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Private Home With Sweeping Views! Extra-Comfy Bed, Satellite TV, Fully Stocked!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Solar powered sustainability life style located on 3 acres in the hills of Lakeside, CA! This retreat-like guest house is the perfect place to experience serenity and relaxation. As your hosts, we live in our own full size home, and your guest house is completely detached from our house. You are totally off the grid here! No telephone poles or electric wires blocking your view! Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding mountains from your living room, bedroom, and private balcony. There is a king size bed in the bedroom and a twin size bed that opens for 2 additional people. There is a Weber gas grill on the balcony for grilling. Our kitchenette features a sink, full size fridge, toaster/mini-oven, microwave and two-burner hot plate with pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. Coffee and tea are provided.

We would love to leave you a bag of our freshly picked fruit, herbs, or vegetables if you'd like at your front door every morning, when they are in season. We are passionate gardeners and enjoy sharing with our guests!

Guest access

You will have your own 600 square feet private 1 bedroom guest house with a private balcony looking out to sweeping panoramic views of the countryside. Guests are also free to roam the 3 acre property to explore, birdwatch, meditate or just take a walk.

Interaction with guests

We respect our guests' privacy preferences. If you'd like no interaction, that is no problem. If you'd like to get to know us better, we are open and welcoming to that! We'd love to share tea or coffee with you on the lower patio, if you're up for some interaction.

We have a very sweet 60 pound shepherd mix dog. She is social and will want to interact with you.

The neighborhood

We love living here for the peace and quiet and off-grid homes, this is true San Diego countryside! We are about two miles away from Barona Casino, which has a great food court with plenty of international options and an excellent buffet. About four miles away is El Capitan hiking trail, which is known to be one of the toughest hikes in all of San Diego county. If you decide to hike this trail, be sure to read about trail safety, because it is very strenuous.

There is also reasonably-priced gas and a mini mart at Barona Casino. We are about 30 miles away from downtown San Diego and about 32 miles away from La Jolla, which is the nearest beach. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is about 20 miles away. We are 10 miles away from the quaint town of Ramona, CA which has wineries and outdoor opportunities. If you'd like to try horseback riding, there are many opportunities for lessons nearby off Willow Rd in Lakeside.

We live next to several farms, so there are goats, horses, sheep, roosters, and cows nearby in the neighborhood.

Getting around

There is no public transit, but any car will get you around.

Other things to note

We have 4cats and a sweet, social dog Zena who will want to greet you. Sometimes we have our daughter's dog also visiting.

We have chickens, which provide us with hours of "chicken TV." They are truly entertaining and fun to watch!

Places we recommend and things to do:

If you are going to be staying in the area (i.e., not venturing into San Diego city), I recommend the following places in east San Diego county:

- Annie's Fine Burgers in Santee: (website hidden)

- Pho Ca Dao and Grill in Santee: (website hidden)

- Phil's BBQ in Santee: (website hidden)

- Village House Kalina (Russian) in La Mesa: (website hidden)

- Tiramisu Italian in La Mesa: (URL HIDDEN) hidden)/

In the city of SD, I recommend:

- Pomegranate Russian and Georgian: (URL HIDDEN) hidden)/

- Red Sea Ethiopian: (website hidden)

- Super Cocina (Mexican mole): (website hidden)

Yelp is a good resource for restaurants. Anything 4.5 stars is almost always good!

Things to do:

I highly recommend visiting Torrey Pines State Park. There are many opportunities for hiking and seeing the beautiful ocean from the cliffs. You could also drive the Coronado bridge and then rent bikes and go down the Silver Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach. If you want to stay close to the guest house, I recommend you plan to hike Potato Chip Rock and/or El Capitan Mountain (very strenuous).

More Details

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Lakeside Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Cal.king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband fell in love with the home and surroundings. He had a perfectly relaxing birthday vacation. We enjoyed Smokey the cat who decided to sleep with us in bed and lay on top of me purring. I would like to thank Victoria for having many condiments available to use. Many places we have stayed provide nothing nice perk. The views are great and we got lucky the weather was hot but not unbearable. The first thing Pieter said when we arrived home was "when can we go back" LOL

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Diane and Pieter for the kind words it make us very happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed your stay at our magical place,we would love to to have you back again.even our dog Zena and smokes the cat missed you.-:)-:) We are sending you positive energy
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  • 5 of 5

Unbelievably beautiful place, I wish I had more time here!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a great get away for us. Gorgeous views, lovely apartment completely separate from the main house. Ed and Victoria were very helpful and kind, but did not intrude at all. Large screen TV was really great through the Winter Olympics, and wi-fi was good. Our only problem was the small kitchen. We like to cook most of our meals because of allergies and the kitchen area was a bit cramped, but we made it work. We loved our stay and did a lot of hikes nearby.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience! Ed and Victoria are the perfect hosts! They made sure we were absolutely comfortable and felt at home offering us tomatoes from their garden as well as baked goods that she made from scratch. They were instrumental in directing us to the best beaches as well as other sites we wanted to see. The apartment had all the necessities one would need when away from home and the view was amazing. It was a little piece of heaven! If you are pet lovers, this is the place to be as well! Their cats and dog made us fell at home.

Thank you Ed and Victoria for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your family get together at our place. It was our plasuare to be your host,we enjoyed our talks and loved your son too. Our cats and Zena the dog miss him too. Please if you ever back in this area give us the chance again to but your host. Much respect to you and your lovely wife. Ed and Victoria
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We had a great time enjoying the peaceful beauty in this charming little get away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery, quiet and serene, cleanly and well stocked for a simple get away. Enjoying fresh produce grown right on the property was an added treat. Would recommend this stay to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glade you enjoyed your stay,it was our pleasure to be your host,kind people like you keep us humble to do our best for our next guests-;)-:) Thank you and please come again
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Very nice and a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very cute, clean, and organized. The owners were very warm and kind, and it was a great nature and family friendly atmosphere. We will come and visit again and recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra parson $15
Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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