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Lux Modern Mission Hills Canyon Apartment! Centrally Located in the heart of SD!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Open Concept- 1 bedroom, 2 sofa beds & 1 Bathroom- sleeps 6

Professionally designed and beautifully furnished, this new open concept apartment is situated on the canyon rim in sought after Mission Hills. Light-filled, private, and secluded, this apartment features 1200 sf of living space plus an additional 600 sf private courtyard nestled among majestic Eucalyptus trees. Plush King size mattress with down topper, 2 mirrored nightstands flank the custom-made upholstered headboard. Further enhancing the serenity of the bedroom are 3 swarvoski crystal light fixtures.

High-end fully stocked modern kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, quartz counter-tops, polished concrete floors and dining for six makes this the ideal location. The apartment offers air conditioning, heating, a washer and dryer for your comfort, and convenience.

This property is a few short blocks from many upscale restaurants, and shops located in the village of Mission Hills. Centrally located and minutes away from the World famous San Diego Zoo,Balboa Park, Sea World, The Gas Lamp Quarter, Petco Park, The Convention Center and all of the Gorgeous San Diego Beaches.

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Kathleen McKaveney
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Kathleen McKaveney

I am a native San Diegan, and a native of Mission Hills. In my opinion, there is no better neighborhood to live. It is extremely safe, and the properties within the neighborhood are all unique and many have historic designations. I have traveled extensively through United States, Europe and Central America. I have utilized the services of VRBO and I understand what travelers need. I love San Diego, and hope that I can introduce you to all of the many attractions, plus some of my favorite restaurants and shops.

Kathleen McKaveney purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Kathleen McKaveney chose San Diego

Mission Hills is surrounded by many gorgeous canyons. We love this property because it is nestled on the canyon floor. It is peaceful and quiet and the perfect vacation sanctuary.When you are in the apartment you feel like to have escaped from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet within minutes you can drive to all of the major attractions.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefits of this property are:

A large floor plan- it easily accommodates 6 people. I designed it for a family of 5 or a couple.

Gorgeous canyon views, 100 year old Eucalyptus trees, birds, peace and seclusion.

Walking distance to restaurants and stores, easy driving to all the major attractions and beaches.


Hillcrest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom -2 separate vanities, & separate toilet
  • This bathroom is an en suite featuring 2 separate free standing, modern vanities. The shower is huge and comfortable. There is a built in wardrobe closet with interior lighting and ample space for your hanging clothes.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom features a king size plush, down mattress topper. A Custom Headboard, swarovski crystal light fixtures, and mirrored nightstands. There are 9 built in drawers offering ample space for your clothing. There is a half wall separating the bedroom area and the living space, this allows you relax in bed and still enjoy the canyon view!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • 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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Lux Modern Mission Hills Canyon Apartment! Centrally Located in the heart of SD!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 5 weeks in San Diego visiting my daughter and her boyfriend. They live in a super tiny place, so decided to find a getaway with all the extras. This was a great find. My daughter found this while researching for places in the best location to things most people enjoy doing while in San Diego. As usual....a job well done. I lived up North at the very top of California were good medical care is hard to find these days. I had an injury that I could not receive the needed care in my area, in a timely manor. My daughter is in the medical field so was able to locate therapy close by. Not having a car was not an issue as this place is close to everything. I used LYFT, which always took maybe 5 minutes to arrive. This took the pressure off....... my idea of driving in the city. Perfect for me. I live in the country.

When I arrived I was met by the sweetest caring couple who own and care for this apartment. They assured me if there was anything I needed they were there for me. This was true, as I had a few items that were sent over the next day. The feel good energy can be felt in the lovely decor. The patio is so relaxing. Very spacious all around inside as well. The water feature on the patio and the fact I could watch the sun rise while still in bed were awesome. The kitchen was so well organized. It had everything. What a pleasure this place is!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda! Thanks for the nice review and description of the property and surrounding neighborhood. You were amazing with all your knowledge of plants- I think they still miss you! Hope all is well ! Take Care! Kathleen
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Acton, MA, USA

Beautiful Apartment in the Best Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this great apartment for three weeks while visiting our son and his family who had recently moved to San Diego. The apartment itself has everything you could want. It was beautifully decorated, the furnishings were comfortable and new, the kitchen was well equipped, the king size bed was very comfortable. The patio is very spacious and quiet. The only downside was our weather was a little cool so we couldn't enjoy the outside space as much as we would have liked.

The neighborhood is very safe and convenient to everything. I enjoyed running the neighborhood each morning while my husband played the local golf courses. We enjoyed walking to dinner, happy hour and to Von's the local grocery store. The Hillcrest area and Old Town are also within walking distance from the apartment. I was concerned that the apartment did not have a parking spot but there was always ample street parking available right near the unit.

Kathleen and John were great hosts. Kathleen greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the unit. We hope to stay here again on our next visit to San Diego.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara and Len for your kind review! We were so happy you chose to stay with us! We hope you come again...Hopefully, just a tiny bit less rain and more sunshine 😀򐀡 All the best to you and your family! Kathleen & John
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Lake Oswego, OR

Mission Hills Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Great location and nice property owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom~ we enjoyed having you! Happy Cycling! Kathleen
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Blue Bell, PA

What a great place to stay! We stayed for two great weeks and plan to return on our next trip to SD!

  • 5 of 5

We went to San Diego for two weeks. We were attending our sons wedding! Kathleen and John were perfect hosts/owners. The place is perfect. We even hosted a dinner party for 15 at the apartment. The patio is to die for!

The apartment is in a great location convenient to everything SD has to offer. We plan on staying here again on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Len and Ann, We are so happy you had fun and want to come back! We want you to come back! Thanks for being such nice guests- We are honored that you chose our apartment and had a great celebration! ... I agree, the patio is pretty special😀 Hope to see you again, Kathleen and John
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elk Grove, ca

Mission Hills Canyon Appartment with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the apartment for one month for the birth of our grandchild. It was perfect! We were thrilled with the two dining areas, each with seating for six, one outside and one indoors. The private patio looking out on the canyon was beautiful and the flowers and shrubs made it even lovelier.

Inside, the spacious kitchen was perfect for cooking big family dinners and the whole living area was well designed and beautifully decorated.

The bed was especially comfortable and we loved the huge shower in the bathroom and the convenient washer and dryer.

Everything was provided for us from spices to laundry soap! We cooked in the apartment almost every evening and there wasn't one thing lacking. Our whole family came visiting and eating with us and everyone was impressed with the lay-out, the style, and the comfort of the place.

We walked to coffee and happy-hour just up the street and loved Rita's for frozen treats! Kathleen and John were so charming and they even gave us a baby gift!

We are so excited to find a fabulous place to stay in San Diego, we want to book it next August!

The chickens next door were adorable and they even had their own chandelier!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn and Don ! We were so happy for you, and honored that we could share in the celebration of your first granddaughter- She is adorable! I hope we see you again! Kathleen and John
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you are lucky enough to book this property while in San Diego- you will be more than happy that you did!

This was our first time using VRBO, so we didn't know what to expect. I'll say that my boyfriend and I are probably- no, we ARE "hotel snobs" !

Both of us travel a ton for work, and have stayed all over the country in the best hotels.

Kathleen greeted us upon arrival with a warm personality and great smile. The rental has a private entrance, that is beautifully landscaped- with a relaxing private patio. I don't think the photos of this property do justice- the interior is gorgeous, modern but simple and Clean!! this home is immaculate!!

The kitchen is equipt with everything you'd need to prepare an elaborate meal (if you are eating in). There is plenty of room to spread out between the kitchen and family room area. There are two comfortable sofa's with pull out beds, our 19 and 20 year old boys had enough room to sprawl out on. The "master bed" sleeping area was great! lots of drawer space if you need it- and the bed.....that bed is more comfortable than my own!! The bathroom has two vanities, and a huge shower- private toilet and a nice sized closet with tons of hangers. We didn't run out of anything during our stay- Kathleen thought of absolutely EVERYTHING! extra bath towels, pillows, beach towels- even sunscreen. Lots of extras upon request for your beach days as well. There is a washer and dryer if you are staying long enough, and need to to laundry.

If you are looking for something convenient to the airport, beach- convention center. It is located in a great neighborhood, lots of fun restaurants and shops within walking distance. Starbucks and Vons grocery store right down the street. I like to run in the mornings- and this neighborhood was great for that as well.

We definitely recommend this property, our stay was exceptional! Kathleen and John made us feel at home- We hope to visit them again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daisy and Jared, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy that you liked the apartment and our neighborhood! It really is a special place! I hope Comic Con was fun for the boys too! All the best to you both! Kathleen
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Famous Karoke Lamplighter Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Diego Riverwalk Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
San Diego Main Central Station
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Interstate 5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Brooklyn Girl, The Patio, Lefty's Pizzeria, +++++
Nearest Ski
128 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Mission Hills is an upscale, affluent, historic neighborhood located approximately 2 miles north of downtown San Diego. Overlooking San Diego Bay and Old Town (San Diego's oldest settled area, and the site of the first European settlement in present day California), Mission Hills is primarily residential, with a central "Village", that encompasses many upscale restaurants, boutique shops, and businesses. It is a highly desirable place to live given it's close proximity to Balboa Park & SD Zoo (2. miles), Sea World (5 miles), Coronado (7 miles), La Jolla (9 miles) and all of its world famous beaches (6-9 miles)


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 1.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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