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Contemporary Cabin by Lake Hodges - Our Labor . . . Your Love! Weekly Rates!

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Guest Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Guest Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • Master Bedroom/Den Area: 1 king, 2 queen

    Queen Futon in Master and Premium air mattress in Den ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Guest Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Visitors have access to the Guest Bathroom 2

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Plenty of books to read....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Lots of kid friendly videos available including our all time favorite - Princess Bride!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View across San Pasqual Valley and to Del Dios Highway...moreless

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by Avocado and Orange trees...moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate Dining area seats 8 people plus two swivel chairs at base of kitchen island for a total of 10....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new unit ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas log fireplace (more decorative than for heat)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed cable WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two separate living rooms to relax in - one for the adults and one for the kids!...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is parking for at least 4 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline phone available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two towels per guest....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic coffee maker provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Twelve sets of dishes and utensils plus lots of pots/pans/etc. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Service Stainless Steel KitchenAid Appliances. Orange Juicer to squeeze fresh oranges from the trees on site....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Full range of spices and paper goods. (Also many guests leave unopened food items that are available for you rather than going out to buy more items that may already be available in the pantry)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by Side with Ice and water dispenser ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Stovetop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two piece toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Very cool place to survey the property and relax with a drink....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two outdoor patios to relax in with your morning coffee or evening drinks. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several local public golf courses all within a ten minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at Lake Hodges. Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    3 Grass areas to play and a large soccer size field in the back 40 to play frisbee. Horseshoes in front yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural Gas...moreless

  • Tennis:

    10 beautiful public courts available within a 5 minute drive...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    A great pool to cool off on a warm summer day!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat
$2,093

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2018
3 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat
$2,093

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 - Apr 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat
$2,093

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2018
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat
$2,093

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $299
Fri, Sat
$1,750

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $110
  • Tax Rate 8%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Felicita, Escondido, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • View from Deck

    View from Deck

  • View from Pool looking West

    View from Pool looking West

  • Front View of House

    Front View of House

  • Outside master bedroom

    Outside master bedroom

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • Kitchen Aid Appliances

    Kitchen Aid Appliances

  • View from 2nd living room

    View from 2nd living room

  • Contemporary and Cozy

    Contemporary and Cozy

  • Master Suite - King Bed

    Master Suite - King Bed

  • Master Bath & Shower

    Master Bath & Shower

  • Guest bedroom - Queen Bed

    Guest bedroom - Queen Bed

  • Guest Bedroom - two Double Beds

    Guest Bedroom - two Double Beds

  • Beautiful Solar Heated  family pool

    Beautiful Solar Heated family pool

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Beautiful shrubery

    Beautiful shrubery

  • Pool Patio and Firepit

    Pool Patio and Firepit

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Dining table pulls out to seat eight

    Dining table pulls out to seat eight

  • Warm and Inviting

    Warm and Inviting

  • Second living room - perfect for the kids!

    Second living room - perfect for the kids!

  • Exit from Master Suite to Pool

    Exit from Master Suite to Pool

  • Double Sinks

    Double Sinks

  • Guest bathroom to bedroom

    Guest bathroom to bedroom

  • Meet the Ritchie's!

    Meet the Ritchie's!

VRBO #708418

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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