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5 ACRE RANCH HACIENDA -With petting zoo!

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to this beautiful single story multilevel adobe estate on 5 acres tucked away in the rural foothills of Vista. Enjoy the peaceful and relaxing country atmosphere. Surrounded by mature tropical and desert landscape. The layout and architecture provides a resort like ambiance. Wonderful amenities and experiences await you, a swim in the pool or a hike around the land will invigorate your soul; Interactions with our friendly farm animals will make you forget all your worries! Sitting on the veranda overlooking the pool and background view of the rolling hills is relaxing and peaceful or challenge yourself on the putting green or various other will enjoy every moment!

The house comes stocked with essentials such as bath towels, iron and ironing board, all kitchen ware for cooking and serving, consumables, and safety items such as fire/smoke detectors, fire extinguisher, and first aid kit. Enjoy complimentary keurig flavored coffee in the kitchen and master suite, and complimentary bottled water.

The property is very quiet and private, you feel like you're far away from it all but conveniently located within 5 to 15 minutes to everything including excellent dining, shopping, night life, great micro-breweries, Sunshine mountain winery just down the street, 15 min to Stone Brewery, 15 min to Legoland, 20 min to the Safari park (aka Wild Animal park) 45 min from down town San Diego, 20 min to the beach. Highway 78 is 5 min away, the 15 fwy is 10 min away and the 5 fwy 15 min away. Also just 5 min away from the train station.


It sleeps a total of 16 max. (14 adults, 1 child, 1 baby).

All bedrooms have their own private entrance and their own full bathroom.

* Master bedroom has a Western King bed (sleeps 2 adults).

* Master bedroom also has a futon that unfolds into a queen bed (sleeps 2 adults).

* Mid master has a queen bed (sleeps 2 adults).

* Maids Quarters has a queen bed (sleeps 2 adults).

* Upper level bedroom has a trundle daybed (sleeps 2 adults [separately or together]).

* Family room has a sleeper sofa with queen matress (sleeps 2 adults).

* sleeper sofa has a chaise (sleeps 1 child).

* Family room has 2 portable tri-fold floor mattresses (sleeps 2 adults).

* Portable Pack-&-go / cribb (sleeps 1 baby).


* WiFi.

* Netflix.

* Giant Jenga.

* Corn hole game.

* Golf putting green.

* Variety of board games.

* Swimming pool with toys (& safety pool alarm).

* Archery. (inquire for availability and pricing.)

* Horse-back riding. (inquire for availability and pricing.)

* Mountain biking from the property (bring your own bike and gear.)

* Hiking with llamas (inquire for availability and pricing.)

* Petting zoo.

* Washer/Dryer.

* Ice maker in fridge.

* 2 A/C & heat systems.

* Jetted bath tub in master bedroom.

* BBQ grill.

* Outdoor furniture.

* Propane fire pit.

* Color LED lights around courtyard.

* Pet friendly.


* There are additional accommodations on the property.

* There is an event/wedding venue on the property.

(please contact us for availability and pricing)

Below are our House Rules, please make sure you read them prior to booking and prior to your arrival as they are strictly enforced.

1. Disclaimer: The Homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting and making a reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise and agree to abide by the House Rules.

2. Arrival and Departure: Check-in time is 4:00pm, and check-out time is 11:00am. Cleaning and maintenance are pre-scheduled, so adhering to the check-out time is very important. Please depart at the agreed upon time to ensure the home can be cleaned properly for the following guests. Prior to check out, we kindly request that you leave the home in the same orderly fashion as when you arrived.

3. Home Maintenance: Property caretakers may need to enter the property during your stay to access the garage for tools, landscape, irrigate, or maintain/clean pool.

4. Guest Occupancy: The maximum number of guests is limited to 16 persons (including adults and children of all ages), 2 of which will need to use our two portable folding beds, and 2 of which could fit on the queen sized futon in the master bedroom, 1 kid could easily and comfortably sleep on the chaise next to the queen sleeper sofa, and one baby could sleep in the portable pack-n-go cribb. Please no extra guests, events or parties without prior approval from home owners.

5. Housekeeping: We have the house professionally cleaned prior to every reservation, but please make sure your dishes are cleaned and that everything is in the general place that you found it on arrival. This helps keep our cleaning fee down. There is no daily housekeeping service. The cleaning fee is for a standard cleaning only. Please keep the property and all furnishings in good order. If our home is left in poor condition and additional cleaning is required, additional cleaning costs will need to come out of your deposit. We are happy to arrange a mid-stay cleaning for an additional fee with advanced notice if availability allows.

6. Parking: Parking is limited to 6 vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked on the driveway only. Parking on the road is not permitted. The garage is not included in the rental.

7. Pool Safety: You are responsible for yourself, your children and everyone in your party. No swimming alone. No swimming for kids under 14 without adult supervision. No glass in the pool area. No running or rough play in pool area.

8. Quiet Times: Please, please, please be very respectful of our neighbors. No noise past 9pm Sunday through Thursday, and no noise past 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Our neighbors are all pretty cool but if we receive any noise or nuisance complaints from them, or the police gets called out we will have to ask you to vacate immediately, as our ability to provide this house as a vacation rental is affected by how our neighbors feel, and we will not compromise that.

9. Smoking: Smoking is not allowed inside or near the house, smoking in the pool area or in the front driveway is ok. Please do not leave cigarette butts on the ground. Due to the high risk for fires in this area, smoking is not allowed anywhere else on the property.

10. Fires: Due to the high risk for fires in this area, no wood fires allowed other than in the propane fire pit provided in the pool area or the fireplaces inside the home. Also no fireworks or sparklers are allowed.

11. Air Conditioning / Heating: Guest agrees that Air conditioning shall not be set below 72 degrees and heat shall not be set above 78, and that the fan setting shall be "Auto". Please close doors and windows when either heat or air conditioning is in use. There are no refunds for malfunctioning HVAC units.

12. System(s), Furnishings, or Amenity Disruptions: In the event the property experiences a failure of a system, including but not limited to TV, Internet/WiFi, HVAC (heat/AC), water, sewer, septic, electrical, propane, plumbing, mechanical, appliances, ventilating, pool, or other structural systems, furnishings or amenities, owners will make every reasonable effort to promptly repair or replace the failed system or equipment. The property owners shall not be liable to Guest for damages, and no refunds will be given for such failures.

13. Water and Septic: The property is on a septic system. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. Please DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products (i.e. tampons), no flushable wipes should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that anything other than toilet paper has been flushed and clogged the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to $500.

14. Events: Bachelor/bachelorette parties, or similar, are NOT allowed.

No parties or events are allowed unless approved by property owners, and additional fees and deposits are paid upfront. Weddings and other events will require rental of port-a-potties, parking/traffic control, additional insurance, additional clean up and waste handling...etc. If you're interested in having an event such as a wedding, a birthday party with additional people not in the original booking, or a corporate/company event...etc, please contact home owners for approval and pricing.

15. Pets: (dogs only) must weigh less than 20 lbs, be a non-shedding breed, and kenneled when unsupervised. 2 dogs maximum. Please do not allow them to go potty on the putting green at the front of the house.

16. Security: We are in a very safe area, and we respect the privacy of our guests, but we do have a few security cameras around the exterior of the house/property and courtyard. These cameras are in place strictly for added security purposes only, in the event of a break-in, theft or accidents.

By accepting these rules, you agree to use the home and its amenities at your own risk. Owner is not liable for any injuries/accidents that may occur during your stay while on the property. We've put a lot of time and energy into making this a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Please be respectful of all the furniture and decorations. Should you have any questions or needs, we are your distant next door neighbors and can quickly assist you.

Besides all of the above, welcome! and enjoy the house!

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About The Owner

We are a married couple in our early 40s, we love animals and have our own little petting zoo here, including goats, llamas, emus, a mini horse, horses, chickens, pigs, a tortoise, and 3 dogs, and they all have names!

We love to entertain, we regularly have get-togethers at our place for Karaoke nights, game nights, yoga, pool parties, BBQs, hiking with our llamas :) we love to travel when ever we can get away. On our down time we like to watch TV shows or do home improvements. We love listening to 80's music. We also enjoy going to musicals and plays every once in a while as well as concerts near by. Please don't hesitate to ask anything else you may like to know.

Thanks for reading!

Tallie & Camilo

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2016

Why The Owner chose Vista

Vista has excellent weather, not overcast like coastal areas and not hot like the inland cities, it's just right, it has a mediterranean climate that is just amazing, it never gets really cold and it rarely gets into the 90s during the summer. It is a charming rustic unique and upcoming town. It is centrally located to just about anything you could want. The house is located in un-incorporated Vista which is the rural east-most area of the city, the rolling hills are gorgeous, the views are beautiful, and the neighborhoods are charming and unique in their architecture and landscaping just make this area unique and amazing, you will love this place once you visit and experience it for yourself.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Unique benefits that you would enjoy here would be the petting zoo, trails straight from the property for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Archery, and an old beautiful adobe home with tons of character and charm.


Vista Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Shower with jet tub next to shower
    Mid-Master - toilet , shower
    Maid's quarters - toilet , shower , Combined with laundry room
    Upper level - toilet , shower , Lot's of closet storage in this bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Maid's Quarters - 1 queen , Full bath and laundry combo with private entrance
    Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fire place, views, futon unfolds into queen bed, sleeps +2
    Mid-Master - 1 queen , Own full bathroom and private entrance
    Day-bed - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with popup trundle (makes one king bed) sleeps 2
    Family room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out queen bed from sofa
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Horseback riding available through an independent company, either ride straight from our property or go to many riding locations within San Diego county. Please ask for more details. Also private yoga instructor upon request.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and incredibly private rooms. The owners were super responsive, friendly, and accommodating. The views of the pool and rolling hills were amazing. Great location to everything. We will definitely be coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Great home and great owner! When we arrived the house was very clean and had all the amentities we needed. The home owner showed us around and was very accommodating. We had a chance to check out the petting zoo which was really fun! I 100% recommend this house. Thanks for a perfect weekend :)

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family. Great place especially with being able to hang out in the pool area. Very relaxing!! The owners were very nice and helpful. The house was very clean too! I enjoyed my weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fantastic, luxurious retreat with lots to do

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a great week at Moonlight Ranch the first week in July. It was an ideal spot for my 80+ year-old parents, my two teen-aged nephews as well as three middle-agers. We really enjoyed that there was so much to do right there at the ranch--especially the pool with all of the pool toys. We loved being able to do archery on the property and meet all the exotic animals at the petting zoo next door.

I spent many mornings hiking up the hill accessible from the backyard. The summit provided a 360-degree view of the county, all the way to the ocean.

At night we enjoyed the putting green in the front yard as well as playing the provided board games and watching movies. Several evenings we used the grill and the fire pit. The kitchen is beautifully outfitted with everything we needed for cooking and entertaining, as well as free coffee for the Keurig machine.

The spacious house is freshly renovated and very modern with all amenities including Alexa Echo Dot, WiFi, and video channels including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. The rooms are fitted out like a luxury hotel with plenty of fluffy towels and an assortment of liquid soaps. Each room is very private, so if someone wants to be up in the common rooms, they don't disturb anyone else. Lots of beautiful trees, cacti and flowering plants are growing everywhere.

The house is a short drive from major shopping areas, but we always had the feeling of being far from civilization since the backyard view doesn't face any other homes. We did some easy day trips to Legoland, San Diego waterfront and La Jolla kayaking. Some of us also visited local vineyards.

The host Cam, and his caretaker Rick, quickly responded to our questions and worked hard to make sure that everything was perfect for us. I highly recommend this experience for families or other groups such as bachelor/bachelorette parties. I would definitely stay at this house again if I am back in the area with my family.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family place

  • 5 of 5

We came here for our annual family get together. We range from 2 to lets just say retired. What a great place for being able to accommodate all of our needs. Plenty of space for the kids to play and plenty for the adults do The puttying green in the front of the house was a great feature. There was plenty of space for our party and the upstairs veranda was wonderful for morning coffee. The owners were wonderful. The kids had the best time with their petting zoo. They have put all the little extras in the house to make everyone feel like they are in a resort. The house is easy access to I-5 and I-15 so getting to the Zoo, LEGOLAND, Sea World and the beach was great. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Palomar Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.9 Miles
Indian Joe Brewing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Twin Oaks
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Sprinter Station
Nearest Motorway
3.4 Miles
78 highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.9 Miles
Junior's Mexican food
Nearest Ski
116 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
13.2 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $220
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Pet fee is $20 per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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