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Beautiful Mountain View Home with Orchards & Organic Gardens

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Escape to Provence right near Julian, with this private, tranquil setting in an orchard of apples, pears, plums, pomegranates, nectarines, and persimmons. A spacious, four-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath home overlooking the three peaks of the Cuyamaca Mountains sits in a Monet garden of daffodils, tulips, peonies, lilacs, and every color iris you have ever seen. Leave a few cherries for the blue jays or munch on perfectly ripe apricots, or next month's peaches.

For an all organic lunch, you may want to check with the gardener about the corn or tomatoes. If the winter greens are gone, there would be zucchini or eggplant to throw on the grill. Plan a dinner for your group under the grape arbor while watching the three peaks change into purple sunsets. Relax, walk, hike, bike, go fishing, visit the town of Julian or the desert.

When snow covers the plum blossoms, cozy up around the family room fireplace and check out one of the many games around.

This lovely 2-story home has everything!

The 3600 sq foot house sits on one acre of lovingly tended property. The landscape changes daily so it is impossible to predict what might be blooming or ripe in the gardens. There are fruit trees, pine and cedar trees, flowers, organic gardens and a beautiful mountain view. It is located on a private street in the Pine Hills area of Julian.

Main floor features:

FAMILY ROOM with stone fireplace, oak bookcases, and entertainment center (DVD/VCR and cable TV). The room has a beautiful view, sliding doors to the patio area that overlooks part of the garden, and see-thru area into the kitchen for comfortable family living. There is also a table for eating or playing games in the family area. There are a table and chairs for eating on the patio plus a separate formal elevated dining area in another part of the ground floor next to another living area with huge sectional sofa (enough for 2 people to stretch out comfortably).

WET BAR with double sink, oak cupboards and wine closet adjoins the Family Room.

COOK’S DELIGHT KITCHEN with garden window with meadow, pond and mountain views. There is a center island with cook top and eat-at counter.

TWO LARGE BEDROOMS and BATHS plus and an additional half bath for convenience.

EXTRA SLEEPING ROOM /Former OFFICE: Optional with couch only for an individual.


BEAUTIFUL MASTER BEDROOM SUITE with a fireplace, sitting area and balcony with a panoramic view of the Cuyamaca mountains. There is a vanity area with walk-in closet, 2 sinks, shower, separate toilet room, separate vanity bench.

SECOND BEDROOM is dormitory style with 2 twin beds.

Sleeps eight people in beds but as many as twelve people have stayed in the house. There is a huge sofa (where 2 people could stretch out) in the living area and another sofa in the family room.

One person described the house as a “great big hug”. It is very comfortable for families with children, groups of friends, and equally appealing to couples with dogs.

Pets welcome at 'Corgi's Castle' with approval in advance.

No Smoking Facility.

Please see our amenities section & feel free to email with additional questions.

Keywords: House, countryside, mountains, fruit trees, organic gardens, family, couples, retreat

More Details

Reservations: Bonnie / Property owner: Diana
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch, /flemish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Reservations: Bonnie / Property owner: Diana

Sole owners & operators of a popular coastal bakery restaurant open over for 28 years. Visit Corgi's Castle twice a week for housework and harvesting of the property's organic fruit, veggies and flowers, supplementing our restaurant.

Reservations: Bonnie / Property owner: Diana purchased this house in 2004

Why Reservations: Bonnie / Property owner: Diana chose San Diego County

Great value accommodation for larger groups and families on budget.

What makes this house unique

Non-luxury country-side/mountain escape for families & large groups. Full kitchen with all basic supplies.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mountain View Home with Orchards & Organic Gardens
average rating of 4.3030305 based on 33 reviews
San Diego, CA

The "must stay" place in Julian!

  • 5 of 5

I've rented Corgi's Castle 4 times now, and every stay has been better than the last. The home is as described. The grounds are beautiful in every season. I live in San Diego, which is less than an hour away from Julian. I bring a small group of scrapbookers up to Corgi's Castle twice a year. It meets our needs perfectly! We have plenty of room to scrap and chat, and the bedrooms are far enough away from the middle of the house that we don't bother those who wish to sleep. I would highly recommend Corgi's Castle to anyone. The owners are charming, and if you are lucky, you will get a visit from Corgi himself!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place to relax and enjoy family time

  • 5 of 5

Best place to relax and enjoy family time

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Julian's Bates Motel

  • 1 of 5

Horrible! This propert doesn't deserve to be listed. House was run-down (peeling wallpaper, torn kitchen seats, ancient furniture & appliances) & overall cleanliness was lacking. The washing machine, dish washing machine and freezer were out-of-order. Only 2 of the 4 top stove worked. The house was swarming with flies, literally killed over 150 flies in 1 bedroom alone, in one day. The garden was overgrown. Tried to call the owner but did not pick up.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Wedding Gathering at Corgi's Castle

  • 4 of 5

Our family came together for a wedding in Julian. We had several generations, ages 25 to 75, coming to stay in Corgi's castle. The house looks small from the street but as you enter and explore, there are plenty of good sized rooms for all. We had 9 people the first night so the 4 bathrooms were a necessity with everyone trying to get dressed up for the rehearsal & wedding, all at the same time. The kitchen, patio & master bedroom with balcony all have a fabulous view. Each day we made breakfast and lunch in this large kitchen and there was room for 5 to 6 people, all doing something in the kitchen. The house is quite dated & there is wear and tear, some peeling wallpaper, minor "fix its" needed and the dishwasher and WiFi did not work. None of that was very important to us because this house fit the size of our family, was not cramped at all and it was nice & clean. Everyone felt that they could spread out and have privacy if they needed it. The location was perfect, driving only 1/2 mile to and from the wedding venue. We liked the neighborhood too and the deer crossing the road was a real plus!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whimsical mountain retreat in Julian, CA...

  • 4 of 5

Ended up at Corgie Castle last minute with my two young children and mother for a few days during Spring break. My only criteria was that the home be driving distance from LA with an enclosed yard -- Corgie Castle fit the bill!

This is a very spacious, large home which sits on a hilltop with incredible vista views. There are chickens, a professional garden, flowers, and plenty of room to roam and play outside. In the evening, we enjoyed walking along the private road it's located on and spotted wild turkeys!

The fun and neat thing about the house is all the different rooms you will discover while there. Every time you open a new door, another nook and cranny is unveiled. It's very clean. The master suite is fit for a Queen and is a fun throwback from another era...

Our favorite room was the kitchen. Condusive to gathering family, cooking, and celebrating. The details in the furnishings, especially in the kitchen and living room, are European with a mix of quaint and tired. My critique would to include a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting, and improving water pressure. Still, even without these creature comforts, the rental is a bargain!

It's the simple pleasures really. Hot coffee in the morning in the backyard. Waking to the birds chirping. Bob the gardener offering a sample of fresh picked erosemary.

Julian is a cute, historic town. My toddler went gold mining and rode the little train. We enjoyed farm fresh eggs every morning and Apple pie. We enjoyed this quirky spot and the children have already asked when we can come back to our "Spring House".

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corgi's Castle did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 families enjoyed a reunion trip to Corgi's Castle last month. The layout of the house was perfect for us, each family group had their own private, separate area! The house had everything we needed for cooking group meals, and we were pleased with the lovely outdoor space and beautiful views! We brought our Boston Terrier Jackson, who loved the large, perfectly enclosed backyard, and all the kids in our group (all under the age of 6) had a blast playing in the grass and building "fairy huts" with the sticks they found. The garden was beautiful, and while we didn't end up sampling from it- it was a lovely addition to the property as were the chickens! The house and linens were clean and suitable for our needs. There was a minor issue with the water that we were alerted to prior to our arrival and the owners were absolutely fantastic to work with in it's resolution. We were thrilled with the close proximity to town and great trails nearby to bike ride. We would absolutely come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Diego Int'l, Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pine Hills Lodge dining room / Full bar
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Coronado Ferry / Downtown San Diego
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Club Circle, Barona Creek, Mt Woodson
Nearest Train
56 Miles
Encinitas Coaster / Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Highway 78/79 Shared
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pine Hills Lodge 1/2 mile from doorstep
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
Nearest Beach
56 Miles
Encinitas, Moonlight State Beach, San Diego County
Nearest Point of Interest
William Heise County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Julian Chamber of Commerce
Car: recommended

Indoor games; reading; viewing the sunset from as it disappears behind the mountain peaks; visiting with beloved friends and family. For a quick snack find a ripe piece of fruit under the trees in season or a vegetable from the garden. For horseback riding, see Julian Chamber of Commerce website and for many other activities, points of interest, and local events. Park only on property, there is much parking is available please inquire.


Rates & Availability

Julian House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last-Minute Single Nights
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Winter Special
Jan 23 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Major holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Major holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Major holiday period
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Major holiday
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee Req'd $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Must state if a special event or group gathering function is planned and if any amount greater than the number of overnight guests will be invited during daytime hours. College students and college affiliated groups allowed upon strict regulation, please inquire. Tax is not required on full month/30 night or greater stay.

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Julian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom/bath upstairs, split-king, fireplace, balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs large bedroom with its own bathroom access
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Main floor large bedroom with separate hallway bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs with twin beds, not adjacent to master bedroom
    Office - Separate private room, indiv. sofa may sleep 1 by request
    Common Areas - Groups over 8 adult bring airmattress; Children sleepingbags
  • King size beds & Split-king (3), Twin/Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
7 Ceiling Fans (in Family Room, Kitchen, all bedrooms, 2 in Master Bedroom); Outdoor Dog Enclosure (approx. 14 1/2' X 18 1/2'). Entire property can be fully fence-enclosed.

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