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Tree House Retreat in North Park

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

This newly renovated second floor Craftsman cottage in the heart of the cool neighborhood of North Park is a light filled vacation refuge.
One bedroom with a queen sized bed and a full bath with a great old cast iron tub for a lazy soak. There is a full sized washer and dryer in the laundry room for your convenience.
The kitchen is a sweet space! It is well appointed with pots and pans, dishes and cutlery, a microwave, rice cooker and a full sized gas stove and compact refrigerator. Lots of storage for a long stay.
There is a lovely dining room and a living room overlooking the garden and the 100 year old pepper tree.
Outside the door to the apartment is a cute little second story deck - soak up the sun in the morning or afternoon and enjoy the evening sky, the tree tops, the garden below and the neighborhood beyond.
Access to the apartment is either from the alley behind or the street in front of the main house - both through locked gates. There is a parking spot in the alley or you may park on the street.
Balboa Park is just a couple of blocks away. The #2 bus to down town is around the corner. Loads of breweries, restaurants, shops and groceries are within easy walking distance.
This is a great neighborhood of mostly Craftman Style homes and a bustling center at University and 30th. There are several smaller commercial centers with interesting shops, restaurants and amenities.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on the property! ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Sorry, the second story stairs and deck are not the best for little kids....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have cats and they don't like animal guests!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bright spacious bedroom with blackout blinds on both window for a dark sleep. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Vintage bathroom with pedestal tub and a 5' cast iron tub set in the original tile....moreless


  • Books:

    Eclectic collection of book for your pleasure....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable speakers for your smart phone/audio player....moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Could seat 6 if you request more chairs. Presently seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioner does a nice job of cooling the living and dining rooms. There is also a portable fan....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Infrequently needed in San Diego but there for your comfort. Oil filled space heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sunny, sunny, sunny! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    In the alley beside the gate to the apartment....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Plunger pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and Utensils for 6 diners....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful, sunny, period inspired kitchen, newly renovated....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some small quantities of staple items, tea, coffee etc....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small 2 person 2nd story deck and table with umbrella....moreless

  • Golf:

    Close by at the Balboa Park Public Golf Course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    No lawn but you are welcome to enjoy the garden....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Close by at the Morely Field Sports complex....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$800 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $40 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.05%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • San Diego Zoo

    "I'm not really a zoo person but this zoo is the best I have ever enjoyed. "

  • Balboa Park

    "There is so much to do in this part! Close is the Balboa Park Golf Course - http://www.balbo..."

  • The Smoking Goat

    "Excellent restaurant just a 4 minute walk away. Fred is a French trained chef - his food is ..."

  • Thorn Street Brewery

    "Great Beer! So close!"

  • Coronado Beach

    "Good spot for a sunset walk or visit the Hotel Del Coronado for a drink on the terrace! "

  • Seven Grand Whiskey Bar

    "Whiskey and Music!"

  • Grant's Marketplace

    "Great corner store - super quality! Wine, beer, deli sandwiches, sweet treats, espresso, gel..."

  • Rebecca s Coffee House

    "Ok, not the best coffee but a good hangout to people watch and enjoy the varied musical offe..."

  • Caffe Calabria

    "The BEST coffee in the hood! "

6.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego Lindberg Field
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Balboa Park Golf Course
3.9 Miles
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Smoking Goat
7 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

North Park has tons of great restaurants, breweries and shops.

Balboa Park is a huge park the northeast corner of which (Bird Park) is just a couple of blocks away. There are tennis courts, ball fields, golf course, a velodrome, sand volley ball court, hiking, bike paths, disc gold course and an outdoor pool (which is open most of the year). It will take 15 or 20 minutes to walk to the zoo and the many museums, gardens, the Organ Pavillion, the Japanese friendship garden, the Old Globe theater, the Prado Restaurant and more. Lots to do in the park!

University and 30 is the main commercial area - 10 minutes away but there are several other small commercial hubs with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars etc. One is at Thorn and 32nd. Another is at Juniper and 30th and yet another at Fern and Beech.

Much exploring to do in the neighborhood within walking distance.

There is a bus stop just around the corner. Take the #2 bus to downtown where you can wander and discover the city's downtown, Gaslamp area, take in a baseball game, check out Little Italy, walk along the harbor and visit Seaport village.

A taxi from the airport will cost about $18.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: I am a Canadian who has been living in the US for about 20 years. I'm 60 years old, a musician and artist. I'm a jazz lover; sing jazz and play jazz piano. My husband is a retired UCSD computer Science prof. We enjoy the outdoors, desert camping, being on the water. I love gardening, cooking and learning new subjects or just digging deep into my current passion. I'd like my guests to be comfy and cozy. Help me make your stay the best. If there's anything thing you need - just ask!

Why the Owner Chose North Park, San Diego, CA, USA:
This neighborhood is a gallery of Craftman Style houses. In the almost 2 decades we have owned it the neighborhood has gone from being a little down and out to being a hub of hip. Home ownership pride shows in the care folks take in renovation and restoration of these great houses. Our home and the rental apartment above the garage are beautifully situated on a lot and a half allowing a large garden on the south side. Gardening is a great pleasure for me and this property gave me ample space for its pursuit.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
So close to Balboa Park, only 15 minutes from the airport, the #2 bus to downtown is just around the corner. Lots to to within walking distance including restaurants, sports, theater, shopping, breweries and more!

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • The Tree House from the garden

    The Tree House from the garden

  • The sunny living room overlooks the garden and the 100 year old pepper tree.

    The sunny living room overlooks the garden and the 100 year old pepper tree.

  • Very comfortable dining in this bright space.

    Very comfortable dining in this bright space.

  • Full Size Washer and Dryer!

    Full Size Washer and Dryer!

  • The Smoking Goat Restaurant just around the corner - great food!

    The Smoking Goat Restaurant just around the corner - great food!

  • Garden view from main gate

    Garden view from main gate

  • Garden view from the apartment deck. Enjoy fresh peaches in April and May!

    Garden view from the apartment deck. Enjoy fresh peaches in April and May!

  • The elegant bedroom with queen sized bed has black out blinds for a dark sleep

    The elegant bedroom with queen sized bed has black out blinds for a dark sleep

  • Walkway from apartment to front gate

    Walkway from apartment to front gate

  • Main house front yard

    Main house front yard

VRBO #563981

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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