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Please note this is a Studio Suite for rent, located at the end of a long house, in a houseshare situation with 3 other healthy adults in mid 50s to mid 60s. The large house and 5 1/2 acres of land make social distancing much easier. The beautiful, and healthy country setting of Serenity Oaks will make even a Shelter in Place order more enjoyable. Will be building a separate entrance, deck/balcony for the unit within 6 to 8 months.
Current Specials with early August Move-in date: Offering Special for First responders, essential Medical Service Personnel, and seniors - $50 off $1195 rent, bringing it down to to $1145 through end of September 30 with 12 month lease and early August move-in (12 month lease not required for travel nurses).
Sorry, no wheelchair access available and there are seven stairs to access the house.
Sorry, we have a pool that will be filled in by the end or replastered within the year (covid -19 delayed our plans). It does not have the required fencing for children, so no applicants with children under 14 can be considered. This would include parents and grandparents with regular visitations.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: We practice social distancing, and also mop the floors with bleach water between each visit and sanitize all surfaces a visitor may have touched. At this time, because the occupant of the studio has pre-existing conditions, and special concerns about possibly being exposed to Covid-19, the studio will not be shown until his departure, but you can come see the property, and meet the other residents.
INCLUDED: Rent includes free access to a laundry room (open 8 am to 9 pm) with high capacity, state of the art stacked washer and dryer (Please, No washing loads for non-residents). It also includes high speed Cox WiFi internet with Mesh extenders, all utilities except telephone, and over 300 channels of Dish TV with a sports package, (renter to provide TV).
PARKING: Parking is off road, and there is room for a truck and trailer. 2 vehicle max.
PETS: 1 to 2 small to medium, friendly pets allowed on approval for an additional pet deposit as long as they like cats and other small friendly dogs. ONE well behaved larger dog is also allowed on approval as long as he/she will get along with our cats and small friendly dogs and will not harass our pygmy goats. Sorry, NO puppies please due to chewing and potty training considerations.
STUDIO DESCRIPTION: Your airy, sunlit private studio suite offers a large private full bathroom with hardwood cabinetry, granite countertop, and large mirrored double medicine cabinet, a linen cabinet, and designer tile. The studio living space features a half vaulted ceiling that ensures a feeling of spaciousness, a kitchenette with hardwood cabinetry, granite countertop, large sink, a large window with Plantation shutters, a designer stained glass ceiling fan with dragon fly motif, imported Italian wood-look ceramic tile floors (found throughout the house), and a mirrored closet, . Furnishings, if you desire them, include a lovely wooden dresser, a matching wood night stand, and lovely carved French wooden full bed featuring a bamboo memory foam mattress. Or bring your own furnishings.
LOCATION: Live close to the city, while still enjoying a country atmosphere of Serenity Oaks, a 5 1/2 acre nature-lover's paradise, nestled in a hidden valley, across from Blossom Valley at the Lake Jennings Park Road Exit off of HWY 8 in Eastern El Cajon. Features rapid access to downtown El Cajon, a 15 minute drive to Santee, Tierra Santa, or the College area, 22 min to Mission Valley, and 26 min to downtown San Diego (more during traffic hours). Public transportation (bus) is a mile + hike away with some of it uphill, with the trolley a 15 min drive way, so a car, bike ownership, or a love of long walks is a must.
LOOKING FOR: a pet loving single, positive, mature, nonsmoking, clean, moderate, responsible and considerate individual, preferably 45 years or over, with a steady income who appreciates nature, and wants to live here long term (Exceptions in lease lengths made for travel nurses). Please, no drama queens or addicts (that includes alcohol, drugs, gambling, etc). NO heavy drugs of any sort. Mobile Seniors welcome.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be able to submit references and documentation that proves continuing ability to pay the rent at the time of the application. Although this sounds like a wonderful place to visit, which it is, I have an obligation to protect those already living on the property from unnecessary exposure, and so will only show the suite to those who are serious and able to rent in the near future. You would want me to have your best interests at heart if the roles were reversed.
MUST Have: A liking for animals and have NO pet allergies. We have cats and friendly dogs on the property, as well as a herd of pygmy goats . We love our wildlife, so if you think critters should be controlled with bullets or poison, this is NOT the place for you. We enjoy life, and celebrate the holidays, but this is not a party property.
HOUSEHOLD: You will share the 2000 sq ft drama free house with three other healthy, quiet, and respectful people who will keep the recommended 6 feet of distance with a smile. I am an artist and writer, and edit for a literary magazine. My significant other is a master electrician, and my other renter is a very nice retired lady.
COMMON AREAS: The house, remodeled in 2016, features a large front deck, a mountain view, partially vaulted ceilings, designer ceiling fans, and imported Italian tile floors that people swear are wood, but are so easy to clean, The a formal dining room features a banded mahogany table, comfortable leather and wood chairs, and large rock fireplace with an architectural cherry mantelpiece and matching bookcases, a roomy country kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a large living room with several seating areas, furnished in tasteful art, antiques, a comfy leather overstuffed couch and love seat, and Persian carpets.
GROUNDS AMENITIES: The living room opens up with French doors to a flower filled front deck with a mountain and creek view, which features comfortable seating and provides the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or tea, allows you listen to the water tumble by in our seasonal creek. The deck overlooks a walking bridge, a lower firepit seating area, a stone dining table and designer chairs, and a tile picnic table with matching benches, all in the shade of massive 100 year oak trees. These provide many choice locations to enjoy nature, eat a good meal, enjoy a book, or explore the cyber world with your phone or laptop. When evening comes, watch the sunset set flame to the nearby mountains. The grounds of Serenity Oaks also include an upper, large firepit and an upper patio, featuring a BBQ area with a tile and stucco bar, covered with a designer pergola, an octagonal open gazebo offering shade to an elegant stone table dining table and comfortable high end patio dining chairs, a separate seating area, and, in the front, several dining areas, another fire pit and seating area, and a lovely enclosed gazebo. A hot tub will be operational within the next 6 months, and will eventually be enclosed in another gazebo. Take invigorating private walks in the fresh air or hike half a mile to explore the nature preserve.
THE MAGIC: You will love this place. Nestled in its little hidden valley, the house feels warm and welcoming, and the land itself seems magical. With no city lights to extinguish them, the stars stud the night sky. You will love this place. You can hike half a mile to the nature preserve, or stroll around the property. The state's largest avocado orchard guards the back of the property, with its 300+ acres of trees ensuring that no one will ever build there. Fortunately, they only use natural control methods, so toxins are not sprayed nearby. I also keep my property natural and organic.
WILDLIFE: The abundant wildlife includes a flock of wild turkeys, a fox, squirrels, rabbits, orioles, bluebirds, mourning doves, and many other lovely birds.We also have a herd of friendly pygmy goats who help us keep the weeds and brush under control. 4 just had babies a month ago.
PRICE: All this can be yours for a very reasonable $1195 a month, first and last months rent, or, if you are a senior, first responder, or work in an essential medical field, and move in early August, you will pay the special price of $1145 a month through the end of September WITH a 12 month lease starting in early August plus last months rent and any pet deposit due.
Contact April at 619-396-1390 to learn more. Since this is a house share, please do not fill out an application before we meet and see how you like the place and how we fit. It can be expensive to find a place to live in San Diego, and I do not want to make it any more costly than it has to be.