|Space||600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Beautiful Studio with lap pool & spectacular views!! This cozy Studio is a 15 min. drive from all of San Diego’s attractions. We are located 12 miles east of San Diego within 1/4 mile from major freeways. The airport, beaches, Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, downtown are all near by. This is truly America’s finest city! This one Bedroom studio with full bath is within the wooded area of Mt. Helix. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed with a seating area and a large walk in closet. This property is very private with quiet surroundings, lots of places to sit and enjoy the garden or the early morning wildlife. Walk out onto the porch which over looks the pool and amazing views of the hillsides of Mt. Helix. This one acre property & studio is adjacent to my private home. Property is shared with myself & I'm usually on the property most of the time. You have your own private entrance & parking space. Studio has limited kitchenette with frig/frez, coffee maker a microwave & crock-pot for cooking. Small sink with plenty of kitchen supplies. If you plan on doing a lot of cooking this Kitchenette might not work for you. No laundry facilities but there is a laundry matt a few blocks down the street. When you visit San Diego you will appreciate why it’s called “Americas Finest City” but cost also comes with that. When you come to sunny La Mesa you’ll enjoy the savings on your accommodations & see sunshine everyday!
Be sure to visit the top of Mt. Helix for a 360 degree view of San Diego.
Visit La Mesa's quaint little village! Enjoy downtown La Mesa which is known as the 'Jewel of the Hills.' A near perfect climate, tree-lined streets, with a quaint downtown village. Visit the Farmers' Market; which is a tradition on Friday afternoons.
This is a no shoes, no smoking home.
Non smokers only!
Check in is from 3pm - 8pm. A $25 charge for check in after 8pm. All check ins must be before midnight.
Check out is 10am.
Only booked guest are permitted on this private property.
I have a quite time from 9pm - 7am.
I have a small cat that hangs around the property during the day & sleeps in the garage at night. I prefer guest who don't mind cats.
Mt. Helix/La Mesa is a very beautiful area! Most homes were built between 1940’s – 1956 so they have a lot of charm & old character.
The small shopping strip & restaurants in downtown La Mesa is a great way to spend an afternoon or a stop at the winery. Weather is always fabulous!
I feel in love with this beautiful property from the first time I found it. I'm sure you will love it as much as I do!! The views are wonderful!! Open your door & fall a sleep with the stillness & the sound of the pond, it is very relaxing!
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
There were good and bad points to renting this property. Good points were its private and property was nice. Bad points were to many rules to follow. Location of house was ok but at the bottom of the hill the neighborhood was not. At times I did not feel safe when existing the property. The owner had a business meeting by the pool on one of the days of our stay. She suggested we go out for dinner at the time the meeting was taking place because she needed the parking for her meeting. I didn't think that was right since we had paid for our stay. Once we checked out I received an email from the trip insurance company that I had purchased. The owner had filed a claim against us for a pool float in the amount of $45.00. We were only in the pool one time during our stay and did not break her float. The float in question was older and wouldn't hold air when we tried to use it. My suggestion would be to anyone who rents this property to take before pictures of everything. For this reason I would never rent property from her again because I would be concerned I would be falsely accused of breaking something.
We loved staying here. The property was very clean and beautiful. The pool was amazing and the back yard with all the nice sitting areas made our stay very cozy. The fact that it was on Mount Helix gave us a retreat, away from traffic and lots of people, very peaceful and quiet. Perfect place to "get away from the hustle and bustle." The property was still close enough to all the major towns and attractions. Much better than a hotel. Would recommend it to anyone who likes nature, and serenity.
This was so nice. Not only is it in an adorable area, it''s also 20 minutes from everything. You have the best of both worlds. The quiet, small town feel - while being able to head into the "city" for that "hustle & bustle" The property is very nice all around. The "apartment" had everything you need. It was perfect for two people or just one wanting to get some alone time (like me). The owner is on property, which was awesome - and she's great!! She gives you a thorough tour and explains all that you need to know. I don't think I can say anything bad about the place - at all!!! You won't regret it if you stay here.
Julie is a great hostess and property is absolutely lovely. The little studio is pristine and comfortable. The bed is on the firm side. Julie does clearly spell out the rules and expects people to abide by them. I am very good with that - some may not be. The price for this property is a real deal. As with most Homeaway rentals there is a check out list. If you are not physically able or prefer not to do any clean up then I would suggest a hotel. If you want an absolutely lovely property complete with orange trees and pool without paying resort prices or dealing with the crowd then I would hands down recommend this beautiful property. The decor includes some Kokopellis which as a Christian I do not prefer but is probably a non-issue to most. The color scheme and furnishings are rich and comfortable. We would stay again. Thanks, Julie, for offering this part of your great home!
My stay at Julie's home was just fabulous!!! The description and place is exactly as the owner describes it. Julie's place is a complete oasis!! She has made the pool area and grounds so serene and peaceful that you truly feel as if you've escaped your busy life and slipped away to a piece of heaven on earth. Julie was very friendly and offered to get me any information I needed. The oranges picked right from the tree during February were an added lovely bonus!! I will definitely stay at Julie's again and will recommend her lovely home to others, although I hate to do that as I want to keep the lovely place to myself! :) Thanks for a wonderful stay, Julie!! :)
My daughter works close by this property and I needed a place that was convenient for her to come and visit with me. This worked out very well. The unit was very nice and comfortable and suited me just fine. It is very clean and well maintained. I loved sitting out on the patio and enjoying the early mornings with coffee or a glass of wine in the afternoon. The soothing sounds of the water fountains added to the serenity of the area. I had no trouble getting around to the stores as needed. I would definitely consider a return visit!
Mt. Helix is recognized as one of San Diego County's most magnificent landmarks being called “The Crown Jewel”. People come for the spectacular 360 degree, or to enjoy the amphitheater, the cross memorial, family picnics, or simply relaxing in the quiet beauty of the area. Come check out this magnificent view!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
This property is available to non smokers only!
$95/night (3 night min, 2 guest max)
Holidays/Special Events & Prime have slightly higher rates.
We use CSA damage insurance ($59/covers up to $1500)
(read about it here on website)
A deposit may be excepted in lieu of damage insurance under 7 nights
Check in 3-8pm. A $25 charge for check in after 8pm, no check ins after midnight.
Check out no later than 10am.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.