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Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.

Mike Bythewood

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Mike Bythewood

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

North Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), whirlpool tub

We love our cottage but of course our opinion is biased. Please click on 'Reviews' for unbiased opinions.

That said... if you want to walk to the Zoo, museums, dozens of local restaurants and bars, we have the place for you. We also have a DecoBike kiosk 1/2 block away and San Diego's downtown historic Gas Lamp district and Coronado beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. For sports enthusiasts will find golf, disc golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and running trails all within walking distance.

Built in 1911, our 104 year old stable has been converted to a comfortable 1 bedroom cottage complete with all the amenities of home.

Here are just a few:

Full kitchen with all the utensils needed to prepare a gourmet meal. Heated tile floors in the bathroom and a whirlpool tub, hair dryer, quality shampoo and body wash, plenty of towels. Queen-size bed with memory foam mattress top (you will this see mentioned in our guest reviews.) Walk-in closet (almost bedroom size) with a laundry room with front load washer and dryer. Broadband internet access with WIFI and a printer/scanner. HD Cable TV, Blu-ray player, Netflix, Pandora web browser & more. Private fenced patio with stainless steel 3-burner BBQ.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Bythewood (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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 4, 2015

About Mike Bythewood

We love Craftsman style homes! Sharon is a Realtor and Michael is a General Contractor. Our passion is making our homes comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Mike Bythewood purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mike Bythewood chose North Park

Location, location, location! Centrally located North Park offers easy access to the most popular attractions San Diego has to offer. Great year-round weather and no bugs are a plus too! (We're both originally from southern states) Since moving to San Diego in 1983 we have resided in Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach and Downtown San Diego but North Park is by far our favorite place to live.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is on a quiet, 1-block long section of Spruce. North Park is a centrally located San Diego neighborhood and an easy drive to Sea World, Coronado, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, the downtown bayfront and dozens of other attractions.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

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Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 48 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage for 4 nights. It was a wonderful and very comfortable experience. It's located very close to Balboa Park, which made it easy to get to the zoo and other sightseeing locations. The cottage itself is furnished with a well-stocked kitchen, which made it easy to prepare small meals to suit my dietary restrictions rather than eat out every day. All through the cottage, there are small touches that reflect Mike and Sharon's thoughtfulness and desire to make their guests' stay comfortable. They even shared with us the kale they grow in their veggie garden! Thanks so much, Mike and Sharon. We would definitely return if we come back to San Diego.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shernaz, Thank you for the kind comments and you are most welcome for the kale. We hope future guests like tomatoes and lemon because we have a bumper crop on the way! Mike, Sharon, Snooki and Duke
5

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just ended a week stay at this lovely little cottage for a vacation. We had never been to San Diego before but we feel that because of our lodging we were able to make the absolute best of our stay. It's located in a great part of town with so many restaurants and shops and even breweries within walking distance. Having a well stocked full kitchen also helped us save some money on meals. Mike and Sharon were well accessible but left us our privacy, which was very nice :) I hated to leave this place. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Minneapolis
5

Just as we had hoped...

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just right for us. It was clean, attractive, and had all of the amenities we wanted.

Mike and Sharon loaned us a hiking book which was really helpful and they mailed us a jacket we had left behind.

Their place is just a few blocks from a fantastic bakery and easy access to beaches, museums etc. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Private and Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this very nicely decorated, fully furnished, clean cottage with a washer/dryer, private patio, outdoor gas grill and the relaxing sound of a water feature. We appreciated the extra towels, linens and bottled water. This cottage is perfect for two people and is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with parking and easy access to restaurants, grocery stores and the main attractions of San Diego. This was our first visit to San Diego and the cottage exceeded our expectations. Mike and Sharon were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in the San Diego area.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
British Columbia Canada
5

Homey Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough about this beautiful little cottage. Private patio, barbeque, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities...the list goes on. We did not rent a car in San Diego took the bus all over the city and beyond and as we were seniors only $1.10 each one way. This cottage was only a block and a half from a bus stop that took us directly into town which was a very big deciding factor in staying there. The neighborhood was very nice with lots of friendly people. Bath products, start up coffee and sugar (little things like that) were things we have not found in other VRBO's we have stayed in in other cities in USA and Europe.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Beautiful little jewel!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mike & Sharon's cottage for four nights at the end of January. The cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable, with many, many extras. The kitchen is very well equipped and it was a nice touch to have some bottled water in the fridge. They have a gorgeous bathroom with a jetted soaker tub, and our hosts provided lovely bath products, a blow dryer and even candles and matches! In the bedroom, the bed was so comfortable and there were lots of drawers to store clothes. Plenty of seating in the living room and the entertainment choices were ample - very nice to have a flat screen tv that could access Netflix and other viewing possibilities. A nice touch was a wireless printer to print boarding passes. Our hosts also provided lots of magazines, and interesting books on San Diego. The laundry area was quite large with very nice appliances, and we appreciated the spaces for our suitcases, so that we could leave them in one place. The cottage feels very private and is peaceful and quiet, being fenced in, with a wonderful private outside dining/sitting area, equipped with a barbeque and lovely fountain. It's clear the owners put a lot of thought and work into creating the perfect little oasis for their guests. The neighbourhood was great, close to the zoo, restaurants, a local market and bus stops to get to other parts of San Diego. We did not meet Sharon, but Mike was very accommodating and helpful. I became ill and Mike quickly located a clinic for us. He also recommended a great restaurant where we had a phenomenal meal. We would definitely choose to stay here again in future.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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San Diego Zoo
"We would give San Diego Zoo 10 stars if we could! Don't miss the Panda exhibit. The line is ..."
Balboa Park
"Allot 2-3 days to see the entire park. Museums and attractions are many. Our favorite is the..."
Balboa Park Golf Course
"Small but challenging course."
Ray Street Art District
"Home of Ray at Night Art-walk the 2nd Saturday of every month. San Diego's longest running a..."
Station Tavern
"2204 Fern St, 92104 619-255-0657 http://stationtavern.com/ Stations inviting open-air design..."
Switzer Canyon
"http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/pdf/switzertrailmap.pdf"
Gaslamp Quarter Historic District
"The Historic Gaslamp Quarter has successfully transformed into a premier shopping, dining an..."
Old Town
"4 stars for the food. Old Town Mex is our favorite. LOTS of tourist shops. Great place to ea..."
Petco Park
"Awesome ballpark right in the middle of downtown. Take the #2 bus from the stop 1/2 block fr..."
USS Midway Museum
"You could spend a whole day here!"
Gaslamp Quarter
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
San Diego International (SAN)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sea Rocket
Nearest Ferry
4.3 Miles
Coronade Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Balboa Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Smokin' Goat
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mountain High / Big Bear
Nearest Beach
6.9 Miles
Coronado (920 Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA 92118)
Nearest Point of Interest
San Diego Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Public Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Ray Street Art District
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosaic Wine Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
The Smoking Goat
Nearest Point of Interest
Bird Park Summer Concerts
Nearest Point of Interest
Station Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Switzer Canyon Hiking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Stone Brewing Outlet Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Park Museums
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Gaslamp Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Alexander's on 30th
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Rocket Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Zensi Sushi
Nearest Point of Interest
Cardamom Cafe & Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Vagabond Kitchen of the World
Nearest Point of Interest
Urban Solace
Nearest Point of Interest
The Linkery
Nearest Point of Interest
Heaven Sent Desserts
Nearest Point of Interest
The BIG Kitchen
Car: not necessary

Our cottage is walking distance from Balboa park and the world famous San Diego Zoo.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

North Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
$784
$2,970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $0
Cleaning on departure $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%
Notes Rates: Please note we have a 3 night minimum
$125.00 nightly
$784.00 per week
$2970.00 per month
•$75.00 weekly cleaning
•Pets considered with additional deposit
•10.50% lodging tax (TOT) + .55% Tourism marketing tax (TMD) added to rentals 30 days or less in duration.
•Rates subject to change prior to reservation being made

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

North Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with whirlpool tub, shower and heated stone floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Koi Pond

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