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Wow! San Diego Vacation Villa, Family/Business Near Attractions Ocean View Pool

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

San Diego Vacation Villa, Entertain, 7br/8ba, 8000 sf, Pool, Ocean View/Sunset

Huge Villa, 10,000 sqft of indoor outdoor living ina 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Scott French

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

Scott French purchased this villa in 2008

Why Scott French chose Mount Helix

Probably one of the nicest Estates in all of San Diego. 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 villa 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 Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 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: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • San Diego Vacation Rental Home Notes: Check in 4 PM, Check out 10 AM, ask about possible early or later check in / out, it may be possible depending
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 only one is small but 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. Bedroom area 8 is Rec/game room is an area with an additional queen and 2 twin beds with the outside Pool Bathroom for near by use.
  • 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
Great Views and central to San Diego Attractions. 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 Villa, Family/Business Near Attractions Ocean View Pool
average rating of 4.9605265 based on 77 reviews

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this vacation home for 8 nights with our extended family of 15 people (ages ranging from 2 - 70+) Scott was great to deal with and the house was fabulous. The kitchen was well stocked, house was clean and the amenities were great! We have stayed at numerous vacation houses and this one ranks right up there with the best of them.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, come back again soon.
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San Francisco, CA

Great for family get-together

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect venue for our big group that consisted of 3 generations. It was far enough from San Diego to have beautiful views, great weather, and plenty of space, and yet close enough that we were able to go into the city multiple times as well as visit the beach. Scott was very helpful and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed his house!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and trouble free stay.

  • 5 of 5

Easy all the way around with great views, plenty of room and attention to many small details. This was my second time in the house and both stays were trouble free. I've rented many houses over the years and really appreciate the way so many little items are provided here (in kitchen and bathrooms particularly). Scott is straightforward in his communications. All is free of unexpected drama or unmet expectations while the property is clean, spacious and unique. Can recommend without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keep coming back, thank you
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Madison, Wisconsin

Beautiful home with All the comforts of home. Very spacious and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We shared ten days in sunny San Diego at this well appointed home with our large extended family of 8 adults and 3 kids ages 2, 5 and 8. This beautiful home had something for everyone. The pictures on this site don’t do it justice. It’s much larger than it looks with space for all. We spent hours poolside. Played hoops in the driveway. Games on the side lawn and enjoyed the upper patio with evening fires in the fireplace. The large family room accommodated everyone while watching college and pro football games. The dining room table was great for family meals and game nights. Scott responded immediately to any questions we had. Can’t wait to come back. Will definitely return to this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and please do come back again
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Extraordinary, Spacious Oasis in Mt. Helix!

  • 5 of 5

What a superb venue! My family and I had the most incredible time celebrating my dad's 80th birthday. This gorgeous house is well equipped with all the amenities you can imagine! There is plenty of room to spread out and so many spaces to kick back and enjoy. The kitchen, dining room and living room are huge! We heartily used the pool, hot tub, sitting room, recreation room, barbecue, and outside terraces. The pantry was well stocked, and the two fridges accommodated our large group well. All of the beds and linens were of excellent quality and very comfortable. The intercom was a fun way to communicate with each other; announce meals, etc. We hardly had any reason to leave this oasis; we were having too much fun relaxing and enjoying each other's company, in comfort and in beauty. Everything was true as advertised, and Scott was very responsive and accommodating to our questions and needs. The house rules laid everything out very clearly, which made figuring out the ins and outs of the house a breeze.This Mt. Helix home was such an extraordinary backdrop to our special event; we made memories here that will last a lifetime.

One bedroom (the "office") is on the ground level; the rest of the bedrooms are up or down a flight of stairs. We gave my dad the Master (which is a work of art with a luxurious bathroom, a large walk in closet, amazing views, etc); and he had no problem getting up and down the long flight of stairs, but it might be a consideration for other elderly persons who are less mobile.

This was my first VRBO experience and I would definitely do it again in a heartbeat--hopefully at the same magnificent place!!! Soooo grateful!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do believe you all should come back again. it was such a pleasure I will offer the return guest discount. thank you for your visit
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12, 9 adults and 3 kids stayed at this beautiful La Mesa vacation home for almost two weeks. The house was huge and had plenty of room for all of us and our various activities. The pool and hot tub were marvelous and were managed on an ingenious system to preserve, heat and recycle the water. Lots of pool toys were provided too. The pantry was well stocked with basics such as sugar and spices so it saved us money on a lot of our shopping. Mr. French also provided paper products, up to and including paper for the printer so we were able to print our theme park tickets and airline tickets for the return home. The home was clean and well kept and the decor was lovely but comfortable. There are multiple sitting areas and lots of balconies and terraces to enjoy. Plenty of space inside and out for the kids to run and play. When there was an issue with the clothes dryer, Mr. French responded by ordering a part and fixing it promptly. It really was a great home to stay in. Only thing that should be noted is there are lots of stairs between levels and steps up into various bedrooms and bathrooms. Be aware if you have mobility issues. We really loved our stay and would certainly stay again if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves, everyone seems too. Come back this winter
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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

Supply Clean Preparation $695
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Compare Savings in bottom line,
Honesty policy on PPV movies and sports, $6.99 ea.
Minimum $1000 to $3000 Refundable Security Deposit. Deposit depends on size of party and length of stay.
Solar Heated pool to 82 degrees plus depending on the year
May requested Gas Heated pool up to 88 degrees for additional $100 per day. Day
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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