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San Diego Country Estate-Windmill Cottage-

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Windmill Cottage is the perfect rural getaway to a charming cottage located on a private San Diego country estate. Enjoy coastal breezes, sunset views and a quiet peaceful retreat nestled in the green hills of avocados and flower fields. Fallbrook is a small rural community located within 40 minutes to San Diego, 20 minutes to clean coastal beaches, 60 minutes to Disneyland Los Angeles, 30 minutes to mountain or desert.

Fallbrook, Ca a small agricultural community, 'Avocado Capital' and known as the 'Friendly Village' enjoys quaint art galleries, local wineries, boutiques, 5 beautiful local golf courses gaming casinos complete with top name entertainment and dining. The cottage is within minutes to major interstate route making the location convenient for day trips to all other major southern California attractions, Disneyland, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, and Universal Studios, convenient to Camp Pendleton and Lawrence Welk Resort.

Keywords: Farm, Casita, Ranch, Estate, Cottage, Retreat, Secluded, Private Home, Charming, Relaxing, Private, Secluded, Rural, Convenient location, Close to Beaches, Hideaway

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About The Owner

When we purchased this beautiful property it offered a modest ranch house sitting on 2.5 acres of young avocado and citrus trees with views of the neighboring hills dotted with large estates, farms and ranches. With the purchase and inspiration of a turn of the century windmill we transformed the property into a charming theme ranch complete with barn, guest house, landscaped rock walls and gardens. We have lived in Fallbrook since 1989 and love to share the beauty of the Fallbrook tuscany style hills and small agricultural towns of North San Diego! Many visitors to San Diego are surprised that San Diego offers such a peaceful beautiful landscape and exceptional southern California country living! We were!!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose San Diego County

After 20+ years living in this small community we still believe living and enjoying the unique area of Fallbrook is like being on vacation every day! Our property is a labor of love, it has developed over time and we are happy to offer a charming country experience to others when they vacation or visit this beautiful area of North San Diego County!

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy a peaceful serene environment, landscape, birds, wildlife, beautiful sunsets and coastal breezes. Located in a quiet rural location yet minutes to a major interstate routes. Small town flavor close to boutique shopping, art galleries, great golfing, local wineries, old town antiquing or casino entertainment!


Fallbrook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large custom shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic in private bedroom, (1) Double sofa sleeper in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

San Diego Country Estate-Windmill Cottage-
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful property and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

A charming cottage in a super location. All the amenities that made our stay superb. Close to shopping, golf, wine tasting, and Hiking. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in Fallbrook, booking the cottage immediately after we saw photos. When we got there, the photos did not do it justice! Kimberly & Ralph were amazing hosts, providing pretty much everything we could ask for and more! We traveled with our 5 year old daughter and she really enjoyed picking fresh oranges for breakfast and making juice :) The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, impeccably clean, and on a beautiful piece of property. Close enough to town to run in for a meal or groceries, but far enough away to have a very peaceful and relaxing vacation. We took several day trips to San Diego, La Jolla, the beaches, and L.A. We didn't want to leave! This place is definitely 5 stars. Book it- you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rate this charming cottage excellent on every level. Beautifully decorated and maintained, very comfortably appointed, better then staying in a five star hotel. We loved being surrounded by beautiful flowers and equally gorgeous vista of surroundings. Convenient 10 minute drive to center of commercial area of Fallbrook. Owners' home is nearby and they are gracious and accommodating to all of their guest's needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional design and ambiance

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is one of the most comfortable and enjoyable VRBO rentals we have stayed in. There is a very high level maintenance and every thing works well. The thoughtful design and furnishings were much appreciated. The furniture was of high quality and apporipately sized for exceptionally designed and constructed cottage. Although not huge, there is a feeling of spaciousness. The beautiful patio area is inviting and very pleasant to have a drink and watch the sun go down. The outside landscaping is equally well designed. If you ever need inspiration for the perfect guest house, this is it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than perfict

  • 5 of 5

From the first minute to our last nothing could have been better than this wonderful piece of Heaven. I wish to thank Kimberly and Ralph for sharing their paradise we had a outstanding weeks vacation. Your cottage is so very close to so many wonderful places- Old Town Temecula, the old gold mining town of Julian (great pies up there), Oceanside Beach, Pacific Beach, so many beautiful golf courses, and we also got in a minor league baseball game at Lake Elsinore ( team name The Storm). So much to do in the area we were sad to have to leave. Peaceful, Quiet, Comfortable gee not enough words to describe how wonderful of a place you have. Thanks so very much again we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have nothing but good things to say about Windmill Cottage. The cottage was in a beautiful setting overlooking rolling hills, gardens and a citrus orchard. It was totally relaxing and peaceful to just sit on the stone terrace and watch all the birds, butterflies and the windmill itself creaking in the breeze. The landscaping and terraced gardens were gorgeous. The interior of the cottage had lovely architectural details and high end appliances.

There are things to do in the area but living nearby (45 min drive) we chose to take full advantage of the cottage. We ventured out along country lanes to the village of Fallbrook for dinner one evening but BBQ'ed the other nights out on the terrace with a lovely setting for al fresco dining.

The cottage was very clean and well maintained and the owners Kim & Ralph were more than gracious in making sure our stay was comfortable and we had everything we needed. What lovely people! There is cable TV and WIFI access provided which was an added bonus. This was one of the best mini vacations I have ever had and have raved about it to just about everyone I know. Look forward to revisiting again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This fabulous cottage offers a beautiful rural Tuscan setting, but is also conveniently located within a couple of miles of I-15 making access to and from the cottage a pleasant drive without major traffic conditions and crowds!


Rates & Availability

Fallbrook Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Non Refundable Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation. Rates quotes are for occupancy of 2, contact owner for additional rates and approval for increase in occupancy to 3 or 4. Inquire for 30+ day rental rates. Rental Agreement is required on all rentals prior to reservation. Pets to be approved, Pet fee applies.

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