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Coastal Rancho Soledad

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Chula Vista, CA
Today's Noon Weather (June 18, 2024) 71 degrees Farenheit/21 degrees Celcius Your perfect base camp to relax, "work" remotely, and explore San Diego from a coastal micro-climate. Designed to welcome RVing guests in a "city-close but just far enough away" ranch-style setting. A must-stop refuge whether returning from your Baja expedition or starting a new one! ******************Conveniently located :-) 3 miles from bay marina/boat ramp 4 miles from Pacific Ocean beaches and State Park 15 miles (30 minutes) from San Diego Zoo 5 miles from US/Mexico border Convenience and grocery stores within walking distance Public transportation and trolley line accessible *******************What to expect: County residential estate at the end of a private gravel road in a tree-lined valley through "rural looking" properties. Ample turn-around on site suitable for trailers and larger vehicles. Neighboring residential subdivision 200 feet away separated by hillside. A screened area with "classic" trucks and "legacy" equipment next to two shipping containers. Pet friendly place where Gwen (canine camp host assistant roaming the property) will announce your arrival. Please let me know if anyone in your group is sensitive to dogs and I can assign her to temporary office duties inside the house. An ambitious landscape design with planting in progress. ******************What we hope you find: A glimpse of the Pacific Ocean and a coastal breeze to greet you on arrival. Spaces for solitude and reflection. Spaces for conversation. Space for celebration. Please note 3D view from space on most mapping services is outdated (zombie-land-like landscape is no longer).
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Beachin' Ranch Camping

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · San Diego, CA
Hello All Campers this is a self check in facility.... Camp host available from 7:30AM to 8:30AM and 3:00PM to 4:30PM only You can Call owner anytime (760)419-4839 Sorry we Don't have horse rentals but can offer guided rides through the area trails with pre arranged notice. So bring your horses and enjoy the ride D & J Stables is a family run facility created by Dick and Jenny Tynan in 2005. It is located on the Kimzey Family Ranch in San Diego. Since their passing, the Stables have been managed by their son Scott Tynan. Our stables offer a clean and quiet place for horse owners to board their precious companions - short or long term - or to serve as a weekend getaway for a person or group of friends/riders. Each Boarding Corral has walking space, shaded corners, automated water feeders, soft dirt, partially sheltered sides and is in close proximity to a round pen, a small arena (turnout) and is encompassed by a small walking track. No two corrals are close enough to each other for the horses to interact, reducing the likelyhood of mishap from a neighbor. Each Weekender Corral comes equipped with the same as the above, excepting only the partially sheltered side panels, and are right next to where you will be parking your trailer or camper. With access to all 38 miles of equestrian trails in the area and less than a 2 mile ride to the beautiful South San Diego beaches, D&J Stables is a prime location for horse men and women everywhere. We are excited to open up to the general public for the camping experience Horse ranch life style, Learn more about this land: Nestled against the mountains and beach of the San Diego/ Mexico border, open access to 38 miles of state beach trails and only 1.5 miles from the sands of Imperial Beach. We have pristine views and perfect weather San Diego is known for. D and J Stables is one of the last ranches with beach access to ride a horse on the beach. It's a rustic, one of a kind experience. Dogs are allowed but not in stable area thank you for your understanding.
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Bailes Farm

5 sites · Lodging80 acres · Fallbrook, CA
One of the last remaining undeveloped parts of Southern California, De Luz Heights is located adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest, and the Santa Margarita River (just a few miles from the campsite). This 12-month flowing river is the only one in Southern California that has never been altered or dammed by humans, and features a state-managed hiking trail with many water holes along the way with clear, clean water to dip into. On my 80 acres, there are no major roads going through or next to the property. My land is 13 miles from the Pacific ocean and enjoys a relatively mild yearly climate. Giant boulders provide topographical relief and offer platforms from which to enjoy the view of the nearby Santa Margarita Mountains. The valley views are filled with olive and avocado groves, vineyards, and horse ranches. The Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base is nearby, so you might hear some artillery in the distance on some occasions. The campsite embraces all the comforts of "glamping": a hot shower, composting toilet, beds with sheets provided, gas grill with a stovetop, pots and pans, kitchenware, a sink, picnic table, shaded deck, sofa, lounge chairs, and propane fire pit. The basics are provided: toilet paper, paper towels, purified drinking water, towels, sheets, cooking oil, etc. Campers need to bring their own blankets. I've created a network of hiking trails for especially fit hikers looking for a more rigorous hike than the nearby Santa Margarita River Trail. My trails lead through creek beds, over boulders, through rocky crags, with views of the Pacific ocean on a clear day. Hikers on my trails need to wear proper hiking boots with good traction. Sections of my trails will require bouldering with hands and feet. Expect to have fatigued quadriceps, some scrapes, and a sweaty hat brim. The campsite is accessible with a two-wheel drive vehicle; I drive a Kia Forte out there regularly. However, some tips when driving a two-wheel drive car: when going uphill on a dirt road, try to keep some momentum of about 12-15 MPH. If you stop and try to start again, your tires will spin out. If that happens, just reverse down the hill, and try it again with more momentum.
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Coastal Vintage Glamping

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Oceanside, CA
Unique Glamping Escape Ocean breezes and mountain views in historic Plumosa Heights, Oceanside's oldest neighborhood! Choose from two sites: Our property is nestled in a private cul de sac on the edge of a canyon. 1. Our meticulously restored 1967 Boles Aero vintage trailer offers a one-of-a-kind glamping experience. 2. For a bit more space, unwind in our cozy 2-bedroom, 2-bath loft with stunning eastern corridor views. From our spot, you can walk to charming cafes, vintage stores, restaurants and the iconic Oceanside pier, all within a mile! For foodies, you'll enjoy our local breweries and restaurants to satisfy every appetite. Every Thursday morning brings the charming downtown Farmers Market if you'd like to cook a special meal from local ingredients; while evenings come alive with the bustling Sunset Market's with local artists, music, and a variety of delectable food vendors. You can explore beyond Oceanside, too! Our location between San Diego and Los Angeles makes day trips a breeze with the train station just a half-mile away. Or for those who prefer to explore by bike, rent our beach cruisers at a flat rate, and enjoy the many bike trails our coast offers. Minimize your footprint, while maximizing your visit to Oceanside! Our entire property is solar-powered, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Consider Site Paz to relax in your private, gated space with eastern corridor views. Our vintage trailer with organic futons, linens and basic cookware. We utilize a water-less composting toilet, and encourage responsible waste disposal through large recycling bins for food scraps, glass, and aluminum cans. This unique space is perfect for a romantic getaway for two or a solo adventure. Consider Site Cielo for a bit more space. Unwind in our cozy, vintage 2-bedroom, 2-bath loft with hillside garden views. This is more space with queen size and full size beds, full bathrooms, a full kitchen and a t.v. in the living room. Hangout on the upper landing with a cup of coffee with the garden view.
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Reid Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Vista, CA
Reid Ranch is located in North County less than 10 miles from the beach. You will have your own site with a private fire pit uniquely placed in the natural Granite rocks. Your experience will be one of a kind. So many activities near by. Close to numerous breweries and great wineries. I have lived in San Diego for over 30 years so I can give recommendations to the best of what San Diego has to offer. Downtown is a 45 minute drive or you have access to the train nearby. We have 2 hold tubs that can be added on that over look the coast. Located in the Mar Vista Valley only eight miles from the Pacific Ocean. We enjoy the best weather in the world. The ocean breeze along with gorgeous sunsets adds to the experience. Our private fire pit nestled in the granite boulders is truly one of a kind. We hope you come experience our slice of heaven for yourself soon.
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Grey Blooms Flower Farm

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Vista, CA
Welcome to our cozy gated piece of paradise! Located just 10 miles away from the beautiful coastline, our property offers the perfect getaway for nature lovers and enthusiasts alike. Whether you prefer pitching a tent or parking your RV, we have you covered. Situated only 5 miles from the popular Wave Water Park, you'll have easy access to endless fun and excitement. After a day of splashing around, retreat back to our peaceful and quiet area, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you're in the mood for some exploration, head to the quaint town just 5 miles away. Discover charming shops, local eateries, and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, our property provides the ideal base for your stay. Book your stay now and experience the serenity and convenience that our cozy gated piece of paradise has to offer. We can't wait to welcome you!
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Ramona Wine Country Tiny Cabin

4 sites · Lodging8 acres · San Diego Country Estates, CA
We offer both a tiny cabin and RV with cabana on site. This Tiny Cabin is located on beautiful 8 acres in Ramona Wine Country. Walking distance to Turtle Rock Ridge and La Finquita wineries and 28 more nearby. 200 acre open space preserve next door with miles of trails. Comfy queen size bed in the loft (remote control stairs), refrigerator, freezer, microwave and coffee pot. Romantic lights in the trees, fire ring, private. Country getaway but close to restaurants, stores etc. Glamping at its finest Heater for the cold and AC for the hot. Nice fans too. Full bathroom with toiletries provided. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Besides the spacious RV you have your own cabana. Enjoy The fire pit under the stars. Walk to a winery on your own private trail. Cool off in the beautiful pool. The RV has all the luxuries of home. Comfy bed, cooking needs, bbq, picnic table along with other lounging areas. Walk off the property to Simon Open Space Preserve. Over 200 acres of trails. Enjoy the peacefulness of the country but it’s only 2.5 miles to Main St Ramona with yummy restaurants, live music, wine tasting, breweries, whiskey tasting, antique stores, golf courses, hiking trails to name a few. Enjoy a pool in the summertime. Forever views to enjoy from your private patio area. Comfy queen size bed in the loft (remote control stairs)Refrigerator, freezer, microwave and coffee pot. Only 45 minutes from downtown San Diego and within an hour from all areas of San Diego County. Two adults only. No children or pets.
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A taste of nature/wildlife.

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Julian, CA
You will enjoy 6 acres where you'll be able to hang a hammock, read a book, or watch our daily visitors, deer and/or wild turkeys. There's no city noise around here, you'll fall asleep to the sound of crickets and bullfrogs. Lastly, it's a short distance over the hill for you to enjoy the small town of Julian and their famous apple pie. We offer 2 guest at 150.00 a night, each additional guest is 25 nightly. KIDS ARE FREE. Learn more about this land: Hip-campers will enjoy wide open space where they can hang a hammock or feed cat fish in the pond. There are hiking trails and beautiful sunsets. Deer and turkey visit regularly. There are no city sounds, you will fall asleep to crickets and bullfrogs. The old town of Julian is within reach. 150.00 night for 2 people, each addition person is 25 dollars. KIDS UNDER 18 FREE.  Contact Frank  6198842044
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Old well ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Jamul, CA
I’m at 2300’ on north side of Lyons peak I have sweet tasting water very quiet and at the end of the road about an 1/8 mi off Lyons valley road there’s is a nice country store since 1940 many people visit store as a destination on any weekends bicycles,Harley’s classic cars I’m a cook I serve bbq Mex food American food or you can cook over open fire store has everything thing you desire there’s Julian for pie , lake cuyamaca , hiking best area for camping or extended stay to see all of San Diego and Mexico Baja theres a shower bath room and very clean area super quiet you will love your stay firewood for campfires is included so you will make great memories of your stay campsites are improving as time goes on to make you camping experience great
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Villa Bonsall

5 sites · Lodging4 acres · Bonsall, CA
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Glamping @ Eden East

1 site · Lodging2 acres · El Cajon, CA
It's been 6 years since we purchased this amazing property from a family that has lived here for many years with many dreams...life happened and things changed, but now the dream is ours...we are so excited to be renovating this wonderful property into the vision that once fueled the spirit of the dreamer. Learn more about this land: Gorgeous YOME on elevated platform surrounded by trees. What is a YOME, you ask?  It's a wonderful mix of a yurt and a dome and it's beautiful! Find yourself chilling by the pool or taking a nice hot shower after a hike at the lake. This is glamping at it's finest. Fan, light, space heater & essential oil diffuser inside. Outdoor bathroom with hot shower and flush toilet. Grill a delicious meal on the gas BBQ. Put your drinks in the full size fridge outside.  Strong wifi throughout property. Please read everything about the space before requesting to book. We want you to know that we’re doing our part to help our guests stay safe by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remotes, etc.) before you check in. Rest assured, we are adhering to the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting our space. This is an outdoor private YOME near our pool.  There is a bathroom with flush toilet, hot shower and sink with mirror.  Access to pool, BBQ (bring utensils you would bring camping, plates, napkins, towels, etc.  There is a small sink to wash dishes (pleases only liquid down the drain) but we do not supply dishes, so paper/disposable stuff required if you plan on cooking)  Glamp experience :) Hot tub closes at 9pm. ***Please  be aware that we do not allow anyone on the property who is not a registered guest. Since the pool area is shared with our family as well as anyone staying in the Poolside Lounge and our newer loft apartment, and in the spirit of maintaining a somewhat intimate/private pool area, we ask that you please not invite your own guests.  The maximum number of people in the Yome is 3. $25/person/night after 2 guests, up to 3. Thank you.*** ***If you are unable to make it by the requested check-in time (9pm), please let us know before booking.  We will do our best to accommodate your request***  ***Who uses the pool?***Anyone staying in the yurt (max of 3), anyone staying in the apartment (max of 4), anyone staying in our loft apartment (max of 4) our family of 3 (sometimes we will have a friend or 2 over especially during summer months) including children at times and another tenant, his name is Chris and you could see him as well...he's very friendly and will be sure to introduce himself if you happen to see him.   We rarely have more than 4 or 5 people in the pool area and if we do, we try to be sure to let our guests know in advance. The pool is very large and It feels  like a small resort/boutique hotel, where you may meet some new people/friends.  There are many different seating areas around the pool and you can keep to yourself if that is what you wish to do. There are times when you may be the only people using the pool as well.  Although the pool area is way better than any apartment and most hotels, If you don't want a shared space with others around, it's probably not a great fit. You can also make your stay as private as you like on the patio or inside the yurt. *Hot tub use*Please limit use to 1 hour, especially if others want to use as well, it's pretty small. Thank you! *Please inquire if you would like to book the yurt and apartment at same time, prices are separate. Thank you. We are located on the border of El Cajon and Lakeside in San Diego (about 20 miles east of Downtown) with easy access to the 8 freeway.  We are just beginning to live our longtime dream of sharing our land and space with travelers, artists and friends.  We have a 2.5 acre property and the Yome is down at the pool, separated from the main house.   The pool, hot tub and outside bathroom is shared with our small family and anyone staying in the Poolside Lounge during the day if people are swimming, so you may meet some new people while staying at our place.  The outdoor bathroom will be shared when our family or friends are at the pool swimming or hanging out and need to use the toilet, but most likely during the evening hours, it will be all yours, we always try to give a heads up if there will be anyone using the bathroom in the evening.  There is a door with a lock, so it is private when you need privacy.  We recommend keeping your personal bathroom items in the Yome during your stay. Please note that we are very close to the 8 freeway and you can hear it in the distance at night. We offer a sound machine which helps to diffuse the noise. If you would like the hot tub on past 9pm, we can arrange that with additional fee.  If you would like this added service, please let us know so we can make arrangements.  Cost for hot tub heat is included in the rate you are paying (up to 1 hour of use) up until 9pm.   Hot tub closes at 9pm (unless you pay the extra fee) and is shared with our family and anyone staying in the apartment.  The hot tub comfortably fits 4 people max, so it's pretty small.  Please let us know if you'd like to use and we will happily turn it on and off for you, as it's manual at this time.  Please limit your time to 30 minutes if there are others staying on the property and you see they want to use as well.  Pool is not heated and costs $125/day to heat. Please let us know if you would like that added service. Thank you!  This is a pretty chill spot, a lot of family (at times) around environment, not a party pad in any way. The Yome does offer a lot of privacy, but the pool area is shared. Please don't book if you are looking for total seclusion and privacy without another soul around...this is not it. It can be cold in the winter months and warm during the summer...we try to make your stay as comfy as possible :) There is no microwave or any other way to make food other than the BBQ here, this is glamping (glamorous camping), not your regular apartment or hotel. The lighting is ambient around the pool area at night, so it's not great for doing a lot of technical things at night or cooking a full on meal that you would at home (recommend doing that while it's still light out).  That being said, it is a wonderful place to find peace, quiet and comfort.  During the summer, there's the pool outside and a fan inside and winter offers electric blanket and space heater and a fire pit at the pool. There is also a little coffee machine by the big fridge outside. This is an outdoor private YOME near our pool.  There is a bathroom with flush toilet, hot shower and sink with mirror.  Access to pool, BBQ (bring utensils you would bring camping, plates, napkins, etc.  Hot tub closes at 9pm. There is a shared refrigerator, please leave room for others to put their drinks, etc.  Anything that is not yours is ours or someone in the apartments, so please don't assume that it's up for grabs. Also, please keep your towels, bathing suits and general clutter in the area of the Yome since the pool area is shared. Thank you! We have been working to make this a special place for travelers to come and chill at the pool, relax in one of the seating areas and just have a great time while visiting San Diego.  There are lots of birds, including hawks and cute little quail. We have organic herb and veggie gardens that we’d love to share with you.  We offer fresh organic eggs from our amazing chickens for $6/dozen please let us know if you’d like some. Our gorgeous Yome has a comfy queen size real bed and a twin size futon as well as a fan & space heater. It is steps from the pool and very private.  The Yome is is situated on an elevated platform under a gorgeous canopy of Chinese Elm trees.  The trees have lot's of bird families, so that means your new alarm clock is  a bird :)  There are motion solar lights around the bathroom and walkways.  There are extra blankets if needed in the tent.  There is an outdoor bathroom (shared when anyone is at pool, mostly during summer months ) steps away with a hot shower, sink with mirror and regular flush toilet.  It is lit by solar lights, and there is a lamp and electric outlet in bathroom.  Nearby activities include Lake Jennings, which offers fishing and hiking, as well as several gorgeous parks to visit.  There are lot's of wineries in Ramona, about 45 minutes east in the mountains, as well as Julian to explore.  Our glamp is great for a weekend destination or just for a rest on your way to another adventure.  Although we love pets (we have a few dogs on the property), we cannot accept guests with pets at this time.  Parking is in our driveway across from the pool area.  Just text us when you get here and we'll make sure to show you around.  Please make every effort to check in by 9pm.  If that doesn't work, just let us know before you book and we can most likely accommodate you.  Thank you There is a fan, space heater, coffee station and a light as well as a power strip to charge your devices as well as an essential oil diffuser and soothing sound machine.  There is a little noise from the 8 freeway in the distance and the occasional dog barking from the neighbors, but the sound machine works nicely to help minimize the external noises if there are any.    We are in the process of making our land unique and magical, which means we are always working on one thing or another around the property…it's truly a work in progress at our place here.  Our vision is to transform the landscape into a complete sanctuary retreat, and it’s coming along quite nicely.  We are excited to share it with our guests and will be available during your whole stay if you need anything at all.  We are just a text away and we live on the property and are often down gardening, working, swimming, etc. Nearby activities include Lake Jennings, which offers fishing and hiking, as well as several gorgeous parks to visit.  Our glamp is great for a weekend destination or just for a rest on your way to another adventure.  The pool is not fully fenced, so we only allow kids who can swim.  Although we love pets (we have a few dogs on the property), we cannot accept guests with pets at this time.  Parking is in our driveway, which is very safe and close to the pool area.  Just text us when you get here and we'll make sure to show you around.
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The Hills of Lilac

1 site · RV2 acres · Hidden Meadows, CA
Our spot is easily accessible and set in the southern Californian hills. Enjoy some time in the country side away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Places to visit while enjoying your stay here: Palomar Observatory Wild Animal Park Beaches San Diego Hellhole Canyon Temecula Wineries Pauma Valley Casinos
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Looking for a camping experience near San Diego, California that includes swimming? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 468 options in the area, you're sure to find the perfect spot. Whether you're a seasoned camper or new to the outdoors, you'll love the range of accommodations available. From cozy cabins to spacious campsites, there's something for everyone. Plus, with popular amenities like toilets, potable water, and trash services, you can enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort. Looking for some adventure? Explore historic sites, go biking, or take a dip in the water at top campsites like Down-to-Earth Ecoshire (552 reviews), The Lovelight Ranch (532 reviews), or THE PRESERVE (274 reviews). With an average price per night of $55 and options as low as $20, camping near San Diego has never been more affordable. So pack your swimsuit and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience!

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