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Charming 1 Bedroom Cottage with Tropical Garden Near Gaslamp

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age....moreless

  • 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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outside table and chairs which seat 4. 2 person table and chairs in the Casita....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new combination AC and heating system installed April, 2015....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need to cook and serve a meal....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    with large capacity convection toaster oven and microwave....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Gazebo:

    Yes we have a Gazebo on the third level with lots of flowers to look at. ...moreless

  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of garden areas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Redwood deck off of Casita....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 1 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$140 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$800 $2,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Peak Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,300 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Comic Con
Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,400
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$140 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 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: 05/28/2015
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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 Cottage:
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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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/28/2015
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