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Contemporary Cabin . . . Close to SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK . . . WEEKLY RATES!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This Is A Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Home In Central San Diego County.

Tons of room inside and out! Our home is a contemporary Three Bed/Three Bath Cabin-like Home 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 Garden. 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!

Guests will have access to the entire 2300 sf home and 3/4 acre garden. We do have an on-site 'host' Rick, (separate living house, separate entrance, nothing shared with guests, etc) Rick takes care of the pool and will help in any way if I am unable to get to the property in any emergency situation. There are two outside seating areas that guests will have access to - pool and side yard.

There is parking for at least 4 cars.

More Details

Owner
Peter Ritchie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

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 Escondido

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!

Amenities

Felicita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Visitors have access to the Guest Bathroom 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Master Bedroom/Den Area - 1 king , 2 queen , Queen Futon in Master and Premium air mattress in Den
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests will have access to the entire 2300 sf home and 3/4 acre garden. We do have an on-site 'host' Rick, (separate living house, separate entrance, etc) Rick will do all he can to make sure you are well taken care of, if I am unable to get to the property in any emergency situation. There are two outside seating areas that guests will have access to - pool and side yard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Contemporary Cabin . . . Close to SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK . . . WEEKLY RATES!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews
5

The house was as advertised and we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think we would stay anywhere else when coming back to the area! This house was fantastic and perfect for our family. This is a jewel in a sea of rentals.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve - many thanks for your kind words. So glad you had a great stay and we look forward to you coming back for another holiday! Regards Peter
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5

Fantastic Find

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect location for our family. Near shops, restaurants, golf ,and equipped with everything needed for a wonderful vacation. The kids enjoyed the pool, hot tub, roasting marshmallows, making fresh orange juice and visiting the neighbors horses.

Very spacious, clean, and nicely upgraded. Peter was very nice and responded to our questions promptly. We will definitely return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A jewel in between San Diego and Anaheim. Very open concept with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The pool was excellent and well maintained

There are oranges in the back yard for fresh orange juice in the morning (electric juicer included). The open floorplan allowed much room for all activities. Beach towels, chairs, and sunscreen is provided. This is a great value and money well spent.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, Quiet location, Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved staying at the Ritchie family property. They've thought of everything from sticks to use for making s'mores by the fire, to beach supplies like an umbrella and boogie board. It was a wonderful and relaxing vacation for our family! Thanks Peter for always responding quickly to our inquiries!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this property. Peter and his family have obviously put a lot of their time into making it a stellar rental. It was so nice having everything we needed for beach days and being able to come back after a long day and jump in the pool and spa. The house had everything we needed plus extra bonuses like the juicer for the home grown oranges, games, and plenty of books and magazines. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marla - we enjoyed hosting your family and so glad you had a good vacation! Regards Peter
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had just the best time. Peter was so kind and greeted us when we arrived and was available when any questions popped up. It was also helpful to have someone staying in the front building to assist with the pool. We hope to be able to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
BJ's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Vineyard
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Escondido
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 15
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
BJ's
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Encinitas
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Felicita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$2,093
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$2,093
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$2,093
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$349
Fri,Sat
$2,093
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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