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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North Park studio description

This rental is in walking distance from Balboa Park, Morley Field Frisbee Golf, Morley Field Sports Complex, tons of restaurants, shops, wine bars, and much, much more. The San Diego Zoo is only 2 miles away, walk or bike with ease. Enjoy Balboa Park from this exclusive San Diego neighborhood, which also features a working artist colony, Japanese Garden, 15 Museums, IMAX theater, free concerts when offered and performances, a train exhibit for kids and much more! This is the perfect spot for the urbanite looking to experience the San Diego culture in a unique, upscale, neighborhood village. Down Town's Gas-lamp district & Petco Park are a quick 5 min away.

You are also only a short drive to Coronado for a stroll at the famous Dell Hotel or any of the many San Diego area beaches! Approximately 10 min to the San Diego Airport, 15 min to Sea World, Old Town, or Mission Bay. 20 min to La Jolla, 25 min to Del Mar Race Track. 40 min to Lego land, 40 min. San Diego Wild Animal Park, Anza Borrego desert/mountain open areas and several casinos. Bus number 2 stops right around the corner.

Keywords: Our home is located in the charming neighborhood of North Park in central San Diego. North Park has some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, and plenty of interesting shopping.We offer family-friendly accommodation. Our studio has a fully furnished kitchen, one bedroom with a Queen size bed, and a full size futon with a 7inch memory foam mattress that can sleep two. Secluded backyard, Wi-Fi cable TV and access to Netflix for your movie nights on a big 42 inch screen TV. There is a 7' whole house water filter which allows us to drink from the faucets and take clean - chlorine free- showers. Check in time is no earlier than 4 pm - check out time no later than 11 am.
This is a 'NO SMOKING' home. Recreational drugs means smoking and is not allowed on the premises. No incense burning. It gets into the furniture and pillows and many people are allergic to this odor. Including me.

Property Type

      • Studio

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen


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

              Other Amenities

                  • 20% Savings for our guests for one hour massage or 1/2 hour pain relief session at out office which is only 3 miles away from the house....moreless


                  • Television:

                    This is a new TV and works with an antenna. You can easily hook up your Netflix and watch you favorite movies on our 42' flat screen....moreless

                  • Games
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR


                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio


                          • Recommended


                          • Sailing
                          • Surfing
                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Swimming
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Medical Services
                          • Kayaking
                          • Golf
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Tennis
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Fishing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Paragliding
                          • Golf Privileges Optional
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Groceries
                          • Duty Free Shops
                          • Churches
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Library
                          • Synagogues
                          • Playground
                          • Marina
                          • Museums
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Restaurants
                          • Cinemas
                          • Arboretum
                          • Live Theater
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Antiquing
                          • Boating
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Zoo
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Paddle Boating


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                          • Lovely, quiet studio

                            Lovely, quiet studio

                            • Guest Guinness (United States)
                            • Date of stay 04/03/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/11/14
                            This studio is comfortable, clean, and extremely quiet. It is in an excellent location, with quick access to downtown, the airport, Balboa Park, and several of the city's major highways. Rhonda was warm and welcoming, and has an amazing green thumb--I wish I'd had an opportunity to take her up on her generous offer to pick some veggies from her garden for a dinner!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • Eat Local, stay comfortable

                            Eat Local, stay comfortable

                            • Guest local food lover
                            • Date of stay 03/17/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/04/14
                            My husband and I had a great time in San Diego. Part of that, was the wonderful quiet atmosphere of our little guest cottage. We heard no traffic and just the birds to wake us. The garden outback was impressive. I picked lettuce and herbs for salad more than once. The cottage was comfortable and clean.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great value and very quiet

                            Great value and very quiet

                            • Guest Lee (Carmel Valley, CA)
                            • Date of stay 02/03/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/11/14
                            I agree with many of the previous reviewers that Ron and Rhonda are great hosts. They are there when you need them but not in your vacation space. We were amazed at how quiet it was and the bed was very comfortable. This is an excellent location for using as a launch pad for exploring the many things to do in the area.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: Tank you very much for this wonderful review. You guys left my studio in such an excellent condition I almost cleaned it myself, but then sanity came back and I called my cleaning team :-) It was a pleasure hosting you two.

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                          • Perfect location and a very pleasant stay.

                            Perfect location and a very pleasant stay.

                            • Guest Hans F.
                            • Date of stay 10/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/10/13
                            My wife Christina and I - for the first time visiting our daughter living in San Diego - have loved to stay in this very well equipped and very cosy studio for two weeks. We definitely have felt "at home" in the studio, and the location has also provided perfect opportunities to explore San Diego and its surroundings, and to see our daughter as well. We have enjoyed this visit to San Diego very much. When we return to San Diego for a new visit, we hope that we will have the opportunity to stay in this studio again. And to our host and hostess: Ron and Rhonda - thank you so much!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: Our pleasure. I am always happy when our guests enjoy their time in our studio. Yes, Cozy is a good word for this studio. Thank you for having been our guests, we look forward to greet you again.

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                          • Nice spot

                            Nice spot

                            • Guest Acadian Mom (New Brunswick, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 10/26/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                            I really enjoyed staying in this apartment for a week while visiting San Diego. It has a great location, close to Balboa Park and a short distance from downtown (both by car and public transit). It was also interesting to discover the North Park district, on foot and by using the book thoughtfully provided. The owners answered my many questions, but never intruded on my privacy. They even let me pick some Brussel sprouts from their garden..! :) The apartment is comfortable and perfect for a couple or a single traveler.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                          • Great Place to Stay

                            Great Place to Stay

                            • Guest M D.
                            • Date of stay 04/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/01/13
                            We loved staying at this property. The listing description was accurate, the property was clean and spacious for two people. We loved the bed. It was so comfortable that we wished we could take it home with us! Ron and Rhonda were a pleasure to deal with. We had our privacy, but they were available to answer questions as needed. Parking was a snap on the dead end street. And, the location is great. Near great restaurants, sights and highways. Also, we felt very safe in the neighborhood. As others have mentioned, Ron's and Rhonda's garden is delightful! If you like Mexican food, we highly recommend Ranchos Concina, which is very close by (see magnet on refrigerator). We had two meals there and both were excellent. We highly recommend this property!!!!!! If we return to San Diego in the future, it will be our first choice for lodging. . This was our first experience with Homeaway and it was very positive. We will use it when we travel again.

                            Owner response: This is a wonderful review Thank you. Too bad I was so busy I would have loved to sit with you for a cup of coffee and chat. Perhaps next time. Looking forward to greeting you again.

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                          • Definitely a home away from home!

                            Definitely a home away from home!

                            • Guest Alisha (Chicago, Illinois)
                            • Date of stay 11/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/01/13
                            My friend and I had a blast in San Diego! This was the perfect amount of space for our visit. It was just the two of us and we were gone most of the day. But at night, we slept like BABIES! The beds were so comfortable (1 bed, and 1 futon). It was perfect and we would love to stay again. The listing description was accurate and the place looked exactly like the pictures we saw. That meant a lot to us since it was the pictures that sold us. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and bathroom and it was really pretty! Even the paper towels were great! It's been 3 months and we were in target the other day going, "WHAT PAPER TOWEL DID THEY HAVE IN OUR HOUSE IN CALI??" :-) The property was well-maintained and clean. Not once did we do a double take and think about bed bugs or something. LOL it was very clean and we felt right at home. The owners were extremely helpful and we never felt like a burden if we needed to ask them anything. They were so kind to us! Once one of the owners realized that we would be using the futon, she came back with sheets and a blanket and pillow and pillow cases and actually made my bed for me. She was so sweet! We felt like we were staying with family for the weekend...except the owners gave us space. I definitely recommend this property! It's in a great location, very quiet. Everything you need is only 5 minutes away. We discovered a fantastic Crepe restaurant a few blocks away that had the best crepes and espressos! I'm only sad that we discovered it the day before we were leaving. Another fun attraction is right in the backyard - A LEMON TREE! We're from the city and we've never smelled or had FRESH LEMON right off the tree. It was the best thing ever. We actually smelled it and said, "IS THAT WHAT LEMON REALLY SMELLS LIKE??" Enjoy! We sure did.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: LOL , Oh yes, you girls were funny and adorable. I loved having you here.

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                          • Fantastic Visit to Paradise: San Diego!

                            Fantastic Visit to Paradise: San Diego!

                            • Guest Kristen S.
                            • Date of stay 12/30/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/11/13
                            Our stay was wonderful! By the end of the week, we were referring to Ron & Rhonda's studio as "home." Having left the east coast and five inches of snow on the ground, we welcomed the sunshine and blue skies with open arms. Ron and Rhonda were warm and gracious hosts. We especially loved the perk of having access to their organic garden. This was our first time visiting San Diego and I thank Ron and Rhonda for use of their studio. It was wonderful having the option to stay in and cook, and we made full use of the available Netflix account too! Had a relaxing, fun, and adventurous visit. We would definitely recommend this studio!!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: Thank you for loving our studio so much. Too bad the garden was changing it's vegetable and did not have a greater variety of veggies. Maybe in the future and a different season. Nothing tastes greater then from the garden to the table.

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                          • A quiet retreat

                            A quiet retreat

                            • Guest Amber (Arkansas)
                            • Date of stay 12/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/02/13
                            My 5 year old daughter and I spent a rainy week here in mid-December and it was a cozy spot to come home to. We have previously lived in San Diego and knew that this area was a favorite due to the independent restaurants and boutiques near by. The property is not a free-standing back house as is common in SD, but shares an adjoining wall with the main house. There were both pros and cons, though the small space was clean, safe, and comfortable. Cons: Low ceilings, no washer/dryer or dishwasher, street parking and having to carry suitcases over the lawn Pros: Very quiet (airplane noise can be a real issue in some San Diego neighborhoods), value price for San Diego, a marshmallow soft bed, and Rhonda was a pleasant and helpful host Thanks to Rhonda for a very smooth transaction, no problems with payment or access, as well as for the avocado and lemon from her backyard trees. We enjoyed our stay!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • A room with a garden.....

                            A room with a garden.....

                            • Guest Mary Ann (Stillwater, MN)
                            • Date of stay 10/11/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/18/12
                            The entry to this very large studio steps out into a very quaint and beautiful organic garden of vegetables and flowers. I sat everyday in its simple beauty with my baby grand-daughter who was as content as I was to watch humming birds and butterflies enjoying it too. I forgot I was sitting in a large city. It was clean, quiet and very friendly. I'm planning my return in two months.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: It was great to have this guest. She was fantastic. Time was too short, since we shared the same interest and could talk for hours. Love to have this guest back in my studio.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          May 1 - Sep 29
                          3 night min stay
                          $861 $3,540
                          Jul 24 - Jul 27, 2014
                          4 night min stay

                          flat fee
                          Oct 1 - Apr 29
                          3 night min stay
                          $630 $2,550
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $630 $2,550
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning $65
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Tax Rate 10.5%


                          CLEANING $65.00 PER WEEK

                          More cleaning can be arranged if you wish.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                          Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                          • Nearest Airport: San Diego at 8 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: I 5 at 2 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Coronado at 8 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: whistle stop (less then) at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Less then one mile from the studio at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Vagabond (less then) at 1 Miles

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: We are both holistic health practitioners specializing in pain relief and management. We are also teachers and authors in the field of Rolf Structural Integration, and Structural self care. Our office is located 2 miles from our home and we offer 20% discount to our vacationers. Please inquire about services and prices

                          Why the Owner Chose North Park:
                          The Studio is in our backyard and is private and quite. This is an old house and we fell in love with it. Our neighborhood was voted twice by the San Diego Reader as the nicest neighborhood to live in San Diego and our home was featured on the front cover in 2000. North Park is a unique area and has an eclectic array of restaurants, micro breweries, art and culture. The main streets are filled with boutiques and unique stores and galleries. North Park is minutes away from downtown and all that is central and yet far enough to enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood and the friendliness of the neighbors.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                          Our backyard is a garden filled with fruits and vegetables. An Organic edible garden following the philosophy of 'food not lawns' and the slow food movement. It has always been Ron's dream, and he just knows how to wield his green thumb. We use only organic materials and the whole house and garden utilizes a whole house water filtration system. No need to buy bottled water. Feel free to pick from the garden and ask questions.

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                          • Featured in San Diego Weekly Reader

                            Featured in San Diego Weekly Reader

                          VRBO #399032

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Monday, February 03, 2014

                          $95 - $128 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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