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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park

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1920's Craftsman style Living Room -- Restored & Comfortably Furnished.

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Last updated: 10/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North Park house description

A lush private Oasis just steps from Balboa Park -- this restored 1926 duplex home offers two full floor vacation suites, each designed for a visiting couple or individual. The upper level One Bedroom Suite of 800 sq ft has been restored to its original Arts & Crafts style, with mahogany moldings, leaded side doors, oversized wood windows, and a charming walk out veranda, and now central AC has been added. A private gate leads from the street to its secluded tropical courtyard w/ fountain and vine covered pergola, a private stairway leading up to its front covered porch. The spacious Living Room has comfortable chenille sofa and leather recliner, fine antiques, and large flat screen TV with hi def cable programming. Beyond lies a fully remodeled & appointed Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Down the hall a spacious Master -- with premier quality king bed, dresser, antique writing desk, and TV. All rooms have large picture windows with stunning views of the gardens below. The bathroom has been remodeled w/glazed Italian tiles, and features its original soaking tub and a tiled stall Shower. Featured in San Diego's Save Our Heritage Organization's Tour of historic homes and surrounded by nearly an acre of private tropical gardens -- this unique residence offers visiting couples a serene tropical Oasis in the middle of the city. Conveniently located five minutes from Downtown's Gaslamp District or popular Hillcrest and with Coronado's famous beaches just 2 freeway exits away -- the setting and location can't be beat.

Keywords: Luxurious Upper Floor Apartment in 1920's Residential Duplex

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                sorry, no smoking inside or in the garden areas...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • King size bed (1) 600 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Stall shower plus 1920's soaking tub

              Other Amenities

                  • Private Gated Entry, Secured Compound, and a variety of private outdoor areas for dining, reading, sunbathing, and lounging....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    large library of varied hardback books in the suite's Living Room...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    High definition programs via cable network...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Large Flat screen with high definition programming. Second smaller TV in Bedroom....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Outdoor dining table w/chairs plus propane cooking grill...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    New Central Air Conditioning for added comfort....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central Heat & Central Air Conditioning controlled by thermostat...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Luxe 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious cotton towels...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    ample on site parking along driveway...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    lots of off street parking too...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    New on site Washer/Dryer in adjacent laundry room....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, eat in kitchen....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    modern oven ...moreless

                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    modern gas range...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Bicycles:

                    Two bikes are available for guests...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Golf:

                    Walk to Balboa Park's Municipal Golf Course.......moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane cooking grill at patio...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Less than a block to 15 great tennis courts at Morley Field Community Center, Balboa park....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Walk to adjacent Balboa Park's Swimming Pool and pay a small use fee....moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer months
                          Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $200
                          $1,150
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $185
                          $995 $3,600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • one time cleaning fee per visit $50
                          • Tax Rate 10.5%

                          Notes:

                          One page rental agreement to be reviewed and signed by prospective guests. Stays of a Month or longer are exempt from Transient Occupancy Tax. City tax of 10.5% does apply to shorter term stays. Landlords are required to collect it.

                          50% Deposit (by personal check) with balance due in cash or traveler's checks at time of arrival.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 10/31/2014
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                          Location

                          8 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          San Diego International Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interstate 5
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Walk to Alexander's, voted one of City's 25 Best!
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Coronado Island

                          Car: Recommended

                          Adjacent 1200 acre Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, Just 5 minutes from Downtown, and only 10 minutes from Coronado Island beaches. A Terrific Central Location!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1998

                          About the owner: I purchased this property 15 years ago and spent two full years restoring the 3 level structure and planting the tropical gardens. I was honored to have my property featured in the 2007 Historic Tour of San Diego Homes... I am also a local Realtor and Home Remodeler & Landscape Consultant. Began home remodeling 30 years ago. Am happy to offer insider tips on great places to visit/favorite local restaurants, have shown real estate and sold several homes to visiting guests, as well. Dozens have become annual guests, reserving weeks or months here annually, becoming friends and like family.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The lush private gardens and property's central location are among its unique features. The large scale of the back garden startles visitors. From the street, the property is quite hidden and unassuming. Most don't expect its large scale. A special treat is enjoying the visiting wildlife - whether seen roosting in trees or drinking from the fountains... Hawks, owls, tropical parrots (escapees from the nearby Zoo), squirrels, hummingbirds, even an occasional fox have been spotted on the grounds.


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                          • 1920's Craftsman style Living Room -- Restored & Comfortably Furnished.

                            1920's Craftsman style Living Room -- Restored & Comfortably Furnished.

                          • Spacious Living Room with large picture windows & recessed lighting

                            Spacious Living Room with large picture windows & recessed lighting

                          • Gas range, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, & large fridge

                            Gas range, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, & large fridge

                          • Private Courtyard Patio with fountain and outdoor dining table.

                            Private Courtyard Patio with fountain and outdoor dining table.

                          • Master w/quality King Bed, antique writing desk, leather chaise, & TV

                            Master w/quality King Bed, antique writing desk, leather chaise, & TV

                          • lower level tropical gardens

                            lower level tropical gardens

                          • Living Room with flat screen TV and oversized windows

                            Living Room with flat screen TV and oversized windows

                          • lower garden with quiet areas for relaxation.

                            lower garden with quiet areas for relaxation.

                          • Street entry gate to Bungalow Suite

                            Street entry gate to Bungalow Suite

                          • Trumpet vines in bloom over the courtyard pergola....

                            Trumpet vines in bloom over the courtyard pergola....

                          • Eat in Kitchen with views to garden

                            Eat in Kitchen with views to garden

                          • small veranda overlooking the courtyard

                            small veranda overlooking the courtyard

                          • Spacious Master Bedroom with King Bed

                            Spacious Master Bedroom with King Bed

                          • Dine in Kitchen with views to garden

                            Dine in Kitchen with views to garden

                          • Italian tiled bathroom with stall shower & cast iron soaking tub.

                            Italian tiled bathroom with stall shower & cast iron soaking tub.

                          • Private Courtyard for reading or dining al fresco

                            Private Courtyard for reading or dining al fresco

                          • Front view of restored 1926 Craftsman  duplex

                            Front view of restored 1926 Craftsman duplex

                          • Long private driveway for guest parking...

                            Long private driveway for guest parking...

                          VRBO #260850

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

                          $185 - $200 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 10/31/14
                          Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                          Member since: 2008
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 80%
                          • Calendar last updated: 10/31/2014
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