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Heart of Hillcrest 2

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Located in the very heart of Hillcrest

This upstairs two bedroom two bath is located in the heart of the vibrant uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest. Completely remodeled in a hip Mid Century vibe with new bathrooms, original kitchen with period tile, glass knobs, vintage furniture and details. It is steps from an array of restaurants, bars. coffee houses, boutiques and unique shops. Literally walk to everything! Great restaurants, nightlife, Balboa Park, coffee shops, pubs and boutique shopping. This home is not suitable for young children due to the one of a kind vintage furniture, decorative glass and stairs. Street parking is available in front and on the surrounding residential streets. Uber is a fantastic way to get around the city.

William Hopkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Why William Hopkins chose Hillcrest

Located in the very heart of Hillcrest - Literally walk to everything! Great restaurants, nightlife, Balboa Park, coffee shops, pubs and boutique shopping.


Hillcrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Heart of Hillcrest 2
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Silverado, California

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment. We came with our daughter who was celebrating her 24th. Having two bedrooms and two bathrooms was ideal. The location was wonderful.We walked everywhere.... Balboa Park, stores and restaurants. William and Kerry were great hosts and always there to help.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, warm, and fun!

  • 4 of 5

This cozy, warm, fun apartment is a great gem in Hillcrest. The Mid-Century Modern / Googly decor is quirky and fun, but not off-putting. The apartment is well kept, and there were no amenities that we thought were lacking in any way. The amount of light that this apartment gets during the day and in the late evening is gorgeous! Opening the windows in the living room and kitchen and getting some cross breeze, and then just bathing in the light and warmth almost made us not make it to our dinner reservation; it was just too relaxing. :-) There are two bedrooms; we only used one, but I assume both beds to be as comfortable as the one we stayed in. The bathrooms are different for each bedroom; one has a small shower, and the other has a tub. The bathrooms themselves are a bit on the smallish size, but nothing that we found inconvenient. We stuck to the shower during our stay, but the bath looked fine too. Again, we found nothing in terms of amenities that we felt did not live up to expectations.

There are two things that anyone staying here should be aware of; as with nearly ANY location in Hillcrest / Northpark, parking can be problematic at certain times, most esp. in the evenings. Just be aware of it, and plan accordingly. Also, the stairs leading up to the apartment are of a type that might be daunting for some. This building is an older building, so the stairs are of the type that was much more common before current UBC codes, i.e. they are a bit narrower, and the rise is steeper than some may be used to in newer buildings. Certainly not a deal-breaker in most cases, but something to be aware of nonetheless when planning your trip. :-)

Proximity to a Trader Joes and a Ralphs is within easy walking distance. There are other nice shops close by on University Ave., so unless you plan on going to someplace specific away from the area you can quite easily find most anything you may want without having to move your car.

Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a nice, fun place to stay in Hillcrest!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Kelly and William. The accomodations were clean, quiet, convenient. You and William made it very easy with clear communications.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, CA

Great location in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean and neat. We particularly liked this location because it is walkable to many restaurants and grocery stores in Hillcrest area of San Diego. Also short drives or Uber rides to all San Diego attractions.

The property owner was responsive and easy to work with. I travel to San Diego quite a bit and this property will be on my short list of places for a return stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaeson was an fabulous guest to host. Communication was excellent and the house was left spotless! If and when his travels bring him back to SD he is always welcome. Thank you again for staying with us.
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Crest Cafe
American Restaurant
La Marque
Coffee Shop
Jimmy Carter's Mexican Cafe
Mexican Restaurant
Royal Stone Restaurant & Wine Bar
European Restaurant
Hua Mei Café
Cafe Bassam
Greenzoo Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Vegan Restaurant
San Diego Zoo
Donna Jean
Vegan Restaurant
Treehouse Cafe
Extraordinary Desserts
Dessert Restaurant
Jungle Java
Coffee Shop
Colima's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Balboa Tennis Club
Olympic Cafe
Greek Restaurant
Front Street Cafe
James Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Balboa Park Carousel
PARC Bistro-Brasserie
French Restaurant
Spanish Village Art Center
Barrio Star
Mexican Restaurant
The Old Globe
Botanical Building
Sculpture Garden Cafe
Casa del Prado Theatre
San Diego Museum of Man
California Tower
The Market Place
Sandwich Shop
Timken Museum of Art
San Diego Natural History Museum
Carnitas' Snack Shack - North Park
American Restaurant
Cafe Mingei
Ramen Restaurant
San Diego Convention Center
Desert Garden
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Rigoberto's Taco Shop
Mexican Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Fleet Science Center
The Tea Pavilion
Pizza Restaurant
Breakfast Republic
Breakfast Restaurant
Imperial House - Steakhouse & Lounge
Steak House
Mystery Cafe San Diego
Morning Bird Coffee
Coffee Shop
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
The Mission North Park
Breakfast Restaurant
Soltan Banoo
Persian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.