Great room, 55 inch tv, gourmet perfect for BBQ, coffee or cocktails. Park like setting in quite neighborhood close to all great San Diego attractions,,10 minutes from beach,,sea world,,zoo,,gas lamp,,horse races.,excellent access to all San Diego,freeways . Wonderful shoppinfand restaurants close by. Many within walking distance. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. One queen in master, one queen in guest room, trundle in third room.
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A comfortable home in a quiet suburban neighborhood
My husband, 2 adult children, and I stayed at Gayle’s home during Christmas. We had a lovely stay. The accommodations worked well for us. The photos are true inside the house. Dated, but homey and comfortable. I found the bed in the master bedroom comfortable, although, my husband didn’t. The other rooms had a daybed and a Murphy bed. Towels, both kitchen and bath, seemed to be adequately stocked, and it was nice to have a washer and dryer.
Upon arriving, I thought the house was heavily scented with plug-in Glade freshener and dryer sheets in non-kitchen drawers. I unplugged the freshener during our stay. I thought the cleaning could be improved. A used but dried sponge was in the sink, and I replaced it with a new one from the garage. There were also bits of crumbs on a few kitchen items and in a couple of kitchen drawers, and a few clean dishes were left in the drying rack. I feel all dishes should have been put away. Those are things I noticed but had no effect on our stay.
The cook range was wonderful. 6 gas burners and a big oven. It was of great use especially during Christmastime. The house had adequate supporting kitchen items, but could use another saucepan, potato peeler and a non-serrated chef’s knife. Except for a cleaver, the other knives were serrated. There were a lot of dinner plates, maybe 15, but could use more forks, spoons and coffee mugs.
This home was warm and comfortable, and the location was convenient to the freeways, grocery, retail, and restaurants. The backyard was nice and private with the canyon as the view. My dogs loved basking in the sun. It’s a friendly, inviting neighborhood as well. People waved or said “hi” to us while walking the dogs!
Finally, Gayle was an accommodating host. She gave us our space, yet stressed that I could text her at any time. I did a couple of times, once to ask if the fireplace worked -it did, but decided not to use it- and the other regarding a new doggie bed I forgot to pack up. Both were taken care of within minutes! Gayle contacted her cleaning crew and they set it out on the courtyard for my son to pick up. Thank you! I also appreciated the bottle of bubbly upon arrival. Her personal touches were welcoming!
Dinah, thank you so much for your detailed review. I have added the suggested kitchen items and advised the cleaning crew on improvements. We hope to have you as a guest at The Mermaid house again soon.
The Mermaid House was a great choice
This house was great, it is located close to business, restaurants, groceries, downtown, parks and more. The house is super nice, it has top of the line appliances in the kitchen and two smart TVs. Also they provide clean linen. The backyard is sweet and ready to use, if you are planning on having a BBQ with family friends, this backyard will accommodate that and more. It also has WiFi, sonic you are on business or has things to go you can still accomplish them.
Like I mentioned before is very well located. If you time your plans right, you will barely hit any traffic. Overall a great place and I highly recommend this house.
Comfortable house with a great outside entertainment area and convienently located
We really enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid House. It is a comfortable house with an incredible outside deck perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The kitchen was well stocked with any cooking equipment we needed. The host, Gayle, was very responsive to any questions or concerns we had. We will definetely be back!
The property was great, very clean. The deck with the pit and bbq were wonderful feature
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid House. It was very clean, cutely decorated and the back deck with the fire pit and bbq grill was a plus!!
We found the location to be fairly central to the activities we had planned.
We would definitly stay here again when visiting the San Diego area!
Very nice, good discription.
The house was exactly what was described. Three bedrooms with the ability to sleep up to six 6 people...the listing says bunk bed-but it is a trundle and this was obvious from the picture, but if you expect a bunk bed you will be disappointed. The house does not have A/C but the owner provided fans, which helped, but we were disappointed every day we came home and the house was 80 degrees. At night the air outside was cooler than the house but the temperature inside never got below 73. This was our mistake for assuming a house that we were renting for $200/day would have AC but we didn't think it would be necessary to verify from the list of amenities if it did or not. The second negative for us was the house can sleep 6 but both tables (inside and out) can only seat 4, there were multiple seating surfaces but if you had a family (like we do) and wanted to eat together you would not be able to. We also could not find the DVD player that was listed on the amenities list, but we didn't ask about it either so maybe it was hidden somewhere. Finally, though the house was clean and it was obvious the owner took that very seriously, the "master" bathroom and vanity had ants. We never saw any ants outside of that area. As I said the house was exactly as described and we had a wonderful vacation there otherwise and appreciated having our space and not using a hotel.
Thank you for your comments. Ants were present in the master bath area, and I have since had the house treated and all ants are gone. I moved the DVD player out into plane site so it is easier to find and use. Additionally I removed the 4 person glass table and installed a wood 6 person table (with additional two chairs to seat 8) additionally the outdoor table can also seat 8. I am sorry you hit such a hot spell in San Diego, usually being so close to the coast and with the canyon breezes it stays nice and cool.
Gayle Mermaid House
Dream Vacation Home in San Diego located in an Amazing Area Close to Everything A++
This property has it all! Gayle the owner took care of us from the beginning to the end of my families vacation. It was our first time in San Diego and Gayle made our experience one that will be, life long memories! I would suggest this rental to anyone looking for an amazing place in a safe area. We will definately rent this property again next year! Thanks again Gayle for being so helpful.
Thank you, I hope to see you again next year !