Our house is absolutely amazing. So excited, we just installed SOLAR HEATING for our pool. The view over the lake is breathtaking and from the west you have the beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. We are centrally located in San Diego County so it is easy access to all the great destinations. Disneyland can be a day trip about 1 hr 20 minutes away. World famous Safari Park is 15 minutes away. You can reach the ocean beaches in 20 minutes. We are close to the city of San Diego but yet very secluded and can maintain our privacy. The house is awesome and has a gourmet kitchen with lots of space and a very large island to gather friends with wine and cooking. Outdoors there is a large gas barbecue next to the spa and salt water infinity swimming pool that is 8 feet deep. NOW IT IS SOLAR HEATED!!!!
3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Sleeps 6. We just added solar pool heating.
Gale and Michel Boucher
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful views, beautiful home
Our family of 6 adults thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving weekend at Gale & Michel’s home. The home is very open with amazing views of the area. The views are better than the pictures on line. Plenty of space in the kitchen, which has two ovens—very helpful for creating our Thanksgiving dinner. All cooking utensils that we needed were available.
The home was very clean. A note for small children staying in the house - there are small steps from kitchen to dining area to living room (they are illuminated at night). Beds were comfy. We enjoyed the hot tub and tennis court. The pool was too chilly for use.
The home is 25-30 minutes from the nearest beach, but there are restaurants, grocery & other stores about 10-15 min away. Overall we really enjoyed the home and would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much for such a nice review. Glad you enjoyed our home. We never get tired of our amazing views. The pool is a bit chilly in November, even with the solar pool heater. You must come back a little earlier and experience it when it is 85 degrees!
Best wishes and hope to see you again.
Gale and Michel
Beautiful home with breathtaking views!
We had an amazing stay at this home and the highlight of our stay was the unbelievable view of the valley from the infinity pool. We also appreciated the really cool art that adorned the walls of this beautiful home. In the mornings, we were happy to see dozens of hummingbirds flying around the bid feeders. There was a sense of peace and calm and being one with nature. The garden was really interesting with huge succulents and flowering bougainvillea. The kids had a blast in the pool and jacuzzi! We definitely recommend this home!!
Thank you Vijay for your very nice complementary review. We are very happy that you and your family had a wonderful time and enjoyed our home. I never tire of looking at our amazing view. It was a pleasure to host you.
Gale & Michel
Amazing property and unbelievable views
The view is spectacular and the house is very well equipped and amazing. Michel and Gale were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed every moment.
I just wish the pool was slightly warmer (it was too cold to jump in at any point). A few other reviewers also seemed to have faced similar issues.
Thank you for your nice comments in your review Amit. We just recently added solar pool heating but sadly you have to have good sun to have it work. The week in April that you were here the sun was in and out behind clouds. The temperature now is in the low to mid eighties. It was wonderful to host you.
Best Wishes & Happy Travels
Gale & Michel
Amazing home, property, view and pool!
Gale and Michel were great hosts and we enjoyed our stay in their beautiful home. Amazing property, well appointed home, million dollar view, legendary pool. You will not be disappointed!
Thank you so much for your amazing visual review of our home. We are very proud of it and very glad we could share it with you and your family. Please come back anytime and we would be glad to host you again.
Beautiful house in a fantastic location
We had a wonderful week at this house... the views really are as stunning as the photographs, we never tired of them! the house itself itself was immaculate and had everything you could need. Gale and Michel were wonderful hosts
Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are glad you enjoyed our home. You were amazing guests and left our home so clean. You are welcome back anytime.
Michel & Gale
Nice, Home, Spectacular Views...Wish everything worked!
If you're looking for wonderful views and a quiet location, this house has both. The house is spacious, and light with balconies surrounding it. The accommodations are very nice but the owners need to step on a few fronts. The spa was not usable for 75% of our stay as the temperature never got higher than 100 deg F, and since the temperature outdoors was in the high 40's F, it cooled to body temperature or below once the cover was off. Not comfortable for hanging out for long periods. Owner was responsive but until our last day was unable to get the spa to a comfortable (104) temperature for hanging out. Interior furnishings are nice but there is only a small dining table for 4 and 4 chairs so if you have 6 people (as the house is designed for…3 bedrooms) it’s not conducive to a comfortable meal. The bedrooms are nice but there was no space in the MBR for our clothes, so we were living out of suitcases for 4 days. In addition, there are no rugs on the MBR floor, so we had to take off shoes and tiptoe to avoid making noise for the people staying in the bedroom below us on the lower level. For the cleaning fee assessed, the floors and pots & pans could have been cleaner. The house is central for hiking (but not for San Diego proper) and that view makes up for a lot (but not everything - so definitely question the owners about the working condition of the Spa, BBQ, etc.)
Our home with its awesome views is located on the north side of San Diego. You have the feeling of being in the country but you are actually very close to the city and everything it has to offer. San Diego County offers so much therefore there is something for everyone. The world famous Safari Park is less than 15 minutes away. Legoland is 20 miles away. You can reach several beautiful ocean beaches in 20 minutes. In mid July the Del Mar racing season begins and is only 20 minutes away where the surf meets the turf. It runs until early September.
Another popular destination is Disneyland as a day trip which is one & one half hour drive away. A must see is Balboa Park with its many museums, botanical garden, Old Globe Theater and the San Diego Zool. Since you are downtown you should also go to Seaport Village on the harbor with its many wonderful restaurants and shops. Stroll along the water. You could also visit the Midway ship museum, the Star of India, and much more.
If you like wine tasting there are some local nearby wineries. Also a 20 minute drive north takes you to Temecula wine country which has many wineries with tasting rooms. San Diego County is now the beer capitol of the world with many breweries within minutes of our home. Enjoy but be safe. Uber is a great way to go!