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A Tropical Paradise Without Traveling To The Islands

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3,100 Sq. Ft, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Beautiful Back Yard Pool And Watefall

Enjoy a tropical paradise in Southern California without traveling to the islands. This beautiful 1.25 acre gated tropical home offers privacy for fun, relaxation and entertainment. The property is located in the foothills of Fallbrook, 15 miles inland from the ocean and within convenient distance to all of Southern California’s attractions.

This 3,100 square foot, single story home has two master suites with California King Beds and a third guest room with queen bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The main master suite has a Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. There are sofas in the living room and family room equipped with queen hide-a-beds so the home comfortably sleeps 10.

The best feature of this property is the tropical backyard with a beautiful patio, beach entry pool and a waterfall. This is a perfect home to relax, unwind by yourself or just have a party with a few friends. Enjoy early mornings and evening walks through the garden pathways and immerse yourself in nature.

From the patio and pool you have an outstanding view of the Palomar Mountain range to the east.

More Details

Don B. McDougal
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Don B. McDougal

Don and Pat McDougal purchased this property in the fall of 2004 and converted it into their personal tropical paradise. Owners of the nearby Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens, they moved onto the estate fall of 2015 when Don's parents moved into an assisted living property. Rather than sell their home they decided to offer it to their clients, clients guests and visitors to the North San Diego County area.

Don B. McDougal purchased this house in 2004

Why Don B. McDougal chose Fallbrook

We purchased this property because of the views, the open concept and beautiful yard. We have come to especially enjoy the tranquil peace and quiet of the property.

What makes this house unique

Vistors to Casa Cazador will enjoy walking the garden pathways, lounging at the patio and pool and just enjoying the sounds of nature and running water from the pools waterfall. The house interior is decorated with a tropical flair to complement the back yard view. The house is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.


Fallbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Outdoor Music after 10:00pm
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite - Open to Lagoon Pool and Patio 2nd Bedroom Suite - w/private entrance. 3rd Bedroom - w/connected bath
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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A Tropical Paradise Without Traveling To The Islands
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

One of the best VRBO experience we had!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first time we contacted Don till the end of of our amazing vacation, he had been a great host. Me and my family really appreciate Don's arrangements for our request of christmas trees for kids and heated pool (it is heated for an additional cost but we were not aware of it since it was not advertised anywhere on the website, so he did not charge us for it ).

We booked this house for our christmas vacation for 10 people. Not only the drive to the house was beautiful but the house itself was great. The highlight of the house is it's backyard with heated pool, fire pit, botanical garden and mountain views.

The house had all the amenities, board games, books, extra towels, extra blankets, utensils etc. My family had a great time and we hardly went out of the house.

The only 2 lowlight (not a big one) is that some part of the backyard did not have grass, it was just dirt unlike shown in the pictures here. Also even though the pool was heated, it was not heated enough to feel comfortable to be in during evening or late afternoon But Don did mention that he installed a new heating system and we were the first one to try it out. :)

Overall I would highly recommend this place!!

Thanks Don!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridal Party House

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and was the perfect place to get ready with my five bridesmaids. When we arrived, Don had ingredients for guac and 2 bottles of wine. The open layout and high ceilings made the home feel large and airy. Everyone who came by the house raved about the lush landscape and wide open spaces. Communication with Don, check-in, and check-out was easy and convenient. My family cannot wait to stay at the home again, though being able to bring out dogs would've been nice. I would highly recommend Don's home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always love to hear from our customers and we thank you for being our guests at our Casa Cazador property. We look forward to having you again in the future.
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Fantastic property with a few negatives.

  • 3 of 5

Our overall experience was very good. Don is a great host and accommodated even a few special requests. The property is beautiful, and the house is spacious, comfortable, and has a very nice layout. We couldn't get over the landscaping and the well kept gardens and plants. We were a little disappointed that the grassy area had been taken out, presumably due to the drought. The only negative was that Don didn't tell us until we arrived that the air conditioning did not work in a main bedroom, and it does get quite warm in the summer. I think he should get that corrected. He did provide a fan which helped. Also, there was very little lighting in that same bedroom. The kitchen nook lighting was also very dim. The pool was beautiful and the whole family enjoyed it immensely. In fact we didn't leave the house much at all, and had a very restful vacation. I also think that an outdoor hot tub or jacuzzi would be a great addition!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing retreat for a reunion

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Don's place for a college reunion. It was the perfect getaway for our short time together. The house, patio, grounds and pool were all amazing (the pool was an easy favorite for all). The house was spacious enough for 4 small families. The house had everything we needed, the beds and sofas were very comfy, bathrooms were clean and spacious, the kitchen was fully stocked with pots/pans/etc. Other bonuses were the fire pit and pool toys/noodles. We would definitely stay here again, but next time we'd stay a little longer! It was truly amazing and thanks to Don for making the stay so great (yummy guac and accessible for questions/help).

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and we certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. We try very hard to create not only a beautiful property but an environment to relax and unwind from the daily chaos. It is truly rewarding to find our clients appreciate the property, service and attention to details we are committed to.
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, Peaceful, Relaxing

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary, peaceful, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Impossible to put into words the beauty, peace, comfort and luxury of the very special Casa Cazador, and the delightful owners who went out of their way to make us feel welcome (via great personal tour upon our arrival), and invitations to the nearby Grand Tradition Gardens that they own. The Grand Traditions is an enchanting and diverse 30-acre wonder of waterfalls, grottos, lush gardens, and a wonderful Victorian-style mansion with a gourmet veranda restaurant. The Casa Cazador home where we stayed is a miniature version of the Grand Tradition, complete with lush floral settings and trees. and a serene water-fall into the swimming pool lagoon directly adjacent to the covered lanai/patio. The interior of the house was beautifully and comfortably decorated with a theme of palm fronds and palm trees in the upholstery fabrics, furniture accents, and art work. The rooms are large, comfortable, and inviting. A particular joy was the creatively designed flow from the front door through the high-ceiling living room then around a two-sided bar for entertaining both the living room and the family room on the other side of the bar. It's hard to describe, but very special when you experience it. All in all: magnificent, calming, gorgeous, peaceful. One of the few places we'd come back to for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Fallbrook Golf Club
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Amtrack, Coster,
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Grand Tradition Veranda Restaurant
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund