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Old Town State Park Casitas de Felicidad

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

THE BEST location and 5 star ratings in San Diego, California! THERE'S A LOT OF INFO HERE BUT IF YOU READ IT, YOU'LL REALLY GET EXCITED ABOUT YOUR VISIT WITH US In Sunny SAN DIEGO!! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! You really can walk from the front door to SO MANY locations and easily to public transportation night & day!! Our quiet (please note this is "city" quiet so expect some sounds), well furnished and well equipped roomy Casita is a happy, bright, comfortable duplex with a large private patio, Fully equipped kitchen, Laundry, High Speed COX internet private FREE WIFI password secure, FREE off street parking included, (although you don't need a car) and a 2 minute walk to enjoy historic San Diego Old Town State Park! The Old Town San Diego Transit Center is 2 blocks or a 6 minute walk away Also, there is the Old *Town Trolley Tour with multiple tour choices that you should (*DO THIS FIRST!) Also, SeaWorld is accessible by MTS bus or walking. Minutes from the sights, sounds, and history of San Diego! Updated Old Town Casitas duplex with all the amenities to make you feel comfortable at home while away from home.

**Please note that we have spent hours writing this description and we often get inquiries asking about what is already described here. If you still have questions AFTER reading all of this, I'll be happy to respond. You will get automatic EMAILS FROM THIS WEBSITE ASKING FOR PAYMENT when you inquire- (Don't be offended, we don't send those-they're AUTOMATIC). Please don't send an inquiry to ask questions that are already in the listing- ten out of ten times that I've gone back and forth answering questions that are already answered in here, there's no further communication. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COURTESY!

The house has 3 skylights and lots of windows for breeze and sunshine. We have Netflix Movies, and local tv on the 49" Flat Screen Smart TV too! There's heat or air conditioning for climate control if you want it. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and for blissful sleep enjoy the queen size pillow top bed and a full sized closet. If you brought the kids or if you are with another couple, there is a queen Serta sofa sleeper in the Living Room. a good night sleep. *(fee for additional people) If you do have a car, there's off street parking for 2 cars or 4 if everyone has their own car (Californians love their cars ;) We have a full kitchen with a full size 4 burner gas stove, oven and a microwave, Full size Refrigerator, coffee maker(we stock coffee,sweeteners&cream), toaster, utensils, plates bowls, pots and pans, and more! The dining room table is for 4 inside and there's a huge Outside Private patio with table & chairs and high top bar table for 4 more. Propane BBQ available, Umbrella for shade, and lights for evening cocktails. If you walk across the street you'll find Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. You'll want to settle in quick, get rested, and then go see San Diego!! This is where California first began back in 1769! The theme era of the park is set in the 1870's. The Cosmopolitan Hotel Saloon & Restaurant (even has a blacksmith too!) has an outdoor heated or shaded patio with indoor dining as well. During the day, you can step into the courtyard of the "Albert Seeley Stable" and watch the blacksmith demonstrations, tour the Seeley Stable Museum. If you listen carefully you'll hear the donkeys braying from their corals as a reminder from when they were used to bring the first U.S. Mail from the Arizona territory! Also the faint sound of train whistles blow as they arrive at the Old Town Transit Center en route to New Town San Diego or Los Angeles heading north! Savor the delicious aroma of delectable dishes being grilled from the many nearby restaurants wafting lightly in the breeze. Discover all the wonder of California's first European Settlement that is free and fun! We have menus in our information binder from many different Restaurants; (American, Mexican, Latin, New Orleans Cajun Style, Italian, Baja Lobster, Sushi, Perry's Pancake House, Ihop, Carl's Junior, Burger King, BBQ, Pizza, to find your favorite fish taco stand just look in our book! (and many more!) plus; shopping, entertainment, hiking, and golfing at the 18 hole par 3 Presidio Golf Course are just steps away. Plan to take the NUMBER ONE Tour right away (just 2 blocks walk to get there!) It's The Old Town Trolley Tours main depot on Twiggs Street and boards every 30 minutes at the top & bottom of the hour. Enjoy the 11 stop, 25 mile, 2 hour loop (or more if you want to get on & off), It's a fully narrated entertaining tour of San Diego and Coronado Island! *begins at 9am almost every day. You'll see; Seaport Village, the historic Gaslamp District, or get off and go see the World Famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, and Little Italy before it returns to Old Town. If you get off at the stops, another trolley comes every 30 minutes to resume your tour. Ending Hours vary during the year so Google it! Also just minutes away you can use "The Old Town Transit Center" which offers Light Rail Electric Trolleys, Coaster & Amtrak Trains, It's a City Buses Hub, and taxi stand too! take the city bus straight to Mission Beach, Belmont Amusement park to ride the seaside roller coaster, go to Sea World, visit beautiful La Jolla Ocean Front Cliffs & Caves, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, or Mission Bay or San Diego Bay, The Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, The Maritime Museum, Little Italy, The Gas-lamp Quarter, Petco Park for Baseball or Coronado Island and the Hotel Del Coronado. Also, many Old Town historic sites like; The Haunted Whaley House, The Mormon Historic Site, The Model Railroad museum, is also just 4 blocks away. There is so much more to tell you so book your stay & contact me and let's get you reserved ASAP!! San Diego is America's Finest City and you'll soon find out why!

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-Please advise if sofa bed is needed and who will be staying there. If, you are not staying there and are reserving for another person, we need to know so that we can provide you with excellent service.

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More Details

Steve & Kathy Brooks
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Steve & Kathy Brooks

We love to host and please our guests. Old Town San Diego is our passion and we spend a lot of time here. Our careers were with the local telephone company and after retirement we started our work in real estate. It's great to be a part of this community preserving the history in owning our piece of America's Finest City!

Steve & Kathy Brooks purchased this house in 2016

Why Steve & Kathy Brooks chose Old Town

The location! It's perfect for; convenience, beauty, history, art, and fun! Directly across the street from the Old Town San Diego State park which has shops, museums, restaurants, and even a blacksmith shop! (This is Old Town!)! So many of our guests who are trying vacation rentals for the first time are now convinced to choose us over hotels for future visits! Read our reviews! You really can walk to the transit center in 6 minutes to ride the San Diego Trolley, The Coaster Train, or the Amtrak Train. Taxis and buses are also here. Restaurants, shopping, museums, and more, are all at your doorstep. While at your comfortable home away from home, you can enjoy the large furnished patio, barbecue for yourself or friends & family, watch Netflix Videos, or relax and get a good nights rest on the comfortable pillow top queen bed. Extra guests can also enjoy the Serta Queen Sleeper that was comfort tested before we chose it for you! The kitchen and the rest of the house are well equipped and ready for you to plan your next trip to Beautiful and fun Sundiego!

We have a laundry room and bicycles too! More guests are starting to use the BBQ and relax on the patio deck- there's so much to do here or just do nothing, it's your choice!

What makes this house unique

We gave a lot of attention to to the details and setting up a vacation haven and hope you'll enjoy our little slice of paradise. We've had over 25 guests and many comment that we have EVERYTHING! We have convenient and FREE off street parking and we pride ourselves on having a site near where California was first visited & settled by Europeans! The Birthplace of California! We're sure you'll wonder why you would even need a car as you walk to so many great attractions! It's quiet inside relaxing in the living room or catching a nap. Outside you can sit on the large private patio and read, dine, or cook on the BBQ. Need to do some laundry? Just let us know, it's locked for security. The place is so cool you may have trouble leaving!


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please advise if sofa sleeper will be used so we can make sure it's ready and provide instructions. **Advise us if YOU will not be staying there.
  • Laundry Room Available @ $2 per load includes soap etc. by honor system Also: request code for laundry room.
  • Note* if your car leaks oil, please put cardboard under it or please park on the street.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Fully equipped and supplied Shower over Tub, skylight/window
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Closet, suitcase stand, Queen sized, pillow top bed, fully furnished with ceiling fan/light, nightstand, lamp, clock radio, floor lamp, and bench with two operable windows.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Old Town State Park Casitas de Felicidad
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great location and property for our family of 3

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well-appointed. Enjoyed our Spring Break in San Diego with this lovely spot as our base. Walked to restaurants, shops, and more in the historic Old Town neighborhood. Also walked to the Old Town Transit Center, which has "trolley" light rail trains and buses that took us to all the sites - did not need a car.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in San Diego and a big part of it was because of our awesome bungalow that had so much character and our hosts did such a fine job in making sure we had everything we needed and would answer any questions we had. So many great places to eat and everything you may need to cook at home. Thanks so much. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We strive to please our guests and we must have hit the mark with you! We hope you return soon!
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Quiet and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Quaint home in a perfect area!! Walking distance to many shops and restaurants 😀

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle! I hope you come back soon and stay longer!
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Absolutley Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further for the perfect place to not only lay your head but enjoy many of the sights of San Diego within 10-20 minutes of a drive! Such gracious and lovely hosts that were readily available via text for any needs or questions I had. They made fabulous recommendations for places to go and eat. The house itself is quaint and has every creature comfort you could need and then some. By far one of the best properties I have ever stayed at while using this site! I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much. You've helped us and encouraged us to keep up the good work! See you soon!
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Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at your place. It was very clean and cozy. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you needed to make a delicious meal. We loved the location because it was so close to many attractions. We had an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda & Ron, We're so glad you stayed and enjoyed your time here. Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review for potential visitors to see. We chose this site for the location it never gets old going to Old Town! We look forward to your next visit!
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Nice place close to Old Town easy transportation

  • 4 of 5

The location was very convenient to San Diego Old Town, trolley and hop on - hop off. Easy walking to transit. Once on train/buses you can get to almost all tourist sites.

The rental unit was clean and well kept. Outside deck was very nice and easy to use. Laundry was on premise but not in the unit so was a little different (also there was a nominal charge that was not explained until we arrived). Only persistent issue was the unit was only equipped with space heaters to heat entire unit. Resorted to using the oven to heat the kitchen. Probably not a problem in San Diego 90% of the time but in January be prepared for some cold mornings.

The owners were very nice and responsive. I would give them a solid score.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to give us a thoughtful and detailed review and praising our great location. We're sorry that we couldn't earn your 5 star review. We do strive to provide the best for all our valued guests. We do "request" a small $2 fee for the laundry to keep our rates down for everyone. We upgraded from no laundry to a full sized secure laundry room across the breezeway from the kitchen door. We provide laundry supplies and a deep sink & a table for sorting/folding clothes. We also upgraded from the original 1948 small floor gas heater to safer and more efficient temperature controlled heaters that you can "set and forget" to warm the Casita.
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Fiesta De Reyes
El Patio de Old Town
Old Town Trolley
Whaley House
Cafe Coyote
Berta's Latin American Restaurant
Nearest Airport
4.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
4.1 Miles
Broadway Pier, Coronado -
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Presidio Golf Course Par 3
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Old Town Transit Center/MTS/Coaster
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstates 5 & 8 cross at Old Town
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
La Pinata
Nearest Ski
146 Miles
Snow Summit Ski Resort, 880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Mission Bay/Fiesta Island
Car: not necessary

Sea World, Balboa Park, Maritime Museum, The Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Legoland, Disney Land, The Getty Center, The Getty Villa, La Brea Tar Pits, Cabrillo Nat'l Monument, Ft Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery. Tijuana Mexico, Coronado Island, Koby's Swap Meet, Valley View Center, .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Thank you for considering our listing. Please remember that Two guests are charged at the posted rate or agreed upon rate. Additional guests are $50 per night with the maximum total number of 4 people. Please don't abuse this and have your stay cancelled and asked to leave the property immediately. Please just give me a call if your plans change and let's work out suitable arrangements. We spend a lot of time in Old Town so if in doubt, please just ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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