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Mission Hills - Historic "Witherby Gardens"

Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Historic 3500 Sq Ft 4 Story 4 Bedroom/3 Bath, Pool,Secured Gardens,Rooftop Views

Our charming 100 year old historically designated 4-story home is a garden oasis with blooms year round! Security fenced and adorned by wisteria, inground pool and 4 bedrooms and 3 New bathrooms, sunroom , formal dining and spacious living areas Witherby Gardens can sleep 9 guests comfortably. Balconies abound and 360 degree rooftop deck boasts views of San Diego from the mountains to the sea. Sublime at sunset!

Creatively designed by visionary color fine artist Concetta Antico, it is a masterpiece in every way. Set in the perfect central San Diego location of Mission Hills, it boasts ease of access to every major attraction, freeway and the airport. 20 minutes from the Mexico boarder and just 1 hour to Laguna Beach or 2 hours to LAX!

Historic Mission Hills is known for its quiet historical residential vibe and picturesque botanical neighbourhood perfect for strolling. It is fast becoming the trendiest town around with new shopping areas and cafes all within walking distance! Chic restaurants are offered as are several parks and even a 100 year old garden nursery. Famed historic Old Town is a very short walk away and Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Fashion Valley, Mission Bay and the Gaslamp area only minutes. It is in the heart of everything San Diego has to offer!


Concetta Antico

Member Since 2016
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english, spanish, italian, mandarin
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Concetta Antico

Concetta Antico is a world famous fine artist. See her website at - Witherby Gardens is her beloved artistic creation - like Monet - her "Giverney" is her manifestation of art, gardens, beauty and charm. Gifted with a 4th receptor in her eyes, her world renowned Tetrachromacy provides her with Super Vision - the ability to see 100 million more colors than regular vision. See her magnificent oil paintings which adorn the house. She also offers her magnificent 100 year old barnstay creation in Australia to vacationers - see when you are down under!

Concetta Antico purchased this House in 2006

Why Concetta Antico chose Mission Hills

Look no further for the most beautiful and unique property in San Diego. An original grande dame of historic and scenic Mission Hills. Owners private home is offered as a vacation opportunity as they now reside in Byron Bay, Australia on a 12 acre farm but would never sell their jewel of a home so lovingly restored. The fortunate opportunity for travellers to San Diego is that they can stay in a rarely offered home which is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown San Diego. Visit Witherby Gardens and never want to leave!

What makes this House unique

Historically designated. Qver 100 rose bushes, wisteria and gardenia laden. 4th floor Widow's walk boasts 360 degree views! 100 year old Prairie Style home , custom woodwork throughout, hardwood floors, a masterpiece of design. Old world spacious rooms. New bathrooms and kitchens. Magical is the best word to describe the property. One of a kind designed throughout by a world famous master artist with super vision.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Additional Bed
        1 twin/ single, Fold away single bed can be added to any room


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, Double sinks with marble vanity
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, double sinks on marble vanity
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, Sink and mirror

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              City lights and view from 4th floor balcony!
            • Mountain View
              Also from 4th floor
            • Near The Ocean
              Very close 5 min drive!
            • Village
              Mission Hills is an historic neighbourhood - soooo charming!


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          fully sir conditioned
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          forced air
                        • Internet
                          U-Verse High Speed Internet.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          spacious and beautiful with sunroom adjacent
                        • Parking
                          Ample safe street parking at front gate
                        • Telephone
                          local calls only
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              New kitchen - all modern appliances - eat in granite table. Granite counters, large refrigerator, dishwasher, farmers apron front sink, pot filler and more
                            • Oven
                              Viking gas
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              viking gas
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  beautiful formal dining room seats 8-10 with built in historic sideboard and cabinetry Another table for dining in the kitchen seats 4-6
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Scrabble Chess Dominoes cards
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      VCR/DVD and movie selection available
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          360 degree widows walk deck on 4th floor - divine sunsets and views of the entire SD area - Seaworld fireworks view all summer at 10pm
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Many decks and patios off bedrooms
                                        • Golf
                                          Local Golf course 1/2 mile away in Old Town and also in Hotel Circle
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Historic willow oak and cedar eat in Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Magnificent gardens and lawns with weekly gardener
                                        • Tennis
                                          Local Mission Hills courts free, a few blocks away


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              It may be possible to bring a wheelchair into the ground floor where there is a twin day bed and bathroom - front door is wide enough to accommodate wheelchair size and ground floor is spacious and wooden flooring. However the house is not officially constructed with handicapped amenities

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  In ground. Fenced and secured yard. Privacy. Automatic safety cover.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Private Chef


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

                                                          Leisure Activities

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

                                                                    • roller blading
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • racquetball
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • skiing
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • This property cannot be found elsewhere - it is beauty, function and charm throughout. It is close to EVERY major tourist attraction in San Diego! It is close to every major freeway - it is a SAFE neighbourhood. It is very close to all public transportation and to the airport. For the perfect home to stay at in San Diego - look no further.

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          4 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Stunning Property in Old Town

                                                                          Kellie O.Westminster, Ca

                                                                          Our stay at Witherby Gardens was characterized by relaxation and awe in the incredible home in which we were able to call home for two evenings. The location is within walking distance to Old Town (if you like to walk), which made our experience in San Diego all the better. The home itself was immaculate and beautifully furnished. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Witherby Gardens. Thank you so much!

                                                                          Beautiful home, great accommodations

                                                                          Cooper S.Burbank, CA

                                                                          Concetta was very thorough, giving us an instructional welcome letter for everything we might need to know about her home and the area. The house was clean and comfortable.

                                                                          We stayed here for Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center - we were surprised to find how close we were, especially for such a popular event! We would definitely stay again :)

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thank you SO MUCH Cooper! So very kind...I would love to have you all again, anytime! Book early as Comic Con is a BIG draw here:) Hugs! Concetta

                                                                          A perfect, urban oasis.

                                                                          Molly W.Seattle, Washington

                                                                          A small group of friends and I rented this house to spend a long weekend soaking up the San Diego sun. The house is wonderful, with plenty of outdoor space and has a serene vibe. We loved being in the cute, historic neighborhood during the day and were close enough to downtown to experience the more hectic Gaslamp scene. Overall, the accommodations were wonderful! The house was very clean and the space was more than enough for the 8 of us. Additionally, Concetta was wonderful to work with! She was extremely hospitable, caring, and was very timely in her responses.

                                                                          Family vacation in February

                                                                          Kathy M.East Taunton

                                                                          We rented Witherby Gardens for a family vacation to celebrate my nephew's 16th birthday. The home was very spacious, and easily accommodated myself and my two siblings with our four children. The home was beautifully decorated with thoughtfully placed antiques and the owner's beautiful artwork was showcased throughout the home. Beautiful, fresh flowers were placed in vases throughout the home, which I felt was a nice, personal touch. We felt right at home the moment we walked through the gate! The landscaping was beautiful, filled with blooming flowers and lemon and avocado trees, and a small, solar heated pool. The beds were comfortable, and with our busy days spent exploring all San Diego has to offer, we were grateful for that! The neighborhood is a quaint, quiet location that is easily walk-able. Short walk downhill to Old Town, but then you have to walk back up afterward. A few things to note, that I was given advance notice of: there is a washer and dryer on location, but it is in the basement and you have to go outside to access. This was not an issue for us, and we used them a few times during our stay, but if it had rained it may not have been ideal. Also, there was no coffee pot, but there was a very nice Breville tea maker. There is a lovely coffee shop a few blocks away that we walked to each morning. The appliances in the kitchen were SS, and the stove and pots and pans were top notch! We enjoyed cooking meals together, and the spaciousness allowed us to do so. There is a piano in the living room, and I wish I could play something other than Chopsticks or Heart and Soul, but our children loved it, and it inspired my niece to ask for piano lessons when we returned home! The owner was a pleasure to deal with. She responded to inquiries in a timely manner, and was warm and sincere in all interactions I had with her. I would highly recommend this home to others, and will definitely return again!


                                                                          Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA


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                                                                          Pets under 20lbs are welcome with prior approval and additional refundable damage deposit of $500 Housecleaning and catering services are available with notice

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