About the property
- Bungalow250 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Private 1-bedroom, bath & kitchen bungalow in a serene family compound
A well appointed, newly remodeled 4-room stand alone unit with a separate entry way into a bedroom, with separate bath, kitchen and laundry rooms nestled in the serene Secret Garden. The fenced family compound, with secure on site parking, solar hybrid power, soft water and reverse osmosis drinking water, rain water catchment and landscape fountains, organic gardens of flora, herbs and leafy vegetables, features four furnished patios for dining and relaxation. Our space is an efficient, cozy and peaceful option inspired by "Tiny House" sensibility. For those who value privacy, we are centrally situated in a walking neighborhood with multiple opportunities for dining, nightlife and recreation.
There are three units on our family occupied compound. Main house (owner residence), back gated cottage (family residence) and private guest bungalow. The common area nestled between the three units features an umbrella covered deck with swing, table, chairs and propane BBQ for grilling and dining as well as a hammock and fountain for relaxation. In the garden, there is a private sun shaded patio with cafe seating and lounge chairs. In the front of the compound is a covered porch with cushioned seating for reading and a conversation patio with propane fire pit and umbrellaed settees for four.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2018
This property has been in the family for four generations. I grew up in the front house moving on as a young adult. I returned as the principal caretaker for the last 20 years. Over those years I have dreamed of creating a magical space and with the support of family and friends, my daughter Kelley and her wife Debbie we have manifested that dream by transforming the family home into a retreat.
Terri purchased this Bungalow in 1936
Why Terri chose North Park
The Secret Garden is a gated family compound of three units, all self contained, separate entrances, with off street parking, very private and peaceful affording autonomy. You will be quite comfortable in the heart of North Park's thriving village. We are far enough from the commercial district to enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood in our tranquil haven, and close enough for leisurely strolls (.2 to .5 miles) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, that yummy dessert or groceries, entertainment (The Observatory .5 miles), (Coin-Op Arcade .8 miles), book stores, boutiques and galleries.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Although centrally located, the property is completely surrounded by fencing and hedges. Once you walk or drive through the gates you will experience an immediate transition to retreat from the city. We have created an environment like none other for the simple pleasure of a life well lived. Come join us and share in the experience.
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Check-in: 6:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely and spotlessly clean.
My husband and I will stay at Terri's again. It is so comfortable and there are so many extras. Terri not only provides bathrobes, but has cleverly provided so much organizational storage with hooks and baskets. It truly is a lovely garden retreat and is a very quiet spot while being located so close to shops and restaurants. Terri responded immediately to our wants and desires, but also respected our privacy. Highly recommended!
North Park stay
It is a lovely, comfortable place to stay. We didn't cook while there but could see that it was nicely set up to do that. It's quiet and easy to find and they provide lovely bath towels; an indulgence.
Adorable and comfortable room
This room was so much more than I was expecting and even better than the pictures. It was very cozy and clean and even had some toiletries already stocked for those just in case moments which came in handy for me and my allergies. Terri was very hospitable and kind and even offered some suggestions for my stay. North park was absolutely beautiful with lots of great places to eat and walk around. I absolutely loved it.
this is a wonderful little place to stay.
Great place, clean and modern. I liked it because it was so close to my son's house.
Thank you Sally, it was a pleasure to meet you and your son and host your stay at The Secret Garden!
The Secret Garden was as cozy as I imagined, hosts accommodating and the North Park area has a great vibe. Local coffee shop and grocery/liquor/good eats all within walking distance. Felt safe, welcome and the breeze through the open windows at night was just perfect!
Wonderful oasis in a great location in San Diego
We needed a relaxing time away from the busy pace of life to celebrate 27 years of marriage. We arrived and found an oasis for our weekend. Terri has created this place by paying attention to small details. Thoughtful design makes for a great place to sit & relax outside or prep a meal & enjoy time inside. We will definitely come back to enjoy future weekends in San Diego.
Proximity to Balboa Park and surrounding area (1.3 to 1.7 miles) afford the opportunity for more ambitious walks through Morley Field, Florida and Switzer Canyons, and the Bud Kearns pool (.8 miles), Balboa Park Golf Course (1.4 miles) or Balboa Tennis Club (1.3 miles) for more athletic leisure. A 7-minute drive over the Coronado Bridge reveals the best of a day at the beach. The Gaslamp Quarter (2.9 miles) for all that is nightlife . . . dining, dancing, theater. In addition, Petco Park (3 miles), San Diego Convention Center (3.3 miles) home of Comic Con, and Qualcom Stadium (5.4 miles) are minutes away.