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Walk to Balboa Park...Eco- and Pet-friendly, EASY PARKING, jacuzzi + courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious Solar-Powered Studio With Large Private Courtyard, jacuzzi + easy pkng


Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof. Rainwater harvesting used to water the landscaping in the courtyard. Covered compost barrel. LED 'dark-sky' exterior lighting, solar LED walkway lighting, energy efficient lighting throughout. Charge your electric car at the private charging station in the driveway.


Spacious 550 S.F. studio apartment, french doors open onto relaxing sunny courtyard with fragrant trumpet tree which shades the colorful hammock.

Separate bedroom area with comfortable king-sized bed and high-quality linens. Walk-in closet. Pull-out Queen size sofabed in living room area.


2-person jacuzzi in private courtyard, shared with guests in upstairs 1-bedroom apartment.

Fully stocked chef's kitchen with new breakfast bar & 2 stools.

Large, recently renovated bathroom with two-person shower and dual shower heads. Luxurious Bath towels provided.

Free easy street parking.

Flat-screen 32" Philips TV, DirecTV with HBO/Showtime/Cinemax, netflix-ready DVD player, WiFi wireless high-speed internet.

Shared washer & dryer with upstairs unit. Laundry room is around the side of the house.

Grab one of the books off the shelf and lounge in the hammock. Play a board game! BBQ with the gas grill in the courtyard.

Public pool in Balboa Park is just over 2 miles from the Eco Studio.

Well behaved dogs and cats allowed.

Keypad lock entry so your arrival time is flexible, you can let yourselves in whenever you pull into town.

Check-in after 4pm and Check-out before 11am. If you need an early check-in or late check-out, inquire at time of booking (additional fee required).

If the guest departs more than 30 minutes after the checkout time they will be charged a $50 late checkout fee. We need the full cleaning window to get the place sparkling clean for the next guest and when a departing guest leaves late it can impact the arriving guest, and that's not fair to them or to us.

Take UBER or Taxi from airport. 15 minute ride directly to the Apartment.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Rosemary

Sean works in renewable energy and is the homeowner. Rosemary is an interior designer and the property manager.

Rosemary purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Rosemary chose South Park

Sean and I are eco-conscious. We installed 3 solar panel systems (one on the front house and one on the back house and one on the house in University Heights). There is a fast charging station with reserved parking for your electric car. We harvest rainwater and use laundry grey water for the landscape in the courtyard. The Eco Studio is the perfect combination of beautiful, comfortable yet also sustainable living.

What makes this apartment unique

South Park is such a unique neighborhood. You will not find any cookie-cutter houses here, unless you consider the 100-year-old craftsman houses which are everywhere you look. It's a beautiful, vibrant, and friendly neighborhood. No big box chain stores/restaurants/shops. Everything has a mom & pop feel to it. But the chain stores are a short drive when you need them.


South Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with two-person shower and dual showerheads. wall sconces and overhead lights allow you to customize your preferred lighting level. Floor to ceiling cabinets provide ample storage. Bath towels are new and very plush.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen sized pull-out couch. Pack n' Play left by previous guest is available for your use but please note we do not maintain it--it is offered as-is (note we have never had any complaints about it).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Charge your electric car at the charging station in the driveway.


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Walk to Balboa Park...Eco- and Pet-friendly, EASY PARKING, jacuzzi + courtyard
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
Littleton, CO USA

Excellent rental unit. Quiet Neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed in this rental unit on three previous occasions. Very quiet neighborhood. Good neighbors. Property is well maintained. Plan on staying there, again. Unit has all needed amenities and comforts. If anything is needed, property owners are very quick to respond. San Diego sunshine and temperatures are wonderful. As well, city and surrounding areas have so many activities, attractions, and restaurants to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to host you both. Thank you for your review, we look forward to hosting you again in 2018!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cozy getaway in South Park!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to California for the first time a couple weeks ago and stayed at the studio in South Park. It was easy find with the clear instructions emailed to us by Rosemary. She also checked in on us and made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. We stayed for a week and explored South Park and San Diego at large. We were walking distance to a grocery store and amazing restaurants, which was so awesome. The bed was very comfortable and the whole place clean and functional! The yard so nice to have, especially in the evenings to enjoy dinner and a glass of wine outside. We did not use the hot tub available to us. I would definitely recommend this studio apartment to anyone who's traveling to San Diego!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you, thank you for writing a review. Come back again soon!
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The king size bed was the best part!

  • 3 of 5

2 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs stayed here. The studio was clean and it came with everything you would need to cook your own meals. The king size bed was extremely comfortable. The fold out bed is not comfortable at all. The court yard was beautiful but we were not comfortable allowing our dogs to play in the yard due to a tree that is poisonous and was dropping its flowers. We had one issue and Rosemary was quick to respond. There are a lot of rules and many instances in your agreement where you maybe charged extra fees. It was off putting when we first read all the paper work but since there are no refunds once you book we naturally kept our reservation. The neighborhood is beautiful and we loved the area of town that this studio is in. Overall it was a good experience and with we had an amazing time at the beach and out on the town!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback about the sofabed and the listing of fines in the rental agreement. We are putting a new mattress topper in today so that should make it more comfortable than a traditional sofabed mattress. We will also review the way we present the fines as we don't want to put anyone off but do need to make sure rules are followed to keep the place peaceful, comfortable and looking nice. It's a tough balance but clearly we need to revisit it. We do warn guests that the trumpet tree is supposed to be poisonous for dogs so I understand your caution but we have never had an animal get sick from it and this is a popular spot for guests with dogs. Thanks again for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals. It was a pleasure to host you.
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Littleton, CO USA

Eco Studio Review

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Close to most of San Diego. You have a lot of privacy at unit. Very clean living quarters, and courtyard. Management is very approachable. they wish to make your stay in San Diego very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We might not stay in a hotel again after this!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had 3 adults, 1 teenager and a toddler. We were all extremely happy with the accomodations. We loves the courtyard. There was enough room. The place had all the essentials and a few extras that were very much appreciated. The hostess was one text away and replied immediately. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Thanks for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals!
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Los Altos, CA

Nice stay in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our small puppy for two days. The studio is clean and comfortable, with all the amenities you need. We especially enjoyed the courtyard for our puppy and the quiet neighborhood. We can highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with San Diego Eco Rentals. Come back again soon!
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Eclipse Chocolat
San Diego Natural History Museum
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hamilton's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-5, 15, 163, 805, and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: not necessary

South Park is a safe and trendy residential neighborhood, a short walk from Balboa Park Golf Course, Hamilton's Tavern, Grant's Market (amazing hot chocolate and deli), Ginseng yoga studio and massage, Alchemy Restaurant, South Park Fitness, Stone Brewery Tasting Room, Whistlestop Bar, The Station (kid-friendly indoor/outdoor bar/restaurant), coffee shops, ice cream parlor, and hipster boutiques.

10 minute drive downtown, Gaslamp District, beaches, historic Hotel Del Coronado, Sea World, Airport, Seaport Village, Little Italy.

Ride your bike to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park museums!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95 + Tax
professional cleaning fee $105 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are guaranteed only once reservation is booked. 10.5% TOT tax will be added to nightly rate (for stays shorter than 1 month).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund