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Charming 1 Bedroom Cottage with Tropical Garden Near Gaslamp

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Golden Hill guest house description

Casita Encanto (Spanish for enchanted little house) is located in San Diego, California, near the Gaslamp District in Downtown San Diego. Casita Encanto is a charming, luxury, one bedroom, fully furnished cottaget, just 7 miles from downton San Diego in a unique, eclectic, semi-rural neighborhood. We are zoned agricultural with a 1/2 acre minimum lot requirement. Because of the zoning laws, there are no apartment buildings - just one house on each 1/2 acre. As a result, you feel like you are in the country, even though we're just a few miles away from the city. It is very quiet and peaceful here. You will not find any trendy restaurants in this neighborhood, but there are countless of them just a few miles away. We have been in this neighborhood for 19 years and absolutely love it. It is the best kept secret in all of San Diego - as far as I'm concerned.

When you step off the porch of the Casita, you are in the most beautiful, fragrant shade garden. Relax on your private redwood deck and enjoy the pleasure of watching hummingbirds and butterflies play. Smell the extraordinary perfume of the trumpet trees and night blooming jasmine. You can catch the morning sun on the upper deck or the middle deck. Sit and relax in the blue alcove and you will feel like you've been transported to some tropical jungle. Wander into the back yard or down into the fruit orchard and pick some ripe, organically grown fruit. If you are a bird lover, visit the aviary where we have cockateils and budgies. Because we are located in a subtropical environment, our gardens and plants are beautiful year round. We also have great nightime views. Imagine how wonderful it would be to get away from the cold and snow and spend some time here in warm, sunny San Diego. Have a romantic getaway or bring the kids. We can accomodate up to 6 people. Come stay for a few days, a week or a month.

Downtown San Diego is a vibrant, energetic area with many fine restaurants, live music venues and broadway theater. We are very close to Coronao Island and the Silver Strand Beach, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Petco Park, the Convention Center, Seaport Village, San Diego Harbor, the Embarcadero, Old Town, Mission Hills, and much more.

Keywords: Charming one bedroom cottage near the Gaslamp area of San Diego; great nightime views; sleeps up to 6; 125 nt/$700 week/$2500 month.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Guest House

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Kids love Casita Encanto. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore in a safe environment and my dog Oso absolutely loves kids - he is very gentle and kind....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs only and under certain circumstances agreed to by owner in advance. Sorry cat lovers - too many people are allergic....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the bedroom with a 2" visco elastic foam topper, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portable crib and playpen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ethan Allen sleeper sofa with easily inflatable air mattress and 1" visco elastic foam topper...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                with large capacity convection toaster oven...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • Fabulous environment with beautiful, fragrant garden and seating areas. Country-like setting, minutes from downtown. Furniture is luxurious and comfortable. Three inch memory foam topper on queen bed....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Also has an outside shower with complete privacy after dark - hot tub is chemical free...moreless

                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    This is one of the decks. French doors in the Casita open up to this lovely deck overlooking a hedge of beautiful flowers and plants. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    We have three decks -- each with their own ambiance...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Gazebo

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                      • Rural

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Museums
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Live Theater
                      • Arboretum
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Marina
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Water Parks
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Season
                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $185 $225
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,100 $3,200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Off Season
                      Sep 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $125 $150
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $750 $2,300

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 11.05%

                      Notes:

                      Dogs are accepted without additional fees. We do ask that all dogs be treated for fleas, that you cover the furniture and that they be friendly to other dogs.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1992

                      About the owner: My husband Jerry and I bought our house in 1992. We built a granny flat for my mother-in-law. She lived there until just recently when we moved her into a board and care at the age of 96. We have remodeled the granny flat and it is now Casita Encanto. We have a beautiful, unique piece of property close to downtown San Diego and thought that we would like to share this wonderful place with people from all over the world.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                      Casita Encanto is extremely comfortable. The furniture is comfortable. The beds are comfortable. The towels are absorbant and soft. The colors are soothing. The entertainment system is state-of-the-art. The best part is the beauty of the gardens, the quiet of the neighborhood, and the feeling that you have been transported into a tropical hideaway. We are less than 10 minutes away from the Gaslamp District which has countless 4 and 5 star restaurants, live theater and great music venues. We are also close to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Petco Park, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Coronado Island, to name just a few of great San Diego tourist areas.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • pathway leading to Casita Encanto

                        pathway leading to Casita Encanto

                      • view from the Casita's deck

                        view from the Casita's deck

                      • Kitchen looking out of french doors onto private deck

                        Kitchen looking out of french doors onto private deck

                      • bedroom with a 2" foam topper - very comfortable

                        bedroom with a 2" foam topper - very comfortable

                      • The most comfortable chair in the world!

                        The most comfortable chair in the world!

                      • 6 person chemical-free hot tub

                        6 person chemical-free hot tub

                      • sun deck overlooking our neighborhood

                        sun deck overlooking our neighborhood

                      • my dog Oso in backyard of the Casita

                        my dog Oso in backyard of the Casita

                      • Backyard shade garden

                        Backyard shade garden

                      • Kitchen has plenty of counter space, convection toaster oven, microwave, etc.

                        Kitchen has plenty of counter space, convection toaster oven, microwave, etc.

                      • living room - its not really this dark.  Just hard to get a good picture.

                        living room - its not really this dark. Just hard to get a good picture.

                      • wasger/dryer

                        wasger/dryer

                      • staircase leading to upper level with gazebo, table and chairs and fire pit

                        staircase leading to upper level with gazebo, table and chairs and fire pit

                      • Our tropical back garden

                        Our tropical back garden

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, July 04, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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