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Stunning dog-friendly villa w/lake views, private hot tub & pool and game room!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 5,938 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Half Baths, Sleeps 20

There are hardly words to describe the sheer beauty of this six-bedroom lake-view estate. Along with this home offering a royal Escondido vacation, up to 20 lucky guests (and two dogs!) will also enjoy a large sparkling pool and hot tub in the perfectly manicured backyard.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of San Diego proper when you stay at this peaceful and serene home. Legoland is close at hand for family fun, and shops, galleries, and eateries are nearby in Escondido.

Just as stunning inside as it is out, this home is filled with upscale furnishings and plenty of space for the whole group to eat, relax, and spend quality time together.

Even the unlikeliest of chefs will offer to whip up a meal in the gourmet kitchen, which comes equipped with everything you'll need from stainless steel major appliances to a coffee grinder, French press, and Bosch double dishwasher.

Choose between two indoor dining areas, and numerous outdoor seating areas complete with a BBQ for delicious steak dinner.

Among six serene bedrooms are five queen beds, one king bed, three twin beds, and three futons, giving each of the 20 guests a wonderful place to rest each night. And with four full bathrooms and a half bath, there's no waiting in line for your morning routine.

Please keep in mind that if you bring along up to two of your dogs, there is a nightly pet fee.

More amazing amenities here include a game room with Ping-Pong and foosball tables, a huge theater room (with cable, a Blu-ray player, Apple TV, Netflix streaming, and more), WiFi, a washer and dryer, and multiple seating areas overlooking the lake.

With Lake Hodges right out your door, you can spend your sunny days boating, fishing, and otherwise enjoying the water. Twenty minutes west are sandy beach shores for surfing, beach combing, and simply relaxing in the perfect Southern California climate. South is San Diego for attractions like Sea World, Seaport Village, and Balboa Park.

Soar to new vacation heights when you book this incredible Rancho Santa Fe Lakeview Villa.

More Details


Lake Hodges House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5938 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

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Stunning dog-friendly villa w/lake views, private hot tub & pool and game room!
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 72 reviews

Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

House and view were wonderful. Interesting layout with enough space for gathering and getting away. Location is conveniently close to shopping and necessities and only 30 minutes to beaches and other attractions. Kitchen leaves a bit to be desired. We cooked 7 out of 8 nights for 16 people. It was a struggle to find knives that would cut, serving bowls, and other items (there were pieces and parts from at least 2 food processors, but we couldn’t get things to fit together or work, which would have been helpful). Biggest gripe is the internet - it is absolutely horrible. Everyone has a smart phone and even though it is vacation, we couldn’t look up info on where we were going and had to resort to cellular data. In this day and age, Internet is really just another utility you need to have, and unfortunately this place doesn’t have it. We tried resetting several times a day, sometimes we would get lucky, other times not. <br />

Overall, we did enjoy our stay, but with a few fixes this place would be 5 out of 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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  • 5 of 5

This was the nicest home we have ever rented. We were a little bit worried that the home would not meet our expectations once we checked in, boy were we wrong! We rented the home for our wedding party and spent the week here with everybody who was standing up in the wedding. We have been gone for 2 days and are already dreaming of going back to the house. It is spacious and had plenty of room for 6 couples. The views are incredible and the property is well kept. Thanks for a dream vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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  • 5 of 5

This house was AMAZING! Everyone was impressed with the entire property. Since it was January, we had the pool heated. Definately worth the extra money spent. The kitchen was a great place to cook and entertain. The view was breathtaking. All the rooms were perfect for my guests. I would love to come back to this property. I have been recommending this place to everyone!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Our stay at 3441 Vista de la Cresta

  • 4 of 5

As shown in the photo, the outdoors around this home are spectacular. Massive, yet with a quiet grandeur. Eating breakfast outside is a great way to start a day.<br />

Most rooms in the house are large and spacious. The bedrooms are in two separate wings and each has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Rooms are large with lovely views. There are 2 kitchens that are great if you want to keep most of the mess out of sight. The table next to the cooking kitchen (as opposed to the cleaning kitchen and pantry) can sit up to 14. The TV room is surprisingly small given the rest of the house but we are not bigtime TV watchers so tis was never an issue for us. There are lots of pots and pans and plenty of tableware. Our complaints are minor -- the dishwasher was on its last legs and did not clean well and during our stay there was a planned power outage but we did not learn about it until late the prior evening. Overall, a great house for a family get together.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Boynton Family California Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family group consisted of 3 in their 70's, 4 in their 50's, 2 in their 40's, 3 in their 20's, and 4 teenagers. Everyone had a fabulous time and wants to repeat every other Christmas (we go to my place in South Carolina alternate Thanksgivings) since I sold the BIG HOUSE in Baltimore where we lived for 45 years. One daughter is a physician in Escondido so we decided to switch coasts for a <br />

California Christmas. Hard to beat considering the weather back east. It was the ideal setting for an active, fun loving family.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. All you need to bring are your clothes and food. EVERYTHING is available to you.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Vacasa, CA - San Diego County Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Vacasa, CA - San Diego County Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife��s family���s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home���our team is standing by!



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