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Bright, Clean & Airy One-Bedroom - 750 Square Feet - Beautiful! Near All!

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Guest House in quiet single-family neighborhood, on a secluded cul-de-sac. Beautiful Wood Floors, Custom Built-In Desk, lots of Storage. Beaches, Shopping Malls, Balboa Park, and Sea World all near. Full-size Fully-Stocked Kitchen & Bathroom. New Queen-size memory foam bed & Full Sofa Bed! Central Heat & A/C, High-Speed Internet, Cable TV. Full-Size Washer/Dryer as well. All utilities Included!

Private entrance guest house / granny flat behind our home is a quiet residential neighborhood.

Very large, light & airy, 750 square feet. Also, a nice built-in desk/counter area overlooking a beautiful orange tree. The perfect location that allows you very quick access to all of San Diego must-see destinations, but in a quiet residential setting, away from the hustle and bustle of these sites.

There is one new memory foam Queen-Size Bed in the bedroom area (not fully enclosed so as to allow a view from the living room), and a full-size, comfortable sofa sleeper - a high-end Ikea couch purchased in Germany and a memory foam topper (purchased at Costco) - without the painful metal bar that plagues most sofa beds. The couch/sleeper is in the living room.

This upstairs, private-entrance guesthouse apartment is a totally separate living quarters from our main home. You'll have your own living room, dining area, bedroom area, fully-equipped kitchen (just remodeled with beautiful quartz counter tops), bathroom (also new quartz counter tops), and deck. Feel free to pick all the oranges you can use, right outside your door.

More Details

Michael Appelman
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Michael Appelman

We love to travel, but prefer to stay at our destinations for longer periods of time, preferably two to three months. The era of VRBO has allowed us the opportunity to rent out our residence and our one-bedroom apartment, funding our somewhat extravagant pastime. We much prefer staying in a vacation rental to a hotel, and meeting our hosts is oftentimes a highlight at each destination. We realize every traveler is unique, with their own unique needs and desires, but we make ourselves available for as much input as each guest desires. Having lived in San Diego for 50+ years provides us with a pretty substantial knowledge base of where to go, when to go, and the all-important why to go. We're here to help, so don't hesitate to ask.

Why Michael Appelman chose Birdland

We are just taking over the management of our properties, and unfortunately prior reviews do not transfer over. However, I would note that most of our guests have been longer stays, from a month or two up to our current guest, who has been with us for about six months. We can honestly say we have enjoyed all of our guests, and we believe these feelings have been mutual. We do allow for shorter stays, with a minimum of three days, so feel free to "check us out" for a few days and book a longer stay when the desire to return to San Diego strikes again.

What makes this apartment unique

Our home is minutes away from virtually everywhere you might want to visit in San Diego, yet you avoid the bustle and noise oftentimes associated with tourist sites. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Birdland neighborhood, you have the best of both worlds: Solitude and Proximity.


Birdland Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full-size bathroom, with an antique farmhouse sink (from my grandmother's farm in Wisconsin, and a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Not 100 percent walled off from the rest of the apartment, but not really a studio either. Please view pictures to see what I mean. We didn't close off the wall between the bedroom and the rest of the unit so that the pleasant view out the bedroom window can be viewed by all. A sliding partition closes off the bedroom for privacy, when desired.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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
If we are traveling during your stay, I can make my 2008 Prius available for $25 per day, for local use only (San Diego County).


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Bright, Clean & Airy One-Bedroom - 750 Square Feet - Beautiful! Near All!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Delightful, centrally located and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

My stay here was exactly what I was hoping for. The hosts were friendly and accommodating, the house was bright, clean cheery, close to all major freeways and centrally located. I could not have found a more suitable rental for the price and location. This will be my go-to spot for vacationing in the this area!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: TIffany was a terrific guest. She was kind and courteous, and she left the apartment in perfect condition. We look forward to Tiffany staying with us in the future. She is always welcome.
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, close to everything, safe neighborhood, very clean, pet friendly, only thing I would add to it is a blow dryer.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable for a small family

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay here with our 2yo and 5yo. It's all one room with no internal door except on the bathroom, which worked fine for us. Friendly, helpful owner and an unexpected bonus: a tree with delicious oranges just outside!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This location was spotless and sparkling clean. Everything you need was provided and would maybe suggest providing some beach equipment, Shower was great and tons of storage. Probably not the best choice for seniors or the disabled. Lots of care went into this place, beautifully decorated and maintained, Would use again Thanks, Michael.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darn! Our string of two-plus years of five-star reviews has finally been snapped. We would just say it is unfortunate we lost a star because the guest indicates this unit may not be suitable for handicapped individuals, as this is an upstairs unit. We would note that in our description we specifically indicate this is upstairs and we do not have an elevator. A more careful reading of our property description may well have helped our guests in locating a home that better suited their needs. Nonetheless, they were terrific guests, pleasant and quiet, and I would recommend them to you if your home is suitable for their needs.
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Very nice property and good location

  • 5 of 5

I recommend the location for a good stay in San Diego. The birds singing in the morning was an added perk.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roland was a quiet, considerate guest. We enjoyed hosting him, and we look forward to a return visit some day. He is always welcome.
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Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We moved from Illinois to San Diego in early January. We needed a temporary place to stay while we found a new permanent residence, and we sold or got rid of a lot of our stuff rather than move it with us. This apartment had everything we needed to live for the first 3 months in town. Tons of closet/storage space for some of the items we did bring, plenty of kitchen goods for cooking, washer/dryer, close proximity to conveniences, and more. The area was safe and quiet, but had easy access to get the freeways. In terms of being able to make it a home, it was perfect. Clean, bright, and airy just as the description says!

Michael and his wife were more than welcoming and accommodating. Michael really helped us in so many ways. Not knowing anyone in San Diego, but having him as a resource made the move so much easier. We were so lucky to have decided on renting this place. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a central location in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When someone books your apartment for three months, you tend to wonder: Will they be great guests? Well, Jen and her husband Justin were wonderful guests in every way. We hated to see them leave. If you ever have the opportunity to host them, don't hesitate.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego Airport - Lindbergh Field
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Picture yourself in the heart of an amazing city, with virtually unlimited options of things to do and see. Our home is 10 to 15 minutes away from a wide array of sports activities, restaurants and bars, scenic drives, white-sand beaches, parks, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and so much more. Stay in Birdland, a quiet residential neighborhood, a stone's throw from whatever your heart desires. (Note: Bring your own stones, but we'll provide the home).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Additional Guest Fee $8 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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