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Come to San Diego! Beautiful Cottage in Charming Garden Setting! Sleeps 6

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Beautiful garden view from the porch of Old Castle Cottage!

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

What better way to refresh and recharge your battery, than a fun trip to San Diego County! Old Castle Cottage is uniquely part vacation rental, and part bed and breakfast. It is truly charming! Fresh roses in bloom and gardens bursting with color. You will love an evening glass of wine under the twinkle lights that adorn the gazebo. Dine out at one of the many restaurants and resorts just minutes from Old Castle Cottage.

Located minutes from the conveniences of the city, the Old Castle Cottage offers a lush and private country setting. This property, encased in white picket fences, has been described as “fairy tale” like. Crossing the quaint, wooden bridge over the seasonal stream, you will enter an idyllic setting. It is worlds away from the fast pace of daily life. The Old Castle Cottage is tucked amid 7.2 acres of rolling lawns, rose and butterfly gardens and abundant wildlife.

Conveniently located near many North San Diego County/Temecula area wedding venues, Old Castle Cottage is a picturesque place for the bride and her maids/family to prepare for the wedding day. Please contact the owner directly for a list of wedding packages. (Please note, we do not host weddings)

The Old Castle Cottage offers scenic views in all directions. The large porch has two comfortable rocking chairs as well as an old-fashioned porch swing. From the front porch, you will enjoy a full view of the English rose garden and quaint gazebo - where you might relax over a cup of tea and enjoy the peacefulness of the flowing fountain. A meandering walkway trails off in two directions from the gazebo and invites you to take a stroll. This path is also suitable for a morning jog. The vista is impressive with sweeping grass lawns flanked by rugged and near vertical rock walls that reminds one of a miniature Yosemite Valley. The grounds are well-kept and summer guests will enjoy a bounty of produce from the garden and the fruit trees. In season, we grow organic apples, apricots, peaches, pears, lemons, oranges, pink grape fruit and nectarines. A children’s play area includes a redwood play fort with climbing wall, swing set, bars and slide.

The guest house has been professionally decorated in a coastal cottage theme. The kitchen comes well-stocked with standard appliances as well as a wine cooler. A washer and dryer are also included for your use. Central heat and air-conditioning will ensure your comfort. The master bedroom has a beautiful blue upholstered head and foot board supporting a king-size bed with 3-inch memory foam mattress topper. A writing desk with a view of the rose garden is a perfect place for writing in your journal or working at your computer.

The second bedroom offers two twin beds and the third has a full-sized bed. Lovely garden views greet you from each bedroom window.

In winter months, the fireplace in the family room is the ideal place for enjoying TV, a board game, puzzle, or good book.

The Old Castle Cottage is the perfect venue for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or girls-only holiday. Business travelers with families will find this a great way to mix business with pleasure. It is also an excellent place for grandparents to make memories with their grand children. We have often had three generations enjoy this home. The Old Castle Cottage is a perfect venue for your special get-away.

Features:
* Full Kitchen
• Bedrooms: 3 (1 King Size, 1 Full Size, Two Twin Beds)
• Baths: 2 (Master has shower and separate soaking tub, second bath has large shower)
• Backyard BBQ
• Internet/Wifi access
• Garden Gazebo
• Dish TV with HD and upgraded TV package
• Washer/Dryer
• Non-Smoking

** We are sorry, but Old Castle Cottage is not available for weddings, bridal showers, or large-scale retreats.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1371 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 unless traveling with family...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Private park-like setting with play area for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King bed with 3' memory foam...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • The Master bedroom is spacious and offers a comfortable king-sized bed that has been topped with a three inch memory foam mattress. Fabric with a garden toile design is carried from the master bedroom into the master bath. A writing desk with view of the rose garden is a great place to write in your journal or check your e-mail. A flat-screen TV is mounted opposite the master bed for your convenience. Bedroom Number 2 has two comfortable twin beds decorated in a coastal cottage theme and has a view of the back yard garden. Bedroom Number 3 is charming with a design theme similar to the black and white toile design found in the master bedroom. It offers a double bed with a chest of drawers and a garden view....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Soaking tub and shower with bench...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Extra large shower...moreless

  • The master bathroom has been tastefully decorated to match the master bedroom. It is large, bright, and charming. The second bathroom has an over-sized shower and carries on the cottage theme found elsewhere in the house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This 7.2 acre property sits among several large estates. It is very private and secure. A gated entry and 6' fence around the perimeter of the cottage back yard offers peace of mind to travelers with children, elderly travelers or ladies traveling alone....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, cards etc....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV subscription with upgraded package....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in both living (HD) room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views surround. Some are jutted with rugged boulders while others are covered in neat rows of avocado or citrus trees....moreless

  • Resort:

    Four major resorts are within 15 minutes of this cottage: Welk Resort, Tuscany Hills Resort, Pala Mesa Resort, and Pala Casino Spa and Resort....moreless

  • Rural:

    While minutes from the city, this property is serenely rural. Avocado and citrus groves surround.This cottage sits in a charming valley near many world class golf courses....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning. We will set up and start your fire upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Designer decorated in Cottage Theme. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart 10 cup coffee pot and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware, electric blender, electric mixer, measuring cups, and cookware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Cottage kitchen with white cabinets. Small island with two stools. Table seats six. An array of cook tools are at your disposal. The kitchen also offers a Jenn Air wine cooler....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Assorted spices, tea, and cooking oil are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with ice and water available on door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat Glass Electric cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch offers two rocking chairs and an old-fashioned porch swing. Patio seating in back yard...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo has overhead fan and lights as well as fountain. Table and chairs await you for a cup of afternoon tea or a glass of wine in the evening....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are 3 acres of grass lawn, manicured shrubs, and butterfly/hummingbird gardens. A child's play area also offers swing set, climbing wall, and play fort....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Back yard BBQ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Sale Price Cut!
May 18 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400
Hi-Season Late Spring/Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,505 $3,750
Mid Season -Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400 $3,000
Fall Special
Nov 1 - Nov 16, 2015
3 night min stay
$180
$1,330
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$250
$1,750
Christmas/New Year
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$250
$1,750 $3,750
Lowest Price
Jan 5 - Jan 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$180
$1,260 $3,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225
$1,470
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Administration Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

May Sale is over Memorial Day. Rate has been reduced by $25 per night and will auto quote for your convenience.

If someone inquires for dates you have requested, they will be added to a wait list. Your booking will be guaranteed as long as you provide deposit, contract, and payment within dates due.

The "monthly" rate is based on 30 days. Additional days prorated. The cleaning fee for the monthly rate is $350.


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Location

  • Balboa Park

    "One of our favorite outings has been to take the Coaster to Old Town. From the view of the t..."

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  • Peterson's Donut Corner

    "This corner donut shop is epic! Step back into the 1960’s. Ask for whatever is still warm –..."

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  • Fish House Vera Cruz - San Marcos

    "Fish House Vera Cruz offers a large selection of grilled fish, shrimp and lobster. Fresh ste..."

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  • Fat Ivor's Rib Rack

    "“Ivor’s” (as locals call it), is a favorite restaurant because it offers delicious BBQ at a ..."

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  • Bates Nut Farm

    "Bates Nut Farm is a historical and much loved fixture of Valley Center. Free entertainment i..."

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  • Cocina Del Charro

    "Cocina Del Charro has a terrific selection of authentic Mexican dishes. Their Sunday Brunch ..."

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  • Filippis Pizza Grotto Escondido

    "Like Peterson’s Donuts, Felipes is also an icon in Escondido. We have been eating there sinc..."

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  • Cruisin' Grand

    "Car collectors from near and far converge on and around Grand Avenue in Escondido on Friday ..."

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  • Oceanside Pier

    "The Oceanside pier was built in 1888 and rebuilt for the 6th time in 1987. It is a popular l..."

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  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    "The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, takes up 1,..."

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  • LEGOLAND California

    "Every guest traveling with a child/grandchild under 12 should make plans to visit Legoland! ..."

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  • SeaWorld San Diego

    "SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal ..."

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  • Welk Resort Theatre

    "Welk Resort is a world famous destination for golf and a live theater offering musicals, mag..."

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  • A Delight of France

    "A Delight of France has so many delicious offerings it is difficult to say which is my favor..."

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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
McClellan-Palomar Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Welk Resort Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Castle Creek Resort
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Escondido Transit Station
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 15
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Castle Creek - The Gopher Hole
110 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Mountain Resort, Big Bears
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oceanside Beach

Car: Necessary

• 5 minutes to Castle Creek Golf Course and Welk Resort Golf course. Other nearby golf courses include: Pala Mesa, Torrey Pines, Aviara Golf Club, and Coronado Golf;

• 5 minutes to Farmer’s Market at Welk Resort. Other Farmer’s markets are 15 minutes away;

• 5 minutes to resort restaurants;

• 15 minutes to local wine tasting

• 15 minutes to Escondido for shopping and North County Mall;

• 20 minutes to Escondido Center for the Performing Arts;

• 25 minutes to San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly San Diego Wild Animal Park);

• 25 minutes to water park;

• 15 to 30 minutes to Temecula or Carlsbad Outlet Mall;

• 30 minutes to a beautiful beaches and Legoland;

• 30 minutes to botanical gardens;

• 35 minutes to Del Mar Race Track (July through September);

• 35 minutes to San Diego County Fair at Del Mar (June through 4th of July);

• 35 minutes to the Birch Aquariam and LaJolla Cove Seal Preserve;

• 40 minutes from downtown San Diego, SD Zoo, Balboa Park;

• 45 minutes to San Diego International (Linbergh) Airport;

• 73 minutes to Disneyland;

• 2 hours to Hollywood;

• 8-35 minutes away are five large casinos - some with live entertainment.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We have lived in Valley Center since we married in 1985 and love the 'home town' feel here. We hope you have opportunity to visit this charming community!

Why the Owner Chose Valley Center:
We had admired this property for many years and jumped at the opportunity to purchase it in 2007. Those who visit here, frequently comment about the unique beauty of grounds. We can only give credit to God and the original founding family who had a great vision for enhancing the natural beauty here and left a marvelous fingerprint on this ranch.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The three acre lawn, formal rose garden, gazebo, and bird and butterfly gardens are very special! We feel most fortunate to share a piece of it with you!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Beautiful garden view from the porch of Old Castle Cottage!

    Beautiful garden view from the porch of Old Castle Cottage!

  • The master bedroom is elegant and romantic!

    The master bedroom is elegant and romantic!

  • Lot's of counter space and even a wine cooler!

    Lot's of counter space and even a wine cooler!

  • The master bath has a soaking tub. Open the window and smell the orange blossoms

    The master bath has a soaking tub. Open the window and smell the orange blossoms

  • Bedroom #2 offers two twin beds.

    Bedroom #2 offers two twin beds.

  • Guest bath.

    Guest bath.

  • Enjoy your morning coffee at the gazebo or have a glass of wine in the eve.

    Enjoy your morning coffee at the gazebo or have a glass of wine in the eve.

  • Relax with a glass of ice tea and enjoy the views from the porch!

    Relax with a glass of ice tea and enjoy the views from the porch!

  • To enjoy the lovely purple blossoms of this tree (in background) come in April!

    To enjoy the lovely purple blossoms of this tree (in background) come in April!

  • Entrance to the Old Castle Cottage.

    Entrance to the Old Castle Cottage.

  • Children enjoy their own private park!

    Children enjoy their own private park!

  • A fragrant rose in the morning dew.

    A fragrant rose in the morning dew.

  • Old Castle Cottage - surrounded by gardens!

    Old Castle Cottage - surrounded by gardens!

  • The family room is an inviting place to play games, watch TV or curl up by the fire with a good book!

    The family room is an inviting place to play games, watch TV or curl up by the fire with a good book!

  • This cheery cottage kitchen is loaded with charm!

    This cheery cottage kitchen is loaded with charm!

  • The master shower is large and bright and has a built-in bench.

    The master shower is large and bright and has a built-in bench.

  • The third bedroom offers a full bed with a garden view.

    The third bedroom offers a full bed with a garden view.

  • Entering the front yard is like entering a secret garden!

    Entering the front yard is like entering a secret garden!

  • Sit a spell on the old fashioned porch swing!

    Sit a spell on the old fashioned porch swing!

  • A winding walkway leads from the cottage  to the gazebo.

    A winding walkway leads from the cottage to the gazebo.

  • Old Castle Cottage is surrounded by mature trees that offer shade and beauty.

    Old Castle Cottage is surrounded by mature trees that offer shade and beauty.

  • Cross that bridge and escape into your own private park.

    Cross that bridge and escape into your own private park.

  • Old Castle Cottage is ablaze with bloom from Spring through Fall

    Old Castle Cottage is ablaze with bloom from Spring through Fall

  • A visit to our local organic farmer's market will not disapoint

    A visit to our local organic farmer's market will not disapoint

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/26/2015
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