Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Quinn Cottage San Diego
A Charming Garden Retreat
Our Quinn Cottage San Diego is a lovely, private retreat found on perhaps the most exclusive cul de sac street in the historic and affluent neighborhood of Mission Hills. Surrounded by breathtaking gardens with a nice deck offering stunning canyon and ocean views, Quinn Cottage encompasses the entire garden level of the main home and is completely separate and private. Even its lovely garden entrance is secluded from the main home and neighbors. Easy on-street parking is always available in our quiet residential area. The location is within walking distance to the Mission Hills village with coffee houses, restaurants, shops, parks, and the famous Old Town area of San Diego with its many attractions as well as central trolley station. Casual strolling or energetic jogging through our historic neighborhood is exciting in itself with its 19th Century mansions, classic Spanish haciendas, and early 1900 California bungalows. It is a paradise for the architecture or history buff as well as anyone who loves heritage houses.
This light, airy, newly remodeled retreat has an open living room, dining area, and kitchen with a plentitude of garden and canyon view windows. It is completely furnished with all the details of an inviting, cozy family getaway spot. Every room has large, sunny, garden view windows and many “European B&B” touches. The two bedrooms, one with a pillow top king bed and one with a trundle bed that serves as two singles or one king, have beautiful pillows and spreads, cozy comforters, and high quality bedding and linens. We also have a Pac’n Play, Bumbo, booster seat, and toys available for our rental guests with babies or toddlers.
The colorful, happy kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, dining, and entertaining with lovely dishes, table ware, bar ware, and linens. Even the gourmet cook will find the necessary appliances, cookware, bake ware, and utensils for any special meal or recipe. The pantry/laundry room has a washer and dryer, cleaning and laundry supplies, plenty of storage space, and a “beach kit” of picnic ware, beach chairs/towels/umbrellas, various sizes of coolers, boogie boards, a Frisbee, and sand toys. The pantry shelves are amply stocked with herbs, spices, oils, sugar, flour, coffee, tea, and much more for rental guests to enjoy. A gas barbeque is just outside the kitchen door in a lovely garden setting with table and chairs for outdoor dining or relaxing.
Quinn Cottage shares with the main house a spectacular deck with a large hot tub, cozy towels, its own dining table, and spectacular views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Point Loma, and the surroundings canyons. Visitors often view soaring hawks and many other bird species from the deck’s “tree house” location. Kids enjoy using the hot tub as a pool for playtime while adults savor sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine or cup of tea to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner on the deck as you watch the sun set over the ocean is a total escape in itself. After dark, owls can be heard softly calling to one another from the nearby canyon’s Eucalyptus trees. The solitude is delicious. To add some romance and celebration, for much of the year rental guests can view the distant sky filled with Sea World fireworks, all from a cozy deck chair or the hot tub.
Gardening is our passion and hobby, and our large gardens, a Certified Wildlife Habitat, are well-known to the neighborhood. Enchanting the visitor with many secret “rooms” to explore and delight, the garden has whimsical pieces of “exterior art” as well as numerous spots to sit with a morning cup of coffee to watch the many hummingbirds, finches, and butterflies that inhabit the lush landscape. The tranquil surroundings include year round herb, vegetable, and salad gardens as well as numerous fruit and citrus trees. Many varieties of roses and other flowers bloom during all seasons. We enjoy sharing our garden’s vegetable and floral bounty with our rental guests.
Other amenities of this inviting retreat include family games, a library of adult and children’s books, magazines, movies, music, flat screened TV, DVD, an Ipod dock, wireless broadband internet, and maps and information for the San Diego visitor. We are life-long San Diego natives who enjoy helping our rental guests make the most of their visit, offering many ideas that create an experience beyond the usual. We pride ourselves in our hospitality, our respect for your complete privacy, and the pristine condition of this charming spot. You will feel very well taken care of at Quinn Cottage.
Located just above Old Town and Presidio Park, Quinn Cottage is only five to ten minutes from the airport, Little Italy, Downtown and the Gaslamp District, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Petco Park, the harbor, Fashion and Mission Valley shopping centers and golf course, and many beaches. It is just two minutes from freeways 5 and 8 for quick jaunts to La Jolla, Del Mar Racetrack, Torrey Pines golf course, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, and other north county locations. The border crossing into Mexico is only twenty minutes away. As already mentioned, many places of interest are within easy walking distance. The location could not be more perfect.
We welcome children and families in this non-smoking environment. Email (best option) or call us with requests for additional photos and any questions so we can help you begin planning your wonderful Quinn Cottage San Diego getaway. We also invite you to check out our other remarkable vacation properties: Pine Street Retreat, which is # 446156 at vrbo or #446156vb at homeaway and Quinn Cottage Orcas Island the San Juan Islands, which is #55482 at vrbo or #177374 at homeaway.
Keywords: Quiet,Romantic,Views,English Garden,Privacy,Hot Tub, Children,Zoo,Beaches,Sea World
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- 1 story
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Guest House
- Guest House
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
Children love Quinn Cottage! They explore the magical gardens, enjoy water play in the hot tub, and feel cozy and at home in the lovely interior space. During summer months and over holidays kids are treated to a nightly Sea World fireworks display they can watch from the cottage deck. Mission Hills is filled with young families. Its walkable streets, safe parks within walking distance, and charming village of eateries and shops, make it perfect for kids and adults to experience this 'small town living.' Kids also love the perfect location -- a very short trip to all the main San Diego tourist attractions and beaches. Our seven grandchildren would tell your kids, 'You will LOVE the cottage!'...moreless
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Private garden entrance used by rental guests only, spectacular English gardens, quiet and serene, stunning ocean and canyon views, gorgeous sunsets over the ocean, relaxing garden views from large windows in every room, beautiful historic neighborhood, walk to many attractions, safe, easy parking, helpful owners....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
Lovely view to garden from the inside dining area as well as many pretty, romantic spots in the garden and on the view deck for outdoor dining with a variety of tables, chairs, and nice linens....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking On Street
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
A brand new kitchen is fully furnished with all the appliances and equipment needed for any meal preparation. Also the pantry is furnished with coffee, tea, sugar, flour, spices, oils, foil, plastic wrap, paper goods, and many other supplies. Lovely dishes, tableware , and barware as well as pretty table linens help you create a memorable meal presentation...moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
Deck / Patio:
The views from the private deck are stunning. The deck has a hot tub and dining area with a large umbrella and bench. Guests enjoy meals, hot tubbing, relaxing, and sunbathing as they look over the canyons out to Mission Bay, Mission Beach, and striking sunsets on the horizon. In the summer guests can watch the Sea World fire works every night. On July 4 guests can see four different fire works shows from their own comfortable deck chair....moreless
- Large Cooler
Lawn / Garden:
Large lawn area in the front yard with a tree swing and benches that kids love. Exceptional flower, rose, and vegetable gardens. Always one of the favorite parts of the Cottage for all guests....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Water Sports Gear:
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Mar 18 - Apr 10, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $90 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 11.05%
Discounts apply for a rental party of 1 or 2 during the low seasons.
Half of the rental fees plus the security deposit is required at reservation. The final payment is due 30 days before the rental period begins.
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Mission Hills is in the heart of the historic and tourist districts of San Diego. It is immediately adjacent to Old Town State Park, Presidio Park, and Hillcrest. And it is only minutes to Sea World, the beaches, golf courses, downtown, the Convention Center, and the Gas Lamp District. It is a prestigious neighborhood of landmark historic homes. Balboa Park with its 20+ museums and the San Diego Zoo is just three miles from the Mission Hills Village.
The community's easy access to all freeways and public transportation put you minutes from all your tourist and business destinations.
Other Activities: Kayaking, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, Shuffleboard, Miniature golf, Horseshoes, Racquetball
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are life-long residents of San Diego and love our city and sharing it with others. We have been active in the business, entertainment, and museum communities of San Diego, so have lots of good advice about how to create a truly unique visitor experience here. We are passionate gardeners, creating beautiful and delightful surroundings for the cottage. Our pride in Quinn Cottage is obvious, so come and see it for yourself. We know you will love what you find!
Why the Owner Chose Mission Hills:
We moved our growing family to Mission Hills in 1983 and have raised our five children in this amazing neighborhood. We chose it for its 'small town' qualities: everyone knows one another, neighbors take care of each other as well as meet up for coffee, the community is vibrant, eclectic, and safe. Everyone walks here -- to work if possible, to shops and restaurants, to the park, and just for pleasure. After 28 years we still enjoy looking at the many, many beautiful homes on our streets. Mission Hills residents are helpful, friendly, and inviting. They are proud of their community and welcome visitors to it. Come and get the best of both worlds -- a village in the middle of urban San Diego. We also have the best weather in San Diego -- high enough to avoid the fog but the perfect elevation to catch the ocean breezes all year long. Living or visiting here is a pretty magical experience.
The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
Quinn Cottage is more wonderful than the website photos can possibly show. Every room is charming, cozy, and relaxing. The surrounding gardens are striking. Watching a beautiful sunset over the ocean every evening from the deck is the perfect end to a day. While San Diego has many, many special tourist attractions, our rental guests look forward with pleasure to returning to their serene retreat after their excursions. Quinn Cottage is not just a place to stay -- it is a vacation in itself.
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Sunny Living Room with Garden Views
Fully stocked kitchen with china cabinet
Master Bedroom with King Bed, Garden View, and Private Entrance
Second bedroom with trundle bed, garden view windows, and private entrance
Hot Tub on shared 'Treehouse' Deck with Ocean and Canyon Views
Private garden entry to Quinn Cottage
Secluded Garden Retreat
One of many garden sitting areas
Sample of cottage's neighborhood historical homes
Walk to neighborhood Pioneer Park for picnics and play (incl play structure)
Walk to Presidio Park trails and gardens
Walk to Old Town State Park, historical landmarks, eateries, shops, gardens
Kitchen with island bar seating
Dining/game table with lovely garden views
Master King bed with beautiful linens
Vintage dressing table by master bedroom and bath
Sunset Deck Dining with Ocean and Canyon Views
Quinn Cottage private front door entry
Secret Garden Path
Path to a garden retreat
Walk to Starbucks as well as numerous other coffee houses in the neighborhood.
Walk to the Presidio, Father Serra Museum, beautiful park grounds, views
Walk to Presidio Park trails, picnic areas, gardens, and historical monuments
Walk to Heritage Park in Old Town, San Diego's finest Victorian homes/museums
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015
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