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'The Carriage House' Banker's Hill. Upper Unit

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

The Carriage House-Upper unit sleeps 4 with with stunning living accommadations.

Newly restored to it's 1920 grandeur, this free standing carriage house (upper unit) can sleep 4. Easy walk to Balboa Park and San Diego's finest restaurants. Located in 'Park West' between downtown and Hillcrest. As photos show, no expenses spared!

The Carriage House- Upper unit, comprised of two separate equitable bedrooms and one bathroom, combines the best of both worlds—location and amenities. Its tranquil courtyard creates a quiet oasis in the center of San Diego's hippest neighborhood, adjacent to Balboa Park. The Carriage House- Upper unit offers stunning living accommodations in a tree house setting. In deference to our neighbors, the space is never rented for parties. 2 night minimum on weekends.

Don Fay
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Don Fay

Interior designer specializing in historic properties.

Don Fay purchased this house in 2012


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

'The Carriage House' Banker's Hill. Upper Unit
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Lovely and well situated

  • 5 of 5

Always a pleasure to stay here. The apartment is well appointed and the location is great. It is a rare gem near great neighborhood restaurants and all that Balboa Park has to offer. Being near both I5 and 163 freeways makes it easy to get to the beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to host this guest. Wonderful guests that respect the property and surroundings. Highly recommend!!!
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Excellent location and beautiful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House, upstairs unit, is awesome! The house itself is beautiful and comfortable, and the location near Balboa Park is ideal for exploring the area. We were able to walk everywhere, and didn't even get in the car the entire time. We walked to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, restaurants, and shops. In addition, the hosts were very accommodating, helpful, and easy to work with. We will definitely stay here during our next trip to San Diego - we loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful. The sound of the small waterfall in the fish pond in the garden adds another sense of relaxation to the completely, perfectly decorated unit. It is located 2 blocks from Balboa park, towards the end where there is a wonderful playground that is always full of children. The Zoo is there as well. There are wonderful restaurants within 1/2 mile walk, and some just 2 blocks away! It is located among other beautiful homes and is a nice retreat after spending the day sightseeing downtown. The owners are extremely nice, helpful, and easy to contact when needed. We will definitely be staying here again, and hope to rent the entire upper and lower unit (which looks just as lovely) with family on a return trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and were very pleased with our visit to the carriage house. There is plenty of street parking and it is in walking distance to several restaurants and bars. The Hillcrest neighborhood is just a few blocks away as well as Balboa park. The Spruce Street suspension bridge is also just a few blocks away. It is centrally located to the highway and everything was within a 20 minute drive. The carriage house itself is beautiful. The decorations and accommodations were all very well thought out. There is lots of storage in the bathroom and both bedrooms. We had everything we needed and felt right at home. There is a cute balcony, air conditioning and heat, extra blankets and pillows, an ironing board, etc. We couldn't have wished for a better place to spend our time in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So enjoying hosting you and your husband...come visit again soon. Thanks for taking such great care of the property...!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the Carriage House and especially enjoyed the proximity to everything. The house was very comfortable and cozy and decorated very nicely. The house looked exactly like the pictures which was nice. We felt very comfortable in the house and enjoyed walking to restaurants, Balboa Park and pretty much everywhere. I would definitely recommend this house to my family and friends. I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward for their return. Wonderful guests and took excellent care of the property. Would highly recommend.
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property that is comfortable and attractively decorated. The living area is comfortable and inviting. The bedrooms, while small, are perfectly adequate for a stay of a few days. The beds are comfortable.

Although parking is not provided, there is parking on the street.

The neighborhood is quiet, except for the signature San Diego airport noise.

The property is very well maintained, demonstrating that the owner takes pride in the property. We were even greeted when we arrived by the owner and given a helpful tour.

On top of all that, the location is excellent. We were within walking distance of Balboa Park and we made the most of that. Visiting the zoo and museums in the park was convienent and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests and would love to host again. They were respectful of the property and the surrounding neighborhood. Lovely family!!!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Iiternational
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 5
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mission Beach and Coronado Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bankers Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Winter Sale
Jan 12 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleanng Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

The property is perfect for 4...If over and we accept there is an additional fee of $50 per person over 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bankers Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful linens, with hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, etc
  • Newly restored bathroom with walk-in shower, marble counter top with lots of storage. Beautiful towels and linens.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , North bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , South bedroom
  • Two equitable bedrooms with hotel quality queen beds. Beautiful linens and abundant pillows.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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