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Bedrooms 7
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


Twinkling stars are so close you can almost touch them here…

Sprawling Mediterranean compound retreat, nestled on 3 acres surrounded by hundreds of lush California Palms, Eucalyptus, cacti and Pepper trees, under the stars, promises to deliver a rejuvenating stay unlike any other. Our 7,000 sq ft estate sleeps 23 and comes complete with Spanish pavers, spiral staircase, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gourmet cook’s kitchen, flat screen tvs and pool table. Floor to ceiling windows from every room allow our guests to take in the 180 degree breathtaking views of the green San Diego mountains and Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the patio overlooking the vistas after a hike on one of the many wonderful trails on the grounds and see wildlife at its best, or go horseback riding on one of the beautiful horses that live on the property, followed by a relaxing swim in our private pool.

You can see more photos on Face Book The Ranch Estates By The Sea.

An extraordinary week awaits you here.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, 760-802-6312
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Bob

Im Bob a local ranch and beach front property real estate agent. My wife Rose & I own the ranch estates and have lived with our 4 children in Elfin Forest over the last 20 years.

Why Bob chose Escondido

The Ranch is located in Elfin Forest area just 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 9 miles from LEGO Land. It is approximately 1000 ft elavation with a Great View of San Diego North County. The area has miles and miles of horseback riding, bicycle,hiking trails and the Elfin Forest Reserve an 8 billion gallon water reservoir that give you the away from it all feeling while still being Very close to the beach, shopping, restaurants etc..

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with the ranch because it is very close to the ocean but just far enough away and at a high enough elevation where the Pacific Ocean fog doesn't cover us and you can see the stars here almost about every night. The ranch has Huge patios, Big kitchen lots of setting and places to just hang out and relax.


Escondido House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • 1 twin rollaway
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are located in Elfin Forest, North County San Diego with Panoramic views of the San Diego Area just 9 miles from Lego Land and San Elijo State Beach. A rural area with miles and miles of horseback riding, bicycle, hiking trails and the Elfin Forest Reserve with Panoramic views Everywhere. You will have the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and Yet still Very close within 10-15 minutes of shopping, entertainment and beaches.


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average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Outstanding Vacation Home! We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I flew our children (and spouses in from Alaska, Colorado, and Maryland to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The home exceeded our expectations from the horseback rides for the grandchildren to the many bedrooms which accommodated. Bob was a wonderful host, always responding to any text questions we asked within minutes. He also had suggestions of where to eat and where the best best beaches for the grandchildren were. We loved our stay and plan to return for other family vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Great for Large Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a house to accommodate my family of 20 odd something people for our annual family gathering. We were looking at several properties, but ultimately ended up picking this one! The house two bedrooms on the top floor; one bedroom has a door that leads to the outside, however, you need to walk through the amazing bathroom and other bedroom to get to the stairs to get downstairs. There are two bedrooms in the house on the first floor and two bedrooms across the way, but you have to walk across the patio to use the bathroom in the house. There is also one more bedroom next to the pool along with a bathroom. All the rooms had a heater/AC unit so the temperature was always nice. While we were there, we got to experience some of the worst weather SD had seen in years. However, Bob did all he could to make sure our experience was great! There were more than enough towels and TP for everyone and plenty of serving and cooking materials. Additionally, Bob made sure there was enough beds so every person had a spot to sleep comfortably. There was also 2 fridges and a full size freezer at the house as well. We additionally enjoyed using the pool and jacuzzi when the rain stopped and spent a lot of time gathering in the kitchen. The long dining table was also another great spot to sit around and play cards or eat too! One of the highlights during our stay were the arcade and pinball machines! There was always someone playing at least one of those games. Bob also has horses on the ranch and we loved seeing them up close. We also used the fire pit on the last day during sunset, so that was a nice touch too. Additionally, since the property sits on a ranch, there was a lot of parking available for all the cars we brought. Bob was always a pleasure to work with when it came to booking, signing papers, and checking in! Bob was always a pleasure to work with when it came to booking, signing papers, and checking in! Bob was always a pleasure to work with when it came to booking, signing papers, and checking in! While the weather was not in our favor, this was the PERFECT place for large families to gather and spend some quality time together.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing ranch resort!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing ranch resort tucked away in the hills of elfin forest was a spectacular mix of Resort, retreat, ranch, and estate. This home acomadated the needs of all 14 of my business group with its stunning view nice roomy interior and a amazing hiking trails and good areas to hangout in like the pool or he patio. The estate was only 9 min. From the beach and close to fine dining and at the ranch there was nice sunsets and rises that you could peer upon for miles.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabuluous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering (14 of us) for a week, as my family is spread out from the UK to New Zealand. The site is well placed for visits to the coast (real waves and a warm sea went down well with the grandchildren) and sites like Legoland and the San Diego Zoo, which were two day trips out and about.

The rooms were great - we did not need to use the one down by the pool. The 6 grandchildren could eat their evening meal outside, earlier than the rest of us, and we ate later inside; a couple of times we all ate together on the patio. The pool equipment was more than adequate for all the kids, and the pool itself was well maintained. The children liked to visit the horses and collect eggs.

The weather was very warm, as one would expect in August, so that just meant that we stayed indoors for the hottest part of the day. The pinball machines were a big, if rather noisy, hit!

Bob, the owner, was very helpful as was his daughter and their handyman.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family trip to celebrate 50 years of marriage

  • 5 of 5

The ranch was a great fit for our family of 14. Grandkids range in age from 20 to 13 and there was something for all to enjoy. The pool and diving board, the 4 pinball machines, and the pool table were lots of fun for all. The granddaughters were given horse back riding lessons by Bob and his daughter and taken on a trail ride. They were excited about it and enjoyed the experience. There was spaces to be together, but also plenty of rooms for privacy.

Bob and his family were great hosts, quick to answer any questions and to help in any way they could.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Overall our stay with multiple families was perfect! Bob was extremely accommodating and did everything he could to make our stay just right! The ranch is absolutely beautiful with so many activities for both kids and adults. The house is extremely clean and a great getaway for a large group with or without kids! I would highly recommend this place and we will hopefully be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stoked Cafe
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
La Costa Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Oceanside Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway I-5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stoked Cafe
Nearest Ski
90 Metres
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
San Elijo State Beach
Car: necessary

horses, riding and hiking trails, ocean and canyon views, lakes, golfing, dining and more.

Other Activities: horseback riding

Golf: Several Top Golf Courses located in Surrounding Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $675 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Minimum 3 nights. June, July, August and Holiday weeks are booked Saturday-Saturday Only by The Week. Rates Vary based on # of Guests. Rates R Not Guaranteed until booked and subject to change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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