PRIVATE VILLA, SLEEPS 4, NOT SHARED, MANY MAIN ATTRACTIONS 30 - 60 MIN AWAY
Larry & Linda Maiolo
About Larry & Linda Maiolo
My husband Larry and I and my son started our lives out in a suburban area in Orange County, CA and then moved to another Suburban area in the San Diego area. After about 14 years of Suburban living, my son was young and I had a growing concern about raising my son in the Suburban jungle and was craving something different. We had become apart of a "Married For Life" group that met in Fallbrook, CA which was a beautiful area with a small town atmosphere. We decided to sell our current home and began looking in the Fallbrook area. We put in an offer on a house and it didn't work out so we continued to look. We sold our house and began to rent while we were looking. Not too far from Fallbrook, we found Valley Center and made an offer on another house but it didn't work out. We loved Valley Center and started attending this little country church with a dear Pastor by the name of , Dwayne Carter, a dear man, who unbeknown to us, turned out to be an Award Winning Architect . He knew we were sort of homeless ( living in an Apt., partially living with Mom) and he suggested we look into buying some land. He took an interest in us and would just start drawing up plans as we told him what we wanted. He encouraged us for we were alittle scared to buy and build our own home. As he suggested, we searched & found a beautiful piece of land with gorgeous mountain views and we built our Dream Home which has been and still is, a Dream Come True. When we moved in, I could hardly believe it, I had to pinch myself for I thought I had died and gone to heaven. What kept me sober was the horrible loss of this dear man Pastor Dwayne, who we grew to know and love along with his wife, Lani who attached herself to us and has become my very best friend. We now consider her part of our family. We are so blessed to be able to share this bit of heaven with family and friends. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to serving you as our special guests.
Larry & Linda Maiolo purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Larry & Linda Maiolo chose Valley Center
We chose Valley Center because of it's gorgeous topography. We were longing for the Country with wide open spaces with Hills, Mountains, Groves and Ranches. Homes are spread out on a couple acres each rather than crammed together. We were ready to move out of the Suburban Jungle and make a new life. Valley Center is everyone's idea of a small town with farms, horse ranches, pumpkin fields, rodeos, Western Days Parade, quaint shops, family owned restaurants, historical sites and good people. The more I live here, the more I appreciate how it is. There is enough depersonalizing in life where you feel like a number, but here they know who you are in the Bank, in the Pharmacy, at the Doctor's Office, at the Eye Doctor's, at the Hardware store and on and on.
What makes this Apartment unique
When I am in Valley Center, I feel like I am worlds away from the crazy busy life I used to have in the Suburbs. On almost 3 Acres, this Getaway will automatically help you to just relax with the peace and tranquility all around. The Mountain & Grove Views give you a sense of Ahhhhhh. Put some Steaks on the BBQ and then sit out on the Deck with your dinner and enjoy the views. Most evenings, it is warm enough to sit on the deck and watch the most beautiful sunsets and cloud formations as well as the birds & some wildlife. After it gets dark, step into the private Spa and enjoy some Star Gazing, you can actually see the stars out where we are. There is a lack of light pollution which allows you to see the stars alittle better. If the weather is not quite warm enough, enjoy cooking inside with a Fully equipped Kitchen complete with cookbooks, Cuisinart, Blender & more. Snuggle up on the couch and watch a good movie or go to bed early and have a great night of sleep in the super comfortable King Size Bed.
NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Linda and Larry were wonderful hosts - attentive and extremely accommodating!
Very quaint and cozy - all the amenities and beautiful scenery!
Clean, quaint, little getaway
Comfortable stay in central location to go to the beach, San Diego zoo, and to Temecula wine country. We had a great time!
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was great meeting you folks and we hope to see you back in the near future.
We enjoyed our time here while visiting Legoland.
Linda was great!
We loved staying here! It’s clean, beautiful, and perfect amount of room for my husband and I. It was a great getaway. Linda made check in and out so easy. Plenty of fun stuff to do around the area. I would recommend renting a car because it took us 3 Uber’s to come get us and not cancel on us. After exploring the city all day, this place was great to come back to and wind down and relax. The scenery is beautiful and we are already having withdrawals. 100% better than staying in a hotel. Definitely coming back.
Thanks so much Amber for taking the time to write a thorough review and we do hope you both can come again in the near future.
Great owner and beautiful property. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks Linda and Larry!
The property is very well kept. The views are spectacular. We canceled much of our plans just to stay and relax on the deck, soak in the hot tub, and enjoy the stay. The bed is very soft, the owners were pleasant on available if needed. Thank you!
We are out in the country but still only 10 min. to the main freeway I-15 to go North or South to all the major attractions: such as
* Wine Tasting in Valley Center - 15 - 25 min. away
* Wine Tasting in Temecula about 30 min. away
Here is my list of wineries worth the visit:
1. You can walk from the guesthouse to Oak Mountain Winery, Leonesse Winery (Restaurant open Fri, Sat, Sun.), and Robert Renzoni Winery.
2. On Rancho California Road - Ponte (fun wines, best party atmosphere, best outdoor restaurant - open daily for lunch), Weins - best dry reds (next to Ponte), South Coast Winery (next to Ponte with restaurant also), Lorimar Winery, Monte de Oro Winery and Wilson Creek (with restaurant).
Avensole winery just opened and is great..winery and restaurant.
Weins is best for reds.
Ponte has alot of "off-dry" (sweeter wines)....great restaurant.
Wilson Creek has a nice outdoor restaurant.
Leonesse has good reds and restaurant.
Renzoni Winery has great Italian reds and whites.
Miramonte has good live entertainment on Friday/Saturday evenings at 6pm
For the best intel on wineries and wineries with restaurants go to www.temeculawines.org.
Also www.visittemeculavalley.com for special offers and wine tasting coupons and live entertainment listings...just click on Visitor Guide in upper right corner of Home Page.
* Disneyland 1 hr 15 min.
* Knotts Berry Farm - 1 hr. 25 min.
* San Diego Zoo - 1 Hr.
* San Diego Museums 50 Min.
* Sea World
* Legoland - 40 min.
* Old Town - 50 Min.
* Birch Aquarium - and La Jolla Cove - 45 Min
* Hollywood - Universal Studios - 2 Hr.
* Carlsbad Old Town and Outlet Mall - 40 Min.
* Water Park in Vista - 35 to 40 Min.
There are many wonderful local attractions - all within 35 Min.
* Castle Creek Golf Course - Welk Resort Golf, Woods Valley Golf, Pala Mesa Golf, All within 15 - 20 Min.
* Sunrider Wine Tasting Safari - Jeep & Wine Tour - 33 Min.
* Old Temecula - Western Town with Shops / Restaurants - 30 Min.
* Hot Air Baloon Rides -
* Daily Ranch in Escondido - paddle boating, fishing - 28 Min.
* Horseback Riding - Harmony Ranch Arabians - 19 Min.
* Valley Center Library & Museum - 20 Min.
* North County Fair Mall - 30 Min.
* Lawrence Welk Farmers Market - Mondays - 10 Min.
* Restaurants - & Live Theater - 10 Min.
Portino's Italian - 15 Min.
Reveler's Mexican Food - 10 Min.
Yellow Deli - 5 Min.
Welk Resort Restaurants - Canyon Grill - 15 Min.
Wine Tasting: to local wineries - 15 Min.