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Tired Of Hotels? Try Our Charming North Park Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Centrally Located In Desirable North Park Newly Remodeled 1 Bedroom,1 Bath

Newly remodeled charming cottage in quiet residential neighborhood remodeled to reflect our love of the ocean. Rear house on property with private entrance. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, beautiful all new kitchen, living and dining area. Secluded Front patio has garden and outside dining table and BBQ. 1 block to neighborhood park, 5 blocks to the Grocery market, Santos coffee house, Thorn Street Brewery and Grand Ole BBQ all on Thorn Street. Centrally located in San Diego you can go any direction and find everything you might want to do in 10-15 minutes. House is all one level, while not completely ADA compliant house is friendly to people with limited ability. Level floors, grab rails in bathroom and large shower.

Karen and John Gibbins
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Karen and John Gibbins

John and Karen are 3rd generation San Diegans.

We know and love this city! North Park is our home and we have been active in its community for 32 years. John is fluent in Spanish and we travel to Mexico frequently.

Karen and John Gibbins purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Karen and John Gibbins chose North Park

We purchased this home in1984. Our cottage has just undergone a complete remodel. It's style reflects the easy going lifestyle of local San Diegans and our love of the ocean, its a part of our life and the cottage has many of our treasures we have discovered over the years. North Park is centrally located in San Diego, you can go any direction and find everything you might want to do in 15 minutes.

What makes this cottage unique

Within a short drive you can be on one of our wonderful beaches, there are so many to choose from... golf courses, or visit the Incredible Balboa Park which includes the Old Globe Theater, the San Diego Zoo, World class museums and the must see Arboretum. Mission Valley has shopping Malls, Movie theaters and Restaurants. San Diego weather is amenable to so many wonderful outdoor activities and North Park is central to them all!


North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • HUGE tiled shower, no bathub. Fresh laundered towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • New bedroom set, High quality linens for a great night sleep! Walk-in closet with plenty of storage!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Tired Of Hotels? Try Our Charming North Park Cottage
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

our stay from8/8/2018-8/13/2018

  • 5 of 5

very clean and inviting.loved the decorations. easy parking on the was very accommodating and helpful. we could have use an explanation sheet of how to use the television.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Clean, comfortable, and totally in line with the online description

  • 5 of 5

Came to San Diego to see ComiCon with my son, who is a native. The place was convenient to downtown, and easily accessible by Uber. The location was quiet, and I totally enjoyed my down time there.

I highly recommend this as an alternative to hotels in downtown SD.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very charming cottage, peaceful, easy parking.

  • 5 of 5

Great central location, easy access to everywhere in sd!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, Az

Great centrally located retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the location of the cottage. No matter where in San Diego we went, we were never more than 30 minutes away.

The cottage it self was well kept and very well stocked. We even found some things we want to get at home!

The owners were very good in communicating with us through the booking process, and even sent an email to let us know we could check in early.

We highly reccomend this lovely property

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and clean beach-themed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend stay at the cottage! Very clean and perfect for 1-2 people. Great location- about 15 mins from everywhere we wanted to be in SD. Especially loved the patio and it’s flowers! Only suggestion would be to add a set of silverware to the kitchen. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, Thank you for the nice review. We do have a set of silverware tho... It's in 2nd half of the top drawer and has a label "silverware" on the front. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. Sincerely, Karen
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Lovely lovenest cottage in upcoming nabourhood

  • 4 of 5

Peacefull, clean and Well decorated cottage with a nice garden. The bed is small and fits couples still in love, witch We still are. Bikes would have been nice, thoug.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Balboa Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak downtown
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Coronado beach

Less than 15 minutes to Lindbergh Airport, and SeaWorld! 10 minutes to downtown, Petco Park, Gaslamp and the San Diego convention center, 5 minutes Balboa park and the World famous San Diego Zoo.

Many beautiful beaches all just a quick 10-15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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