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A bright, clean, updated cottage; a smart location where friends meet!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Uptown Hillcrest; ALL NEW Amenities for the modern traveler

PLEASE NOTE: Monthly rates are not offered.

For couples & individuals who are FUN LOVING and appreciate & respect cleanliness. Suitable for adults who enjoy liveliness and convenience in the heart of Uptown Hillcrest, San Diego.

Bedroom: Queen Size Serta Posturepedic plush pillow-top bed.

Non-negotiable fees = Property Damage Protection + Cleaning + Tax Rate

1250 Essex St. bw Vermont & Richmond. A smart location where friends meet.

PARKING: Plenty of non designated street parking. Enjoy strolling the neighborhood. Located EXACTLY 1 block WALK from UNIVERSITY Ave. Between Vermont & Richmond - where friends meet.

ONLY 1 block walk to Wells fargo, CorePower Yoga, Trader Joe's, Ralph’s, Starbucks, Panera & Night clubs. Another few blocks you will find Whole Foods, and numerous boutique businesses, restaurants and metropolitan bars.

Sundays, 2 blocks walk to Farmer’s Market on Normal St. from 10 am – 2 pm.

Just 3 blocks of neighborhood Walk to Balboa Park to visit its many sights including the San Diego Zoo, museums, Japanese gardens, arboretum, and events.

A 4 minute walk to Ride the newly installed Solar self service bikes or take an easy bus ride to the airport, Little Italy, Old Town, the Gaslamp District, Petco Stadium, the convention center, the marina, Seaport Village, Liberty Station and the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma.

Drive across the bridge to Coronado Island to visit the historic Hotel Del Coronado or visit the Ferry Landing. Go north to visit Sea World. Conveniently drive to beautiful La Jolla and be sure to visit the seal in the cove. La Jolla Shores has expansive beaches, kayaking, and snorkeling.

The unit got remodeled in 2014 and it includes an impressive gas fireplace, new hardwood floors, double pane windows, new doors, lighting, new furniture, as well as a fully remodeled kitchen with brand new appliances, bathroom, and new laundry room.

The kitchen has quartz countertops and high quality cabinetry. It is fully stocked with dishes, new pots, pans, cutlery, utensils, K-cup single serve coffee maker, blender, and toaster. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances including a french-door refrigerator with built in ice-maker, dishwasher, over-the-counter convection/microwave oven, and electric countertop cooktop. The sink has filtered drinking water.

The laundry room is equipped with a brand new single stacked washer and dryer for your convenience.

The newly remolded bathroom is spa-like and well lit. It features Kohler fixtures, glass and ceramic wall tiles, pebble tile flooring. Luxurious plush towels, hair dryer, shampoo, and conditioner are provided.

Your bedroom is ready for you to snuggle into the comfort of the new queen size Serta Posturepedic plush top bed. The comforter and pillows are hypo-allergenic down alternative. Enjoy your favorite cable shows on both of the 48' HD Samsung Smart TVs.

If you are driving or have a car, there is only street parking available on a first-come-first serve basis. There are many bus stops and prompt services such as Uber and similar providers.

Uptown Hillcrest VRBO is your vacation home in San Diego!

More Details

John P
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, No-Bargainian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About John P

I am a marketing professional and have lived in San Diego since 2004, I enjoy reading, movies and discovering new places to dine all throughout the San Diego area.

John P purchased this cottage in 2006

Why John P chose Hillcrest

I chose to buy this property because of the amazing convenience to all the amenities one could want: Grocery stores, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping, entertainment, salons, parks, and the list goes on!


Hillcrest Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • too many visitors per hour, is ground for eviction
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • natural stone flooring
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Serta pillow top mattress with down-alternative bedding
  • Airy, Bright, Clean Serta Posturepedic plush pillowtop bed, flatscreen TV.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(44 traveler reviews)

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A bright, clean, updated cottage; a smart location where friends meet!
average rating of 4.6136365 based on 44 reviews

A Charming, Clean, Well Appointed, Hideaway...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this vacation home over the New Year Eve holidays. It is in walking distance to all things Hillcrest , including Balboa Park and the Zoo. The cottage is located one block off University Ave, in a quiet neighborhood, hidden behind the main residence. It is safely secure with individually coded locks on gates and all doors. It is cozy and quiet. The interior of the cottage is new and sparkling clean. All new appliances, beds, furniture, linens, flooring, washer / dryer and technology that includes HD TV's ( 2 ), high speed internet, excellent cell reception, and a gas fireplace. There is even an air conditioner and privacy blinds. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, utensils, and excellent pots, pans, and sharp high quality knives. There is a K-Cup, Icoffee maker and John provided coffee and creamers. There is a toaster, blender, and microwave along with a new dishwasher, oven and stove. The rooms are bright and cheery, and the bathroom well designed and brand new and includes shampoo and conditioner, there was even a sewing kit !. The overall decor is modern and there is even a dining room that doubled as a small office for us. John even gifted us a New Years bottle of Champagne to welcome us. This is a small, well designed home perfect for two people. This VRBO owner totally gets it !! We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Literally a HomeAway

  • 5 of 5

We walked in and it was like walking into a home away from home. I imagine this place is what the founders were thinking when they created HomeAway. We had everything we could need. And the host was amazing! He provided recommendations of places to go around town. Ask about the speakeasy in the neighborhood. Really Cool!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and private in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly what we needed. Clean, private and in a great Hillcrest location! We would definitely come back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot near the activity

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean. Great spot in Hillcrest. In the middle of everything. Liked the layout. Enough room for me or one other person. Only problem was parking. It was hard to find a spot on the street.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterloo, NSW

A lovely little house very clean and well maintained

  • 4 of 5

Ideally located in the same street as where my son lives,however, there was a building construction going on right outside our bedroom window which meant that drilling and earth moving equipment began at 7.00 am each morning

I feel that we should have been made aware of this

This is the first time we have used VRBO usually use airbandb

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Convenient and clean. Great private space.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was clean and private. Convenient location with lots of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. Parking was a challenge on occasion but we did eventually always find a spot on our block. Had a great time and would definitely rent again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many to choose from within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
3.8 Miles
Broadway Ferry Landing in Downtown San Diego
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Old Town Train Station
Nearest Motorway
Highway 163 (2 blocks away)
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from within walking distance
Nearest Beach
7.7 Miles
Coronado Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

By booking this property you agree to the terms in the system regarding no smoking, no pets, no children and that as a guest you agree to hold the property owner and property intendant free and clear of all and any damages or injury to self or property as a result of accidents or any reason during your stay. Property owner and property intendant will not be held responsible for any loss as a result of rain, flood, negligence, fire, theft or any other cause.

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.

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