|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
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This is the California lifestyle at its best. On a hilltop 15 miles inland from the beach is our home 'El Refugio'. Our seven year old home boasts 8500 sq. ft. of living area all surrounded by spectacular views of Fallbrook and the distant mountains. On a clear day you can see the ocean. Fallbrook is know for its perfect weather, boasting 300 day plus of sunshine, warm days and cool nights. Fallbrook is home to numerous golf courses and Temecula is 15 minutes north with gambling, golf, horseback riding, and wine tasting. Oceanside harbor is a 17 mile drive, and downtown San Diego is a 47 mile drive. In between the two is the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, and countless golf courses and beaches. We are also a 90 minute drive to Disneyland and other Los Angeles attractions.
The home compliments the beautiful surroundings with its circular architecture, large vanishing edge pool with a 50 foot water slide, and views from every room. Enjoy entertaining either indoor in the living room, family room or recreation room, or outdoors around the pool, or on the circular deck. Watch a movie in the 13 seat movie theater, or on the 60" HDTV in the recreation room, or the 65' HDTV in the family room, all with awesome surround sound. Whole house sound system thru out the house. Every bedroom has a private bath. All baths are accented with granite counters and lots of tile and stone. Downstairs is a 1000 sq. ft. circular recreation room with pool table, large screen TV with video and gaming, lots of seating and a wet bar. Next to the recreation room is a 400 sq. ft. movie theater with fixed seating for 9, and big bean bags for 4 more. The theater has a 120" screen and a 7.2 surround sound system. We have over 200 movies available. The recreation room opens to the pool area. The salt water pool is lagoon style with a 50 foot infinity edge and 50 foot slide into a splash pool. The solar pool heating keeps the pool 80 degrees plus from June thru October. Summer pool temp is usually 85 degrees. There is a gas pool heater if the sun isn't shining. The large spa spills into the pool. The entire property is powered by an extensive grid-tied solar PV system, which provides all the electricity used during the year. We also have a 40 amp 240 volt charging station for Tesla vehicles. The house is kept cool by 5 separate A/C systems if it gets hot out.
The heart of the house is the huge circular great room with 20 foot open beam ceiling and gourmet kitchen complete with breakfast nook. The kitchen has granite counter tops and all the latest appliances including a Miele built-in Coffee Machine, 4 ovens, a warming oven, three refrigerators, two dishwashers, a Viking stove, a separate Viking wok, and a view that makes cooking fun. The great room has a fireplace and spectacular views. The formal dining room seats twelve, and opens to the formal living room with fireplace. All these rooms open on to the 1000 sq. ft. circular patio, and did I mention the view.
Quality features throughout the house include 3 car garage, extensive use of marble, granite, and other natural stones. Downstairs on the pool level are 3 bedroom suites, two with a king, and one with a queen and a twin/trundle. On the main level is the master bedroom suite with a king, the second bedroom suite also has a king. Upstairs are two bedroom suites, one with a king and a queen, the other with a queen. Two queen air beds can be set up in several of the bedrooms or in the recreation room. The house is completely furnished and kitchen is well appointed.
We personally manage our property, and we are local so we can deal with most situations within a day. We are available but not intrusive. We have been catering to family reunions for the last 6 years, and we have thought of everything to make them fun for the whole family. There are lots of games to play, and we provide chairs, coolers, and other beach stuff.
Experience the California lifestyle at it's best.
Steve's property was a perfect fit for our family reunion. We loved the privacy that came with each bedroom having its own bathroom. Also, the well-stocked kitchen, the fantastic pool and waterslide, the gorgeous views and sunsets. The location is great, not too far from San Diego, Oceanside, many restaurants, markets and wineries. Everyone in our clan, with a range in ages between 24-94, loved the house and this vacation. We have a reunion every 2 years, and this rental was TOPS!!! Thank you, Steve and Tammy.
El Refugio, is magnificent, the property exceeds all expectations! The entire family of 14, enjoyed the many amenities and can't wait to go back. Beautiful views, well equipped home. The host Steve is amazing, responsive, informative, a wealthy of knowledge about the local area and recommendations on local restaurants and groceries.
Wow!! This place was simply fantastic and easily accommodates all ages. We had 20 family members stay in this beautiful home, and each of us had plenty of space. The home felt like a vacation by itself, but we also enjoyed the home's proximity to Temecula, Oceanside, San Diego, Lake Arrowhead, and Los Angeles.
The views and the area are simply stunning!
The pool, slide, and hot tub were amazing hits and well enjoyed by everyone.
The kitchen is well stocked and easily accommodates preparing and serving food for a large group.
The media room was loved by all, but especially the teenagers.
The pictures don't even do the home justice; it is even more magnificent than they show!
The owner is very gracious and hospitable. He takes great pride in his property, and it shows. He takes care of every detail.
Extraordinary property that was perfect for our family reunion. It had everything we needed or that we could imagine needing.
My family and friends that were with us loved the house and pool. There was a lot of space, the house had a wonderful view and everyone had fun in the pool. The kids loved the movie room and so did the adults .
We had an amazing experience celebrating grandma and grandpa's 50th wedding anniversary with all four kids and spouses and all grandkids. The mansion as the grandkids referred to this house was perfect for our group of six married couples and the wide age range of grandkids (ages 3 months to 24 years).
We loved the pool and hot tub and even got 78 year old grandpa to go down the rock slide several times. The alarmed doors out to the pool area are a nice touch and gave an extra added safety dimension that is much appreciated.
The kitchen accommodated our large group as it is well stocked with dishes and pots and pans. We ate breakfast each morning and had four dinners all together with our group of over 20 people. There were plenty of seats for us all once we expanded to the outside balcony table.
The theater room was also a hit with our group and we watched nightly movies from the Apple TV collection provided by the property.
Grandma wasn't able to go down the stairs, so having a main level suite along with a large kitchen and living room allowed her to feel part of all of the activities. The piano on the main level is a nice addition as several members of our group play the piano quite well and Grandma especially enjoyed listening to them. The grandkids performed a song as a tribute to grandma and grandpa on our last night together and we displayed a slide show from the 1000s of pictures we took from the week. The slide show was easily hooked up to the tv in the main living room.
We purchased San Diego Go Cards for the week and made good use of them visiting the Wild Animal park, Sea World, Lego Land, USS Midway, museums in Balboa Park and La Jolla Beach. San Diego is a 55 minute drive each way, but luckily there is a car pool lane and travel was mostly done in the correct direction each day with less traffic headed the way we needed to go.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Cleaning||$500 + Tax|
The advertised weekly rate of $2,893 is only available during the off season by renting a whole month.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.