Nestled in a quiet, old-styled neighborhood just above Downtown and Balboa Park is a comfortable Craftsman-style home from 1913 that was completely renovated during the past year. The neighborhood of Mission Hills is close to everything and has a nice variety of its own unique restaurants and shops that are a pleasant walk away. Bustling Hillcrest, the Gaslamp District, and Little Italy are just minutes away by car. The World Famous Zoo and Sea World are just a few minutes away. Or stay home and enjoy a quiet restful time, with a fully renovated house that includes a large deck in the back with a view of the lovely wooded canyon and view to San Diego Bay. There is a large barbecue and outdoor dining table, as well as a fully equipped modern kitchen inside. You can prepare meals and enjoy a beautiful view of the canyon and bay. All three bedrooms are spacious with high quality mattresses and linens. The bathrooms are spacious and have been completely renovated. There is a wood-burning fireplace ready to go. There are two TVs with DVD players, hundreds of cable channels, complimentary DVDs on site for your convenience, and Wi-Fi service. Mark and Susan live nearby and are ready to help if you need something. Between the home itself, the neighborhood and great location, you will not be disappointed. (Please see their second vacation rental in the Hillcrest/Bankers Hill area of San Diego called Hardesty House -- another great location -- with many reviews! #705029)
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Modern Kitchen, Deck With View Of Woods And Bay
Mark and Susan Brandon
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
About Mark and Susan Brandon
Native San Diegans. Together for 30 years, Susan and Mark are now your hosts for a vacation rental that provides all the modern amenities in the restful comfort of old Craftsman. Susan has worked as a chef at a local B & B and created sensational breakfasts for their guests. She has been trained locally and in France. Mark has worked as a professional in the immediate area for 30 years and is now retired. Mark and Susan have spent the last year renovating the house (down to the studs) to provide clean, tasteful, and high-quality accommodations.
Mark and Susan Brandon purchased this House in 2010
Why Mark and Susan Brandon chose Mission Hills
San Diego is a favorite vacation spot and we are ideally located in an urban neighborhood that is walking distance to many fine restaurants. We are also close to three parks, including Balboa Park, which is one of the nation's largest intra-city parks (larger than Central Park in New York). The Park itself is quite an attraction, but it also contains the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Other destinations are within 5 to 15 minutes away. To the West are the Bay and airport (3 miles) and the beaches (7 miles), to the South are Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter (4 miles), the Convention Center (3 miles), and Downtown (1-2 miles), and to the North are La Jolla (12 miles), the Del Mar Fair and Racetrack (seasonal)(20 miles). Legoland is North of the City, about 30 minutes away. Temecula wineries and the Safari Park are farther North, about 45 minutes away. In the South Bay, there is Aquatica Waterpark (formerly Soak City) about 25 minutes away. There are thousands of hotel rooms available, but there is only one house like this one, quiet and relaxed with a lovely view of a wooded canyon. Yet we are accessible to everything. When you stay here, it will be your home away from home. Take a calming walk through an old-style neighborhood, or make it a purposeful walk to a fine restaurant. You are free to set your own schedule, no common areas or parking attendants, park your car and go out whenever you wish.
What makes this House unique
This is a one-of-a-kind house where you can spend the day to rest and relax, or it can serve as your base for exploring all that San Diego has to offer. If any special arrangements are desired, just let us know and we will be glad to help. With our optional B & B service, you will enjoy delicious breakfasts and other food items. We want to make your stay memorable and one you will want to repeat. We are here to help. If you prefer to book by telephone, or if you are just not sure and would like to ask questions, do not hesitate to call us at 619-295-9595 or send an email through this site.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Craftsman on the Woods is the perfect vacation house. My family of 5 felt right at home in this beautiful, clean, quiet, comfortable, well-stocked house. The view off the large back deck is amazing - our favorite place for morning coffee. The location is walking distance to several restaurants, a grocery, store, a coffee shop and a park with a great playground for little ones. Susan is the best hostess we've ever had. She met us at the home to welcome us with fresh coffee cake. We will definitely stay here again when we return to San Diego. Thanks, Susan!
Another wonderful stay at Craftsman on the Woods!
This was our second time staying in this lovely home with our two young children. And it won't be our last. Susan was the perfect hostess, welcoming us with a delicious coffee cake and accommodating us very early in the day due to our kids needing to nap. It was so comfortable staying in such a spacious home. We had room to stretch out and really relax. We loved having Whole Foods nearby, as well as Bronx Pizza and Arrivederci, some great options for takeout. We ate our breakfast at the big dining table and our kids enjoyed sitting on the long bench. It saved us so much time from having to find a restaurant for breakfast before heading out for the day. The house had everything we could have possibly needed, and more. We are hoping to make this an annual trip to San Diego. Thank you Susan and Mark for another amazing stay!
The pictures don’t do this little gem justice. Beautiful, clean home. Fantastic view of the water and very clean, cozy and comfortable. Susan cooked us a fabulous breakfast and we ate on it for 2 days. I highly recommend this place. ThNk you Susan for a wonderful stay!!!!
Lovely home with perfect location
Home was accommodating with plenty of space for 3 guys on golf trip. Convienient to everything in San Diego and easy Uber location.
The house is simply beautiful. It was a perfect place for us to relax after busy days.
My family all agrees that we would love to stay in this house again! The entire home is cozy and comfortable. Truly a home away from home. Each bedroom was restful and quiet. The deck was a favorite gathering spot. We can’t wait to come back!
Our new home away from home in San Diego
Beautiful home, quiet neighborhood, walking distance to great restaurants and grocery stores. We visit San Diego annually for family commitments and are hoping to continue staying in this house. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING. No details were left unattended.