Ready for many happy family hours.Everyone gathers in the kitchen, with seating for four.
Sunny San Diego Home Near All (A Home of Your Own)
Sunny San Diego Home Near All (A Home of Your Own)

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Sweet San Diego: Convenient, comfortable and cool, fully furnished 2 bed, 1 ba home in the canyon. Free parking, free WiFi and cable TV. A large back yard with two patios for relaxing and alfresco dining. Super location between Hillcrest, Balboa Park and Little Italy. Walk to restaurants, shops and entertainment. Our artful, non-smoking, no pet home is a perfect getaway for our guests.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200


The space

Quiet, private home with a fully equipped kitchen, hardwood floors, all the conveniences of home. Features a large backyard and lovely outdoor areas. Bedrooms have a Cal King bed in the master and a Queen bed with a writing desk in the second bedroom. A large leather couch and chair in the living room are added comfort, and open to the kitchen area for family enjoyment. We provide a BBQ and shared use of laundry, which are are additional perks. We make you feel completely at home.

Guest access

Communication is the key. We meet our guests personally, so please coordinate your time of arrival with us in advance. Additional guests or visitors may be permitted with our prior approval. Please provide the names of all guest prior to booking.

Interaction with guests

We live on property, but you will have complete privacy.
No smoking of any kind in the house, including vape.
No parties. Please tell us in advance if you're expecting visitors.
Additional overnight guests are not permitted.
Elmo, (our cat) may welcome you, but he is not permitted in the house.
We want you to have fun, so communication is the key to a great stay.

The neighborhood

Located on a quiet and eclectic street in a canyon with lots of trees and great neighbors. Hillcrest is just a 10 min walk, with grocery stores, Peets, Starbucks, movie theatres, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Drive to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo in 5 mins. Little Italy, San Diego Bay and the Gaslamp are just as close, with much more to do along the waterfront.

Getting around

If you're able to walk, there is much to see, but a car is recommended to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Great walking neighborhood with some hills to get in your workout. Bus stops are within a 10-15 minute walk. The San Diego Trolley (20 min walk) can take you to other metro areas. The train station (Downtown or Old Town is a 10 min drive) can take you to L.A. and beyond.

Other things to note

Important: Please read House Rules/Guidelines prior to booking.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

All guests/visitors must sign in with name and contact info.
Any additional guests must have prior approval by the host.
Please, no smoking/no pets in the house.
For their safety, children/toddlers must not run through the house.

During Your Stay - We Request
Turn off the heat/air conditioning, lights, TV when you're out.
Please shake out sandy towels if you have been to the beach.
To avoid charges, be careful of what you put in the garbage disposer.
We respect your privacy, but if there is an emergency or an issue that requires us to enter the home, we reserve the right to do so.

End of stay:
Check-out is 10am, but please let us know if you need some flexibility.
Do not wash the towels, bedding or run the dishwasher. We do that.
Please tell us of any repairs or suggestions you have so that we can be better for all guests.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

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

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

158 Reviews

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Suzi User Profile
April 2017
We chose this house based on location and its great reviews and it did not disappoint! Stella was so great - responded to emails/texts within minutes and provided tips on where to eat and things to do/see around San Diego. The home is in a great location - minutes from the airport, zoo, Little Italy, and all the other sites we wanted to visit. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped - including breakfast items Stella stocked in the fridge before our arrival. We also enjoyed the backyard - very peaceful in the mornings. Great accommodations at a great rate - definitely recommend!
Stella&Richard User ProfileStella&Richard is a superhost.
Response from Stella&Richard:
Thank you so much Suzi, we appreciate the wonderful review. Glad to hear you had a good time, and you're all welcome back anytime. Sending all good wishes to you and your family.
April 2017

Tyler User Profile
April 2017
We had a delightful stay at Stella's home in the Hillcrest nieghboorhood. The home is centrally located to many of the great attractions, beaches and restaurants within San Diego. We could quickly access most areas of the city within 10-15 minutes via car. The house was clean and provided everything we needed for our stay including several thoughtful items in the fridge to start the trip. The backyard was a nice to place to enjoy your morning coffee and evening wine and excellent place for our toddler to explore. Stella was an excellent host, great communicator, and very responsive to our needs and ensured we had everything for our stay. You could not ask for a better host. Best wishes!

Benjamin User Profile
March 2017
Stella and Richard gave us a very warm welcome. Their home is clean, well furnished, and even with our two small children, we didn't want for anything. They live downstairs but respected our privacy and were flexible with check in and check out. The central location was very convenient- a short drive to all the major attractions. Our family will definitely stay here again when we return to San Diego.

Stu User Profile
March 2017
This place is fantastic! Just a $7 uber ride from the airport, and close to all the best parts of San Diego. The house is very cute and amazingly comfortable. Stella was a perfect host. My Dad and I had a great, relaxing stay while we were in town moving my grandpa into a new (nicer) facility. We were able to relax in the garden, catch all the basketball games we wanted to see on TV, and get where we needed to go easy peasy. Our stay could not have been better. We'll be back if they'll have us.
Stella&Richard User ProfileStella&Richard is a superhost.
Response from Stella&Richard:
Love to have you and your Dad back Stu! Like having a couple of new brothers. Be well, return often. Thanks!
March 2017

Kit User Profile
March 2017
Stella and Richard's house is exactly as pictured. Every aspect of the house has been thought of for their guests. One of the most pleasant things about the house is the patio backyard.... incredibly cute and charming, perfect for having breakfast while watching the birds. Location could not be better. There is an abundance of restaurants nearby (you could probably walk there - although we did not). All major sites are within a short drive. Due to some unfortunate circumstance, we were unable to enjoy the house to the fullest. When we return, we hope Stella and Richard will host us once again!

Daniel User Profile
March 2017
A lovely home and a wonderful location with all the amenities one could hope for. Our hosts are wonderful. Love 'em!

Joanne User Profile
February 2017
Stella & Richard were great host! Communicated well, informative, and very kind. The house was beautiful, centrally located, and was perfect for us during our sons wedding. Highly recommended! Will stay again.

San Diego, California, United States · Joined in July 2011
Stella&Richard User ProfileStella&Richard is a superhost.

Stella earned her experience in hospitality with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, La Valencia, and Bahia Resort as an Executive Assistant, and as an Outlet Manager for Intercontinental Hotels. With additional experience in Guest Services, Food & Beverage, Operations and Concierge, hospitality is her passion. She also worked in Broadcasting for several of San Diego's noted Radio & Television stations to include CBS TV8 and KFMB AM & FM.

Richard is the owner/operator of Blitz Recording Studios in San Diego. Most people know him as Richard "Blitz", a blazing guitarist and great performer; but he is also one of the best recording engineers in the business. An exceptional musician, engineer and music producer, he is well-known in the Southern California area, and has been in business for over 25 years.

Richard and Stella both love music, photography, graphics and visual arts. Stella has taken many of the photographs of Richard throughout his career and their travel together. Together, they are a perfect match to welcome you to their "Sunny" San Diego home.

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