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Spacious Home on Organic Farm between Wine and Casino Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Views

Beautiful Country Cottage setting, overlooking organic farms, including Archi's Acres Organic farm next door.

Majestic views of the hills, orchard and farms of North County San Diego, spacious living room with reading area and board games. Den with Satellite TV and wireless internet. Master Bedroom w/private Bath, TV and views, and second large bedroom with Queen size bed, middle bedroom has Full Size Bed, rooms are spacious with their own charm. Kitchen has double oven and window to Den and doorway to Formal Dining room.

Karen & Colin Archipley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Karen & Colin Archipley

Colin and Karen Archipley - Founders of Archi's Acres and Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training program, now known as Archi's Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Dedicated to Organic production of Basil, Kale, Chard, Bok Choi, Avocado, Oranges, Limes, Lemons and Persimmons

Karen & Colin Archipley purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Karen & Colin Archipley chose Escondido

This property is Archi's Acres Guest House. Private and in quiet setting, yet within 20 miles to wineries, animal park, golf and beaches, close to Lawrence Welk, close to Ethereal Event Venue

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Beautiful Views, spacious private home


Escondido Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across Hallway from Bedroom 2 & 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , Nice Light during the day, shared bathroom across hallway
    3rd Bedroom - 1 queen , Has TV, writing area and close to shared bathroom
  • Master Bedroom is large w/ mirror wall closet, private Direct TV and private Bathroom 2nd Bedroom has nice light, writing area - shared bathroom 3rd Bedroom has TV, writing area - shared bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Checkin in time is 3:00pm - Check out time is 12:00 noon


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Home on Organic Farm between Wine and Casino Country
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews

Sweet and comfortable home conveniently located on the same street as the wedding venue!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were easy to work with and they even provided a wonderful pantry, fresh fruit, and delicious organic basil to enjoy! Comfortably fit 8, and the view and breeze from the deck was so relaxing. Thank you for a wonderful VRBO experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again. Karen & Colin
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Loved the towels. Everything worked. House was cool inside even tho it was hot outside. Checkin and checkout Instructions were easy to follow and reasonable. TBH everything is dated, but is clean and in good condition.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica for your review. Yes it is a house in the Countryside. So glad you were comfortable
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Darling place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and fantastic views from balcony.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & comfortable 1960's-'70s era ranch

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable for two couples and a single. Adventure to get to, great winding country roads and once you arrive there is a wonderful view from the deck. After a couple of trips we drove like the locals!

Had a wonderful time, this was a return visit to this property. Wonderful owners are on site and very responsive and helpful. This time we were not in charge of the dates since we were attending a wedding. We did hit very warm weather and wished for some AC! We would definitely return on our own schedule, when the temperatures are forecast to be a bit cooler!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Karen was a great host. We arrived late at night in the darkness and were disoriented. She answered her phone and helped us get into the house while mentioning which were the best wineries to go to. The next day she made us banana bread and dropped it off on the front porch to give us privacy. We checked out their organic basil farm and got a delightful tour from Chris, the super friendly and knowledgeable manager. We had a blast and will definitely be back. Thank you Karen and Chris !

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. yes please, do visit us again. So happy you had a tour with Chris, he is over the top cool. Sincerely, Karen & Colin Archipley
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Location is away from everything but close to everything. The house is small and beautiful, Karen and Colin were great and fixed any questions we had quickly. Highly recommend the place and would definitely rent it out again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Oceanside, Solano Beach, Encinitas
Car: necessary

Close to Lawrence Welk and the Wild Animal Park with beautiful views of the rolling hills of North County San Diego's Farm and Orchard country. Only 3 miles of Interstate 15 giving you great access to San Diego and the beach communities as well as Temecula's wine country and North County's micro-brewers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Property Damage Insurance $59

Room rates are $225@ night or $1575 per week, home is 3 bedroom with queen size pull out couch in den. This is a Non Smoking residence. No large parties without written consent. No illegal drugs, no firearms. No access to laundry on site. No Subletting allowed. Original Renter/Guest will be Liable for all persons they allow to visit and rental property exposure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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