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The Hillcrest Bungalow....NO Deposit City Center Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Live Like A "Local" in our City Center Hillcrest Bungalow

(4) Person Maximum, Including Children



Located in the Historic City Center neighborhood of Hillcrest, just minutes from all San Diego's attractions and Convention Center. Our "5 Star Reviews" say it all...For a limited time, Cleaning Fee, is Included in the Discounted Nightly Rate !!! Don't see the dates you need...give me a call or email. We may have options for you !! VALID PHOTO ID REQUIRED AT CHECK IN. Check in takes place at Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, to obtain keys. Come stay with us at Hillcrest Bungalow TOT/TMD # 605768. A chef's dream kitchen, this completely renovated historic bungalow boasts brand new viking appliances, granite counter tops, travertine, and hardwood flooring. Walk to Hillcrest's award winning restaurants, boutique shopping, and San Diego craft brew pubs. Walking distance to the San Diego world famous zoo, and balboa park museums. This city center location, is a great base for exploring all of San Diego attractions, and beaches. More than pet friendly...We are 'pet passionate' $75 pet fee plust tax includes up to (2)small breed 20 lb dogs. Sorry, No Cats.

With more than 33 years experience in hospitality, and the success of our Hillcrest House Bed & Breakfast, we have decided to expand our operation to accommodate family and pet travel. We have thought of everything to make your stay at the Hillcrest bungalow a memorable one. Luxury 5,000 thread count linens on the queen & king beds, 'Smart' TV (log on to your Netflix account), off street parking, washer & dryer, chef's kitchen, are waiting for your arrival.

2 blocks from The Hillcrest Bungalow Vacation Rental, is San Diego's largest, and most popular farmers market. Open Sundays 9-2p, this open air market showcases art, jewelry,live music, food truck vendors, flower & fresh vegetable stands.

Check In 4:00p//Check Out 10:00am

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Ann

I am a professional Innkeeper/Owner of San Diego's #1 Bed & Breakfast, Hillcrest House B&B, and now the Hillcrest Bungalow Vacation Rental. I have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years. I worked for Princess Cruises for 11 years, and Hyatt Hotels for 18 years. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of both the California Association of Boutique Bed & Breakfast (CABBI), and the San Diego Hotel Motel Association (SDHMA). I have furnished Hillcrest Bungalow, to make every guest feel like they are part of our family. We look forward to hosting your stay in San Diego !

Ann purchased this bungalow in 1993

Why Ann chose San Diego

Hillcrest is a cool, eclectic urban neighborhood, full of award winning eateries, and craft brew pubs. We love to walk to Hillcrest's Business District, but enjoy the quiet feel of 'Community' in our neighborhood at the same time.

What makes this bungalow unique

Walking distance (10 minutes) to award winning restaurants, food & liquor stores. A quick 5 minute drive to the San Diego Zoo, or Balboa Park. The downtown Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center are easily accessible via city bus #215 or a quick 10 minute drive down the 163 freeway!


San Diego Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The new, renovated bathroom is a "Jack & Jill" style, accessible from both bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Hillcrest Bungalow....NO Deposit City Center Location
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful Stay, Lovely Host, Recommend to All A+++

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of my stay here. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property convenient to many activities

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Hillcrest Bungalow for 6 nights. Its a wonderfully decorated 2 bedroom bungalow, and very consistent with the description. It is in a quiet neighborhood that seemed convenient to many of the sights one would want to see in San Diego-- Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, old town San Diego, the Seaport Village and Mission Beach, among other things. It has a great kitchen, very up-to-date and a driveway so no worries as to parking. Because of its close proximity to downtown and to shopping and restaurants it could serve as a base to see many things in the San Diego area. The owner was also very responsive and answered all my questions about the area and the property. Instructions as to check in and check out were clear. I would definitely consider staying here again. There is a warning about neighbors being sensitive to noise so if you are likely to have a big crowd that might be something to consider. For us, it was not a problem and it was nice that the neighborhood was peaceful. Having not booked through VBRO regularly, I was not focused on the service fee for booking through the listings on the website. It seems a bit hefty to me, but I understand it also acts as some protection to the consumer. But it is something to keep in mind if you are on a budget. Also, this particular property, unlike some others I looked at on the website, has a no-refund policy, so if you think you're plans could change or if you do not want to pay the entire fee well in advance with no cancellation available, this aspect of this property would be something to pay attention to. Again, a terrific stay and very clean and beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colleen for taking the time to post a review of your New Years Holiday at the Hillcrest Bungalow. The Bungalows city center location in the neighborhood of the iconic Balboa Park, and Zoo is definately a bonus. I just completely renovated that property to be my someday "forever home", but in the meantime i'm so glad that our many guests have enjoyed cooking family meals in it's Chefs Kitchen. I hope we will have you back as one of our many repeat guests, and have a very Happy New Year! Cheers, Ann
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Best home away from home ever!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't have enough great things to say, not only about this fabulous find, but Ann, the amazing owner of this property, as well as Hillcrest House Bed and Breakfast! We stayed our first night at the B n B, which we thoroughly enjoyed. During our brief stay there, Ann took the time to share with us great places to go from dining to sipping to sighseeing! She is a wealth of information and the best hostess ever! ( Her breakfast at the B n B is a delight as well!)

This house is better equipped then any I have ever seen! Plus it is immaculate and extremely comfortable! Very central to everything as well.

Don't miss out on staying here if you have the opportunity! Thank you for everything Ann and we look forward to seeing you again!! xxoo

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Find!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in a quiet neighborhood but within walking distance to restaurants, bus stop, and supermarkets. The house is well kept, well stocked, clean, and comfortable. Ann, the owner, could not have been more helpful with suggestions, directions, and transportation. I would rent this house again in a heart beat and will certainly recommend it to any friends or family members coming to San Diego!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family combined Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration. Ann had decorated the house for Christmas and it put us all in the spirit of the season, in spite of the warm weather and sunny days. The kitchen is fully equipped and delightful to work in. Ann has thought of everything to make this bungalow a perfect second home. It's very clean, in a quiet neighborhood, and close to everything that matters to us. We were so delighted with our stay, we've already booked another visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything here was really great! Ann was very communicative from the get go. The house was charming, clean, and in a great location. I highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Diego, Lindburg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bourbon Street, or Lancer's
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Downtown/Coronado Island Ferry
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Downtown/Santa Fe Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
163 or Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
'Great Maple' just 2 blocks!
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Pacific Beach
Car: not necessary

Hillcrest Bungalow, is located in the City Center neighborhood of Hillcrest. Hillcrest know for it's ethnic, and eclectic restaurants, is where all of San Diego County Foodies flock! Walk to excellent award winning restaurants, San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park Museums. Only 2 blocks from major SD Bus/Transit lines to the SD Convention Center, Major Mall Shopping, and Beach Areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Pet Fee $75

No Cleaning Fees or Deposit! A 3-7 night minimum stay is required. If you don't see the dates you need available on the calendar, give us a call (619) 990-2441, we may be able to reduce the minimum night stay, or have other options for you !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund