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Large Romantic Canyon Studio with Garden

Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA
  • House635 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Mission Hills 1 bed/2bath apartment set above green canyon with private garden.

Our kitchen offers the following: 2-burner Wolf Induction Stove with exhaust fan, large under-the-counter refrigerator, 1200W microwave, drip coffee machine, espresso machine, french press, large stainless steel sink, quartz counters, and a blender.

The upstairs bathroom has heated travertine floors, granite counter, heated floor and a 2 person travertine shower! The lower bathroom is similar, including heated floor and double vanity.

The upstairs living space is open with a kitchen, dining area and living area. The open space includes another large flatscreen television with cable. There is a separate sitting room off the upstairs entry that can be closed off from the bedroom, with a private outside entrance. There is a stocked bookshelf and a desk where you can quietly work while your partner is sleeping!

The lower bedroom includes a queen bed with 2 nightstands and lamps, a large dresser, and a flatscreen television with cable.

All water in the house is filtered, no need to purchase bottled water.

Guest Access:

Guests have access to both the upper and lower floors of the apartment, front/private garden, upper back deck and lower patio. A private entrance is located in front of the house and the secure front gate allows allows doors and windows to be left opened. There is a shared washer and dryer next to the lower patio.


Bill Barclift

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 22, 2018
Why Bill Barclift chose Mission Hills

The apartment is located in beautiful Mission Hills, conveniently located near all that San Diego offers. We are near downtown and ocean beaches, with easy access to major freeways. We are 10 minutes driving from the zoo, downtown, Balboa park, Safeco Field, Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town, Little Italy and many other tourist destinations. Mission Hills is one of San Diego’s premier communities, where you can stroll the neighborhood, enjoy our parks (Lewis Street Park, Pioneer Park, Presidio Park), dine at local eateries (we are 2 blocks from The Patio, one of San Diego's 2014 Best Restaurant award winners), sample wine and beer, take in a movie in Hillcrest, or shop at one of our local grocery stores...all within walking distance.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Master
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Both bathrooms have heated, tile floors. Upstairs bathroom has 2-person travertine shower, lower bathroom has single shower and double vanity. Hair dryer is provided.


          • Guests provide their own meals


              • Clothes Dryer
                Shared washing machine. Available for use 9:00am to 7:00pm.
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
                In-floor radiant heating in the upstairs open space and both bathrooms.
              • Internet
                Fast cable internet, normally 60Mb/sec download.
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
                Upstairs open area with living area, dining area, and kitchen.
              • Parking
                Free on-street.
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
                Shared washing machine. Available for use 9:00am to 7:00pm.


                  • Coffee Maker
                    Espresso machine, drip coffee maker, and french press.
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                    Coffee maker, espresso machine, toaster, blender, 2 burner stove, microwave, large sink with disposal, above sink drying rack, exhaust fan.
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                    Large under-counter refrigerator with freezer.
                  • Stove
                    2-burner Wolf induction cooktop
                  • Toaster


                      • Dining
                        Indoor and outdoor dining tables provided.
                      • Dining Area
                      • comfy seating for 4 people


                          • Books
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            COX Hi-Def Cable TV service.
                          • Television
                            50" Samsung LED TV. Login into your Netflix or Amazon account for access to your movie library. 27" LED TV in the bedroom. Both TV's are connected to cable boxes.


                              • Balcony
                              • Deck / Patio
                                Private Deck overlooking the canyon with a table and chairs.
                              • Lawn / Garden
                                Private garden with table/umbrella and chairs.
                              • Tennis
                                Free public tennis courts in Mission Hills, 1/2 mile from the house.


                                  • not suitable for children
                                  • wheelchair inaccessible


                                      • marina
                                      • botanical garden
                                      • cinemas
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • live theater
                                      • churches
                                      • museums
                                      • playground
                                      • recreation center
                                      • restaurants
                                      • theme parks
                                      • zoo

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • antiquing
                                          • beachcombing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • boating
                                          • paddle boating
                                          • 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

                                                  • roller blading
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • paragliding
                                                  • parasailing
                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                      • No smoking. No pets. No more than two people are allowed to stay the night without prior authorization from the owners.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        7 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        This is a lovely, quiet, perfectly appointed place. I will rent it again

                                                        Margaret H.

                                                        Sitting on a canyon is wonderful. And you can walk to a Starbucks and restaurants and a large grocery store.

                                                        Wonderful stay in this beautiful home.

                                                        Robert P.Oklahoma City

                                                        This place is an oasis! It was exactly as promised and as appears in the photographs. It is well appointed and has so many extra features that make life easy and comfortable. The view of the spectacular canyon from both floors is incredible. Excellent restaurants and stores are nearby and a large supermarket is two blocks away. I would stay here again in a heart beat. Thank you so much Bill.

                                                        Great location.

                                                        Susan M.-

                                                        Perfect for a long term stay, walking distance to shops, grocery and restaurants.

                                                        Beautiful studio with view!

                                                        Great place for 2

                                                        Michelle M.

                                                        We loved our stay here. Restaurants and grocery store were within a short walking distance. The small deck on the canyon side was pretty and quiet. We were able to see some birds that we don't get in Minnesota. The courtyard entry was nice and sunny in the morning.

                                                        The only thing we could have used is a magnifying makeup mirror and a little more comfy chairs on the deck, and to watch what little tv we had time for.

                                                        Serene Barclift Canyon Retreat Is Perfect for Extended San Diego Escape

                                                        Kathleen P.

                                                        The Barclift Canyon Retreat truly is a quiet oasis in the midst of an urban area. We enjoyed the secluded courtyard and the lovely canyon views from the balcony. The unit looks exactly as it does in the photos, only better. The location is perfect and only 10 or 15 minutes to many area attractions. Excellent restaurants are a short walk away as well as some lovely shops.

                                                        Bill and Maryann are gracious hosts, in addition to being very kind, thoughtful, and helpful. It was a joy to return to such a serene environment at the end of each day.

                                                        The accommodations are stellar in every way and while we stayed for a month, we wished we could stay longer and definitely hope they have dates available when we are in San Diego again.

                                                        Charming, clean and wonderfully appointed studio!

                                                        Davidde B.

                                                        I rented this lovely studio for my in-laws to stay while in town for a two week visit. It is conveniently located in the heart of Mission Hills (short walk to restaurants, coffee shops, groceries, etc). The studio it self is nicely decorated and includes many amenities - even heated floors to keep your feet warm on chilly winter mornings! It is also extremely well maintained and clean. And as a huge bonus it has a deck off the back overlooking a canyon and in the front is a large patio for dining, relaxing or playing cards with the grandkids :). Thank you for a marvelous stay. We will return!


                                                        Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA

                                                        Great neighborhood, very quiet, yet close to everything. Two large grocery stores and many restaurants within short walking distance.


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