About the property
- Apartment560 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Quiet one bedroom getaway in the treetops with dining deck, and gated entry
This incredible one bedroom flat is a three to fifteen minute drive from all of San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. Three minutes driving will take you to Kensington, five minutes to Normal Heights and ten minutes to North Park, University Heights and Hillcrest. These neighborhoods boast restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, bars, parks and some of the most unique specialty shops San Diego has to offer. A fifteen-minute drive will take you to beaches, the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa and Petco Parks. Have dinner and a craft brew at Blind Lady Ale House, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from Assenti’s in Little Italy and bring them back to the flat’s fully stocked kitchen to have dinner at home on the deck.
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- Apr 11, 2018
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Treetop cottage, perfect for a few nights stay
We rented this upstairs one bedroom cottage for a Thanksgiving visit with our son’s family. Our stay was cut short because the grandsons a 2 year old and a 6 weeks old brother, were very sick and had to go to urgent care. The facility was adequate for our needs. But a few suggestions would make this a more comfortable home. The couch and chair in living room are very uncomfortable. Many of the blinds were broken. The bedroom needs blackout blinds because their are many outside lights that shine in the bedroom. The bed was wonderful. The bathroom and kitchen were nice and well furnished. Access to cottage was easy and the deck was great. Again, more comfortable seating would be nice. The cottage was perfect for us but unfortunately other circumstances cut our stay shorter. I would recommend this cottage.
Decent place but a little old.
Overall, not a bad place. It definitely shows its age in places, but the bed was comfortable and everything was cleaned nicely before our stay. The kitchen was well-stocked with lots of cooking supplies and plenty of dishes and cookware. One glaring feature is that every single window has at least one blind missing. These are the vertical 3-4 inch thick blinds so missing one means its noticeable and lowers privacy for those in the flat. The kitchen window above the sink has absolutely no blinds either. If privacy is an issue to you, then keep this in mind.
Great place to stay!
Excellent location for easily getting around the San Diego area. Cute apartment/ flat. Comfy bed! Fully stocked kitchen with good cookware, utensils, and a gas stove. We really liked it and would definitely stay again!
It felt like home. More than just a rental
We stayed for ten days and it was perfect for us. It not only has a very sweet decor but everything you need. They had more than enough utilities in the kitchen (including things like tin foil for the BBQ and containers for left overs). They provided all the soaps as well as more than enough towels. The AC and fan were on when we arrived. At night with the windows open and large fan running was enough to keep the living room cool. We felt very comfortable staying there with our kids. The wifi and tv were easy to use. The futon and bed were very comfortable and there were plenty of pillows and blankets.We would definitely stay here again.
Perfect family stay
We've enjoyed every day staying in the property. Nice place for 2-4 people.
Great location but unit was uncomfortably warm during our stay.
We loved how close this unit was to the beach, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The unit was true to its pictures as well. However, there were several things have could have improved our stay there.
Upon arriving the unit was very hot. We tried to turn on the AC and when it did not work we called the owner Max. He answered our call and told us the main unit did not work, only the window unit in the bedroom. He said upon arriving the unit can be hot sometimes so he recommended we open the windows to air it out. We went to the beach for a few hours and opened all windows before we left. When we came back the unit was just as hot as it had been before. We called Max back and he said he had received similar complaints that it had been hot and he was going to contact some people and see if we they could bring and AC unit out to us. We never heard back. I missed a call from him the following day, returned his call and never heard back. It was so hot my two children (4 & 2) and myself all shared the bedroom since the window AC was in that room. My husband slept on the couch and said it was so hot at night, despite having all the windows open, that he was sweating all night for all of our three nights that we stayed.
Also upon arriving the wifi did not work (which was solved later that evening) and the fan in the bedroom did not work. The battery was dead and it could only be operated by remote so we could not turn the fan on to cool the hot unit. There was a standing fan in the living room but it did little to nothing to cool the unit. The BBQ on our patio also did not work so we used the one on the unit next to ours which was vacant. Additionally, the sliding glass doors on the bathroom shower were not secured at the bottom (only at the top) which made me nervous with two small children. The doors were held in place when fully closed but if open they seemed un-secured.
Again this was a great unit for the proximity it was to our activities but I would not return. It was uncomfortably hot and never received any solution to the heat. Plus I feel this issue should have already been addressed prior to our stay as others had already mentioned it before.
I do think a stay here during cooler months would have been much more pleasant. I hope these issues get fixed promptly so others can enjoy more comfortably.
We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. We do out best to perform routine maintenance on our place but certain things are hard to catch such as batteries for the fan remote.
Just to clarify a couple of things for potential renters, the air unit was working properly. The unit that was referred to as "not working" is a heater, not an A/C. Upon inspecting the a/c unit after this grievance I discovered that it was set to energy saving mode which makes the a/c run intermittently, and as a result does not do as well of a job cooling down the whole house. It does get hit in the summer so we advise renters to open the windows upon arrival, to let out the hot air, and crank the a/c before closing them again. That tends to work great but I do understand that it is asking a lot to ask renters to do that so we are going to implement a routine with the cleaners to start the a/c for renters before they arrive.
The internet works very well, but you need to refer to the hospitality information for the codes. They are on the side of the router as well. We do have extra propane for the BBQ in the laundry room downstairs in case our renters run out.
I hope this response sheds some light on some of the quirks of our little place and we will do our best to update our hospitality information to help renters get the best out of the treetop flat!
This incredible one bedroom flat is a three to fifteen minute drive from all of San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. Three minutes driving will take you to Kensington, five minutes to Normal Heights and ten minutes to North Park, University Heights and Hillcrest. These neighborhoods boast restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, bars, parks and some of the most unique specialty shops San Diego has to offer. A fifteen-minute drive will take you to beaches, the Gaslamp Quarter, little Italy, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa and Petco Parks. Have dinner and a craft brew at Blind Lady Ale House, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from Assenti’s in Little Italy and bring them back to the flat’s fully stocked kitchen to have dinner at home on the deck.