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Tree House Retreat In North Park

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Kim Itkonen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Kim Itkonen

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!

Kim Itkonen purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Kim Itkonen chose San Diego

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Amenities

North Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Vintage bathroom with pedestal tub and a 5' cast iron tub set in the original tile.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bright spacious bedroom with blackout blinds on both window for a dark sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Tree House Retreat In North Park
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Corona, Ca
4

Clean, well kept property in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

It was a really nice apartment tucked away behind other homes. Easy street access to a gate leads to a staircase up into the apartment. Lots of windows for ample light, open living and dining areas. Large bedroom and bath. Kitchen was smaller, but has everything you need. Great setup all around. The only drawback I noticed was that there was only 1 window air conditioner and had it been any hotter I could have foreseen some restless nights but we lucked out with perfect San Diego weather. Perfect location for a quick Uber to gaslamp or any of the other local breweries. I will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is an extremely well maintained property. It is quiet with an abundance of natural light. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location for exploring San Diego's North Park neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location if you are interested in exploring North Park on foot. Lots of great restaurants within walking distance. Convenient parking was provided for those who need a car. It is a short drive to many other parts of the city with easy access to the highway. The apartment had all the amenities we were looking for and was quite comfortable. I would highly recommend this rental. The hosts were most gracious and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, quiet, comfortable, accessible - the perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely, quiet, comfortable apartment in a chill neighborhood of SD with lots of bars, restaurants, and things to do within walking distance. The apartment itself is incredibly relaxing, with tons of sunlight and everything we needed to enjoy our stay! The bed and couch are both super comfortable and we had such a relaxing time.

We were able to cook every morning and almost every night of our stay; the kitchen is in full working order with everything you need - when we were there, we even found basics like olive oil, salt, and pepper in the cupboards! When we wanted to go out, there were good and affordable restaurants within walking distance. There is also parking available behind the house, but we were able to find street parking with ease.

We barely saw Kim, but when we did our interactions with her were pleasant - and we would have felt entirely comfortable approaching her if we needed something. I got the feeling she's the kind of host that is there as much as you want her to be - no more no less.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with the tree-house retreat. The house was very neat and clean and had all the little amenities you could think of in case you forgot something. We especially liked the location as it was near all the sites we wanted to see and do. The only complaint we would have is that when we came in the back in the evening the outdoor light never came on which made it a little difficult to see the lock in the dark. Not a biggie as we just used the flashlight on our cellphone. Would definitely stay here again if we're ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mooresville, NC
5

Perfect respite

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to unwind from the frenetic pace of my life. Stepping into the apartment is like walking into the loving arms of a warm embrace. You just exhale and completely relax. It's warm, inviting, impeccably clean and safe. Then, when you're ready to take in some fresh air, you can sit on the deck (with a hot cup of coffee!) and enjoy the sunrise over the beautiful garden. I can't imagine having a more peaceful experience. I also can't say enough about the kindness and hospitality of Kim, the owner. She bends over backwards to make you feel welcome and at home. Last but not least, when you're ready to venture out for a bite to eat, there are excellent local places to eat within walking distance just one block away. It is THE most perfect place for one or two people, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.3 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bluefoot
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.9 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Smoking Goat
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Coronado
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.

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Rates & Availability

North Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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