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Large, Beautiful Two-bedroom Minutes To Downtown/the Zoo & Walk To Balboa Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful & Spacious 2 Bedroom Home With Private Balcony Off The Master Bedroom

Only steps from Balboa Park, this classic 2-bed 1-bath craftsman is Spacious, charming, distinguished and COZY!

An open plan living and dining room enjoys a flood of natural light from the many attractive and original large windows, and a classic, granite kitchen is as functional as it is charming.

This rental’s hip location means you are minutes from numerous shops and cafes, with San Diego Zoo and several museums over at Balboa Park. At the end of the day, sink into a California King bed or watch the sunset from the outside patio.


Built in a classic craftsman style, this charming home, built in 1911, has a light-filled, open plan layout. There is also a Window-Installed A/C unit that will be available for guest use!

**Bathroom Layout**

The design and layout of the home has a shower room and a separate washroom. The shower is located separately from the bedrooms and toilet and solely houses the shower. The Master Bedroom has the only toilet & sink (washroom) and it is located in Master Bedroom.

The main living area offers a 40” HD TV over the decorative fireplace and a comfortable queen sleeper sofa, and is open to the dining area. A classic kitchen will make you feel right at home, with tiled counters and a double gas stove with charm to spare. It is equipped with everything you need to whip up a gourmet meal or just heat up those leftovers from last night’s amazing dinner.

The bedrooms are characterized by large windows, with a romantic California King bed in the Master Bedroom, sporting a luxurious memory foam mattress to sink into at the end of a day's exploring. The second bedroom has a bunk-bed with a full bed on the bottom bunk and a twin bed on the top bunk.There living room also has a sleeper sofa. The bathroom is separated for toiletry and shower/bath functions.(Really cool-Call Gail for more info on the details (619-840-9701)

Outside, a shared yard has lounge chairs and an outside dining set for 6 covered by a majestic gazebo, all framed by established landscaping. Grill up a storm on the gas grill, or sit back with a drink and enjoy the charming garden arch that frames the patio.

There is a shared laundry room in the lower level of the house featuring two sets of washers and dryers for your convenience.


Located in the 92104, the residence gets the best of 4 Worlds - North Park/South Park/Downtown San Diego & Balboa Park! You are only minutes from Balboa Park, which boasts the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum, Air & Space Museum and acres of greenway on the Balboa Park Golf Course. You are less than ten minutes from the airport and downtown San Diego, where you can check out the historic Gaslamp District, the harbor or Seaport Village. Consider taking a short ferry ride across the bay to beautiful and historic Coronado.

Prefer to stay closer to home? The surrounding tree lined streets off numerous unique shops and restaurants including Whistle Stop, a funky bar with regular events, or head to Station Tavern for industrial chic and the best burgers in town. Pick up some groceries at the Target Express or Seven-Eleven and while you’re there, treat yourself at Eclipse Chocolate dessert shop. Be sure to check out Rebecca’s or Madeline’s, only steps from your front door, for delicious crepes, specialty coffees and unique paninis.

Just a couple of streets over, there are bicycles available to rent by the hour and with so much to see and such beautiful weather, this provides an excellent opportunity to see the surrounding sights!

More Details

Gail Feldman
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


South Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed - Top Bunk is Twin/Bottom Bunk Is Full
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Check-In Time: 4:00pm Check-Out Time: 11:00am There are a total of 4 units in this complex. Each share the outdoor patio/deck/BBQ space as well as 2 Washers and 2 Dryers (Free for guests)


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Large, Beautiful Two-bedroom Minutes To Downtown/the Zoo & Walk To Balboa Park
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews

Good rental, great management!

  • 5 of 5

We were down for a family emergency. Last minute same day booking kind of emergency. The HomeAway app wouldn't let me book for the same day, but after speaking with the property manager, she was able to adjust the stay to include the same day, and within a few hours we were in the home. There was a problem with the sleeper sofa, to which they are fixing, however we needed the sleeping space, they discounted our stay and we were able to just throw the mattress in the floor, and kids were happy.

Not a deal breaker, but some things to keep in mind- there is only one toilet and it's in the master. It is on the second floor with only stair access, (and no baby gate to my knowledge, not a problem for us we had bigger kids). There is no dishwasher, and the bathroom(s) isn't as stocked as some other places we have stayed. But again, not a deal breaker. It was perfect for what we needed and management was great to work with. I'm very thankful for the quick responses, and their working to get us in on such short notice.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location for the World Baseball Classic!!!

  • 4 of 5

Great location with great food and drink in walking distance. Central to downtown and the Gaslamp District and PetCo Park. Plenty of room for two dads and a couple sons!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Campbell River

Charming character home

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood is wonderful, lots of great restaurants and shops nearby. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to seeing you again!
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Nice spot with a couple issues.

  • 3 of 5

I would suggest reading all of the previous reviews, especially with regards to the bathroom situation. The home is located in a nice neighborhood, quiet and well located. The beds are comfortable and it has a nice kitchen and it was pretty clean. I would have brought a can opener and some pot holders but I guess I would have assumed they would have provided those items by now based on past reviews. I always rent through vrbo based on having a kitchen as I like to cook meals. A can opener, some pot holders and maybe a baking dish would be nice additions and fairly cheap to provide. The rest of the supplies were good. If you're travelling with 2 couples or friends I'm not sure this is the property for you. The bathroom situation is pretty convoluted. The sink and the toilet are in a room inside the master bedroom. The shower (with no sink or toilet)are in a room on the other side of the unit. It's a bit of an uncomfortable arrangement when travelling with non family members. It would be a perfect spot if the owners could add a sink and a toilet in the shower room! The stairs are steep - if you are travelling with anyone that has troubles climbing quite a few steep narrow stairs you might want to think twice. It was a bit of a chore for my aunt that has a sciatic issue. One final note, if the power to the oven/stove is not on be sure to reset the gfi on the wall plug to the right of the stove. There was nothing in the book to that effect and Matthew didn't know. I figured it out trial and error. Otherwise a nice spot and I would certainly stay there again, just not with friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your suggestions- and glad you would stay here again...FYI- there are now potholders and can openers...people take things from time to time - often by mistake- or if they stay in more than one unit (as large groups or families often do) they often move small items from unit to any event most people are fine with the bathroom situation as they appreciate the two separate bathrooms: one for using the boudoir and the other for showering!
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Would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at this property and it was great! I was a little worried since it's a condo it was going to be and feel small, however it was not and did not. It was very spacious and very comfortable. The location was perfect, central to everything we did (except Legoland lol). Like other reviewers have said the stairs are steep so with little ones a gate is recommended, that being said my 5 and 6 yr old did fine on them they just took it a little slow. It would not keep me from staying again. It's a beautiful home in part of San Diego thats the "place to be" it's the hot area but not loud and it is family friendly.

The only complaint I had was not having everything we needed. We cook pretty much every meal which is part of the reason we do it this way and not a hotel. We have a ton of food allergies so not having enough cookware or basic things like a strainer or can opener was frustrating. There was also no salt or pepper or garlic salt but they did have one of those spice wheels that sit on the counter. It just did not contain anything we use, we cook very basic. I think there needs to be more plates, cutlery, maybe just as a whole the kitchen needs to be stocked with more of everything. There was only 4 of us but we did use the kitchen a lot. We ate breakfast and dinner every night there and packed our lunches to go. We also did not have enough towels or washcloths. I am confident had I asked for more they would have given me more, I just didn't ask, we were so busy I would remember when it was too late.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We added all the items you mentioned as I mentioned in another review- folks when staying in the whole building move things around...we are making sure after each stay that those items i.e. potholders etc are still in the appropriate units!
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Nice Property but needs more amenities

  • 3 of 5

My family and I stayed here in August of this year for 8 days. The house was beautiful but I did have issues that I think as a family it would be nice to know ahead of time. First, starting with the bathroom, there is only one and it is in the master bedroom. So.... if you have adult children/friends staying with you it will be a bit uncomfortable when they have to walk in to use the toilet. Second, it says it will sleep 7 yet the towel situation only accommodates 6 people. There is a FULL kitchen yet it really wasn't. There are no pot holders, no towels, not enough silverware to accommodate more than 4 people. The hardwood floors were filthy. We took our shoes off upon arrival and within the hour our feet were black. My husband tried cleaning them with paper towels but that didn't work so we went out and bought a mop as well as pot holders and towels to use for the week. My favorite is that there are not dressers to put your clothes in. There was so much empty space in this house and not utilized to its full capacity. When you have families coming in they usually need dressers or something to put their clothes. Not everything can be hung. The bathroom needed more cabinets of some sort to hold every ones things. Lastly, the batteries on the carbon monoxide machine went bad and after contacting Matthew ( Who said he would get on it) we went and bought our own batteries and took them out when we left. Very discouraging to see that these beautiful homes are just rented out without someone really taking the time to see what can be done to make someones vacation stress free. So in my opinion, this home is not right for friends or adult children. You can consider it with small kids where you don't care if they barge in on you or if they live out of suitcases for the week. Good luck

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are actually two for showering and one for all else!In terms of the kitchen and items like towels...all items you mentioned...people take things from time to time - often by mistake- or if they stay in more than one unit (as large groups or families often do) they often move small items from unit to unit...all needed items has been replaced or fixed now!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
So Many!
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Coronado Island Ferry Downtown
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
So Many!
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Located minutes to The World Famous San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego and the Convention Center, Balboa Park with its Hiking Trails, Olympic Size Pool, Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Archery Course, 3 Dog Parks, and a 10 minutes drive to San Diego Beaches. You get the best of Urban San Diego with its Zoo, Park &Museums and Downtown SD with the Convention Center and all the night life you could desire, as well as close Beach Proximity. The North Park & South Park Neighborhoods are the most progressive neighborhoods in San Diego with their art, dance, yoga, restaurants, and coffee is the Mecca of the Urban Neighborhoods surrounding Downtown San Diego!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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