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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Nestled in a rustic valley in Northern San Diego County, Rancho Magdalena offers a serene country escape with all the comforts of a luxury resort. The sprawling 48-acre estate owned and operated by the Swick family offers the perfect venue for calm relaxation, family fun, or an elegant event.
Rolling hills and pastoral farmland provide a picturesque backdrop for the 12,000 plus square-foot, seven bedroom residence (Master under a separate fee). With an additional 10 bedrooms available nearby, the ranch can comfortably accommodate 50 guests or more overnight.
The ranch provides boundless opportunities for recreation: from its salt water pool/spa/sauna/water slide, to its tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball, trampoline, horseshoe pits, tetherball, shuffleboard and racquetball courts, to its grand indoor theater. We have meeting/social rooms for adults and those young at heart: including a pool table, table tennis, indoor shuffleboard, and more. Our ranch offers a charming, peaceful atmosphere for your next event or getaway. Rancho Magdalena captured our hearts, and we are confident that you will love it here, too.
These photos only begin to describe what you can expect from your stay at Rancho Magdalena. The views are spectacular, and the relaxed atmosphere serves to bring you and your family or business associates closer than ever thought possible! With a limitless supply of activities and nearby attractions, you will be begging us to stay longer; most guests do.
We are also proud to announce that the entire ranch is now powered through solar panels, thus we are doing our small part to perserve our beautiful surroundings.
Keywords: Estate, Resort, Conference, Retreat, Italian, Spanish, Paradise
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Member since: 2010
- Chateau / Country House
- 10200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Pets are allowed. Please note guests are reasonable for any damage pets may cause. Be aware the rural nature of our location may provide inherent dangers for pets left outside for long periods of time. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 85, Beds for 40-85
- Rancho Magdalena offers luxury accommodations for a large variety of groups. With seven exquisitely decorated, themed rooms in the main house and 10 bedrooms available nearby, the ranch can comfortably accommodate any family or group with 40 people or more; even the theatre can sleep a large number of guests. The master suite (available under a separate agreement only) is 1300+ square feet, with a California King Canopy bed, a spacious balcony, a hammock for enjoying beautiful views, and his-and-her Jacuzzi tubs. SUMMARY: Main Home: King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4) South Guest Home: Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) North Guest Home: Queen size Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2) Available: Cots (24), Baby Cribs (1), Comfy Couches...moreless
Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Rancho Magdalena was built as the ultimate retreat. Beyond the main house's many amenities and the two guest homes, the property also boasts professional Racquetball, Bocce Ball, Basketball, Shuffleboard, Tennis, Sand Volleyball Courts; along with Teatherball, playground, horseshoe courts, etc. and outdoor dining space for up to 250. The house offers a massive, state of the art theatre and a jam-packed game room for all ages. The Ranch also enjoys natural water and solar power. All of these amenities and attractions sit nestled within 48 acres of farmland with fruit available for picking by our guests!...moreless
- Air Hockey
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Tennis Court
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Spa Whirlpool
- Housekeeper Optional
Rates are based on # of Bedrooms, occupancy, and which amenities are used. Rates also based on whether it is day/evening, overnight and event usage. ie. $2,450-$2,950 (& ins.) for DAY/EVENING usage; with no overnight stay involved. ie. $1,280-$3,145 (& ins.) for OVERNIGHT usage; from 4 to 16 Bedrooms. Each bedroom (except bunk/Guest Masters) assume UP TO 2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD under 16. There is a 4 BEDROOM MINIMUM rental guideline. NO CLEANING FEES for stays of 2 nights or more! Specific quotes available based on your needs and requests.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Rancho Magdalena is nestled in a valley of lush farms and orchards, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with clear starry skies at night and views for miles during the day. At Rancho Magdalena and beyond, you can't miss a wide range of outdoor and recreational activities, great opportunities to reconnect with the beautiful California landscape. Along Keys Creek Road you'll find the adorable and yummy Yellow Deli and the beautiful Keys Creek Lavender Farm, where you can have a lavender-infused tea service and pick up lavender products galore. Within 15 miles you'll find Pala Casino & Spa, Casino Pauma, Harrah's Rincon Hotel & Casino, and Valley View Casino & Hotel, so you're never too far from a great restaurant, casino, or club. And the San Diego Wild Animal Park is a can't-miss attraction!
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Thom & Magdalena Swick are owners and operators of a number of successful businesses. They have operated a Tax & Financial services firm for 33 years; a commercial building and management company, along with corporate creation and educational services firm. Their 3 children attended MIT, Boston College and Emerson College.
Why the Owner Chose Valley Center, CA, USA:
A trip to Rancho Magdalena is a return to an idyllic setting worlds away from the fast pace of daily life. Driving to the ranch, you encounter rolling hills, dirt roads and fresh-grown fruit stands reminiscent of days gone by. The house sits atop a hill with a 360-degree view of the estate. We grow our very own crops on our 48 acres, including guavas, pomegranates, avocados, and navel and Valencia oranges. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, having dinner on the patio, or standing on one of our balconies, there are endless gorgeous views of the picturesque landscape at Rancho Magdalena for you to enjoy.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
LOCATION: 48 acres of spectacular rolling hills, valleys and vistas. Rustic gardens, fruit trees for the eating & fresh juices. 4 miles of dirt road to walk or run. OUTDOOR FEATURES: Large pool/spa with bar, grotto, water slide, and lounge area. Floral gazebos for outdoor eating and socializing. Patio entertainment area with beautiful statues. Racquetball (Wally ball, hand ball), Bocce ball, Basketball, Tetherball & Shuffleboard courts. Horseshoe Pits, playground and a hillside Trampoline deck, Balconies surrounding the home with an outdoor fireplace. ACCOMMODATIONS: Themed rooms: Gold, Mission, Moroccan, Nautical, Venetian, & the Bamboo Room in this 12,000 plus square foot home; most with their own bath. 2 nearby 5 bedroom homes with full facilities. CULINARY AMENITIES: Large state of the art kitchen with breakfast nook. Two sets of refrigerators and freezers, wine cooler. Formal dining room. Outdoor dining area for up to 250 guests. ENTERTAINMENT: Egyptian themed state of the art Theatre with multiple-landings, Reclining sofa recliners and a 16x9 foot screen with stage. Karaoke & DJ equipment. Table tennis, pool table, Indoor shuffleboard, air hockey & foosball. Outdoor fire pits. SOCIAL AREAS: Grand Living Room with gothic travertine fireplace. Great room with grand piano, bar area and fireplace. Outdoor balcony with outdoor fireplace.
- Primary: +1 (818) 468-4979 (California, USA) Ask for Thom
- Secondary: +1 (818) 243-4300 Ask for Thom or Magdalena or Leave a Message
- Fax: +1 8182434334
Solar heated saltwater pool, including waterfall, water slide, grotto, bar
Main Living Room, featuring grand fireplace
Master Bedroom, with bathroom featuring side-by-side bathtubs, shower, and sinks
Jungle Game Room
East Patio, perfect for dining and events!
Welcome to Rancho Magdalena! Enjoy ample amenities and luxurious accommodations!
Entry and foyer
Kitchen, including 2 sinks, 2 islands, industrial grade appliances, & granite
Dining Room, with seating for 10+ and rustic 'Jane in the Jungle' finishes
"Guadalupe's" Gold Bedoom
Main Patio, perfect for dining and events!
3 Dining Gazebos
West Patio, perfect for dining and events!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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