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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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 San Diego

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage W/ Garden is Idyllic Retreat in Urban Setting
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 59 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: Feb 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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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was LOVELY, comfortable and so pleasant with a great patio and garden. Marjorie and Steve are gracious hosts. The cottage is a great value, in a perfect location for walking to restaurants and shopping and a short drive to all sorts of attractions. Our daughter joined us for 2 nights and said that the pullout couch was quite comfortable to sleep on. We had a wonderful time. I recommend this property for any couple (or maybe two couples) who want to visit San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Visiting from Denmark with our 2 girls (age 12 and 15) and had a great stay in July. Everything is like the pictures and as described. Clean and with lots of towells, soap ect. Great little back yard to sitt and enjoy the nice weather. Location is excellent and close to sights, cafes ect. but we will recommend to have a car to get around.

Only thing is that the cottage is a little "small" when staying with 2 older kids as they are sleeping in the Living room where the Tv is and we all had to sitt very close together - but that is also kind of nice :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Maya's Cottage. Hope to see you the next time you visit San Diego!
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Wonderful, relaxing cottage in one of the best San Diego neighborhoods!

  • 5 of 5

Marjorie and Steve were helpful and welcoming without being intrusive. Cottage was really comfortable for three people and the outdoor patio was the highlight. Amazing, welcoming neighborhood that offered information about local attractions, etc. We walked to a local park with neighbors for a fantastic view of fireworks on July 4 and felt welcomed into the neighborhood. Overall, perfect choice for SD, which is my hometown!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was such a pleasure having you three as guests, and we are happy that you felt welcomed into the neighborhood. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. You always have a home (away from home) at Maya's Cottage. Thanks again!
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Centrally located to attractions and many amenities in cottage

  • 4 of 5

Maya's Cottage was very easy to access off the 805. The cottage itself is well maintained and filled with amenities for your comfort. Marjorie had also left a wonderful basket with treats, wine and organic coffee. In the refrigerator we found milk, orange juice and cold filtered water.

The decor included Marjorie's paintings and nice linens. We spent 5 days and 6 nights at the cottage, and we were able to take advantage of many of the San Diego attractions: The Zoo, Museums, Beaches, The Midway, Thursday Farmers' Market, and numerous eateries. A short 3 block walk is The Mission Cafe - Breakfast and Lunch; City Tacos; Chop Suey; and many many more places to tempt your tastebuds.

You can reach the attractions by car, bike, walk, or bus. We enjoyed walking to Balboa park 1.7 miles and taking a drive north to explore Torrey Pines and La Jolla.

Relaxing in the backyard patio was perfect after a long day of activities. Additionally, the cottage has a small washer and dryer for your use, complete with detergent.

The location and amenities make this Cottage exceptional and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you liked the amenities, and found Maya's Cottage to be exceptional and enjoyable. It's wonderful that you were able to take advantage of so many San Diego attractions, which are easily accessible from here. Thank you!
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Art Filled Viintage Cottage with all the right touches.

  • 5 of 5

WE stayed in this cozy North Park Cottage for 11 nights in June. We enjoyed many things about it... the older vintage vibe has a lot of "soul" that many newer places can't compete with. We loved the outdoor private patio in back. Breakfast and coffee each morning was lovely there.

The quality of the linens and mattress made nights quite comfortable. We slept well. And the kitchen was very well supplied... everything from spices to a "catch all" drawer that supplied notes, scissors and misc handy items. The gift basket on our arrival was an especially nice touch.

We LOVED that there was a printer available... and that the owners were just a phone call away if anything else was needed. An unexpected bonus was the exquisite impressionistic paintings done by Marjorie... one of the owners. These adorn a number of the walls and add a beautiful ambiance to the rooms. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your thoughtful review. It's good to know that the bed and linens are so comfortable and that you enjoyed breakfasts in the backyard garden. It's really cool that you felt the "soul" of our vintage cottage, and I'm happy that you liked my paintings. See you next time you visit San Diego!
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local craft beer tasting, summer concerts in the park, art and theatre events


Rates & Availability

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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.

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