Five Star Home in Gated Community W/Great Pools and Workout.
The property is perfectly located in the bedroom community of Rancho Bernardo, looking over Lake Hodges lends miles of walking trails. We are located 20 minutes east of Del Mar, CA, known for its, horse racing and restaurants and just 5 minutes, d …
We had a blast....Marla has thought of everything! The house is well equipped with everything you need. We were really on vacation. Great find!
Everything about this property is just as it is described on VRBO. It is a very nice home convenient to Interstate 15 which makes for easy transportation to the San Diego area or north toward the Safari Park. My family (5) totally enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable. The kitchen is well furnished complete with spices. We did use the boogie boards, folding chairs, umbrella and beach towels on a couple of excursions to the shore. The swimming pools were nice on the property as well. All in all, we would certainly stay here again if ever in the area and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends!
We spent (unfortunately) only one week in this beautiful home, but next time we will definitely be staying longer! Everything about Marla's home is wonderful and I truly cannot think of anything that we missed while staying there. The view from the patio over the canyon is amazing. Our children loved the recreation center so much, that they often didn't want to go sightseeing, but rather hang out at the pool. In my opinion, the location is so much better than being very close to the ocean, since we never had any cloud cover in Rancho Bernardo while at the same time in Del Mar, friends of ours did. The house is extremely clean and the furnishings are very elegant. Marla was wonderful to deal with both before the trip, during the trip and after the trip. Our deposit was returned very quickly with a lovely and personal note card. I am only sorry for not writing this review sooner and I just hope this beautiful home will be available for our next USA vacation in Rancho Bernardo in 2014!
We spent Christmas week at this lovely property. We moved away from the area a few years ago and wanted to come back and spend the holiday with friends and family. BUT, we didn't want to wake up in a motel room on Christmas morning. This property was perfect for our family. We have a teenager and our twenty-five-year old also joined us. It is everything other reviewers have said - extremely clean, well appointed, well kept, close to golf and and easy access to the freeway. Above all, though, was how accomodating the owner was. I asked her if she had anything "Christmassy" at the house, and she told me she had a closet full of decorations - and she decorated the whole house, tree and all! It made our trip so much more special.
We spent Christmas week at this lovely property. We moved away from the area several years ago and wanted to spend Christmas with our family and friends in San Diego. But we didn't want to wake up Christmas morning in a motel room. This property worked perfectly for our family. It is well stocked, extremely clean and well kept, close to golf, and close to the freeway for easy access. The best part of this property is the owner. She is very easy to work with and went out of her way to accomodate us. When I asked if there was a wreath or anything "Christmassy" there, she said she had a closet full of decorations and decorated the whole house - tree and all! It just made our trip so much more special to be in a beautifully decorated home for Christmas.
Our trip to San Diego was packed full of activities because in October kids are free. The drive to Sea World was a breeze, the train ride to San Juan Capistrano was beautiful, the Del Mar and La Jolla beaches was fun thanks to the property having beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach toys for the grandkids to enjoy made several scenic trips memorable. The former, Wild Animal Park now called the San Diego Safari Zoo in Escondido, is so close, we returned home for a lunch break and quick nap for the little ones and returned for an afternoon of fun until the park closed.
The property is beautiful inside and out. Well stocked with bath and shower items, kitchen was stocked for baking, two coffee makers, blender to make smoothies and a webber grill, comfortable beds, and nicely decorated. The back patio has an awning and we ate all our meals outdoors. One notable item is the location is inland and while the marine layer is heavy on the coast we had nice sunny mornings by 9 AM. We are already planning a return visit next October, what a great deal to save hundreds of dollars since the kids are free.
My husband and my now almost 3year old daughter just returned from our second annual suumer vacation at Marla's home. Everything was just as we remembered (see prior review), and was the best thing to walk in and open the blinds and once again see the beautiful view that I love. This year we took a trip to Disney Land with our daughter for the first time. Dreams really do come true there. We had wonderful time, and it wasn't a really long drive either (especially on way home at night-little traffic in the morning-but that was anticipated). We spent time at La Jolla at the beach during the day, and by the Cove at night for sunset and running around/playing in the huge grassy area. Our daughter loved having the second King bed all to herself (quite a change from her toddler bed, and made laying her down to sleep even easier....though I think I fell asleep there a few nights). We found a new Mexican Restaurant just up the highway about 5min; however, I cannot recall the name now. It had outside seating and waterfountain in the center. Enjoyed the night on the patio there. Also realized there is a whole mall just up the highway too...not that we needed it...but for some it might be nice to know. My daughter learned how to do the "Crab Crawl" in the Recreation Center pool from another young boy that was there with his family. She was so proud of herself. Marla was again prompt/responsive/helpful to any questions/needs prior to the trip, but we didn't need anything from her while there....everything was perfect and just as noted in the listing/within the pictures. Deposit was returned promptly. Looking forward to next year!!! Thanks again, Marla.
My family and I had a great time staying here for the week. The home was well appointed and stocked with things that vacationers, like us, truly appreciated, like beach towels pre-packed in a duffel bag, folding chairs, ice chest, boogie boards, sand toys, and even sunscreen lotion. It made a day going to the beach very enjoyable. The house offered more than enough comfort and space for us, but we spent most of our time in my favorite part of the home, which was the great room, kitchen, and lovely backyard area. The views of the mountains from the backyard simply added to ambiance. We also spent a lot of time at the community center, which featured two fabulous pools, gym, game room, and nicely landscaped areas for barbecuing and lounging. In summary, a warm and inviting home made it a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Our stay was outstanding. The home is everything that the website says and more. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. The home is very spacious and comfortable. Marla has thought of all the little details like having beach bags with towels ready for us to take with us to the beach, a fully furnished kitchen, internet access, big screen TV, etc. It was great to be able to relax at home, or drive to visit the sites. Everything we wanted to see was essentially 30 - 40 minutes away, which was fine for us as we love the scenery of San Diego. The patio was great for resting, eating, grilling and enjoying the wonderful views. We had a great stay and would love to come back.
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