"We have used VRBO for multiple monthly rentals over the years. We research, read reviews and, prior to renting, talk to the owners or property managers. For the most part, our expectations have been met. With Bonsall Jardins, our expectations were exceeded! What a find this is.
The entire process, from inquiry to departure, was professional and friendly. We were met with gracious hospitality, given the keys to this lovely cottage and allowed to feel as if we owned it for 31 days. The house is perfect—from a gas-lit, wood burning fireplace to a full outdoor kitchen that overlooks the village of Bonsall. Larry and Latisha generously delivered wood to our door whenever they saw we were running low, lit our outdoor “ambiance” lights on New Year’s Eve, refilled our coffee supply, kept the hot-tub serviced, brought us avocados, welcomed us to their citrus trees, and on and on. They did this all, yet made sure we had our privacy. They have the gift of welcoming hospitality.
The house comfortably sleeps four or five, with two bedrooms and a comfortable futon in the living area. When we had extra guests and needed more room, we rented some of the luxurious suites in the main house. Our guests found the suites to be high-end luxury, the views unending and the value exceptional. (Larry, the last guests in your main house even want to know where you buy your linens!)
We depart from Bonsall Jardins with a bit of sadness. What a quiet, light-filled place to live for a month—particularly when we know it’s snowing back home. The citrus, roses and avocados have been a delight. Larry and Latisha have become friends. And the community of Bonsall feels like home. Without a doubt, we give a firm thumbs up to Bonsall Jardins. We wouldn’t change a thing."
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: January 28, 2015