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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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:
April 20, 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 fee
  • Prefer no shoes in the house. Definitely no shoes on carpet inside house. Shake and rinse sand outside before laundry. Missing/damage towel fee
  • 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 locks doors/windows.
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 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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Manlius, NY USA

Outstanding home and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We have rented VRBO's for many years, in North America and Europe. This has to be one of the all time best VRBO's. The home is beautiful with lovely gardens. When you sit in the back, you are in your own paradise. This house is well equipped. You will want for nothing. The bedrooms are large. The location is close to Balboa Park and easy access to all the other amenities. The owners are attentive, and accommodating. They are easy to reach, although we needed nothing. I give this home an 11/10 it is so well maintained and the owners so easy to work with. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! An 11 out of 10...we love it, thanks! We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. Will and I are constantly adding and improving things so we can continue to go beyond what's expected from our guests, so to received validation for that we truly appreciate it. With sincere gratitude, Patrick and Will
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  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic, but the grounds are amazing! So peaceful! Was there on business, will be back with my family!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Justin, Will mentioned you were blown away by the yard, so thanks for the review since it's a labor of love trying to tame this wild Jungle of a yard! Glad the house worked well for you too, as the location for business/Conventions is hard to beat. We look forward to you and your family coming for a vacation stay next time. Thanks for taking your time to write a response. See you soon, Patrick and Will
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in San Diego. The house was so comfortable and inviting. It is well stocked with everything we needed. Will and Patrick are great hosts and made us feel welcome. Thanks for the making our trip so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review, Laura. We're happy you chose our house for your visit to San Diego and found it to be well stocked, as you mentioned. Will and I try to go above what's expected, so thanks for noting this and validating our efforts. We hope you'll come back for another visit. Thanks again for taking your time to write a review. Sincerely, Patrick and Will
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WOODBURY mn 55125

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Nice place. Awesome garden n patio. owner responded well to all our questions..close to balboa golf and other attractions.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our home for your visit to San Diego. Please let us know what we can do differently in your opinion to get a 5 star review. We'd love to know how we can improve. Patrick and Will
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Clean, comfortable and well decorated

  • 5 of 5

We had a family Christmas to get away from the snow and cold in Canada and we definitely chose the right place in San Diego. We where astounded that Pat and Will had a real decorated Christmas tree, and outside lights set up for us. Very Canadian and perfect for our gift exchange on Christmas Day. The place was super clean and in good shape. It had every thing we needed including an awesome big screen TV. They also had a bottle of Prosecco and a pineapple to welcome us. Our only regret was that there was so much to see and do in San Diego that we didn't get to spend that much time in this awesome home. It was close to the Zoo, Balboa park, MIdway aircraft carrier and the beaches etc. The home and the yard will impress you.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 star review, Dan! Our very first guests at the Jungle House at Christmas last year were from Canada too, and included a Canadian Olympic swimmer, so we're glad you and your family chose our home to spend the holidays! Will certainly went all out with the decorations, trees and lights, so thank you for noting and appreciating this, it means a lot. Now that you have a taste of San Diego and all there is to see and do here, we hope you'll come back and visit us again! Be sure to tell your friends about our house and don't forget we have the beautiful beach front suites available for rent too at the Lindo Mar Resort in Puerto Vallarta! Sincerely, Patrick and Will
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San Diego Zoo
15-20 minute drive
Balboa Park
So much to see and do. Museums, restaurants, hiking, the Organ Pavilion, Japanese Gardens, ...
Gaslamp Quarter
So much food and entertainment is such a concentrated area of downtown.
Old Town
Our personal favorite. We love the history, the abundance of the best Mexican food, the cul...
The Prado at Balboa Park
San Diego Padres
Wow. Location and oh so close to our house.
Coronado Beach
The closest beach, and one of the most picturesque beaches in San Diego. Only 10 minutes fr...
Downtown San Diego
Waterfront park, Aircraft Carrier tour, convention center...downtown has it all.
Casa Guadalajara
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
Hillcrest Inn Hotel
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 10.05%

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, 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. ($25 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.