LARGE LUXURY SUITE FOR TWO IN TROPICAL ENCLAVE AT BALBOA PARK

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LARGE LUXURY SUITE FOR TWO IN TROPICAL ENCLAVE AT BALBOA PARK

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

San Diego House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kent (Owner)
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About Kent

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

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Each time my wife & I return to this perfectly appointed and warm Craftsman home in the perfect location (minutes to Balboa Park, Coronado, Hillcrest, Downtown, shopping -- everything!) we feel like second-home owners ourselves, as we sip our coffee in our private hummingbird- and fountain-filled garden. Seriously, we dream about this place when we're not there! And the bed is so perfect, we're getting a duplicate for our own home. Robert & Linda, Bozeman Montana
May 2011
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vb
-(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
5

Perfect location and host

  • 5 of 5
We were thrilled with the space and the location of this lovely unit. The neighborhood was safe and walkable. There is great freeway access, and it is close to good grocery stores. We could easily get to all our favorite haunts in Hillcrest, made it to Coronado Beach in minutes, and it was a hop skip and a jump to Balboa Park and Zoo. The living area and bedroom were spacious. The bed and furniture comfortable. The outdoor space was ample and private. The owner has lovingly restored this Craftsman bungalow and lives on the property, which has lush landscaping and very private grounds. He was very gracious. We would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vb
-(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Minneapolis
5

excellent stay- All you that you could need

  • 5 of 5
First time VRBO user and I certainly started with a great property. Excellent location with ease to Balboa Park and quick highway access to get around San Diego. The property location is as calming and beautiful as shown. Had no issues with noise level and everything was nice and quiet. Kent provides excellent service and information; he is readily available as much as you need him. A gracious host who allows privacy you need with excellent service. Definently worth a first time and return visit
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vb
-(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
5

perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
as a VRBO user for many years, we looked forward to renting this property for our long weekend in San Diego. the suite was perfect for our needs. we enjoyed quiet breakfasts on the balcony for two and loved relaxing in the large living area watching television or reading. conveniently located to great restaurants (try Il Postino and Bread et Cie), the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. super clean rental and you can see the care of ownership in the well maintained rental and surround property. meeting the owner when we arrived was great and so very helpful in knowing where to go and how to get there. still so many things we want to do in san diego, we will definitely be back and staying in this rental again.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
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-(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Calgary
5

Charming Rental in Great Location

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vb
-(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
5

incredible, Exceeded our Expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Large Luxury Suite for Two in Tropical Enclave at Balboa Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p260850vb
-(619) 206-2274 (California, USA)
San Diego San Diego County
Cary, NC, USA
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walk to Alexander's, voted one of City's 25 Best!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coronado Island
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

Availability & Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee per visit $50
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.
50% Deposit (by personal check) with balance due in cash or traveler's checks at time of arrival.
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Amenities

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:
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private Gated Entry, Secured Compound, and a variety of private outdoor areas for dining, reading, sunbathing, and lounging.
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