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In the heart of where it's at, easy walk to Little Italy, Balboa Park, Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 825 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Spanish Bungalow With 2 Bedrooms With Attached Baths, Laundry, Patio W/bbq

Mere blocks to Little Italy, Balboa Park and downtown, separate bungalow with great light, bay breezes, Mexican theme design with modern updates, garage for compact car, automatic fireplace, air conditioning, direct tv, wifi, harbor view from front porch. There are two bedrooms with attached baths, one with a queen bed and bath with a shower and the other with a double bed with a tub and shower. There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms. It is furnished with a full kitchen, linens, towels, beach towels. It is close to airport, incoming planes can be audible, airport is closed from 12-6. The home has triple pane windows and air conditioning.Free wi- fi.The home is comfy, casual, classy and convenient. Its within walking distance to the epicenter of the hottest, most popular restaurants and bars in all of San Diego.Or if you want to stay in and create your own elegant dining experience, there is fun china, hand blown margarita glasses and colorful cloth napkins along with any cooking utensil you could want. Turn on the automatic fireplace with a click, for warmth and ambience. Theres a propane bbq on the outdoor patio, with table and chairs and lovely fountain. Or sit on the front porch railing and watch the sunset over the San Diego bay. Its a great spot whether you plan to stay home a lot or go out and enjoy the sights because it is minutes to all of that.


Owner
Lucinda Scalco
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Lucinda Scalco

I am a native San Diegan. We purchased this property 9 years ago because we love the location. My husband and I plan to live there in 10 years. The neighborhood is now a Mecca for fine dining with lots of hip new restaurants, funky old restaurants, breweries and bars . I like to garden, go on bike rides, and have friends over for nice dinners. I am an interior designer and had a lot of fun putting the interior together. It's comfortable, cheerful, and romantic .

Lucinda Scalco purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why Lucinda Scalco chose San Diego

To be honest, if I was coming to San Diego for beaches only, I'd rent a place right on the beach. However if you're here for some beach, but the zoo, downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Balboa Park, Coronado, then this location is unsurpassed. Who wants to spend all your time in a car? Literally you can walk 4-8 blocks and get to great restaurants, the park, downtown and the harbor. If you want to stay in, the place is very comfy, nice bay breezes, good light. Most of my guests say the airplanes add an element of excitement, noticeable the first day and after that forgotten. Not to mention when you fly in, its less than a 10 minute ride to the house.

What makes this bungalow unique

I'd say the fact that it is a single family dwelling in mid city makes it more unique. Then add the Mexican flavor decor which puts you in the mood for San Diego's ethnic roots. The airplanes add to the excitement of travel. It is almost 100 years old but has the comfort of your favorite old shoes. Sometimes parking is more challenging but the garage guarantees you a spot each and every time.And you can have a successful car free visit to San Diego in this location as well. Uber rides to downtown are $5 and walking is 15 minutes.The city bus has a stop right across the street and the trolley and train are also walking distance away.

Amenities

Bankers Hill Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor patio noise after 10pm or before 7am.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Fully tiled. Has one blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen bed is brand new memory foam mattress. It also has a/c and a ceiling fan. Double bed is brand new firm mattress. This room has a ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This house is under the flight path.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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In the heart of where it's at, easy walk to Little Italy, Balboa Park, Downtown
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
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Casita

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house in a great location. Lucinda has thought of everything you could need and more. We really loved all the extra touches she puts into her rental. Would definitely stay here again the next time we are in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location to all the main attractions. Home was clean and beautifully decorated.

Lucinda was very informative and easy to get in touch with.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry it wasn't a 5 star stay. I'm baffled as my only three 4 star reviews are from Arizona guests. What are they doing in Arizona?!!!!
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Bungalo was spotless! The owner took very much care to decorate it with very colorful and interesting detail. The accommodations had everything we needed to be very comfortable. We walked to Little Italy for dinner and enjoyed the convenient location. The owner was very responsive and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and fully stocked

  • 5 of 5

Great little house. Came for a girls weekend with 1 other girlfriend and it was wonderful to have our own bedrooms and bathrooms, while also having a kitchen where we could make breakfast, etc. The planes were kind of obnoxious, but we knew what we were signing up for and it definitely wouldn't stop us from renting this property again. We mostly used Uber to get everywhere and it was usually between $5-8/ride, so this house is in a great location. Thanks so much for making our weekend stress-free and easy!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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adorable!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our 20-year old daughter stayed here for 4 nights. We found the place adorable. Yes, it is right in line with the airport landing strip and jets fly overhead (a couple hundred yards?) routinely, but you get used to it and it's mostly a bother when sitting on the patio. But no place is perfect and that's the only flaw. We appreciate aesthetic detail and this place had that in spades. It's just flat-out adorable in terms of design and decor. We have a compact car that fit in the garage. The two bedroom-two bath arrangement was perfect. We ate at home a lot. The wifi worked great. The park and restaurants were a short walk away. All in all, a wonderful little place. We felt secure, comfortable, unbothered and centrally located for many San Diego activities. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! The house was clean and very welcoming. All the extra touches were so nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Lindbergh field
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cherry bomb
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Diego / Coronado ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Balboa golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Santa Fe train depot
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hob nob hill
Car: recommended

This house is centrally located to restaurants, museums, airport, park, marina, great restaurants, downtown. It is about 10-15 minutes to Coronado or mission beach. It is three blocks away from interstate 5. San Diego is a hard city to not have a car in but this location would offer a lot even without a car. No walk is very long except for the beach. The Gaslamp and ballpark are about a mile and a half away. The Horton plaza mall is about a mile away with movie theaters there. A walk through Balboa Park puts the zoo and the museums about a mile and a half away.The bay and embarcadero are less than a mile away. There is a city bike sharing program in which you can rent bikes with a credit card and drop them off at many convenient locations. The bike kiosk is just 3 blocks from the house at the corner of hawthorn and 4 th ave.

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Rates & Availability

Bankers Hill Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Special #1
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Easter
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,199
 
 
1st half of summer
Jun 16 2018 - Jul 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,199
 
 
Comicon 2018
Jul 18 2018 - Jul 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,145
Flat fee
 
 
2nd half of summer 2018
Jul 23 2018 - Sep 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,199
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$159
$999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

The garage is a very small single car space that will only accommodate a compact car. Anything larger will need to find street parking.

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.
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