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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,371 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


June: Reservation includes $40 off a minimum 4 night reservation.

July: Reservation includes $50 gift card for seafood dinner at the Brigantine Restaurant OR $50 gift card for breakfast or lunch at the Delight of France bakery and restaurant in Escondido. This deal if available for a minimum 4 night reservation.

August Deal: Save $70 off a 7 night reservation!

* Please note that the auto-quote feature is NOT able to include this discount. You must submit an inquiry to receive a quote that displays your discount. Thank you.

The average nightly rate for 7 nights or more is $210.71. For 30 nights or more, the average nightly rate is $110.00. The Week day rate is $225 and weekend/holiday rate is $250 per night.

OLD CASTLE COTTAGE IS UNIQUELY PART HOTEL, PART VACATION RENTAL, AND PART BED AND BREAKFAST! Check out our guest reviews for details about what makes us so unique!!

• Professionally decorated home with a cottage/coastal theme.

• Gourmet coffee & tea for you! Enjoy your tea in the quaint gazebo!

• Farm fresh eggs from Annalee’s hens await you in the fridge.

• When in season, fresh cut flowers from the gardens are made into lovely arrangements expressly for YOU!

• Seasonal produce from our organic gardens and orchard await you.

• Gated acres of park-like lawns and gardens provide both privacy and security.

• Solar power and well-water make this a very eco-friendly property.


• Redwood play set with swings, slide, and climbing wall are a favorite for the children.

• Fully stocked toy box, game cupboard, and DVD movie collection.

• Infant friendly with high chair, pack & play, and assorted baby blankets.

• Booster seat for toddler age and up.

• Three bedrooms make for plenty of “nap-ready” locations.

• Assorted picnic gear for family day trips in and around San Diego.


• There are an abundance of restaurants and resorts from 5 to 15 minutes away.

• Disneyland is 65 minutes away

• Legoland, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and Zoo Safari Park are within 30 minutes

• Major shopping Malls and outlet malls are within 20 minutes

• Wineries and Local live entertainment in downtown Escondido, Temecula, San Diego, or one of the many casinos from 10-30 minutes away.


• Brides Favorite! Capture the treasured seasons of your life through photography.

• Gardens, mature trees, rose-covered arbors, grass lawns, gazebos, and bridge are all wonderful back drops at Old Castle Cottage.

• One-of-a-kind vintage props and photo studio are also available for rent.

• We recommend Debb Cozzi Photography, as she specializes in natural light portraits. Old Castle Cottage guests appreciate her affordable photo session packages.


* Full Kitchen - with separate wine cooler

• Bedrooms: 3 (1 King Size, 1 Full Size, Two Twin Beds)

• Baths: 2 (Master has shower and separate soaking tub, second bath has large shower)

• Propane BBQ, Private backyard, Patio dining

• Internet access

• Garden Gazebo

• Dish TV with HD and upgraded TV package

• Washer/Dryer

• Non-Smoking

More Details

Teresa McKeown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Teresa McKeown

We have been in Valley Center since 1985 and love the 'home town' feel here. We hope you have opportunity to visit this charming community!

Teresa McKeown purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Teresa McKeown chose San Diego County

We had admired this property for many years and jumped at the opportunity to purchase it in 2007.

Those who visit here, frequently comment about the unique beauty of grounds. We can only give credit to God and the original founding family who had a great vision for enhancing the natural beauty here and left a marvelous fingerprint on this ranch.

What makes this cottage unique

The three acre lawn, formal rose garden, gazebo, and bird and butterfly gardens are very special! We feel most fortunate to share a piece of it with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home was much better than expected! The photos were fabulous, but it was just better!

Teresa is wonderful. She makes such an effort to make you feel at home and comfortable. Her extra little touches add so much. The cookies, the gift box, making everything ready for when we arrive. Even my kids could tell Teresa loved them! She also knows and understands giving her guests their privacy.

I have never had such an organized beach trip until this trip because of the items she has that we were able to use. We LOVED staying here! We plan on staying here again. Her home is located in such a place, we want to move here! Thank you for making our vacation fabulous and memorable! We will be back. We give this place a huge thumb's up. Oh, and we love the porch swing!
Jul 2016
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Hidden Meadows Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1371 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking tub and shower with bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Extra large shower
  • The master bathroom has been tastefully decorated to match the master bedroom. It is large, bright, and charming. The second bathroom has an over-sized shower and carries on the cottage theme found elsewhere in the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed with 3' memory foam
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The Master bedroom is spacious and offers a comfortable king-sized bed that has been topped with a three inch memory foam mattress. Fabric with a garden toile design is carried from the master bedroom into the master bath. A writing desk with view of the rose garden is a great place to write in your journal or check your e-mail. A flat-screen TV is mounted opposite the master bed for your convenience. Bedroom Number 2 has two comfortable twin beds decorated in a coastal cottage theme and has a view of the back yard garden. Bedroom Number 3 is charming with a design theme similar to the black and white toile design found in the master bedroom. It offers a double bed with a chest of drawers and a garden view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This 7.2 acre property sits among several large estates. It is very private and secure. A gated entry and 6' fence around the perimeter of the cottage back yard offers peace of mind to travelers with children, elderly travelers or ladies traveling alone.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Perfect Bridal Suite for a Relaxing Wedding!

  • 5 of 5


I can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage for my wedding! My bridesmaids and I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful setting to get ready for my wedding. The house was perfectly decorated, the grounds were BEAUTIFUL, and the gazebo became a highlight for my wedding photographer! Before the big day began, I took a cup of coffee out to the gazebo to relax with the fountain. The scenery was EXACTLY what I needed to calm my nerves & just enjoy my surroundings. Also, the little details you put into your cottage were so appreciated! We loved the bottle of champagne & fresh baked cookies, as well as the other little goodies left for us (we were so sad we didn't have enough time to cook up the fresh eggs you brought over!). The other HUGE thank you we have to give you is from my mother. While we were all getting ready for the wedding, my mom misplaced a very precious diamond/emerald necklace that has been in the family for years. We weren't able to find it the morning of the wedding; however, you allowed us to come back to the cottage the day after the wedding (at 9PM!) before we left the area. We found the necklace!! My mom was beyond grateful to you! Thank you again for everything!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Whitney, Thank you for allowing Old Castle Cottage to be part of your wedding weekend! It was a pleasure to coordinate your stay. I was impressed by the way you had every detail well planned. I absolutely loved the photos you sent - Thank you for sharing them! Your photographer captured some stunningly creative images. I wish you both every happiness in life and thank you for allowing Old Castle Cottage to share in your very special day! Warmest Regards, Teresa P.S. A memorable moment for me, was to see your dear Mom reunited with her heirloom necklace! Please give her my best.
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  • 5 of 5

The home is exactly like the pictures... Breathtaking! The landlord was very attentive to our needs and we had the warmest of welcomes. I felt very secure with my small children exploring the rose garden or sitting drinking hot chocolate in the cazebo. We were 30 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the casino. It was an amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to see you enjoy the cottage. Warmest congratulations to you and your daughters. They are both very talented and it was great to learn their team had achieved such an impressive award! Best Regards, Teresa
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The best ever!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property with the kitchen in mind. We spent the weekend preparing food for a friends wedding in Valley Center. Teresa and John were so supportive and hospitable. Not only was the kitchen clean and useful the back yard BBQ and table came in handy as well. After a long day of chopping, preparing, cooking and serving we sure looked forward to coming back to the cottage to relax and unwind. We especially enjoyed the beautiful outdoor lawn and gardens. John's continuous attention and upkeep on the property really shows. I lover that Teresa pays close attention to details when it comes to hospitality. Everything we needed was there and easy to find. Costco, restaurants and other major stores are just a 15 minute drive away.

We feel privileged to have been able to stay at Old Castle Cottage. I would definitely recommend this property.

Deb and Don

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deb and Don, We were so pleased to meet you by way of the cottage! When gracious guests like you cross our path, our lives are definitely enriched! Don is quite a chef and "Master" of all things BBQ. We thank you for sharing a sample of the food you prepared for the wedding. Deb, the side dishes were excellent! We were touched by your spirit of generosity and would so love to have you return to the cottage. Thank you again for being 5-star guests!
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Adorable cottage and perfect bridal suite

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for making our family feel so welcome and at home while staying in your beautiful cottage. It was the perfect place for my daughter to stay in as her bridal suite and to get ready for her big wedding day. Both my daughter and I wish we had more time to stay and enjoy the cottage and it's beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your family stay at the cottage in conjunction with your daughter's wedding. You have a lovely family! Warmest Congratulations, Teresa
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Peaceful and perfect

  • 5 of 5

Owner cares for the property and anyone who stays. Bonus were toys and a tent for toddler to play.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is rare that a family arrive with BOTH sets of grandparents! What a lovely family. Thank you for choosing to stay at Old Castle Cottage.
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Beautiful, comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in idyllic, park-like setting with porch swing and rocking chairs to enjoy the views. Home has easy access to I-15, so SD and Orange County attractions are not far away, but the property offers an escape from the noise, hustle & crowds. Super clean and Teresa provided thoughtful, personal touches throughout the house, including delicious homemade goodies upon our arrival! Gracious hosts and beautiful, comfortable home. We loved our time there!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having your family stay was more than delightful! It was a privilege to have you enjoy the cottage and we hope the many ties you have to Valley Center through family, friends, and church will bring you back again! We miss you!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
McClellan-Palomar Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Welk Resort Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Castle Creek Resort
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Escondido Transit Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Castle Creek - The Gopher Hole
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Bear Mountain Resort, Big Bears
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Oceanside Beach
Car: necessary

• 5 minutes to Castle Creek Golf Course and Welk Resort Golf course. Other nearby golf courses include: Pala Mesa, Torrey Pines, Aviara Golf Club, and Coronado Golf;

• 5 minutes to Farmer’s Market at Welk Resort. Other Farmer’s markets are 15 minutes away;

• 5 minutes to resort restaurants;

• 15 minutes to local wine tasting

• 15 minutes to Escondido for shopping and North County Mall;

• 20 minutes to Escondido Center for the Performing Arts;

• 25 minutes to San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly San Diego Wild Animal Park);

• 25 minutes to water park;

• 15 to 30 minutes to Temecula or Carlsbad Outlet Mall;

• 30 minutes to a beautiful beaches and Legoland;

• 30 minutes to botanical gardens;

• 35 minutes to Del Mar Race Track (July through September);

• 35 minutes to San Diego County Fair at Del Mar (June through 4th of July);

• 35 minutes to the Birch Aquariam and LaJolla Cove Seal Preserve;

• 40 minutes from downtown San Diego, SD Zoo, Balboa Park;

• 45 minutes to San Diego International (Linbergh) Airport;

• 73 minutes to Disneyland;

• 2 hours to Hollywood;

• 8-35 minutes away are five large casinos - some with live entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Hidden Meadows Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Sale
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Administration Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

If someone inquires for dates you have requested, they will be added to a wait list. Your booking will be guaranteed as long as you provide deposit, contract, and payment within dates due.

The "monthly" rate is based on 30 days. Additional days prorated. The cleaning fee for the monthly rate is $350.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.