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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:
March 21, 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 ...
  • 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! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Home on Organic Farm between Wine and Casino Country
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
Karuizawa-machi Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan

Down-home place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The view is fantastic, in a quiet, peaceful setting. The gift of organic produce was such a welcoming, homey touch.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the space. it was a pleasure to host you. We hope you will stay with us again.
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Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and would definitely rebook. Karen is very kind and has a gift of hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5

I was in the area for a wedding, and this was the perfect place to stay with my dogs. The fresh organic produce, along with other essentials, was delicious and much appreciated. House and bed were comfortable and well kept. I would stay here again. Thanks, Karen and Colin!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and so glad you were comfortable and happy! Thank you for treating our home as if it was yours. Look forward to your staying with us again, Karen & Colin
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Los Angeles, CA

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. Loved the area and the great comfortable accommodations. Would recommended highly to anyone who's looking for a fully relaxed getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Pleasure to host you!
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Charming & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Our entire stay was lovely throughout. We were looking for a quiet place to spend New Year's eve, away from all the hustle and bustle of the big city, and this place was just that and more. The home is charming and extremely comfortable for 8 adults and two dogs as we never felt crowded in any single room. We had some trouble with the wifi connection but it was quickly resolved with a single phone call to the home owner. This is an ideal place for nature lovers, bicyclist and hikers. A big thank you to the owners for opening their home to us. We look forward to another visit sometime in the near the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you! Glad you enjoyed. Happy New Year!
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A cycling week at Valley Center VRBO 509798

  • 4 of 5

Booked on short (8 hour) notice, owner very accommodating and responsive. Property is a bungalow type residence in rural area 15 miles NE of Escondido. Paved road access to high country location, agricultural area with fruit trees and greenhouse operations. Quiet, but close enough to I-15 for easy access to services etc. We spent most days road biking on various nearby mountain and coast roads. Excellent paved roads, bike lanes on many roads, excellent place to bike. Particularly spectacular sunsets from west deck and of course, the San Diego area has the best weather in North America, a welcome respite from Alberta winter. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was lovely to host you Brian. Happy to hear your enjoyed our area. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. Karen & Colin
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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
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.

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