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Light and Airy Canyon Rim Home in Prime Mission Hills

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

My husband and I are scientists and live half the year in Düsseldorf, Germany and half in San Diego. We recently fell in love with this beautiful city! As luck would have it -- we discovered this wonderful canyon home and completed a fresh updating of its interior just this year.

While away in Germany -- we are offering our special house to visiting couples or small families looking for a charming vacation home in Uptown San Diego.

Our close friend Kent will be managing the property in our absence. While we know we will miss it -- we are confident that visiting guests will enjoy this home as much as we do.

Keywords: This freshly remodeled Chalet-Style Home has high vaulted ceilings and an open Floor Plan. Tall sliding glass doors open to a charming walk-out Terrace and the tree filled Canyon below ... a serene and private setting for afternoon lounging and dining under the stars.

More Details

Property Manager
Kent Garner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017


Car: recommended


Hillcrest Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Walk in standing Shower in one bathroom, combo Soaking Tub w/shower in second bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed in each bedroom as of Jan 1, 2017
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This private home has been recently remodeled with beautiful hardwood flooring, central air conditioning, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, a remote controlled gas fireplace, and excellent quality beds (both King and Queen size). It offers wonderful outdoor spaces -- both on the spacious viewing Terrace and along the Canyon below. Private onsite parking is available for two guest cars. This is also an excellent walking neighborhood -- with both the University Ave cafes of bohemian Hillcrest and the varied restaurants of historic Mission Hills just five minutes away by foot. A huge Vons grocery store is just one block away.


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Light and Airy Canyon Rim Home in Prime Mission Hills
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

A definite recommendation!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 4 weeks in San Diego staying at this very nice home. It was as represented by photos....clean, well furnished, comfortable. Tho in a busy area, when you looked out on the deck and views, you felt it to be spacious, tranquil and private.

Walking distance to many restaurants and services. This part of town near interesting 'hip' restaurants and entertainment as well as the Bay and parks (Presidio and Balboa).

Kent very responsive to any minor problems that came up. Fully stocked with all the appliances and items you need to feel at home. I will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! We are very happy that you enjoyed the place that we love so much and where our heart always stays when we are in Germany. So Lutz and I hope to hear from you again and we send regards, The Heinemanns
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Perfect location, modern home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this charming house for two weeks in August. It is in a busy city neighborhood but when you are in the house it feels calm and quiet.As others have noted the location is super convenient to everything San Diego has to offer and you can certainly stay here and not need a car. Between public transportation and Uber you will be able to get where you want to go. The house itself is so comfortable because it is furnished for the owners who actually live here part of the year. We especially enjoyed barbecuing in the evening and had most of our meals outside on the deck. We would definitely stay here again and appreciated the attention from Kent while we were on the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forssa, Finland

Home in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We certainly felt like home in this beautiful house. The location was perfect for exploring the city, especially as the car could be parked right in front of the house. We would certainly try to get this same rental, if we had a chance to travel back to San Diego area. The one star loss would be just a half a star if possible; only the really warm weather combined with the lack of proper air conditioning troubled us. Thank you for the owners and Kent taking such a good care of us!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved this home

  • 5 of 5

We were in San Diego for a high school basketball tournament and stayed in this lovely home. The location was great with grocery store a block away. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. Lovely deck area for morning coffee. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Pad

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful home for five nights and we were sad to leave it. Of all the vacation rental homes we've enjoyed around the country, this one is now at the top of our favorites list. The friendly, quiet neighborhood location was perfect for hanging out on the beautiful back porch reading, bird watching, doing yoga, entertaining friends, grilling a delectable dinner that could be purchased within a couple of blocks at a number of wonderful grocery stores or from the local farmer's market. Besides enjoying the Hillcrest and Mission Hills neighborhood shops and restaurants, we walked to the amazing Balboa Park and ventured south/west to the ocean. The home is in a perfect location for those seeking a local experience with ease of access to a variety of adventures on foot, bike, or vehicle. Kent is a fantastic property manager who was friendly and available if and when we had any questions or concerns. That being said, we didn't have any concerns because the home is in perfect condition and has all of the amenities you could ever need, and then some. We enjoyed using the beautiful and well-stocked kitchen for meal preparations. The master bedroom is dark, comfortable, and quiet at night. The master bathroom shower is spacious and inviting after a day of hiking near the ocean or running in the nearby Balboa Park. There were only two of us, but the house is designed to suit four people very comfortably with two bedrooms and baths. The owners definitely have a gem of a San Diego home that we highly recommend as a vacation rental. Thanks for providing such a perfect vacation pad for our first San Diego visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing comfort and quality

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental communicated quality including the high ceilings, oak flooring, deck, appliances, furniture, convenience, parking, and more.

Kent was very helpful and professional.

Our stay was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee per stay $90

There is a $90 cleaning fee with each stay.

Half in advance by personal check. This secures the reservation. Balance due as Cash, Bank Check (Cashier's Check), or Traveler's Checks upon check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.