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Inviting 1921 Craftsman Walk to Fun N Mission Hills Amenities 10 Min to Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfy 2BR, 2BA Home, Private Gardens, Outdoor Dining.

Please note, there is a minimum age requirement of 21 years of age for all people staying at The Little Garden.

To avoid confusion and double inquiries/cancellations and repeated, automatically-generated requests for booking or payments from VRBO, please continue using the original inquiry thread from start to finish. Thank you.

Check in is 11AM. Check out is 4PM.

(Note - We cannot accommodate prearrival or departure luggage storage. San Diego Airport Luggage Storage is an option to consider if need a place to set down your bags until check-in or check out time. Phone: (619) 495-2059. Address: 1516 W Redwood St #112, San Diego, CA 92101.)

The Home: This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1921 Craftsman home sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms and offers old-fashioned comfort with vintage and modern amenities in 1500 sq. ft. Central heating and air conditioning keep temperatures comfortable.

The Neighborhood: Walk-able neighborhood, blocks to fun local eateries, shops, amenities and City bus; 10 minutes to downtown hot spots, 15 minutes to airport, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.

The Master Bedroom: Features a king bed, a bedside table and lamp on each side, mirrored closets doors and private garden view and outdoor seating, ample closet and drawer space, en suite bathroom with shower/tub and bidet. The sunny, east-facing Master Bedroom also features top-down, bottom-up shades, sheers and blackout drapes so you can sleep in!

The Guest bedroom: Features queen bed, a bedside table and lamp on each side, mirrored closets doors, shears, top-down, bottom-up shades and cozy reading chair, with reading lamp plenty of closet space. Full bath with tub/shower and a dresser across the hall.

Open Concept Kitchen/Dining Room/Deck: Roomy vintage kitchen offers dishwasher, wall oven, old-fashioned gas range/stove, side-by-side fridge/freezer, 2-person kitchen table. Dining room table seats 6 and features with French doors opening to the sunny south-facing deck with a 4-person patio table and umbrella. Next to the deck is our old picnic table and little charcoal BBQ.

For Starters: The Little Garden is a self-catered vacation rental but to get you off to a good start we supply starter quantities of coffee, tea, creamer pots, spices and condiments and plenty of cookware. The bathrooms include toothpaste and toothbrushes, soaps, shampoo, hair dryers and bath tissue. We also provide iron and ironing board.

The Grounds: Small, Private and tranquil gardens for you to enjoy surround the home, in a peaceful, cul-de-sac neighborhood. Depending upon the time of year, there may be fruits or vegetable fruiting in the gardens and you are welcome to them. Look for tangelos near the side gate in front, Meyer lemons on the sidewalk lawn, hot red peppers in pots across from the birdbath garden (handle those with your hands in plastic bags because they are very hot), blueberries in the island garden next to the back patio.

Note: The city of San Diego is upgrading the water main pipes and other street upgrades. From time to time, with little warning, popup detours will arise, streets will be dug up, work, noise and dust will ensue. Sometimes there will be an interruption of water service. I have no control over this but you will receive a door tag and/or a notice from me as soon as information is available. We hope the inconvenience will be brief and not interfere terribly with your vacation!

Although The Little Garden is within about a 20 minute drive to great San Diego Beaches, it is not a beach property and may not be ideal for your needs if the beach is the focus of your vacation. We do not offer beach umbrellas or chairs but we do supply our vintage beach towels (hallway dresser) and a styrofoam cooler (top of kitchen hutch) and freezer pack.

More Details

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

About sandra corey

Native San Diegan. Reclusive artist, gardener, avid walker. I enjoy time with family and friends. As a young girl, with my family, I lived in Switzerland and traveled Europe for nearly 3 years. We also spent many fun summers and weekends at our our family cabin in Mexico.

sandra corey purchased this house in 1998

Why sandra corey chose San Diego

The charm of the older and historic neighborhoods of Mission Hills. After living in La Jolla and del Mar, when I was ready to buy a home of my own, this was the neighborhood that appealed most to me. The house is conveniently located to many amenities.

Within walking distance there are many great restaurants, shops, summer Cinema Under the Stars, Pioneer Park (free summer concerts) and tennis courts. It is within minutes of some of San Diego's finest attractions, including San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, Gas Lamp, Embarcadero, Coronado and many of our fine beaches.

You are 2 blocks from the city bus, 10 minute drive from the airport, train station, trolley, Comic-Con, 10 block walk to City DecoBike rent-a-bike station at Dove and Washington St. Garage is not offered but there is ample street parking and an entry gate on both streets of this corner lot.

What makes this house unique

Essentials

Cable TV in the living room (plus an older, mini tv in the kitchen)

Central Air Conditioning and Heating

Free Cox Wireless Internet sufficient for multiple devices.

Washer/Dryer

Dishwasher

Gas stove

Electric wall oven

Hair Dryer in each bathroom

Iron and ironing board

Dome, white noise machine in each bedroom to help you settle into new neighborhood sounds.

Depending upon the time of year, there may be fruits or vegetable fruiting in the gardens and you are welcome to them. Look for tangelos near the side gate, Meyer lemons on the sidewalk lawn, arugula near the front gate (just snip off the tops for tasty salads) hot red peppers in pots across from the birdbath garden (handle those with your hands in plastic bags because they are very hot), blueberries in the island garden next to the back patio; potted bell peppers in the back garden.

Amenities

Mission Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Complying with the Checkout are part of the house rules.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet , Master Bathroom
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Guest bathroom-Door latches and locks with hasp on inside.
  • Master bathroom suite features rustic marble counter top, antique sink, bathtub/shower and bidet, towels, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer. Cheerfully painted guest bathroom with its old but roomy bathtub/shower. Tub is etched, but clean, towels, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1-Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2-Guest bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master suite features king bed, ambient wall sconces, large mirrored closet, top-down, bottom-up shades and sheers, 2 bedside tables and lamps, French doors to private back garden with small table and chairs for morning coffee or tea. Guestroom features queen bed, swivel rocker with reading lamp, top-down, bottom up shades and sheers, 2 bedside tables and lamps. View to deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Charming and well thought out

  • 5 of 5

When I walked in I was immediately reminded of my Grandmother's craftsman bungalow in long ago Los Angles. The house is full of charm--books and antiques, but everything was functional and of modern design when it was appropriate. It was sparkling clean and perfectly equipped, as would be a second home. It is in a great walking location both to restaurants and shops and around a beautiful neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Charming property!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. Sandra couldn't have been faster responding both before and during our stay. The cheese and crackers she had waiting upon our arrival were wonderful. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was completely equipped for cooking meals in. We will definitely be staying here next time we visit San Diego.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Full of Soul home

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed for a week at the 'little garden, i.e. Orange door" home. The reviews were

so good that our expectations were high. From the moment we walked in seeing the dappled

shades of color coming thru the front shutters to the view of the back garden from the hallway

to the French doors with the garden beyond, we were hooked.

This full of soul home is a mix of the practical and the mystical. There is a creative force that lies hidden, and inspired us to slow down and savor what "it" was feeding us.

We enjoyed our meals outside and chose the back garden for tea/coffee when the sun was at

its warmest in the afternoon.

Not everyone will react this way but will be looking for a good kitchen/bed/access to airport

/freeways/landmarks/owner for questions ; This property rates 5 stars in all of the above.

But what would bring us back is the character of the home itself ; It is what we hold dear.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great location and wonderful little house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at this delightful little craftsmen era house. Very well appointed with comfy beds and primo linens and pillows. We loved the patio and spent many hours relaxing there after our touring.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage and we will most likely come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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4

Exactly as described by the owner.

  • 4 of 5

The highlight of this rental is the location. If you are an urban person you will love it for its walkability. You are literally blocks from many good restaurants, coffee shops and cafes. If you can do the hill it's less than a mile down to India Street where there is a whole street of international eateries, all of them good, and the best fish vendor in all of San Diego, Blue Water, (you can also dine in). It is tucked away a couple blocks from Washington Street so there's no noise from traffic at all. This owner really goes out of her way to insure that you have a great stay. Settling in to get oriented she was available constantly via text and phone to answer any questions. The house itself is charming and comfortable and completely well stocked for a good "start". There was even a basket of cheese and crackers with a few beers in the fridge for us. The cozy garden is very inviting and useful if the weather permits. Every appliance was in good working order with the only exception being the dish washer. It works but it has definitely seen better days and the rack is in bad shape. Otherwise, the kitchen gets an A+. In terms of linens, there are plenty of sheets and towels, all good quality. The bed in the master is very comfortable and the bathroom is large for a craftsman like this. (Only one sink though.) The 2nd bedroom is also large but features a queen sized bed. We didn't use it but it was also a good size and furnished quaintly according to the style of the house. The owner was kind enough to upgrade her internet connection to the house while we were there and this was really appreciated because we were using the house as a base for house hunting. The kitchen is well supplied. It had every device you might need and we found it quite easy to cook in and eat meals with guests at the large dining room table. We would stay again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.4 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Harley Grey Kitchen and Bar
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Riverwalk Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.6 Miles
Amtrak, Santa Fe Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Red Door, The Patio, Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Mission Bay
Car: necessary

Just up the hill from historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled. You are 2 blocks from the city bus, 10 minute drive from the airport, train station, trolley, and Comic-Con. 10 blocks walk to city DecBike rent-a-bike station.

Mission Hills in one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in San Diego. Within walking distance there are many great restaurants, shops, summer Cinema Under the Stars, Pioneer Park and tennis courts. It is within minutes of some of San Diego's finest attractions, including San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, Gas Lamp, Embarcadero, Comic-Con, Coronado and many of our fine beaches.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $199
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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