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2BR Craftsman Home in the Center of South Park San Diego, Walk Everywhere!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

This 2-bedroom, 1-bath Craftsman home in historic South Park enjoys a coveted central location, personality-packed 1950s architecture and plenty of indoor/outdoor room for 4 guests.


Our home is located in historic South Park, just 4 miles (10 minutes) from downtown San Diego!

Foodies, take your pick: Goat Cheese and Fig Truffles at Eclipse Chocolate Bistro? Pinot Noir at The Rose Wine Bar? Savory crepes at Café Madeline? Each of these options is less than one block away from your vacation rental!

And that’s just the beginning. Dozens of San Diego eateries, shops, bars, and specialty cafes are all within a couple blocks of your home base in South Park, which is known for thriving business district, antique shops, and historic homes.

Balboa Park is also within walking distance. If you haven’t heard of this gem, it is truly magnificent. The cultural center of San Diego, Balboa Park is home to the San Diego Zoo, acre after acre of gorgeously landscaped gardens, 17 different art, culture, and history museums, several performing arts venues, and a lot more. You can spend an entire week here! And one of the Park’s entrances is just a half-mile from your front door.

Please note: only parking at this home is on street parking


Our Craftsman home was built in 1958 and is brimming with classic personality. Find vibrant paint colors, wood beam ceilings, tile floors, a front veranda and an exceptional indoor/outdoor area complete with a television AND a koi pond.

A palm-tree shaded courtyard welcomes you to your vacation rental. The front veranda has bench seating. Step inside and find an open-concept living area with a white tile kitchen, dining table for 5 (two more can sit at the nearby breakfast bar), and a comfy living area with a flat-screen TV.

If this living space isn’t enough, head through the sliding glass doors to the covered outdoor area. Plenty of seating here gathers around a television and a bubbling koi pond.

Each of the 2 bedrooms is outfitted in cottage chic style with white wood beam ceilings, queen-sized beds and standard closets for your luggage. The home’s bathroom is on the other size of the home and features a shower/tub combo and a vanity. We have a washer and dryer, too!

Our home is perfect for couples and families traveling together—especially if your goal is to get out and explore the best San Diego has to offer!


Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We supply shampoo, soaps, paper products, and hotel-quality towels and linens to all our guests.

And we make it easy to stay with us! Drive straight to your rental and access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. If early check-ins or late checkouts are possible, we will let you know.

When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions, lock code, and instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help.

All Turn Key Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Property Damage Protection insurance policy.

More Details

Property Manager
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


South Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


3.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

2BR Craftsman Home in the Center of South Park San Diego, Walk Everywhere!
average rating of 3.4615386 based on 13 reviews

Two problems but other wise good

  • 4 of 5

My stay at the house was overall a good one and the people at Turnkey bib an excellent job there war two problems watch this house. The first was the shower which had no water pressure at all. The water gust ran out in a dribble. The second one wasn't a problem for me as I was the only one staying there but it would be a problem for mixed company. The problem was that there was no door and no way to shot the dathroom. Wan you sit in the living room you look directly into the bathroom and you have a direct view of the toilet. This should be fixed with a folding door.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi William, thank you so much for the review, and we are glad to hear that you had an overall good stay with us. That being said, we do apologize if some inconveniences occurred and wish we had known during your stay so that we could have helped out. Here at TurnKey, it is our highest priority to make sure each guest has the best experience possible, and our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to help if anything comes up. Please be assured that we are looking into both issues you brought to light, and thanks for letting us know. By the way, you were a perfect guest, and we're hopeful to hear from you again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Hidden gem

  • 2 of 5

Nice location within walking distance of balboa park and shops/restaurants. The downside was that the house was not cleaned well before we got there. There was cob webs on the lamps and the bathroom had trash along with lipstick on one of the towels. I understand that it is an older home and it is very charming. It would be nice if the bathroom was renovated as the tile was falling apart and the water pressure was low. Overall, I would not return unless the bathroom were fixed and the house thoroughly cleaned. If those two things were done, I think this property would get a lot more business.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lori, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your stay with us. Since your stay, we have replaced all of the towels in the property. Also, we had a plumber look at the bathroom pipes and repair the issues you mentioned in the bathroom, including new drywall and wall paint. We would love to host you again at our charming San Diego cottage! Thank you, The Turnkey VR Team
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2 0
Los Angeles, CA.

Clean, OK Accommodations With Challenging Parking

  • 3 of 5

Turnkey (property management company) was extremely professional and constantly communicated via email to make the rental and access to it easy, I was very impressed with this company and would rent from them again in the future, I was very happy with their service. One thing that is not shown on the listing is that there is only street parking... scarce really, looks like a lot of residents park on the street too, so it was a challenge to do so. The picture shows a driveway/courtyard in front, but that is reserved for the adjacent homeowners and not guests... keep this mind if on-site parking is a consideration.

The unit was old/rustic/worn-out... a bit on the musty side due to its age, but clean. Water pressure in the shower was dismal even with both cold/hot faucets turned on, while the shower door would not lock in place. This home could use little bit of tender loving care to fix a few things to make it a tip top rental.

They did have nice amenities like Wi-Fi, TV, cable, Xbox & a Samsung tablet. I was in town attending a week-long conference at the San Diego Convention Center, and it is a bit of a chunk through town to get there daily, but it was affordable for a last-minute booking.

If you like an older home with that worn-out feeling, this is definitely the rustic rental for you, but if you like newer digs, this may not be your best bet, but you cannot beat the price... for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving this review and for the valuable feedback. We are so glad to hear that you appreciated our service here at TurnKey; however, we do apologize if you encountered any issues. We wish we had known during your stay if you were having any problems, as our 24/7 guest hotline is always ready to help. With regards to parking and the photo that shows the courtyard, we understand how that may be confusing and be misinterpreted as a driveway. We will update the listing to make sure that is more clear. Here at TurnKey, we do our very best to be upfront with guests, as all of our properties are TurnKey Rental Certified - all photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. While our home is more traditional (being built in the 50's) it has true character. Some people may interpret that as "rustic," but we just think it makes for a more nostalgic stay in a charming home. By the way, you were a perfect guest and we're hopeful you will come stay with us again! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Very disappointing

  • 1 of 5

First, the listing does not point out that there is only street parking, and the street is commercial (with a 7-11 almost directly across the street). We were frequently forced to park blocks away. We were awakened by car alarms and by what I suppose must have been deliveries to commercial establishments since there were some "whump" noises followed by a rolling sound.

The listing also says there is a sliding glass door to the back which is not true. The back area looks great in the pictures but was very unappealing in fact. Here are some other facts. The second bedroom is accessed by going through the first bedroom; this may be a problem for some people. The beds were not comfortable. The air conditioning is from 2 small through-the -wall units in the living room and the second bedroom. I did not feel there was adequate privacy since there was no covering on the kitchen door, and the kitchen window had a see-through curtain. There is a small partition wall between the dining area and the toilet - we always closed the door into the bathroom when we ate so we didn't notice that we were eating next to the toilet. The shower had what looked like heavy black mold in the corners. There is 1 towel bar and 1 falling-apart loop-style hand-towel holder in the bathroom. The wall between the toilet and the bathtub is incredibly deteriorated, especially at the bottom. The place was not very clean, but the main problem is that this house appears to have had no maintenance done on it for years and years. When I complained to the management company that there were no sponges or dish towels, they brought some over right away, which was appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear that you feel that way. Here at TurnKey, it is always our hope that your stay with us is a perfect one. Unfortunately, it sounds as if we fell short of that in this instance, and we certainly apologize for your bad experience. Since your stay, we are working on updating the home and making sure cleaning inspections always occur before each guests' arrival. Please be assured that routine maintenance is performed on this rental home, and although it was built in 1958 with a very classic interior, we feel that adds to the its charm and authenticity. All of our properties are TurnKey Rental Certified and all photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate, as well as our 24/7 guest hotline being available to answer any questions, especially in regards to parking. If there is anything at all we can follow up with to make your experience with us better, please feel free to reach out anytime and let us know. Thank you again for the feedback, as it helps us to make our great homes into perfect ones! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Family Friendly with a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying here for a week. It was in a great location in the heart of South Park, San Diego. Perfect for families and pets!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fern St fun

  • 4 of 5

Overall property was good. House sits on lot with another house and has common space front and back yard which was fine only frustration was the occupants that reside in the house right next door were very loud in the mornings which lead to being woken up by them talking or yelling in the morning. House was cute little old house located on a very cute street with shops and bars and only 10-15 mins from the harbor and 5 mins from balboa park. Other than noisy neighbors it was perfect for a quick weekend trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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