Retreat to the Center of San Diego and Be Just Minutes from All!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Kensington house description
Welcome to sunny San Diego! Our home is located in Kensington, a historic and sought out neighborhood in the central part of San Diego. We are 6 blocks from the local village that has several fabulous restaurants including Award Winning Restaurants, Casual Dining, and Wine/Beer and Full Bars.
We are freeway close and centrally located - approximately 15 minutes to the Gaslamp, Sea World, Beaches and La Jolla - and just a little further to the local Mountains & Deserts or to the Temecula Wine Country.
Our family owns the home next door, so we are here to assist if you need, or let you enjoy the serenity of all our home has to offer on your own.
As San Diego locals for over 35 years - we know about our Finest City - and are happy to help make any arrangements or make suggestions about some of our favorites and hopefully soon to be yours.
We have ample parking, including space for an RV or trailer. We have hosted many events at the home and can assist you if you are doing the same.
The single story layout of the home and ramp in the back yard make it very accessible for most guests - we are happy to discuss with you any of your specific needs. Our goal is your enjoyment of our wonderful location!
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Come stay, meet the family, relax, enjoy your time - we are here to help! New cities can be fun & thrilling or intimidating - we want you to enjoy what San Diego & our property has to offer, so we are happy to be as involved in your travel as you want - need everything planned - no problem - want Do Not Disturb on every door - we can do that too! This is to be an adventure for all of us and hope that is becomes a place you retreat to annually - We look forward to welcoming you!...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- Music Library:
- Free Long Distance
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Whale Watching
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Come walk with us - and enjoy the Historic Spanish homes and well kept yards that make our neighborhood one of San Diego's favorite areas to wander. Less than a mile to Adams Avenue - with both Starbucks & Local Coffee Shops, Wine Bars, Award Winning French and American Cuisine, as well as Casual Mexican & Burgers - Kensington has it all right here. Need to take a break? We have a local Library, Gym, several beauty salons, independent movie theater and if interested in staying a bit longer, a few Realtors as well. Further down Adams are more restaurants, bars, coffee houses & great local shopping. With easy freeway access you can get almost anywhere you need to go in less than 20 minutes during low traffic times. Small town America feel, with Big City Thrills just a few miles away....moreless
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Great family vacation home
Great family vacation home
While the house was about 40 min. From Legoland, it was about 15-20 min. To everything else we wanted to see; USS Midway, Coronado, Balboa Park, shopping mall, etc. The house was spotlessly clean. The owners were very gracious & addressed any needs we had. The neighborhood was very quiet. I would certainly recommend this home. We had a wonderful time.
- Guest Deb P. (United States)
- Date of stay 08/12/13
- Review Submitted 08/18/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for staying with us! Looking forward to seeing you next time!
AWESOME FAMILY GATHERING PLACE!! part 2 of review
AWESOME FAMILY GATHERING PLACE!! part 2 of review
Even tho some of the grandparents from San Jose could not make it due to health conditions & were sorely missed, Grandpa Sid (77) joined us from Huntington Beach & felt so “at home” here, enjoying his cup of tea in the morning sunshine & watching his favorite golf game on the fabulous big TV in the family room !! A good time was had by all & we look forward to returning to our “Kensington” home away from home very soon! We can't say enough good things about Samantha & her family . They were so very gracious, warm & welcoming to all of us. Oh almost forgot..they even sent us away w/ a going away gift..cute ribbon tied cellophane bags w/ some awesome cookies in fall shapes from their favorite local bakery!! YUM!! Their warm hospitality & consideration of our needs will bring us back many times in the future. Thanks again!!
- Guest Jan (Truckee,CA)
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you and the family any time!!
We had the perfect Christmas at this wonderful house. We will defiantly be using it again. The owners were wonderful. The house was amazing. The area was close to everything. The area was enchanting. If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay in San Diego this is the perfect house to stay in. Thanks so much for making our Holiday special.
- Guest Tami R.
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad our home was able to make your holidays special!
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3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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Additional Fees and Taxes:
Additional cleaning fee of $150 per stay
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- Nearest Airport: Lindberg Field at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Mission Bay at 12 Miles
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: Hello! We are a three generation family that enjoys traveling together. Kensington has been our home for over 30 years and we wouldn't live anywhere else! Betsy & Samantha live at the property next door - both have a background in Hospitality & Event Planning and love sharing their knowledge of San Diego. We are happy to give you the inside scoop and help you get the most out of your visit!
Why the Owner Chose Kensington:
With a single story floor plan, and generous family & living room, plus an expansive back yard - this has been our entertainment location for years! Come stay, meet the family, relax, enjoy your time - we are here to help! New cities can be fun & thrilling or intimidating - we want you to enjoy what San Diego & our property has to offer, so we are happy to be as involved in your travel as you want - need everything planned - no problem - want Do Not Disturb on every door - we can do that too! This is to be an adventure for all of us and hope that is becomes a place you retreat to annually - We look forward to welcoming you!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love this house for entertaining and that everyone has a space to retreat to. Secluded and private, there is a gate and long driveway that separates the homes to allow privacy and space. Also we as a family have a background in major event planning and contacts through out San Diego for any of your personal, event, or presentation needs. Most equipment needs most likely will already be available in our storage or we'll know where to find it for you! We also have a full office next door with copier, color laser printer and administrative & notary services available. Knowing you have support if you need while traveling is always a bonus, as well as an inn keeper that understands this is your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you to our rental!
- Primary: 619-993-7264 Cell Phone
- Secondary: +1 619-884-4221 Betsy Adams Cell
- Fax: +1 619-270-9801
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Plenty of Parking - Or room for biking, pet walking, or chalk drawing
Through these doors begins your Vacation & Relaxation!
View of the Home
Family Room with 55" Flat Screen & Space for all!
Front Full Bath
Large yard with gas BBQ & outdoor dining - additional seating/tables available
Enjoy a quiet afternoon in the backyard grotto sitting area
Welcome to Sunny San Diego!
Formal Living Room
Gas Fireplace on Remote for the occasional chilly night
Cozy Kitchen with Dishwasher, Stove, Microwave, Frig & Pantry
King Bedroom with ensuite full bath & flat screen TV & 2 full closets
Ramp access and large grassy area
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