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 call my ‘follow-me’ number at 76O 742 one 742. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!   Bonnie Phelps,  Palomar Mountain News Editor since 1998 and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century.
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 20, 2016

Honeymoon Cabin-on-the-Rocks

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Click to read why this cabin-in-waiting, was named 92 years ago the Honeymoon Cabin!

Don’t you just love that outdoor shower???  Come on up and fall in love!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 16, 2016

Then and Now – Home For Sale

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We’ve had some warmer days and I just thought you might like to cool off a bit with a snow scene.  We’ll have snow up here before we know it!  When we are treated to a winter wonderland, ‘Honey Stop the Car’ is a great place to call home!  You just can’t beat the Four Season access fronting that plowed road on Crestline.

The snow photo is dated December 1970 with a Christmas Greeting from the Sasaway family.  I wanted to take a recent photo from the same location, but huge trees have grown up over the past 46 years.  The cabin has grown, too! It now has a second deck and so many updates.

Just added a few new photos to the marketing you find on the ‘Homes’ page:

You don’t need to bring your mittens just yet, but I am glad to open the door.  Come on up for your tour!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 13, 2016

Crow’s Nest Cabin For Sale


Very humble beginnings in 1927, with a rustic cabin perched on a boulder.  Fast forward to 1993 when our local ‘Mile High Contractor’ waved his magic wand and made the cabin all brand new.  Great bones, excellent craftsmanship, 2×6 construction, fully insulated, double paned windows, all new plumbing and electrical. Lots of natural light from large living and dining area giving peaceful, private views to High Point Lookout and beyond.  Looking out gives the feeling of being on many acres.

Here is a peek at the kitchen with great of storage.  Oh, and a huge basement that could grow into something wonderful like a master suite with a big Jacuzzi tub?  You decide!

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Meanwhile, more info waiting for you at:   Come on up to see if this is the one!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor

760 742-1742

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 12, 2016

There’s no place like Home


Clicked our heals together three times when we got to the mountain a couple nights ago.  We’d been in the back woods of Carolina for a Family Reunion and some down-home cookin’.

We flew Delta.  For those of you who watch the news, our trip was a little longer than planned.  That airline is so fortunate to have such wonderful staff.  Met some great people.  Stayed an extra night via Delta’s hospitality.  The next day a weather delay but finally boarded during one of several thunderstorms we were treated to.  Wish I could have brought some of that rain our way.

As much as we really enjoy our time with family, friends and the great eatin’, there really is ‘no place like home’.

For those of you looking for a new home, or a cabin for a very homey weekend retreat,  I just added Woodlynn on my website and the MLS.  Those links are there and more to choose from at :

A few new listings should be posted the next couple days.  Let’s get those doors open for you and make your dreams come true!

Bonnie-with-a-bit-of-jet-lag but ready to go ’round the mountain!



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 11, 2016

Free Stuff

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From: Rosemary Johnston

We do not have a pick up truck so can’t haul these materials down the mountain.  Here is some free stuff to pick up on Palomar:

Four sections of six feet by 42 inch picket fence with posts

4 foot high by six foot wide dual paned aluminum window

Six foot wide by 80 inch high dual paned aluminum framed sliding door

32 inch wide by 80 inch high metal exterior door with fan window

Three, 35 inch wide by 34 inch high wrought iron railing sections.

All free for the taking

For more information, phone Rosemary Johnston at (619)384-6852.


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 6, 2016

Wow, NICE stove for sale!

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For Sale

DCS 48-inch Professional 5-Burner Propane Gas Range with Griddle; Model Number RGV-485GD-L. Sealed, Dual Flow Burners, Griddle 24,000 BTU, Main Oven BTU 30,000 and Convection Feature, Secondary Oven 19,000 BTU, Telescoping Racking System, High Altitude Kit. Purchased new March 2016 and moderately used for 3 months at the Palomar Monastery.  (More pix below, double-click to enlarge).

$5,000 or Best Offer

Interested parties please contact the Palomar Observatory at (760) 742-2100 Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm or

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 6, 2016

Got Trash?

From: Cecelia Borland

There is a space available in the dumpster by the water co. building @ $16.00/month.


Thanks, C


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 2, 2016

Like a Fire Safe Inspection?

From: Gray, Tim -FS []

Subject: Fire Hazard Inspections

We will be continuing with Fire Hazard inspections this Wednesday.  Residents may see a combination of USFS and CALFIRE personnel on the mountain as in years in the past conducting inspections.  If any resident would like to schedule an appointment with us they can by calling myself at 619-209-1414 and we will schedule.  Fire season is on us as we see in the news daily.  Thank you all for your effort in making your residence defensible should the need arise.

Tim Gray BC-33 619-209-1414.


Here’s Tim:

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 31, 2016

Home for Sale! Dad had a job change – Twins are moving!

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Jack and Simon just spent their third week as the newest mountain twins and whatdoyouknow, dad had a job change!  Mom is already busy packing again, their moving van knows the way to Palomar, and they will be heading back to city life. So sorry to see them go but let’s get ‘Honey Stop the Car’ sold again, soon!

Scroll down for photos and info:

Simply call for your tour,

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor

760 742-1742

Jack and Simon:

New Neighbors:

Moving Van Came up the Nate!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 29, 2016

The Woodlynn Cabin For Sale


One of the most charming, vintage cabins and a garage (Wow, a garage is very special for Palomar!) is being offered for a new owner to enjoy.  Built during our Real Estate boom in 1924, most is very original.  A big stone fireplace has a wood stove now, and even propane heat for the cabin.  How special is that!  The county records show 709 sf but that is only the living room, big kitchen, a bedroom and bath. You also have steps up to a sleeping loft with three beds to choose from. In addition to that, a ladder takes you to a walk-out basement that had been a small apartment in the past.  Now used for storage and laundry.  There are projects waiting for you but meanwhile, many possibilities to step back in time a bit.

Let’s take a look around:

Is that the most amazing stove?!?    More pix soon!  Offered at $129,000.  Let’s set a time to tour!

Bonnie Phelps, Palomar Mountain Real Estate

760 742-1742




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