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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Laura Cyphert
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

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.


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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Country Nature Resort Home with Amenities
average rating of 4.769231 based on 52 reviews

Super fun nature, sun, water play house!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay, despite some issues with spa heater, fixed on our last day. Beautiful views of mountains. House needs some TLC, but overall really great! Cindy, owner rep was very responsive. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The home is beautiful. There are plenty things to do at the house if you dont feel like getting out doing anything. The pond outside has fish and turtles in it. The only reason why I didnt give it a 5 star is because of 2 things. The road up to the house is horrible, the road needs to be paved badly! Someone's car could fall in the ditch and get stuck. Secondly, we had no cell phone service at the house. Between 4 different carriers no one could place a call. Other than that everything was great!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nestled into the valleys this location makes for a truly secluded getaway.

  • 4 of 5

The Native American decor adds to the true rustic and cozy environment. The local area provides ample opportunities for hiking, fishing and even hand gliding. The simplicity of waking up to a beautiful sunrise while sipping coffee and feeding the koi fish and turtles in the properties pond makes a true escape from the hustle and bustle. The backyard is fore sure to delight the whole family. Fantastic amenities within the property. Be sure to travel during daylight hours as the property was challenging to locate at night.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay at the property. There was something for everyone to do and plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the great experience and stay. The kids never tired of visiting the pond to see the fish or trying to find the frogs doing all that singing at night. The jacuzzi's were both enjoyed as well as the sauna. Of course there was many a game played on the pool table too. We'll be back again next year and during the summer! Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay here was awesome! The size and layout of the house was perfect! The view is awesome, great for a large group. There were so many amenities at the house that you didn't need to leave the home. The pond and Koi fish were beautiful, and we loved the fire table. There were a few problems, however, most weather related. Heavy rains caused the driveway to become very rutted. The landline went out because of the rains, and there is no cell service. (The property manager was on it and had ATT out to repair the next day.). There was no hot water for the last two days. One of the three fireplaces set off the smoke alarms three times as the smoke was pulled into the room every time an exterior door was opened. Overall, we would recommend this location for large family groups. Our experience was mostly affected by the weather. And it never rains in California.....

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Family Trip We have EVER taken!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot stress enough how perfect this house was! We are a family of seven who came to San Diego to go to the Zoo. We arrived later in the night, so getting the house was bit scary and we were questioning our decision to come to this house. But once we pulled into the driveway we were blown away. The house itself is gorgeous and the amenities are even better. When we woke up, we had the most amazing view, this is an oasis, so peaceful and beautiful. We had a few problems with water due to the weather but Cindy was amazing and came and handled everything right away! Cindy is amazing, anything we needed she would respond within minutes and was so patient with us. One thing we enjoyed was having no cell service, our two girls are 16 and they were not happy the first night but the rest of our trip they were grateful for the fact that we had no service. We were able to connect with each other around the fire ring and spend hours in the jacuzzi. This house made our trip 100% better and we are so grateful! If you are looking for a beautiful experience then please come to this house!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$99.49
Damage protection policy ($5,000) A$118.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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