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Your Home Away From Home! 10 Minutes to San Diego! Wifi, Kitchen, Pets ok! Kids

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 15 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom house, 10 minutes from San Diego! Pets welcome, full kitchen, yard!

This is two cute, fun, newly remodeled, nicely furnished and conveniently located. They are a duplex and attached with one common wall so you may hear your neighbors from time to time. Full Kitchen and separate bedroom with a KING size comfy bed in one house (unit A) and a queen in the other(unit B)! Enjoy the washer, dryer and Gas Grill at both units! The street out front does have traffic.

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Freeway close, 10 to 15 minutes to the zoo, San Diego State University (4 miles away), downtown San Diego, and 15 minutes to Coronado and beaches. We also allow pets and offer a pet sitting service if you need to drop your dog off at our home while you hit the town! These homes have a full kitchen which saves money from eating out all the time! There is a small enclosed backyard in each home for 'hangin out, bbq or a place for your pet to roam! Yes, we are pet friendly upon approval! The parking is right at your front door and the grocery store is a one minute drive or few minute walk! As the owners, we live about 2 minutes away and hope to make your stay AWESOME!!

A short drive (5 minutes?) is the heart of the Village of La Mesa, an historic location known as the 'Jewel of The Hills' There are excellent restaurants, coffee shops, antique and specialty shops. Evenings are often filled with the sound of music from the local venues. The Friday Farmers Market bustles with activity year round. There is sunshine, sunsets, hilly vistas and ocean breezes.

But you may be coming to San Diego for the famous attractions - the beaches, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, San Diego Bay and events at Qualcomm Stadium. All those places are 10 plus or minus miles away from La Mesa and the freeways that take you there are just a half mile away from this duplex. The trolley is handy and provides easy access to downtown San Diego and everything between! Visiting San Diego State University? The trolley is the best way to get there because it drops you right on campus!

Whether you are here to visit family or friends who live here or just to vacation on your own we hope you will make our vacation rental a part of your plans.

(If these both are booked please check vrbo 677757. It sleeps 6 and is larger!)

More Details


Mid-City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The couch opens up to a full size bed
  • Wonderful comfy King size bed! With lots of pillows!!! You won't want to get out of bed! We also have a couch in the living room that opens up to a bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • 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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can provide pet sitting on a daily or overnight basis for $29.00 per day. We also have a local photographer that can take professional family photos at the beach or?? Please ask if you have any needs or services that we may be able to help out with!


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Your Home Away From Home! 10 Minutes to San Diego! Wifi, Kitchen, Pets ok! Kids
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 29 reviews

Everything We Needed for a Wonderful Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed here for a month with our pup and we absolutely loved the place! We had everything we needed and Linda and Bill were always available when we had any questions. The property is close to the city and all other major attractions. Full kitchen enabled us to make meals and we used the grill most nights. Linda and Bill keep the place very nice and clean. The neighbors are all friendly. There is a fenced in backyard so Zeke was able to go outside back with us. We were also able to host 2 additional guests for a few nights. I highly recommend Linda and Bill's place and would most definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you soooo much for this awesome review! We really appreciate your kindness! And loved having you! Come back ANY time !!
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Amazing stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Bill were extremely helpful during our stay. We ended up needing to extend two separate times and they were absolutely accommodating. The house was exactly as described and fully furnished with everything we could need during our stay away from home. Our puppy was also welcomed with open arms which can be hard to find. The fenced in area in the backyard allowed us the option to let her out without worry! We would absolutely recommend this property to all family and friends! Thanks Linda and Bill!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this awesome review!!! We loved having you guys!!! Best of luck with your new venture!!!
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Business trip

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Bill are great hosts. I couldn't be happier with their responsiveness and communication. I enjoyed staying at their apartment and it worked well for my purposes.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of four

  • 5 of 5

“Comfortable one bedroom/one bathroom. Nice, central neighborhood for sightseeing around San Diego.”

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nathan!!! You and your family were fantastic. Please come again anytime.
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Perfect longer term stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was exactly what we needed. We were relocating to the San Diego area and needed a place to move to while we found a longer term lease. We stayed here for about 2 months and it was a great place. Communication with Linda was fast, easy, and consistent. They also checked in with us through out our stay to continuously make sure we were doing alright and didn't need anything.

The house itself is exactly as advertised and was perfect for us and our lab that moved with us. Easy accessibility to the 94 freeway which can get you anywhere and allowed us to get to know San Diego but come back to comfort every day. The house is indeed a duplex but the next door neighbors were never an issue and we often grilled in the backyard. Kitchen had everything we needed and like other reviews said the bed was super comfortable. Plenty of street parking at all times during the day and very close to grocery stores and everything you'd need.

We also stayed during an uncharacteristically hot period in San Diego and it's common to not have air conditioning in this city. There is however a super cold AC unit in the bedroom and a fan and we were fine through all of it. If you're needing a place for short term or for longer term this is a great option and I highly recommend it! Thank you Linda and Bill for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your renting from me and for this fabulous review. I appreciate how much time you took to write this. It helps other guests have a clear picture of what they're getting. Please come again anytime and your friends are always welcome.
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

It is so hard to find a place that allows three dog, but to find a place that is so friendly toward pet owners is damn near impossible. Linda was so welcoming and helpful, she even left a little toy for a dogs. I would recommend this place to anyone! Huge plus, the bed is amazingly comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were fantastic. Thanks so much for choosing my vacation rental. Come back anytime and tell your friends.
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Linda and Bill Mackey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Linda and Bill Mackey

We want to offer something affordable so that everyone can get a vacation! It's a great place to stay while enjoying all that San Diego has to offer! It has quick access to the 94 which gets you to all the other freeways. You can get to downtown San Diego in about 15 minutes. We are 15-20 minutes away from the airport as well! We live one mile away and look forward to making this vacation one you will remember! We are available to respond to those special needs you may have! We love animals and even offer pet sitting for those days that you need to be away for a long time.

Linda and Bill Mackey purchased this house in 2013

Why Linda and Bill Mackey chose Mid-City

This property has a small back yard where guests can enjoy their pet or a good ole bbq! It offers the space you need to be comfortable on your vacation! There is a full kitchen, dining area, living room and separate bedroom.

What makes this house unique

The price is fantastic! And you can save money with not having to eat out all the time! It is near everything! We also offer a pet sitting service if you need to drop your pet off at our home for the day!

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Bill and Linda are great hosts. I couldn't be happier with their responsiveness and communication. I enjoyed staying at their apartment, and it worked well for my purposes. ”
Jun 2016
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
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Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town Trolley
Fashion Valley Mall
Extraordinary Desserts
Little Italy District
Star of India -- CLOSED
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Little Italy Farmer's Market
The Prado at Balboa Park
Maritime Museum of San Diego
"Cool place to take the family!! Ask bill for more info!"
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Westfield Horton Plaza
San Diego Bay
Coronado Ferry Landing
"fun place to take a cheap ferry ride from Coronado to San Diego"
San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Coronado Beach
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El Indio Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Diego California Airport/ Linberg Field
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Coronado Ferry Landing...
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
94 freeway/ less than a mile
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Many Beaches!!!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $99
Cleaning $99
Administration fee $40

I prefer an echeck and will waive the credit fee if done with an echeck.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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