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Big House-Great Location-Near Zoo, Parks, Beaches, Sea World, Downtown, Conv Ctr

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

The maximum occupancy is 12 people. We typically do not like more than 8 adults in the house but this is negotiable. Since our house is in a residential neighborhood, events at the house such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and graduation parties that increase the occupancy of the house during your stay are not allowed. Our house works well for families that come to San Diego and get together to enjoy some of the great attractions the area can offer. Sometimes, we have families stay at our place that are coming into San Diego for a family wedding. We also cater to a small work business retreat. Our big house is located on top of a hill in a quiet Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego. We are a few blocks away from the Old Town State Park and Presidio State Park. We are less than 10 minutes by car to the downtown San Diego Gaslamp area, the USS Midway, Petco Park where the San Diego Padres baseball team plays, Balboa Park, Sea World, Qualcomm Stadium where the Chargers play, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Coronado Beach. We are about 15 minutes from Tijuana, Mexico. The San Diego trolley in Old Town State Park is within walking distance of our home.

Our house is over 3,600 square feet with a large backyard with a patio, lawn and children's playgound area with swings and sandbox.

We love to rent to families visiting the San Diego area who want to take advantage of our house's location to many of the major tourist attractions in San Diego with the convenience of getting together with their family at a house and not at a hotel. Our house and backyard are one of the biggest in the neighborhood however we do not allow large events such as weddings or receptions at the house.

We like to limit the maximum occupancy of our house to no more than 8 adults at one time and no more than 4 children at one time. If you have more than 12 adults and children combined, we may allow it but we do have an extra guest fee. Please call us if you would like to discuss our max occupancy limit.

The lay out of the house is as follows:

- Our living room area has twelve foot high arched ceilings with a fireplace, flat screen TV above it, leather sofa sectional.

- The dining room has a table that is big enough to seat 12.

- The kitchen has all major appliances including a dishwasher, Jenn Air wall oven, Jenn Air wall microwave, Jenn Air stove top with over 60 sq feet of corian countertop. Coffeemaker, toaster oven, toaster and blender provided.

- The master bedroom downstairs has a king size bed with its own bathroom, with a shower stall and small bath tub. There is a TV in this room.

- There is a room with a queen bed.

- The downstairs office room off of the living room is an office that has has a desk area with two ethernet connections for your computer. There is wireless throughout the house also.

- There is a hallway bathroom that has a shower and a one person Jacuzzi tub. The downstairs has hardwood floors throughout.

- You will take our carpeted stairs up to the second floor where we have 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The second floor of the house is fully carpeted. There is a washer and dryer in the upstairs hallway.

- The master bedroom upstairs has a king size bed with its own bathroom, shower stall and 2 person Jacuzzi Spa Tub. It also has its own balcony and a 42 inch flat screen TV.

- The second bedroom upstairs has a queen bed. This bedroom shares a full bathroom with the 3rd bedroom that has a queen size bed, a T.V. and a sliding glass door that leads to a balcony with slight views of the ocean.

- The 4th bedroom has a queen bed. Also on this 2nd floor is a living room area with a 27 inch TV in this room.

Besides the playground and swing set in our backyard for the kids we have bikes, scooters and soccer balls, footballs and baseballs for them to play with. The backyard is fully fenced. We also have beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers at the house that you can use if you are planning to go to the beach which is a few miles away.

Keywords: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms family house located in a quiet San Diego neighborhood near the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, beaches, USS Midway, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium and Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego. Close to La Jolla and Coronado. Legoland is 30 minutes up the road.

More Details

Robert Bayer
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Robert Bayer

We are a family of 6 that lived in this house for close to 10 years. We loved the house and the neighborhood, however, we had to move to another house in the San Diego area to take advantage of that area's special needs school for our youngest daughter.

Robert Bayer purchased this house in 2000

Why Robert Bayer chose San Diego

The property is situated in one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in San Diego. We originally moved to this house because we enjoyed the convenience of the neighborhood being close to many of the major freeways, the downtown San Diego area, Balboa Park and the beaches. We loved the feel of the neighborhood and the eclectic mix of Spanish, Craftsman and modern homes.

What makes this house unique

We have kept the original hardware floors and kept the high arched living room ceiling. Being on top of a hill we continually feel the warm ocean beeezes so we do not need to use our central air conditioning very often. Our backyard area is bigger than most in this neighborhood so we landscaped it so there would be plenty of room for our kids to play and enjoy.


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms downstairs. One bathroom has a jet tub. 3 Full Bathrooms upstairs. One bathroom has a two person jancuzzi tub.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Four King size beds and Two Queen size Beds. There is no Baby Crib but we have a pack and play along with a high chair at the house
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Big House-Great Location-Near Zoo, Parks, Beaches, Sea World, Downtown, Conv Ctr
average rating of 4.947826 based on 115 reviews

A comfortable and inviting large home.

  • 5 of 5

We were 8 family members, so it was a lot of fun to be together. A very comfortable and large home which satisfied out needs.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend stay with family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (10 people total) stayed at this house over Labor Day weekend. We really enjoyed our stay! The house itself was very clean and had everything we could possibly need. It was also very large so everyone had their own space. The location is ideal - 15-20 minutes to almost every SD attraction. Thanks Rob for being a great host!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and location!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Such a beautiful house and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! My grown up

Kids said it was their best San Diego experience and the house was a large part if it! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Mountianview, CA

Beautiful home in San Diego- Great for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

This home is beautiful located just 1 mile from cute restaurants and shops. The house is huge and has a lot of kid toys and back yard for them to play. We had a wonderful stay there and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! The house itself was beautiful and had everything we needed. Super close to the airport and downtown. Surprisingly, the neighbors were nice despite the current rental climate. Homeowner was very accommodating to our schedule for check in and out. I would recommend this place to anyone if asked for a reference. Thank you Rob!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry ride to Coronado
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River Run Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Freeway 5 and Freeway 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Old Town area
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ocean Beach and Mission Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Our House
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Presido Park
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego International Airport - Lindbergh Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea World
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas Lamp District - Downtown San Diego
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $300

We typically ask for about 25% down to reserve our place. We like no more than 10 adults or 6 children in the house. We do allow for more than 12 people in the house at one time, however, there is an extra cost of $25 per person per night over the total occupancy of 12 adult and/or children. Pets are negotiable. Standard rate is $20 a night per pet. Each stay has a $300 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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