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Featured on Tiny House Hunters! Artistic, Designer, 5 Min Downtown, 10 Min Beach

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Featured as the “International House” on the show Tiny House Hunters, The Carriage House has touched hundreds of people with its charm and amazing energy. It was hand selected by the TV show producers as one of the most unforgettable vacation homes in San Diego. Here is the link to the short advertisement. http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-hunting/season-3/episode-6/small-and-modern-in-san-diego

We’ve had tons of great reviews, but the one comment that keeps coming up is how our attention to detail reflects our love for the place. Since the beginning, our goal with The Carriage House has always been to provide a place that is not just your run of the mill, but part of the vacation experience itself, and to utilize a portion of the proceeds to help unwanted horses. We’re going on five years now, and have helped many horses including eight wild mustangs that were taken from their native land. Because of guest like you, those eight horses now roam thousands of acres in Idaho.
Something else we like to provide is, after you confirm your reservation, we send you a hefty welcome packet that contains lots of local advice on restaurants and places to visit.

The Carriage House was originally built in 1913 and still showcases the dark mahogany floors, antique doors, and gorgeous tall wood beam ceilings. It's located in one of the most sought after areas in San Diego, the historic Mission Hills District. Formerly a home for the horse groom's family, The Carriage House, was recently remodeled by a local architect who transformed this gem into a spacious one bedroom/one bath that is now perfect for anyone who appreciates modern comfort and artistic design.

Features include a king sized signature Heavenly Bed with amazing pillows and linens. Custom lighting that was imported from Morocco to perfectly fill the home with ambiance. WIFI is available as well as two Smart TV’s that provide access for you to log into your online movie accounts. Storage is provided in the walk-in closet and there is also an additional sitting room that can be closed off for privacy. The home offers a washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning, and a kitchen set-up for a chef that includes copper pans, spices, and (of course) a gas stove.

Most guests like to dine outside on the private outdoor patio. It's one of those experiences where soft light, a BBQ grill, and a few glasses are all you need.

THINGS WE LIKE TO DO:
Walk to the local restaurants, only half a mile away. It's a lovely stroll through the neighborhood of 100 year old trees.

Take a five-minute Uber to Old Town for authentic Mexican food and dancing.

Venture just four miles away to the famous downtown Gaslamp district where you will find entertainment, theater, live music, movies, and shopping.

Walk around the corner for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop.

Schedule a massage or take a yoga class just three blocks away.

Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and head to the beach about 10 minutes away. We can assure you, at the end of the day you will appreciate coming home to a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Town:

    The Carriage House is walking distance to many of the best restaurants in San Diego. Also there is a coffee shop one block away and a local park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    Fully stocked chef's kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, coffee, and tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$675
flat fee
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$210
$1,410
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$675
flat fee
Comic Con
Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$675
flat fee
Thankgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
New Year Eve
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay

$900
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$189
$1,260

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10.05%

Notes:

Cancel anytime within 60 days and receive 100% refund no questions asked. Cancel within 30 days and receive a 50% refund or credit towards your next booking.

***Holiday and Special Events rates apply**

In order to confirm this reservation we require 50% of the total rental amount, and the remaining 50% 30 days prior to your arrival. Security deposit or Damage Protection Policy is required.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
All the happening places on Goldfinch
3.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coronado Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Balboa Golf Course
1.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Town Transit
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Freeway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mission Hills
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean Beach

We are located in the historic Mission Hills area of San Diego. It's one of the oldest and most easily accessible areas you can stay in. It's a short neighborhood walk (about half a mile) to great restaurants.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We feel so blessed to be the owners of The Carriage House. Originally we set out with a goal of buying a vacation home to create a reliable stream of revenue for horse rescues. We couldn't believe it when we found an actual Carriage House. Most of these homes that used to hold the horse carriage and caretakers family have been torn down. Despite our full time, sometimes hectic jobs, we love meeting guests who stay at The Carriage House and have made lifelong friends. We feel like its not just us giving back to the horses but all of our guests who are part of this team. For those interested, we send letters with follow up stories on all the horses helped through donations of The Carriage House. What could be better than staying in an amazing place and helping rescue animals.

Why the Owner Chose Mission Hills, San Diego, CA, USA:
The Carriage House is influenced by our extensive travel and experience staying in boutique hotels. Being in Mission Hills, the most prominent area of San Diego, was a bonus for us when we found the property. We take walks when we are on vacation and loved the fact that our guests can stroll along under hundred year old trees. For us, the place we stay on vacation is part of the experience therefore no detail can be too small. Artistically, the Carriage House decor is focused on a modern worldly feel so that guests from all over the world will feel comfortable. This property is an important part of our goal in creating a reliable source of revenue for the purpose of saving horses. Your stay in The Carriage House directly benefits the lives of horses by providing hay, shelter, and medications. The fact that this home was originally a Carriage House, which held the carriage and was a living area for the caretakers makes it even more special to us. Our hope is that our guests return home from their vacation with their own Carriage House story to tell.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
What we love about this place is how centrally located it is. It is literally close to everything. At the same time though, you get to get away from the hustle to your own oasis in a quite neighborhood. Walk to the local shops and have coffee. You'll find great restaurants less than one mile away. Actually our favorite restaurant in San Diego is called the Red Door and is so close you hardly need the car. Looking back, we used to sit at this restaurant and, over a few glasses of wine, discuss how we could start a business to fund horse rescues. I guess this house right around the corner was listening!!!!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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Photos

  • Large outdoor deck perfect for dining. Grill not shown.

    Large outdoor deck perfect for dining. Grill not shown.

  • The plant welcoming crew.

    The plant welcoming crew.

  • Eclectic bedside lighting and a water feature outside the bedroom window.

    Eclectic bedside lighting and a water feature outside the bedroom window.

  • English pub table that folds out to seat four.

    English pub table that folds out to seat four.

  • Spotlessly clean bathroom.

    Spotlessly clean bathroom.

  • There is an additional TV in the sunroom.

    There is an additional TV in the sunroom.

  • Ring the antique bell.

    Ring the antique bell.

  • Have your feet in the water in Ocean Beach only 6 miles driving from the house.

    Have your feet in the water in Ocean Beach only 6 miles driving from the house.

  • We are 5 minutes from the Gaslamp District.

    We are 5 minutes from the Gaslamp District.

  • Walk to the oldest nursery in San Diego.

    Walk to the oldest nursery in San Diego.

  • Farmers Market or you can go to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, or Ralphs all close.

    Farmers Market or you can go to Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, or Ralphs all close.

  • The beautiful globe on the patio.

    The beautiful globe on the patio.

  • The Carriage House street view.

    The Carriage House street view.

  • Relax on the couch and enjoy the detail of The Carriage House.

    Relax on the couch and enjoy the detail of The Carriage House.

  • Open beam high ceilings.

    Open beam high ceilings.

  • The Westin Heavenly king size bed that you won't want to miss.

    The Westin Heavenly king size bed that you won't want to miss.

  • The sunroom is perfect for reading and a quite getaway.

    The sunroom is perfect for reading and a quite getaway.

  • Outdoor secret space.

    Outdoor secret space.

  • We are 3 miles from the famous San Diego Zoo!!

    We are 3 miles from the famous San Diego Zoo!!

  • Stroll Balboa Park for restaurants, the botanical garden, museums, and more.

    Stroll Balboa Park for restaurants, the botanical garden, museums, and more.

  • One of the many neighborhood restaurants.

    One of the many neighborhood restaurants.

  • Local shopping, yoga, wine bar, and hair salon.

    Local shopping, yoga, wine bar, and hair salon.

  • A word from some of our WONDERFUL guests.

    A word from some of our WONDERFUL guests.

VRBO #412455

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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