About the property
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Beautifully Renovated 3 Bed/3 Bath MAIN HOME or Separate 1 Bed/1 Bath GUEST HOME
TWO HOUSES ON ONE PROPERTY - PLENTY OF ROOM!
Our MAIN HOME is a contemporary 3 Bed/3 Bath Cabin-like House that sleeps a maximum of 8 guests.
The GUEST HOUSE is a separate 450sf residence with separate living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It has a separate parking space, private entrance, private sitting area, BBQ, table and chairs.
a) If you have up to 8 GUESTS, simply reserve the Main House.
b) If you have 8+ GUESTS and wish to have bedrooms for everyone, then reserve the Main House AND the Guest House.
To see the Guest House Calendar and availability, go to vrbo,com/1204838
PLEASE NOTE . . EACH RESIDENCE IS RESERVED SEPARATELY
Guests will have access to the entire 2300sf Main Home and 3/4 acre garden.
*THE MAIN HOUSE GUESTS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USAGE OF THE POOL, JACUZZI, FIREPIT.
We are Close to Lake Hodges, Safari Park and 20 minutes to Coast . It is just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. Tastefully Furnished. Gourmet Kitchen, Pool/Jacuzzi/Outdoor Firepit/Private Gardens. We have Mountain Views and we are very close to Lake Hodges where you can enjoy Hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing and Picnicking.
Each bedroom have their own bathrooms and the Master Suite is extremely spacious. Reduced pricing for 3 nights+
This home is a labor of love and 22 years in the making! Sue & I have raised our two daughters here and in 2014 finally finished the renovations. We have turned it into the contemporary home we envisioned when we bought the property in 1991 and yet it has all the charm of a home well lived in! Despite being in a semi-desert locale, our home is an oasis - it is a well established natural and green habitat. The "back 40" is a fun place for the kids to explore, grab an orange and meet the neighbors horses!
There is parking for at least 6 cars.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Peter Ritchie
OUR STORY Sue and I met in 1979 when I was traveling through California on my way to New Zealand to visit my parents. I had been away from home for 4 years attending University in Belfast, N. Ireland. I hitch-hiked from San Francisco and met a fellow Englishman who was visiting his girl-friend in Los Angeles. She turned out to be Sue's friend "Apple" and in a blind date scenario I met my future wife at Santa Monica beach. We married in 1981 and moved to New Zealand where our two daughters, Katie & Tessa were born. We moved back to California in 1991 and have lived in our home since 1993. Besides New Zealand and Australia, we have traveled to many places in the USA and also England, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece. We also love to visit Kauai as often as we can ! We are both healthy people who enjoy exercising and sports but also great local Mexican food, craft beers and local wine. I played soccer extensively but have now found a love for LAWN BOWLS. I plan to have my own lawn bowl green in the back 40 in the near future where guests can enjoy a great social game with family and friends! Sue & I have stayed in a variety of vacation rental homes/B&B's and always enjoy the stories from our fellow travelers - we hope we will have a chance to hear yours!
Peter Ritchie purchased this House in 1993
Why Peter Ritchie chose Felicita
This was a great property for our children to grow up in. They loved the spaciousness of the grounds and climbed just about every tree in it to the top! We saw the potential to modernize the house and started the first project with a pool in 1996. Since then and multiple projects later, we can honestly say it has been a "labor of love" and one we hope you will enjoy too during your stay.
What makes this House unique
Our home is located on a cozy seven house street that gets its name from Tanya and Tamara (the two daughters of the original street developer.) All the neighbors are very friendly and they are a good mixture of long-time and mid-time residents. We have slowly risen to be the longest tenured residents on the street but do not be afraid to knock on a neighbor's door for any assistance during your stay - they are that helpful!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
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.
Happy with our decision to stay here
We needed a place around San Diego for a wedding and this place was perfect for us. The home was very clean and the kitchen was stocked with ample supplies. Communication with the owner was easy and he was available if we had any problems or questions. We would stay here again and would recommend this home or anyone who needs a quiet, safe, and clean place to stay.
This place was perfect for our family. Great pool set up and lots of room throughout the house.
The house is very spacious and well stocked. It is a great house for a family or even a few couples getting away. The pool area is beautiful And has been such a delight in the heat.
A hidden paradise
We stayed at the house to attend a wedding in Escondido. The house was beautiful, neat and very welcoming. It was very large and allowed all of us to come together during the day and also provide privacy at night. The outside of the house is well maintained and you enter an oasis as soon as you walk through the gate. It got so we didnt want to leave the house to go anywhere. I would recommend this house to anyone who needs multiple bedrooms and a place to relax.
Additionally Peter was fantastic to work with from the time we inquired about to the house to the time we received the survey. He answered any questions we had within hours and was helpful when we got onsite. He was a pleasure to work with.
Very Clean Home With Amazing Grounds
My family and I traveled to Escondido for spring break and the home was better than I had ever hoped for. The inside was spacious and very clean, but the best part was the outside. The pool and hot tub were amazing and private. There is also an outdoor gas fire pit that was great to review the day's adventures with the kids. We also enjoyed all of the flowers and landscaping that really set this home apart from others we've stayed at. The owner was available for any questions and very pleasant. We look forward to our next stay!
Thank you Scott - it was our pleasure to host your family and so glad you had a very enjoyable experience at our home.
The location was perfect as it was close to the coast and San Diego but far enough away to remain peaceful. Stayed 9 days with 3 couples and the property was perfect for relaxation and plenty of room inside. Three bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms were perfect. Kitchen was very functional and plenty of room in the dining area with two television siting areas.
Rent this place! You won't be disappointed!
We rented the entire place, including the offered guesthouse! So we were a bunch of people and everybody really enjoyed their time. The solar heated pool and Jacuzzi were both wonderful and while the pool was a bit cold, it was amazingly refreshing for the warm weather we experienced. The Jacuzzi was perfectly hot! The entire place was super clean, quiet and relatively close (driving distance) to places like Costco or the Stone Brewery! Our folks enjoyed sitting outside, having some calmness and hearing the birth sounds. While there are direct neighbors, no house is super close... so you don't have to be super quiet - we surely weren't. If Peter will have us back, we will certainly be back.
Rent the place and enjoy your time! You will love it!
Hi Sascha - very glad you and your family enjoyed the property - sure hope those birth sounds you were hearing weren't too loud! Could it have been the birds? lol
See you next time.
Our home is conveniently situated only 30 minutes to downtown San Diego, 20 minutes to the Coast, 15 minutes to the San Diego Safari Park, 5 minutes to Interstate 15 and Westfield Mall and 2 minutes to beautiful Lake Hodges where you can hike, bike, kayak, boating and fish. If you enjoy craft beer, you must take a tour and a sample a pint of your favorite at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. They also host family movie nights during the week in the summer time. If a glass of Chardonnay is your preference, visit Orfila Winery - both Stone & Orfila are only minutes away. If you like to skateboard, the internationally renowned Escondido Skate Park is just 5 minutes away and while the kids are skating, you can visit the amazing Nikki de Saint Phalle's "Queen Califia's Magical Circle" in Kit Carson Park. VisitEscondido.com for events, dining, arts, etc.