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Gated Compound with Pool & Spa, Tennis Court, & Beautiful View!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12 Max - 5 Bedrooms - 6 Baths

Beautifully situated on 1.25 Acres with Views to the North East! This home was built for entertaining and enjoyment! The Guest Wing features 3 bedrooms, each with flat screen televisions, ceiling fans, attached bathrooms (one large Jack & Jill with a tub/shower combo & two separate toilet rooms & sinks, one with a fully private bath). The 'Pool Room' features a bay window & slider that look onto the pool area & surrounding views. All are comfortable and attractive!

The pool and tennis court are just off the guest room end of the house. The pool isn't heated, but with dark bottom, is enjoyable throughout the summer. The setting is pleasant and relaxing ... a truly enjoyable place to unwind and relax after your day of playing tourist or attending meetings or other events in town!

When the house is rented a caretaker or myself will stay in the attached flat to be available for questions or any issues that might come up (that area is not pictured or included in the bedroom and bath count). There are a lot of moving parts to running the pool & spa, landscaping and other equipment for such a large property and we want your time to be as enjoyable as reasonably possible, so will make ourselves available for questions and assistance as needed.

The total home size is 5800 square feet with 5+ Bedrooms (including the bunk bed room which has 2 twin & 2 double beds), 6 baths, and ample parking on site within the gates. Please contact us for additional information and quotes for your particular situation.

This home is really nice, very comfortable, clean, and feels much like a beautiful resort with palm trees, ample windows & sliders to the outdoors. It can accommodate larger groups, however being in the middle of a quiet residential area, isn't suitable for large parties or loud outdoor music. Consideration of the neighbors and respectful use of the home is expected and greatly appreciated!

More Details

Lori Staehling
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Lori Staehling

I'm a Realtor and have been for 35+ years. When the house isn't rented, I live in the main house and manage the vacation rental for Larry & Cyndi Vaughan, the owners. It started out to be a very temporary arrangement, but the setting is so enjoyable, we've extended the arrangement!

Why Lori Staehling chose Mount Helix

The biggest appeal to me for this home is how great it's set up for entertaining, including a very spacious Great Room and separate family room, a covered brick patio with built in barbecue, pool & spa, great landscaping, and, of course, the View which really has me spoiled! The kitchen shouldn't be overlooked. It's great for cooking, has a very long island counter with 8 stools, and is the heart of the home, as it should be! And the master bedroom is huge, very private, and has one of the best views from the home! Other than how big it is for one person and her little dog, there's not much to not like about this home!!


Mount Helix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Connected to Pool View Bedroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink, Private Toilet, Shared Shower/Tub w/ Bathroom 3.
    Bathroom 2 - Private - Connected to Patio View Bedroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Connected to Guestroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Toilet Room, Sink, Shared Shower/Tub w/ Bathroom #1.
    Bathroom 4 - Powder Room - toilet , Off the Living Room, at the Entry to Guest Wing & Included.
    Bathroom 6 - Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , Connected to house & accessible from outside thru pool gate.
    Bathroom 5 - Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 - Pool View Bedroom - 1 king , Connected w/ Bedroom 3 through the Jack & Jill Bathroom.
    3 - Guest Room - 1 queen , Connected to Pool View Bedroom thru the Jack & Jill Bathroom
    2 - Patio View Bedroom - 1 queen , This room has direct access to the patio, full bath & closet
    5 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom is huge, but doesn't include the closet.
    4 - Bunkbed Room - Built-In. - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , This bedroom has built-in bunk beds, 2 single & 2 full beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Gated Compound with Pool & Spa, Tennis Court, & Beautiful View!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Very, very accommodating!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people--6 children and 6 adults. The space--indoor and outdoor, pool and pool table were wonderful. it was clean and well organized. We did not do that much cooking but every pan and appliance were available. it was an easy and short trip into San Diego. The view was great also. Very important--the beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and his family were ideal guests! So glad that they enjoyed their time here!! Makes it all worthwhile.
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Experience was amazing !!

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying at this home !! We love the property, there are things that need to be updated otherwise it was amazing. The property manager Lori was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! We enjoyed the spacious living areas, the large yard, the many activities on the grounds (from bowling to tennis), and all that San Diego has to offer within a 15 minute drive. With the property situated on a ridge, we also enjoyed beautiful scenery and cool breezes. Thanks, Lori, for making this a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at this home and we would do it again and again.

The layout of the house is perfect, a single story floor plan that gives everyone there privacy and buffers any noise from outside pool & yard or the common areas. The pool are yard areas are the perfect addition. We spend most of our time outside and enjoyed everything it had to offer, from a great grill, to the pool, to the covered patio, to the lawn games and spa. The house very clean and is stocked perfectly.

Lori, is the Best! She was accessible and responded to every question that arose.

Staying at this location is the experience that you always wish for.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt Helix house

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house and we loved it. The pool was awesome and the sleeping accommodations were excellent for an extended family of 12. Unfortunately, it was very hot the last two days and the A/C didn't really keep up with the demand. We also had the kitchen sink plug up for no good reason that we know of.

This is a beautiful location with great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that Robert and his family loved the house, thought the pool was awesome, and the sleeping accommodations were excellent! We put a great deal of effort into prepping the house for guests ... it's a lot to maintain and something we take pride in doing. So I find it surprising that he'd include only 4 of 5 Stars in the review and would mention 2 issues that were only reported to us via a note on the kitchen counter when they left the property. We had to hire a plumber last minute after they left to unclog the kitchen sinks that were several inches deep in water and the drainline that was clogged with food. We didn't pass that expense along or deduct it from the deposit, although we could have. The biggest problem with it was in our not being told it had happened, which put pressure to get it repaired quickly and, of course, made getting the house cleaned more challenging working around this. We had the a/c units serviced and they're working great (we have dual forced air and airconditioning systems). Again, had they mentioned this when first noticed, we'd have moved heaven and earth to have them serviced or repaired while Robert and family were here. My hope is, that in balance, our future guests won't be dissuaded from coming or have their enthuiasm dampened. I've lived here 6 or 7 years now and can't recall ever clogging the sink myself. Only 1 prior tenant has clogged it and that was some time back. They had shucked corn for 13 people and put all the shucks down the disposal. Don't know why ... and what a hassle it was to repair! We're on septic and most people are excellent about heeding our advice/request to limit what goes down the disposal and toilets. We're very happy knowing how much pleasure people get from staying here! And glad to know that Robert and family loved the house, even with these hiccups! Lori
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Impressive, comfortable, wonderful for multiple generations.

  • 5 of 5

Best equipped kitchen imaginable. Long house, with separate areas allows privacy, but areas are all plenty big for gathering. Nice pool and spa. Pool toys galore, and a slide. Great, well-furnished patio. TVs galore. Pool table provided hours of fun. Grand piano. Bunk room sleeps four. Under an hour to all attractions we wanted to see, even in rush hour. Usually closer to half hour or less. Nice neighbourhood. Gated property. Property manager in a totally separate accommodation, nearly invisible, but very helpful if needed. Only slight downside ... no washer and dryer. A minor inconvenience worth ignoring. We all loved the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We Love having guests exactly like you, so the feeling is mutual! Very glad that you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back anytime you're headed back to San Diego! Thanks so very much!! Lori
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Nearest Airport
16.7 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Brigantine Seafood & full bar
Nearest Ferry
15.2 Miles
Downtown to Coronado
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Nearest Train
15.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
1-8 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Manana's Mexican
Nearest Ski
151 Miles
Snow Summit @ Big Bear
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Please understand that we may issue quotes to more than one party for the same or overlapping time periods. Reservations are not held until the rental agreement is acknowledged and initial payment is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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