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Magnificent Hilltop Winery Estate Overlooking the Pala Mesa Golf Resort

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, main house 2 br + Casita 2 br-sharing gated courtyard

Thank you for stopping by our listing! We are a very unique property as we can accommodate small events. We do not allow Weddings/Ceremonies however we can accommodate your Party/Rehearsal dinner or reception with a small event fee. We also include a case of our delectable wines for your event!

Please inquire for more details.

This estate is located 20 minutes to Temecula wine country and Pechanga or Pala Casino.

Live the vineyard life and stay in the winery owner’s hilltop Mediterranean retreat. Nestled on 15 private acres with breathtaking views bordering on the southern fairway of the Pala Mesa golf resort. Experience unparrelled privacy on an estate with the only home on the hill among the grapevines, avocado and citrus trees. We even have a boutique tasting room (open weekends only) right next door.

Our captivating views of the mountains and valley along with the twinkling lights from the highway at night are nothing short of spectacular!

The 2 bedroom main house has a great room with tongue and groove spruce ceilings, and an enormous rustic stone fireplace with 50” TV. It opens to a private courtyard with swimming pool which makes this either a romantic retreat or a real family get a way. The open gourmet kitchen and the dining area overlook the sunken living area. The massive master suite features a king size bed, 42” TV, fireplace, large private seating area with French doors that open up to the courtyard and pool. The second bedroom features a queen size bed and has its own private bathroom, shower, TV and closet with a washer and dryer. There is a two bedroom casita guest house adjacent to the main house. Both bedrooms feature queen beds that share a full bath and a cozy living area with a full kitchen. A group can enjoy privacy, yet share pool and private courtyard with BBQ and outdoor dining/seating


While you are there grab a walking stick and stroll along the almost 2 miles of walking trails through the citrus grove and vineyards. Of course you are just steps away from the winery tasting room (Hours of operation: Fri-Sun 12:00 am to 6:00 pm). You can choose to mingle with the tasting room guests where you will receive a wine club member tastings and discount on your wine purchases. Or remain secluded in the beautiful home and locked gated pool area courtyard.

Take a break from the privacy and go down the hill to spend time at the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort with a round of golf or a game of tennis. Enjoy the clubhouse Aquaterra restaurant, sushi bar, intimate lounge with stone fireplace, or spacious outdoor patio with live entertainment. There is no cork fee at the restaurant when you bring our wine and they offer a 25% dining discount after your tasting room experience. Just show your tasting ticket stub to receive discount.

Site seeing? You cannot beat this home’s location with easy access to I-15 and Hwy 76. With Fallbrook’s climate known to be the one of the most ideal in the world you can enjoy so many things to see and do. Check out “101 things to do in Fallbrook”. You’ll be amazed there is so much to do in this quaint historical farm town once was the world’s largest producers of avocados.

Feel like putting your toes in the sand? You are 30 minutes away from Oceanside Pacific Harbor were you can enjoy the beach, walk the pier, movie theaters, dine in Oceanside eateries and stay to soak up a fabulous sunset.

Ten minutes north is Temecula Valley Wine Country where you can spend afternoon sampling wines in the tasting room of more than 60 wineries. Temecula’s Old Town at Front Street offers antique shops, fine dining, boutiques, night clubs and more tasting rooms for wine, beer and olive oil. Make sure to stop at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings to see the diversity that is California.

If you are seeking lady luck there are 3 Casinos as close as 7 miles to the east. Pechanga, Pala and Pauma casinos offer the best in gaming. They are also know for live nationally renowned entertainment, concerts and great restaurants.

Please note: We do not allow weddings or any outside guests to visit. Small events/parties can be booked through the property manager before your stay, just ask.

More Details

Property Manager
Sascha LaRusso
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Sascha LaRusso

Owners purchased the home and property to plant a vineyard and open a boutique winery which is their retirement project. They currently reside in Michigan, and travel frequently to California to run their winery and other businesses.

Sascha LaRusso purchased this estate in 2013

Why Sascha LaRusso chose Fallbrook

Ron and Lisa have travelled all over world. However they fell in love with the Fallbrook area which reminds Ron of the Italian countryside where he spent his summers on his grandfathers farm. Their plan is to retire in Fallbrook, they have another home just down the street, and run the vineyard and winery.

What makes this estate unique

The spectacular views are breathtaking both day and night. The privacy of the gated courtyard, the beautiful walking trails make you think you are miles away in the country. However just at the bottom of the hill is the Pala Mesa Golf Resort with it's AquaTerra restaurant and all its amenities.

We allow small events under 60 people. Please inquire with property manager to get your event approved.


Fallbrook Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom in main house have their own bathrooms. The (guest house) casita bedrooms share a full bathroom (jack and jill)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • small pull out couch in casita living room. May bring blow up mattress for 2 extra people to sleep total of 10.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No Pet policy.


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Magnificent Hilltop Estate Overlooking the Pala Mesa Resort and rolling vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Was absolutely a great stay,highly recommend this place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, great for larger gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Great location & house for relaxing by the pool, cooking a great meal, & going to the winery for a nice sip. Beautiful views included!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were in town to celebrate our son & daughter in law's wedding which included hosting a Rehearsal Dinner. The Estate was a short distance to the wedding ceremony/reception and offered an outside pool deck large enough for ~ 50-60 person dinner event.

The Rehearsal Dinner: Because we didn't want Guests to drive long distances, the Rehearsal Dinner was held on the Estate's pool deck. Sascha, the Estate Manager, was great to work with. Event packages were available for a reasonable fee that included set up/breakdown of a mix of round/rectangle table, chairs, linens, lighting, trash removal, etc. Everything was set up/broken down as agreed upon. Well kept outside restrooms were available as was a smoking gazebo if needed. Parking was available along the road past the Estate and parking signs were placed along the road to help direct Guest flow. An outside caterer, approved in advance by Sascha, was allowed to use the Kitchen to cater the dinner. The second kitchen, located in the pool house was a plus. The views from the pool deck were incredible as was the weather.

The night could not have been prettier or gone smoother.

The House Rental: Outside of a few electrical outlets not working it was a great 4 day/3night stay. The bedrooms and kitchen are very spacious, there is stereo system with piped in music throughout the house and outside areas. Although the Winery was open during the day to the public our stay was never impacted. Its was a magical wedding weekend-

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure to work with you, your family and guests! I am so happy you had a wonderful time. We look forward to having you back again in the future!
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Peaceful getaway tucked above the winery. Perfect close to home escape.

  • 5 of 5

What a refreshing weekend! Only thing we needed was a few more days! The home and casitas were perfect for our girlfriend's getaway. The property was a comfortable fit for our 8 ladies and the recommendations of a private chef and masseuse topped off the weekend for a full pampering experience. Would definitely recommend the private chef, Chef Martin Corso from the M Group; great food, professional, catering and just a wonderful addition to our weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are happy to hear that you ladies enjoyed yourselves. We hope you all come back to visit again soon!
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Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Estate de Iachabelli for my daughters pre/post wedding. What a wonderful home....warm, inviting, well equipped and conveniently located. Sasha (property manager) was very accessible and so flexible and accommodating. The house location worked out great as the groom's family also rented a house through Sasha just down the road. We were able to get an Uber easily to Temecula Old Town for rehearsal dinner. Sasha took the time to put wine and flower petals on the bed of the newlyweds also. My only regret is that we didn't stay long enough to just relax and enjoy all the amenities. We are already talking about planning a longer trip for family again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jill, Thank you for the kind review. I am so happy everything worked out for you and the family. Please stay with us again soon! Cheers. Sascha
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Comfy Tuscan Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Tuscan style and comfy feel of this home will transport you to the vineyard countryside of Italy! Huge master with ensuite is gorgeous. The guest casita is perfect for additional guest accommodations. And there's a wine tasting room steps outside the front door with delicious wines to experience. This is our 2nd time of reserving this home. Our friends and family raved about their stay! It's a Fallbrook jewel.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay with us again! Thank you for leaving a review to help others know of this amazing property! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Sascha
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Limited Wifi, No smoking and no Pets.

Thank you




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

We are not a wedding venue,however we welcome rehearsal dinners and small parties or gatherings under 60 for a small fee. We have several event packages that include a case of wine to choose from. Please inquire with our property manager.
Thank you

Manager'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.

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