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Hillcrest 1-bedroom On Quiet Canyon

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , 2 Sleeps

Newly remodeled 1bedroom apartment

This is on a quiet canyon with cool breezes coming up from the bay, yet walking distance to clubs, restaurants, grocery stores of HIllcrest. Also to SD Zoo\Balboa Park.

The Space

Super quiet unit that looks onto a canyon yard. Nice cool breezes blow up the canyon from San Diego bay.

private entrance.

Easy street parking is always available.

Guest Access

Private complete unit with furnished kitchen and shared laundry (washer and dryer).

There is Wifi internet access.

The Neighborhood

Hillcrest is a very lively neighborhood that is 10min from the airport, 5 min from downtown, 15min from the beach.

There are many clubs, great restaurants and bars within walking distance of my place. Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo is about a 10-15 min walk or an easy drive.

Getting around

Most guest have a car but these days Uber or Lyft will work just fine.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018


I have lived in San Diego since 1989 and love it.

I travel throughout Central and South America for work. I usually travel 50% of the time.

Luckily my (website hidden) rental home is pretty much plug-n-play and I have local friends who help with emergencies.

I enjoy travelling for vacation as well as scuba, biking, swimming, etc.

JAMES MCDERMOTT purchased this house in 1995

Why JAMES MCDERMOTT chose Hillcrest

Fantastic location. 10min to airport, downtown, convention center, zoo, Balboa Park. And a couple of blocks from all the restaurants, clubs, etc of University Ave in Hillcrest.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - Full-sized bed
  • Large bedroom with full bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Hillcrest 1-bedroom On Quiet Canyon
average rating of 4.4375 based on 32 reviews

Cute little space in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Clean and James was wonderful

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

The location and price was just unbeatable! The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. Overall a pleasant stay!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs a lot of maintainence work

  • 1 of 5

Host is very laissez faire about the property. There are termites evident on the deck support post as well as on boards to upper deck. Bathroom wood work needs painting. The box spring needs replacing its dirty. I have rented through VRBO many times and he is the only host to tell me to use the website for his secure information, I had to be persistent in order to obtain it.

It was spotless thanks to his cleaning lady.

I would not recommend this place nor use it again, definitely not accurately represented in the photos.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. As my welcome book says, if you are dissatisfied with anything please let me know. It's saddens me that on the multiple occasions when I came over to personally assist you, you didn't mention any of your concerns. In fact, when I asked if you were enjoying your stay you replied "yes." There is no box spring so I'm not sure what that comment is about. I suggest people use the website for Check-In so they always have it in case of emergency or they forget. I believe I told you that if you couldn't find it or use it, to let me know.
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Another wonderful stay in Hillcrest!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying here, with our two small dogs, and we're already planning to stay again next summer. Perfect quiet location, and just the right size for two people with two dogs. Thanks again for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Owner was very responsive to requests. Location is great. We had a nice time.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful and charming

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute rental that feels like home. Situated in a safe, clean neighbourhood we fell in love with the access to public transit, major areas of attraction such as Balboa Park and the Zoo (all walking distances). There is a bus stop at the end of the street that takes you straight to downtown/gas lamp quarter/Petco Park and for those who love to walk, you are able to walk to lots of different amenities.

Another perk of this rental is the privacy. It felt very private and the deck is nestled right in the view of a canyon. Very cool!

We also appreciated added touched by the owner such as a wealth of information that was left behind for us to learn about and explore San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35.76
Pet Fee £35.76
Damage Insurance £42.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.