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Beautiful Cottage w/ loft nestled between Little Italy/Downtown

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

One Bedroom Urban Oasis Walking Distance To Work, Play And Events

Urbana is the perfect get away, right in the middle of it all. It’s located in the heart of San Diego's most thriving cultural, business and leisure districts but when you step inside the gate, you leave it all behind. The house was built in 1889 and charms visitors with original architecture that’s been completely reimagined and designed to accomodate guests with a taste for modern amenities and a contemporary aesthetic.

When you come home to the cottage from a day exploring the beaches, parks, and charming districts of San Diego, you step into an adult playground all your own. Use the gas BBQ and outdoor dining table while you enjoy the lush landscapes, raised bed gardens, bamboo fences and curving hard-scapes around you.

The kitchen offers everything you need with fully stocked cookware, new stainless steel appliances, bbq tools, dish and glassware, silverware, a full set of chef’s cookware, graters, strainers, steamers and much more. Its open layout lets you cook and chat with your guests sitting at the patio table, lounging in the loft or in the living room. The television and ipod doc are both there to entertain you while you whip up culinary creations as well.

The living space offers a marble countertop breakfast bar with leather bar chairs, a fold out contemporary queen sized sofa bed, coffee table and beautiful nail-rimmed armchair. Enjoy the large flat screen and DVD player, board games or books with your guests.

The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed with designer bedding, sitting alcove, handmade headboard, sitting chair and stool. Unpack and make yourself at home in the full sized closet. Let in the natural light with huge bay windows, or retreat and relax by closing the large french doors.

The loft is nothing but fun! Perfect for kids or a second couple or guest, it overlooks the cottage kitchen and living space. Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has a pillowed sitting bench, queen sized mattress and bedding, and two poofs for lounging!

The cottage has black out blinds, double paned windows that shut out the city sounds, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, heaters, and all new cabinetry, tile, and fixtures. We love staying here, and hope you will too!

More Details

Owner
Marie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Marie

Our family has lived in Ramona since the 1960s, and works to refurbish homes in San Diego, hoping to breath new life into their communities. We worked together to transform this 1889 historic home into a contemporary playground for vacationers and a respite for business people. Rob is a green designer and builder who has innovated energy efficient homes in San Diego for 40 years. Deborah, his wife, has worked to design the landscape, raised bed gardens, and hard-scapes surrounding the house. I worked together with my parents to design the interiors, furnish the cottage, and make prints of my original paintings for the interiors. I have a masters degree in painting and lived in the bay area for the past ten years working with kids.

We're a family of four generations of San Diego musicians, builders and artists who hope to host visitors and show them the best of what our home town has to offer. We love to travel, meet new people, and create. We hope the cottage feels like home to you.

Marie purchased this cottage in 2001

Amenities

Bankers Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1889 Historic house that has been completely remodeled to cater to a contemporary aesthetic. The interior of the cottage is an architect's delight. It's a very playful, homey space that's been decorated with original artwork and everything we could think of to make your stay wonderful.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Cottage w/ loft nestled between Little Italy/Downtown
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews
Coquille, Oregon USA
5

Great location! Very convenient for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great property! Highly recommended for family vacations!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Condo is so close to everything in downtown San Diego. We loved drinking coffee on the patio and noise was never a problem.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful little apartment in San Diego

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this little and very clean cottage in the center of San Diego. We have been staying there as a group of 5 people and even if the cottage is not very spacious it really worked out fine. We would definitely come back again! Parking directly in front of the house was not a problem, yet you are not allowed to park in the huge parking lot next to the cottage, since this is the parking lot of the nearby church. You have to be aware of street cleaning when you park curbside.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Convenient, clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Overall our stay in San Diego was great fun and the cottage was comfortable for our family of five. Very conveniently located, close to Little Italy and Gas Lamp districts and the waterfront, all walkable in under 20 minutes. Close to transport.

Very clean and safe. A little noisy with the freeway and flight path close by.

Uber rides around town, to airport and as far as Sea World were all under $12. Uber to Legoland in an 8 seater was $45.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The place is very clean and secure. Parking was not an issue, we were always able to find a spot on the street. Easy access to the 5 as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL
5

Convenient and roomy cottage in the city

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very spacious and had everything we needed for a week long stay in San Diego. There were three of us, my husband and 4 year old son and myself. We were all very comfortable, and we loved having such a nice patio where we enjoyed having breakfast every morning. We also loved being within walking distance to Little Italy and such amazing restaurants. When we visit San Diego again, we will definitely stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Little Italy or Tin Can Ale House
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Diego Harbor
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Coronado Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water ski at San Diego Bay adventures
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ocean Beach

This incredible contemporary cottage in the city is bordered on all sides by San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. A five-minute walk to the west takes visitors to the beautiful Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. Here you can stroll through coffee shops, boutiques, bars and some of the most unique specialty shops and restaurants San Diego has to offer. Have dinner and a cocktail at el Camino, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from Assenti’s and bring them back to the cottage’s fully stocked kitchen to have an italian dinner at home in the garden. Walk three blocks in the opposite direction to reach Balboa Park, the Old Globe Theatre, art museums and the famous Prado restaurant.

To the south, it is just minutes to the Convention Center, Gaslamp District, and Petco Park. To the north, visitors can get lost in the architecture along Banker’s Hill and in Hillcrest’s daytime boutiques and buzzing nightlife.

Stroll to the nearby waterfront, visit Sea World, San Diego Marina District, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Symphony Hall, the embarcadero, and of course, the famous San Diego Zoo. These are all accessible by bus, car, trolley, or on foot.

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Rates & Availability

Bankers Hill Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
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Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $110
Tax Rate 11.05%

$110 cleaning fee and a $500 refundable damage deposit.

For stays of two nights, if approved for special circumstances, rate will be $255 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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