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Beautiful Home in Historic Banker's Hill

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights


Bankers Hill House Rental Photos and Description

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

This very 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 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 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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October 25, 2016


based on 19 traveler reviews

Beautiful Home in Historic Banker's Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this location and were extremely pleased with everything. The home is a remodeled early 1900's house that is tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with a Viking gas range that any chef would appreciate and the backward is truly magical in the evenings. There is no television in the main living area and this permitted us to relax and chat quietly without the constant din of tv noise. We biked everywhere from this location and will certainly return to this home and our beloved San Diego. Jim and Francisco are delightful as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, well-equipped house in a very good location.

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal - quiet neighbourhood close to airport, downtown.

Property was old, but very clean and well-maintained.

Owners were friendly.

Good layout for three couples. 2.5 bathrooms, so two couples had to share one shower

(this was O.K. with our group of friends).

Not recommended for families with children because of the need for care with the furniture and furnishings.

Apart from the above, we would thoroughly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived having had a hard to beat stay in Santa Monica, but this place stopped us in our tracks. This house is great. The owners have a real home from home here, furnished and equipped to a very high level. Loved staying here. Its big, plush and has everything you'll need and more.

Bonuses were things like the audio system which pipes your music everywhere (even wireless speakers in the garden), the fantastic kitchen, large liveing areas, AC (which we needed I think maybe twice, it got v hot towards the end of the week), the lovely chilled garden, loads of parking.

The house is on a quiet cul de sac, in a nice neighbourhood. We walked in Hillcrest a few evenings - loads of bars and restaurants, all of which were good. Supermarkets are about a mile away. Balboa park is maybe 10 minutes on foot, and walking into downtown SD took about 40 minutes. TO be honest, we went downtown just the once and spend the rest of our time local, much preferred it.

The house is easy to find, and is in a good location to be a base for exploring the area. We spent a lot of time on the beaches, with Coronado and Ocean Beach being our favourites. Drove up to La Jolla after so many people telling us what a lovely place it it. Well, its OK, if a bit manufactured. We thought Coronado was nicer, more interesting, relaxed and a nicer vibe and a lot easier to get to and park up. THe drive over the bridge is spectacular. We couldn't get a parking spot near any beach in La Jolla and ended up coming back to OB. Worth considering if you are driving out.

The house made it for us, being so nice, it was such a nice place to come back in to after a day out, so we spent a few evenings just relaxing there.

Oh yeah, breakfast, 8am, the fountain comes on outside and you can watch hummingbirds in the water, whilst you have your breakfast. Great way to start the day!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You must stay here

  • 5 of 5

Super place! Loads of room. High quality furnishings. Very comfortable. Large kitchen. Great location. Very quiet area. Francisco & Jim both came to see if all was okay - a really nice touch. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Village, CA

One of my favorite places on earth!

  • 5 of 5

I admit, I'm almost hesitant to post a review, because I love this place so much, I don't want it to be unavailable the next time I try to book!

Beautiful house, charmingly furnished, everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. We stay here every year during ComicCon, and it's the most relaxing and lovely respite from the craziness. And Francisco and Jim are excellent hosts, always helpful and thoughtful. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Spent four wonderful days in this lovely home. We were in SanDiego to celebrate my son's completion of surgery residency. The place was absolutely perfect for a rendevous point for out of town guests in for the celebration. The kitchen was superbly equipped. The backyard patio was just perfectly charming. Outstanding location close to everything yet tucked away in a quiet little lane. The owners were delightful and very helpful. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • 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.


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Bankers Hill House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500

$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.
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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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