About the property
- Apartment830 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
PRIVATE VILLA, SLEEPS 4, NOT SHARED, MANY MAIN ATTRACTIONS 30 - 60 MIN AWAY
GET AWAY from the hustle & bustle of everyday life and spend quality time together in our Tuscany Country Getaway located in Valley Center, California in San Diego County. We are nestled among the lush citrus and avocado groves, vinyards and horse ranches. You will often hear the sounds of Hawks and Eagles soaring through the blue skies from the PRIVATE DECK of this beautiful & spacious AND PRIVATE 1 BR 1BA with a fabulous 180 degree mountain views. If you have ever been to the Tuscany region of Italy, you will feel as if you have arrived.
ACTIVITIES / ATTRACTIONS / THINGS TO DO - CLOSE TO SOOOO MUCH! yet out and away.!! Only 10 Min. to easy freeway accessibility leading you to San Diego Zoo and Safari, Sea World, Legoland, museums, Down town San Diego Area, The Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, beaches galore, golf courses galore, Palomar Observatory, The Wine Tasting Safari, balloon rides and more. These destinations range from 30 Min. to 1 1/2 hrs. intrip time. There is so much more to see & do. Please see my REVIEW GUIDE to find more Local Attractions (mostly within the 15 - 30 Min. time frame.) Also see the other attractions that are about 1 hr - 2 hrs. away such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.
WEATHER is fabulous, mostly in the 70's even in the winter. In the summer we have warmer temperatures 80's, 90's rarely over 95 degrees and because we are 1,300 ft. above sea level we have a cool ocean breeze most of the time. Being less than 35 min. from Southern California beaches gives us the best of both climates because we are far enough from the ocean to escape most of the fog, clouds, and crowds yet close enough to enjoy the cool breezes in the heat of summer. Included are central heat and air conditioning if it does get too hot.
PRIVATE DECK with a great 180 degree mountain and grove views. Sit out and relax on cushy deck furniture watch the hawks and take in the peace and tranquility surrounding you.
KITCHEN comes fully equipped with all stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in addition to the smaller appliances ie: blender, Cuisinart, regular coffee maker, Keuirig 1 -cup coffee maker, hand mixer, etc. There is a LG oven/Cooktop and microwave, and a GE dishwasher. We offer a Keuirig coffee maker as well as a full Cuisinart Coffee Maker for full pots, Bean Grinder for coffee beans with some in-house choices of coffee and the K-cups, together with a purified R.O. water system. The kitchen is stocked with some spices and basic condiments.
SLEEPS 4 / MASTER BEDROOM / FUTONS - From the master bedroom there are BEAUTIFUL mountain views from the large windows installed with cellular shades and curtains for darkening. There is a king size bed with a 3" memory foam topper, full length Mirror together with a quiet sitting area next to the window where you can curl up & read a good book. In addition, we have 2 storage areas (good for your suitcases) with plenty of room to accommodate a longer stay. FUTONS - SLEEP 2 MORE - In the living area, we have two Futons which pull out and fold flat. Each Futon is perfect for a couple small children or one adult for each futon. We added 4 " high density foam toppers - fully sheet enclosed, for your added comfort that fit on the futons.
LIVING / ENTERTAINMENT area is set up with a flat screen T.V. with a DVD player & surround sound system. We have a wide variety of DVD's available together with a large variety of games for quiet nights indoors. For indoor entertainment the room is set up with a Roku Box where you can stream movies and the latest news clips if you have your own Netflix or Hulu account. If you don't have an Netflix account, Netflix offers a one month Free one month trial and Hulu offers a free 7 day trial and they have alot of programs from Sports to alot of T.V. programs which is easy to sign up for. Let us know if you have a specific program you want to see and we can probably accommodate you.
BATHROOM accommodates a shower over tub that is complete with safety handrails and a hand-held showerhead for convenience. We supply towels, body wash and a hair dryer. The vacation rental is also equipped with your own private washer and dryer.
OFFICE AREA is complete with free WIFI/LAN hookups an office chair and a hugh granite desk with plenty of lighting, drawers and Built in filing cabinets giving you plenty of work space.
SPA (Private) is below the deck. Around the spa is a private full patio, seating area, and grassy area to play lawn games or just relax while barbecuing. An Umbrella is available at your request .
Larry & Linda Maiolo
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- Apr 22, 2018
About Larry & Linda Maiolo
My husband Larry and I and my son started our lives out in a suburban area in Orange County, CA and then moved to another Suburban area in the San Diego area. After about 14 years of Suburban living, my son was young and I had a growing concern about raising my son in the Suburban jungle and was craving something different. We had become apart of a "Married For Life" group that met in Fallbrook, CA which was a beautiful area with a small town atmosphere. We decided to sell our current home and began looking in the Fallbrook area. We put in an offer on a house and it didn't work out so we continued to look. We sold our house and began to rent while we were looking. Not too far from Fallbrook, we found Valley Center and made an offer on another house but it didn't work out. We loved Valley Center and started attending this little country church with a dear Pastor by the name of , Dwayne Carter, a dear man, who unbeknown to us, turned out to be an Award Winning Architect . He knew we were sort of homeless ( living in an Apt., partially living with Mom) and he suggested we look into buying some land. He took an interest in us and would just start drawing up plans as we told him what we wanted. He encouraged us for we were alittle scared to buy and build our own home. As he suggested, we searched & found a beautiful piece of land with gorgeous mountain views and we built our Dream Home which has been and still is, a Dream Come True. When we moved in, I could hardly believe it, I had to pinch myself for I thought I had died and gone to heaven. What kept me sober was the horrible loss of this dear man Pastor Dwayne, who we grew to know and love along with his wife, Lani who attached herself to us and has become my very best friend. We now consider her part of our family. We are so blessed to be able to share this bit of heaven with family and friends. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to serving you as our special guests.
Larry & Linda Maiolo purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Larry & Linda Maiolo chose Valley Center
We chose Valley Center because of it's gorgeous topography. We were longing for the Country with wide open spaces with Hills, Mountains, Groves and Ranches. Homes are spread out on a couple acres each rather than crammed together. We were ready to move out of the Suburban Jungle and make a new life. Valley Center is everyone's idea of a small town with farms, horse ranches, pumpkin fields, rodeos, Western Days Parade, quaint shops, family owned restaurants, historical sites and good people. The more I live here, the more I appreciate how it is. There is enough depersonalizing in life where you feel like a number, but here they know who you are in the Bank, in the Pharmacy, at the Doctor's Office, at the Eye Doctor's, at the Hardware store and on and on.
What makes this Apartment unique
When I am in Valley Center, I feel like I am worlds away from the crazy busy life I used to have in the Suburbs. On almost 3 Acres, this Getaway will automatically help you to just relax with the peace and tranquility all around. The Mountain & Grove Views give you a sense of Ahhhhhh. Put some Steaks on the BBQ and then sit out on the Deck with your dinner and enjoy the views. Most evenings, it is warm enough to sit on the deck and watch the most beautiful sunsets and cloud formations as well as the birds & some wildlife. After it gets dark, step into the private Spa and enjoy some Star Gazing, you can actually see the stars out where we are. There is a lack of light pollution which allows you to see the stars alittle better. If the weather is not quite warm enough, enjoy cooking inside with a Fully equipped Kitchen complete with cookbooks, Cuisinart, Blender & more. Snuggle up on the couch and watch a good movie or go to bed early and have a great night of sleep in the super comfortable King Size Bed.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Bliss away from it all
Our family truly enjoyed this peaceful retreat tucked away from city life. If you enjoy country living with a modern twist - we highly recommend this place. We’ll definitely be back.
Outstanding and beautiful property!
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. Linda was exceptional in her communications with us. Her rental was as advertised and more. It was a gorgeous location, very spacious and had everything we needed. If we ever return to the San Diego area we will be contacting Linda!
Thank you Larry for your kind Review and you folks were Exceptional Guests, generous with the nice things you left and we appreciate your care and the way you left the place. We hope to see you folks again in the furture.
Lovely mountain perch, great views and features.
Our month-long stay in Linda’s rental apartment was quite satisfactory. It was a perfect space for a couple - cozy, but with ample space for everything we needed to do. Our perch on top of the big garage, on top of a hill, afforded lovely panoramic views of the surrounding hills. A few small issues that came up were resolved quickly by Linda. Even though this rental unit is attached to the main house, we felt it was totally private and completely our own. Most communications with Linda were by text, and her response was always prompt. The hot tub was a real plus, after an afternoon of hiking in the area, and it was well maintained and clean. And I’m sure credit is due to Linda for ordering up clear night skies for the month we were there, especially the early morning of Jan. 31 when we stayed up to observe and photograph the lunar eclipse from our deck. The roads in the area are rural neighborhood types, and although there are no sidewalks for walking, traffic is very light and speeds are low, as there are curves and hills. We walked safely along them nearly every day for 1-3 miles round-trips - Linda can tell you about routes. So, we give this rental high marks, sure beats your typical condo complex layout. It’s a unique place.
Thank you Kay for taking the time to write a very thoughtful and authentic, clear review. We really enjoyed having you and Gib and we really hope to see you folks again. You gave me a great idea for the Futons with your use of the outdoor cushions. I will be making some comfortable cushions in some new fabric for the Futon for extra comfort which has been something I have been mulling over in my mind.
Linda was an excellent host and her home was beautiful. She was quick to respond and even worked with us on some last minute accommodations. Everything was as pictured and Linda was kind enough to let us have a late check out which worked out great for us. We enjoyed the hot tub at night and the only minor thing I could say is we wished it was a bit hotter. Other than that everything was exceptional.
Thank you Adylene for taking the time to write a review. Let us know ahead next time you come and we can easily kick up the temp. on the Spa. We aim to make everything good for you folks and we do hope to see you back in the near future.
A beautiful place with amazing views
This countryside home was just what we were looking for! My mother, sister, and I decided to take a spontaneous girls trip for the weekend and we left very satisfied with our stay there. Linda was such a wonderful host. She had helpful recommendations for food, stores, and wineries... both locally and near by Valley Center. I highly recommend this place. Thank you Linda for everything! I fell in love with both the place and town. Will definitely look into returning in the near future.
Thank you Diana for your kind review. I hope you gals can come back and stay longer when everyone is feeling better and you can have a bit more time to enjoy more. Looking forward to seeing you girls back.
Peaceful and Serene
The rental is located in a rural part of San Diego county within 20-60 minutes of anything to see or do. It is a quiet and view "forever" property that is well maintained. It sure beats the hassle of a city location. Linda is a gracious host who provides more than adequate local information for eating and entertainment. Regional public transportation is nearby to downtown San Diego. We have visited the area several times and do plan to return.
Thank you Bill for your kind and thoughtful review which is reflective of how nice a guest you and your wife are. Thanks for staying with us and I do hope you can come back when your wife is feeling better so you can enjoy the sites, sounds and attractions.
We are out in the country but still only 10 min. to the main freeway I-15 to go North or South to all the major attractions: such as * Wine Tasting in Valley Center - 15 - 25 min. away Hilltop Winery * Wine Tasting in Temecula about 30 min. away Here is my list of wineries worth the visit: 1. You can walk from the guesthouse to Oak Mountain Winery, Leonesse Winery (Restaurant open Fri, Sat, Sun.), and Robert Renzoni Winery. 2. On Rancho California Road - Ponte (fun wines, best party atmosphere, best outdoor restaurant - open daily for lunch), Weins - best dry reds (next to Ponte), South Coast Winery (next to Ponte with restaurant also), Lorimar Winery, Monte de Oro Winery and Wilson Creek (with restaurant). Avensole winery just opened and is great..winery and restaurant. Weins is best for reds. Ponte has alot of "off-dry" (sweeter wines)....great restaurant. Wilson Creek has a nice outdoor restaurant. Leonesse has good reds and restaurant. Renzoni Winery has great Italian reds and whites. Miramonte has good live entertainment on Friday/Saturday evenings at 6pm For the best intel on wineries and wineries with restaurants go to www.temeculawines.org. Also www.visittemeculavalley.com for special offers and wine tasting coupons and live entertainment listings...just click on Visitor Guide in upper right corner of Home Page. * Disneyland 1 hr 15 min. * Knotts Berry Farm - 1 hr. 25 min. * San Diego Zoo - 1 Hr. * San Diego Museums 50 Min. * Sea World * Legoland - 40 min. * Old Town - 50 Min. * Birch Aquarium - and La Jolla Cove - 45 Min * Hollywood - Universal Studios - 2 Hr. * Carlsbad Old Town and Outlet Mall - 40 Min. * Water Park in Vista - 35 to 40 Min. There are many wonderful local attractions - all within 35 Min. * Castle Creek Golf Course - Welk Resort Golf, Woods Valley Golf, Pala Mesa Golf, All within 15 - 20 Min. * Sunrider Wine Tasting Safari - Jeep & Wine Tour - 33 Min. * Old Temecula - Western Town with Shops / Restaurants - 30 Min. * Hot Air Baloon Rides - * Daily Ranch in Escondido - paddle boating, fishing - 28 Min. * Horseback Riding - Harmony Ranch Arabians - 19 Min. * Valley Center Library & Museum - 20 Min. * North County Fair Mall - 30 Min. * Lawrence Welk Farmers Market - Mondays - 10 Min. * Restaurants - & Live Theater - 10 Min. Portino's Italian - 15 Min. Reveler's Mexican Food - 10 Min. Yellow Deli - 5 Min. Welk Resort Restaurants - Canyon Grill - 15 Min. Wine Tasting: to local wineries - 15 Min.
Additional information about rental rates
Any additional person over 3 is an additional $15.00 per night per person. Payment method preferred is E-Check but if you like we will accept Most Credit Cards. ** MONTHLY STAYS ONLY: There is No T.O.T. tax charged as long as the stay is for 30 nights minimum . There is also a refundable damage deposit of $200 or guests can purchase a Damage Protection Policy for $59.00. There is a cleaning fee of $40 and fresh linens are supplied when needed. Monthly stays need to be aware that SPA MAINTENANCE would need to be performed depending on usage. Also be aware a LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE person comes once a week as well. TRASH will be picked up once a week.