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Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.

(128 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), whirlpool tub

We love our cottage but of course our opinion is biased. Please click on 'Reviews' for unbiased opinions.
That said... if you want to walk to the Zoo, museums, dozens of local restaurants and bars, we have the place for you. San Diego's downtown historic Gas Lamp district and Coronado beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. For sports enthusiasts will find golf, disc golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and running trails all within walking distance.
Built in 1911, our 105 year old stable has been converted to a comfortable 1 bedroom cottage complete with all the amenities of home.
Here are just a few:
Full kitchen with all the utensils needed to prepare a gourmet meal. Heated tile floors in the bathroom and a whirlpool tub, hair dryer, quality shampoo and body wash, plenty of towels. Queen-size bed with memory foam mattress top (you will this see mentioned in our guest reviews.) Walk-in closet (almost bedroom size) with a laundry room with front load washer and dryer. Broadband internet access with WIFI and a printer/scanner. HD Cable TV, Blu-ray player, Netflix, Pandora web browser & more. Private fenced patio with stainless steel 3-burner BBQ.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for primary renter: 26 ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    pets considered. additional deposit required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen bed with memory foam mattress topper...moreless

  • Queen Bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bath with whirlpool tub, shower and heated stone floors.


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV...moreless

  • Stereo:


  • Television:

    Dish satellite with Hopper 3 DVR & Netflix, record your favorite shows while you're out having fun! Samsung flat screen TV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix, Sony Blu-ray player...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Cox cable high speed, WIFI printer / scanner. Print boarding passes from your smartphone by email....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    gas dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    fluffy towels, if you need more just ask....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa and 2 chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of on-street parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Front load HE unit ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with full-size gas range....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    DecoBike rental kiosk 1/2 mile away

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio with table, umbrella and four chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    One block from Balboa municipal golf course...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless Steel Propane BBQ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Balboa Tennis Club at Morley Field Reservations/Information: (619) 295-9278 Day Passes Available Adult: $6 Senior: $4 Military: $4 Junior: $2 ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Walking distance to Bud Kearns public pool in Balboa Park (heated)...moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 128 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning weekly $95 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.5%


Rates: Please note we have a 3 night minimum and 14 night maximum

$138.00 nightly

$875.00 per week

$95.00 cleaning each week + cleaning after departure

Pets considered with additional deposit

10.50% lodging tax (TOT) + .55% Tourism marketing tax (TMD)


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Refunding the fee

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • San Diego Zoo

    "We would give San Diego Zoo 10 stars if we could! Don't miss the Panda exhibit. The line is ..."

  • Balboa Park

    "Allot 2-3 days to see the entire park. Museums and attractions are many. Our favorite is the..."

  • Balboa Park Golf Course

    "Small but challenging course."

  • Ray Street Art District

    "Home of Ray at Night Art-walk the 2nd Saturday of every month. San Diego's longest running a..."

  • Station Tavern

    "2204 Fern St, 92104 619-255-0657 Stations inviting open-air design..."

  • Switzer Canyon


  • Gaslamp Quarter

    "The Historic Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining an..."

  • Old Town

    "4 stars for the food. Old Town Mex is our favorite. LOTS of tourist shops. Great place to ea..."

  • Petco Park

    "Awesome ballpark right in the middle of downtown. Take the #2 bus from the stop 1/2 block fr..."

  • USS Midway Museum

    "You could spend a whole day here!"

  • Gaslamp Quarter

    "The Historic Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining an..."

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International (SAN)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Modern Times Brewery Tasting Room
4.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronade Ferry
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Balboa Public Golf Course
4.4 Miles
Nearest Train
1.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Smokin' Goat
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mountain High / Big Bear
6.9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coronado Island

Car: Not Necessary

Our cottage is walking distance from Balboa park and the world famous San Diego Zoo.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We love Craftsman style homes! Sharon is a Realtor and Michael is a General Contractor. Our passion is making our homes comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Why the Owner Chose North Park, San Diego, CA, USA:
Location, location, location! Centrally located North Park offers easy access to the most popular attractions San Diego has to offer. Great year-round weather and no bugs are a plus too! (We're both originally from southern states) Since moving to San Diego in 1983 we have resided in Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and Downtown San Diego but North Park is by far our favorite place to live.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our home is on a quiet, 1-block long section of Spruce. North Park is a centrally located San Diego neighborhood and an easy drive to Sea World, Coronado, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, the downtown bayfront and dozens of other attractions.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Bright and Sunny!

    Bright and Sunny!

  • BBQ Patio

    BBQ Patio

  • Compound watchdog / greeterdog 'Snooki'

    Compound watchdog / greeterdog 'Snooki'

  • Urban Solace fine dining & True North sports bar. 30th St. 'J' on the map

    Urban Solace fine dining & True North sports bar. 30th St. 'J' on the map

  • Welcome!


  • Home of the Ray at Night  Art-Walk - 2nd Saturday of every month. 'C' on the map

    Home of the Ray at Night Art-Walk - 2nd Saturday of every month. 'C' on the map

  • Balboa Public Golf course & Switzer Canyon trail. 'B' & 'H' on the map

    Balboa Public Golf course & Switzer Canyon trail. 'B' & 'H' on the map

  • Spruce Street annual block party crankin!

    Spruce Street annual block party crankin!

VRBO #391276

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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