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Wow! San Diego Vacation Home Rental, Family/Bus Near Attractions Ocean View Pool

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 7,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

San Diego Vacation Home, Entertain, 7br/8ba, 7000 sf, Pool, Ocean View/Sunset

Huge San Diego Vacation Rental Home/Villa, Large Pool and Hot tub, Great Family Entertainment Home, Central San Diego Location, Near all Attractions, including Stadiums for your Football or Basketball Game needs, Beautiful Home, Romantic yet Spaciously Family oriented, Rustic enough where you don't have to be pretentious, Ocean and City views, Sunsets and Mexico and Coronado Island views, Romantic or Gather your family and friends, Beautiful Italian / French/Italian Country style Home, you might not even want to leave the Home to visit the many San Diego near by attractions, 15 Minutes away from Beaches, Coronado, La Jolla, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Mexico, Downtown, Casinos, Cabrillo National Monument and the airport. 35 minutes to other attractions like Lego Land and the Wild animal Park. Even Disneyland is only 90 miles away! Private bedrooms suites with private bathrooms, huge heated Pool and spa, Large lawn, abundant Parking areas, Two Driveways, over 1 acre with large Lawns and Basketball hoop, Huge kitchen and Living room, sitting areas, Solarium, Private Patios and Verandas. Unique to the San Diego area, Huge flat Lawns Areas with green grass that no other Hillside Home has. This is not part of the city of any city, so no tax, This is beautiful Mt Helix San Diego! Recently self closing gates installed around Pool area!

Scott French
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Scott French

Custom Builder of Beautiful Homes, Real Estate Developer and Property Manager.

Scott French purchased this house in 2008

Why Scott French chose La Mesa

We custom built this home in 2008 to make it a very special place to live and Visit. Absolutely a show off home, After living at the beach for years it was a great idea to build a home in more of a private, safe and secluded area and still have access to what San Diego has to offer in a central location. Recently self closing gates installed around Pool area! Lots of room for Family and Friends with perfect reviews from such.

What makes this house unique

Benefits of this home is pure Architecture at it's finest. Entertainment and Showing off is what it was built for. On top of that it is big and private. 20 people could be there and you would not know where they were. Quiet area. Cozy hideaways. Views to respect. It could be the best all around home in San Diego. Recently self closing gates installed around Pool area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Michael


To: W Scott

Subject: Re: Checkout

No problem Scott. We had a fantastic time at the house and the team did well at their tournaments so all great. Thanks again for having us stay. How do we do the deposit refund .... Back to the credit card ?

Anyway, if you are willing we would like to book the house for next year at the same dates... Check your schedule and we will keep in touch.

Thanks again


Sent from my iPad

On 2013-7-13, at ??10:10, W Scott wrote:

I can refund back through the credit card or take your suggestions. Glad you had a good time. Book it anytime. Wide open next summer so far. Your were kind of Lucky to get it this time with short notice. Thanks
Jul 2013
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Mount Helix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Most bathrooms are either attached to bedroom areas or close by and either big and beautiful or small and cute.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , includes master bath
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , Huge master type Bedroom area with bathroom, with lg TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Master type bedroom includes private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master type bedroom includes private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , own appointed bathroom. TV.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Maids rooms with adjoining bathroom. TV
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Detached office / bedroom area, Shares bathroom tv
    Rec-room / Game rm area, converted garage - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Separate entrance, Pool area, TV, Ping pong, foosball
  • 5 of 7 bedroom areas are Huge master types suites areas, 6 of 7 bdrms with designated bathrooms. Rec/game room has an area with an additional queen and twin bed with the outside pool bathroom near by.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Most bedrooms have are master type suites with private bathrooms. Living and Dining area are very large but comfortable. The main master suite has fireplace next to free standing soaking tub. Walk in closets with space available. Kitchen area along is bigger than most living rooms. large Portico and inter courtyard to greet your guest.


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Wow! San Diego Vacation Home Rental, Family/Bus Near Attractions Ocean View Pool
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 70 reviews

Beautiful,clean,huge.. you. An be reading and doing puzzles in 1 room and not disturbed by others

  • 5 of 5

Loved the pool, hot tub and fireplace!

Wish repeat customers got a discount!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: always willing to discount repeat customers
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Big River, California

Very beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything for a gathering. Our family had a wonderful time here. Visited all the beaches, old town, sea world, the zoo and still had time for a nap!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at this beautiful home with extended family of all ages. We loved the spaciousness of the house -- common areas to spend time together as well as plenty of indoor/outdoor space for alone time. We loved the pool and the grass (great for family games). As others have said, there are many stairs which were sometimes tough for some family members. We appreciated the pool toys and the baby items (pack 'n play, high chair, gates). We were also happy that grocery stores were nearby, as we ate in every night. And we enjoyed the chance to see multiple fireworks displays on the 4th of July. A wonderful spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen, Texas

Mansion on the hill

  • 5 of 5

The photo gallery on the Internet does not capture the "wow" factor of this vacation rental. The house opens up to you as you enter and proceeds to wrap around you during your stay. The amenities were first class and the house was very well stocked. The owners certainly anticipated our needs. Mitchi and Bob

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful, comfortable house that made us feel at home as we gathered with family from across the US. We'd return tomorrow if we could!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding home for a large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home and location turned out to be the perfect destination for our week long 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Our large group covered the spectrum of ages from toddler on up to gray hairs and this home provided them more than adequate bedroom/bathroom accommodations as well as numerous indoor/outdoor living and recreation areas. The heated pool and spa was certainly enjoyed daily by everybody.

A well equipped kitchen was utilized daily for numerous meals as well as the outdoor cooking grills.

The location of this property on the side of Mt. Helix in La Mesa not only provided a gorgeous view of the surrounding area but was also convenient to all San Diego attractions and shopping.

Our hosts, Scott and Jamie, were very accommodating and went out of their way at the last minute to provide an extra table to extend seating for our anniversary dinner.

We highly recommend this spacious and well equipped home to anyone who requires the perfect destination for a large gathering.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
San Diego international airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cottonwood / Singing Hills
Nearest Train
4 Miles
San Diego Trolley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
interstate 8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
South and Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beac
Car: recommended

Central location to enjoy: Sea World, Beaches, Casinos, Downtown, San Diego Zoo, Desert, local mountains, Lego Land, Disney just 100 miles away, Antiques in downtown La Mesa, Petco Park, Balboa Park, Mission Bay, Stadium, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Inland Lakes, sport Fishing, Surfing, etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $65 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,500

Compare Savings! Not in a area subject to City Taxes or subject to vacation rental restrictions so no tax fee added to your Payment!
Honesty policy on PPV movies and sports, $6.99 ea.
If pet is agreed on, additional fees applied, $200 Plus $40 nightly
Minimum $1500 to $3000 Refundable Security Deposit. Deposit depends on size of party and length of stay.
Rates can be subject to change depending on Demand for San Diego Events and Holidays
Bonus Rec/Game rm with extra beds

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.