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Casa Paloma: Classic Mission Hills + Enchanting Courtyard Close to EVERYTHING

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Spacious & Comfortable

The moment you enter the front gate, you’ll feel right at home in your peaceful, private and serene oasis. As walk through the front door of this gorgeous Spanish Revival home, you’ll be greeted with a warm and welcoming space combining classic comforts with modern amenities. The living room is an ideal place to relax and unwind with a good book; to catch up on your favorite programs with a premium satellite channel lineup, or to play games and enjoy family time together. For those rare, chilly winter nights, there is a warming fireplace to complete the cozy setting.

A well-appointed and fully stocked kitchen makes it a breeze to prepare a light snack at the breakfast bar, or to serve a full course holiday meal in the formal dining room set with handcrafted Luna Garcia pottery dinnerware. The master suite boasts an over-sized walk-in closet, a jetted tub , separate shower, and a California king-size bed (72" W x 84" L). The home is a great choice for families -- the guest bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed (60" W x 80" L) and adjoins the second bathroom. Casa Paloma comfortably sleeps 6 adults between the two bedrooms and a gorgeous Murphy bed with a queen Serta "Perfect Night" plush mattress in the living room to accommodate two additional guests.

Please let us know if you require additional furniture for your baby or infant. We can provide a baby crib or a twin sized foam mattress & a highchair, for a one time $25 setup fee.

The house also includes an inside laundry room with all of the kitchen, bed & bath amenities and supplies you would expect in your own home.

The jewel of Casa Paloma is the lush courtyard edged with palms and tropical plants that invites you to sit and savor your morning coffee, pause for a glimpse the hummingbirds, or simply enjoy San Diego’s great weather. In the evenings, unwind with a glass of wine outside on the comfortable couch with the lanterns aglow casting a romantic light off the soothing fountain.

Location, Location, Location

One of the best features of Casa Paloma is its central location, close and convenient to everything San Diego has to offer. Casa Paloma is tucked into an historic of Mission Hills neighborhood – away from all the crowds, tourists, and congestion. Mission Hills is quiet and serene, and you can easily walk to a variety of local restaurants. Plus, Hillcrest, known for its shops, eclectic restaurants, and busting nightlife, is just a mile away. Other attractions are all within a short drive:

• Balboa Park: home to 15 major museums, performing arts, gardens and the San Diego Zoo

• Sea World

• Old Town for shopping, dining, the Presidio and Mission

• Coronado Island

• Downtown’s Embarcadero, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village & Little Italy Districts

• Ocean Beach, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach

• La Jolla, Del Mar and more

Casa Paloma is are:

5 miles to Ocean Beach

6 miles to Mission Beach

7 miles to Pacific Beach

8 miles to Coronado

10 miles to La Jolla

More Details

Property Manager
Birgit + Cindy + Paula
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German, Danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

Why Birgit + Cindy + Paula chose San Diego County

We chose this house because of the convenient location close to everything San Diego - within walking distances to restaurants, and a short drive to beaches, downtown, Balboa Park -- CLOSE to everything, but nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood outside of the traffic and congestion.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I booked Casa Paloma as a joint birthday present to each other and we could not have been more happy with the choice. The location is perfect for the zoo, Sea World, Mission Bay, French Quarter, beaches, marinas, etc. The home itself is so warm and inviting it is just like being home, only with some great amenities, The owners, Paula and Keith, are very attentive and accommodating and wanted to make sure we had a great time. Also the website is one of the best I have experienced in providing guests every tool needed to make sure your visit is everything you could want. My family and I will definitely stay here again every opportunity we have when in San Diego and I cannot recommend this more to anyone visiting the San Diego area. You will not be disappointed.

* Reviewed by Cheryl & Gary, Chandler, AZ, on FK April 24, 2014
Mar 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Casa Paloma: Classic Mission Hills + Enchanting Courtyard Close to EVERYTHING
average rating of 4.909091 based on 59 reviews

Fabulous house in a fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. It's the second time we've stayed here with our two boys (now 4.5 and 2.5). Our boys love the fountain in the back courtyard and all the interesting nooks and crannies. We can rest assured that they are safe because the property is secured from the road (i.e. they can't get out!). The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac near the zoo, downtown, restaurants and shopping and has easy access to a number of beaches within fifteen minutes or so. All the conveniences needed are in the house and the master bathroom has had a lovely remodel. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graeme- we are so happy that you, your wife and your 2 beautiful boys enjoyed your second stay at Casa Paloma. Also, we'd like to thank you for taking the time to give us a thorough feed-back about our vacation home. We really appreciate your valuable comments! All the best, until we may welcome you again in San Diego - it's always a pleasure to host your stay. Birgit, Cindy & Paula Next Stop: San Diego
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Excellent Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience staying at Casa Paloma. Property images and descriptions were accurate, property was spotless and beautiful. Owners are VERY thoughtful in having everything you could need, have binder and web app that includes directions to house, favorite local restaurants and entertainment as well as simple things like Wi-Fi codes. They were also very responsive when I had questions or needed assistance. Location was fantastic - cute neighborhood and close to interstate, grocery stores and Hillcrest area (for restaurants and book shopping!). Our family spent week and took advantage of San Diego Go Pass - did a day at Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, Seaworld, Disney and Disney CA Adventure. Fantastic vacation -wish we had had more time at the house! Would definitely stay again and hope to!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fell In Love!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stay at Casa Paloma could not have been any more perfect. The home and grounds were spectacular, spacious and immaculate with all the comforts of home. Being back in Mission Hills brought back great childhood memories and we only wish we could have stayed longer. The communication with the rental team before and during our stay far exceeded our expectations and the owner could not have been any more gracious. The location of the home is so close to downtown, the zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town and the airport that we didn't have to worry about traffic whenever we went exploring. The kitchen was stocked with everything we could have needed. We especially enjoyed sitting in the courtyard at night, enjoying the cool San Diego evenings and the soothing sound of the fountain. We will never rent a hotel room again and Casa Paloma will now become our San Diego "home" when visiting the area. We fell in love!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feb 2016

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is a nice rental home, well equipped and well located. The courtyard is lovely. The only downside is the street parking, which can be nonexistent.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Next Stop: San Diego
Owner's Response: Bethany- We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to San Diego and your return to Casa Paloma. I can't believe a full year passed since we last saw you & Robert. The parking situation was a bit hectic over Super Bowl Sunday and we apologize you had difficulty parking right in front of the house that weekend. We hope to see you again next February and will extend our VIP discount for your third stay at Casa Paloma. Cheers, Paula
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Saint Paul, MN

repeat (and happy) customers

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We just finished our second January at Casa Paloma, and have signed up for a third. Everything was perfect - the location, the house itself and the owners. We had a lovely month and are already looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Next Stop: San Diego
Owner's Response: Robyn -- it amazes me how much of San Diego you and John experience during your visits, packing in a year's worth of activities in a month! We loved having you as neighbors and look forward to your visit next January. Thanks for the gorgeous polka dot "sunflower" vase, it will be here when you return... Cheers, Paula
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McKeef Mills, NB

Great little spot

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Close to everything, very clean, nice layout and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Next Stop: San Diego
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Turnover Service £156 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hillcrest in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Hand Soap provided
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen Murphy bed in living room baby crib with a youth sized foam mattress highchair ($25 setup fee.)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing

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