QUINN COTTAGE SAN DIEGO - A CHARMING GARDEN RETREAT WITH VIEWS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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QUINN COTTAGE SAN DIEGO - A CHARMING GARDEN RETREAT WITH VIEWS

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1000 sq ft, 2 Bedrooms (King and Trundle), 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, sunny, spacious

Quinn Cottage San Diego

A Charming Garden Retreat

Our Quinn Cottage San Diego is a lovely, private retreat found on perhaps the most exclusive cul de sac street in the historic and affluent neighborhood of Mission Hills. Surrounded by breathtaking gardens with a nice deck offering stunning canyon and ocean views, Quinn Cottage encompasses the entire garden level of the main home and is completely separate and private. Even its lovely garden entrance is secluded from the main home and neighbors. Easy on-street parking is always available in our quiet residential area. The location is within walking distance to the Mission Hills village with coffee houses, restaurants, shops, parks, and the famous Old Town area of San Diego with its many attractions as well as central trolley station. Casual strolling or energetic jogging through our historic neighborhood is exciting in itself with its 19th Century mansions, classic Spanish haciendas, and early 1900 California bungalows. It is a paradise for the architecture or history buff as well as anyone who loves heritage houses.

This light, airy, newly remodeled retreat has an open living room, dining area, and kitchen with a plentitude of garden and canyon view windows. It is completely furnished with all the details of an inviting, cozy family getaway spot. Every room has large, sunny, garden view windows and many “European B&B” touches. The two bedrooms, one with a pillow top king bed and one with a trundle bed that serves as two singles or one king, have beautiful pillows and spreads, cozy comforters, and high quality bedding and linens. We also have a Pac’n Play, Bumbo, booster seat, and toys available for our rental guests with babies or toddlers.

The colorful, happy kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, dining, and entertaining with lovely dishes, table ware, bar ware, and linens. Even the gourmet cook will find the necessary appliances, cookware, bake ware, and utensils for any special meal or recipe. The pantry/laundry room has a washer and dryer, cleaning and laundry supplies, plenty of storage space, and a “beach kit” of picnic ware, beach chairs/towels/umbrellas, various sizes of coolers, boogie boards, a Frisbee, and sand toys. The pantry shelves are amply stocked with herbs, spices, oils, sugar, flour, coffee, tea, and much more for rental guests to enjoy. A gas barbeque is just outside the kitchen door in a lovely garden setting with table and chairs for outdoor dining or relaxing.

Quinn Cottage shares with the main house a spectacular deck with a large hot tub, cozy towels, its own dining table, and spectacular views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Point Loma, and the surroundings canyons. Visitors often view soaring hawks and many other bird species from the deck’s “tree house” location. Kids enjoy using the hot tub as a pool for playtime while adults savor sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine or cup of tea to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner on the deck as you watch the sun set over the ocean is a total escape in itself. After dark, owls can be heard softly calling to one another from the nearby canyon’s Eucalyptus trees. The solitude is delicious. To add some romance and celebration, for much of the year rental guests can view the distant sky filled with Sea World fireworks, all from a cozy deck chair or the hot tub.

Gardening is our passion and hobby, and our large gardens, a Certified Wildlife Habitat, are well-known to the neighborhood. Enchanting the visitor with many secret “rooms” to explore and delight, the garden has whimsical pieces of “exterior art” as well as numerous spots to sit with a morning cup of coffee to watch the many hummingbirds, finches, and butterflies that inhabit the lush landscape. The tranquil surroundings include year round herb, vegetable, and salad gardens as well as numerous fruit and citrus trees. Many varieties of roses and other flowers bloom during all seasons. We enjoy sharing our garden’s vegetable and floral bounty with our rental guests.

Other amenities of this inviting retreat include family games, a library of adult and children’s books, magazines, movies, music, flat screened TV, DVD, an Ipod dock, wireless broadband internet, and maps and information for the San Diego visitor. We are life-long San Diego natives who enjoy helping our rental guests make the most of their visit, offering many ideas that create an experience beyond the usual. We pride ourselves in our hospitality, our respect for your complete privacy, and the pristine condition of this charming spot. You will feel very well taken care of at Quinn Cottage.

Located just above Old Town and Presidio Park, Quinn Cottage is only five to ten minutes from the airport, Little Italy, Downtown and the Gaslamp District, the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Petco Park, the harbor, Fashion and Mission Valley shopping centers and golf course, and many beaches. It is just two minutes from freeways 5 and 8 for quick jaunts to La Jolla, Del Mar Racetrack, Torrey Pines golf course, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, and other north county locations. The border crossing into Mexico is only twenty minutes away. As already mentioned, many places of interest are within easy walking distance. The location could not be more perfect.

We welcome children and families in this non-smoking environment. Email (best option) or call us with requests for additional photos and any questions so we can help you begin planning your wonderful Quinn Cottage San Diego getaway. We also invite you to check out our other remarkable vacation properties: Pine Street Retreat, which is # 446156 at vrbo or #446156vb at homeaway and Quinn Cottage Orcas Island the San Juan Islands, which is #55482 at vrbo or #177374 at homeaway.

Keywords: Quiet,Romantic,Views,English Garden,Privacy,Hot Tub, Children,Zoo,Beaches,Sea World

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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We are life-long residents of San Diego and love our city and sharing it with others. We have been active in the business, entertainment, and museum communities of San Diego, so have lots of good advice about how to create a truly unique visitor experience here. We are passionate gardeners, creating beautiful and delightful surroundings for the cottage. Our pride in Quinn Cottage is obvious, so come and see it for yourself. We know you will love what you find!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

We moved our growing family to Mission Hills in 1983 and have raised our five children in this amazing neighborhood. We chose it for its 'small town' qualities: everyone knows one another, neighbors take care of each other as well as meet up for coffee, the community is vibrant, eclectic, and safe. Everyone walks here -- to work if possible, to shops and restaurants, to the park, and just for pleasure. After 28 years we still enjoy looking at the many, many beautiful homes on our streets. Mission Hills residents are helpful, friendly, and inviting. They are proud of their community and welcome visitors to it. Come and get the best of both worlds -- a village in the middle of urban San Diego. We also have the best weather in San Diego -- high enough to avoid the fog but the perfect elevation to catch the ocean breezes all year long. Living or visiting here is a pretty magical experience.

Quinn Cottage is more wonderful than the website photos can possibly show. Every room is charming, cozy, and relaxing. The surrounding gardens are striking. Watching a beautiful sunset over the ocean every evening from the deck is the perfect end to a day. While San Diego has many, many special tourist attractions, our rental guests look forward with pleasure to returning to their serene retreat after their excursions. Quinn Cottage is not just a place to stay -- it is a vacation in itself.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Property Reviews

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Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 32 reviews
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Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335603vb
619-296-2286
Mission Hills San Diego County
Ohio
5

Just as nice the second time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We returned to Quinn Cottage for a short (4 night) stay. Still love the location, the comfort of the house, and the hospitality of Jeff and Mary. We encountered travel delays on the way in and had an early morning flight on the way out. Mary and Jeff were extremely generous in helping us, making sure we could get in easily at 3:30am and then out at 4:00am 3 days later. The house is very clean, well-maintained, and truly an enjoyable place to stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335603vb
619-296-2286
Mission Hills San Diego County
Bolton, CT
5

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We stayed at Quinn Cottage for only 3 nights and wished it could've been longer. We were looking for a central location so that we could explore the San Diego area and were not disappointed. Mary was tremendously helpful prior to and upon our arrival. Communication through emails/texts was timely and informative. The cottage itself is quaint, comfortable and fully stocked (the pictures don't do it justice)! The gardens are amazing and we had a lot of fun photographing the flowers and various garden nooks and crannies.

We were able to enjoy Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Old Town San Diego, Coronado Island, Balboa Park, the Farmers Market in Old Town, The San Diego Safari Park and the Mission Hills area of San DIego (on foot and by car). We ate at Cafe Coyote in Old Town and Cucina Urbana in Mission Hills and really liked both restaurants. The location is easily accessible to all of these areas.

We would highly recommend Quinn Cottage (and can't wait to return)!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335603vb
619-296-2286
Mission Hills San Diego County
rancho cucamonga
5

Super Quaint

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
If you are looking for a quaint cottage overlooking the coast this is the place. We took the amtrak train in to Old Town San Diego and the cottage was an $8.00 cab drive up the hill and it was amazing. The cottage had everything we needed plus recommended sights and tourist attractions. The owners were very polite and the gardens were also very nice to wake up to. We hiked down the hill each day to catch the trolley to everywhere and the daily walk was so nice we refused to call a cab. If you like a view, and even a hike or two, plus a small pitching wedge golf course this is the perfect place. Thanks for a great trip. Heather & Ray
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335603vb
619-296-2286
Mission Hills San Diego County
Ohio
5

Highly Recommended Mission Hills Garden Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
After 40 years of staying with family, friends and in hotels when visiting San Diego, we elected to stay at Quinn Cottage for 7 nights at relatively short notice to attend a family wedding. It is everything that Mary and Jeff and other visitors say it is. The listing was very accurate, for which we were thankful. We were drawn to the promise of a well-supplied kitchen (even if we didn't do much more than cook breakfast), a washer/dryer with detergent supplied (we had everything in carry-on luggage including our clothes/shoes for the wedding so we planned to do some wash), a king-size bed with nightstands and lamps, and comfortable living room furniture. As it turned out, there was excellent lighting throughout the cottage and the couch was extremely comfortable both for sitting and for an insomniac up reading in the middle of the night (good lighting again). Mary was always very responsive to our inquiries - the initial ones about dates and rates as well as follow up ones during our stay. She takes delight and pride in the property and provided helpful information about the neighborhood and San Diego. Quinn Cottage offered us many comforts and conveniences - leisurely morning coffee on the deck with beautiful views from Point Loma up to La Jolla (we did have some great weather), an extremely comfortable bed for sleeping late if we wanted, nice strolls through the neighborhood to Espresso Mio or through the "secret" gate to the Presidio, easy access to I-5, I-15 and I-8 to drive to family, close to the airport, lovely gardens to enjoy, etc. If Jeff and Mary are in the main house, they do not use the "shared" deck so it seems like it is just yours; if they are renting out Pine St Retreat, those guests can use both a separate private deck and the shared deck. But there are also many places to sit in the gardens. We would recommend this property to anyone. It is perfect for a couple - or perhaps a couple with younger children - the single bathroom might be cramped for larger groups (but the upstairs Pine St Retreat has 2 bathrooms). In fact, we liked it so much that we hope to return next winter for a longer stay and have our bicycles and golf clubs with us. All things considered, this is truly one of the nicest vrbo's that we have stayed in (9 in the last 2 years).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quinn Cottage San Diego - a Charming Garden Retreat with Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335603vb
619-296-2286
Mission Hills San Diego County
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
5

San Diego At Its Best

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
This cottage is very comfortable and spacious. The owners have anticipated every need. They answered our initial inquiry promptly and the booking process was clear and quick. We were met on arrival. All aspects of the cottage were explained. They were respectful of our privacy but available at all times to answer any questions.
We enjoyed being in a residential neighbourhood and filled every day with travels. The property is a 20 minute walk from the Old Town Transit Centre. From there, we went on trolleys, buses and the Coaster to Balboa Park for the organ concert and all the gardens, Coronado to see the old hotel and ride the ferry, La Jolla for the scenery and the sea lions, Oceanside for the pier and the surfers, Mission Beach to see the old roller coaster, Fashion Valley Mall, the Saturday market in Little Italy and Hillcrest for the movies.
We would recommend Quinn Cottage to anyone.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Old Town Transit Center
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 8 and Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Mission Bay/Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mission Hills Village - several
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River Run
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mission Hills Village - several
Nearest Point of Interest
Quinn Cottage
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Mission Hills Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Numerous Restaurants and Shops
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Old Town State Park
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Presidio Park
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Hillcrest Village
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Balboa Park
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San Diego Zoo
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Sea World
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Mission Beach and Amusement Park
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Mission Bay Park
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San Diego International Airport
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Little Italy
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Horton Plaza
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Gaslamp District
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San Diego Convention Center
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Seaport Village
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Riverwalk Golf Course
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Fashion Valley Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Mission Valley Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Transportation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Espresso Mio
Car: recommended

Mission Hills is in the heart of the historic and tourist districts of San Diego. It is immediately adjacent to Old Town State Park, Presidio Park, and Hillcrest. And it is only minutes to Sea World, the beaches, golf courses, downtown, the Convention Center, and the Gas Lamp District. It is a prestigious neighborhood of landmark historic homes. Balboa Park with its 20+ museums and the San Diego Zoo is just three miles from the Mission Hills Village.

The community's easy access to all freeways and public transportation put you minutes from all your tourist and business destinations.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, Shuffleboard, Miniature golf, Horseshoes, Racquetball

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Availability & Rates

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Mission Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,265
$5,400
 
 
Summer: June through Labor Day
Jun 1 - Sep 2
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
$6,720
 
 
Thanksgiviing
Nov 23 - Dec 1
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $210 Nightly
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 5
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $210 Nightly
 
Spring Break/Easter
Mar 22 - Apr 7
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $210 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes Weekly rates are less than the calculated weekly rate on the website. An additional special discounted off-season rate is offered to rental parties of 1 or 2. All rates include the 10.5% tax. Cleaning fees vary from $80 to $125 depending on the number in the rental party and the length of stay. A refundable $200 security deposit is required.
Half of the rental fees plus the security deposit is required at reservation. The final payment is due 30 days before the rental period begins.
Notes Discounts apply for a rental party of 1 or 2.
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Amenities

Mission Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Laundry Soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom as a large, tiled stall shower with European shower head for bathing young children.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The cottage has a Pac'N Play for babies.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Binoculars
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • ice skating
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hot air ballooning
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
Notes:
Private garden entrance used by rental guests only, spectacular English gardens, quiet and serene, stunning ocean and canyon views, gorgeous sunsets over the ocean, relaxing garden views from large windows in every room, beautiful historic neighborhood, walk to many attractions, safe, easy parking, helpful owners.
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