Working horse ranch. The property is magical with a 360 degree view from the top of the Santa Rosa Plateau & close to all the Temecula wineries. Our lavender field is newly planted in 2017 and should be in full bloom mid to late summer of 2018. Wake to the faint sound of a morning rooster in the distance and birds outside your window. Ideal destination for those wishing to take advantage of all the city has to offer while returning home to the Serenity of peaceful country living
We live on the property and rent out the private Charming Casita. The Casita is cozy with down feather couches and bed pillows, crisp white sheets and towels. The kitchenette has full size refrigerator, kitchen counter and sink. Enjoy cooking on the outdoor BBQ under a million stars. The kitchen has only a microwave and Cuisinart broiler convection toaster oven for cooking. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms and a queen bed downstairs in the studio style living room, private bathroom with full size shower. Gorgeous views from every window. Organic lavender soaps, shampoo and flowers throughout the Casita for your enjoyment.
Disponible para huéspedes
Hiking trails to the Santa Rosa Plateau start in our back yard. Also, further down the hill upon leaving the gates of La Cresta, you are within a 10-minute drive, through a protected reserve, of several large shopping centers, with all the amenities of large cities. Nearby is Old Town Murrieta and fine dining, And if you need more choices, head down the 15 Freeway just 10 minutes south to the city of Temecula, which boasts the Temecula Promenade Mall, more dining, the famous Temecula Wine Country, Old Town Temecula, jazz festivals, hot-air ballooning, Lake Skinner and more.
Atención a los huéspedes
We can be available for recommendations and needs. We are a working ranch and spend most of the day tending to the lavender and horses.
Otros aspectos destacables
Our 10 acre property is located on the edge of the Santa Rosa Plateau. The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, located at the southern end of the Santa Ana near the city of Murrieta and Temecula, is a hidden gem that offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and ecosystems of the area. Consisting of 9000 acres, the Reserve protects unique ecosystems such as Engelmann oak woodlands, riparian wetlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, bunchgrass prairie, and vernal pools as well as more than 200 species of native birds and 49 endangered, threatened or rare animal and plant species, including mule deer, mountain lions, badgers, bobcats, western pond turtles, white-tailed kites and fairy shrimp. Of the two species of fairy shrimp that live in the seasonal vernal pools on the Reserve, one is found only here and nowhere else on Earth!
An especially popular day-hike destination at the Reserve is the Moreno and Machado Adobes, the two oldest standing structures in Riverside County, which date back to 1846 and once served as bunkhouses for cowboys. These interesting historical buildings, shaded by a 400-year-old tree and separated by a relaxing one-of-a-kind picnic area, provide a unique opportunity to experience Riverside County’s rich history.
The Reserve offers a number of interpretive programs and trail walks. Horseback riding and mountain biking are popular activities in the Sylvan Meadows Multi-Use Area of the Plateau.
Visitors may pick up a brochure at the Riverside County Park District Headquarters, or simply drop by the Reserve to check it out.
Children and small pets must be attended at all times. We live out in the country with unknown wildlife without backyard fencing, only open corral fencing. We have not had a problem, but we always keep a close watch on the grandchildren when they visit. No pets may be left unattended in the home or property please. No pets allowed on the furniture. The house has all white cotton couches and linen. Pet deposit of $100 required.
We bought this ranch for our retirement bucket list. Tim will be retiring from LA City Fire Department soon and Teresa recently hired a manager to take over her position in the company. We are living out our retirement growing lavender, raising horses and creating this amazing place for friends, family and guests to enjoy with us.