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Cute 1940s house in hip centrally located Normal Heights neighborhood

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Small Restored 1940s house with original hardwood floors. Prime SD location

Fantastic central San Diego location!

1/2 block North of Adams Avenue, one of San Diego's hippest and most popular destinations.

Walk to restaurants, coffee shops, bars and clubs.

Easy freeway access.

15 minutes to the beaches, sea world, the zoo and downtown.

Restored original hardwood floors in living room and bedroom.

Large back patio area with elevated garden shaded dining area and grill.

Nicely furnished and Accented.

Just painted inside and out

First bedroom has a full size bed.

The second bedroom has bunk beds.

The bathroom has two doors and opens into both bedrooms.

More Details

James Boyle
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About James Boyle

My wife, Amy and I purchased the house in 2003, just two months before the birth of our first child. Our first renter was my mom, Helen, who lived in the house several years while I renovated it literally around her!

Since then the property has been rented out month to month for many years, but Amy and I have dedicated the last two months into giving it a facelift and we are renting it out on VRBO for the first time.

James Boyle purchased this house in 2003

Why James Boyle chose Mission Valley East

Very Desirable Location.

Good neighborhood with vibrant Adams Avenue at your fingertips with shops restaurants bars and coffee shops.

Immediate freeway access with 4 blocks

All of San Diego 15 minutes away

What makes this house unique

Excellent price for the location!


Mission Valley East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom has two doors and can be accessed by both bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , This bedroom opens out into the large back patio
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Restored hardwood floors, walkin closet
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Cute 1940s house in hip centrally located Normal Heights neighborhood
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Homey and charming

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our needs. Very clean and well supplied. Nice little house in a nice little neighborhood. Owner Jim was so accommodating and easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed at this property for a week recently and it was a good experience overall.

  • 4 of 5

The pros for this house are that you can bring your dogs along which was awesome for us since we stayed over the Christmas holidays. The backyard was tiny but fully fenced so the dogs could go out safely. We also enjoyed the cable tv and the cute neighborhood. We walked to a few places nearby for coffee in the morning. It felt safe and the people were very friendly.

The biggest con was parking! In eight days, we never found a spot right by the house. The driveway is for people in the back. A few times we had to leave our vehicle several streets away--especially coming home in the evenings. The house itself was cute but a few updates could be done in the bathroom and kitchen. There was no central heat which really wasn't a huge issue since SD is fairly warm even in the winter. Used space heaters at night/mornings to take the chill off.

Overall, James was easy to communicate with and our stay was comfortable. Great price too!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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super cute and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

we stayed here for thanksgiving and it was great! lots of room and really comfortable!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little house

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay in Normal Heights

  • 5 of 5

During our stay we were not in the house much but when we were it was just what we needed. The property was as described and we made good use of the patio and grill! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sødt lille hus, med dejlig lille have.

  • 4 of 5

Vi har boet i huset i 2 måneder. Det fungerer fint dog noget fodkoldt, vi var der i januar/februar. Vi nød den lille have vor der var sol fra 9 om morgenen til 3 om eftermiddagen, det var dejligt at sidde og arbejder.

Det er et dejligt hyggeligt område.

Hvis vi igen skulle bo længere tid i San Diego vil vi gerne bo i huset igen.

Karsten og Hanne

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adams Avenue is one half block away: restaurants, bars, coffee shops, post office, convenience stores, assorted shops and nightlife literally right around the corner


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $50
Pet Fee $50

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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