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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
This amazing home sits on a large canyon in the Kensington/Talmadge area..

If you’re travelling to San Diego, why not experience California living at its finest? This beautiful, three bedroom, two bathroom open floor plan home sits on a large, peaceful canyon. And while you’ll feel like you’ve gotten away from it all, you’re just a short drive to all of San Diego’s famous attractions. 5 miles to San Diego Zoo; 10 miles to SeaWorld and Airport.

This unique home is a sanctuary for those seeking a peaceful escape from their hectic lives. The large patio has two prominent water features that beckon you to relax and enjoy the view. Another patio is perfect for a quiet dinner, complete with BBQ grill and seating for four. As you venture into the hillside yard, you can unwind in the private hot tub while enjoying the lush landscaping that surrounds you.

There are large windows throughout, including five sets of French doors, that flood the house with natural light. The home remains private with gorgeous views to the canyon and landscaping.

The master suite has a queen sized bed, fireplace and spa-like master bathroom with walk around shower and large skylight. The front guest room also has a queen bed and the sun-room facing the canyon has a full-sized bed. There is also another queen bed in a small studio in the backyard (no bathroom). The home can accommodate 6-8 people throughout.

There is a 5-night minimum. Check in is 4 p.m. Check out is 11 a.m. If more than 6 people are staying in the house, each additional person is $20/night.

**This home is not recommended for small children and elderly due to water features and canyon stairs. Renters must be respectful of noise levels and neighbors.**

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm a custom residential architect who has lived in San Diego for 15 years and love this beautiful part of the country. Originally from the East Coast, I have adapted well to the laid back lifestyle of Southern California. I love being close to large, diverse cities, the desert, the mountains and the beautiful beaches. San Diego is a unique gem and everyone should be fortunate enough to experience it.

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3 Reviews

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Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home
San Diego San Diego County

Hidden paradise

  • 5 of 5
This was an amazing house in San Diego. Not located in one of the tourist spots that you would expect. And that is perfect. The North Park University Heights city Heights area, that's where the real action in San Diego is right now. However Todd keeps his house immaculate and as my cast said, It's like a Zen Paradise. Thank you for being so generous Todd. Can't wait to go back to this house again.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Paul! Glad your cast enjoyed the house.
Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home
San Diego San Diego County

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
Home was beautiful, we had a wonderful time and would stay at this home again. Only negative the home wasn't very clean. It was close to all the activities we wanted to do in San Diego...
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and the note about how clean the home was. I wish you would of mentioned it while you were here so we could've rectified the situation. We were trying out a new cleaning company and I think with your comments and our observations, we will look for another company. We would look forward to hosting you again.
Beautiful and Unique Canyon Home
San Diego San Diego County

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We shared this house with another family. There are three in each of our families and this house was perfect! The kitchen and dining area were great for us all to gather and eat together but....there is also enough outside patio area for anyone to find their own quite space and not be bothered. The outside grilling area was wonderful. There is seating area by the grill that puts you right in with nature. The canyon setting is beautiful and the pictures that are displayed are truly what everything looks like - inside the house and out. The owner was great to work with and eager to make sure we had everything that we needed. The location is close to the highways which get you anywhere you want to go. San Diego is such a great place to visit with much to do but you will be tempted to stay at this house, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the hot tub and patio areas!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Traci! We're glad you enjoyed the home and had a great vacation in San Diego. We hope to see you again someday!


From the Owner

I love this home as it blends beautifully with the canyon and lush tropical landscaping. I added an additional bedroom to the front in 2012 which dramatically changed the curb appeal and gave it the street presence you see today. I look forward to hosting you and know you will enjoy this private sanctuary as much as I have.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego International at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Romeo & Julieta's Wine Bar/Restaurant at 0.01 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-8 & 1-15 & I-805 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Romeo & Julieta's Wine Bar/Restaurant at 0.01 Miles Nearest Beach : Mission Beach at 10 Miles Car: recommended

My home is located in the quiet and beautiful community of Talmadge, adjacent to Kensington and near San Diego State University. It's a short drive to all of San Diego's major attractions.


From $399 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
July 4 Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
Comic Con
Jul 19 2015 - Jul 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
  • Housecleaning $100.00
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a $100 cleaning fee per week of rental. Holiday rates are $429 per night and cover the day before/after the holiday or weekend, as the case may be. Please inquire for total of weekly holiday rates.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 20, 2015


From the Owner

This home offers many unique features. The interiors were fashioned by a famous designer named Steven Chase ( The home has an abundance of high-end finishes and surprising details like large industrial skylights, textured walls, French doors and numerous windows, recessed illuminated alcoves, mirrored walls, a spacious open floor plan, and under-cabinet lighting. The grounds are private and from inside the home, the view drops below you into the canyon. The yard is filled with lush, tropical landscaping, a hot tub, deck, patio and a circular flow that blends with the welcoming feel of the home. There are multiple water features that contribute to the tranquillity of this Bali-like ambience.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet, shower, With a spa-like, wrap-around shower and two sinks.
  • Front Bathroom - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Sunroom Sleeping Area - 1 double, Private room facing the canyon
  • Studio in backyard - 1 queen, The cabin has no restroom


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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