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Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property


We're located in a very quiet, centrally-located neighborhood close to beaches, bays, airport (SAN), downtown, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, La Jolla, Tijuana, Balboa Park, world-class shopping at Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Malls, and away from the congestion, noise, traffic, and difficult-to-impossible parking situations so common to other parts of San Diego. The house is a small and cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath, with front elevated 'veranda' with views to Mount Soledad in La Jolla, and sliver ocean views. Great for viewing Sea World fireworks. Bedroom is good sized with ample closet space. We bought a premium memory foam mattress for ourselves, and liked it so much, we bought one for this property. If you are used to memory foam, you should like this bed! Free and easy parking and wifi. FULL KITCHEN/WIFI/EASY PARKING.

The living room is quite large, with a very large couch and cozy chair with ottoman. The living room is open to the kitchen, and feels quite open and expansive. Kitchen is pretty big, with lots of room for chopping and dinner prep. Kitchen is fully equipped, and has blender, microwave, toaster, pots and pans, full size fridge, gas stove and oven, coffee maker, etc.

House is fairly quiet. Unlike Golden Hill, Downtown, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, UTC, University City, and parts of La Jolla, we have NO 'fly over' jet traffic. Nearest freeway is about 1/4-1/2 mile away, and we NEVER hear freeway traffic. We're located very close to Tecolote Canyon, which is a natural preserve (no roads). Street we're located on 'doubles back' to main roads just past the house (no 'thru' traffic). House is located a good twenty or so feet 'higher' than street, and set back a good ways from street. Neighborhood was constructed before WWII, before the current density set in; parking in front of the house is free, secure and never difficult.

Back yard is very large and quiet, with yard sloping down westward (great for viewing sunsets), with lots of fruit trees. Nice shaded redwood deck off of kitchen with chairs and benches, great for reading or enjoying a coffee or beer.

House has all hard surfaces; either hardwood floor, laminate, or faux wood- no carpet, so you can breathe easier. Bedroom has ceiling fan and lots of breeze from the west, so it's never hot. Living room is large and open, with sunset views from couch or bar, and views of mt soledad to the NW. There's a tiny ocean view from the front door. Dividing kitchen from living room is a small tiled bar, designed and created by legendary local artists Marcus Gutierrez and Fernando Apodaca (same artists that did Pearl Jam's 'Life Wasted' video). Bar has storage inside for bottles or pots and pans. Wifi access on property.

If you would prefer to visit lots of areas of san diego but would like to return to a quiet and safe neighborhood, easy parking, and a very tranquil apartment with a 'country type' feel to the backyard, you will probably like it here; if you're wanting to walk to nightlife and cafes and bars and breakfast joints, you might be disappointed. While we're very close to downtown, little italy, old town, sea world, san diego zoo and balboa park, we do recommend either renting a car or using uber or lyft to get around, as the city buses are pretty slow.

Other facts about the apartment-

1) We clean the apartment ourselves; we do not employ cleaning services that have no 'stake' in the guest experience.

2) The bed is a premium mattress, and both mattress and box spring are zipped into 'anti-bed-bug' covers. These covers are expensive (around $400 a set) and are woven so tightly bed bugs are unable to penetrate the fabric to live in either the mattress or box spring. These are not plastic, but fabric (you will not notice them on the bed- they do not make noise). Not something nice to think about, but if you're traveling to an unfamiliar apartment that has been used by's something you should think about.

3) We use premium bath tissue, not the single ply commonly found in hotels.

4)You have cable tv and dvd player....about 75 channels on cable.

More Details

Scott Hamashige
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, serbo croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Scott Hamashige

i (with the helmet) have a small mobile bicycle repair business in town. Bisera (the blonde) and i enjoy riding bicycles, rollerblading, going to the beach, and going to the swap meet on weekends. Bisera is from Serbia and enjoys cooking.

Scott Hamashige purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Scott Hamashige chose Mission Valley

House is elevated, and has great views of Mt Soledad to the west.

Also, this is the best area to live in San Diego, because we have the best climate in San Diego! We live close enough to the ocean and bays to get that cooling breeze; however, on a lot of days when the beach is foggy and freezing ('june gloom' 'may gray' etc), we're basking in the sunshine! In addition, this neighborhood is very quiet, with no bars (direct contrast to the beach, with a bar on every corner), no beach traffic, no noise, no congestion. This neighborhood was established in the 1940's and 1950's, when San Diego was not yet crowded; as a result, homes in this area have generous yards and space- we're not living 'nose to nose' like homes in the beach area. Free parking and wifi.

What makes this apartment unique

This could be the most affordable place to stay in San Diego- if you're not a millionaire, and don't want to spend two to five thousand dollars for a week at the beach, consider this property- it's quite a bit cheaper, with easy beach access, but away from the beach noise, congestion, and large numbers of drinking establishments located in all the beach neighborhoods. We are also extremely close to Balboa Park, North Park (San Diego Microbrewery capital), South Park, Downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission San Diego, Petco Park, Qualcomm stadium, SDSU and UCSD. I love this place because it's so quiet. I lived at the beach for years, but the noise, traffic, congestion, the high rent, and the high concentration of bars and drinking establishments made me move. At the beach i'd wake up to leaf blowers, lawn mowers, honking horns, people coming out of bars at 2 am, surfers getting ready at 6am, and other distractions. If you love quiet and sunshine, this area is hard to beat. Also, living here, traffic is never a problem. We also have first rate Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese fare here in the neighborhood.


Linda Vista Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has toilet, vanity/sink, and combination tub/shower with detachable shower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in room. Memory foam mattress. Both box spring and mattress are zipped inside 'anti bed bug' cover. Mattress is 'memory foam'. Good sized closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bisera and i live next door. We're very quiet and non-intrusive.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I loved the place from the moment i walked in. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, pots, pans and dishes. The bedroom was a good size with a large closet. The bed was really comfortable with a great comforter and pillows. Slept like a baby. Bathroom had plenty of towels and toilet paper. Close to beaches and grocery store Vons a few mins away. Great parking out front. When i asked Scott about places to take my son Bret with autism for walks he sent me an email with a list of places to go. When i spoke to Bisera about Bret and the noise he made at times she was very understanding and compassionate and said that i would be welcome back anytime. She is even filled my arms up with oranges from her tree out back. She is AMAZING!!!! I would definately recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ocean City

Clean and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Checked in around 1:30PM . Steve showed us the apartment, instructed us on TV and DVD. Apartment was clean and comfortable and was near everything we needed. Store, places to eat and our daughter. It was perfect for us. We comeback George

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stillwater, OK

Great location close to most of the popular San Diego attractions

  • 5 of 5

It was quiet and private. Great central location. It had everything we needed for the week. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, dishes, pans, etc. The bed was comfortable. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

A modest home, in serious need of updating, but clean and comfortable. Convenient to downtown S.D.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away Home

  • 5 of 5

The hosts, Scott and Bisera are so nice and accomodating. Scott was the one who welcomed us and even helped us with our luggages. The house is simple, quite old but very homey. It has a big backyard with some fruit trees. As you go out from the kitchen, there's a set of table and chairs where we always have our breakfast. We were able to use their washing machine and dryer too. My son enjoyed the fast internet. The bed was so comfy! Unlike the other apartments/hotel beds that are either too soft or squeaky or hard.My son didn't mind the softness of the sofa but i wasn't confotable sitting on it. It's too saggy for me. They don't have a dining table but it's ok for us coz most of the time, it's just me and my son. Everything in the website's description is true. The place is quiet. No problem in parking. One more thing, I forgot to ask Scott/Bisera about food deliveries. There was one time that I was looking for any restaurant that can deliver food but I couldn't find one. It says, area is not available for deliveries. Well, I just went out to pick it up.

Overall, we are very much looking forward to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Although we were expecting a single family home, not just the upstairs unit, we were very pleased with the balcony/view and just as indicated, the bed was very comfortable (full size). Very nice, quiet the end of a cul-de-sac with easy street parking. Very clean and all amenities provided. Extremely reasonable fees. Would definitely recommend and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lindbergh field
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Padre Gold
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tecolote Canyon
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Sab-e-Lee Thai Food
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Linda Vista Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
comic con
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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