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Cozy Hillcrest getaway - Newly remodeled in prime location

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio



About the property

Large studio that sleeps up to 4 in a highly desirable upscale part of SD

Centrally located in San Diego's trendy Hillcrest Neighborhood. Only a few blocks from tons of delicious restaurants, fun bars, great shopping, and close to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, beaches and the Gaslamp. Plenty of parking. Enjoy all Southern California has to offer!

We know what's important to travelers... we've ventured all over the world ourselves.

This luxurious getaway, located in the heart of all the culture and character that is the Hillcrest neighborhood, provides the perfect blend of comfort, cleanliness, distance from points of interest, and value.


- Walking distance from San Diego's best dining, shopping, and nightlife on University Ave.

- 10 minutes from the beach

- 5 minutes from the world-famous San Diego Zoo

- 5 minutes from Fashion Valley and Mission Valley shopping

- 10 minutes from Sea World

- 5 minutes from Balboa Park

- 10 minutes from Downtown, Little Italy, and Old Town

- 10 minutes from airport

- Farmer's Market a few blocks away


- Very quiet location for a peaceful night's sleep, but still just 2 blocks from Washington Ave.

- 1 queen bed + 1 queen sofa sleeper

- Plenty of street parking

- Washer/dryer

- Full kitchen

- Garden/patio

Adjacent neighborhoods: North Park, Bankers Hill, University Heights, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, Kennsington, South Park, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission Valley.

We've lived in this beautiful city all of our lives. We'll be glad to help point you in the right direction for the best places to go and activities to do so you can make the best of your stay!

You will have full access to the entire apartment.

We are available should you need anything, but you will have complete privacy.

Hillcrest is one of San Diego's most trendy and fun neighborhoods with tons of great local coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and other shopping. Centrally located, this is where the locals hang out.

Walking distance from everything Hillcrest has to offer but to venture further out, there are bus stops within a few blocks. If you have a car, there is close freeway access and and ample street parking as well as a driveway.

Please check out our other listings for additional availability and occupancy, or feel free to send a note if you're interested in booking multiple apartments for your stay for larger groups.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Jeff

Having traveled the depths of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside in Italy to the exotic coasts of Thailand to some of the busiest metropolitan areas including New York City, Paris, and Sydney, my appetite for new and exciting life experiences is insatiable!

What's more, as an interior designer, I can't help but absorb all of the wonderful culture, art, and beauty that my travel adventures bring.

Yet, wherever I go, I always think to myself 'I can't wait to get home' when I'm on that plane ride back. This is why I call sunny San Diego my home. I hope you will enjoy it too while you are here.

Jeff purchased this studio in 2014

Why Jeff chose San Diego County

Location is everything when you're on vacation. This place is situated perfectly within walking distance of the Hillcrest neighborhood and all of its charm, character, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping, but is still within a residential area that is quiet and peaceful with plenty of parking.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Cozy Hillcrest getaway - Newly remodeled in prime location
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Solvang, California, USA

A Great Stay in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We lived in San Diego county for several years and were there to visit old friends. We wanted to stay in an urban location that would be convenient to downtown and be a different experience from the typical motel. Jeff's place, as we called it, was perfect. Clean, private, easily found and accessed from the street, functional for breakfast which is the only meal we ate there (no toaster was a bit of a surprise). The unit was very tastefully decorated...not too much, not too little...and quickly felt comfortable. The separation of sleeping area and sitting room was very nice and allowed the two of us to read, follow the news, sleep in. Much better that a motel.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, and comfortable in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

I want to share how pleasant it was to stay here. The keyless system was easy to use. Upon entry, we were greeted by a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a list of local eateries. In our other VRBO experiences, we had to deal with lock boxes in the dark and were greeted by long missives about what not to touch and multiple housecleaning directives about washing dishes, sheets, and towels and taking out trash before departure, etc. Not so here! Just a very clean, comfortable, well-appointed, hassle-free place to stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfy, and well organized...

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came down to go to a Padres game and relax for the evening. Jeff did an excellent job making sure our stay went perfectly, and answered all of our questions promptly. The place was perfect and fit all of our needs, very clean, well organized, and simple yet elegant. Water, a bottle of wine, and careful instructions awaited our arrival, and the bed mattress and pillows were the most comfortable pillows we had ever slept on. I highly recommend this stay for anyone coming to the San Diego area! Thanks again Jeff for taking such good care of us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice place

  • 5 of 5

the place was clean and neat and offered everything that we needed. The only minor issue was with the reception on the tv channels pixeled to the point that you could not watch anything.

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

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a weekend while going to the Marine Ball and was so impressed by this charming place. It has everything you need to have a great vacation. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfortable & clean!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and exceptionally clean! The shower is wonderful after a full day of events

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next time you're in SD!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International Airport (Lindberg Field)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Riverwalk Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Great Maple
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Mission Beach or Ocean Beach


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £203
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in University Heights in California

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Brand new, spacious bathroom just remodeled. See photos for more details.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio bedroom and living area - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom area, in which there is a comfy queen size bed, is separated from the living room area by a wall. The living room features a sofa sleeper (also queen size) that will comfortably sleep two more guests.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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