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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1500 sq ft 2 BR, 2 BA guesthouse on 5 acre vineyard estate.

Guesthouse sits among the vines in a working vineyard in the heart of Temecula Wine Country within walking distance of some local wineries.

Renovated vineyard estate cottage originally built for wine making and storing wine barrels and tanks. Includes great room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths(one with shower and other with bathtub), stone fireplace, laundry room, central heating & air and shared swimming pool.

Guesthouse great room perfect for entertaining with open kitchen floor plan, granite island and counter tops, and a dining table area. Great room includes area to read/relax or watch TV in front of wood burning stone fireplace.

Both bedrooms have vineyard views, one queen bed each, plenty of closet space and TV's.

Master bath includes two free-standing sinks and deep soaking tub. Second bath includes extra large tiled shower for two with handheld, wall and ceiling shower heads.

There is also a laundry room with full size washer and dryer in the guesthouse.

We use a Professional Linen Rental service for towels, sheets and pillow cases.

More Details

stephen huntington
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About stephen huntington

Retired CFO - owned this property for 13 years.

I live on the property and work in the vineyards during the growing season.

I sell most grapes to the local wineries and make some wines for guests.

stephen huntington purchased this cottage in 3

Why stephen huntington chose Temecula

I grew up in San Francisco and missed Napa Valley very much when I relocated to Orange County in 1990. In 2003 I started looking for a weekend country home....Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Paso Robles were too far away for regular weekend commutes so I looked in Temecula and found this property. It had a tiny vineyard which I later expanded to three acres and began selling grapes to wineries and making wine on the weekends.

What makes this cottage unique

This guesthouse was formerly a winemaking facility for the small vineyard, full of wine tanks, barrels and a basket press. I built another small facility for winemaking and converted the old barnlike structure to a two bedroom, two bath guesthouse with contemporary furnishings and fixtures while keeping some of the rustic touches.

Benefits include the privacy, vineyard and surrounding mountain views and proximity to wineries. New interior construction and fixtures, new beds, full laundry inside, and of course our wine. Also, we use a professional linen rental service for towels, sheets and pillow cases.


Temecula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , No shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath - two free standing sinks, deep soaking bathub. Second bath - one free standing sink, extra large tile shower for two. Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion and Body Wash included. Hair Dryers and Curling Irons in both bathrooms. All towels are professionally laundered.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom adjoins master bath with bathtub only. Guest bedroom down hallway to guest bath with shower. Bring slippers as the tile floors can be cold in morning.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Bring slippers. Groceries???? Great little grocery store in wine country on the way to Guest House: Barons Market, 31939 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92592. (951) 693-1111


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average rating of 4.8311687 based on 77 reviews

Awesome Little Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Very quaint and clean cottage that is in the heart of wine country. We were welcomed by a bottle of their wine and a beautiful candle. High recommend the stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA USA

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Stephen's place was just what we were looking for! Peace, quiet, and dark nights. We absolutely loved being in the middle of wine country..... true vineyards! Our daily walks were wonderful, and the wine tasting was so much fun surrounded by the beauty of the area. Can't imagine how beautiful it will be when the vines are green and loaded with grapes! We plan on returning at that time. Thank-you Stephen for sharing your guesthouse and the awesome bottle of wine.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rice Lake, WI


  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Lovely cottage with fabulouse views. Close to beautiful vineyards and nice restaurants. Also close to town for supplies etc. The day we left the skies were peppered with colorful balloons; very cool! Easy rental property. Loved the pool area as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to spend some time with friends and family

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay here, and this experience was great. Everything from prompt replies communication-wise with the property owner to the place being very clean with a modern but still rustic feel- all top notch. Very close to wineries and stores if needed, but well away from the hustle-bustle, this is a good place to unwind. We look forward to our next visit here!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, Iowa USA


  • 5 of 5

This place is great!! Nicely appointed, very comfortable and beautiful. Beautiful wood burning fireplace and a wonderful deck with a stunning view of the vineyard and mountains in the background. Very private and wonderful. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

Brought my parents for their anniversary and visited wineries, sat on the back porch and enjoyed the view!! So relaxing, nice fireplace and very nice cottage style home. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Car: recommended

Here are directions to Guest House ( you may also use Mapquest or Google Maps which may take you along shortcuts but don't use GPS to find our driveway as it is often incorrect.....Instead use GPS to find Via Champagne then use my directions below.)......From Hwy 15 North or South, Exit at Rancho California Road and head east into wine country. Follow this about 7-8 miles to the traffic circle and turn right on Anza Road. Follow Anza to Deportola Road and turn left. After passing Keyways and Renzoni wineries prepare to turn left at Camino del Vino. ... Then turn right at Calle Puerta Bonita Road , then left at Via Champagne to the dead end where my driveway will be on your right and the address 36280 will be marked on the wine barrels just inside the driveway entrance. Once you have turned onto the driveway, ahead will be a short light post with a sign to GUESTHOUSE where you turn left and drive into the carport ...You are here. My phone 949-254-1071.

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 (walking distance from Guest House) has good reds and restaurant.

Renzoni is also close by and 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

Also for special offers and wine tasting coupons and live entertainment listings...just click on Visitor Guide in upper right corner of Home Page.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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