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Historic Craftsman home with modern comforts

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Last updated: 06/24/2016

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A gated tropical Oasis just steps from Balboa Park -- this restored 1926 Craftsman Compound offers two 900 sq ft vacation suites, each designed for a visiting couple or individual. The upper level Bungalow Suite has been restored to its original Arts & Crafts style with classic moldings, refinished oak floors, oversized wood windows, and charming walk out veranda, plus central air conditioning. A private gate opens to its tropical courtyard w/ fountain and vine covered pergola, a private stairway leading up to its front covered porch. The large Living Room has comfortable chenille sofa and leather recliner, fine antiques, and large flat screen TV with Hi Def cable programming. Beyond lies a fully remodeled & appointed Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Down the hall a spacious Master -- with premier quality king bed, dresser, writing desk, and TV. All rooms have large picture windows overlooking the gardens below. The bathroom has been remodeled w/glazed Italian tiles, and features its original soaking tub plus tiled stall Shower. Featured in San Diego's Save Our Heritage Organization's Tour of historic homes and surrounded by nearly an acre of tropical gardens -- this unique Craftsman style Compound offers visiting couples a tranquil Oasis in the middle of the city. Located just five minutes from Downtown's Gaslamp District, popular Hillcrest, or trendy North Park and with Coronado's famous beaches just 2 freeway exits away -- its location can't be beat.

Keywords: Luxurious Upper Floor Apartment in 1920's Residential Duplex

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    sorry, no smoking inside or in the garden areas...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • King size bed (1) 600 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Stall shower plus original soaking tub

Other Amenities

  • Private Gated Entry, Secured Compound, and a variety of private outdoor areas for dining, reading, sunbathing, and lounging....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    library of varied hardback books in the suite's Living Room...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High definition programs via cable network...moreless

  • Television:

    Large Flat screen with high definition programming. Second smaller TV in Bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining table w/chairs plus propane cooking grill...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New Central Air Conditioning for added comfort....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New laundry closet adjacent Master Suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat & Central Air Conditioning controlled by thermostat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxe 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious cotton towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large Living Room with oversized picture windows...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample on site parking along driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of off street parking ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Private in suite washer/dryer now provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, eat in kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    modern oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    modern gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes are available for guests...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large exclusive use patio with fountain...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Walk to Balboa Park's Municipal Golf Course.......moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Veranda with table & chairs overlooking courtyard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane cooking grill at patio...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Less than a block to 15 great tennis courts at Morley Field Community Center, Balboa park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Walk to adjacent Balboa Park's Swimming Pool and pay a small use fee....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$190
$1,100 $3,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • one time cleaning fee per visit $50
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

One page rental agreement to be reviewed and signed by prospective guests. Stays of a Month or longer are exempt from Transient Occupancy Tax. City tax of 10.5% does apply to shorter term stays. Landlords are required to collect it.

50% Deposit (by personal check) with balance due in cash or traveler's checks at time of arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Walk to Alexander's, voted one of City's 25 Best!
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coronado Island

Car: Recommended

Historic Craftsman compound adjacent 1200 acre Balboa Park and just 5 minutes from Downtown, 10 minutes from Coronado beaches. An ideal central Location!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I purchased this property 18 years ago and spent two years restoring the 3 level structure and planting the gardens. I was honored to have it featured in the 2007 Historic Tour of San Diego homes... I am also a Realtor and home design & garden Consultant. Began home remodeling homes 35 years ago. Am happy to offer insider tips on great places to visit/best local restaurants, have shown real estate and sold several homes to visiting guests, as well. Dozens have become annual guests, reserving weeks or months here annually, becoming close personal friends.

Why the Owner Chose North Park, San Diego, CA, USA:
Covering 3 residential lots -- the mature gardens offer a sense of peaceful seclusion rarely found this close to Downtown San Diego.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The expansive gardens and our central location are among its special features. The unexpected scale of the property, well disguised from the street, startles most visitors. A special treat are the visiting wildlife - whether roosting in trees or drinking from the fountains... hawks, owls, parrots, squirrels, hummingbirds, even an occasional fox.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  •  Historic Craftsman home with modern comforts

    Historic Craftsman home with modern comforts

  •  Garden courtyard for Guests' exclusive use

    Garden courtyard for Guests' exclusive use

  • Dining table with views to garden below

    Dining table with views to garden below

  • Dine in Kitchen with views to garden

    Dine in Kitchen with views to garden

  • Spacious Master Bedroom with King Bed

    Spacious Master Bedroom with King Bed

  • Italian tiled bathroom with stall shower & cast iron soaking tub

    Italian tiled bathroom with stall shower & cast iron soaking tub

  • Partial street view of the Craftsman Compound

    Partial street view of the Craftsman Compound

  • Ample on site parking

    Ample on site parking

  • Entry to Bungalow Apt/suite #260850

    Entry to Bungalow Apt/suite #260850

  • Spacious Living Room with large windows & recessed lighting

    Spacious Living Room with large windows & recessed lighting

  • Gas range, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker

    Gas range, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker

  • Living Room Veranda overlooking Courtyard

    Living Room Veranda overlooking Courtyard

  • Master w/quality King Bed, antique writing desk, leather chaise, & TV

    Master w/quality King Bed, antique writing desk, leather chaise, & TV

  • Living Room with large flat screen TV

    Living Room with large flat screen TV

  • Trumpet vines bloom over the garden pergola

    Trumpet vines bloom over the garden pergola

  • wider view of private parking area

    wider view of private parking area

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, August 22, 2016

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