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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 4 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.

More Details

Kathleen McKaveney
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Hillcrest

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 -
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Lux Modern Mission Hills Canyon Apartment! Centrally Located in the heart of SD!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Fairfax, VA


  • 5 of 5

This Mission Hills hidden gem provides everything you ever thought you needed. Quiet, private spacious area, beautiful decor, spotless, convenient to stores, restaurants and the most tranquil view that provides its own relaxation in the silence that it provides. We loved returning to it each day and were sad to leave. Welcoming owners an additional bonus.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lenore and Ray! I am so glad I met your expectations! I hope you come back soon and visit again! Kathleen
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. Kathleen and John are wonderful hosts and even more wonderful people. The property is lovely and well kept, the neighborhood is quiet, safe, and central to almost anywhere you need to get to in San Diego. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Many thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kieran, Thanks so much for your ice review! I am happy that everyone was comfortable. Most importantly, I'm glad Comic Con was fun😀 Kathleen
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Spacious Unit in Super Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks this summer after selling our home. This unit is surprisingly large, very modern and in an awesome location. It's in perfect condition and well- appointed. The kitchen and bathroom are huge. The king size bed was very comfortable. It has a huge outdoor deck facing the canyon....a great place to relax. It's located within 5 minutes of numerous restaurants and just a couple minutes more to a grocery store. I would stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone. Just FYI, there is staircase down to the unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan & Craig! Thanks so much for your informative review, I think it really helps give a clear picture of how awesome the neighborhood and apartment is:). I hope all is well with you and that you are settling in! Take Care, Kathleen
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Great space with a nice view

  • 5 of 5

This is a pretty cool little apartment below the owners upstairs house. It has a pretty spacious floor plan and outdoor patio, which we used every day to relax for an hour or two. The location is sublime! Easy access to the highways, located near pretty much everything, and walking distance to restaurants and shops. Perfect place for a couple staying on vacation or a family of 3 or 4 since you could use the couches as beds too. Highly highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kiel! I'm so happy you liked the apartment! I am also happy you had fun in Sunny San Diego. Cheers to Birthday destination weekends! Kathleen & John
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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: April 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: February 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of payment. If cancellation is necessary,it must be made 30 days prior to check in. A refund will be paid minus the credit credit card fees incurred by the owner. Credit card fees are 2% of the total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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