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Solar heated saltwater pool, including waterfall, water slide, grotto, bar

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:40
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 8+ bathrooms

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 or family fun.

Rolling hills and pastoral farmland provide a picturesque backdrop for the 12,000 plus square-foot, seven bedroom residence (Master under a separate fee).

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 preserve our beautiful surroundings.

Please note that we no longer allow events, such as weddings and the like.


Keywords: Estate, Resort, Conference, Retreat, Italian, Spanish, Paradise
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 10200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 40
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Reservations must be made by an adult (at least 25 yrs old) who will be at the venue the entire time; thus, taking responsibility for all who gather there....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Rancho Magdalena is for everyone!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE the home only...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The Gold, Nautical, Moroccan, and Mission Bedrooms are ground level. Guadalupe's Gold Bedroom and Bathroom is the most accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 14-40

  • MAIN: Guadalupe's Gold Room: 1 king

    Handicap accessible with private bathroom and garden...moreless

  • MAIN: Jungle Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • MAIN: Victorian Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • MAIN: Nautical Bedroom: 1 queen

    Attached private bathroom + private entrance...moreless

  • MAIN: Moroccan Bedroom: 1 king

    Attached private bathroom + private entrance...moreless

  • MAIN: Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Attached private bathroom, entrance, and balcony...moreless

  • MAIN: Mission Bedroom: 1 queen

    Attached private study and bathroom + private entrance...moreless

  • Rancho Magdalena offers luxury accommodations for a large variety of groups. With seven exquisitely decorated, themed rooms in the main house, the ranch can comfortably accommodate any family or group with 20 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) Available: Cots (24), Baby Cribs (1), Comfy Couches...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Jungle Bathroom: toilet, shower

    FOR: Jungle Bedroom and Victorian Bedroom...moreless

  • Theatre: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Pool Spa: toilet, shower

    Includes: Water closet, 2 separate shower rooms, + sauna ...moreless

  • Nautical Bedroom Private: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Guadalupe's Gold Private: toilet, shower

    Handicap Accessible...moreless

  • Moroccan Bedroom Private: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Mission Bedroom Private: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom Private: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • SUMMARY: Main Home: Full Bathrooms (7), Half Bathroom (1)

Other Amenities

  • Rancho Magdalena was built as the ultimate retreat. Beyond the main house's many amenities, 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

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Multiple...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    The house sits atop a hill with a 360-degree view of the estate....moreless

  • Resort
  • Rural:

    Driving to the ranch, you encounter rolling hills, dirt roads and fresh-grown fruit stands reminiscent of days gone by....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Many dining options: Formal Dining Room (10 chairs) Patio Furniture (seating for 20+) 3 Gazebos 3 expansive dining and event patios Foldable Plastic Furniture (seating for 150+)...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    There are 4 fireplaces!...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Some basic equipment....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    RM has free internet services onsite; with wireless access as well. However, since Rancho Magdalena is secluded, our internet service can be slow and unreliable. Leave your work at home!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Although no hookups available....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Upon booking, our ranch manager and provide catering options and recommendations. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Multiple...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Multiple...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Formal entertaining kitchen with stove, double oven, toaster oven, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, deep fryer/griddle, 4 refrigerators, & tons of small appliances...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Multiple...moreless

  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool:

    Salt pool, solar heated, with grotto, slide and bar....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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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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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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Location

52 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Canyon Grille Restaurant & Bar
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Castle Creek Country Club
11 Miles
Nearest Train
Escondido
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15/78, 76, or 79
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Yellow Deli
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oceanside

Car: Necessary

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!

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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Photos

  • Solar heated saltwater pool, including waterfall, water slide, grotto, bar

    Solar heated saltwater pool, including waterfall, water slide, grotto, bar

  • Kitchenette

    Kitchenette

  • Main Living Room, featuring grand fireplace

    Main Living Room, featuring grand fireplace

  • Master Bedroom, with bathroom featuring side-by-side bathtubs, shower, and sinks

    Master Bedroom, with bathroom featuring side-by-side bathtubs, shower, and sinks

  • Nautical Bedroom

    Nautical Bedroom

  • Mission Bedroom

    Mission Bedroom

  • Victorian Bedroom

    Victorian Bedroom

  • Jungle Game Room

    Jungle Game Room

  • Balcony

    Balcony

  • Horseshoe Pits

    Horseshoe Pits

  • East Patio, perfect for dining and events!

    East Patio, perfect for dining and events!

  • Welcome to Rancho Magdalena! Enjoy ample amenities and luxurious accommodations!

    Welcome to Rancho Magdalena! Enjoy ample amenities and luxurious accommodations!

  • Entry and foyer

    Entry and foyer

  • Kitchen, including 2 sinks, 2 islands, industrial grade appliances, & granite

    Kitchen, including 2 sinks, 2 islands, industrial grade appliances, & granite

  • Dining Room, with seating for 10+ and rustic 'Jane in the Jungle' finishes

    Dining Room, with seating for 10+ and rustic 'Jane in the Jungle' finishes

  • "Guadalupe's" Gold Bedoom

    "Guadalupe's" Gold Bedoom

  • Moroccan Bedroom

    Moroccan Bedroom

  • Jungle Bedroom

    Jungle Bedroom

  • Egyptian Theatre

    Egyptian Theatre

  • Main Patio, perfect for dining and events!

    Main Patio, perfect for dining and events!

  • 3 Dining Gazebos

    3 Dining Gazebos

  • Tennis Court

    Tennis Court

  • West Patio, perfect for dining and events!

    West Patio, perfect for dining and events!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/12/2017