Cortez Hill Cozy Studio with Private Garden Yard and Grill

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1885 Boarding House Front Photo studio is in back.


Last updated: 10/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located on the top of historic Cortez Hill, quietly tucked away in a beautiful 1885 boarding house, this unique rental property offers seclusion that a hotel could never offer. The back yard is private for the use of this unit only. Outdoor space to enjoy. Just six blocks up the hill from historic Gaslamp Quarter and a block from Balboa park the property sits atop Cortez Hill home of the Historic El Cortez Hotel, the neighborhood now has high rises mixed with orignal homes, and apartments. Cortez Hill is central to the city and easy to access all.

Amenities: Wireless internet, flat screen TV, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, stove, full size bed, off-street parking, private backyard with grill and stocked with linens, towels and kitchen tools. Parking can be arranged for free at your request.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We like to provide guests what they need but also give them privacy. We will contact you only if needed. Myself or the on site manager live on site, and are available 24 hours a day at the office phone. We are here to handle any issues during regular business hours as well....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    A flat screen tv with Basic Cox cable is provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Centrally located walking distance from gas lamp and hill crest ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    small table for two inside, outdoor there is a patio table that seats 4 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    a window unit is installed and keeps the place quite cool even on the hottest days. dual glazed windows, and the north location make for a comfortable stay....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    washer and dryer on site....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    A gas wall heater for the winter is on during the cooler months....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi YES instructions in the unit...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The bed is set up with four pillows, a comforter, sheets, all you should need, all upgraded this year....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available upon request at no extra charge. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels wash cloths are provided. We can also restock for guests who stay for longer periods at your request....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washer and dryer are on site its the first gate to the west and then all the way back there is a metal building located next door at 712 cedar behind the building They are coin operated....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    utensils and dishes provided....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Kitchen is stocked with utensils plates, and glasses. in addition to pots and pans, as well as tools needed to cook a nice meal. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    small stove and oven GAS...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden:

    hammock back here to relax in!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    a large dual sided gas grill in the yard, sits next to the hammock and outdoor table. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2016
6 night min stay
$200 $210
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600 $4,000
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2016
6 night min stay
$200 $210
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $4,000
new years
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017
6 night min stay
Jul 18 - Jul 25, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$110 $129
Fri, Sat
$770 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Cancellation policy: 50% of total rental charged with 14 day prior notice.

100% of total rental charged with less than 7 day prior notice.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/01/2016
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tin Can
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronado Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Balboa Park Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe Amtrak station
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sole Luna
130 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
7.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Cortez is located Just off of two freeways atop a hill, so it has easy access to the entire city, The property is just across the bridge over I-5 to Balboa Park, (larger than Central Park) Really a good location to have as a base when exploring San Diego, About a 10-minute drive to shopping centers, beaches, SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Hello My name is Gary, I live on site and manage this rental. Myself or the on site manager are generally available during the day, and anytime should there be a problem by phone. Great to meet new guests, and give them a place to stay here in Beautiful San Diego.

Why the Owner Chose Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA, USA:
Location, Location, this small unit has a nice large yard, in the center of downtown a block from Balboa park, easy access to everything, a perfect jumping off spot for someone who wants to visit San Diego. Parking available at no charge, quiet top of hill location.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is a smaller unit but has a great yard, it has air conditioning for the summer days, but san diego is nice year round, and the outdoor space here is great. You cannot get this level of privacy and space in a hotel. Garden surroundings with superior access to all.

Contact us

Speaks: spanish



  • 1885 Boarding House Front Photo  studio is in back.

    1885 Boarding House Front Photo studio is in back.

  • little kitchen

    little kitchen

  • Secluded lush back court yard

    Secluded lush back court yard

  • Private back garden that leads to the entrance of cottage-style studio

    Private back garden that leads to the entrance of cottage-style studio

  • Tiled bathroom with toilet, sink and shower

    Tiled bathroom with toilet, sink and shower

VRBO #489931

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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