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Mission Hills - Historic "Witherby Gardens"

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Historic 3500 Sq Ft 4 Story 4 Bedroom/3 Bath, Pool,Secured Gardens,Rooftop Views

Our charming 100 year old historically designated 4-story home is a garden oasis with blooms year round! Security fenced and adorned by wisteria, inground pool and 4 bedrooms and 3 New bathrooms, sunroom , formal dining and spacious living areas Witherby Gardens can sleep 9 guests comfortably. Balconies abound and 360 degree rooftop deck boasts views of San Diego from the mountains to the sea. Sublime at sunset!

Creatively designed by visionary color fine artist Concetta Antico, it is a masterpiece in every way. Set in the perfect central San Diego location of Mission Hills, it boasts ease of access to every major attraction, freeway and the airport. 20 minutes from the Mexico boarder and just 1 hour to Laguna Beach or 2 hours to LAX!

Historic Mission Hills is known for its quiet historical residential vibe and picturesque botanical neighbourhood perfect for strolling. It is fast becoming the trendiest town around with new shopping areas and cafes all within walking distance! Chic restaurants are offered as are several parks and even a 100 year old garden nursery. Famed historic Old Town is a very short walk away and Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Fashion Valley, Mission Bay and the Gaslamp area only minutes. It is in the heart of everything San Diego has to offer!

More Details

Concetta Antico
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Concetta Antico

Concetta Antico is a world famous fine artist. See her website at - Witherby Gardens is her beloved artistic creation - like Monet - her "Giverney" is her manifestation of art, gardens, beauty and charm. Gifted with a 4th receptor in her eyes, her world renowned Tetrachromacy provides her with Super Vision - the ability to see 100 million more colors than regular vision. See her magnificent oil paintings which adorn the house. She also offers her magnificent 100 year old barnstay creation in Australia to vacationers - see when you are down under!

Concetta Antico purchased this house in 2006

Why Concetta Antico chose Mission Hills

Look no further for the most beautiful and unique property in San Diego. An original grande dame of historic and scenic Mission Hills. Owners private home is offered as a vacation opportunity as they now reside in Byron Bay, Australia on a 12 acre farm but would never sell their jewel of a home so lovingly restored. The fortunate opportunity for travellers to San Diego is that they can stay in a rarely offered home which is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown San Diego. Visit Witherby Gardens and never want to leave!

What makes this house unique

Historically designated. Qver 100 rose bushes, wisteria and gardenia laden. 4th floor Widow's walk boasts 360 degree views! 100 year old Prairie Style home , custom woodwork throughout, hardwood floors, a masterpiece of design. Old world spacious rooms. New bathrooms and kitchens. Magical is the best word to describe the property. One of a kind designed throughout by a world famous master artist with super vision.


Mission Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks on marble vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Sink and mirror
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks with marble vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Additional Bed - 1 twin/ single , Fold away single bed can be added to any room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property cannot be found elsewhere - it is beauty, function and charm throughout. It is close to EVERY major tourist attraction in San Diego! It is close to every major freeway - it is a SAFE neighbourhood. It is very close to all public transportation and to the airport. For the perfect home to stay at in San Diego - look no further.


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Mission Hills - Historic "Witherby Gardens"
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Westminster, Ca

Stunning Property in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Witherby Gardens was characterized by relaxation and awe in the incredible home in which we were able to call home for two evenings. The location is within walking distance to Old Town (if you like to walk), which made our experience in San Diego all the better. The home itself was immaculate and beautifully furnished. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Witherby Gardens. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burbank, CA

Beautiful home, great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Concetta was very thorough, giving us an instructional welcome letter for everything we might need to know about her home and the area. The house was clean and comfortable.

We stayed here for Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center - we were surprised to find how close we were, especially for such a popular event! We would definitely stay again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO MUCH Cooper! So very kind...I would love to have you all again, anytime! Book early as Comic Con is a BIG draw here:) Hugs! Concetta
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Seattle, Washington

A perfect, urban oasis.

  • 5 of 5

A small group of friends and I rented this house to spend a long weekend soaking up the San Diego sun. The house is wonderful, with plenty of outdoor space and has a serene vibe. We loved being in the cute, historic neighborhood during the day and were close enough to downtown to experience the more hectic Gaslamp scene. Overall, the accommodations were wonderful! The house was very clean and the space was more than enough for the 8 of us. Additionally, Concetta was wonderful to work with! She was extremely hospitable, caring, and was very timely in her responses.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Taunton

Family vacation in February

  • 5 of 5

We rented Witherby Gardens for a family vacation to celebrate my nephew's 16th birthday. The home was very spacious, and easily accommodated myself and my two siblings with our four children. The home was beautifully decorated with thoughtfully placed antiques and the owner's beautiful artwork was showcased throughout the home. Beautiful, fresh flowers were placed in vases throughout the home, which I felt was a nice, personal touch. We felt right at home the moment we walked through the gate! The landscaping was beautiful, filled with blooming flowers and lemon and avocado trees, and a small, solar heated pool. The beds were comfortable, and with our busy days spent exploring all San Diego has to offer, we were grateful for that! The neighborhood is a quaint, quiet location that is easily walk-able. Short walk downhill to Old Town, but then you have to walk back up afterward. A few things to note, that I was given advance notice of: there is a washer and dryer on location, but it is in the basement and you have to go outside to access. This was not an issue for us, and we used them a few times during our stay, but if it had rained it may not have been ideal. Also, there was no coffee pot, but there was a very nice Breville tea maker. There is a lovely coffee shop a few blocks away that we walked to each morning. The appliances in the kitchen were SS, and the stove and pots and pans were top notch! We enjoyed cooking meals together, and the spaciousness allowed us to do so. There is a piano in the living room, and I wish I could play something other than Chopsticks or Heart and Soul, but our children loved it, and it inspired my niece to ask for piano lessons when we returned home! The owner was a pleasure to deal with. She responded to inquiries in a timely manner, and was warm and sincere in all interactions I had with her. I would highly recommend this home to others, and will definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Patio, Brooklyn Girl, & Old Town has 100s!
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Coronado and Harbour Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Old Town & Hotel Circle - two courses
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Old Town Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I 5 , I 8,
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
See nearest bar!
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mission Bay Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $500
Cleaning $450 + Tax

Pets under 20lbs are welcome with prior approval and additional refundable damage deposit of $500
Housecleaning and catering services are available with notice

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.

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