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Most Reviewed Downtown Home- Convention Center- Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Homet was designed by a well-known Las Vegas interior design company, using only high-end finishes and materials. No expense was spared! The entire home was gutted from top to bottom. It took over a year to complete.


• Most reviewed home in downtown San Diego with over 140 reviews

• Address is 837 10th Ave San Diego, CA. 92101

• It is 10-15 minute walk to convention center- depending on pace

• 2 Bedrooms 2.5 baths

• 3 unique levels

• High-end finishes throughout

• Maximum number of guests is 6

• 1 Cal King, 1 Queen, 2 Queen Sofa Beds - with bedding very comfortable

• Looking to rent only to individuals who will appreciate and take care of the home

• Must be respectful to the neighbors - no loud noise past 10 pm

• This is not a "party house" but a high-end rental - read rental contract

• 3-night minimum – no exceptions on weekends

• Check-in at 3 pm and check-out at 11 am

• Sound proof windows in both bedrooms - very expensive and effective

• Dual-band Wi-Fi - 2.4 and 5.0 GHz - fast

• All the little details are provided - linens, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, and coffee


• Bedroom with queen bed – high-end mattress

• Soundproof windows - second set of windows very effective at making room quiet

• Laptop work station with monitors, printer and key board/mouse

• 48-inch LCD TV with digital cable and HD channels

• Bathroom with glass tile shower – Westin dual head shower-head

• Attached 1 car garage – fits cars up 204 inches (95%)

• LG extra-large capacity washer and dryer


• 63-inch Plasma HD TV with digital cable and HD channels

• 500 Watt Surround Sound System

• Blue Ray Player

• Italian leather couch and Barcelona chair

• Tiger wood flooring

• Kitchen fully stocked

• DCS commercial range

• Breakfast bar and bistro table

• Queen sofa bed

• Dramatic lighting and custom artwork

• Floor-to-ceiling windows with high-end window coverings


• California King – Beauty Rest World-Class mattress – (new April 15)

• Queen sofa bed

• Soundproof windows - second set of window and sliding glass door very effective at making room quiet

• Shower with rain-shower, body-jets, Westin dual head shower-head

• 48-inch LCD TV with digital cable and HD channels

• 6 X 15 – balcony with great city view

• TEC gas-grill – infrared top-of-line


• Electronic locks - no need for keys

• Wi-Fi throughout home

• Wired internet at laptop workstation

• Air conditioning (new 2015)

• Tank less water heater – never run out (new 2015)

• Home is extremely well-maintained

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About J.D.

I work as Vice President of Sales at a Fortune 500 company. I have been successful because I believe the customer comes first. I run my rentals with the highest level of professionalism. This means all the little things are done. The home is cleaned, stocked, and maintained to the highest standards. My philosophy and standards are reflected in the reviews.

J.D. purchased this house in 2009

Why J.D. chose San Diego

I bought in this location because I love downtown San Diego. This home was selected because it is one of the few single family homes downtown. That meant I could paint it bright green and rent it weekly without the worry of a home owner's association. The interesting style of these homes won numerous awards for the builder. It features tilt up concrete construction. I also liked the fact that the garage is attached and I do not have to go through a public elevator to get into the unit.

What makes this house unique

Attached garage single family home not a condo, there is no home association to worry about. Every condo association in downtown prohibits vacation rentals of less 30 days, people do it anyway but my tenants do not have that worry.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise levels must be reasonable and courteous to the neighbors at all times. Must be respectful of the neighbors. Balcony off limits pass 10 pm
  • No parties or large group gatherings are permitted. No more than six(6)) people shall be on the premises at any given time during the rental.
  • This is not a party house. Please read rental agreement for all the rules in detail.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both showers have Westin Dual Head Shower Heads. The master has rain shower and body jets. All 3 bathrooms have been updated with glass tile and Danzi Toilets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Top floor master with balcony, queen sofa bed with bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 murphy bed , New(2017) Sealy Queen Mattress on platform bed
  • King size beds (1) California King with Simmon's Beauty Rest Worldclass Mattress, (1) Queen Bed with new Sealy Mattress.(2) queen sofa beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Most Reviewed Downtown Home- Convention Center- Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park
average rating of 4.8724833 based on 149 reviews

Didn't want to leave . . .

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING! We spent 10 days at the property . . . it felt like home. Loved the in-the-city location, the super-easy access to freeways (down the block, north or east, and you're there). Walking distance to markets and restaurants. Property owner was very responsive via text--checking in to make sure things were okay and answering any questions within minutes. We came to San Diego with our son's baseball team, and soon discovered we were one of the few families that had a condo with air conditioning (lucky us!). As San Diego was experiencing a mini-heat wave, the little extra cooling was nice after a day in the sun. There are quiet/efficient ceiling fans in the bedrooms also. Pretty much everything you need is in this super-clean, super classy, "industrial-decorated" condo. My teenaged son loved having his own room & TV downstairs, and we loved the master suite with the fancy shower and outdoor balcony (after grilling steaks, I have serious grill-envy) . Uber drivers are 1-3 minutes away, and you are in easy walking distance to Petco & Gaslamp Quarter. WIFI worked flawlessly, as did the washer/dryer and the printer to grab those last minute boarding passes. Other reviewers pointed out the city noise and the homeless people. Yes, to both, but you ARE in the city. The condo owner has done a good job with reducing noise (and provides earplugs if you want even more quiet) and we found the homeless population to be pretty much a non-event (they didn't approach us or harass us in any way). As far as noise, I was glad I wasn't in a hotel--no elevator dings, no people chatting in the hallways, no loud televisions from the next room. When inside of this condo you feel like you don't have a single neighbor. ZERO sound from other residents. We drove a smaller SUV and didn't have any problems getting it into the garage. Glad to have a backup camera, though, especially when arriving at night. Highly recommended! If we ever return to San Diego (and I suspect we will)--we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great Property! Beautiful inside and property is 100% maintained. JD is great to rent from.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great style in San Diego

  • 4 of 5

Having rented different properties in San Diego for over 8 years, this is the most stylish and attractive we have experienced. The furnishings and decorations create both a comfortable and fun environment. It's above average in almost every way and overall a positive experience.

The only two issues is that the East Village neighborhood has a higher homeless population than others we have stayed in (such as Little Italy and the Gaslamp). One night we had a homeless man sitting on the steps moaning & groaning which could be heard in every bedroom at 3am. Second, the apartment has signs everywhere telling you not to use the balcony or play music after 10pm, to use the towelettes and not the towels, and a binder full of house rules. Assumably, this is because some past renters have not been thoughtful, but it seemed a bit stern and contrasted to the fun feeling of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased the home was the most attractive and stylish home you have experienced. I am disappointed anytime a guest does not have a five start experience. To address your concerns. I am sorry you were awaken by a homeless person at 3 am. It is unfortunate problem in all of downtown like every other major city. The problem is not unique to the area of the home. The neighbors surrounding the home are vigilant about using local services to keep them off our block. I find there are generally less homeless around the home than other areas because they know they are not welcome. Your experience was unfortunate but I believe an exception rather than the norm. I apologize if the signs/ rules distracted from your experience. The rules are clearly stated about noise etc. in the listing. I put the reminders up in an effort to avoid issues. The city is looking to crackdown on vacation rentals even if that was not the case I want to be good neighbor to the community. The binder does have rules in it but the majority of the binder has detailed information with photos on how to use everything in the home. The note about not using bath towels to remove makeup is a fair request since I provide both makeup remover wipes and washcloths. I have had bachelorette parties ruin every bath towel in the home. I hope this provides some insights into your concerns. Thank you again for renting the home and taking the time to write the review.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two kids (ages 15 & 17) stayed eight nights. We all Loved It. The home was clean and updated. The showers and shower head pressure were great. Beds were good with plenty of pillows. Had plenty of supplies - no need to worry about anything. Full size washer and dryer with detergent and dryer sheets.

Great Location with easy access to so many different places. We did a lot of walking - really enjoyed being able to walk around. Nice walk to Petco Park and Seaport Village. My husband and kids went around the corner to the Dog Haus for a quick lunch or dinner (good hot dogs, sausages).

Great Response from the owner/JD. I asked a question before we arrived and he was responsive and helpful. On arrival, I just wanted to let him know there was a slight issue with a blind on the main level not opening and closing and he immediately responded asking if he should send someone out to fix it. I said no need, we would see if light was too bright at night. The next day - he checked in and wanted to make sure the blind wasn't an issue. It was definitely not an issue - it was just a side blind.

As stated, this home is in 'city' which does have noise - emergency vehicles, dump trucks, load motorcycles... but the white noise machines were fantastic and the windows did block most of the noise. We are from a rural town in CT and I am a light sleeper and I didn't consider the noise to be an issue. Would definitely recommend this property.

This property was Fantastic and I was very happy. If a friend or co-worker of mine knew I gave this five starts - they would be like WOW - have to stay there. I have very high expectations and very demanding. I have never given a review on VRBO, TripAdvisor, or Yelp (although I do always read the comments). We have rented boats, traveled to Hawaii, etc... and I can always find 'something' that I wasn't thrilled about. When I am on vacation and paying for something - I expect great service. Even if everybody else likes it, I have never been Completely satisfied... but I felt this home in San Diego was great. The Location was Fantastic and I could tell the owner really put effort into this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in San Diego. Cleverly, we chose this place to stay. It is close to everything that we wanted to see: harbor tour, Midway museum and zoo.

The video on parking was a bit intimidating, but with my wife's help I aced it on the first try. We never used our car after that. Between walking and Uber we didn't need the car. FWIW, our Uber rides were all about $5. The one time we parked cost us $13.

The beds were very comfortable. The interior was unique, but pleasant. Obviously it is quite modern, but had character and did not come off as cold. FWIW, we were out and about so we didn't spend all that much time in the house.

There were ample instructions on appliances and features. The upstairs shower has instructions in the shower! They're needed, but not hard to follow. For those of you, like us, with boring conventional showers, this shower is a treat.

The Gaslamp Quarter has many, many restaurants. Being new to SD, we used Opentable to find Donovan's which was a terrific experience.

My wife cooked a couple of dinners and reported that the everything she needed was there. She loved the gas stove, BTW.

Two notes of caution: 1) there are three floors which means there is a fair amount of stair climbing; and 2) the location is right where a lot is happening so it's noisy. Neither issue would stop us from renting the place again.

I suspect we will do just that.


  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay for Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 days and it was our base for exploring Gaslamp, downtown, Balboa Park and the waterfront.

Some coffee shops within a block or two to help start the morning.

The home has an industrial touch about it and is a wonderful place to stay.

Everything was considered to make out stay go smooth - utensils, bags, some detergent etc.

There was no need to go to the store except for food.

JD was very helpful with clear instructions and answered all queries very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Deposit $500

Read rental contract before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund