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Historic Victorian Unit with loft - Minutes to Downtown - Unit #4

Bedrooms 1
Space 517 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Br / 1 Ba with Loft. King Bed , Queen Size Sofa Bed and Single Bed (loft) al

Located in an Historic District on the Slope above Downtown San Diego, this beautiful Queen Ann Victorian 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom and Loft accommodates 6 people. One of 7 highly restored, separate and private units in a classic home built in the mid-1800’s and formerly known as the Kennedy house. Located on the first level this unit features a beautifully decorated interior. The bedroom offers a king bed with high end linens and drapes . There are 2 large dressers as well as 2 closets that provide plenty of space for cloths and luggage. A custom staircase offers access to a unique loft area within the bedroom that features a single bed and recessed reading lights. A smart TV complete with cable access and streaming capability can be viewed from both beds. A Queen size leather sofa bed with a second smart TV is provided in the living room which has large windows and lots of light. All beds including the sofa bed are equipped with high quality memory foam mattresses and the best quality linens available. The furniture, drapes and decor are of modern classic design with no expense spared. Both the kitchen and bathroom are highly equipped and tastefully upgraded. There is a separate eating area that is surrounded by classically designed Victorian windows. All linen and towels are provided as well as beach towels, boogie boards, a baby high chair and toddler utensils. The property is located 3 minutes from the Convention Center, Gas Lamp district and Ball park and 4 minutes from the Island of Coronado & the Airport. Freeway access is located around the corner and bus stop transits to and from downtown are both located within a block. The San Diego Zoo and all local beaches are within easy driving distance of the property. Some of Golden Hills hottest spots such as the Turf Club, Panchitas Bakery, Krakatoa Coffee Shop, Luigi's Pizza and Golden Hill Park are located within walking distance. Beautifully Decorated Featuring City Views, Barbecue, Gazebo, Fire Pit & Laundry facility. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee and city views on the patio table and chairs provided on the front porch. Grill your favorite foods on a gourmet barbecue and relax with dinner under a lighted Gazebo. Share the day’s events and memories of your experiences in San Diego with your favorite beverage by the warmth of the fire pit. There is an on-site coin operated laundry so check for the coins provided in the unit as a complimentary gift and a way of saying thank you. Enjoy these beautiful and unique accommodations while enjoying all the best that San Diego has to offer.

Instant Booking - This unit has a King size bed in the bedroom, a single bed in a small loft area in the same bedroom and a Queen size pull out sofa bed in the living area. All of the beds including the sofa bed have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. While it is designed to accommodate 6 Guests, it could be a bit challenging if all are adults. We want to ensure this arrangement will comfortably accommodate your group.

More Details

John Reardon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About John Reardon

I grew up in Northampton Massachusetts, a town with countless beautiful old homes and lots of woods. I spent countless days in my youth building tree forts never knowing that those 2 dynamics would intersect at this point. Upon arriving in San Diego with an interest in building and purchasing real estate, I became immediately interested in the largely neglected Victorian buildings in this area of town. This property became a labor of love for me many years ago and I hope that legacy will be carried forward by my 3 sons. My wife if Japanese, so our family often divides our time between 2 very different worlds, both with much to offer.

John Reardon purchased this condo in 1991

Why John Reardon chose Sherman Heights

It is our hope that our guests will appreciate the attention to detail and uniqueness of design that has been incorporated into every aspect of this property.

What makes this condo unique

This property is strategically located close to most of San Diego's most popular destinations. It's central location and proximity to a newly revitalized downtown, airport, beaches and parks affords our guests the best possible experience while visiting San Diego.


Sherman Heights Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 517 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom is brand new and highly upgraded. It has a full shower/tub combination and High Ceilings. Shampoo/Conditioner and Body Soap is included along with lots of high quality towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed Sleeps up to 3.
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sofa Bed in Living Room Sleeps 2.
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Located in BR 1. Twin mattress sleeps 1 Adult or 2 children.
  • Loft area in Bedroom is small, but comfortable. Children should be at least 7 years old to access. Accommodating 6 in this unit would requires that 3 guests share the King Bed. If booking 6 guests it is recommended that at least 1 guest is a child.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Victorian Unit with loft - Minutes to Downtown - Unit #4
average rating of 4.6 based on 35 reviews
Mesa, Arizona

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Cute, comfortable place to stay at in down town San Diego. Clean place the only thing I would say is the owner may need to spray for spiders, gnats, and flys more often. Not a deal breaker though. Next, is parking is not always easy to get if you are gone all day and come back late. The owner is quick to reply and very responsive. We didn't have any problems and really enjoyed our stay here. Would stay here again in the future. Love porch nice to enjoy our coffee early in the morning in the beautiful San Diego weather. I give this place a high 4-star rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first we have heard of any kind of insect being an issue in our units as they are maintained in impeccable condition. We have a profession company spray exterior of the property on a monthly basis.
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San tan valley

Perfect for our family of 4!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this property! It was perfect and just what we needed for our family! We never really had an issue with parking! We will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really clean and nice

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything. Very nice. Very good communication with the owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close-in location

  • 4 of 5

My 4 children and I recently stayed here. The location was great for the activities we were choosing to do: Legoland (about 40 min away), zoo (less than 10 min) and a few beaches (10-20 min each). John was very helpful with any request I had. He was quick to respond. His handyman was also very helpful. The unit came with basic dishes and pots and pans for cooking simple meals. Laundry onsite was very helpful.

A few things to note for people traveling with small children: The unit is one of several on the property which made for a lot of coming and going/outside noise. The property itself is on a somewhat busy street so getting in and out of car seats often seemed risky. We were able to park within a house or two of the unit for all but two instances where we ended up parking around the corner. Saturday night was very loud with at least two parties on the block (though my kids were able to sleep through it). The kitchen and living space are in the same room which made cooking on the stovetop stressful as there was no barrier between the stove and the toddler/preschoolers. My 6 and 7 yr olds stated that the sofa bed was uncomfortable but the rest of us were very happy with our beds. The loft is a great place for kids to hang, but as stated by the owner, it's really not for the preschool crowd.

We would stay in this rental again if we were ever to come to San Diego again. If you are using it as a place to sleep, I would say it's five star perfect. If you are planning to hang out a bit, the 4 stars is more appropriate for people with kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Comfortable, clean, and convenient apartment in San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this apartment with our 3 year old son for six nights while we vacationed in San Diego and it was great! We felt that the location was ideal - close to Balboa Park and close to the freeway. The apartment, gardens, and the common areas are very clean and neat. We used the washer/dryer which I hardly ever do on vacation but the owner made it so easy by providing quarters and detergent! The apartment has a small kitchen with everything you need to cook simple meals. I was also happy to find toddler plates/cups/bowls/utensils in the kitchen! My only recommendation would be to replace the frying pan as the non-stick coating seems to be peeling off. There is an Albertson's a few blocks away which made shopping easy. The bedroom has a very comfortable king bed. We slept well every night! There is also a small loft in the the bedroom with a twin size bed. The bathroom has both a tub and a shower which worked out great for bathing our little one. A week prior to our arrival, John sent very thorough instructions about the apartment. We had no issues getting into the house or into our unit using the keypad locks. He also sent an email two days into our stay to make sure everything was going okay. We felt safe in the neighborhood. Parking was not an issue - we found parking in front of the house most days and when we didn't, we parked within a block of the house. Other perks: there are 4 beach towels, 2 beach chairs, and a boogie board in the apartment. We didn't use the common areas outside but it looked lovely! We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place. No problems

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Diego Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Downtown Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Highway 5, and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Our property is located immediately adjacent and on the slope above Downtown San Diego which has become the center of energy for all of San Diego. Restaurants and bars of every conceivable type, shopping, theaters, the library, the airport, San Diego Municipal Golf Course, Golden Hill Park, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, the Del Coronado Hotel, Beaches, Major Freeways and the Airport are all very close and accessible.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.