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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, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a beautiful Spanish house (1,500 sqft), 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 small 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.

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 a Chargers game 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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2017


Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Spanish Home in the Kensington Charming Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

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: Jun 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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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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Beautiful Spanish Home in the Kensington Charming Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The house was just beautiful. Marie-France left everything in perfect order for us. She was thoughtful enough to even think of the dogs with water bowls, bags and balls. The kitchen had everything one could possibly need and more. The entire house was clean and homey. It is truly a beautiful Spanish home.

We enjoyed our stay. The owner treated us as special guests. I would say we had excellent customer service from her.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank you for your wonderful comments on our house. I am so glad you found it beautiful and comfortable. Thank you for being so respectful to the house and leaving it in great order. It was a pleasure dealing with you. I appreciate you chose our house to stay in San Diego. I wish you and yours the best for the future. Please, come again!
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Great Kensington Neighborhood Base in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

This home is situated in Kensington, one of the nicest neighborhoods in San Diego. Restaurants and groceries are withing walking distance and it is a short drive to most places via surface streets or freeways. This Southern California bungalow, in its classic architectural style, is well maintained with a modern kitchen. It is a beautiful, quiet retreat for a family, a couple, or two couples.. We were there with a group of six (grand parents, parents, and kids). The house has everything necessary for cooking inside or grilling outside. The living room is comfy, with a piano as an extra bonus. Yes, would go back in a minute and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Arthur, for your kind review. We are very happy you got to be in your old neighborhood with family and friends. Keep well and hopefully, you will visit again soon. Best to you and yours.
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A great location for visiting the San Diego area's attraction

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week here with my family and we enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was beautifully redone and capable of cooking great meals. It came fully stocked with cooking utensils and all the needed supplies. My son enjoyed playing the piano and having 2 large TV's was great for all our kids. One of the biggest advantages of the property is its location and ease of getting around San Diego. It seemed that most places where easily 15 to 30 minutes away, dependent on traffic and the time of day. It is a very quiet neighborhood and much nicer than staying in a hotel next to commercial properties. This added immensely to the relaxed atmosphere of our trip and would recommend this over any hotel for the money. The owners were very accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Michael, for your review on our property. I am happy you found the house well located and an easy access to many of what San Diego has to offer. It was a real pleasure meeting you and your family. Cheers to you all!
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Kensington retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home for a family rental. The backyard was a perfect retreat. The house was immaculate and the location was ideal. The neighborhood was very safe and the parking was perfect. It was in walking distance to several eateries and easy freeway access. The homeowners are fantastic and made sure everything was very welcoming. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Kensington House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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