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Hillcrest 1-bedroom On Quiet Canyon

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , 2 Sleeps

Newly remodeled 1bedroom apartment

This is on a quiet canyon with cool breezes coming up from the bay, yet walking distance to clubs, restaurants, grocery stores of HIllcrest. Also to SD Zoo\Balboa Park.

The Space

Super quiet unit that looks onto a canyon yard. Nice cool breezes blow up the canyon from San Diego bay.

private entrance.

Easy street parking is always available.

Guest Access

Private complete unit with furnished kitchen and shared laundry (washer and dryer).

There is Wifi internet access.

The Neighborhood

Hillcrest is a very lively neighborhood that is 10min from the airport, 5 min from downtown, 15min from the beach.

There are many clubs, great restaurants and bars within walking distance of my place. Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo is about a 10-15 min walk or an easy drive.

Getting around

Most guest have a car but these days Uber or Lyft will work just fine.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017


I have lived in San Diego since 1989 and love it.

I travel throughout Central and South America for work. I usually travel 50% of the time.

Luckily my (website hidden) rental home is pretty much plug-n-play and I have local friends who help with emergencies.

I enjoy travelling for vacation as well as scuba, biking, swimming, etc.

JAMES MCDERMOTT purchased this house in 1995

Why JAMES MCDERMOTT chose San Diego

Fantastic location. 10min to airport, downtown, convention center, zoo, Balboa Park. And a couple of blocks from all the restaurants, clubs, etc of University Ave in Hillcrest.


Hillcrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - Full-sized bed
  • Large bedroom with full bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Hillcrest 1-bedroom On Quiet Canyon
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 27 reviews

Nice and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Owner was very responsive to requests. Location is great. We had a nice time.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and charming

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute rental that feels like home. Situated in a safe, clean neighbourhood we fell in love with the access to public transit, major areas of attraction such as Balboa Park and the Zoo (all walking distances). There is a bus stop at the end of the street that takes you straight to downtown/gas lamp quarter/Petco Park and for those who love to walk, you are able to walk to lots of different amenities.

Another perk of this rental is the privacy. It felt very private and the deck is nestled right in the view of a canyon. Very cool!

We also appreciated added touched by the owner such as a wealth of information that was left behind for us to learn about and explore San Diego.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yomita-son, Okinawa, Japan

Perfect location for my trip!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, just the right size rental for my trip to San Diego. Very conveniently located to Naval Medical Center San Diego, as well as lots of availability of everything I needed in the immediate area (shopping, supermarket, etc.). Cozy place! If I ever travel through San Diego again, I'll look for availability here first. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to get to know Hillcrest.

  • 5 of 5

I was relocating from NYC and stayed here for 9 days while searching for a new apartment.

I met James my second day here: he's very warm and friendly and was very responsive to any questions I had.

He put together a welcome binder that was incredibly helpful and very detailed. Everything you need to know (contact info, wifi, as well as recommendations) was clearly spelled out.

I also met Linda, who cleans the apartments, who is absolutely wonderful as well.

The apartment is in the basement level of the main house, which is also a vacation rental. The apartment was immaculate. It is beautifully finished with black slate tiles, a beautiful granite kitchen, and hardwood floors in the bedroom and walk in closet. The bed was very comfortable.

My favorite part was starting each day with my coffee on the deck, overlooking the canyon as hummingbirds buzzed around.

The neighborhood is very quiet and charming; you wouldn't know you were in the middle of a city. Yet, you are steps away from everything Hillcrest has to offer; restaurants, bars, and the farmers market.

Parking was a breeze if you have a car.

This is perfect for a single person or a couple. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a 10 day stay and had a great time. The unit has all that you need plus a nice outdoor space to hang out and view the canyon with our dog. We walked to Balboa park almost everday. Easy drive to Pacific Beach, it only took about 15 minutes to get there. Excited to book again for our next getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This property was in a great location. Walk one direction and you have grocery stores, and restaurants. Walk the other way and you are in the main area of Balboa Park in 15 minutes. The apartment itself was small but sufficient. It was clean and had all that we needed. The hot water and water pressure were amazing. Parking was never a problem. Wifi was great. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hillcrest House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Protection $59
one time cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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