"We arrived having had a hard to beat stay in Santa Monica, but this place stopped us in our tracks. This house is great. The owners have a real home from home here, furnished and equipped to a very high level. Loved staying here. Its big, plush and has everything you'll need and more.
Bonuses were things like the audio system which pipes your music everywhere (even wireless speakers in the garden), the fantastic kitchen, large liveing areas, AC (which we needed I think maybe twice, it got v hot towards the end of the week), the lovely chilled garden, loads of parking.
The house is on a quiet cul de sac, in a nice neighbourhood. We walked in Hillcrest a few evenings - loads of bars and restaurants, all of which were good. Supermarkets are about a mile away. Balboa park is maybe 10 minutes on foot, and walking into downtown SD took about 40 minutes. TO be honest, we went downtown just the once and spend the rest of our time local, much preferred it.
The house is easy to find, and is in a good location to be a base for exploring the area. We spent a lot of time on the beaches, with Coronado and Ocean Beach being our favourites. Drove up to La Jolla after so many people telling us what a lovely place it it. Well, its OK, if a bit manufactured. We thought Coronado was nicer, more interesting, relaxed and a nicer vibe and a lot easier to get to and park up. THe drive over the bridge is spectacular. We couldn't get a parking spot near any beach in La Jolla and ended up coming back to OB. Worth considering if you are driving out.
The house made it for us, being so nice, it was such a nice place to come back in to after a day out, so we spent a few evenings just relaxing there.
Oh yeah, breakfast, 8am, the fountain comes on outside and you can watch hummingbirds in the water, whilst you have your breakfast. Great way to start the day!"
Guest: Julian S.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 21, 2015