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San Diego's Historic Victorian Treasure (Downtown)

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Last updated: 09/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sitting atop Banker's Hill, perhaps the most historic and romantic of San Diego's neighborhoods, is the Sherman Doig House (SDhouse). Built in 1887, this historic privately owned Victorian home is available for overnight stays and offers the intimacy of a bed and breakfast in the center of 'Americas Finest City'.

The rooms are charming and eclectic. The neighborhood is delightful and centrally located. Visit our web site for more info:

For smaller groups, scroll down to very bottom and click on 'All My Rental Listing' to see options to rent just 1 or 2 floor of this house. We can accommodate any size reservation from a single traveling alone (Carriage House), a couple, or up to 5 guests on each of 4 floors (with up to 9 on FloorOne + Carriage House).

NOTE: Because this house is 4 floors and can be reserved by the floor - we will customize reserverations with smaller groups on fewer floors. If your smaller group would like to have exclusive use of all floor's common rooms, we insist that minimum number of guests for calculating full house reservation be no less than 16. In these instances however, smaller groups would not have access to all of the bedrooms and the house would only be set up with linens, towels, and paper products for the number of guests in your group. In any case, reservations do not share floors with other groups. Each floor has a private entry and exclusive use.


Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24

  • FloorTwo, Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • FloorTwo, Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • FloorThree, Master 1: 1 king


  • FloorOne, Suite 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • FloorThree, Master 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    King can be split into 2 Twins upon request...moreless

  • FloorFour, Finished Attic: 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    King can be split ino 2 XLTwin on request...moreless

  • FloorOne, Suite 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Carriage House: 1 double


  • Standard Configuration includes 14 beds which sleep 24 (with 4 Kings, 3 Queens, 3 Doubles, and 4 Twins) Custom Configuration includes 16 beds by splitting 2 of the Kings into 4 Twins...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • FloorOne, Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • FloorOne, Spa Room: shower, jetted tub


  • FloorTwo, Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • FloorThree, Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • FloorFour, Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • FloorOne, Powder Room: toilet


  • There is a full bathroom on each floor. FloorOne has additional Spa Room (extra shower + separate jetted jacuzzi tub) and Powder Room (toilet + sink). Carriage House has access to FloorOne's full bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The SDhouse is available as a venue for events for an extra charge STARTING at $100/hr (4hr minimum), plus cost of hourly front door attendant. Events using outdoor facilities will also be charged an additional hourly fee for security personnel during use....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Play Station II...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Views of downtown San Diego from FloorThree+Four...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of San Diego Bay from FloorThree+Four...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    up to 5 standard vehicles in private parking spaces with ample free street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Non-metered spaces...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    for each of Floors (excluding sleeping attic loft)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    In each full kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    for each of Floors (excluding sleeping attic loft)...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 in total...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jul 17, 2016
1 night min stay
$830 $860
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Comic Con 2016
Jul 18 - Jul 24, 2016
4 night min stay
Late Summer
Jul 25 - Aug 31, 2016
1 night min stay
$830 $860
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$800 $830
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 13 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $400
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%


Cleaning fee is $100 PER floor + add $60 if guest reserve Carriage House

Deposit is required to secure reservation & for damage protection

Unexpected guests FORFEITS 100% of deposit.

Cancellation only in writing 30 days prior to arrival

Reduction of deposit refund 5%/per day starting 30 days prior to arrival

NO REFUND if no show/cancellation within 10 days of arrival

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Check out by 12 noon

Full Payment due upon check-in

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/28/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronado Ferry Landing in the Coronado Village
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coronado Municipal Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
San Diego Central Terminal
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Freeway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Strand Beach is just across the street

Car: Recommended

SDhouse is located in the long established neighborhood Park West, an area which also acquired the name 'Bankers Hill' because of its reputation as a home for the affluent. Bankers Hill is an ideal place to go for an afternoon walk. The walk will offer you spectacular views of the city and the intrigue of some of San Diego's finest historic homes.

Some of the popular Bankers Hill restaurants include Bertrand at Mr. A's that has amazing views, Busalacci's, Cucina Urbana, The Hob Nob Cafe, and The Bankers Hill Restaurant. As a result of this idealistic location, the SDhouse is conveniently located to many attractions & amenities Bankers Hill is one of San Diego's nicest upscale residential neighborhoods located west of Balboa Park and east of Little Italy.

Bankers Hill is best known for some of the grandest homes in San Diego and the incredible hillside view that looks over downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Banker's Hill has some of the best examples of high end residential architecture that dates back to the late 1800's. Examples of Victorian, Craftsman, Revival, and Emerging Modern homes can be seen throughout the Bankers Hill area. Many of the original mansions that were built here have been restored to their original beauty and some have been converted into professional buildings used by lawyers, doctors, dentists, and small companies.

With views of the Pacific Ocean and Balboa Park, Bankers Hill is home to young professionals who want to live in an urban pedestrian setting. As many homes are actually positioned up on a 'hill' overlooking Downtown, San Diego Bay, Coronado, and the airport, it is common to see people spending their time watching the airplanes landing and the sun setting across the water.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: As vrbo listers since 2007, we have had dozens of satisfied travelers stay in our original listing located nearby in Coronado. We purchased this magnificent historic Victorian home in 2013 and have completed some minor cosmetic modifications to accommodate those looking for a unique vacation rental.

Why the Owner Chose Bankers Hill (Park West):
The home is currently under stewardship of the trustee of the Bertha Stroud Family Trust and was purchased not only to establish a legacy estate for the heirs of the trust, but to share this historic landmark with locals and visitors to San Diego. This property was chosen because, just like the namesake of the trust, it is eclectic, whimsical, and possesses a unconventional character that can best be described as eccentrically unique.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For travelers looking for the charm of a bed and breakfast, but prefer the privacy of a vacation rental with the ability to make their own meals - this home is a perfect choice. Scroll down to 'my other listings' if you have a smaller group and would like only a portion of the house. Additional information can also be found on our web site at The SDhouse is also available for event hourly rental and can supply optional concierge service to assist with any details.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Visit our site at

    Visit our site at

  • FloorOne Suite 1: Twin

    FloorOne Suite 1: Twin

  • FloorOne Full Bath

    FloorOne Full Bath

  • FloorTwo Bedroom 1: Queen

    FloorTwo Bedroom 1: Queen

  • FloorTwo Bedroom 2: Twin

    FloorTwo Bedroom 2: Twin

  • FloorTwo Full Bath

    FloorTwo Full Bath

  • FloorThree Kitchen

    FloorThree Kitchen

  • FloorThree Master 2: King

    FloorThree Master 2: King

  • View from FloorThree Master 2

    View from FloorThree Master 2

  • FloorFour Double

    FloorFour Double

  • FloorOne Suite 1: Double

    FloorOne Suite 1: Double

  • FloorOne Suite 2: Queen

    FloorOne Suite 2: Queen

  • FloorOne Common Area

    FloorOne Common Area

  • FloorTwo Parlour Room

    FloorTwo Parlour Room

  • FloorTwo Bedroom 2: Cal King

    FloorTwo Bedroom 2: Cal King

  • FloorTwo Victorian Kitchen

    FloorTwo Victorian Kitchen

  • FloorThree Living Room

    FloorThree Living Room

  • FloorThree Master 1: Cal King

    FloorThree Master 1: Cal King

  • FloorThree Full Bath

    FloorThree Full Bath

  • FloorFour Full Bath

    FloorFour Full Bath

  • FloorFour Cal King

    FloorFour Cal King

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