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University Heights Classic Craftsman Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bed 1 Bath Home In Heart Of San Diego And Short Walk To Thriving Park Blvd.

The home is a charming early Twentieth century Craftsman (circa 1915) that has a usable front porch with seating and and spacious back yard area complete with a gas grill, shaded patio seating and herb garden (Mint, Chives, Basil,Thyme, Savory). Part of the joy of not staying in a hotel is doing your own cooking (for some people at least). An amazing Sunday farmers' market 4 blocks away in Hillcrest, grocery shopping (Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Sprouts market) are all within walking or biking distance. But when you are not interested in cooking, there are several great restaurants just 2 blocks away!

Each of the two bedrooms has its own queen bed. There is a pull out couch/ futon in the living room as well as an available portable single bed if necessary.

A gas assisted fireplace in the living room provides a little extra warmth and coziness for when the temperatures drop in San Diego (Yes, the temps do drop here on occasion) . An AC unit and a whole house fan allows guests to keep cool when the weather heats up.

We also have the home outfitted with a flat screen LCD TV with cable TV programming as well as Netflix, MLB (provides all MLB games for baseball fans) and many other Roku channels in addition to an included WiFi network for internet access for our guests.

When you are ready to fire up the gas grill, it will be ready and waiting.

For any tiny vacationers, we have a pac-n-play, infant tub, highchair and toys.

We are proud to feature original art throughout the house from a local artist.

You can be assured that we will strive to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thanks for looking.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About David

Our family purchased the home as an investment in 2009. We recently decided to remodel the home and turn it into a vacation rental. The location is perfect for out-of-towners in love with (or ready to fall in love with) San Diego. We certainly have enjoyed living in SD both when we were young and single, then as a dating couple, and now raising our kids here.

David purchased this house in 2009

Why David chose University Heights

University Heights is full of unique restaurants and cafes and is close to Hillcrest, the downtown/Gaslamp district, Little Italy and Balboa Park.

Our guests can take advantage of a great walking neighborhood where going out for a meal or coffee does not require getting into a car.

For families with kids, Trolley Barn Park is an easy walk from the home. World renowned San Diego Zoo is less than 5 minutes by car.

Our guests can also take advantage of the free summer concert's in the Trolley Barn park, Padres baseball at Petco park and beaches within a 15 minute drive from the home. The US/ Mexico border is approximately a 30 minute drive from the home for those wanting to explore our neighbor to the South.

What makes this house unique

- Amenities for babies/ toddlers

-An Herb Garden for those interested in cooking

- Gas BBQ for grilling

- Walking distance to local restaurants and Trolley Barn Park

-very close to Hillcrest and its commercial district (Trader Joes, Ralphs, Whole Foods,etc)

- The home has alot of unique charm and character and is situated in a terrific neighborhood


University Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
  • Internet ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Subway Tiled shower, shower / tub combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing


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University Heights Classic Craftsman Home
average rating of 4.84 based on 50 reviews

Comfortable, convenient and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly located, wirhin walking distance to restaurants, coffeehouses and entertainmemt. So convenient and in a nice neighborhood.. quiet and safe. We had everything we could wish for. We enjoyed our 5 days in San Diego. Also, truly appreciated having a place to park our rental car. Highly recommend this home. The beds were comfortable, the house so clean and cute.

We will rent again, if possible, when in town!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and convenient house. Easy to connect to all areas of city. Plenty of room for a family.

  • 4 of 5

Easy to find and nice to have parking for car. Beds were good and kitchen had plenty of cooking items. Tankless water heater is nice, won't run out of hot water to get ready. Nice back patio but could be cleaned up some. Nice neighborhood with all the bungalows. Owner very responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Host was quick to respond and very accommodating. We love the University Heights area and its proximity to the beaches, Balboa Park, the zoo, and great restaurants. Kitchen, though small, was well stocked and the back patio grill made cooking easy. Fireplace was nice for warming up chilly nights. Beds were comfortable and granddaughter enjoyed books and toys. Instructions and communications were very clear and helpful. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great home for a family!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very attentive to our needs. They wanted us to have a comfortable and memorable time, and we did.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, well stocked and clean.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a lovely property. We have stayed many times in University Heights in different rentals and this is one of the best! It is clean and tidy and has everything that you could need. The location is wonderful - a very quick walk to morning coffee and several good restaurants. There is a pretty little back patio to enjoy and a definite plus is the parking right in the front driveway. The kids toys in a closet were life savers when our grandchildren came to visit and the umbrella and beach chairs were perfect for our outing to Coronado.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, has what we need.

  • 4 of 5

This house was no more than 15 min. away from everywhere we wanted to go. It was nice and quiet. The patio area could use a little tlc. The coffee shop and eatery were great to walk to and groceries were just down the road.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Colima's Mexican Food
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Café Madeleine
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Coffee Republic
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La Marque
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Small Bar
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Old Town transit center
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Highway 163
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Parkhouse eatery
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

University Heights is a neighborhood located in Central San Diego. It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hillcrest and North Park. There are a number of restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and other eclectic businesses within walking distance of our home. University Heights is centrally located and allows visitors to explore the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park to the immediate South. The larger commercial district of Mission Valley sits in the valley below University Heights and the beaches (Ocean and Mission) are a short 15 minute jaunt to the west. Downtown San Diego and all it has to offer, is a short ten minute drive to the Southwest.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

LESS THAN 3 NIGHT STAYS- We may (depending on the state of our calendar) offer the home to some guests for less than the minimum 3 night stay (i.e a 2 night stay).

FOR ANY PROPOSED STAY OF 30 NIGHTS OR GREATER- The management of listing #481506 may require both a credit and background check. In addition, a non refundable $40.00 (forty dollars) fee may apply to facilitate those screening checks.

CANCELLATION. Should you need to cancel your reservation more than 30 days prior to check in date, all monies (minus a $75.00 processing fee) will be returned. Should you need to cancel your reservation 30 days or less prior to check in date, all monies will be returned provided the property can be re-booked for the reserved dates on the same terms.

GROUPS GREATER THAN 5 PERSONS- may be subject to an nightly additional fee for any additional guest above the 5 person threshold.

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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