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Designer Flat In The Heart Of It All

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Bankers Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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 re-imagined and designed to accommodate guests with a taste for modern amenities and a contemporary aesthetic.

When you come to the flat 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. Dine on the patio as you watch the sun set over downtown San Diego's skyline. Look down into the garden for a more secluded, peaceful view.

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. The television and iPod doc are both there to entertain you while you whip up culinary creations as well.

The living space offers a flat screen smart TV, Wifi, Blu-ray player, board games and books to help you unwind and let your mind play.

Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has full bed with luxurious bedding to lounge on during the day and sleep comfortably at the end of your day's adventures. A custom designed and built floating shelf holds the Blu-ray player and IHome speaker/charger/alarm clock. Lounge and read a book or catch up on emails under the reading lamp in a playfully buttoned designer sitting chair.

The bathroom has been completely remodeled with shower and fixtures. All linens, toilet paper and paper towels included.

Use the two person dining table at meals, and convert it to a work-desk when you need to. When the weather is nice (95% of the time in San Diego!) enjoy the outdoor sitting table and BBQ.

The studio has black out blinds, double paned windows that shut out the city sounds, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, heater, AC and all new cabinetry, tile, and fixtures. We love staying here, and hope you will too!

The studio also has soundproofed double doors that can be opened up to a neighboring rental. If you're interested in a larger space, or in vacationing with another couple or with kids, this a great way to share lodging with the option of privacy. Please let us know if you're interested in a double studio stay!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Marie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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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 that this flat feels like home to you.

Marie purchased this apartment in 2001

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Designer Flat In The Heart Of It All
average rating of 4.7674417 based on 43 reviews
5

Great cmfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

What a cozy comfortable place to spend the weekend. The location was perfect, right on the edge of downtown so parking was not an issue. The room was very clean and well stocked wth everything you might need during a weekend stay. Also, I liked that there was a front gate to the property prior to the studio entrance. It felt safe in there and I slept great, and I would like to add that the manager was very available and responsive via phone. I hope to stay here again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Very beautiful, private, secure and clean. Really felt like a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

It was great to be close to gaslamp, little Italy and transit as we didn't rent a vehicle for this trip. Everything was walking distance and zero hassle! I would come back in a heartbeat <3

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in San Diego for 6 nights. The location of this place was great. We were just a 10-15 minute walk away from the downtown area which was a lot better than trying to find a parking spot down there. Would definitely recommend this place based on location and the place is perfect for 2 people. Also very close to several area beaches is a plus.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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4

Cute, Clean place in a Central location

  • 4 of 5

Cute place in a central location. Easy walks (15-20min) to Balboa Park (the zoo), Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and Waterfront park and 10-15 min drive to the airport. Property was very clean and well-maintained. Unfortunately the wifi wasn't working for 3 out of the 5 days of our stay due to an area outage...not sure how often this happens in the area but Marie was kind enough to contact the internet provider for us. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this property. Check in and out was easy. It was just as advertised. We found it to be very clean. It was a perfect space for one or two people. Planes do fly very near the property but we had no problem with that as we had the air on and didn't notice them inside the apartment. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean, it´s a small property but with everything you need.

It´s very close to little italy and dowtown also. we enjoy very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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
0.1 Miles
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 contemporary flat 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 theater, art museums and the famous Prado restaurant.

To the south, it is just minutes to the Convention Center, Gas Lamp District, and Petco Park. To the north, visitors can get lost in the architecture along Banker’s Hill and in Hillcrest 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 Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
$2,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$770
$2,500
 
 
Comic Con
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,150
Flat fee
 
 
fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$75
$455
$1,800
 
 
thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
From
$95
Fri,Sat,Sun
$590
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bankers Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Guests to provide their own toiletries(shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Rolling drawers for storage under the bed
  • The studio is a living space that converts into a bedroom. The bed is a full sized mattress decked with pillows for lounging as a day bed. Take off the pillows when you're ready for bed, relax into the your urban retreat and rest. Enjoy the table as a work desk or for dining. Armchair, lamp, rug, shelves, closet, and original artwork combine to make this space feel comfortable for work or play.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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