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Laura Cyphert

Member since: 2007
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Lakeside holiday house

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Spacious 3,700 square foot resort-style country home on 5 acres, adjacent to miles of open space. Enjoy stunning mountain views while hot tubing from your large deck, or retreat to the private and secluded back yard pool area, with three waterfalls and a large resort style rock hot tub, hammock and outdoor grill. Inside other amenities await, including a gym, sauna, pool table, large screen TV, and 3 fireplaces, all set in a blend of southwestern and native american decor. While you may feel miles away from the bustling San Diego, you are only 40 minutes away from downtown and the beach, including major attractions such as Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World. Other nearby attractions include endless hiking trails, a lake with fishing and boating (about 3 miles away), horse back riding, and more.

Enjoy your master bedroom suite (the only room on the second floor) where you have your own private mountain and pond view balcony, fireplace, skylights, and waterfall shower. The downstairs bedrooms are dual rooms with a connecting bathroom (dorm style). There is also a full bath in the gym, and an outdoor shower on the deck.

Local wildlife includes: Red tailed hawks, Golden Eagles, Owls, Osprey, Coyotes, Road-runners, Wild Turkey, and many others! If you are REALLY lucky you may spot a Bobcat drinking from the pond.

This home is a very special place and we have put lots of TLC into making this a welcoming retreat for travellers and for wildlife. However, we want to make sure it is right for YOU! Please review the following advisories.


1) Please note that to get to the house you must travel about a mile down a bumpy dirt road. Standard vehicles are just fine.. just a wee bit bumpy. May not want to bring your low clearance sports car.

2) There is weekly pool and yard maintenance which will be scheduled. Weekly cleaning is also available and will be arranged with you in advance. We will let you know the times so it will not impact your privacy.

3) The sounds of frogs and crickets may keep you awake at night. :)

4) The sunset against El Cap Mountain may take your breath away.

5) The night sky may remind you how small and insignificant we all are, or how incredible it is that we are at all.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to enchant you with our home and valley.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura Cyphert (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks english

Why Laura Cyphert chose San Diego County

This property is a labor of love; built as our 'dream home' in 2005 after losing everything in a devastating fire in 2003. It has everything we dreamed of having; tall open ceilings, spacious floor plan, and all the amenities we could dream of. After living in this home for many years, we decided that the 3,700 square foot home was too big for just two people, and we knew the house was a perfect family vacation home. We have LOVED providing this home as a family vacation rental, and now split our time between this house and our other home, and have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Our home is extremely private and feels tucked away from the rest of the world, yet you are just a few miles from a bustling town, and a short drive to one of the largest cities in California. Enjoy complete privacy poolside with no other homes visible, and enjoy the wildlife that comes to the front yard pond. This is truly a unique location.


based on 46 traveller reviews

Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Great home for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We spent this past weekend at the Lakeside home for the occasion of a milestone birthday. There were 6 adults and we loved that the house was large enough for us to never feel on top of each other - plenty of bathrooms for privacy, dinning room big and accommodating and a great kitchen to cook in as well. I really cant add anything that hasn't already been said by other reviews. We did have a couple of occasions where we needed guidance from Cindy the property manager and she was quick to respond and trouble shoot - no complaints. All in all a great value,

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I surprised my friends with this beautiful property! We all use to live in Miami but then life took hold and now we're scattered all over the US (from Alaska to NYC) so we try to get together once/twice a year. I decided to plan everything and leave out the details and pictures of the house until we arrived. The best surprise ever! EVERY amenity of this house is wonderful and VERY well kept!! The only amenity we had a problem with was the pool because there are wasps that fall into it when the sun is out so we had to clean them out with the net every day so we could swim - not too many, not that big of a deal. Also, I would recommend maybe a pool heater because the water is pretty cold. By the way, none of this prevented us from swimming in that pool :) just made us appreciate the heat of the hot tub so much more :) -hardly a problem but still wanted to mention it. Other than that, everything was great! The house was super clean! Clean sheets and towels were provided. There's a washer and dryer which is a plus! Love the layout of the house! We grilled almost every day and the guys were glued to the pool table. LOVE the table firepit. We loved the fish in the pond! Breathtaking sunsets and beautiful mountain views! Master shower is a HUGE inspiration of what my shower NEEDS to be! There is a binder with all the instructions you need to operate everything. We loved the house so much we never left it!! All we wanted to do was relax in this beautiful home and that we did! Heads up there's no cellphone service out there but that was a plus for us since we were all looking to escape "adulting" for a bit. There is wifi though. It is a little difficult to get to because the dirt road goes through a horse ranch but totally worth it! And lastly, I cannot forget to thank Cindy! Thank you so much for everything! She's so sweet and was easy to communicate with! Hope to visit again soon! Lucy and the gang!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our first all-girl cousin get together here and we had a blast. There was 6 of us and there was more than enough room for us all to spread out whether it be in the kitchen, in the living areas, bedrooms and the patio. We felt safe and never felt we had to keep it quiet for fear of disturbing neighbors, as this house is a secluded oasis. The waterfalls are relaxing, the pool refreshing and the views breathtaking. We spent most of our time out on the patio by the pool and around the fire table late into the evening. Cindy was always available to address any and all questions or requests and helped us immediately...regardless of how silly our questions may have been. We just can't say enough about how wonderful this house is and could not have found a better place to bring all of us together from different parts of the country. Thank you for sharing your wonder house!

Cuz Palooza 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phenomemal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our girls retreat. The scenery was magnificent, the house was beautiful and spacious. And even though the pool was not heated we really enjoyed it. Shops ans beaches werent far away at all. And the kitchen was my favorite place. I will definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could ask for. And more!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect get away. 2 spas, pool, sauna, gym and so much more. I only wish we could have stayed longer. There are so many amenities we couldn't use them all. The pool table did not get missed, though. Brought our groceries and never left the property. There was no need to! We will definitely be back. Thank You for sharing this amazing place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property with 6 other women for a girls' trip. It was a perfect base for us. The house is a 30 minute drive from San Diego, close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer.

The pool was wonderful for us to relax in at the end of the day, and the hot tub was perfect to soak tired muscles.

I was lucky to share the master bedroom. The shower was amazing with the waterfall. It was nice to have a sanctuary to get away to when I needed quiet.

We did not cook, but it was nice to have the option of a kitchen to be able to come home to. We had drinks/snacks, which can be difficult in a hotel.

The alarm system was a nice surprise. With 7 women, it definitely made me feel secure. It is loud in the master.

My favorite part was the pond. Every day I went out to see the 4 turtles & koi. They were fun, they would greet us and follow us.We found some fish food in the closet and then we were all best friends!

The check in/out processes were easy. The manager was great about answering my many questions pre-trip, this was my 1st time renting a home.

A few comments that did not deter me from giving a 5 star review:

-This house is in a very rustic setting. The driveway, as stated in other reviews, is a long dirt road, then gravel on a very steep climb, before a concrete driveway. This trek is definitely not for a sports car! You will drive by some properties that appear to rundown, along with yards full of campers, dead cars, junk, etc. It was a little alarming to drive by all of it the first day, but once you drive through the gate, all is forgotten.

-The thermostat was locked on the main floor. The guide asked to have guests turn up the temp when leaving for the day, which wasn't possible. Some ladies were warm at night, but not enough to bother the manager with getting the code to unlock the thermostat.

-There were a LOT of bees by the pool and pond. We were scooping between 20 and 40 bees from the pool daily. They never bothered us, probably due to us not being in the pool much in full sun. My concern would be anyone allergic, which we thankfully did not have.

-The house could benefit from a deep clean. On the surface it was tidy and most surfaces dusted/clean. Corners and such had some cobwebs inside and out. One of the girls did not want to turn her ceiling fan on as it was dusty.

Again, none of this was of major concern, more things to note.

I would definitely return to this house and would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Downtown Lakeside
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Downtown San Diego
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 8 or Highway 67
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Downtown Lakeside
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores
Car: necessary

Lakeside has four lakes all within a short drive of the property, and some with boat rentals (Lake Jennings)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Lakeside, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
17 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage protection policy ($5,000) A$120
Pet Fee A$101

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Lakeside, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • In addition to the above, we have a room with two twin beds. Plenty of room in the house for a inflatable mattress, so could sleep 10 if you were flexible on the sleeping arrangements. We can provide the inflatable mattress if requested.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing