Hilltop cabin retreat with lake & mountain views

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Nicholas & Mara

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Rustic hilltop cabin overlooking Lake Hodges. Surrounded by open canyons & mountains, you will feel like you are a million miles away from everything as you take in the views from the cabin, deck or the outside shower, swim in the saltwater pool, or relax by the fire bowl. A short walk to lake with boating, fishing & miles of hiking/mountain biking trails. Property offers swimming pool, fire bowl, and shaded arbor. SD Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing, & ocean beaches all within easy reach.

The space
This unique, cozy cabin is now one of two Airbnb units on our property. The other is a tiny house, which we designed and handcrafted ourselves and are just starting to rent out this fall, 2022. We call it the Hilltop tiny house (also listed as "LakeHodgesTinyHouse). Situated in an oasis-like setting, a short walk from the lake, both the cabin and the tiny house are perfect for a romantic get away or a chance to relax, recharge, and commune with nature. The tiny house and the cabin each have their own private, outdoor shower and other outdoor amenities as well as sharing the swimming pool and firebowl. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the lake, mountains, and canyons from the outdoor shower, explore the extensive cactus and succulent garden, and visit Cinnamon and Frost, our friendly Nigerian dwarf goats. While the cabin offers a more rustic experience, the tiny house offers many more creature comforts including air conditioning & heating, a full kitchen, TV, a washer & dryer, an indoor bathroom (in addition to the outdoor shower), and an indoor dining area. The cabin has a comfy, queen bed and a small sleeping loft.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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Escondido, California, United States

Area has easy access to hiking/biking/horsing trails. Lake offers boating and fishing (Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish, & many others). Beaches and mountains are a short drive away. The San Diego Zoo's Safari Park is about 15 minutes away. Stone Brewing, including their brewery and World Bistro and Gardens, is less than 10 minutes away and there are many other great microbreweries and restaurants nearby.

Hosted by Nicholas & Mara

  1. Joined in August 2019
  • 452 Reviews
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We're originally from New York but have lived out here on this property for almost thirty years. We both love gardening, especially with cactus and succulents, cooking (especially breads, jams, & pies), traveling, animals (we have a menagerie), and designing and making things together. Nicko's other passions include woodworking and Mara's hiking & yoga. Together we have built the tiny house & hilltop cabin, (both rentals on the property where we live), a teardrop trailer, a kayak, a standup paddle board, a spiral staircase, nearly all the furniture in our house, and many, many other things. We love meeting new people and are happy to share our place with our guests.
We're originally from New York but have lived out here on this property for almost thirty years. We both love gardening, especially with cactus and succulents, cooking (especially…

Co-hosts

  • Sophia
  • Mara

During your stay

We live in the main house down the hill, and tenants live in the Tiny House. All are available to help guests enjoy their stay, and provide adventure advice.

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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