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Seaside Savvy In Central San Diego

Bedrooms 2
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bed 1 Bath Apartment In Heart Of San Diego - Short Walk To Thriving Park Blvd

The charming apartment in University Heights on the 2nd floor of a 2-unit building includes 2 bedrooms with queen beds and 1 separate bathroom. Each and every room includes seaside decor to remind you that though this great neighborhood is not on the beach, you aren't far from our many beloved beaches. The hopping business district of University Heights is a 5 minute walk away. There is an amazing Sunday farmers' market 4 blocks away in Hillcrest. Grocery shopping (Trader Joe's, Ralph's, Sprouts market) are all within walking or biking distance. But when you are not interested in cooking, there are several great restaurants just 2 blocks away!

An AC unit and ceiling fans in each room allows guests to keep cool. There is heating for those rare cold days in the winter.

We also have the home outfitted with a flat screen LCD TV with cable TV programming as well as Netflix, MLB (provides all MLB games for baseball fans) and many other Roku channels in addition to an included WiFi network for internet access for our guests.

For any tiny vacationers, we have a pac-n-play, highchair and toys.

You can be assured that we will strive to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

More Details

Property Manager
Tina Stallone
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Tina Stallone

Our family purchased the home as an investment in 2009. We recently decided to remodel the apartment and turn it into a vacation rental. The location is perfect for out-of-towners in love with (or ready to fall in love with) San Diego. We certainly have enjoyed living in SD both when we were young and single, then as a dating couple, and now raising our kids here.

Tina Stallone purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Tina Stallone chose University Heights

University Heights is full of unique restaurants and cafes and is close to Hillcrest, the downtown/Gaslamp district, Little Italy and Balboa Park.

Our guests can take advantage of a great walking neighborhood where going out for a meal or coffee does not require getting into a car.

For families with kids, Trolley Barn Park is an easy walk from the home. World renowned San Diego Zoo is less than 5 minutes by car.

Our guests can also take advantage of the free summer concert's in the Trolley Barn park, Padres baseball at Petco park and beaches within a 15 minute drive from the home. The US/ Mexico border is approximately a 30 minute drive from the home for those wanting to explore our neighbor to the South.

What makes this apartment unique

- Each room features seaside decor to remind you that you are not far from our many beloved beaches.

- Pac n play, queen aero and twin bed cushion available.

- Walking distance to local restaurants and park.

- Parking space.

- Air mattress available. It is the 3rd bed in addition to the 2 queen beds (1 in each bedroom).

- Very close to Hillcrest and its commercial district: Trader Joes, Ralphs, Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc.

- Amenities for babies/toddlers: high chair, booster seat, pac n'play, toys & books)

- Small balcony for two.


University Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Small and cute with ample storage to tuck away toiletry bags.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. Neither is attached to the bathroom. We have an air mattress that fits in the living room as the "third bed".
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Consider this "budget" travel since the location does not require a car (public transportation within walking distance), though a car is recommended to see and enjoy San Diego's many many sights more readily.


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Seaside Savvy In Central San Diego
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Great apartment in nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Me and a colleague of mine stayed for roughly two months in this nice apartment during a research visit at UCSD. The apartment was nice and clean, located in the quit neighborhood of University Heights. It had everything we needed, including washing machine and dryer (as well as Netflix). We enjoyed our time in San Diego and would definitely stay in the same apartment during a next visit. The deposit was payed back just a few days after we arrived in Europe again!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as promised. The owners were very responsive and helpful and the location was convenient to the shops in University Heights, which is a really great spot. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Sacramento, CA

Nice Location!

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I stayed here over Thanksgiving. It turned out to be perfect for our needs - close to friends and family and centrally located to easy to get to anywhere else we wanted to go. The neighborhood is quiet and nice for walks. You can walk to Balboa Park if you're the energetic type. Coffee shops and restaurants are also walkable. At the end of the alley there's a great view of Mission Valley, especially at night. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook Thanksgiving dinner, and the bed was comfy! We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really wonderful there!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Portsmouth, Dominica

Great apartment in a great area!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I rented this apartment for an extended time (2.5 months) and we were very happy with all aspects of our stay. Dave and Tina very flexible, accommodating, and quick to offer any assistance. Communication was alway clear and easy. The apartment had everything we needed to cook and be comfortable. The neighborhood is a gem too - very quiet, safe, family-friendly, and walkable - with easy access to great restaurants, grocery stores, shops, etc. We only rented a car for part of our time there and enjoyed walking or using public transportation most of the time. We found the apartment to be a very good value and size, accurately described in the listing and in photos. Would recommend it to anyone and especially for families with kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! It is easy to get to the major attractions. The apartment is very clean and is in a nice quiet neighbourhood. Dave and Tina send a lot of information before you arrive. We would definitely recommend this quaint apartment!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Small Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
SD Harbor to Coronado
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Old Town transit center
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
HWY 163
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Parkhouse Eatery
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

University Heights is a neighborhood located in Central San Diego. It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hillcrest and North Park. There are a number of restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and other eclectic businesses within walking distance of our home. University Heights is centrally located and allows visitors to explore the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park to the immediate South. The larger commercial district of Mission Valley sits in the valley below University Heights and the beaches (Ocean and Mission) are a short 15 minute jaunt to the West. Downtown San Diego and all it has to offer, is a short ten minute drive South.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Extended stay rates negotiable.

FOR ANY PROPOSED STAY OF 30 NIGHTS OR GREATER- The management of listing #609218 may require both a credit and background check. In addition, a non refundable $40.00 (forty dollars) fee may apply to facilitate those screening checks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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