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Wow House! San Diego Vacation Rental Near Attractions Ocean/Sunset View Pool Spa

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 7,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

San Diego Vacation Villa 7br/8ba Htd Pool/Spa Ocean/Sunset View No Restrictiions

The Property is not in a present or future restricted short term rental area, so book now! Heated Pool, Huge Italian Villa, 10,000 sqft of indoor outdoor living in a $3 million 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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 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. Not part of the City of San Diego restricted rent areas.

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: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See Contract and conform to the contract terms and home rules
  • Keep the pool gates latched/pinned when children are present
  • Rest Assured, this property does not have restrictive rental requirements for vacation rentals as do some areas of San Diego.
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 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
    Detached Rec-room, some use as bedroom area - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , separate ext 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 Room area 8 is an area with an additional queen and 2 twin beds with the outside Pool Bathroom for near by use for the hardy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • 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 House! San Diego Vacation Rental Near Attractions Ocean/Sunset View Pool Spa
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 91 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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Beautiful home in a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Our group of ten loved our stay in this great home. We had room to spread out and plenty of room for us to be together. We were close to all San Diego has to offer and after a day of seeing the sights we enjoyed floating in the pool. Scott was very helpful and answered texts about restaurants and travel in no time. Thank you for a perfect week.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back again next year, always looking to make it a better experience for our guests.
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Best Luxury Vacation Home EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't even put into enough words how absolutely amazing this home is. The views are amazing, everything was extremely clean, the master bedroom is phenomenal. I can truly say the pictures do this property no justice. Me and my family were thoroughly impressed. And Mr. French's hospitality was great. Definitely will be making a second trip to enjoy this property again!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego WOW House!!!

  • 5 of 5

After spending hours reading reviews of homes in the area, we chose Scott's home on Mt. Helix. My family of 3 children, spouses & 7 grandchildren, ages 1 to 10, just spent a fabulous week in Scott's Mansion, as the grand kids called it. After reading all the rave reviews, I knew it would be wonderful. But it was even more wonderful than we could have imagined! It is an oasis located in a quiet area not far from San Diego, Upon arrival we spent the first half hour exploring all the rooms & different levels. The home is immaculate. Everything you need is provided ... a well-equipped kitchen & pantry, laundry supplies, toiletries, towels, pool toys.The view is spectacular, the architecture amazing. Scott told me he built the house. We enjoyed evenings on the lanai, BBQs by the pool, swimming in the salt water pool & relaxing in the hot tub. Thank you, Scott, for sharing your home with us. We have memories to last a life time & hope to return some day. If you have a chance, rent this home. You will not be disappointed!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It lived up to prior reviews!

  • 5 of 5

When booking this property for a reunion of six long-time friends and their families, I was a little nervous that it would not live up to its reviews, but it did. We had a group of 15 people, including 12 middle aged adults and kids as young as 6. Everyone enjoyed this house. It is big enough that each family had its own bathroom, which was important to our group. The kitchen has tons of storage space, including two commercial refrigerators, which provided plenty of space for everyone's breakfast and snack food. We didn't do much group cooking, but the kitchen is well-equipped for it with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, silverware, etc. I really appreciated that they included all the other necessities, like paper towels, trash bags, plastic wrap, etc. We all enjoyed the pool and the hot tub through the entire week. The sunsets from there are breathtaking! My personal favorite spot in the house was the upper porch. Comfortable chairs and great views!

I was a little nervous when I received a 6-page "rules and information" booklet from the owner, but his expectations were very reasonable regarding care and cleaning of the house. It's a big house, and he has a lot of information to share about where things are and how they operate.

We did not totally understand the bedroom layout, which was a minor annoyance for us. One bedroom is completely separate from the rest of the house, including its associated bathroom. You have to walk across a courtyard to get to the house and bathroom. Also, the double queen bedroom is in the basement, along with the rec room. The only way to get to the rec room is through the double queen room or around the outside. This was not ideal from a privacy standpoint, as two different families were using those rooms. Also, the basement bathroom is not attached to either of those rooms.

Other minor complaints were (1) the lack of curtains in the windows. We didn't have privacy concerns, but the morning light was too bright for some. (2) There are many exterior doors, and their locks are all finicky. It's a safe neighborhood, but this caused some distress for those of us coming from urban areas where we keep our doors deadbolted all the time; and (3) the plumbing fixtures are also tricky. I have never seen a shower faucet operate like the one in our bathroom, and I thought it was broken. You pull it OUT and not up, FYI!

All in all, thanks for a great property! We would love to return someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you really enjoyed to home, I am sorry you could not figure some things out. I would have been happy to come by and show you as needed. Just about all of what you brought up are stated and disclosed in the listing and/or information sheet. So it is good to be stating it again. Most of these concerns do not effected our guest. Most people read the information and love the home and do not use the detached Rec Room as a bedroom., and yes the Pool bedroom can be private by just locking the door, Rec room is meant to be used from the outside pool area. Sorry for the high end door levers they are new to some but very secure and especially safe to keep children from wandering out to the Pool area, which is the most important thing to us. The Levers are the only ones you can use on the expensive Pella door systems. Use instructions were on the information sheet, and yes it is longer than most but the house is 6 times bigger than other homes, so a lot going on. People can lost in this home so I understand. You were great guests and would welcome you back, plus you would be well educated on the use of the home. Thank you. FYI, my father is a Doctor and could not figure out the Powder room faucet either.
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Outstanding accommodations for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 15, ranging in ages from 5 to 81, stayed at Scott's home for a week in July. We thoroughly enjoyed everything the house has to offer. Our family travels from all over the US and abroad, and we had everything we could need during our stay. From the linens to the kitchen tools, Scott provided all that we could want and more. The space offers a ton of room for indoor and outdoor living. While there, we took convenient day trips to a baseball game, La Jolla/Coronado beaches, and the San Diego Zoo. We are already planning a return trip next year! Thanks, Scott!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, see again next year!
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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

Cleaning and supply fee $695
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Free Year round Heated pool to 80+ degrees during the daytime.
Hot Tub heating is always Free also
Detached Rec/Game rm with extra beds can for some people act as an 8th bedroom area.

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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