Private tropical resort located right on Lake Murray just 15 minutes to beaches and to main attractions in San Diego. Fishing, Hiking, Golfing, Boating, right out backyard. Walk to golf, boating, hiking trails, tennis and famous Cowles Mt., the highest point in San Diego County, the hike is 1.5 miles one way, gain 1000 ft in elevation or just walk around lake from back yard, a 6 miles paved road around the lake. Bike Rentals available at lake Murray boat rental. You can also rent various boats including paddle boats motor boat kayacks or family boats. You will never want to leave this retreat which has a beautiful cascade waterfall and pond, horse shoes, ping pong table, and much more. Sip your coffee or wine in back beautiful yard all gorgeously landscaped with mature palm trees all while viewing lake watching boaters and fishermen catch record bass or watching sunset. This home has been updated and has a welcoming feel when entering the door. The beauty and comfort of this home is hard to put into words, but it is one of a kind. Come and enjoy yourself in this beautiful tropical retreat. Family and friend gatherings is what this house is perfect for. This house is NOT intended for Open house Parties, it is intended for small gatherings like family reunions, retreats, invited guests. If your intentions are to have a large party please do not book our beautiful home. We love sharing our home, a unique one of a kind retreat, with those that will respect the home. Gatherings for Special Occasions may be approved by Host in advance.
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Kayacking, boating, fishing, hiking, in backyard, tennis, golf
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 5, 2018
About Charlene Ewell
Jerry is a entrepreneur owning several businesses in the San Diego area. Char is a Controller of Dynalectric San Diego, a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 Company.
Charlene Ewell purchased this House in 1996
Why Charlene Ewell chose San Carlos
We bought this house in 1996 because our two sons loved to fish and loved the outdoors. Their favorite fishing spot is located straight down from our home. There is an indescribable panoramic view of Lake Murray and Cowles Mountain and Mission Trails Golf Course. The only downside I can say about this property is it was always hard to get an appraisal because there ARE NO OTHER Properties like this. It is very unique and very special!!!
What makes this House unique
This is a one of a kind piece of property. Many of our friends still marvel at our home and view and say that when they come over and visit it feels like they are at a RESORT. You will see what we mean the minute you walk in the home. 100% (hard to believe yes 100%) of Guests that enter the house say something to this effect "wow this is amazing it is better than the pictures the pictures do not capture the layout, beauty, serenity, and peacefulness." It is hard to imagine until you see it.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fabulous setting and great location!
This beautiful home was perfect for our family reunion the week of Thanksgiving. Views of lake Murray were gorgeous and we took advantage of the trails right outside our door - both by walking and using the two bikes provided. Owners Char and Jerry were so nice and accommodating. They attended to a problem with the refrigerator immediately. The house was extremely well equipped and had lots of extras., like coffee pods, spices, paper towels and some condiments. There was even shampoo in each bathroom! The location was perfecr, with quick, easy access to all the activities we enjoyed. One of the best features of the home was the restful back yard with a fire pit, lots of super comfortable chairs, a peaceful koi pond and waterfall, and the heated pool and jacuzzi. We also loved having two dining areas and a spacious kitchen. Great home for our family of 5 adults and 3 kids!!
Hi Mana. Thank you for the good review and thank you for taking the time to write this. Glad you had a great time in our home. You are welcome back anytime. Char
Beautiful, peaceful home on a lake fairly close to downtown San Diego.
We had a wonderful home for a family or friend getaway.
Beautiful resort-like space perfect for family gathering
The house was spacious and clean. The appliances, pool, and grill were all in working order, and easy to use. The kitchen and dining room were spacious and we were easily able to cook for our group and seat all 9 of us at the table. The location was great, not too far from the San Diego attractions, and access to the lake and park was awesome! Jerry was a great host, and made sure we had everything we needed.
Very nice house - great room layout and backyard
Everything was great and the owners made us feel welcome. The only suggestion I have is to have a key code for the garage door. We had a large group with 2 cars coming and going and accidentally left the garage door open a few times. I would have been nice to be able to shut the garage when we left with a key door pad. We really liked having the trail off the lake in the backyard, even though it was a bit difficult to get down the path. But like I said the house was a perfect layout for our 9 adults and 4 kids.
Hi Emily, There is a key pad with a combination right on the frame of the garage, the same place all other garage key pads are. I cannot figure out how 9 people missed this. All of our guests use this key pad for the garage. We even have a remote on our phone to close the garage which we used to close the garage door after our neighbors called us a few times to let us know that you left the garage open for hours at a time. One time, I went to the front door and asked you to keep the garage door closed. It would have been helpful to you and to me (because we do not appreciate 4 stars) if you would have at this time asked me about a remote or key pad.
Regarding the path to the lake. Our home is the closest home to the lake with a well marked and traveled path to the lake that takes no more than 2 minutes to get to the lake, we do not understand your comment about being hard to get down to the lake. This is a misleading comment that our future guests will read about, So all you future guests, this is just NOT TRUE. During orientation of the home we show our guests the path, maybe you took a different path is all we can figure. After my husband came back from giving you the orientation of the home, he made the comment to me after I asked how are the guests? he said "the guests were distracted and not engaged when I explained things about the house."
We pride ourselves in 5 star reviews, just look at all our other reviews, we do not think we should get "dinged" because these guests didn't see the obvious.
This home is a gem, all of our guests are in "awe" when they walk in the door, there are so many good things to say about the home, and we do everything we can to make sure that our guests have what they need and that they have a great experience.
We really enjoyed our stay. The house had plenty of space for us to spread out and relax after baseball games. The kids loved fishing in the lake and swimming in the pool. The house had everything we needed and the beds were really comfortable. The owners were great to work with and the check in and out was very easy.
Beautiful home and location. Owners were very helpful in all our questions.
Property had a great location. Beautiful view and access of Lake Murray. Easy to get to everything. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful home
Our home is centrally located to hundreds of famous attractions, we are in the heart of San Diego, California, the top destination for travelers from all over the world. so many places to see and to enjoy that space does not permit to mention them all, just close your eyes and dream what you wish to see and do and San Diego most likely offers what you dream for!!! But the house is so peaceful and nice that most our guests once they saw the house, they changed their plans and stayed at our beautiful home enjoying the sounds of the waterfall and beautiful view of the lake and golf course and the serenity and peacefulness that this house offers.
Additional information about rental rates
There are absolutely no Parties unless preapproved by Owner. If guests do not respect this request and do hold loud parties of more than the Owner is aware of, we reserve the right to withhold any or all of the deposit. Also if Pets are not reported the Owner reserves the right to withhold a pet fee of $100 per night as indicated in the Fees section of this agreement