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Located in San Diego's prestigious Mission Hills neighborhood on the border of Little Italy and Banker's Hill and walking distance to museums, dining, shopping, Balboa Park, and much more.
The floor to ceiling bay windows offer 180 degree panoramic views of Coronado Island, San Diego Bay, and AMAZING... sunsets that will have you saying "WOW!"
Located on the first level of a recently remodeled duplex, it has a wonderful 1250 sq ft open floor plan, modern decor and an upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
There are two bedrooms; the master has a super comfy king bed, private half bath and large walk-in closet while the second bedroom has a large closet and beautiful canopy queen bed.
Here are the details:
- Sleeps 4 comfortably with huge king-size bed in master bedroom and queen sized bed in second bedroom (no futons, couches, or other improvised sleeping arrangements)
- Two luxurious bathrooms (one full, one half)
- All stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
- Bar area with 3 barstools
- Oversized 'Cuddler Lounge' to snuggle up, read a book and watch sunsets
- FREE high-speed wireless internet
- FREE Cable TV
- Enormous 300 SF patio with seating for 6 and panoramic views
- Stainless steel propane grill for outdoor cooking as you watch the sun set
WHY THIS IS THE IDEAL LOCATION FOR YOUR VACATION:
- Amazing views of Coronado Island, San Diego Bay and marina, and breathtaking sunsets
- Peaceful street in great neighborhood, yet just 5 minutes to the heart of downtown and all the action
- Walk to some of San Diego's top attractions, and drive to the rest in under 10-15 minutes
- We know what its like traveling with kids, and we help make it easier by providing a pack-n-play/crib and portable high chair by request
WITHIN 10-15 MINUTE WALK TO:
- Balboa Park / San Diego Zoo
- Little Italy (quaint shopping and dining, just blocks away)
- Mission Hills Shopping District
- Banker's Hill (cool restaurants, bars, coffee shops)
- San Diego Harbor
WITHIN 5-10 MINUTE DRIVE OF:
- Pacific Ocean & beaches
- San Diego Airport (SAN)
- Sea World
- Coronado Island and the historic Hotel Del Coronado and world-famous beach
- The Gas Lamp Quarter shopping, bar & restaurant district
- The Maritime Museums
- Scenic Old Town
- Petco Park Baseball Stadium - Home of the San Diego Padres
- Qualcomm Football Stadium - Home of the San Diego Chargers
- The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
- Horton Plaza Mall
- Seaport Village shops & dining
- San Diego Convention Center
We will treat you like family and do everything it takes to ensure your stay at our home goes down as one of your best vacation memories. We look forward to hosting you!
Danny and Michelle
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Keywords: Newly remodeled; Close to everything; Walk to balboa park, San Diego Zoo, Downtown, Little Italy, Museums, Marina; Great Value for the Money!Read more
Overall rating:4.8 / 5.0based on 62 reviews and 9 properties
Best Value in SD - Modern, WOW Views, Ideal Locale! San Diego, California
Additional Location Information
We wanted to buy a vacation home that embodied a number of unique combinations: modern, high-end finishes combined with comfortable and 'livable' furnishings; a quaint neighborhood that was just minutes to the heart of downtown and all major attractions; and finally a place that offered the breathtaking views of a high-rise luxury condo, yet maintained the privacy of a single family home. The place we've spent the last 3 years building has ALL of this and more! We hope to get the chance to share this magical place with you.
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Last updated on August 22, 2014
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Left on 05/22/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Paul M
We very much enjoyed our week in San Diego staying in this rental - it was modern, well-appointed and clean, we would definitely recommend it! It is very centrally located which means its never more than 20 minutes to get to any of the major attractions like Seaworld, Balboa Park, the Zoo or downtown SD. In particular, it is very close to the Middletown trolley station which we used extensively.
One thing to note is that the rental does overlook the runway of the nearby airport but the sound insulation is good and of course the aircraft stop at about 10-11pm at night.
Both the owner and the guest relations manager were easily contactable and very quick to help with the minor issues we encountered. We would definitely stay here again when visiting San Diego!
A TripAdvisor Member
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Great location, very comfortable
Left on 05/17/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
We were extremely pleased with our weeklong stay. The location is great. We are runners so were able to enjoy beautiful runs to either Balboa Park or to the waterfront area, both a short distance away. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe. We planned to rent a car only if needed and found that we were easily able to take public transit to all the major San Diego sites from the apartment (Zoo, Seaworld, Ocean Beach, Coronado, USS Midway, etc). Little Italy was a short walk away with a good selection of restaurants. We ate there three out of the seven nights. The view of the Bay is spectacular from the apartment.
The apartment was also very comfortable, spacious and homey. The beds were comfortable and with one and a half bathrooms and two bedrooms, there was more than ample space for us (2 parents travelling with an adult child). There were all the needed appliances: microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, hair dryer, washer, dryer. There were plenty of towels as well as extra blankets, pillows, and towels and chairs for the beach. It was extremely clean. We felt at home immediately.
The only negative not mentioned in any of the reviews is the pedestrian bridge to public transit (the Green Line Trolley). There were always a few homeless on this bridge as well as refuse left behind. They were completely harmless. At no time did we feel unsafe (even at night) nor did we avoid the area and take another route.
Overall, I would highly recommend this apartment. We loved our stay and would happily return!
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Left on 05/07/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Mardy
We stayed here with our son for a long weekend in San Diego and it was perfect. The previous reviewers have said it all. The only thing I'd add is some board games & a deck of cards. ;)
We had so much fun exploring Little Italy, the Gas Lamp district and even found a little market along the waterfront-all with in walking distance of the unit which was nice. If you are in the mood for grilled home-made sauages, check out the deli at Mona Lisa. We picked up everything we needed for a dinner 'at home' to watch the planes.
Scientific meeting attendee
Incredible value for downtown meeting
Left on 05/04/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Scientific meeting attendee
I and four others were attending a meeting at the convention center. On a whim, I priced a vacation rental only to find out that it was approximately 25% less expensive than booking two double-occupancy hotel rooms downtown for the week. What a wonderful decision! The property is a 5-minute walk to the trolley station, a 10-minute walk to the storefronts of Little Italy, the kitchen (including an outdoor grill) kept costs down, and Balboa Park and the airport were quick and inexpensive cab rides away. Don't let the proximity to the airport scare you, though - when the doors were closed, we barely noticed the planes coming in and out, and the noise was completely fine when the doors and windows were open. Even with five adults (two men, three women), the single full bath was perfectly fine for our needs. Some confusion with the check-in time and toiletries was handled quickly and with complete satisfaction. All this, and the property was beautifully kept. We couldn't have been more pleased! Read more
Daniel, thank you so much for the kind words and thoughtful review. We are happy the house exceeded your expectations and that you took advantage of the Trolley to get you to the convention center. We appreciate your graciousness regarding the early check-in confusion and insufficient toilet paper. I am glad we were able to take care of it for you quickly! Please come back again!!
The perfect rental - with an amazing view!
Left on 04/15/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Josh P
We pretty much loved everything about the place! It was beautiful, well outfitted and had an amazing view. The location was perfect for us with easy access to the zoo and park and many kid friendly activities. The also had some great recommendations of local restaurants and shops, some walking distance. Read more
Josh, thank you so much for choosing our home. We know you have many options when traveling and understand the importance of comfortable house and location...especially while traveling with kids. We are happy you enjoyed the home and all of San diego's wonderful attractions!!
Ann Arbor, MI
Great family rental
Left on 03/25/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Eric
I traveled to San Diego with children, ages 3 and 1, so a child friendly place was very important. We were provided a pack and play and a high chair which was fantastic. The rental comfortably fit 3 adults and 2 children, the location was fantastic for transit and driving, and the view was endless entertainment for the entire family. The bottom line is the rental exceeded my expectations. Thank you for having us. Read more
We totally understand how it is traveling with small children and try our best to make our homes child-friendly! Glad the pak-n-play and highchair worked out for you and you enjoyed the home!! Kids LOVE the views and watching the planes over the bay...definitely one of the highlights of the home!!
Many thanks and best wishes!
Lovely facilities to meet all our needs
Left on 01/13/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | Jane
I stayed in Harbor house with my daughter and her one-year old. Michelle did all she could to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
The apartment is very well fitted and spacious.
The location is convenient for the airport, the freeway and downtown. The bus runs to the Convention Center from nearby. All the attractions in Balboa Park are a short drive or even a walk away. There is plenty of parking on the street.
I would stay here again and would certainly recommend it. Read more
Jane, thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home and that you took advantage to the nearby attractions. Please come visit again!!
City living at its best!
Left on 11/29/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | RAF
We loved the modern space, terrific location, and neighborhood experiences. The amenities inside the apartment were excellent and we had ample space. Loved the view of the airport, harbor and ocean. Definitely a great place to stay while visiting San Diego!
fun and relaxing vacation!
Left on 10/23/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Delia
The place is extremely clean and beautifully decorated. My sister and I met there and found the place to be centrally located so that we could easily get to the places we wanted to see. We also found it to be a nice place to relax indoors as well as out on the patio overlooking the airport and the bay. The airplanes were a little noisy at times but were fun to watch and we were never bothered by the noise when inside the house. The outdoor heater kept us warm and cozy. I would definitely recommend this place!! Read more
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found time to relax and enjoy the amazing views! We hope to host you again in the future!!
A positive experience
Left on 08/31/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Heather
The condo was nicely updated and had everything that we needed during our family vacation. It was close by to everything we wanted to do and see. The owners were great to work with and readily answered any questions or needs that we had. It sits close to the airport, but were not disturbed by noise as the condo is well insulated. A positive experience.
Had to cancel, but will be rescheduling!
Left on 08/28/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Cara B.
Had to cancel our birthday celebration trip and refund process went very smoothly. Very good to know since the 50% deposit was a substantial amount and we appreciate the quick response/refund. The place looks beautiful and we will be rebooking soon!
Bonus to an already memorable event
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Ryan
My wife and I stayed at this property while we were in town for a special event for a very special friend of ours. Having a place to stay in like this one was a pleasant addition to an already memorable event! It was so close in proximity to downtown and the harbor. It made going to and from to our event very easy and was an affordable taxi ride. The view was better than the pictures and another bonus was the firework shows that took place each night. (I guess in San Diego during the summer, Sea World does fireworks every night). Looking forward to another stay in the future. Read more
Thanks so much for kind words Ryan. It was great to meet you and your fellow travelers. We appreciate your comments about the unit looking better than the pictures. We always try to under-promise and over-deliver!
Just what a busy mom needed
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Stacy
Even though we live in San Diego, Every once in a while my husband and I try to do a little "staycation" to reconnect and get a break from our busy lives a parents of two very active children. This time we decided to go away from the traditional hotel stay that we usually do and get something more home like. It was a great decision! And one without all of the additional fees that are tacked on with a hotel stay (room tax, city tax, resort fees etc). That really drive the price. This place had an amazing view and so cozy and comfortable. The owners, Michelle and Danny, are so accommodating and easy to work with and went out of their way to make our stay meet and exceed our expectations.
Our home felt like a vacation, we had a hard time wanting to lea
Left on 05/21/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Raquel
After looking up many places on Vrbo I found this jewel and surprised my sister for her 50th birthday to a trip to San Diego with all ladies. The service was like no other. Shortly after we all got dialed in to our home Daniel (owner) kindly greeted us and gave us a run down of the beautiful house. He was so laid back and easy to chat with. They created this laminated easy to follow book for all your desires, from favorite places in town to how to work the sweet sound system. The home has all the upgrades a person would want for their own home. Top of the line everything! I almost felt like the owners should have been living there because it is so amazingly beautiful, comfy and easy to feel right at home. Us ladies had plans for our trip, we probably took as long to get ready and out of the home as time we spent outside doing activities. We just never wanted to leave our home, it was so easy to stay there. I think all of us took naps outside where our amazing view was on the couch and chairs, while the breeze swept through and airplanes took off putting us to sleep. I liked the option of the doubled up windows if we chose to not hear the planes but most of the time we kept all our windows open. The couches are amazing! I want them for my house. The beds & pillows are so comfortable I told my husband we would ask you the brands. Location is 10-15 min to the gas lamp in taxi when we wanted to go dancing. Short ride to old town. Pretty much little Italy is smack in the middle of everything there is to do in town. My sister took a walk to the local pub after the sun went down. Super safe area. There's nothing I would change about this house. This home is suitable for families as well. I can't wait for our next trip. Read more
Thanks so much for the amazingly kind words. You and your family were a breath of fresh air, and Danny and I enjoyed meeting you guys very much. Talk about keeping the youthful spirit, you guys definitely knew how to have a good time, and we loved that about you. Thanks very much for spending this incredibly special occasion at our property, and we look forward to hosting you for many more San Diego girls weekends!
All the best,
Michelle and Danny
Had to cancel - received full refund with no problems
Left on 03/26/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Chris_P
We made a reservation to stay at this place in June, but had to cancel our trip. Since we were more than 90 days out, we received a full refund with no questions asked. Michelle's communication throughout the process was great.
Total Hidden Gem
Left on 02/06/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Mike B.
We found this place online and our reservation and booking process was way smoother than any hotel I'd ever been to! What can I say? The bed was super comfortable, kitchen well appointed and shiny, and the views from the living room were spectacular. After looking for a long time this was hands down the best deal we found in San Diego on such a high end place. My wife and I will definitely be back!
Fantastic View - Good Location
Left on 10/29/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Jo
We enjoyed our stay. The view was wonderful, even the airplanes landing - the noise was not a problem because the bedrooms are in the back. The trolley system was just a fes blocks away although it was a little fun getting across the one street and the overpass isn't the greatest place. The condo was very clean and nicely laid out. Off street parking is available although it took a little manuvering to get into. The laundry was seperate and only for guests staying 2 weeks or more (which the vrbo site doesn't mention) but the owners kindly let us use it. Also, don't forget to bring toilet paper. Would I stary here again - yes. Read more
Thanks for the comments and glad to hear you had a great time! Sorry to hear you ran out of toilet paper... the top shelf in the hallway cupboard is fully stocked, and of course, we are always available by phone to assist guest. No need to bring your own TP!
Was great having you and look forward to a future visit!
Danny and Michelle
San Diego Convenience...with a view!
Left on 10/22/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Kelly
Two couples in town for a long weekend. Found this condo quite comfortable and cozy from the minute we walked in. two large bedrooms, and beautiful living room with the most warm and inviting decor. We had dinner on the deck one night and walked to Little Italy and Balboa Park each day. What a treasure to have this place to lay our head at night. Airport Very close by, but kinda cool after you get used to it. Read more
Thanks very much for the kind words Kelly and glad to hear you guys had a great time. What could we have done to earn that elusive 5th star?!!
Thanks again, and see you for a future trip!
Danny and Michelle
Little Italy House
Left on 08/24/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Vic
I went with three other people and the house was great. Location was very good..right near downtown san diego. Also right near the train station.. We didnt have a car and it was very convenient. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was amazing.. I would definitley stay hear again Read more
It was great having you and your friends Vic, and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
Room with a view
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Sheshemayer
My stay was amazing. The location is perfect. A 3 min drive from San Diego airport you will find this gem of a home. You are in walking distance to attractions of all kinds. Balboa park is minutes away. Try the zoo if you have children or teenagers. If want to get in a quick run, the park boasts many trails for the athletic. For a relaxing bite to eat, you can walk to Little Italy. Or if take a short cab ride, you can check out downtown San Diego for a little club action. Looking for a beach?? Then you are at the right place. Within minutes you will find various beaches. There is so many things do within 10 mins of this place. I don't have enough space to list them here. You will not be disappointed with a trip to San Diego. As for the home/rental, the home is extremely clean, the amenities are updated and very modern. The decor is very relaxing. You will enjoy reading a good book sitting on the back patio. I can not say enough about this place. Sooo glad I found it!!! I will be back. Loved it!!! I would reccomend to everyone.
Possibly the best vacation we've ever taken!
Left on 07/27/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Michigan Snowbirds
My husband and I stayed January and February at this wonderful property. We are a 60 plus retired couple who were looking to get away from the coldest time in Michigan and could not have picked a better place to do so. The property is extremely comfortable, clean, and well equipped with everything we needed for our extended stay. Close to everything, top sightseeing places, beaches, shopping, restaurants, and much more, many within walking distance. The view from the picture windows and patio of the San Diego bay, Coronado is breathtaking. We will miss the awesome sunsets! Danny and Michelle are incredible hosts, and we will definitely come back. Highly recommend!
Stress free, enjoyable vacation
Left on 07/27/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Vegas crew
It's in a great location with a great view. The rental looked the same as the pics posted online. It was clean and well stocked with items (cups, plates, blow up mattress, coats, etc) that you may need. The owners put together a ice book with local restaurants, map of immediate area and check-in/out instructions which was helpful. We had a great time and would look at this place again if we come back
San Diego Vacation
Left on 07/19/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Daniel B.
I have had the opportunity to stay at the property at 2862 State St a total of three times now. While each visit to San Diego was for different reasons and with different groups of people, the same things that I love about this property hold true throughout. First, the property is in a great location. One trip I needed to be downtown, another I spent most of my time near Balboa, and the other was focused on Sea World and other attractions. This location is ideal as is close to everything. And by close, I mean really close. Second, this is not your average hotel room. This is a hip place with a killer view. The owner has it decorated very nicely and all of the amenities are quite nice. They even let us use beach cruisers to explore the area. Finally, there was ample space for everyone. It had two bedrooms as well as a large living space with couches, chairs, and dining area. The outdoor space was great as well. Read more
It was fantastic meeting you (each time) and we really appreciate your business. Its guests like you that make the vacation rental industry a joy to be a part of!
Amazing and unique experience
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Osolemio
My husband and I, both middle-aged, stayed at this condo for a week. It is beautiful and comfortable. It's situated on a hill above the city. The view is absolutely amazing, it's a 360 degrees panorama of the entire city, including the sky screapers of downtown, the bay with its ships, an airport where we could watch toy size planes taking off and landing. The view is very dramatic with constantly changing action. The condo is decorated in mostly modern style, with easy access to Littly Italy, downtown and Balboa Park. The hosts were very hospitable and made sure we had everything we need. We would highly recommend this vacation paradise to everyone.
Thanks very much for the kind words Solemio. Was great meeting you and your man, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit!
Amazing Views, Location and More!!
Left on 07/17/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Ryan Smith
My wife and I rented this property July 1 - July 18, 2011 and it was fantastic. The location could not be better - it's located near I-5 so you have quick access to any part of San Diego within minutes. If you prefer a nice walk, the San Diego harbor, Little Italy or downtown is a 5-20 minute walk depending on where you want to go. If you want to simply stay at the property and relax you have awesome views of the San Diego harbor and airport. You can actually watch planes land and take off from the patio, it's really neat! The property is a good size and includes a updated kitchen, large living area with huge bay windows and two bedrooms. It's nicely furnished and reasonably priced. Simply put it's brilliant for a short or long term stay in San Diego. We will definitely be back! Read more
Ryan, you and Melanie were tons of fun, and thanks for staying with us. Hope to see you again soon.
Elena & Alex
Perfert Location, Beautiful Property!
Left on 07/17/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Elena & Alex
My husband and I stayed at this nice 2 bedroom property for one week in april. Location is great, easy to get to all that San Diego has to offer: great restaurants, the harbor, downtown, Balboa Park, and Saturday Farmer's Market in Little Italy. The property itself is beautifully decorated, immaculate, and very comfortable. It has all the modern amenities including flat screen TV with all the channels, high speed internet, washer and dryer, 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Owners were so very gracious and accommodating, making sure we had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay completely. Highly recommend this place for any San Diego visitors. Will stay here again when we return to the area.
You guys certainly are an adventurous couple and we enjoyed meeting you! Come back soon!
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The perfect place to stay!
Left on 07/17/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Ndstars
Stayed in this gorgeous hillside house for Comic Con 2012. I first thought it might be a little far from the action, but my friends and I all greatly appreciated this calm oasis in the Con madness. This vacation house is spacious and bright, beautifully decorated, clean, and comfortable. Close to the airport and the trolley, just up the hill from Little Italy, with fascinating views of planes taking off and landing.. oddly enough, we couldn't hear any of it unless the patio doors were open. Danny and Michelle are super friendly and very communicative. All in all, the perfect place to stay in SD! Read more
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