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4000 Sf Kensington Charmer--close To Everything Sd Offers--sleeps 10

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4000 Sf Kensington Charmer--close To Everything Sd Offers--sleeps 10

This 4000 square foot home has wood floors throughout all the living areas and while it may look small and leave-it-to-beaver from the front, it is spacious, cozy and updated throughout. Remodeled in 2007, house has a chef's kitchen, fully stocked with everything you need (enormous 30-inch bosch built refrigerator and 30-inch freezer, dacor 5 burner cooktop, dacor double oven with convection option, delonghi toaster oven, miele dishwasher, microwave, delonghi magnifica espresso maker, vitamix, nutribullet and more!)

master suite with king four poster bed is 550sf with amazing big windows and views down the canyon to cowles mountain. Two skylights over the bed have electric shades. En suite bathroom includes steam shower, double sinks, free standing 2-person tub.

Two downstairs bedrooms with queen beds are accessed from stairs that have doors leading to the back as well as the patio, each includes skylights and have french doors that lead out to the patio. Each has a couch for sitting. Lots of light. They share a 4-piece bathroom that includes both tub and shower.

Additional master suite with king bed and 3 piece bathroom (no tub) is located on the other side of the house for quiet and privacy. Bathroom is beautifully tiled in walker zanger alhambra and marbella tile with saltillo tile flooring. Accessed from a separate set of stairs, this room has private glass door entrance and exit from the outside to the patio and is adjacent to the activity room which includes pool table, weight machines, teeter hang up and dart board. The activity room has its own glass door to the patio as well.

Last bedroom is located near the front of the house. Bedding is a contemporary convertible couch bed that folds into a full size. Located adjacent to 4 piece bathroom.

House has 3 ac/heaters throughout that can be operated separately.

Two fireplaces are available for use: a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by black slate with a built in bench for sitting and warming, has a gas starter and graces the living room. A decorative gas log fireplace with an exotic wood surround and absolute black granite warms the dining area and creates a lovely ambiance when eating.

Dining area is furnished with a beautiful mahogany wood table that comes with two extensions so it seats 10-12. Without the extensions it seats 6. Over the table is a stunning waterford crystal chandelier brought from the factory in ireland.

60" elite wall-mounted television has universal remote and wilkes barre sound bar. Blueray dvd player is available as is wii.

Closet full of board games. Upright kawai piano.

Wifi throughout the house.


lots to offer outside: large flat patio that includes dining table, fire pit with seating, basketball hoop and bbq island. Pond/waterfall with koi fish. 6-person hot tub. Outdoor lighting. Two propane powered heat lamps to stay warm on chilly nights. Fruit trees galore. Grass. Three hole putting green. Three levels terrace into a natural pocket canyon. Entire yard is fenced although pets are not allowed.

This house is ideal for a family visiting children in one of the nearby universities and colleges.

Located in the village of kensington which means you can walk 2 blocks and discover an ever-expanding collection of restaurants and stores:

haven pizzaria (serves lunch and dinner)


kensington cafe and coffee (serves breakfast, lunch and dinner)

clems bottle house (liquor store with deli counter for sandwiches)

ponce's mexican food (famous around town)

burger lounge

clem's tap house (sports bar)

bleu boheme (upscale french restaurant)

chase bank (has atm)

kensington vine (wine food too)

pappaleccos (italian sandwich and coffee shop)

stehly farms (organic natural foods store with juice bar and cafe)

moose's ice cream shop

kensington library

library park (kiddie swings and equipment)

couple of dry cleaners

ups store

dentist and some other little shops and services

it is truly a wonderful atmosphere.

House is situated on the plateau above qualcomm stadium with easy freeway access (but none of the freeway noise) so you are minutes away from all the famous san diego attractions like downtown, petco park, beaches, sea world, balboa park, sd zoo. Legoland is 30 minutes up the road. The sd wild animal park is 45 minutes up the road.

We are contracted with a personal chef that you can hire for additional cost if you would like any meals prepared for you.

No smoking in the house nor anywhere on the property even outside.

More Details

Siri Jostad
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2016

About Siri Jostad

We are a family of four who love to travel the world. We bought this 1959 house and after living in a couple of years, remodeled and added 2000 square feet. We wrapped the structure in an embrace around the patio to create ultimate privacy for times when you want to shoot some hoops or sit around the fire pit. Lots of love has been imbued into the walls of this home as our family has laughed and played. We are sure this will be reflected in your stay here.

Siri Jostad purchased this house in 2007

Why Siri Jostad chose San Diego

When we moved to San Diego, we first lived a year on Wind 'N Sea beach, then a couple years in Bay Park before we discovered this historic neighborhood of Kensington where the streets are flat so kids can ride bikes, neighbors are kind, restaurants and services and even church are all within a few blocks walking distance. This makes a great place to hang out and enjoy the beautiful weather San Diego has to offer and yet be close to everything.


Kensington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom #1 - toilet , tub , shower , shower is also a steam room/steam shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shared between bedrooms #2 and #3...slate and limestone
    Pink Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vintage pink tile. Powder room and also bathroom for bed #5
    Blue Bathroom #4 - toilet , shower , Functions as bathroom for Master Suite #2 and activity room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master #1 - 1 king , En Suite Master Bathroom with tub, shower and double sinks
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Bathroom (tub/shower/sink/toilet) shared with one other room
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with bedroom #2
    Bedroom #4 - 1 king , Bathroom shared with game room and otherwise private
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible modern couch lays down to double/full size bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.5 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-15 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
a bunch just up the road on Adams Avenue
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Mission Beach


Rates & Availability

Kensington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Departure Cleaning $425
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 11.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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