Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2009

What do you love about Palomar?  How about the views?  You see Point Loma out there with the San Diego skyline and islands dotting the Pacific – so close and yet so far away –  up here in the beauty of the Four Seasons! Have a message to go out?  Simply send it my way.   If you don’t see it posted within 24 hours, please reach out to me. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!  
and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century!
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | September 26, 2021

Hail Storm 2021

We had quite a storm yesterday. Pouring rain, thunder, lightening and hail, lots of hail. After (finally) getting our horse in his stable we ran over to Crestline to check on my listings. I took towels in where windows were open to clean up a bit and all was well.

I had my camera to take pix of all the hail at the listings. However, there was no hail to be seen! When we got back home and pulled in our driveway, I had to take this pic of the grandkids stand about two horse after the storm. We still had lots of hail all over the property. This morning we still had hail in the shady areas. So interesting to see the difference across the mountain.

Also noticed what the hail had done to our ‘Snowball” bush. It was really coming down hard to break through those leaves!

Just had to share. Thankful for all the welcomed rain and so exciting to be here for the storm.

Like to see a 22 second video when the storm just started? Click for one here.

Two clients up to see property today, we missed more promised rain but it is coming down now!

Bonnie Phelps – Rain, hail, snow or sleet, Real Estate keeps moving on Palomar!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | September 21, 2021

Apple Days two weekends!

Save the dates!!! In the past, the Apple Festival has only been one Sunday afternoon with lots of people. This year, you have your choice of six different days. Click for the link mentioned in the flyer that will be updated soon. Plan ahead for an Apple Good Time!

Bonnie Phelps, looking forward to seeing YOU at the Festival!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | September 5, 2021

Summer Camp on Palomar is so fun!

Do you know someone who would like to go to camp next summer on Palomar? Adventure Camp, Base Camp, Science, Leadership or the wonderfully fun Horse Camp? There are lots of options with Early Bird Discounts at Palomar Christian Conference Center.

Sunshine, one of our granddaughters, had another great time at Horse Camp a few weeks ago. This summer booked so fast, she got in the last minute when someone needed to cancel. Book it now, book it now!

Like to see a fun video of what goes on in just 2 minutes and 40 seconds? Ready, set, go!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | September 4, 2021

Little Cabin in the Big Woods + POTENTIAL

Back on the market, ready to close escrow for one very lucky, cash buyer. This “Little Cabin in the Big Woods’ is just oozing with POTENTIAL. We were so tempted to check the boxes for ‘air conditioning, skylight, microwave and deck’ but that would be a bit misleading, even though they exist.

It was originally listed the first of the year with a few complications. Those have been cleared up now so all is ready to roll.

The value is in the land with deeded, plotted, legal access, existing water share with meter and a power panel looking to get hooked up again. It could be classified as a tear-down but some of you are creative enough to wave your magic tool box with skills to remodel.

Here in San Diego County, you might consider the possibility of building an ADU of up to 1200 sf with very little permit fees. An ADU is an Accessory Dwelling Unit, similar to a guest house/granny flat type of situation. The land has some beautiful (well… and some not-so-beautiful) trees on this half acre. According to a neighbor’s survey, this little gem is half-way on his land. The shed is over the line, too.

A tree top remodeled the kitchen years ago so that is where the ‘air conditioning and skylight’ feature comes into play and the deck has seen much better days. But, the vintage flooring in the living room and front bedroom might be restored! Yes, that could be lovely.

Photos tell the story about how many stops you might make at Home Depot before coming up to breathe new life into this pretty much, irresistible opportunity. Palomar is an hour from Escondido or Temecula and for many decades, mostly much-loved second homes. Now we are a sought-after escape for full-time folks looking for fresh air while perhaps working from the mountain-top where most families home-school.

What would YOUR plans be?

22198 Crestline Road, half acre with two parcels APNs 135-064-58 and 14

Click for MLS info with lots of pix, then let’s go see!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor for Fixers to the Fabulous

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 31, 2021

The Tale of the Table

As most of you know, for much of the past 20+ years, Bob and Kathy Rios hosted an area at the front of their property with a sign “Free Stuff, Please leave Table”. It was across from Yvonne Hollister’s home. Often when staging a new listing, I would load up and drop off some nice, clean, useful things. Vintage dishes, boxes of books, useful pieces of furniture and so much more. Of course it was used by many neighbors who were sorting out as ‘someone’s trash is another’s treasure’. It was always fun to drive by and see Kathy and Yvonne often getting first dibs, checking out new drop-offs. Many neighbors enjoyed scoring a great find, with a big smile on their face. It wasn’t just the Crestline folks, as word got out and others would often make ‘The Table’ a destination. It was a fun place to meet up!

The table was retired years ago, before Bob and Kathy moved off the mountain. Recently things started to accumulate again in cardboard boxes on the ground. In the spring, when I had a cabin closing escrow, the seller didn’t take his patio table with him and the buyer had her own. So, I spoke with A&W. Oh, just about everyone knows Anne and Wayne. They are caretakers for The Table’s present property owner, Marsha Penner. I asked if we could donate the glass table to that fun adventure. Nancy Horwin and I loaded it up, Teresa McCarthy made the sign and the items at the table were now a little more inviting.

However, to everything there is a season. The Table isn’t working out for the neighborhood so this location is not going to continue. Yesterday several of us cleared off the table and took the sign down. Whoever would like the glass table, you are welcome to it. Otherwise I’ll pick it up by Monday, now that it has been washed off with this lovely rain this morning.

Click for the song you are already humming:

To Everything there is a Season


Bonnie Phelps, Realtor for all Seasons

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 29, 2021

Welcomed Rain!

It was a surprise to me to see storm clouds over Palomar on the way up the mountain a couple hours ago. We sat out on the patio and were treated to a beautiful summer rain, complete with thunder. Didn’t see lightening from our seats but guessing it might have been out there. Pouring rain. So fun and much appreciated. Wish I could post this as a scratch and sniff…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 29, 2021

Free Cabinet

What would your plans be for this oak cabinet? Will have it empty for you. Ready to pick up on Crestline. Please call or text Long and Lilly 714-851-8243

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 21, 2021

Please pass the Pepper

It is so fun to greet people that stop at the Woodpecker Firewood Stand in front of our house. They load up a few bundles and often head to their camping spot with fresh eggs and always free kindling. Occasionally we have other requests. Tonight Matt and Emily wondered if we had pepper. He had great plans for their roast but forgot the pepper. They picked just the right stop because spices are on the house! Matt blended the seasonings in a little bag and guessing they are finishing up their perfect dinner ’round their campfire in the State Park.

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor for all Seasons

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 14, 2021

Neighbor sold to a Neighbor

Well, almost.

When escrow closes, it is usually bitter-sweet for the sellers to hear they no longer own a cabin on Palomar. That is the case for someone most of you locals know; Ron and Debbie Bowen have sold their cabin. I do believe Ron very reluctantly gave the key to his neighbors, Jim and Teresa, in a very formal ceremony today.

But, Jim and Teresa really aren’t the buyers. One of their daughters, Monica and her husband, Anthony are (Welcome pic soon!). Tonight they are hosting a family dinner at their city house where Jim and Teresa are very excited to pass the key on to their newest family member owning a cabin on Palomar. This makes two daughters, a son and all those grandkids have joined them up here. Monica and Anthony wanted a cabin close by and you can’t get much closer than next door to their mountain-loving grandparents!

Ron and Debbie are taking off with some long-awaited traveling adventures. She has their RV packed and ready to go. However, we just might see them once in a while as this mountain just gets in your blood and Ron has a few more backhoe projects.

Fun times ahead! Hooray for All!

Bonnie Phelps, Neighborhood Realtor

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 10, 2021

Do you have your Reservation?

Thursday night at Lazy H!!! The Smith Mountain Boys will be playing and singing and the folks at Lazy H have some delicious dinners planned for your dining pleasure. There is a catch!!! It always sells out so be sure to email Jack for your reservations: Concert is from 5 to 8 and you might want to get there a little bit early.

Click for a little more info: Come on out and hear Smith Mtn Boys!

Bonnie Phelps, Real Estate and the Palomar Mountain News since the beginning of the last century!

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