Upper floor Treetop Apartment suite w/1000 sf interior & private garden patio
I purchased this property over 20 years ago, spending years renovating its 18 rooms and planting its extensive gardens. I was honored to have it featured at Save Our Heritage Organization's 2007 Tour of Historic Homes. As a home renovator of many years and garden consultant it has been a joy and challenge installing and maintaining these large gardens. My 28 "Regulars" who reserve a stay here annually have been a great source of support and encouragement. I was pleased all Winter guests of 2019 asked to reserve a follow up stay for 2020. It's always a great pleasure welcoming "friends" back to the Oasis.
Kent purchased this Estate in 1998
Why Kent chose North Park
Covering 3 parcel lots and nearly an acre -- this is one of the largest residential estate properties in central San Diego. Each of the 2 vacation apartment suites has 5 private rooms plus its own private garden and terrace. Two bubbling fountains and numerous visiting birds provide a peaceful backdrop as guests often spend hours each day on their sunny patios. Several tease me that they enjoy the property so much -- they forgo must see attractions just to " hang out at their private resort."
What makes this Estate unique
Picturesque and beautifully maintained, Balboa Park is located "next door" while Downtown is 5 minutes away, the Airport 10-15 minutes.. Hidden behind greenery and walls, new visitors are startled to discover such a sprawling garden property in the heart of urban San Diego. A special treat are the visiting wildlife seen roosting in trees or drinking from fountains -- hawks, owls, wild parrots, hummingbirds, even an occasional fox.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
sorry, no smoking inside or in the garden areas
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:28
This is a "Quiet enjoyment" property so best suited for couples or individuals seeking a tranquil residential setting. Property is for guests only.
Please remove street shoes at doorstep. This sensible custom as practiced in Canada, Japan & Hawaii is taking root in California.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Little Home Away From Home
My husband has a knack for finding the very best properties, and this one ranks up there with the very best of his picks. First of all, Kent was a phenomenal host. He met us at the gate, directed us to the private driveway, showed us around the entire (gorgeous!) property and provided super helpful advice about the neighborhood, shopping, coffee shops, etc.
Secondly, the house itself is lovely -- clean, spacious, attractive, well-appointed, cozy and very quiet. The king-size bed was very comfortable, and I particularly loved the beautiful Italian tile in the bathroom. The lush gardens, which completely surround the cottage, deserve their own mention because they provide the most amazing calm, serene environment. Having coffee on the balcony overlooking the courtyard with only the sound of the trickling fountain is near sublime.
And lastly, the location is absolutely perfect with easy access to the Zoo, Balboa Park, and downtown. And the trendy North Park/Hillside neighborhoods with loads of bars/restaurants and shopping are just blocks away. I honestly can't say enough good things about this property and the owner. Next time we visit San Diego, we will definitely be staying there again -- but longer!
Thanks so much for this Wonderful review. What a pleasure having guests like you.
We had a fabulous day and Kent was a wonderful host. The property is absolutely adorable and very re
It was a great experience and would definitely come back again. The apartment was immaculate and very cozy and we had everything we needed for a great stay!
Great place in an amazing neighborhood!
Great place in a quiet neighborhood in walking distance from restaurants and shops. The apartment is located two blocks from the Park which is great for exercising.
Gracious Host, Beautiful Site
Kent is a charming, gracious host. He has all the qualities of a superb proprietor and ambassador. The grounds are gorgeous and the home is charming. This is due to Kent's hard work and attention to detail. Thank you, Kent for being a friend and a delightful host.
Thanks Yvonne for the very kind comments. Warm regards, Kent
An Oasis in the Middle of the City
The photos are accurate. This place is wonderful.
A more accurate description of this apartment suite is a luxurious one bedroom one bathroom oversized oasis in the middle of the city. This is an incredible find in the heart of San Diego in a very quite neighborhood. If you get the chance to reserve this oasis grab it, don't wait ... because no matter how much time you spend looking you will not find a better place at a better value. You are no more than 15 minutes from any attraction or park or beach or restaurant or grocery store or anything else you need. A short stroll from Balboa Park and nice walk or really short drive to one of the hottest areas for night spots in North Park.
Kent is an amazing owner and very quick to respond to any request we had. We needed a cooler to pack a lunch for the zoo, he had one for us. We needed chairs for the park to sit and relax, he loaned us his beach chairs. We needed an umbrella for the beach, he loaned us two beach umbrellas. He gave us great recommendations on the best beaches, attractions not to be missed, and restaurants where the locals go that the tourists don't know about.
The photos don't show it, but there is a separate shower and tub in the bathroom and the towels and lines are very plush and luxurious. A wonderful king size bed to rest after a long day of adventures. An incredibly beautiful peaceful patio to eat breakfast or enjoy a sunset cocktail.
Perfect weather. Perfect abode. Perfect vacation.
Terrific Review! Many thanks. Hope to welcome you back in the future.
Great locale and apartment
This is the second time we have stayed at this unit. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoy it. The unit is large, well maintained and in a great location (short drives to beaches and other sites). It's located in a quiet neighborhood and parking is very easy. Kent is very easy to work with and very quick to get back to you with any questions. Great choice.
Thank you for the great review! A pleasure having you back.
Historic Craftsman compound adjacent 1200 acre Balboa Park and just 5 minutes from Downtown, 10 minutes from Coronado beaches. An ideal central Location!