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3/2 Renovated Home -- Central & Close To Everything You Want!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

This charming home is walking distance to Hillcrest's diverse shops/restaurants.

This charming, centrally located canyon home underwent a major renovation in mid-2014 complete with new appliances. Located in the eclectic neighborhood of Hillcrest, the house is walking distance to shopping, a vibrant nightlife and a plethora of restaurants, and is just minutes by car to all of San Diego’s main attractions. Staying here is a great alternative to hotels and noisy beach condos. You’ll feel like one of the residents in this quiet neighborhood as you relax on the patio, BBQ your dinner or stroll the streets of this safe and friendly neighborhood.

Our home is two-stories with a bedroom, full bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room on the main level and a spiral staircase leading downstairs to two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry. Glass doors from the dining room lead to the private patio. Relax, explore and enjoy all beautiful San Diego has to offer.

***Children will need approval. The home is not ideal for very young due to the steel spiral staircase that leads downstairs.

More Details

Owner
Todd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Todd

I'm a custom, residential architect who moved to San Diego from the East Coast. I love it here. There's everything you want to do - beaches, mountains, desert, large cities and small towns are all a short drive. And you can't beat the weather! I feel fortunate to live here and share this beautiful home with visitors from around the world.

My partner, Randy, and I take hosting seriously. We want to do everything possible to earn 5 star reviews from our guests. As frequent travelers ourselves, we understand how important it is to have a great place to stay while on vacation.

Todd purchased this house in 2000

Why Todd chose San Diego

This property is close to everything, yet is in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. A pedestrian bridge connects this part of Hillcrest to the bustling area with every type of shop, restaurant and bar you can imagine. On weekends, you can even stroll over to one of the best farmer's markets in the city. Hop in your car, and within minutes you're at any number of San Diego's major attractions.

Many people come to San Diego and want to be at the beach, but it is a different vibe there and many regret the decision. 'It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there,' is a good way to describe it. I encourage you to venture away from the beach to a charming neighborhood where you can safely enjoy your vacation.

What makes this house unique

It's a great place to relax with all the comforts of home while exploring our beautiful city. You'll feel like you live here, and you'll want to.

Please note that due to the iron spiral staircase, the home is not ideal for small children, particularly toddlers. The staircase starts on the first floor and goes downstairs. At this time, there is not gate to prevent a child from using the stairs.

Amenities

University Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms: 1 on the street level with a separate shower and bathtub and one downstairs with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are three bedrooms: 1 on the street level and 2 downstairs. The upstairs is a queen and there is a king and queen bed downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While this home does not have A/C, there are only a few short weeks in the summer when it is typically needed (search for average temperatures during your stay and you'll see what we mean). San Diego's climate is semi-arid with typically low humidity so it doesn't feel as hot as it can in other parts of the country with higher humidity. That said, there are ceiling fans and portable fans for you to use. With this home being on a canyon, it also receives nice ocean breezes.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

3/2 Renovated Home -- Central & Close To Everything You Want!
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Perfect rental location and experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house during a combination work/family vacation trip we took to San Diego.

We loved having the two different floors to spread out in and found the bedrooms very comfortable and well sized. The kitchen had all the essentials that we needed to help prepare quick meals.

The manager could not have been easier to work with. Problems with our flights caused us to have to check in later than expected and he ensured that it was seamless!

The location is also fantastic. Seemed to be no more than 15 minutes from everything but was in a quiet neighborhood that lent it self to nice walks.

We will definitely try to book this home again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good location. Safe neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice location, easy access to the interstate, quick drive to the convention center and area attractions.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great trip

  • 5 of 5

My adult daughter, her friend and I stayed five nights in this house. The location is great; it was clean; the beds were comfortable. It was everything we needed for a relaxing trip in San Diego. We'd definitely stay here again. I left a pair of shoes and Randy mailed them back to me.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Haven, CT
5

Nice House

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 6 nights with my 2 adult daughters. The house is very clean and close to many restaurants and the hi-ways. My oldest went jogging most mornings over the footbridge and down to University and Washington Avenues. We were able to walk to the farmers market on Sunday in 10-12 minutes and picked up some fresh vegetables for a barbecue dinner we had later that day on the patio. My brother lives in S.D. and we would definitely rent this house again when visiting.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
4

Beautiful home. Great location

  • 4 of 5

First of all I want to say my family and I had a great time. It was a guys reunion (which we haven't been able to pull off in years) and we all had a great time and it was incredibly easy getting from the place to wherever we wanted to go. All of us thought the place was great.

The reason for 4/5 stars is because of space. I would say the place fits a family of six (2 adults, 4 children) comfortably... not so much 6 grown men haha. The beds were all really comfortable so we made it work, but it was a challenge fitting 2 guys on the two smaller beds. Somewhat important information. Luckily my brother and I got the bigger bed (downstairs) which was incredible. Also, make sure you stick to the rental agreement and make it clear who will be staying at the place. Or at least update the manager if something changes. Don't do it after-the-fact. They like clear communication.

One last piece of advice, this is not a property where you can go to and party. It's a quiet neighborhood. Something to keep in mind if you're a loud group.

Other than that, I definitely recommend this property! The property manager was very nice and professional. And truly, you can't really beat the location. If you're trying to enjoy San Diego and all it has to offer (which I found out is limitless), this is the right place!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ
5

Great San Diego Rental Property

  • 5 of 5

To reiterate what other reviewers have said: perfect location for site seeing and shopping, beautiful house with all necessities, owner and property manager who are professional and very nice.

The house was comfortable for six adults. We had three vehicles and no issues with parking. The neighborhood is clean and quiet which was perfect for us. I would recommend another location if you like to party and get loud.

I'm keeping this property on my favorites list and hope to rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Riverwalk
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Fe Station & Old Town
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
163 (Cabrillo Hwy)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Mission/Pacific/Ocean

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Rates & Availability

University Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas & NYE 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$279
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$249
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

If extra fees are incurred during the transaction for use of an international credit card, those fees will be deducted from the deposit after the stay.

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.
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