Your vacation home-from-home is this delightful early 1930s detached, compact cottage in North Park -- one of the most popular renaissance areas in and around San Diego.
North Park has been listed # 13 on Forbes' list of the 'hippest' neighborhoods in the US, the area is a vibrant, diverse urban village with a life of its own.
Your North Park cottage has two bedrooms, one with a Queen bed, and the small bedroom with bunk beds. Living room sofa converts, with one swift tug, into a Full Size bed. Your compact cottage was recently remodeled inside, with full kitchen, nicely equipped and a few ‘extras’!! TV with all the channels you’ll need: ESPN, Live EPL soccer, Disney Channel, Local, Netflix, etc. WiFi. Plenty of DVDs for the kids, games, and books for all.
Sunny deck with Sunbrella and BBQ for the warm summer, spring, and fall evenings (or nearly every day of the year in SD). You will instantly feel part of the neighbourhood.
Just one mile from Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and a pleasant drive to downtown San Diego or Coronado Island, this location cannot be beat. As today’s neighborhoods often demand, this is a very walkable area, with Mexican carry-outs, restaurants pizza joints, and healthy sandwich shops. Supermarket at end of street. The library is just another four blocks away. One of the oldest piano restaurants in SD is two blocks down the street, lovely steaks and seafood, and in later hours, singing. The La Fayette Hotel houses a wonderful restaurant Hope 46, and friendly bar, with outdoor pool seating available.
A 15 minute walk in either direction will give you the choice of 50 or more restaurants to choose from, including the Hillcrest area and North Park's growing artsy, restaurant and brewpub hub. Only two blocks away, the Lafayette Hotel (houses the Red Fox) also has a $20 full-day charge for us locals to use their pool and hotel facilities, great for the kids. If none of this works, buses run from two blocks either side of your home to Downtown, or if you prefer Uber and Lyft, always no more than 2 minutes away, and you can be downtown in 10 minutes.
Just one area of Downtown offers you the wonderful Gaslamp Quarter which occupies 16 square blocks where Victorian buildings meet modern skyscrapers. This area houses the city’s finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and retail shops, as well as offices, condos and residential lofts. This part of San Diego also has rich cultural offerings that include theatres, art galleries, symphony halls, concert venues and museums – not forgetting Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team.
Back closer to home there are huge shopping Malls: Mission Valley and Fashion Valley, both with major anchor stores such as Nordstroms, Target, Macy's, Bed, Bath & Beyond etc, and both have multiplex cinemas. Just a 5-10-minute drive.
Regular close bus routes run to Downtown, Balboa Park, The Zoo, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley.