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San Diego Retreat & Swimming Pool
San Diego Retreat & Swimming Pool
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Modern Hillcrest Poolside-Retreat on beautiful Canyon:

Perfect central location close to all of the city’s attractions whilst offering a serene resort experience on a beautiful canyon

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom. Large swimming pool & deck with canyon v

The space

Modern Urban home on beautiful Canyon with large swimming pool and Perfect Central Location

This home is perfect for visitors of San Diego who want to stay very close to all of the city’s major attractions (San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park with museums and theaters, Sea World, downtown Gaslamp district, beaches) and be within walking distance to numerous restaurants and bars, while still having the option to chill by a large pool and fire pit in a canyon setting. Also just 14 mins to the airport or beach!


The Space
The property offers a mix of traditional and modern architecture, with contemporary amenities and a zen front garden with water fountain that is frequently visited by hummingbirds and dragonflies. San Diego’s famously perfect weather all year-round lends itself well to outdoor living every month of the year. The pool patio with wooden deck above a canyon features a large swimming pool, a fire pit with comfortable seating area, landscaping, and a dining table and grill for barbecuing on those many warm Southern California evenings. A truly magical location to enjoy sunset. This home is a rare find in the densely populated urban center of San Diego, where large canyon-side pools are very hard to find.

The house itself sleeps 6 adults in maximum comfort (extra children can also be accommodated with air beds). It offers one master bedroom with King-sized ultra-plush bed and en-suite bathroom (with two person shower) upstairs and two bedrooms (one with medium-firm Queen-sized bed and one with two TwinXL memory-foam beds that can be converted into one true king bed) downstairs. There is a modern bathroom with large jetted tub/shower combination and luxurious European hardware conveniently located between the two downstairs bedrooms. All bedrooms are appointed with high-thread-count sheets, high-end mattresses, and luxurious towels. The gourmet contemporary kitchen features a 6-burner Dacor range, top-of-the-line Bosch dishwasher, microwave/convection oven, large French-door refrigerator and is stocked with plates, glasses, silverware, pots & pans, and anything else that you might need for a meal cooked and enjoyed at home. The dining room table comfortably seats 8 people. We hope that you will enjoy the living room with its modern furniture, a 52” TV with Cable access, and lovely view of the beautiful pool area. The surround sound system allows for music or TV to played inside the house. The long driveway along the side of the house can easily accommodate three cars. Additionally there is a washer/dryer hidden in the kitchen. WiFi access throughout the property facilitates 50Mbps internet access.

Master Bedroom: 1 King
Yellow Bedroom: 1 Queen
Blue Bedroom: 2 x Twin XL (than can convert into a legitimate full-length king without gap).
Air mattresses available for kids.

Guest access

You'll have access to the house, zen garden, swimming pool and canyon deck.

Interaction with guests

We will be available as much as possible to help you during your stay.

Other things to note

The pool can be heated at an extra cost. In the summer the pool is typically 80-85F. In the winter it drops to 60F. We can heat to 90F upon request. We simply ask that the energy cost is covered.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise

Cleaning Fee £229
Security Deposit £1551
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price £426 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM

No parties!
No more than 12 people on property at one time unless you have received specific authorization from the host.
No outside music after 10pm.
No renters under the age of 25.
We never wear shoes in the house and would appreciate it if you treated the floors with the same concern.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
August 2017
We were lucky enough to stay for 2 weeks at this house with kids (under 10) and grandparents in tow. Grandparents took the upstairs room, kids and us the two downstairs bedrooms. This is a real gem of a house. The reality is as good as the pictures - probably better. Jesse and Regina were top notch hosts - could not have been better in any aspect - they were all over the detail, 100% responsive, lovely to deal with, a delight. The house has been uniquely designed and has high quality features throughout - for the design savvy guests it will impress, but it is functional too. The exterior is also truly memorable, with the zen garden at the front a treat and the rear terrace a masterpiece with stunning pool (ask the hosts in advance to superheat it - it is worth the extra - like swimming in a tropical sea!) overlooking a canyon with big sunsets. We would return in an instant and hope to book again whenever we can get to the West Coast. Thanks for a great stay.

Mark User Profile
August 2016
Fabulous house in a great part of San Diego. Nice rooms. air con that actually cools and a fantastic outdoor area / pool (yes, it is every bit as nice as it looks in the pictures). Jesse is a great host, came and showed us around the house and explained how a few things worked and was quick to help us with a problem when it arose (nothing wrong, just a problem with keys caused by us). Everything is easily accessible from the house with lots of shops and restaurants a 10 minute walk away (or a 2 minute drive if, as we were, you are too tired from swimming in the huge pool all day). We had a great time, would book again and would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

Peter User Profile
August 2016
We had a great time at Jesse and Regina's wonderful house! Possibly even better than the photos suggested! The house was clean and well kept, and Jesse explained everything we needed to know, and made it clear that we could call him anytime. Fantastic house, fantastic location, fantastic fire-pit and fantastic pool!! Thanks!!!

Chris User Profile
August 2017
The home is wonderful, and a great place for a family with kids. There were 5 adults and one baby- and it felt huge to us. We used the pool, fire pit and BBQ- everything worked great- we paid extra to have the pool heated -totes worth it. The owners are also easy to communicate with, friendly, and very welcoming. If I could give more than 5 stars I would...

Nelson User Profile
August 2017
Jesse's house is in a great location. Near restaurant and bars. His house is clean and comfortable. Jesse is a nice and helpful guy. Sadly I git something urgent and need to back to LA immediately. So cannot stay too long in his house. But I will come back next time for sure.

Errin User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home in the heart of San Diego. The place was beyond what we expected. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants a little retreat. The hosts were so accommodating and willing to be available at all times.

Shelley User Profile
June 2017
The location is PERFECT! It is a short drive to all the main attractions San Diego has to offer and within walking distance to markets and convenience stores. The home has all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. After visiting the attractions of San Diego, we retreated to the backyard, where we had total privacy! The set-up was was perfect for grilling dinner while the kids swam in the heated pool. After dinner, we relaxed on the comfortable outdoor furniture around the fire pit. The home was perfectly laid out for our family of five (3 adults, 2 children ages 6 & 7) to gather together in the living room for a movie, or separate into the private bedrooms when we needed alone time. The hosts were readily available if we had any questions about the house. Great location, great hosts, comfortable home with all the amenities....you can't go wrong with this choice!

San Diego, California, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Jesse User ProfileJesse is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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Regina and Lori help host.

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