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Elegant Murrieta Mediterranean Estate with Private Tennis Court/Pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 6,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 16-22)

Resort living on the Santa Rosa Plateau. Gorgeous Southern California location. Private swimming pool and jacuzzi, full private gym, private tennis court, in-ground trampoline, nearby equestrian, golf, wine country & casinos. Hiking on the Santa Rosa Plateau and Cleveland National Forest. Clear star-gazing nights. 9-seat full theatre with 110' HD screen. 6400 sf custom gated home on 5 fully fenced, gated, private acres in a beautiful mountain and vineyard setting.

Very close to wine country, Downtown Murrieta & Glen Ivy Spa.

More Details

Diane Hibbs
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Australian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Diane Hibbs

We built our home in 2007. Now that our girls are grown, we love sharing our little piece of paradise with others!

Diane Hibbs purchased this villa in 2007

Why Diane Hibbs chose Inland Empire

After many years of living in Orange County, we discovered La Cresta - truly a best kept secret in Southern California!

What makes this villa unique

All properties are a minimum of 5 acres. Oak trees, vineyards, and country living abound. 4th of July parade in front of house. Wildlife is abundant, and if you like to bird-watch, this is the place to be! Absolutely quiet and private, yet family/neighbor friendly. One day you can hike out to the waterfalls. One day you can ride horses or a mountain bike, or just go for a stroll... Have a swim, sit in the jacuzzi with a glass of wine and soak up the wonderful california sunshine! Your dogs will love running in our huge completely fenced 5.25 acres.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We (stayed here for four nights) had a wonderful time! Enjoyed the tennis court, pool and wonderfully comfortable nights.
Jun 2015
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Murrieta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Hot soak tub, Regular and Rain Shower Heads
  • All bathrooms are either granite or marble finished with beautiful cabinetry.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dual Fireplace/Flat screen TV/Hot Soak Tub/Refrigerator
    Upstairs Champagne King - 1 king , Ensuite (private full bathroom) Flat Screen TV
    Merlot King - 1 king , Full bathroom
    Pink Champagne - 1 queen , Full bath. Large Flat Screen TV
    Downstairs Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , refrig/TV, Full bath Living Room. Patio.
    Bedroom/Den - 2 queen , Shares bathroom with Merlot King
    Gym - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Futon and area available for our aero queen bed
  • (3) King size beds - King bed in Master Bedroom and Bedroom #3, (3) Queen size Beds - Queen bed in Downstairs Suite, Bedrooms #2, #3 and #4 (1) Aero beds (Queen with headboard) (2) Futons
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Premium Marble, Travertine & Granite counters throughout home. Amazing in-ground trampoline. Tennis Court. Pool/jacuzzi. Very private. Lawns are gorgeous and big enough for a friendly football, soccer or volleyball game. Security gated. Very secure and private. Gates to hiking trails abut backyard. Bring your horses - request rates for horses.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Elegant Murrieta Mediterranean Estate with Private Tennis Court/Pool
average rating of 4.773585 based on 56 reviews

Elegant and Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends really enjoyed this home! There is something for everyone, from the beautiful swimming pool and spa to the tennis court and inground trampoline. We celebrated our granddaughter's first birthday, which resulted in 45-50 people for the day, whom completely enjoyed the homes open floor plan, beautiful level grass in the rear yard that was used for croquet, badminton and wiffle ball and we still had room for an inflatable "Jumpy"! Diane and Kerry have put a lot of effort in ensuring your comfort, not just from the lovely furnishings but the obvious pride they take in maintaining all these comforts!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Couldn't have enjoyed a nicer family. You are truly special. Hope you return!
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Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Even though our stay was last year I feel I need to write a review. I thought I had. Anyway, from the moment I contacted the owners to us leaving we felt so well taken care of. There were sixteen women enjoying our annual getaway. Everyone one of us enjoyed our time and all the accommodations. The home is everything plus more. The pool area is gorgeous. We had so much fun and felt so special. Upon arrival the owners gave us a thorough tour explaining everything to us. They even recommended a great pizza place down the road that delivers. If we go back to the Temecula area we will definitely be staying here. Lovely owners and property. Again, thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. ;)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We held our wedding at this beautiful house last weekend.

Every guest loved the venue! The pool as the center of the reception is perfect. The house is big and beautiful. There was plenty of room throughout the house and the kitchen is huge! It held 15 people comfortably while we all prepped food. My kids where in the theater and pool 99% of the time, and we could not have asked for a better house to rent from. Owners where not pushy, rude, or overbearing. This is someones house and we treated it as if it was our own. Yes they do have a family portrait on the wall and I see nothing wrong with that. This is our first time using VRBO and I hope every adventure goes exactly how this was. I would strongly recommend this as a place to hold any event. The backyard if PERFECT!

Thank you so much for allowing us to use your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dana Point

Perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, fantastic place to gather with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were accommodating, and the house was amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renters Beware

  • 1 of 5

Before you rent...please read...Our stay was on Feb 3-5. We had 40 guests for our wedding & 16 stayed the night.


*Beautiful house


*Big kitchen


*2 big family portraits in main areas of house (odd for a rental)

*owners spend more time telling you what you can't do, than what you can

*owners inform you as they leave that people live in barn on property (no privacy)

*you can't heat pool or turn on tennis court lights

*you get charged a high energy fee if you go over 65 kwh for a solar powered home

*ugly neon straps holding up the Edison Lights (three if you want lights outside)

*guests need to park down in dirt/mud

*calcified fixtures in main shower

*Jacuzzi tub has no jets, so just a big tub

*vanity chair in main restroom is too low, so we needed to bring a bar stool upstairs to get make-up done

*Many rooms & closets not accessible (couldn't find where to store my party tubs)

*not enough blankets & was not told where to find them

* dishes & towels are not rental quality (cheap & mix match)

* No brooms or cleaning products in sight (which you will need because the big cleaning fee doesn't even cover washing dishes or putting them away)

*charged if you don't wash & put away dishes

*Expect your guests to help you clean, instead of enjoying the house (what's the big cleaning fee for?)

*you need to bring your own spray washer for concrete

*no party trash cans

*bring own TP

*Move something? Exact placement required!

*nickel & dime you until they eat up your deposit & make unreasonable claims with the required insurance

4 days later...

Dear Veronica,

I am submitting a claim to the insurance company for the following items:

#1 Replacement of towel as I couldn't get the stains out

#2 Pressure washing for food/drinks on patio

#3 Cleaning of outdoor patio furniture - mainly the couch set/ottomans/chair

#4 Dry cleaning of blanket upstairs in "red" guest room - large stain - still need to take to cleaners as it was just discovered.

The reason for holding back $##.00 is as follows:

#1 Sticky drinks or syrup spilled on bar cabinets

#2 Bar stool moved upstairs

#3 Pool cleaner found in outdoor closet - clogged with lava rocks

#4 At least 20-25 lava rocks at bottom of pool that had to be fished out

#5 Blankets/pillows/throws - mainly in downstair's suite, but "hidden" in drawers/cabinets - all had to be rounded up and returned to original spots

#6 Postage - $#.00

#7 Iron/Ironing board left out

12 days later... she had two more claims

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Veronika rented our villa for an outdoor wedding. She was very excited to rent the property in the beginning. As time went on, and payments were due, she became increasingly angry. She has written this review, as we held back $75.00 of her deposit. This review is preposterous. We are a DIY wedding venue & we do not offer party clean-up. She knew that. She actually wasn't charged for the mess she made in the house - she ended up moving her party in the house, as she didn't want to pay for a tent & her guests were cold. This was not allowed, but she did it anyway. We have a list of do's and don'ts which I have had to add to over the years. I now have to add "do not throw the lava rocks in the pool" as that is what her guests did. It was very time consuming fishing out lava rocks in a 7' deep pool. Even the pool cleaner - which she took out and left in the closet - was filled with lava rocks, and it ended up being more like 50, because as time went on, more would be discovered. Our Master Bathroom is gorgeous, and the tub is a hot-soak tub, and has a jet that recirculates hot water, so it is NOT just a normal tub. Shower is NOT calcified. There are only (2) closets that are not accessible. The Master and the casita. Both rooms have large armoires for hanging your clothes, as well as many dressers. Dishes and towels are not rental quality? A total lie, as is this review. She was provided 16 rolls of toilet paper. Yes, if you want more, you need to bring it. There is an entire room filled with cleaning products/broom/vacuum, but she wasn't even charged for the filthy, party-strewn floors she left. Her daughter left her journal behind, which I graciously returned - no thanks - but also took nearly every pillow & blanket from the house and stashed them in armoires and cabinets. We charge $25 if you don't put your dishes away, but only do this when someone leaves a large mess. There are many places that do this. She was never charged for that. As for the energy clause - she also was not charged, even though she went over. This is reserved for guests who leave the A/C running with the doors open. I would like to know what rooms weren't accessible for her party tubs- this was an outdoor wedding. One worker has an apt. in the barn. The barn is far from the house & she NEVER saw him. Pool heating is available at an additional charge. Jacuzzi is included. A very angry woman - even the caterers complained about how they were treated.
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bear Creek
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 15
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles

Private and Group Tennis lessons available upon request. Private yoga instructor available upon request. Masseuse available upon request. Gourmet Chef also available! Home is located 12 miles from Ocean - beautiful ocean breezes - located close to beautiful Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve ( 8300 acres), Cleveland National Forest and 17 miles from Southern California's Wine County. Surrounded by local vineyards, organic farms and horse ranches. Beautiful hiking trails, endless bicycle and horse trails, 3 miles from downtown Murrieta, 15 miles from Pechanga Casino 12 miles from Temecula Old Town and Wine Country, 15 minutes to Lake Elsinore Parachuting, 1 hour to Sea Wold, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Par, 45 minutes from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, 20 minutes from Glen Ivy Hot Springs.


Rates & Availability

Murrieta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Father's Day
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
General Cleaning $395
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates Not Guaranteed Until Booked!
Three-night minimum on holidays.
Max Guest Per Contact - No Open House Policy.
Events will require a three-day minimum.

Weddings/parties/special events upon prior approval only - please inquire for rates - THREE NIGHT MINIMUM FOR WEDDINGS.

For groups over 20 please add $50.00 to cleaning bill

Deposits And Cleaning Fee May Be More For Larger Groups Or Pets Which Will Outlined In Contract

Damage Protection For Larger Groups

Holiday are minimum 3 days 25 % additional fee and 35 $ additional guest above 10

Christmas and Thanksgiving are 4 day minimal rentals

Events considered at owners discretion please call for more information

Check in 3 pm check out 11 Am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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