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WALK EVERYWHERE! ZOO, BALBOA PARK, DINING & FUN.

Mike Bythewood

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

Mike Bythewood

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014
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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 we 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. 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 101 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 bathroom and a claw-foot 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) and adjacent laundry with front load washer and dryer. Broadband internet access with WIFI and a printer/scanner. HD Cable TV, Blu-ray player, Netflix, Pandora. Private fence patio with stainless steel 3-burner BBQ.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Bythewood (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

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
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
business
Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391276vb
+1 -619-742-2270
North Park San Diego County
5

Perfect and convenient

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was perfect for us. It was a perfect location. We were close to our family and to downtown. The cottage had everything we needed. The sound of the pond in the yard was lovely and relaxing. This was the first place we stayed at that had a printer for use. It was great to print out directions and for our airline tickets. Great places to eat in walking distance.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
business
Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
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+1 -619-742-2270
North Park San Diego County
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5

It Just Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

It Just Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!
  • 5 of 5
Mike and Sharon's cottage was perfect in every way! Big, yet cozy. Fully equipped kitchen. Fluffy towels in the bathroom. Extremely quiet and more than semi-secluded. Being able to sit outside at the table in the garden allowed us to enjoy the wonderful San Diego weather. The BBQ grill was a nice touch even though we didn't get a chance to use it. We walked to the zoo, walked around all day, then took a taxi back ($10 w/tip). It is an easy walk to North Park where there are plenty of shops and great restaurants. (There is a notebook full of menus in the cottage. We selected two places from that and they were excellent.) The bed is incredibly comfortable!
Mike and Sharon are friendly, inviting hosts. We had no problems, but feel certain they would be more than willing to take care of any issues that come up.
We would definitely stay there again and will be recommending this place to everyone.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p391276vb
+1 -619-742-2270
North Park San Diego County
Joplin, MO
4

Great little cabin!

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I stayed in this terrific little cabin for a week. It was very clean and well-maintained. Even though it is pretty small, the cabin has a ton of windows, an open floor plan and is designed to feel quite spacious. The kitchen appliances are reasonably new and function well. The complimentary wifi worked very well. High speed and no interruption. The neighborhood is very quiet and centrally located. It is a short drive to just about any attraction or shopping you might want.

There are two things that potential travelers need to be aware of. Number one, the tub is a great little clawfoot tub. Unfortunately, it is quite a step into or out of the tub. If your mobility is limited, you will likely have trouble with the tub. Number two, the vast majority of restaurants that are close by are also a bit expensive, generally at least $20 a person. This is mitigated by the kitchen and some reasonably close grocery stores.

A further bit of advice, that really pertains to the area rather than this cabin, is to bring a GPS device of some sort, preferably with navigation. The traffic never got bad, but there are a few tricky spots in the area. We used the Google Maps app on my phone and it was very helpful. Along with that, online research is your friend and almost required if you need to account for eating out in your budget.

Overall, my wife and I loved staying at this property and will definitely stay here again. I wish I could rate it four and a half stars, but such is the rating system. It is a great little place to stay. Not perfect, perhaps, but damned close.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments John. Interesting coincidence you mentioned the claw foot tub. We have been hesitant to replace it with something more modern but the week prior to your arrival we had our plumber and tile contractor measure for a new tub and tile surround and are scheduled to have that complete in the next few months. Thanks again and we hope to see you again.
Mike & Sharon
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North Park San Diego County
Warrenton VA
5

Ken & Judi

Ken & Judi
  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous stay at Mike and Sharon's beautiful bungalow! Cozy yet plenty of room and privacy inside and out. We will definitely rent again next time we are in San Diego to visit friends and family.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
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North Park San Diego County
Taos, New Mexico
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Your cottage is charming, well appointed and in an ideal location for easy access to all I wanted to see while in San Diego. Many thanks.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Walk Everywhere! Zoo, Balboa Park, Dining & Fun.
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North Park San Diego County
Kettering, OH
5

Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5
This place was definitely a good find. It was close to everything we wanted to see and do, and in a good neighborhood. The bars had live music and good food. Mike and Sharon are great and very welcoming. The only thing to keep in mind when booking this rental is that it has a window AC unit. My boyfriend didn't like the air blowing on him so it got a little warm but not enough to complain about. We will consider staying here again in the future!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

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:
Per property
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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
Weekly Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
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

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • 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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