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Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property


We're located in a very quiet, centrally-located neighborhood close to beaches, bays, airport (SAN), downtown, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, La Jolla, Tijuana, Balboa Park, world-class shopping at Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Malls, and away from the congestion, noise, traffic, and difficult-to-impossible parking situations so common to other parts of San Diego. The house is a small and cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath, with front elevated 'veranda' with views to Mount Soledad in La Jolla, and sliver ocean views. Great for viewing Sea World fireworks. Bedroom is good sized with ample closet space. We bought a premium memory foam mattress for ourselves, and liked it so much, we bought one for this property. If you are used to memory foam, you should like this bed! Free and easy parking and wifi. FULL KITCHEN/WIFI/EASY PARKING.
The living room is quite large, with a very large couch and cozy chair with ottoman. The living room is open to the kitchen, and feels quite open and expansive. Kitchen is pretty big, with lots of room for chopping and dinner prep. Kitchen is fully equipped, and has blender, microwave, toaster, pots and pans, full size fridge, gas stove and oven, coffee maker, etc.
House is fairly quiet. Unlike Golden Hill, Downtown, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, UTC, University City, and parts of La Jolla, we have NO 'fly over' jet traffic. Nearest freeway is about 1/4-1/2 mile away, and we NEVER hear freeway traffic. We're located very close to Tecolote Canyon, which is a natural preserve (no roads). Street we're located on 'doubles back' to main roads just past the house (no 'thru' traffic). House is located a good twenty or so feet 'higher' than street, and set back a good ways from street. Neighborhood was constructed before WWII, before the current density set in; parking in front of the house is free, secure and never difficult.
Back yard is very large and quiet, with yard sloping down westward (great for viewing sunsets), with lots of fruit trees. Nice shaded redwood deck off of kitchen with chairs and benches, great for reading or enjoying a coffee or beer.
House has all hard surfaces; either hardwood floor, laminate, or faux wood- no carpet, so you can breathe easier. Bedroom has ceiling fan and lots of breeze from the west, so it's never hot. Living room is large and open, with sunset views from couch or bar, and views of mt soledad to the NW. There's a tiny ocean view from the front door. Dividing kitchen from living room is a small tiled bar, designed and created by legendary local artists Marcus Gutierrez and Fernando Apodaca (same artists that did Pearl Jam's 'Life Wasted' video). Bar has storage inside for bottles or pots and pans. Wifi access on property.
If you would prefer to visit lots of areas of san diego but would like to return to a quiet and safe neighborhood, easy parking, and a very tranquil apartment with a 'country type' feel to the backyard, you will probably like it here; if you're wanting to walk to nightlife and cafes and bars and breakfast joints, you might be disappointed. While we're very close to downtown, little italy, old town, sea world, san diego zoo and balboa park, we do recommend either renting a car or using uber or lyft to get around, as the city buses are pretty slow.
Other facts about the apartment-
1) We clean the apartment ourselves; we do not employ cleaning services that have no 'stake' in the guest experience.
2) The bed is a premium mattress, and both mattress and box spring are zipped into 'anti-bed-bug' covers. These covers are expensive (around $400 a set) and are woven so tightly bed bugs are unable to penetrate the fabric to live in either the mattress or box spring. These are not plastic, but fabric (you will not notice them on the bed- they do not make noise). Not something nice to think about, but if you're traveling to an unfamiliar apartment that has been used by's something you should think about.
3) We use premium bath tissue, not the single ply commonly found in hotels.
4)You have cable tv and dvd player....about 75 channels on cable.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish, serbo croatian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is ok outside apartment....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Apartment is handicap accessible; however, one would have to wheel up a fairly steep driveway, through the backyard, and negotiate a small 'step' up into apartment....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Other (See Description)


  • Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in room. Memory foam mattress. Both box spring and mattress are zipped inside 'anti bed bug' cover. Mattress is 'memory foam'. Good sized closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom has toilet, vanity/sink, and combination tub/shower with detachable shower head. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bisera and i live next door. We're very quiet and non-intrusive.


  • Books:

    we have a small book case....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    we have lots of classic movies on tape and dvds...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    tall tiled bar serves as kitchen table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people



  • Coffee Maker:

    auto drip........moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is pretty large, with gas stove and oven, rice cooker, toaster, microwave, full size fridge, coffee maker, and many cooking accessories....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    two mountain bikes available for renter's use at no extra cost...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    small covered area just outside of kitchen door for chilling....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Water Sports Gear:

    there are two surfboards and a variety of wetsuits available for renter's use at no extra charge....moreless

Building Type

  • House


from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2
Jun 1 - Jul 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017
5 night min stay
comic con
Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
summer 2
Jul 24 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lindbergh field
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Padre Gold
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tecolote Canyon
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Town
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sab-e-Lee Thai Food
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mission Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: i (with the helmet) have a small mobile bicycle repair business in town. Bisera (the blonde) and i enjoy riding bicycles, rollerblading, going to the beach, and going to the swap meet on weekends. Bisera is from Serbia and enjoys cooking.

Why the Owner Chose Linda Vista, San Diego, CA, USA:
House is elevated, and has great views of Mt Soledad to the west. Also, this is the best area to live in San Diego, because we have the best climate in San Diego! We live close enough to the ocean and bays to get that cooling breeze; however, on a lot of days when the beach is foggy and freezing ('june gloom' 'may gray' etc), we're basking in the sunshine! In addition, this neighborhood is very quiet, with no bars (direct contrast to the beach, with a bar on every corner), no beach traffic, no noise, no congestion. This neighborhood was established in the 1940's and 1950's, when San Diego was not yet crowded; as a result, homes in this area have generous yards and space- we're not living 'nose to nose' like homes in the beach area. Free parking and wifi.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This could be the most affordable place to stay in San Diego- if you're not a millionaire, and don't want to spend two to five thousand dollars for a week at the beach, consider this property- it's quite a bit cheaper, with easy beach access, but away from the beach noise, congestion, and large numbers of drinking establishments located in all the beach neighborhoods. We are also extremely close to Balboa Park, North Park (San Diego Microbrewery capital), South Park, Downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission San Diego, Petco Park, Qualcomm stadium, SDSU and UCSD. I love this place because it's so quiet. I lived at the beach for years, but the noise, traffic, congestion, the high rent, and the high concentration of bars and drinking establishments made me move. At the beach i'd wake up to leaf blowers, lawn mowers, honking horns, people coming out of bars at 2 am, surfers getting ready at 6am, and other distractions. If you love quiet and sunshine, this area is hard to beat. Also, living here, traffic is never a problem. We also have first rate Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese fare here in the neighborhood.

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Speaks: english, spanish, serbo croatian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • bed with premium mattress.

    bed with premium mattress.

  • closet


  • bar detail

    bar detail

  • 'open concept' kitchen and bar with backyard view.

    'open concept' kitchen and bar with backyard view.

  • fridge, sink, cabinets, gas stove.

    fridge, sink, cabinets, gas stove.

  • living room with wet bar, stereo, dvd, vhs and tv.

    living room with wet bar, stereo, dvd, vhs and tv.

  • wet bar closed.

    wet bar closed.

  • leather couch, ottoman, chair in living room.

    leather couch, ottoman, chair in living room.

  • living room couch.

    living room couch.

  • living room detail.

    living room detail.

  • front door which faces southwest.

    front door which faces southwest.

  • backyard redwood deck off kitchen door. shaded in late afternoon.

    backyard redwood deck off kitchen door. shaded in late afternoon.

  • bathroom


  • nail head trim bar stools and bar front

    nail head trim bar stools and bar front

  • bar doors

    bar doors

  • kitchen sink, cabinets, counter, gas stove and oven.

    kitchen sink, cabinets, counter, gas stove and oven.

  • kitchen counter w/ coffee maker, toaster and ceramic jars.

    kitchen counter w/ coffee maker, toaster and ceramic jars.

  • kitchen.


  • wet bar open

    wet bar open

  • bedroom.


  • living room couch with marble table.

    living room couch with marble table.

  • kitchen/bathroom entrances.

    kitchen/bathroom entrances.

  • redwood deck off kitchen is shaded in afternoon- great for relaxing!

    redwood deck off kitchen is shaded in afternoon- great for relaxing!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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