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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Don Fay
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Don Fay

Interior designer specializing in historic properties.

Don Fay purchased this house in 2012

Amenities

Bankers Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'The Carriage House' Banker's Hill. Upper Unit
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
San Francisco, CA
4

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerald Hills, California and Douglaston, New York
5

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego Iiternational
Nearest Train
3 Miles
AmTrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 5
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mission Beach and Coronado Beach
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

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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.