Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 29, 2020

Relax on the Rocks – Cabin for Sale

Longing to escape the city life? Slip away to nearly an acre of privacy in your own healthy forest. Explore the inviting trails meandering through your land. What family or friends will you invite for your first sunset picnic around the enchanting campfire.

Watch the stars come out in our amazingly clear sky. When you’re ready for a soft pillow under a down comforter, you have a newly restored cabin in the woods to enjoy.

22166 Crestline Road is on .96 of an acre. Originally built in 1927 and restored over the last year. An open kitchen, living and dining area, plus a large bedroom with a full bath and laundry. The little workshop/shed could be transformed into a bunk house. Lots of level land has room for a garage or perhaps a tiny house! Two deeded access roads give you many options. Click for the MLS info.

In an area of weekend retreats, quite a few of our neighbors are now full time. How about YOU? What are you waiting for? Would an armchair tour with about 70 photos interest you? Simply click and then give me a call and let’s go see!

Bonnie Phelps

Palomar Realtor since the beginning of the Century!

Home Office on the Mountain 760-742-1742

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 28, 2020

New Fire Station for Palomar

From: Michael Walsh

This sounds like great news for the Palomar Community!

New Budget Approved — Scroll down to near the bottom — Capital Plan section:

“$7.2 million for construction of Mt. Laguna and Palomar Mountain Fire Stations and planning of the East Otay Mesa Fire Station” Read More…

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 24, 2020

September Dumpster Time


trash dumpster clip art

Plan ahead and save the date! Palomar Fire Safe Council is offering large dumpsters again for community clean up.

September 5th and 6th at the Fire Station
Open 8 to noon Saturday and Sunday, or until full
2 pickups full per household until noon Saturday,
then all you want.

Come early; bring your combustibles, trash, small
appliances, and other rubbish that litters your yards.
If we get more grant money, we will sponsor more
dumpsters and free chipping again.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 17, 2020

THANKS to Mountain Fire Brigade!

It is always so wonderful how this mountain comes together and helps their neighbors. Here is a great story for you with a very happy ending:

From: Jana Lucaccioni

Grateful to so many!!! Saturday our Ranch was struck by lightning and it started a fire.

Read More…

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 6, 2020

Custom Log Home For Sale


Are you longing to escape the city?

Have you been thinking about a refreshing mountain getaway where you can relax and rejuvenate?  Would you like to have the option to perhaps work from your own four season mountain hideaway? Read More…

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 5, 2020

Family Photos on Palomar

Jillian Milam

Would you like to have your weekend getaway, special event or family photos taken on Palomar?  One of our full-timers, the lovely Jillian Milam, does such a beautiful job!  Check out her links for just a peek at some of her beautiful photography including weddings, engagements, professional business photos, and baby pix – they grow up soooo fast!

Jill is glad to meet at your cabin, campsite, home or ranch and/or venture out to some special places she knows about for your photo shoot. Simply connect and you’ll have some wonderful memories to cherish forever, that’s a promise.

Jillian Milam

Early Morning Light Studio


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 1, 2020

First Aid at the Firewood Stand

Daniel and Rena

One of the many things I love about my life is being able to greet folks at the grandkid’s Firewood Stand out front.  Daniel and his daughter Rena, were loading wood for their campfire but I noticed a pretty creative dressing on his leg and asked about it.

To get to their campsite in the State Park, they take a path down from where they parked. Daniel slipped and did a pretty good job of scraping his leg.  He did the best he could with a napkin and some packing tape.  I offered our First Aid Basket.  He scrubbed with some antibacterial soap, rinsed it off at our hose, then Nurse Rena got him bandaged up, just like a pro.

Bringing Smiles at the full-service Firewood Stand!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 1, 2020

I’m so glad you came into my life!


It was a pleasure to meet a musician from a band I remember from my high school days. He has been coming to Palomar for years and had his first Real Estate tour this week.  When he saw the guitar in the Tiny House on the 68 acres, he picked it up, played and sang a bit of an oldie I remember from decades ago:

… Now I’m having so much fun
You treated me so kind,
I’m about to lose my mind
You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you came into my life …  

Palomar is a breath of fresh air, provides inspiration for another song and just good for the soul.  And, I betcha you’ll be humming this song all day long!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 1, 2020

Dumpster is FULL

Folks were lined up early to beat the heat!  As I was leaving that big 40-yard dumpster, a van pulled in and if they can get everything in, there will not be room for a toothpick.

Thanks to David Reed for helping unload our pickup.  Cleaning up stuff from another new listing.  Sellers live in Idaho now and very happy on the phone last night to hear Palomar had a dumpster day today.

Hooray for Linda Thorne manning the dumpster this morning and all the work Fire Safe Council does to keep those dumpsters coming.  Hoping to get more dumpsters the next couple months.

Stay cool today!

Bonnie Phelps


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | July 30, 2020

Kitty and Peter

Kitty and Peter

What a pleasure to meet Kitty Lasner and Peter Brossler.  Such a sweet story.  They pulled in at Woodpecker Firewood Stand.  Out on a day trip, they didn’t need any wood but Peter asked if there happened to be a washroom available for Kitty.  Well, of course!

We had the nicest visit. They met 70 years ago when Peter came from Austria to visit for just a year.  He enjoyed his time so much that he is still here, with occasional visits back to visit his family and friends on the other side of the world.

Kitty and her husband took him in.  He has always remembered how kind she was.  But, they lost touch.  Peter was married for 57 years and at a birthday party, coincidentally, they reconnected and their friendship was renewed.  Kitty’s husband had passed away, and Peter was so thrilled to learn Kitty was doing well and living in Ramona, California.  Peter drove out three times from his home in Chicago and has been here since June.  Kitty is blind now and Peter gets to be her eyes.

Kitty celebrated her 97th birthday in July.  They are enjoying each other so much and look forward to small excursions in the “wild, blue yonder”, including beautiful Palomar that reminds Peter of the mountains and trees of his homeland.

Peter and Kitty are welcome back anytime.

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