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Zen Retreat San Diego

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Property type house


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Enjoy the feeling of a cozy Zen Retreat on lovely Mt Helix in San Diego county.

Mt. Helix is a short 15 minutes from the San Diego downtown, airport, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

This is a one bedroom, one bath, with a small kitchen with eating area and full size stainless steel appliances. Central heat and AC. Because the kitchen is small, and only has a small window, therefore can only be used for light cooking (stove top) during the summer heat months. We prefer you not use oven during high heat times, however, there is a toaster oven provided if you need to bake something.

Also note there is a low beam in the kitchen, so must be used with caution.

*Note: Please realize this unit will only occupy two people. (I have been getting a lot of requests for 3 or more people to occupy, there is only one full size bed, and it is not set up for small children. Due to the number of requests, I will not be able to reply to those requests.)

Please see amenity info below. Occupants must be at least 21 years of age, or child with parent. Rental contract is now part of this listing when paying through this site directly. By paying through this site constitutes an agreement to the rental contract terms and will be binding by the state of California. If you reserve through and pay through PayPal, the rental agreement will be emailed and must be signed and sent back within five days. Rental unit is not reserved until both payment and rental agreement are complete.

More Details

Kris Elig
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2018

Why Kris Elig chose Mount Helix

Safe & Quiet neighborhood. Close to freeway entrance.

What makes this house unique

Full size bed, loveseat, Direct TV, Wifi, Fully outfitted with starter sundries. Central heat and AC is controlled by main house. Since we are close by, we can assist you with anything you need. Included is a small, but full kitchen with all the dishes, utensils, pot & pans, Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker, Espresso & cappuccino maker. We provide a variety of teas, whole coffee beans and distilled water for the coffee maker. Kitchen has full size appliances for your use, however, owner uses the freezer. Small patio sitting area in front of the unit. Use of washer and dryer are not included.

For the beach; use of boogie board, snorkel and fins, beach umbrella, beach blanket, towels, and small ice chest. Pick fresh oranges from our organic orange trees when in season. Juicer available.

It's the small details that sets us apart! Come and experience for yourself.


Mount Helix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large over-sized shower with double shower hears.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Standard hotel double bed, high thread count cotton sheets, extra pillows & blankets available. Dresser, 2 person love seat couch. Bathroom directly off bedroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Full size bed, loveseat, Cable TV, towel warmer, foot massager, back massager, and scalp massager available for pampering. Fully outfitted with starter sundries. You have exclusive use to a full kitchen with all the dishes, utensils, pot & pans, Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker, Espresso & cappuccino maker. Small patio. Fresh organic coffee beans in the fridge, distilled water for coffee maker. For the beach; use of boogie board, beach umbrella, beach blanket, towels, and small ice chest. It's the small details that sets us apart! Come and experience for yourself.


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Zen Retreat San Diego
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful San Diego Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kris' home! She's very communicative and her cozy apt was welcoming and organized. Her place is 20 mins from everywhere. She even had beach gear for us, ready for the beach! Kris knows it's all about the details! We will definitely stay here again if we're ever visiting San Diego again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

In and Out Stay

  • 4 of 5

I had to book this location last minute because my airbnb account was hacked. I'm so grateful that Kris allowed me to stay at her quaint cozy apartment styled space. Felt like I had an entire place to myself. Very clean, although I woke up to a caterpillar looking critter in my luggage that I left open on the floor. No biggie. It's also walking distance to Brigantine restaurant. My friends and I arrived very late back to San Diego after driving from San Fran. I was literally there from 8pm till 5am. Would have been nice to stay longer or to be charged by the hour instead of the entire day. That has nothing to do with how great this space is. You should definitely book it if you're in the area. Kris also provided me a link to get $10 off for the Lyft to use back to the airport. I couldn't get it to work so the drive to the airport will cost you about $22 without it. I would most definitely stay again. Kris is very very pleasant and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great stay! Excellent location. The apartment was clean and tastefully furnished.

  • 4 of 5

We would return in future. It was close to many great restaurants and stores. La Mesa itself is a clean, safe community, probably underrated. The host was excellent. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati Ohio

Nice cozy place

  • 5 of 5

convenient to downtown, full kitchen, comfortable for a couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights, we had been on a long 3 week vacation,this was our last leg. Kris allowed us to use the washer and dryer, which made things much easier. This location for us was great we have grandchildren in Santee and was a short drive. We had no trouble locating it. It was private, quiet and fit our needs. Thank you for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to hear from you again in the future. I also appreciate the care you took of my place. *Just an FYI for others reading the review, I would like to note that laundry facilities are not generally included in the rental, and are only made available for guests who stay two weeks or more, unless there is a special circumstance which will be discussed with me. Thank you.
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Cozy In-law Suite

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very communicative and this helped me select this location; I am glad that I did. I only had need a couple of times but they were very easy to get in-touch with and responded immediately. The property is only a few blocks from the interstate but is insulated well enough that there is no noise. There is plenty within walking distance. Within a few blocks there is a convenience store/gas-station and at least 3 restaurants. At just 1.2 miles away there is a shopping mall with everything you could want, including a movie theatre.

I happened to stay during an epic heat wave and the temperature was always cool and comfortable inside. I rarely heard anything even though the owners were upstairs; I did hear a dog bark once or twice but never in the evening and I never saw a dog.

The full kitchen had everything, much more than most would use. I especially appreciated the assortment of teas available to me since I don't drink coffee. The bed was comfy, plenty of pillows and extra blankets, but the sheets could be softer.

I will be sure to see if I can stay again on my text trip out and I will definitely recommend this to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
San Diego Bay to Coronado Island
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Trolly on Amaya Street
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
8 freeway & 125 freeway less than
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
More than 10 different restaurants are less than
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and the Bay are all
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

<p><strong>Top Thing to do in City:</strong></p><ul><li>San Diego Zoo.</li><li>Sea World.</li><li>Disney Land.</li><li>Musiums.</li><li>Theaters and dining.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Budget:</strong></p><ul><li>Beaches.</li><li>Great hiking trails.</li><li>See the seals at La Jolla Cove.</li><li>Inexpensive Bay cruises.</li>.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Family:</strong></p><ul>.</li>.</li>.</li>.</li>.</li></ul>

Several popular restaurants, and a convenience store, are located within walking distance. Trolley station a mile away. Within a fifteen minute drive you can reach San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park museums, Sea World, and Padre stadium in down town. The Charger stadium is only 10 minutes away. Los Angeles, Disney Land, and other theme parks are less than two hours drive. Three full casinos are within a 30 minute drive. Mission Trails Park for hiking, Cowels Mountain, and lake Murray are within ten minutes drive. Only five minutes to the top of Mt Helix allows you a 360 degree view around San Diego county. Sit and have a picnic or meditate in the open air stadium built in the early 1900s. The area has been felt as an energy vortex for those who are sensitive.

Visit us at www ZenRetreatSanDiego com


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.