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Luxurious, Artistic, Designer Carriage House - 5 Min to Gaslamp, 10 Min to Beach

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Large outdoor deck perfect for dining. Grill not shown.

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

SPECIAL UPDATE: The Carriage House is being featured on HGTV!! The show is being filmed so we’ll let you know when it airs! We are making some upgrades to the decor and are excited for our regulars to come back and see the new changes. Thank you everyone for your amazing reviews and being a part of this amazing The Carriage House!

Make your vacation unforgettable by staying in a spacious, newly remodeled historic Carriage House located in the most desirable area of San Diego, the historic Mission Hills District.

Originally built in 1913 as a building for the horse carriage and caretakers family, this wonderfully inviting home was remodeled by a local architect/design team to include the finest of luxury modern living while capturing the artistic detail using period antiques and custom artwork. This spacious one bedroom/one bath home is perfect for artists, writers, world travelers or anyone who appreciates a home that is itself a living work of art. All of the amenities have been carefully planned and selected for your comfort. Features in this home include a king sized signature HEAVENLY BED and HEAVENLY PILLOWS purchased directly from the Westin, hardwood floors, exquisite linens, gorgeous raised mahogany wood beam ceilings, French doors, restored antique decorative doors, soothing water feature, custom lighting imported from Morocco, flat screen TVs, mood lighting, WIFI, Internet Ready Blue Ray player which allows you to access your personal HuluPlus or Netflix account, IPOD docking station, custom walk-in closet, an additional sitting room with incredibly comfortable chairs for reading or watching TV, separate laundry area with washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning, and professionally designed landscaping including organic herbs for cooking. The kitchen is set-up for anyone who loves to cook including heavy-duty cooper pots and pans, basic spices, gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The large outdoor deck is completely private and has lighting on timers with an outdoor gas BBQ grill, accentuating it as a wonderful space for outdoor dining all year round.

But the best part of all is, the owners of The Carriage House are passionate about helping horses and believe in respecting the circle of life for the horses that once lived on the property therefore 10% of all proceeds will be donated to non-profit horse rescues.

THINGS TO DO:
Choose from some of the best restaurants in town, less than one mile away.

Walk three blocks to The Mission Hills Nursery, the oldest plant nursery in San Diego established in 1910.

Take a five-minute cab ride to Old Town for authentic Mexican food.

Stay in and read or watch TV in bed to the peaceful sound of the water feature or the silence of the majestic old trees.

Join the famous Mission Hills Garden Walk and meet new people while getting a first hand tour of this architecturally unique and affluent neighborhood.

Open the numerous windows and doors in the sunroom to create a feeling of being outdoors yet inside reading or watching TV.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the English pub table or dine outdoors on the spacious deck under the stars.

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

Walk just a few block for morning coffee at the local bakery/coffee shop and stop to shop for gifts, get a massage, take a yoga class or pick up some food items at the neighborhood market on your way home.

Throw the beach towels in the car (supplied) and drive ten miles to the beach. At the end of the day you get to come home to a spotlessly clean quite house away from the crowds.

And of course, don’t miss the opportunity for food, music, and local produce at the Mission Hills Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. Experience local San Diego.


Keywords: Private House, Retreat, Charming, Boutique, Horses, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, San Diego, University Heights, Del Mar

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

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

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
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

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

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 27 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$210
$1,393
Special for September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$199
$1,320
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay

$840
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
Winter season
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$190
$1,290
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
President day
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
4 night min stay

$800
flat fee
Easter
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
Mother's Day
May 12 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay

$900
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$179
$1,190

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11.05%

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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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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Location

Additional information: Location By Downtown, Old Town, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach.

 

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!!!!


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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.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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