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Lovely San Diego Home - Bay And City Views

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Incredible view - 1BR- 1.5BA, Exclusive use of entire 2000 sf, residential area

Exclusive use of Bedroom, large private deck and Living Room, Kitchen and den. ALL ROOMS except bedroom offer incredible views of San Diego Bay, the downtown skyline, Coronado Island, and the nearby mountains. Watch frequent sail boat races. Not only can you see wonderful sunrises, but the city skykline reflects the sunsets. All pictures that include a view are taken from inside the home or from the deck. Luxurious master bath has separate shower and a large Jacuzzi tub. Private entrance and private deck includes everything you'll need for making your San Diego vacation a most memorable experience. We think you will be most comfortable with two people but please inquire if you have need for a 3rd guest. Plenty of on-street parking. We live in a small apartment below and can be reached when needed to answer questions and make recommendations for nearby attractions and activities.

We live on the premises. We are available by text, phone, email, or just head down the stairs and knock on our apartment door. Although we are available if you need anything or to answer questions, we respect our guest's privacy. Some guests, if they choose, never see or speak with us during their stay.When we are home we're pretty quiet so you will hardly know we're here. You are located minutes from the airport, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, downtown, and walking distance to restaurants, shops, yoga, a bakery, farmer's market (Sundays) and the bay. The convention center is 20 minutes away.You can see the hills of Balboa Park where the San Diego Zoo is located. Sea World is 15 minutes around the corner. The border is 25 minutes to the south. The lights in Mexico are visible at night from your deck! Walk over to buy fresh fish from Point Loma Seafood, pick up a bottle of wine from The Grape Connections on your way by and stop at the bakery for some dessert or fresh bread for the morning. Or skip all that and enjoy one of HarborTown Pub's selection of craft beers. Private Entrance, Exclusive use of Living Room, Dining Room, Den, Private deck, Bedroom with huge luxurious bath, shared laundry, Orange and lemon trees in season. Hair dryer, shampoo Quiet residential neighborhood with mostly single family homes, incredible views, close to EVERYTHING! Plenty of on-street parking. The bus at the bottom of the hill takes you to Old Town trolley station. The trolley goes downtown. and to major shopping malls. There is free parking at the trolley station. easy access to I-8 and I-5 freeways and Harbor Drive. Shops, restaurants and music venues at the bottom of the hill. Fell free to pick juicy oranges and lemon in the yard when in season.

More Details

Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


La Playa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • I full and one half bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Main Bedroom has king bed. Master bedroom has bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Lovely San Diego Home - Bay And City Views
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
Mountain View, CA

Stellar view, gracious hospitality

  • 5 of 5

If you like a majestic view in a quiet part of San Diego within a short drive toall the action, this place is for you. The home is spacious and equipped with all you need for a true vacation. A real gem.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, a visual feast inside and out

  • 5 of 5

We booked Andy's lovely home for a weekend to honor my two amazing sisters, one who recently retired from teaching young people with disabilities and the other who recently graduated from college - attending classes for 10 years while working full time. It was perfect! We wanted to do something lovely and lovely it was! They loved the views and the gracious artistic home. Thank you very much for sharing your stunning panorama of San Diego and the bay and your peaceful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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upper grandview, new york

Wonderful location and extraordinary views

  • 4 of 5

We chose the apartment for the views and weren't disappointed. Set on a hillside overlooking the bay with a large deck, the setting is extraordinary. The owner was accommodating, set us up with Starbuck's coffee, milk and biscotti. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and the grill is an added bonus. As others have commented in reviews, the apartment does feel a little cluttered, more like renting someone's lived in space than a short term rental. Windows in bedroom and deck could use a deep cleaning. Noise from the airplanes and helicopters is fairly constant but overlooking the naval airbase has its charms. Overall, we'd rent the apt again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVE this place!! Best stay in San Diego.

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Andy's place. It is so nice, comfortable, has a big yard, and the views are fantastic. The landlords are so easy to communicate with, accommodating, and everything is so nice at their house. We also love the location - far from the noise of the planes taking off but with epic views and cool ocean breezes. Close to the beach, restaurants, all the fun.

This was our second stay at Andy's and we hope to find the time to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I didn't feel comfortable staying in a home that felt like someone was still living there. Lots of personal items and collectables in the home. My understanding is that after the parents moved out the son turned it into a rental. He lives in the basement. Seems like a nice decent guy. But he could do more to make this home more inviting, in my opinion.

I thought the kitchen was very disorganized. Each type of dishware/flatware was in multiple locations. Cupboards have too many items a renter would never use. The refrigerator was dirtier than I would like it and it has old items in it. The owner said he leaves things there that other renters leave behind just in case someone wants to use it. A bottle of creamer had expired over a year ago. There's an unkempt feel to the whole place.

New TV, but no satellite or cable service and the blue-ray DVD player wasn't working. The owner told me this upon my arrival.

I found an accumulation of hair in the master bathroom sink screens when I arrived. And rotting food under the kitchen sink drain catcher. The cleaning felt like it was just a quick surface clean, not professional done.

I could go on and on with more personal nuisances, but you get the idea.

I understand that some people wouldn't be bothered by any of this. But I thought I should mention it for those like me that have different expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constructive review. I'm sorry our home was not up to expeectations. We have been making an ongoing effort to de-clutter. Since your review we have purchased a complete set of matching dishware and glasses with service for 8 and placed that in a separate cupboard for our guests.. A professional cleaning service has come in and helped us with a "deep cleaning" of the house.
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Million-dollar view and excellent location but ........

  • 4 of 5

The house with its physical arrangement is 3 1/2 stars; the location and the million-dollar view are 5 stars. It has an abundance of kitchen supplies, great artworks, and it’s very spacious. Close enough to almost anything in San Diego. Unlimited eating establishments nearby.

Having seen only 5 star reviews for this house, we were extremely disappointed to find a grossly stained carpet in the bedroom and bath (they measured for new carpet during our stay), very dirty windows, and dirty deck and entry. Otherwise the house was reasonably clean. The bed and linen are clearly not 5 Star. There is no cable or satellite TV (does have a nice TV/with NetFlix) and there is curbside parking only. For the technical savvy know that there is only a router extension upstairs.

The house is a single-family two- story residence where guests live upstairs and the owners live downstairs and from time to time voices and TV audio can be heard between the dwellings. From a privacy viewpoint, we were somewhat uncomfortable with the physical arrangement. Others may not consider it an issue.

We stayed at this home for a month and during that period we only contacted the owner once and that was to reset a circuit breaker. Overall no issues dealing with the owner.

I would recommend this house to a friend with reservations and then only if the carpet is replaced.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

No Pets, non-smoking home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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