Mission Hills Cottage Rental Photos and Description
1000 sq ft, 2 Bedrooms (King and Trundle), 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, sunny, spacious
Quinn Cottage San Diego
A Charming Garden Retreat
Our Quinn Cottage San Diego is a lovely, private retreat found on perhaps the most exclusive cul de sac street in the historic and affluent neighborhood of Mission Hills. Surrounded by breathtaking gardens with a nice deck offering stunning canyon and ocean views, Quinn Cottage encompasses the entire garden level of the main home and is completely separate and private. Even its lovely garden entrance is secluded from the main home and neighbors. Easy on-street parking is always available in our quiet residential area. The location is within walking distance to the Mission Hills village with coffee houses, restaurants, shops, parks, and the famous Old Town area of San Diego with its many attractions as well as central trolley station. Casual strolling or energetic jogging through our historic neighborhood is exciting in itself with its 19th Century mansions, classic Spanish haciendas, and early 1900 California bungalows. It is a paradise for the architecture or history buff as well as anyone who loves heritage houses.
This light, airy, newly remodeled retreat has an open living room, dining area, and kitchen with a plentitude of garden and canyon view windows. It is completely furnished with all the details of an inviting, cozy family getaway spot. Every room has large, sunny, garden view windows and many “European B&B” touches. The two bedrooms, one with a pillow top king bed and one with a trundle bed that serves as two singles or one king, have beautiful pillows and spreads, cozy comforters, and high quality bedding and linens. We also have a Pac’n Play, Bumbo, booster seat, and toys available for our rental guests with babies or toddlers.
The colorful, happy kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, dining, and entertaining with lovely dishes, table ware, bar ware, and linens. Even the gourmet cook will find the necessary appliances, cookware, bake ware, and utensils for any special meal or recipe. The pantry/laundry room has a washer and dryer, cleaning and laundry supplies, plenty of storage space, and a “beach kit” of picnic ware, beach chairs/towels/umbrellas, various sizes of coolers, boogie boards, a Frisbee, and sand toys. The pantry shelves are amply stocked with herbs, spices, oils, sugar, flour, coffee, tea, and much more for rental guests to enjoy. A gas barbeque is just outside the kitchen door in a lovely garden setting with table and chairs for outdoor dining or relaxing.
Quinn Cottage shares with the main house a spectacular deck with a large hot tub, cozy towels, its own dining table, and spectacular views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Point Loma, and the surroundings canyons. Visitors often view soaring hawks and many other bird species from the deck’s “tree house” location. Kids enjoy using the hot tub as a pool for playtime while adults savor sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine or cup of tea to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner on the deck as you watch the sun set over the ocean is a total escape in itself. After dark, owls can be heard softly calling to one another from the nearby canyon’s Eucalyptus trees. The solitude is delicious. To add some romance and celebration, for much of the year rental guests can view the distant sky filled with Sea World fireworks, all from a cozy deck chair or the hot tub.
Gardening is our passion and hobby, and our large gardens, a Certified Wildlife Habitat, are well-known to the neighborhood. Enchanting the visitor with many secret “rooms” to explore and delight, the garden has whimsical pieces of “exterior art” as well as numerous spots to sit with a morning cup of coffee to watch the many hummingbirds, finches, and butterflies that inhabit the lush landscape. The tranquil surroundings include year round herb, vegetable, and salad gardens as well as numerous fruit and citrus trees. Many varieties of roses and other flowers bloom during all seasons. We enjoy sharing our garden’s vegetable and floral bounty with our rental guests.
Other amenities of this inviting retreat include family games, a library of adult and children’s books, magazines, movies, music, flat screened TV, DVD, an Ipod dock, wireless broadband internet, and maps and information for the San Diego visitor. We are life-long San Diego natives who enjoy helping our rental guests make the most of their visit, offering many ideas that create an experience beyond the usual. We pride ourselves in our hospitality, our respect for your complete privacy, and the pristine condition of this charming spot. You will feel very well taken care of at Quinn Cottage.
Located just above Old Town and Presidio Park, Quinn Cottage is only five to ten minutes from the airport, Little Italy, Downtown and the Gaslamp District, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Petco Park, the harbor, Fashion and Mission Valley shopping centers and golf course, and many beaches. It is just two minutes from freeways 5 and 8 for quick jaunts to La Jolla, Del Mar Racetrack, Torrey Pines golf course, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, and other north county locations. The border crossing into Mexico is only twenty minutes away. As already mentioned, many places of interest are within easy walking distance. The location could not be more perfect.
We welcome children and families in this non-smoking environment. Email (best option) or call us with requests for additional photos and any questions so we can help you begin planning your wonderful Quinn Cottage San Diego getaway. We also invite you to check out our other remarkable vacation properties: Pine Street Retreat, which is # 446156 at vrbo or #446156vb at homeaway and Quinn Cottage Orcas Island the San Juan Islands, which is #55482 at vrbo or #177374 at homeaway.
Keywords: Quiet,Romantic,Views,English Garden,Privacy,Hot Tub, Children,Zoo,Beaches,Sea World
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About The Owner
We are life-long residents of San Diego and love our city and sharing it with others. We have been active in the business, entertainment, and museum communities of San Diego, so have lots of good advice about how to create a truly unique visitor experience here. We are passionate gardeners, creating beautiful and delightful surroundings for the cottage. Our pride in Quinn Cottage is obvious, so come and see it for yourself. We know you will love what you find!
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004
Why The Owner chose Mission Hills
We moved our growing family to Mission Hills in 1983 and have raised our five children in this amazing neighborhood. We chose it for its 'small town' qualities: everyone knows one another, neighbors take care of each other as well as meet up for coffee, the community is vibrant, eclectic, and safe. Everyone walks here -- to work if possible, to shops and restaurants, to the park, and just for pleasure. After 28 years we still enjoy looking at the many, many beautiful homes on our streets. Mission Hills residents are helpful, friendly, and inviting. They are proud of their community and welcome visitors to it. Come and get the best of both worlds -- a village in the middle of urban San Diego. We also have the best weather in San Diego -- high enough to avoid the fog but the perfect elevation to catch the ocean breezes all year long. Living or visiting here is a pretty magical experience.
What makes this cottage unique
Quinn Cottage is more wonderful than the website photos can possibly show. Every room is charming, cozy, and relaxing. The surrounding gardens are striking. Watching a beautiful sunset over the ocean every evening from the deck is the perfect end to a day. While San Diego has many, many special tourist attractions, our rental guests look forward with pleasure to returning to their serene retreat after their excursions. Quinn Cottage is not just a place to stay -- it is a vacation in itself.
Guestbook comments from the owner
From the Quinn Cottage guest book:
"We are convinced if we looked up the word "hospitality" in the dictionary, a picture of Mary and Jeff Quinn would be right there...no need for a definition! We have enjoyed so many things during our three weeks at Quinn Cottage: the fabulous gardens; a stunning bouquet left at our door for a special celebration; detailed written instructions and tips; help with an extra guest who visited; the morning paper; loan of a house phone to help solve an unexpected car problem; the "welcome" treats greeting us upon arrival -- all provided while giving us peace and privacy. We only have one complaint....we can't stay longer or, better yet, move in permanently! We are grateful for all the TLC and everything that gave us such an amazing Quinn Cottage stay."