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Spacious Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Open and comfy and lightning fast internet best describes this space. Upon walking in you are greeted by some colorful fishies in a beautiful aquarium. In the living room is a ENORMOUS wrap around couch that is hard to leave once you sit down. Great central location as the reviews suggest! Enjoy the outdoor space with a firepit table, and hammock while sipping a cold beverage and stargazing each evening, or head indoors to kick back on the comfortable sectional. Watch your netflix on the new flatscreen SMART TV. WiFi is UPGRADED AND SUPER fast and accessible thru-out the entire home, making it effortless to plan tomorrow's activities. Past the fun fish tank is full kitchen, with stainless steel major appliances and all the essentials, including a coffeemaker, blender, toaster, and dishwasher. Whip up delicious, home-cooked meals to feast upon around the nice granite dining table. After a day on the beach, wash your swimsuits in the private washer and dryer, then rinse off with a hot shower in either of the two full bathrooms. This home comfortably sleeps nine guests among the four bedrooms. Three rooms feature queen-size beds, the fourth bedroom has a twin-over-full bunk bed. There is also a futon in another common area. Sunny San Diego is overflowing with activities to please every type of traveler! Spend a day at SeaWorld petting the stingrays, getting soaked by Shamu, and riding rollercoasters. Pack your bag with towels and sunscreen for boogie boarding, surfing, and building sandcastles at Mission Beach, 17 miles away. Shop at The Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village. Visit Old Town San Diego, and dig into some amazing street tacos. The whole group will love walking through Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, touring museums, and taking in the beauty of the gardens. We can allow a dog. Please see "house rules" for more info/instructions.

We live in a DETACHED second unit in the back of the property. So the backyard/garden is shared. We are accessible if you need anything or want some local advice on what to do or see.

More Details

Jeff McWhirter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Jeff McWhirter

Although its questionable if either of us ever grew up, Christina is from Orange County and Georgia, and doesn't like peaches. Jeff grew up in San Diego. Both, of us share a passion for traveling, and the outdoors. Jeff is a traveling salesman who sells Traeger wood pellet grills, and Christina is a local Esthetician (so if you need any services while in town)

Jeff McWhirter purchased this house in 2014

Why Jeff McWhirter chose La Mesa

When we were looking for a home we looked all over San Diego county. We both have family that live in La Mesa and close by. We found it to be a great central location, and it has its own little town feel, with all its shops and eateries.

What makes this house unique

Location for sure is a great benefit! The place is super spacious. Relax in the back on the turf, or unwind with a glass of wine at the fireable on the patio. Feel free to pick some fresh fruit from any of the 7 fruit trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jeff and Christina were great hosts. They allowed us to come to the home earlier than the check in time of 4 pm, as our family had a long day of travelling. They were so friendly and were very knowledgeable about the best attractions. We were needing a hairdryer, hangers and soap, which they provided early the next morning. The home is larger than appears in the pictures. The living room, kitchen and dining rooms were great. The home is situated very centrally to all tourist attractions. Only about 15-20 min from downtown. Parking is avail in front of the home. Having laundry facilities there were awesome, as with 3 young kids, they frequently needed clothing changes. There are fig and pomegranate trees in the back that we picked fresh fruit from everyday. Overall a great place for a family to stay. Definitely affordable and a great alternative to a hotel. Jeff and Christina are very welcoming.
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La Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front 1 - 1 queen
    Front 2 - 1 queen
    Back 1 - 1 queen
    Back 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room features a twin over full bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


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Spacious Home Away From Home
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Owners make it easy. The only issue was the was so complicated, we didn't know how to change the temperature! Not a big deal. Everything else was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place

  • 5 of 5

fit our needs well

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place near everything

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house! Great for get together and lots of space. Camera in living room was somewhat awkward but other than that it was a great house. Jeff was very pleasant and accommodating to any and all needs or questions that we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Jeff and Christina were great hosts. The house was very cute and clean. The location is awesome and literally 20 minutes from everywhere. It's 2 hrs from LA and 1 1/2 hrs from Disneyland. Great beaches nearby and great places to explore. Thanks Jeff and Christina for a great rental house. This was our first experience with VRBO and it was worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lots and Lots of Room!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here over the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Four adults and two kids and the space was perfect. The house was clean and tidy when we arrived. While not luxurious by any means, most of the basics were provided. There were plenty of linens and towels and having a washer and dryer made traveling with small children much easier.

The house is located on a busy street and has no front yard. However, there is plenty of room in the backyard and on Thanksgiving Day we hosted dinner for 24 people. There were extra tables and even a large canopy available for use. I had packed extra tablecloths and the scene was beautiful when everything was set up in the perfect San Diego weather. Dishes, pots, and silverware in the kitchen were a little sparse, even just for the 6 of us, but a trip to a couple of nearby thrift stores took care of that.

The location was convenient to everything and grocery stores and La Mesa's cute downtown area were close by.

We definitely recommend this house for families and groups!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

La Mesa - Spacious family friendly home away

  • 5 of 5

The host was very diligent about making sure that i knew exactly how to access the home without his presence. The home was clean and well maintain. There was nothing that I had to request from the host because everything was readily available. My favorite feature of the home is that it is very spacious.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Sun Valley
Nearest Train
1 Miles
La Mesa Blvd Trolley station
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Bamboo Fresh Thai
Nearest Ski
141 Miles
Mountain High
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Seaport village




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

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