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Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

You’ll love exploring San Diego like a local while staying in this comfortable craftsman cottage located in hip and eclectic North Park. Walk to San Diego’s best restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques. Only 10 minutes from the airport and centrally located.

The art lover in you will be nurtured while staying in this beautifully restored hideaway decorated with original plein air paintings. The tranquil garden provides a wonderful retreat if you are inspired to write, draw or paint. Walk up the street to catch a show at the historic North Park Theatre, listen to music at a nearby cafe or bar or visit a local gallery in North Park’s Art & Culture District.

Visit the weekly neighborhood Farmers Market and prepare your own locavore feast in the well equipped kitchen and dine in the private, romantic, tropical garden. This cute one bedroom cottage has a charming bathroom which features the original craftsman cabinetry, great shower and bathtub.

The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Morley Field Athletic Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park are only minutes away. All are accessible by convenient public transportation. A short 15 minute drive will have you soaking up the sun on the beautiful, white sand beaches of Coronado.

A memorable vacation hideaway awaits you at Maya’s Cottage.

Keywords: cottage, craftsman, garden retreat, bungalow,

casita, house

More Details

Marjorie Taylor
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Marjorie Taylor

We love living in North Park and we are also passionate about traveling. Marjorie is an oil painter whose artwork can be viewed in the cottage. Steve is an avid bicyclist who has traveled from coast to coast in the US as well as throughout Europe. Their dog, Maya, loves to hike in the nearby canyons.

Marjorie Taylor purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Marjorie Taylor chose North Park

We not only bought a vacation rental here, but also live in North Park. The location can't be beat. This eclectic neighborhood offers the best of San Diego.

What makes this cottage unique

We love walking to the nearby restaurants, hiking in the canyon or hopping on the bus downtown to catch a ballgame. Its a quick drive to the beach, and just minutes from the Zoo and Balboa Park. Music, Theatre and Art events are within walking distance.


North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.948052 based on 77 reviews

Pleasant, Unique San Diego Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a pleasant week in early February at "Maya's Cottage". We loved our stay! The cottage was very comfortable, located in a quiet, modest neighborhood, a short walk to retail stores and restaurants in the North Park area and a short drive to magnificent Balboa Park and downtown San Diego. The hosts have taken great care to make sure the cottage is well-supplied with everything you will need. There are lots of nice artistic touches throughout, including Marjorie's art work. Marjorie and Steve are very accessible if you need to contact them. Perhaps the best feature is the peaceful garden in back. We spent a lot of time exploring San Diego but were always happy to return and relax in the cottage. We are frequent renters through HomeAway and other sites, and this was truly one of our best experiences. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How nice that you had one of your best vacation rental experiences with us. Thank you for choosing to stay at Maya's Cottage and we hope to see you back!
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Very nice property in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little cottage with all the amenities for a very comfortable stay. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and walking distance to many great breweries, restaurants and shops. Will definetly stay again while in town!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay in Maya's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about Maya's Cottage. The location is wonderful and there are lots of stores and restaurants in the area. The cottage itself was a delight. The rooms were quite comfortable and each one was well-appointed. It was a treat to find Peet's coffee, milk, orange juice, wine, and snacks waiting for us. Marjorie greeted us on our arrival and gave us some tips for parking and restaurants. We read all the wonderful reviews before renting the cottage and all of them were spot on. This is a great place to stay-far better and more homey than a hotel. We would definitely stay at Maya's Cottage on a return trip to San Diego. Thank you, Marjorie and Steve.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both. We are grateful to have guests like you staying at Maya's Cottage, and are happy that you were comfortable and enjoyed the little treats we left. We hope to see you back at your "home away from home" in San Diego. Thank you both!
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Elmhurst IL

Convenient and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Located centrally, the charming cottage worked out well for our month long stay. Having the owners next door was a real plus!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5-star review. It was a pleasure having you stay at the cottage. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Maya's Cottage the next time that you visit San Diego. Thanks!
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

There couldn't be a more perfect stay in San Diego than at Maya's Cottage. We felt so welcomed. The charming cottage was exceptional. Marjorie's beautiful paintings hanging on the wall were so inviting. Each and every detail was taken care of. We can't say enough about it. Next time we come to San Diego , we will stay much longer and plan it during warmer weather when we can enjoy the beautiful garden that is attached to the cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to welcome you to Maya’s Cottage. Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky to have such lovely guests stay at the cottage and look forward to your next visit. Thanks!
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Charming cottage in great area

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Maya's cottage. Marjorie was a good host and made lots of suggestions for places to eat that were spot on. The cottage was exactly what we wanted -- comfortable, well appointed and just perfect for the two of us. The welcome basket was a nice touch. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. We also hope that you return to Maya’s Cottage. Thanks again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy: 30 days or more notice of cancellation, the entire amount is refundable minus $50 cancellation fee. If less than 30 days notice, the per-night room rate is non-refundable unless we find replacement renter. Tax and cleaning fee are totally refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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