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Central Location Allows Easy Access To All That San Diego County Has To Offer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

1100 sq ft, one bedroom guest house with an open floor plan that includes a large indoor, circular sunken fireplace and lots of privacy on three acres is located on a designated 'Native America Heritage Site'. This property has one of the largest Mortero collections in the county (where early Native Americans used the local rocks to grind their grains and medicines). Set among mature Live Oaks, Manzanita and various pine trees, this spacious and serene getaway will take your breath away! We are close enough to enjoy everything that San Diego has to offer but a world away from the traffic and congestion of the city.

There is just so much you can do year round - Mountain biking, hiking, fishing. Besides the beach and all the water activities, you can also venture into the desert on ATVs or Dune Buggies.

Live music at all levels from concerts to cafes, Balboa Park, fine arts,

fine dining and, of course, the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park and SeaWorld.

Norwegian Woods is also a prime location for artists to spend time writing and painting as the grounds are an inspiration for quiet creativity.

For the romantic, it's an opportunity to come together in a natural, peaceful setting. Isn’t it good…Norwegian Wood.


 Perfect location for small gatherings up to 50 persons

 Long-term Renters Welcome

 children welcome

 smoking allowed outside

More Details

Doris or Odd Busk
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Doris or Odd Busk

Both are adoring grandparents and their sizable families live within a few hours drive all around San Diego County. Doris is a California girl and a Five Star Chef and her husband, Odd is a native-born Norwegian, a retired oil platform engineer. They purchased this house in 1995 and have recreated a path together with Norwegian Woods, your home away from home.

With over ten years as the Chef at an upscale B&B, and my Norwegian-born husband, a retired oil platform engineer, we made the decision to recreate our paths.

Doris or Odd Busk purchased this house in 1995

Why Doris or Odd Busk chose Pine Valley

We chose this property because of its peaceful energy and unique Native American history, and old growth forest setting.

What makes this house unique

The tranquil setting among the trees enhances the privacy unlike any other.

Inside, the circular fireplace beckons you to gather round and enjoy a cocktail or toddy, tea or coffee and each other.

The property sits on a designated 'Kumuyaay Native American Heritage' site with one of the largest known collections of rock morteros in this area, along with many pottery shards

The property was a part a summer/fall encampment for desert and coastal Indian bands for hundreds and possibly thousands of years. According to many local tribal members familiar with the property, this is a very special place and blessed. We believe them.


Pine Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Traditional bathroom. No tub. Although small, this bathroom is appointed with luxury towels, robes and amenities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Very unique and set in wormwood cedar, the bedroom has three full window walls overlooking pine trees and a rock water feature. The queen bed has luxurious sheets and pillows which lie on a memory foam mattress. Each bed has the best rated luxury down alternative bedding and pillows available. Further, each bed comes with firm, medium and soft pillows for your comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and towels, as well as day packs, hiking sticks and field guides are also available. All guests receive in-room continental breakfast. For an additional cost, your personal chef can provide special hot breakfasts and picnic lunches. Also, for those wishing to have a romantic dinner, an up to ten-course dinner can be arranged. Dining can be held either indoor or outside.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Comfortable, peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

Great for family, kids had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is gorgeous—an intimate, cozy, park-like setting ringed with gently whispering pines.

  • 4 of 5

This was perfect for 4 sisters to celebrate with our Mom on her 86th birthday! Minor issues: toilet was lower than a standard (hard on old knees), we couldn’t regulate heat in the bedroom (but there were warm, fluffy quilts and floor-to-ceiling picture windows surrounded us with beautiful views on three sides) , the refrigerator froze our eggs (we made do and a continental breakfast was provided anyway), and the 5th “bed” was a small hide-a-bed (not very comfy). The pit fireplace warmed the main room nicely, the place was clean with thoughtfully attractive, homey touches, and our hosts made us feel very welcome. We have used HomeAway several times for “Mom’s weekend,” and this place was our favorite. We definitely hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This has everything you need to relax and be comfortable. There is a gas fire pit of sorts inside that you can relax at and enjoy. The house is stocked with towels, blankets, some breakfast foods, awesome bath robes.

It's pretty isolated, while being close to the road and highway. We didn't hear anything while we were there other than wind in the trees. The property is quite large, for a city guy anyway. There are chairs/benches under the trees and you can relax anywhere.

We were very happy there.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Perfect Getaway! Cabin and property are simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time meeting Doris, Odd, James, Casey, and the kids! They made us feel at home! The cabin was cozy and had all the amenities you could need! Indoor and outdoor fire pit. Our children loved the property and we already booked another stay! Can't wait to return! You will not be disappointed!

-Savanah, Morgan, Brennan, & Emma

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Clean, cozy, comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Loved this place - Doris and Odd were perfect hosts and we will be back! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we love the place, it is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mrs Doris and Mr. Odd Busk, Pine Valley Norway 03/29/2016

We thank you very much for staying in your apartment for 4 weeks with only

nice days. We enjoyed the place very much, and we had a very good time.

Everything in the apartment was perfect to have a very nice vacation.

Thank you very much to Doris and Odd Busk for a very nice time in the Wood

House, and we will be happy to come back another time.

Berit and Svein Christiansen from Norway

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
46.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Calvan's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
San Diego Harbor to Coronado
Nearest Golf
26.5 Miles
Sycuan Resort and Golf
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Campo Train Musuem
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Calvan's and Majors Diner
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
47.5 Miles
Mission, Ocean, Pacific and La Jolla
Car: necessary

Located at the foot of the Laguna Mountains in beautiful San Diego County. A short ten minute dive west and you are at Viejas Casino and outlet shopping center for great shopping, dining and nightlife entertainment. Great hiking trails, mountain biking, cycling and fishing. Only 40 minutes to downtown San Diego, beaches, world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Scripps Institute and Balboa Park with its many museum's. 30 Minutes to Historic Julian, known for it's apple pie. A short drive east and drop into the beautiful Anza Borrego desert and you can visit dessert flowers in bloom during the season or marvel at many desert sculptures that are place throughout Borrego Springs.

There is just so many things to do here year round. We have it all. Imagine, that you have the choice to choose your climate for the day. You can enjoy the coast, drive to the mountains to play in the snow and enjoy a slice of pie and wind up in the warm desert and back home, all in one day!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 8.0%

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: Noon
Early check-in and late check-out when available at no additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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