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$99/night Slp/4 /Garage/3Min Downtown, Convention Ctr, Zoo #4

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy Apt In Tropical Setting, Convenient To All.

Surrounded by tropical ambiance this cozy and charming bungalow is the perfect place to get away. Located in the heart of the old, unique and beautiful neighborhood of Golden Hill, this is a prime location for a visit to San Diego. Located on a side street there is ample, safe and free parking. There is a single car Garage included.

Within just a few blocks you have the choice of a plethora of delicious local eateries. Cook your own steak at the legendary Turf Club, enjoy Humberto’s famous carne asada fries, or have a stone oven pizza while enjoying the outdoor patio of Luigis.

Just 4 minutes away you can visit the baby panda’s at the zoo or take in a museum and a walk through beautiful Balboa Park. Head about 1 mile straight down Broadway into the lively downtown, Gaslamp or Little Italy, extremely convenient for Convention Center visits. If you are too tuckered after a busy day downtown, grab a bus as it drops you off just 1/2 block from the bungalow. Want to see a spectacular view of the San Diego bay? Hop on the ferry and cross the bay to Coronado for a day on the island. Golden Hill has easy access to all the major San Diego highways, making a trip to most San Diego beaches just 10-20 minutes away.

The bungalow is the perfect home away from home to return to after a funfilled day in San Diego. With granite countertops and stainless steal appliances, the kitchen provides all the amnemities needed to cook your own fish tacos! Pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes are all provided. Sit under the avocado tree, and enjoy the dual BBQ and charcoal grill on the patio/lounge area while relaxing in our comfy lounge chairs. Beware of falling avocados! Grab them for some homemade guacamole!

Sit back on the couch and enjoy the flat screen tv with HDTV or hop on the internet with our free WiFi. Did your clothes get sandy at the beach? We have on site washers and dryers that are FREE with soap provided.

Each room is decorated with the comforts of home in mind. Sheets, towels and blankets are all provided as well as dish soap, toilet paper and paper towels.

Have pets? We are a pet friendly property and the yard provides a great romp and play area for your dog.

Your safety and peace are our priority and we provide 24hour video survellience for the extra layer of security.

More Details

Property Manager
Ron & Susan Oleson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Ron & Susan Oleson

Owner is a professor emeritus from SDSU. She & Terry, a retired real estate developer, travel extensively, & recognize the importance of clean/comfortable vacation rentals. Terry is on call to answer any questions, concerns, & to make recommendations for tourist sites.

Ron & Susan Oleson purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Ron & Susan Oleson chose Golden Hill

Convenience is key to this site; being centrally located & right near several freeways, it makes sightseeing easy. On the bus line, it facilitates transport needs for those without cars. Cleanliness & comfort underscore how this site is evaluated. The tropical ambience contributes to the vacation atmosphere.

What makes this apartment unique

There is a pizza parlor, cafe, coffee shop, taco shops & several bars close by & a small grocery & bakery within feet of site. Contempo, two blocks away is a popular brewery. The golf course is just blocks away & closeness to zoo & Balboa Park makes visiting a must.


Golden Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen bed and sofa/bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very close to Down town, Balboa park, Convention Center.


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(33 traveler reviews)

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$99/night Slp/4 /Garage/3Min Downtown, Convention Ctr, Zoo #4
average rating of 4.4848485 based on 33 reviews

Cozy, clean, convenient to walking trails @Balboa Park

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed drinks on the patio. There was grocery, bakery, and coffee shops nearby. The cottage worked well for us. I would have liked a queen bed, rather than double, but other than that, it was very accomodating. There were some noisy neighbors over the Christmas holiday but Overall, it was as promised, and we enjoyed our time there as we explored the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

For price, it’s a steal

  • 5 of 5

This did this trick for a 5 days trip to San Diego. It was more on the modest side. But great location with a garage so didn’t have to fight for parking when we would get back late.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

Nicely located get-a-way for two

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights, and it was perfect for two people. Super easy no hassle check-in and out. I read the warning that the garage was small, but we were able to nicely fit our Jeep Grand Cherokee. Liked that we didn't have to park on the street. The area around this place is very cute and have a safe neighborhood feel. We ate at the café for breakfast each morning and pizza place for lunch, and both were great. All walking distance. We visited the Zoo, and loved the close distance to it so easy to get there. All other places we visited were really close due to quick accessibility to highway, state roads, and interstate. The airport is nearby, and even though you could see planes taking off and landing, it was not noisy. This place was very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was centrally located in San Diego area. The common areas were beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

It was a very relaxing environment. The patio was lush with vegetation, and a peaceful place to hang out. It was near the airport and had some air traffic, but could be lessened if you turn the air conditioner on. I loved the market, bakery, and Luigi Pizzaria close by. It was a cool old neighborhood. The main thing for us is that it was centrally located, and the owners were very nice and flexible.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental exceeded my expectations. Safe and secure with locking gate. Garage included is unheard of in this price range. Yeah it's a little tight, but c'mon, you're really going to complain about covered secure parking? The grounds are beautiful, as is the neighborhood, and very secluded. Blocks away form connecting trails to Balboa park and the golf course, and 4 minute drive to the convention center, where there is PLENTY of cheap parking ($1 and hour and half off if you get in before 8? Are you kidding me? I'm from Chicago and would kill to park for those rates). CLEAN, great bathroom, fast internet, full kitchen with all stainless appliances, and comfy couch and bed to boot. Are the cabinets and countertops going to win any design contests? Probably not, but compared to what they're charging you to stay in a hotel in the Gaslamp for triple the cost and 1/4 of the amenities, this is a no-brainer. I will be back every year when I come here for business. This is the way to do it. And check out Humberto's taco shop right around the corner, you won't be disappointed...

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Value, Great Location but Needs some Attention

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in unit #4 for four nights in February 2017. Arrival was hassle-free and we appreciated the early check-in. Garage is very small but we managed to squeeze our Prius rental in with a couple of inches to spare either side of the mirrors. Apartment was clean – bathrooms and fridge/stove/microwave were spotless. Paint on the walls could use some freshening – they looked a bit grimy.

Kitchen has the basics but if you advertise that it “sleeps 4” you should have 4 of everything, 4 wine glasses, 4 tumblers, etc. Coffee maker needed cleaning and knives definitely need sharpening. Cupboards drawers and doors tended to “stick.” It was a bit cool for us to avail ourselves of the courtyard BBQ’s but there appeared to be several available. I agree with the previous comment about the courtyard landscaping needing some trimming and clean-up.

Complimentary laundry - brand new large capacity LG W/D - was greatly appreciated! A motion sensitive light leading to the exterior laundry room would be extremely helpful.

The queen pillow-top bed sagged in the middle but we “made-do.” The sofa bed frame needs fixing and the mattress needs replacing – don’t even consider trying to sleep anyone here unless it’s small children.

Location is excellent – the little grocery store on the corner was perfect and we enjoyed the food at Krakatoa + Humbertos.

In short, this is a fairly well-equipped compact apartment with an excellent location. It needs some care but is still very good value for the price.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Broadway Pier
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
South/North 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Golden Hill Cafe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles

This is near Balboa Park & Zoo, just 3 min away by car. It is 6 min away from Gaslamp District with great restaurants/bars. Also 8 min from Convention Center. Bus line is on same street which gets to Gaslamp & Downtown Shopping Mall in 15 min. Close to major freeways which get you to Beaches in 20 min.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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