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

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Don Fay

Interior designer specializing in historic properties.

Don Fay purchased this house in 2012


Bankers Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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'The Carriage House' Banker's Hill. Upper Unit
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Oracle, AZ

Beautiful residence. Very comfortable and wonderfully decorated and GREAT location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect choice for our stay in San Diego! The neighborhood was quiet and parking was easy. The location had great walking access to restaurants and just blocks from Balboa Park. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and kitchenware for cooking any of our own meals. Bedrooms were a good size and nice storage throughout. Definitely a return visit on our next time in San Diego. Owners were very responsive! Marian B.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long beach, ca

Very nicely decorated upstairs unit

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable 2 bedroom upstairs unit behind main duplex. Nicely decorated and well stocked small kitchen. The location is urban so one should expect some noise from close by neighbors, but not distracting. Plenty of choices for eating out and very close to Balboa Park. Fairly priced for accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Quaint, well-kept and great location

  • 4 of 5

We're a couple with one 5 year old and had a great weekend in SD at the Carriage House. Pros are certainly the location (short blocks to Balboa Park and a playground, medium walk/quick drive to many other restaurants/stores etc either in Banker's Hill or Hillcrest and the nearby zoo). Roomy for one family, might be tight with two couples sharing the one bathroom. Street parking was no problem. To be clear, it was the upstairs unit and the downstairs was rented to another family - they were great, but we almost felt we were invading their space to walk to our stairwell. There's a little outdoor patio but for the most part we were out and about so didn't mind the lack of outdoor space. We didn't use the kitchen or TV so can't comment. Air conditioning and fans kept us cool in the hot weather.

The only hiccup was that I had to reach out to Don for the arrival instructions as we hadn't received any even by our check in day. He was gracious however and also when he touched base on our check out day.

Overall a fantastic place to stay, a few ticks below a true 5 star but I sense our drawbacks were trivial/atypical. Still highly recommend overall!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerald Hills, California and Douglaston, New York

Beautiful pied a tier in San Diego's best neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Carriage House in Banker's Hill. The location is perfect. It is walking distance to Balboa Park and Hillcrest with convenient driving access to the rest of the city. Restaurants, markets and sights are all very close. The unit is very well decorated and maintained with a lot of character. It has an old so-cal feel but with modern touches in the kitchen and bath. It is really in an old carraige house across a very nice patio behind the main house. This gives the unit a lot of privacy and makes for quiet evenings. Don and Laura made us feel welcome and comfortable.

Everyone is different, but we found the beds SUPER comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

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.