Victorian 'Penthouse' with Views of San Diego Bay (Downtown)

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Last updated: 05/02/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sitting atop Banker's Hill, perhaps the most historic and romantic of San Diego's neighborhoods, is the Sherman Doig House (SDhouse). Built in 1887, this historic privately owned Victorian home is available for overnight stays and offers the intimacy of a bed and breakfast in the center of 'Americas Finest City'.
The rooms are charming and eclectic. The neighborhood is delightful and centrally located.

This listing is for SDhouse's top 2 floors with views of the San Diego Bay and downtown lights. FloorThree has 2 bedrooms (each with a King) + full bath (shower w/tub) and 4th floor is an enormous finished sleeping 'attic' with an additional full bath (shower, no tub). There is a fully equipped kitchen, large family room with dining area, and two flat screen TVs with Apple TV & PlayStation II loaded w/games. The space comes with 2 tandem designated parking spaces.

Guests will have private entrance to their floors - which must be reserved together.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master 1: 1 king


  • Finished Attic Loft: 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Cal King can be split into 2 XL Twin upon request...moreless

  • Master 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    King can be split into 2 Twins upon requeset...moreless

  • Standard bed configuration is for 3 Kings, 1 Double, 2 Twins. with occupancy based on 2 persons in each King and in the Double, and 1 person in Twin. 1 King on each floor can be split into 2 Twins....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • FloorThree Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • FloorFour Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • The SDhouse is available as a venue for events for an extra charge STARTING at $100/hr (4hr minimum). Events using outdoor facilities will also be charged an additional hourly fee for security personnel during use....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 dedicated plus unlimited free street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$385 $410
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $200
  • Tax Rate 11%


Cleaning fee is $200

Deposit is required to secure reservation & for damage protection

Unexpected guests FORFEITS 100% of deposit.

Cancellation only in writing 30 days prior to arrival

Reduction of deposit refund 5%/per day starting 30 days prior to arrival

NO REFUND if no show/cancellation within 10 days of arrival

Check in after 4pm

Check out by 12 noon

Full Payment due upon check-in

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Princess Pub & Grill
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego Harbor
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coronado Golf Course
0.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Fe Depot
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mona Lisa
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coronado Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Bankers Hill is one of San Diego's nicest upscale residential neighborhoods located west of Balboa Park and east of Little Italy. SDhouse is located in the long established neighborhood Park West, an area which also acquired the name 'Bankers Hill' because of its reputation as a home for the affluent.

Bankers Hill is an ideal place to go for an afternoon walk. The walk will offer you spectacular views of the city and the intrigue of some of San Diego's finest historic homes.

Some of the popular Bankers Hill restaurants include Bertrand at Mr. A's that has amazing views, Busalacci's, Cucina Urbana, The Hob Nob Cafe, and The Bankers Hill Restaurant. As a result of this idealistic location, the SDhouse is conveniently located to many attractions & amenities.

Bankers Hill is best known for some of the grandest homes in San Diego and the incredible hillside view that looks over downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Banker's Hill has some of the best examples of high end residential architecture that dates back to the late 1800's. Examples of Victorian, Craftsman, Revival, and Emerging Modern homes can be seen throughout the Bankers Hill area. Many of the original mansions that were built here have been restored to their original beauty and some have been converted into professional buildings used by lawyers, doctors, dentists, and small companies.

With views of the Pacific Ocean and Balboa Park, Bankers Hill is home to young professionals who want to live in an urban pedestrian setting. As many homes are actually positioned up on a 'hill' overlooking Downtown, San Diego Bay, Coronado, and the airport, it is common to see people spending their time watching the airplanes landing and the sun setting across the water.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: As vrbo listers since 2007, we have had dozens of satisfied travelers stay in our original listing located nearby in Coronado. We purchased this magnificent historic Victorian home in 2013 and have completed some minor cosmetic modifications to accommodate those looking for a unique vacation rental.

Why the Owner Chose Bankers Hill (Park West), San Diego, CA, USA:
The home is currently under stewardship of the trustee of the Bertha Stroud Family Trust and was purchased not only to establish a legacy estate for the heirs of the trust, but to share this historic landmark with locals and visitors to San Diego. This property was chosen because, just like the namesake of the trust, it is eclectic, whimsical, and possesses a unconventional character that can best be described as eccentrically unique.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For travelers looking for the charm of a bed and breakfast, but prefer the privacy of a vacation rental with the ability to make their own meals - this home is a perfect choice.

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Speaks: english

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  • FloorThree Living room

    FloorThree Living room

  • FloorThree Kitchen

    FloorThree Kitchen

  • FloorThree Master 1 (Cal King)

    FloorThree Master 1 (Cal King)

  • Unique antiques throughout

    Unique antiques throughout

  • FloorThree


  • FloorFour Double

    FloorFour Double

  • FloorFour Bahtroom

    FloorFour Bahtroom

  • Walk to Little Italy

    Walk to Little Italy

  • Located in Banker's Hill just adjacent to downtown San Diego

    Located in Banker's Hill just adjacent to downtown San Diego

  • FloorThree Dining

    FloorThree Dining

  • Stained Glass throughout

    Stained Glass throughout

  • FloorThree Master 2 (King)

    FloorThree Master 2 (King)

  • FloorThree bath

    FloorThree bath

  • FloorFour Cal King

    FloorFour Cal King

  • FloorFour Twin

    FloorFour Twin

  • Watch the bay while showing up on FloorFour

    Watch the bay while showing up on FloorFour

  • Enjoy Farmer's Market every Saturday

    Enjoy Farmer's Market every Saturday

  • Sherman-Doig House, built 1887

    Sherman-Doig House, built 1887

VRBO #514523

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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