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The Cottage Haven - Nestled In The Heart Of Wine Country And Horse Country

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleep 4

Perfect, private get-a-way for 2 or small group, truly in the heart of wine country. Our Cottage was recently featured on FYI's Tiny House Hunting- season 3, episode 8! This property is surrounded by the wine country trail, and just down the road from South Coast Winery. Also down the road, is the popular horse country, including the new polo fields at Galway downs.

The Temecula wine country has been a growing destination vacation for horse lovers, wine tasters, weddings, hot air balloon enthusiasts as well as cyclists. And even if you don't enjoy any of these things, the open countryside is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city living.

The Cottage Haven is a darling guest house on our 5 acre ranch with it's own private entrance. Our family stays busy in the main house but you will have your privacy away from the main house in the cottage. Modern cottage decor, full kitchen, and bubbling hot tub are just a few of the amenities you will enjoy. In the upstairs loft, your friends or children can enjoy the treetop views from the 2 twin beds. (Please note: the stairs to the loft are attic stairs-See photo)

Enjoy a picnic on your own private lawn or practice your soccer skills on our front lawn. Sit by the shared pool with a glass of wine and a good book and enjoy the quiet countryside and the sound of the breeze blowing through the huge pine trees that surround you.

Horse lovers can pull your trailer on the property and coral their horses in our 16x30 feet horse pen with shade. You will also meet our labradoodle family members that roam the ranch as well.

We moved our family to this wine country property over 6 years ago from Yorba Linda and have never regretted it! We love the beautiful landscape out here and the peaceful and starry nights. And even though we are in the country, we are literally 5 minutes to Ralph's, Sprouts Market, Baron's, Starbucks, Great Harvest, Corner Bakery, Best Buy, Sports Authority and Super Walmart!

Even though this cottage has a full kitchen, we would love to recommend delicious places to eat including restaurants at the local wineries...We've tried them all!

More Details

Joe and Shari Franklin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Joe and Shari Franklin

We moved from Orange County CA to the beautiful Temecula Valley in 2009. Temecula is such a great place to raise a family and we have loved our time here. There is so much to do and enjoy here: wineries, hot air balloons, casinos, wedding venues, nearby Lake Skinner and Vail Lake, horse back riding - you name it, we got it!

Joe and Shari Franklin purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Joe and Shari Franklin chose Temecula

We chose our five acre ranch because it was situated close to shopping, restaurants and wineries, while feeling like you are out in the country. It also gives our labradoodles space to run and play! Tranquility, peace and quiet is what makes out property amazing!

What makes this cottage unique

It is so rare in California to find a brick, ranch style house - when we drove up to this property we knew it was for us! And then when we saw the cute cottage on the property and we fell in love with it. We love sharing our property with friends and family and are excited to share it with you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Temecula around the Riverside County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two Twin beds located in the large loft area of the cottage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , One Queen size bed with adjoining bath and walk in closet
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Please note: We do have four-legged family members- our beautiful labradoodles that run and play on our property. The patio at the cottage is fenced so the dogs do not bother you.


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The Cottage Haven - Nestled In The Heart Of Wine Country And Horse Country
average rating of 4.84 based on 50 reviews

Great location! Cozy and comfortable cottage! Great for a girls or couples weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a girls or couples weekend! The cottage is clean, cozy, and comfortable. Close to wineries and downtown. A great weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Overall good stay with a few issues

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely girls’ weekend at this adorable cottage! It is such a beautiful house and yard. We loved relaxing in the pool area and lounge chairs and felt like we were at a resort. The owners gave us space to enjoy our weekend in privacy. The beds were very comfortable, the coffee set up was amazing, and the decor was so darling. The AC was on and music playing upon our arrival. It was a thoughtful and appreciated touch. The dogs that live there are adorable, we loved spending time with them! We also appreciated the easy check in and check out procedures.

There were a few matters that we brought to the owners’ attention. The rolled up pool towels had many pincher bugs in them when we laid them out to use. Maybe the towels could be shaken out right before guest arrival. Also, on our last night we noticed that there were tiny bugs crawling all over the sofa in the living room. It was covered in them. So much so that we did not feel comfortable sitting on it, making it difficult for the 4 of us to relax in the living room. Also, the back patio could have been swept and the outdoor couch and table brushed off before we arrived as they were a bit dirty and covered in leaves, and became more so throughout the weekend. Same for the pool. Also, while we adored the dogs, they did poop on the back grass multiple times during the weekend but it was not cleaned up. We could smell it while we were by the pool. Finally, the hot tub situation. We chose this property because it had a hot tub. This was one of the most, if not the most, important thing we looked for in finding a place. We were extremely disappointed not being able to use it. While we know things happen, we would have appreciated being told about the broken tub upon arrival, before we tried to use it and finally contacted the owners asking why it was cold. While we appreciated the 2 bottles of wine left at our doorstep as an apology, we feel we should have been refunded some money as compensation. This is customary in our experience.

We brought these things to the owners’ attention to help in future guests’ experiences and before we wrote this review, allowing them the chance to respond to these concerns. While we appreciated their polite and apologetic response, they failed to address all of the issues we raised (e.g. the dog poop, the towels with pincher bugs, not telling us about the jacuzzi prior to arrival). Overall we had a good stay at this property, but feel it could have been better.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect! Peaceful, clean and all the amenities necessary to have a great weekend! Owner also left a nice bottle of champagne from a local winery as a welcome gift. Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage Haven is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This stand alone guest house is simply charming in every way. It is conveniently located near the wineries. The property has the friendliest dogs to keep you company if you decide to relax by the pool for a while. The hosts have thought of everything to make your experience very special. I can’t give this property high enough praise. We’ll definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redmond, Washington

As always, perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We stay here at least twice a year! Always clean, cozy, and comfortable!! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sealy Texas

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time, Joe was so helpful you felt like you were at home. The house was perfect we enjoyed sitting outside enjoying wine from the area. I would recommend this property, it was quiet and peaceful and very close to the wineries. The house was so clean and comfortable. Definitely will be coming back

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Temeku Hills, Temecula Creek, Redhawk, Pechanga
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Hwy 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
South Coast, Wilson Creek and Ponte Wineries


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Temecula,

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.6
Cleaning fee £22.87

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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