Holiday Homes Tour
The Vista Community Clinic Holiday Homes Tour is a favorite tradition of the season for hundreds of area residents. The tour provides a close-up look at some of the most beautiful homes in the area. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit VCC’s Kare for Kids Fund, which helps us create warm and welcoming pediatric facilities to promote healing and a love of reading in our young patients.
The 31st Annual Holiday Homes Tour was held on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The tour featured four beautiful private residences decorated for the holidays by a talented team of designers. Also on the tour was the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, decorated in its own special holiday style reminiscent of a mid 19th century American Christmas. Breakfast and lunch were enjoyed from a gourmet food truck while guests shopped at the Holiday Gift Bazaar, located at Together We Grow in Vista, where local artisans displayed and sell one-of-a-kind creations.
If you missed out on 2017’s festivities, we hope you to get a chance to see you for 2018’s! We’ll be sure to update our page with new date and home information as we once again get closer to this fun and exciting event VCC is always sure to put on. Happy Holidays!
If you have any questions about how you can help, or would like to be a part of our special event as either a potential show-home or a vendor, please contact Betsy Heightman at 760-631-5000.
2017 Holiday Gift Bazaar Vendors:
- Handknits by Rita
- Jeanne Garcia
- Origami Owl
- This n That Jewelry/gourds
- Laura Photo
- Apron Bling
- Designs by Wilson
- Jewelry Holder
- Holiday Bling and More
- AB Custom Designs
- D. Period
- Sharon Crochets a lot
- Christina Houson
- Typewriter Transformations
- Julia Frefeld
- Jane Mitchell Jewelry
- Together We Grow
Here’s a look at the beautiful residences featured in the 31st Annual Holiday Homes Tour:
Vista's Hidden Oasis
This massive home spans a total of 7,266 sq. ft., includes 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, an attached guest home, theater, home office, and a backyard that would rival the best resort around. It’s not hard to imagine yourself in this Vista oasis. Each room seems more amazing than the next in this resort-like home. But the real crowd pleaser can be found in the backyard. This area features a 57,000 sq ft salt water 10 foot deep pool with amazing features. The spa just above it was so large that is had to be permitted as a second pool! The entertainment possibilities with this outdoor space are endless with accommodation for more than 200 people. Outdoor fans, couches, custom made sun beds, kitchen area and full length dining table make for a night no one will soon forget.
You can tell beach lovers reside in this beautifully landscaped home. With an eclectic style that sports touches of both traditional and coastal living throughout, the home beckons its guests outside to its expansive outdoor living areas. And when the ocean line is your view, who wouldn’t? The private courtyard has its own fire pit and ample space for seating. The backyard boasts a beautiful pool and patio area with a large outdoor kitchen complete with an expansive covered bar, refrigeration, bbq, and pizza oven. Inside the home you will find a neutral and blue color palette turning spaces into contemporary living spaces that are both functional and comfortable.
Homeowners Mike and Marilyn Whitman went above and beyond with this one. This home was custom built in 2016 by Mike Whitman, and every detail of the home, including the architectural design, was created completely by Marilyn Whitman herself. A very unique home complete with space saving barn doors, shiplap walls, and T&G pine ceilings, this home has a warm and inviting feel from the moment you step in. The home’s owners have a big family, and the layout Marilyn created shows it. Every effort was made to design features that make the best use of space, and put a totally personal touch to each room. The brick in the fireplace is reclaimed from Chicago, the mantel is an antique from Michigan, the art on the wall is original, two of the guestrooms contain bunk beds handcrafted by grandpa for when the grandchildren stay over, and the rear yard was planned specifically for family events. Constantly keeping her family in mind, Marilyn was able to successfully bring to life a home that fit every aspect of their family's needs, and is an architectural masterpiece.
Italy in Vista
This custom home was built based on a dream of a home in Naples, Italy; owners were able to find comparable climate, views, and scenery right here in Vista! Everything about this 5,200 sq. ft., 3 bedroom/5 bathroom home is Italian, from the architecture to the materials and even the builder, who was flown in from Italy. You can find beautiful stained glass windows, marble floors, and solid oak throughout. The pillars that can be seen from the outside are also found inside, as they act as support for the home. The panoramic views of the hills and ocean can be seen from the windows, but a step outside into the carefully landscaped backyard gives you expansive views of our Pacific Ocean.
Bazaar & Opportunity Drawings
Are you looking for something special for your loved ones this holiday season? The Holiday Gift Bazaar, featuring the work of local artisans, is the perfect opportunity to buy unique, handmade gifts. Visitors can browse through dozens of vendor booths and shop for jewelry, handbags, chocolate and more! There will be a raffle of spectacular gift baskets featuring wine, gourmet food, hotel packages, jewelry and tickets to San Diego attractions.
There are many ways to lend your support to the Holiday Homes Tour including event sponsorship, joining the Holiday Gift Bazaar as a vendor and donating to the gift basket raffle. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Betsy Heightman at 760. 631.5000, x1139 or email@example.com.