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Tropical Hideaway in spacious Craftsman style Compound

Kent

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Tropical Hideaway in spacious Craftsman style Compound

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

North Park House Rental Photos and Description

Duplex, 1 bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A Couple's ideal Hideaway set in a Tropical Resort like setting in central San Diego -- with a spacious Apt/Suite of 800 sq ft, and a sunny walk out Terrace for lounging and dining. It offers a comfortable Living room w/ oversized picture windows, modern kitchen with gas range, DW, and stacked laundry, plus master bedroom w/ queen sized bed. Located on nearly an acre of lush tropical gardens and towering palms, this multi level Compound is set among single family homes in one of San Diego's prized 'Character neighborhoods' -- an Oasis of tranquility in the heart of the City.

Keywords: 1920's Craftsman Compound offering 2 large Luxury Apartments

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Kent (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Kent

I discovered this special property 15 years ago while visiting from out of town, and am the second owner since 1926. Spent many years restoring the multi level Craftsman compound and planting all the tropical gardens. The property was ripe for a major Make Over -- had great bones and a terrific location -- just steps from Balboa Park -- San Diego's own 1200 acre 'Central Park.'

Kent purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

If you are a traveling couple or individual seeking a tastefully comfortable accommodation in a quiet residential neighborhood without the noise and congestion of Downtown or the beach communities... you should find this property ideal. Located between lively Hillcrest and trendy North Park, this park adjacent community has charming bungalows, beautiful gardens, with quick access to major freeways and the International Airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to thank you again for your hospitality this past week. We had a great time -- very relaxing! The weather was perfect for us -- we were loathe to come back to 105 + degrees. Your home is beautiful -- and I am in love with the back yard! Thank you again, Lyndsay
Jul 2009
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Tropical Hideaway in spacious Craftsman style Compound
average rating of 4.967742 based on 36 reviews
5

Tropical Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I just stayed at this vacation rental and we were just THRILLED with the home!!!!!!!! Kent was so friendly and made us feel completely comfortable and welcome!! The location was just outstanding and we felt like everything we wanted to see was within 10-15 minutes by car. The tropical garden that he has created made this rental a tropical garden oasis!!! The rental felt so safe, was very clean, and we just loved the veranda where we enjoyed our breakfasts and late afternoon drinks! We will definitely be telling our family and friends (well, maybe not since we want the place available for us ;~)) about this place and absolutely want to return. Thank you, Kent, for sharing this delightful property with us!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Buffalo, NY
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that I have stayed at one of Kent's properties. Each time I love it more and more. It feels like home. This past time we stayed in the lower unit and my son stayed in the upper unit. We love both properties. The grounds are beautiful and you can see that he takes pride in his grounds. The location is great. You are close to HillCrest and Northpark, the Zoo, Balboa and my favorite beach, Coronado Beach. We love coming back to his property. You feel safe and the neighborhood is very nice. You can park right in front of your unit, and it is steps to the locked gate. The furnishings are beautiful, and if I could of taken the mattress back to Buffalo, I would of. In fact, I looked to see what kind it was!!!! Having the washer and dryer in the unit is great, less to pack. We look forward to returning again, Kent is a wonderful host, and we love going to his properties. Once you stay with him, you will NEVER go to a hotel.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

New look for an old friend...

  • 5 of 5

I've been staying at Kent's property for more than six years. On a recent visit I was delighted to find that he'd completely updated the Terrace unit: fresh light-colored paint, new wall-to-wall carpeting and area rugs, a wonderfully cushy sofa, and a new entrance gate with vine-covered arbor. The sunlight and garden views are as glorious as ever, and Kent remains the best of hosts!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, CO
5

Beautiful, peaceful, tropical retreat

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I loved our stay at the bungalow. Our spacious unit felt like being in a tree house amongst private tropical gardens with no site or sound of city life. The space is quiet and peaceful. The house is very comfortable and the kitchen felt like I was at home. We cooked, grilled and enjoyed the patio. Kent was very responsive to any needs and accommodating for check in and departure. We both enjoyed running throughout Balboa Park…a stones throw from the driveway and with unlimited activities. We also enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants in both Hillcrest and North Park and a quick drive to the beach. We highly recommend this little piece of paradise and are looking forward to a return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nevada City, CA
4

Good value and home base for exploring San Diego

  • 4 of 5

It is evident that, Kent, the live in owner, takes great pride in his jungle theme creation. This is a well cared for multi-unit complex and Kent is a gracious and very responsive owner/property manager. Upon our arrival, Kent pointed out a large unsightly crescent shaped stain in the living area carpet. The kitchen is adequately equipped for preparing meals and entertaining. The 'Terrace' unit feels somewhat dark and dated inside but evidently other reviewers feel that these design choices complement the retro jungle theme of this property. In this vein, despite the generous size windows in the living room, the interior shows darker than the photos Though very quiet during the day the faint noise of footsteps and a TV could be heard in the evening. The property is in a great location with proximity to down town districts, Balboa Park and the zoo.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the candid comments. We are currently upgrading the interior with fresh light toned paint and new quality carpeting throughout. Thanks to all my loyal repeat Guests who visit yearly. I hope you enjoy the new Terrace Suite upgrades! Sincerely, Kent
Harrow, Ontario, Canada
5

Beyond all expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we did a VRBO and we're quite nervous despite having done my research in advance. From the minute we arrived Kent was welcoming, informative and gracious. The apartment was all the pictures portray it to be and we absolutely loved it and it's location. With off street parking we knew our rental car was safe and the oasis was only 5-15 minutes away from absolutely everything we wanted to do. If we ever return to San Diego, We absolutely won't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the excellent review!

Map

Car: recommended

1200 acre Balboa Park -- one of the most beautiful and best maintained city parks in the US, is just two houses away.... You can stroll the Park or borrow bikes.... to access the world famous Zoo, visit the numerous museums, theatres, including the Old Globe Playhouse, see Imax feature films at the Planetarium, listen to outdoor concerts from the Spreckles Pavilion featuring the largest outdoor organ in the world, and enjoy the acres of specialty gardens, the Prado Restaurant, arboretum, and so much more....

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

North Park House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning charge $50.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Stays of a month or longer are exempt from the Transient Occupancy Tax. For shorter stays -- City charges 10.5% Tax which we are required to collect.
50% Deposit by personal check then balance due in cash, bank check, or traveler's checks at time of arrival.
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Amenities

North Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • one queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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