Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Perfect Location to Explore All of San Diego From!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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... North Park is a great neighborhood with easy access to the San Diego Zoo, museums and literally dozens of local restaurants and bars. San Diego's downtown historic Gas Lamp district and Coronado beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. Sports enthusiasts will find golf, disc golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and running trails all within walking distance. We are 1 1/2 blocks from the eastern border of Balboa Park. Measuring approximately 1.5 x 1.5 miles and 1200 acres in size, it is one of the largest urban parks in the country.

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.

More Details

Owner
Mike Bythewood
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Mike Bythewood

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.

Mike Bythewood purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mike Bythewood chose San Diego

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with whirlpool tub, shower and heated stone floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed with memory foam mattress topper
  • Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(142 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Perfect Location to Explore All of San Diego From!
average rating of 4.9295774 based on 142 reviews
5

We had the most amazing vacation in San Diego primarily because of the adorable cozy cottage on Spru

  • 5 of 5

Convienently located to ANYTHING and ANYPLACE you would want to see or do. Leave the car behind and hop the bus.

Mike and Sharon ( the owners) made sure you had everything you could possibly need. Even a few tips about some local spots.

We would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wishing you a safe journey and many more good VRBO experiences on your drive back to the east coast. Happy trails to you, Mike, Sharon, Snooki and The Duke
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Better than 5 Stars!!

  • 5 of 5

This place had it all. So welcoming. Great hosts! Would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Clifton, NJ
5

Lovely Secluded Storybook Cottage !

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Sharon were friendly, communicative hosts! My wife and I met Sharon while she was gardening, pruning her vegetables and herbs. Both Sharon and her husband were very easy to talk with and offered us several tips for breakfast, dinner, and getting around North Park. We parked our car directly in front of the cottage every day. Arrangements with the neighbors supported the parking spot which enhanced our overall experience.

The cottage exceeded all of our expectations. A seaside theme was found throughout each room as well as comfort and convenience. The washer dryer combo was a great find as we used both prior to continuing on with the next leg of our vacation. The fully stocked kitchen provided everything needed for meal preparation. The (large) bed was super comfy. Dresser drawers were found and used after unpacking, a rare find.

We especially enjoyed the private patio, shaded by two large umbrellas with table and chairs. Hummingbirds were viewed drinking at a suspended water bowl. Large plants and flowering vegetation provided privacy as well as beauty in and around the patio area. We used the gas grill one evening to grill steaks and corn, what could be better than this setting!?

The proximity of the North Park cottage to Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, the harbor, and many other featured sights was key to our choosing the North Park Cottage. La Jolla and Coronado Island were also within a short ride away as were many other points of interest in and around San Diego. This North Park Cottage is not to be missed if visiting the San Diego area!

Ken & Angela

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Scottsdale, Az.
5

PERFECTLY ENCHANTING LITTLE PRIVATE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and 3 little respectful shih tzus stayed here for 5 days in July. The owners are every bit as adorable as the cottage. Very responsive to any need or communication both before and while we were there. Altho, it's so well equipped (even a DVR!), you don't want for much. The private fenced in yard was a treat and ultra quiet, no street or other noise and our own parking spot right in front. The icing on the cake was the brand new whirlpool ! I have to mention it was cleaner than any hotel. Coming from Az, we really appreciated all the cross ventilation. But on extra warm days nice to know AC s are there. Would love to spend more time here next time. Thanx Sharon & Mike.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The Nest!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved our experience at "the Nest". Comfortable and cozy! Equipped with everything you could ever need! So we nicknamed it "the Nest"! We even had fresh tomatoes and herbs from the garden! We hope to return next year!

Thank you Mike and Sharon for a wonderful 10 days!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My 15 year old daughter and I stayed here for her 16 th birthday present to San Diego . We loved the cottage it was perfect! We could walk to resteraunts and shopping. We were close to everything driving distance to seaport, coranado, ocean beach, mission beach, La Jolla . Sharon and Mike were great they told us what was worth seeing and were just great people. I would stay here in a heartbeat again! It was super clean and ready for us when we got there.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Modern Times Brewery Tasting Room
Nearest Ferry
4.3 Miles
Coronade Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Balboa Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Smokin' Goat
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mountain High / Big Bear
Nearest Beach
6.9 Miles
Coronado Island
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Public Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Ray Street Art District
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosaic Wine Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
The Smoking Goat
Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Park Summer Concerts
Nearest Point of Interest
Station Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Switzer Canyon Hiking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Stone Brewing Outlet Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park Museums
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Gaslamp Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Alexander's on 30th
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Rocket Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Zensi Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Cardamom Cafe & Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Vagabond Kitchen of the World
Nearest Point of Interest
Urban Solace
Nearest Point of Interest
The Linkery
Nearest Point of Interest
Heaven Sent Desserts
Nearest Point of Interest
The BIG Kitchen
Car: not necessary

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$138
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $250

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)

*PLEASE NOTE THAT VRBO / HOMEAWAY CHARGES ALL RENTERS A VARIABLE "SERVICE FEE" WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED WHEN YOU REQUEST A QUOTE.

Here is VRBO / Homeaway's explaination of the service fee...

Overview
The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support, enhanced site and mobile features for both owner and travelers, plus expanded marketing efforts to generate more exposure to global audiences. Additionally, when a traveler books and pays through HomeAway, they are eligible for the Book with Confidence Guarantee.

Paying the fee
Travelers pay the service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process. The service fee is only charged to the card once the booking has been accepted by the property owner or manager. The service fee is, on average, approximately 6% of the rental amount, excluding refundable deposit or taxes. This fee is lower than other travel websites that charge a similar fee.

Refunding the fee
The owner does not have the ability to discount or waive the service fee amount. The only time the service fee can be refunded is when an owner uses the Cancellation Refund feature from their dashboard and the cancellation is requested within the terms of the owner/manager's cancellation policy. However, if the reservation is not canceled and all payments fully refunded to the traveler, the service fee will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Available
Unavailable