Courtyard Oasis in Peaceful Mission Hills

Spacious Mission Hills Home Central to Everything San Diego

Instant Quote

Guests 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets No
Property Size 1,600 sq. ft.


As walk through the front door of this gorgeous Spanish Revival home, you’ll be greeted with a warm and welcoming space combining classic comforts with modern amenities. The living room is an ideal place to relax and unwind with a good book; to catch up on your favorite programs with a premium satellite channel lineup, or to play games and enjoy family time together. For those rare, chilly winter nights, there is a warming fireplace to complete the cozy setting. Our summer guests will appreciate the brand new Air Conditioning installed March 2017!

A well-appointed and fully stocked kitchen makes it a breeze to prepare a light snack at the breakfast bar, or to serve a full course holiday meal in the formal dining room set with handcrafted Luna Garcia pottery dinnerware.

The master suite boasts an over-sized walk-in closet, large soaking tub , separate shower, and a California king-size bed (72" W x 84" L). The home is a great choice for families -- the guest bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed (60" W x 80" L) and adjoins the second bathroom. Casa Paloma comfortably sleeps 4 guests between the two bedrooms, a gorgeous Murphy bed with a queen Serta "Perfect Night" plush mattress in the living room can accommodate two additional guests. Please let us know if you require additional furniture for your baby or infant. We can provide a baby crib, a youth sized foam mattress and a highchair for a one time $25 setup fee. The house also includes an inside laundry room and all of the kitchen, bed & bath amenities and supplies you would expect in your own home.

The jewel of Casa Paloma is the lush courtyard edged with palms and tropical plants that invites you to sit and savor your morning coffee, pause for a glimpse the hummingbirds, or simply enjoy San Diego’s great weather. In the evenings, unwind with a glass of wine outside on the comfortable couch with the lanterns aglow casting a romantic light off the soothing fountain.

The moment you enter the front gate, you’ll feel right at home in this private and serene oasis.

Location, Location, Location

One of the best features of Casa Paloma is its central location, close and convenient to everything San Diego has to offer. Casa Paloma is tucked into an historic of Mission Hills neighborhood – away from all the crowds, tourists, and congestion. Mission Hills is quiet and serene, and you can easily walk to a variety of local restaurants. Plus, Hillcrest, known for its shops, eclectic restaurants, and busting nightlife, is just a mile away. Other attractions are all within a short drive:
  • Balboa Park: home to 15 major museums, performing arts, gardens and the San Diego Zoo
  • Sea World
  • Old Town for shopping, dining, the Presidio and Mission
  • Coronado Island
  • Downtown’s Embarcadero, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village & Little Italy Districts
  • Ocean Beach, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach
  • La Jolla, Del Mar and more

    Casa Paloma is:
    5 miles to Ocean Beach
    6 miles to Mission Beach
    7 miles to Pacific Beach
    8 miles to Coronado
    10 miles to La Jolla



Single Family Home in Classic Mission Hills
Near Downtown, Balboa Park and Old Town
1,600 SQ FT
Single Story     

Children are welcome
This property is Wheelchair Inaccessible
This property is Smoke-Free
This property is Pet-Free
Long-Term / Monthly Stays Welcome - Contact us for Pricing

MAX Occupancy: 6 + Baby
Our base pricing is based on a total of 4 guests
We can accommodate 2 additional guests on the Murphy Bed for an additional fee 

2 Bedrooms: 
     - 1st Bedroom: California King
     - 2nd Bedroom: Queen
Additional Sleeping Available: Queen Murphy Bed in Living Room
Baby Crib Available
Bed Linens Included

2 Bathrooms
Updated Master Bathroom with Large Shower and Separate Tub 
Second Bathroom with Shower Stall
Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel and Hand Soap
2 Hair Driers
Bath Towels
Toilet Paper
& Connectivity

TV in Living Room + DirectTV with Premium Channels (Movies, Sports) 
DVD Player
Wii Game Console
Apple TV
Free Internet + WiFi
Cooking & Eating 

Dining Table + 6 Chairs in Separate Formal Dining Room
Spacious Kitchen with loads of Counter Space and Pantry
Gas Range, Refrigerator / Freezer with Ice Maker, Dishwasher
Toaster, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, French Press, Electric Kettle
Place Settings for 6
Drinking Glasses, Coffee Mugs, Wine Glasses
Sugar, Sweetener, Salt + Pepper
Paper Towels
Wrapped Kitchen Sponge
Kitchen Trash Bags
Liquid Dish Soap
Dishwasher Detergent Tabs
Basic Cleaning Supplies (Clorox Wipes, Windex, 409)
Ziplock Bags, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Parchment Paper

Washer & Dryer + Utility Sink
Laundry Detergent Tabs, Stain Booster, Fabric Softener, Dryer Sheets
Iron + Ironing Board
Heating & Cooling

Casa Paloma has Central Air Conditioning (installed March 2017)
Central Heating (furnace)
Gas Fireplace in Living Room
Plus there are Three Portable Floor Fans
Outdoor Features

Front Patio with Bistro Table + 2 Chairs
Large Private Courtyard with Fountain and Lush Tropical Landscaping
Outdoor Dining Table + 6 Chairs
Outdoor Seating
Propane Space Heater
Beach Gear

Beach Chairs
Beach Umbrella
Beach Toys - Buckets for Building Sand Castles
Beach Towels
Parking On-Street Parking on Quiet Cul-de-Sac
Access  Keyless Entry to Access Gated Front Entrance & Front Door to Casa Paloma

Contact us if you have any questions about the furnishings or amenities provided


Floor Plan



Dec - 2017
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Jan - 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Feb - 2018
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28
Mar - 2018
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Apr - 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
May - 2018
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Jun - 2018
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Jul - 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31


* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Season Start End Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Month Min Nights
Winter11/27/201712/21/2017 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $275 $275  3
Holiday12/22/20171/1/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $400 $400  5
Mid Season1/2/20184/30/2018 $275 $275 $275 $275 $275 $300 $300  3
Summer5/1/20185/23/2018 $295 $295 $295 $295 $295 $325 $325  4
Summer5/24/20186/30/2018 $295 $295 $295 $295 $295 $325 $325  4
Peak Summer7/1/20188/11/2018 $350 $350 $350 $350 $350 $400 $400  4
Summer8/12/20189/3/2018 $295 $295 $295 $295 $295 $325 $325  3
Fall9/4/201811/15/2018 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $275 $275  3


Write a Review
Hanson, US
Reviewed: Dec 14, 2017
Property Manager
Lori posted a 5 star review on HomeAway: "Cannot wait to come back!"
We stayed a week in the amazing house that contains anything you could imagine needing and wanting. Close to everything 5 to 15 minutes drive to just about anywhere in San Diego but in a quiet little side street away from the busy city. Gated front entrance and a amazing back patio with a water fountain and even your own hummingbird family! The kitchen had every gadget you could think of they even have a full spice rack! Need to do laundry, dishes, need an extension cord etc ..they have all the supplies right there for you! Cable has every possible channel you can imagine. Living room even had a basket with extra blankets if needed while relaxing. That all topped with the fabulous communication .. the house manual with everything you need to know about the house and recommendations for local things to see and do! I would say everything was PERFECT!! Would not hesitate to recommend and will definitely be back!! Thanks for letting us borrow your little piece of heaven for the week !!!
Reviewed: Dec 12, 2017
Property Manager
Frankie posted a 5-star review on Airbnb: "I cant wait to come back again. I was very impressed by the entire experience I had here. Paula was very quick to respond. Thank you"
"We had a fabulous time staying here. We have stayed at a lot of Airbnbs and VRBOs and none have been as well stocked, comfortable and homey as this one. The kitchen is beautiful and very well appointed. It had everything I needed to cook a large meal for a small gathering we had there. - I Cant thank you enough and I cant wait to come back."
Reno, NV, US
Reviewed: Nov 3, 2017
Property Manager
Graeme posted a 5-star review for os on HomeAway
Fabulous!!! "This was our third trip to Casa Paloma with our two little boys (now 5.5 and 3.5) and it was great, as always."
Charlotte, NC, US
Reviewed: Nov 2, 2017
Property Manager
Baxter posted a 5-star review on Airbnb
"Awesome Stay!! Will be staying here for future trips to San Diego!!"
College Place, WA, US
Reviewed: Oct 20, 2017
Property Manager
Fantastic San Diego find!!! Left on Oct 18, 2017 for a stay in Oct 2017, 5 star review on TripAdvisor. "The hosts of this home know how to provide a perfect product........."
"Our family stayed at Casa Paloma for four wonderful nights. The house is spotless-kudos to cleaning staff. Kitchen had every gadget and appliance needed. Host even supplied a tray of snack bags-enjoyed by all. The decor is tasteful, and matches the homes environment perfectly. All upgrades-and there are many-flow seamlessly thru the house. Loved the timed candles in the living room and dining room-came home at night to lighted rooms. Plenty of bedding, blankets, towels, paper towels, cloth napkins, placemats, kitchen towels, brand new sponge, garbage bags-there was nothing we looked for that was not provided. Loved the outdoor patio, enjoyed watching the hummingbirds in the fountain, and the patio furniture was in perfect condition and very comfortable."
Fresno, CA, US
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2017
Property Manager
Absolutely lovely home - delightful place to stay! 5-star review posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in Sep 2017: "The rental company was so easy to work with. I've rented a lot of houses and apartments, and never had anyone achieve such a high customer service before. Thank you for such a lovely stay and for allowing us to enjoy this delightful home. I will be back next time I am in San Diego and I'm telling all of my friends!"
"Casa Paloma is truly a delightful place to stay and I highly recommend it! We so enjoyed the lovely courtyard and the grand Spanish style of the home, we didn't even want to leave to go sightseeing. Not only is it decorated in such a tasteful way, but everything we needed was provided, down to a generous supply of snacks. We loved the location, so central to what we needed yet in a quiet neighborhood we felt worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. We loved the nearby restaurants too, it couldn't be located any better!"
Waterbury, CT, US
Reviewed: Sep 12, 2017
Property Manager
Review #19514287 Casa Paloma: Classic Mission Hills + Enchanting Courtyard Close to EVERYTHING Casa Paloma was perfect in every aspect!!!! 5-star review posted on HomeAway
From the time you pulled up to the property and walked into Casa Paloma every detail was perfectly thought of .. We had a nice welcome note and snacks upon arrival. Every detail of the house was perfect.. Kitchen had everything you could think of without missing any of your home amenities... Master bath was definitely one of my personal favorite with the soaking tub... . The back yard had plenty of seating for a family get together ... We had my parents meet us there and there was plenty of room for our family ... When we go back to San Diego we will defiantly come back to Casa Paloma...
Los Angeles, CA, US
Reviewed: Aug 21, 2017
Property Manager
The hosts were easy to get a hold of and made checking in and out a breeze. They were always available to answer and questions/concerns we had. Overall great stay, would definitely return.
Great home, worth every penny. Very clean and accommodating. Posted on Airbnb 5 - star review!
Jupiter, FL, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2017
Property Manager
The hosts were extremely nice and wonderful to us. The hosts were amazing and helpful; they made the whole process easy and a pleasure. Definitely a 5-star rating from us!!
The home is beautiful and in a wonderful location. We thoroughly enjoyed being there and wish we had more time. We loved the warmness of the house and the beautiful location. We would definitely rent out this house again if we head back to San Diego in the future.
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2017
Property Manager
This home was just perfect!!!! Guests stayed June 10-14, 2017
Casa Paloma was so charming and cozy, yet fully updated, and met our family's needs perfectly. The location was great, too. It is very nicely "tucked away" in a nice neighborhood with parking right in front (quite the amenity considering many places we visited!), but never took longer than about 20-30 minutes in any direction to see all the sights we wanted, and really check out San Diego and the surrounding area. We were so grateful to have everything we needed to just relax and enjoy ourselves. The kitchen is fully stocked, so prepping and cooking all our breakfasts before heading out each day was easy. All we had to do was bring the food, which was also a cinch, because there's a grocery store right up the road! We went to several beaches, and it was really convenient to have all the beach gear there for us to use! Also, having a washer & dryer in the home (with laundry soap & softener supplied for us!) ended up coming in quite handy a couple of times. Truly, this place has that home-away-from-home feel, and we can't wait to come visit again soon! -5-stars
Reviewed: May 25, 2017
Property Manager
"Wonderful hosts! Very responsive to questions about layout of the home. There was some construction at the adjacent house and they called to apologize for it, very thoughtful hosts!"
"The home is very cute, has a wii, wonderful kitchen, and adorable backyard space. Highly recommend!" 5 stars, published on Airbnb
Scarsdale, NY, US
Reviewed: May 1, 2017
Property Manager
We stayed Apr 27 - Apr 30 at Casa Paloma: a Mission Hills Oasis!! Communication with hostesses was easy and friendly. We would definitely give Casa Paloma a 5-star rating...
Casa Paloma is a lovely place to stay if you like peace and upscale amenities. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Although less than 15 mins from the airport, air traffic noise was minimal. We especially appreciated the outdoor area, a great sunny place to have breakfast or a peaceful place to sit in the evening (there's a fountain and if you open the window you can fall asleep to it). The kitchen was bright and sunny and very well-equipped with everything we needed to make a meal at our home away from home. The master bath has a very nice tub. We would stay here again.
Saint Paul, MN, US
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2017
Property Manager
The house is as well supplied as any we have ever visited, and the owners and management team are lovely and responsive. Highly recommended. 5 stars from us!!!
Fabulous Neighborhood Living This was our third year at Casa Paloma, and we have booked for next year already. The location is perfect for us, allowing us to walk to restaurants and movies, and explore San Diego away from the water . . . or to go to the water if the spirit moves us. Date of arrival January 3, 2017
San Mateo, CA, US
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2017
Property Manager
" Paula, Birgit and Cindy were very considerate and helpful. This place is highly recommended. 5 star- rating
We had a really great time here. This place was amazing! Yiming & wife
Denver, US
Reviewed: Dec 7, 2016
Property Manager
The communication with the hosts was superb--they were very responsive and well prepared...we even were able to do a late checkout for a small fee, totally worth it. 5 stars for sure!!
This was by far the best Airbnb I have ever stayed in, and I use Airbnb all the time. The girls did an amazing job with the little details: when we got there the lights were on and the house was warm, there is a ton of amenities like nice towels and shampoo/conditioner, coffee, all kinds of dishes, etc. And the house was even better than the pictures...the fireplace and fountain in the back were a total delight. Even the beds were large and comfortable. Will totally stay there again.
Minneapolis, MN, US
Reviewed: Nov 30, 2016
Property Manager
LuAnn posted her 5-star review November 28th, 2016
Charming courtyard home met our needs Reviewed by: dravcl from Minneapolis, Minnesota Reviewed on: 11/28/2016 for their stay in November 2016 847379 - Casa Paloma: Enchanting Courtyard, Spacious Home in Peaceful Mission Hills Very nice Spanish-style home had everything we needed. Located near Hillcrest, a short drive to stores and restaurants.
Reno, NV, US
Reviewed: Nov 24, 2016
Property Manager
Guests posted a 5-star review on Nov. 18th, 2016
Fabulous house in a fabulous location! This place is amazing. It's the second time we've stayed here with our two boys (now 4.5 and 2.5). Our boys love the fountain in the back courtyard and all the interesting nooks and crannies. We can rest assured that they are safe because the property is secured from the road (i.e. they can't get out!). The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac near the zoo, downtown, restaurants and shopping and has easy access to a number of beaches within fifteen minutes or so. All the conveniences needed are in the house and the master bathroom has had a lovely remodel. We will be back! Date of arrival November 13, 2016
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2016
Property Manager
Having Casa Paloma's owners next door was a special plus. Any questions were answered immediately and even the slightest request was fulfilled without delay. Paula and Keith couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed the opportunity to be their neighbors. The proof is in the pudding: we have already booked for next year.
Casa Paloma is ideally situated in the lovely Mission Hills section of San Diego, close to downtown, the waterfront, and the magnificent Balboa Park--all the places one wants to see and go. It is located on a quiet cul de sac, with easy parking in front and a welcoming courtyard entry. A spacious living room and dining room plus a bright, skylit, eat-in kitchen (extraordinarily well equipped), and an adjacent laundry area provided ample space for indoor living and entertaining. The large and very private master bedroom and bath and the second bedroom, also with private bath, both opened onto an utterly delightful courtyard, comfortably furnished with sofas and a dining table for six. It's hard to say which we enjoyed more: eating in the courtyard among the flowering vines and trees, with the soothing background of the fountain, or exploring the many excellent nearby restaurants. (Our favorites: Cafe Bleu, Farmers Bottega, and The Red Door.) We had two sets of guests during our month-long stay, and all agreed that Casa Paloma was nothing short of nirvana. Having Casa Paloma's owners next door was a special plus. Any questions were answered immediately and even the slightest request was fulfilled without delay. Paula and Keith couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed the opportunity to be their neighbors. The proof is in the pudding: we have already booked for next year.
Reviewed: Apr 8, 2016
Property Manager
5 Stars overall in every category !! Owners are VERY thoughtful in having everything you could need, have binder and web app that includes directions to house, favorite local restaurants and entertainment as well as simple things like Wi-Fi codes. They were also very responsive when I had questions or needed assistance.
Excellent Rental! Wonderful experience staying at Casa Paloma. Property images and descriptions were accurate, property was spotless and beautiful. Location was fantastic - cute neighborhood and close to interstate, grocery stores and Hillcrest area (for restaurants and book shopping!). Our family spent week and took advantage of San Diego Go Pass - did a day at Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, Seaworld, Disney and Disney CA Adventure. Fantastic vacation -wish we had had more time at the house! Would definitely stay again and hope to!
Reviewed: Jan 13, 2016
Property Manager
Calm, clean and cute It is always a bit of a chance using VRBO if you have not seen the property but we really got lucky here. It was very clean, in a great neighborhood, and a wonderful little house. Had everything that we needed, spent time in the courtyard, BBQ worked really well, beds were comfy, and loads of hot water for showers. Found the staff very helpful and they are really well organized. There is not a bad restaurant in the neighborhood and grocery store is close. Would definitely stay here again. - posted on TripAdvisor
Calm, clean and cute It is always a bit of a chance using VRBO if you have not seen the property but we really got lucky here. It was very clean, in a great neighborhood, and a wonderful little house. Had everything that we needed, spent time in the courtyard, BBQ worked really well, beds were comfy, and loads of hot water for showers. Found the staff very helpful and they are really well organized. There is not a bad restaurant in the neighborhood and grocery store is close. Would definitely stay here again. - posted on TripAdvisor
Reviewed: Dec 29, 2015
Beautiful Courtyard Home! Casa Paloma was the perfect rental for our extended San Diego weekend. The property is in a very quite neighborhood near the end of a cul-de-sac, but is located in close proximity (<5 miles) to the airport, zoo, and gaslamp quarter. The property was very clean, well stocked with everything we needed and well maintained.

For me, the real test for any vacation rental. Would I stay at the property again if I were in San Diego? Absolutely.
Reviewed: Dec 4, 2015
The Perfect Thanksgiving! Just spent a little over a week at Casa Paloma which included the Thanksgiving holiday. We couldn't have had a more perfect house for the occasion. I had all the pots, pans, utensils, appliances, tools, and extra I could have hoped for. It was quite a production but Casa Paloma handled it all easily. Paula has truly thought of everything. The location was perfect, Mission Hills, just a few minutes drive to and from our daughter's apartment. All was squeaky clean, well appointed, and very comfortable. We can't wait for the next visit.
Reviewed: Nov 19, 2015
Casa Paloma! This place was phenomenal! Have never stayed in a rental so well equipped. Enjoyed our week stay while visiting our son. Courtyard was private and relaxing. Will definitely return.
Reviewed: Nov 17, 2015
Excellent Experience Casa Paloma is an jewel. This well-equipped house is in a superb location and the owners have thought of everything imaginable to make the experience a good one.The beautiful patio is a big bonus. - posted on TripAdvisor
Reviewed: Oct 22, 2015
Home away! The house was roomy, surroundings- garden, patio, interior aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable, well equipped, and it felt like home.


Standard Fees

  • $250 Turnover Service Fee: The turnover service fee includes housekeeping, laundry, inspections, restocking guest supplies and administrative costs.
  • 10.5% Transient Occupancy Tax: the mandatory city tax is applied to rent and fees. The tax is waived from the rental rate for reservations of 30 nights or longer

Optional Fees

  • Extra Guest Fees: The nightly rate is based on 4 guests. Additional guests will be charged $25/night
  • Baby Furniture (baby crib and high chair) can be rented for a one-time set up fee of $25 + tax
  • Additional "Mid-Stay" Housekeeping Service is available for $150
If Available:
  • Guaranteed Early Check-In can be added for 50% of the nightly rental rate. This allows you to arrive as early as 8 AM (versus the standard check-in time of 4 PM)
  • Guaranteed Late Check-Out can be added for 50% of the nightly rental rate. This allows you to extend your departure until 6PM (versus the standard check-out time of 10 AM) 


  • Reservations booked within 30 days of arrival require full payment at the time of booking.
  • Reservations booked more than 30 days in advance, require a 50% advance deposit at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Payment can be made online by credit card -- contact us for other payment options.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. There shall be no refunds due to shortened stays or ruined expectations caused by weather conditions, work and family emergencies, or other commitments. 
   •    100% refund (less $100 re-listing fee) for cancellations made 60+ days prior to arrival
   •    50% refund of the advance deposit for cancellations made 30-60 days of arrival
   •    No refund on cancellations made up to 30 days of arrival

Optional TRAVEL INSURANCE can protect your vacation investment from unforeseen circumstances if you to cancel your trip or experience travel delays, lost luggage, or medical emergencies.

Community - Mission Hills Vacation Home

Shopping Fashion Valley Mall is just 2.5 miles away, 3 miles to Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego (near Gaslamp).
Restaurants 1/2 mile walk to Restaurants in Mission Hills, 1 mile to Restaurants in Hillcrest, 2 miles to eateries in Bankers Hill and Little Italy
Golf Course 3 Golf Courses within 5 miles
Airport 3 miles to Airport Terminal, less than 2 miles to Airport Rental Car Center
Groceries Less than one mile to Vons, 1.5 miles to Whole Foods, 2 miles to Trader Joe's & the Hillcrest Farmer's Market (the biggest in San Diego)
Learn More

Similar Properties