This charming private cottage is centrally located for all SoCal destinations. Within walking distance to Historic Murrieta's shops and restaurants, only a few miles from Temecula's Wine Country, Olde Town and the Santa Rosa Nature Conservancy, one hour from San Diego, Disneyland, Lake Arrowhead and Palm Springs. The Studio is beautifully decorated featuring a new, Queen bed, a comfortable reading nook with fiction and non-fiction books available. It is nestled in the back corner of a peaceful and beautiful yard on .6 acre. You'll have access to a barbeque and outdoor dining areas. You may enjoy walking the garden path past manicured areas plus a small fruit orchard and vegetable growing area. Perfect to restore your energy as well as simple access to area attractions. Non-smoking please!
- Cottage288 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, 2 Sleeps
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Oct 2018
About Nancy Landrum
I have loved turning this barren half acre into a lovely, peaceful, colorful garden. The more ordinary lawn area is surrounded by a gravel walking path dividing it from the small fruit orchard and vegetable planting beds. I am also an author of seven books about various aspects of building and sustaining healthy relationships. I've practiced as a marriage coach for more than 25 years. Max and Toby, my Maltese pups, are enthusiastically friendly and give me a lot of sweet affection. I also enjoy my nine hens who provide me with fresh, organic eggs, which I'm happy to share. I also enjoy an interest in real estate, having bought, sold and currently own several rentals. Living on this Murrieta property was one of those happy accidents that has turned out to be perfect for me. I occasionally rent the backyard as a small event venue, although never conflicting with guest reservations in the Studio.
Nancy Landrum purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Nancy Landrum chose Murrieta
In 2008 I owned and managed nine "doors." The downturn in the real estate market meant I was scrambling to keep all of the properties solvent plus working full time. I was moving back and forth from my personal residence and my RV, alternating both as rentals. It was exhausting. All properties were "underwater," meaning I couldn't sell them. I was trying to hold on until property values returned to previous levels. It finally occurred to me that I could rent my personal residence in Anaheim for enough to almost cover expenses, and move to the Murrieta rental where the rent from the Studio apartment would pay half of the mortgage payment. The day I moved I knew this was more than a financial blessing, but a personal blessing, as well! I love it here!
What makes this Cottage unique
I fell in love with my home largely because of the large front and back porches PLUS a huge, flat backyard in which to practice my gardening passion. The front porch, and the window over my desk have a gorgeous view of the Santa Rosa Plateau. I love spending time in my special chair on the back porch enjoying the colors of my yard and the many birds that visit my feeders.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
This studio is a wonderful place to spend a week or two. The yard is simply beautiful. The accommodations are more than adequate. Nancy is a wonderful host and is very welcoming. It is a lovely area for a quiet country morning walk, passing horse farms, ranches and magnificent homes. You can also walk to restaurants and coffee shops in historic Murrieta. We would highly recommend staying here.
Rich and Bea,
It was a pleasure to host you. I hope to see you again! And thank you for your lovely words. :)
Quiet, comfortable and convenient.
Having stayed at the Studio Cottage several times while visiting in the area, I can continue to recommend it! Nancy is very welcoming and helpful.
Lynn, Thank you for your kind review. I look forward to hosting you again!
Lovely clean cottage. Owner was very kind
I had a very nice stay. The cottage was clean and quiet. Nancy the owner was very nice and helpful.
Thank you, Colleen!
Very peaceful and relaxing setting. Well maintained garden and grounds.
Enjoyed our stay very much!
Our stay was absolutely wonderful.Nancy was a gracious host and very much enjoyed getting to know her.The cabin was adorable and very comfortable,and i loved her two little dogs.We are hoping to return next winter.
Tom and Dayna,
Thank you for your sweet review. It was my pleasure to host you and I, too, hope to see you next Winter! Nancy
Lovely and restful.
It was a pleasure to host you, Gail. I hope to see you again! Nancy
Hot air ballooning is available in Temecula by appointment. Both Murrieta and Temecula host frequent feature weekends such as bicycle races, an antique auto show, quilt show, etc. Upcoming events may be discovered on the cities' websites. Both Lake Elsinore Outlet Mall (5 miles) and The Temecula Promenade Malls are large with varied shopping. Temecula wineries are quickly becoming internationally known...the next Napa.
No pets. NO SMOKING