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Linda Vista Backyard Retreat Very Quiet Close to All

Bedrooms Studio
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

Two Queen Bed Accomodates Four

FULL KITCHEN WITH TWO PREMIUM QUALITY QUEEN BEDS- SLEEPS FOUR. LARGE OUTDOOR DECK WITH BBQ.The downstairs rental consists of a huge living/dining room area with one master bedroom (with premium queen bed) and another queen bed (premium memory foam) in living room. Plenty of closet and storage space. The single bathroom is accessible to all. Shower/tub with detachable shower 'wand'. The large wood floor living area has two french doors which open onto a large outdoor deck with outdoor seating and gas barbeque. Living space has one large sofa, one love seat sofa, and one chair. Dining area has large table with four chairs. Kitchen has gas stove/oven, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, and lots of pots, pans, and kitchen implements. Free and easy parking and wifi.

Here are the rules- no parties, no hosting or subleasing. No smoking, no pets. Any disturbance of the neighborhood peace (including the upstairs tenants) will result in the swift loss of your deposit.

A little about us and our practices- first, we do not 'hire out' the cleaning; we do it ourselves, because the only parties that really care if it's clean are you (the renter) and us. All our beds have premium quality memory foam mattresses. We use premium quality bath tissue. We have good relationships with our neighbors, and would like to keep it that way- any tenant that disturbs our neighbors in any way will lose his/her deposit.

More Details

Scott Hamashige
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, serbo croatian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Scott Hamashige

I was born in LA, grew up in the OC, and have lived in CA and Hawaii my whole life. I enjoy surfing, yoga, cycling, and beer.

Scott Hamashige purchased this house in 2014

Why Scott Hamashige chose Linda Vista

We love the neighborhood, and live down the street. When we saw this place (as an open house), we knew we had to have it! We love the neighborhood because we're close to all- beaches, downtown, north park, little italy- but we're without the problems those areas are known for- high rents, lots of noise, and difficult-to-impossible parking. We like the quiet here, and are always surprised at how close everything is. We're next to a large canyon (Tecolote ('owl' in spanish) Canyon) which isolates us from the 5 freeway and amtrak noise Bay Park residents have to endure, and we're far enough from the 163 and 8 freeways that we don't hear them either. Unlike OB, South Park, Point Loma, Banker's Hill and other neighborhoods, we have no jet 'fly over' noise.

What makes this house unique

We love the backyard deck- whether it's grilling on the Q, or drinking coffee out there in the am, we think the deck really helps guests enjoy the outdoor living california is known for..


Linda Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • One bathroom.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • One master bedroom; house originally had three bedrooms- former owner dispensed with all but one.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Phoenix, AZ

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the first times that we haven't needed a vacation from our vacation! "Retreat" is a perfect adjective for this little cottage. It was so quite and peaceful with fantastic sounds of so many different types of birds in the area.

Even though the cottage is small the layout provides is a spaciousness that you wouldn't expect. The french doors were a perfect addition, as we would keep them open allowing the cool breeze to pass though. In fact, we were so happy in this accommodation that we decided to stay in most of one day to lie about and read! Who has the time to do that anymore?!

Great little kitchen, very comfortable bed, very clean and tastefully decorated. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Davis Ca

Not fancy, but comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is small, but has a decent amount of cooking materials. So often we find a place that has one pot and one fry pan and they think it's complete. I could cook a nice meal and relax after running around all day. The bed was comfortable and the backyard patio had lovely evening breezes. It was pretty quiet with just a few exceptions. The construction worker who seemed to need to honk when picking someone up at 6am was a bit less lovely, but he wasn't an every morning occurrence, thankfully.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for 3 nights and we were very happy with accommodations. The apartment was really nice, clean, spacious, very quiet and convenient to everything. It is much larger than appears in the pictures. The apartment was very well equipped, with every conceivable kitchen appliance and very comfortable beds. WiFi worked well. Highly recommend to anyone travelling to San Diego. If you are looking for a quiet apartment that is close to all this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet, peaceful, centrally located in residential area, close to everything in San Diego.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent alternative to hotel, very clean, well equipped and at a competitive price. You will feel immediately at home. The owners are very helpful and offer plenty of local suggestions and ideas. There are two apartments, both wonderful, ground floor with a spacious deck and backyard and the upstairs apartment with 2 decks and great views. Perfect chiice either for a single/couple travellers or a family with kids. Strongly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA, USA

We love Scott's place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have rented Scott's place. We come for the senior men's Memorial Day baseball tournament.Last year we were on the first floor and it was great. This year we were on the second floor apartment and it also was great. The view of the ocean from the upstairs balcony is lovely. Great spot for coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset. Unfortunately, it was overcast the entire time we were there. Hopefully some sunsets next year!

Both downstairs and upstairs are absolutely pristine. Grateful for such a clean place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a family vacation to San Diego. The location cannot be beat. Easy access to multiple highways. Close to shopping and grocery stores. The beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, and the rental very clean. We had a wonderful stay here and would highly recommend it to other families. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
8.4 Miles
Lindbergh field
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Padre Gold
Nearest Ferry
7.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Tecolote Canyon
Nearest Train
3.8 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sab-e-Lee Thai Food
Nearest Beach
8.4 Miles
ocean beach
Car: recommended

Linda Vista ('beautiful view' in spanish) is an ethnically mixed neighborhood very centrally located to the best that SD has to offer- we're close to beaches, bays, downtown, little italy, balboa park, north park, old town- but without the high rental prices and difficult parking found in those areas.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $70
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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