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STATE STREET RETREAT - A Spanish Contemporary Jewel

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 MIddletown

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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STATE STREET RETREAT - A Spanish Contemporary Jewel
average rating of 4.756098 based on 41 reviews

Tired, tired, tired...

  • 3 of 5

We booked this property largely because of the pool. We paid the extra heating fee.

The pool was cold the entire stay even after calling the management company three times. We had to contact the help line multiple times to get the access information on how to get into the house. Less than 48 hours before our arrival we finally received the information. The whole house is past its prime. I think the house was decorated last in the mid 70’s. I will be reluctant to use VRBO again based on this experience

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was sent our welcome information on December 12th and the check in date was Dec 27th. I am not sure if she mistakenly did not see the information we sent her but it was sent well in advance. There is also no mention of her having a problem with the pool heat in the conversation log and we received no call or text from her party indicating there was a problem. We always attend to our guests needs but you know they old saying, "You can't please everyone." Our many amazing reviews far out weigh the occasional person that did not enjoy their stay.
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Great San Diego getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice home! Roomy and cozy all at the same time. We stayed here for Thanksgiving. I was concerned about cooking and serving utensils, and dinner service, but everything was there; spices were even available! (I was glad I brought my cast iron skillet and pie pans - but other than that it was fully stocked) We replaced what we used as far as paper products, dishwasher and laundry soap goes. There were plenty of towels, blankets and extra sheets. We were allowed to bring our dogs and they had a great time too!

It is very close to the airport, but the air traffic didn't bother us. It is close to attractions such as the zoo and Balboa Park, Coronado Island, and Little Italy.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phenomenal property!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful! The property was well kept and had every amenity you could think of! I am quite the cook and I have to say I brought a suit case full of items I thought I would need (a good knife, cutting board, large frying pan, seasoning, etc) and I didn't need any of it!! The kitchen has large and small pots and pans, knives, mixing bowls (with lids), beautiful glassware, dishes, amd silverware. The washer and dryer are huge! Just remember to bring laundry soap...they have beach towels, plenty of bath towels and blankets. It was the perfect house for a large or small family. Mark (the manager) was great! He was responsive and professional. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice but with some additional things to know...

  • 4 of 5

The house was centrally located, very near the airport, VERY near the airport so there was noise. The view from the front of the house was of the airport and the ocean beyond. There is a house next door that is being constructed so be prepared for noise all day long. Also the recycling can was full when we arrived and never picked up during the week we were there. However, the house was clean and the pool and spa were fantastic!! The property manager was also very responsive and the house was well equipped. Just be prepared--it is a rental and is a bit tired. We had 3 young children with us and the pool was great for them.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

This house was great for our family vacation. We loved the pool! Any issues that came up were quickly resolved with a smile!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in San Diego and it was so nice to have this comfortable house to hang out in during our down time. We loved being to grill some dinners and enjoyed the outdoor bar, pool and hot tub. Beds were very comfortable though a little squeaky. We were 9 adults so it was handy having the air mattress.

The house overlooks the airport which does make it a little noisy but the advantage was that it was a quick trip to pick up and drop off family. It was also an easy drive to the zoo, midway and other attractions.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heat Per Day $95
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 10.5%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.