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. Two bikes come with this property to bike around lake lake off of backyard or rent more bikes at lake Murray 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
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Kayacking, boating, fishing, hiking, in backyard, tennis, golf
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 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 Lake Murray
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.
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent hideaway. Quiet, picturesque. Walking path is wonderful. Nice, clean house. Lots of amenities. Perfect!!
Hi Diane. We are so glad you enjoyed this Home. Anytime you want another getaway from it all let us know. You are welcome back anytime. We love to share our home with nice people like you. Thanks again. Hope to see you again soon. Char
We loved it, thank you Jerry and Charlene
Beautiful property, great location close everything SAN Diego offers.
Lake Murray San Diego
Very nice time here, both indoors and out. 5 grandkids (3-10) had a great time in the pool and spa in spite of it being much smaller than they are used to. We rode the bike path around the lake and visited Mission Trails park nearby, no need for the Safari Park or San Diego Zoo as we thought we might do. Spent a lot of time enjoying the sun and view and fire pit from the back yard and patio. Our first experience with VRBO was very positive.
We are very happy you enjoyed your time at your home away from home and yes most guests do forego their plans to SeaWorld, zoo and other touristy spots once they experience the peace and fun this home has to offer . We appreciated how clean you left the place and much fun it looked like you were having. you are welcome back anytime. Thanks again, Char
Better than great.
Spacious, luxurious. Beautiful landscaping, privacy. Great place to relax,lounge on the patio. Close to everything we wanted to see/do. 20 mins to Zoo, Legoland and beaches. Golf course adjacent to the property. ice walking/biking trails on Lake Murray.
Hi and thank you for being such great guests. We loved having you and you are welcome back anytime. Thanks again!!!
Great House and Location. Lots of Space. Beautiful Backyard. Responsive Hosts
Had a great stay with 6 people at this location. Clean, cozy, secure. Owners were very responsive to our inquiries. Plenty of bedding and towels. There is plenty of space for 6 - 8 people, and the backyard is amazing to just relax and watch the lake while having a burger. Close proximity to SDSU. We didn't get to use the surrounding area as much as we would have liked, but it looks like there is definitely a lot to do. Walk around the lake, kayak in the lake, hiking trails, fish, bike the town, etc. Would definitely stay again.
Small note for anyone with a very low profile and long vehicle, and this is definitely on us, nothing to do with the owners: Don't utilize the driveway for parking. Has a steep incline, high chance of bottoming out the front or even the bottom of your car. Don't want anyone to make this mistake. Street parking is plentiful right in front, so this shouldn't be a deal breaker for anyone.
Thank you for being awesome guests, we enjoyed having you stay and you left the home very clean and tidy. We look forward to your return and are welcome back anytime. A small response regarding the driveway so future guests understand. The short driveway going into the garage accommodates the smallest of cars, you just need to go in on an slight angle and all will be just fine. There has been no problem at all with My Toyotas and Hondas over the years. There is also "off street" parking that accommodates up to 4 cars (current guests have 4 cars off street and very private). We did want to make sure this was
clear to our future guests.
Thanks again and we hope to see you and your guests in the short future. Sincerely, Char
Absolutely as advertised – resort quality Setting that was perfect for a large family
Setting that was perfect for a large family. Everything you could possibly want. Best Christmas ever
Your review warrants 5 stars but only gave us 4 so we called inquiring was it a mistake or was there a problem we needed to address. You stated “the fan didn’t work on the stove” I am sorry Jerry must not have told you there is no fan it is an open floor plan with a opening skylight overhead. You also stated “that the two bikes provided had a flat tire each.” As our guests are always encouraged to call us with any questions or problems we would have fixed it right away just like we did when you called us about light bulbs. We responded within 10 minutes. So sorry you were inconvenienced please call us next time. we never want our guests to be inconvenienced or their enjoyment of the Home interrupted in anyway.
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.
Rates & Availability
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