About This Listing
A 2 bedrooms 2 baths villa situated right in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, in Southern Calilfornia.
A villa in the Temecula Wine Country. We offer a 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths home with one master king size bed and one smaller bedroom with a queen size bed. (We have a futon in the Master, and two couches in the living room for extra guests). The living room area is an open floor plan with a fireplace and a small dining table. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with a breakfast/dinette area (table & 4 chairs), refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave oven, toaster, blender, Keurig 2.0 K500 & Mr Coffee coffee machine, double sink with garbage disposal, dishes, pots and pans, glasses, cooking amenities/utensils. There is a washing machine & dryer on the premise plus an iron and an ironing board. We also provides sheets, towels and extra blankets. There is a Verizon FiOS network for internet, & Verizon FiOS HDTV. There is a DVD player in the living room.
The propane BBQ for your usage is located in the front patio.
The back yard has a small sitting area for enjoying the view of our small vineyard and the mountains. It can be accessed through the sliding glass doors off both bedrooms.
There is a small organic herb garden right next to this home.
We are situated right in the middle of the vineyards and wineries in the Temecula Valley Wine Country. There are splendid views of 200+ acres South Coast and Wilson Creeks vineyards and miles and miles of unobstructed views of blue skies, meadows, hills, mountains, and the valleys. You can hike, jog or go horseback riding on the many trails around here.
You can enjoy a privacy of the whole place with a large garden, plus plenty of rooms for RV parking and RV hook-ups.
If you want to cook for your family & friends, there are markets and small shopping center near by with Barron's Market, also in the center; a CVS, Fitness Gym's, Starbucks, Wells Fargo bank, Dentis, Nail Salon, Dog Salon, Organic Bakery & several restaurants. Most wineries also serve lunch and early dinner as well. Several shopping centers, Wal-Mart is on Temecula Parkway, (79 South) & Costco & Promenade Malls are about 8 to 10 minutes away on Margarita Road. Organic markets and restaurants also are closed by.
The villa is situated in a country that unlike being in a city or in a suburb. At night you can see thousands of twinkling stars. In the early morning on Saturday & Sunday You will be treated with Hot Air balloons floating over the roofs and all around the property. Late afternoon it's the sound of cool music or concerts from the Wineries near by. Wine tasting here can take 2 to 3 days with over 45+ wineries. Many wineries maintain a separate tasting rooms for after hours in the Old Town Temecula district.
We are centrally located in the Temecula Valley Wineries area but we also have activities for the whole family. The Horse back riding, Petting zoo, Horse Drawn Carriage, Hiking trails, short walks to the 1376-acre Johnson Ranch Ecological Reserve, wine tasting, Friday night music venues, restaurants, fishing & golf resorts are all close by. There are all kind of trails available right at our location for bicycling, hiking, walking & jogging. We also have great fishing at the Lake Skinner, Vail Lake and Diamond Valley Lake. There are large preserves in the areas that you can explore also. Fot day hiking / trekking, The Santa Margarita Preserve in Temecula/Fallbrook & The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Murrieta, are located about 20-25 minutes away.
There are horseback riding lessons nearby or you can join the guided riding in the vineyards. If you feel adventurous then book a ride and get up at the break of the dawn for Hot Air Balloons. Other places to visit: Old Town Temecula for antiques and restaurants, 10 minutes away you can be at the Pechanga Resort and Casino that offers varieties of fun and gaming. The resort offers nine great places to eat including three gourmet restaurants and the cafe that are open all night as restaurants in town mostly stop serving at 9:30 or 10:00pm.
If you like to stay a while longer then you can also make a plan to visit all the So Cal beaches, and or the Desert areas. Endless possibilities.
If you just want to get away to just enjoy the activities and stay in Temecula after a day of wine tasting or after the wedding. A truly relaxing and a heavenly place to unwind and rejuvenate your spirit and soul.
Temecula Valley is recognized as the Napa Valley of Southern California. We are within an hour's drive from Ontario, San Diego, Riverside and Orange County, 1.5 hours from the Palm Springs and about 2.0 hrs from Los Angeles.
** Our property is in the middle of the WINE COUNTRY. We have little critters such as rabbits, geckos, lizards, frogs, birds, owls, bees, chickens, koyotes, ants, spiders, gophers, There are neighbors' cats that keep the rats and mice away. We have our own shelter fostered and adopted dogs. In the summer we sometimes have visiting family of ducks.
We try to maintain our organic way of farming for our country living. we are constantly improving our service and facilities.
Our place is not perfect; but we thoroughly spend at least 3-4 hrs and clean the WHOLE place before each new guest's arrival. We offer a great deal for a whole charming little cottage!! We do not complain or charge you if you break our dishes or small things. Please just let us know so we can replace them. A bottle of local wine & or our own Chardonnay Franc and all drinks and snacks are complimentary with no extra charge.
The whole compound and the individual home that you are staying plus the garden, parking spaces, the back yard vineyard & front yard of the building.
Interaction with Guests
We pretty much leave you alone as we respect your privacy. If you need anything and or needing any information, you can text or call us or knock on our front door ANYTIME. One of us is available at all time as we live in the main house and we both work from home.
Peaceful, quiet, views, fresh air, our neighbor residents are on min. 2 and 1/2 acres to 5 acres; and several are on 20 to 40+ acres. Several of our neighbors have horses. Our neighbor's Petting Zoo welcomes all children. We are close to all the wineries, walking trails & horse riding trails, vineyards, wineries, wedding venues & restaurants. Vail Lake Resort is 10 minutes away. The Hot Air Balloons festival at Lake Skinner are 7-8 minutes away (Event in May.) Downtown & Old Town Temecula for antiques, restaurants, Farmer's Market on Sat Morning, & Promenade Mall for shoppings are 10-15 minutes away. The Outlets at Lake Elsinore are 35 minutes away. Oceanside is about an hour away.
There are shuttle buses between the wineries and several hotels. There are several taxi services available by phone. We also have UBER services available now.
Most roads in the wine country are paved and marked for bike trails all around the wine country. There is a private Horse Drawn Carriage tour that will pick you up at the front of the home and take you to wineries of your choices.
Other Things to Note
If you are staying long term, we can provide cleaning ladies at their cost ($25-30 per hour). We have a crew for the gardening and the vineyard occasionally. Please let us know if you do not want the gardener to go in your back yard.
No pets please! This is only a cottage rental, we are not providing any meals but we provide complimentary fruits, coffee / tea, snacks and refreshments.
Please keep the gates closed at all time.
We subscribe to Verizon FiOS with basic cable TV channels (HBO, SHOWTIME etc); if you want to access "pay per view" channel, please let us know.
We prefer you smoke outside or at the patio, we provide plenty of benches and chairs. Please feel free to call or text us or come over & knock on the front door at the main house, if you have questions or if you need anything.
Jeri and her husband gave us a warm welcome when my family and I arrived. We were looking for a place for the whole family to stay during my cousins wedding. I rented both of their properties so that my family could all be close. It was nice to be able to walk back and forth between the houses. Both houses provided plenty of room for all of us to stay and there were at least 10-12 people. That futon in the master bedroom came in handy! Everything we could ask for was there, plenty of towels and blanks to go around..it was a little chilly when we were there. Temecula is absolutely beautiful and peaceful! We had so much going on with the wedding so we were always off and on the property but man were the mornings awesome...hot air balloons all around! I wish we could have stayed longer and tour some of the winery's. Thank you Jeri for sharing your beautiful home with my family!
Everything was as promised. Our stay was wonderful and Jeri made us feel welcome. We can't wait to come back.
My family stayed at Jeri's cottage a second time and they absolutely enjoyed themselves! Jeri is a wonderful host and she even gave my family some beautiful gifts! Thanks Jeri!
We had an amazing stay at Jeri's wonderful home. Her husband greeted us and gave us a tour of the rental, while Jeri was out picking up a futon mattress to make better accommodations for two of our friends who stayed with us - which we really appreciated! They were both very warm and so helpful. They struck the perfect note of letting us know they were available should we need anything, yet giving us total privacy in the meantime. The home itself was perfect and just as advertised. The kitchen is fully stocked and very roomy (which is great because people always seem to congregate there), and there were snacks and coffee available for us (they have a Keurig coffee pot with pods, yum!) The living room is inviting and comfortable, with ample seating. We even did a fire in the fireplace on New Year's Eve, which was wonderful and cozy with the snow (it snowed!) Even though the house has central heating and air, they purchased extra floor heaters to make sure that the main rooms were nice and toasty. The bedrooms were huge, and the decor is clean and inviting. The beds were very comfortable, and the entire home was very clean. The bathrooms were fully stocked (thank goodness, because I forgot to pack shampoo and conditioner), and very clean. The exterior is lovely - the rental home is just next to Jeri's organic garden, and to the back of the house are their grape vines (ask them about their grapes and wine - it's a fun story). The grounds are beautiful (they are amazing gardeners), and very spacious. It was very cold, so we didn't spend much time outside in the sitting area, but the little private yard was adorable. The internet connection worked perfectly, and their instructions are easy to follow. Their requests for cleanup and such are very simple, and can all be found in their packet of info near the door. They are truly gracious and lovely hosts, and the home is impeccable - the perfect place to stay for a group to go wine tasting and have a relaxing vacation. We were all very happy that we stayed here - and would happily do so again.
This host has 69 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Jeri
We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to live in the midst of the Temecula Wine Country behind Monte De Oro and Wilson Creek wineries. The views of the 200+ acres vineyards, the mountains, and the valleys in front of our home are spectacular. We are a couple of world travelers, free spirit, friendly with positive outlook in life. We both used to live and worked in the SF Bay area and moved to Temecula 14 years ago. Jeri earned an MS in Systems Management and worked in IT for High Tech companies for 35+ years. Ted worked in Engineering, Design and Construction Mngt. We love people and love to go places. We have 2 vacation homes at our compound. The Cottage is a two stories building with one bedroom w/ a queen size bed and a bath downstairs. The upstairs bedroom has two twin beds. The living space upstairs is comprised of a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table, a bar and a fully furnished living room with a big screen TV (with Verizon FIOS). Our second place is a 2 bedrooms 2 baths one story villa. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast area. A large living / dining room with a brick wood burning fireplace. The One Story Villa has a private fenced in backyard with a sliding glass door opens to it from the master bedroom. Come visit us in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, enjoy the area, taste the wines and stay at one of our places. It is a joy to share a taste of our country living life and to share the abundance of nature with our guests.
Take your young children to visit the Petting Zoo. Lani has 3 miniature horses, a lama, a pig, chickens, several ducks and several goats.Berenda Rd Temecula CA 92591
A certified organic farm located a few steps walking from our home. You can obtain their produce at the Temecula Farmers Market each Saturday in Old Town Temecula from 8 am-1pm.Solidago Rd Temecula CA 92591
The Temecula Carriage Company offers special horse drawn tours through many of the local wineries and horse drawn tours through the Vineyards.Berenda Rd Temecula CA 92591
Monte De Oro is a newer winery with a beautiful wine tasting room and a cave for wine storage, a gift shop. a small restaurant, g a nice patio area at this location.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
Wilson Creek Winery is one of the wineries in Temecula Valley. Famous for Wilson Creek Almond Champagne. There is a tasting room, restaurant, gift shop a nice picnic area at this location.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
Another one of the great wineries in Temecula Valley. Famous for restaurant and tasting room, gift shop a nice picnic area at this location.Via Del Ponte Temecula CA 92592
One of the newest winery in Temecula Valley. Famous for their wines and Friday - Saturday patio music in the vines events, the tasting room, gift shop at this locationAnza Road Temecula CA 92591
Another one of the great wineries in Temecula Valley. Famous for restuarant and tasting room, restaurant, gift shop a nice picnic area at this location.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591-4008
Horseback Riding in the Vineyard Trails.Hilt Rd Temecula CA 92591
South Coast is one of the largest and a great winery resort spa in Temecula Valley. Famous for Vintage Rose restaurant, tasting room, gift shop a spa and hotel plus 78 cottages at this locationRancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
Winery Restaurants with views of the wine country. Only 6-7 minutes from our home.Calle Contento Temecula CA 92591-5041
Winery and restaurants with the usual tasting room, a gift shope and a small deli. They have outdoor arts and crafts market on Saturday and Sunday. Only 6-7 minutes from our home.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
Attractions for children, kid friendly, kid venue and activities. Fall pumpkin farm event, A beautiful authentic farms.Calle Contento Temecula CA 92591
Johnson Ranch Preserve Open Spaces.Buck Rd Winchester CA 92596
Winery and restaurants with views of the wine country. They have a small deli that will make fresh sandwich and salad for you. Only 6-7 minutes from our home.
Bel Vino Winery: Temecula Valley Winery and Vineyard Restaurant and special event.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
Winery with views of the wine country. They have live music and serve Tapas on Friday. Only 6-7 minutes from our home.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
One of older Vineyard Winery in Temecula. Wine tasting, gift shop and restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Also have a small deli.La Serena Way Temecula CA 92591
One of newer Vineyard Winery in Temecula. Wine tasting, gift shop and restaurant that serves lunch.La Serena Way Temecula CA 92591
Fishing, Boating, Camping, Hiking, kid friendly. Small water park in the summer. 5 minutes away from our home.Murrieta California
Green Acres Ranch was established in 1957 for breeding, training, boarding and showing Arabians and all breeds and disciplines. Located in the heart of Temeculas Wine Country on fifty acresDe Portola Road Temecula CA 92592
Small market closest to our home. They are fully stocked with specialties and organic, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fresh cooked chicken as well as salad soup bar plus all the necessities.Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591
Californias #1 Large Mouth Bass lake, 11,000 private acres. The largest private lake in is bordered by a quarter million acres of Cleveland National Forest, Agua Tivia Wilderness BLM landsHighway 79 South Temecula CA 92591
Antiques, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, gifts and souvenias. Open Air Fresh produce market on Saturday morning. Wineries tasting rooms that open after hours, Western music/dance at Stempede.Old Town Front St Temecula CA
The largest casino in So Cal offering casino gambling, events, concerts, varieties of cafeterias and restaurants that offer varieties of food and open late nights. Only 10 minutes from our home.Pechanga Parkway Temecula CA 92592