About the property
- Estate3661 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Resort-Like, Views, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Large Pool/Slide (Sleeps up to 12)
'Nestled on top of a hill, truly a place of comfort and retreat is Bella~Tranquila Estate. This incredible estate/sanctuary is situated on 14 acres with outstanding views of Cleveland Mountain Range, Hills and the beautiful Valley Center below. The property is secluded on a hilltop with multiple tended tropical lush gardens, spacious 4 bedrooms and library that is used as the fifth bedroom. The inviting 45 ft.by 55 ft. large, salt water infinity, pebble tec pool, with an exhilarating water slide, welcome you to come and stay awhile and simply enjoy your vacation home. There's lots of room to breathe the fresh country air as 9 of the 14 acres of land are left untouched and natural where native vegetation of California Chaparral flora thrive.
Your private country estate offers an ideal getaway to relax, play and experience "country but city close" living at the utmost.
Just minutes and/or within 2 hours drive away are world famous attractions offered by the 4 counties: San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County and Riverside County. Mexico border is 53 miles away.
Most of San Diego County's main attractions are less than an hour away.
*San Diego International Airport - 44 miles
* Wild Animal Park/Safari -12 miles
* Carlsbad Beach - 28 miles
* Seaworld- 42 miles
* Legoland -31 miles;
* nearest golf course is 1.1 miles away. Within a few minutes drive away are neighboring town of Escondido's several popular golf courses.
* For local wine tasting, Hilltop Winery is 5.9 miles away.
* Famous Temecula Valley's Wineries --31 miles.
Southern CA main attractions are less than 2 1/2 hours drive:
* Disneyland - 86 miles.
*Los Angeles - 115 miles
*Hollywood -119 miles
*Universal Studios - 121.9 miles
*We invite you to come and breathe our fresh country air, take time to smell the roses, exotic plumerias, gardenias, jasmines, champacas on the estate's many gardens.
* Watch birds in flight as they traverse across the sky.
* Hike the property where you will see wild oaks, toyon, manzanita, and various birds and wild animals.
* Stargaze under the canopy of the heavens and watch shooting stars flit across the night sky.
** Larger than some major name hotels is your 45 FT BY 55 FT INFINITY SALT WATER POOL. with 30 ft WATER SLIDE, and a JETTED JACUZZI. THERE IS NO NEED TO BE AT THE BEACH...HERE, YOU ARE IN YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE AND SECLUDED, LAKE-LIKE SOLAR HEATED--SALT WATER POOL and YOUR VERY OWN WATER SLIDE minus the crowd. THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS DEFINITELY WARMER, 80-87 DEGREES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
Please Note: The pool will not be heated by propane from October-May. The fee to heat up the jacuzzi is extra.
**Large one story 3661 sq. ft. residence with 12 ft high ceilings, 4 bedrooms, office/library, also used as the 5th bedroom and 4 1/2 baths, outdoor bathrooms with shower and two toilets, included. Huge master bedroom with King Size bed, your own private sitting room with french doors that lead you to the outdoors---the pool/jacuzzi, the gardens and in the winter months, a wood burning fireplace. Large kitchen equipped with modern appliances and a massive granite top kitchen island, big enough for several chefs.
As you approach your private estate, you will first drive through a quiet oak-lined road. You will come to a gated neighborhood of 10 homes. You will drive up 460 feet of private curved driveway. Finally you have arrived, your hilltop estate awaits you with majestic, tranquil views, calls you to come home-sweet-vacation home!
The walk to your front door is aligned with fragrant tropical plants and trees.
~large one story, 4 bedrooms, office/library, counted as 5th bedroom and 3 1/2 baths. Two outdoor enclosed bathrooms, one has a shower.
~Huge master bedroom with a King sized bed and your private sitting room with a sink to prepare your own coffee or tea. Has its own fireplace and zero gravity perfect chair for your comfort. Ensuite huge master bathroom with a deep jacuzzi bath tub and a separate walk-in shower. Two separate his and hers sinks and mirrors. Your master bedroom comes equipped with you very own 55 inch TV.
~3 other bedrooms are located on the south wing of the house to ensure your privacy.
~Cozy family room equipped with a brand new smart Samsung 55 inch TV/DVD/VHS and Bose Stereo System.
~Large kitchen with modern appliances, gas stove, and two ovens (one is a convection); Massive granite top kitchen island.
~Breakfast nook has seating for up 12 guests.
~Custom made rosewood dining room for 8 people and a high chair.
~`Lake-like' solar heated, salt water vanishing edge pool solar heated only during the summer months with a jetted jacuzzi, waterfall, 30 ft. slide, and a stunning view of the mountains and valley floor below.
~Multiple back yard patios, one with custom wood burning fireplace.
~outdoor kitchen with built in barbecue, a bar, stove, 3 restaurant sized sinks.
~6 ft. by 6 ft Playhouse with operational windows, cute door and some toys for your children to play with.
Please, we request that only registered guests be allowed on the property. Your guests may visit for the day only, with permission from the owner.
Please Note: Your vacation home is very private located on top of the property.
Below the vacation rental is a vegetable garden and orchard. Most of the fruit trees and vegetable gardens are located away from the vacation rental. We planted over 200 fruit trees, vegetable gardens, edible and ornamental plants that need lots of care. We do honor our guests's privacy and we and/or our caretakers stay a distance away from guests unless our assistance is needed. Thank you!
About Valley Center:
* For fine dining and should you feel lucky, there are currently two major casinos in the vicinity of Valley Center—Harrah's Rincon and Valley View and 3 more within 30 minutes drive away: Pala Resort and Casino, Pauma, and Pechanga.
* The town has claim to several well known movie/TV personalities to have lived in Valley Center namely: John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Steve Reeves and the husband-and-wife team of June Allyson and Dick Powell and many others have lived for a time in Valley Center. The King of England Edward VIII, who abdicated his throne to marry his American wife, Wallis Simpson were reported to have rendezvous in Valley Center, prior to their marriage... To learn more about our town and why it was such a nice respite for this notables, we encourage you to visit Valley Center Museum located on Cole Grade Rd.
*Lake Wohlford and Lake Dixon are within 5-10 minutes drive from your vacation home. You can go fishing, boating, biking/mountain biking, and hiking. Not far from your home is Hell Hole Canyon, a nature preserve where you can hike and experience and view California's native plants and many wildlife.
Once a year, practically the whole town participates in 'Western Days'. This event is traditionally held over the Memorial Day weekend and consists of a community parade, a gathering at the Valley Center Community Center and a rodeo. Another site of interest is The Lavender Fields at Keys Creek Lavender Farm. This USDA Certified Organic Lavender Farm features an on site essential oil distillery, a lavender labyrinth, a farm store/gift shop. Bates Nut Farm is a locally family owned farm with picnic grounds and has farm animals that one can pet/feed. The farm store is stocked with candies, homemade fudge, preserves, nuts, gift items and holiday ornaments. In the Fall, Bates Nut Farm is the pumpkin capital of San Diego County.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Please note: this property was off the rental market for a year, thus you will NOT see any guests reviews in 2017... Family is important to us. We are grandparents to 5 thriving and lovely grandchildren, oldest is 15 and the youngest is almost 2. They've all loved the house: the pool, the water slide, the play house, the basketball court on the driveway, the built-in barbecue and the outdoor kitchen, the farm/orchard and the many gardens as the house and the property are truly designed for all family members enjoyment. Upon listening and reading reviews of our guests as they lovingly shared how much they've enjoyed their time in the estate, (where they can all be together in one place, where they can converse and enjoy each other's company), this gives us the motivation to continue to rent out our Bella~Tranquila home which means in Spanish, Beautiful and Tranquil. After all, our original vision that this vacation home, be tranquil and a beautiful place for families to re-connect has come to fruition. We also travel a bit and meet people from different cultures and some who become friends. Most of all, we truly love meeting our guests who come from all over the world. Here, they stay awhile, and they go home feeling the comfort and retreat that Bella~Tranquila Estate offers!!! Our heartfelt gratitude to all our former guests and to 'you'--our soon to be guests!
Prima purchased this Estate in 2003
Why Prima chose Daley Ranch
Valley Center is a special and a unique place in North -East San Diego County. Tucked away up on the hills where one breathes a sigh of relief the moment one drives up the grade on Valley Center Road. Wide spaces/acres separates the houses. Avocados, citrus and ornamental plants are grown in some parts of town. Here, guests can be as private and/or be small town folks where the neighbors wave as you stroll or drive around the neighborhood. The movie stars of yesteryears and famous notables who owned vacation homes around Valley Center were John Wayne, Fred Astaire, Steve Reeves, Gary Cooper, June Allyson, Merle Oberon, Agnes White Tizard,, the first Betty Crocker, Benji the Acting Dog, (BTW, we're friends with Benji's owner). Bill Murray and many others. Please make a point to visit the Valley Center Museum to learn more of the History and its former notable residents.
What makes this Estate unique
Views galore surround the property. The large 45 ft by 55 ft salt water infinity pool with water slide are to be enjoyed by all. To observe the numerous birds that fly above and those that roam around the property is seeing nature at its best--for example an owl that claims the top of the hill as his/her territory. You may hear it at night or early mornings go cuckoo, cuckoo...You will see countless birds flying to where they need to be, hawks hover overhead in search of prey. Valley Center has few street lights so on clear moonless nights, you may see countless stars and the milky way's clouds and constellations. The 9 acres on the east and south side of the estate, below the pool, have been left untouched for hundreds of years. There are many rare and protected bushes and plants such as toyon and manzanita. The rural setting is a breath of fresh air but only 5 miles away to the city of Escondido, where one could shop at big name grocery stores, dine in great restaurants and where the largest indoor shopping mall, "North County Mall" in San Diego County Is located. Unlimited fresh clean air to breath for you, our honored guests. The people of Valley Center are very friendly and the town is known for its small town charm.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This property is truly Paradise !
My family and I stayed here for a week, and quite honestly when we went out to explore all that San Diego had to offer we all couldn’t wait to get back to this beautiful home. We couldn’t have felt more welcome! The inside of the house is stunning, but we spent most of our time in the backyard paradise! I can’t say enough great things about this Home it was perfect!! 5 stars plus
Just like the photos and then some...
Great and accommodating hosts - Joel and Prima couldn’t be more accommodating to make you feel like the property is your home.
The property is exactly as the photos depict - what a find and great place to stay for a family & friends retreat.
We have already been begged by a dozen of our closest FB friends to “please send them the link” - as so many now want to experience this great property for themselves.
Small drives into San Diego for the zoo and a padres game, as well as LegoLand. So much better than a hotel.
Would always recommend to anyone.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Our family of six was very comfortable and everything in the house was organized and easy to find. The property was lovely and the home was pristine...and I don't say that lightly. I usually have to completely clean a rental house before I feel comfortable. There was nothing for me to clean:)
The pool was a little too cold, but we loved the spa in the evenings, and we even made s'mores one night with a cute little s'mores kit that Prima made up for us.
If I had to give any constructive feedback, it would be that we struggled with the Wi-Fi speed when we tried to have multiple devices going in the evening. It was minor, though, since we mostly just enjoyed our surroundings.
Thank you again, Joel and Prima, for being so sweet and welcoming, and for sharing your beautiful property!! I'm looking out my window at snow right now and dreaming of our next visit:)
Vacation To Remember
I can't say enough about this beautiful estate! This was our first extended stay with our son and his family to include his wife and grandchildren ages 2 and 6. We wanted to get out of the snowy Idaho January and enjoy the nice weather and attractions of San Diego. We couldn't have picked a better vacation destination. The kids had a blast as did we.
The house and grounds were immaculate and much grander than the description. I was particularly impressed about how clean the house and pool area was. The house was up to date and spacious but even nicer was the back yard pool and garden area. We spent half our time at San Diego area attractions and the other half lounging in the different seating areas all with gorgeous views of the valley. The stunning solar heated pool is a little chilly during this time of the year. Several exhilarating trips down the slide into the pool made the large stone hot tube all that much better.
Joel and Prima are fantastic and immediately responded to any questions or problems we encountered. i will definitely recommend this property to family and friends.
An awesome family place
After going to the SanDiego Zoo and Disney Land, we had the most fun here at the house.
The Perfect Vacation
Our family enjoyed every moment spent at the house. From the moment we arrived at the property and were greeted by Joel and Prima everything was perfect. Pictures simply cannot do justice to the backyard, pool, and view of the mountains. Looking forward to coming back again in the future!
San Diego Zoo Wild Animal/Safari Park is a short 15 minute drive from the house. Closest casinos are within 8 minutes drive away.
Rates & Availability
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PLEASE NOTE: WE RECEIVE INQUIRIES ABOUT WEDDINGS FREQUENTLY. PLEASE ASK US FIRST AS WE MAY ALLOW SMALL WEDDINGS. ANY GUESTS THAT HAVE UNAUTHORIZED WEDDINGS, EVENTS OR PARTIES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND/OR DEPOSITS May BE RETAINED. NO unauthorized guests beyond the number of guests listed on the contract, please.