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San Diego's climatic wonderland! Private studio apt. in Vista's oasis.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private studio apartment on 3 acre semi-rural oasis.

Enjoy a cozy place to hang your hat while staying in the wonderland we call San Diego. You will be staying in a totally self contained studio apartment w/private entrance, bathroom and kitchen on a large parcel. This is an attached apartment which does not share any common spaces. A+location! We built out this studio apartment for our friends and family to stay in while visiting us and the wonderful San Diego area. It occurred to me that the beautiful space should not be kept empty and could be offered up to others who desire to hang their hats in the climatic wonderland we call Vista. Vista is centrally located to all San Diego attractions, so please consider researching its location to best plan your itinerary. This studio apartment has its own private entrance and plenty of open space for parking multiple vehicles, small boat or RV. (Let us know ahead of time if you will be parking more than one vehicle on the property). The apartment is a 300 square foot cozy habitat. It has a queen memory foam mattress bed which accommodates (2) and a pull out sleeper bed/chair for (1). Let me know if you will need a roll away bed for additional sleeping options. Enjoy watching free Netflix movies and t.v. series on the wall hung 46' flat screen. The main house has a fax machine and printer should should you need. Please make prior arrangements with us so that we can be sure to take care of any special needs you might have. We are also happy to accept FedEx or UPS deliveries in advance of your arrival and have them in the studio when you arrive. The designer kitchen includes dishes, Keurig coffee maker and coffee, small appliances, microwave, refrigerator, garbage disposal, and sink. I will stock the cabinets with coffee pods, bottled water, dish soap, sponges, paper goods, bottle opener, and silverware. The retro dining table seats 4 comfortably. There is a room size Honeywell heater in the apt. should you want a bit more heat. (The thermostat is in the main house which is controlled by the host family.) We are very respectful of your privacy, so chances are you will not even see us. There are no shared spaces or access to the apartment, so you can feel comfortable to be yourselves in a relaxed environment. Please be aware there is sound transference because this is an attached apt. to the main house. We are not bothered by this, just thought worth mentioning. We ask that you only smoke outside and respect quiet time hours so the neighbors continue to love us. We will make all arrangements for your arrival in advance allowing you to slip in any time of day or night without having to worry about that uncomfortable moment when many times guests have to oblige the hosts with a greeting. You will feel like the place is all your own. We are a very quiet family who occupy the main house and we will do our best to keep to the opposite side of this very large property. We are very proud of our San Diego environs and would be more than happy to suggest activities or provide advice on best routes to your vacation or business destinations should you need. Guests will have access to the front of the property, not the rear. This is a VERY large, 3 acre, oasis that affords a nice separation between travelers and the host family living in the main house. In a nutshell, the front of the property will be all yours and the rear of the property will be ours during your stay. The layout is awesome, making you feel like you are all alone. Should you find that the dates you want to travel are blocked out, feel free to contact me via e-mail and I might be able to open up the dates you desire. (Because this is an attached apartment, you may hear us a bit if we are at your end of the property. Our gardener does maintenance on Wednesdays and we have requested that he not work on the front near you until later in the afternoon. We will do everything possible to provide peace and quiet yet some gardening sounds on the property are unavoidable. ) Maximum stay is 7 days. Check out is noon unless previously discussed.

More Details

Nicolle Leeds
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2017

About Nicolle Leeds

I am a self employed person and mother of two. I am a transplant from Los Angeles, having moved to Vista in 2000. I love eating out, watching movies and being the best mother I can possibly be. I am a super nice person with a good business mind and a equally balanced heart.

Nicolle Leeds purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Nicolle Leeds chose Vista

This is a little slice of heaven close to everything. Ideal location to San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and even Mexico! Vista is a micro-climate and boasts the best year round temps for the entire country.

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with this unique property that affords us 3 acres of privacy, while being minutes from town and a short distance to all of the major freeways. We also have an incredible connection right by us who can rent you a fabulous RV for those day trips to Los Angeles, Disneyland, Camp sites etc. Our family rented from this nice guy and can vouch for him and the nice RV.


Vista Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recirculation pump affords you immediate hot water until midnight. This is a nice feature, not having to wait 5 minutes for the water to warm up.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Studio apt. with new memory foam mattress and pull out sleeper chair in living space. Mattress is quite comfortable and the sleeper chair is loved by children and not so much by those of us with more mature spines. I also have a roll away single bed should you need more sleeping options, just let me know so that I put it in the studio.
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
We are private people and respect our guest's privacy. Call on us if you need, otherwise you probably won't see us. Everything you will need will be in the apartment and, if not, give us a jingle and we will do our best to provide it. Reminder, There is a shared wall with the main house so there is some sound transference, nothing we mind...hope you don't either.


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San Diego's climatic wonderland! Private studio apt. in Vista's oasis.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Tranquil Vista

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, comfortable and relaxing. Close to everything yet tucked away. Gracious hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for all you need to do in San Diego area but out of the busy neighborhoods. Nicolle had everything ready, clean and communication was excellent. Very comfortable bed and big enough living space for the two of us. Netflix was a plus! Felt very relaxed. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vista Oct 2016

  • 4 of 5

Very nice clean/tidy home. Well equipped for all our personal needs as well as culinary requirements. Only thing missing was a wardrobe cupboard to unpack properly.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Vista

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Nicolle for your wonderful hospitality. You covered every detail before arrival and until we departed. My mom, my daughter and myself were very comfortable in your quiet in-law. The space was just right for our long weekend where we could sit down to dinner together and relax in front of the tv. We enjoyed the full fridge, a microwave and coffee maker, all definitely more helpful than a hotel room could provide. I would definitely consider staying again when I'm back in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for this studio apartment in Vista!

  • 5 of 5

The photos and description of the property were very accurate. The inside and outside of the property was clean and well-maintained. My husband and I were very comfortable. The place had everything we needed, including coffee, tea and snacks. We enjoyed the area .... it was very quiet, but close to downtown Vista. The owner, Nicole, was very helpful and a pleasure to chat with. We have a son who lives near by, so I would stay here again. Definitely a 5-star rating!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The property is very private on 3 acres in beautiful southern California. Close to tons of great restaurants, night life and attractions. The studio is set up wonderfully. Snacks, COFFEE, towels, kitchen necessities, you name it! The induction burner was great and convenient as well for breakfast! We noticed the first night how peaceful the studio and area was, which made things so relaxing. I definitely recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking to visit the area. Nicole was very considerate and helpful right off the bat! She even loaned us some beach chairs and a beach blanket. I have not one complaint. Thanks Nicole!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Moonlight Amphitheater
Downtown San Diego
Little Italy District
San Diego Natural History Museum
Alta Vista Gardens
Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
San Diego County Fair
Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - La Costa
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Carlsbad Lagoon
California Center for the Arts
Star of India -- CLOSED
USS Midway Museum
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Little Italy Farmer's Market
Vista Transit Center
"Hop the Sprinter train to hop on and off for walking visits to nearby Oceanside, San Marcos ..."
Avo Playhouse
The Wave Water Park
"Get there early during summer time hours to claim your shady spot and lounge chair. Fun for ..."
Brengle Terrace Park
La Jolla Shores
Pacific Beach
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
The Flower Fields
Bates Nut Farm
Hillcrest Inn Hotel
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Oceanside and Carlsbad
Car: recommended

You are close to Lego Land, All San Diego attractions, Temecula Wine Country, Beaches, Micro Breweries, Wine Bars, Indian Gaming Casinos, Historic Vista, Escondido, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Solano Beach, Del Mar, San Marcos, and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

NITE: Maximum length of stay is 10 days. No pets or indoor smoking allowed. Gate code information provided in advance of arrival. Instruction manual provides WiFi access information and t.v. instructions. Main house occupants are on property and available by telephone for emergencies or additional needs and information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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