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Perfect Hillcrest Location! Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Close to All Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 988 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 full baths close to everything

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

This completely remodeled & highly upgraded condo features large open floor plan with custom wood flooring & tiled baths,, central air conditioning, large 55’ HD-TV, high speed internet with private WIFI, full size washer & dryer in unit. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, queen size bed & ceiling fan. The master bath features a spacious walk-in shower with multiple showerheads. The second bath has a large soaking tub with shower. The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops and is well stocked with all the necessities for meal preparation.

This condo has a rare feature of TWO entrances for easy access from inside the complex or to the pedestrian walkway! (One of only a handful of units in the complex with this feature)

Your stay includes access to the heated pool & spa, gym and outdoor BBQ/kitchen area.

There is one designated parking space in the privet underground secure gated garage.

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 each 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

Larry Grimaldi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

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.

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 premier 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.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 988 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • 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; Separate towels provided for pool and beach use.
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated 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
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Perfect Hillcrest Location! Walk to Restaurants, Shops, Close to All Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota

A beautifully designed condo in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully designed condo

As refugees from Minnesota, my partner Dianne and I always look forward to our winters in San Diego. We’ve been coming out here for over ten years. In the past we’ve rented bungalows since, we love Craftsman, as well as condos. But this year we found a winter residence that was perfect for us. Larry’s condo is beautifully appointed. The unit is light-filled, easy to maintain with a pleasant, open plan. I should add that Larry Grimaldi is an exceptional landlord, accommodating and very responsive to any questions or concerns.

The space is generous and no comfort is overlooked including the super comfortable beds, the luxury bathrooms and large flat screen TV. The unit is part of a large condo complex, but it was surprisingly quiet both day and night. Street noise wasn’t an issue at all. Since we stay for a longer period, we like to cook at home, although it’s hard to resist the dozens of excellent restaurants within walking distance. The beautifully remodeled kitchen had everything we needed to do some serious cooking.

The location is perfect. On Sundays one of the best farmers markets in town is a block away. A typical day began with a twenty-minute walk to the San Diego Zoo or Balboa Park. Hillcrest’s commercial node is also within short walking distance as are a number of grocery stores. Bus connections a block away take you anywhere in the city. (Tip to seniors – a 30-day bus pass is available for $18 providing unlimited travel throughout San Diego.) We’re delighted that we discovered this great place and plan on becoming regular visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at my condo. It is in a great location and I do try to make it very comfortable for guests. I look forward to your visit next year.
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Helena, MT

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the months of Novemer and December in this condo. It is very spacious, secure and extremely comfortable. The location is incredible - located close to many fun places to have an evening drink or a bite to eat. The pool and workout area are another plus. We met some very nice people and the complex is maintained exceptionally well. The owner was quick to respond if we ever had any questions or concerns. Our only regret was having to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy you have a wonderful stay. Hope to see you back in the future.
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Great place, convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

Larry is an excellent host who is attentive to everything. My wife and I stayed at his place for three months and were very comfortable. The beds and couch are comfortable with each of the two beds fitted with a pillow top.

The place was immaculate when we checked in. There is an assigned parking space in the garage with ample parking usually available on the street. The unit's location is excellent. Three minute walk away to Starbuck's, supermarkets, yoga studio and tons of restaurants. This place is a good and comfortable stay for any reason.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a very good stay at my condone and thanks for leaving the place neat and clean. I hope you can make it back next year.
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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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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
Many within blocks of the prosperity
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Coronado Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-8, I-5, I-15, SR 163
Nearest Restaurant
TONS of restaurants (all types) 5 min walk!!
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, the world famous San Diego Zoo, plus a large farmer's every Sunday morning one block from property. Hillcrest is a very short drive to all other major attractions in the greater San Diego area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Hillcrest, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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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 - 30 Sep 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
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

One Time Cleaning fee £58.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £194.75

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Please note: for tax and HOA purposes, the minimum stay is 30 day. However, I had to input 28 days in this Web site for calculation purposes so that the property would show up if there are existing reservation on either side of an available month. In addition, this Web site will do the rent calculation on a per day basis, which will result in a slightly hight fee for months with 31 days, however I will honor the advertised monthly rate for all months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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