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Beautiful Cottage W/ Loft Nestled Between Little Italy/Downtown

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Urbana is the perfect get away, right in the middle of it all. It’s located in the heart of San Diego's most thriving cultural, business and leisure districts but when you step inside the gate, you leave it all behind. The house was built in 1889 and charms visitors with original architecture that’s been completely reimagined and designed to accomodate guests with a taste for modern amenities and a contemporary aesthetic.

When you come home to the cottage from a day exploring the beaches, parks, and charming districts of San Diego, you step into an adult playground all your own. Use the gas BBQ and outdoor dining table while you enjoy the lush landscapes, raised bed gardens, bamboo fences and curving hard-scapes around you.

The kitchen offers everything you need with fully stocked cookware, new stainless steel appliances, bbq tools, dish and glassware, silverware, a full set of chef’s cookware, graters, strainers, steamers and much more. Its open layout lets you cook and chat with your guests sitting at the patio table, lounging in the loft or in the living room. The television and ipod doc are both there to entertain you while you whip up culinary creations as well.

The living space offers a marble countertop breakfast bar with leather bar chairs, a fold out contemporary queen sized sofa bed, coffee table and beautiful nail-rimmed armchair. Enjoy the large flat screen and DVD player, board games or books with your guests.

The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed with designer bedding, sitting alcove, handmade headboard, sitting chair and stool. Unpack and make yourself at home in the full sized closet. Let in the natural light with huge bay windows, or retreat and relax by closing the large french doors.

The loft is nothing but fun! Perfect for kids or a second couple or guest, it overlooks the cottage kitchen and living space. Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has a pillowed sitting bench, queen sized mattress and bedding, and two poofs for lounging!

The cottage has black out blinds, double paned windows that shut out the city sounds, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, heaters, and all new cabinetry, tile, and fixtures. We love staying here, and hope you will too!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Urbana is family friendly, and has a cozy sleeping loft that kids will love. San Diego is full of epic family attractions like the San Diego zoo, Wild Animal Park, Leggo Land, La Jolla cove for snorkeling, splashing and watching seals, the New Children's Museum, Balboa park museums and artist's village, beaches, miniature golf, seaport village, and much more! We are also a short drive from water slides, the desert, and two hours away from theme parks in LA county like Disney Land, California Adventure, Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry farm to name a few. Take the family on a drive for legendary apple pie in the mountain town of Julian an hour north! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 1889 Historic house that has been completely remodeled to cater to a contemporary aesthetic. The interior of the cottage is an architect's delight. It's a very playful, homey space that's been decorated with original artwork and everything we could think of to make your stay wonderful. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A beautiful urban oasis nestled between the best that San Diego has to offer. Walking distance from the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Balboa Park, Hillcrest, the Convention Center and the bay. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar with two leather bar stools. Low coffee table in living room and outdoor patio table with four chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    street parking only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Cooking pots and pans, graters, rubber cooking utensils, whisk, can opener, wine opener, baking pan and sheet, full set of silverware, serving utensils, BBQ tools, peeler, strainer, pitcher,tupperware...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic, some tea and coffee, sugar. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Jan 5 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000 $3,500
Summer
Jun 1 - Jul 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,200 $4,000
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Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,600
flat fee
Summer
Jul 13 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,200 $4,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning $110
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

$110 cleaning fee and a $500 refundable damage deposit.

For stays of two nights, if approved for special circumstances, rate will be $255 per night.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Little Italy or Tin Can Ale House
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego Harbor
5.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coronado Municipal Golf Course
0.9 Miles
Nearest Train
San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Bankers Hill (Park West)
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Water ski at San Diego Bay adventures
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

This incredible contemporary cottage in the city is bordered on all sides by San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. A five-minute walk to the west takes visitors to the beautiful Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. Here you can stroll through coffee shops, boutiques, bars and some of the most unique specialty shops and restaurants San Diego has to offer. Have dinner and a cocktail at el Camino, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from Assenti’s and bring them back to the cottage’s fully stocked kitchen to have an italian dinner at home in the garden. Walk three blocks in the opposite direction to reach Balboa Park, the Old Globe Theatre, art museums and the famous Prado restaurant.

To the south, it is just minutes to the Convention Center, Gaslamp District, and Petco Park. To the north, visitors can get lost in the architecture along Banker’s Hill and in Hillcrest’s daytime boutiques and buzzing nightlife.

Stroll to the nearby waterfront, visit Sea World, San Diego Marina District, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Symphony Hall, the embarcadero, and of course, the famous San Diego Zoo. These are all accessible by bus, car, trolley, or on foot.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Our family has lived in Ramona since the 1960s, and works to refurbish homes in San Diego, hoping to breath new life into their communities. We worked together to transform this 1889 historic home into a contemporary playground for vacationers and a respite for business people. Rob is a green designer and builder who has innovated energy efficient homes in San Diego for 40 years. Deborah, his wife, has worked to design the landscape, raised bed gardens, and hard-scapes surrounding the house. I worked together with my parents to design the interiors, furnish the cottage, and make prints of my original paintings for the interiors. I have a masters degree in painting and lived in the bay area for the past ten years working with kids. We're a family of four generations of San Diego musicians, builders and artists who hope to host visitors and show them the best of what our home town has to offer. We love to travel, meet new people, and create. We hope the cottage feels like home to you.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the front door entry way.

    View from the front door entry way.

  • Rest well with black out blinds and double paned windows to minimize sound.

    Rest well with black out blinds and double paned windows to minimize sound.

  • Lounge in the sitting room with blu ray DVD player, board games, books, cable TV

    Lounge in the sitting room with blu ray DVD player, board games, books, cable TV

  • All new kitchen appliances and cupboards fully stocked- get out your chef's hat!

    All new kitchen appliances and cupboards fully stocked- get out your chef's hat!

  • Fully stocked, large kitchen with a door opening into the vegetable garden.

    Fully stocked, large kitchen with a door opening into the vegetable garden.

  • Ocean inspired loft with queen sized mattress, sitting poofs and a great view!

    Ocean inspired loft with queen sized mattress, sitting poofs and a great view!

  • Just a five minute walk to watch the sun set over the bay or enjoy Little Italy

    Just a five minute walk to watch the sun set over the bay or enjoy Little Italy

  • Watch lettuces and swiss chard grow in the raised garden outside your back door.

    Watch lettuces and swiss chard grow in the raised garden outside your back door.

  • Wake up with coffee in the garden or BBQ dinner and eat outside under the stars

    Wake up with coffee in the garden or BBQ dinner and eat outside under the stars

  • Evening in the garden

    Evening in the garden

  • Fun decor around the house will help you to unwind...and chillax!

    Fun decor around the house will help you to unwind...and chillax!

  • Master bedroom with queen bed, french doors and sitting alcove

    Master bedroom with queen bed, french doors and sitting alcove

  • The open floor plan and vaulted ceilings create a fun atmosphere for groups.

    The open floor plan and vaulted ceilings create a fun atmosphere for groups.

  • Vaulted ceilings and original artwork give the space a creative touch.

    Vaulted ceilings and original artwork give the space a creative touch.

  • Newly renovated bathroom with marble countertops and tub for bubble baths!

    Newly renovated bathroom with marble countertops and tub for bubble baths!

  • Lounge in the loft! This playful space is totally unique and cozily sleeps two.

    Lounge in the loft! This playful space is totally unique and cozily sleeps two.

  • Enjoy the landscape and hard-scapes surrounding this fully renovated 1889 house

    Enjoy the landscape and hard-scapes surrounding this fully renovated 1889 house

  • BBQ and patio table included

    BBQ and patio table included

  • A close walk to San Diego's nightlife, but secluded enough to sleep peacefully!

    A close walk to San Diego's nightlife, but secluded enough to sleep peacefully!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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