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
- Min Stay3 - 4 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:
- Aug 17, 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.
Nice centralized location, high quality accommodations.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Great places to relax with superb amenities!! We enjoyed the deck for informal family gatherings. We would love to stay again on our next trip to San Diego..
Great house in a charming location
We loved staying in this house in the Mission Hills neighborhood. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance. Susan was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome.
Nice home. Convenient location.
Our stay was very comfortable in a home that was clean, spacious and well thought out for our family of 5. We genuinely enjoyed spending time in the house. It is conveniently located for all the main city attractions so we spent less time traveling around. It was so convenient that we were able to come back for lunch and a nap before heading back to the zoo and sea world in the evening to finish off our site seeing. The owner was a great host who baked us a delicious cake. Thank you.
Great property that is close to everything.
My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Susan was extremely accommodating to our 18 month old providing a pack n play and a high chair. The Mission Hills neighborhood was amazing to walk around and had plenty of shops to visit.
Restful home close to everything!
We greatly enjoyed our time in Mission Hills. The property actually lived up to the photos and our hosts could not have been nicer. We had our Aussie along for the trip and this property proved to be just the right choice... particularly the deck where we spent a great deal of time.
As good as expected
It's hard to add to all the other glowing reviews. It was everything we expected. Lovely home, well maintained, all the cooking gear, paper products etc that we needed. Located in a quiet residential area, but a short uber to a large number of great restaurants and popular San Diego attractions. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the deck at night possibly grilling or just sharing a glass of wine before bed.
We'd recommend without qualification.
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.