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