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Beautiful 2 BR Victorian Guest House Located On Slope Above Downtown San Diego.

Bedrooms 2
Space 492 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home With 3 Queen Size Beds, and 3 LED Smart Tvs. Free Netflix

Located in a Historic District on the Slope above Downtown San Diego, this highly upgraded 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is the guest house to a beautiful, historically designated Queen Ann Victorian building. No expense was spared in the design of this highly upgraded home which accommodates 6 guests. The living area features a high quality leather couch which opens up to a Queen size sofa bed, high ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, LED smart TV, dining table and chairs framed by multiple windows. The kitchen is beautifully designed with granite counters, accent cabinet lights, microwave, gas stove, refrigerator and everything you will need to cook complete meals during your stay with us. The bathroom is new has high ceilings and is equipped with plenty of quality plush towels. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a blow dryer are all provided. Both bedrooms feature Queen beds, mirrored closet wardrobe doors, LED Smart TVs, ceiling fans and air conditioners. All beds including the sofa-bed have memory foam mattresses which are very comfortable. All 3 TV’s have streaming capability and have access to Netflix free of charge. Wifi service is also provided free of charge. Additional items provided to our guests include beach chairs, beach towels, a boogie board, lighted make-up mirror, an iron and ironing board and a high chair for the little ones. A pack and play playpen and umbrella stroller are available upon request. The unit is beautifully decorated with furniture and drapes of modern classic design. The property is located 5 minutes driving distance to the Convention Center, Gas Lamp district, Ball Park, Coronado Island, the Airport, Balboa Park and the Zoo. Freeway access is located around the corner and bus stop transits to and from downtown are located within a block of the property and local beaches are within easy driving distance. Some of Golden Hill’s most popular spots such as the Turf Club, Panchitas Bakery, Krakatoa Coffee Shop, Luigi's Pizza and Golden Hill Park are within walking distance. Additional features in the common areas include a Barbecue Grill, Gazebo with table and chairs and a Fire Pit with wood provided. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee and city views from the patio table and chairs provided on the front porch. Grill your favorite foods on a gourmet barbecue and relax with dinner under a lighted Gazebo. Share the day’s events and memories of your experiences in San Diego with your favorite beverage by the warmth of the fire pit. There is an on-site coin operated laundry so check for the laundry soap, fabric softener and Quarters we provide as our way of saying thank you. Enjoy these beautiful and unique accommodations while experiencing all the best that San Diego has to offer.

Instant Booking - Our Guest House has 2 Bedrooms with Queen Size beds in each room. There is an additional Queen size leather pull-out sofa bed in the living area. All of the beds including the sofa bed have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. While it has been designed to accommodate 6 adults, it could be a bit challenging if they are all adults. We want to ensure this arrangement will comfortably accommodate your group.

More Details

John Reardon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

About John Reardon

I grew up in Northampton Massachusetts, a town with countless beautiful old homes and lots of woods. I spent countless days in my youth building tree forts never knowing that those 2 dynamics would intersect at this point. Upon arriving in San Diego with an interest in building and purchasing real estate, I became immediately interested in the largely neglected Victorian buildings in this area of town. This property became a labor of love for me many years ago and I hope that legacy will be carried forward by my 3 sons. My wife if Japanese, so our family often divides our time between 2 very different worlds, both with much to offer.

John Reardon purchased this house in 1991

Why John Reardon chose Sherman Heights

It is our hope that our guests will appreciate the attention to detail and uniqueness of design that has been incorporated into every aspect of this property.

What makes this house unique

This property is strategically located close to most of San Diego's most popular destinations. It's central location and proximity to a newly revitalized downtown, airport, beaches and parks affords our guests the best possible experience while visiting San Diego.


Sherman Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 492 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom is Highly Upgraded, with High Ceilings and a Shower/Tub Combination. Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash are all provided along with lots of High Quality Towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen , Queen Sofa Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2
  • Each bedroom has a Queen Size Bed with Memory Foam Mattress, Mirrored Closet Wardrobe Doors, A/C, Ceiling Fan and LED Smart TV with Streaming Capability and free Netflix Access. Living area has a pull out Queen Sofa Sleeper which is also a Memory Foam Mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful 2 BR Victorian Guest House Located On Slope Above Downtown San Diego.
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
Palatka, FL USA

Clean and comfortable lodging close to the attractions of the city,

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the house. While compact it had plenty of room for our group of three. The owner kept us informed of the property, provided good checkin instructions, and followed up to make sure all was well. Being my first time in the San Diego, I was concerned about the proximity of the places we’ve wanted to see, but Uber was an easy solution, most rides cost less than $10: about $14 to the airport. There are a fairly large number of homeless people in the area but ther was no problem whatsoever. When I return to San Diego, this will be my first choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well-equipped property in a central location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. Netflix and multiple tvs made our stay even better.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The place fit us perfectly and was very clean and comfortable. The owners and staff were very quick to take care of anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

A good value

  • 4 of 5

A nice though small guest house that has everything necessary for 4-6 people; newish and clean. The neighborhood is a bit noisy and a bit marginal, but this is reflected in the price. The location is conveniently central for most tourist attractions, especially Balboa Park. Small improvements would be blinds that aren’t fragile and the usual rental house book of instructions with suggestions of stores, etc in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and nice cosy home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here, beautiful location to see all the sites. Really needed the Air con in the bedrooms - lovely to come back too after a hot day sightseeing. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic First Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house for our vacation and I hope this doesn't ruin our expectations on any futures rentals. This place was fabulous! We rented with another couple and had two kids with us and was a little concerned about the house being only 500 sq ft but never felt crowded. It is very well laid out. Everything was new and comfortable. We absolutely loved the outdoor space with the fire pit, covered eating area and a nice gas grill! This made for some wonderful evenings cooking out and having smores. You feel like you are tucked in your own little world even though you are minutes from everything San Diego has to offer. John, the owner thinks of everything to provide the guest, way beyond what I was expecting! We found a large serving plate that came in handy for cookouts, straws to stir mixed drinks and even skewers for the smores. We will definitely be booking again next year when we are back in San Diego!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Downtown San Diego
Star of India -- CLOSED
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Altitude Sky Lounge
San Diego Bay
Top of the Hyatt
Embarcadero Marina Park South
El Indio Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
San Diego - Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
San Diego Coaster
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highways 5, 163 and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Coronado Island
Car: recommended

Our Vacation Rental property is located on the slope above dynamic Downtown San Diego. Restaurants and bars of every conceivable type, shopping, theaters, the library, the International Airport, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Coronado Island, Beaches, Public Transportation and multiple Freeways are all very close and easily accessible.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

We request our guests treat the property as they would want their homes to be treated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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