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Hilltop Eco-Friendly Mid-Century Style Ranch in San Diego's Fallbrook

Fallbrook, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

3 br 3 bath perched atop rolling hills, panoramic views,15 miles to Pacific.

This fully solar and Eco-friendly home in the northern countryside of San Diego County, California, provides abundant privacy, yet is within a few minutes’ walk to the majestic Live Oak Park and Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens. In fact, this property is in a neighborhood of fine homes completely surrounded by wineries, fruit groves, woodlands and golf courses. Well off the road this three-bedroom, three-bath home faces south, allowing the sun to pour in. The large patio off the kitchen offers an expansive view of the lush Fallbrook hills perfect for entertaining or just lounging. If you prefer something more intimate, you can relax in the five-person hot tub on a deck perched just outside the kitchen window.

Your stay includes fresh seasonal fruit you can pick (some is included already picked), fresh citrus juice when in season. Each bathroom is stocked with locally made locally made Goat's Milk Soap and Botanical Body Scrubs.

The owner is available to assist you with the hot tub, wood fire place, and provide general information on the area and its environs. This property is managed with permaculture principals. Horticultural duties may require the owner to water or harvest as the situation dictates. Renters in residence will always be contacted prior to these activities to insure they occur at their convenience.

There are three bedrooms as follows:

• Bedroom One: One King Bed with large private bath and private sitting room

• Bedroom Two: One Queen Temperpedic Bed and Library

• Bedroom Three: One Full Size Bed and a Twin with Lounge Area

Sitting on nearly 2 acres, and backed up to open space on a lush oak filled canyon, the 2400 sq. ft. house has breathtaking views in all directions. Plenty of windows let in Pacific Ocean breezes and view of the surrounding hills. Furnished with original modern furniture, all chosen for design elements including carbon footprint reduction, this home is for the Earthy nature lover and the sophisticated art lover alike. Both who value privacy and architectural integrity in both Eco-materials and Eco-design.

The community places of the home and patio/lawn are suitably grand for entertaining while comfortable suites provide sanctuary. Large parking area suitable for several guests.

Wonderful central location: just a few minutes to parks and restaurants, golf courses and major attractions like LEGOLAND or The San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Just 10 min. to historic downtown Fallbrook and local wineries. Or drive up the scenic Old Hwy 395 just 15 minutes for wine tasting in the Temecula Valley.

Enjoy local farmers markets with lots of delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fallbrook’s own Farmers Market happens every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can stock up on fresh produce which you can prepare in the giant kitchen equipped with high end cookware, commercial six burner stove, two ovens, and a griddle.

Other local attractions include the Fallbrook Land Conservancy is dedicated to preserving Fallbrook’s open spaces. There are three different land preserves in Fallbrook. The closest is only a few minuets' walk away, Live Oak Park, which is 26 acres of fun and beauty. Kids can run around and climb on the playgrounds. There are baseball fields and it is the perfect place for a picnic and a stroll through the wild flower gardens. Los Jilgueros Preserve and Dinwiddie Preserve both exist to maintain the pristine natural growing spaces of many native California plants. There is also the Santa Margarita River and Hiking Trail just 10 minutes away. Of course you may never leave the property, as we have a few primitive trails and even a hideaway down in the canyon.

Let us know how we can make your next get-a-way magical! We are so excited to have you.


Sonya Meline

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 30, 2018
About Sonya Meline

Michael & Sonya Meline were married in 2012 in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. They moved into their ranch just a few weeks after the wedding, and have been quickly transforming what was an avocado ranch into a diverse property with citrus, avocado, pomegranates, artichokes, rare grasses, guavas, bananas, strawberries, and so much more. Plus they have goats, ducks, chickens, and a flock of racing pigeons. The two enjoy hiking, exploring the small towns nearby, and enjoying the quaint downtown charm of their new hometown, Fallbrook. They live onsite in their vintage travel trailer or in one of many cities they explore on trips throughout the year.

Sonya Meline purchased this House in 2012

Why Sonya Meline chose Fallbrook

Honestly, the first thing remember was standing at the kitchen sink and thinking "Wow, if we were doing dishes here, we would get a view like this! That would make doing dishes pretty nice..." From there it was the neighborhood, the people, the attractions, the food, the quiet small town charm of it all. We were hooked.

What makes this House unique

Take a break from the privacy of the ranch & drive down a country lane to spend time at the impeccably maintained Pala Mesa Resort with a round of golf or a game of tennis. Enjoy their Aquaterra Restaurant with sushi bar, lounge with live music on weekends and stone fireplace, or spacious outdoor patio with pond and also with live entertainment. Ready for adventure? Google “101 things to do in Fallbrook”. You might be amazed there is so much to do in this quaint historical farm town known as the "Avocado Capital of the World" for its status as one of the largest producers of avocados. The location of your ranch retreat has easy access to I-15 & Hwy 76. Fallbrook’s Mediterranean climate is known to be the one of the most ideal in the world so every day you will be able to take part in many things to see and do. Ready for a Beach Day? You are 30 minutes away from Oceanside Pacific Harbor where you can enjoy the beach, walk the pier, dine at some outstanding foodie faves and stay to soak up a colorful sunset. Ready to roll the dice? As close as five miles to the east three renowned casinos lie amid the natural California scrub lands - Pechanga, Pala and Pauma. They offer the best in gaming. All boast nationally acclaimed entertainment, spas, golf, restaurants, and more. Ten minutes north is Wine Country Temecula where you can spend afternoon sipping and discovering wines in the well appointed tasting rooms of more than 40 wineries. We are happy to set up a tour for you and your guests! You will want to make sure to stop off in Temecula’s Old Town which is packed with quaint shops, boutiques, eateries, and more tasting rooms for wine, beer and even locally grown olive oils. The streets here are bustling and on Saturday, stop at the Farmers Market and take part in the local food moment or just get some of the best hummus, veggies, amazing house made sauces, local honey, flowers, and handcrafted favorites like crafts, soaps, and housewares. Ready for some fun?


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Suite
        1 king
      • Color Rich Guest Room & Library
        1 queen
      • Bunk Room w/ Play Area
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed, One full size bed under another comfy twin.


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Slider door adds extra privacy
        • Bathroom 3
        • Master Bath
          toilet, tub, shower, Lots of room and private sun room

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Near The Ocean
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Catering available


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Ask for details, we have an offsite gym if desired
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Fast wi-fi!
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Fits multiple cars
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Cozy stainless steal table fits 4 or 6 plus lots of outdoor seating and two seats at the center island.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage


                                                        • museums
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • marina
                                                        • churches
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • theme parks
                                                        • water parks
                                                        • winery tours
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • gambling casinos
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • horseshoes
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • photography
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • fly fishing
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                                    • hunting
                                                                    • ice skating
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • mountaineering
                                                                    • paragliding
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • roller blading
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • snowboarding
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • whitewater rafting
                                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      18 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Relaxing Get Away In The Hills of North County San Diego

                                                                      Heidi C.Memphis, TN

                                                                      Our family of 3, had a wonderful time at Meline Ranch. We did not want to leave after a week, but we are excited to plan our next stay. We found it a pleasure to prepare our meals in the professional kitchen that is very organized, well equipped, with a beautiful bay window to gaze at the gorgeous view of the lush green hills. We loved having our coffee in the morning on the covered patio with the quiet sounds of nature. We saw rabbits, squirrels, all kinds of birds, including hummingbirds and birds of prey. We returned to the same spot for a glass of wine in the evening. There was always a cool breeze that was refreshing. Our daughter enjoyed a de-stressing dip in the hot tub after a long day of sight seeing in San Diego. She also loved the kid friendly bedroom with many toys and books. The beds were super comfortable, the kind of comfort, you peek to see the manufacturer of the mattress, because you slept like a baby. The linens were super soft and luxurious. The home is tastefully decorated with a mid-century, minimalist feel. Fallbrook is a quaint, friendly little town that is delight to visit. We found it a treat to explore downtown, with it's unique shops, restaurants and the Fallbrook Art Center. We had breakfast at the Main Street Café that was delicious.The best vegetable skillet and Greek wrap!!!! The solar, earth friendly home reflects the values of the Meline's. Sonya and Mike truly care about your stay. Their attention to the details, makes for a memorable experience. It was the kind of vacation where true relaxation can happen. Although it was nice to have the option to watch a movie on a projection screen, we never did. We had a great time just allowing our senses to take in the beauty. Thank you for your sincere hospitality.

                                                                      Perfect relaxing stay

                                                                      Erin Sullivan and Darren RoblyerBOSTON

                                                                      We had a wonderful and relaxing stay here for the NYE weekend. We had three couples, and the three bedrooms were the perfect amount of space. The kitchen was a wonderful gathering space for our group, making meals and squeezing oranges from the property, both for breakfast and then evening cocktails. The oversized stove with accompanying griddle was a highlight of the space. Cannot say enough good things about the Hilltop house. We even walked through the neighborhood (past the friendly goats) to the Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens which was a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Thank you Sonya and Michael, our little reunion weekend was heavenly!

                                                                      A great place and so convenient !

                                                                      Jesus E. V.

                                                                      A lovely, quiet retreat away from this world -- less than 1 hour from San Diego !!

                                                                      Fantastic kitchen and dining area much larger than what the photo suggests !

                                                                      Pick your own oranges (or limes or lemons) and make your own juice every morning -- Excellent

                                                                      Bonus point: The bottle of Australian wine left by the host to congratulate you is EXCELLENT !!

                                                                      In summary: A very pleasant stay and soo convenient !!


                                                                      rosemary a.

                                                                      The house is beautiful and has every gadget a cook needs - yes I did find a pizza cutter! I brought from home cook tools and never unpacked them, as Sonya had it all. Sonya replied to texts or phone calls immediately. An added bonus was the resident cat, Bindy, who greeted us every day and spent evenings with us as we enjoyed the sunsets and amazing views with a glass of wine. if you want a peaceful getaway this is the place to go! A nightly walk to feed the goats Billie and Opal citrus leaves was great fun for my grandson.

                                                                      Great summertime retreat

                                                                      Steve B.

                                                                      We had a great stay here with our 6yo boy and 3yo girl. Well-appointed kitchen and the hot tub was perfect for a dip in the heat. We would definitely stay again.

                                                                      Super nice place!

                                                                      SHARLA K.

                                                                      Property was very nice! Owners went above and beyond to make sure that our family of 6 adults had all the essentials that we needed. Sonya called several times to make sure all was going well. The only reason that the property was given 4 stars instead of 5 is the hot tub did not work (which was a must feature when choosing a property for us) the tv in the kitchen did not work for us to watch local channels in the morning. Quiet nights for relaxing and sleeping! We would recommend it!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so happy you enjoyed the home. It was unfortunate that the hot tub needed to have the breaker reset. Works like a champ! The TV and amazing projector have all been updated now! It seems the plug wasn't connected when you tried to turn it on. Not sure how that happened. Normally we just walk our guests through it, but you guys were too busy enjoying San Diego! So glad you stayed with us. Hope you return! It was great having you and your family!


                                                                      Fallbrook, CA, USA

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                                                                      $65 - $120
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                                                                      18 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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