check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Central Location, SD Zoo, Convention Center, Petco Park, Gaslamp, Little Italy

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bath, Sleeps 5

Urban Retreat on Cortez Hill is a place where you can unwind & relax. Whether you are sunning by the pool and spa, working out at the gym or lounging by the outdoor fire pit in your own private cabana, this little gem is the perfect vacation getaway.

15 minute walk & easy access to most places:

Balboa Park (museums, park & restaurants)

San Diego Zoo

Petco Park & Convention Center

Gaslamp Quarter - Downtown San Diego

Little Italy

Bankers Hill & Hillcrest

Master Bedroom (Queen Bed) & master bath

Loft style bedroom (Queen Bed) with additional full bathroom

*Pets on Approval, Additional Security Deposit/Cleaning Fee Required

*Non Refundable Pet Fee required.

*No Smoking inside or in any of Common areas.

Features & Amenities


Central A/C

Floors: Hardwood

Double pane window

Plantation Shutters

Flat Screen TV

Private Patio

Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi

BBQ area


2 Parking spaces

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Rose

I am a young professional who loves experiencing all that San Diego has to offer, which is why I chose to live on Cortez Hill. I enjoy long walks in the Park with my dog Sahsa. I am a self-reliant strong willed woman of God who loves her family and friends and the many blessings that come from being part of a large and extended family. I enjoy traveling and seeking to find all the adventures and beauty this City has to provide. Most importantly I want everyone to experience the beauty of our amazing city!!

Rose purchased this condo in 2007

Why Rose chose San Diego

I chose to live on Cortez Hill because I wanted to live a truly urban pedestrian lifestyle. I love walking and meeting new people. Balboa Park is awesome place for people watching, exercising, enjoying the outdoors and learning about the arts & history @ the museums. This property is centrally located and easy access to freeways for those who want to experience San Diego by car.

What makes this condo unique

Unique Benefits is location....location...location. I provide you a home away from your home. Clean, immaculate 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with all the amenities you are accustomed to. I strive to provide you a 5 Star accommodation experience. If I don't have it in the Condo, I will provide it. You ask and you shall receive!!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Central Location, SD Zoo, Convention Center, Petco Park, Gaslamp, Little Italy
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great condo! Rose is also fabulous to work with. I hope to stay here again sometime!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Diego

Gorgeous condo with everything!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was not only clean and safe but was gorgeous. We used the pool and hot tub everyday. The private patio gave us great outside space. The bedding was beautiful and comfortable. We felt like we were in our own little spa.

Additionally, we were within walking distance of Balboa Park and all the downtown restaurants and attractions. We were a short car ride to the beach. I will stay here again and highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
new jersey


  • 4 of 5

great place ,location was excellent able to walk to everything

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cincinnati, OH, USA

Great condo, location, and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed in this condo for Comic Con. We were close to the free shuttle and within walking distance to coffee shops and downtown. The owner was responsive and very helpful, meeting us at the property to show us around. The building's amenities were excellent. I would highly recommend this condo and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at my condo as part of your Summer Vacation....Comic Con weekend is always one of San Diego's Summer Hi-lights. I'm glad you all got to enjoy it.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Odessa, TX

Great location, clean, and secure!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely apartment is inside a very nice apartment house which is locked up tight and has underground secure parking. This neighborhood seems quiet, but is obviously challenged by being in one of the oldest parts of the city. I was very pleased with the security. Even though it is right under the flight path for the airport runway, we weren't bothered by the plane noise (it's on the bottom floor). We were quite near Balboa Park, the USS Midway, Seaport Village shopping center, and the Zoo, which were the main attractions for us this trip. The beds were quite comfy, but the living room furniture could be updated. (My husband was recovering from shoulder surgery and had been sleeping in his recliner at home, so he had trouble finding a place to sleep comfortably.) The little dining furniture set was needing to be replaced, but the owner told me she had already ordered another set to replace it. I hope she will post new pictures soon to show that. The little patio is lovely. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, pans, etc - though a cookie sheet would have been a nice addition. We cooked our breakfasts and evening meals here nearly every day rather than going out. The nearby Ralph's store (about a mile away) has a great selection of groceries and wines, so we stopped there a couple of times.

One word: If you are computer geeks like we are, bring a couple of power strips because the location and number of plugs are limited.

Though I doubt we'll make another trip to San Diego, if we did and wanted to stay near Balboa Park again, we would stay here again.

Thanks, Rosa, for a comfortable and convenient stay. We enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lancaster, SC

great place and owner!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here and loved it. Rose was such an accommodating owner and so nice. The location is great, pool and building are well maintained. Thanks for allowing us to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
2.77 Miles
San Diego International Airport - Lindbergh Field
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
San Diego/Coronado Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
AMTRAK - San Diego
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Big Bear Mountain/Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Coronado Beach
Car: not necessary

Cortez Hill District is one of San Diego's oldest residential neighborhoods. Schools, churches and a pedestrian-friendly environment now characterize the western portion of Cortez Hill. Commercial shops and sidewalk cafes line Fifth and Sixth Avenues, and Ash Street provides a gateway to the waterfront. As the highest land mass in the Centre City Community Planning area, Cortez Hill boasts views of urban San Diego, Balboa Park, the bay and Pacific Ocean., Neighborhood Park/Tweet Street.


Rates & Availability

Cortez Hill Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Price is based on 4 guest. Additional $30 per additional guest. Condo maximum 5 guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Cortez Hill Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Open Loft Style
  • Master Bedroom (Queen Bed - Sleeps 2) Bedroom #2 Open Loft Style - (Queen Bed - Sleeps 2)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties