"This was our second stay at the lake house and it was just as beautiful as we remembered. It was a hot weekend but that didn't bother us as the view out the windows is as gorgeous as it is from the decks. It is so quiet and peaceful which is what we were looking for. Thank you again Mike and Jean for allowing us to use your beautiful home. We will be back! Linda A."
"My women’s group of 10 plans a retreat every year. For the past 12+ years we have stayed in rentals all over San Diego County. Last year we discovered the Lake House in Julian. It was like an answer to our prayers. It met every one of our requirements: a big enough room to accommodate us all for conversation, playing games, watching movies, etc.; a big kitchen, fully equipped and easy to use; appliances that work; enough comfortable beds to accommodate us; a light, airy place with beautiful scenery to look at; bathrooms with showers that are easy to use; and above all, cleanliness. A real bonus is that the owners bend over backwards to make their guests/renters feel welcome. Overall, this vacation rental deserves 5 stars. We stayed at the Lake House for three nights again this April (2018) and came away feeling refreshed, entertained and happy. As at least one of us said, “this feels like home away from home.” I hesitate to write this because I expect that such high praise for a vacation rental will render it so popular that it will be a challenge to schedule another visit for next year. But I’ll take that chance because Mike and Jean Howard deserve to know that they are one of a kind in terms of serving people who want a time away from the city in a safe, comfortable and beautifully appointed and cared-for home. We look forward to our next visit."
"By far the most amazing experience ! The house was amazing , clean , up to date , warm, cozy , and very kid friendly ! This house is 10****** stars ... if your looking for an incredible experience in a beautiful home this is the 1. The owner Mike is the most down to earth and friendly person he will answer all of your questions and make sure your stay is amazing!"
"We had a blast at the lake house this past weekend. It was perfect for our 3 families as there are essentially 3 master suites with their own bathrooms. Also very kid friendly (they even had a pack n play and toys)! The house itself is well appointed and the views are stunning. And only about a 10 to 15 minute drive to Julian. We would definitely stay here again!"
"We would highly recommend spending time at this beautiful, cozy comfortable house near Cuyamaca Lake. It was all and even more than what we expected with all the conveniences one would expect in their own home. We would definitely love to stay there again. The views were spectacular and its location was not far from hiking trails."
"Our quilting group returned to the Lake House and we felt like we were coming home to visit family. . Our two new guests were amazed at the views and we enjoyed Happy hour on the deck each evening. Two commented that the home is kept exceptionally clean. And that they would love to bring their own families there for a visit. We plan to return next year"
"I have never rented a vacation home that had a more well-stocked kitchen for making family meals at home."
"From the very beginning when I booked this property to the time we checked out, the whole experience was beyond pleasant. Mike was extremely accommodating and I can't say enough good things about how helpful, available, and caring he was. He takes a lot of pride in his home and you can tell in every detail in every room of the house. He called me the day we were to check-in to make sure that everything was great. I booked this property for my mom's 50th birthday celebration. When we arrived along with our guests that were also staying everyone was speechless as to how beautiful the home was, and the views were breathtaking!!! The rooms were very large! Pretty much 3 master bedrooms. The beds and linens were extremely comfortable and everyone slept well. A lot of people spent most of there time sitting on the balcony looking out at the view. The pictures do not do the house or view justice!!!!!!! Everyone was so excited about the house when we got there. It was very clean and well-maintained. I would definitely recommend the property to everyone. My guests that visited or spent the night are still telling me how much fun they had. We grilled out on the balcony. The kitchen had everything you could think of. Some people went for a nice hike around the lake. The guests loved the waterfall. There was a kids room with toys that my nephew really enjoyed. We all enjoyed playing with the shuffle board. The yard/garden was in full bloom and I've never seen so many beautiful flowers! I didn't want to leave. I could live there and wake up to that view everyday!! I'm sure we will stay there again. My guests also said they wanted to live there. It was a memorable weekend, thank you very much Mike."