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Charming Casa Montecito, Newly Renovated in Peaceful Mission Hills

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

New 2 bedroom, 2 bath close to everything! Be our first guests!

We have just completed a total renovation of this historic duplex located in the quiet, residential neighborhood of Mission Hills. Relax on the beautiful, front porch and watch the world go by. Walk a few blocks to the trendiest new restaurants and coffee houses. Casa Montecito is in the ideal location to explore San Diego and all it has to offer. The chef's kitchen is a wonderful gathering place for friends and family, with all new appliances and furnishings. The private patio has a BBQ for your use. The master bedroom offers a king size Serta I-comfort mattress. Luxurious bedding and linens are a treat after a busy day. The 2 bathrooms feature new/vintage looking tile and marble vanities and fluffy, white towels. A new stackable washer and dryer is in the home. This is a downstairs unit with 2 private porches and 2 private patios. As this is a quiet neighborhood, Casa Montecito is not suitable for events and loud parties. Come and visit us!

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Melinda

We are native Southern Californians and on our 1st date 30 years ago we drove through the beautiful Mission Hills neighborhood remarking how we would like to live here someday! Now that we are both retired we have realized our dream.

Melinda purchased this house in 2016

Why Melinda chose Mission Hills

Casa Montecito is a historic home built in 1913. In 1923 it was converted into a duplex with upper and lower units. We reside in the upstairs unit. Mission Hills is a special place. A quiet, residential, walkable and safe neighborhood. We are sure you will enjoy it!

What makes this house unique

Close to all and walk or bike to restaurants and parks. Or sit on the front porch and enjoy the cool ocean breezes.


Mission Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect our neighbors; quiet after 10 PM.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Toiletries provided
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tolietries provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Additional sleeping - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , A queen air mattress and twin cot are available.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Portacrib and highchair available upon request. Please let us know how we can make your stay more enjoyable.


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Charming Casa Montecito, Newly Renovated in Peaceful Mission Hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Baltimore, MD

Beautiful home & great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a wonderful stay. The house is very well-maintained, spacious and comfortable. We love the area, as it is a quiet neighborhood but walking distance to shops and restaurants. We absolutely LOVED the home and hope that it is available for our next trip to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We were happy to share Casa Montecito with your family! We would like to extend a 10% discount for your return visit. The sunshine is missing you!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, the decor was lovely and the house was immaculately clean with delightful touches like fresh flowers and a few beers in the fridge.

Very comfortable! If the weather was warmer we would have walked to local restaurants and stores. Will definitely not hesitate to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We are former residents of San Diego that returned "home" for a family event. The house is wonderful! Great location and close to so many attractions. The house was even prettier in person! We sat on the porch every evening and enjoyed the quiet after our busy days. We can't wait to come back and stay again!

Side note: We stayed her with our 18 month old daughter. We rented beach toys, high chair, and indoor toys from Toddler Travels.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house was amazing! My family enjoyed a relaxing holiday in Mission Hills and couldn’t stop talking about when we can come back and book the same property.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dana, Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. As a returning guest you will be able to receive a 10% discount on your next reservation at Casa Montecito. Happy New Year! Melinda
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Excellent Home and Ideally Located to Enjoy San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the Labor Day holiday at Casa Montecito and it was fantastic! Bob and Melinda were wonderful hosts and were available when we had questions. The house was spotless and all new. The location is in a quiet neighborhood but so close to the beach and the zoo. We sat on the front porch every morning and evening and the locals said hello and chatted with us. There is a great coffee cafe one block away called Kettle and Stone and they had fresh pastries every morning. Also the wine bar across the street from the coffee cafe welcomed us to the neighborhood. The kitchen has a big island and a professional chef’s range. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom, luxurious shower and walk-in closet. The toiletries they left us to use were top notch. Beautiful tile work. Also they left us a great guide with suggestions for restaurants and attractions. Can’t say enough good things….we have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals, but this was by far the best one yet! We are booking again next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! We enjoyed meeting you and your family. We will be happy to give you the 10% returning guest discount when you book for next summer. Cheers, Bob and Melinda
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Sunday mornings
Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Mission Hills Wine Cellar
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Presidio Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Restaurants on Goldfinch
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Mission Bay
Car: recommended

Casa Montecito is in the best location to experience San Diego! We are minutes away from the major attractions; the famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Balboa Park, beaches, downtown and Petco Park, Mission Bay, La Jolla and Coronado. We will leave you a list of our favorite places and restaurants. Uber is a great way to get around if you do not have a car.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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