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Hillcrest / University Heights Modern Luxury- 1/3 Acre Indoor/Outdoor Paradise

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Walk to Hillcrest - 4 Bed, 3 Bath with Pool/Spa + 2,000sf outdoor living area

NEW TO HOMEAWAY PLATFORM -- WE HAVE 11+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS ON AIRBNB. :-)

Welcome to our canyon front, mountain-modern home in Hillcrest & University Heights. Just 3 blocks from the adored Vermont St. Bridge, you'll be right in the heart of Hillcrest and able to escape the city when it's time to relax.

Enjoy spa-like accommodations, modern amenities, premium linens & toiletries, and sprawling outdoor spaces.

Whoever you are, we are committed that you LOVE your stay.

The space

While the house is spectacular, in San Diego, it's all about the outdoors. Arlew Heights is positioned on 1/3 acre and offers you:

-> 2,000 square feet of terraced living area

-> 2 lawn areas

-> Sparkling HEATED pool with baja shelf and spa

-> Outdoor shower

-> SONOS outdoor sound

*The pool is heated to a comfortable 82F / 27C at no additional charge to you. Enjoy!

UPSTAIRS:

Our main home upstairs is a fantastically remodeled 3 bed, 2 bath, with spacious living areas. The inside of our home features:

-> Whole-house sound via SONOS (easily controlled from your smartphone)

-> Spacious living, Dining room, and Kitchen complete with oven, 4-burner gas cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Keurig, Vitamix blender, and more

-> Laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen

-> Bedroom 1: Master Suite w/king-sized bed; master bath boasts dual vanity and rain-down shower for 2

-> Bedroom 2: Guest bedroom w/Queen bed and easily accessible hallway bathroom

-> Bedroom 3: (Media Room) features queen-sized American Leather Comfort Sleeper® Sofa w/Premiere Mattress** which is not yet photographed here, and a 42" Sony TV with Apple TV.

DOWNSTAIRS: Our attached Pool Studio Suite functions as "Bedroom 4" and has direct access to the pool area. (See the lime green door in our photos.) There is an interior door which connects the studio to the main home, which can be locked creating a completely private living space, or which can remain open.

The studio boasts:

-> King-sized American Leather Comfort Sleeper® Sofa w/Premium Gel Mattress**

-> Comfy Ottomans that also serve cocktail tables;

-> 42" Flat-Screen SmartTV; Bose SmartLink II Bluetooth speaker

-> Spa-like bath w/2-person shower

-> Closet

-> Kitchenette with fridge, freezer, and Kuerig coffee maker

-> Office with built-in desk is also on the lower level. This is accessible from Bed 2 (upstairs) via the 'Stadder' (an artful staircase which is steep like a ladder), as well as via the interior doorway connecting the studio to the main house. It provides a great place to get away from the rest of the gang and work for a bit.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:

To review:

- Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - King sized bed

- Bedroom 2 - Guest Bedroom - Queen sized bed

- Bedroom 3 - Media Room - Queen sized sleeper sofa

- Bedroom 4 - Studio - King sized sleeper sofa

For parties of more than 8 guests, a queen-sized air mattress is available and sets up in the Living Room in front of the fireplace. It's quite comfortable. While it will be right outside of Bedroom 3 / Media Room, we provide white-noise machines to aid with any privacy concerns. (In fact, every sleeping area in the home comes with a white-noise machine for your comfort.)

**Our two sleeper sofas are both new as of July and November 2017, and are the best ones available on the market. Super comfortable and easy (lightweight) to operate. We upgraded to this specifically for YOU, our guests. We promise, you'll love it! Check out our reviews in our other listing "Private Pool Studio / Great Hillcrest Location"

ALL INTERIOR SPACES FEATURE:

-> WiFi throughout entire property

-> Whole house & whole yard sound via SONOS application you control on your Smartphone

-> Premium bed-linens

-> Spa-quality bath products

Guest access

Enjoy the entire 1/3 acre and everything it has to offer - all of the outdoor common areas around the pool and spa.

Interaction with guests

While we won't be on-site full-time during your stay, either our co-hosts or we will be available should you have questions or need anything at all. We also might drop by to see how your stay is going: we want your experience to be fantastic and effortless. Let us know if you have any special requests.

Other things to note

Prior to arrival, your paradise will be stocked with healthy snacks, coffee, water, and other beverages. Please let us know if you have any special requests.

More Details

Owner
Drew Auker
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Drew Auker

I love my life.

Professionally, I'm a passionate real estate broker with a team of fabulous real people that make my work-life magic.

I live in Downtown with my husband, Arlon. He's a novelist and screenplay writer. We love to travel- headed on African Safari this year, and some of our other bucket-list spots are New Zealand/AUS for 2019 New Years, Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, Padagonia/Antartica, etc.

Oh, and we'd love to have a second home in Fiji.

We have the best dog ever, Sgt. Chocolate Chip. He's a 32 lb. chilled-out lover that was a home inspector in a previous life.

I want a future where kids - no matter what their circumstances - know that they can be leaders and impact the world- so I'm proud to be a Director for the Ocean Discovery Institute. ODI makes a huge difference in the lives of students and the community at large in nearby City Heights.

When hosting: we believe in being gracious and caring with people. You'll have your space, and we're available if you need us. If we're out of town, we have incredibly responsible and awesome friends that will be available to you.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Drew Auker purchased this house in 2015

Why Drew Auker chose Hillcrest

We bought this home for two reasons: (1) location, and (2) outdoor living space.

LOCATION: There's no where else in the city where you can escape from the commotion completely in a great neighborhood, while still being only a 5-minutes walk to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. We love the metro area; the charm of the neighborhood, the homes, and the people that live here are just exactly what we always wanted.

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE:

When we bought the property, it was a pile of dirt. We dreamt creating a space where we could entertain and host our friends, family and community. Our hope is that you enjoy our creation and the fruits of our imagination with the people that are important to you.

Amenities

Hillcrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - NO PARTIES, EVENTS or COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY of any kind without Owner's express written permission. Events are subject to a Special Event Fee.
  • - LIABILITY RELEASE - NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY Regarding the pool/spa, all guests must agree to a full waiver and release of liability.
  • - QUIET TIME - 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Please keep all outside music, talking, and noise during these times to a normal “inside” level.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower , Dual Vanity and Rain-Down Shower for 2
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Downstairs Studio - toilet , shower , 2-person Shower
  • All bathrooms are designer remodeled with beautiful porcelain sinks, chrome fixtures, striking and distinctive glass tile showers, ceramic tile flooring and custom wood detail cabinetry
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - Media Room - 1 queen , American Leather Comfort Sleeper® Sofa w/Premium Mattress
    Bedroom 4 - Pool Suite - 1 king , American Leather Comfort Sleeper® Sofa w/Premium Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - Upstairs Guest Room - 1 queen
  • For parties of more than 8 guests, a queen-sized air mattress is available and sets up in the Living Room in front of the fireplace. It's quite comfortable. While it will be right outside of Bedroom 3 / Media Room, we provide white-noise machines to aid with any privacy concerns. (In fact, every sleeping area in the home comes with a white-noise machine for your comfort.) **Our two sleeper sofas are both new as of July and November 2017, and are the best ones available on the market. Super comfortable and easy (lightweight) to operate. We upgraded to this specifically for YOU, our guests. We promise, you'll love it!
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Chef, Housekeeping, and Massage services all available to be arranged for you, at an additional charge.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Additional Guest Fee $75 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.