Entrance to Retreats 1 and 2Retreat 1
Essex House Retreat 1 / Hillcrest
Essex House Retreat 1 / Hillcrest
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Retreat 1 is one of two completely remodeled apartments, located in the trendy heart of Hillcrest; Walking distance to Balboa Park, museums, San Diego Zoo, and minutes drive to SD Int'l Airport, Downtown, Convention Center, Sea Port Village, Sea World, San Diego Bay, Gas Lamp District, Hospitals, etc.
Each apartment is furnished, using only high-quality hotel bedding standards.
White sheets and Egyptian cotton towels, blankets, and comforters are provided and washed with each new guest.

The space

Each apartment has it's own private balcony nestled in the beautiful palm tree-populated resort-like courtyard. The courtyard, gazebo and grill for all guests to enjoy.
Free high-speed internet provided.
Bedroom TV features AT&T U-verse and a "Smart TV" is located in the living room.
Full kitchen with espresso machine, coffee press, (Starbuck's coffee provided) gas stove, new appliances, and most needed cooking utensils. Cleaning supplies, dish drainer, and garbage can are located under the kitchen sink.
Each bathroom is complete with shampoo, antibacterial body wash, and bar soap.
Air conditioning and heating provided.
Garage for a small to mid-size car.
In-room safe box, luggage rack, wooden hangers, iron and board.
Dual-pane windows with Blackout shades in the bedroom.
All beds are brand new, (Simmons World Class Cresthill, Plush Pillowtop Mattress) using only high-quality hotel bedding standards.
White sheets and Egyptian cotton towels, blankets, and comforters are provided and washed with each new guest. Mattresses are covered with a moister barrier protector, as well as a "Sure Guard Mattress Protector", providing an allergen barrier, and dust mite protection.
Dark towels are provided for dirtier jobs, and are located in the bathroom closet. Here you will find the hair dryer bar soap, extra toilet paper, and a few cleaning supplies.
Laundry facility is located at the back of the house, and is complete with all laundry needs, and a vacuum cleaner should you need it. Here you will also find beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and coolers.

Guest access

After arriving at the main address, 1255 Essex St. San Diego, CA 92103, proceed to the gated entrance on right, and enter into the garden courtyard.
Take the stairs to left to Retreat #1
For safety, all outdoor spaces are under video surveillance at all times.
All doors and gates are keyless; codes for the front gate, front door, laundry room and garage, will be provided one day prior to your arrival
Guests can use a pre-programmed code for the in-room safe box or set up their own.
Free high-speed internet provided.
Bedroom TV features AT&T U-verse and Apple TV. Smart TV is located in the living room.

Interaction with guests

Although I do not personally greet all of our guests, I am often at the property, and live only a few blocks away. Please know that I am always available through phone call or text messaging, and you should feel free to contact me anytime should you need anything.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise
Air Conditioning
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

- Quiet hours after 10pm
- Located in a residential zone, one block from the main strip, therefore, the neighbors should be respected.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One flight. Apartment located on the second floor.


27 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
October 2017
Wade's place is in a great location, close to the Gaslamp district and Little Italy. The bed was really comfortable and the apartment was modern and well-equipped--beautiful courtyard as well! Would definitely recommend for anyone coming to San Diego. Thanks again, Wade!

Dominic User Profile
October 2017
Our stay was great. The place was very clean and comfortable. The courtyard was awesome. I highly recommend booking with Wade.

Teressa User Profile
October 2017
Wade's place was amazing! The apartment is located in the heart of Hillcrest within walking distance of many local restaurants, shops and grocery stores. You could even walk to Balboa Park if you wanted and Little Italy and the Gas Lamp District were less than a 10 minute drive. The location could not have been more perfect to access all of the places I love to visit while in San Diego. The apartment was BEYOND clean with great attention to detail. The outdoor courtyard is very well kept and a great place to relax after a long day of exploring. The entire property is very well lit and all gates into the property key coded for security, so we felt very safe. There is access to a grill and very nice laundry facilities. Did I mention that the bath towels smelled wonderful?! There is an attached parking garage for guest use which is a huge bonus! We had the great pleasure of meeting Wade who wanted to ensure that our stay was pleasant and was always quick to return communication. I will stay nowhere else when visiting San Diego!

John User Profile
September 2017
Very nicely appointed and quiet apartment with beautiful grounds. Very conveniant to Hillcrest.
Wade User ProfileWade is a superhost.
Response from Wade:
John, thank you for the feedback regarding check-in. I have taken steps to help clarify this process.
September 2017

Jordyn User Profile
September 2017
Wow! My husband and I stayed at Wade's for 5 days and absolutely loved it. The kitchen was had plenty of cooking tools and I was able to whip up some breakfast tacos each morning before walking down the street to a coffee shop for some quality people watching. Since we have family in Temecula, we rented a car because we have family. The assigned garage spot was a huge plus. But, unless you are planning to visit surrounding areas, you really don't need a car. The Ralph's, Trader Joe's, restaurants, shops, and bars are all within walking distance. I was also able to treat myself to a mani/pedi and massage within a few blocks of Wade's. The apartment was clean and well stocked. We ran into Wade a few times and he was very pleasant and offered to get us anything that might make our stay more enjoyable. For anybody who is hesitant to try AirBnb- staying at Wade's will make you a huge fan of the concept!

Willie User Profile
September 2017
This place was everything we needed and more! Great feel. Great area. And Wade was incredibly responsive to our small needs throughout the stay. Would highly recommend!

Ron User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I just want to extend many thanks to Wade! He was very helpful prior to our trip with his suggestions of things to do and places to see in the "village" and the surrounding area. The location is perfect and within walking distance to nice restaurants and bars. The place itself was clean and exactly as advertised. A definite repeat in our books! Merci et à bientôt Wade!

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in May 2017
Wade User ProfileWade is a superhost.
Easy going, enjoy most outdoor activities, and meeting new people. I am a part-time Registered Nurse, and a part-time Airbnb host.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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