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A LITTLE CABIN IN THE WOODS - IN THE CITY!

Mary Donnelly

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Mary Donnelly

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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A LITTLE CABIN IN THE WOODS - IN THE CITY!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Hillcrest Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Enjoy the peace and serenity of this adorable little cottage in the woods

You'll love the natural setting what this quaint unique studio (with Queen murphy bed) offers. Meander down into the canyon through the secret garden to this magical bungalow and you will truly feel at home! Morning coffee will never taste better while sitting on the patio and listening to the abundance of birds and the rustling leaves of the trees and vegetation around you. This newly furnished and fully equipped cabin offers comfort, privacy and a unique experience to the traveller who wants 'something different'.

You will feel a million miles away even though you are only minutes from all the attractions that San Diego has to offer. You can walk to beautiful Balboa park and pass through the world famous San Diego Zoo on the way.

This quiet residential Hillcrest community has charm and an enticing historical and eclectic appeal. This studio has all the amenities such as full bath, washer/dryer and functional kitchen.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Donnelly (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Mary Donnelly

I grew up in New York and came out to San Diego to attend college many (many) years ago and I haven't left yet. I love living in San Diego and I love my house. I spend my free time growing veggies and working on my historical house.

Mary Donnelly purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Mary Donnelly chose Hillcrest

I didn't plan on living in Hillcrest but when I saw the house I knew it was for me. I am a cook and although the kitchen is small it works perfect. This home suits me perfectly.

What makes this cabin unique

I love the neighborhood, the walking to everything lifestyle, hearing the zoo animals at night from my yard. The beautiful exotic flowers everywhere. Most of all the friendly people.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
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Hillcrest San Diego County
Nelson, BC Canada
5

Recommended without qualification

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place. Everything is as advertised. It is small but we made it work for us. The kitchen is excellent. The wifi is excellent. Parking is easy and free. Fantastic location where you are in a neighbourhood with no tourists nearby. Mary is very helpful. We brought our tandem bicycle and she made a secure place for us to store it in the garage. One of the best coffee/bistro shops - Calabria - is a short 7 minute bicycle ride away. We hope to return one day.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473830vb
+1 -619-886-2932
Hillcrest San Diego County
5

idyllic

  • 5 of 5
I just completed the first of what I hope will be many stays at this charming little cabin ideally located in my favorite San Diego neighborhood, Hillcrest, an eclectic active and vibrant village within a city. This is a tiny, but more than adequate cabin, perfectly situated in a lovely canyon. The location gives it a level of solitude and privacy that is rare in the midst of a city. It has the feel of being deep in the woods yet is only one and a half flights of steps from the street. It has literally all of the comforts of home: private washer and dryer, complete kitchen with full-sized fridge, microwave, 4 burner stove w/ oven and broiler, dishwasher, and even a wonderful assortment of extras for those who like to cook such as a good set of knives, service for six in dishes, cutlery, glass wear, even wine glasses and steak knives, and even a salad shooter. Mary, the owner, has provided so many thoughtful extras: sea salt and fresh pepper grinders, a note on the fridge inviting the renter to partake of the fresh herbs in the garden, an "In Case You Forgot" basket of toiletry items, books, table games, a flat screen TV that gets a gazillion channels, and on which she has recorded several movies, even a yummy breakfast muffin with a welcome note for my first morning there. Hillcrest is a very walkable neighborhood, and this cabin is in a perfect location. In one direction, one can walk to Trader Joe's, Ralph's and a variety of shops and restaurants. In the other direction, Balboa Park is only a couple of blocks away. Therein lies the world famous San Diego Zoo, a marvelous assortment of museums (my favorite is the Fleet Science Museum) hiking trails, an artisans' village (great place to Christmas shop), a few eateries, and an outstanding restaurant. Hillcrest is close to freeways, making it easy to get to the airport, the beach, Old Town, UCSD, Scripps, and outlying coastal towns. All in all, I would have to say that the cabin is delightful, Mary, the owner is a thoughtful and charming hostess, and the location is perfect. What else is there?
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Look forward to seeing you back here in April.
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A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
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+1 -619-886-2932
Hillcrest San Diego County
Houston, Texas
5

Great place for a couple exploring San Diego

  • 5 of 5
We had booked a hotel in San Diego when a colleague said we should consider VRBO. We saw Mary’s “A Little Cabin in the Woods” in Hillcrest, a short walk to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, and a short drive into the city and over to the island. The location was perfect, reviews were great, and the price was right. From our first inquiry Mary was wonderful. She answered all our questions quickly, plus gave us more information than we even expected with suggestions for restaurants and activities. Upon our arrival, she arranged for us to store our luggage at her place (next door) so that we could run off to the zoo, and then meet up with her later to move into the cabin. The cabin was furnished with anything we could need or want, including every TV station imaginable, wireless internet, toiletries, and fully-equipped kitchen with coffee ready to be made the next morning. The cabin was cozy, exactly as advertised, with a breakfast table with two chairs, and pull-down Murphy bed that was comfortable. Our departure was just as easy as arrival, and Mary refunded our deposit within several days. There are two things to be aware of. First, renters must navigate a dozen somewhat steep stairs to get from the driveway down to the cabin, so avoid bringing an over-sized, heavy suitcase. Second, while the cabin has a two cushioned storage ottomans in front of the closed Murphy bed, there is not a couch to comfortably relax in during the evening or entertain guests. That wasn’t a problem for us since we spent our evenings out on the town. Thanks again Mary for making our stay the Ritz-Carlton in the Woods!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473830vb
+1 -619-886-2932
Hillcrest San Diego County
5

Wonderful Fall Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this quaint little cabin to celebrate 30 years of marriage. We had a wonderful time! The owner, Mary, greeted us with the keys and a couple of delicious pumpkin muffins with a welcome note attached. We stayed at the cabin for a full week and found it private and close to many good restaurants and attractions. The cabin is exactly as it looks in the pictures. The kitchen was stocked with some spices if you want to cook and coffee for the first few mornings. We enjoyed our retreat and would return in the future! Thank you to Mary for being a gracious property owner. :)
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
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+1 -619-886-2932
Hillcrest San Diego County
5

Pure relaxation

  • 5 of 5
You will find the cabin exactly as described. A really nice, clean and quite place in the midst of nature. Mary is always willing to give tips and help as needed. She was very considerate and even waited until 1:30 am for my arrival. Absolutely recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little cabin in the woods - in the city!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473830vb
+1 -619-886-2932
Hillcrest San Diego County
San Diego
5

Great Place to Create Memories

  • 5 of 5
The property was lovely! A little cabin in the woods, in the city, is one of the top on my list of great experiences!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
River Walk and many more
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Fe Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
the 163, also the 8 and 805
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
many
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

This residential neighborhood is within walking distance to all the major attractions like the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Enjoy all the great restaurants, nightlife and shops in Hillcrest. Start your day by strolling only 5 blocks to the Farmer's Market on Sunday and finish your morning with an amazing cappuccino and brunch.

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Rates & Availability

From $115 Per night

Hillcrest Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
$125
$810
 
 
Peak summer
Jun 19 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$125
$810
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$115
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$780
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes *** Pride and Comic Con 2015 are $200/ night, 3 night min- all other terms are the same.

Please contact me for long term rentals

Please review "rental agreement" before booking

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hillcrest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • blow dryer /shampoo and conditioner/ soap all included
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • One main room - 1 queen
  • Queen bed with Feather quilt and 4 pillows
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Within minutes to Downtown San Diego, airport, the Gaslamp, sandy beaches, Convention Center and Petco Park.. North and South Park with all their eclectic restaurants and bars are all just a short distance from this location. Sea World and multiple beaches are just minutes away. Coronado Island and the stunning Hotel Del Coronado are a short 10-minute ride.

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