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Perfect Hillcrest Location! Walk to Restaurants, Shops & More

Bedrooms 2
Space 988 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 full baths close to everything

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

This completely remodeled & highly upgraded condo features large open floor plan with custom wood flooring & tiled baths,, central air conditioning, large 55’ HD-TV, high speed internet with private WIFI, full size washer & dryer in unit. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, queen size bed & ceiling fan. The master bath features a spacious walk-in shower with multiple showerheads. The second bath has a large soaking tub with shower. The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops and is well stocked with all the necessities for meal preparation.

This condo has a rare feature of TWO entrances for easy access from inside the complex or to the pedestrian walkway! (One of only a handful of units in the complex with this feature)

Your stay includes access to the heated pool & spa, gym and outdoor BBQ/kitchen area; Also included are all utilities, internet WiFi, TV and taxes.

There is one designated parking space in the privet underground secure gated garage.

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.

More Details

Larry Grimaldi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

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.

Larry Grimaldi purchased this condo in 2014

Why Larry Grimaldi chose Hillcrest

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 premier 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.


Hillcrest Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 988 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 6 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)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed two months with my family at this very nice condo. Its location very convenient and close to markets Ralps and Trader Joes. Also there is a Whole Foods in a few blocks range. Larry is very good host. He helped us a lot. Thanks again Larry.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were planning a vacation and decided to go to San Diego. I checked the hotel rates which I found to be a bit expensive, so we decided to look for a private condo. We looked and read the reviews online and decided we would stay at a condo in the Hillcrest area. I contacted the owner Larry Grimaldi who responded to my inquiry promptly. I made the arrangements for the month of July and all went very smoothly. Later, we decided that we wanted to have a few more days at the end of June, so I contacted Larry and asked him if the unit was available for the last four days in June as well. Fortunately, the condo wasn’t rented and we were able to get those dates as well.

We arrived in San Diego and got to the condo and we were very impressed with the condition of the condo, it was very clean and well kept up. The next day Larry called first and then come over to introduce himself, he mentioned if there were any problems to give him a call and he would take care of them. After a week we noticed the under mount sink garburator was leaking. I mentioned this to Larry and it was replaced the same day.

The two bedroom condo was very well equipped with everything you would need from paper towels, silverware, pots, pans, dishes, laundry detergent with a washer and dryer and lots of towels. There was even a lot of cooking essentials like, spices, olive oil that one would have in their own home.

The kids loved the pool and the hot tub and I made use of the fitness center which was great. It was only a short walk to Ralphs, Trader Joes, Starbucks, the bank, restaurants, or any of the many other amenities one might require. The condo complex was very well kept and very clean. There was also a parking spot that was supplied with the condo. The condo is well situation and you have easy access to public transportation or fFor our summer vacation we wanted to visit San Diego in the month of July. Initially, we were going to stay in a hotel around the hotel circle and creeway access to the airport or beach which is only a few minutes away. Overall, this condo was a great place to stay. The only thing that was disappointing, was that we had to leave to go back home.

L. Sheppard

Toronto, Ontario


  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: L. Sheppard, i'm thrilled that you and your family had a wonderful time on you vacation in San Diego at our condo. As you point out, I do make every attempt to keep the condo well stocked with the essentials, and be responsive to any issues that may arise. Thank you for leaving the condo neat and clean. You're welcome back any time Larry Grimaldi
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Amazing condo in great location

  • 5 of 5

I spent 2 months at the condo for temporary work in San Diego and don't have one negative comment. It is at a amazing location within walking distance of everything you need. There are restaurants, grocery stores, sushi, and much more. The owner was cheerful and always accommodating. The condo is well stocked for everything you think you might need: beach towels, cleaning supplies, dishes, cooking supplies, etc. The shower in the master is a huge rain shower that makes you want to stay in the condo all day. Great parking in a underground garage which is fantastic - there is even a perfect car that he rents out for a very affordable price if you need a car. The condo is homely and a very comfortable place to stay. I didn't want to leave after two months of being there.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

A beautifully designed condo in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully designed condo

As refugees from Minnesota, my partner Dianne and I always look forward to our winters in San Diego. We’ve been coming out here for over ten years. In the past we’ve rented bungalows since, we love Craftsman, as well as condos. But this year we found a winter residence that was perfect for us. Larry’s condo is beautifully appointed. The unit is light-filled, easy to maintain with a pleasant, open plan. I should add that Larry Grimaldi is an exceptional landlord, accommodating and very responsive to any questions or concerns.

The space is generous and no comfort is overlooked including the super comfortable beds, the luxury bathrooms and large flat screen TV. The unit is part of a large condo complex, but it was surprisingly quiet both day and night. Street noise wasn’t an issue at all. Since we stay for a longer period, we like to cook at home, although it’s hard to resist the dozens of excellent restaurants within walking distance. The beautifully remodeled kitchen had everything we needed to do some serious cooking.

The location is perfect. On Sundays one of the best farmers markets in town is a block away. A typical day began with a twenty-minute walk to the San Diego Zoo or Balboa Park. Hillcrest’s commercial node is also within short walking distance as are a number of grocery stores. Bus connections a block away take you anywhere in the city. (Tip to seniors – a 30-day bus pass is available for $18 providing unlimited travel throughout San Diego.) We’re delighted that we discovered this great place and plan on becoming regular visitors.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at my condo. It is in a great location and I do try to make it very comfortable for guests. I look forward to your visit next year.
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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: October 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: July 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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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
Many within blocks of the prosperity
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Coronado Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-8, I-5, I-15, SR 163
Nearest Restaurant
TONS of restaurants (all types) 5 min walk!!
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, the world famous San Diego Zoo, plus a large farmer's every Sunday morning one block from property. Hillcrest is a very short drive to all other major attractions in the greater San Diego area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
One Time Cleaning fee $75

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 higher fee for months with 31 days, however I will honor the advertised monthly rate for all months. Your rent includes ALL utilities, internet WiFi, and taxes. A 3 payment schedule can be arranged - ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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