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Kensington Chicken Coop

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious Two Bedroom, One Bathroom Apartment

Come stay in our two bedroom 1940's vintage apartment! This place is famous in Kensington because there used to be free range chickens roaming the yard. There are no longer chickens.... but we kept them in mind while choosing the decor! Spectacular views from the large upstairs windows give you a great sense of what Kensington is all about. The original kitchen features yellow and green ceramic tiles and a Teppan Fab 400 electric range and oven (**unfortunately the stove is temporarily out of service for repairs and maintenance**), just like the one your mom used to have! Bath is newly remodeled and stocked with fluffy towels. Both bedrooms feature comfy cal-king sized memory foam beds. The living space features a fireplace and a 40' smart tv with WIFI, cable and Netflix for you to enjoy. Unwind at the end of the day by firing up the gas BBQ for your dinner, and hopping into the hot tub for a relaxing soak.

Don't need all this space? Check out our one bedroom unit!


More Details

Property Manager
Reggie White
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Limited Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Reggie White

My wife and I enjoy staying in VRBO's all over the world! We own rental properties all over San Diego, but we LOVE Kensington! We live only a few blocks away so you will probably run into us walking our two sons and 2 mini dachshunds around the neighborhood. I hope to see you soon!

Reggie White purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Reggie White chose Kensington

We purchased this property because like so many people in Kensington, our gorgeous 1928 spanish house has no extra room for guests! We wanted our visiting friends and family to have a comfortable place to stay when they came to see us.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is in close walking distance to all that historic Kensington has to offer!


Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bright and airy bathroom with eco friendly cork flooring, tub/shower combo. We provide plenty of fluffy towels, organic bath products and a hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(57 traveler reviews)

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Kensington Chicken Coop
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 57 reviews

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

I send a review a few weeks ago regarding my family's recent stay (Oct. 5-8). Please check to see if you received my first review. If not, I'll do another. Perhaps it is too soon to be posted. Just don't want to start all over again if not necessary.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visiting family

  • 5 of 5

This place was very comfortable, clean and adorable. Location was great and owners were easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at the Chicken Coop! Wish we had another couple days to take advantage of the bikes.

  • 5 of 5

Super convenient to the Qualcomm Stadium, Coronado beaches and Old Town. First time in Kensington and enjoyed being steps from restaurants and shops. We plan on going back soon as the kids really enjoyed the place!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When wanted to bake pizza whole oven / unit got in flame?Called Fire fighters and all wa

  • 1 of 5

When wanted to bake pizza the oven/range got in fire. Black smoke was coming out and we end up calling fire fighters. Bad experience

Had to find another accommodation and pay xtra during Labor Day weekend.

Not owner nor VRBO took responsibility for this fire.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment's location is top-notch. Only a 15 minute drive from downtown (airport, beaches, Sea World, Midway Museum) and a two block walk to restaurants and shops. The apartment itself is spacious and comfortable. The furniture and decor match the eclectic feel of the Chicken Coop. The linens are numerous and comfortable (a biggie for me!). There were toys available for the kids and Netflix for downtime. Our family of five (three boys ages 9,6,3) fit just fine! We slept three boys across in a king sized bed! The boys loved the hot tub and bicycles to ride on the dead end street in front of the house. The neighbors were so friendly and offered us fresh fruits and vegetables from their gardens. Very safe area for early morning runs and late night walks. The owners were very helpful and made sure that we had all we needed. The Chicken Coop was perfect for our family and we'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Val-d'Or, Québec, Canada

A cosy house in a wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

This house built in the '40s as been very well renoved and had a beauty style! All pieces are full windows and lot of sun. The kitchen is very special. Must be seen to understand. The teens appreciate Netflix on tv!

This house is full equiped and well positied in the city, close to all attractions. We recommand to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.2 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Ken Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
15 Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Kensington Cafe
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Mountain High
Nearest Beach
10.5 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: recommended

Kensington has many shops and restaurants to visit during your stay, we also have California's oldest single screen theatre!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.05%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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