We call the view from this house "A Living Canvas". The views are always spectacular. 2500 SQ ft home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca & the Pacific Ocean. Fishing, boating & hiking trails close by. Downtown Julian w/ amazing restaurants & shops 15 min away. Exclusively Quiet & gated. Star gazing w/ no city lights w/ our prof telescope is amazing. Search Utube by searching 15574 North Peak for a video. Gorgeous fireplace with all the wood you need. See our other listings too.
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We have views of the lake to the south and Pacific Ocean to the West*. *Please note some days the ocean is obscured by clouds or haze.
The lake is a wonderful view for sure. A competing treasure is to the West is the ocean and the beautiful sunsets. We have 2 acres of land where many of the homes up here only have a very small lot. We live in a gated community so it is very safe and quiet. Also this is a dark area for star gazing!
We have central heat and air so will be comfortable.
Our cleaning fee is high but it is actually what we pay our professional cleaning company. We keep it allergen free as much as possible since my wife requires it due to her health.
It is very dark up here at night for stargazers... Install the app called "Peak Finder" and "Star Gazer" on to your mobile device. At night, if there are no clouds, look up with the use of our telescope & be amazed!
There are instructions for the telescope at the house
The driveway is a little difficult to navigate and best to drive past and turn around at next street then go up the driveway or just park across the street.
There are no lights outside since this is a "DARK AREA" for star gazing!
We have a home theater system with Netflix and Amazon Prime downstairs for your entertainment fun. The elevation is close to 5000 feet so it can get very windy and cold. Sometimes only we get snow since we are higher than Julian and the lake. There are frequent spectacular sunsets to the west over the ocean. The sunrise can be spectacular too. On very special days it seems that you can reach out and touch the clouds. This is why we call it our living canvas
If the number of guest is greater than the beds available there are 4 large couches and also a full size mattress in the closet. We also provide FREE firewood and hot drinks like Cocoa, tea and coffee. We have food in the fridge and closet that is ours since we stay up there often too. You are welcome to the items in the small chest on the counter which include coffee and hot cocoa. Also there is candy and popcorn in the movie room for you to enjoy. In the living room chest there are many board games.
NOTE.... We only allow non smokers, my wife is allergic to cigarettes so if you smoke at all this is not the place for you. There will be a $300 fee if guests smoke anywhere on the property. If you are in a wheelchair this house is NOT ADA compliant but it will work. My wife is in a wheelchair so we made it work for her. Ask before you book to see if it will work for your situation please.
The water is WELL water provided by Rancho Cuyamaca and tests to be very healthy with lots of minerals but some don't like the taste. Bring bottled water as an additional option if you like. Central heat and A/C throughout. There is also a BBQ available for your use. You just need to bring the charcoal or a propane tank to use. No Bonfires allowed. We just use charcoal since there is no where to fill tanks up there! Their are 2 cameras outside and listed on our website so people can see the weather. If you don't like them on just unplug them but please plug back in when you leave.
There is also a canoe that you can use that is at the house for the lake. You will need a truck or van to get it to the lake which is not provided. There are oars and life vests there too.
Acesso dos hóspedes
We will let you know about access right before check in
If you are in a wheelchair it is NOT ada but will work. Ask before you book to see if it will work for you please.
Interação com os hóspedes
We do not live in the area so we will be leaving you alone. Text anytime for assistance though.
We are a Christian family so there are some things around the house that will reflect this. If you like to fish the Cuyamaca Lake is a great place to fish. Also the food and especially the apple pie there at the Lake is very good.
Watch our DVD's or bring your own as well as music for the stereo if you want to watch movies or listen to music. Reception is limited for the radio and there is no tv reception. Also there are some toiletries but better to bring your own just in case. All linens are provided. There will be a 8% SD county tax added to each booking when received with a special offer.
During the winter the pipes can freeze. So you will need to turn the house water off before bed and on again in the morning. If you need on all night leave a faucet stream slowly so water keeps moving. We do have heaters on the pipes but sometimes it can happen all the way to the street. You will need to monitor the weather report for the days of freezing weather.
No loud music or smoking anywhere on the property. Violators will be charged a $300 fee for smoking anywhere on the property. No pets please. This is a very quiet place so no parties. Please leave home as you found it when you leave. We stay at the house often so we keep our personal food, clothes and other items at the house which you will see! When you check out we expect it to be as clean. Please wash any dishes and put them away. Clean all food debri so ants stay away. All trash be put outside in the rubber trash cans when you leave . Thank you for making this a pleasant experience for all. We strive to EARN your 5 star review so if there is anything that you need please let us know. We really hope you love our home as much as we do!
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Retired from a tax practice in 2010. I have a wife and 2 children. I love reading old books especially by puritans and those like Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress. I love nature and hiking too.
If I could live anywhere it would be in a little village near the Swiss Alps!
Favorite move is the Sound of Music. Yes I am a guy that is not afraid to say it!
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