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STATE STREET RETREAT - A Spanish Contemporary Jewel

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms (2 Master Suites), 4 Full Baths (Sleeps 10-12).


No matter what your reason for visiting is, make your next trip to San Diego unforgettable at the State Street Retreat.

Tucked into the hillside overlooking the Ocean and Downtown San Diego, this fantastic 2,500+ square foot resort-style residence provides comfort, style and convenience. Superbly located in Mission Hills, arguably one of the most upscale and affluent neighborhood in San Diego, The Retreat is California city living at its finest.

The Retreat is truly exceptional and provides the PERFECT setting for vacations, family reunions, wedding receptions or any event you thought possible. For all kinds of visitors from all walks of life, The Retreat at State Street: your new favorite destination in San Diego!

On Arrival...: On arrival, guests at The Retreat are immediately captivated. Its panoramic verandah and entryway rest atop a short stairway, and the fresh scent of the juniper bushes welcomes you and your guests on arrival. Tasteful landscaping, simple Spanish Contemporary architecture and attention to detail bring the exterior of this home to life. Before coming inside, guests will find ample parking in the drive below with additional curbside spaces always available.

Inside...: Inside you will find all the comforts of home, and more. Full of natural sunlight, The Retreat’s open and relaxed living spaces place it’s guests at ease. The entire home is appointed with high-quality furniture, original artwork and tasteful decor. Hardwood and travertine floors throughout, beautiful Spanish-tile detailing and hand-crafted crown molding give this home a blend of contemporary and classic appeal.

The living room provides an enormous space for entertaining. The intimacy of a wood-burning fireplace is balanced by fantastic views from extra-large windows and french doors inviting you to the outdoor living area. The dining room offers formal seating for 12, whether you order in or decide to prepare your own delicious meal in our fully furnished NEWLY RENOVATED gourmet kitchen. The family room- complete with gas fireplace, 52” LCD HDTV, DVD/BluRay player and surround sound- offers kids and adults alike a place to enjoy themselves.

Outside...: Outside, enjoy the blissful San Diego sunshine from the privacy of our NEWLY RENOVATED sparkling pool and spa. Both spacious and completely private, the outdoor living area is accessible from french doors to the living room, family room and both master bedrooms. The pool is complete with plenty of chaise lounges, furniture, a NEWLY RENOVATED, fully equipped, built in BBQ and outdoor cooking area. When evening arrives, revel in the breathtaking sunsets over the city and the bay from the front verandah- words can barely describe the awe-inspiring views you and your guests will enjoy.

More Details

Property Manager
Celebrity Vacation Homes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Celebrity Vacation Homes

Love traveling, surfing, camping and hiking. San Diego is the perfect city for those seeking adventure and I'm thankful to call this city home!

Celebrity Vacation Homes purchased this house in 2010

Why Celebrity Vacation Homes chose Point Loma

This is a wonderful home for those of you looking to create great memories. Its centrally located, has amazing views, very spacious and located in a very upscale neighborhood. It really does have a very private resort feel with your own secluded backyard oasis. I loved living here and I hope you will too!


MIddletown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Pool-Side Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Dual-vanity
    City-Side Master Bath 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Direct pool access
    Common Bath, Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , City/ocean views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , City/ocean views - kids room
    City-Side Master Suite 2 - 1 king , City/ocean views and direct pool access
    Living room - 2 Queen size air mattresses which can move around
    Pool-Side Master 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Light and airy- french doors lead to the pool area
  • The Retreat provides a variety of sleeping arrangements. Two master suites on the main level, one pool-side and the other city-side (with direct pool access), provide quiet, romantic escapes from the rest of the guests. The pool-side suite is opulent with flowing linens, a California King bed, a spacious bath with dual vanities and sinks and ample closet space. The city-side suite is more intimate but bold- with a California King bed, rich dark woods, a full bath, and the same spectacular city views as the verandah. This suite is also home to the library, for guests that might have forgot their favorite book at home. Upstairs you will find another full bathroom and two large bedrooms- one with a Queen bed that sits perfectly positioned to enjoy the view, and one with two Double beds - perfect for adults and kids alike! Linens and towels are abundant.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

STATE STREET RETREAT - A Spanish Contemporary Jewel
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Great Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a week celebrating a graduation. The house had plenty of room for the 6 of us. We brought along our dog and the house was perfectly suited for her with a completely gated backyard. Everything was cleaned and well maintained. The newly renovated backyard was fantastic for just lounging around.

We did have some issues with the pool heating, but those were quickly taken care of by the property manager. the noise from the airport takes some getting used to, but it wouldn't deter us from staying there again. Great house and experience, would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking such great care of the home and helping us work out the pool heating kinks with the new renovation. We look forward to your next visit!
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Great value and wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

For the price, this place was phenomenal. The house itself is spacious and well equipped. The hot tub was hot and the pool was great for jumping in to cool off. The property manager was responsive and worked with us very well. The location is well-suited for walking, taking the rail, or using Uber to get anywhere in town for pretty cheap. Near Balboa park and the airport. Was ideal for a group all going to the convention center easily by rail. The kitchen was perfect for cooking but there's plenty of good food nearby as well. Overall, a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Close to everything you would want to see, experience. Literally less than 2 miles from airport. Little hard to get used to noise from planes, first floor front bedroom only, but if you are an early riser, not a problem. Convenient to grocery store, restaraunts, etc. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Large Families

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely wonderful! Everything in this home was exactly as represented in the description. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Option!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to the west coast from 4 differenct states for a family wedding. Four generations staying in one house was a tall order but this home met all our needs. There was plenty of room and it was centrally located and clean. We had a 2 year old and we would have not survived 5 days at a hotel with limited space. The backyard gave us a place to unwind after a long day with all the luxuries of home. The management company was attentive to our minor addtional requests upon arrival and checkin/checkout was flawless. Thanks San Diego Resort Homes for such a positive experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation rental getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home for our San Diego vacation. We are a family of four families and we have six kids under 3, one over 10 and an old gramma (me - really only 50). Crazy hectic schedules prevent us from planning a together get away, so the house was perfect. We rented it for 10 days and told everyone to come as they could. They did and all had a ball. The house is conveniently located. Just minutes from everything we wanted to do. Balboa park (our destination on at least two days) is literally just around the corner (well three corners, I think). It is also perfect for doing absolutely nothing. The pool and the backyard provided several lazy days for us. We kept up with kids AND laundry on those days. The house is big enough that each family had enough privacy at the end of the day but was still a part of the larger group. Everyone loved it. They are already asking me to plan next year's trip. There is literally almost everything you could possibly need. I would suggest rummaging the cupboard BEFORE grocery shopping. I didn't and missed the fact that I didn't need to buy coffee filters and quite a few seasonings that were already there. There was enough towels to get our huge group through a couple of days before needing to do laundry. There are a few extra blankets and the baby crib is portable to go in whichever room you'd need and/or like. The floors are tile and hardwood. The tile has a rough edge that hurt my old lady feet. I know next time to bring some comfy house shoes. I only mention it because I know if my diabetic mother had come, she wouldn't have been able to handle the floors without a shopping trip and I want to save someone the hassle if possible. Totally not a deal breaker, just a heads up situation. :) The renting process was simple. Entirely no hassle. And the owner was in communication with me throughout the whole process. Rapid, reliable communication. And I had access to him during our stay if he was needed. All in all, a really nice vacation in a really great home. I would most definitely recommend it for anyone seeking a house large enough to hold their four family family. Babies and all. Oh. And our dogs were welcome, too. That is HUGE to us. HUGE. They loved the home, too. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

MIddletown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter Spring Break
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
3 Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas / NYE
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $225
Tax Rate 10.5%

Visa/Mastercard accepted with a 3% convenience fee to cover our processing costs.

A damage/reservation deposit of $1000 is required. This must be received within fourteen (14) days of booking the reservation. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (21) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
a. No damage is done to unit or its contents (lounge chairs, pool toys & umbrellas), beyond normal wear and tear.
b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or
services rendered during the stay.
c. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in large outdoor trash cans located in driveway (see item 15 below), and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. One load of laundry (towels or linens) is started (see “CLEANING” in section 20 below).
d. All keys are returned to lockbox and unit is left locked.
e. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
f. No linens or towels are lost or damaged.
g. No Early check-in or late check-out (unless agreed to in writing in advance).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: recommended

Superbly located in Mission Hills, arguably one of the most upscale and affluent neighborhood in San Diego, The Retreat is California city living at its finest.

When (and if) you decide to venture out you’ll find yourself located in the most convenient spot in San Diego! Just minutes from attractions including the museums of Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, The Retreat provides direct and easy access to shopping, dining, nightlife and more in nearby Hillcrest, Downtown, Mission Bay, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp District. And of course, there’s San Diego’s beautiful beaches.


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