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Beautiful Home in Historic Banker's Hill

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

This special historic home built in 1917 has over 2,100 sq. ft. of living space in a quiet cul-de-sac with Spruce Canyon across the street, but has been beautifully updated and offers all of the modern amenities for your stay in San Diego. The home was originally owned by Thekla Heath, a prominent scenic designer and local artist known for hosting artists and actors performing at the local theaters.

The kitchen offers a Viking 6 burner range with a griddle (great for pancakes on a lazy day) and two ovens, a super quiet Meile dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator. The home features an extra large Dining Room and Living Room for those nights when you feel like staying in. Each bedroom has their own TV, and the Master Bedroom and Den have 42' flat screens and DVD players. The Master bath has double sinks and extra large walk-in shower. The guest bathroom has it’s original Orchid colored bathtub! The home has washer, dryer and wifi. The Outdoor patio has a gas BBQ, outdoor table for six, additional outdoor seating and a fountain. The closest market is Whole Foods but Trader Joe's, Vons, wine shops and cheese shops are close by.

The home is furnished with antiques and art to fit the period of the home, so families with children should use caution.

Many of the homes in Banker's Hill are designated as historically significant - check local listing for Garden and Home tours. It's walking distance to Balboa Park and the many museums there. Only 5 minutes to the famous San Diego Zoo, 10 minutes to Sea World, San Diego Convention Center and the Airport but the home is secluded and quiet.

The great restaurants and night life of Hillcrest, Banker's Hill, Little Italy, the Gas Lamp District, Seaport Village and San Diego Convention Center are just 3 to 10 minutes away; not to mention the shopping at Fashion Valley. Beaches and the bay are also close by, and we're freeway close for trips to nearby La Jolla, Del Mar, Coronado, Legoland and all that San Diego has to offer.

Keywords: house, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Banker's Hill, Park West

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Bankers Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(33 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Valley Village, CA

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We stay here once a year and it's always wonderful. Beautiful, comfortable, clean, spacious, with everything you could possibly need (that kitchen!). There's even a great selection of board games that our family always dip into! This is actually one of my favorite places on earth.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You and your family are such great guests and are welcome back anytime. Please let us know if there is anything that we could do that could improve your stay. Jim
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Amazing Historic Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was an amazing historic home. The location was perfect for my needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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McAllen, Texas

Loved this house! Comfy and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Francisco were great hosts. Our flight arrived 7 hours later than scheduled and Jim accommodated our arrival. The house is very cute, roomy and centrally located. We used Lyft and had no problems finding the house or getting around to Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo, La Jolla and downtown. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay in this house. It was equipped with everything needed and was also a very homey spot. Lovely time!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family stay in SD. The house is amazing, we felt like at home. Its location is great, minutes from downtown and easy access to highways (going to Legoland and la Jolla).

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests. You and your family are welcome back any time.
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and parents stayed at this home and it was just perfect.

plenty of space, just a cute well decorated home. Everything we needed and more! House was close to everything. Great neighborhood to explore and enjoy all the beautiful historic homes. I would stay her again. Thanks again Jim and Francisco. Your house made our vacation so much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
R Gang, Hash House A Go-Go, Snooze, Mr. A's
Car: recommended

5 Minutes to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Walk to Hillcrest Restaurants and Shops. 5 Minutes to San Diego Airport But Very Quiet Neighborhood. Close to Sea World, the Freeway, GasLamp District, Convention Center, Beaches, and All San Diego Has to Offer.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99

$1,850 Per Week
$500.00 Refundable Security Deposit applies
$100.00 Cleaning Fee Applies

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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