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Historic Victorian 1BR / 1BA - Close To Convention Center

Bedrooms 1
Space 338 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 1Br/1Ba with Queen Bed & Queen Sofa bed, 2 LED Smart Tv's, Free Netflix

Located in a Historic District on the Slope above Downtown San Diego, this highly upgraded 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom private unit is located in a historically designated Queen Ann Victorian building. It is completely private with its own kitchen, bathroom, living area and bedroom. No expense was spared in the design of this highly upgraded unit 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 high quality rugs and porcelain tile, ceiling fan, LED smart TV, dining table and chairs framed by oversize Victorian wood windows. The kitchen is beautifully designed with granite counters, accent cabinet lights, built-in microwave, flat top electric stove, refrigerator and everything you will need to cook complete meals during your stay with us. There is a very large attic/storage area accessed via pull-down stairs in which luggage can be stored. The bathroom is new and is equipped with plenty of quality plush towels. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a blow dryer are also provided. The bedroom features a Queen bed, mirrored closet wardrobe doors, LED Smart TV, ceiling fan and air conditioner. Both the Queen bed and sofa bed have memory foam mattresses which are very comfortable. Both smart TV’s have streaming capability and with access to Netflix free of charge. Wifi service is also provided free of charge. 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 as well as plates, bowls and utensils the little ones. A pack and play playpen and umbrella stroller are provided upon request. The unit is beautifully decorated with furniture and drapes of modern classic design. Our 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 Guests, it could be a bit challenging if all of them are adults. We want to ensure this arrangement will comfortably accommodate your group.

More Details

John Reardon
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 338 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 , Towels, Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner & Blow Dryer
  • Bathroom is new and has a full shower/tub combination. All linens are of the highest quality and plenty of towels are provided. Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and a blow dryer are all provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Memory Foam Mattress Sleeps 2
  • There is a private bedroom with a Queen bed and LED Smart TV. An additional Queen Size Sofa Bed is located in the living area. There is an additional LED Smart TV in the living room. Both TV's have access to free netflix accounts. Both beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 are common areas provided at the property that include a front porch with table and chairs with downtown views. There is a rear common area with a lighted gazebo with table and chairs, a BBQ grill, a fire-pit with wood provided and lounge chairs.


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Historic Victorian 1BR / 1BA - Close To Convention Center
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Although it is an Uber ride (35 minute walk....and a little sketchy) away from the Gas Lamp District it is a fantastic home away from home in a up and coming part of town. As a solo female, I felt very safe and the accommodations were very nice and very clean. John was available for questions and help when necessary. Absolutely would recommend this to friends, family and anyone looking for a great place to stay while in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pella, Iowa

Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The primary bed was very comfortable. . . the pull out couch . . . not so much. The unit was clean and very comfortable. The unit was well maintained and access was easy. Nice location for the convention center and Balboa park. Owner checked in with us to make sure everything was going well, or to see if we needed anything. A very nice touch! There were some fun places to eat in the neighborhood within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

John is 100% amazing! Always there if anyone needs anything! Will stay again for sure! Thanks you John!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would rent this property again. Great Service.

  • 4 of 5

The owner was available to talk with us almost all the time when we called.

We were very much appreciated when we had minor problem only with the TV in the bedroom, the owner on his own he stated that he will be crediting us 1 night stay and will be refunding us the deposit. The locations and cleanliness are:

1- very close to the free way entrance and exit and it was a Quite place, Clean, and Organized.

2- had everything we needed.

3- Free Netflix it was nice to have And free Wifi

4- We were very happy staying in this place.

5- We recommend it to everyone.


Chris Melkonian

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean! Lots of space. Very convenient to downtown and convention center (7 min Uber ride)! Great communication from owner, checking that everything was ok upon check in. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really good apartment in a great old home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property and our time in San Diego. We stayed for 7 nights. It was a charming old home with a porch.

My husband and I had a great bedroom. The bathroom and kitchen areas was adequate and we were comfortable. The kitchen had some stipends that were very helpful.

Many beach items including generous beach towels, bogie board and beach chairs were made available.

We felt is was decorated quite nicely and was homey.

John was the manager and was always available for questions.

It would have been a perfect spot for just the too of us, a little small for 3 adults. My son was 18. It may accommodate 2 adults and 1-2 children better.

My sons hide a bed was inadequate sadly, He stated it was at "obtuse angle". The hide a bed as a couch did not do a much better job. We felt a more appropriate dinette set would have been helpful as well. The table that is there is more decorative.

There is a very nice common area with a grill, picnic table and fire pit. This can be used for group meals as well.

Parking was an issue at times. No on sight parking.

Close to downtown was a benefit. We were able to walk to restaurants and some activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Gaslamp Quarter
Old Town
Downtown San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Star of India -- CLOSED
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Coronado Ferry Landing
Westfield Horton Plaza
Top of the Hyatt
Cafe 21
San Diego Public Library
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
San Diego - Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
San Diego Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
San Diego Coaster
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highways 5, 163 and 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Coronado Island
Car: recommended

Our Vacation Rental property is located adjacent to and on the slope above dynamic Downtown San Diego. Restaurants and bars of every conceivable type, shopping, theaters, the library, Conventions Center, 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.