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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:
November 19, 2017

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


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Quiet, Tranquil End Of The Road. No Traffic. 15 Minutes from the Ocean and Lego
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 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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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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Serenity House Lives Up To Its Name

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place, very quiet, room for a large party to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family had a great time

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Tim's house. Everything was very good. If you like being close to nature, this is one of those spot. There were nine adults and a baby that we accommodate there, lots of space, the kitchen is well equipped if you want to cook. Tim is an attentive person, a couple of times that I needed to talk to him, he was there to listen and respond immediately. We definitely recommend his home. Thanks for having us at your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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By far the best vacation rental we've ever stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

This place was simply perfect. Extremely spacious and very comfortable. Though we only saw Tim once during our stay, he was very accommodating of everything we needed and asked leading up to the stay. We stayed here for the week of our wedding with the entire wedding party and made full use of the property. We hosted our rehearsal dinner here, and there was plenty of space in the back yard for the caterer and everyone who came for the dinner. On the wedding day, the yoga studio made for great photos of the bridal party getting ready, and all the bathrooms made it easy for our large group to get ready at the same time. After the wedding, the house made the rest of our vacation really great. We grilled, sat by the fire, and made meals for our entire group in the giant kitchen. The decor and landscaping was really nice and calming, and the selection of books in the main room definitely gave us a few hours of entertainment. Throughout everything, we always made sure to take advantage of the amazing sound system, playing music both inside and outside of the house. Overall, I can't emphasize enough how great of a time we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lennon, I'm so glad the house worked well for you. It was great hosting you. 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

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $150
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.