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Charming Craftsman Cottage w/ Hot Tub ~ Located in the Heart of San Diego

North Park, San Diego, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights

Remodeled 1935 Craftsman Cottage with Hot Tub and Private Yard

My home is located in the heart of San Diego, just North of Balboa Park in an area called North Park. I am within walking distance to bars, craft breweries, restaurants, and shopping. The beach and downtown are just a short 10-minute drive away.

The house itself was fully remodeled in 2012, yet kept some of the characteristics of the period when it was built. The walls are rounded in the living room of this 1935 Craftsman home.

Outside the home

There is a large private yard, Caldera Hot Tub, and great outdoor space, complete with a BBQ grill and patio table that seats 6 for dining outdoors or a comfortable outdoor sofa bed perfect for lounging around in the afternoon after a full day of exploring.

Inside the home

The kitchen is full of light, central to all activity throughout the house, offering an enjoyable cooking experience. The kitchen is well-equipped with all of the tools you’ll need to create a delicious meal and there are even four comfortable counter stools at the breakfast bar where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee.

The kitchen opens up to the living room, where you’ll see a a dining set, adjustable to either table or counter height, that seats four. Pull over a couple of counter stools for a rousing card game or plop down on the newly added sofa (sleeper) and set-up a movie night with the 42” mounted Roku TV with DVD player and surround sound system! Choose a great flick from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, or the selection of DVD's, and whatever you do, don’t forget the popcorn!

Bedroom 1 is located just around the corner from the living room. It features a queen-size bed, a ceiling fan, a spacious walk-in closet, dresser, night-stand, and a door leading out to the backyard.

Bedroom 2 also has a queen-size bed, a closet for you to store your belongings, and a bookshelf with some classics for you to enjoy during your stay. Both bedrooms have plenty of natural light streaming in so you won’t miss out on a second of that San Diego sunshine!

The bathroom is next to bedroom 1 and features luxurious stone flooring, granite counter tops, dual sinks, and a large walk-in shower.

To get to the spacious backyard, go through the door in bedroom 1 and you’ll find the perfect place to hang out on a sunny day! You can cook up some juicy burgers on the gas grill and enjoy them at a glass-top table for 6. When you’re ready for a bit of R&R, climb into the hot tub just around the corner.


The house is located in a quiet neighborhood in trendy North Park with a park and playground just a few blocks away. Head in the other direction, and you will find bustling streets filled with bars, craft breweries, esteemed restaurants, and eclectic shops.

A few places worth checking out nearby include Belching Beaver Brewing, Jayne's Gastropub, Nomad Donuts, Tiger! Tiger!, and Soda & Swine.

Jump on the I-8 and you are a short drive to gorgeous beaches, a vibrant downtown, and the city's best attractions!


Tasha Ross

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Tasha Ross

Told not to go chasing waterfalls, but here I am, chasing waterfalls. Always looking for the next adventure. Love to travel and spend time with my boyfriend, Alex, and the notorious Lux (my golden/boxer).

Tasha Ross purchased this House in 2015

Why Tasha Ross chose North Park

I moved to San Diego on a whim, and have made the city home. I spent about a month looking for a place to put down roots when I came across this gem. I walked in and instantly could see myself cooking in the kitchen, enjoying the hot tub, and playing with my pup in the yard. I lived here for two years when a job opportunity took me outside of San Diego. I ultimately returned, and the house naturally turned into a full time rental property. I miss living there at times, but am less than a mile away in a condo that I recently renovated and adore. Plus, it is always fun to explore a new area, and I enjoy interacting with guests from all over the world!

What makes this House unique

This is the perfect craftsman cottage for San Diego living. The sun shines wakes you up in the best possible way, and is the perfect base to come back to after a long day of exploring. The cottage is comfortable and has all of the modern amenities that we have come to enjoy.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Front Bedroom
        1 queen
      • The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, walk-in closet, and plenty of dresser space. There is a door leading outside to the deck, which is where you find the hot tub, outdoor couch, and patio table. On each side of this door, are side doors that can be opened to enjoy the San Diego breeze. The front bedroom has two windows allowing plenty of light in. There is a queen sized bed and closet in this room.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • There is a large mirror with two sinks and plenty of counter space.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          A quick 10 minute drive to the Ocean! Located in a quaint part of North Park. Walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants, and more! A park and playground is just a couple of blocks down the street.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Wifi is available. You can find the passcode in the welcome manual that I have on the counter.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      This is San Diego. On most days, opening and closing the windows is all that you need. Please only use the AC when absolutely necessary... on the 3 days when the temperature rises to over 90.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      There is a volleyball in the chest next to the spa
                    • Garage
                      I do have a garage, but the access is restricted.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      This is San Diego. On most days, opening and closing the windows is all that you need. Please only use the HVAC system when absolutely necessary to help me conserve.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      There is a dryer, but access must be granted.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      You will find the beds made with fresh linens and an extra set in the front bedroom closet.
                    • Living Room
                      There is a queen sized memory foam sofa sleeper in the living room, which sleeps 2, and is quite comfortable. I have redone furniture in here, so this is a bit of a work in progress, but is comfy!
                    • Parking
                      The driveway can easily accommodate 2-4 cars depending on their size.
                    • Towels Provided
                      There are plenty of towels in the bathroom. You will also find beach towels in the storage chest by the hot tub.
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is a washing machine, but access must be granted.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          The coffee maker lives on the counter.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          There are plenty of dishes and utensils for whatever you may need.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is filled with everything that you may need to cook here. The "pantry" cabinet (across from sink) is filled with unopened food left by guests. Enjoy and feel free to contribute!
                        • Microwave
                          There is a microwave on the counter
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          I have left plenty of spices and olive oil for you to use. I just ask that you replace any spices that you may finish off. Feel free to leave unopened food that you don't wish to throw away.
                        • Refrigerator
                          The fridge is a side-by-side.
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove
                        • Toaster
                          The toaster can be found in the cabinet.


                            • Dining
                              There are 3 bar stools at the breakfast bar and a dining table that seats 4.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  A few books have been left for your reading pleasure!
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  There are a few games... Monopoly and Scrabble.
                                • Music Library
                                  Pandora is available on Roku
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  The 42" is set-up with roku (hulu, netflix, and amazon). The house and outdoor area is wired with surround sound.
                                • Toys
                                  There are some sand toys in the chest by the spa. Please rinse these off if you use them. Thanks!
                                • Video Library
                                  There is a small set of DVD's set out to enjoy. I do have amazon prime and netflix set-up for your viewing pleasure.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is an awesome outdoor space complete with large deck, large couch, patio table for six, and hot tub. The outdoor space is a perfect extension to the house and is San Diego living at its best!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a lawn area that is fully fenced
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      This is a weber q gas grill.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          There are two small steps at each entrance. The steps are small, but there is not a ramp.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              There is a private hot tub available for use. Towels can be found in the storage container next to the spa.


                                                • museums
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • This home is the perfect getaway for a long weekend, week away with family or friends, or an extended stay in San Diego. Centrally located to the beach, restaurants, downtown, shopping, and plenty of outdoor activities and the zoo! There is plenty of privacy, but you are still close to everything!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  25 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Loved the Privacy and Location

                                                                  Christine L.

                                                                  We loved the privacy gate especially having the little ones with us. We also loved how central North Park was. We loved Rudfords for breakfast and City Tacos for dinner. We did notice a lot of people walking and some transients, but everyone keeps to themselves. We also could hear the police helicopter out each night. If your not used to the city sounds that could impact your stay. It didn’t bother us. Our girls loved having their own room and the space to play in the yard. We all loved the jacuzzi, it was so nice after our long days at Safari Park and Sea World. We used Tasha’s recommendations in the welcome book on beaches and weren’t disappointed. Tasha was also very quick to reply when we had questions. We hope to stay again for sure! Thank you Tasha for helping us to create some beautiful memories!


                                                                  Eugenia J.

                                                                  We loved our stay at this beautiful home. It is a great location and public transportation is close by. Property is very well maintained with modern amenities that include a lavish shower with plenty of room for two. The back yard is very beautiful and we enjoyed the hot tub. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to San Diego!

                                                                  Comfortable and quiet small home with character and plenty of amenities

                                                                  Victor M.Canada

                                                                  My wife and I spent two weeks in early March 2018 at this property. We mostly enjoyed our stay here. The house was equipped with many of the small items you take for granted at home, like spices, paper towels, condiments, etc... We loved the side yard with the big couches and the back yard with a hot tub. A great location to unwind in after a long day roaming around San Diego! A short drive to some of the most popular tourist destinations, like the Zoo and Balboa Park. North Park has steadily been acquiring a new vibe that includes nice bars and restaurants. We enjoyed exploring around Adam or University streets which contain some eclectic eateries and shops.

                                                                  One downside is you have only one bathroom so if uncomfortable sharing with others then maybe not a good choice for you. We found it comfortable just for the two of us and when our son came to visit...his bedroom was very small and more adequate for small children than adults!!

                                                                  Be prepared for a lot of traffic noise in front of the hour especially during rush hours otherwise the typical suburban house and you need to expect some road noise!!

                                                                  When travelling to tourist areas we learned to avoid the freeways by not taking interstate 8 especially during rush hours.

                                                                  The master bed is very soft and lumpy so I would not recommend for anyone having a bad back. The BBQ was just adequate for us but disappointing that not cleaned before we arrived.

                                                                  Tasha was very responsive to all our requests and we appreciated the property information binder she provided.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Victor,

                                                                  I am sorry that you mostly enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you are familiar with North Park and San Diego and know that the area that you stayed in is quite urban. The street that the house sits on is one street off the main street, so there are cars, but not much traffic. The 8 freeway, which is one of the main freeways used when heading to the beach can get backed, but there are also plenty of other ways around it, which I offered to share. Unfortunately, the evening that it was most frustrating for you, a water pipe burst and closed down a major freeway causing gridlock all over the city.

                                                                  Similar to many other homes in the neighborhood, this is a craftsman home with much detail. The rooms are not huge like you would find in a more suburban area, but offer the privacy and comfort that you would need for vacation. Although, some do prefer a firmer mattress, both of the queen bed mattresses in the house are on the softer side. The particular mattress that you mention was actually purchased this past Spring.

                                                                  I do appreciate the feedback on the grill and have already spoken to my cleaning crew about how important it is to ensure that the grill is clean. My sincerest apologies.

                                                                  Thank you,


                                                                  Great House

                                                                  Eva T.Aubrey, Texas

                                                                  We enjoyed our stay at this house. The house was nice and clean. The outside is set up very nice and even though it sits in the middle of a very busy neighborhood the fence gives complete privacy.

                                                                  Thank you Tasha for opening your home to me and my dogs.

                                                                  Small charming house nestled into busy neighborhoods with lots of stuff to do.

                                                                  Scott B.Kansas City MO.

                                                                  House was exactly how you see in pictures, beds, bathrooms and amenities were top notch. House is also close to all attractions in the area, you can definitely have a busy trip trying to see everything there is to do. I went whale watching and to the zoo, also drove around Coronado island and watched the sun set, then down to ocean beach for people watching and drinks. Great trip!


                                                                  kris s.

                                                                  Wonderful property! Everything was just as described and Tasha was very helpful with any questions.


                                                                  North Park, San Diego, CA, USA

                                                                  Head to Balboa park to explore the botanical gardens, the various museums, try out lawn bowling, or find yourself wandering around one of the many festivals that happens year 'round.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $0 - $10
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  If any sign of smoking is discovered Guest authorizes the Owner to charge the guest a minimum $500 cleaning fee. If excessive wear and tear is found on property, or additional cleaning is necessary due to spills, trash left on site, unclean dishes, stains to furniture, carpeting, linens, paint, wallpaper, or flooring, Guest authorizes the Owner to bill them for additional fees. If at any time the maximum number of occupants is exceeded or if the Owner receives information about excessive noise, Owner has the right to evict Guest and all occupants immediately and to bill the guest a minimum service fee of $250. Unless the rental policy specifically allows, if any sign of any pet is discovered Guest authorizes Owner to charge the guest an additional minimum $500 cleaning fee, unless otherwise allowed by the owner.

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