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Top-Secret Luxury on Hillside Estate Property, Minutes from Downtown San Diego.

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxurious one-bedroom casita on large estate property with stunning views.

Luxury Housing Accommodations: SLEEPS 2 in a queen-size bed.

Stunning guesthouse offers utmost luxury with an old-world Mexican twist.

Hand-made Mexican tile counter tops, custom shower, new high-end stainless steel appliances, Bosh washer/dryer in-unit, custom recessed lighting, expansive windows and doors letting in sunshine and views. Fully stocked with kitchen wares, bathroom essentials, cable, and luxury bedding..

The vast surrounding property provides you with plenty of beautiful outdoor areas with breathtaking views and comfortable spaces for enjoying a good book or a quite mediation while you soak up a little California sun. Beautiful gardens and fountains abound for pure outdoor bliss! More than an acre of fully fenced sprawling gardens, lawns and canyons, Many private areas throughout the grounds, five ever-gurgling fountains and views to-die-for. Find you’re looking for, here!

Outstanding Features of our CASITA:

-Completely Renovated Interior

-Queen memory foam luxury for two

-Bosh Washer/Dryer

-Luxury Cotton Bed Sheets

-Goose-Down comforter and Pillows

-Egyptian Cotton Bathrobes and towels

-Chi Hair Dryer with Two Styling Attachments

-Cable Television in Bedroom access to DVR



- Casa Fuente Vacation Rental is offered for the sole purpose of vacation accommodation. Renters are asked to maintain a level of respect, peace and quiet at all times, which makes this spot so special and unique. If you and your group are not looking for a peaceful quiet retreat, this may not be the right location for you.

- Shared Amenities/Common Spaces - Areas such as North Lawn, North Lawn Lounge, Gate Lawn, etc. are for guest use and enjoyment during daylight hours. Shortly after nightfall, we ask that these areas be vacated and returned their orderly original condition. These areas are intended for registered guests of Casa Fuente Vacation Rental. Outside guests must be previously authorized by the Owner.

- Parking & Access Control - Parking is made available for registered guests of Casa Fuente Vacation Rental only, unless previously authorized by Owner.. limited spaces.

- If you wish to host a group event to the property during your stay, you are encouraged to inquire about booking a special event. A few outside guests visting you for short times are o.k.

Special events can be booked without syaing the casita for the night as well. North lawn and casita terrace as well as limitted interior use of main house for one time event is possible.

The prices provided for nightly vacation-rental accommodations do not include access to areas of the main home or late night use of other common areas. Casita has its own lower terrace with fountain with table and chairs and personal grill for use during your stay.

- Max guests allowed in Casita Suite is two. Possible exceptions to this maximum may exist and must be authorized by Owner prior to booking. Please inquire.

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More Details

Andrea Rubalcaba on behalf of Charles Patton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Andrea Rubalcaba on behalf of Charles Patton

Hello and thank you for having a look at this incredible property. I am lucky enough to call the" House of Fountains" home and would love share it with you. I had the honor of acquiring this gorgeous property in 2013. I and many others have been working hard to breath new-life into this gem of a hillside estate in this little know area called Mt helix. I've found so much pleasure and meaning in nurturing distressed properties back to health and beauty. I have been in San Diego now for two decades originally from wisconsin.

I believe this is a superb climate on the mountain.

Guests I have hosted, some for days and a select few for a year or more, have become friends along the way. Thank you Jane for a great year, we all miss you. Not to forget Andrea who holds the place together. A gigantic Thanks . Send her a note and see what we can do to make your stay exceptional.

Andrea Rubalcaba on behalf of Charles Patton purchased this estate in 2013

Why Andrea Rubalcaba on behalf of Charles Patton chose Mount Helix

Great place for visiting friends and family in the neighborhood yet having your own space.

I find it possible to completely forget about the outside world.

A restful oasis from the rush of of your day.

Outdoor living throughout the year. One of the best reasons of all.

Beautiful, tranquil and comforting.

Only a moments drive from all of San Diego's exciting offerings, yet it feels a world away.

What makes this estate unique

Panoramic city and mountain views.

Nearly one and half acres of gated gardens and lawns.

Cozy, safe and sound, nestled into the canyon.

Feel like you have taken a trip into the country and perhaps back in time.

The stillness, is a healing aspect of this unique home.

Reset with us and see how much good it will do.

The view alone will have you feeling expansive.

Thanks again for taking a moment to view the listing. See you soon.


Mount Helix Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • CASITA BATHROOM - toilet , shower , This primary bathroom is booked for parties of 1-2
  • CASITA BATHROOM: Gorgeous custom built shower with recessed lighting and custom heavy-glass shower door. Fogged glass entry door lets in natural light while maintaining privacy. Luxury cotton robes & towels, CHI hairdryer with two diffusers, beautiful custom lighting for both task and relaxation.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • CASITA BEDROOM - 1 queen , This primary bedroom is booked for parties of 1-2 people.
  • CASITA BEDROOM: Bright cheerful bedroom with large beautiful windows looking out over the trees, city and mountains below. Bedroom features luxurious queen memory-foam mattress, down pillows and comforter, luxurious sheets, custom paint-job and luxurious custom lighting, plenty of storage in 10ft closet, 22 inch television with digital cable and DVD player, iPhone charger/alarm/dock, draperies for sleeping, iron, ironing board, laundry baskets, and much more.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Top-Secret Luxury on Hillside Estate Property, Minutes from Downtown San Diego.
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Serenity at its best

  • 5 of 5

Serenity at its best we had a wonderful stay the bed ,the views and the birds .Thanks so much we can’t wait until we’ve back again - The Goads

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time here. Looking forward to your next stay =)
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Very nice, quiet, clean, and private.

  • 5 of 5

Would love to rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best experience ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the casita for two months. The casita and the entire property are downright beautiful. The owner Charles, the manager Andrea, the care taker Zoeila and the other tenants Mitch and Anne are the nicest people. They really became friends. When our son was born they even threw a little welcome party for us and him and and gave us the cutest gifts (everyone is in love with the socks Anne!). We can recommend this vacation rental to everyone without hesitation. Its a beautiful green oasis in San Diego with a perfect infrastructure close by. We will definitely return when Max is a bit older. Thanks for everything. We loved our stay! Ray, Carlo and Max!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Andrea and Charles are wonderful and so helpful! The location and view are spectacular. The place was very clean, beautifully furnished and well-maintained. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best trip and accommodation ever!

  • 5 of 5

The casita and the entire property are downright beautiful. Andrea, Charles and Mitch are incredibly friendly. We felt home from day one and can't wait to come back for our two months stay in the summer!

Thank you so much for having us!

Ray & Carlo

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed there for 4 nights while we visited your kids in San Diego. Very relaxing and quite.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.9 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17.1 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Sun Valley
Nearest Train
14.8 Miles
Santa Fe Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
152 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
16.8 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: necessary

Nicknamed 'Gem of The Hills', Mount Helix is one of San Diego's best kept secrets! Only 10-miles away from Downtown San Diego, offering breathtaking views and small-town charm, this coveted neighborhood is truly unlike anything else in San Diego. Walk in the woods, bike on the mountain trails, admire panoramic city and ocean views...or jump on the San Diego Trolley for a night out on the town!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

If you have trouble with a special please do reach out to me

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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