Witherby Gardens in Historic Mission Hills

Stately - Timeless - Unforgettable - A Distinguished, Private Residence Nestled in Historic Mission Hills, San Diego

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Guests 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Allows Pets Yes
Property Size 2,500 sq. ft.


2,500 Square Foot Home + Abundant Balconies + Outdoor Gardens | Historic Prairie Home in Mission Hills | 3-Floors (plus Basement) | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bath | In-Ground Solar Heated Swimming Pool | Private Gardens | Rooftop Views

Our charming 100-year-old, historically designated home is a garden oasis with blooms year round! Witherby Gardens is set in a stunning garden, fenced for privacy, and adorned by wisteria, with several seating areas and in-ground pool. This pièce de résistance has four generously sized bedrooms plus three gorgeously updated bathrooms along with a sunroom, formal dining and spacious living areas. Witherby Gardens comfortably sleeps up to nine guests. Balconies abound and the 360 degree rooftop deck boasts views of San Diego from the mountains to the sea. Sublime at sunset!

Creatively designed by famed, fine artist Concetta Antico, it is a masterpiece in every way. Set in the sought-after, central San Diego community of Mission Hills, Witherby Gardens offers ease of access to every major attraction, freeway and the airport. Just 20 minutes from the Mexico border, 1 hour to Laguna Beach or 2 hours to LAX!

Mission Hills is known for its peaceful, historical residential vibe and picturesque botanical neighborhood perfect for strolling. It is fast becoming the trendiest town around with new shopping areas and cafes all within walking distance! Chic restaurants are offered as are several parks and even a 100-year-old garden nursery and free summer concerts in the nearby park. Historical "Old Town" (the birthplace of San Diego) is a very short walk; Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Fashion Valley, Mission Bay, Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter area only minutes away. Mission Hills is in the heart of everything San Diego has to offer!
Please Note: Due to the unique nature of Witherby Gardens, full payment in is due at the time of booking and all reservations are final. There shall be no refunds for cancellations or shortened stays due to work / family / medical emergencies.
OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE is recommended and can protect your vacation investment from unforeseen circumstances that may require you to cancel your trip.

Weddings, Receptions & Events

Witherby Gardens is also offered for special day events, weddings, receptions and parties. Please contact us for details.
Be sure to watch the Witherby Gardens Video and review the Floor Plan



Single Family Home in Classic Mission Hills
Near Downtown, Balboa Park and Old Town
2,500 Square Feet + Balconies Galore + Private Outdoor Gardens
Three Story, plus basement (laundry room)

Children are welcome
This property is Wheelchair Inaccessible
This property is Smoke-Free
Pets under 20 pounds "considered" with an additional pet fee and deposit. Contact us for details.
Long-Term/Monthly Stays Welcome - Contact us for Pricing

MAX Occupancy: 9 + Baby
The nightly rate is based on 6 guests.
We can accommodate 3+ additional guests for an additional fee of $50/night

4 Bedrooms: 
     - 1st Bedroom: King
     - 2nd Bedroom: Queen
     - 3rd Bedroom/Office: Full/Double
     - 4th Bedroom: Queen
     - Additional Sleeping Available: A fold-away twin bed can be added to any room

Baby Crib Available
Bed Linens Included
Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms:
     - Main Floor Bathroom with Full Shower 
     - Second Floor Hall Bathroom with Rainfall Shower and Separate Claw Foot Tub
     - Second Floor En-Suite Bathroom with Double Sink and Oversized Tub / Shower

Plenty of Fluffy Bath Towels
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel and Hand Soap
  • 2 Hair Driers
  • Bath Towels
  • Toilet Paper
& Connectivity
Witherby Gardens includes a TV in the living room with a DVD player and a substantial movie library. Local TV/Cable programming are not included. Upon request, we can provide a Roku device for streaming On-Demand content through guest's Netflix, Amazon, or Hula accounts
Free Internet + WiFi
Cooking & Eating Dining Table + 8 Chairs in Separate Formal Dining Room
Spacious Eat-In Kitchen with loads of Counter Space and Pantries
Gas Range, Refrigerator/Freezer, Dishwasher
Toaster, Electric Kettle
Place Settings
Drinking Glasses, Coffee Mugs, Wine Glasses
Sugar, Sweetener, Salt + Pepper
Paper Towels
New 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 are located in the basement below the kitchen
Laundry Detergent Tabs, Stain Booster, Fabric Softener, Dryer Sheets
Iron + Ironing Board
Heating & Cooling
Central Air Conditioning
Central Heating (furnace)
Fireplace in Living Room
Parking On-Street Parking in Quiet, Residential Neighborhood
Access  We will provide a code to the lock-box

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


Floor Plan




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* 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
Mid Season9/11/201710/26/2017 $1,200 $900 $900 $900 $900 $1,200 $1,200  
Holidays10/27/20171/7/2018 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500  
San Diego Spring1/8/20185/31/2018 $1,200 $900 $900 $900 $900 $1,200 $1,200  
Peak Summer7/1/20188/11/2018 $1,200 $900 $900 $900 $900 $1,200 $1,200  
Summer8/12/20189/3/2018 $1,200 $900 $900 $900 $900 $1,200 $1,200  
IB Fall9/4/201811/15/2018 $1,100 $900 $900 $900 $900 $1,100 $1,100  


Write a Review
Reviewed: Mar 2, 2017
Property Manager
We stayed: February 2017, Source: VRBO. Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers. We definitely give our 5-star rating!! The owner was a pleasure to deal with. She responded to inquiries in a timely manner, and was warm and sincere in all interactions I had with her. I would highly recommend this home to others, and will definitely return again!
Kathy - East Taunton Family vacation in February - We rented Witherby Gardens for a family vacation to celebrate my nephew's 16th birthday. The home was very spacious, and easily accommodated myself and my two siblings with our four children. The home was beautifully decorated with thoughtfully placed antiques and the owner's beautiful artwork was showcased throughout the home. Beautiful, fresh flowers were placed in vases throughout the home, which I felt was a nice, personal touch. We felt right at home the moment we walked through the gate! The landscaping was beautiful, filled with blooming flowers and lemon and avocado trees, and a small, solar heated pool. The beds were comfortable, and with our busy days spent exploring all San Diego has to offer, we were grateful for that! The neighborhood is a quaint, quiet location that is easily walk-able. Short walk downhill to Old Town, but then you have to walk back up afterward. A few things to note, that I was given advance notice of: there is a washer and dryer on location, but it is in the basement and you have to go outside to access. This was not an issue for us, and we used them a few times during our stay, but if it had rained it may not have been ideal. Also, there was no coffee pot, but there was a very nice Breville tea maker. There is a lovely coffee shop a few blocks away that we walked to each morning. The appliances in the kitchen were SS, and the stove and pots and pans were top notch! We enjoyed cooking meals together, and the spaciousness allowed us to do so. There is a piano in the living room, and I wish I could play something other than Chopsticks or Heart and Soul, but our children loved it, and it inspired my niece to ask for piano lessons when we returned home!
Reviewed: Dec 12, 2016
Property Manager
5 stars for this amazing home!!
Truly beautiful house in a walk-able, amenity-rich neighborhood. Lush gardens, outdoor porches for sunny reading, refreshing pool, cozy fireplace, gourmet kitchen, elegant dinning room, relaxing tub, comfortable beds, and luxurious art and decor. Concetta has a unique house and staying there makes you feel like visiting royalty. An inspired delight!


Standard Fees

  • $350 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
  • $750 Refundable Security Deposit: returned to guest within 14 days of departure providing there are no reports of damage.

Optional Fees

  • Extra Guest Fees: The nightly rate is based on 6 guests. Additional guests will be charged $50/night
  • Baby Furniture (baby crib and high chair) can be rented for a one-time set up fee of $50 + tax
  • Additional "Mid-Stay" Housekeeping Service is available for $250
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 6 PM (versus the standard check-out time of 10 AM) 


  • Full Payment in full is due at the time of booking
  • Payment can be made online by credit card -- contact us for other payment options (check, e-check).

Cancellation Policy

Due to the unique nature of Witherby Gardens (we also host weddings, receptions and corporate events), all reservations are final.

There shall be no refunds due to shortened stays or ruined expectations caused by weather conditions, work and family emergencies, or other commitments. 

Optional TRAVEL INSURANCE can protect your vacation investment from unforeseen circumstances that require you to cancel your trip or in the event you 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)
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