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Beautiful Cottage W/ Loft Nestled Between Little Italy/Downtown

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View from the front door entry way.

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bankers Hill (Park West) cottage 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!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • Dining:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Kitchen
              • Coffee Maker
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              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

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Books

                  Communications

                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Theme

                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Tennis
                      • Racquetball
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Water Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Hospital
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Basketball Court
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $230 $250
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,500 $4,800
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                      Jul 21 - Jul 29, 2014
                      9 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $175 $200
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,000 $3,800
                      * 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: 07/17/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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.


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                      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!

                      VRBO #465263

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

                      $175 - $250 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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