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Hemingway Heaven - San Diego, CA

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52 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Hilltop San Diego Heaven | Private Pool, Game Room & Panoramic Views!

You'll feel on top of the world at this 4BR/2BA retreat, set high on a hill with panoramic views and a private pool!

Your vacation home is conveniently located only 20 minutes from downtown San Diego and 25 minutes from the beach. Inside, you'll find four spacious bedrooms, open-concept living and dining rooms, a modern kitchen, and a game room.

Soak up the sun in the incredible outdoor area. A covered dining area, built-in grill, and sun loungers surround the sparkling swimming pool -- all framed by jaw-dropping canyon views.

LIVING AREA

The bright and airy living area features an open layout and a smart TV. The adjacent game room includes a full-size billiards table.

KITCHEN & DINING

The modern kitchen boasts granite countertops and a full suite of stainless steel appliances.

Sip morning coffee at the kitchen bar, or enjoy tasty home-cooked meals at the dining table for six.

BED & BATH

This home sleeps up to eight guests between the four bedrooms.

The serene master bedroom has a plush king bed and patio access. The en-suite bathroom is configured with a granite vanity and walk-in shower.

Three guest rooms each have a comfy queen bed, plenty of closet space, and a TV. The guest bathroom has two sinks and a tub/shower combination.

OUTDOOR AREA

Your hilltop getaway boasts an amazing outdoor area! A magnificent swimming pool takes center stage, complete with sun loungers, a covered dining area, and a built-in grill. Kick back and admire the panoramic views of the surrounding Mission Trails Canyon.

LOCATION

Drive 5 minutes to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center to learn about the park's history, flora, and fauna. Then embark on one of the many trails into the heart of the Park.

Enjoy a refreshing beverage at Cowles Mountain Coffee Company, then head downtown -- only 20 minutes away. Explore the historic Gaslamp District or dine in Little Italy. Venture to San Diego bay and hop aboard a fun-filled harbor cruise.

EXTRA AMENITIES & MORE DETAILS

Complimentary Wi-Fi, a Pack n Play, high chair, washer/dryer, and parking for two cars are provided.

Please note the solar-heated pool isn't heated during the winter months (November through March).

The fireplace is not operational.

House Rules: Events, parties, smoking, and pets are not permitted on-site.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Fridge

Microwave

Media

Internet

Cable

Wireless router

Stereo

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Firepit

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

52 reviews

Janet N. May 2022
Hemingway was the perfect stay for us. We really enjoyed the backyard pool, fire, and view all of the beds we super comfortable.
Michala alison B. Apr 2022
5 star home from home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Houa V. Mar 2022
This place was stunning. My family and I will definitely be back! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sara S. Nov 2021
Amidst the mountains, canyons & valleys this home has great space for family gatherings for all ages. The beds. extremely comfortable, kitchen fully stocked and functional for meal making. Outdoor space is phenominal!
Grocery store and eateries close by! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joseph E. Aug 2021
Second time at this location for eight nights in August 2021. Five star experience. Quiet neighborhood. Clean. Pool and mountain views are extraordinary. Grill and fire pit are perfect for hosting and making smores. Pool table indoors is a nice add along with umbrella over the pool (not shown in photos). Four bedrooms and a huge couch allow plenty of room for families. Spent many years at beachfront hotels in San Diego...after this place...I`ve never gone back. 15 minute drive to all beaches and attractions. Small negatives that should be investigated by TurnKey....dustbuster in kitchen does not work; industrial dryer does not heat properly to fully dry clothes; float in the master bath toilet needs to be replaced as it refills VERY SLOWLY. Our family would recommend this place to anyone and would look to buy a home just like it when the time is right. Hopefully pricing remains under control and quality will remain in place under Vacasa management going forward. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Colby D. Aug 2021
Terrific home away from home for our family of five. Kids loved the pool. We loved the view and privacy. Rental was spotless and well equipped. Gentleman who cleans the pool twice weekly was very personable and provided local insight. We would stay again if returning to area. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kelsey F. Jun 2021
Everything was great at the Hemingway house! Waking up to a gorgeous mountain view was one of the best experiences. Everything was clean and tidy! The pool was great, and I loved that there was a grill as well to cook out. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jason T. Apr 2021
The house was perfect for us. Plenty of room and very clean. The location was great for everything we wanted to do. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marsha P. Feb 2021
We stayed at Hemingway House in November 2017 and returned in February 2021, because we love this house. It is just beautiful and has everything we need while we`re visiting San Diego. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Remonica B. Feb 2021
Amazing This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Tiffany N. Nov 2020
It was relaxation that spurred us to visit my in laws. We have been staying in the house with the pandemic going on. my mother-in-law is older, so we decided to drive in from Vegas and visit while we could. Check in on her as well make sure she had everything she needed. I have an
weaken immune system so I have to be extra careful and renting a house versus going to a hotel just made more sense. So we enjoyed it, the pool was dirty the first two days but after it was cleaned we enjoyed it on our last two days. It was lovely just to relax and make sure family was good as well. The pool being dirty was the only bad thing I can think of. We enjoyed the grill and fire pit! Oh the shower in the main bathroom drained slowly but it wasn`t something that could be fixed at the time. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Dal L. Oct 2020
We had a great time here. Visiting for our son`s wedding. Pool was great since we needed to stay in place because of Covid. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Diane C. Oct 2020
This is the second time we have rented this house for our annual fall girl`s trip. My daughter, granddaughters and myself take a trip every fall to relax, bond and have fun. We love this house! The pool is wonderful, the house very clean and well appointed with everything that we need including a well stocked kitchen. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Gagik P. Jul 2020
Great great Thanks! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Arlene S. Jul 2020
I have never given a terrible review and also never had a miserable vacation stay such as this one. Maybe it`s because we are used to paying a good price for quality whether it`s at a 5 star hotel or $450 per night such as this home. 1) no toilet paper in the house 2) firepit outside broken 3) no cable, told the owner had not told them. 4) fireplace had `inoperable` sign on it yet photos of house have fireplace `on` 5) stained blood on sheets- which I took a photo off and sent. My kids were disgusted. I spent hours back/forth with management company via text and phone discovering more and more problems. We had booked 3 nights but left after 1 night with promise we were going to a better home in the area. That was terrible for similar reasons that we drove home after that night. As I type this, I`m on hold again waiting to speak to a representative for 30 minutes...ridiculous. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Andy S. Jun 2020
This place has all the amenities for a great time with family. Would highly recommend This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Cole L. Oct 2019
Everything was perfectly clean and well organized. We had a small issue with the front door lock and it functioning but they quickly came while we were out and fixed it without a hitch. Very much appreciate that as well as the texting service instead of having to rely on email - along with early check-in, cannot beat it! Heaven on earth to be honest. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Diane C. Oct 2019
The Hemingway house is the perfect getaway. The home is well-appointed and has everything you could need. Much care has been taken in this home with decorating, bedding, furniture and amenities. The home was sparkling clean and well maintained. We were 20 minutes from everything including the zoo, downtown and all beaches. I highly recommend this property! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Vitaliy T. Sep 2019
Great home with an awesome pool and amazing views! The kitchen is stocked well with utensils and the rooms are nicely arranged. The dining table is big enough for the entire family, I believe its for 8 people. It was great to call this place home for the week! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joseph E. Aug 2019
Will never go back to a San Diego hotel again. Beautiful views and outdoor pool. Close to everything. Modern amenities throughout the house.
I would have TurnKey check the grill as it seems two burners (of the three) are not functioning. Otherwise perfect. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Levin H. Aug 2019
The house has a great backyard with amazing views and patio sets great for a larger group. The rooms and bathrooms were all very comfortable and accurately depicted from the listing. There were instructions listed around the house which made using things like the laundry machine and fire pit fairly easy. Stores and tourist attractions are not walking distance but are within a reasonable driving distance. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sharon N. Aug 2019
This beautiful house provided my family with the best of both worlds. We could easily go into San Diego and visit the amazing attractions there within 20 minutes. Returning home to the beautiful patio with the pool, fire pit and outdoor kitchen made the evenings spectacular. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Whitney C. Apr 2019
We loved the location and the set up of the house and made our girls trip nice to be able to all hang out in the common areas. The state of cleanliness is the only complaint we had as a group. While the house appeared to be clean upon arrival, we had some issues. There were dead bugs in the window sills (some were even smeared on the walls dead as if the last guest did that and it wasn`t cleaned), there was hair throughout on the ground, some of the dishes were not clean in the cabinets, and it was as if there was sand on the floor throughout the house. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Mark K. Apr 2019
I knew we picked the perfect place from the moment we opened the door. So beautiful and stocked with everything we would need. Our entire family fell instantly in love with the property. Fantastic rooms. Plenty of room for all. Enjoyed the pool, fire pit and outdoor kitchen very much! Would recommend this property any day and look forward to booking again. So close to every place we wanted to go. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Daniel M. Mar 2019
Amazing comfortable house overlooking mountain. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kevin C. Mar 2019
This was a perfect house for our active family of 4. Clean, comfortable, beautiful views, quiet neighborhood. So close to hiking at Mission Trails. There are even a few trails to walk to from the house. Getting around town was very easy. 15-30 minute drives to the seals and sea lions at La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Downtown waterfront, Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs, US/Mexico border. El Cajon and the Taylor Guitar factory just a quick 10 minutes away. This was a perfect location for us to see it all! It was a joy to wake up to coffee and the awesome mountain views every morning and to watch the lights twinkle at night by the fire. I would definitely stay again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kerry F. Feb 2019
This property was everything my wife and I hoped for. Clean. beautiful, just like the pictures. Everywhere we wanted to go was always about 20 to 25 minutes away. Cable TV was kind of funky but who cares. Neighborhood was peaceful and very quiet. Never saw any other people the whole week we were there. Would return here in an instant. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Pamela S. Jan 2019
This is an amazing home. The neighborhood is quiet, the views are spectacular. We climbed Cowls Mountain and can`t wait to go back to climb the others.
We`ve found our go to property for all our future trips to San Diego. I almost hate to give this home a good review, because I want to keep it all to myself.
We will definitely stay here again!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Cyndy H. Dec 2018
This property was ideal for our family destination Christmas. It was well appointed with everything we needed and was comfortable for 7 people. Beautiful views in a very quiet neighborhood. Close to all the sights and an easy drive from the airport. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jonathan S. Nov 2018
House was very clean and well taken cared off. Couldn’t swim because it was too cold but had a nice pool and barbecue area. Pretty convenient location. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
George Y. Oct 2018
Our vacation to Hilltop Heaven was good. The house was clean, plenty of space, the location was good, there was plenty of extra sheets, blankets, towels, kitchen supplies, pretty much everything you would need except for toilet paper. In the two bathrooms there was a total of 3 rolls for the 6 people. We had to go out and buy some more along with dishwasher soap, they were out of that too. The one big negative for us was the pool and how it was dealt with. We have two boys (8 & 5) and we booked this property because of the pool. When we arrived the water temp seemed cold so I texted and was told a local person would come check it out. The next day I bought a digital meat thermometer (we were grilling that day and the house didn`t have one) and I used it to test the water, it was 73 degrees. The local person called and left a message and said that the solar heat was all automatic and it would be fine. Throughout our 6 day stay the water didn`t rise one degree. I communicated with the company but we were told by the company that due to the lack of sunlight the heat wasn`t working. Two things, first solar heat doesn`t need complete sunlight to work, second it was sunny everyday. The local people were not telling the truth. Temps were in the 80s during the day and sunny, one day it got to 85. We went to the ocean one day and that temp was 64, so a `heated` pool is only 9 degree warmer than the biggest ocean in the world? The pool was not working and neither the local people nor the company were willing to admit that nor come out and check to make sure it was working that`s unacceptable. At one point the company thought I was talking about a hot tub and sent me a text about the property not having one. I would only recommend this property to people who don`t want to use the pool, however since the pool is part of their advertisement... This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Janice L. Oct 2018
A few of my girlfriends and I came to see the Beyoncé concert and stayed here. Absolutely wonderful home. We didn’t want to leave. I will definitely be back with more friends and family. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Andrew T. Sep 2018
The villa was lovely,clean and had everything we required for our stay.The views from the villa and pool were awesome,enjoyed having bbq`s around the fire pit.The pool table was an added bonus for evening entertainment. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Clare P. Sep 2018
From the minute we walked in to the property we knew we had picked a great place to stay. Not only is this house in a quiet neighbourhood but the views are just amazing!!! Very clean with all the amenities we needed. Pool was a perfect temperature for cooling of in the August heat with plenty of sun loungers and chairs both in sun and shade. The house is close enough to drive to all attractions in San Diego, as well as great shopping. Also to add the pool guy was really friendly and did a great job. I would recommend Hemmingway house and Turnkey Vacation Rentals.
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Armando/peggy M. Jul 2018
Well maintained property, true to description and pictures. Easy access to anywhere in San Diego...all seemed to be within 20 minutes maxium. Refreshing to stay in the area with the views, which were the primary reason for selecting this home. Home came with ample supplies including dishes, towels, and linens. The Turnkey team was readily available and we contacted them on more than one occasion for assistance and were attended to immediately. Friendly neighborhood with many amenities within walking distance. We will stay here again when we return without hesitation. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Larry F. Jun 2018
We had a great time. The house was very clean and had a lot of amenities (pool, fire pit, outside BBQ). We would go back at this location again when we go to visit our daughter(s) and son in law again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Diane T. May 2018
Perfect place for our annual girls week away! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Diana L. Apr 2018
the vacation home was just as expected. I did not want to leave and go home. Our ladies get together was awesome. We had everything at our fingertips. We enjoyed every second of it. The pool is only solar heated and was a little chilly but other than that an outstanding vacation. I will return and book this same rental again if its still available. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Don P. Mar 2018
Had our family in for daughters wedding and it was the perfect place to `s not a hotel so while the management company was responsive when something happens, it takes a bit to resolve. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Stephanie N. Mar 2018
Our family had a wonderful vacation. The Hemingway House was perfect for our needs, and the listing was very accurate with what to expect, and what was included. The home had a great layout, with plenty of room and sleeping arrangements for our party of 5. There was a playpen and high chair for our baby, which was wonderful to help save with what we needed to bring. The house was very clean and well-maintained. It did not have a stock of kleenex, dish soap, or toilet paper, which we had to purchase ourselves, but overall had all other essentials, including extras like games, pool toys, etc. The property manager provided great service, and was easily accessible. We would absolutely recommend this property to friends and family, and are already looking into booking our next vacation here!
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Laurie B. Feb 2018
This home was perfect for my family to vacation in. We loved being able to grill every evening and enjoy the fire pit. We had our three year old granddaughter and we were all disappointed we could not use the pool. It said it was solar heated but it was freezing cold. Being from Minnesota we would have loved to take a swim each day. That was the only thing we were disappointed about staying in this home. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Hannah L. Jan 2018
We arrived pretty late at night, about 10 pm. It was so nice to have everything in order and so clean when we arrived! We made use of the outdoors as much as possible. The firepit was a nice touch and we found roasting sticks in the house as well. The view is awesome and the pool, although a bit chilly during January, was still warm enough for the kids to play in on our last day.
We enjoyed the short drives to Cabrillo National Monument and the San Diego Zoo.
If we are ever back in San Diego, I will be looking to see if this house is available again!
Thank you! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Marsha P. Dec 2017
Great location with beautiful views. The house had everything we needed for a Thanksgiving celebration! Plenty of room and lots of amenities. Just wonderful! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Lisa M. Nov 2017
The house is stunning beyond expectations and as comfortable as it can be. Even better than the house itself is the backyard, an oasis for privacy and tranquility. The pool is amazing and we have spend countless hours lounging by its side. The location is great as it is removed from the busier parts of town, yet a 20 min drive away from nearly everything.Almost all of our evenings concluded with watching the sunset and gathering around the fire-pit until going to bed.
I highly recommend Hemingway House for vacations and family reunions. It’s a very quiet and wonderful place to stay and we plan to return again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Scott G. Nov 2017
Home was away from the noise and busyness in a quiet neighborhood. In great shape, and exactly as pictured. Would definitely go back if the opportunity came up. Less than 5 min away from mountain hiking (the one in the view from the backyard). This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Arthur M. Oct 2017
Very good This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jared K. Sep 2017
Great property! Great location! Very clean and comfortable. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Antonetta marie N. Sep 2017
Wonderful home, complete, well supplied kitchen. Turnkey property mgrs on top of everything. Highly recommend, worth the privacy instead of a hotel. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Everick C. Sep 2017
The house was beautiful inside and out. As soon as my friends and I walked into the house it felt like home. That was one of the main concerns for us considering we`re 2,000 miles away from our home. The house was clean, beds were comfortable, and the view was the icing on the cake. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Gregory R. Sep 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely house. Plenty of space, comfortable beds, great pool and view. No complaints at all. We would love to stay again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sandra O. Jul 2017
IT WAS WONDERFUL. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WILL ALL THE AMENITIES THAT YOU CAN THINK OF. ANYTIME WE HAD AN ISSUE THE 800 # WAS QUICK TO RESPOND AND HELP US OUT.
THE HOUSE WAS VERY CLEAN AND VERY WELL MAINTAINED. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY. HOPING TO BE BACK TO THIS SAME LOCATION NEXT YR. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Kenneth F. Jun 2017
Staying at this beautiful home with all the family for a week was excellent. Everything we needed was there, even baby stuff for our 1 year old granddaughter that was just what we needed. The pool and back patio were a nice way to relax together and cookout. The beds were comfortable and the neighborhood quiet and nice. It was all we needed to complete our stay in San Diego as the location was convenient to all our trips and activities. We went to wine country, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, some golf, and some nice eateries like Duke`s. Lots to do out there! I would stay here again on our next trip out west!! Had 1 slight problem but one call and it was resolved immediately. Thanks for the good customer service. TurnKey was easy to work with. Get their app... This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.