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Minutes to San Diego's most popular attractions! Private house in jungle setting

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, heart of San Diego in park-like setting, tourist friendy.

Yes, it's that close! If you want to be within minutes to many of San Diego's popular attractions, this private Jungle House is for you! San Diego International Airport, Downtown, Gaslamp quarter, Convention Center (10 minutes), The World Famous San Diego Zoo (5 minutes), Balboa Park (5 minutes), Museums, Coronado Beaches, Old Town San Diego, Sea World, Golf (5 minutes), Disc golf (5 minutes), Restaurants & Brew Houses, Military bases, and so much more! Our 2 story home sits back off the street in a serene, natural park-like setting with towering Eucalyptus and Palm Trees, enveloping you in nature. It's naturally spectacular during the day and becomes even more magical in the evening with glowing Palm Tree lights and other special lighting throughout the yard. Ideal floor plan with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath on main level. The mail level bedroom has a luxury Queen memory foam bed and French doors leading to the back patio. The Living room has a fireplace, huge 65" 4K TV with 200 channels. Open kitchen with breakfast bar and dining room, gas range, microwave, stainless steel refrigerator, SS dishwasher, inside washer/dryer. We provide for you complimentary coffees/teas/hot chocolate/water/condiments/pantry items. The 3 bedrooms upstairs have vaulted ceilings, with 2 rooms having luxury Queen size memory foam beds, and the Master Bedroom having a top of the line King Copper therapy memory foam bed, 4K TV, and a spacious Balcony with spectacular views of overlooking the jungle setting. You'll sleep well with windows open, enjoying the aromatherapy of the canyon. Marble bath/shower(full) with double sinks upstairs. All rooms in the house have beautiful views of the jungle. Grand outdoor patio and yard area with multiple seating areas, tables and umbrellas, lounge chairs, and there's even a outdoor bar with chairs and umbrella. Gas BBQ too! Perfect for morning coffee and al fresco dining and entertaining. The patio is a great spot to stretch and do some Yoga or Tai Chi...we have Yoga mats for your use. There's even an outdoor fire pit with log seats for cozy evening fires surrounded by the Jungle. There's lots of wild birds and squirrels and other wildlife around, so relaxing to sit back and just enjoy. Located in the desirable North Park neighborhood with prime restaurants, bars, nightlife, and shopping. House can sleep up to 8 guests maximum with an extra fee over 6 people. When you visit our home, you will be sleeping in a luxury bed in a private bedroom, not on an air bed or fold out sofa. You're going to love this special house in a fantastic location. We know you'll love staying here! Welcome.

Patrick McHale and Will Scherneck
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Our friends speak Chinese and Spanish to translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Patrick McHale and Will Scherneck

We're both born and raised in California and have lived in Northern CA and Southern CA, including West Hollywood, Long Beach, Orange County, Palm Springs, and of course, San Diego.

We are Realtors, so if you're interested in buying or selling in San Diego, Los Angeles, or the Palm Springs area, we can help you. In addition to Real Estate, Patrick also works in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. Taking care of our vacation home certainly keeps us busy, but when we can, we love to travel. One of our favorite places to visit is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We own a timeshare right on the beach, amazing, and we rent that out too! You'll see some pics of the area on our walls in the dining room. We love this home and we're very fortunate and grateful we have the ability to share it with you. We're hardworking guys and we do all we can to make sure you, our guests, get to experience the San Diego area we call home.

Patrick McHale and Will Scherneck purchased this house in 1998

Why Patrick McHale and Will Scherneck chose Fairmount Park

This home is in one of the best locations in San Diego. There's nothing else like it. There's just something about the natural canyon setting, the towering Eucalyptus, giant Italian Cypress, and Palm Trees...a true oasis. We're so close to everything, but we feel like we're in our own private park. There's nothing like being within minutes to so much. We also have another home located in San Diego, just south of this home. It's also listed on VRBO, and called the Panoramic Ocean View House #907583.

What makes this house unique

Prime Location. We love the natural, canyon setting and privacy. Instant relaxation and natural aromatherapy from the Eucalyptus trees and microclimate. Relax on one of the patios, BBQ, lounges for sun and also perfect for stargazing. Such a natural and private setting yet so close to most of San Diego's main attractions.


Fairmount Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time outside after 10pm. Please help us conserve water and energy with limited laundry and A/C use. BBQ - If you use it, you clean it or pay fee
  • Prefer no shoes in the house. Definitely no shoes on carpet upstairs. Shake and rinse sand outside before laundry.
  • Maximum 8 guests. Heat maximum: 72* A/C minimum: 78* Do not leave on when not in the house and please turn off all lights and lock all doors/windows.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs. Dual sinks. Separate tub/shower/toilet room.
  • One Main Floor full bath and one upstairs full bath with dual sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main level. Also has french doors leading to back patio.
    Bedroom 4 - Master - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom. Balcony. Canyon views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs front bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs side bedroom
  • Copper top Luxury King size memory foam bed in Master Bedroom, 4K TV, vaulted ceilings, and a large private balcony overlooking the canyon area. Luxury memory foam/gel Queen beds in the other 3 bedrooms. Vaulted ceilings, and jungle views.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Seriously, one of the best locations in San Diego! Minutes to almost everything you'll want to see and do during your stay. We think the location is key and so convenient. Northpark is a thriving area full of trendy restaurants and brew pubs, art walks, and so much more. The house is in a residential area yet secluded in it's own little canyon, or Jungle as we like to call it. It's a beautiful space and there's nothing else like it in San Diego. Just ask us if you have any questions.


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Minutes to San Diego's most popular attractions! Private house in jungle setting
average rating of 4.6944447 based on 36 reviews

Fantastic vacation home absolutely close to everything you want to see in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Our office team stayed here while attending a course at the convention centre and it was in a perfect location, quick and easy to get there and quickly wanting to return back to enjoy the beautiful gardens, patio and serenity. The house was very clean and had absolutely everything you need and more. We have stayed in many many vacation homes where there is absolutely no amenities, no dish soap or coffee or seasonings. Patrick welcomed us to use what we needed and of course we left our extra beer, fruit, etc. I'm sure this luxury could be abused by some but it was surely appreciated by our crew. We had such a lovely time and still able to visit La Jolla, Seaport Village , Gaslight district and much more due to the close proximity. We would definitely stay here again in the future. The ease and promptness of which the owners reply and keep in touch during your stay makes it easy and accommodating. Overall a fantastic get away and experience. Lucy

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we're so appreciative of you taking the time to write a review. When we travel, we appreciate all those little things that make a stay welcoming and convenient, so it's just something we do. To us it's not just a vacation rental, it's our home, so whether you're on business, vacation, or both, enjoy the amenities. Pay it forward. Since we're new to VRBO, we try to anticipate our guests needs, so again, thank you. We'd love for you to stay with us again. (Special thanks for the help with the BBQ!) Patrick and Will
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Gold Canyon, AZ

Nice property!!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and kept up! Fit our needs!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking your time to write a review. Please let us know what we can improve on to get a 5 star review! Patrick and Will
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Amazing stay with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay we all had in your house. The house was perfect for all 8 of us very clean and comforting. Will greeted us and gave us lots of information of San Diego and places to go. Two of our guest flight was late Will offered to take them to were we were, I will go back and stay here again. Thank you so much for making our stay that much better.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking your time to write this 5 Star review and thanks for mentioning Will for going above and beyond the responsibilities of a typical host. We hope you will come back and visit again. Sincerely, Patrick and Will
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The Woodlands, TX

Comfy and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 long-time friends found this home to be perfect and convenient in our desire to explore San Diego for 5 days. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was stocked with all the necessities, and the pristine yard was a perfect setting for enjoying wine and conversation. Will and Patrick were perfect hosts in every way to make sure we had a great girls get-away. This home is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kim, we love it when guests really connect, relax, and enjoy their stay at our home...that's what it's all about. Thanks for sharing your video, I wish I was there for the fun! We really appreciate receiving a 5 star review because Will and I do all we can to make sure our guests receive more than what they expect. We would welcome you back in a heart beat! Sincerely, Patrick and Will
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Amazing garden

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. Our 2 boys (4 & 2) loved playing in the back garden, “exploring” pretending and just being boys. Fire pit was a nice addition to sit around after a long day make s’mores and relax. Thank you Patrick and Will for opening your home and being so sweet !!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donna, we're glad we were able to accommodate you after you were double booked elsewhere! We added a new fire pit, so it's even better now! Patrick and Will
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St. Paul, Minnesota


  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful house for a long weekend, along with our daughter and son-in-law, their two children, who are 3 and 5, and another adult son. The place was perfect! The garden and outdoor landscaping are exceptional. The house is tucked away back from the street so that you have complete privacy. The patio area is large and furnished with everything you need to dine and even entertain. We had a family birthday party with 14 people and it was absolutely perfect. This is a family friendly house - Will even pulled out a little tent for the kids to play in - they were delighted with the lights that came on at dark. There is a fire pit with seating and on one of the nights we had a fire and made s'mores. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals at home if you want, and if not, the location is not far at all from a great selection of restaurants in North Park. The owners have a pantry that is actually stocked with food staples which was really great - Will very generously said to use whatever we might want to and to just replace as we used things. That was really helpful with a large family group. The bedrooms are good size and offer great privacy for sleeping - everyone felt like they had a place to get away from the group for quiet time if needed. Another plus is that there is off street parking for two or even three vehicles. I highly recommend this lovely house if you stay in San Diego. 5 plus stars!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kate, for one of the best written reviews of our home and for the 5+ Stars! If you're not a professional travel writer, it may be something you should consider. Your review was so good it made me want to book my own house! :) We try to make our guests feel at home, and Will certainly goes above and beyond making sure everyone is happy, even the little ones...that circus tent is a hit! You're the first guest to mention the special yard lighting, so thanks for that. We're so glad you had an enjoyable visit and hope you'll come back and stay again. Sincere thanks, Patrick and Will
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Balboa Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
805, 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended

This home is so amazingly close to all of San Diego's main attractions, yet you'll feel like you're in your own personal park when you return home from sightseeing. North Park is a trendy little area known for it's Brew pubs, restaurants, and art. North Park borders beautiful Balboa Park and the world Famous San Diego Zoo! Close proximity to it all. We love our Jungle house and know you will too! Feel free to ask us any questions about the house and the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $150
Property Damage Protection $59

This is a very quiet neighborhood and noise really travels in the canyon area. 10pm is the cut off for any outdoor sound, so enjoy the serenity. This is not a party house. Please be respectful of our neighbors and their peaceful enjoyment. Definitely no smoking, especially with the open canyon. No special events and no loud extra guests beyond those approved for stay, and please use your best judgment and know you're responsible for invited guests. House can sleep up to 8 guests in luxury beds (additional nightly fee over 6 guests, max 8). If you use the gas BBQ, you need to clean it. ($50 fee if it's not clean). We want you to enjoy your time here as much as we do. It's a special place. We operate on a personal level, so communication is key. Enjoy, relax, and welcome to San Diego!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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