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Large Romantic Canyon Studio with Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 635 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Mission Hills 1 bed/2bath apartment set above green canyon with private garden.

Our kitchen offers the following: 2-burner Wolf Induction Stove with exhaust fan, large under-the-counter refrigerator, 1200W microwave, drip coffee machine, espresso machine, french press, large stainless steel sink, quartz counters, and a blender.

The upstairs bathroom has heated travertine floors, granite counter, heated floor and a 2 person travertine shower! The lower bathroom is similar, including heated floor and double vanity.

The upstairs living space is open with a kitchen, dining area and living area. The open space includes another large flatscreen television with cable. There is a separate sitting room off the upstairs entry that can be closed off from the bedroom, with a private outside entrance. There is a stocked bookshelf and a desk where you can quietly work while your partner is sleeping!

The lower bedroom includes a queen bed with 2 nightstands and lamps, a large dresser, and a flatscreen television with cable.

All water in the house is filtered, no need to purchase bottled water.

Guest Access:

Guests have access to both the upper and lower floors of the apartment, front/private garden, upper back deck and lower patio. A private entrance is located in front of the house and the secure front gate allows allows doors and windows to be left opened. There is a shared washer and dryer next to the lower patio.

More Details

Bill Barclift
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

Why Bill Barclift chose Mission Hills

The apartment is located in beautiful Mission Hills, conveniently located near all that San Diego offers. We are near downtown and ocean beaches, with easy access to major freeways. We are 10 minutes driving from the zoo, downtown, Balboa park, Safeco Field, Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town, Little Italy and many other tourist destinations. Mission Hills is one of San Diego’s premier communities, where you can stroll the neighborhood, enjoy our parks (Lewis Street Park, Pioneer Park, Presidio Park), dine at local eateries (we are 2 blocks from The Patio, one of San Diego's 2014 Best Restaurant award winners), sample wine and beer, take in a movie in Hillcrest, or shop at one of our local grocery stores...all within walking distance.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mission Hills, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have heated, tile floors. Upstairs bathroom has 2-person travertine shower, lower bathroom has single shower and double vanity. Hair dryer is provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No smoking. No pets. No more than two people are allowed to stay the night without prior authorization from the owners.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beauty * Peace * Birdsong

  • 5 of 5

Oh My. I cannot say enough about the peace and loveliness of this space. When you have an engineer and an artist collaborate on design, it is a match made in heaven. The owners did a marvelous job with this apartment. We tremendously appreciated their design sensibility in all areas... their attention to detail created a flowing, graceful, and heartful space to inhabit. Everything from the eclectic choices for art and textiles, to the beautiful design elements of the kitchenette and other rooms. We also loved the radiant heat in the bathroom floors and generous shower space. THEN, add in the lush and verdant views of the canyon beyond... and we just couldn't wait to get back home after a full day attending to family estate business. The symphony of birdsong each morning was such a pleasurable gift as well. (add in the espresso machine provided and we had lift off!) Thank you Bill and Maryanne for sharing your home and all the beauty surrounding it. This has become our new vrbo San Diego favorite. We hope to be back. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely, quiet, perfectly appointed place. I will rent it again

  • 5 of 5

Sitting on a canyon is wonderful. And you can walk to a Starbucks and restaurants and a large grocery store.

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in this beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

This place is an oasis! It was exactly as promised and as appears in the photographs. It is well appointed and has so many extra features that make life easy and comfortable. The view of the spectacular canyon from both floors is incredible. Excellent restaurants and stores are nearby and a large supermarket is two blocks away. I would stay here again in a heart beat. Thank you so much Bill.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a long term stay, walking distance to shops, grocery and restaurants.

Beautiful studio with view!

  • Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for 2

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Restaurants and grocery store were within a short walking distance. The small deck on the canyon side was pretty and quiet. We were able to see some birds that we don't get in Minnesota. The courtyard entry was nice and sunny in the morning.

The only thing we could have used is a magnifying makeup mirror and a little more comfy chairs on the deck, and to watch what little tv we had time for.

  • Submitted: 3-May-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Barclift Canyon Retreat Is Perfect for Extended San Diego Escape

  • 5 of 5

The Barclift Canyon Retreat truly is a quiet oasis in the midst of an urban area. We enjoyed the secluded courtyard and the lovely canyon views from the balcony. The unit looks exactly as it does in the photos, only better. The location is perfect and only 10 or 15 minutes to many area attractions. Excellent restaurants are a short walk away as well as some lovely shops.

Bill and Maryann are gracious hosts, in addition to being very kind, thoughtful, and helpful. It was a joy to return to such a serene environment at the end of each day.

The accommodations are stellar in every way and while we stayed for a month, we wished we could stay longer and definitely hope they have dates available when we are in San Diego again.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mission Hills
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Old Town Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-5, Hwy 163, Hwy 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mission Hills
Nearest Ski
146 Miles
Snow Summit at Big Bear
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: not necessary

Great neighborhood, very quiet, yet close to everything. Two large grocery stores and many restaurants within short walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mission Hills, California

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$66.02
Refundable Damage Deposit C$330.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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