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DESIGNER STUDIO IN THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY/DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

Marie

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Marie

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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DESIGNER STUDIO IN THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY/DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

San Diego Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 2), Cozy Luxury Studio

Urbana is the perfect get away, right in the middle of it all. It’s located in the heart of San Diego's most thriving cultural, business and leisure districts but when you step inside the gate, you leave it all behind. The house was built in 1889 and charms visitors with original architecture that’s been completely re-imagined and designed to accommodate guests with a taste for modern amenities and a contemporary aesthetic.

When you come to the flat from a day exploring the beaches, parks, and charming districts of San Diego, you step into an adult playground all your own. Use the gas BBQ and outdoor dining table while you enjoy the lush landscapes, raised bed gardens, bamboo fences and curving hard-scapes around you. Dine on the patio as you watch the sun set over downtown San Diego's skyline. Look down into the garden for a more secluded, peaceful view.

The kitchen offers everything you need with fully stocked cookware, new stainless steel appliances, BBQ tools, dish and glassware, silverware, a full set of chef’s cookware, graters, strainers, steamers and much more. The television and iPod doc are both there to entertain you while you whip up culinary creations as well.

The living space offers a flat screen and DVD player, Wifi board games and books to help you unwind and let your mind play.

Use it as a work, sleep or play space. It has a custom built Murphy bed with luxurious bedding to lounge on in the evening. During the day, the Murphy bed tucks away and a rolling designer cushioned bench pushes against it to serve as a sitting area. Custom designed and built floating shelves hold the Blu-ray player and IHome speaker/charger/alarm clock. Lounge and read a book or catch up on emails under the reading lamp in a designer nail rimmed sitting chair.

The bathroom has been completely remodeled with shower and fixtures. All linens, toilet paper and paper towels included.

Use the two person dining table at meals, and convert it to a work-desk when you need to. When the weather is nice (95% of the time in San Diego!) enjoy the outdoor sitting table and BBQ.

The studio has black out blinds, double paned windows that shut out the city sounds, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, heater, and all new cabinetry, tile, and fixtures. We love staying here, and hope you will too!

The studio also has soundproofed double doors that can be opened up to a neighboring rental. If you're interested in a larger space, or in vacationing with another couple or with kids, this a great way to share lodging with the option of privacy. Please let us know if you're interested in a double studio stay!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marie (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Marie

Our family has lived in Ramona since the 1960s, and works to refurbish homes in San Diego, hoping to breath new life into their communities. We worked together to transform this 1889 historic home into a contemporary playground for vacationers and a respite for business people. Rob is a green designer and builder who has innovated energy efficient homes in San Diego for 40 years. Deborah, his wife, has worked to design the landscape, raised bed gardens, and hard-scapes surrounding the house. I worked together with my parents to design the interiors, furnish the cottage, and make prints of my original paintings for the interiors. I have a masters degree in painting and lived in the bay area for the past ten years working with kids.

We're a family of four generations of San Diego musicians, builders and artists who hope to host visitors and show them the best of what our home town has to offer. We love to travel, meet new people, and create. We hope that this flat feels like home to you.

Marie purchased this apartment in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you SO MUCH! This place was amazing! Wonderful memories! We'll be back. We love Urbana! xoxo
Jul 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
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Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465266vb
-4156524477
San Diego San Diego County
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
5

We will be returning... Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5
Urbana is perfect in every way. Great people to help with any question, and are super easy to get ahold of. We personally did not find the air conditioner, or outside noise to be anything significant as others have stated. Super clean place, and has everything you need. We will be booking this place again when we return to San diego guaranteed. Such a perfect location for access to the waterfront, little Italy and gaslamp district. Quick jump to the highway to get everywhere, and close to so much in balboa park. Furnishings are so comfortable and completely modern. Can not say enough amazing things about this place.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465266vb
-4156524477
San Diego San Diego County
Austin, Texas
4

Cozy Apartment near Little Italy, San Diego, CA

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Urbana. We wanted to be near downtown, and this cozy apartment was perfectly located for walking to nearby shops and restaurants. A few things to note...the bust San Diego airport is nearby so you can hear planes flying over the apartment. Luckily, the air conditioning unit was loud enough to drown out the noise. All of the necessary items are available in the apartment-blow dryer, iron, kitchen with full refrigerator/freezer, etc. My only recommendation would be to include some toiletries like body wash, shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom.
Thank you for a wonderful stay in San Diego!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465266vb
-4156524477
San Diego San Diego County
Sao Paulo
5

Simply perfect - This is the place! Don't waste your time searching for another property!

Simply perfect - This is the place! Don't waste your time searching for another property!
  • 5 of 5
The studio is awesome! That is exactly like the pictures.
Everything is new, complete kitchen, TV, free wifi, good shower and very, very, very clean! Towels are new and we loved the complimentary small bottles of water at arrival.
Communication with Max and Marie is easy and they are very polite.
The location is in the heart of all tourist activities in San Diego. We stayed is LA prior to San Diego and we can tell how nice is to be located 5 or 10 minutes of all our point of interests.
It's easy to find a parking space on the street.
We travelled with our 4 years old daughter and she also loved it. She felt like home.
If there is a con, it would be the air conditioning that is a little noisy (But it works! Temp was very hot, like 97F or 36C).
I would definitely stay again at Urbana! Honestly, this was the best space we rent at our trip to California.

Best regards,
Gustavo
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465266vb
-4156524477
San Diego San Diego County
Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Amazing Studio!!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this darling studio! From the time I entered the front gate, I felt like I was in a secluded paradise right in the middle of the city. I loved everything about my stay here... Clean, cute, new, everything was wonderful. I loved the bed. It was so comfortable. I loved the kitchen. It has everything you could want for food preparation. We were 10 minutes from everything, Coronado, several beaches, shopping malls. Even better, we were in walking distance of Little Italy, which was the most charming area. On Saturday, we walked to the farmers market and spent the morning there and it was wonderful. I loved having the washer and dryer as well. The owners thought of everything. I called and texted then several times with questions and Maria and Max were quick to respond and patient with me. The air conditioner works so well and was so refreshing after a hot day at the beach. The TV is big and the owners pay for Netflix and other movie channels, and that was fun. The sheets and pillows were SO COMFORTABLE. I'm not kidding.
My only suggestion would be to work out some parking. We got 2 parking tickets and that was sad (and not the owner's fault), but there is an empty lot next door that would be nice to park in.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
business
Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465266vb
-4156524477
San Diego San Diego County
Appleton, WI USA
5

Urban Flats San Diego

  • 5 of 5
Great clean place, excellent accommodates, you can easily walk to the zoo, Balboa Park, Little Italy and the harbor. No problem finding free parking on the front or surrounding streets. A little nosy with the freeway traffic and airplane flight path.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Studio In The Heart Of Little Italy/Downtown San Diego
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465266vb
-4156524477
San Diego San Diego County
Port Angeles, WA
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5
I loved this little flat, it was beautifully decorated and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Little Italy or Tin Can Ale House
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Diego Harbor
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Coronado Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Wet Stone Wine Bar and Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water ski at San Diego Bay adventures
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ocean Beach

This contemporary flat in the city is bordered on all sides by San Diego's most famous neighborhoods. A five-minute walk to the west takes visitors to the beautiful Little Italy area of downtown San Diego. Here you can stroll through coffee shops, boutiques, bars and some of the most unique specialty shops and restaurants San Diego has to offer. Have dinner and a cocktail at el Camino, or pick up hand made pasta and imported olives from assenti’s and bring them back to the cottage’s fully stocked kitchen to have an Italian dinner at home in the garden. Walk three blocks in the opposite direction to reach Balboa Park, the Old Globe theater, art museums and the famous Prado restaurant.

To the south, it is just minutes to the Convention Center, Gas Lamp District, and Petco Park. To the north, visitors can get lost in the architecture along Banker’s Hill and in Hillcrest daytime boutiques and buzzing nightlife.

Stroll to the nearby waterfront, visit Sea World, San Diego Marina District, Seaport Village, Horton plaza, Symphony Hall, the Embarcadero, and of course, the famous San Diego zoo. These are all accessible by bus, car, trolley, or on foot.

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Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

San Diego Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$2,800
 
 
Comic Con
Jul 8 2015 - Jul 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,150
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
From
$100
Fri,Sat,Sun
$600
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Cancellation Policy

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

San Diego Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The studio is a living space that converts into a bedroom. The custom designed Murphy bed has a queen sized mattress and was built by a local artisan. Lower it, and the room transforms into a luxurious bedroom for lounging and rest. Enjoy the table as a work desk or for dining. Armchair, lamp, rug, shelves, closet, and original artwork combine to make this space feel comfortable for work or play.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1889 Historic house that has been completely remodeled to cater to a contemporary aesthetic. The interior of the cottage is an architect's delight. It's a very playful, homey space that's been decorated with original artwork and everything we could think of to make your stay wonderful.

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