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4000 Sf Kensington Charmer--Close to Everything Sd Offers--Sleeps 10

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House as seen from the back yard terraces

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Outdoors:

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)
starbucks
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.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 07/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Just keep in mind for the littlest ones that there are a lot of stairs in this house (2 interior staircases and one exterior staircase)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in this home will result in a charge or forfeiture of security deposit...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Master #1: 1 king

    En Suite Master Bathroom with tub, shower and double sinks...moreless

  • Bedroom #2: 1 queen

    Bathroom (tub/shower/sink/toilet) shared with one other room...moreless

  • Bedroom #3: 1 queen

    Bathroom shared with bedroom #2...moreless

  • Bedroom #4: 1 king

    Bathroom shared with game room and otherwise private...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Convertible modern couch lays down to double/full size bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom #1: toilet, tub, shower

    shower is also a steam room/steam shower...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    shared between bedrooms #2 and #3...slate and limestone...moreless

  • Pink Bathroom #3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    vintage pink tile. Powder room and also bathroom for bed #5...moreless

  • Blue Bathroom #4: toilet, shower

    Functions as bathroom for Master Suite #2 and activity room...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Sony BluRay DVD player...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    60 inch Elite Television Wall mounted with Bowers and Wilkins sound bar for surround sound. Apple TV available as well....moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Village

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table extends to quite long. We have at times put 4 along each side then 2 at each end seating 12 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three air conditioning units can be used in specific areas of the house to keep utilities costs low....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG Clothes Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two fireplaces. One gas only. One wood burning with gas starter. Wood provided....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Hoist multi-function weight machine Free Weights Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Machinge....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Three heating units can be used in specific areas of the house to keep utilities costs low....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets and pillows provided. Most beds have options for down comforters....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking available...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided in all the bathrooms....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    LG Washing Machine. Detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    DeLonghi espresso machine...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele Dishwasher--gets dishes sparkling clean...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Nice chef's kitchen, fully equiped. Long 11-foot bar which serves as a great buffet station....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Dacor Double Oven with convection options...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    30-inch built in Bosch refrigerator and 30-inch built in Bosch freezer....lots of space...moreless

  • Stove:

    Dacor 5 burner gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    DeLonghi toaster oven-with convection options. Can use as an additional oven as it bakes as well as toasts....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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6 night min stay

$6,500 $21,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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Location

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

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Kensington, San Diego, CA, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 07/17/2016

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Photos

  • House as seen from the back yard terraces

    House as seen from the back yard terraces

  • Master Suite with treehouse feel and view down canyon towards Cowles Mtn.

    Master Suite with treehouse feel and view down canyon towards Cowles Mtn.

  • Free standing 2-person master bath tub with big window and canyon view

    Free standing 2-person master bath tub with big window and canyon view

  • Master Suite #2 with private access to the garden

    Master Suite #2 with private access to the garden

  • Pool Table and Darts with glass door to the pond and patio garden

    Pool Table and Darts with glass door to the pond and patio garden

  • Guest Bedroom with double bed, couch and french doors to the patio

    Guest Bedroom with double bed, couch and french doors to the patio

  • Kitchen 11-foot black granite island

    Kitchen 11-foot black granite island

  • Kitchen Pantry with toaster oven, microwave and espresso machine

    Kitchen Pantry with toaster oven, microwave and espresso machine

  • View to the backyard from the upper deck and Uhwarrie porch swing

    View to the backyard from the upper deck and Uhwarrie porch swing

  • Vintage powder room Bath with tub and shower

    Vintage powder room Bath with tub and shower

  • koi pond

    koi pond

  • Bedroom #5 convertible couch to full bed

    Bedroom #5 convertible couch to full bed

  • Unassuming street view of the house with large shady elm, front fountains, fence

    Unassuming street view of the house with large shady elm, front fountains, fence

  • Master Bathroom steam shower

    Master Bathroom steam shower

  • Master Bathroom double sinks

    Master Bathroom double sinks

  • Master Bathroom #2: glass shower, double sinks, and window to the waterfall

    Master Bathroom #2: glass shower, double sinks, and window to the waterfall

  • Weight machine, free weights and Teeter Hang Ups inversion machine

    Weight machine, free weights and Teeter Hang Ups inversion machine

  • Shared guest bathroom with shower, tub, sink and toilet

    Shared guest bathroom with shower, tub, sink and toilet

  • Kitchen View from the pantry

    Kitchen View from the pantry

  • Big 30-inch built in Bosch refrigerator and freezer and Dacor double oven

    Big 30-inch built in Bosch refrigerator and freezer and Dacor double oven

  • Dining room table (seats10 with extensions) and gas fireplace

    Dining room table (seats10 with extensions) and gas fireplace

  • Patio with built in fire pit, bbq island and mini frig + table and umbrella

    Patio with built in fire pit, bbq island and mini frig + table and umbrella

  • Fire Pit with gas

    Fire Pit with gas

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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