About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
5 large rooms, 2 bedrooms+, 1.25 baths, walkable community, near restaurants etc
Close to all San Diego fun! Very central location. Walkable neighbourhood with lots of restaurants, coffee shops and breweries.
Recently refurbished, but maintaining the charming Craftsman quality, this 2 bedroom bungalow sleeps 8+, with plenty of room for additional air mattresses & sleeping bags. The master bedroom, with its own powder room, has double french doors leading out to a secluded red brick patio. It also offers a dedicated work/office space with wifi available.
The second bedroom is set for a group, with beds for 4 plus a "kid's hideaway" complete with toys and a toddler bed. It also has a separate entrance from the patio with a table and chairs to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather. Bring a wrap for cooler mornings and evenings.
The entertainment room has a comfy daybed, suitable for lounging during the day and ready to clear as a third sleeping space. There is a 42" t.v. and a game table with oodles of board games & jigsaw puzzles.
The newly replaced double paned windows throughout allow lots of glorious light and natural ventilation.
The kitchen has maintained its quaint charm with original cabinets and "penny tile" counters. However, it has all the modern conveniences, including gas stove, microwave, coffeemaker, blender, etc. It is a large kitchen with a long white wooden table to seat 10 people. Perfect for family/group meals.
The gracious front room features an original Batchelder tile fireplace (non-operable) - a true art treasure. There is wall to wall built-in wooden bookcases, filled with books for your reading pleasure. Please feel free to take a paperback home.
Beautiful renewable bamboo floors flow throughout.
There is a long concrete slanted driveway, but only street parking is allowed, so all tenants have easy access to the back patio. The property has 3 units, so the patio & driveway are communal spaces. Do not park in the driveway. There is available street parking.
The house is located in the historic community of Kensington, established in 1920. It is walking distance to dozens of bars & restaurants, including Ponce's, which was established in 1946 and is still run by the original family, offering delicious, authentic Mexican food. It's a 3 block stroll to the farmer's market style grocery store, a Starbuck's and just a little further the historic Ken Cinema, still showing movie classics.
It is literally minutes from Highway 15 and Interstate 8, making it less than ten minutes to Balboa Park and the world famous San Diego Zoo. 15 minutes to downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter for a busy nightlife scene, 20 minutes to amazing southern beaches and 40 minutes to the mountains. Lots of theatre and art.
Speaking of art, the walls of this 1400 square foot house are hung with original art by award-winning California artists. Interested in purchasing something? Just inquire!
There is no alley access, which contributes to the quiet, peaceful nature of this lovely, gracious space. Following an afternoon of relaxing on the patio, guests can enjoy walking dinner in any of the multitude restaurants, only moments away. Also nearby are a library and park with a playground. You may never want to go home!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Susan Mae
Susan Mae, a fourth-generation native San Diegan, holds an associate of arts degree in fine arts, with honours in painting. She established Ladybug Art Studio in 1974, providing custom art to businesses, corporations, colleges and the general public. Hull taught art for various organizations and continues to offer beginning-level private instruction in most mediums. She is an award-winning artist and photographer, a teacher, lecturer, author and master calligraphist. She recently published her first book, ADVENTURE with Barney. Hull wrote, lettered and illustrated the book which features the youngest of her four grandchildren. She transformed her retail gallery into an Airbnb in the spring of 2017, allowing enjoy life more while pursuing her passion for art and writing
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, adorable house
This is a great home in a really cute neighborhood. You can walk to get foo, coffee or beer and wine. This home is also centrally located. We will definitely stay here again.
We discovered Susan's house as we were looking for a downtown San Diego vacation. We have a large family and needed beds for each of our kids and another room for some separation between parents and kids. Susan's home was very comfortable and even had a small room with a toddler size bed for my 3 year old, complete with toys for her as well. Communication was excellent and this was one of our best experiences with VRBO to date. She was even understanding of my crazy kids who broke her coffee pot and was more concerned about whether we could find a coffee shop than her broken pot! Highly recommended!
Awesome house and location.
Susan and Lyle were very responsive to our requests! Thanks so much🙂
Beautiful and welcoming home in charming Kensington neighborhood.
Susan's home is absolutely charming and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay while there. We were greeted with a charming note and plenty of water and snacks. My only request for the future would be curtains or blinds for the French doors and window in the master bedroom, however this was an easy fix with all the curtains around the home. Will definitely rent from Susan again in the future.
Artistic and beautiful
An extremely welcoming home in a very artistic neighborhood. The owner is an artist so you will see paintings everywhere around house. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely come by again.
we are very glad that you enjoyed your time in Kensington.
we love our space & are happy for the opportunity to share it.
Centrally located to just about anything you could want to do on a vacation. Literally 5 minutes to highway 15 and interstate 8, your lifeline to San Diego's myriad of attractions. Everything one needs is nearby, including a UPS store, a "farm-fresh grocery", a community park with playground, and medical clinic. If you want more adventure... we are only 15 minutes from Balboa Park (lots of museums) and the World Famous San Diego Zoo, 20 minutes from beautiful, world-class beaches and 30 minutes from the back country hills. Downtown nightlife and the historic Hotel del Coronado (where Frank Baum was inspired to write The Wizard of Oz) offer unique entertainment. Stroll the historic Kensington district where you can dine at Ponce's, family run since 1946, offering authentic Mexican food & a great Cantina. The neighborhood is crammed with modern restaurants & bars, coffee shops, and the vintage Ken Cinema- still showing classic movies. Nearby is Old Town, where California began, with great shopping and Mexican dining. San Diego is a treasure trove of history. Consider exploring the Presidio. Also within driving distance are two internationally acclaimed theatres, The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse, often playing Broadway-bound productions! Literally minutes from highway 15 and interstate 8, this enchanting craftsman bungalow is truly centrally located. And then, there is the wonderful weather. Don't forget to bring a wrap for the evenings! For more things to do in San Diego visit this website: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60750-Activities-San_Diego_California.html