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Villa Barajas - Hip, Modern 2 Bed, 2 Bath Sleeps 6-8, Near Park, Zoo, Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights

About the property

Two connected suites, each 1 bed 1 bath, walk to Balboa Park and restaurants!

A home away from home in North Park, #13 on Forbes' list of the 'hippest' neighborhoods in the US. This 1926 historic Spanish villa ('Villa Barajas') combines old world charm with designer style and modern amenities.

Two fully equipped, luxury suites (#3317 & #3321) are connected via a private vestibule, creating one floor-through apartment that accommodates up to 8 people. Each wing has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen with dining area and a full sized living room or sitting room. Perfect for families with teenagers, extended families, two couples (with or without children), and anyone who likes a bit of privacy and independence while still enjoying a shared accommodation.

The connected suites boast fully renovated baths, remodeled kitchens with high end appliances and stone counters, comfortable dining areas and living/sitting rooms, custom cabinetry, exposed brick, central heat/AC, dishwasher and washer and dryer. Beautiful original hardwood floors and new furnishings.

The building came on line in July, 2013 as a brand new renovation and we have received very positive reviews. Please see these listing numbers for the reviews submitted by guests who have rented individual units: 471900, 422746, 471897, 490105.

We enjoy providing amenities -- K-cup and French press coffee makers, beach towels, blow dryer, iron/ironing board, luggage rack, books and games, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, hand soaps, other essentials. WIFI and smart TV -- Stream Netflix and Pandora while you relax or enjoy a light meal in the suite.

We have two 50mb WIFI networks in the connected suites -- nice and fast -- and 3 other networks in the building, all of which are accessible to all guests, so if a WIFI happen to go down, just tie into any one of the other 4!

Spacious grounds with gas grill, ping pong table and delightful seating areas. Walk a few blocks to Balboa Park, restaurants, cafes, golf, community pool, tennis courts, recreation. 5 minutes to downtown -- Little Italy, The GasLamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Convention Center, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and museums, Old Globe Theatre. 10 min to beaches and other major attractions, including Coronado Island and Seaworld.

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Beth Galdieri
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Beth Galdieri

We love homes, vacations, people, and customer service. Making people happy in beautiful environments is our 'thing.'

Beth Galdieri purchased this villa in 2012

Why Beth Galdieri chose San Diego

When we saw this building, with its old world charm and quaint sophistication- we knew that we had to own it, renovate it- and then provide with fabulous, beautiful, comfortable and 'cool' accommodations where people could relax, enjoy the Park, the Zoo, the many restaurants- all within the context of a local San Diego Urban Walk able neighborhood experience. And we are 10 minutes away from fabulous beaches!

What makes this villa unique

This building is thought to have been owned a century ago by a church nearby and resided in by church members or out of town visitors. It is a beautiful building and stands out as regal yet simple. This combination of simplicity and beauty attracted us. Additionally, we were inspired by a European vacation


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Villa Barajas - Hip, Modern 2 Bed, 2 Bath Sleeps 6-8, Near Park, Zoo, Beaches
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Perfect place for a quiet vacation

  • 5 of 5

The place is very well kept, very clean. Toiletries and cleaning products are top of the line. The neighborhood is quiet but just a few blocks away there are some cool shops, restaurants and bars. We used uber and it turned out a lot cheaper than renting a car. Would defenetly stay here again, 10 minutes to down town, 15 to la jolla or Coronado.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a decent price

  • 4 of 5

The house/apartment has a lot of flair and a very cool, modern look. It's location only blocks from Balboa Park can't be beat. The North Park neighborhood is awesome. We walked around and hit lots of local fare for breakfast and dinner. Very trendy and hip. Biking was super easy, too. It was extra convenient because we were traveling with my pregnant sister and her husband who could have their own space in the back suite while my family had the larger front space. The one drawback was the floors/ceilings are super thin and we could hear people walking around and even talking above us during the night and morning. Many of us had difficulty sleeping. But otherwise the place is beautiful, spacious, and filled with natural light. Perfect when you're coming from the dreary Midwest in the winter! The hosts were very apologetic about the noise issue and even brought a bottle of wine to apologize. They seem to have a lot of return guests, which was/is a great sign.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that your family enjoyed the villa and the neighborhood and it also was very nice to meet you all! Sorry about the noisy guest above. We've had very few noise complaints, and the building actually does not have thin walls or floors -- It's a solid old construction -- but in any multi unit building, there is the possibility of hearing others at times. Also, we have avoided putting rugs in the units because wood floors are far more sanitary than rugs -- We may reconsider. Fortunately, the vast majority of our guests remove their shoes as we request and do not stomp about late night or early morning or speak too loudly -- as the guest above you did.
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Cool Pad!

  • 5 of 5

This was a guys bday/bachelor party weekend. We rented adjoining units which were adjoining, each of which had a kitchen, full bath, washer and dryer, queen bed and pull out sofa bed. This pristine home comfortably fit 6 guys. The owners and the Property Manager were so helpful and accomodating and clearly have a genuine vested interest in each of their guests experience at this residence. If you value staying in a high quality home with luxurious amenities, then look no further. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable from the outdoor fireplace, high-quality barbeque grill, ping pong table, outdoor seating area, wifi, flat screen TV's, comfortable beds, and awesome decor. There are 5 units which can be rented out in this historic home but it is noteworthy that each unit is generally free from potential noise from neigboring units. The home is a short walk to North Park bars/restaurants; a 10 minute drive to Pacific Beach, Coronado Beach and the Gas Lamp.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Barajas for our annual girls weekend. It's a beautiful property - immaculately clean and has very cool, eclectic furnishings which we all loved. The owners were great to deal with and really thought of everything in order to ensure a relaxing stay. I would definitely stay there again. The location is also perfect - we walked to great restaurants and quirky shops and cafes in the North Park neighborhood. We also went to nearby Balboa Park and there was an art walk a few blocks away we were there.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
So many fun eateries and taverns
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Downtown Harbor
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Located minutes to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with its Hiking Trails, Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Archery Course, 3 Dog Parks, and a 10 minutes drive to San Diego Beaches. You get the best of Urban San Diego with its Zoo, Park &Museums and Downtown SD with the Convention Center and all the night life you could desire, as well as close Beach Proximity. The North Park Neighborhood in the most progressive neighborhood in San Diego with it's art, dance, yoga, restaurants, and coffee is the Mecca of the Urban Neighborhoods surrounding Downtown San Diego!


Rates & Availability

North Park Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Start 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Comic-Con 2017
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Between Holidays 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Check-out Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates in table are representative and may vary based on number of occupants and specific dates requested. Rates and minimum stays during holidays and special events, such as Comic-Con, are typically higher. San Diego requires that occupancy taxes be charged for stays of fewer than 31 nights (10.5%). Cleaning fee, insurance and refundable security deposit are additional. Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

For stays of one month or more, we charge for bi-weekly cleaning, in addition to a final cleaning fee. This will not be auto-generated via a reservation request -- We will need to revise the quote to include the biweekly cleanings.

Many people ask about this: We include a third party damage protection policy in our quotes, which is a nonrefundable fee. The policy protects you and us. With the policy in place, we're able to charge a very low cash security deposit that covers minor damages (such as stained towels or linens or broken plates). The insurance policy covers more significant accidental damages (for example, to furniture, floors, appliances, counters, walls, mirrors, plumbing fixtures, lamps, window glass and coverings, other elements). The insurance also enables you to recover your security deposit in the event of a qualified incident. VRBO offers you the option of either purchasing the insurance policy we've quoted or paying an additional refundable security deposit equal to the coverage/face value of the policy. For example, suppose we are charging $250 refundable security and you opt NOT to purchase the insurance (which in this example has a coverage value of $1,500) -- Your new combined REFUNDABLE security deposit would be $250 + $1500 = $1,750. Please note that the price of the insurance policy and the coverage amount are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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North Park Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully remodeled, gorgeous bathrooms!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed in each of two bedrooms. Queen size sofa bed in large living room. Full size sofa bed in second sitting room.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Call Owners Gail Feldman or Beth Galdieri for more info on San Diego Vacations Check in - 4 pm Check out - 11 am

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