Quiet Oasis in a Prime Location
The bedroom has a new queen Beautyrest Mattress sets. There is a nightstand with reading light and available outlets for charging technology devices. There is an antique dresser for clothing storage and a closet with an adjustable organizing system to customize to your needs for other personal belongings.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Includes Vaping, e-cigarettes, marijuana Includes Vaping, e-cigarettes, marijuana
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
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About Laurie Runk
We are an active family transplanted from the Midwest who fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle that San Diego offers. I am a dietitian and college professor - which means I get to teach people about staying healthy for a living! My husband is a civil engineer that travels the region working on bridge designs. We love being on the water, in the garden or in the kitchen cooking. Our most recent adventure has come with welcoming our son in the Spring of 2017. We spend most of our free time biking, fishing, hiking, boating, and it's not an adventure without our 2 dogs along for the ride. Travel is a passion...anywhere in the world, we love to just pick up and go! We have been doing vacation rentals in Riverside, CA, and San Diego, CA for 5+ years and it has been a fantastic way to connect with people from all over...we love to hear the travel stories from both guest and hosts alike. And there's nothing better than the inside scoop on the best local spots so we're constantly on the lookout for places to add to the list as a host! I believe the best part about traveling is finding places where you feel like you're at home no matter how far away you may be.
Laurie Runk purchased this villa in 2014
Why Laurie Runk chose Kensington
We have spent a significant amount of time traveling around Southern California and it only took one trip to the neighborhood of Kensington to know this is where we wanted to buy a home. The whole neighborhood is a beautifully kept, historic area with very thoughtful and active residents. There are always people out walking, kids playing at the park, and local events to enjoy. We love that there are a variety of standout restaurants and wine bars within short walking distance to the house. The peaceful environment makes it ideal for sitting outside on the patio in the mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. As if all of this wasn't reason enough to settle in Kensington, the accessibility to ride the trolley into downtown, the proximity to ALL of the San Diego beaches and attractions (stadiums, zoo, Sea World, etc), and the short trip to Temecula Wine Country are just icing on the cake.
What makes this villa unique
Having the opportunity to renovate a property in such a lovely neighborhood was a wonderful experience. Entering the property, you will walk through a quaint, gated archway and immediately notice the handcrafted reclaimed wood door from Mexico and beautiful hand-painted flower pot by the entrance. The lawn is top of the line eco-friendly artificial grass which requires zero maintenance and has a cooling compound so it is never too hot on your feet. The small outdoor patio is original to the home with beautiful landscaping for privacy and enjoyment. Inside, there are too many amenities to list with beautiful stainless appliances and large farm sink, gas range, and OF COURSE a dishwasher to make life easier!
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