About the property
- Apartment750 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bdr, Walk To Restaurants, Shopping, Close To Zoo, Museums, Downtown, Beaches
Welcome to Serene Sanctuary in Hillcrest!
This spotless and beautifully appointed apartment is ideally located to explore the vibrant community of Hillcrest by foot as well as San Diego with its many neighborhoods and attractions by car or public transportation.
With 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully stocked eat-in kitchen, dining area, living room with 50" Plasma TV (Netflix, Sling TV and 50/5 Mbps Wi-Fi provided), DVD-Player, Roku, relaxing patio area with table, chairs and gas BBQ, fully stocked laundry area and a large one-car garage, Serene Sanctuary is the perfect retreat for a get away with family or close friends.
Being one block away from the famous Hillcrest Farmer's market and walking distance to countless award-winning restaurants, cafe's, grocery stores and trendy boutiques makes this apartment a great location for anyone visiting San Diego throughout the year.
The apartment is very close to many of San Diego's major freeway's and only 10 minutes to Downtown, the convention center (which hosts Comic-Con) and Coronado.
Many of our guests come without a car as most of Hillcrest's attractions and events are in walking distance, including the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park with it's many museums and events. Exploring the rest of San Diego can be done by public transportation (the apartment is 1 block from a major bus hub) or with Uber, Lyft or rental bike.
Many major events are held in Hillcrest throughout the year such as the Rock'n'Roll Marathon, Pride Parade, Taste of Hillcrest, CityFest and many more.
Boogie boards, beach chairs and beach towels are provided for your day at any of the many beautiful beaches which San Diego has to offer and most are within a 15 minute drive!
Arriving at Serene Sanctuary is easy, leaving can be a bit more difficult ;-)
Walking Distance (2 - 15 minute walk):
-World famous San Diego Zoo
-Balboa Park with its many museums and special events
-The Rock’n’Roll Marathon, Pride Parade, Taste of Hillcrest, CityFest, other events.
-San Diego's best farmers market (1/2 block away)
-Countless Award winning restaurants, bars, cafe's
-Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Ralph's (grocery stores)
-Trendy boutique shops
-Major public bus hub
5-10 Minute Drive:
-San Diego International Airport
-San Diego Convention Center (hosts Comic-Con)
-Downtown San Diego
-San Diego Bay
-Old Town San Diego
-Fashion Valley Mall
-Westfield Mission Valley Mall
-Horton Plaza Mall
-Coronado Island & beach
-Petco Park (San Diego Padres ballpark)
-Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers football)
-San Diego Opera
-San Diego Repertory Theatre
-The Old Globe Theatre
-UCSD Medical Center
-Scripps Mercy Hospital
15 minute Drive:
•La Jolla (I.e. La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores Beach, etc)
The apartment sleeps 4 guests and is located on the second floor, has two bedrooms (each with a Queen bed). Feel at home in this newly remodeled and upgraded apartment with crown moulding, stainless steel appliances, tile counters, ceiling fans, motion lights and hardwood and tile floors.
The building is a duplex, so there are only two units which affords more privacy.
For our little guests we provide toys, a highchair, a Pack 'n Play and some children's dishes.
All main rooms have ceiling fans and for those who like it a bit cooler a space A/C unit is provided.
Please ask should you need anything in particular.
Serene Sanctuary is the ideal retreat to experience the color and beauty of San Diego!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Growing up here and now raising our kids in this captivating city has been a wonderful experience. As a family we have a lot of out-of town visitors and all have been intrigued by the beauty of this place. We have traveled all over the world, often staying with locals or in vacation rentals and getting to know an area more from a locals perspective. It is an experience we would like to share with those seeking to get to know San Diego.
Jeff purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Jeff chose Hillcrest
Working in the real estate business at the time I knew this property was in the perfect location as it is so close to everything San Diego has to offer. The walkable neighborhood dazzles you with the wide array of food options in its renowned restaurants. Going to the beach in the morning, visiting museums, sight seeing and shopping all without having to drive for a long time, means you can make the most of your day. Taking it all in without the stress that life so often brings. Enjoy your stay and the convenience of being close to it all!
What makes this Apartment unique
Walking distance to many of San Diego's best restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars, unique shops, the world famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and much more. One block from San Diego's biggest farmers market, the Pride Parade, the Rock'n'Roll marathon and City Fest. A short drive to downtown San Diego, the airport and many of San Diego's beaches. Our apartments are located in the middle of the best San Diego has to offer yet still a quiet location tucked away from the main street with a big garage. Supermarket, cafes, bookstores. Kid-friendly, highchair, toys, pack'n'play. Outdoor patio area with table and gas BBQ.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We rented the apt for 5 nights and we really enjoyed it. Jeff is a very good host, always quick in response and gives very good instructions for the apt.
The place was very clean. We saw how spotless the floor was that we just ditched the indoor shoes we took with us and went barefoot. Then when I was looking for a lost doll for my daughter, I was pleasantly surprised how spotless even the floor under the bed was! We can also see how much thoughts Jeff put in to accommodating kids: there is a step stool for kids,the corners of coffee table are baby proofed and there are high chairs and sleep packs. I am really happy to be able to cook a bit in the well stocked kitchen--no need to get a whole bottle of salt or oil just for 5 days. It was also so nice to have ziploc for packing snacks on the go.
The place is always calm and quiet even when we had to go back for nap at weird time of the day. The location is ideal. We are never too far from all the local attractions on our list. We also walked to different restaurants almost every night. And those are great restaurants with great price unlike many in downtown SD.
All in all, a wonderful place and it exceeds our expectations. We'd go back again and recommend to other families!
San Diego Weekend Getaway
We had the best time visiting San Diego for a long weekend and our stay at Serene Sanctuary was perfect. The apartment was super clean and had everything we needed for our stay. It was nice to be able to spread out, more than in a hotel room for sure, and the beds, pillows, linens, couch, etc., were all very clean and comfy. The owner, Jeff, sent a message prior to check in with clear instructions for accessing the apartment and even provided us with a list of suggested places to eat and things to do nearby. Jeff even went so far as to post a welcome sign for us with a number to contact him if we needed anything and left a few snacks and waters for us too. The location of the apartment was awesome. We walked to many things like Balboa Park, the zoo, and a few restaurants from the apartment. For places further away we were able to get a quick ride with Uber. The neighborhood was nice and quiet and we felt very safe. I would highly recommend this apartment to others. I would definitely stay here again, if we're lucky enough to make it back to San Diego.
Comfortable and relaxing
Good location. The parking was convenient. The neighborhood was friendly and peaceful.
Very clean, well kept, home away from home
We loved it. It was private and cozy and it’s close proximity to everything we wanted to see and do in SD was amazing. Love the garage and the ability to do laundry. Kitchen was well stocked with the necessary staples. Love that you thought of every little thing....right down to lotion and hair straightener. Looking forward to staying again in the future. Thank you for making us feel at home while away from home.
Delightfull & charming apartment in great location
This was our second stay at Serene Sanctuary and maybe familiarity made it seem even better than the first time, just like coming home again, we all three loved it.
Great location, well-stocked apartment
This apartment was the perfect setup for our family of four. It was close to the city bus-line, yet provided parking for our rental car. The owner has pretty much anticipated almost everything you'd need or like to find in an apartment, right down to those kitchen items that you just hate to purchase (spices, oil, etc.) because you use so little of them - but you really want access to them! The apartment was clean, and a great place to kick back after a long day of touring the city. I'd definitely use this location again.
Additional pricing information
Extended stay rates negotiable. FOR ANY PROPOSED STAY OF 30 DAYS OR GREATER - The management of listing#744613 may require both a credit and background check. In addition, a non refundable $40.00 (forty dollars) fee may apply to facilitate those screening checks. Guests staying for the equivalent of 30 days or more are required to sign and return a rental agreement.