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Spacious Apt/Suite for Two in 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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Spacious Apt/Suite for Two in Craftsman style Compound

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

North Park House Rental Photos and Description

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

A gated tropical Oasis just steps from Balboa Park -- this restored 1926 Craftsman Compound offers two 800 sq ft vacation suites, each designed for a visiting couple or individual. The upper level Bungalow Suite has been restored to its original Arts & Crafts style, with mahogany stained moldings, refinished oak floors, oversized wood windows, and a charming walk out veranda, plus Central Air conditioning. A private gate leads from 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 overlooking the gardens below. The bathroom has been remodeled w/glazed Italian tiles, and features its original soaking tub plus tiled stall Shower. Featured in San Diego's Save Our Heritage Organization's Tour of historic homes and surrounded by nearly an acre of tropical gardens -- this unique Craftsman style Compound offers visiting couples a bucolic Oasis in the middle of the city. Conveniently located five minutes from Downtown's Gaslamp District, popular Hillcrest, or trendy North Park and with Coronado's famous beaches just 2 freeway exits away -- its location can't be beat.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kent (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Kent

I purchased this property15 years ago and spent two years restoring the 3 level structure and planting the 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 design & landscape Consultant. Began home remodeling over 30 years ago. Am happy to offer insider tips on great places to visit/best 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 close personal friends.

Kent purchased this house in 1998

Why Kent chose North Park

The triple sized lot covered in lush gardens offers a sense of peace & seclusion rarely found this close to Downtown San Diego.

What makes this house unique

The mature gardens and property's central location are among its special features. The unexpected scale of the back garden startles most visitors. From the street, the property is rather hidden and unassuming. Most don't anticipate its multiple levels and architectural charm. A special treat is the visiting wildlife - whether seen roosting in trees or drinking from the fountains... Hawks, owls, tropical parrots, 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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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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Spacious Apt/Suite for Two in Craftsman style Compound
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
Wisconsin
5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We found our host, space, location, and weather to be perfect. We enjoyed making breakfast and eating it on the deck overlooking our personal garden. After a fun day of exploring it was great to come back to our "home" and relax in the large, but cozy living room. Everything we wanted to see and do was so convenient. We are already making plans to return to San Diego and stay here. After all, there is no place like "home."

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway

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

Spacious Craftsman style Residential Compound adjacent 1200 acre Balboa Park and just 5 minutes from Downtown, 10 minutes from Coronado beaches. An ideal central Location!

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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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$1,100
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee per visit $50.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
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

North Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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 -
  • Stall shower plus original soaking tub
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:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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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