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In the heart of where it's at, easy walk to Little Italy, Balboa Park, Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 825 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Spanish Bungalow With 2 Bedrooms With Attached Baths, Laundry, Patio W/bbq

Mere blocks to Little Italy, Balboa Park and downtown, separate bungalow with great light, bay breezes, Mexican theme design with modern updates.

Master bedroom with attached bath(shower only) and queen bed.

Guest bedroom with attached bath(tub and shower) and double


Air conditioning.

Automatic fireplace.

Free wifi

Direct TV

Harbor view from front porch

Ceilings fans in bedrooms

Fully furnished kitchen.Lots of glasses and plates.

Ample linens, towels and beach towels

BBQ on patio.

Single car garage for VERY compact car.A Nssan Rogue will fit

after letting out all passengers.

It is close to airport, incoming planes are audible, airport is supposed to be closed from 12-6. The home has triple pane windows and air conditioning. Please read the reviews regarding this.

The home is comfy, casual, classy and convenient. Its within walking distance to the epicenter of the hottest, most popular restaurants and bars in all of San Diego.

Or if you want to stay in and create your own elegant dining experience, there is fun china, hand blown margarita glasses and colorful cloth napkins along with any cooking utensil you could want. Turn on the automatic fireplace with a click, for warmth and ambience. Theres a propane bbq on the outdoor patio, with table and chairs and lovely fountain.

Or sit on the front porch railing and watch the sunset over the San Diego bay. Its a great spot whether you plan to stay home a lot or go out and enjoy the sights because it is minutes to all of that.

More Details

Lucinda Scalco
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Lucinda Scalco

I am a native San Diegan. We purchased this property 9 years ago because we love the location. My husband and I plan to live there in 10 years. The neighborhood is now a Mecca for fine dining with lots of hip new restaurants, funky old restaurants, breweries and bars . I like to garden, go on bike rides, and have friends over for nice dinners. I am an interior designer and had a lot of fun putting the interior together. It's comfortable, cheerful, and romantic .

Lucinda Scalco purchased this house in 2009

Why Lucinda Scalco chose Bankers Hill

To be honest, if I was coming to San Diego for beaches only, I'd rent a place right on the beach. However if you're here for some beach, but the zoo, downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado, then this location is unsurpassed. Who wants to spend all your time in a car? Literally you can walk 4-8 blocks and get to great restaurants, the park, downtown and the harbor. If you want to stay in, the place is very comfy, nice bay breezes, good light. Most of my guests say the airplanes add an element of excitement, noticeable the first day and after that forgotten. Not to mention when you fly in, its less than a 10 minute ride to the house.

What makes this house unique

I'd say the fact that it is a single family dwelling in mid city makes it more unique. Then add the Mexican flavor decor which puts you in the mood for San Diego's ethnic roots. The airplanes add to the excitement of travel. It is almost 100 years old but has the comfort of your favorite old shoes. Sometimes parking is more challenging but the garage guarantees you a spot each and every time.And you can have a successful car free visit to San Diego in this location as well. Uber rides to downtown are $5 and walking is 15 minutes.The city bus has a stop right across the street and the trolley and train are also walking distance away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bankers Hill, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor patio noise after 10pm or before 7am.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Both baths are fully tiled. There is one blow dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Queen bed #1is memory foam mattress with memory foam topper.So a softer sleep. It also has a/c and a ceiling fan. Queen bed #2 .This mattress is firmer than the other bedroom but not not super firm. This room has a ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This house is under the flight path.


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In the heart of where it's at, easy walk to Little Italy, Balboa Park, Downtown
average rating of 4.913793 based on 58 reviews
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A beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Even though the airplane noise is loud, it does not detract from this lovely little casita. Lucinda has created an oasis of comfort and beauty in this convenient, walkable neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay tremendously, and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the most adorable, stylish and well appointed place I have ever stayed, and I travel a lot.

The check in was a breeze, the beds are super comfy, the location is perfect, felt very safe at all times, but the best thing about this place, at least for me, was how amazingly cute and well decorated it was. Lucinda kept all the old world charm and did not ruin the place by updating it in a boring "Pottery Barn" style. The deep bathtub in the guest bedroom was especially awesome. As were the countertops and tile in the kitchen and bath. Fantastic!

Every picture, drawer, dish, pillow and shelf is carefully curated in a vintage Mexican vibe that I really appreciated! The little garden area is fabulous too. Yes, there are planes going over frequently, but it really didn't bother me or my colleague (both women in their late 50's with sleeping issues). I actually found it sort of amusing after a while.

Couldn't say enough about this place. I will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place great location!

  • 5 of 5

Lucinda was very responsive when we were having trouble with wifi. Loved the decor of the house and great restaurants within walking.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO we've had

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been using VRBOs to travel for a few years now, and we agreed during our 1 week stay here that this was the best experience we've ever had with one. I was in town for a professional conference at the convention center(south end of downtown) and this was a 30 minute walk from that, and much cheaper than the hotel options in the area. The cottage is not large, but it makes VERY good use of its space, and my family of three had plenty of room for the week. It is a very pretty place to have as a home base for a vacation. It is very well stocked(even with things we would not have expected to have had supplied to us, which made our trip even easier) and in a great location- in addition to the easy downtown access, it is also very near an I-5 on-ramp so we were able to go up and down that corridor with ease, including La Jolla and its attractions.

Great location, great price, beautiful well-stocked home with a thoughtful and well-prepared host... really no complaints. The garage is small but with care we were able to park our Subaru Outback(with mirrors folded in), barely open the car door enough for me to get out, and then shut the garage door. It is under the approaching flight path for the airport, but this was not much of an issue for us- the noise was not intrusive when indoors and mostly if a plane flew over while we were outdoors, my 5 year old thought it was really entertaining.

Great place. If we come back to San Diego again, this is the first place we will look to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, Central, Clean, Bright.

  • 5 of 5

Great little spot right in the middle of everything. Was the perfect hub for our week in San Diego — clean, bright, lots of nice little touches to make you feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was amazing. Great location. Super clean. Lovely decoration. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in San Diego. Airplane noise is the only downside but it wasn’t that bad. I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Lindbergh field
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cherry bomb
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Diego / Coronado ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Balboa golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Fe train depot
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hob nob hill
Car: recommended

This house is centrally located to restaurants, museums, airport, park, marina, great restaurants, downtown. It is about 10-15 minutes to Coronado or mission beach. It is three blocks away from interstate 5. San Diego is a hard city to not have a car in but this location would offer a lot even without a car. No walk is very long except for the beach. The Gaslamp and ballpark are about a mile and a half away. The Horton plaza mall is about a mile away with movie theaters there. A walk through Balboa Park puts the zoo and the museums about a mile and a half away.The bay and embarcadero are less than a mile away. There is a city bike sharing program in which you can rent bikes with a credit card and drop them off at many convenient locations. The bike kiosk is just 3 blocks from the house at the corner of hawthorn and 4 th ave.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.8
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.4

The garage is a very small single car space that will only accommodate a compact car. Anything larger will need to find street parking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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