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The Perfect Hillcrest Vacation Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

Perfect 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, condo for a relaxing stay in an impeccably maintained secure condo complex in the heart of the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.

This upgraded second floor unit with 2 entrances for easy access just feels like home. Amenities include: secure garage parking, central air, large 55’ HD-TV, high speed internet, washer/dryer in unit, plus gym/pool/hot tub in the complex. The master bath has a large walk-in shower and closet. The second bath has a large tub shower combo. The kitchen includes new appliances, granite countertops and is well stocked with all the necessities for meal preparation.

There is parking in the secure garage under the condo complex.

This Hillcrest location is ideal and within easy walking access to Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s, Whole Foods and Sprouts. It is also a short walk to many cafes, restaurants, bars, antique and boutiques shops. There is also a weekly farmers’ market each Sunday just 2 blocks from this home-away-from-home.

Balboa Park is just 6 blocks away, plus the gaslight district, downtown and PETCO field are all easily accessible via public transportation, or a short 10 minute car ride. The beaches are within a 15-minute car ride.

Truly one of the prime San Diego locations for your enjoyment and comfort when visiting beautiful sunny San Diego. Please send me an e-mail with your questions.

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Larry Grimaldi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Larry Grimaldi

I am employed in the aerospace industry and enjoy cycling and time on the beach. I frequently ride in the very bike-friendly San Diego area. Sometimes I even bike to the beach.

Larry Grimaldi purchased this condo in 2014

Why Larry Grimaldi chose San Diego

I travel to San Diego for business frequently and fell in love with area, it's climate and it's many other attractions. I bought the condo as my second home so I could enjoy the area when i'm not working and the snow is falling at home in Colorado.

What makes this condo unique

I selected this condo first for it's location, which is walkable to many restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses and local infrastructure. Secondly, I bought this particular unit because it's private entrance made it feel just like home.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

The Perfect Hillcrest Vacation Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Helena, MT

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the months of Novemer and December in this condo. It is very spacious, secure and extremely comfortable. The location is incredible - located close to many fun places to have an evening drink or a bite to eat. The pool and workout area are another plus. We met some very nice people and the complex is maintained exceptionally well. The owner was quick to respond if we ever had any questions or concerns. Our only regret was having to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy you have a wonderful stay. Hope to see you back in the future.
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Great place, convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

Larry is an excellent host who is attentive to everything. My wife and I stayed at his place for three months and were very comfortable. The beds and couch are comfortable with each of the two beds fitted with a pillow top.

The place was immaculate when we checked in. There is an assigned parking space in the garage with ample parking usually available on the street. The unit's location is excellent. Three minute walk away to Starbuck's, supermarkets, yoga studio and tons of restaurants. This place is a good and comfortable stay for any reason.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a very good stay at my condone and thanks for leaving the place neat and clean. I hope you can make it back next year.
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Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with my interactions with Larry as well as his representation of the condo via the website. Larry provided prompt, detailed, and useful communications throughout the entire process and his photos and descriptions of the condo and its amenities were spot-on. My husband and I stayed in the condo as we prepared for a move. Although we had been living out of our suitcases for two months, the condo felt just like home. Many thoughtful amenities were provided. Not once did we need to purchase any kitchen/cleaning supplies like dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, and ziplock bags. There was even a “junk drawer”, much like we would have had in our own home, filled with miscellaneous items like bag clips, birthday candles, batteries, all of which we used during our stay. The condo is centrally located with easy access to downtown, Mission and Fashion Valley and the beach. We often left the car behind because there is so much that Hillcrest has to offer. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone traveling to the San Diego area who wants a condo that feels just like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Month Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place in a great location.... The unit is one of the only condos accessible from inside or outside of the property. Multiple grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios, bars, etc are within a very short walk. The owner was very accommodating and helpful explaining the area to us and provided plenty of toiletries and supplies that lasted our entire stay. Would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Host Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Larry should train other VRBO hosts how to do this! He was gracious, welcoming, and responsive. When one smoke alarm malfunctioned, he replaced all of them within hours. He replied to every text immediately. The condo was spotless and thoroughly stocked with paper, cleaning, and laundry products, more than enough for my 2-month stay. Some places barely have a roll of toilet paper when a new guest arrives! I enjoyed the complex pool and hot tub, and the neighborhood where everything is within easy walking distance--grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, bank, nail salon, post office--all the necessities and much more!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your kind words. I do strive to make the condo comfortable and well equipped for all guests. Sounds like you had a wonderful time during your stay. You are welcome back any time your travel plans bring you to San Diego.
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Great Apartment and Area

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my in laws and myself were very happy during our stay. The owner is always available and has the apartment very clean and in great condition. You are within a very short walk to a couple of supermarkets and a ton of restaurants. Also very convenient area to visit downtown, Balboa and the Fashion Valley area.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your holiday stay. Yes, the condo is within easy walking distance to all the major supermarkets and many restaurants.
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
Several within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Coronado Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-8, I-5, I-15, SR 163
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to list
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Big Bear/Snow Summit Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coronado Island, Pacific & Ocean Beach, La Jolla

The Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego is a thriving neighborhood that is centrally located. It is a very walkable community with a number of close attractions such as Balboa park and the San Diego Zoo; yet it is very short drive to all other major attractions in the greater San Diego area.


Rates & Availability

Hillcrest Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Please note: for tax and HOA purposes, the minimum stay is 30 day. However, I had to input 28 days in this Web site for calculation purposes so that the property would show up if there are existing reservation on either side of an available month. In addition, this Web site will do the rent calculation on a per day basis, which will result in a slightly hight fee for months with 31 days, however I will honor the advertised monthly rate for all months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hillcrest Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 988 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink and large walk-in shower; private toilet room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels included for both bathrooms; Separate towels provided for pool and beach use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with separate dresser; 2 night stand
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 Queen bed w/10 under-bed draws; 2 night stands; desk
  • Bed linens included, with extra pillows. Each queen bed has a foam topper on mattress. Sofa pulls out into a double bed (extra charge applies for more than 4 guests - see pricing below)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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