ENCHANTING GUEST HOUSE NESTLED IN A CANYON!

Maria Helene Kraul

Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Maria Helene Kraul

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Speaks english, spanish
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ENCHANTING GUEST HOUSE NESTLED IN A CANYON!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Mission Hills Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath guest house with spectacular garden and canyon views

This charming guest house offers a unique experience in one of San Diego's finest historic, neighborhood of Mission Hills which is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Our enchanting garden guest house is found at the end of a cul de sac and sits on one of Mission Hills' gorgeous canyons. It is attached to the main house yet is completely private and separate. There is a private entrance on the side of the main house, and there is always plenty of on-street parking. This retreat offers a unique garden that promises to enchant and make you feel as though you are on a tranquil oasis. Here you can enjoy a gorgeous pool and jacuzzi surrounded by a lush garden. The wildlife is vibrant and you will be accompanied by hummingbirds buzzing about, mocking birds, finches, red-tail hawks flying overhead, and our beloved resident great horned owls! The living room and master bedroom open up to a lovely private patio where you can enjoy the gorgeous canyon that the house sits on.

Mission Hills is a wonderful neighborhood to go for a walk or a jog. If you are an architecture enthusiast you will enjoy various genres. Architectural styles from 1908 through World War II are represented in this district including: Craftsman, Spanish Revival, Mission Revival, Dutch Colonial, Greek Revival, Prairie Style, English Tudor and others. Several Master Architects also built in this area, including: Emmor Brooke Weaver, Nathan Rigdon, David Owen Dryden, Richard Requa, William Hebbard and others. You will be within walking distance to Mission Hills restaurants, coffee shops, and retail shops. It is also within walking distance to the famous Old Town area where the trolley is also located, Presidio park where there is a replica of one of the 21 California Missions, and Pioneer Park where you can enjoy a great playground and huge grassy area if you have children or not! Other San Diego attractions are all with 10-15 minutes with it’s easy freeway access and no traffic ever within Mission Hills. (Without a doubt one of the pluses to being in this neighborhood.) The interstate 5 and 8 are 5 minutes away. The airport, Littly Italy, Downtown & Gaslamp District, World famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Petco Park, the Harbor, Seaport Village, Coronado, Mission Bay and other beaches, Fashion and Mission Valley shopping centers, and golf courses are ALL within 15 minutes. La Jolla, North County, Torrey Pines golf course, Del Mar Racetrack, Legoland, and Safari Park are about 20-30 minutes away. If you are interested in heading south the border crossing is only 15 minutes away. As mentioned before regardless of your agenda everything is perfectly accessible from this location.

This quaint guest house is fully furnished and equipped to make your stay comfortable and cozy as if you were in your own home. It has a fully equipped kitchen that includes a double induction stove top, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, and the basic cooking materials such as flour, olive oil, spices, sugar, coffee, & tea. The crown jewel of this home is the master bedroom of this guest house. It is enveloped in glass windows which gives you the sensation you are in a tree house. It overlooks the vegetable garden and out into the canyon. There are high quality linens for both the bed and sofa-bed.

The colorful living room is ample yet cozy and comes fully stocked with all the necessary amenitites: large flat screen TV, wireless broadband internet, DVD player and movies, books, magazines, stereo, and a pull-out sofa bed. It is inviting for get togethers, movie nights, or curling up to read a good book. There is a large library where you will find an array from which to choose from.

This home is designed to showcase the garden which is shared with the main house and it offers an array of activities. It is our pride and joy so you will be sure to enjoy all it has to offer. The jacuzzi is perfect for that evening glass of wine after enjoying a romantic dinner. There is wonderful BBQ area that has a bar where you can sit and sip a margarita, a dinning table with chairs to enjoy a delicious meal, a fire pit to sit around on those unusual chilly nights. You may want to get some exercise in and do a few laps in the pool or just float and soak in the serenity of this oasis. If you are a meditator or feel inspired to try it there is just the spot for you under the ficus tree in this specially designed meditation nook with its own buddha looking over you. Pull up a lounge chair with a good book, or go for a walk in the fruit tree orchard and see what’s in bloom! Regardless of what time of year you want to come, maybe you are a snowbird seeking some vitamin D, or just want a different setting other than a dull hotel room on your business trip, or want to explore San Diego We promise to treat you well, as this home is our sanctuary. You may find that you want to just retreat into this serene environment or explore the many places that San Diego has to offer. Either way we are sure you will want to make this a yearly pilgrimage!

We are native to San Diego and take pride in hosting so please call on us to help you design the perfect experience in the country’s finest city! This is a non-smoking environment. Email is the best form of contact or call us with requests for additional photos and any questions so we can help you begin planning your wonderful San Diego getaway.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maria Helene Kraul (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks english, spanish

About Maria Helene Kraul

My name is Maria Helene, I grew up in this house, went to school in this neighborhood, and currently live here. I am an avid gardener and lover of nature!

Maria Helene Kraul purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Maria Helene Kraul chose Mission Hills

This is a beautiful ranch-style home nestled in one of Mission Hills' canyons. It overlooks part of Presidio Park and one of the San Diego Missions. I am a long-time resident of Mission Hills. I love my neighborhood and the city of San Diego. I feel privileged to open my home with guests and feel eager to share what I consider to be an oasis of peace within my small natural preserve!

What makes this cottage unique

This guest house is attached to the main house yet it is completely private. It sits at the end of a cul de sac therefore it is very private and quiet. The jewel and asset of this property is the garden. Here you can walk amongst fruit trees, sit under a large ficus and watch hummingbirds bath, watch red-tail hawks fly above, if your lucky you may spot great horned owls as they fly out over the canyon at dusk.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Enchanting guest house nestled in a canyon!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Enchanting guest house nestled in a canyon!
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Mission Hills San Diego County
Westlake Village, CA
5

A Great Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The highlight of our anniversary getaway in the San Diego area was our stay in this magical Mission Valley sanctuary. The area is strikingly beautiful. The property is so private, lush gardens and fruit bearing trees so accessible. And the guest house was beautifully and comfortably decorated. The library and art collection were fascinating, reflecting the varied interests, tastes and life experiences of the owner family. And what a family! Maria, Hernan were so warm and welcoming, accessible when we had questions and yet so guarding of our privacy throughout our stay.
A welcoming basket of goodies and personal note awaited us on arrival day. Balboa Park is a short drive away, and we saw a great play at the Old Globe Theater in the evening. My husband loved watching his football games on the huge flatscreen tv in the spacious yet cozy living room. I spent hours walking in the neighborhood and exploring the Hillcrest area nearby; we did not prepare meals in the guest house (San Diego is a great restaurant town) but we found the kitchen generously stocked with condiments and even fresh refrigerator basics. We are coffee drinkers, and were delighted the appliances included drip and French Press options. And the bedroom was amazing with its views of the canyon. The mattress and bedding by the way were among the finest we've experienced, so luxurious and comfortable. We slept so well!
Maria and Hernan's sweet young daughter showed up with her parents to wish us farewell with a gift of fruit she had freshly picked from the garden trees. What an extraordinary stay; we will be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Enchanting guest house nestled in a canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p572403vb
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Mission Hills San Diego County
5

Fabulous!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We cannot even express enough how absolutely wonderful our stay was in this charming paradise! What a truly exceptional experience we had, and it far surpassed our expectations! Maria & Hernan greeted us so warmly, they were so ready to provide us with whatever we needed and we felt we were treated like royalty! They gave us so many recommendations for eating, sight seeing, activities, etc. The house was so lovely, but the landscape and backyard was unbelievable. The only bad part was, there were times we literally didn't want to leave to explore the San Diego area because it was beautiful just hanging out in the house or right outside our door!!! We wished we would've had more time to fully enjoy all the amenities!! The accommodations were perfect for us! My only recommendation would be to get a new little refrigerator, since the one in the kitchen seems to be on it's last leg (minor details). The house is situated in a perfect place, too - right in the middle to easily access San Diego or LaJolla or wherever! We certainly hope to visit and stay here again!!! Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4.8 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casa de Reyes
Nearest Ferry
5.6 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
River Run Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak, San Diego
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Interstate 8 and 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Casa de Reyes
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: necessary

Mission Hills is a charming residential neighborhood. Great place to take long walks or runs. It is within walking distance to Old town, other local eateries, and shops!

ALSO: Follow this link for information about Monarch butterflies in Presido Park! http://www.monarchprogram.org/presido-park-san-diego/

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mission Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Dec 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,645
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring Break/Easter
Mar 26 2015 - Apr 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,525
 
 
Summer: June-Labor Day
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,297
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Mission Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom overlooks the canyon and opens up to a patio which sits on the canyon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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