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Beautiful Home in Historic Banker's Hill

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

This special historic home built in 1917 has over 2,100 sq. ft. of living space in a quiet cul-de-sac with Spruce Canyon across the street, but has been beautifully updated and offers all of the modern amenities for your stay in San Diego. The home was originally owned by Thekla Heath, a prominent scenic designer and local artist known for hosting artists and actors performing at the local theaters. For virtual tour, see link at the bottom of the page.

The kitchen offers a Viking 6 burner range with a griddle (great for pancakes on a lazy day) and two ovens, a super quiet Meile dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator. The home features an extra large Dining Room and Living Room for those nights when you feel like staying in. Each bedroom has their own TV, and the Master Bedroom and Den have 42' flat screens and DVD players. The Master bath has double sinks and extra large walk-in shower. The guest bathroom has it’s original Orchid colored bathtub! The home has washer, dryer and wifi. The Outdoor patio has a gas BBQ, outdoor table for six, additional outdoor seating and a fountain. The closest market is Whole Foods but Trader Joe's, Vons, wine shops and cheese shops are close by.

The home is furnished with antiques and art to fit the period of the home, so families with children should use caution.

Many of the homes in Banker's Hill are designated as historically significant - check local listing for Garden and Home tours. It's walking distance to Balboa Park and the many museums there. Only 5 minutes to the famous San Diego Zoo, 10 minutes to Sea World, San Diego Convention Center and the Airport but the home is secluded and quiet.

The great restaurants and night life of Hillcrest, Banker's Hill, Little Italy, the Gas Lamp District, Seaport Village and San Diego Convention Center are just 3 to 10 minutes away; not to mention the shopping at Fashion Valley. Beaches and the bay are also close by, and we're freeway close for trips to nearby La Jolla, Del Mar, Coronado, Legoland and all that San Diego has to offer.

Keywords: house, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Banker's Hill, Park West

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Bankers Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Valley Village, CA

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We stay here once a year and it's always wonderful. Beautiful, comfortable, clean, spacious, with everything you could possibly need (that kitchen!). There's even a great selection of board games that our family always dip into! This is actually one of my favorite places on earth.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You and your family are such great guests and are welcome back anytime. Please let us know if there is anything that we could do that could improve your stay. Jim
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Austin, Tx

Loved the house - perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this house. The owners were so helpful in answering questions prior to our trip and making suggestions and the check in and out process was so easy. The house is beautifully decorated with all the amenities you could possibly need. Loved the hardwood floors and the tile work in the bathrooms. The beds were comfortable as was the furniture throughout the house. This felt just like home - so comfortable and was convenient to all the places we wanted to go. We used Uber a couple of times for convenience such as going to Petco park for a ball game and to Balboa Park and that worked out wonderfully. The house was clean and well kept up. With the windows open in the evening we caught a nice cool breeze. This is so close to the airport we didn't have to rush when it was time to go. Our only complaint would be that we couldn't have stayed longer! Next time we will! Thanks guys - we SO appreciate you letting us stay in your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, Ca

Best vacation home ever

  • 5 of 5

We have rented vacation homes for years because we hate staying in noisy hotels. Well, we got the jackpot with this home!

We were here for a week long softball tournament. We walked into the house and were just stunned at how beautifully the house was decorated as well as how large it was. The kitchen is stunning, our master was amazing and the teens rooms were perfect.

Quiet quiet quiet! By the first night I was trying to convince my husband to contact the owners and do a house trade. Great neighborhood but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Close to so muhch great shopping and restaurants.

Total gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and you are welcome back any time! Los Gatos? My Mom was born there! Thanks again. Jim
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Key West, Florida

The Perfect Choice for our Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Recently our family of 6 stayed at this beautiful home. It was our first visit to San Diego and had no idea which location to pick for our rental. Based on reviews, we selected this home in Banker's Hill. It was less than a 10 min ride from the airport, which was great for us weary travelers to be 'home' and settled in so quickly. The neighborhood was clean and safe and filled with beautiful historic homes! We walked around the block every morning just to admire the homes and all the colorful landscaping. The location is walkable to a myriad of delicious restaurants and shops (Hillcrest). It was also so close to all the activities we planned and rarely necessitated the need to get on the highway. Balboa Park, the zoo, Little Italy, the USS Midway - all within a 10 minute drive. La Jolla, the wineries and Pacific Beach were all within a 30 min drive. We really couldn't have selected a better location. Now for this charming house....loved the wooden floors, chef's kitchen and the comfortable beds were just perfect. In the evenings, we enjoyed the private patio where we ate dinner and admired the gardens, especially the lemon trees and roses! Jim and Francisco were always a phone call away, although we never really need to call them for anything other than to thank them for sharing this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were perfect guests! Thanks for taking such good care of our house on Albatross. We would highly recommend you to other VRBO owners and hope you visit San Diego again sometime soon.
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Los Angeles, California

Charming historic house in beautiful, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your comfortable charming home in the Banker's Hill Neighborhood. The house was spacious, well equipped, roomy and had a lovely back yard. Everything was clean and beautifully furnished. Loved the local history and walking tours.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the home and the neighborhood. You were terrific guests and welcome back any time.
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we had a great time visiting all of San Diego while using this home as our base.

  • 5 of 5

The home is in a great neighborhood and was perfect for my family of four. It has all of the amenities you need and then some. We had wine and cheese on the back patio every night and made breakfast every morning. It's location is central to the area. We rented bikes and had a car but used the bikes for most every outing.

Jim and Francesco were easy to communicate with and are obviously very proud of their home.

Thanks guys!! We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
R Gang, Hash House A Go-Go, Snooze, Mr. A's
Car: recommended

5 Minutes to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. Walk to Hillcrest Restaurants and Shops. 5 Minutes to San Diego Airport But Very Quiet Neighborhood. Close to Sea World, the Freeway, GasLamp District, Convention Center, Beaches, and All San Diego Has to Offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $250

$1,850 Per Week
$500.00 Refundable Security Deposit applies
$100.00 Cleaning Fee Applies

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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