Central San Diego Quiet Retreat
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- 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, bars and drinking at the beach. The house is a small and cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath, with front elevated 'veranda' with views to Mount Soledad in La Jolla, and small ocean views. Great for viewing Sea World fireworks. Bedroom is good sized with ample closet space.
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. 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. 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.
- 800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in room
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Bisera and i live next door. We're very quiet and non-intrusive.
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Water Sports Gear:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Not Necessary
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Winery Tours
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
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Perfect little spot hidden away in a very quiet neighborhood. We really enjoyed so much of the city and this location was just a few minutes drive to all the hot spots. The hosts were friendly and helpful and I'd definitely stay here again!
- Guest Amy (Dallas, TX)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
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Jun 1 - Sep 3, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- cleaning fee: $50
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Lindbergh field at 8 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: coronado at 8 Miles
- Nearest Train: Old Town at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 163 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Mission Beach at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Padre Gold at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Tecolote Canyon at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sab-e-Lee Thai Food at 1.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: i (with the helmet) have a small cycling-related store online (San Diego bikes and boards) and also 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.
Why the Owner Chose Other San Diego Properties:
House is elevated, and it feels like you're a bird in a nest! You look down on the neighbors and neighborhood, and have 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. 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.
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bedroom with fabric 'painting' and vintage bedside lamp.
nail head trim bar stools and bar front
'open concept' kitchen and bar with backyard view.
fridge, sink, cabinets, stove
queen bed in bedroom.
living room with wet bar, stereo, dvd, vhs and tv.
his and hers surfboards available for renter's use at no extra cost.
wet bar open
leather couch, ottoman, chair in living room.
backyard with fruit trees as seen from lanai
kitchen sink, cabinets, counter, gas stove and oven.
kitchen counter w/ coffee maker, toaster and ceramic jars.
wet bar closed.
bar implements and recipe book.
bedroom with matching ceramic lamps.
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Date last modified - Monday, February 17, 2014
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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