First, a nice goodie basket will great weary, hungry travelers. Relax and refuel as you plan your activities. Don't miss the For Starters section below, for a more complete list of provisions.
The Neighborhood: Walk-able, residential North Mission Hills neighborhood, blocks to fun local eateries, cafés, shops, grocers and more. Only 10 minutes to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Waterfront Park, Little Italy, The Gas Lamp. 30 minutes to del Mar race track & Fair, La Jolla shopping and beaches.
Getting Around: Don't want to rent a car? Uber, Lyft, City bus and trolley may be the ticket.
Check-in is 4PM. Checkout is 11AM.
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 Master Bedroom: Features a king bed, 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 and plenty of closet space. Full bath with tub/shower and a dresser are adjacent.
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 French doors opening to the sunny south-facing deck with 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, shower caps, hair dryers and bath tissue. We also provide iron and ironing board stored in one or the other of the bedroom closets.
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 vegetables fruiting in the gardens and you are welcome to them. Look for tangelos near the side gate in front, Pomegranates in the small bush just inside the front gate; while you're there, snip some arugula for your salad; Meyer lemons on the sidewalk lawn, hot red peppers in pots near the birdbath garden (handle those with your hands in plastic because they are very hot), blueberries in the island garden next to the back patio.
The Little Garden is within about a 30 minute drive to great San Diego Beaches. We offer our beach vintage beach towels (hallway dresser) and a Styro foam cooler (top of kitchen hutch) and freezer packs in freezer door.
(Note - We cannot accommodate pre-arrival or departure luggage storage. San Diego Airport Luggage Storage is an option to consider if need a place is needed to set down your bags until check-in or departure time. Phone: (619) 495-2059. Address: 1516 W Redwood St #112, San Diego, CA 92101.)
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Please note, for stays longer than 28 nights, additional cleaning and damage deposit fees apply.