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The Perfect Hillcrest Vacation Condo

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
28 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Hillcrest

Perfect 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, condo for a relaxing stay in an impeccably maintained secure condo complex in the heart of the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.

This upgraded second floor unit with 2 entrances for easy access just feels like home. Amenities include: secure garage parking, central air, large 55’ HD-TV, high speed internet, washer/dryer in unit, plus gym/pool/hot tub in the complex. The master bath has a large walk-in shower and closet. The second bath has a large tub shower combo. The kitchen includes new appliances, granite countertops and is well stocked with all the necessities for meal preparation.

There is parking in the secure garage under the condo complex.

This Hillcrest location is ideal and within easy walking access to Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s, Whole Foods and Sprouts. It is also a short walk to many cafes, restaurants, bars, antique and boutiques shops. There is also a weekly farmers’ market on Sunday just 2 blocks from this home-away-from-home.

Balboa Park is just 6 blocks away, plus the gaslight district, downtown and PETCO field are all easily accessible via public transportation, or a short 10 minute car ride. The beaches are within a 15-minute car ride.

Truly one of the prime San Diego locations for your enjoyment and comfort when visiting beautiful sunny San Diego. Please send me an e-mail with your questions.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Larry Grimaldi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016
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About Larry Grimaldi

I am employed in the aerospace industry and enjoy cycling and time on the beach. I frequently ride in the very bike-friendly San Diego area. Sometimes I even bike to the beach.

Larry Grimaldi purchased this condo in 2014

Why Larry Grimaldi chose San Diego County

I travel to San Diego for business frequently and fell in love with area, it's climate and it's many other attractions. I bought the condo as my second home so I could enjoy the area when i'm not working and the snow is falling at home in Colorado.

What makes this condo unique

I selected this condo first for it's location, which is walkable to many restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses and local infrastructure. Secondly, I bought this particular unit because it's private entrance made it feel just like home.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

The Perfect Hillcrest Vacation Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with my interactions with Larry as well as his representation of the condo via the website. Larry provided prompt, detailed, and useful communications throughout the entire process and his photos and descriptions of the condo and its amenities were spot-on. My husband and I stayed in the condo as we prepared for a move. Although we had been living out of our suitcases for two months, the condo felt just like home. Many thoughtful amenities were provided. Not once did we need to purchase any kitchen/cleaning supplies like dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, and ziplock bags. There was even a “junk drawer”, much like we would have had in our own home, filled with miscellaneous items like bag clips, birthday candles, batteries, all of which we used during our stay. The condo is centrally located with easy access to downtown, Mission and Fashion Valley and the beach. We often left the car behind because there is so much that Hillcrest has to offer. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone traveling to the San Diego area who wants a condo that feels just like home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Month Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place in a great location.... The unit is one of the only condos accessible from inside or outside of the property. Multiple grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios, bars, etc are within a very short walk. The owner was very accommodating and helpful explaining the area to us and provided plenty of toiletries and supplies that lasted our entire stay. Would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Host Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Larry should train other VRBO hosts how to do this! He was gracious, welcoming, and responsive. When one smoke alarm malfunctioned, he replaced all of them within hours. He replied to every text immediately. The condo was spotless and thoroughly stocked with paper, cleaning, and laundry products, more than enough for my 2-month stay. Some places barely have a roll of toilet paper when a new guest arrives! I enjoyed the complex pool and hot tub, and the neighborhood where everything is within easy walking distance--grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, bank, nail salon, post office--all the necessities and much more!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your kind words. I do strive to make the condo comfortable and well equipped for all guests. Sounds like you had a wonderful time during your stay. You are welcome back any time your travel plans bring you to San Diego.
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Great Apartment and Area

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my in laws and myself were very happy during our stay. The owner is always available and has the apartment very clean and in great condition. You are within a very short walk to a couple of supermarkets and a ton of restaurants. Also very convenient area to visit downtown, Balboa and the Fashion Valley area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your holiday stay. Yes, the condo is within easy walking distance to all the major supermarkets and many restaurants.
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You Absolutely Can't Do Better!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed three months in this magnificent condo and wished we had never had to leave. It is beautifully appointed, meticulously maintained, and owned by an extraordinarily charming person who, even though not in "the hood" was accessible to answer our every question and meet our every need. The location is simply the best neighborhood in San Diego. You can easily walk to shopping, dining, entertainment, Balboa Park and other recreation, but if you want to journey further away, freeways are close at hand, and nothing is very far. You will have everything you need to have an exquisite stay. The pool is heated and the spa and workout area are a treat. To top it all off, the neighbors are friendly, but not intrusive. We have used VRBO before, and though we have had no negative experiences, nothing can compare with this accommodation for not only meeting, but exceeding expectations. You can't go wrong here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at "the perfect Hillcrest vacation condo". I strive to make each guest's stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible, so it's good to hear I met and exceed your expectations. You are welcome back any time your travel brings you back to San Diego.
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Beautiful Condo, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My mother, 8 year son and myself came for a family reunion. The condo is right in the center of San Diego. You can easily get around to anything you want to see. There are plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and activities in easy walking distance. For a condo complex it was very quiet and we never heard our neighbors or traffic. The condo was beautifully appointed with very comfortable beds and beautiful fixtures. The owner provided all of our toiletries, dish washing soap, laundry soap, toilet paper etc. In other vacation rentals we have had to go out the day after arrival to purchase those things so it was great to have them provided. The ceiling fans in the bedrooms was a nice touch. The key-less entry was also a great feature. We never had to worry about who had the key. The owner was very friendly and worked with our odd schedule. We will definitely rent this condo again when we come back to San Diego.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
Several within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Coronado Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-8, I-5, I-15, SR 163
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to list
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Big Bear/Snow Summit Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coronado Island, Pacific & Ocean Beach, La Jolla

The Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego is a thriving neighborhood that is centrally located. It is a very walkable community with a number of close attractions such as Balboa park and the San Diego Zoo; yet it is very short drive to all other major attractions in the greater San Diego area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Hillcrest, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
One Time Cleaning fee £61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Hillcrest in California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 988 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink and large walk-in shower; private toilet room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Towels included for both bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with separate dresser; 2 night stand
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Queen bed w/10 under-bed draws; 2 night stands; desk
  • Bed linens included, with extra pillows. Each queen bed has a foam topper on mattress. Sofa pulls out into a double bed (extra charge applies for more than 4 guests - see pricing below)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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