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The Cottage Haven - Nestled In The Heart Of Wine Country And Horse Country

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleep 4

Perfect, private get-a-way for 2 or small group, truly in the heart of wine country. Our Cottage was recently featured on FYI's Tiny House Hunting- season 3, episode 8! This property is surrounded by the wine country trail, and just down the road from South Coast Winery. Also down the road, is the popular horse country, including the new polo fields at Galway downs.

The Temecula wine country has been a growing destination vacation for horse lovers, wine tasters, weddings, hot air balloon enthusiasts as well as cyclists. And even if you don't enjoy any of these things, the open countryside is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city living.

The Cottage Haven is a darling guest house on our 5 acre ranch with it's own private entrance. Our family stays busy in the main house but you will have your privacy away from the main house in the cottage. Modern cottage decor, full kitchen, and bubbling hot tub are just a few of the amenities you will enjoy. In the upstairs loft, your friends or children can enjoy the treetop views from the 2 twin beds. (Please note: the stairs to the loft are attic stairs-See photo)

Enjoy a picnic on your own private lawn or practice your soccer skills on our front lawn. Sit by the shared pool with a glass of wine and a good book and enjoy the quiet countryside and the sound of the breeze blowing through the huge pine trees that surround you.

Horse lovers can pull your trailer on the property and coral their horses in our 16x30 feet horse pen with shade. You will also meet our labradoodle family members that roam the ranch as well.

We moved our family to this wine country property over 6 years ago from Yorba Linda and have never regretted it! We love the beautiful landscape out here and the peaceful and starry nights. And even though we are in the country, we are literally 5 minutes to Ralph's, Sprouts Market, Baron's, Starbucks, Great Harvest, Corner Bakery, Best Buy, Sports Authority and Super Walmart!

Even though this cottage has a full kitchen, we would love to recommend delicious places to eat including restaurants at the local wineries...We've tried them all!

More Details

Joe and Shari Franklin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Joe and Shari Franklin

We moved from Orange County CA to the beautiful Temecula Valley in 2009. Temecula is such a great place to raise a family and we have loved our time here. There is so much to do and enjoy here: wineries, hot air balloons, casinos, wedding venues, nearby Lake Skinner and Vail Lake, horse back riding - you name it, we got it!

Joe and Shari Franklin purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Joe and Shari Franklin chose Inland Empire

We chose our five acre ranch because it was situated close to shopping, restaurants and wineries, while feeling like you are out in the country. It also gives our labradoodles space to run and play! Tranquility, peace and quiet is what makes out property amazing!

What makes this cottage unique

It is so rare in California to find a brick, ranch style house - when we drove up to this property we knew it was for us! And then when we saw the cute cottage on the property and we fell in love with it. We love sharing our property with friends and family and are excited to share it with you.


Temecula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin beds located in the large loft area of the cottage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One Queen size bed with adjoining bath and walk in closet
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Please note: We do have four-legged family members- our beautiful labradoodles that run and play on our property. The patio at the cottage is fenced so the dogs do not bother you.


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The Cottage Haven - Nestled In The Heart Of Wine Country And Horse Country
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

Great location for wineries!!

  • 4 of 5

Nice private location. Owners were very friendly and efficient for the arrival and departure. We will stay there again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay within the heart of wine country!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this property. The place is exactly as described and the photos do not do it justice. Communication was great with the owners and check-in and check-out were very simple. We love using the amenities such as the pool and hot tub and the dogs on the property were just a great bonus! This is definitely a place we would love to stay at again if ever we are in this area in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming cottage and is decorated so cute. Beds were comfortable and had nice bedding. They had a Keurig coffee maker and provided a good selection k-cups too. The homeowners dogs are very sweet and we enjoyed petting them. Great location, close to many wineries and just a short drive to Old Town Temecula.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage Haven

  • 4 of 5

The Cottage Haven is a nice, clean space for 4 adults. The loft does have a relatively steep "ladder" which we were able to manage. We used the hot tub works great. The owners gave us complete privacy. The only downsides were the muddy conditions in front of the cottage due to the rain and the patio could use some attention. Overall, it was an affordable space for a visit to wine country. It gets a 4 rating.

(I am waiting for the return of our damage deposit)

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four weeks at the Cottage, loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 weeks in Jan-Feb at the Cottage Haven with the Franklin family, their 4 adult dogs, 12 new puppies, 2 horses and several cats. Joe and Shari were there for us when we needed them, and left us alone other times. We did help round up the odd escaped dog, and we did get to see the 12 puppies twice. So neat. The only thing missing for a longer stay like ours was a washer/dryer, but not an insurmountable problem. We hope to return to visit the Cottage in coming years. Thanks, Joe and Shari.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage Haven review

  • 3 of 5

Property should have been inspected by owner before we came to check if everything was in working order. We were without the garbage disposal for almost 3 days. TV Remote batteries needed to be replaced as soon as we turned the TV on, some light bulbs were out. Additionally, Microwave located on bottom shelf of kitchen cabinet was difficult to reach to use.

Due to the rain, my main problem was the muddy drive to the cottage and the very large gates that needed to be opened and closed manually on entry and exit.

I have rented many homes on VRBO that cost less and they offered more: dishwasher, bath soap, paper towel, more cooking pots/pans, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Temeku Hills, Temecula Creek, Redhawk, Pechanga
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Hwy 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
South Coast, Wilson Creek and Ponte Wineries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Damage Deposit $250

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.

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