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Beautiful Spanish Home in the Kensington Charming Neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is a beautiful Spanish house, close to all activities throughout San Diego. It is located in Kensington, one of the finest neighborhoods in San Diego.

3 bedrooms (two with a queen size bed, one with a comfortable futon which sleeps two. Sheets are provided.

The house has 2 bathrooms. The large bathroom is a full bathroom with a tub, the small bathroom has a shower, toilets and a corner sink. Towels are provided.

Very close from grocery shopping (Vons, Rite-Aid are 5 min. by car). Trader Joe's and Ralphs grocery store in Hillcrest. Trader Joe's by Fashion Valley is 10 min by car.

You can walk to Starbucks or our neighborhood Kensington Café, Bleu Bohème restaurant, Burger Lounge, Papalecco's, The Haven Pizzeria and Ponce's Mexican restaurant and Moosies, our Kensington ice-cream parlor.

Within minutes are the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, Gas Lamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Convention Center, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley shopping centers, Hillcrest, the Old Globe Theater, Coronado, Pacific and Mission Beach, La Jolla. Legoland is 25 minutes north, Wild Animal Park is 30 minutes away north and Disneyland is 1 hour 15 minutes away. A short drive from Indian Casinos (east) and Mexico (south). Well over 300 restaurants from downtown to the Gaslamp Quarter, and Hillcrest.

You can enjoy a Padres game at Petco Field or go at Qualcomm Stadium. Both are minutes away.

Spend an afternoon seeing the sights and museums in historic Balboa Park, cheering on our Padres Baseball Team, all within minutes of the house. Go window shopping in La Jolla Village. Many famous beaches to choose from for surfing, sunbathing, tide pool walks, and fantastic dining with views.

The house is only 10 minutes from the San Diego airport. The train station and cruise line terminal, are all close by as well.

Relax and sip wine in the secluded and secured, well- enclosed backyard.

Fully equipped kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances -refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, oven, blender, microwave. Cooking utensils provided. Washer and dryer. Kitchen opens to the beautiful garden.

Hardwood floors all throughout the house.

Linen is provided.

Includes Internet cable, cable TV, utilities, full size washer/dryer.


There is also an upright piano.

Very easy access to freeways 5, 15, 8, 805 and 94 leading you North, to the Wild Animal Park and Legoland, South, to Mexico, West to the beaches, or East, to the mountains.

The security/damage deposit is $500. The house cleaning fee is $150, half the rent plus the cleaning fee and deposit are due to make reservations. The other half of the rent is due within 30 days of checking in.

Check-in time is at or after 1pm.

Check-out time is before or at 11am.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018


Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
    Bathroom2 - toilet , shower , and corner sink
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable futon that sleeps 2 people.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Futons (1) Comfortable futon sleeping two people. The bedroom with the futon gives in the backyard and has a door that opens directly into it.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
New basketball hoop in front of house.


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Spanish Home in the Kensington Charming Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Northern California

Great house, location and owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. We were visiting family in Kensington. The home is a charming bungalow with updated kitchen and bathrooms. It is very comfortable and the backyard patio is quite nice as well. Kensington is a great neighborhood, inland from downtown San Diego and the beaches. It is right off Hwy 15 and provides easy to access other areas in San Diego. Marie-france and her husband are quite lovely and attentive to every detail. We will defintely stay again next time we are in San Diego - highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan for your comments. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your second stay at our house. It was great having you here. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and hope to see you soon. Best to you and yours.
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Lovely property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a wonderful area of San Diego. Kensington is family oriented with lots of people out and about during the day. The home is relaxed with a restful dining area outside. All rooms are inviting and cozy. Delightful tiling in bathrooms and kitchen add to the experience of California living. Everything we could need in the kitchen was supplied as well as towels and guides for the area. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting Marie-France and Gerald Gaucher; Gerald even came at 9:30 PM for assistance with computer issues! Wonderful home and grand host and hostess!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn, you were top-notch guests. We couldn't have asked for better people staying here. Thank you for being respectful and careful with the house. It was wonderful meeting you and getting to know you. Be well. We wish you the best.
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New York, NY

Great spot.

  • 5 of 5

This property was well sized, well equipped, and well situated. Our hose was also very thoughtful and attentive. Recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you and your sweet family. Best to you and yours for the rest of your time in San Diego. :-)
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Saratoga, CA

Nice house

  • 5 of 5

Good, quaint location. Good freeway access

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Everett, for choosing our rental and your nice comments. Keep well.
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home to stay in located in lovely neighborhood of Kensington. The house and yard were even better in person. The homeowner was very attentive to all of our needs and readily available if we had any questions. We would gladly look forward to renting again from Marie-France should there be an opportunity in the future. She was very prompt in returning our deposit as well...we felt like we made a friend!


  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, it was so nice to meet you and your husband. You were such wonderful guests, very caring about our house and yard. You watered the plants ; they looked very well taken care of when you left. You washed the sheets and towels before your departure. How thoughtful of you! It was also fun to exchange pictures. Thank you for that and also for being so attentive with the house. Mainly, thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you come back. Keep well. Our best to you and yours.
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petaluma calif 94954

What a wonderful place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to San Diego for our daughters graduation from SDSU. We needed a place that was close to everything. What we found was a charming Spanish style home in a unique area known as Kensington. The home and area were perfect! The homeowner couldn't have been more pleasant to talk with, and when we arrived there was even a graduation card waiting for our daughter. If you enjoy cooking the kitchen is modern and spacious, and we found ourselves spending a great deal of our time enjoying the spacious backyard. If you enjoy eating out try the local restaurants, you will not be disappointed. Will we be back? Absolutely :)

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your sweet comments. It was so nice speaking with you on the phone and through e-mail! I am very happy that you found the place to your liking. You were wonderful guests, thank you for leaving the house impeccable. Please, come again :-). I wish you and yours all my very best.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International airport -about 15 min.
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
KensingtonCafé,Fish Public,Burger Lounge,The Haven
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Coronado beach
Car: necessary

Centrally located in the Kensington neighborhood of San Diego. Very close from 15, 8 and 805 freeways.

Close from our beautiful zoo, SeaWorld and fun downtown.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.05%

There is $ 500.00 security/damage deposit - sent back one week after you leave the house, unless damage.
$ 50.00 extra if one pet
$ 150.00 cleaning fees
City tax of 10.50%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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