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Beautiful 1 BR unit in Victorian House Located On Slope Above Downtown San Diego

Bedrooms 1
Space 342 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Located in a Historic District on the Slope above Downtown San Diego, this highly upgraded 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom completely private unit within a beautiful and historically designated Queen Ann Victorian building. No expense was spared in the design of this highly upgraded home which accommodates 4 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. The bedroom features a Queen bed, mirrored closet wardrobe doors, LED Smart TV, ceiling fan and air conditioners. Both beds including the sofa-bed have memory foam mattresses which are very comfortable. Both TV’s have streaming capability and have access to Netflix free of charge. Wifi service is also provided free of charge. This unit also features a private patio with Patio Table, Umbrella and chairs as well as a barbecue grill. 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 - This unit has a Queen size bed in the bedroom as well as a Queen size pull out sofa bed in the living area. Both beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. While it is designed to accommodate 4 people, it could be a bit challenging if all are 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:
March 14, 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 condo 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 condo 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 Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 342 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • 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
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bath Towels, Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash Provided.
  • The bathroom is new and completely renovated. Plenty of towels are available and they are of the highest quality. Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash and a blow dryer are also provided. There is a shower/tub combination provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Size Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2.
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sofa Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2.
  • The bedroom is completely private and features a Queen bed with Memory Foam Mattress. The Leather Sofa Bed which is located in the Living Area opens into a Queen Size bed also with a Memory Foam Mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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
There is a fire pit in common area at rear of property. Firewood provided.


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Beautiful 1 BR unit in Victorian House Located On Slope Above Downtown San Diego
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Well represented, a welcome place to call home while visiting San Diego.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing hospitality, our host made contact to ensure we had everything we needed and were enjoying our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was just perfect for two. Close to downtown and a short drive to many points of interest.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable 1BR close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Owner's description is accurate. My wife & I stayed 4 nights and were very pleased with our stay. John was very responsive and accommodating, directions were good. I liked the electronic lock on the door - no key to carry. As others mentioned, there are vagrancy issues in the neighborhood but we had no problems. Parking was never an issue, farthest we parked was around the corner on a side street. Easy assess to freeways, downtown, Gaslamp, Balboa Park and Coronado.

Unit was very clean; we loved the wood floors. The bed was comfortable and I had a few good naps on the sofa.

I would definitely recommend this for couples; with only a small table for two it might be cramped for four persons.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA


  • 5 of 5

Due to my own screw-up, I wasn't able to stay here after all, but John bent over backwards to help me make it happen. I had to take a moment to comment on John's kindness and generosity in going above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of a potential client. Anyone with that level of concern and flexibility has to be a guy you can rely on. I'm going to make a point to book early with him and stay at his place if and when I return to San Diego next time. Never met a stranger online in any type of program like this that treats you like a good friend or family member from the start. Good heart.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rooms are spacious and well accommodated

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. Easy access to downtown and gaslamp.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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E. Lansing, MI USA

Golden Hill

  • 4 of 5

We found the location of this rental to be very convenient. Inside, it was spotless and nicely decorated. We appreciated having shampoo, conditioner, soaps, coffee and water provided, as well as enough towels to last for the week. While it was a bit of a trek for groceries or coffee, once we had our provisions, the kitchen area had all we needed to put together a hot breakfast. Our complaints were few, though I agree with an earlier reviewer that the pillows could profit from replacement. They are too thin for anybody with neck issues. There was a loose hinge on a door in the kitchen, which was reported to management. All in all, we'd definitely recommend this home for others and would be happy to stay there again at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Downtown San Diego
Coronado Beach
Star of India -- CLOSED
San Diego Harbor Excursion
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Top of the Hyatt
Old Town Mexican Cafe
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
San Diego - Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Balboa Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
San Diego Coaster
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Coronado Island

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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