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Beautiful Casita in Peaceful Setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Cozy Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Casita on peaceful Hacienda Property in Rural Elfin Forest. Beautifully Furnished. Fully equipped kitchen, Private Garden.

Gorgeous Mountain Views. Private Horses on Property. Great Hiking, Mountain biking and Relaxing.

20 Minutes from Southern California's famous Surf spots and stunning Beaches. 40 minutes to Downtown San Diego, 25 minutes to San Diego Wild Animal Park, 25 minutes to Del Mar Racetrack, 15 minutes to Legoland. Various Golf courses nearby.

Keywords: Quiet, Charming, Hacienda-Style, Peaceful,

Comfortable, Casita, House,

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Escondido House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • water skiing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic home away from home for travel nurses!

  • 5 of 5

My housemate/travel buddy and I stayed at the Casita while on contract at Palomar Medical Center. Sandra and her family made our stay comfortable and relaxing; it was a true home away from home. Pet friendly and spacious with a cute patio and barbecue, the house is perfect for an extended stay. Super quiet, walking paths close by, and stars at night were fantastic. Exploring San Diego was great, beaches are just a short drive away for those gorgeous sunsets. I highly suggest beer lovers tour the North County breweries!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable, spacious home in a beautiful setting. Super friendly and helpful host

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the casita was a wonderful experience. Sandra was a warm, friendly and gracious host. We felt well taken care of while also enjoying a sense of complete privacy. The house was well-equipped and thoughtfully designed. The location was perfect - in a rural area, almost wilderness in feel, with great hiking opportunities close at hand. Yet it's in easy driving distance of the Pacific coast, with all the attractions of North County San Diego.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while my daughter attended a camp at the San Diego Safari Park. The property is beautiful. The casita is clean and spacious. Check in and check out was seamless. We enjoyed the Elfin Forest Reserve, Safari Park, Carlsbad outlets and Encinitas Beach while we stayed at the casita. Everything was a short drive. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here along with my daughter and her fiance for 5 days over New Years. The peaceful location and the casita itself were wonderful. We loved the convenience of hiking in the Elfin forest recreational reserve down the road with our two small dogs one day while watching the surfers on the coast another day. Sandra's place is very clean, comfortable, and spacious feeling. We would recommend staying here to anyone wanting some peace and quiet in a beautiful California setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escape the crowds!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the casita for three months while my wife worked in California for a year. Although we initially lived in a rental house near the beach in Carlsbad before moving to this house, we loved being in the Elfin Forest area much better than the beach! The beach area was generally crowded and noisy with car traffic and the train. In contrast, the casita is located in a relatively remote area that will give you an idea of what much of California looked like before 40 million people moved in. The views from the windows were amazing and I loved not having to listen to noise pollution every day. There were many miles of hiking/biking trails that ran along streams and uninhabited hills. Living here was truly something that we will never forget. The casita was perfect for what we needed: very clean, fully furnished, and had all the necessary amenities such as A/C and washer/dryer. Albertson’s (in San Elijo village) was about a 5 minute drive from the casita and the beach was about 20-25 minute drive. Sandra and Jeano (owners) were friendly, accommodating, hospitable, and very responsive to minor issues that came up during our stay. In addition, the owners were very respectful of our privacy during our stay. Overall, we would not hesitate to stay here again if we return to southern California…we loved every minute of it!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and felt like it was our home away from home. We brought our two Chihuahua's with us and they just loved the yard. The casita was just perfect for us and Sandra was such a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. It had everything we needed and then some.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandra Bartsch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Diego, SAN
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Encinitas, Amtrak Station and Coaster
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
15 Fwy, 5 Fwy
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Car: necessary

'25 Minutes to famous Del Mar Racetrack', '25 Minutes to San Diego Wild Animal Park', 'Hiking Trails accessible from property', 'Elfin Forest Reserve 5 minutes away', '30 Minutes to Lego Land'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Final Cleaning Fee $150

50% deposit to secure the dates, balance at check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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