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10 Acre - 3000+ Sqft Modern Ranch - Overlooking San Diego Safari Park

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 3000 Sqft Single Level Ranch on 10 acres

This 10 acre ranch is uniquely located overlooking the San Diego Safari park formerly known as the "San Diego Wild Animal Park." The home is a single level 3000 sqft modern ranch style home that is perched upon a hilltop sitting on 10 acres of beautiful scenic land. The home overlooks the entire San Pasqual Valley with 270 degree views. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and never disappoint. The home itself has been completely remodeled from top to bottom in 2015. The modern gourmet kitchen features a 40 sqft island with eat in breakfast bar, walk in pantry with coffee station and modern stainless steel appliances. There is beautiful wood flooring seamlessly layed throughout the entire home and faux wood tile in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom areas. The bathrooms have all been remodeled featuring seamless glass shower in the master, a soaking tub in the hall bathroom and modern rain shower in the guest bathroom. All bathrooms have new marble or granite counter-tops. The family room offers a massive sectional sofa with room for 8-10 people to comfortably hang out and take in the views. There is a 65" Flat Screen LED TV mounted above the fireplace that features DirecTV with NFL Sunday Ticket, Apple TV with Netflix and access to my Cloud Drive which has 1000's of movies and TV shows available for you to view. The dining room features a large 8 person pub height dining table that's perfect for family style dinners. The living room features another fireplace with 2 extremely comfortable lazy boy style reclining chairs strategically placed to take in a nice morning cup of coffee while you watch the sun rise over the eastern mountain range. The master bedroom features a king size tempur-pedic bed with an adjustable base. The master bedroom offers a 10 foot window to take in the views. Guest Bedroom 1 features a soft pillow-top king size bed. There is also a crib available in this room for guests traveling with small children. This bedroom also offers break-taking views from an 8 foot sliding glass door that leads out to a view patio. Guest bedroom 2 features a soft pillow-top queen size bed as well as a toddler bed for those guests traveling with small children. Guest bedroom 3 features a full size bunk bed as well as a pull out twin size trundle. There is also a full size futon in this bedroom for additional guests. In total, there are 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, 2 full size beds, 1 twin size bed, 1 full size futon 1 crib and 1 toddler bed for guests to sleep on. There is also a full size laundry room you are welcome to use during your stay.

Location is close enough to the Safari Park to hear the lions roaring at night and elephants trumpeting in the morning. Enjoy the panoramic view of the valley while you drink your morning coffee. Conveniently located close to the Safari Park, Orfila Winery, Highland Valley Wineries and North County Mall.

**** Please Note, this property is not available for weddings, or other large group events. This is our family home and only available for guests looking for a vacation home. If you are having your wedding at a nearby location such as Orfila or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and would like to rent the home for the bride and groom or wedding party to stay at, we will consider that as long as the home is not used for a party or large gathering.

More Details

Arji Rashidi
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

What makes this house unique

~Overlooks the San Diego Safari Park


~Modern Ranch Style Home



Escondido House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Front Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with 1 Cal King Tempurpedic Bed
    Kids Bedroom - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Bunk Beds with Twin Trundle Bed and also a futon
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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10 Acre - 3000+ Sqft Modern Ranch - Overlooking San Diego Safari Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Gorgeous home/property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at this amazing family home/"ranch." From the moment we made inquiry, through our visit to see the property, and then through the stay itself, the owner was available, efficient, kind, and generous. He simply could not have been more accommodating.

The home and grounds are spotless and pristine. This family clearly enjoys making their life together there on the hilltop in Escondido, and it is amazing to me that they share their space with such openness. We were eager to leave it in the same condition in which we found it---the very least we could do--as the owners take such obvious pride in their investment.

There was not one thing we would change. Every detail had been attended to, and the owner was available via text/phone for any question we may have had. Directions were spelled out, with photos to help, and placed in a notebook for easy reference. I cannot emphasize how clean and tidy the home is---very, very welcoming.

It can be awkward to move into a family's primary residence. The owners did everything possible to mitigate that awkwardness. While their belongings were about the house in expected places, they did not overwhelm, and the owner communicated very well about which items we were free to use and where we were welcome to place our things.

The views from the deck were stunning; we enjoyed evenings around the fire pit reconnecting with family, and awakening in the morning to the sounds of the lions/elephants below at the Safari Park. Just beautiful.

We give this home our very highest recommendation and this family our deepest thanks. We would advise, though, that only those who would respect this special home and family come here. It kills us to imagine that any piece of it might be misused!

Our overall experience was excellent. We are so grateful that this family shares their home so our family could enjoy it and make memories of our own.

Very sincerely,

The Knights from CT

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evie and Roger, You both were such wonderful guests. You did such a wonderful job taking great care of our home that even our house cleaners commented on how clean you left the home. We appreciated that very much. Our home is very special to us and it fills us with joy that you and your family were able to enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you and of course you’re welcome back anytime.
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Very nice and comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a safari park weekend with the kids. We all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This review is long over due. We stayed here the first weekend of July 2017.

This home is beautiful and was truly our home away from home. Everything about this place was amazing. The home is very spacious and had more than enough room for all 10 of us.

The view is incredible! The home sits on top of a hill that gives you a panoramic view of the San Diego Safari Park. Our main purpose for traveling to the San Diego area was to visit the Safari Park, which is only a 5 minute drive. (Fun fact: once you're at the park entrance/ticket booths and you look up towards the hills, you can see the house.)

There is a hiking trail behind the chicken coop. The trail leads to the top of a hill where you can get an even better view of everything.

The owner has amazing customer service! He was very quick to respond whenever I emailed or texted him. When checking out, we couldn't get the lockbox open to put the house key back in. A text was sent to the owner and he was able to quickly respond and remotely reset the code.

If we ever make it back down to the San Diego area in the future, we will book this rental home again! It is worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented the house as a convenient place to stay and to get ready for my daughter's wedding at the Safari Park. The house is beautiful! Spotlessly clean, well appointed and in wonderful condition. The view is to die for and we were very pleased with the whole experience. We highly recommend this house and would rent it again in a minute. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is stunning inside and out. Plenty of room with breathtaking views everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

We live in Escondido and we rented this home to host some out of town guests for our daughters 7th birthday party and my wife's 40th birthday celebration. Everything about this house is spectacular. The kids loved it! The adults were in awe! We even heard the lions roaring in the evening from the Safari Park at the bottom of the hill. We will definitely be renting this home again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canoga Park, CA

What an amazing view! Situated on a mountain overlooking a beautiful valley. Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing view! Situated on a Mountain overlooking a beautiful valley. Perfect for a family vacation - the house is located right above he safari zoo and has evething a family would ever need to vacation comfortably.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Escondido
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Eagle Crest Golf Course
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.