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Quiet, Restful Hideaway Centrally Located With View Of Wooded Canyon And Bay

Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Modern Kitchen, Deck With View Of Woods And Bay

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)


Mark and Susan Brandon

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 king, TV, DVD Player, private doors to deck, Master Bath
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, adjoining bathroom
      • Bedroom 3
        2 queen, bathroom across private hall


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Connects to Master Bedroom and Large Closet
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Opens to Second and Third Bedrooms


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace in living room.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating throughout house.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Kitchen
                          Viking Stove and Oven, Bosch Dishwasher, large Samsung Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave Oven, Toaster, Coffee Machine, View to wooded canyon


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Interior dining room seats 8. Exterior table on deck seats 6.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Private Chef


                                                • marina
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • 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

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: Flexible

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              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.

                                                              41 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Theresa A.

                                                              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

                                                              Anthony S.

                                                              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.

                                                              Kris H.

                                                              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

                                                              Martha G.

                                                              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.

                                                              Perfectly met all our needs

                                                              Corinne T.

                                                              From answering questions, scheduling, check-in to check-out, working with a Susan made it a very easy and a smooth process. The house was perfect for our group of 4. We were in town for a golf vacation. The house is in a great location - easy to get places; a very nice neighborhood; and had a wonderful view of the back deck.

                                                              It was perfect - much appreciated!

                                                              Cozy, character-filled home in great location

                                                              Kristy B.

                                                              We loved everything about this home...the expansive patio with amazing views, very comfortable beds, safe neighborhood within walking distance to delicious restaurants, groceries, a park and more. We would definitely recommend!


                                                              Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              41 Reviews
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