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Overview

Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Enjoy the feeling of a cozy Zen Retreat on lovely Mt Helix in San Diego county.

Mt. Helix is a short 15 minutes from the San Diego downtown, airport, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

This is a one bedroom. one bath, with a small kitchen with eating area and full size stainless steel appliances. Because the kitchen is small, and only has a small window, therefore can only be used for light cooking during the summer heat months. We prefer you not use oven during high heat times.

Also note there is a low beam in the kitchen, so must be used with caution.

*Note: Please realize this unit will only occupy two people. (I have been getting a lot of requests for 3 or more people to occupy, there is only one full size bed, and it is not set up for small children. Due to the number of requests, I will not be able to reply to those requests.)

Please see amenity info below. Occupants must be at least 21 years of age, or child with parent. Rental contract is now part of this listing when paying through this site directly. By paying through this site constitutes an agreement to the rental contract terms and will be binding by the state of California. If you reserve through www.ZenRetreatSanDiego.com, and pay through PayPal, the rental agreement will be emailed and must be signed and sent back within five days. Rental unit is not reserved until both payment and rental agreement are complete.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Zen Retreat San Diego
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7073100
-(619) 209-8126
San Diego San Diego County
5

True Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I was in town to visit family for 5 days and was looking for something near their home. This location caught my eye; so I decided to book. Kris was very prompt and accommodating. Upon arrival, Kris greeted me and gave me a thorough tour of her beautiful unit. Everything was as described in her listing. She has truly tried, and succeeded, to make this a restful retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of San Diego.
I will not hesitate to check this property FIRST when I next visit.
With that said, I do feel compelled to confirm what Kris has already said in her listing: This unit accommodates one person wonderfully. It will accommodate 2 nicely if you pack lightly (there is both closet, as well as dresser space, but if you are traveling with more than 2 "checked" sized bags you might be a bit challenged for storage). Also, if you are a tall person (as I am at 6' 2"), take note that the bed is a "hotel length full" meaning shorter than yours at home, and the kitchen/dining area has low ceilings which could be an issue if you are claustrophobic.
If this does not concern you; I can not recommend this property and gracious host highly enough! (and if you enjoy seafood DO check out Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar jus down the street; its pretty terrific too.)
  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joel, Thank you very much for your review, and for taking such great care of my property. I am glad you enjoyed the rental despite your height and the hotel size bed. You will be welcomed back any time.

Just as a side note to future guests reading this review, I just want to note that everything mentioned here has always been openly stated in the listing and rental agreement as Joel mentioned. I have always tried to be as candor as possible with my description and pictures so that there are no surprises for the guests. My unit has never been set up for long term stays where a lot of possessions would be required. If someone does have a lot of luggage, I don't mind them storing suitcases in the hallway, or on top of the storage unit in the kitchen. It is important to me that all guests feel it is a good fit for them. Please inquire with any questions you may have before booking. I look forward to making you, my future guests as comfortable as possible. Thank you.
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Zen Retreat San Diego
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7073100
-(619) 209-8126
San Diego San Diego County
Benton, Louisiana
5

My stay was wondrful

  • 5 of 5
The unit was beatifully decorated. The kitchen had everything i needed and the bed was comfortable. I expect to come back again
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you are always welcome here. Take care, ~Kris
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Zen Retreat San Diego
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7073100
-(619) 209-8126
San Diego San Diego County
Chicago, IL, USA
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Zen Retreat is a wonderful option instead of a hotel stay. I stayed there for Comic Con and had no problems getting to the Convention Center or coming back. It is only a 20 minute drive into downtown San Diego and only 1 mile from the trolley station to get to downtown. I walked a few times to the trolley station and back since the weather was fantastic to walk in. The accommodations were very relaxing as was the decor. I felt safe and secure and the property was extremely clean and well-maintained. I absolutely loved the ease of travel, the accommodations, and the honest and straight forward owner. I hope to return soon as it was truly a delight staying there!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Maria. I am so glad you had a great time in San Diego and enjoyed Zen Retreat. Thank you also for taking such good care of my place. I would be honored to have the two of you as return guests in the future. ~Kris
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Zen Retreat San Diego
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7073100
-(619) 209-8126
San Diego San Diego County
La Verne, CA, USA
5

Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I stayed here for the weekend and it was wonderful.

Small intimate setting, which is just what we were looking for. Way better than an uncomfortable hotel stay. Everything was very clean, user friendly and comfortable. We relaxed, sat out on the little porch for coffee and used the kitchen for our meals so we did not have to eat out every meal. The bed was very comfy!

Kris was very welcoming and helpful. Even printed out a document we needed for our travel. She was just a phone call/e-mail away. We were on her property and did not feel uncomfortable or awsward at all. :-)

We would definitely stay again.

Thank you for everything Kris!!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Zen Retreat San Diego
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7073100
-(619) 209-8126
San Diego San Diego County
Long Beach, CA
5

A Great Time Away

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay. Kris was very welcoming and place was very cozy. The description in the advertisement is very accurate as it pertains to location and layout. The place is centrally located for just about everything you'd want to do in San Diego. The nearest mall is about 3 minutes away and downtown San Diego is about a ten-minute drive. Kris was very helpful in terms of letting us know how to get where we wanted to go and was available if we needed her for anything. The personal highlight of the place was the kitchen. It was well-stocked as far as tools and utensils were concerned. I would certainly recommend this place to a friend and I will definitely keep this place in mind the next time I want to stay in San Diego.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason, you and Stephanie will be welcome here anytime. I appreciate your taking such good care of my place. I am happy you had a great time and that the sun finally came out for you. Take care, ~Kris
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Zen Retreat San Diego
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7073100
-(619) 209-8126
San Diego San Diego County
Mahtomedi, MN
5

Relaxing Birthday trip

  • 5 of 5
We spent six days in the San Diego area to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. The location of this property is very centralized. With the exception of a drive north along the coast and the Safari Park, everything else (from downtown San Diego to the beaches, airport, etc) everything was easily within a 20 min or so drive. Access to the freeway is literally one minute. Very easy to get to and from any direction. Grocery store very close. Huge open air mall (with many restaurants, movie theater, etc.) just a couple miles.

The property itself is just as the owner described it. Excellent condition. Great decor and amenities. We loved having the full kitchen in order to enjoy breakfast and to make picnic lunches for our day trips. Highlight of each morning was going out to the back yard and picking oranges from the tree, and using the juicer, while my wife enjoyed the brewed coffee. After a busy day, it was great to come back to a quiet place of our own (including off street parking), and just relax.

The owner is a wonderful person who knows how to take care of her guests. She went above and beyond by ordering flowers and candy for my wife (had them waiting when we checked in). She explained how everything worked and where everything was. Also was most accommodating in terms of printing out any maps, coupons, etc that we requested.

I wouldn't hesitate for a second to rent this property again if we make a return trip to the San Diego area.

Thank you again Kris, for helping make make my wife's birthday vacation memorable.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much Steve for such a detailed review so that future guests will know what to expect. I am so happy that you both had a good time. You and your wife will always be welcome here. ~Kris

Location

From the Owner

Safe & Quiet neighborhood. Close to freeway entrance.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego International Airport at 14 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Trolly on Amaya Street at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : 8, 125 less than at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : More than 10 different restaurants are less than at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and the Bay are all at 15 Miles Car: recommended

Several popular restaurants, and a convenience store, are located within walking distance. Trolley station a mile away. Within a fifteen minute drive you can reach San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park museums, Sea World, and Padre stadium in down town. The Charger stadium is only 10 minutes away. Los Angeles, Disney Land, and other theme parks are less than two hours drive. Three full casinos are within a 30 minute drive. Mission Trails Park for hiking, Cowels Mountain, and lake Murray are within ten minutes drive. Only five minutes to the top of Mt Helix allows you a 360 degree view around San Diego county. Sit and have a picnic or meditate in the open air stadium built in the early 1900s. The area has been felt as an energy vortex for those who are sensitive.

Visit us at www ZenRetreatSanDiego com

Availability

From $75 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$85
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 1
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 
 
Comic Con
Jul 6 2015 - Jul 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Summer 2
Jul 13 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$85
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter 1
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 25 2015
1 night minimum stay
$75
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
Winter 2
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
$75
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
Winter 3
Dec 27 2015 - Dec 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$75
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2015 - Dec 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$75
From
$119
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $50.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00

Nightly Rate: $75 - $119

Weekly Rate: $500 - $800

Monthly Rate: $1800-$2000


Three night minimum stay required to receive off peak prices or special deals, otherwise the maximum rate applies for one or two night stays. Rates are higher during peak season and certain holidays. (enquire with owner)
*Restrictions on Deals: Only one promotional deal can be applied per reservation. Free night's sta

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Amenities

From the Owner

Full size bed, loveseat, Cable TV, Wifi, towel warmer, foot massager, back massager, and scalp massager available for pampering. Fully outfitted with starter sundries. You have exclusive use to a full kitchen with all the dishes, utensils, pot & pans, Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker, Espresso & cappuccino maker. Small patio with BBQ. Fresh organic coffee beans and distilled water for coffee maker. For the beach; use of boogie board, beach umbrella, beach blanket, towels, and small ice chest. Pick fresh oranges from our organic orange trees when in season. Juicer available. It's the small details that sets us apart! Come and experience for yourself.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Large over-sized shower with double shower hears.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Standard hotel double bed, high thread count cotton sheets, extra pillows & blankets available. Dresser, 2 person love seat couch. Bathroom directly off bedroom.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Full size bed, loveseat, Cable TV, towel warmer, foot massager, back massager, and scalp massager available for pampering. Fully outfitted with starter sundries. You have exclusive use to a full kitchen with all the dishes, utensils, pot & pans, Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker, Espresso & cappuccino maker. Small patio with BBQ. Fresh organic coffee beans in the fridge, distilled water for coffee maker. For the beach; use of boogie board, beach umbrella, beach blanket, towels, and small ice chest. It's the small details that sets us apart! Come and experience for yourself.

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