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North Peak Custom Lake View Home "A Living Canvas"

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful home with spectacular view of lake and ocean

We call the view from this house "A Living Canvas". The views are always spectacular & changing. 2500 SQ ft home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca & w/ a view to the Pacific Ocean. Fishing, boating & hiking trails close by. Visit downtown Julian w/ amazing restaurants & shops. Exclusively Quiet & gated. House is spectacular for star gazing w/ nice telescope already up there. no city lights so the sky lights up! Check Youtube by searching 15574 North Peak and see some more examples. House is also listed on Air Bed and Breakfast so the night you want may not be available. Request first please

Check in time is after 3:00PM and checkout time is 10:00 AM.

More Details

John Leslie
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About John Leslie

Retired business owner who loves nature. I am married with two children and live in San Diego

John Leslie purchased this house in 2016

Why John Leslie chose Julian

The view, the quiet and the peace!

What makes this house unique

The view and stargazing


Julian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking anywhere on or in property or $350 fee. No Parties Bring your own food and drinks. We provide coffee drinks. See Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry washer and dryer in there too
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Bring your own toiletries. We provide towels and li
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Down Stairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , also a big couch for one to two additional persons
    East Bedroom upstairs - 1 king
  • Beautiful views to ocean and mountains on clear days If you have 14 people and need 14 beds 2 will have to sleep in the bunkbeds in the garage or sleep on the couch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
There is a canoe to use but you will have to load onto your own truck to get to the Lake. You must request use first.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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North Peak Custom Lake View Home "A Living Canvas"
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house was beautiful, clean and comfortable. We spent most of our time on the very large deck with panoramic views of the lake, hills and all the way to the ocean, and a wonderful place to star gaze at night. Lots of seating on the deck which was nice. A great place to go to enjoy nature's beauty and serenity...very quiet and private. We were thrilled to see the bald eagles on the lake searching for fish. So wonderful....can't say enough good things about this house and location.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So the Bald Eagles are not a myth. I tell so many I see them and they don't believe me. How glorious they are., So glad you had a wonderful time. See you again soon!
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Another amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house inside and out! I have rented from John several times, and as always, it is a flawless experience from beginning to end. I will continue to rent his properties when I need them for retreats. Thank you again, John.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren for the kind review. We were so glad to host your stay. I know you enjoyed the reviews with your yoga group! Looking forward to hosting your next stay!
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Perfect house for a cozy weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us! We were 3 families with young kids and this was a great house for our weekend away. Aside from some minor difficulty with the gate code, things could not have gone smoother. The house was clean, comfortable, and as pictured. The views truly are remarkable. Thank you so much and we hope to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure having you. Thank you for leaving the house in such nice shape. Very clean too! I am glad you loved the view which we call "a living canvas" and you even got some snow! We hope to see you again sometime!
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Solitude & Silence

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time, wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It was so nice to host your stay. I am glad that the views were so nice during your stay! We hope to see you again
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Breathtaking Views and a Beautiful Clean House

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with how the house looked and was furnished. You can tell that the owner goes the distance to keep the house clean and keep everything in good working order. It was great being able to wake up and walk into the main living area, which, thanks to the many windows, allows you to get a great view of the lake, and I was even able to use the telescope that the owner has placed near the sliding glass door. It was also very nice that the historic town of Julian is only a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Awesome views and experience

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and elegant. A/C blows cold and the views are million dollar ones. Sunsets were just amazing and the lake view is unbelievable. Very quiet and easy to access. Very safe and lots to do at Lake Cuyamaca or in the town of Julian which is only 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Diego
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Booking Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

North Peak Manual and Rules

I am sorry but no pets. My wife is has M.S. and has allergies.
If you have more guests than you reserved for you will be charged for the extra guests and withheld from your deposit.
The purpose of this manual is three-fold. First is to keep everyone safe, second is to keep it ready for the next guest and third is to keep costs down.
Safety issues:
There is a security gate to get into North peak. The code is 1831. You do not need the code to get out, only to enter
Water is always turned off on the right side of the top of the driveway in cold months. This prevents freezing pipes. If freezing at night it is best to turn off outside at night so you have running water in the morning!

Make sure and turn all space heaters and central heat off. Please unplug all heaters and coffee makers when you leave too.
Check all doors and windows to make sure they are closed and secure when you leave.

Ready for next guest
Please no food on couches or in the bedrooms
Please make sure there are no food particles on the floor as this is a very high rodent and insect area! Wash all the dishes and put away before leaving.
Please make sure the white cushions for the outside chairs on the deck are clean and put back inside otherwise they can blow away!
Use space heaters when possible since the downstairs is always cooler than upstairs
Open west & east bedroom windows for a great breeze through home!
Use stoppers for doors so they don't slam shut when windows are open.

Thank you for keeping our house clean and we hope your stay is a wonderful one.

There is a full-size mattress in the closet downstairs if you need a 6th bed.

Wifi available

Stereo system is not for kids $$$

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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