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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

1 Full bath

Gorgeous, private, guest house in Vista, Ca
TripAdvisor property ID 4463415

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Vista today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 11 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $960 to as high as $1175, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 22, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Barbara S.
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Calendar last updated:
22 Jan 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Vista,-california Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Patio
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (11)

Excellent – based on 11 reviews Excellent
11 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 29 Aug 2013

We had a great holiday here in an absolutely brilliant house in a great location. Managed to get around and see lots in and around San Diego and it was always great to come back to a home from home. All the little extras in the house just added up to make it a perfect holiday.

“Much better than a hotel!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2013

My family of five stayed at Blue Fern Cottage the first week of august while in town for a family wedding. We found the cottage very accomdating in space, size, and ammenities. Our stay there was so much more comfortable and was cheaper than two hotel rooms would have been. We would definitely stay there again!

“Week at Blue Fern Cottage”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2012

Spent a week at Blue Fern Cottage at the end of June 2012. House was perfect for my family of four. From the central location (accessible to beaches, San Diego, and Orange County), to the little things like cookies and wine at check in, Barb does an excellent job making you feel at home. My only issue (minor) was the TV reception was fairly weak, but when you are in Southern California, who has time for TV? Thanks Barb...we will be back.

Response from the owner We are so glad you enjoyed it here! We have upgraded the cable, and the next time you visit, the tv signal will be strong..... if you have time to watch!

“Great 'Home away From Home"”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2012

My wife and I along with our two youngs kids stayed at this cottage for five nights in early June 2012. The property exceeded our expectations and we look forward to going back again. The owners Barb & Jim are very welcoming as fresh baked scones and a bottle of wine was waiting for us upon our arrival. A very nice touch! The cottage was perfect for the four of us as the kids enjoyed sleeping upstairs in their 'own room' and my wife and I slept in the very comfortable queen bed in the main floor room. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need. The cottage is 15 minutes away from Legoland California and about 30-45 minutes away from Seaworld and San Diego Zoo. We especially looked forward each day to return back to the cottage after a long day at the theme parks. The cottage is quite peaceful and private. Costco and albertsons are close by which was conveniennt along with various gas stations. The driveway is within steps to the cottage and secluded from the main road. The booking process was very straight forward and Barb kept in contact with me along the way which I appreciated. I would definitely recommend this property if you are visiting the San Diego area. I hope my family has the opportunity to stay at Blue Fern Cottage again!

“Serenity, Charm, Loveliness...An Exquisite Stay at Blue Fern!”

Reviewed 31 May 2012

My husband and I are frequent guests at Blue Fern. Our son and his family live about 5 minutes from this wonderful little cottage, so it is an ideal place for us to rent when we visit Vista, which is every 5 weeks or so. Barbara and her family create such a welcoming environment that it is most definitely a home away from home. Each time we arrive, there are beautiful little touches here and there to greet us; fresh flowers and lovely plants, a snack or two and always a delicious bottle of wine. The quiet and solitude of the grounds offer a serene environment where one can read, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather on the patio, just steps from the front door, hear the sound of the fountain, while the birds and bunnies provide a most enjoyable outdoor show. We love Blue Fern and are so grateful to have found such a delightful place; one that is close to everything while seeming to be away from it all. I know we will continue to stay at Blue Fern for years to come!! The graciousness of the Shanley Family and the beauty of the guest house are not to missed if one is looking for ideal lodging in Vista.

“Great place to stay in Vista”

Reviewed 31 May 2012

Staying at the Blue Fern guest house in Vista has been absolutely fantastic. We have stayed there on 6 occasions and each time our experience has been extremely enjoyable. We visit our son and his family who live in Vista frequently and would not stay anywhere else. We are older adults and find the accommodations perfect. The location is near to everything in Southern California, north to Los angeles and south to San Diego. Our focus has been visiting our grandson, but a trip to the Wild animal park is in our future. While the cottage is in the heart of the city it seems you are in the country. We hope to stay there many times in the future.

“We'll be back.”

Reviewed 27 May 2012

Our family did a marathon every day at the San Diego parks. It was so wonderful to drive back to the cottage away from the noise and crowds. When I collapsed in bed, the soothing surroundings were like a bedtime story and a reassuring hug that all was well.

“Great Cottage in Vista”

Reviewed 23 May 2012

We visit Vista at least a few times a year and always enjoy staying at the cottage. It's got a great kitchen and bathroom. Plus a great patio and there is even laundry. It's really a "home away from home". It is always very clean and Barbara always leaves little goodies for us! I would recommend it highly.

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