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Quiet, Tranquil End Of The Road. No Traffic. 15 Minutes from the Ocean and Lego

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10($35 per person per night over 10 people). 4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.

3600 square foot single story house. Gardens. 4 bedroom 4 bath. Gourmet kitchen. Quiet serene. Flatscreen TV, Surround sound. High speed Wireless internet. The property is located directly between Disneyland, Seaworld, The wild animal park and Lego land. The beach is 20 minutes away. Good hiking. Filtered water. Instant hot water heater. Fireplace. Tile Patio. Deck. Firepit patio. Lots of Tile. Meditation room/yoga room fits 12 people. 50 palm trees. 10 fruit trees. Ranch style house. Alarm system. Washer and dryer. Custom Cabinets. Central Air Conditioning. Organic Vegi Garden. A lot of people that stay in the house comment that it is really comfortable.

Tim Litchfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Tim Litchfield

I have been in North County San Diego for 17 years. I moved from NY to the west coast in 1991

Tim Litchfield purchased this estate in 2009

Why Tim Litchfield chose Vista

When I saw this property I put in a full price offer on the spot. It's got lots of beautiful Mexican tile, an open kitchen plan and is really comfortable and peaceful. 3/4 of an acre, 50 palm trees and I have built a beautiful vegetable garden and planted 10 new fruit trees.

What makes this estate unique

I have a patio, deck and firepit area off the rear of the house. It's great for social gatherings. There is ample space outside with 3/4 of an acre. This is a custom home, not a tract house.


Vista Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Quiet, Tranquil End Of The Road. No Traffic. 15 Minutes from the Ocean and Lego
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

Amazing space, that felt like a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an amazing time at the Serenity house. We were in town for a friends wedding and couldn't have asked for a better house. It is by far the best rental house I've stayed in to date.

There was more than enough space for our 7 adults. We were able to cook many meals in the fully stocked kitchen and spent the majority of our time outside on one of the many patios/sitting areas. We loved the fire pit and the sound system. And especially loved the yoga room!

The house was extremely clean and had everything we needed - beach towels, reusable shopping bags, iron, hair dryer, etc... We really enjoyed ourselves so much we didn't want to leave. Thanks to Tim and his wonderful house we had an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, It was great having you and your group here for your vacation. I'm so glad you got to enjoy the house and were comfortable. You're welcome back anytime and would love to see you again:) Thanks, Tim
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Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

It really lives up to its name - Serenity House. Peaceful, beautiful, open, spacious with beautiful gardens all around. Spent 9 days here with two families; 12 in total, mostly young adults. Excellent kitchen, great space for many, lots of bathrooms. Open firepit and basketball court were a great addition. We were here for a hiking/surfing trip and the location north of San Diego was perfect. Sad to leave this little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family (9 adults) rented this wonderful house over the Christmas holiday this year (2017) and we enjoyed every minute of it. The house itself is beautiful with gorgeous tile throughout and all the amenities. The front and back yards are well landscaped and have comfy chairs, a hammock, and a fire pit. We cooked big meals in the well appointed kitchen on two different nights and it had everything we needed. Tim was a very gracious host and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay.

Pictures don’t do it justice; this house has it all. The location is quiet and almost rural, but it’s a short drive from everywhere you might want to go.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for the 10 of us. Tim was super. He set up a second table so we would all be able to sit together. We also enjoyed the yard, the bbq and the fire pit.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with a very serene overall atmosphere. The perfect home for our family of 9!

  • 5 of 5

The location was just perfect, tucked away in a quite area. We had lots areas to relax and unwind in both in the home and in the gardens and patio areas between our wedding activities. We also hosted a rehearsal dinner and post wedding brunch at this lovely home. This home created a peaceful and calm environment for everyone to enjoy good food and conversation and rest up before our daughters wedding. Overall the home is thoughtfully decorated with a simple and uncluttered feel yet had everything we needed. We highly recommend home to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review John. It was great to host your family for such a special occasion. Sincerely, Tim
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Henry Wedding party

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of room for all ages. We had a pre wedding gathering at the house. Every thing that we needed to cook and host a dinner for 15 was found, we also enjoyed a fire around the fire pit. We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dora, I'm so glad you and your party enjoyed the house and that you had everything you needed. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Tim
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San Diego Zoo
"One of the best Zoos in the world."
Extraordinary Desserts
"30 min east from the property you will find Africa!"
The Old Globe
"Some of the best stage productions in the world."
LEGOLAND California
"20 min southwest from the property. My daughter favorite when she was 6-12 years old."
SeaWorld San Diego
"45 Min south from the property."
"Mickey will never disappoint the kids!"
Old California Restaurant Row
"10 min from the property. Many great restaurants to choose from."
Frazier Farms
"Great groceries 10 min from property."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Twin Oakes
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Sprinter, Buena Creek station
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Carlsbad, Oceanside


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.