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Top-Secret Luxury on Hillside Estate Property, Minutes from Downtown San Diego.

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Luxury Housing Accommodations: SLEEPS 2 in a queen-size bed.

This stunning guesthouse offers utmost luxury with an old-world Mexican twist. Hand-made Mexican tile counter tops, custom shower, new high-end stainless steel appliances, Bosh washer/dryer in-unit, custom recessed lighting, huge bright windows and doors and so much more. Fully stocked with kitchen wares, bathroom essentials, cable, and luxury bedding..

The vast surrounding property provides you with plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces with breathtaking views and comfortable spaces for enjoying a good book or a quite mediation while you soak up a little California sun. Beautiful gardens and fountains abound for pure outdoor bliss! More than an acre of fully fenced sprawling gardens, lawns and canyons, Many private areas throughout the grounds, five ever-gurgling fountains and views to-die-for. Find you’re looking for, here!

Outstanding Features of our CASITA:
-Completely Renovated Interior
-Queen memory foam luxury for two
-Bosh Washer/Dryer
-Luxury Cotton Bed Sheets
-Goose-Down comforter and Pillows
-Egyptian Cotton Bathrobes and towels
-Chi Hair Dryer with Two Styling Attachments
-Cable Television in Bedroom access to DVR

- Casa Fuente Vacation Rental is offered for the sole purpose of vacation accommodation. Renters are expected to maintain a level of respect, peace and quiet at all times, which is what makes this spot so special and unique. If you and your group are not looking for a peaceful quiet retreat, this may not be the right location for you.
- Shared Amenities/Common Spaces - Areas such as North Lawn, North Lawn Lounge, Gate Lawn, etc. are for guest use and enjoyment during daylight hours. Shortly after nightfall, these areas must be vacated and returned their orderly original condition. These areas are intended for registered guests of Casa Fuente Vacation Rental. Outside guests must be previously authorized by the Owner.

- Parking & Access Control - Parking is made available for registered guests of Casa Fuente Vacation Rental only, unless previously authorized by Owner..

- If you wish to host a group event or invite outside guests to the property, you are encouraged to inquire about booking a special event. The prices provided for nightly vacation-rental accommodations do not include exclusive access to the private areas of the home or after-hours access to shared public areas of the home.

- Max guests allowed in Casita Suite is two. Exceptions to this maximum must be authorized by Owner prior to booking.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 Years Old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love children, but there are winding garden walkways with old railings NOT necessarily suitable for youngsters. Bringing the kiddos is done at your own discretion. Please be aware this property is NOT childproof and you will need to trust your children and keep an eye on them. This is 1.5 acres of steep canyon gardens...plenty of places to wander off and hide. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The casita is relatively accessible with assistance to and from the parking area. The path is TOO STEEP at one point for a wheelchair to be operated alone, but we are happy to assist in any way for your comfort and safety. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets. We have a Great Dane louis, and a Westie baxter and two cats. However we cannot accomodate pets at this time....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Please, be respectful while smoking on the property. Step away from property to smoke and never smoke in common areas. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • CASITA BEDROOM: 1 queen

    This primary bedroom is booked for parties of 1-2 people. ...moreless

  • CASITA BEDROOM: Bright cheerful bedroom with large beautiful windows looking out over the trees, city and mountains below. Bedroom features luxurious queen memory-foam mattress, down pillows and comforter, luxurious sheets, custom paint-job and luxurious custom lighting, plenty of storage in 10ft closet, 22 inch television with digital cable and DVD player, iPhone charger/alarm/dock, draperies for sleeping, iron, ironing board, laundry baskets, and much more....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • CASITA BATHROOM: toilet, shower

    This primary bathroom is booked for parties of 1-2...moreless

  • CASITA BATHROOM: Gorgeous custom built shower with recessed lighting and custom heavy-glass shower door. Fogged glass entry door lets in natural light while maintaining privacy. Luxury cotton robes & towels, CHI hairdryer with two diffusers, beautiful custom lighting for both task and relaxation. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    DVR Digital Cable in Casita...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sitting above the El Cajon valley With Stunning Northern views of the city lights below and the vast mountains in the distance, Nature to remind you to feel connected yet so small ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Feels like a resort from the moment you turn down the drive and pass by the first fountain and through the iron gate....moreless

  • Rural:

    Rural / suburban estate guest house on a fabulous property of Acre plus homes only minutes from everything yet feels a world away ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a small dining area in the casita for 4 but dining for many more around the property both indoors and out....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand New IN UNIT...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    parking down gated driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand New IN UNIT...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Hand-crafted Mexican tile counters, stainless appliances, large window and glass slider, kitchen table for 4, high-end pots, pans, dishes, spices, oil, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    New luxury stainless-steel...moreless

  • Stove:

    Luxury Electric range, stainless-steel...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Special
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$100 $115
Fri, Sat
$650 $2,000
Fall Special
Nov 2 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$650 $2,200
Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$840 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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15.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
17.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronado Ferry
3.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sun Valley
14.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe Amtrak
1.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
152 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Mountain
16.8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

Car: Necessary

Nicknamed 'Gem of The Hills', Mount Helix is one of San Diego's best kept secrets! Only 10-minutes away from Downtown San Diego, offering breathtaking views and small-town charm, this coveted neighborhood is truly unlike anything else in San Diego. Walk in the woods, bike on the mountain trails, admire panoramic city and ocean views...or jump on the San Diego Trolley for a night out on the town!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Hello and thank you for having a look at this incredible property. I am lucky enough to call the" House of Fountains" home and would love share it with you for a brief time .I had the honor of acquiring this gorgeous property in 2013. . I and many others have been working hard to breath new-life into this gem of the hillside estates on this little know area called Mt helix. I've found so much pleasure and meaning in nurturing distressed properties back to health and beauty. I have been in San Diego now for two decades and I believe this is a superb climate on the hill after growing up in Wisconsin. Guests I have hosted, some for days and a select few for a year or more, have become friends along the way. Thank you Jane for a great year, we all miss you. Not to forget Andrea who holds the place together. A gigantic Thanks . Send her a note and see what we can do to make your stay exceptional.

Why the Owner Chose La Mesa:
Come visit and find you completely forget about the outside world. Whether it's mimosas and Yahtzee on a sunny morning or hot cocoas around a bon-fire on a cool evening, you will always find a restful oasis from the rush of todays world. Outdoor living almost throughout the year, one of the best reasons of all. beautiful, tranquil and comforting. Not to mention you're only a moments drive from all of San Diego's exciting offerings, yet it feels a world away.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Gated hillside mansion with panoramic city and mountain views. The property is virtually invisible from the street and the neighbors. With one and half acres of fenced land, and a total of three acres, you'll be cozy, safe and sound here, nestled into the canyon. You will feel like you have taken a trip into the wilderness and perhaps back in time. The stillness, is the healing aspect most of us need, without taking the space for ourselves. Come reset with us and see how much good it will do. The view alone will have feeling expansive. Thanks again for sparing moment to look. See you soon.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • 5-Star Quality Comfort

    5-Star Quality Comfort

  • Gorgeous, Cheerful...PRIVATE!

    Gorgeous, Cheerful...PRIVATE!

  • High-Efficiency Washer/Dryer IN-UNIT

    High-Efficiency Washer/Dryer IN-UNIT

  • All-Custom Bathroom, Custom Glass Shower Door

    All-Custom Bathroom, Custom Glass Shower Door

  • Private Patio, Water Feature...beautiful outdoor dining with a view!

    Private Patio, Water Feature...beautiful outdoor dining with a view!

  • North Arcade off North Lawn

    North Arcade off North Lawn

  • North Lawn Lounge w/ views, open to guests during daylight hours only.

    North Lawn Lounge w/ views, open to guests during daylight hours only.

  • Gorgeous Canyon, plenty of sweet little areas to read, eat, snuggle and nap!

    Gorgeous Canyon, plenty of sweet little areas to read, eat, snuggle and nap!

  • Bedroom TV Area, DVR Digital Cable, DVD/VHS Player

    Bedroom TV Area, DVR Digital Cable, DVD/VHS Player

  • Quaint and modernized kitchen.

    Quaint and modernized kitchen.

  • Hallway into Bedroom

    Hallway into Bedroom

  • Luxurious Rustic Bathroom Finishes

    Luxurious Rustic Bathroom Finishes

  • Floor Plan - Casita Suite, separate from Drapery Room, See site plan for details

    Floor Plan - Casita Suite, separate from Drapery Room, See site plan for details

  • North Lawn Lounge, open to guests during daylight hours only.

    North Lawn Lounge, open to guests during daylight hours only.

  • North Lawn, open to guests during daylight hours only.

    North Lawn, open to guests during daylight hours only.

  • Site Plan: Common areas

    Site Plan: Common areas

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