LARGE LUXURY SUITE FOR TWO IN TROPICAL ENCLAVE AT BALBOA PARK

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Kent

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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LARGE LUXURY SUITE FOR TWO IN TROPICAL ENCLAVE AT BALBOA PARK

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Villa, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A lush private Oasis just steps from Balboa Park -- this restored 1926 duplex home offers two full floor vacation suites, each designed for a visiting couple or individual. The upper level One Bedroom Suite of 800 sq ft has been restored to its original Arts & Crafts style, with mahogany moldings, leaded side doors, oversized wood windows, and a charming walk out veranda, and now central AC has been added. A private gate leads from the street to its secluded tropical courtyard w/ fountain and vine covered pergola, a private stairway leading up to its front covered porch. The spacious Living Room has comfortable chenille sofa and leather recliner, fine antiques, and large flat screen TV with hi def cable programming. Beyond lies a fully remodeled & appointed Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Down the hall a spacious Master -- with premier quality king bed, dresser, antique writing desk, and TV. All rooms have large picture windows with stunning views of the gardens below. The bathroom has been remodeled w/glazed Italian tiles, and features its original soaking tub and a tiled stall Shower. Featured in San Diego's Save Our Heritage Organization's Tour of historic homes and surrounded by nearly an acre of private tropical gardens -- this unique residence offers visiting couples a serene tropical Oasis in the middle of the city. Conveniently located five minutes from Downtown's Gaslamp District or popular Hillcrest and with Coronado's famous beaches just 2 freeway exits away -- the setting and location can't be beat.

Keywords: Luxurious Upper Floor Apartment in 1920's Residential Duplex

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Kent

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I purchased this property 15 years ago and spent two full years restoring the 3 level structure and planting the tropical gardens. I was honored to have my property featured in the 2007 Historic Tour of San Diego Homes... I am also a local Realtor and Home Remodeler & Landscape Consultant. Began home remodeling 30 years ago. Am happy to offer insider tips on great places to visit/favorite local restaurants, have shown real estate and sold several homes to visiting guests, as well. Dozens have become annual guests, reserving weeks or months here annually, becoming friends and like family.

Kent purchased this house in 1998

The lush private gardens and property's central location are among its unique features. The large scale of the back garden startles visitors. From the street, the property is quite hidden and unassuming. Most don't expect its large scale. A special treat is enjoying the visiting wildlife - whether seen roosting in trees or drinking from the fountains... Hawks, owls, tropical parrots (escapees from the nearby Zoo), squirrels, hummingbirds, even an occasional fox have been spotted on the grounds.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Property Reviews

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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vbi
(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Calgary
5

Charming Rental in Great Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We stayed at this fabulous rental in the upper suite, for 2 weeks. It was perfect! The property is beautifully landscaped with lush greenery and is fenced off to ensure privacy. The entire suite was very clean and had everything and more than we needed. The furniture is cozy and comfortable. I'm very picky about the bed and shower in places where we stay and they were both great. We loved the proximity to the Balboa Park Museums and the Zoo and enjoyed the 20 minute walk there along nature trails.
Kent is a very gracious host and keeps the property maintained to high standards. We would not hesitate on staying here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vbi
(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
5

incredible, Exceeded our Expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was the perfect place to stay for a week getaway to warmer weather for my husband and me. We both have only positive comments that I hope can do this home away from home justice.
The suite was the upstairs of a huge home, full living room w fireplace, huge bedroom, private bath, updated kitchen, two balconies to enjoy early morning coffee or evening glass of wine, and courtyard with romantic bubbling fountain.
It was spotless, fully stocked with everything we needed, with a very comfortable king bed and pillows, spacious floor plan to relax in after a busy day of sightseeing. We slept so well!
Our host Kent provided expert advice on local activities and restaurants. The home is so convenient to every part of the city, yet private, with amazing tropical gardens. It was such a well kept and solid home that it felt like we were the only ones there, with our own private entrance and patios. In fact, we never saw or heard the other couple staying in the lower level.
While visiting we toured Balboa Park several times as it was just a block away, went whale watching, toured Coronado, Point Loma, all from this convenient location.
We give this a 5 star rating, and we are pretty particular travelers! I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vbi
(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Cary, NC, USA
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We've now stayed at this rental twice. It is my favorite of several VRBO properties we've used. My only reservation about giving this apartment the highest rating is that it will already be booked the next time we have a chance to visit San Diego. We arrived late in the evening, and the owner was accommodating in arranging for us to gain access with minimal fuss for everyone. He was readily available by phone if we had questions or problems, was unobtrusive when we didn't. The gardens make this a unique oasis, and the proximity to Balboa Park (only a block or so) makes finding even more natural beauty easy, too. It's not a hard walk through the park to the San Diego Zoo or to the various park museums.
Our children and grandkids live in the area, so our primary focus was getting to their place. (Having an adjacent alleyway where we could safely park our rental car at all hours was a help.) All three generations had a wonderful Sunday morning together nearby at the Hillcrest Farmers' Market, which I'd highly recommend if it fits your stay. The property is between North Park, a mostly college area, and Hillcrest, a diversity mecca with lots of ethnic restaurants and shops. It's a fairly easy walk to both.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vbi
(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Launceston, Cornwall, UK
5

An Oasis of Calm!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Kent's abode. He is a superb host and quickly answers any queries and provides a useful insight to the locality, including excellent restaurant recommendations. The accommodation is totally as it looks in the photos and is a home from home. The gardens are beautiful and well tended. My wife isn't usually the best of sleepers, but slept very well in the big comfy bed with the quiet ambience. The location must be one of the best in SD, with Balboa park on the door step and all it has to offer and ready access to the roads that provide an easy commute to the wider SD attractions. It was also great to have free parking at the property. We shopped at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, which are close by and the Whole foods buffet was very convenient after a long day sightseeing if you didn't have the energy to go out to a restaurant. To sum up, this is the only place we would consider staying at if we were to visit SD again. Thanks Kent for a lovely stay and all your help!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vbi
(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Reno, Nevada
5

Gracious Living

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
My husband & I just returned from a month in this lovely apartment. We were without car, and for those in similar situation, have no fear. The bus is close and the SD transport system is excellent. Kent is an affable and helpful landlord, and he lives on site. The garden is huge & secluded, the neighborhood is good for walking, quiet and full of craftsman houses. An adequate grocery store is also nearby. This is an extraordinarily fine place to stay and both of us recommend it heartily.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coronado Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walk to Alexander's, voted one of City's 25 Best!
Car: recommended

Adjacent 1200 acre Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, Just 5 minutes from Downtown, and only 10 minutes from Coronado Island beaches. A Terrific Central Location!

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Availability & Rates

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one time cleaning fee per visit $50.00
50% Deposit (by personal check) with balance due in cash or traveler's checks at time of arrival.
Tax Rate 10.5%
Notes One page rental agreement to be reviewed and signed by prospective guests. Stays of a Month or longer are exempt from Transient Occupancy Tax. City tax of 10.5% does apply to shorter term stays. Landlords are required to collect it.
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Amenities

San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) 600 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Private Gated Entry, Secured Compound, and a variety of private outdoor areas for dining, reading, sunbathing, and lounging.
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