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Balboa Park Craftsman Near Gaslamp

Bedrooms 2
Space 725 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Our charming home is near Balboa Park, Balboa Golf Course, San Diego Zoo, South Park, Downtown Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado beaches, Embarcadero, Little Italy, San Diego Airport, and North Park. The house is in the heart of Golden Hill. Close to the I-5 and 94 freeways which gives you quick access to all San Diego has to offer.

Our 800 sq home was built in 1927 and is a mix of old craftsman style with some modern flare. Our home will take care of you by being well-stocked, freshly cleaned with absolutely no clutter, and comfortably decorated. We are centrally located and are about 5 minutes from the Zoo, airport, Gaslamp and 10 minutes from Coronado Island. The house has a Flatscreen TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, fully stocked kitchen, linens, please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or love to host! Our open concept kitchen/living room will provide plenty of space to hang out in. Take your freshly brewed coffee from our stocked kitchen to the front porch and take it with you on a walk through Balboa Park or Golden Hill. Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or requests.

Guest access

-Entire home all to yourself -free on-street parking 24/7. -Yoga Mats (by request) -Air Mattress(by request) -Board Games -TV is set up in the living room with Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Guest interaction

We will interact with you as much or as little as you like! We are craft beer & food lovers so we can give you great brewery and restaurant tips! We live next door so we are pretty available if needed and we are happy to share anything you need!

Neighborhood overview

Our neighborhood is conveniently located 5 minutes up the hill from Downtown San Diego's Gaslamp quarter and a 5 minute drive to the zoo. There are great restaurants, coffee shops, and bars all within walking distance. There is also a grocery store two blocks away. If you like staying active there are trails 1 block away to run/walk/bike and there are multiple yoga studios just blocks away. There is also an off leash dog park less than 1 mile away! Our place is pretty central to beaches, nightlife & attractions but our neighborhood remains fairly quiet with lots of young families.

Getting around

-easy Street parking (free) -Deco Bike is 2 blocks away -Car2go -10 minute from the airport -plenty of Uber and lyft

Other things to note

No such thing as over communication, feel free to ask me anything since we live next door. We also live on a flight path- while its not significantly loud, If you're sensitive to noise or plan on sleeping during the day please take this into consideration when booking.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill


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Balboa Park Craftsman Near Gaslamp
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely home in an extremely convenient area. The kitchen was great! There are a few repairs needed, which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, but the positives more than make up for the negatives, and Sandi is a great & responsive host. We loved the front courtyard, and appreciated being able to park in the driveway when we got in late & all the street parking was gone. Being in the flight path didn’t bother us at all, and our kids had fun watching the planes fly overhead. I think they would have liked them to be closer! We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights & were sorry to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Robin! Would you mind letting me know the repairs you are speaking of so we know if they are already on our list or not?
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Had a great time, enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Parking wasn't really a problem. Nice area. A microwave oven would have been a plus but overall enjoyed our stay. Would do it again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not much to it, but it was convenient and served its purpose!

  • 5 of 5

This place was pretty cute. We walked in and it was very clean throughout and was open which made it very functional. There were a couple of treats in the fridge and on a stand in the living room area where the host was nice enough to print out lists of things to do, and places to go eat. There are boogie boards on the porch and a beach chair. They provided beach towels and all of that came in handy.

Overall it was a very simple place and the location was great! We enjoyed how close to Gaslamp it was! Parking was a hassle the first night or two but the driveway was open to us for the weekend. I recommend just asking for availability of the driveway next to the house. Didn’t see the host but she did a great job keeping in contact with us. If you follow her rules then you will be fine and it will be a good time!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Charm

  • 4 of 5

The house was overall really nice and perfect for our stay. It’s walking distance to some great neighborhood restaurants, coffeeshops and a grocery store. Sandi was on point with communication and making sure we were all set and that we had arrived without any trouble. The beds were really comfortable and the shower was also nice. The living room is well decorated and kitchen well stocked as well, but the bedrooms could use a little love with maybe lamp or two and a few wall hangings. To be fair, we weren’t at the house much during our stay so it wasn’t too big a deal for us. Parking is also difficult, but not a deal breaker if you have patience and don’t mind walking a bit. It was only an issue when we came back late in the evenings, but Sandi had warned us up front that it could be a challenge and suggested we skip a car rental. We’d definitely recommend this to friends and family. Thanks.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house and very nice owners

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at their lovely cottage. Very cute, clean and comfortable! Owners were very responsive and took care of our requests.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy house in a quiet neighborhood, just a short Uber ride to local attractions. Sandi was a great host responded to our questions and concerns quickly. Hope we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $60
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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