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Modern, Light Filled Condo, With Forever Views North, West And South!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

High Design, Spacious (1,338 Sq Ft), 2 BR/2BA Condo Walking Distance To All!

The floor to ceiling windows on the 16th floor bathe the living, dining and front bedroom in light. There are two full baths, with one being 'en suite' to the master bedroom. The flat screen TV in the living room is slightly larger than the one in the master bedroom and high speed wireless internet is included. Although, with the incredible views not many guests watch TV! The patio has a dining table for four and two club chairs, there's plenty of room outside to hang out and take in the view. Two tandem parking spaces are in a secure onsite garage.

This is our home and we remodeled it for us, so we expect it to be treated well. The furniture is Restoration Hardware, Custom, Crate and Barrel, and Room and Board, so no expense was spared - we are looking for guests that are meticulous and appreciative.

The building has a rooftop hot tub, large BBQs, lounge chairs and tables for bigger gatherings. There is also a fitness center on the 2nd floor.

The trolley stop downstairs takes you as far away as Tijuana to the south and out to San Diego State University to the East, with stops at Fashion Valley for shopping, Old Town San Diego for culture and history and Qualcomm for football games in between.

Within a 15 minute walk you can be on the ferry to Coronado, at any of the hottest restaurants and clubs in the Gaslamp, at Petco Park for a ball game, at The Convention Center for Comicon, at Balboa Park's Air and Space Museum or Little Italy for authentic Italian fare.

Within a few of blocks is Hodad's for burgers, Cowboy for steaks, Pokez for vegetarian Mexican food and Cafe Chloe for the best Mac-n-Cheese around.

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Laura Jensen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2016

About Laura Jensen

After living in San Diego for twenty years, my husband took a job in Orange County, which is about an hour North of San Diego. We sadly sold our house and moved, but not before buying this wonderful condo on the 16th floor of the Smart Corner Complex.

Now, when we get the opportunity to stay here it feels like we are on the best holiday. We enjoy our coffee on the patio looking at our favorite city and entertain our many friends in San Diego like we did when we lived here.

Laura Jensen purchased this condo in 2012

Why Laura Jensen chose San Diego

This location and floor placement means we get 230 degree views and can see the Coronado Bridge, Hotel Del Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse, Santa Fe Train Depot, watch the planes fly into Lindbergh Field and see the dome of The Museum of Man to the north. We don't need to drive down as we can take the train from the station right next to my husband's office in Irvine and walk or Trolley from Santa Fe Depot right to the front door of the building.

Why this property? Because it is NOT your typical furnished rental, it has custom furnishings, high end materials, and feels like a true home that was designed for style and comfort.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Modern, Light Filled Condo, With Forever Views North, West And South!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Smart Corner condo was a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 weeks to escape the Arizona heat. The condo is lovely, furnished comfortably and very clean. The building lobby, elevators, rooftop and gym were always clean too. The views are spectaular especially at night. We got Senior $18. montlhy passes for the MTS (bus & trolley system) and rarely used our car. I only cooked 3 dinners the entire time, but the kitchen was nicely equipped for our breakfast or lunches. There's just so many wonderful restaurants a short ride away in Little Italy, Old Town, Gaslamp and along the waterfront why bother? This is a City Center building so expect some street noise, but we never heard a peep from any neighbors. Across the street is a large green space to walk your pup if you have a pet. We would return.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo! Amazing views! Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our week stay stay. The condo was beautiful, comfortable and stocked with everything we needed. Located within walking distance to everything. The fabulous views from the condo show approximately 3/4 of downtown San Diego. I loved walking on the large balcony and looking at the downtown skyline throughout the day and night. Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments - you enjoyed it for the same reasons we bought it!
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6 stars! Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We love San Diego and have stayed at various hotels/rentals in and around it. Our experience at Laura's condo was the BEST so far! The location right in the middle of downtown was perfect because we were walking distance from so many attractions (Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, etc), and if we didn't want to walk, the MTS trolley was literally at our doorstep to take us anywhere in the city. There were 2 parking spaces available in the underground garage which was very convenient for this location.

The size of the condo is HUGE, especially compared to other lodging options. Everything was super clean, and very well appointed with everything we needed in the kitchen, bathrooms, living room, etc including a washer/dryer. The view from our private balcony overlooking downtown was AMAZING with views of downtown, the Coronado bridge, and the Del.

We used the rooftop hot tub every day and it was wonderful to relax in. We also enjoyed the BBQ and lounge area on the roof with even more amazing views of the city. Everything we needed for a perfect BBQ was in the condo kitchen (except the meat).

Laura, the owner, was an absolute pleasure to deal with from beginning to end of our stay at this wonderful condo. We highly recommend and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyle for your kind review - hope you'll visit again!
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Pinehurst, NC

Our favorite East Village condo!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to write and let you know how much my wife and I appreciated the opportunity to stay in your San Diego Condo for the last month.

As you know this is the seventh year we have rented in San Diego during this time-frame. While five of those years we enjoyed the same East Village condo we both agree that your condo was our best experience ever!

From the moment you walk in you are in awe of the magnificent views. Every time we came "home" we just took in the view and smiled at each other. The location is great! From the condo to the heart of the city or even the bay is just 10 or 15 minutes on foot. It was four minutes to our grandchildren's school which was a huge win!

The condo is so comfortable...the layout is roomy and the beds were upscale hotel quality. We used the rooftop hot tub and it was great to cook out with the rooftop views.

Having rented so many times we really appreciated the small touches like the amount of towels and dishes. There was no need to constantly spend time washing like you do in places that skimp.

We treasured having not one but two parking spaces. That made having friends and family over so convenient and really it sets the unit apart from many others in the East Village/Gaslamp districts.

Thank you for making everything so easy for us through the whole rental process and stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed our home! We hope to see you again! Thank you!
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Modern comfort and style

  • 5 of 5

The property has everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The views are amazing and the building is very secure. Common area ammenities like the rooftop hot tub and grilling area definitely added enjoyment to our stay. Easy and convenient access to trolley, freeways and walking to downtown hotspots. Laura makes the check in process very easy and does a walk through of the property and building with you. Book the property for your next stay you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review - hoping to host you again next year!
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Greenville, SC


  • 5 of 5

The pictures tell the tale of this condo. If you are seeking a comfortable, pleasant, safe, secure urban experience as we were, this is the place for you. We enjoyed our morning coffee and newspaper on the deck above the bustle and the noises of a busy city waking up. The furnishings are sleek, attractive, unfussy and durable. The night time city noise can be shut out simply by closing the door and windows and we slept very well on the comfortable beds. The front bedroom with its treehouse ambiance was a favorite place to relax with a good book and, of course, to marvel at the killer views. I would definitely like to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review - I too hope to have you stay again - you treated my home as yours!
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Nearest Airport
3.3 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
El Dorado
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
5th Avenue Pier
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
College Station Trolley Stop
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Coronado Beach - via the Ferry from 5th Ave Pier
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Smart Corner Condo Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250

Security Deposit for a pet is $750 instead of $500. Deposit is completely refundable if the property is in the same condition as it was rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Smart Corner Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 16
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1338 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Hypo-Allergenic Memory Foam Mattress
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Hypo-Allergenic Memory Foam Mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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