★★★★★ 5/5 Excellent Stay
The house and grounds were perfect for an extended family Christmas! We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
★★★★★ 5/5 Beautiful !!
★★★★★ 5/5 Where Memories Are Made
★★★★★ 5/5 Great getaway
Exceeded expectations. The inclusion of basic condiments and household supplies was unexpected but very welcome.
★★★★★ 5/5 Beautiful home for a large group
★★★★★ 5/5 Great family getaway!
★★★★★ 5/5 Family Retreat
★★★★★ 5/5 Amazing Week!
★★★★★ 5/5 This was a family gathering of ten coming together from CA, WA and the Netherlands.
Beautiful, lush, spacious and very secluded-feeling setting for enjoying outdoor games, water activities, reading, visiting, cooking and dining. Lots of shaded outdoor spaces for lounging and dining. Great, very well equipped kitchen accommodating several cooks-in-the-kitchen for shared contributions to lovely dinners for ten. Beautiful home with plenty of attractive and comfortable sleeping spaces for three couples (all kings) and four teens (each requiring a separate bed). Abundant bathrooms, reading spaces, indoor game options and a comfortable dining room that accommodates ten nicely. All agreed, there was nothing else to wish for. A perfect spot for a multi-generational gathering.
★★★★★ 5/5 AWESOME!!
Our family ( ages 14-72) spent a week here in July. A great time was had by all. The inside of the house was the cleanest we have ever stayed in and it was stocked beyond compare. Also, beds were extremely comfortable. The outside is fabulous. Beautiful flowers, plants and trees along with butterflies and hummingbirds. The grassy area was great for volleyball, badminton, bocce and croquet. If you want solitude there is a quiet gazebo beside a waterfall. All of my family would highly recommend this house.
★★★★★ 5/5 Perfect getaway!
Our family enjoyed a wonderful reunion at this beautiful home in a resort-like setting. Communication with Mark from booking through checkout made for a seamless stay. We have rented large homes around the world and this was one of our best overall experiences. The house was well-appointed with so many thoughtful touches. It was very nice not having to make a run out to the store to get basics like soap, shampoo, and paper towel (one of my biggest pet peeves when renting homes is when they only provide a “starter set” of these items.) We especially enjoyed the gorgeous (and warm) pool and hot tub. While not in San Diego proper, we found the location to be perfect for our various activities and ended up spending more time than we anticipated at the house enjoying its amenities. We can’t wait to come back!
★★★★★ 5/5 Perfect Covid hideaway
Perfect holiday Covid hideaway in the San Diego area. Warm and spacious house with plenty of room for all. Backyard has it all. Pool,hot tub, sauna and ample grassy space with lots of areas to sit and chat + badminton too. The kitchen is very usable to make any meal you would like and you have access to coffee too. The game room was a hit with kids (and grown ups at night) with old school video games, foosball, ping pong and more. Gated community about 20 minutes from the beach, so close enough to get out, but nice and secluded to avoid other humans during this crazy time. Overall a great stay and property and Mark was very communicative the whole time. Making the arrival and departure and stay a memorable and enjoyable experience. Would recommend and stay again. Thanks Mark.
★★★★★ 5/5 Hidden Gem Oasis!
The property was just what the doctor ordered during these challenging times with COVID-19 and California wildfires! No detail was spared, plenty of great indoor and outdoor space for a family of five that included two teenage girls (ages 16 & 18) and a 20-year old son. From an indoor recreation room with arcade video games, foosball and ping pong to an expansive outdoor lower area with many lawn games ranging from croquet, corn hole to badminton and more. We didn’t use the bicycles, surf boards and boogie boards, but they are there for your use. We used the pool and spa daily, toasted s’mores on the firepit, and used the gas grill to BBQ nightly. The indoor space was equally impressive with wide open areas for socializing yet many spaces around the house to find the occasional quiet time to read a book or make a phone call. Very private oasis with literally no noise from neighbors. With our very busy schedules and often fleeting interests of 16-, 18- and 20-year olds, the family bonding time was priceless. If you need some space and a change of scenery, consider buena creek refuge, you literally do not need to leave the property, just bring groceries for the stay, everything else has been well thought out and is provided for you. Mark and Karen have done wonders with the property and Mark was very attentive to our needs, and was reachable during our entire stay. Thank you Mark and Karen!
★★★★ 4/5 Our stay
We had a very nice stay at Mark and Karen’s home. The house was very accommodating and relaxing for the 8 of us. Thank you Mark for being so attentive.
★★★★★ 5/5 Joyful and Restful Week
We had an absolutely wonderful week. First of all when we arrived the home was immaculate. So we felt at home from the first minute we walked in the house. We were close enough to San Diego to do a couple of day trips. And there was enough to do in the home to have days where we just hung out in the pool and cooked and laughed all day long. There were eight adults and we had plenty of room. And the game room is definitely a dealmaker. We are all in our late 40s and 50s. And we were playing video games that we have not played in years. We are all family and friends. It could not of been a more perfect week. And Mark was so very attentive. He checked in via text to make sure there was nothing we needed or anything that needed to be explained. We will most definitely stay there again. We highly recommend this home for anybody.
★★★★★ 5/5 Amazing Refuge
This beautiful home is truly an amazing place to get away from it all. There is something for everyone…sparkling pool and hot tub, sauna, game room (ping pong, X Box, Foosball, Pac Man), badminton, corn hole, an outdoor living room and pool side fire pit for roasting marshmallows with the kids. The property is well equipped with everything you need to make you feel at home. There are lots of blankets, towels and kitchen is well stocked with all you need to cook a feast. Mark is an attentive host, checking in frequently and quick to answer any questions. Thank you for sharing your home. We will definitely be back!!