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Resort-Like Penthouse Condo-Great Location - Zoo/Balboa Park

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 26 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

(Note: For most accurate rates, please select the "Rates" icon and then select "View all Rates, or contact owner) Perfect 1 bedroom condo in a picturesque, impeccably maintained, Hillcrest complex, one of San Diego's most sought after neighborhoods. Top floor unit (floor 3, elevator), with lots of windows/sunlight, romantic balcony/deck, gym, central AC, garage parking, high efficiency washer/dryer in unit, high speed Internet, and a two great LCD HDTVs. One thing that is hard to capture in pictures is how this unit feels like a home. Three sides of the unit are unattached, with just one common wall to neighbors. There is no 'cave-like' feeling of many apartments. And the location is wonderful -- easy access (1 mile) to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, downtown/waterfront, Old Town and other sites (a quick drive to SD Airport).

Just steps to cafes, antique shops, restaurants, supermarkets -- this really is one of the prime San Diego locations. You can live here comfortably without a car.

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2018

About The Owner

I own and develop vacation rentals. I have a great condo in San Diego and three homes in Martha's Vineyard, MA.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Hillcrest

The Hillcrest location of this unit is perfect. The home is steps to any amenity you can think of, with easy access to downtown, airport, and beaches. Balboa Park, less than one mile away, is a gem.

What makes this condo unique

This condo and the complex that it is in offer every amenity you can think of, from garage parking, swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, AC, and on an on. The complex is considered to be one of the nicest in the San Diego area.


Hillcrest Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Resort-Like Penthouse Condo-Great Location - Zoo/Balboa Park
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, everything you need within walking distance and accommodating owner. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto ca

Very clean, quiet, comfortable and in a good spot.

  • 5 of 5

Close go shopping, close to misssion beach, close to the zoo- the nicest neighbors of all time- if you are social. Great to have Trader Joe's nearby! Very clean place, very quiet at night.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and I am so glad you enjoyed the home. You would not believe how many times my guests say nice things about the neighbors and vice versa. Hope you can find a way for a return visit.
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Great location, Great owner, Clean & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Joe's condo for 4 weeks from Oct. to early Nov. 2015, and thoroghly enjoyed my stay there! The location was perfect, in the trendy Hillcrest area with abundance of great restaurants, Japanese, Mexican, Italian, etc., all around, as well as McDonald's, Jack in the box, etc. for those that fancy fast food, all within 5 min walk. Ralph's and Trader Joe's grocery stores, and Starbucks are just 100 meters away. Balboa Park is 15 min walk. Just off of 163, Washington St., and University Ave. makes getting around super easy by car or public transport. The apartment complex is very quiet and well-kept with swimming pool, gym, assigned underground parking spot, and the tenants (neighbours) are courteous and friendly. The apartment itself is very clean, well furnished and fully stocked kitchen with everything you can possibly need, full variety of pots & pans, dishes, utensils, linen, towels, spares for everything... The renovation is a bit older, but is nonetheless cozy and comfortable (I understand the owner will be remodelling in 2016), and the appliances that include washer and dryer are all new. The owner is very responsive and pleasant to deal with. Always responds promptly, and very helpful and considerate. All-in-all it's great a condo for great value, and I highly recommend it to travellers looking for hassle-free, value accomodation! You just can't go wrong with this one.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and happy to hear that you may come back. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. And thank you for pointing out the many shops and restaurants nearby.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great Location in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

I rented Joe's condo for my 3 month extended stay in San Diego and it was the PERFECT place to be. First of all the location is ideal - i could walk to Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Whole Foods and Sprouts! Plus, many, many restaurants. Joe's place is also a nice healthy walk to Balboa park. Although I had a car, taking public transportation downtown to the PETCO field for a ball game was easy. Several beaches are just minutes away via car. The condo itself was delightful. With windows on 3 sides, the evening cross ventilation was very nice. The condo is bright and cheerful and felt like home away from home. The bed was comfortable, the Wi-Fi was fast and there is plenty of closet space. Plus the convenience of having a washer/dryer in the unit was "worth the price of admission". Also having a reserved parking space in the garage was the icing on the cake. All-in-all, Joe's condo was the best value for me, and Joe was easy and pleasant to do business with.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very pleased to hear that the home worked out for you and appreciate that you left the condo in such fine condition. We hope to see you again....Thank you!
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Perfect place for San Diego

  • 5 of 5

I rented Joe's condo for the month of October and was very pleased with the unit and its location. Trader Joe's and Ralph's are across the street from one of the entrances, numerous restaurants and bars/clubs are literally minutes away on foot, and everything else one would want to see is nearby or easily accessible by bus (no car needed in this location). The complex is well kept and has a large, beautiful swimming pool with a jacuzzi, as well as a small gym that is great for a quick workout. Joe's unit is very spacious for a one-bedroom and has all the conveniences one would need. Also, Joe is very quick to respond to any questions one might have. I would highly recommend this unit in Hillcrest, one of the best areas in the city---clean, safe, and lots to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve. I am glad to hear that both the condo and your trip to San Diego worked out. We hope to see you back at some time in the future.
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Kissimmee, FL


  • 4 of 5

Comfortable feeling condo, located within walking distance to many Hillcrest activities. Easy access to meet all needs. Owner very responsive to our needs with bonus swimming and fitness facilities. Loved the Sunday farmers market nearby. Only 5-10" to Balboa Park and downtown San Diego. Recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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