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Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Talmadge - Jean Drive

This amazing home sits on a large canyon in the Kensington/Talmadge area..

If you’re travelling to San Diego, why not experience California living at its finest? This beautiful, three bedroom, two bathroom open floor plan home sits on a large, peaceful canyon. And while you’ll feel like you’ve gotten away from it all, you’re just a short drive to all of San Diego’s famous attractions. 5 miles to San Diego Zoo; 10 miles to SeaWorld and Airport.

This unique home is a sanctuary for those seeking a peaceful escape from their hectic lives. The large patio has two prominent water features that beckon you to relax and enjoy the view. Another patio is perfect for a quiet dinner, complete with BBQ grill and seating for four. As you venture into the hillside yard, you can unwind in the private hot tub while enjoying the lush landscaping that surrounds you.

There are large windows throughout, including five sets of French doors, that flood the house with natural light. The home remains private with gorgeous views to the canyon and landscaping.

The master suite has a queen sized bed, fireplace and spa-like master bathroom with walk around shower and large skylight. The front guest room has a king bed and the sun-room facing the canyon has a full-sized bed. There is also another queen bed in a small studio in the backyard (no bathroom). The home can accommodate 6-8 people throughout.

There is a 5-night minimum. Check in is 4 p.m. Check out is 11 a.m. If more than 6 people are staying in the house, each additional person is $20/night.

**Children will need approval. The home is not ideal for the very young due to water features and canyon stairs. Renters must be respectful of noise levels.**

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016

About Todd

I'm a custom residential architect who has lived in San Diego for 15 years and love this beautiful part of the country. Originally from the East Coast, I have adapted well to the laid back lifestyle of Southern California. I love being close to large, diverse cities, the desert, the mountains and the beautiful beaches. San Diego is a unique gem and everyone should be fortunate enough to experience it.

Todd purchased this house in 2006

Why Todd chose San Diego

I love this home as it blends beautifully with the canyon and lush tropical landscaping. I added an additional bedroom to the front in 2012 which dramatically changed the curb appeal and gave it the street presence you see today. I look forward to hosting you and know you will enjoy this private sanctuary as much as I have.

What makes this house unique

This home offers many unique features. The interiors were fashioned by a famous designer named Steven Chase. The home has an abundance of high-end finishes and surprising details like large industrial skylights, textured walls, French doors and numerous windows, recessed illuminated alcoves, mirrored walls, a spacious open floor plan, and under-cabinet lighting.

The grounds are private and from inside the home, the view drops below you into the canyon. The yard is filled with lush, tropical landscaping, a hot tub, deck, patio and a circular flow that blends with the welcoming feel of the home. There are multiple water features that contribute to the tranquillity of this Bali-like ambience.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful canyon home is the Kensington area of San Diego

  • 5 of 5

The property had beautiful canyon views, plenty of out door furniture. The home was updated, well maintained and beautifully designed.

Our week of July 16-23 was warm, close to the 90 each day. It cooled at night and we needed to keep the doors open for a breeze. Ceiling fans were very helpful.

There were four of us: My husband and I, our 24 year old and 19 year old. We would rent this house again.

Kathy, Hudson OH

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from San Diego and my family had a great stay in this beautiful home! The home was very clean. Kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room were supplied with all the necessities. The home is very spacious and with the additional outdoor living spaces there is plenty of room spread out and enjoy. For our family, the outdoor living space was the highlight of this property…the hot tub, fountains, grill, outdoor seating in the private back yard over looking the canyon made for a great place for us to relax and enjoy the cool San Diego evenings.

Tyler, the house manager was very welcoming and helpful - we had a small issue with the hot tub and he took care of it right away.

Very nice and safe neighborhood - close proximity to interstate, grocery stores, restaurants, and coffee shops.

We will stay at this property again!!

TS Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patio Paradise :)!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home inside and out! The location was perfect, and it was fabulous to return to the house and enjoy the gorgeous and tranquil patio areas after several LONG days hitting San Diego area attractions with 2 younger children! Our family enjoyed our stay immensely. Randy was very responsive, helpful, and easy to work with. We look forward to a future visit :). Thank you so much for the opportunity to enjoy your home!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible home.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice home that is tastefully designed and furnished. I very much enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a vacation house! Todd was there when we arrived and gave us a brief run down on the house, there was even a welcome basket. The house is beautifully appointed and had everything a vacationer would need. This house is located in a quaint quiet neighborhood but only minutes away from all that San Diego has to offer. The back yard is incredible, beautiful landscaping, great comfortable seating areas, amazing fountain and lighting . We loved our stay at this house, wish we could of stayed longer. Looking forward to next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed this location!!

  • 4 of 5

This house was very clean and nice. Great location close to major attractions and little shops. Randy informed us that they had never had smaller kids at the residence but made arrangements for us to stay there anyways. I did have to put up all the breakable items in the home so I would suggest this house is best for older children. Over all we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Romeo & Julieta's Wine Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-8 & 1-15 & I-805
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Romeo & Julieta's Wine Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

My home is located in the quiet and beautiful community of Talmadge, adjacent to Kensington and near San Diego State University. It's a short drive to all of San Diego's major attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Talmadge, San Diego

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year's 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Housecleaning £82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £408
Tax Rate 10.5%

If extra fees are incurred during the transaction for use of an international credit card, those fees will be deducted from the deposit after the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Talmadge in San Diego County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With a spa-like, wrap-around shower and two sinks.
    Front Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sunroom Sleeping Area - 1 Double Bed , Private room facing the canyon
    Studio in backyard - 1 Large Double Bed , The cabin has no restroom
    Front Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
While this home does not have A/C, there are only a few short weeks in the summer when it is typically needed (search for average temperatures during your stay and you'll see what we mean). San Diego's climate is semi-arid with typically low humidity so it doesn't feel as hot as it can in other parts of the country with higher humidity. That said, there are ceiling fans and portable fans for you to use, as well as a whole house fan that will pull the warm air out and cooler night air in. With this home being on a canyon, it also receives nice breezes. If you come during one of the hot weeks (hard to predict when they will be), the locals typically head to the beach where it can be about 10 degrees cooler. It's also a good idea to visit a movie theater, shop at the mall or do some sightseeing at the museums in Balboa Park. The evenings typically cool down and you can relax on the outdoor patio until the house temperature evens out.

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