Welcome to Sunhill Ranch! This private home is just 10 minutes from Highway 78 & I-15 freeways. We are centrally located to many attractions and many great beaches. Miles of hiking are right out the front door, or simply walk our orchards. We also have a Studio Cottage available just across from the kitchen that sleeps 2-3 and has its own kitchen and full bathroom. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets behind our Olympic sized pool. Check out our F B Page for additional info!! If you're Interline please tell me! sunhill_rentals on insta for more pics.
Sunhill Ranch is a working Agricultural Ranch located in Vista, California – considered one of, if not the best, climates in the World (Average yearly temp 69* with over 340 sunny days a year.) We farm mostly Limes and Avocados. We do however have many other rare fruits including Star Fruit, Guava, Cherimoya, Sapota, Fig, Dragon Fruit, Loquat, Passion Fruit, Cactus Apple & Persimmon. We also commercially grow Palm Trees. Sunhill Ranch has been in continuous operation since 1960.
Sunhill Ranch is a large, very private and secluded property encompassing nearly 40 acres. Although we are out in the country we are centrally located and have all the major necessities nearby. We are 10 minutes from either I-15 (Deer Srings exit) or The 78 freeway (Sycamore, Mar Vista or Civic Center exits.) There are major supermarkets including Vons or Stater Brothers within 10 minutes. Target, Walmart, Costco, and many take-away restaurants are also in the 10 minute drive. Vista is considered the largest and fastest growing Craft-Brewery city in the Nation with over 15 breweries just minutes away from Sunhill. In under 30 minutes you can reach the beach, Lego Land, and the San Diego Wild animal Park. Within an hour you can reach Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Tijuana (Baja Mexico). Disneyland is about an hour and a half away, traffic permitting. Online driving services (Uber or Lyft) are available, but you may need to guide them to the main house, or meet them in the cul-de-sac at the bottom of the property.
Our property includes the Main House area which has the main house and two guest cottages, along with pool and garden areas. The Main House and Upper Cottage are the only homes currently offered for short-term rental. All other homes on the property are currently rented long term.
The Main House is nearly 2500 square feet consisting of two bedrooms, two baths, a large great room, a Den/Library, a lounge room and large kitchen including laundry facilities. The home was originally built in 1947 and has undergone one addition/remodel. I am constantly working to improve the home. It's a labor of love.
This home has been my family home for many years and is now being offered for short term rental. My father, a retired pilot for Pan American Airlines, lived here for 53 years and I grew up in the home. I am now in the process of bringing the home back to its original condition. The interior of the home is in excellent condition, with new high-end appliances, and many other top quality amenities. The exterior needs a little TLC which I am tending to, time and budget permitting. It could use a new layer of paint, and a few other touch ups. We are constantly improving the house.
In addition to wireless internet, three new "smart" DVD players were installed.
The Master Bedroom is very large and has a Queen bed, walk-in closet with plenty of space to store your things. A flat-screen TV is also included, along with a wicker chair for lounging. There are plenty of windows that provide a nice breeze and views of the pool and the coastline.
The second bedroom is also large and contains a bunk bed with a full on the bottom and a single on top. There is a large projection TV including DVD and game system. Additional chairs are also included for lounging.
All bedrooms and the Great Room have ceiling fans. There isn't currently Cable TV, but over the air HD TV is provided and the major networks are available and can be currently watched in the Great Room and the Master Bedroom. The high speed wifi is plenty fast to stream from NetFlix. I'm in the process of connecting the other TV's and making sure they're compatible. The air mattress is located in the closet of the second bedroom and can be set up wherever you choose. Linens and extra towels, supplies, are in the large hall closet.
The Master Bath is located next to the two bedrooms and has a walk-in shower, a large bathtub and toilet. The second full bath is located next to the kitchen and has a walk-in shower and toilet.
The Great Room contains a large rustic table with seating for 6-10 (if leafs are installed.) Plenty of additional sitting, including a leather couch and chair set. There is also a regulation pool table for your enjoyment. The pool cues are stored in the closet by the front door. This room includes a large flat-screen TV/DVD and game system. The entire room looks to the West and has amazing sunset and Island views, (Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands can be viewed.) There is also a large fireplace.
The Lounging Room is between the Great Room and the Kitchen, it also has a West view of the islands and the view is just amazing. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the view with a cup of coffee, tea, or afternoon cocktail, or just read a book. It is absolutely charming and a favorite of guests. A daybed is planned in the near future and will be reflected in the description once added. The air mattress could be set up in this space if desired. It can be made private by shutting the doors to the kitchen and great room.
The Den is an old-school library with fine wood paneling, large desk, large flat-screen TV/DVD, and lounging chairs. This is where we have a nice collection of reading material and a selection of board games. There is also a wall of windows that looks to the East toward the hills. Amazing sunrises can be seen from here as well as the occasional wildlife sighting including deer, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote, rabbit and a variety of birds (Eagles, Falcons, Quail, Roadrunner and many others.) This room can also be made private by shutting doors to the hallway leading to the second bathroom and great room.
The Kitchen is quite large and includes a dining table with seating for 6 or 8 depending if the leafs are inserted. There is a new large double oven, quiet dishwasher, and an electric four burner stove-top located on the island. A large fridge and plenty of cupboard space provide all the storage you may need for even the largest of dinners. There is also a fresh water filter system providing purified water. A Keurig coffee machine and coffee pods are provided in addition to many other small appliances.
Just a quick walk outside and you can’t miss the near Olympic size pool (nearly 25 meters by 20 ft wide.) There is also a small pool that is isolated from the rest of the pool for the little ones. You’ll find plenty of lounging, sitting and table areas at the pool. There is a fence and gate that will also keep the little ones out and safe. Between the house and pool is a large yard with plenty of room to throw the ball, play Bocche, or throw a Frisbee.
Next to the large parking area is a Sun Deck with tables and chairs with seating for 12. Enjoy cooking on the Weber BBQ and/or watching the sunset or taking in the views of the coast.
As I stated before, this isn’t a newly built home. It’s a Ranch Style home that was built in the late 40’s and comes with a lot of charm. The windows are a mixture of old-school hand crank and sliding aluminum windows, and provide a wonderful breeze when the windows are open. The plumbing is great and the hot-water heater provides an ample supply.
The Upper Cottage is a possible add-on to any stay. If you have a group of 10 it makes the perfect addition, offering a queen size bed and a convertible futon sofa to sleep 2-3 guests. It can be rented independently. It is a complete little home, with kitchen and full bathroom. It is approximately 500 square feet. Flat screen tv, small dresser, nightstand and chair finish the space. It is also ideal for extra guests to visit you for a few nights during your stay. Ask about add-on specials.
There are plenty of walking trails nearby, including miles of roads to hike here on the Ranch. Maps are provided once you arrive. If you have any questions please visit our F B Page or insta and take a look. I'm happy to answer any questions as soon as I can. If I'm up in the Air or on the other side of the Planet my Ops Manager Kristin will reply for me. Thanks again to looking and we hope to see you soon.