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Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Other San Diego Properties cottage description

We're located in a very quiet, centrally-located neighborhood close to beaches, bays, airport (SAN), downtown, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, La Jolla, Tijuana, Balboa Park, world-class shopping at Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Malls, and away from the congestion, noise, traffic, and difficult-to-impossible parking situations so common to other parts of San Diego. The house is a small and cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath, with front elevated 'veranda' with views to Mount Soledad in La Jolla, and sliver ocean views. Great for viewing Sea World fireworks. Bedroom is good sized with ample closet space. We bought a premium memory foam mattress for ourselves, and liked it so much, we bought one for this property. If you are used to memory foam, you should like this bed!
The living room is quite large, with a very large couch and cozy chair with ottoman. The living room is open to the kitchen, and feels quite open and expansive. Kitchen is pretty big, with lots of room for chopping and dinner prep. Kitchen has blender, microwave, toaster, microwave, pots and pans etc.
House is QUIET. Unlike Golden Hill, Downtown, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, UTC, University City, and parts of La Jolla, we have NO 'fly over' jet traffic. Nearest freeway is about 1/4-1/2 mile away, and we NEVER hear freeway traffic. We're located very close to Tecolote Canyon, which is a natural preserve (no roads). Street we're located on 'doubles back' to main roads just past the house (no 'thru' traffic). House is located a good twenty or so feet 'higher' than street, and set back a good ways from street. Neighborhood was constructed during WWII, before the current density set in; parking in front of the house is secure and never difficult.
Back yard is very large and quiet, with yard sloping down westward (great for viewing sunsets), with lots of fruit trees. Nice shaded 'lanai' with chairs and benches, great for reading or enjoying a coffee.
House has all hard surfaces; either hardwood floor, laminate, or faux wood- no carpet, so you can breathe easier. Bedroom has ceiling fan and lots of breeze from the west, so it's never hot. Living room is large and open, with sunset views from couch or bar, and views of mt soledad to the NW. There's a tiny ocean view from the front door. Dividing kitchen from living room is a small tiled bar, designed and created by legendary local artists Marcus Gutierrez and Fernando Apodaca (same artists that did Pearl Jam's 'Life Wasted' video). Bar has storage inside for bottles or pots and pans. Kitchen is very cute and homey with newly refinished oak cabinets and tiled countertop. Mountain bikes and soft surfboard/wetsuits are available at no extra cost to renters. Wifi access on property.
There's also a small shaded area for sitting just outside the kitchen door, great place for an afternoon drink.
If you would prefer to visit lots of areas of san diego but would like to return to a quiet and safe neighborhood, easy parking, and a very tranquil apartment with a 'country type' feel to the backyard, you will probably like it here; if you're wanting to walk to nightlife and cafes and bars and breakfast joints, you might be disappointed.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is ok outside apartment....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1


          • Other (See Description)


          • Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in room. Memory foam mattress. Both box spring and mattress are zipped inside 'anti bed bug' cover. Mattress is 'memory foam'. Good sized closet....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom has toilet, vanity/sink, and combination tub/shower with detachable shower head. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is pretty large, with gas stove and oven, rice cooker, toaster, microwave, full size fridge, coffee maker, and many cooking accessories....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            if you don't feel like cooking while on vacation, you can contact bisera for information about cooked meals....moreless

          • Dining:

            tall tiled bar serves as kitchen table....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            auto drip........moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 3 people


          • Babysitter
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Bisera and i live next door. We're very quiet and non-intrusive.


              • Video Library:

                we have lots of classic movies on tape and dvds...moreless

              • Television:

                just basic cable- 60 or so channels....moreless

              • Books:

                we have a small book case....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                there are two surfboards and a variety of wetsuits available for renter's use at no extra charge....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                two mountain bikes available for renter's use at no extra cost...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                small covered area just outside of kitchen door for chilling....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                covered lanai for outdoor dining...moreless

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View


                  • Arboretum
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Groceries
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 1 - Sep 3, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $500 $1,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $500 $1,800
                  * 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 fee $50
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Lindbergh field
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Old Town
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Mission Beach
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Padre Gold
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Tecolote Canyon
                  1.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Sab-e-Lee Thai Food

                  Car: Not Necessary


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: i (with the helmet) have a small mobile bicycle repair business in town. Bisera (the blonde) and i enjoy riding bicycles, rollerblading, going to the beach, and going to the swap meet on weekends. Bisera is from Serbia and enjoys cooking.

                  Why the Owner Chose Other San Diego Properties:
                  House is elevated, and has great views of Mt Soledad to the west. Also, this is the best area to live in San Diego, because we have the best climate in San Diego! We live close enough to the ocean and bays to get that cooling breeze; however, on a lot of days when the beach is foggy and freezing ('june gloom' 'may gray' etc), we're basking in the sunshine! In addition, this neighborhood is very quiet, with no bars (direct contrast to the beach, with a bar on every corner), no beach traffic, no noise, no congestion, and no one trying to sell you drugs (common practice on the boardwalk). This neighborhood was established in the 1940's and 1950's, when San Diego was not yet crowded; as a result, homes in this area have generous yards and space- we're not living 'nose to nose' like homes in the beach area.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  This could be the most affordable place to stay in San Diego- if you're not a millionaire, and don't want to spend two to five thousand dollars for a week at the beach, consider this property- it's quite a bit cheaper, with easy beach access, but away from the beach noise, congestion, and large numbers of drinking establishments located in all the beach neighborhoods. We are also extremely close to Balboa Park, North Park (San Diego Microbrewery capital), South Park, Downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission San Diego, Petco Park, Qualcomm stadium, SDSU and UCSD. I love this place because it's so quiet. I lived at the beach for years, but the noise, traffic, congestion, the high rent, and the high concentration of bars and drinking establishments made me move. At the beach i'd wake up to leaf blowers, lawn mowers, honking horns, people coming out of bars at 2 am, surfers getting ready at 6am, and other distractions. If you love quiet and sunshine, this area is hard to beat. Also, living here, traffic is never a problem. We also have first rate Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese fare here in the neighborhood.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, Serbian



                  • bed with premium mattress.

                    bed with premium mattress.

                  • bathroom


                  • bar detail

                    bar detail

                  • bar doors

                    bar doors

                  • kitchen sink, cabinets, counter, gas stove and oven.

                    kitchen sink, cabinets, counter, gas stove and oven.

                  • kitchen counter w/ coffee maker, toaster and ceramic jars.

                    kitchen counter w/ coffee maker, toaster and ceramic jars.

                  • kitchen.


                  • wet bar open

                    wet bar open

                  • leather couch, ottoman, chair in living room.

                    leather couch, ottoman, chair in living room.

                  • living room couch.

                    living room couch.

                  • living room detail.

                    living room detail.

                  • front door which faces southwest.

                    front door which faces southwest.

                  • closet


                  • nail head trim bar stools and bar front

                    nail head trim bar stools and bar front

                  • bar detail

                    bar detail

                  • 'open concept' kitchen and bar with backyard view.

                    'open concept' kitchen and bar with backyard view.

                  • fridge, sink, cabinets, stove

                    fridge, sink, cabinets, stove

                  • living room with wet bar, stereo, dvd, vhs and tv.

                    living room with wet bar, stereo, dvd, vhs and tv.

                  • wet bar closed.

                    wet bar closed.

                  • bar implements and recipe book.

                    bar implements and recipe book.

                  • bedroom.


                  • living room couch with marble table.

                    living room couch with marble table.

                  • kitchen/bathroom entrances.

                    kitchen/bathroom entrances.

                  VRBO #428599

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 09, 2014

                  $74 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 08/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: spanish, Serbian
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