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Open, Inspired California Dream House- Charm,Twinkle Lights Galore, Spa, Private

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


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We LOVE to see our guests living in up at #CottageOnTheCreek

If you like style in the details, character and charm, then we are a match made in heaven ... Here you will find all the amenities you love and want in a vacation home. We love to share insider tips about Fallbrook and the surrounding areas. And we L O V E our guests! You are treated like the treasures that you are ~ Whatever we can do to help is our pleasure. Please just ask!

We bought this home 12 years ago because of the stunning property. We updated the house by putting in an abundance of used brick, state of the art appliances, a wine cooler, hand forged iron details, an antique mantle salvaged from a castle in England-yes, for real! 2 AC/heating units (one for each end of the house), a grand deck and terraced back yard PERFECT for entertaining, and to top it off a built in fire pit, spa, in ground trampoline and grass galore. We have a ping pong table, bad mitten, bocce ball, croquet, corn hole and a basketball hoop too! In other words, the kids are entertained while you relax. It's the perfect home base in between your vacation adventures.

The family rooms have plenty of couch space to sprawl and watch a movie or take a great nap. Two large flat screen TVs with DVR, DVD, and Blue Ray, board games, large selections of DVDs and books.

The kitchen is a favorite feature of our guests. It's got a vaulted tongue and groove barrel ceiling, double ovens, gas burners, huge fridge and freezer, microwave, disposal, dishwasher, and stunning granite counter space like you won't believe. If you plan on cooking, it's the bomb of kitchens! Plus, it's beautiful.

The table seats 8 comfortably. Ten can fit cozily and there is room for 4 at the counter with stools. (Not to mention a plethora of outdoor eating spaces.)

The Master bedroom has its own private deck complete with umbrella and comfortable wicker chairs perfect for morning coffee. The king size bed with a Pottery Barn iron bed frame is comfy as can be and there are plenty of soft, cozy blankies in the cupboard to make it just right for your sleeping pleasure. And of course, a private bath and large walk in closet. (FYI closet is large and very well ventilated so that it is also perfect for a porta crib and cozy sleeping spot for baby.)

Bedroom #2 has 3 twins beds (one bunk and another twin, totaling 3 beds).

Bedroom #3 has a queen size bed.

A twin daybed resides in a nook in the hallway.

Bedroom #4 has 2 twin beds in the form of a bunk bed. (The upper bunk is quite high and NOT suitable for young children.)

You will find 2 tubs in the bathrooms and all the extras you might need, like plush towels, hair dryers, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, tp, kleenex, and the like.

The yard is PERFECT for children and doggies (both well behaved, preferably). We have lots of our own (both kids and dogs) so we are well suited for either. Fenced with lots of grass, as well as a sunken trampoline, spa over looking a beautiful creek full of Oak trees, a BBQ, a fire pit for s'more roasting, a huge deck with lots of seating for dinner or lounging and a wonderful place to just rest. It's likely where you will spend a lot of time, if you are anything like us!

Great neighborhood for walking and/or running as well as dog walking. Very, very limited traffic due to there being no outlet. Just awesome tranquility! And our property is nestled in the very, very back of an already very quiet street-- tucked away snug as can be for total privacy.

You will find a welcome notebook to help you navigate the town complete with retail and restaurant suggestions.

Please feel free to get in touch with me prior to booking with any questions you may have. I'm happy to work with you as you plan your stay.

Thank you for looking at our property.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About bethany

Andy and I are born and bred Californians. We bought this house in 2004 and spent the next few years doing a complete remodel. After 10 years of living here we got a wild hair and decided to up and move to Wyoming! We loaded up our 6 kids, 2 dogs and the grandparents and have started living a wonderful life in a totally new world. But, alas, we couldn't leave our beautiful home. We are thrilled that it has become a popular vacation home; and grateful that we get to come warm up in California a couple times a year. God Bless sunshine!

bethany purchased this house in 2004

Why bethany chose San Diego County

You'll know once you come. Its very special.

What makes this house unique

Close to town yet private and quiet. Convenient to Temecula, Carlsbad and San Diego.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I came here to unwind and reconnect -- and we did just that! The home and property are absolutely lovely. It was quiet and peaceful and simply wonderful. Comfortable home with all the amenities we could ask for. Highly recommend. We felt so far from it all, and yet, so close too!
Jul 2014
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Fallbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks and double medicine cabinets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , serves bedroom 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , serves bedroom 4 plus sofa sleeper if applicable
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3 in twin beds
  • There's also a pull out couch with a double mattress as well as another twin daybed both of which are not in actual bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
Perfect spot for honeymooners, couples or families. We have it all. Very quiet and romantic as well as being a great spot to call home in between fun outing in the area. We have lots of family fruit trees like peach, pomegranate, persimmon, apple, lemon, lime, fig, nectarine, apricot etc. if you are lucky enough to visit at the right time of year.


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average rating of 4.903226 based on 32 reviews
Long Beach

Bride and bridesmaids retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend was absolutely amazing! We were able to host my daughter and her bridesmaids for a retreat like weekend. The home is adorable, spacious, and cozy. They made s'mores around the fire pit, had lovely breakfasts, luncheons and early morning coffee on the patio. All of the girls were pleased with the oppurtunity to spend some time together in such a lovely home. Thank you Bethany!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights for a bachelorette party. The house was great and everything was very clean. We really enjoyed the nice backyard and the jacuzzi and trampoline. Instructions for the house were very clear and the house was very roomy. The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed this property!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Los Angeles

Great house for large group

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked kitchen and house supplies made it easy to cook meals, outdoor area great for family gatherings. Bring your own wood, you'll have a nice fire pit to enjoy it.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness! We could not be more happy with this home for our weekend family reunion and 80th birthday party for our Dad. 11 of us slept comfortably (and very spread out), but the most fun was having 6+ people work in the kitchen at the same time, around the huge, marble-top island. The kiddos played in the backyard, and the deck was a bonus extension of the ample inside space. As the evenings slowed down, we all cozily gathered in the living room to recount family stories. It was just perfect and we hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Property is nice and secluded from other neighbors

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice and comfortable had a really nice time in the area. Would recommend for anyone looking for a nice place to stay in the area. We really liked that the house has a big lot and other houses weren't right on top of us.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic family time and the Cottage on the Creek made it all possible.

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect home for family vacations. We had 8 adults and 3 small children. We did 3 day trips to LEGOLAND and the commute was reasonable. What I did not expect was all the fun activities that we did in the late afternoon and evening at the house. The trampoline was a hit for all ages. Our favorite outside game was Corn Hole. The patio is set up so nicely for large groups. We ate dinner two nights on the patio. The kitchen is fantastic and we cooked dinner every night at the house. Our oldest daughter is a cook and she loved the layout of the kitchen. One of the gadgets she really liked was the water pipe by the stove used to fill large pots right on the stove. That is so very clever. We brought some games and they also have various board games that we played in the evening. We decided to stay two entire days at the house. Some watched movies, some played games, some read, some took naps, and some just visited. We had other relatives drop by for a visit, dinner, and games. The size of the home made it possible for everyone to sit and enjoy the festivities. The house is at the end of a road so you felt very secluded. Some mornings, I would get up with coffee in hand sit on the patio and enjoy the landscape which included many trees. You felt like you were in the country or forest. My son-in-law had to work during the week, but because there was WIFI access at the house he got to work from the house. They live in Phoenix, so he was able to come the first day, work during the day and then play for the rest of the time. That was an extra blessing to our family. Because there are 3 full bathrooms, the size of our group did not present any problems. We had 4 cars and parking was not a problem at all. In fact, there is much more parking available. That is a real plus for large groups. We loved the décor in the house. Yet it was kid friendly. In fact my son-in-law taught his 4 year old son how to play checkers using the checker board table. This piece of furniture really lends to the décor. To sum up our experience this home definitely deserves 5 stars. Bethany is great to work with and you can tell she works hard to keep the place looking great. We would definitely come back again. Brad

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pala Mesa, Fallbrook Golf Course, Golf Club of CA
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I15, HWY 76
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Oink and Moo
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: necessary

Fallbrook is a quiet, just out-of-the-way-enough, charming & quaint town as well as the perfect "home base " in between your vacation adventures. The best part of Fallbrook is we don't get the intense heat of the Temecula wineries (but DO go visit for the day) nor do we get the socked in days the beaches do. Hit the theme parks for the day then come home to your private residence to grill outside on the huge deck and then soak in the spa before you go out and find your next adventure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Standard check in time is 4pm. Check out is 10am.

Please inquire as to flexibility on those times. I am happy to accommodate you as best I can within reason, as long as guests are not checking in and out on the same day.

Refunds for canceled trips is at our discretion. Absolutely no refunds within 45 days of booked trip.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.