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Serene Sanctuary In Hillcrest, Central To The Best San Diego Has To Offer...

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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, 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, Car2go or Decobike.

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

-Seaport Village

-San Diego Bay

-Little Italy

-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)

•Pacific Beach

•Mission Beach

•Ocean Beach

•Mission Bay

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 and these are the only two units.

For our little guests we provide toys, a highchair (upon request) and a pack'n'play.

All main rooms have ceiling fans and for those who like it a bit cooler a portable 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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016

About Jeff

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 San Diego County

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.


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Serene Sanctuary In Hillcrest, Central To The Best San Diego Has To Offer...
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada

Fantastic location, apartment and owners!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Jeff, we had a great stay in your home and greatly appreciate your quick response and willingness to provide what we needed. We hope to stay again in the future. Home was well stocked and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was laid out perfectly. From the directions to the apartment to the location. Jeff goes above and beyond what you would ask for a Vacation Rental. The apartment was stocked with everything one would need in terms of towels, dishes, etc. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed ( 2 adult friends) at the apartment from 10/6-10/10. It was just perfect for us. The apartment was immaculate and had all the amenities we needed for a weekend away. The location is perfect. It is just a walk or short Uber ride to many of the San Diego attractions. Lots of restaurants within walking distance as well. Jeff provided great recommendations and was readily available with any questions we had. I would thoroughly recommend this VRBO rental without hesitation. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to our wonderful hosts!!! Everything about this property will make you realize that they truly care about their guests. My husband and I arrived late, tired and hungry due to flight delays, and we had no trouble finding it although it is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. The instructions we received were absolutely on point... no guesswork necessary. When we entered the apartment we immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. The place was SPOTLESS. We felt like the only renters! The kitchen was stocked with snacks, some spices and condiments, an abundance of cooking utensils, plates, glasses, pots, pans and even a blender and waffle iron! There was a brand new sponge, dish and dishwasher soap, ample potholders and kitchen towels, and extra trash bags. The hall closet held plenty of towels; everything neat, tidy and easy to access. T.V. instructions were perfect and there's even a label on the bathroom outlet telling you it works when the overhead light is switched on! The bathroom is also stocked. Such fabulous attention to detail! There was a welcome sign in the kitchen, guest book on the table and lots of brochures and reading materials. This property is perfect. Comfortable beds and pillows, ceiling fans in each room and an ac unit provided plenty of air for the whole place. The quiet little patio is lovely. LOVE the location! I walked to Balboa Park each morning, and Jeff took the time to remind me of the wonderful Farmers' market (not to be missed)on Sunday morning. He also has other fantastic suggestions to share should you want them. There is an excellent grocery store just blocks away, as well as plenty of great restaurants, breakfast spots, and specialty shops. There is easy access to the interstates. I can't say enough about this property. You will love it! We are already planning to return in the Spring. Such attention to detail is rare. It will make you feel special.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home, great location, very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my wife and daughter. Loved the place, great location to see balboa park, the zoo, SeaWorld.

Jeff was very courteous and made us feel right at home. Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and Nice Place!

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment and the attention to detail was great! Jeff was great to work with and provided us with the utmost personal service. He made sure we had what we needed and was very responsive. The place was immaculately clean and the beds comfortable. The location is very good as it is about 15 - 20 from just about everywhere you would want to go.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Hillcrest Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Coronado
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Mission Valley Center Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 163
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Great Maple
Nearest Ski
146 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
7.9 Miles
Coronado Beach
Car: not necessary



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hillcrest, San Diego County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Last Minute Special
4 Oct 2016 - 8 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter/Spring 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning £65 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hillcrest in California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash, Body lotion, Hand soap, toilet paper, tissue, blow dryer, curling iron, bath towels, hand towels and face cloths provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. Neither bedroom is attached to the bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • 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
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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