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Vibrant City Life - San Diego Style

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 15 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full Bathroom, sleeps up to 4

Fully furnished 1 bedroom condo quietly located on the fifth floor with a great view of San Diego Bay, Coronado, and the Coronado Bay Bridge. Amenities include in-unit washer/dryer, 52' Sony HDTV, community hot tub, and gated underground reserved parking.

Please visit my website for additional information. I take great pride in providing this quality and tastefully furnished downtown San Diego condominium for what would hopefully be many repeat visits. Thank you for your interest.

Airport Pick-up: If desired, airport pick-up may be able to be accommodated.

More Details

Jim Plant
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2017

About Jim Plant

Grew up in upstate NY, (Rochester area), returned there to school (RIT) after a tour with The U.S. Marine Corps, followed by a 25 yr. marketing career with Eastman Kodak with sales territories in New England, Detroit, and Dallas, and corporate in Rochester. Retirement career with American / American Eagle as a flight attendant based in Dallas. Now divide my retirement time between San Diego, Dallas, and Reno.

Jim Plant purchased this condo in 2010

Why Jim Plant chose Downtown

San Diego is truly 'America's finest city' and S.D.'s newly revitalized East Village is a great and growing downtown neighborhood close to all that is happening downtown yet quietly removed enough to be relatively undisturbed and private. This 5th floor condo, 1/2 block from S.D.'s new downtown main library, three blocks from Petco Park, three blocks from the Gaslamp, and on the trolley lines is ideally located for city walk-ability and a trolley ride to the rest of the Greater San Diego Area.

What makes this condo unique

Sitting on the balcony, looking south to San Diego Bay and the Coronado Bay Bridge is an enjoyable way to relax at the end of the day and take advantage of San Diego's great climate, be it Winter or Summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo and for all your generous hospitality. Craig - Sent to owner via e-mail.
Jun 2012
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Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has a wall mounted flat screen Sony Bravia 32' HD TV W / DVD player
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sony 52' HDTV w/Sony Blu-ray 5 speaker Home Theater System and surround sound Bose Wave Music System w/ CD Player


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

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Vibrant City Life - San Diego Style
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews

Great condo! - Thanks JIM!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great Condo and central hub for our stay in San Diego. Stayed 2 weeks in Jim's condo which being the size of our onw back home made it a home away from home. A comfortable couch & chair in living room to accent a HUGE television and entertainment center. Excellent bed in the bedroom and full clean and spacious bathroom facilities. Highly recommend for any person or couples as well JIM was just so accommodating and helpful with great suggestions and communication and always willing to help out. Finally we did not have a car and having a trolley stop steps away from the condo made sightseeing so easy and accessible.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm getting a higher percentage of guests that appreciate the condo's walkability and access to the trolley; no car needed. The condo's East Village location makes it ideal to get to the Greater San Diego downtown attractions, e.g.., Petco Park, the new Downtown Central Library, The Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. And it's always nice to have appreciation for the condo itself and the service I try to provide.
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Excellent Condo, Excellent Owner

  • 5 of 5

Well located and well appointed, Jim's condo provides the perfect springboard to an enjoyable stay in San Diego, and he himself goes beyond the expected to make sure your needs are met with respect to directions, places and events.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I try to stay current on what's going on in the Greater San Diego Area, especially focused on downtown activities, and make this available to my guests. I enjoy providing guest visitor brochures, restaurant reviews and guides, and other related tourist information. It's nice to see it appreciated and adding to a more enjoyable stay. And providing an enjoyable quality guest stay experience at good value is my goal.
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Five stars well deserved!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is everything we expected and more in a super location. We second all of the wonderful reviews that have been submitted. Jim was a pleasure to work with and we hope we will be renting from him again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Providing great guests with a great condo at good value to stay in is an unbeatable combination. It's my pleasure and why I enjoy doing this.
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Scottsdale, Arizona USA

Excellent downtown condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is is very well located in the trendy East Village neighborhood just a short walk to dozens of good restaurants and bars. The property was spotlessly clean, exceptionally well equipped and accurately presented in the listing. The owner, Jim, is particularly helpful and accommodating. Just as important, he conducts the business end of managing his property in a professional, reliable and punctual manner.

Besides being well located for walking, the condo is very handy to the light rail trolley system which runs through the city and to freeways, including I-5. With the windows open there is the usual background noise of any urban environment, but nothing out of the ordinary. Closing the windows brings quiet. Construction on the new library on the next block is completed and resulted in a beautiful facility. Petco Park is less than 5 minutes walk - an excellent stadium to watch a Padres baseball game.

A full size Albertson's grocery store is conveniently just a couple of short blocks away. With this, the trolley system and the walkability of the downtown area, there is really no need for a car. A highly recommended property for a San Diego visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The condo's East Village location does make it ideal for San Diego walk-ability and trolley accessibility. I enjoy personally making sure my condo meets my guest's expectations. A quality stay at good value is my objective.
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Great place for San Diego

  • 5 of 5

Jim's condo was great. Exactly as depicted online. He was very personable. He took the time to meet us at the trolley stop and show us the condo as well as a book with maps and coupons for local places. Would definitely stay at one of his properties in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a special pleasure when guests come with no intention of having a car. Enjoying the condo and getting around San Diego walking and on the trolley has special appeal. Often when guests come by car they leave it parked in the underground garage and rarely use it.. The condo is located right at the "Park and Market" trolley stop in East Village. .
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Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay! The home and homeowner was very accommodating. Jim was a fantastic host and very welcoming. Gave me a layout of the neighborhood and had plenty of recommendations in terms of activities and places to eat/drinks.

Good size apartment with fully stocked bathroom. Plus washer/dryer and a good kitchen if you don't want to spend all your money on the delicious restaurants nearby. Note: you do have to pay extra for wifi but by no means would this prevent me from staying again. My only regret is not booking this soon enough for a 2014 stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I certainly appreciate the kind words. The plan is to provide a well furnished and well stocked condo so that guests only need to bring themselves and their personal items. In my brief personal welcoming orientation I try to help my guests get comfortable with the condo, the local surroundings, and what San Diego has to offer. I recently upgraded the internet WiFi system to provide a full and unrestricted 100Mbps synchronous internet service which is included. This should be welcomed by the heavier internet user. Having guests wanting to return is the best reward.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
San Diego Santa Fe Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Coronado Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego, California. Walk to Petco Park (S.D. Padres), The San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village, shopping at Horton Plaza, Theater, and the great restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter. On the trolley line for easy access to Little Italy, Old Town, Qualcom Stadium (S.D. Chargers), and more shopping at Fashion Valley Mall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

A city required 11.05% San Diego Occupancy Tax will be applied to all stays of less than a month.

$300.00 Deductible deposit for stays of 1 month or less. Balance due on or before two weeks prior to occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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