortable, it is equipped with typical amenities and has central heat and AC. There is a queen bed in one room and double in the other, they're comfortable and the rooms good size. The couch doubles as a bed. Parking is on site or street side, laundry is on site. We have many good books for when the outdoor adventure is over. For others, the high speed internet, wi-games, blue ray & movies, 42' lcd screen tv or one of the board games will keep you entertained.
The California style kitchen and huge skylight are an inviting integration of entertainment to kitchen areas. The bathroom is deco and functions well, it has a full bath and shower. Decks are off the kitchen and side yard where there's also a bbq. Our yard is large, groomed and fully fenced in. Most pets are welcome.
The lake is on of the larger bodies of water in San Diego Co. huge and everyone enjoys the many activities it has to offer, they also rent boats for a day on the lake.
We know there are many vacation homes to choose from but few will leave you that euphoria and longing to come back and our house is open to anyone looking for that place where we all love to be.
As owners we are very proud of our lake house and we promise we'll strive to make your stay at The Lake House the best time it can be. Hope to hear from you soon...
Lynn & Paul


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : single story

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 to rent and have a valid drivers license and credit card. Young adults, children and seniors are welcome alike, the house is clean, serene and conveniently located. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are more than welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking within the house but outside away from the doors and windows allowed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets may be allowed pending owner approval...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Full sleeps 2...moreless

  • Sofa Bed in Living Room: 1 double

    Sofa is a double size bed....moreless

  • This home has 2 bedrooms, 1 is a master bedroom and the other is a guest room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full shower/bath

Other Amenities

  • Additional Services by special request and appointment only, customary fees will apply Del Dios is acclaimed to have the best weather in all of San Diego County, there are about 300 clear days a year temperatures are typ. in the 70-80s. Most of the area is causal attire and normally shorts and a t-shirt are all you will need, however fine dining, plays, and concerts are minutes away. The central vicinity of Del Dios. makes movies, ice skating, horse races, beaches, mall shopping and many other activities easily accessible, hwy 15 is minutes and Interstate 5 about 15 minute drive. The lake offers, fishing, boat rentals as well as kayaks. The house is steps from the famous Hernandez Hideaway Mexican restaurant and one of San Diego's Co. best bass and catfish fishing lakes. Barbecue off the deck, as the moon rises and glimmers off the lake, at dawn the sun crests between two mountains creating a one of a kind. Rates may vary and are subject to change without notification....moreless


  • Books:

    Many books for guests enjoyment are available...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games are available ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable tv is provided in the living room, pay-per-view is available upon request and for additional fees ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a cd player and radio in the kitchen and a record player/cd/ipod radio in the living room ...moreless

  • Television:

    1 televisions, one large tv in the living room ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Wii in the living room (with netflix) and games are available. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD's are available to renters...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Excellent beaches with silky sand and miles of coast line are very close just a 15min secnic drive....moreless

  • Downtown:

    A few minutes away is Down Town Escondido - plays, entertainment, eclectic restaurants, bars, shopping. Cruising Grand is on Fridays, Tuesday is Farmers Market, many other local events to experience...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    There are several golf course and driving ranges less than 10min drive. Torrey Pines is a 20 drive. The house is not on a golf course...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Great view of Lake Hodges 75yd to the dock and lake front. Excellent water sport, boating, fishing, biking, exploring, fitness training, hiking or picnicking. Mountain views. Close to shopping...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    200' to lake shore, some sandy beaches, docks, rocky areas, picnicking and bbqs avaialble @ bait house side...moreless

  • Monument View:

    View of local mountains to distant Laguna Mts and snowcaps in the winter...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The sunrise and moonrise shine through a split in the local mountains and glisten off the lake, it will take you away..... during winter the distant mountains radiate sparkling snowfall. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Rancho Sante Fe resort is a few minutes drive, world famous La Costa resort and golf is a short 25 minute scenic drive. Del Mar Fair grounds is 20 min....moreless

  • Rural:

    Rural, but minutes to large cities Close yet far enough away to allow for a peaceful and relaxing get away, major indoor mall less than a handful of miles, supermarkets around the corner....moreless

  • Village:

    The Farmers Market Down Town Escondido on Tuesday offers unique and organic food and produce. The Village of Rancho Sante Fe is within 5 minutes...moreless

  • Water View:

    The sun sparkles off the water in the morning, the moon by night. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Lake House is within steps of the shoreline...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    California Style Kitchen, light and airy plenty of room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Electric...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Works quick...moreless

  • Elevator:

    single story ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Vintage Franklyn wood burner type with open front...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Local fitness and training is available located within minutes of the lake....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wi-fi internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Freshly cleaned linens, towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    California style dining and living area...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, and general hand towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Gas Dryer/Elect. Washing Machine...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Historic Looking Franklyn works as a wood burner or opens for fireplace type viewing. Usage limited to owner approval and instruction. ...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, with quality pots, pans and utensils, microwave, toaster oven, full stove and oven, full size refrigerator/freezer, flatware, plates, bowls, glass ware. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    gas with stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items may be available to guests. Guests are encouraged to bring your own items and food...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size w/ freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Balcony:

    Balcony deck overlooks the yard and has a view of the local mountains and the lake ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Rentals may be available locally please inquire....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals available at the Lake docks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 patio/decks and 1 balcony deck ...moreless

  • Golf:

    A short distance to Vineyard Golf Course (18hole) Solana Beach Executive Course is also minutes away Torrey Pines Golf Course is about 20 min drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at the Lake docks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas Barbeque is provided. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nearest Skiing is Big Bear about 120 mi....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts are about 5 miles away...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fishing poles and some gear available, guests must replace spent tackle....moreless

Pool / Spa



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall / Winter
Nov 20 - Apr 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$241 $251
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,361 $3,879

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$262 $272
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Move Out Prep/Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $155 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%


Credit card fees will apply, other chargers may be required ie; excessive utilities, movie rentals , damages, late chk out. Must be 21 yrs w/driver valid drivers license & credit card. Standard rates are for 2 adults and 2 children, terms and rate subject to change without notification. Other terms and conditions may apply.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palomar 15mi & SD Intr. Airport, Lindberg Field 28
Nearest Barpub
Hernandez Hideaway 1-2min walk
28 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego Down Town / Oceanside 20mi
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vineyard Golf Course 4mi /Torrey Pines Golf 25 mi
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Sprinter 4mi / Solana Beach - Amtrack (12mi)
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 15 - 4mi / Interstate 5 - 12 mi
Nearest Restaurant
Hernandez Hideaway Restaurant 1-2 min walk
118 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear 118 / Mammoth 367 mi / Palomar Mt 40mi
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Solana Beach / Del Mar 13 miles/Torrey Pines 15mi

Car: Recommended

' Its rare when you find a place you fall in love with'

Sue K. 2013

With about 300 sunny days a year, nestled in the local mountains of North County San Diego is a small community on Lake Hodges in Del Dios. Neighbors of like minded artist, musicians, adventures and entrepreneurs, create a very special environment and town not only to visit but also, to live in.

We think, location is the key to an excellent vacation and accessibility makes all the difference in the world. Our house on Lake Hodges is the perfect location to make your vacation home base.

Just off the kitchen deck of the Lake House the higher distant mountains are a backdrop for the local mountains which create the basin for Lake Hodges. While here you can visit Mt Palomar, Julian or Laguna mountains for the day. Mt Israel is just out the back door ' Del Dios (aka 'Valley of the Gods') is our location and "yes it's great". Lake Hodges is one of the larger bodies of water in San Diego, Co, it's a renowned bass fishing lake and water sport range from kayaking to boating to wind surfing (check schedules). Lake Hodges is nestled between Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido, CA. You'll enjoy kayaking, boating or just picnicking on the shore. From around the world travelers frequent Lake Hodges, not only its world class fishing but also for the excellent terrain to mountain bike, horseback ride, hike and it's cycling events for enthusiasts who bike Americas roadways. Form Del Dios Highway to the beaches Torrey Pines, to Palomar Mountain there all amazing rides worthey of the elites. Del Dios is also on the route of the Coast to Crest trail which is a 55 mile trail from Del Mar to Julian, jog, hike it or horse back works. Diversify terrain makes Del Dios an excellent area for triathlon training.

Truly a hidden gem, the Lake House is in one of the most central areas for recreation in all of San Diego County. Situated within minutes of Downtown Escondido, the North County Fair (one of San Diego's largest indoor malls), beautiful beaches, the San Diego Safari Park, Del Mar Race Track, Balloon Tours from Del Mar and Temecula Valley, the Escondido Center for the Arts, Olfina Winery, great golfing at the Vineyard, eclectic dining, and the original Stone Brewery all are very very close.

Conveniently located near many leisure activities, we are only 18 minutes away from Del Mar and Solana Beach. Other beautiful San Diego beaches like Ja Jolla and Torrey Pines are only a few more minutes south. The San Diego Safari Park, and Rancho Santa Fe, the World Famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, are a mere 25 minute drive. Local Golf is just a few minutes drive. The Wave water park, La Costa Spa, Down Town San Diego and Qual Comm Stadium. We are only 30 minutes away from Sea World, Casino Resorts, Belmont Park (featuring the west coasts oldest wood roller coaster), the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, Petco Park, the infamous retail shopping of district La Jolla and Linberg Field. There are many destinations about an hour away, from Mexico, to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry farms, Knox Berry Farm, and Mid-Evil Times. For the adventurous we have many terrific bike trails that surround the lake and if you plan on going further we are located near Palomar Mountain ( home of the world famous 'Hubble Telescope'), Cleveland National Forest. If you like apple pie Julian is the spot. If you wish to explore the desert for wonderful dirt bike and off-roading adventures we are about an hour from Anza-Borrego State park and Borrego Springs.

Within steps are Lake Hodges and San Diego's famous Hernandez Hideaway. There is no better location to enjoy all San Diego has to offer not just part of it.

There are always local events taking place and Escondido sponsors many family oriented events.

The Lake House is within minutes, whether it's the fourth of July fireworks in town or Lights on the Bay you'll have made an excellent choice to stay at The Lake House. On Tuesdays visit down town Escondido's farmers market.

All this and a great clean, efficient house to stay at.......

The Lake House may sleep up to six, has a fully equipped kitchen, one bath, two bedrooms, AC, fire place, great scenery and large yard, some pets are allowed and children are certainly welcome.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Our Lake Hodges home was the first single family home my husband and I purchased in 1990. Raising two of our three boys in the home was the best upbringing I could have given them. The Del Dios area is truly a unique place that I could let my children explore nature, canoe, kayak and fish with their friends. In 2001 my third son was born and we had to make a decision to remodel or add onto our cute and quaint lake home. We decided to move 1 mile away on the other side of the lake because taking away the integrity of the home was not an option. Our plans are to move back to the lake home once our youngest son moves off to college. Both my husband and myself grew up in San Diego area and attended college here as well. We are excited for this opportunity to open our house up for guests to experience what we have been able to have in this home.

Why the Owner Chose Escondido:
Before we had children we purchased a condo in Solana Beach. When our first son was born we decided that it was time to buy a home. My husband was driving his motorcycle and stumbled upon the community of Del Dios "Valley of the Gods". Because of the excellent weather and of course the lake, it felt right. The small town, it's vicinity and a country feeling was so appealing, it wasn't long before we found our home in the community. At first, we were torn about leaving the beach area but soon became impressed with the total appeal. We lived there for 16 years before making the decision to move where we now, still in Del Dios.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Seasonal rates ... From Beaches to Del Mar race track to the San Diego Safari Park to Disneyland to Mexico, the Lake House is the most centralized location available, the house is great too. The house is half way up a gentle sloping road. It is one of three homes on the street. The living room has 4 giant picture windows that look out to the lake with mountains as the backdrop. It's about 60 yards to the lakes shore with trails that I have walked my dogs, biked, and jogged more times than I can count over the years. Although it is not a large home, it has an open feeling with the kitchen flowing into the living room. We have three decks that surround the house. One of which is off the kitchen which makes a great place to have your morning cup of coffee or watch the moon at night light up the lake. Over the years the other two decks have provided us excellent places to have family barbecues and gatherings. I have done lots of gardening throughout the years in our large yard, where we have a nice area for children to play in. Over the years we have added many different seasonal plants and trees that make for a lovely walk through the yard. We have also built a large kennel for pets which will suit visitors with pets needs for your out of town adventures.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, finnish, mandarin, Foreign Language translated by goggle only!

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  • Almost nothing better than Kayaks, especially during a full moon

    Almost nothing better than Kayaks, especially during a full moon

  • The sun and moon rise between the 
Eastern Mountains

    The sun and moon rise between the Eastern Mountains

  • First Bedroom /Queen Bed

    First Bedroom /Queen Bed

  • Event : Cyclist mid-stop. Lake Hodges

    Event : Cyclist mid-stop. Lake Hodges

  • Front of The Lake House

    Front of The Lake House

  • A day on the lake

    A day on the lake

  • Dining/Breakfast area

    Dining/Breakfast area

  • Through the front door, living room and kitchen in the back

    Through the front door, living room and kitchen in the back

  • Spacious and well equipped California style Kitchen

    Spacious and well equipped California style Kitchen

  • Tons of pairs very delicious!

    Tons of pairs very delicious!

  • Just beautiful

    Just beautiful

  • Deck off Kitchen Veiw of Mountains & Lake Hodges, a great for morning coffe

    Deck off Kitchen Veiw of Mountains & Lake Hodges, a great for morning coffe

  • Private Main Decks /Barbeque

    Private Main Decks /Barbeque

  • 2nd Bedroom/Double bed

    2nd Bedroom/Double bed

  • Side Yard

    Side Yard

  • East view steps to main yard

    East view steps to main yard

  • There is fruit for your picking

    There is fruit for your picking

  • Old growth abounds the property

    Old growth abounds the property

  • East side lake view through the French Windows

    East side lake view through the French Windows

  • Deck off Kitchen with the lake in the background

    Deck off Kitchen with the lake in the background

  • The suns gentle light streaks through the trellis

    The suns gentle light streaks through the trellis

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