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CENTRAL SAN DIEGO QUIET RETREAT ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH APARTMENT CLOSE TO ALL

Scott Hamashige

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, Serbian
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Scott Hamashige

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, Serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014
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CENTRAL SAN DIEGO QUIET RETREAT ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH APARTMENT CLOSE TO ALL

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Bay Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

We're located in a very quiet, centrally-located neighborhood close to beaches, bays, airport (SAN), downtown, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, La Jolla, Tijuana, Balboa Park, world-class shopping at Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Malls, and away from the congestion, noise, traffic, and difficult-to-impossible parking situations so common to other parts of San Diego. The house is a small and cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath, with front elevated 'veranda' with views to Mount Soledad in La Jolla, and sliver ocean views. Great for viewing Sea World fireworks. Bedroom is good sized with ample closet space. We bought a premium memory foam mattress for ourselves, and liked it so much, we bought one for this property. If you are used to memory foam, you should like this bed!

The living room is quite large, with a very large couch and cozy chair with ottoman. The living room is open to the kitchen, and feels quite open and expansive. Kitchen is pretty big, with lots of room for chopping and dinner prep. Kitchen has blender, microwave, toaster, microwave, pots and pans etc.

House is QUIET. Unlike Golden Hill, Downtown, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, UTC, University City, and parts of La Jolla, we have NO 'fly over' jet traffic. Nearest freeway is about 1/4-1/2 mile away, and we NEVER hear freeway traffic. We're located very close to Tecolote Canyon, which is a natural preserve (no roads). Street we're located on 'doubles back' to main roads just past the house (no 'thru' traffic). House is located a good twenty or so feet 'higher' than street, and set back a good ways from street. Neighborhood was constructed during WWII, before the current density set in; parking in front of the house is secure and never difficult.

Back yard is very large and quiet, with yard sloping down westward (great for viewing sunsets), with lots of fruit trees. Nice shaded 'lanai' with chairs and benches, great for reading or enjoying a coffee.

House has all hard surfaces; either hardwood floor, laminate, or faux wood- no carpet, so you can breathe easier. Bedroom has ceiling fan and lots of breeze from the west, so it's never hot. Living room is large and open, with sunset views from couch or bar, and views of mt soledad to the NW. There's a tiny ocean view from the front door. Dividing kitchen from living room is a small tiled bar, designed and created by legendary local artists Marcus Gutierrez and Fernando Apodaca (same artists that did Pearl Jam's 'Life Wasted' video). Bar has storage inside for bottles or pots and pans. Kitchen is very cute and homey with newly refinished oak cabinets and tiled countertop. Mountain bikes and soft surfboard/wetsuits are available at no extra cost to renters. Wifi access on property.

There's also a small shaded area for sitting just outside the kitchen door, great place for an afternoon drink.

If you would prefer to visit lots of areas of san diego but would like to return to a quiet and safe neighborhood, easy parking, and a very tranquil apartment with a 'country type' feel to the backyard, you will probably like it here; if you're wanting to walk to nightlife and cafes and bars and breakfast joints, you might be disappointed.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott Hamashige (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, Serbian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

About Scott Hamashige

i (with the helmet) have a small mobile bicycle repair business in town. Bisera (the blonde) and i enjoy riding bicycles, rollerblading, going to the beach, and going to the swap meet on weekends. Bisera is from Serbia and enjoys cooking.

Scott Hamashige purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Scott Hamashige chose Bay Park

House is elevated, and has great views of Mt Soledad to the west.

Also, this is the best area to live in San Diego, because we have the best climate in San Diego! We live close enough to the ocean and bays to get that cooling breeze; however, on a lot of days when the beach is foggy and freezing ('june gloom' 'may gray' etc), we're basking in the sunshine! In addition, this neighborhood is very quiet, with no bars (direct contrast to the beach, with a bar on every corner), no beach traffic, no noise, no congestion, and no one trying to sell you drugs (common practice on the boardwalk). This neighborhood was established in the 1940's and 1950's, when San Diego was not yet crowded; as a result, homes in this area have generous yards and space- we're not living 'nose to nose' like homes in the beach area.

What makes this cottage unique

This could be the most affordable place to stay in San Diego- if you're not a millionaire, and don't want to spend two to five thousand dollars for a week at the beach, consider this property- it's quite a bit cheaper, with easy beach access, but away from the beach noise, congestion, and large numbers of drinking establishments located in all the beach neighborhoods. We are also extremely close to Balboa Park, North Park (San Diego Microbrewery capital), South Park, Downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Mission San Diego, Petco Park, Qualcomm stadium, SDSU and UCSD. I love this place because it's so quiet. I lived at the beach for years, but the noise, traffic, congestion, the high rent, and the high concentration of bars and drinking establishments made me move. At the beach i'd wake up to leaf blowers, lawn mowers, honking horns, people coming out of bars at 2 am, surfers getting ready at 6am, and other distractions. If you love quiet and sunshine, this area is hard to beat. Also, living here, traffic is never a problem. We also have first rate Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese fare here in the neighborhood.

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428599vb
-858 945 2453
Bay Park San Diego County
Tucson, Arizona
5

Sweet little apartment!

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed this apartment on a quiet street in an older neighborhood. The apartment has been refurbished so that the kitchen and bath fixtures are all new. The TV and wi-fi worked perfectly, making it convenient to stay there. The location is close to shopping, downtown, and the beach. The bed was the most COMFORTABLE one I've slept in, even better than my own at home! Scott was very gracious when we had to leave early because of a family emergency. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to my friends.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Central San Diego Quiet Retreat One Bedroom One Bath Apartment Close to All
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428599vb
-858 945 2453
Bay Park San Diego County
Dallas, TX
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
Perfect little spot hidden away in a very quiet neighborhood. We really enjoyed so much of the city and this location was just a few minutes drive to all the hot spots. The hosts were friendly and helpful and I'd definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Hillcrest Farmers Market
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"My gal pal hates most cafes and restaurants, but loves Pappalecco."
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"We love the Blind Lady. Love the pizza, the beer, the vibe. Great spot!"
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"Another fave Balboa Park attraction- free organ concerts on sunday afternoon. Great people w..."
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Mr Peabody's
"Great food for not a lot of dough. Burger and beer spot. Not trendy or shi shi- just nice se..."
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"Great Vietnamese food for not a lot of dough. Family owned and run. "
K Sandwiches
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lindbergh field
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Padre Gold
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
coronado
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tecolote Canyon
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Old Town
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
163
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Sab-e-Lee Thai Food
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Mission Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $74 Per night

Bay Park Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$74
$500
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bay Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has toilet, vanity/sink, and combination tub/shower with detachable shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen bed in room. Memory foam mattress. Both box spring and mattress are zipped inside 'anti bed bug' cover. Mattress is 'memory foam'. Good sized closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bisera and i live next door. We're very quiet and non-intrusive.

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