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Cozy Hillcrest getaway - Newly remodeled in prime location

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Large studio that sleeps up to 4 in a highly desirable upscale part of SD

Centrally located in San Diego's trendy Hillcrest Neighborhood. Only a few blocks from tons of delicious restaurants, fun bars, great shopping, and close to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, beaches and the Gaslamp. Plenty of parking. Enjoy all Southern California has to offer!

We know what's important to travelers... we've ventured all over the world ourselves.

This luxurious getaway, located in the heart of all the culture and character that is the Hillcrest neighborhood, provides the perfect blend of comfort, cleanliness, distance from points of interest, and value.


- Walking distance from San Diego's best dining, shopping, and nightlife on University Ave.

- 10 minutes from the beach

- 5 minutes from the world-famous San Diego Zoo

- 5 minutes from Fashion Valley and Mission Valley shopping

- 10 minutes from Sea World

- 5 minutes from Balboa Park

- 10 minutes from Downtown, Little Italy, and Old Town

- 10 minutes from airport

- Farmer's Market a few blocks away


- Very quiet location for a peaceful night's sleep, but still just 2 blocks from Washington Ave.

- 1 queen bed + 1 queen sofa sleeper

- Plenty of street parking

- Washer/dryer

- Full kitchen

- Garden/patio

Adjacent neighborhoods: North Park, Bankers Hill, University Heights, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, Kennsington, South Park, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission Valley.

We've lived in this beautiful city all of our lives. We'll be glad to help point you in the right direction for the best places to go and activities to do so you can make the best of your stay!

You will have full access to the entire apartment.

We are available should you need anything, but you will have complete privacy.

Hillcrest is one of San Diego's most trendy and fun neighborhoods with tons of great local coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and other shopping. Centrally located, this is where the locals hang out.

Walking distance from everything Hillcrest has to offer but to venture further out, there are bus stops within a few blocks. If you have a car, there is close freeway access and and ample street parking as well as a driveway.

Please check out our other listings for additional availability and occupancy, or feel free to send a note if you're interested in booking multiple apartments for your stay for larger groups.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Jeff

Having traveled the depths of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside in Italy to the exotic coasts of Thailand to some of the busiest metropolitan areas including New York City, Paris, and Sydney, my appetite for new and exciting life experiences is insatiable!

What's more, as an interior designer, I can't help but absorb all of the wonderful culture, art, and beauty that my travel adventures bring.

Yet, wherever I go, I always think to myself 'I can't wait to get home' when I'm on that plane ride back. This is why I call sunny San Diego my home. I hope you will enjoy it too while you are here.

Jeff purchased this studio in 2014

Why Jeff chose University Heights

Location is everything when you're on vacation. This place is situated perfectly within walking distance of the Hillcrest neighborhood and all of its charm, character, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping, but is still within a residential area that is quiet and peaceful with plenty of parking.


University Heights Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Brand new, spacious bathroom just remodeled. See photos for more details.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio bedroom and living area - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom area, in which there is a comfy queen size bed, is separated from the living room area by a wall. The living room features a sofa sleeper (also queen size) that will comfortably sleep two more guests.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Hillcrest getaway - Newly remodeled in prime location
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Well done!!,

  • 5 of 5

This little studio is well located. We rented a car and the main freeways were an easy access.

The studio is well organized and very clean.

Bed and pillows very comfy.

Jeff welcomed us with a lovely surprise, a bottle of wine!

We enjoyed this lovely touch. Thank you Jeff.

We would easily choose this property again

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy spot and convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and Jeff was a helpful host. This location is in a quiet neighborhood but really close to downtown also. We used uber mostly, it cost around $10 to ride to the Gas Lamp area downtown from the house. The bed was really comfortable and the closet is huge. It was really convenient to have a full kitchen and there’s a large full length mirror also which was nice when getting ready. We were pleased to see Jeff left us a bottle of wine to enjoy. Parking was also super convenient, no issues there. Definitely recommend staying here:

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location

  • 4 of 5

Would have liked a dresser to put clothes in and more hangers.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not be better!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so adorable! It is cozy, clean and in a wonderful location. Jeff is very attentive if you have questions and is very happy to help. Would really recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, convenient to downtown and the beaches. Excellent local restaurants

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was well maintained and there was a nice bottle of wine waiting when we arrived. Jeff answered the few questions we had promptly. Had a great time in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, modern, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! My family loves our time here and Jeff was very responsive and attentive to anything we needed. Great neighborhood, close to everywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely be renting this place again! Everything was top-notch.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International Airport (Lindberg Field)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Riverwalk Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Great Maple
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Mission Beach or Ocean Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $49 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.