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$99 /Night, Tropical Ambience, 3 Min to Downtown, Sleeps 2-4, unit 3

Golden Hill, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Apartment700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + sofa bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming bungalow is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking.

Within just a few blocks you have the choice of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.

Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head about 1 milesstraight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy, extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.

The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs. Beware of falling avocados! Grab them for some homemade guacamole!

Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site FREE laundry with complimentary soap

Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.

Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog.

Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.


Ron & Susan Oleson

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Ron & Susan Oleson

Retired professor. We travel internationally & have two Bichon's. Love to walk on the waterfront and eat the best fresh fish at Mitch's Seafood which is located at the Sport fishing landing. Balboa Park & the Zoo are favorites; Park has the Prado Restaurant which has great happy hour drinks & food; Zoo has Albert's Tree Restaurant which many do not know about; it is breezy & has an African motif.

Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this Apartment in 1990

Why Ron & Susan Oleson chose Golden Hill

We have a vacation home rental & realized our geographic apartment location would be great for its accessibility to all that San Diego offers. We have a century home in front of the apartments & really enjoy San Diego's great sites like our Ball Park, just 3 minutes away & the Gaslamp.

What makes this Apartment unique

Accessibility is key and the airport is so convenient due to our travels that we know those coming to San Diego can benefit from this travel ease.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds, sleeps 2; Sleeper Sofa sleeps 2 Additional pull out cot, pack n play and high chair


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Newly remodeled bathroom, rain shower head & bathtub.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              3 minutes to downtown


                • Family
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          portable units
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Garage
                          Private one car garage with automatic door opener.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Heater in bedroom/living room
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                          extra blankets in the closet
                        • Living Room
                          42' flatscreen HDTV
                        • Parking
                          Private garage with automatic door opener. add'l on street parking available. Garage good for small car or small SUV.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          FREE with complimentary soap
                        • Wireless Internet
                          provided by Cox
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              We have standard coffee maker, but provide no coffee. We understand people have special coffee tastes and encourage them to bring their own special blend.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen has new stainless steel appliances & is fully equipped.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Basic amenities for kitchen, including some condiments.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Spacious stainless steel refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Small dining table for 2 or 3 in kitchen
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                      Selection of contemporary books/magazines in living room.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      provided by Cox
                                    • Television
                                      42' flatscreen HDTV in living room


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Plenty of seating/tables for eating or relaxing in outside patio with tropical ambience.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Beautiful garden and multiple comfy sitting areas.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Stainless steel dual charcoal and gas grill available.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • marina
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Gated with large tropical yard & patio. Closen to airport is an advantage. Close to a golf course, Balboa Park, Zoo, and Museums. New Children's museum is close to Gaslamp-downtown.

                                                                  36 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great location for a weekend getaway

                                                                  Jaime G.San Gabriel, CA

                                                                  This bungalow is located in a great location. There are several restaurants and markets within walking distance of the bungalow. The owner of the property was kind enough to leave his recommendations of places to eat and he was spot on. My wife & I tried every single one. I thought we were going to be far from downtown but we were a lot closer than I thought. I went for a run from the bungalow to Petco Park/Gaslamp Quarter and back. It was only two miles there and two miles back. Not far at all.

                                                                  It was a nice setting with the gardens and the plants, very unique and informal .

                                                                  Guy F.Tulum mexico

                                                                  Our stay at the house was pleasant. I recommend the following corrections to make the experience better for the guest .

                                                                  We were having a difficult time getting any response from Ron and Susan when we would send emails out. It would've been nice for them to get back to us. That's the number one guest request is that the communication is good and available . We found the apartment comfortable. We were looking for cleaning supplies and requested them but there were not any inside the apartment and Ron or Susan did not get back to us on that subject .

                                                                  The pillowcases in duvet cover we're obviously not clean because they still have the body odor of the previous guest . The bathroom also needed a better cleaning The toilet was dirty and smelled bad .

                                                                  We like the proximity to the market down the street.we went every morning to get fresh squeezed orange juice

                                                                  There were more pluses than minuses.

                                                                  Elza J.Riverside, CA

                                                                  We rented unit #3 upstair for 2 nights. The pluses are: 1.BIG PLUS: Your own garage, no parking spaces around. A Toyota Minivan fits just fine. 2.Fully stocked kitchen with appliances, plates, cups, etc. We saved money on breakfast and dinner by cooking at 'home'. 3.Huge, clean, worked great fridg. Stock it up with your food from a grocery store close by, the next building. 4.cute bathroom w/ LOTS of extra towels. 5. Clean property with basic home amenities you can't find in a hotel room. 6.Nice and friendly owner in person, and his son on the phone. Thank you!!!! Minuses: two super loud A/C units, could hear nothing but those two. 2.Shower drained very slow, pool of water after each shower. 3.Bed squeaked so bad. 4.Floor was not as clean as I prefered, we had to wear socks all the time and they were always dirty. Conclusion: I'd come back for different unit downstair for sure. I prefer to skip those trips up and down 'cute' stairs with luggages in hands. Hopefully they will change the A/C by that time, as the nice gentlemen mentioned to my husband.

                                                                  San Diego is lovely but disappointed with rental

                                                                  SnowbirdsWinnipeg, Canada

                                                                  First: I already reviewed this property fairly. The review was sent back to me saying it had to be redone because I had included the address of the rental. I did not. The EXACT description (location etc.) from the rental ad had been placed at the top of the review before it was returned to me.

                                                                  Second: Any attempt to resubmit a review in the last 2 weeks has been blocked by a (505 ERROR Oh No) while we are still being hounded to submit a review.

                                                                  Third: With the information the owner supplied along with the pictures, it takes about 5 mins. with Google Maps to find the exact house, number, street, etc.

                                                                  This is exactly what I wrote the first time.

                                                                  Many positive things have been mentioned about this property that don't need repeating. However, the #3 Unit is 430 square feet not 700. All the rooms are rather small. The unit is old and has been patched and repainted many times. The tropical ambience is nice but in the colder months the sun does not penetrate the jungle. The photos for this unit show a sofa but instead there was an uncomfortable futon and one other straight backed chair in the "Living Room". The heaters were very noisy. The unit was not immaculately cleaned (ie. dust and dirt on the window sills and baseboards). In the picture of the bathroom WE missed the fact that there is no counter space and we found it quite awkward. My wife and I have rented different VRBO sites (although mostly in Arizona) but were disappointed with this unit.

                                                                  Great little apartment in the perfect location!

                                                                  Shannon G.Los Angeles, CA

                                                                  Great little apartment in the perfect location! About 10 minutes by car to everything, Balboa park, the Zoo, Downtown and North Park. We spent 5 days here, and it was the perfect amount of space for two people and a dog. The kitchen is a good size and we were able to cook, which was a great way to save some money. As other reviews have stated the garage is small, however we were able to fit my Nissan Rogue without too much trouble. You will need to have everyone on the passenger side exit, before pulling in. Though, having a garage is a huge perk, we loved not having to worry about parking. It was raining during our visit, and our one critique is that the stairs are a bit steep and very slippery when wet. Overall, a cute & quiet apartment in a great location. We would definitely stay here again!

                                                                  Four Days In San Diego

                                                                  Jim M.

                                                                  Great apartment in a good central location to visit the city. About 10 minutes by car to all venues. Good internet. Very nice space for two people. I read the reviews that the garage is small so I got a smaller car and it was fine. Very nice to have secure parking. The stairs are a little steep, but not a real issue. Very good value for Money.


                                                                  Golden Hill, San Diego, CA, USA

                                                                  The property is located in the heart of Golden Hill, a neighborhood of the original San Diego and has the charm of a historic and old neighborhood.  There are several local eateries that you can walk to including a cook your own steaks (Turf Club), Luigi's pizza, stone wood fired pizza, Humbertos, legendary Mexican Food, a couple coffee/sandwhich smoothie shops, Counter Point Wine Bar to name a few.  Golden Hill park is down the street with trails that lead to the trails of Balboa Park, which is 4 minutes away as well as the zoo.  Golden Hill is about 1 mile up the hill from downtown and makes for a great walk.  If you are too tired to walk back, the bus come within a couple blocks of the unit and goes straight there from downtown, the bay and gaslamp.   Access to all major San Diego freeways are just a few blocks away.  


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  25% of total rental amount which ever is greater. the remainder of the amount is 15 days before arrival.

                                                                  36 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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