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Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 a prominent water feature that beckons 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.

Check in is 4 p.m. Check out is 11 a.m.

**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

Owner
Todd
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

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 Talmadge

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Talmadge in Mid-City

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property.
  • No children under the age of 10 permitted in hot tubs at any time without adult supervision. When using the hot tub, remember there is a health risk.
  • Guests may not use the couches as sleeping beds.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With a spa-like, wrap-around shower and two sinks.
    Front Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Des Moines, IA
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great communication, easy access to interstate to visit all the sights. Would definitely stay in this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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King City, CA
5

Stunning home in quiet, yet accessible neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband, mother, poodle and I stayed in this wonderful home for 4 nights in early March....it was not nearly enough time! The home is incredibly comfortable with unique and private destinations around the property. We make many visits to San Diego throughout the course of a year, but typically do not spend much time in the homes we rent; THIS home we did not want to leave. From waking up to a beautiful canyon view in the Jacuzzi spa each morning, to cooking in the well appointed kitchen, to sitting and reading or watching t.v. in front of the fire in the living room, to sleeping in the most comfortable beds we've slept in in quite awhile, our entire experience in this home was superb.

We highly recommend this property and looking forward to staying here again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dardenne Prairie, MO
5

Delightful place to relax...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday. The house does not disappoint! It is wonderfully spacious with plenty of room for two couples to have their own privacy. There are so many great places to relax in this beautiful house. The hot tub is inviting after a long day on your feet and the patio is a great place to kick back and relax as well. It's in a great location with many sights well within a 15 minute drive. There is also an area within a 5 minute drive full of great restaurants and stores to pick up anything you might need. Randy was very helpful showing us around and giving us some recommendations. We wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to get back to reality. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sullivan's Island, SC
5

Lovely view across the canyon!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six thoroughly enjoyed the Canyon house. It’s well-equipped, the beds are comfortable, the neighborhood is safe and well-located for visiting all parts of San Diego. We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect blissful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic time at Todd’s house. It was the most relaxing beautiful hideaway we could have asked for. Thanks for the memories.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property! It's a unique home in an upscale neighborhood with nice views over the canyon. It's close to everything, and the owner was attentive and helpful. If you're spending time in San Diego, definitely give this place a look.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Talmadge, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Weekend 2018
24 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 5 nights
From
£313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
July/August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 5 nights
From
£313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,401
for 4 nights
From
£313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 27 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 5 nights
From
£313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/NYE 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,714
for 5 nights
From
£313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,012
for 4 nights
From
£216
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £355.1
Property Damage Protection £70.31
Housecleaning £71.02 + Tax
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.

A note about damage protection: We ask our guests to purchase the insurance coverage to cover damage to any items over $500. We ask for a $500 deposit to cover items under that amount.

We charge per guest so please be sure you have accounted for the number of guests properly in your reservation.

If you have requested to bring a pet, we charge $20 per night/per night for pets and an additional $250 on the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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