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Beautiful, Peaceful, and Private Guesthouse in San Diego Area

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps maximum of 6)

In 2003 we moved to Vista, California. We bought this property mainly because we loved the beautiful and private guesthouse.

In 2006 the guesthouse was completely renovated. No expense was spared to make it as beautiful as possible. Granite countertops grace the kitchen and bathroom. Large windows show the verdant green trees outside. A fountain completes the idyllic setting. Throughout the 850 square-foot house, new, up to date furniture completes the renovation. This is a private home with all the care and detail you would expect.

The guesthouse comes complete with wireless internet access, cable TV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully loaded with state of the art, brand new stainless steel appliances, as well as every other item you might need to cook up a gourmet meal. Sleeping arrangements include a queen bed in the bedroom, queen sleeper in the living area and two single futon beds in the loft. Sleeps a maximum of 6 people.

The secluded drive makes you feel like you have come home. You can watch the rabbits and squirrels from the bench outside your back yard as you listen to the fountain bubble and watch the hummingbirds feed.

We are 15 minutes from Carlsbad State Beach, about 15 minutes from Palomar Airport and 50 minutes from the San Diego airport. Other nearby attractions include the Wild Animal Park, Legoland, The San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld to name a few. Disneyland is only an hour away.

Keywords: cottage, guest house, new, modern, peaceful, quiet, nature,

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

What makes this house unique

This property is very peaceful, with a natural setting. You will likely see rabbits, squirrels, hummingbirds, hawks, etc as you sit on the patio enjoying the fountain and singing of birds.


Ocean Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful, Peaceful, and Private Guesthouse in San Diego Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Blue Fern Cottage exceeded are expectations in every way. We found it clean, comfortable, and peaceful. The owners are very helpful and endured we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the fact that we found such a nice little cottage to stay in while we visited Legoland, Sea World, and the SD zoo without being crammed in some hotel room. I think the kitchen was the best part. We have very small children which makes it impossible to eat at restaurants. The kitchen had brand new appliances and I was able to cook some nice meals for everyone. The drive to other parks in San Diego isn't bad either, about 45 minutes if you hit traffic right. I would recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming! LegoLand getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Blue Fern Cottage. Barb is very responsive about everything beginning with the reservation arrangements before the stay. She takes very good care of her guests and sincerely cares about your stay and comfort while you are there. I have used this service multiple times and this is by far my best experience. Barb works very hard to make sure your stay is wonderful. So many little details added that I have not experienced with these services before like a bottle of wine upon arrival (sparkling juice for my kids). Great coffee, and fresh flowers and snacks. She goes above and beyond, and I would definitely recommend her location and cottage to anyone staying around that area. The cottage was furnished well, and was well suited to feeling "at home". The bedroom and bathroom were great. The living room was spacious. My children adored the loft above, and I appreciated the great kitchen and being able to cook healthy for our family while we were far from home. I hope we can visit Barb and her lovely cottage again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will love it...highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our fantastic experience with Blue Fern Cottage began a month or so before our arrival when Barb replied kindly to our inquiry with helpful information and suggestions for our SD visit. When we arrived, the tone was set for our stay when we were greeted with homemade cookies and a bottle of wine in the beautiful kitchen. Granite counter tops and high-end stainless steel appliances reflect the owners' eye for quality, which is evident in every detail of this delightful guesthouse. Our two teenage daughters loved the loft and interior layout, which is very bright and spacious. The Shanleys went out of their way to make our Christmas week visit as fun and memorable as possible, being ever helpful and available...even thoughtfully emailing a discount code to the SD Zoo! Very convenient location too- from the nearby beaches to Sea World and Little Italy- each day was a wonderful adventure with the promise of our "English garden cottage" awaiting us in its peaceful, serene setting. We hope to return soon to enjoy the rare and amazing combination of superbly charming accommodations, with gracious and warm hospitality. Wish we could give Blue Fern Cottage 10 Stars!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure having you stay at Blue Fern Cottage and we hope to see you again very soon! This is what we love about Blue Fern Cottage, the wonderful people like you that we get to meet.
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Benefits over a hotel- fully stocked kitchen (even some kitchen gadgets I don't have at home), beach towels, umbrella and beach chairs to use, living room, big table for meals and games, price!

Only downside- we are used to our Worldmark time share and missed having 2 bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Blue Fern Cottage. We do try to have all the little amenities needed for a great vacation for our guests, and we are glad you got to enjoy some of them as you experienced our local beaches. We hope you will visit again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful and really has all you need for a comfortable stay. Everything you need is in the house, and we loved to enjoy our coffee on the patio with the fountain, and off course the Californian weather is just lovely!! I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in this area.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please contact us for off season rates which vary slightly depending on the number of guests. The off season begins following the September long weekend, and end June 15th. Off season rates are very reasonable.
Full season rates apply to holiday weeks (i.e.: Christmas week.)
Because January to April tends to be an busy time for guests who want to stay more than a month, we will only be accepting reservations for stays of one month or more for that time period until January 31st. After January 31st, if there are open dates, we will take reservations of five days or longer for the dates that are still available. We apologize to those of you who want shorter stays, but we also want to be available for those who like to spend the first few months of the year here with us at Blue Fern.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.