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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Newly Updated Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 with Air Conditioning

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. For the warmer summer months, Casa Paloma has central air conditioning.

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 Kitchen was updated in April 2017 with all new appliances, quartz counters and a spacious pantry.

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:

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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German, Danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

Why Birgit + Cindy + Paula chose Hillcrest

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.

What makes this house unique

You will be amazed at the expansive, and private outdoor living space at Casa Paloma - from the front patio to the spacious courtyard at the back of the house - doubling the available living space. Casa Paloma is located in a very secluded residential neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac, atop a hill, surrounded on three sides by canyons , without drive-by traffic and away from the flight path.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hillcrest in San Diego

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Hand Soap provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen Murphy bed in living room. A Graco Pack 'N Play crib and highchair are a available for a $25 setup fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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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Casa Paloma: Classic Mission Hills + Enchanting Courtyard Close to EVERYTHING
average rating of 4.92 based on 65 reviews

Charming house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is charming. All rooms are comfortably furnished. The kitchen is better equipped than my kitchen at home. Everything is as pictured. The location is terrific for food shopping, very close to local restaurants, and easy access to freeways and downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Casa Paloma, Betsy. We hope you and your sister enjoyed your time in San Diego and had the opportunity to explore all of our unique neighborhoods for your possible retirement. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Paula
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Cannot wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in the amazing house that contains anything you could imagine needing and wanting. Close to everything 5 to 15 minutes drive to just about anywhere in San Diego but in a quiet little side street away from the busy city. Gated front entrance and a amazing back patio with a water fountain and even your own hummingbird family! The kitchen had every gadget you could think of they even have a full spice rack! Need to do laundry, dishes, need an extension cord etc ..they have all the supplies right there for you! Cable has every possible channel you can imagine. Living room even had a basket with extra blankets if needed while relaxing. That all topped with the fabulous communication .. the house manual with everything you need to know about the house and recommendations for local things to see and do! I would say everything was PERFECT!! Would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back!!

Thanks for letting us borrow your little piece of heaven for the week !!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reno, NV


  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Casa Paloma with our two little boys (now 5.5 and 3.5) and it was great, as always.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best vacation home, ever!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect during our stay at Casa Paloma, from the smooth booking process, the pre-arrival information and our interactions with the team at Next Stop:San Diego. Casa Paloma is a spacious house in a charming (and peaceful) neighborhood with comfortable furnishings, a well stocked kitchen and delicious smelling toiletries. Our favorite part of Casa Paloma was spending time the courtyard, having breakfast outdoors in the tropically landscaped paradise, and dinners under the stars with the with soothing sound of the fountain. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Paloma was perfect in every aspect!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the time you pulled up to the property and walked into Casa Paloma every detail was perfectly thought of .. We had a nice welcome note and snacks upon arrival. Every detail of the house was perfect.. Kitchen had everything you could think of without missing any of your home amenities.. Master bath was definitely one of my personal favorite with the soaking tub.. The back yard had plenty of seating for a family get together .. We had my parents meet us there and there was plenty of room for our family .. When we go back to San Diego we will defiantly come back to Casa Paloma...

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN

Fabulous Neighborhood Living

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at Casa Paloma, and we have booked for next year already. The location is perfect for us, allowing us to walk to restaurants and movies, and explore San Diego away from the water . . . or to go to the water if the spirit moves us. The house is as well supplied as any we have ever visited, and the owners and management team are lovely and responsive. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn- Thank you so much for taking the time to compose such a nice review of your latest stay. As long-time, repeat guests, we value your ideas and suggestions for improving Casa Paloma - many of which have already been set in motion: new kitchen utensils, a jar opener and more lamps for the bedrooms to improve the lighting. We are excited to start the kitchen remodeling project next month and appreciate your feedback on the new design! We really look forward to hosting your stay next year. See you! Birgit, Cindy & Paula Next Stop: San Diego
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Harley Gray
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Riverwalk Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack / Old Town Transit Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-5 and 163
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
6 great restaurants within half mile walk+
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coronado, Ocean/Mission/Pacific Beaches & La Jolla


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hillcrest, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
2 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
12 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
4 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £180.48
Turnover Service £180.48 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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