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.
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Modern Kitchen, Deck With View Of Woods And Bay
Mark and Susan Brandon
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This Mission Hills home is a true haven -- perched, gorgeously, above a canyon overlooking the San Diego Bay. Our host was gracious and helpful and the home itself is beautifully designed yet warm. If you're looking for a beautiful stay in the quiet heart of San Diego, this home is ideal.
Swoon!! Craftsman dream home in idyllic, perfectly central neighborhood.
Let me tell you how wonderful this home is: Susan welcomes us with home made delicious coffee cake and cookies. We got great use of the immense chef’s kitchen. The home was perfectly spacious for the four of us, and could have very comfortably accommodated 2 more.
My parents are officially converts to the VRBO lifestyle! The last day there my mom and I got swept up at La Bel Age (an adorable “Advanced Style” boutique with baubles and prints, and hats) my boyfriend went for a long run and my dad settled into a cooking routine. Coffee and quaint neighborhood shops are two blocks away. Main dining strip with wonderful food is 10 min walk or 2 min drive. We fell in love with the house and the neighborhood. Everyone was sad to leave.
Beautiful (and clean) home
The house is very clean, well-appointed and in a great location. The house is comfortable and has a wonderful backyard patio. Susan was very friendly and greeted us upon arrival. Would definitely book again on our next SD visit.
Great place in SD
everything about the house was on par, from the creature comforts to the amazing view from the deck. an added bonus is the neighborhood and the local business and restaurants all within walking distance. lastly Susan's coffee cake was a real treat as well. Thank you
Very nice, cozy, and quiet
Very nice and clean house with comfortable beds. Kitchen had all we needed, just add food. : ) Great view out back. Conveniently close to the airport or train station but you don't really hear either much. Just up the hill from Old Town and there were lots of eating places close by. Susan was great and not only stayed up for our late arrival and made sure we made it, she also allowed us to stay over on the last day because we had a later train. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks for everything.
Susan & Mark are great Hosts.
The property was perfect and extremely clean.
Great Location as well. Five Stars all the way!
Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change. Rates discounted for stays of two weeks or more. Cleaning Fee of $125 per stay up to one week; additional fee may apply depending upon length of stay and number of guests. Christmas/New Year - inquire re holiday rates and length of stay. Special off-season $295 rate; $25 per night each additional guest after 4 guests. Please see Rental Agreement for details applicable to all rentals. Last-minute bookings subject to payment in cash for first two nights.