Ranch Resort 7 Bedroom, Sleeps 23 Private Pool

The Ranch Pool & Spa
The Ranch Pool & Spa
1 Review

From $999 / night

Ranch Resort 7 Bedroom, Sleeps 23 Private Pool
7 bedrooms
23 guests
1 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 23
Type: Estate
Per night: $999 - $1,199
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Escondido vacation estate rental
Twinkling stars are so close you can almost touch them here...

Sprawling Mediterranean compound retreat, nestled on 2.5 majestic acres surrounded by hundreds of lush California Palms, Eucalyptus, cacti and Pepper trees, under the stars, promises to deliver a rejuvenating stay unlike any other. Our 7,000 sq ft estate sleeps 23 and comes complete with Spanish pavers, spiral staircase, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gourmet cook's kitchen, flat screen tvs and pool table. Floor to ceiling windows from every room allow our guests to take in the 180 degree breathtaking views of the green San Diego mountains and Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the patio overlooking the vistas after a hike on one of the many wonderful trails on the grounds and see wildlife at its best, or go horseback riding on one of the beautiful horses that live on the property, followed by a relaxing swim in our private pool.

An extraordinary week awaits you here.

About the owner

Owner Profile


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jul 07 2016 Feb 28 2017 $999 $1,199 - - 1 Night
Lodging tax: 8
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Property Damage Protection $99. Cleaning Fee $675



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 6 Queen Beds
  • 9 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pool Table
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Ping Pong Table
  • View (Ocean)
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Volleyball Court
    (4 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (9 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (14 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (9 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (14 miles)
  • Playground
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Surfing
    (9 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (14 miles)
  • Pool
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (9 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (14 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (6 miles)
  • Water Park
    (9 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (7 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (15 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (7 miles)
  • Zoo
    (10 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (15 miles)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
    (8 miles)
  • Casino
    (14 miles)
  • Sailing
    (15 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (8 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (14 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (9 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (14 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Tennis
    (4 miles)
  • Beach
    (9 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
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Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation estate rental in Escondido, California

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1 review
Miki Kaneko

Beautiful Location & Very Nice Owners!

Miki Kaneko

huntington beach, ca

Beautiful Location & Very Nice Owners!

September 7, 2016

I rented this house for labor day weekend for a mini reunion with my friends of 9 years. The house is so beautiful, the pictures do not show how nice the property was. There are so many beds which was nice to see that everyone had his/her own bed (there were 13 of us). I think what was really nice about this rental property was that the owners were very kind, responsive, flexible and seemed very easy going. I am definitely going to rent this house again next year and set up an annual reunion with my friends. Thank you so much for letting us stay here and being so accommodating! :)

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dr. O said...
Unforgettable Experiences
I have stayed at this property on two separate occasions. Once with my immediate family of 4 and another time for a family reunion. Let me start by saying that Bob, the owner, is great. He is very accommodating and can bring the property itself to another level of offering. The first time I rented the property I wanted to show my family a fun and relaxing time but didn't have a lot of activities planned, which I mentioned to Bob. He followed by offering to take us on his regular horseback ride through the beautiful California hills and also offered to park his luxury bus by the beach for a day. We took him up on both offers and everyone in my family had such enjoyable experiences that it has become our favorite vacation so far. The second time I rented the property was for a family reunion. We all stayed busy visiting and relaxing and enjoyed having a large house to accommodate everyone in the family. There are definitely many perks to the property itself. It has a way about feeling homey and peaceful but also offers so many games and activities that it's impossible to be bored. There is a great pool and spa for the whole family to enjoy and so many games I can't even remember them all. The games I do remember are arcade games, air hockey, ping pong, pool, pinball and foosball. The house also has plasma tv's, dvd players, satellite tv and wireless internet which makes it nice and versatile enough to entertain everyone. If you are into horses you will be in heaven. There is an arena on the property with beautiful horses and an amazing outdoor space with a fire pit and propane heaters if the night gets chilly. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the house and a grocery store only 1 mile down the street. Bob also owns a restaurant close by that can cater any event or simply prepare your food and drinks for any meal of any day which is an amazing luxury as well. I truly can't say enough about this property and the accommodations that come with it. I'm sure I will rent it for the 3rd time in the near future. Thanks Bob!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Petra Y. said...
Beautiful San Diego destination
We spent a week in this spectacular home in mid May. The house is spacious and open. Huge family room with views of the mountains, gourmet kitchen and comfortable bedrooms make it a pleasure to stay in. It is walking distance to hiking trails and a mile into the center of town. The unique surroundings offer lots of activities for children and adults. I would highly recommend this property whether its business or a romantic escape.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getawa

Al S. said...
Great Home Away From Home
Where do I begin my review of fantastic stay at the Ranch by the sea ? There is so much that makes this a perfect vacation destination. From its location in the beautiful San Eilijo Hills . Where you constantly feel the ocean breeze and are able to see Hot Air balloons gliding across the evening sky and then fall asleep under the gorgeous canopy of stars in the night sky. To being able to make your stay absolutely anything you want. As active as Horse back riding on the trails surrounding the property or in the arena the professional arena connected to the stables. Or maybe head to one of the beautiful beaches only minutes away and spend the day surfing or just sunbathing by the pool at the house. That's just for starters as the property is not far from San Diego itself and tons of shopping along with Sea World. the San Diego Zoo and more too. But the greatest thing I and my wife have found staying at the property several times is that no matter what it is you want to do from all of the above to absolutely nothing but laze around and relax Bob can and does make it happen. Whenever we have stayed at the property Bob has made it feel more like it was our home than a vacation property.Our stays have been the few times when we have returned home from a trip actually feeling better for going. I can not recommend this property or Bob and his amazing hospitality enough to anyone who truly wants to have an enjoyable and unforgettable vacation. From Retiree's to families of any size or couples looking for a romantic place this is it. I promise you go once you will be hooked and will be going back all the time .
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

indsay w. said...
Couldn't ask for more......
This is my first official review......and I can't wait to gush about how wonderful this property is!! My family has stayed at this property a few times as it is the perfect home away from home.....with activities and amenities galore. The house itself is breathtaking, comfortable, very clean and well kept. This property is tucked away in the rolling hills of San Diego county, which gets us away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But all of your needs are a short drive away. And one of the best parts....the owner (Bob) has his own restaurant in the quaint town of San Marcos just minutes away. We had several of our meals delivered to the house so that we wouldn't have to go anywhere....and the food was excellent. The owners are super guest friendly and during all of our stays have gone out of their way to make sure we had everything that we needed and wanted. We spent our days lounging by the pool, enjoying the magnificent views and going horse back riding right on the property. Our 2 kids would probably say that the horses were there favorite part!!! Bob is like the "Horse Whisperer" and is so fabulous with animals and the kids. The kids got to interact with the horses while Bob got them ready to ride...the whole time learning about all of the gear and why each step was important. The kids rode in the arena first and then Bob took them on a wonderful trail ride....the kids still talk about it! Aside from the horses and the pool the house is filled with so many other great activities..... Pool Table, Video Arcade Games, Foosball, Air Hockey.....it was plenty to keep our whole family entertained. And if you feel the need to go to the beach...it's only a short drive away. We haven't yet taken up Bob on his offer to drive his luxury motor home bus to the beach and park it for the day....but what an amazing offer.....one we are sure to experience in the future! At night our favorite thing to do was sit out on the wonderful deck and just take in the breathtaking view while sitting by the fire and having great conversation. This property has such a warm and welcoming energy about it...it will not be our last visit....we plan on going again in the near future and bringing some friends to enjoy what we keep bragging about!!! Thanks Bob, for all of the wonderful memories and stellar hospitality!! You are much appreciated.
Recommended for: Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Nora T. said...
Jul 31, 2011-
It was a wedding weekend we will never forget

Let the party begin!!!!! “The Ranch by the Sea” provided our family (big in numbers) a most entertaining, comfortable & spacious home to begin celebrating one of the most memorable days of our life – OUR WEDDING 7/23/11. From the pool, to all pinball machines& video arcade games, ping pong table to billiard table every kid young and old, was entertained - we did not leave the house, except for our wedding ceremony. The patio was the ultimate gathering area in the house with a gorgeous view, comfortable seating & tables, shading, fire pit and heaters to enjoy the daytime or evenings outdoors. We held our rehearsal dinner at the house & our guests were in awe with the home as well as the food which we ordered from Bob’s café – The Pepper tree Hills Cafe. Bob made it happen. He is the Hostess with the ‘mostess’. Bob accommodated all our sleeping needs, and was prompt in all our requests personal or house-related. Bob presented us with an awesome wedding gift which added such a personal touch. When we decided not to cook, the café menu satisfied everyone’s appetite and their staff was amazing and so friendly. The café menu was delicious, especially the fish tacos, & located just down the street. The Ranch” is the home away from home for a memorable vacation, family reunion or just a getaway. Bob, thank you so much for adding more wonderful memories to our wedding weekend. You are a great host. Joseph & Nora
Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

V P. said...
Sep 14, 2011-
Love This Place!!!!
Date of Stay
September 2, 2011
Helpful votes:76/76
Let me start with Bob, the owner. The most amazing, accommodating, easy-going concierge we've ever met! And we do travel a lot. If you're looking for a nice quiet place in a beautiful, calm, and secluded part near the Elfin Forest, if you're looking for a beautifully decorated and charming family friendly house, and if you want the best nights rest you ever got, then "Ranch-By-The-Sea" is the place to be!!! My friends and I spent most of our time outside, by the pool with trampoline, jacuzzi and fireplace at night. And to make things easier, Bob was also serving us very affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner from his nearby cafe. Love, love, love the place! Definitely coming back! P.S. And if you happen to play ping pong (which this house has, along with regulation size pool table, Star Wars pinball machine, old-school Arcade games machine, b-ball shooting game, table hockey, etc) then ask Bob to play a game or two, he is pretty darn good!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Richard V. said...
May 4, 2012-
A very secluded and welcoming place
Date of Stay
April 27, 2012
Helpful votes:85/85
My wife and I and our friends had the pleasure of spending a weekend at The Ranch. It is a peaceful oasis seemingly far from the hustle and bustle of southern California. The property is located on a beautiful hillside, very secluded, and has a fantastic view (you can see downtown San Diego in the distance in one direction and the ocean in another). There are fruit and avocado trees, horses, and every amenity you would want. We spent time in the jacuzzi, picking and eating fruit, feeding oranges to the horses, and bbqing. Mostly we just found it a very relaxing and beautiful place to hang out with friends. But we could see it would be great for families as well. The house is large, spread out, pin ball games, ping pong, pool table, music system, fully stocked bar . . . I couldn't think of anything that was missing. Upon arrival we found all kinds of food and wine waiting for us, and the host went out of his way to show us around and explain all the features of the house. As we left my wife said, "He couldn't have been any more welcoming."

Amy S. said...
Aug 7, 2012-
Smashing Success
Date of Stay
July 21, 2012
Helpful votes:86/86
Our family reunion at the Ranch by the Sea was a smashing success. We made many requests of the owner to accommodate our large family and on the day of our arrival every room was fresh and inviting with beds for everyone. The pool was our greatest enjoyment from dawn till dusk with kids and adults lining up for their turn at the diving board and in the evening, many enjoyed relaxing in the warmth of the jacuzzi. Horseback riding was a dream come true for kids and adults. The owner gave special attention to each rider to ensure safety and enjoyment. And there was never a dull moment in and around the house with the pool table, pin ball machine, table tennis and much more. In the evening, we would gather on the terrace for dinner taking in the magnificent view in the distant hills. As it became cooler, we enjoyed sitting and visiting by the outdoor fireplace..a perfect ending to the day. We were sorry to leave this lovely place and know that other families in the future will have the same wonderful experience. Many thanks, A happy and satisfied family

jw said...
Jan 29, 2013-
Beautiful Hilltop Ranch
Date of Stay
July 23, 2012
Helpful votes:84/84
I must start with this place is is breathtaking. The estate is amazing and the pictures don't even do it justice. It is on the hill overlooking San Diego. Every night we had dinner and drinks on the patio to watch the sunset and the hot air balloons. I rented this property for a family reunion. This house has something for everyone no matter what your age. The pool and hot tub are amazing. It has plenty of seating for everyone if you want to be pool side. Also even if you don't want to be pool side you still feel like your apart of whats happening. There is a huge patio above the pool that you can easily look down to keep close eye on your kids in pool and activities. There are many games to keep the kids and who am I kidding the grown ups entertained as well. There is foosball, pool, basketball, pinball, arcade games, and more. There are many large flat screen tvs in this estate as well. To be honest there is so much to do the only time we turned the tv on was to find a music channel to play through the surround sound that goes outside on patio and swimming pool as well. I grew up in the country and now live in Los Angeles. Just another reason I love this place. You really feel like your in the country. There are horses on property with large riding arena. Bob and his daughters gave my family riding lessons. The horses are well trained and gentle. He has both ponies and horses. You can ride even if you have never ridden before or if your a trained horseback rider. If you haven ridden horse before and feel comfortable. I would suggest taking a trail ride. There has to be about 200 acres of trails that surround this amazing estate. Bob took us on a trail ride that I will never forget. We went behind the house farther up on the hill. It was one of the most amazing views I ever experienced. It was a clear day and we had panoramic views of the ocean seeing Catalina Island all the way to San Diego. It was simply breath taking. Another reason I really liked this Estate is I also love the city and everything that is has to offer. We took the kids to Legoland only 10 min drive away in Carlsbad. There are numerous beaches to experience that are very close only 10-20 min drive depending on what beaches you would like to go to. There was also plenty of shopping and places to eat in the nearby area as well. I must say I've never been somewhere where the owner is so helpful, polite, funny, and accommodating. If there was anything we needed I just text

Flynn M. said...
Aug 8, 2012-
Wonderful Week at the Ranch
Date of Stay
July 28, 2012
Helpful votes:86/86
My family is spread out across the country so we get together once a year for vacation. This year we decided to go to the west coast. We have a decent sized group that attends these vacations so we were looking for a larger house that could accommodate us comfortably and make sure everyone had enough space to breath. Boy did we find it with Ranch By The Sea. We had 6 adults and 6 children (ranging from 2 months to 6 years). Every family had a wing of the house and we still had 2 rooms left open. We could not have asked for a better location. It was 10-15 mins to the beach and close to Legoland for the kids. But to be honest we hardly left the ranch as the kids loved the pool, feeding the horses, and just running around the property. If you like getting away from it all then this place is for you. The property is quiet and all you hear is the occasional horse. Better yet I did not even realize that we had not watched a second of TV the whole week until I was on the flight home Last but not least the owner Bob is everything everyone in the other reviews claims. He could not have been more helpful. He was there when we checked in to show us around the place. Anytime we needed something we would text him and he would be there in 10 mins. Bob and his daughter, Victoria, gave the kids horse rides which they are still talking about. Throughout the whole process he was beyond helpful. Notes -The view is spectacular and the kids loved watching the hot air balloons on the horizon at dinner every evening. -The fire pit and heaters on the patio were perfect. We spent every evening and sometimes well into the night out there. -Perfect for kids as they have plenty of space to run and games to play. -The kitchen is fully stocked. Although some of the appliances could use an update, it is a fully functional kitchen. Better yet the pantry and wine rack are stocked so you can cook just about anything without having to worry about buying spices, etc at the store. -The house's personal chef (Alfonzo) came to the house one evening and cooked for everyone. It was delicious and reasonably priced (less than going out to dinner). I highly recommend this feature as well as the personal massage therapist. -There is no need to plan outings to every theme park in San Diego. Just hang out at The Ranch and you will have a blast.

Clark C. said...
Dec 24, 2012-
Great time in two adjacent estates
Date of Stay
August 11, 2012
Helpful votes:90/90
In August 2012, our family of 18 ( 2Grandparents, 4 children with spouses, 8 grandchildren) rented both the Ranch by the Sea and the adjacent Tennis Estate by the Sea. It worked out best that the 4 younger children (1 to 4) and parents stayed in the Tennis Estate and the older children (5 to 8) stayed in the Ranch Estate. However, there was easy movement between the two houses, so that all were able to enjoy all the benefits of both. Both pools were delightful. We used the pool at the Ranch (and its adjacent hot tub) mostly because it was slightly bigger and had more seating. The ranch had a smaller playhouse in the back. The Tennis Estate had an excellently-equipped lighted tennis court, along with trampoline and large children’s playhouse. At our request, Bob, the owner, graciously purchased a case of tennis balls and cart, and he had enough tennis racquets for all of the children and adults who wanted to play. On several days we brought in a tennis pro who gave lessons to both children and adults. The adjacent pool was especially handy on those days. Each house is extremely well equipped with cooking utensils and equipment. We ate dinner mainly at the Ranch because the new grill was larger and seating outdoors could accommodate all of us. Breakfast and sometimes lunch were split between the two. The Tennis estate had a widescreen TV as part of the very large kitchen and eat-in area (which also was equipped with toys of all types for the younger children). The Ranch had a pool table (and widescreen TV) and several video and real pinball machines, which provided hours of fun for the older children and adults. On top of all that, bob provided a horseback riding experience for all of the children and some adults. The facilities are outstanding, and we would have used it more, but the weather was unusually hot during most days. Under most conditions, the riding opportunities are unique and valuable for those who wish to partake. All in all, our family had a great time staying in the two houses, and we thank Bob for his gracious hospitality that provided us fun time and many memories.

Ian E. said...
Sep 11, 2012-
Fantastic Home from Home
Date of Stay
August 18, 2012
Helpful votes:88/88
Awesome holiday in Bobs Ranch. Bob couldn't have been more accommodating, if we had a query or request he sorted efficiently and promptly. The Ranch is spacious and has all the facilities you'd need. There was only 7 of us so we could have a choice of rooms per night if we wanted. Pool and spa were a good size and really easy to use and adjust. The Ranch is on multiple levels and is very spacious. My daughter took full advantage of the horse riding while she was there, and Bob graciously took here on a couple of trail rides to know where to go and see. Sum up, awesome place and we wish we could have stayed longer.

Cindy said...
Jul 2, 2013-
Dream Location for our Family Reunion
Date of Stay
June 22, 2013
Helpful votes:69/69
We had a group of 21 ranging from 3 months old to 83 years old. The house was amazing. Of course, the pool was the focus of our time there, but the teenagers loved the pool table and the evenings on the gorgeous patio with the beautiful fire pit and large wrought iron dining table will be remembered for years to come. Bob is the ultimate host. He was available at all times to make sure that every need or request was met. If we texted him, we received an answer within minutes. A wonderful place and one we won't ever forget.

R Dub said...
Dec 16, 2014-
Annual Get Away Tucked in the Hills
Date of Stay
March 23, 2014
Helpful votes:53/53
This is our family "go to" spot! Every year, for the past 6 years, our family and friends of the family have ventured to this remote ranch. in total, we are a party of 8-16 during any given point of the trip. We love the accommodations because they match what we are accustomed to at our own home. The property is sprawling with Avocado trees and other fruit trees; Pool and Jacuzzi; Horses and stable; and a super inviting fire pit and deck furniture. We usually start our mornings with breakfast made in a spacious kitchen and then congregate on the deck to eat in the morning sunshine. From there, some hit the pool, others arrange horseback rides, and some even head into the neighboring town or beach cities to take in the local activities. After the day's activities, it's back to the ranch for bbq dinner and drinks on the deck, enjoying the beautiful sunset. The day would night be complete without roasted marsh mellows over the fire under the moonlit sky. Next day....repeat! Next day....repeat! can't wait til next year!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers

Meredith K. said...
Jan 28, 2015-
Date of Stay
April 5, 2014
Helpful votes:48/48
I have not sat down and taken the time to write this review as I should have done right after our stay. Bob and his family were absolutely amazing. We rented the Ranch Estate and the neighboring Tennis and Playground Estate (also owned by Bob) for a school trip from Memphis to the San Diego area. The houses were exactly what we needed! There was plenty of space for the kids, the pools were great, the tennis courts next door was awesome, etc… Bob and family provided everything that we could have possibly expected to have provided for us and made sure we knew who to contact if there was a problem (which there wasn't). The homes were gorgeous but I still felt good about having 7th-12th graders in them. You can tell that the properties are well maintained at all times. Our favorite part was sitting by the fire pit on the back deck at night. This was an amazing trip and I don't think our choice in accommodations could have been better. Also for safety since the properties are connected but each have pass code protected gates I knew that the kids could go back and forth between houses without any concern. There is a grocery store about five minutes down the hill and even a couple of Costco's not too far away. Make sure to ask Bob about hiring his chef for an authentic Mexican fiesta as well. :)

Kimber C. said...
Jun 11, 2014-
Date of Stay
June 10, 2014
Helpful votes:59/59
We had the best time at this beautiful property. With 7 bedrooms, everyone was extremely comfortable. Tons of games both inside and outside. The most incredible views both day and night! The owners were extremely hospitable and helpful!! Can't wait to come back again!!!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

OHJIM said...
Sep 10, 2014-
Date of Stay
August 9, 2014
Helpful votes:60/60
Absolutely beautiful inside and out. Would recomend it to anyone who appreciates quality.

Zach L. said...
Dec 7, 2014
Picturesque, Great Location to Explore SoCal
Date of Stay
October 29, 2014
Helpful votes:58/58
This place is fantastic. We stayed here for two weeks in late October & early November for our wedding. We were actually married on the back patio of the Ranch house. We also rented the adjacent Tennis estate to accomodate additional guests. The house was amazing, but even more so, Bob, the owner of the place was a pleasure to deal with as well. Without going into great detail, needless to say he went way above and beyond any expectations we had as far as taking care of us. I had a good time talking with Bob and getting to know him and hear his stories from the various lives he has lived. We spent a good bit of time with him, and he offered advice on places to eat and places to see. He even gave a few of us horseback riding lessons. The property is wonderful, and well-maintained, with spectacular panoramic views and great outdoor seating to take it all in. We were gathered nightly by the propane fire pits. One would think (and we did) that this place was in the middle of nowhere, but it really isn’t. You’re only about a mile from groceries, restaurants and whatnot. It was close to Legoland and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (not the main zoo near downtown). Some of the crew, including my in-laws and parents went to nearby Temecula to visit the vineyards and had a blast. Nothing in San Diego county is centrally-located per se, but if you’re looking to visit different places in Southern California I can’t picture a more perfect place to come home to at the end of the day. An hour and half from Disneyland, 45 mins from San Diego Airport and Gaslamp, maybe half an hour to La Jolla. When our time at the house was over, my new wife and I took a few days and traveled up the highway one to Monterey and then finished the last week of our vacation in various hotels in San Diego. We stayed in some pretty nice hotels but all we kept thinking was how much we missed the Ranch house. About half of our guests had never been to California, and some were skeptical of what all the fuss was about, but by the end of the trip, everyone said the had the time of their lives, and were blown away by how nice the two houses were, how picturesque SoCal is and how accomodating and friendly Bob was. Talking about this place in the past tense makes me very sad. We have intentions of coming back every few years to pay Bob a visit and spend some time in Southern California, our new home away from home. - Zach

jw said...
May 4, 2015
Fantastic Horse Property only 10 min from Beach
Date of Stay
February 9, 2015
Helpful votes:44/44
I stayed here for a week. It was extremely breathtaking. My family decided to take a small family vacation to the southern California region. There were a total of 10 of us, this place was extremely accommodating as was the host Bob. The house was over the top- to say the least the grounds were in immaculate condition. It was perfect for my family of a couple kids and rest adults. The kids were constantly busy at the pool and playground area and after spending some time talking to Bob, the owner gave us advice on places to go see and eat and he also gave the kids horseback riding lessons which the kids still talk about! It was a place where we felt at home and not just at a random hotel. We were still very close to the SD zoo/legoland for the kids and not too far from downtown for us adults. This rental home really gives the feeling of living the life in San Diego, we loved how friendly and accommodating Bob was and we will definitely be coming back!!!

Steve Y. said...
Jun 29, 2015
Absolutely felt like home!!!
Date of Stay
May 13, 2015
Helpful votes:40/40
I had my Graduation/Commissioning as an officer party at the Ranch. With my family coming from all over, my own house in San Diego was not big enough to accommodate everyone. I rented the Ranch for a week from May 13, 2015 to May 20, 2015; and my family and myself loved it! The ranch is large, clean, and very accommodating! I am definitely considering renting the ranch again for my family in a year or two if I still do not have a larger home when they come back.

Joey H. said...
Aug 12, 2015
Date of Stay
June 1, 2015
Helpful votes:40/40
This vacation/reunion was absolutely amazing. We were close to the beach & LEGOLAND. There was plenty of thing to do at the house, such as pinball, arcade, and swimming. It was priceless to see my boys riding the horse. This gorgeous house has an amazing view & wonderful sunsets. This place has plenty of space, we had lots of people with plenty of room and not feelings crowded. I can't wait to book our next vacation here. The property was really groomed nicely. The owner was easy going & very friendly. I would recommend this place to all. Thanks for the memories!!!

Rachel said...
Dec 11, 2015
Date of Stay
June 2, 2015
Helpful votes:32/32
This was the first vacation we didnt need a vacation after vacation.Their was so much room my kids played so well that me and my husband could relax and visit with the family. It is so beautiful and spacious none of us wanted to come home. I Highly recommend this place. I had no idea their were houses this big and beautiful and yet close enough to attractions (Lego land) and grocery store. The gated property was such a relief not stressing about kids taking off yet they had the time of their life. Thank you for the most memorable summer ever, already wanting to plan next summer stay there.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Michelle C. said...
Nov 28, 2015
Michelle C
Date of Stay
June 3, 2015
Helpful votes:33/33
We had the most amazing time on our vacation up to what my younger children called "the castle". There is so much to say about it. We have stayed at resorts so many times but this was my children's (ages 7-20) favorite place we have gone. It is hidden up on a hill with trees after driving up a little private looking road through trees and has an amazing view! Our family was having a large extended family get away together at this time and I was worried about the close proximity of myself with 20+ people since I like my space but wanted to spend some much needed family time together. We arrived at the property after everyone else was there and I was pleasantly surprised to find that even though there were so many people at the house there were so many places to go and stay that I still had several places to go for seclusion. There is the main "castle" (LOL), a pool house, and another separate mother in law like house. The separate casita which was where I was so kindly assigned for my place to stay with my children except my teenage boys who were given the pool house where they were free to play their music and games as loudly as they wanted and it did not affect myself or anyone else. My little piece of heaven had large windows with white curtains where I was able to open them up during the day to smell the pine trees and feel the cool breeze as it came in when I was reading. In the room next to mine in the mother in law house is also a pinball machine that my families kids came and had hours of enjoyment on in addition to the other games in the main house (pool table, and arcade games). We really hadn't planned on staying at the house for much of the time, we had been excited to stay there because it was so close to the places we wanted to see but I had a hard time pulling my kids away from the large playground, watching the horses, the pool and the ping pong table, you name it-they were having fun here. I did get them to leave for two of the five days to go to Legoland and the beach which were both extremely close despite how secluded the area felt from the traffic around the mountain. We had meals cooked for us on some of the days and can I say how marvelous it was to have someone else do that after a long day at the theme park and beach. The areas were kept clean and the owners were absolutely wonderful to work with. THANK YOU!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Kathy H. said...
Oct 10, 2015
Something for Everyone!
Date of Stay
September 16, 2015
Helpful votes:36/36
We were able to bring three generations together at the Ranch and everyone had a fabulous time. It was close enough to everything that the kids were able to run around and do their own thing during the day, but remote enough to be peaceful. Some went to the beach and Legoland, others stayed at the Ranch and rode horses, swam in the pool, or played. There were games for kids of all ages. We always assembled back at the property in the evening for dinner and fun. The flow of the entire property was awesome and none of us ever felt crowded. It was clean, well stocked, and the owners were very accommodating to our requests. The outside is amazing and the pool is stunning. There is something for everyone. It is just what we hoped it would be. Thanks Bob, for an amazing time. We'll definitely be back.

Serena T. said...
Mar 18, 2016
Magical Weekend Retreat
Date of Stay
October 22, 2015
Helpful votes:9/9
You have found the BEST San Diego rental on air BnB...look no further - the time of your life is a few clicks away. From the moment we walked up, I knew we made the right choice.... and by the time we saw the view.... we were in love.. The grounds are spectacular, the pool is unforgettable, many many spacious rooms, and tons of activities for even the most stubbornly anti-fun. (Pinball!), and horses. There are lots of mansions on Air BnB, but trust me you have found the best. Bob, made us feel welcome from the get-go, and welcomed us with open arms... but then gave us privacy when the weekend began. A perfect situation. At the same time he could've hung out with us all weekend and we wouldn't of minded. He's very hospitable, brilliant, and amicable. And if that is not enough, the owner suggested an AMAZING catering company, masterfully cooking for all our guests all weekend long... I suggest the Paella dinner! With all the touches of home, and a splash of decadence, there is no-other place I will ever have my get-togethers. Consider me counting the days till I can rent this place again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Be G. said...
Dec 2, 2015
this home is stunning
Date of Stay
October 30, 2015
Helpful votes:34/34
this house is amazing, the property is fantastic. they offer things i couldn't even imagine. the family that runs the property are saints and available to help with anything needed. Ive never slept so good. Its close to everything but far enough away for the prefect get away. Also would be a great place to do a small company retreat. Really grateful to have found the ranch by the sea :)

Leslee B. said...
Dec 1, 2015
An amazing adventure
Date of Stay
November 18, 2015
Helpful votes:33/33
The ranch was amazing!! Accommodations were better than a hotel and bob and his family are great people . Went in the pool Jacuzzi we had catering service we also went horseback riding and hiking every day is amazing We will recommend it to anyone and everyone we are coming back .

jerry m. said...
Dec 29, 2015
secluded ranch
Date of Stay
December 17, 2015
Helpful votes:22/22
Bob was cool peeps anything we needed he was on top of it overall cool place for big groups

Jeane d. said...
Apr 5, 2016
Great family memories
Date of Stay
March 10, 2016
Helpful votes:6/6
Our whole experience at the ranch was wonderful. We traveled to San Diego and met up at the ranch for a family reunion. The ranch was perfect for our needs. The property itself was secluded but amenities like groceries and restaurants were very close. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed to host multiple families with kids ranging from 14 months to 11. The rooms were all spacious and comfortable. No one felt like they were on top of one another. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment we needed for meal prep. Our kids kept busy with all the toys: video games, pool, ping pong and toys for the littles. Even though it was cooler outside we still were able to take advantage of the pool and fantastic outdoor space. Since we come from cooler climate, the 65 degree temp outside did not deter the kids from swimming and it was great that the pool was heated. Bob was excellent to work with. He was very responsive to any texts or emails from the beginning of our inquiry through end of stay. We took advantage of the horseback riding and hiking too. My only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! I would definitely recommend this property to families looking to make some great memories.

Harold V. said...
Apr 4, 2016
Outstanding property both facility and panoramic views!
Date of Stay
March 19, 2016
Helpful votes:6/6
The property was just what we had hoped for and needed for a multi family vacation. The house was perfect for us the parents of 4 children and their families. All families were kept busy playing with their brothers and sisters and the grandkids with their cousins but when privacy was needed there was plenty of space. Because the weather was so nice the kids opted to play in the beautiful pool every afternoon instead of visiting attractions around the area. The house was clean and neat. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment/appliances large and small so we could have each family share their favorite meals. Bob, the owner was concerned our vacation met our expectations so he was available to answer any questions. As it is a ranch, the horses were a hit for the kids and parents. The security, serenity, and location made our family vacation a special memorable week. Thanks Bob for your attention to detail and wanting us to enjoy your property!

Tisha H. said...
Apr 9, 2016
Perfect Vacation
Date of Stay
March 26, 2016
Helpful votes:6/6
There were 4 generations at the house. The oldest 93, the youngest 3. The house was perfect for us. Two families were on different time zones. Because the rooms are really spread out, we could all sleep, nap, and play without disturbing anyone. We spent the entire time on the property since there was so much to do. The grandkids announced it to be the best vacation ever! Bob and his family were very helpful. I highly recumbent this property.

Jim M. said...
Jun 1, 2016
Perfect Vacation Venue
Date of Stay
May 14, 2016
Helpful votes:3/3
Our family of 19 recently celebrated our 50th. wedding anniversary at this lovely ranch property. Everything suited our various needs - from the pool area to the spacious and well appointed comfy house, supervised horseback riding, hiking trails and interesting local activities. We would return anytime and highly recommend both the property and most hospitable host. This property well exceeded our expectations.

Jim M. said...
Jun 1, 2016
Perfect Vacation Venue
Date of Stay
May 14, 2016
Helpful votes:3/3
Our family of 19 recently celebrated our 50th. wedding anniversary at this lovely ranch property. Everything suited our various needs - from the pool area to the spacious and well appointed comfy house, supervised horseback riding, hiking trails and interesting local activities. We would return anytime and highly recommend both the property and most hospitable host. This property well exceeded our expectations.

Kari K. said...
Jun 16, 2016
Date of Stay
June 10, 2016
Helpful votes:2/2
Overall our stay with multiple families was perfect! Bob was extremely accommodating and did everything he could to make our stay just right! The ranch is absolutely beautiful with so many activities for both kids and adults. The house is extremely clean and a great getaway for a large group with or without kids! I would highly recommend this place and we will hopefully be back next summer!

Joyce C. said...
Jul 27, 2016
Family trip to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Date of Stay
July 9, 2016
The ranch was a great fit for our family of 14. Grandkids range in age from 20 to 13 and there was something for all to enjoy. The pool and diving board, the 4 pinball machines, and the pool table were lots of fun for all. The granddaughters were given horse back riding lessons by Bob and his daughter and taken on a trail ride. They were excited about it and enjoyed the experience. There was spaces to be together, but also plenty of rooms for privacy. Bob and his family were great hosts, quick to answer any questions and to help in any way they could.

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Q: What are the most fun things to do at the ranch?
A: The most fun things to do at the ranch are swimming, ping pong, arcade video and pinball machines, playing pool, roast s'mores on the patio fire pit, horseback riding and hiking.
Q: What makes the ranch special?
A: What makes the ranch special is it it extremely well set up for family vacations. The ranch has panoramic views and is Very Comfortable.
Q: What is the Coolest nearby activity?
A: The Coolest nearby activity is LEGO Land just 9 miles away and the beach also just 9 miles away.

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