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Hilltop Eco-Friendly Mid-Century Style Ranch in San Diego's Fallbrook

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 br 3 bath perched atop rolling hills, panoramic views,15 miles to Pacific.

This fully solar and Eco-friendly home in the northern countryside of San Diego County, California, provides abundant privacy, yet is within a few minutes’ walk to the majestic Live Oak Park and Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens. In fact, this property is in a neighborhood of fine homes completely surrounded by wineries, fruit groves, woodlands and golf courses. Well off the road this three-bedroom, three-bath home faces south, allowing the sun to pour in. The large patio off the kitchen offers an expansive view of the lush Fallbrook hills perfect for entertaining or just lounging. If you prefer something more intimate, you can relax in the five-person hot tub on a deck perched just outside the kitchen window.

Your stay includes fresh seasonal fruit you can pick (some is included already picked), fresh citrus juice when in season. Each bathroom is stocked with locally made locally made Goat's Milk Soap and Botanical Body Scrubs.

The owner is available to assist you with the hot tub, wood fire place, and provide general information on the area and its environs. This property is managed with permaculture principals. Horticultural duties may require the owner to water or harvest as the situation dictates. Renters in residence will always be contacted prior to these activities to insure they occur at their convenience.

There are three bedrooms as follows:

• Bedroom One: One King Bed with large private bath and private sitting room

• Bedroom Two: One Queen Temperpedic Bed and Library

• Bedroom Three: One Full Size Bed and a Twin with Lounge Area

Sitting on nearly 2 acres, and backed up to open space on a lush oak filled canyon, the 2400 sq. ft. house has breathtaking views in all directions. Plenty of windows let in Pacific Ocean breezes and view of the surrounding hills. Furnished with original modern furniture, all chosen for design elements including carbon footprint reduction, this home is for the Earthy nature lover and the sophisticated art lover alike. Both who value privacy and architectural integrity in both Eco-materials and Eco-design.

The community places of the home and patio/lawn are suitably grand for entertaining while comfortable suites provide sanctuary. Large parking area suitable for several guests.

Wonderful central location: just a few minutes to parks and restaurants, golf courses and major attractions like LEGOLAND or The San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Just 10 min. to historic downtown Fallbrook and local wineries. Or drive up the scenic Old Hwy 395 just 15 minutes for wine tasting in the Temecula Valley.

Enjoy local farmers markets with lots of delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fallbrook’s own Farmers Market happens every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can stock up on fresh produce which you can prepare in the giant kitchen equipped with high end cookware, commercial six burner stove, two ovens, and a griddle.

Other local attractions include the Fallbrook Land Conservancy is dedicated to preserving Fallbrook’s open spaces. There are three different land preserves in Fallbrook. The closest is only a few minuets' walk away, Live Oak Park, which is 26 acres of fun and beauty. Kids can run around and climb on the playgrounds. There are baseball fields and it is the perfect place for a picnic and a stroll through the wild flower gardens. Los Jilgueros Preserve and Dinwiddie Preserve both exist to maintain the pristine natural growing spaces of many native California plants. There is also the Santa Margarita River and Hiking Trail just 10 minutes away. Of course you may never leave the property, as we have a few primitive trails and even a hideaway down in the canyon.

Let us know how we can make your next get-a-way magical! We are so excited to have you.

More Details

Owner
Sonya Meline
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Sonya Meline

Michael & Sonya Meline were married in 2012 in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. They moved into their ranch just a few weeks after the wedding, and have been quickly transforming what was an avocado ranch into a diverse property with citrus, avocado, pomegranates, artichokes, rare grasses, guavas, bananas, strawberries, and so much more. Plus they have goats, ducks, chickens, and a flock of racing pigeons. The two enjoy hiking, exploring the small towns nearby, and enjoying the quaint downtown charm of their new hometown, Fallbrook.

They live onsite in their vintage travel trailer or in one of many cities they explore on trips throughout the year.

Sonya Meline purchased this house in 2012

Why Sonya Meline chose Fallbrook

Honestly, the first thing remember was standing at the kitchen sink and thinking "Wow, if we were doing dishes here, we would get a view like this! That would make doing dishes pretty nice..."

From there it was the neighborhood, the people, the attractions, the food, the quiet small town charm of it all. We were hooked.

What makes this house unique

Take a break from the privacy of the ranch & drive down a country lane to spend time at the impeccably maintained Pala Mesa Resort with a round of golf or a game of tennis. Enjoy their Aquaterra Restaurant with sushi bar, lounge with live music on weekends and stone fireplace, or spacious outdoor patio with pond and also with live entertainment.

Ready for adventure? Google “101 things to do in Fallbrook”. You might be amazed there is so much to do in this quaint historical farm town known as the "Avocado Capital of the World" for its status as one of the largest producers of avocados. The location of your ranch retreat has easy access to I-15 & Hwy 76. Fallbrook’s Mediterranean climate is known to be the one of the most ideal in the world so every day you will be able to take part in many things to see and do.

Ready for a Beach Day? You are 30 minutes away from Oceanside Pacific Harbor where you can enjoy the beach, walk the pier, dine at some outstanding foodie faves and stay to soak up a colorful sunset.

Ready to roll the dice? As close as five miles to the east three renowned casinos lie amid the natural California scrub lands - Pechanga, Pala and Pauma. They offer the best in gaming. All boast nationally acclaimed entertainment, spas, golf, restaurants, and more.

Ten minutes north is Wine Country Temecula where you can spend afternoon sipping and discovering wines in the well appointed tasting rooms of more than 40 wineries. We are happy to set up a tour for you and your guests! You will want to make sure to stop off in Temecula’s Old Town which is packed with quaint shops, boutiques, eateries, and more tasting rooms for wine, beer and even locally grown olive oils. The streets here are bustling and on Saturday, stop at the Farmers Market and take part in the local food moment or just get some of the best hummus, veggies, amazing house made sauces, local honey, flowers, and handcrafted favorites like crafts, soaps, and housewares.

Ready for some fun?

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fallbrook in San Diego County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Slider door adds extra privacy
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Lots of room and private sun room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Color Rich Guest Room & Library - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunk Room w/ Play Area - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , One full size bed under another comfy twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Hilltop Eco-Friendly Mid-Century Style Ranch in San Diego's Fallbrook
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Our daughter was getting married & we were looking for a place we could spend a few days..,

  • 5 of 5

This Fallbrook home is a must if you're looking for a comfortable setting that is perfectly decorated & equipped. The kitchen is amazing & had every tool at your fingertips. We hosted a small rehearsal dinner and the large backyard & scenic view were perfect for the event! Sonya was amazing and took care of all our needs! We would definitely rent this lovely property again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon!
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5

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great stay at Sonya's beautiful home! It's very quiet and relaxing. A fun time was had by all. The owners are very communicative prior to your arrival and even let you pick oranges off their trees!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA, USA
5

charming ranch house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Charmingly decorated. High end kitchen and gardens. We came for a family reunion along with my parents and kids and everyone relaxed and loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
5

Relaxing Get Away In The Hills of North County San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3, had a wonderful time at Meline Ranch. We did not want to leave after a week, but we are excited to plan our next stay. We found it a pleasure to prepare our meals in the professional kitchen that is very organized, well equipped, with a beautiful bay window to gaze at the gorgeous view of the lush green hills. We loved having our coffee in the morning on the covered patio with the quiet sounds of nature. We saw rabbits, squirrels, all kinds of birds, including hummingbirds and birds of prey. We returned to the same spot for a glass of wine in the evening. There was always a cool breeze that was refreshing. Our daughter enjoyed a de-stressing dip in the hot tub after a long day of sight seeing in San Diego. She also loved the kid friendly bedroom with many toys and books. The beds were super comfortable, the kind of comfort, you peek to see the manufacturer of the mattress, because you slept like a baby. The linens were super soft and luxurious. The home is tastefully decorated with a mid-century, minimalist feel. Fallbrook is a quaint, friendly little town that is delight to visit. We found it a treat to explore downtown, with it's unique shops, restaurants and the Fallbrook Art Center. We had breakfast at the Main Street Café that was delicious.The best vegetable skillet and Greek wrap!!!! The solar, earth friendly home reflects the values of the Meline's. Sonya and Mike truly care about your stay. Their attention to the details, makes for a memorable experience. It was the kind of vacation where true relaxation can happen. Although it was nice to have the option to watch a movie on a projection screen, we never did. We had a great time just allowing our senses to take in the beauty. Thank you for your sincere hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BOSTON
5

Perfect relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay here for the NYE weekend. We had three couples, and the three bedrooms were the perfect amount of space. The kitchen was a wonderful gathering space for our group, making meals and squeezing oranges from the property, both for breakfast and then evening cocktails. The oversized stove with accompanying griddle was a highlight of the space. Cannot say enough good things about the Hilltop house. We even walked through the neighborhood (past the friendly goats) to the Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens which was a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Thank you Sonya and Michael, our little reunion weekend was heavenly!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place and so convenient !

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, quiet retreat away from this world -- less than 1 hour from San Diego !!

Fantastic kitchen and dining area much larger than what the photo suggests !

Pick your own oranges (or limes or lemons) and make your own juice every morning -- Excellent

Bonus point: The bottle of Australian wine left by the host to congratulate you is EXCELLENT !!

In summary: A very pleasant stay and soo convenient !!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Old Town Temecula
Disneyland
Oceanside Pier
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Pala Casino Resort and Spa
Fallbrook Brewing Company Inc
Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens & Nursery
Walking distance! Such a gem you will love it!
Live Oak Park
Pala Mesa Resort
Glen Ivy Hot Springs
Rainbow Oaks Restaurant
Oink and Moo
Fallbrook Golf Club
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fallbrook, California

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Summer
6 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£905
for 3 nights
From
£262
From
£326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £98 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
24 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£856
for 3 nights
From
£246
From
£326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £98 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
25 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£905
for 3 nights
From
£262
From
£326
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £98 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July Week
3 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,594
 
 
Summer to Early Fall
9 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,331
for 4 nights
From
£303
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
23 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,102
for 4 nights
From
£246
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
24 Jul 2018 - 24 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,102
for 4 nights
From
£246
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
25 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£905
for 4 nights
From
£197
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
26 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,102
for 4 nights
From
£246
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
27 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,233
for 4 nights
From
£279
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,462
for 4 nights
From
£336
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
29 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,233
for 4 nights
From
£279
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer to Early Fall
30 Jul 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,331
for 4 nights
From
£303
From
£377
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
31 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£528
for 2 nights
From
£205
From
£205
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
November & December
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,577
for 5 nights
From
£287
From
£312
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
23 Dec 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£692
for 2 nights
From
£287
From
£287
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
25 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,430
for 4 nights
From
£328
From
£328
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
26 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£692
for 2 nights
From
£287
From
£287
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
31 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,163
for 3 nights
From
£348
From
£348
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jan 2019 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£856
for 3 nights
From
£246
From
£246
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£664
for 3 nights
From
£182
From
£182
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£482
for 2 nights
From
£182
From
£283
Fri,Sat
£1,676
£6,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £60.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £292.29
Cleaning Fee £117.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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