Bay Park House Rental Photos and Description
House, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
Apartment is a 'granny flat' located above a garage, away from the street, and has a nice ocean view from the living room and porch. Sea World fireworks are also visible from the living room and kitchen. Apartment is small, with small living room and kitchen, but large bedroom with walk-in closet, and good sized bathroom with shower/bathtub. House looks down on the rest of the neighborhood, and makes you feel like a bird in its nest! Very cool in summer- we lived here when we first bought the house (a very hot summer), and never slept without the comforter while all our neighbors were complaining about the heat. House overlooks the backyard, which is filled with fruit trees. Living room looks west toward ocean. Wifi access on property.
Granny flat is accessed by a series of steps that go up to the apartment from the top of the driveway; outside the front door is a covered 'lanai' or balcony that overlooks the yard the and neighborhood to the northwest (mt soledad is clearly visible). Great spot for happy hour or a coffee in the morning. The door has a real wood door and a security screen- if you just lock the security screen in summer, you'll come home to a cool apartment. Inside the door is a small but cozy living room with two chairs, two lamps, a small table between the chairs, a tv with dvd and vcr, and a small bookcase with books, dvds and vhs tapes. Beyond the living room is a small but nice kitchen with full-sized fridge, gas oven and stove, a small bistro style kitchen table and two chairs, and all kitchen accessories- microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, knife set, etc. The bathroom is compact, with a decent vanity, a tub/shower with removeable shower head 'wand', and toilet.
Between the bathroom and bedroom is a large linen closet with extra towels and sheets.
The bedroom is pretty big, with a queen size bed with premium memory foam mattress and a wrought iron frame. At the foot of the bed is a chest of drawers (9 in all) with lamp and stereo on top. There is a nightstand on the north side of the bed with a small lamp. Between the bed and the walk-in closet is a small desk with a few drawers and a chair. Inside the walk-in closet are extra blankets and pillows. Apartment feels a bit like a treehouse in that you look down on the entire surrounding neighborhood. Apartment inside is quite comfy, and bedroom is kind of sexy- a great place for lovers of any age....
Neighborhood is quiet. Unlike a lot of areas of SD (remember 'Top Gun'? Filmed here), we have no jet 'fly over'. Parking is abundant and easy. Apartment is even quieter as it's away from the street and in the backyard. If you would like to see a lot of different areas of the city, it's hard to beat this neighborhood for city access- another 'ace in the hole' for this neighborhood (and this apartment) is that unlike Hillcrest, North Park, Little Italy, and Downtown, we have free, easy, and abundant street parking steps from the apartment. If you would like to visit all the aforementioned areas (which, by the way, all have some jet noise), but don't mind returning to a quiet apartment in a safe neighborhood with easy parking, you'll probably like it here.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Scott Hamashige
I'm a Socal native, having grown up in LA and Orange counties. Studied at the University of Hawaii and UCSD. I enjoy surfing, yoga, mountain biking and working.
Scott Hamashige purchased this house in 2012
Why Scott Hamashige chose Bay Park
If you like quiet, this is a great space. We're bordered on the north and west by Tecolote Canyon natural preserve, so there's no 'thru' traffic. We're near the end of the street, so there's little traffic. Our neighbors are working people and very quiet. Apartment is in the backyard, and bedroom is facing away from street, so it's quiet. Birds woke us up when we first lived here. In addition, the westerly breeze crosses mission bay, funnels into tecolote canyon, and filters through our neighborhood, keeping us cool when other areas of san diego are sweltering. At other times, when the beach is foggy and freezing (june gloom/may gray), we're usually basking in the sunshine. Very quiet, easy access to all of san diego. Little to no traffic or congestion (unlike beach). Easy parking.
What makes this house unique
The backyard is very nice. Very quiet and private. Apartment is sexy- a little elevated love nest for lovers of all ages.